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Kent Wired

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...

David Hassler is the director of the Wick Poetry Center.

Wick Poetry collaborates with professors, Center for Earth Ethics for Earth Stanzas project

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter May 2, 2021

The university launched numerous projects and efforts for Earth Month to get the community involved. David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center, collaborated with the Center for Earth Ethics at...

Photo courtesy of the Wick Poetry Center.

Wick Poetry Center debuts Global Vaccine Poem Project

Morgan McGrath Feature Writer May 2, 2021

“I like to think the global vaccine poem is spreading faster than the variants of the virus,” said David Hassler, director of Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center.Hassler collaborated with the University...

Portage County Health Commissioner Joe Diorio helps facilitate vaccines at the Kent State Field House on March 30. Diorio said that patients can choose to receive the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, but once they reach 1,200 doses of the Pfizer vaccine it will be for patients ages 16 and 17 only.

A look into the Kent State Field House vaccine center

KentWired Staff March 30, 2021

The Kent State Field House functions as a mass COVID-19 vaccine clinic every Tuesday. This past week was the first Tuesday in which everyone 16 and over in Ohio was eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in...

The Mill District mural by Emily Anne Buckingham and Joshua Bentley located at 300 N. Water St.

Kent Walking Tour highlights public art downtown

Brynne Mann Reporter March 19, 2021

The sky was full of dark gray clouds and raindrops sprinkled the sidewalk outside. Despite the weather, a young blonde woman stood between two buildings staring at a landscape painting of the same area. The...

The Kent State LGBTQ+ Student Center is located in the lower level of the Kent Student Center and provides educational events and programs aimed at creating an inclusive environment on campus.

LGBTQ+ Center celebrates 10-year anniversary, welcomes new assistant director

Cameron Aloway Reporter February 18, 2021

As the LGBTQ+ Center celebrates its 10-year anniversary, it also welcomes a new assistant director and new ideas to make impactful changes to the Kent State community.“I’m very glad to be here for...

National youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman recites her inaugural poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Inauguration poet Amanda Gorman sparks inspiration at Kent State

Hannah Lawrence Reporter January 28, 2021

Amanda Gorman’s poem at the presidential inauguration opened the eyes of Americans to the world of poetry.Gorman, 22, took the title of youngest inaugural poet in history. She is also set to release...

David Hassler, director of Wick Poetry Center and author of the May 4th Voices play. 

‘May 4th Voices’ play brings Tina Fey, others to be a part of virtual commemoration

As the 50th Commemoration of May 4 transitions completely online, one event already fits the bill. The one-hour radio special, based on the “May 4th Voices: Kent State 1970” play scripted by David...

Pictured are the four Kent State University students who were killed on May 4, 1970. From left to right are Allison Krause, William Schroeder, Sandra Scheuer and Jeffrey Miller.

May 4 50th Commemoration will be held completely online

Sara Crawford Assigning Editor April 17, 2020

As schools and businesses close down due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kent State has announced through an email to students, faculty and staff that the May 4 50th commemoration will be entirely virtual. In...

Wick Poetry

Music and poetry event to commemorate 50th anniversary of May 4

As the spring semester begins, it brings with it the 50th anniversary of the May 4 shootings. The Wick Poetry Center issued a national call for poems centered around the themes of peace, conflict transformation...

Junior English major Dorisha Hendrix, A Wick Poetry Center employee, and senior integrated language arts major Faith Payton work and talk in the May Prentice House on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. 

Wick Poetry Center collaborates on exhibit to be shown at Ellis Island this fall

“Traveling Stanzas,” the ever-changing poetry project through Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center, will journey to the National Museum of Immigration on Ellis Island this fall as part of the “Sisters...

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