May 4

Kent Campus

Artist Don Drumm poses with a photo of his sculpture that was shot on May 4, 1970, at Kent State University. Three days after May 4, 1970, Akron artist Don Drumm went to the campus of Kent State University with a team of journalists from the Akron Beacon Journal. They wanted his perspective on one thing: a bullet hole in the 15-foot sculpture outside of Taylor Hall.   The abstract sculpture, which Mr. Drumm created for the university three years earlier,...

Pictured (left to right) are Bradley Keefer, Mindy Farmer, Laura Davis, Burt Logan of the Ohio History Connection, Lori Boes and Mark Seeman. (Photo courtesy of the Ohio History Connection) The events of May 4, 1970, placed Kent State University in an international spotlight after a student protest against the Vietnam War and the presence of the Ohio National Guard ended in tragedy with four students losing their lives and nine others being wounded. From a perspective of nearly 50 years, Kent State remembers the tragedy and leads a...

Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren was among the featured lecturers during the Chautauqua Institution’s weeklong investigation of “The Forgotten: History and Memory in the 21st Century,” which runs through Aug. 18. “We at Kent State feel called to play the role of convener -- to broker conversations that are more civil, braver, and more productive.” At a time when our national conversation is plagued with division with opposing sides routinely attacking each other’s allegiances, Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren looked to the...

The names of those killed on May 4, 1970, are displayed on the B’nai B’rith Hillel Marker in the parking lot of Prentice Hall on the campus of Kent State University. The tragic events that occurred on the campus of Kent State University on May 4, 1970, where four students lost their lives and nine others were wounded by the Ohio National Guard, had a lasting impact that continues to resonate nearly a half-century later. The 50th commemoration of May 4, 1970, represents not only an important milestone in the...

Kent State associate professors Karen Cunningham and Idris Kabir Syed, co-instructors of the course titled May 4, 1970, and Its Aftermath, discuss the print, Lament: Four Dead at Kent, by Linda Lyke, a digital resource from the May 4 Collection. Nearly five decades have passed since Ohio National Guardsmen fired into a gathering of protesting students on the campus of Kent State University, killing four, wounding nine and impacting generations.   This international tragedy has never lost its relevance. Whether embraced or criticized, it is a living and breathing chapter in Kent...

The names of those killed on May 4, 1970, are displayed on the B’nai B’rith Hillel Marker in the parking lot of Prentice Hall on the campus of Kent State University. A portion of Kent State University’s Kent Campus has taken its place alongside the nation’s most significant historic locations, joining such sites as the Grand Canyon National Park, Pearl Harbor and the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Those 17 acres represent the location of the historic events of May 4, 1970, where protesting...

Portraits of the four students killed on May 4, 1970, sit on chairs on stage in the Kent Student Center Ballroom during the 47th Commemoration of May 4. PLEASE NOTE: The noon commemoration will take place at the Kent Student Center Ballroom due to weather. Also, the 3:30 p.m. dedication of the National Historic Landmark has been moved indoors to the Kent Student Center Kiva. ————— A portion of Kent State University’s Kent Campus has taken its place alongside the nation’s most...

Portraits of the four students killed on May 4, 1970, sit on chairs on stage in the Kent Student Center Ballroom during the 47th Commemoration of May 4. Chautauqua Institution is pleased to announce Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren will be among the featured lecturers during the institution’s weeklong investigation of “The Forgotten: History and Memory in the 21st Century,” Aug. 11-18, 2018. President Warren’s talk will focus on the lessons, learnings and remembrances of...

“Sandy’s Scrapbook,” a new exhibition at Kent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center, pays tribute to the life of Sandy Scheuer. Sandy Scheuer was on her way to class on May 4, 1970, when she was shot and killed by Ohio National Guardsmen responding to protests of the Vietnam War at Kent State University. She was a junior honors student, a speech therapy major and a proud member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Outside of the classroom, she was an alumna of Boardman High School...

School of Communication Studies

School of Communication Studies graduate student Natalie Moses recently earned the National Award of Excellence for her feature-length movie script at the annual Broadcast Education Association and National Association of Broadcasters conference. School of Communication Studies alumna Natalie Moses recently earned the National Award of Excellence for her feature-length movie script at the annual Broadcast Education Association and National Association of Broadcasters (BEA/NAB) conference in Las Vegas. Moses was a graduate student at Kent State University who graduated in May 2017.   ...