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Kent State University at Stark’s theatrical season opens with What We’re Up Against by Theresa Rebeck. The play will be performed on November 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and on Nov. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. in the Kent State Stark Theatre, 6000 Frank Ave., NW, in Jackson Township. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided for the performance on November 20 at 2 p.m.

Dr. Linda Spurlock attended the Advanced Facial Reconstruction Techniques workshop, presented by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the University of South Florida.  She was one of 14 forensic artists who worked on active cases of unidentified persons.  Spurlock’s case was from Pennsylvania, a female aged 25 – 40, found in January 2016 along a hiking trail in Ridley State Park. She is thought to have died in 2014.

You could tell Michelle Van Dyke was choking up as she mentioned there were many times when she had to choose whether to buy gas or food on any given day. The financially struggling 53-year-old single mom and Kent State University at Stark student works two jobs and goes to school, all the while caring for her 11-year-old daughter. Oftentimes getting a healthy meal and other essentials for the two of them is difficult.  

Then came Flash’s Food Pantry to the rescue.

On October 11th and 12th Kent State University held a symposium titled, “Documenting Violence,” which included discussions of violent crimes and mass murders in Guatemala, the former Yugoslavia, and the U.S., including the events of September 11, 2001.  Forensic science was the focus of the second evening, and the talks provided an excellent preview of material taught in KSU’s new Forensic Anthropology courses.

Mountains are not as hard to climb when you have a generous boost to get to the summit. That is exactly what more than $108,000 in scholarship donations means to students at Kent State University at Stark. Students with various backgrounds and experiences had the opportunity to share their stories and extend thanks to their benefactors at the annual scholarship dinner in late September.

RJ Mitte played Walt, Jr., the son of the cancer-stricken science teacher-turned-drug manufacturer, on the Emmy-winning AMC drama Breaking Bad.

Mitte will be the second speaker of the 26th season of Kent State University at Stark’s Featured Speakers Series on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m., at the Conference Center.

All Featured Speakers Series programs are free and open to the public; however, tickets are required. Tickets are now available at the Main Hall Information Desk on the Kent State Stark campus.

In the 70 years since Kent State University at Stark was founded, much has changed – the school’s location, program offerings, faculty and administration, just to name a few. The driving force behind all of these changes, however, is the same today as it was in the beginning: a desire to meet the needs of the students it serves.

Kent State University at Stark will host a Campus Preview for high school juniors, seniors and their parents on Saturday, Nov. 5. Campus tours begin at 9 a.m. and the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Main Hall Auditorium, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township. A complimentary brunch is included.

Kent State University at Stark will host its fall festival, a family-friendly, educational fall celebration for elementary school-aged children. Boo U, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m. throughout most of the Kent State Stark campus, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.

The Department of Geology at Kent State University seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member in Hydrogeology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level starting August 2017. The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D., have a strong background in the geological sciences, and be able to interface well with other faculty working in a variety of earth and environmental specialties.                        

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