Arts & Culture

Kaleigh McGreal Spring

A soon-to-be Kent State graduate has had a busy semester preparing for the School of Fashion's Annual Fashion Show and job hunting after graduation.

Art students recreate ancient artifact using modern technology

Students in Kent State's School of Art had the opportunity to use modern methods to recreate an ancient Chinese wine vessel. 

Kent State Today
Cemetery Calling

Cemetery Calling, the newest play by Kent State alumni and staffer Eric Mansfield premiered in Cleveland earlier this year. Another of Mansfield's plays, Trial by Fire, will be performed on campus in Fall 2024. 

Dame Zandra Rhodes

The School of Fashion at Kent State University is pleased to announce British designer Dame Zandra Rhodes as the 2024 Hall of Fame Inductee.

Poetry writing for the total solar eclipse.

An event like the total solar eclipse observed in Kent on April 8 can help to shake up our lives from the mundane. Poetry can work in the same way, said Chris Wick, son of Walt Wick, one of the founders of Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center.

The Kent State library stands tall in darkness while the moon blocks out the sun during the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

It was a party 218 years in the making.

The thousands of people who came to Kent State University on April 8 to witness the total solar eclipse did not leave disappointed by the celestial show, the likes of which had not been seen in Kent, Ohio since 1806.

Holi 2024

In late March, groups of Indian students on campus celebrated the popular and significant Hindu festival of Holi. 

Caden Clark, "A Night Out" by Yinxi Li

A student photographer for KentWired captured atmospheric images of "A Night Out" on the Kent Campus. 

Art from Graphic Content exhibition

Alison Caplan, director of the May 4 Visitors Center, provides an up close look at some of the items in the center's "Graphic Content: The Comics of May 4" exhibition.  She also share stories about the art and the artists that created it.