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Free, Family-Friendly Global Gateway Day at Kent State University at Stark

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Public is invited to experience international food and live cultural performances


Kent State University at Stark invites the community to Global Gateway Day on June 16.


Enjoy a family-friendly summer afternoon filled with cultural performances, international food samples, global games and activities for all ages. The event will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Campus Center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, North Canton. This third annual event is free and open to the public.


“A key initiative of Kent State Stark is to expand opportunities for students and to Stark County families to engage in global citizenship and participate in cultural events through our campus,” says Denise A. Seachrist, Ph.D., dean of Kent State Stark. “This is the type of event that opens you up to new ways of thinking and teaches you about the world beyond your own.”

Activities will include:

  • International food samples: Families can enjoy authentic food samples, representing cuisines from West Africa, Jamaica, Japan and Nepal, as well as sweets from a wide variety of countries.
  • Live cultural performances: Attendees can experience cultural performances, such as salsa dancing, Polynesian hula and a Himalayan orchestra.
  • Games and activities: Families also can have their names written in Chinese calligraphy, get a Henna tattoo and visit the global tea corner. Kent State Stark’s education-abroad photo gallery also will be on site.

For more information, contact Sarah Schmidt, outreach program coordinator of Global Education Initiatives, at 330-244-3579 or, or visit