Presidential Speaker Series

Photographs of the four students killed on May 4, 1970, sit on the stage in the Kent Student Center Ballroom during the 48th annual May 4 Commemoration. Nearly a century ago, residents of the Greenwood homes district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, endured one of the darkest days in our country’s history. According to news reports, a single day of race riots in May 1921 ended with as many as 300 dead and 1,000 homes destroyed.  J. Kavin Ross, an advocate for the research and review of the incident, will...

A singer performs on stage in the Kent Student Center Ballroom during the 49th annual May 4 Commemoration. Nearly a century ago, residents of the Greenwood homes district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, endured one of the darkest days in our country’s history. According to news reports, a single day of race riots in May 1921 ended with as many as 300 dead and 1,000 homes destroyed.  J. Kavin Ross, an advocate for the research and review of the incident, served...

Photographs of the four students killed on May 4, 1970, sit on the stage in the Kent Student Center Ballroom during the 48th annual May 4 Commemoration. Nearly a century ago, residents of the Greenwood homes district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, endured one of the darkest days in our country’s history. According to news reports, a single day of race riots in May 1921 ended with as many as 300 dead and 1,000 homes destroyed.  J. Kavin Ross, an advocate for the research and review of the incident, will...

Legendary journalist Bob Woodward will speak at Kent State University the evening of May 4 as part of the university’s Presidential Speaker Series. (Photo credit: Lisa Berg) Due to an overwhelming response for free tickets for the Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series featuring Bob Woodward on May 4, the university has moved the event to the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). The larger venue allows more people to attend and hear from the legendary journalist. Publicly announced on...

Legendary journalist Bob Woodward will speak at Kent State University the evening of May 4 as part of the university’s Presidential Speaker Series. (Photo credit: Lisa Berg) UPDATED 4/1/19: Originally scheduled for the Kent Student Center Ballroom, please note that this event has been moved to the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). He has reported on nine U.S. presidencies, immersing himself in their decision-making, priorities, wars and economic policy. He has won nearly every American journalism...

Legendary journalist Bob Woodward will speak at Kent State University the evening of May 4 as part of the university’s Presidential Speaker Series. (Photo credit: Lisa Berg) UPDATED 4/1/19: Originally scheduled for the Kent Student Center Ballroom, please note that this event has been moved to the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). He has reported on nine U.S. presidencies, immersing himself in their decision-making, priorities, wars and economic policy. He has won nearly every American journalism...

Legendary journalist and news anchor Dan Rather will speak at Kent State University the evening of May 4 as part of the Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series. Dan Rather is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and author who has covered some of the biggest news stories of the last 60 years including the civil rights movement, Kennedy’s assassination, the Vietnam War, Watergate and 9/11. Older generations may remember Mr. Rather during the decades he spent as news anchor on the CBS Evening News and a...

Legendary journalist and news anchor Dan Rather will speak at Kent State University the evening of May 4 as part of the Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series. Few have seen the history of our world unfold like Dan Rather. The renowned journalist has been a constant presence for many monumental events – the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, the Berlin Wall, Tiananmen Square and 9/11 – to name a few. We are pleased to announce the former lead anchor of the CBS Evening News is coming to Kent...