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We've got some pretty cool people this Year!  And How much do I love the Pluto title?  OMG.  This is at Kent State University, Stark Campus.  I'm planning on going to all of them.  Tim Robbins was my favorite last year.  Anyone local that wants me to grab them tickets, let me know and I'll see what I can do.

On Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, Michele Norris will present "An Evening With Michele Norris."

An award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience, Michele Norris hosts NPR's newsmagazine All Things Considered, public  radio's longest-running national program. Before joining NPR, Norris was a correspondent for ABC News, a post she held from 1993 to 2002. She has reported extensively on education, inner city issues, the nation's drug problem and poverty. Norris has also reported for the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. For her contribution to ABC News' coverage of 9/11, she earned both an Emmy and a Peabody Award. Tickets for the Michele Norris event will be available, beginning on Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at the Main Hall Information Desk.

 

Rob Corddry will present "According to Corddry: An Evening With America's New Best Friend" on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008.

A former correspondent for Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Rob Corddry has spent the last 10 years treading a fine line between theatre and comedy. His résumé includes a number of commercials, NBC's Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Dreamworks' movie Old School and the title roles in the film Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story and Fox TV's sitcom The Winner. The comical entertainer can also be seen in the films The Ten, Heartbreak Kid and Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay.

 

On Tuesday, March 3, 2009, Mike Brown will present "How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming."

Dr. Mike Brown, professor of planetary astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, specializes in the discovery and study of bodies at the edge the solar system. He is best known for discovering the object in our solar system that led to the eventual demotion of Pluto to a dwarf planet. Brown's discussion is an extremely entertaining and fascinating look into his discoveries and the solar system as a whole. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times and Physics Today. In 2006, he was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People.

 

Join us for "Jack Hanna: Going Wild for Wildlife" on Wednesday, April 22, 2009.

Jack Hanna, popular host of the television series, Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures, is one of America's most beloved naturalists and adventurers. He began receiving national attention in 1978, when he became director of Ohio's rundown Columbus Zoo. He transformed the zoo into a model facility and made it a household name. He is a regular guest on Good Morning America, Larry King Live and The Late Show With David Letterman. For his presentation at Kent State Stark, Hanna will be accompanied by a few of his animal friends.



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