FYE Success Series | Kent State Stark | Kent State University

FYE Success Series

The FYE Success Series is a sequence of workshops to help first year students succeed.

  • Attendance at two (2) Success Series sessions is required for UC 10097: Destination Kent State FYE classes.
  • Students who participated in a 2018 FYE Summer Service Project will receive one credit toward their Success Series attendance requirement for their UC 10097 class.
  • Registration is not required. Attendance is taken at each session.

FALL 2018 Success Series Sessions

Think About It - Online Program

Kent State is committed to continually using new and innovative ways to improve security on campus. College is a time to think about new ideas, new relationships and new opportunities. We want you to have the information you need to make healthy choices. As a community, we take issues of sexual assault and intimate partner violence very seriously and have a variety of support systems in place both before and after students attend classes. Please refer to your Kent State email for your invitation to participate in this program. If you are unable to locate it, you may also go to www.kent.edu/thinkaboutit and click on the login button. 

  • Complete on your own time  •  Available Aug. 23 - Oct. 15

Cookies with Counselors
Cookies with Counselors is a monthly program that will focus on building skills to help manage the stresses of ‘adulting.’ The program will offer practical tips and strategies to work through interpersonal concerns and major life decisions while offering attendees delicious treats! Sponsored by Counseling Services. Choose one date:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 12  •  1- 1:30 p.m.  •  Campus Center
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10  •  1 - 1:30 p.m.  •  Campus Center
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14  •  1 - 1:30 p.m.  •  Campus Center

LifeSaver Lunches
LifeSaver Lunches is a 4-week program that focuses on stress management and healthy coping skills. The program will help students identify stressors and build time manage-ment skills to find a balance between student responsibilities and self-care. Sessions are held in the Academic Success Center Conference Room 45, in the lower level of the Campus Center. Sponsored by Counseling Services. Choose one date:

  • Every Tuesday in Sept.  •  12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  •  Campus Center LL
  • Every Tuesday in Nov.  •  12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  •  Campus Center LL

Student Resource Fair
Attend this fair to get to know Kent State Stark’s student organizations. Sponsored by Student Involvement. Choose one date:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 5  •  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  •  Campus Center
  • Thursday, Sept. 6  •  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  •  Campus Center

Friends in a Flash
Join other students and meet others in this fun activity! Sponsored by Undergraduate Student Government (USG). 

  • Monday, Sept. 10  •  12 - 12:30 p.m.  •  Campus Center

Getting Involved on Campus
Learn what Student Involvement is all about! Don’t miss the chance to join a student organization, help plan campus events and get connected to campus. Choose one date:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 12  •  11 - 11:30 a.m.  •  124 Science & Nursing
  • Thursday, Sept. 13  •  1:30 - 2 p.m.  •  217 Science & Nursing

Finding an On-Campus Job
Thinking about getting a job while attending classes? Find out what campus employ-ment can do for you. Learn about the eligibility criteria and meet campus employers looking for new hires. Choose one date:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 12  • 1 - 2 p.m. •  111 Science & Nursing
  • Thursday, Sept. 13  • 12 - 1 p.m. •  217 Science & Nursing

Choosing a Major
Understanding your interests can be an important tool in choosing the appropriate academic major. This session will provide insight on how you can use the strength of your interests to make informed decisions for your future. Choose one date:

  • Monday, Sept. 17   •  5 - 5:30 p.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing
  • Friday, Oct. 5   •  12 - 12:30 p.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing 

Study Abroad: Florence Information Session
Open to all majors, Kent State Florence is a comprehensive academic and cultural program. You will live and study in one of the most beautiful and historic cities on earth, walking the same stone streets that Michelangelo, Galileo, and Dante walked. In addition to completing a full course load, students have many opportunities to get acquainted with Florence and Italy during their time studying abroad.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 18  •  1:30 - 2 p.m.  •  Main Hall Auditorium

Are Online Classes for Me?
What is it really like to take an online class? Meet and learn from an instructor who teaches in-person and online every semester! 

  • Wednesday, Sept. 19  •  11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.  •  015 Main Hall

    Career Week
    Attend any Career Week session for Success Series credit. Visit the schedule of events at www.kent.edu/stark/career-week.

