Diverse Kent State

Press Kit Image of Chef Kenny Gilbert

Cleveland-born celebrity chef Kenny Gilbert is preparing some of his signature classic dishes for students at Eastway Center.

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Anyone who thinks they have a great idea for a new game is encouraged to take part in “Let’s Make the Rules: A Game Creation Experience” – an event that seeks to bring together neurodiverse and neurotypical individuals.  

Cassandra Pegg-Kirby, director of Kent State's Women's Center.

Despite her multitude of duties as a director of Kent State University’s Women’s Center, Cassandra Pegg-Kirby remains focused on one key mission: Keeping the center open and relevant. “Women’s centers are not always thought of as necessary since women are in the majority now,” she said.

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As a spouse, a mother and a member of Kent State's LGBTQ+ community, Meghan Schwind shares her thoughts for Women's History Month on challenges women face and her hopes for rising generations of women.

President Todd Diacon and junior women's basketball player Bianca Juzzo celebrate the team's MAC championship.

Women's Basketball player from Brazil, Bianca Juzzo, finds much to celebrate during her first year as a Golden Flash.

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Women's History Month - Ann Walter

As part of Women's History Month, the director of Kent State New York City Fashion shares her experience and offers advice that's both practical and empowering for women looking to break into the fashion industry. 

Dress up for Downs 2024 Fashion Event

Dress Up for Downs, a Kent State student organization recently held its 8th annual fashion show fundraiser . The event, themed "Hollywood Heroes," featured a runway show with designs by Kent State fashion design students and raised over $3000 for the Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Ohio. 

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One of the many take-aways from the Dialogue and Difference program "Understanding and Combating Islamophobia" was that overcoming Islamophobia and other forms of racism and bigotry may be as simple as remembering the lessons we should have been taught as children. 

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Students hold up their Feminine Urge to Inspire fabric vision boards

Aligned with Women's History Month, the Design Innovation Fellows hosted The Feminine Urge to Inspire workshop to explore the inventions and inspiration of women

Poet Kimberly Blaeser sits in the audience during her Q&A

The gentle voice of indigenous poet Kimberly Blaeser filled the room of the Wick Poetry Corner in Kent State University’s Library on Wednesday, March 6. Jessica Jones, associate lecturer of English at Kent State University at Stark, led a Q&A session touching on Blaeser’s new poetry collection, initiatives and inspiration.