Samantha Brown says that today’s leaders could learn a lot from The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The sophomore biology major at Kent State University at Stark was chosen the winner of the campus’ Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Initiatives and celebrated during Kent State University’s 15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. observance on January 26 and Black History Month activities this month. 

Kent, Ohio, January 17, 2017 —The Uumbaji Art Gallery located in Kent State University’s Oscar Ritchie Hall, is pleased to present “The Real Africa: Images from Ghana.”  The exhibit will show from January 24 to February 16, 2017.  An opening reception will take place Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. with an artist presentation at 5:30 p.m. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The exhibit is free and open to the public. 


The following Kent State University at Stark students have been named to the President's List. They earned a 4.00 grade point average for the Fall 2016 semester and completed at least 15 letter-graded (A, B, etc.) credit hours by the end of the semester. Pass/Fail (S, U) credits do not apply. Students’ home cities are in parentheses.

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It looked like a scene out of a horror film – a terrified young woman wakes up in a strange hospital room, strapped to a bed, unable to move or speak, and with no memory of why she is there. Strange people were all around her, and she was under guard 24 hours a day.

But the most harrowing part of her story was that this was no Hollywood movie. It really happened.

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Geauga Campus in Burton

To see an advisor at the Geauga Campus, please call (440-834-4187) to schedule an appointment or check the walk-in availability.  Walk-in advising is done on a first-come, first-served basis as time allows throughout the day.

Student Services Office Hours in Burton:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
All appointments for both campus locations are made by the Student Services receptionist. 
These times are subject to change.

A pond and surrounding greenery lies within the rolling hills of the campus of Kent State University at Stark, but it’s certainly not your average water retention pond. It’s a living, breathing, vital research tool that is having a major impact on the lives of Kent State Stark students, faculty, and staff, and soon, students in K-12 schools in the Akron/Canton area interested in studying and protecting the environment.

The Kent State University at Stark Theatre has announced open auditions for the next theatrical production of the season, Reasons to Be Happy by Neil LaBute, and directed by Kent State Stark Associate Professor of Theatre and Theatre Director Brian Newberg. Auditions are open to everyone, including students and community members. Kent State Stark encourages diversity in its casting.

The Ohio Small Business Development Center (OSBDC) at Kent State University at Tuscarawas was recently awarded the 2016 Ohio SBDC Customer Satisfaction Recognition at the November OSBDC Statewide Conference in Columbus.

Paul Dykshoorn, of Alliance, has been named director of the Engineering Technology Department at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. He began his appointment in August.