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Catarina Tran conducts an ensemble in Cartwright Hall. Courtesy of Catarina Tran

Grad student experience: the making of a maestro

Grace Springer, Managing Editor August 14, 2023

Catarina Tran stepped onto the podium in front of a band for the first time. Her platform shoes and the small step of the podium added a few more inches to her five-foot-stature. She did not tower over...

More than just water, Jaden Smith shares his efforts to improve the world

Matthew Brown, Photo Editor September 17, 2022

With resounding applause, Jaden Smith took the stage at Kent State’s Cartwright Hall Friday night. Fielding questions from Bryton Ellis, a junior music major and the event's moderator, Smith talked...

Members of Kent State’s Gospel Choir rehearse in Cartwright Hall before recording portions for the upcoming virtual concert. 

Kent State Gospel Choir uses “encouraging” songs to inspire students during pandemic

Hannah Mayer Reporter April 1, 2021

For the first time in over 20 years, the Kent State Gospel Choir found itself unable to join together in-person and sing due to safety concerns. According to director Bryon Black, the group’s hope and...


Orchestra concert to feature winners of annual competition

Lindsey Sellman Reporter February 13, 2020

The judges for Kent State’s annual Concerto Competition could not choose just one winner to perform at this Friday’s orchestra concert.“It is very competitive. The level was very high last semester,”...

Chicago architect Jeanne Gang to hold lecture at Kent State

Adrian Leuthauser January 27, 2016

Jeanne Gang, founder of the Chicago-based firm Studio Gang Architects, will discuss Chicago’s Aqua Tower and the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in the University...

Nick Cave, artist and professor at the Art Institute of Chicago, speaks about his artwork know as Soundsuits in Cartwright Hall on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

Sculpture artist engages audience with Soundsuits

Felicia Ssempala November 21, 2014

Visual artist Nick Cave, known for his work with wearable sculptures, told a mixed audience about his passion for visual arts Thursday night in the Cartwright Hall auditorium.Cave, a professor at the School...

Drag queen Danyel Vasquez opens the show by lip-synching during Sex Weeks Drag Show in the Cartwright Hall Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

Drag queens take over Kent for Sex Week

Brittany Rees October 30, 2014

Covered in feathers and glitter, the drag queens of Sex Week cartwheeled, shimmied and spoke candidly about their experiences on stage Thursday night during Kent Interhall Council’s Drag Show.The show,...

Center for the Visual Arts to bring School of Art under one roof

Brittany Rees October 8, 2014

Kent State will celebrate the launch of construction on the Center for the Visual Arts on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. The new center will bring all of the School of Art programs under one roof in the central...

Orchestra Subscription Series continues with ‘death and life’

Lily Martis February 13, 2014

Winners from the Nov. 2013 Concerto Competition, Graduate Yuka-Nakayama-Lewicki and Undergraduate Yuxuan Zhang will be featured in the Orchestra Subscription Series.The Kent State University Hugh A. Glauser...

Dean of the College of Architecture & Environmental Design, Douglas L. Steidl asks the design teams questions regarding the new Architecture building on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 in Cartwright Hall.

Four Stories Are Better Than Five

Justin Sheil January 16, 2014

Design architects Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi from the New York-based design firm Weiss/Manfredi presented an update on the design progress for Kent State’s new College of Architecture and Environmental...

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