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Kent State University at Stark to Host Courageous Survivor Aron Ralston

Posted Nov. 5, 2012
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Aron Ralston, survivor of a hiking accident,
will speak at Kent State University at Stark
on Nov. 13.

Kent State University at Stark invites the community to the second event of this season’s popular Featured Speakers Series. Aron Ralston, who courageously survived a hiking accident, will present “127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place” on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Timken Great Hall, located in The University Center at Kent State Stark, 6000 Frank Ave. 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, while supplies last. A limit of four tickets will be distributed per person. Phone reservations will not be accepted.

Ralston was hiking alone in remote Utah canyons when an 800-pound boulder tumbled loose, pinning his right hand and wrist. Trapped for six days, warding off dehydration and hypothermia, his remarkable will to live led him to commit an extreme act of survival. Using a dull multitool, Ralston severed his forearm, rappelled a 65-foot cliff and hiked for five hours before being rescued. His life-altering story is documented in the best-selling book, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, and the movie, 127 Hours. Aided by prosthetic devices that he helped design, Ralston inspires perseverance as he continues his adventurous lifestyle.
For more information about Kent State Stark’s Featured Speakers Series, contact Cynthia Williams at 330-244-3262 or or visit