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May 4 Visitors Center

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the designation of the Kent State University May 4, 1970, Site as a National Historic Landmark. The site joins more than 2,500 historic places that bear the national distinction.

Guided tours of Kent State's historic May 4 grounds will be offered daily as the university begins renovations to Taylor Hall.

The School of Communication Studies temporarily moved from Taylor Hall to the Art Building this summer and will remain there through the 2016-2017 academic year while renovations are made to the interior of Taylor Hall. Once renovations are complete, the School of Communication Studies will move back to Taylor Hall, along with the School of Visual Communication Design which is currently housed in the Art Building.

Kent State University held its 46th annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with events taking place April 26 through May 4. The annual commemoration, hosted by the May 4 Task Force, provided an opportunity for the university community to gather and remember those who were lost and injured during the tragedy and also reflect on what May 4 means today.

More than 100 reel-to-reel audio recordings pertaining to the May 4, 1970, Kent State University shootings and their aftermath are now accessible through the Kent State University Special Collections and Archives’ digital repository. Some of the recently digitized items include previously inaccessible audio recordings of radio call-in forums, a speech by Kent State President Robert I. White the day after the shootings, a press conference with six students who met with President Richard M. Nixon just days after the shootings, the Scranton Commission hearings and a speech made by Dick Gregory at the Kent State Memorial Service in 1971.

Kent State University holds its 46th annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with events taking place April 26 through May 4. The annual commemoration, hosted by the May 4 Task Force, provides an opportunity for the university community to gather and remember those who were lost and injured during the tragedy and also reflect on what May 4 means today.

 

Survivors of Cambodian Genocide during Khmer Rouge regime to speak

The Kent State University May 4 Visitors Center kicks-off the 46th Annual May 4 Commemoration by hosting a series of events on state violence with the theme “Cambodia After Kent State,” with a focus on the aftermath of the Cambodian Genocide during the Khmer Rouge regime. These programs, held on April 26, 27 and 28 on the Kent Campus, are free and open to the public. The series is generously supported by Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Photo of film director Oliver Stone at the May 4 Visitors CenterKent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center has been selected by the International Society for Landscape, Place and Material Culture (ISLPMC) to receive its Historic Preservation Certificate of Merit.

Kent State University held its 45th annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with events April 30-May 4. The annual commemoration, hosted by the May 4 Task Force, provided an opportunity for the university community to gather and remember those who were lost and injured during the tragedy and also reflect on what May 4 means today.

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