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Student design agency joins College of Communication and Information in Franklin Hall

Jessica Cobb Reporter November 25, 2020

IdeaBase, a Kent State student-powered design agency, has a new home on the third floor of Franklin Hall this year, providing new opportunities for College of Communication and Information students.  Students...

On Thursday evening, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that bans any transactions between the parent company of TikTok, ByteDance, and U.S. citizens due to national security reasons. The president signed a separate executive order banning transactions with China-based tech company Tencent, which owns the app WeChat. Both orders are set to take effect in 45 days. 

Here’s what’s going to happen to TikTok on Sunday

Brian Fung, CNN Business September 18, 2020

(CNN) -- The Trump administration said it will restrict access to TikTok on Sunday, Sept. 20. What does that mean for users of the short-form video app?The short answer is, you'll still be able to use TikTok —...

“Be smarter than your phone” course to return to Kent State

Sydney Ford February 27, 2019

Starting next fall, Kent State is bringing back the design innovation course “Be Smarter Than Your Phone,” which will be open to all majors.Designed in 2013 by John West, a trustee professor in the...

Design Innovation Hub sparks safety concerns

Sydney Purtee February 13, 2019

Concerns regarding active shooters and the safety of the new Design Innovation Hub arose during the Faculty Senate meeting on Monday.J.R. Campbell, the executive director of design and innovation at Kent...

Grant Fletcher, an adjunct visual communication design professor, looks at Emerge poems created by visitors of the Traveling Stanzas exhibit in Taylor Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2019.

Wick Poetry Center celebrates 10 years of its ‘Traveling Stanzas’ project

Alexandra Sobczak February 5, 2019

This pencil is a rope  that pulls my heart and brain  onto the paper.  This pencil is a ladder  I climb to heaven.Third-grader Hei Nay Tha wrote these words, which hang on a poster designed by...

The proposed exterior design from Hemingway Development for the new College of Business and Administration building. 

New College of Business Administration building design to be selected

Lily Nickel April 13, 2018

The first major project of Kent State’s $1 billion Master Plan has been set into motion as four development firms compete to develop the new College of Business Administration building.The Kent State...

Modista fashion show to debut designs with Caribbean flair

Ella Abbott November 30, 2017

Kent State's Modista Fashion Group and the Student Organization of Caribbean Alliance are teaming up to bring Caribbean carnival fashion to this year’s Modista fashion show.“The idea for the fashion...

Kent States College of the Arts, in conjunction with the Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series, presents Tony and Emmy Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell. 

Award-winning ‘Hamilton’ costume designer to speak at Kent State

Cameron Gorman August 31, 2017

Tony and Emmy Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell will speak at Kent State’s E. Turner Stump Theatre on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.Tazewell, an Akron native who designed costumes for “Hamilton” and...

Barkitecture members gather materials to begin designs for the Kitty City, an indoor habitat for cats at the Humane Society of Summit County.

Barkitecture members design ‘Kitty City’ for local shelter

Nicholas Hunter March 8, 2017

Kent State students with a love for both animals and environmental design have a new home: Barkitecture.Barkitecture is a new student organization that intends to work with local animal shelters and humane...

Rock the Runway fashion show brings ’20s designs, prizes

Paige Miller March 2, 2017

At Kent State's 13th annual Rock the Runway fashion show, students will travel back in time to make the twenties roar again.Students of all majors participate in the annual show and showcase unique designs...

Lacy Talley.

Student designer uses art skills to empower

Quaylyn Hairston February 15, 2017

Endless flyers, posters and brochures plaster bulletin boards across campus, most of which tend to be designed by students. Lacy Talley, a junior visual communication design major, is one of those students...

Fashion School Store to sell students’ designs from ‘LBD’ project

Taylor Pierce April 17, 2016

Kent State's Fashion School Store in downtown Kent will be selling items from four fashion design students’  "Little Black Dress Project" to the public this coming Saturday and Sunday.Each year, Kent...

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