May 4

The Kent State University May 4 Visitors Center kicks off the 45th Annual May 4 Commemoration by hosting a multimedia presentation by Lauren Onkey, Ph.D., vice president of education and public programs for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, on March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. Onkey’s presentation, “What’s Going...

The documentary film May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970, created by two Kent State University collaborators, is a recipient of the 2014 Oral History Association’s Oral History in a Nonprint Format Award. The Oral History Association is an organization that seeks to bring together all people interested in oral history as a way of collecting and...

The documentary film May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970, created by two Kent State University collaborators, is a recipient of the 2014 Oral History Association’s Oral History in a Nonprint Format Award. The Oral History Association is an organization that seeks to bring together all people interested in oral history as a way of collecting and...

Mindy Farmer, Ph.D., has been selected as the new director of the May 4 Visitors Center in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University. She started her new position on July 1. Farmer also will teach public history courses in Kent State’s Department of History as an assistant professor starting in spring 2015. She most recently...

Professor Gary Hanson will moderate a discussion with Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone as part of the 43rd annual May 4, 1970 commemoration. Stone will speak about “History and Memory in Film,” based on his films that depict ‘60s-era events, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. on May 4 in the University Auditorium of Cartwright Hall. Hanson, a 25-year...

Kent State University’s Annual May 4th Symposium on Democracy: Democracy and Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo April 28-29, 2011 Kent State University presents the 12th Annual Symposium on Democracy. Held in commemoration of the events of May 4, 1970, the symposium takes place April 28-29 in Oscar Ritchie Hall and is sponsored by...