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One of the Design Innovation Hubs rooms, which can be easily reorganized and adjusted. Feb 4, 2021.

Design Innovation Initiative leads KSU to top 200 “maker school” ranking

Sophie Young Reporter November 2, 2021

The first collaboration between Newsweek and Make has named Kent State one of the top 200 “maker schools” in higher education. Kent State’s Design Innovation Initiative is a program dedicated to...

J.R. Campbell (left) and Kevin Pospichel (right) working with DI Hub Technology.

Design Innovation Hub construction continues through pandemic

Theresa Lovrak Reporter April 16, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a source of uncertainty for Kent State, construction of the Design Innovation [DI] Hub is still underway and scheduled to be ready for use for the fall 2020...

Kevin Pospichel, a senior IT user support analyst at the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, wears a shield mask prototype. Pospichel manages the makerspace in the Architecture Building and has experience with 3D modeling. He helped create the PPE prototypes, alongside Ferdig and Kennedy. 

Kent State faculty aim to help first responders in light of personal protective equipment shortage

When nurse Tracy Dodson interacts with a patient experiencing respiratory issues, she wears goggles, gloves, a mask and a gown. She usually puts the equipment in a trash bin when she leaves the room. But...

The Design Innovation Hub’s expected layout. Photo provided by J.R. Campbell. 

Design Innovation Hub pushes toward increased campus sustainability

Theresa Lovrak Reporter February 7, 2020

Intellects, designers and creators will soon have an energy-efficient environment to gather and share resources and expand their knowledge. The Design Innovation Hub (DI Hub) is under construction and...

Fashion School to expand into Terrace Hall

Isabel Kiefer July 14, 2017

Rockwell Hall’s large, open atrium may be an architectural spectacle and symbol but to 2017 fashion design graduate Toni Lumpkin, it was a temporary work space.“We’d go to the second-floor atrium,”...

Trista Grieder, a fashion design and merchandising lecturer at Kent State, looks at the clothing in the Fashion School Store alongside her graduate student assistant Gordon Stumpo on April 22, 2015.

Fashion School Store celebrates grand reopening

Kelsey Drumm April 22, 2015

The Fashion School Store officially reopened its business at the new location of 161 E. Erie St. across from the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center Wednesday, April 22. Aside from a completely...

Photo courtesy of J.R. Campbell.

KSU Fashion School director turns passion into reality with opening of “Wearable Spaces”

Melissa Puppo January 14, 2015

J.R. Campbell hopes to turn his background in digital textile printing into inspiration for the opening of his solo exhibit, “Wearable Spaces” at the Kent State School of Art’s Downtown Gallery.The...

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