Tickets Available Oct. 18 for Featured Speaker Maxwell King

Tickets will be available Monday, Oct. 18 for the first speaker in a notable lineup headlining the 30th season of Kent State University at Stark’s Featured Speakers Series.

Maxwell King, author of the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, “The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers”, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Kent State University at Stark. 

Tickets for King’s presentation will be available beginning Monday, Oct. 18,

Pick up tickets in the Office of Student Services, 132 Main Hall, during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. A limited number of tickets can be reserved online.

The Featured Speakers Series is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and limited to two per person. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, seating and tickets will be limited and ticket distribution is first-come, first-served. No phone or email reservations will be taken, nor will tickets be mailed. All tickets are general admission.

Along with writing the biography of “Mister Rogers”, King is a former editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer and director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media. His four-decade career also includes presidencies at two of the country’s largest philanthropies: The Pittsburgh Foundation and Heinz Endowments. 

Following King on Nov. 9, the Featured Speakers Series will present Elizabeth Smart, child abduction survivor and present-day advocate, on Feb. 23; and Erin Brockovich, the brash legal clerk turned environmental powerhouse, on April 13.

Lectures are held in Timken Great Hall at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Face coverings are required at all times while in the building.

For disability accommodations, please email

For more information about the series, visit

POSTED: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 2:59pm
UPDATED: Friday, October 29, 2021 - 9:24am
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