Presidential Speaker Series

Kent State University will hold the 49th commemoration of the historic events of May 4, 1970, where protesting students, observers and soldiers gathered on that fateful day when the Ohio National Guard shot and killed four students and wounded nine others on the Kent Campus. 

Kent State University held the 49th commemoration of the historic events of May 4, 1970. The annual commemoration marks the fateful day when the Ohio National Guard shot and killed four students and wounded nine others on the Kent Campus. 

Kent State University will hold the 49th commemoration of the historic events of May 4, 1970, where protesting students, observers and soldiers gathered on that fateful day when the Ohio National Guard shot and killed four students and wounded nine others on the Kent Campus. 

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).

On Saturday, May 4, legendary journalist Bob Woodward comes to Kent State University as part of the Presidential Speaker Series. He will speak at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center).

On Saturday, May 4, legendary journalist Bob Woodward comes to Kent State University as part of the Presidential Speaker Series. He will speak at 7 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.

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 correspondent on the news programs 60 Minutes and 48 Hours.

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 State University to reflect on his experiences as a journalist, news anchor and multimedia producer.