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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!

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 in room 250 Oscar Ritchie Hall.  This year marks the 50th year of Kwanzaa, it's principles and theory.  The celebration will start with a public viewing of The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration a talk back will follow the film.  Following the talk back we will hold a Kwanzaa ceremony afterwards there will be a community meal or Karamu.  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.

Kent State University at Stark will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

However, the theatre production, What We're Up Against, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 in the Fine Arts Theatre. Get details.

Kent State Stark Veterans Day Activities

Monday, Nov. 7

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.