On Friday, April 22, 2016, Kent State University at Stark faculty and staff gathered in the Campus Center to recognize the 2016 Staff Excellence Award recipients.

Several weeks prior to the ceremony, the campus community was asked to nominate a staff member or administrator with a written recommendation supporting the person they thought deserved to be recognized.

Criteria for nominations included:

An exciting line-up of 21 shows will be announced at the May 20 unveiling of the 2016-17 season of the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a wine tasting featuring local wineries. The formal unveiling begins at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to Performing Arts Center members.

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Each summer students travel to The Black Hills of South Dakota for an unrivaled opportunity for geologic studies. Students examine a wide variety of rocks, geologic structures, geomorphic features, and mineral deposits. Geologic mapping and interpretation is strongly emphasized and the instruction includes field and surveying techniques, and mapping on aerial photographs and topographic base maps. Some field exercises take place in the Powder River Basin and Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, and Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. 

Join us in congratulating graduate students Andy Martinex, Michelle Bebber, Andrew Kramer, and Andrew Skrinyer on receiving awards for their presentations at the 2016 Graduate Student Research Symposium! Great job!!

(Grad students Martinez, Bebber, and Kramer)


Kent State University at Ashtabula will conclude the Spring 2016 Semester and the 2015-16 academic year by holding the campus's 64th Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 13, 2016 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Main Hall Gymnasium. Watch the live stream of the ceremony by clicking the link below.

During the exercises, nearly 100 students will receive their degrees while distinguished members of the Kent State and Ashtabula communities will be recognized for their professional and civic contributions.

Dr. Raghanti and Dr. Meindl visited the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University. Read about it here!

Ph.D. candidate Aidan Ruth's research on the position of the foramen magnum was featured in Inside Science- read the full story here!!

Please join us in congratulating Angelia Werner on her award! The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) research grant will fund Angelia's thesis project that will examine North America's first invention, the Clovis point. Angelia will employ experimental archaeology to understand the function of these unique tools.

Here is a chance to keep tabs on the anthropology department's newest addition as he 'breaks ground' at Kent State! Dr. Metin Eren is currently adjunct faculty and will be joining us full-time in the fall. Check out the Eren lab on twitter here!