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Featured Speaker Aron Ralston on Tuesday, Nov. 13

Posted Oct. 17, 2012

10/25/12 update: Sorry, no tickets remain for this Featured Speaker event.

 
Aron RalsonKent State University at Stark invites the community to this season’s second event of the popular Featured Speakers Series. Aron Ralston, who courageously survived a hiking accident, will present 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Timken Great Hall, located in The University Center at Kent State Stark, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.
 
Tickets are required for this free Featured Speakers Series lecture. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the Kent State Stark Information Desk in Main Hall, beginning Monday, Oct. 22 at 8 a.m., while supplies last. A limit of four (4) tickets will be distributed per person. Phone reservations will not be accepted.

Aron Ralston was hiking alone in remote Utah canyons when an 800-pound boulder tumbled loose, pinning his right hand and wrist. Trapped for six days, warding off dehydration and hypothermia, his remarkable will to live led him to commit an extreme act of survival. Using a dull multi-tool, Ralston severed his forearm, rappelled a 65-foot cliff and hiked for five hours before being rescued. His life-altering story is documented in the best-selling book, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, and the movie, 127 Hours. Aided by prosthetic devices that he helped design, Ralston inspires perseverance as he continues his adventurous lifestyle.
                                  
For more information on Kent State Stark’s Featured Speakers Series, contact Cynthia Williams at 330-244-3262 or cdwillia@kent.edu or visit www.stark.kent.edu/about/events/featuredspeakers