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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, December 6, 2017 - 4:01pm
Due to inclement weather, Kent State Stark will close at noon on Friday, Jan. 12 and will remain closed through Saturday. Smart Start Saturday has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. First week student help:
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 9:47am
Kent State University at Stark will be closed Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, through Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, for the university's holiday break. During this time, all administrative offices and buildings will be closed. All Kent State Stark offices and buildings will resume normal busi...
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 1:36pm
Some thoughts this holiday season from Dr. Denise A. Seachrist, dean of Kent State University at Stark As we gather around the table this holiday season, I encourage each of us to begin a conversation. A true discussion, the kind of face-to-face interaction we seldom have in the...
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 1:45pm
Kent State University at Stark will present Guitar Weekend, a three-day festival for guitar enthusiasts, Nov. 16-18. Free and open to the public, the event is a celebration of all styles of guitar playing and features some of the most respected guitarists nationwide.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:59am
Ruyi Jiao wasn’t thinking about Halloween when she traveled from Beijing, China, to study English at Kent State University at Stark. Still, she made sure to represent her home country, donning a traditional Chinese costume she purchased on eBay. “It’s important we represent China...
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:36am
John Downey took a day off work so he could guarantee attendance at the second annual Student Professional Development Conference. Holding down a part-time job while attending classes full time at Kent State University at Stark, Downey of North Canton was intrigued by the confere...
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 10:46am
Auditions Open to Students and Community Members The Kent State University at Stark Theatre has announced open auditions for its second theatrical production of the season, Virtual Devotion by Eric Coble, a member of the Playwrights’ Unit at Cleveland Play House.
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 1:46pm
Kent State University at Stark will host a Campus Preview for high school juniors, seniors and their parents on Saturday, Nov. 4. 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...
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 9:07am
Kent State University at Stark will host the annual Turkey Trot, an adult 5K and a children’s ¼ mile Fun Run, on Saturday, Nov. 18. The events will be held on Kent State Stark’s beautiful, 200-acre campus, located at 6000 Frank Ave. NW in Jackson Township. The Kids Fun Run begins...
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 3:19pm
Kent State University at Stark’s 2017-18 theatrical season kicks off with Consider the Oyster by David MacGregor. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 11, 17 and 18 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 and 19 at the Kent State Stark Theatre. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretat...