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. The award is based upon client satisfaction surveys and net provider scores. This is the first year the award was presented.

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.

The Center of Pan-African Culture will celebrate Kwanzaa Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 4.p.m-7p.m. in room 250 Oscar Ritchie Hall.  This year marks the 50th year of Kwanzaa, it's principles and theory.  The celebration begins with a public viewing of "The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration"; followed by a Kwanzaa ceremony.  The celebration will close with a Karamu or community meal.  For more information and to R.S.V.P. contact Dr.

Kent State University at Tuscarawas has established February 1 as the priority admissions application deadline, which positions applicants for earlier scholarship consideration. The date has been moved up from March 1.

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.

Kent State University at Tuscarawas is partnering with Personal & Family Counseling Services (PFCS), an OhioGuidestone Organization, in New Philadelphia to provide campus-based services for students. Jennifer Benline, a licensed social worker and a licensed professional clinical counselor, will be available to meet with students Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Appointments can be made with Benline by calling 330-407-5079. Her office is located in the Science and Advanced Technology Center room 106A.

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.