Kent State Magazine: Fall/Winter 2018-19


Three Kent State Students that are involved with innovation.



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

Read more.



Design Innovation CoverDesign 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.

Mahwish ChishtyBeyond Borders

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 CommunityListening 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.

Michael Chanak Jr.Change Maker

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.





Catherine Downes Bower


Readers respond to magazine content or comment on KSU–related topics.


President Perspective

Presidential Perspectives

President Beverly J. Warren on enduring community.


Kent State Partners with Chautauqua

Flash Forward

Chautauqua | Rising Together | Meet the Class of 2022 | Cool Course | Partners in College Prep | Noteworthy | Fashion Maven | Cutting-Edge Engineer | Student Scholar

Kent State’s Department of Psychological Sciences

Alumni Life

Celebration Time | Alumni Honors | Class Notes  | In Memory


Robin Hood Cover Photo


Thanks for the Memories: Remembering the Robin Hood

Poem Illustration

Giving Voice

An excerpt from "Find the Poem in the World" by Maj Ragain (1940-2018)