Media & News

Your Hometown University: Creating Pathways to Opportunities 

Kent State University at Stark helps the nearly 7,250 students enrolled year-round find their passion and develop a sense of purpose. As Kent State’s largest regional campus, students receive an affordable, university education on a beautiful 200-acre campus with a private college feel. Our student-faculty ratio of 17:1 means Kent State Stark’s 450 faculty and staff are dedicated to encouraging students to achieve their personal and academic goals. Students have the opportunity to begin coursework in more than 282 Kent State undergraduate degree programs or choose from over 25 bachelor’s, master’s, associate and online degrees that can be completed entirely at the Stark Campus. Stark County’s only public university, Kent State Stark was founded in 1946 and continues today improving the quality of life for this region, spurring a total economic impact in Northeast Ohio of $381.7 million.

Stark Media Relations Contacts

Tina Biasella
Director of External Affairs & Community Relations
154E Conference Center

Melissa Seeton
Public Relations & Media Communications Coordinator
154B Conference Center


Kent State Stark News

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 2:27pm
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....
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 9:08pm
You could tell Michelle Van Dyke was choking up as she mentioned there were many times when she had to choose whether to buy gas or food on any given day. The financially struggling 53-year-old single mom and Kent State University at Stark student works two jobs and goes to schoo...
Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 10:44pm
Mountains are not as hard to climb when you have a generous boost to get to the summit. That is exactly what more than $108,000 in scholarship donations means to students at Kent State University at Stark. Students with various backgrounds and experiences had the opportunity to s...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 4:54pm
Could the presidential election end up in a tie? With just weeks to go until election day, Dr. Nathan Ritchey explains how it could happen. It is possible for as little as 20 percent of the popular vote to elect a president and that the election could end up in a tie. By develo...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:38am
RJ Mitte played Walt, Jr., the son of the cancer-stricken science teacher-turned-drug manufacturer, on the Emmy-winning AMC drama Breaking Bad. Mitte will be the second speaker of the 26th season of Kent State University at Stark’s Featured Speakers Series on Wednesday, Nov. 16,...
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 2:45pm
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 d...
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 2:05pm
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 Townsh...
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 8:35am
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...
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 8:39am
Unbroken: Shining a Light on Human Trafficking, Igniting a Fire for Change Friday, Sept. 30 from 6 - 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Science & Nursing Building Kent State University at Stark
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 11:55am
Kent State University at Stark’s Guitar Weekend is a three-day festival celebrating all styles of guitar playing. This free event is open to guitar enthusiasts at any level. Join us for exciting, intimate concerts and hands on workshops given by some of the most respected guitari...