    • Monday, Sept. 24 - Friday, Sept. 28

    What if I Want to be a Social Worker, Counselor or Psychologist?
    This workshop will present majors, courses and campus/community activities that will help you fulfill your career goals. Choose one date:

    • Thursday, Sept. 20  •  1 - 2 p.m.  •  217 Science & Nursing
    • Monday, Sept. 24  •  10 - 11 a.m.  •  316 Main Hall

    Study Abroad Opportunities
    From Latin America, to Europe, to East Asia, Kent State University offers over 300 study abroad programs! Open to all ranks and majors. Learn about classes, cost and locations. 

    • Wednesday, Sept. 26  •  2 - 2:30 p.m.  •  124 Science & Nursing

    Time Management 
    Learn how to improve your time management skills to balance work, school and life. Sponsored by Connect2Complete.

    • Tuesday, Oct. 2  •  12 - 12:30 p.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing

    How to Adult: Budget Edition
    Become a savvy student by tackling your personal finances now. Learn everything you need to know about navigating money and debt to set yourself up for the future.

    • Tuesday, Oct. 2  •  3 - 4 p.m.  •  124 Science & Nursing

    The Impact of Faith
    Many students leave their faith traditions during college. This session will explain the importance of faith and how it can be of value as you make many significant decisions through your college journey. Choose one date:

    • Wednesday, Oct. 3  •  1:30 - 2 p.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing
    • Tuesday, Oct. 9  •  10:30 - 11 a.m.  •  217 Science & Nursing

    Study Skills
    Learn how to improve your study skills to ace that upcoming test. Sponsored by Connect2Complete.

    • Thursday, Oct. 4  •  3:30 - 4 p.m.  •  124 Science & Nursing

    Managing Stress
    Stress gets a pretty bad rap when, in reality, it has a lot of benefits! This session will teach you a new perspective on stress, and how to make sure you are making your stress work FOR you, not against you. Choose one date:

    • Thursday, Oct. 4  •  5 - 5:30 p.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing
    • Monday, Oct. 15  •  2 - 2:30 p.m.  •  Main Hall Auditorium

    Introduction to the Recreation & Wellness Center
    Making time for recreation and wellness will positively enhance a student’s college experience. This session will include information about activities and services available to students through the Recreation & Wellness department. 

    • Friday, Oct. 5  •  11 - 11:30 a.m.  •  Recreation & Wellness Center

    Scholarship Workshop
    The Stark Campus awards a variety of scholarships each year and we want you to apply! Learn how to search for scholarships, when to apply and how to write your essays. Choose one date:

    • Friday, Oct. 5  •  1 -2 p.m.  •  001 Science & Nursing
    • Tuesday, Oct. 9  •  3 - 4 p.m.  •  009 Library

      The Only Weight Training You'll Ever Need
      You want to work out, but you just don’t know where to start. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back - and your legs, abs and everything else. Stacie will take you through a full body routine that doesn’t take hours to complete. She will teach you the science behind each exercise and how to execute it safely and effectively for your own body. Handouts will be included. Proper attire is required.

      • Monday, Oct. 8  •  9 - 9:30 a.m.  •  Recreation & Wellness Center

      May 4th and Its Meaning on American Society
      This presentation will discuss the causes and campus commemoration of May 4, as well as the event’s impacts on all scales from the university to the United States.

      • Wednesday, Oct. 10  •  12 - 12:50 p.m. •  203 Main Hall 

      National Depression Screening Day
      Visit the Counseling Center in the lower level of the Campus Center for a free confidential screening for depression, anxiety, bipolar and PTSD, with an opportunity to discuss results with a mental health professional. Counseling Services also offers a confidential online screening, available 24-hours each day, throughout the year. Visit http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/kent. Complete your screening and stop in the Counseling Center for FYE credit.

      • Thursday, Oct. 18  •  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  •  Campus Center Lower Level

      Additional Success Series ActivitIES

      Library Tours - Available Aug. 23 - Dec. 9
      The tour will give a brief description of the services offered by the library and the Writing Center. Tours typically last 10-15 minutes. Students are welcome to stop by the library or schedule a time through the library’s webpage: https://libguides.stark.kent.edu/askus/consult. Besides getting familiar with the library, Writing Center, and their services, students also receive:

      • 100 pages of free printing
        Students will receive 100 pages of free printing which can be retrieved at the circulation desk anytime during the 2018-19 academic year.
      • An entry to win free textbooks for the spring semester
        One student will be selected. The Library will purchase the books and the student will be able to check out the books for the entire semester. The books will be returned to the Library once the semester ends. Students must take part in the tour to be entered. The winning student will be contacted directly by Library staff so that the books can be purchased.

      Summer Service Projects
      Students who participated in the Summer Service Projects will also receive credit towards the FYE Success Series.