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WKSU presents “The Future of Television, Media and Journalism, with NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans” on Tuesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights. General admission tickets can be purchased at for $15. Details are available at

Updated 5/2/17 - Please note that the 47th annual commemoration on May 4 at noon has been moved to the Kent Student Center Ballroom due to the weather.

Lecia Brooks of the Southern Poverty Law Center to serve as keynote speaker

Kent State University holds its 47th annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with events taking place May 3 and 4. The annual commemoration is hosted by the May 4 Task Force, a student organization on campus. All of the events will be held on the university’s Kent Campus and are free and open to the public. 

Schwebel Lecture Series celebrates 20th anniversary

Photo of Karim Khalifa

UPDATE 4/26/17 - The public lecture by Don Witkowski that was scheduled for April 28 at noon has been canceled. Read more here.

The Kent Keyboard Series concludes its 2016-2017 season with a concert on Sunday, April 9 at 5 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Tickets range from $10 - $15 and can be purchased from the Performing Arts Box Office located in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive or by calling 330-672-ARTS or by visiting Mr. Halim will also present a master class on Monday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall.

The Kent State University Orchestra Society and the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music will present the 42nd annual Evening with the Orchestra on Saturday, April 8 in the Ballroom of the Kent State University Student Center.  This annual fundraising gala produces thousands of dollars in scholarships every year for the orchestra’s student musicians.

The spring 2017 Bowman Breakfast will take place at Kent State University in the Kent Student Center Ballroom on Wednesday, April 5. Doors open at 7 a.m., breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., and the program will follow at 8 a.m.

Kent State University’s African Community Theatre in the Department of Pan-African Studies has announced plans for a production of “Venus” by Suzan-Lori Parks to be directed by D. Amy-Rose Forbes-Erickson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies, and performed by the Pan-African Theatre Ensemble.

Kent State University Opera presents its Spring production with the Kent State University Orchestra on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Ludwig Recital Hall is located inside the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive. Free parking.