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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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Fashion School Students attend Summit

Felicia Ssempala October 8, 2014

Thirteen Fashion School students attended the Summit at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 after becoming semi-finalists of the Ray Greenly Scholarship...

Fashion Library Open House and Student Welcome

Felicia Ssempala October 7, 2014

The Fashion library will be hosting an open house and welcome event for new international and graduate students Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 from 3 – 5 p.m.“The Fashion Library open house is also a welcome...

Associate fashion professor Catherine Leslie received a Distinguished Teacher Award from the university.

Fashion Professor Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Nicholas Sewell March 16, 2014

Commitment to student success and hard work characterize Catherine Leslie’s teaching style.Students and faculty have taken notice, which is why Leslie, an associate professor in the School of Fashion...

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