Kent State University at Tuscarawas and Buckeye Career Center are partnering to offer a new career program for Buckeye Career Center students. Beginning this fall, Buckeye students can choose Performing Arts as an educational career program and take the courses at Kent State Tuscarawas. Participating students will receive high school credits and college credits through the university’s College Credit Plus Program. The tuition and books associated with the courses are free.

In fall 2015, Fairless High School students will be within walking distance to Kent State University at Stark, shortening the span to their college degrees.

On Thursday, May 28, Kent State Stark Dean Denise Seachrist and Fairless Local Schools Superintendent Broc Bidlack signed a College Credit Plus agreement. The partnership will allow the high school students from the district, located in Navarre, Ohio, to earn university credits toward their college degrees.

Through a grant facilitated by Dr. Christopher Post, associate professor of geography, the Dominion Foundation awarded Kent State Stark $28,000 for a vertical wind turbine. Wind Turbines of Ohio, located in Alliance, installed the turbine on the southeast side of the campus’s new Science & Nursing Building.

While the turbine will partially power the building, its primary purpose is education and research.

Pictured above (left to right) is Award of Distinction recipient Douglas Henry, Assistant Dean A. Bathi Kasturiarachi, Distinguished Teaching Award recipient Paul Andaloro, Interim Dean Denise Seachrist and Distinguished Teaching Award finalists Robert Miltner and Keith Lloyd.

Three outstanding concerts are headlining the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center’s Summer Series.  Motown stars The Four Tops kick off the series on June 13, followed by Larry Gatlin on July 18 and Michael Stanley & the Resonators on August 29. All three concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

Kent State University at Tuscarawas is announcing that Michael Taylor Insurance & Financial, Inc., the local Allstate agency, will be the first designated season sponsor for the Performing Arts Center. “We are so honored to have had Michael Taylor Insurance & Financial, Inc. approach us to support the center through this sponsorship,” said Dr. Brad Bielski, dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State Tuscarawas. “They will actually be sponsoring both our 2015 Summer Series and the 2015-2016 season.

Students who currently hold an RN license now have the option to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree at Kent State University at Stark. The RN to BSN program, offered at the most affordable tuition in Stark County, is available entirely at Kent State Stark, providing convenience and a small-campus educational experience to students living nearby. 

While most high school seniors are thinking about prom, final exams and graduation parties, some are preparing for their academic future by attending Kent State University at Stark’s First Step program. Though they still have a month of high school to complete, Michaela Morris, Shelby Secrest, Anna Genovese and Devin Giovannelli are officially Kent State Stark freshmen, having already completed the advising and registration program.