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Arts & Culture

Artwork: Ibrahima Dieye (b. 1988, Dakar) Horror District, 2018
Combining his passions of art history and African studies, Joseph Underwood, Ph.D, assistant professor in the School of Art, wanted to bring something to Kent State that could speak to different audiences, ranging from the international to the local, from Senegal to Northeast Ohio.


Arts & Culture
KSU alumnus and gay rights activist Michael Chanak Jr. was determined to make a difference at his workplace, and his dedication to change prompted a global company to redefine diversity.
Global Reach
The Kent State Magazine tells the story of the Pakistani-born artist and assistant professor in the School of Art, Mahwish Chishty, pondering how she’s going to exhibit her latest project—the culmination of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship she was awarded for exceptional creative ability in the arts in 2017.
Community & Society
Several Kent State University departments have come together to produce Create Awareness, an art exhibit located on the first floor of the University Library that focuses on using art to depict the personal experiences of Kent State students, faculty and staff with mental illness.
Arts & Culture
Early childhood education majors at Kent State University helped create a Cultural Fair for third-graders of Kent City Schools. The event, held in the Kent Roosevelt gymnasium, included stations and activities for students to learn about different countries and cultures such as learning a traditional Persian dance.
Arts & Culture
"Relationship Deli," a short film written by and starring Kaitlyn Black, an alumna of Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance, will be featured in the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.