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The final beam is placed at the Crawford Hall topping out ceremony on June 28, 2023. The topping out ceremony is a Scandinavian tradition as a tribute to hard work and to bring luck by mounting the top of an evergreen tree to the beam.

Construction continues on projects around campus

Jillian Flack, Reporter September 18, 2023

The main construction on Rockwell Hall and the Aeronautics and Engineering Building has now concluded, with the former finishing in the late spring and the latter finishing just weeks ago. Approximately...

A hard hat and construction plans for the Rockwell Hall renovations sit on a table outside the construction area on Feb. 8, 2023.

Rockwell Hall construction continues

Jacob Brooks, Reporter February 7, 2023

Rockwell Hall, which houses the majority of the fashion program, is under construction. The fashion program is considered by industry organizations to be one of the best in the world. Now, they’re...

Freshman architecture major Annabelle Montgomery (left) and her roommate, Olivia McClelland, in their dorm room in Kent State’s Allyn Hall.

On or off campus? Here’s how to decide where to live

Catie Pusateri, Reporter November 4, 2022

To live on or off campus? That is the question. This semester marks the first time sophomore fashion merchandising major Jacqueline Quinn is living off campus, and she shares a house near the architecture...

Unique LGBTQ student experiences shared during Queer Voices art exhibit

Unique LGBTQ student experiences shared during Queer Voices art exhibit

Alexandra Austin , Reporter March 7, 2022

LGBTQ students will express their unique experiences through art during The Queer Voices art exhibit.  The annual Queer Voices art exhibit will be open Tues. March 8 through Fri. March 11 in the Kent...

Vince Robinson, a multi-genre musician, journalist and photographer, played the keyboard and piano during Words in Sound event on Feb. 9.

Poet Mwatabu Okantah shares African culture, history with community through poetry and song

Isabella Schreck Reporter February 11, 2022

In celebration of Black History Month, Mwatabu Okantah, interim chair of the Department of Africana Studies, shared the story of his African culture through poetry and song Wednesday in Murphy Auditorium. In...

Terrace Hall will be torn down once fundraising for the new business building is complete. Kent State’s Gateway Masterplan is off to a slow started while the pandemic continues.

With efforts to raise funds for new business building, Terrace Hall’s demolition pauses

Liam Morrison Reporter September 21, 2021

Terrace Hall will not be torn down until the fundraising goal of $20 million is met for the new College of Business Administration building, as a part of Kent State’s 10-year Gateway Master Plan.President...

Department of Pan-African Studies to establish Center of African Studies effective Fall 2021

Nicole Lew Reporter July 7, 2021

The Department of Pan-African Studies will establish a new center aimed at focusing on contemporary African politics and current events. Effective fall 2021, the Center for African studies will complement...

Capital Budget Infographic

Kent State receives roughly $23.25 million from state for maintenance, renovation projects

Emma Andrus Reporter February 5, 2021

Renovations to Kent State’s School of Fashion, one of several planned maintenance projects across its campuses, will soon be underway with funds from Senate Bill 310, signed into law by Ohio Gov. Mike...

Dane Paris, senator of the Honors College candidate for USG. 

Candidates present new ideas and platforms at USG debate

Annie Zwisler Reporter March 5, 2020

There were no winners or losers Wednesday night as USG candidates vowed to implement more mental health resources, environmental protection and better restrooms for Kent State students at the annual USG...

Fashion design and merchandising majors gain real-world experience at Rockwell

Hailey Phillips Fashion reporter February 8, 2020

Hundreds of students walk the halls of Rockwell Hall, the home of Kent State’s Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, every semester. The connection to the museum,...

Linda Öhrn-McDaniel, fashion design and merchandising professor and faculty director of the TechStyleLAB, speaks at the opening presentation of the Fashion/Tech Hackathon on Jan. 24, 2020. TechStyleLab is a digital textile-making facility. 

Kent State hosts annual Fashion/Tech Hackathon

Dylan Bowers Beat Reporter January 26, 2020

Kent State hosted its annual Fashion/Tech Hackathon Friday through Sunday at Rockwell Hall. Students from the United States and Canada learned new skills and created game-changing technology to help mold...

Students work in Rockwell Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018.

Fashion design students, faculty reach compromise over petition to extend Rockwell’s hours

The university extended Rockwell Hall’s weekend hours after fashion design students petitioned for increased access to the building’s workspaces.  Rockwell Hall, which houses the Fashion School, was...

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