The KSU Stark Campus gives back to the students

The KSU Stark Campus gives back to the students

It is no secret at the KSU stark campus that they are celebrating the end of another successful school year. TV 2’s Pamela Marotta tells us about what the event has to offer for the students and also the time and preparation that is put into this awesome event.

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On April 30th and May 1st the campus has an event called Kentiki. This event is a way for the campus community, faculty and staff members to give back to the students for their hard work throughout the school year.


Manager of Student Activities & Services at the Stark campus, Ashley Brightbill, looks forward to planning this event every year for the students. There are faculty members that participate in any way possible between these the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Kentiki is a beach party themed event and the activities vary from year too year along with a raffle and many free prizes for students. They usually have a pie the professor event but because of the rainy weather they have substituted in a Nintendo Wii challenge instead. Kentiki is an event for students to have a good time and enjoy themselves. However, this event is also a way to show off students that have great artistic and creative talents.

It’s always nice to have other students come up for events from other Kent State campuses. -Ashley Brightbill

Brightbill says that Kent has a planning comity that begin planning this event in January and February. There are many organizations that volunteer their time towards this event. The Massillon Chiropractic Clinic has volunteered their time to give free massages to anyone at that comes to the event.

One of the most popular and messy activities that students enjoy doing is making their own tied dyed t-shirts. Brightbill says that on the first day of the event they went through over a hundred t-shirts. By day two they should go through another hundred and fifty as well.

Brittany Cathey, a nursing student, is a senior this year at the Stark campus. She volunteers her time along with other student organizations on campus to help the faculty and staff to make this event great. All of the student organizations at the Stark Kent campus have tried to put forth some of their time at this event.

Kentiki has been a traditional event at the Stark campus and more and more students seem to be attending it every year.

It’s a great way to cap the year off and have something to take home with them for the summer.- Brittany Cathey

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