“School Of Rock” actor to visit Kent State

Actor and musician Jack Black will be at Kent State University on Friday, Nov. 2 on behalf of President Barack Obamas presidentional campaign. Photo by Michael Goulding/Orange County Register/MCT.

Actor and musician Jack Black will be at Kent State University on Friday, Nov. 2 on behalf of President Barack Obama’s presidentional campaign. Photo by Michael Goulding/Orange County Register/MCT.

Actor Jack Black’s band, Tenacious D, will visit Kent State Nov. 2 to take students to the polls as a final effort to promote student involvement in the 2012 election.

With only five days left until Election Day, the Kent State College Democrats and the Ohio Democratic Party are hosting the event, which is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. in The Hub.

Students will be shuttled to the Portage County Board of Elections in Ravenna.

Bryan Staul, president of the Kent State College Democrats, said the band’s visit is another example of a long stream of celebrities — most notably Olivia Munn — who have come to Kent State over the course of the semester to increase enthusiasm about voting.

“It’s great to have artists come in and comedians come in and make light of a sometimes political situation,” Staul said. “We’re really excited.”

Evan Gildenblatt, executive director of Undergraduate Student Government, said though his group isn’t responsible for Black’s visit, he’s thrilled that they decided to come to Kent State.

“I’ll be out there in a personal capacity helping them to spread the message about early voting,” he said.

Contact Christina Suttles at [email protected].

Jack Black’s visit to Kent is in efforts for students to vote early. TV2 Reporter Spencer Smith spoke with several students on the importance of voting early and what Kent’s efforts have done for students.

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Contact Spencer Smith at [email protected].