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General Event Information About the Presidential Speaker Series: Featuring Ken Burns

Presidential Speaker Series, featuring Ken Burns
Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial Athletic and Convocation (M.A.C.) Center

Accessibility Seating

ADA seating is available.


The physical address for the Kent Memorial Athletic and Convocation (M.A.C.) Center is: 1025 Risman Drive, Kent, OH 44242.


If the event is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, we will inform you of the cancellation via email and post information on the website. 


Directions to the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center Kent Student Center are available online.

Doors Open

The doors will open approximately 60 minutes prior to the event.


An elevator is located in the main lobby. It services the second floor and the Blue and Gold Loge.

Emergencies and Evacuation Procedures

In the event of a serious emergency, all event staff, ushers and law enforcement are available to assist guests, including those with disabilities.  Information could also be provided over the public address system.

Medical Emergency

If assistance is needed, please contact the nearest Usher or Event Staff personnel.


There are a number of parking options.  The visitor's lot in front of the MAC Center (Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center) located at 1025 Risman Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242 has limited space and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.   The Schwartz Center parking lot is located across Summit Street.  Walkways provide easy access to the Kent Student Center.  

A shuttle will run from the Schwartz Center parking lot to the MAC Center.


The program will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Prohibited Items

The following items are not permitted:    

  • Animals - other than those used as a service animal    
  • Baby Strollers   
  • Bags (larger than 14" x 14)  
  • Laser pointers, whistles or noisemakers
  • Signs, banner or posters
  • Smoking only allowed outside
  • Weapons of any kind


For questions or general information, please contact us at 330-672-2216 during normal business hours.  You may also send an email to

Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited inside in the MAC Center.   Smoking is also defined to include any and all electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes.


Setting up a promotional space and/or distributing banners, booklets, business cards, circulars, commercial advertising, flyers, folders, handbills, leaflets, notices, pamphlets, posters, stickers, or any other written, printed and/or painted materials in or around the MACC and campus without the permission of Kent State University is prohibited.

Ticket Policy

General Admissions tickets for this event are free, except for the chair back seats which may be purchased for $15.  A valid ticket for the event is required for admittance.  Tickets will not be printed on site.