Science & Nursing Building Opening Soon
The long-awaited Science & Nursing Building will soon be a reality for Kent State University at Stark’s community.
The construction of the 41,140-square-foot Science & Nursing Building and renovation of 5,250 square feet of Main Hall’s East Wing has progressed smoothly and is on track for opening in fall 2015.
The campus’s seventh major building will support the science programs and house teaching and research laboratories for biology, physics, geology and nursing. The Science & Nursing Building also will include a student cyber lounge, faculty offices and state-of-the-art general and computer classrooms. The Main Hall renovation will convert the existing biology laboratories and prep/storage areas to accommodate the chemistry program.
The exterior of the building has taken shape and the interior is nearly complete. Spring weather will unveil many of the environmentally friendly design elements, such as the green roof, rain gardens and bioswales, which will contribute to the structure’s LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification.
We welcome you to drive through campus to watch the Science & Nursing Building’s progress.
Student speakers shared a common theme during Kent State University’s Regional Campus commencement ceremonies this spring: Support. The Ashtabula, Columbiana County (East Liverpool and Salem), Geauga (along with Twinsburg Academic Center), Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas campuses held commencement ceremonies earlier this month for close to 1,700 graduates.
Julianne Agnone, ’21, is doing what she loves — teaching. But these days, it’s not only her students making the grade.
Agnone, who teaches math to sixth graders at Lake Elementary, was recently named Lake Local’s Rookie Teacher of the Year and joins newcomer teachers from Stark County’s 17 public school districts as part of the Stark County Educational Service Center’s Education All-Star Team.
This quick study got her start at Kent State University at Stark, where she majored in middle childhood education.
On Tuesday, April 18, Kent State University at Stark recognized two very deserving staff members at the annual Staff Excellence Awards ceremony.
Randy Riffle, security officer, was the staff recipient and Stephanie Monastra, director of the Conference Center, was the administrator recipient.