Events

Melissa Harris-Perry, Ph.D., will serve as this year’s keynote speaker at Kent State University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 24 (Photo provided by American Program Bureau) On Friday, Jan. 24, members of the Kent State University community and the general public will gather to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The university’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will start at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. This year’s keynote speaker is Melissa Harris-Perry, Ph.D., the Maya...

Melissa Harris-Perry, Ph.D., will serve as this year’s keynote speaker at Kent State University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 24 (Photo provided by American Program Bureau) *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 –...

Kent State Choirs Kent, OH — The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State kicks off the holiday season with three events over the weekend, Dec. 7 and 8. On Sat., Dec. 7, at 3 p.m., the Kent State Choirs join together to present the annual Holiday Choral Collage. That same day at 7:30 p.m., the Kent State New Music Ensemble will present their second concert...

A joint color guard from Kent State’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs conducts a flag-raising ceremony on the Student Green at Risman Plaza during the university’s 2019 Veterans Day Commemoration. Kent State University held its annual Veterans Day Commemoration on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Kent Student Center Kiva. The program, Honoring All Those Who Serve, included a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the Army and Air Force ROTC programs on the Student Green at Risman Plaza, the...

A joint color guard from Kent State’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs conducts a flag-raising ceremony on the Student Green at Risman Plaza during the university’s 2019 Veterans Day Commemoration. *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. ‘Hair’ – The Musical (Nov. 1-10, Center...

Kent State ROTC cadets salute and stand at attention during the flag-raising ceremony at Risman Plaza. Kent State University will hold its annual Veterans Day Commemoration at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Kent Student Center Kiva. The program, Honoring All Those Who Serve, will include a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the Army and Air Force ROTC programs on the Student Green at Risman Plaza at 10:45 a.m., the...

Kent State ROTC cadets salute and stand at attention during the flag-raising ceremony at Risman Plaza. WHAT: Community members are invited to attend the inauguration of Todd Diacon as Kent State University’s 13th president at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1. The ceremony will be held in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center on the Kent Campus.  Kent State alumna Danielle Wiggins will serve as the chief...

Kent State President Todd Diacon gives his inaugural address in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. ‘Every Student We Touch Graduates’ Kent State President Todd Diacon urges campus community to unite toward student success in inaugural address “Our challenges are many, our resources are great and our commitment is real.” Kent State University President Todd Diacon drove home the focus of his...

Students pose for a photo while presenting their project during SkyHack, Kent State University’s aviation design challenge. Kent State University’s aviation design challenge, SkyHack, will take place Nov. 1-3. The event draws college students from around the nation, attracting 120 students from 14 universities in four states in its 2017 inaugural debut. Kent State’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering will serve as home base for this year’s event, which will...

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will speak at Kent State University at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 as part of the university’s May 4 Speaker Series. Mitch Landrieu, the New Orleans mayor who oversaw the removal of the city’s prominent Confederate monuments and helped his city to recover and reemerge from a series of natural disasters, will speak at Kent State as part of the university’s May 4 Speaker Series. Landrieu’s 2017 speech, delivered in...