The Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University is pleased to introduce Dr. Felix Kumah-Abiwu and Dr. Asantewa Sunni-Ali and Dr. D. Amy Rose Forbes-Erickson, the newest faculty to join the department.

Eric Benjamin, of Alliance, has been hired to direct the new University Choir at Kent State University at Tuscarawas beginning Fall Semester 2016. He is an adjunct faculty member at the campus currently teaching The Understanding of Music. He is also the music director for the Tuscarawas Philharmonic, a position he has held for the past 25 years.

The Kent State University at Stark Theatre has announced open auditions for the first theatrical production of the season, What We’re Up Against by Theresa Rebeck, and directed by Kent State Stark Associate Professor of Theatre and Theatre Director Brian Newberg. Auditions are open to everyone, including students and community persons. We encourage diversity in our casting.

Registrations are being accepted for the 2016 the Kent State Tuscarawas Alumni Association Glowway Run 5K, presented by Geib Funeral Home and Crematories.  Open to the public, the 5K run and 1.5 mile Fun Run/Walk will be held Sept. 17 at Harry Clever Field in New Philadelphia. Registration begins at 6:15 p.m. and the race at 7:15 p.m.

This June I was invited to the Primate Research Institute (PRI) of Kyoto University as a “Distinguished Visiting Senior Lecturer” in the area of primate population genomics.  My host was Professor Hirohisa Hirai, a former director of the PRI and a leading researcher in the areas of primate molecular cytogenetics and chromosome evolution.  My time was split between (1) analysis and interpretation of nonhuman primate genetic patterns, and (2) expansion of research collaborations between the PRI and Kent State University.

The Kent State University at Stark Music Department is announcing auditions for the Kent State Stark Concert Band. The Kent State Stark Concert Band is a 31-year-old, award-winning ensemble, comprised of Kent State faculty and students, local community members from various occupational fields and talented students from area high schools and neighboring colleges. Those musicians who have the interest and enthusiasm to perform great concert band literature are encouraged to audition. 

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Konnichi wa from the Primate Research Institute– Week 1 (June 14)

The Corporate University at Kent State University at Stark recognizes that in today’s competitive marketplace, equipping yourself and your workforce with the right organizational tools is critical for continued success. In response to this challenge, The Corporate University will present the 2016 Human Resource Symposium to provide training and support by qualified and experienced professionals. 

Join Kent State University at Stark as we show support for the city of Orlando and the LGBT community by gathering together on Thursday, June 23 from 9 - 10 a.m.