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Herrick Conservatory     Home to a diverse array of plants—and some fish—the facility is also filled with people. Students and faculty members from the biological sciences department conduct research there, students from other majors come to study and sketch, and student members of the Herrick Conservatory and Sustainability Club help...

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School of Art Collection Room 144, Center for the Visual Arts The Kent State School of Art Collection started when author James A. Michener donated the proceeds from his book about the May 4, 1970 shootings—Kent State: What Happened and Why—to the Kent State University School of Art in 1971.  He had spent several months in Kent researching...

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Herrick Conservatory   In the dead of winter, Kent State’s greenhouse complex teems with life. Home to a diverse array of plants—and some fish—the facility is also filled with people. Students and faculty members from the biological sciences department conduct research there, students from other majors come to study and sketch, and...

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World Music Instruments Room C 304, Center for the Performing Arts   At the end of each semester, members of Kent State’s world music ensembles demonstrate what they’ve learned in a World Music Concert—an enlivening evening of music and dance organized by the Ethnomusicology Program in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music.  The ensembles,...

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The first semester at college is a big adjustment for most students—living independently, balancing studies and social life, missing family and friends. Fifteen first-year students in Kent State’s Honors College are also finding their way around a foreign country, learning a new language and dealing with cultural differences. As the first...

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as told to Jan Senn | portraits by Melissa Olson, unless otherwise noted Everyone has an origin story. The place and circumstances of our birth and childhood have shaped us in ways we may not fully realize until we reflect on them from a distance. And most of us can point to at least one transformative moment or experience that challenged us,...