Collaboration with Columbus’ CATCO brings the music of a legend to the Porthouse stage 

Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, continues its 48th season with “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.” The production is presented in collaboration between CATCO and Porthouse Theatre.

Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will open its 48th season with the regional premiere of “Sister Act.”

Photo from Sister Act - Porthouse TheatreBased on film starring Whoopi Goldberg, production will have audiences raising their voices

Photo of Kent State students planting a tree for Arbor DayKent State University colleges and departments will hold several events across campus to celebrate Arbor Day on Thursday, April 21.

Kent State University, in partnership with the University of Akron, will present a “Why Polling Still Matters” forum at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25, in the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony as part of the “Politically Speaking” public forum series discussing the upcoming general election and Ohio’s role in choosing the next U.S. president.

The Ohio Council of the Institute of Management Accountants will host its 42nd Annual Meonske Accounting Professional Development Conference and Workshop on April 28 and 29 at Kent State University.

WKSU presents author, humorist, diarist and public radio favorite David Sedaris at the Akron Civic Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are now available for $25, $35 and $45 through the Akron Civic Theatre Box Office and Ticketmaster. The Civic Theatre Box Office is located across the street from the theatre on the first floor of the Ohio Building. Tickets may be purchased in person or by calling 330-253-2488. Find more information at or

Kent State University Day at the Cleveland Film Festival is slated for April 6 at Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland. Members of the Kent State community will receive a $2 discount on tickets to any film showing any day of the festival. Kent State alumni, students, faculty and staff should use the code KSU to obtain the special discount. To see the films playing on Kent State Day at the Cleveland Film Festival, visit and select Wednesday, April 6.

Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies will host its Global Issues Forum on Human Trafficking: A Global and Local Epidemic at 7 p.m. on April 6 in the Moulton Hall Ballroom. The forum will feature a panel discussion on human trafficking and its global and local occurrence.

The panelists for the evening include: