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Head Football Coach Sean Lewis on the field. Today’s Flashes of Inspiration comes from Kent State University Football’s Head Coach Sean Lewis, who delivers a pep talk about how to make it through uncertain, challenging times. Lewis, who led the Golden Flashes to their first ever bowl game win in the December 2019 Frisco Bowl, was just beginning spring practice with the team when the...

Kent State Golden Flashes Women Today’s Flashes of Inspiration comes from Lisa Strom, Kent State University’s head women’s golf coach, who offers a pep talk to all in the university community struggling under the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Strom talks about finding ways to stick to a healthy routine, even as social distancing continues for months.    The...

Wick Poetry Center Today’s Flashes of Inspiration features David Hassler, director of Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center, who is sharing the poem, “Thank You, Tree.” The poem was written by Fatou M’Baye, a fifth grade student at Holden Elementary School in Kent, in honor of a favorite tree that was on her school playground, where she would gather with her...

Jazz singer and professor Maria Jacobs Schaber performs. Today’s Flashes of Inspiration comes from Maria Jacobs Schaber, adjunct professor of applied vocal jazz at Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, where she also earned her second bachelor’s degree in music education in 2013.   Jacobs Schaber, a national recording artist, is performing her original song, “Pour Me a Cup...

Kent State Professors are members of the musical group The Skoolies. Flashes of Inspiration today offers the world premiere of the first ever music video by a new group, The Skoolies, who are performing their first recording, “TOHA.” The Skoolies are four Kent State University professors: Phillip Hamrick, associate professor in the Department of English, singing lead vocals; John Dunlosky, professor and...

Assistant Professor Timothy Culver performs in Man of LaMancha. Today’s Flashes of Inspiration is from tenor Timothy Culver, who since 2002 has been an assistant professor of voice at Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Culver is a staple in the Great Lakes music scene, where he performs both opera and musical theater works.   ...

Eric van Baars performs the role of Harold Hill in the Porthouse Theatre Today’s Flashes of Inspiration comes from Eric van Baars, director of Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance, an associate professor, and executive producer for the Porthouse Theatre, who offers an inspirational pep talk to all of us confined at home.     Van Baars recalls legendary British actor of stage and screen Sir...

Associate Professor Bobby Selvaggio Flashes of Inspiration is an ongoing series of videos showcasing the talents of Kent State University faculty and staff aimed at providing an uplifting respite from the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s Flashes of Inspiration comes from Bobby Selvaggio, associate professor and director of jazz studies in the School of Music, who offers a...

Wick Poetry Center Kent State University is launching a series of videos showcasing the talents of our faculty and staff aimed at providing an uplifting respite from the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.      The series begins with David Hassler, director of Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center, who shares the poem “Some Days” created for the 50th anniversary...

Kent State student Sean Fitzgerald co-hosting a sports radio show Kent State University student Sean Fitzgerald shares what it’s like being a resident assistant (RA), co-hosting a sports radio show and living on the autism spectrum. Sean Fitzgerald traces the beginning of his love of sports and talking about sports to car rides with his father in his hometown of Strongsville, Ohio. Together, they talked...