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The May 4 Visitor Center is located inside of Taylor Hall.

May 4 Visitors Center director search nears completion

Francesca Malinky, Reporter April 26, 2023

The May 4 Visitors Center has been without a director for three years. The university has completed the interview process for hiring a new director for the center. Mindy Farmer was director, but she...

Camryn Calderwood. 

Students learn collaboration skills, May 4 history through Common Reading Experience assignment

Camryn Calderwood always felt the summer reading assignments she has done were just busy work. Calderwood is a sophomore fashion merchandising major and recently came to Kent State, but the summer reading...

May 4 and AR: bringing the past to the present

Maria McGinnis Assigning editor November 13, 2019

As Kent State approaches the 50th anniversary of the tragedy that occurred on May 4, 1970, commemoration is becoming more and more important. Various Kent State professors, students and the May 4 Visitors...


@KSUVoices1970 social media pages bring students closer to May 4

In the wake of a technological revolution, students have a chance to see what social media would’ve been like during the times of May 4, 1970. Mindy Farmer, director of the May 4 Visitors Center, created...

Documentary aims to give details about May 4

With more than 80 events planned for the 50th commemoration of May 4, 1970, the Fire in the Heartland documentary shown regularly in Taylor Hall features a comprehensive look at the events of May 4. The...

“Freedom Sings” performs on Cartwright Hall April 26, 2018.

Freedom Sings concert stresses importance of First Amendment

Conor Battles April 28, 2018

The music of artists as diverse as Beyoncé and the Beatles was used to discuss the importance and relevance of the First Amendment to Kent State students at the Freedom Sings concert and lecture Thursday...

Members of the Hanoi University Delegation including President Nguyen Dinh Luan, Dean Dr. Hoang Gia Thu and Director of International Office Nguyen Ngoc Tan look at a display at the May 4th memorial museum in Taylor hall on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The trio are here to sign an agreement between the University of Hanoi and Kent State partnering them in a Student Exchange Program.

Hanoi University president and associates visit May 4 Visitor Center

Bruce Walton September 8, 2015

The shots heard around the world on May 4, 1970, lives on in infamy at Kent State University, but even in the minds of Nguyen Dinh Luan, president of Hanoi University, the silence came to a bang of realization...

The director of the May 4 Visitors Center

New Visitor Center director’s goal: teach about May 4

Bruce Walton August 25, 2014

Mindy Farmer, the new director of the May 4 Visitors Center, started work July 1. Farmer is the former education specialist of the federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and will begin as...

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