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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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:41pm
In Kenya, Sarah Schmidt discovered her calling. A long way from rural Mansfield, Ohio, the girl who grew up with cows in her backyard was now half way around the world learning Swahili and teaching children how to speak English. She was 20, and crossed the Atlantic for the first...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 3:51pm
Kent State University at Stark Theatre presents Virtual Devotion by Eric Coble. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, 24, March 2 and 3 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 25 and March 4 at the Kent State Stark Theatre. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided for t...
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:08pm
Kent State University at Stark’s next Featured Speaker is Anthony Ervin, a four-time Olympic swimming medalist, who claimed gold and the title of fastest person on the planet in 2000 in the 50m freestyle. Sixteen years later, at age 35, he won in the same race at the Rio 2016 Gam...
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 12:06pm
Kent State University at Stark will host a Campus Preview for high school juniors, seniors and their parents on Saturday, March 3. Campus tours will be held from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and depart from the lobby at Main Hall, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. The program will take place from 9 a.m. to...
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 11:47am
Come summertime, Brandon Davis could often be found gardening with his grandmother at her Canton Township home. He learned when to harvest vegetables and how to select flowers that bloom best in full sunlight.
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 5:56pm
Economics professor recently named editor-in-chief of international journal of business and economic development. Deepraj Mukherjee grew up in a middle-income family in Kolkata, India, but when he walked the city’s streets poverty  was unavoidable. Hunger knew no divide, afflict...
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 4:55pm
All events are free and open to the public. Kent State University at Stark’s observance of Black History Month includes a monthlong commemoration featuring presentations, forums and a performance by Cleveland-based popular electric blues ensemble the Wallace Coleman Band on Feb....
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 8:54am
Traveling along Canton’s Market Avenue N, one might overlook Sancta Clara Monastery. But 17-year-old Nalyn Schell not only visited the religious structure for two days, she had the opportunity to photograph its nuns. “There’s this mystery about the building just beyond the trees...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 4:36pm
Now Accepting 2018 Nominations Deadline to submit nominations is Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Kent State University at Stark students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to submit nominations for the Distinguished Teaching Award for full-time faculty and the Award of...
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 10:14am
Kent State University at Stark is proud to again host the annual Northeast Central Ohio Scholastic Art Exhibit and Awards Ceremony, said Jack McWhorter, Ph.D., associate professor of art and regional affiliate coordinator of the competition.