Events

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...

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: Please note that this event and all May 4 50th Commemoration Weekend events originally scheduled for May 1-4, 2020, have been canceled. See www.kent.edu/kent/news/success/kent-state-may-4-50th-commemoration-weekend-events-canceled-response-covid-19-virus for more information. Kent State University is proud to announce the May 4 50th...

Karen Ní Bhroin and Victoria Petrak Kent, OH — The Kent State University Orchestra presents a special student-led concert on March 8 at 3 p.m. It will feature the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music’s orchestral conducting graduate students Karen Ní Bhroin and Victoria Petrak leading the orchestra in several selections alongside their mentor, Dr. Jungho Kim. This performance will be...

Melissa Harris-Perry, Ph.D., the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University, television host, author and political commentator, served as keynote speaker at Kent State’s 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. On Friday, Jan. 24, members of the Kent State University community and the general public gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The university’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration started at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. This year’s keynote speaker was Melissa Harris-Perry, Ph.D., the Maya...

Melissa Harris-Perry, Ph.D., the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University, television host, author and political commentator, served as keynote speaker at Kent State’s 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. *For media planning purposes, Kent State University is providing this monthly email 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. May 4: Looking Through the Looking Glass –...