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Technological equipment within The School of Fashions KnitLAB on Dec. 1, 2023.

School of Fashion creates opportunities for students through technological advancements

Olivia Montgomery, Reporter December 4, 2023

The KnitLAB, which officially opened in June of this year, utilizes four high-tech digital knitting machines which students can utilize to help them in their classes and future careers. “In the KnitLAB...

Kent State College of the Arts Coordinator Dylan Ratell leads the School of Fashion Prospect Day on Sept. 22, 2023.

School of Fashion hosts Prospective Day for prospective students 

Kayla Gleason, Reporter September 22, 2023

The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising hosted the first of several Prospective Days this semester for interested high school or transfer students.  Dylan...

A spreadsheet shows classes one would take as a fashion media major, compared to the tracks for journalism majors and fashion merchandising majors.

OPINION: Fashion media major should be offered at Kent State

Rachel Chapuis, Opinion Writer May 4, 2023

I remember when I first toured Kent State University, specifically the College of Communication and Information and the School of Fashion. I was so excited and overwhelmed by the upcoming decision of which...

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...

Chloe Proffitt models for the annual fashion show on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

School of Fashion resumes annual in-person fashion show

Benjamin Weaver, Reporter April 29, 2022
The show had over 50 models showcasing the work of 30 different senior fashion design and fashion merchandising majors. Each designer could have more than one piece as a part of their collection.

Kent State Museum unveils new exhibition centering Black hair

Reegan Saunders Reporter September 14, 2021

Black hair is a phenomenon left unexplored outside the Black community. The Kent State Museum’s latest exhibition, “TEXTURES: The History and Art of Black Hair,” sheds light on the complexities...

Unvaccinated students may face restrictions starting December 20

Alexandra Golden Reporter September 6, 2021

Kent State students, faculty and staff have until Dec. 20 to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, President Todd Diacon announced via email on Aug. 27, 2021. Being fully vaccinated means having “their...

Grace McLain (middle in red shirt) won Best in Show at Kent State’s 2021 Annual Fashion Show for her “All In” collection. Photo courtesy of Grace McLain

Kent State 2021 annual fashion show goes virtual

Catie Pusateri, Reporter May 2, 2021

With a colorful collection featuring playing cards, Grace McLain won Best in Show at Kent State’s 2021 Annual Fashion Show on April 30. Senior and graduate students from the Kent State's School of Fashion...

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...

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...

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