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Claudia Kovach, ’03, M.A. ’09, has been part of her family business, City Machine Technologies, Inc since 2006. Her time and dedication to the company has proven successful, as Claudia was recently named the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Champion of Ohio. The Small Business Champion...

With the 50th May 4 Commemoration approaching, this year’s Common Reading Experience for all first-year Kent State University students created an opportunity to incorporate the books “This We Know” and “Thirteen Seconds: Confrontation at Kent State." Ten Kent State University students were awarded $1,000 each for their creative use of videos, podcasts and Adobe Spark® pages to reflect on the events of May 4, 1970, as part of the university’s Design Innovation Common Reading Challenge.  In the past, all first-year students were required to participate in...

Student turning his tassle The Kent State University alumni family grew by nearly 3,000 new graduates as the university held its Fall Commencement ceremonies. For the Kent Campus, Commencement ceremonies took place Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center. Across the university’s eight-campus system, Kent State...

Student turning his tassle Article updated on Dec. 18 Congratulations to Leslie Srodek-Johnson, ’01, of Stan’s Northfield Bakery for bringing home the big win and $10,000. Leslie won the judges over with her cute Santa beard on a stick cookies. After the episode that aired on Monday, December 16, Leslie showed her appreciation to fans for all the congratulatory...

Digitized Taylor Hall Artifacts of May 4, 1970 – a survivor’s jacket, a gas mask and gun shell casing – tell a story that’s not often accessible to the general public. Kent State University Assistant Professor Abe Avnisan and students in his digital sciences capstone course will bring these artifacts’ stories to life via the exhibit “May 4: Through the...

The “Armed With Our Voices” exhibit provides a powerful form of cross-generational connection that engages users in the events of May 4, 1970, and the importance of peace, conflict resolution and student activism today. Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center is set to debut its “Armed With Our Voices” exhibit this week in Austin, Texas, as part of the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference.   Curated and designed in collaboration with Kent State’s May 4 Visitors Center and the College of Arts and...

Abnormal Student Theatre Production 2015 A small class assignment in college led to an off-Broadway debut for Kent State University musical theatre alumnus Scott Miesse, ’15, who will be premiering his self-written play titled “Abnormal” in January 2020. “During my senior year at Kent State, I started writing a scene of a little boy talking to his imaginary friend in class,”...

About 30 teachers attended the Voices for Change Educator Organizers of the recent Voices for Change Educator’s Summit at Kent State University say the curriculum developed at the event can be used by teachers worldwide, so that the lessons of May 4, 1970, will continue to be shared. The summit, held in August, was one about 100 events planned for the 2019-20 academic year to support the 50th...

Celebration! Dan Armelli is doused with champagne during the Washington Nationals Oct. 15 celebration of winning the National League pennant. As the champagne flowed Oct. 15 in the clubhouse of the National League Champion Washington Nationals, there was a Kent State University connection in the middle of the frenzy that capped the team’s first trip to the World Series. “It’s just an unbelievable time, and I’m so grateful I’m here,” said Dan Armelli less than 24 hours after...

“Our Brother Jeff,” a new exhibition at Kent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center, honors the life of Jeffrey Miller, one of the four Kent State students shot and killed by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970. Many people know Jeffrey Miller from the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph that shows his body on the ground with a 14-year-old runaway screaming over him after the Ohio National Guard opened fire on a group of Kent State University students, killing four, including Miller, and wounding nine others on May 4, 1970. What people may not know is Miller...