Kent State Magazine
ON THE COVER:
The Innovators: Kent State students are coming together to find creative solutions to real-world problems.
Caption: Case.MD team Samuel Graska, BS ’17, MBA ’18; Ariella Yager, BBA ’17; and Justin Gleason, BS ’16, MArch ’18, MBA ’18, are creating smartphone cases to dispense various medications.
Cover Photo: Bob Christy, BS '95
Design Innovation for the 21st Century
by April McClellan-Copeland
Kent State’s new Design Innovation Initiative is promoting interdisciplinary collaboration to prepare the next generation of problem solvers.
by Jan Senn
Pakistani-born artist and 2017 Guggenheim Fellow Mahwish Chishty connects across cultures to call attention to the human cost of border conflicts.
Listening to the Deaf Community
by Kim Catley
What deaf and hard-of-hearing students want the hearing world to know about who they are and what they’re capable of—and how Kent State is helping them succeed.
by Susan Menassa
“Change isn’t easy, it takes time!” says Michael Chanak Jr., BS ’71. It took him five years to get an EEO policy changed to protect the rights of gay people against discrimination at his workplace. Then 25 years later, the company made an award-winning short film that chronicled his persistence.
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President Beverly J. Warren on enduring community.
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Celebration Time | Alumni Honors | Class Notes | In Memory
Thanks for the Memories: Remembering the Robin Hood
An excerpt from "Find the Poem in the World" by Maj Ragain (1940-2018)