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Therapy dogs return for finals week at library’s ‘Stress-Free Zone’

Olivia Young December 4, 2014

Just in time for finals, therapy dogs will visit University Libraries’ Stress-Free Zone events Monday, Dec. 8 and Tuesday, Dec. 9 from 3-5 p.m. on the first floor lobby of the main library.The Stress-Free...

Activist Lisa Shannon speaks on her efforts to help the women in the Congo during her lecture Do It Yourself World Leadership in the Kiva on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

Women’s activist Lisa Shannon shares story of congo war

Olivia Young November 19, 2014

It started with Oprah and led to the war-torn country of the Congo. Lisa Shannon, a women’s activist and grassroots campaign organizer, told an audience of nearly 70 on Tuesday in the Kiva that her “make-a-difference”...

Renowned author and poet Nikki Giovanni recites poetry Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 in Cartwright Auditorium. Giovanni was the final presentation in Kent States Leadership Speaker Series.

Poet, activist Nikki Giovanni shares her life story through poetry

Olivia Young November 7, 2014

Laughter filled Cartwright Auditorium when Nikki Giovanni took the stage as the fifth and final speaker of the Leadership Speaker Series on Thursday, Nov. 6.Giovanni, a world-renowned poet, writer, commentator,...

Library reference services staff member Joy Leavy reads The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe during the Halloween Kent Reads program in the library Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.

Kent Reads with Constance Longmire

Olivia Young November 3, 2014

On Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. in the Wick Poetry Area, Constance Longmire will be the discussing her book, “I Miss Talking To You,” at the upcoming Kent Reads event.Longmire is the community involvement...

The Kent Stater Senior broadcast journalism major Lauren Blue, explains to students how the 3D printer in the multimedia studio works in the Kent State library.

Student Multimedia Studio scans more than paper

Olivia Young November 2, 2014

Instead of paper objects, the Student Multimedia Studio has focused its latest 3-D scanning project on people.The SMS originally started out on the third floor of the University Library in 1998, in a tiny...

Library to host Hallowen Reads event

Olivia Young October 26, 2014

Ghosts and vampires will come to life as stories and poems by literature’s scariest authors and poets are told in the main lobby of the University Library on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m.University Libraries...

Special Collections and Archives explore Digital Collections

Olivia Young October 15, 2014

The Homecoming Digital Collections Reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the main lobby of the University Library to showcase the digitized recorded history of Kent State through...

Award-winning author Angela Johnson reads to the Kent State Child Development Center’s kindergarten class in the Reinberger Childrens Library on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.

Award-winning author reads to kindergartners, faculty

Olivia Young October 2, 2014

Angela Johnson, an award-winning young adult and children’s author, spent the morning of Oct. 2 reading to a kindergarten class and showing her newest picture book to Kent State faculty members in the...

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Fall symposium to reveal ‘Why Everything You Know About the Bible Is Wrong’

Olivia Young October 2, 2014

Baldwin Wallace University’s Robert Fowler, a professor of religion, will explain the “Gutenberg Parenthesis of the Bible, or Why Everything You Know About the Bible is Wrong” as the keynote speaker...

Performing Arts Library display talent with a twist

Olivia Young October 1, 2014

The first Open Mic Lunch of the semester will be held Friday, Oct. 3 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Performing Arts Library.The lunch is open for all Kent State students, faculty and members of the Kent community.Joe...

Upcoming fundraising event to benefit a KSU student

Olivia Young September 29, 2014

Kent State University Libraries will host its second annual fundraising event for the 2014-2015 Legacy Scholarship.The 2014 Legacy Scholarship Dinner will be in the Kent State Student Center Ballroom at...

The Kent State Library Special Collections and Archives currently are exhibiting a collection of media coverage from May 4 and the aftermath of the campus shootings in 1970.

Special Collections and Archives exhibit displays new perspective on May 4

Olivia Young September 25, 2014

In honor of the 45th anniversary of the May 4, 1970, shooting at Kent State, the Department of Special Collections and Archives has opened a new exhibit on the 12th floor of the University Library that...

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