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.

SPRING 2019 Success Series Sessions

Library Tours - Available Jan. 14 - March 6

Check-in at the library circulation desk. 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.

Cookies with Counselors
Cookies with Counselors is a monthly, drop-in opportunity to meet our mental health counselors, learn about their services, and nab some quick, straight forward suggestions and tips to help manage the stress of ‘adulting’. Cookies and prizes for anyone who stops by! Choose one date:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 23  •  11 a.m.- 1 p.m.  •  Campus Center
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19  •  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  •  Campus Center

Intro to Stress Management
This presentation will give students an introduction to what stress is, how it can be positive and basic time management tactics to start the semester. Choose one date:

  • Thursday, Jan. 31  •  5 - 5:30 p.m.  •  Campus Center Lower Level
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27  •  10 - 10:30 a.m.  •  015 Main Hall

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.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 5  •  3 - 3:30 p.m.  •  205 Main Hall

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

  • Wednesday, Feb. 6  •  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  •  Campus 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.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 6  •  1 -2 p.m.  •  009 Library

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.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 12  •  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  •  Campus Center Lower Level

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.

  • Monday, Feb. 18  •  2 - 2:30 p.m.  •  219 Main Hall

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.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27  •  11 - 11:30 a.m.  •  205 Main Hall

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

  • Thursday, Feb. 21  •  1:30 - 2 p.m.  •  014 Main Hall

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. 

  • Monday, Feb. 25   •  5 - 5:30 p.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing 

Summer 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. 

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26  •  3 - 3:30 p.m.  •  205 Main Hall

      Featured Speaker: Mary Frances Berry
      For more than four decades, Mary Frances Berry, Ph.D., has been one of the most visible and respected activists in the cause of civil rights, gender equality and social justice. Serving as chairperson of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, Berry led the charge for equal rights and liberties for all Americans over the course of four presi-dential administrations. She made history as one of the founders of the monumental Free South Africa Movement (FSAM), for which she received the Nelson Mandela award. In her most recent book, “History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times”, Berry chronicles more than 50 years of progressive victories and the winning tactics behind them. She reveals what works, what doesn’t – and how to achieve positive change in our world.

      Tickets are required for admittance. Pick up a maximum of two tickets per person beginning Monday, Jan. 28 at the Main Hall Information Desk. Visit www.kent.edu/stark/featured-speakers-series for ticket information. Submit the lecture program to your FYE instructor for proof of attendance.

      • Tuesday, Feb. 26  •  7:30 - 8:30 p.m.  •  Conference Center

        Mood Food & Stress Balls
        This drop in program is just like it says, good food = good mood! Make your own special goodness packed trail mix from foods that are scientifically proven to give your mood a boost!

        • Thursday, Feb. 28  •  12 - 2 p.m.  •  Campus Center

        Self-Care 101
        This new, interactive program will cover a basic understanding of what self-care REALLY is and students will build the start of their own personal self-care plan. Bonus: Students can also make a stress ball of their own!

        • Monday, March 4  •  12 - 12:30 p.m.  •  124 Science & Nursing

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

        • Monday, March 4  •  1 - 1:30 p.m.  •  205 Main Hall

        Your Story
        Everyone has a story to share. Come join small group conversations with guided discussion questions centered around life, goals, family, faith and community.

        • Tuesday, March 5  •  1:30 - 2:30 p.m.  •  Main Hall Conf. Room 1

        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. 

        • Wednesday, March 6  •  11 - 11:30 a.m.  •  Recreation & Wellness Center