With stress levels on the rise and mental health being one of the most crucial issues in public health today, Kent State University is hosting the Brain Health Summit on Wednesday, Feb. 21, to share the importance of a healthy brain. The event is presented by Kent State’s Division for Research and Sponsored Programs and Kent State of Wellness, a university-wide effort that promotes a culture of health and wellness for students and employees at all Kent State campuses.


Pamela Harr, an adjunct professor in the Kent State University School of Communication Studies, will be a featured speaker at the second annual TEDxKentState.

Hosted by the Kent State Undergraduate Student Government, the TEDx event is themed “Pale Blue Dot,” referencing the smallness of the Earth but the importance of its history, passions, lessons and potential for the future even in “the grand ethos of the universe.”

Sandy Scheuer was on her way to class on May 4, 1970, when she was shot and killed by Ohio National Guardsmen responding to protests of the Vietnam War at Kent State University. She was a junior honors student, a speech therapy major and a proud member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.

Presented by New Music at Kent State as part of the Vanguard Guest Artist Series, Mantra Percussion will perform on Sat., Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Known for performing evening-length works, Mantra will feature “Timber” by Michael Gordon and “A Great Many” by Aaron Siegel. This concert is free and open to the public with a pre-concert presentation from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ludwig Recital Hall is in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent Campus. Free parking available.

Dan Rather is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and author who has covered some of the biggest news stories of the last 60 years including the civil rights movement, Kennedy’s assassination, the Vietnam War, Watergate and 9/11.

Older generations may remember Mr. Rather during the decades he spent as news anchor on the CBS Evening News and a correspondent on the news programs 60 Minutes and 48 Hours.

Few have seen the history of our world unfold like Dan Rather. The renowned journalist has been a constant presence for many monumental events – the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, the Berlin Wall, Tiananmen Square and 9/11 – to name a few.

We are pleased to announce the former lead anchor of the CBS Evening News is coming to Kent State University to reflect on his experiences as a journalist, news anchor and multimedia producer. 

The Kent State University Orchestra presents its fourth subscription series concert of the 2017-2018 season on Fri., Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall. Joining the orchestra are the student winners of the annual concerto competition; Ian Daugherty, undergraduate oboe, and Tiago Carvalho E Silva, graduate clarinet. Cartwright Hall is at 650 Hilltop Drive in Kent. Free parking available off of Terrace Drive. Advance tickets are available online, in-person and over the phone through the Performing Arts Box Office.

Alumna Bertice Berry, an award-winning entertainer, lecturer and comedienne, to serve as keynote speaker


The Kent Keyboard Series continues its 2017-2018 season with pianist Read Gainsford, professor and coordinator of keyboard at Florida State University, on Sun., Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Tickets are available through the Performing Arts Box Office in advance in-person, by calling 330-672-2787 (ARTS) or at