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Evening to include Grammy-nominated, Tony-winning performers and significant modernist artist 

Kent State University is honoring our nation’s service members by hosting a military-exclusive hospitality chalet for veterans, service members and their families during the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron on Aug. 1-5.


Soon, students will start arriving from around the world for the the Kent Blossom Music Festival's 50th anniversary season. Running 5 weeks, July 1 - Aug. 5, the faculty of the festival includes members of The Cleveland Orchestra, Hugh A. Glauser School of Music and guest artists. Students will work weekly with these faculty members in private lessons, chamber music coaching and orchestra classes.

Kent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center presents “Freedom Sings: A Concert” on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall. Cartwright Hall is located at 650 Hilltop Drive in Kent. During this event, the story of free speech in America will be told through rock, pop, hip-hop and country music. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each year, hundreds of Kent State University Golden Flashes gather across the globe to make a difference in their communities. Kent State alumni and friends have the opportunity to participate in the 10th annual Alumni Day of Service on Saturday, April 21.

Sponsored by the Kent State Alumni Association, Alumni Day of Service provides opportunities for Kent State alumni, friends and family to give back by participating in local volunteer projects while strengthening ties with fellow members of the Kent State community.

For 55 years, leaders from Kent State University and the city of Kent have met over breakfast to foster successful collaboration between the university and the city.

The semi-annual Bowman Breakfast, which began in 1963, brings together leaders from Kent State and the city of Kent in a forum designed to advance community issues and strengthen the town-gown relationship.

The topic for this year’s spring Bowman Breakfast is “Town-Gown Relations – Working Together Makes It Work!”

From zero to $10 billion. That’s what one Kent State University alumnus did with his company, and Kent State entrepreneurship students and community members will have an opportunity to hear firsthand how this 1981 graduate achieved this accomplishment.

Chautauqua Institution is pleased to announce Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren will be among the featured lecturers during the institution’s weeklong investigation of “The Forgotten: History and Memory in the 21st Century,” Aug. 11-18, 2018. President Warren’s talk will focus on the lessons, learnings and remembrances of May 4, 1970. President Warren will speak at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 15 in the Chautauqua Amphitheater on the institution grounds.

Transitioning from college life to the work world can be a harrowing experience for just about anyone: figuring out what to wear, how to effectively network, interview protocol – it is difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, help is on the way.

GONE. Expressions of Incarceration in America is a free community event presented by the Kent State University College of Communication and Information (CCI) on Thursday, March 8.