Kent State Tuscarawas hosts Peter Sagal for 50th Anniversary celebration

Peter Sagal

Peter Sagal

Rachel Walker

NPR host Peter Sagal will speak at Kent State Tuscarawas’ 50th Anniversary celebration. Sagal replaces the previously announced speaker Dave Berry. Berry, an American author and humorist, cancelled due to family obligations. Sagal will kick off Tuscarawas’ week-long celebration at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10.

Sagal is known for using his humor to provoke thought among his audience.

“We wanted to keep it light and have something all generations could really enjoy,” said Chad Conrad, the director of advancement at Kent State Tuscarawas. “We wanted to give back to the community for all their support over the past 50 years.”  

Sagal hosts NPR’s game show “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” attracting more than 5 million viewers a week. The show has been on NPR for 20 years and plays on more than 600 stations nationwide. 

Special events are planned throughout the week, including alumni reunions and visits from former student-athletes. The celebration will acknowledge notable accomplishments and discuss what the future holds for Kent State Tuscarawas.

Tickets are available at, or at 330-308-6400. The box office will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Rachel Walker is the regionals reporter. Contact her at [email protected]