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Kent State Executive Director of Diversity Programs Geraldine Hayes-Nelson Wins 2011 TRIO Achiever Award

Kent State Diversity Program and Community Outreach Executive Director Geraldine Hayes-Nelson, Ph.D., has been selected as the 2011 TRIO Achiever by the Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP).

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Kent State Stark to Host Award-Winning Journalist Peter Bergen

Posted Oct. 24, 2011
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Peter Bergen

Kent State University at Stark invites the community to hear renowned journalist Peter Bergen’s presentation of Obama’s War. The second event of the popular Featured Speakers Series will take place on Monday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Timken Great Hall, located in The University Center at Kent State Stark, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.

Tickets are required for this free Featured Speakers Series lecture. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the Kent State Stark Information Desk in Main Hall, beginning Monday, Oct. 24, at 8 a.m., while supplies last. A limit of four tickets will be distributed per person. Phone reservations will not be accepted.

Peter Bergen is an internationally renowned print and television journalist, an award-winning film producer and the best-selling author of The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between America and Al-Qaeda. He has worked as a correspondent for National Geographic Television, Discovery Television and CNN. While at CNN, he produced Osama bin Laden’s first television interview, marking the first time he declared war against the United States to a Western audience. As one of the foremost authorities on the war on terrorism, Bergen has reported on al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, Pakistan, homeland security and threats in Mid-Eastern countries for numerous newspapers, magazines and broadcasting stations, in addition to testifying before several congressional committees.

For more information about Kent State Stark’s Featured Speakers Series, contact Cynthia Williams at 330-244-3262 or or visit