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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.

Kent State University at Stark will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 for the university’s holiday break.

During this time, all administrative offices, as well as the Library, Bookstore, Recreation & Wellness Center and Conference Center, will be closed.

All Kent State Stark offices and buildings will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

Unlike many Northeast Ohioans who would rather not deal with the snow and cold of winter, a group of students from China were “pumped” about it.

“After seeing snow for the first time, I was pumped!” gushed Lin Baoyi, known as Bowie, her chosen English name, to her American counterparts at a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Kent State University at Stark. “It was really beautiful.”

Kent State University at Stark welcomes you to campus on January 14 for Smart Start Saturday. This is your new student orientation that will prepare you for the first day of classes - and your new college life.

Smart Start Saturday is for new and transfer students at Kent State Stark starting in Spring 2017. Attendance is mandatory.


Kent State University at Stark offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 27 for Thanksgiving.

Classes are recessed Wednesday, Nov. 23 at noon through Sunday, Nov. 27. 

Everyone at Kent State Stark wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!

The Kent State University at Stark Theatre has announced open auditions for the next theatrical production of the season, Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, 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.

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Kent State University at Stark is still accepting applications for Spring 2017 admission. The sooner you apply, the better selection of classes you'll have when you register. 

Let us help you begin your signature experience at Kent State Stark. We hope to hear from you soon!

Learn more about the NEH Summer Institute and the programs offered by visiting the NEH Summer Institute for College and University Faculty: What is Gained in Translation? website.

Lawrence Weidleman tried attending college soon after being discharged from the U.S. Army. He had been injured during Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield so he was still very young. But he realized in short order that he wasn’t ready.