Events

A welcome home message is painted on the Rock during Kent State University’s Homecoming 2019. Kent State University alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and the community are encouraged to save the date for one of the university’s long-standing traditions. Kent State will celebrate Homecoming 2021 on Saturday, Oct. 2. In addition to enhanced Homecoming festivities, the university will celebrate the Class of 2020 with a historic...

Detail of Romanian ensemble from Transylvania As of Feb. 2, the Kent State University Museum has reopened to the public and is excited to announce its newest exhibition, “Stitched: Regional Dress Across Europe.” This is the first new exhibition to open in 2021. “Stitched” will be on display from February 2021 through December 2021, and it features 75 pieces exclusive to the museum’s...

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Kent State University will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, to celebrate King’s life and legacy. Serving as this year’s keynote speaker is CNN political analyst and former South Carolina state Rep. Bakari Sellers. The virtual program is free and open to the public. Sellers made history in 2006...

Kent State Chorale Kent, OH — Although in-person classes have concluded for the fall 2020 semester, the Glauser School of Music at Kent State University will continue offering virtual performances in December. All ensemble performances were recorded prior to Nov. 20. Select students have been authorized to offer live virtual recitals as part of their degree...

Kent State University students pose for a photo during Homecoming 2019. Now that the fall semester at Kent State is in full force, we are excited to announce that two of our most anticipated traditions will be held during the month of October. This year, Homecoming 2020 and Parents and Families Appreciation Week are going virtual and will be held the week of Oct. 5. Homecoming 2020 – Flashes Forever: Here. There....

Left image is a sketch for Robert Smithson The School of Art Collection and Galleries at Kent State University presents “Acquiring History: The 50-Year Legacy of Robert Smithson’s ‘Partially Buried Woodshed’ at Kent State University” from Aug. 4 through Sept. 26, 2020, at the Kent State Downtown Gallery. The exhibition includes video interviews from faculty, documentary...

Joe Walsh will perform with his band Barnstorm on May 2 at Kent State University for the May 4 50th Commemoration Benefit Concert. (Photo credit: Myriam Santos) UPDATE: THE CONCERT IS SOLD OUT Tickets are on sale now for the May 4 50th Commemoration Benefit Concert featuring Joe Walsh (with Barnstorm – Joe Vitale and Kenny Passarelli) and David Crosby (with his touring band), two Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members with strong musical connections to the events of May 4, 1970. The benefit concert will...

Logo for May 4 50 Years *For media planning purposes, Kent State University is providing the below information that outlines all planned events for the upcoming month related to the 50th commemoration of May 4. For the latest updates on events, visit www.kent.edu/may4kentstate50/event-schedule. ‘A Second Moon’ Exhibit – Opening...

Rachel Armstrong, of Newcastle University (U.K.) stands near a beach at night. Just like the research that goes into understanding and applying a complicated concept like biodesign, holding an entire symposium devoted to it is no small undertaking. So, when a world-renowned scholar on the subject agreed to come do some of the heavy lifting, Kent State University was elated to welcome her.
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Shown is a photo taken by war photojournalist and author Ben Brody. Brody is bringing his work to Kent State University through his exhibit, “A Second Moon.” Exhibit, curated by Moema Furtado, raises funds for photojournalism students War photojournalist and author Ben Brody is bringing his work to Kent State University through his exhibit, “A Second Moon.” The exhibit, curated by Moema Furtado, an installation artist and independent curator, runs from March 5-15 at the Crawford Gallery in the...