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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kent State’s fashion school ranks top 10 in U.S.

Kayla Polansky Reporter October 20, 2021

Kent State’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising programs ranked top 10 in the U.S. on Fashion-Schools.org.The fashion design program ranked No.1 in the Midwest while also ranking No. 8 in the...

How Kent State sports became among the most ‘LGBTQ+ friendly’ in the country

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor September 20, 2021

When senior basketball player Monique Smith was looking for a college to continue her career, she looked for a strong program and good academics.But what was equally important to her was whether KSU had...

Nia Allen

The Fashion School celebrates Black History Month

Hailey Phillips Reporter February 20, 2020

The first Black History Month celebration for the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising created an opportunity for students to learn and honor the history of the...

Fashion School maintains top-ranking status nationally and internationally

Hailey Phillips Reporter February 18, 2020

The large windows of Kent State’s Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising with “FASHION” spelled across them catches the eyes of students from all over the...

Senior Philip Whittington (25) wears autism awareness jersey designed by the Kent State University Fashion School during game against Ohio University on Sat. Feb. 15, 2020. Under Armour reached out to Kent State’s top fashion students to design the jerseys.

Autism awareness jerseys for Kent State men’s basketball team designed by Fashion School

Hailey Phillips Reporter February 16, 2020

 Under Armour reached out to Kent State about creating autism awareness basketball jerseys and Kent State’s top-ranking Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising...

Dr. Tameka Ellington speaks at the Soup and Substance event in the Student Multicultural Center on Feb. 6, 2020. Ellington is a Kent State alum and has been teaching as a fashion design professor at Kent State for 14 years.

Fashion professor motivates students of color

Brady Warmbein Reporter February 6, 2020

Students must learn to be courageous and unafraid to talk about their experiences and struggles, the interim dean for the College of the Arts told Black History event attendees Thursday. Ellington’s...

Soup and Substance allows students to discuss one’s purpose

First-generation college students can find success by demonstrating their abilities and protecting their integrity, Tameka Ellington, faculty director for diversity at Kent State’s Shanno Rodgers and...

Dress Up For Downs lets models strut their stuff

Dress Up For Downs lets models strut their stuff

Maddy Haberberger, TV2 Reporter November 25, 2019

The fashion community isn’t necessarily known for its inclusiveness - just look at the recent controversy surrounding the annual Victoria’s Secret show. But one group here on campus is looking to change...

Students enjoy the many lunch options at Prentice Café during lunch time. 

Kent State marketing class collaborates on dining project

Students in Kent State’s customer analysis class are putting their education into action by working on a project with Pepsi on how to get commuters to eat at campus dining facilities.Taught by assistant...

The Fashion School hosts lecture on fashion, style, popular Japanese culture

Gershon Harrell Fashion reporter November 2, 2019

Students, staff and faculty gathered in the Kent State University Museum auditorium to listen to Associate Professor of Media Studies Jin Nakamura from Atomi University, Japan. Nakamura spoke to the audience...

A dress from Shuxians collection that was shown on September 5 for the Supima Competition.

Alum showcases work at PFW, wins CFDA award

Ashley Johnson October 30, 2019

Fashion design alumna Shuxian Kong accomplished a lot during her time at Kent State. She was a finalist for the Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards in New York in 2017, won the “Sportswear/Casual...

The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University announced the appointment of Louise Valentine as its new director. Valentine will hold the Peg’s Foundation Endowed Leadership Chair. She most recently served as professor and chair of design at the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Scotland, U.K.

Kent State announces new director of School of Fashion Design and Merchandising

Kent State announced Louise Valentine as the new director of the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising. Valentine, an applied design researcher, recently served...

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