In the 70 years since Kent State University at Stark was founded, much has changed – the school’s location, program offerings, faculty and administration, just to name a few. The driving force behind all of these changes, however, is the same today as it was in the beginning: a desire to meet the needs of the students it serves.

Kent State University at Stark will host a Campus Preview for high school juniors, seniors and their parents on Saturday, Nov. 5. Campus tours begin at 9 a.m. and the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Main Hall Auditorium, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township. A complimentary brunch is included.

Kent State University at Stark will host its fall festival, a family-friendly, educational fall celebration for elementary school-aged children. Boo U, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m. throughout most of the Kent State Stark campus, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.

The Department of Geology at Kent State University seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member in Hydrogeology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level starting August 2017. The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D., have a strong background in the geological sciences, and be able to interface well with other faculty working in a variety of earth and environmental specialties.                        

Three diverse, professional women who excel in their careers are being spotlighted by the 2016-17 Women’s Success Series. Chef and entrepreneur Sherry Schie kicks off the series on Nov. 4, followed by Norma Johnson Director Marsha Freeland on Feb. 3, 2017, and Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District’s Director of Human Resources Mary Burley on April 7, 2017. 

Each session is held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. Cost to attend each session is $15 when paid in advance and $20 at the door. The fee includes a continental breakfast.  

Kent State University at Ashtabula Dean Susan Stocker recently sat down with reporter David Glasier from The News-Herald for a question and answer session as part of his feature on regional college leaders. The two covered topics ranging from Dean Stocker's career as a student, faculty member and dean on the Ashtabula campus, the challenges facing higher education institutions today, the successes of the Ashtabula campus and where things are heading in the future.

Latinos in Rural AmericaKent State University, Ohio-The Uumbaji Gallery located in Oscar Ritchie Hall on Kent State University’s campus is pleased to present Latinos in Rural America (LiRA) a photography exhibit organized by Clara Román-Oido, professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature and Director of the Latino/a Studies program at Kenyon College. An opening reception will take place Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 5 p.m.

Golf Team Final Record

The Kent State Biological Anthropology faculty, graduate students, and alumni enjoyed getting together and catching up on Saturday, September 24th. In addition to celebrating 3 decades of Ph.D. recipients that have 100% job placement, we also celebrated the creation of The Department of Anthropology Endowed Fund for Graduate Student Research in Biological Anthropology. The donors for this fund are alumni and faculty of the biological anthropology program. All of this was made possible by one of the first graduates of the program, Bob Tague (Ph.D., 1986).

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