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Faculty and staff talk with vendors at the 2012 Open Enrollment & Wellness Fair.
Faculty and staff talk with vendors at the 2012 Open Enrollment & Wellness Fair.
Wellness for a Lifetime - OneWellU
Wellness for a Lifetime - OneWellU
Patrice Deleon (McNair)
Patrice Deleon (McNair)
Biggest Winners 2012 - bIggeSt wInnerS (IS)
Biggest Winners 2012 - bIggeSt wInnerS (IS)
Faculty Staff Exercise participants doing plank
Faculty Staff Exercise participants doing plank
Faculty Staff Exercise Luci Omar, Jen Noble and Kate Murray
Faculty Staff Exercise Luci Omar, Jen Noble and Kate Murray
Faculty Staff Exercisers Karen Fry, Paula DiVencenzo, Linda Schuck
Faculty Staff Exercisers Karen Fry, Paula DiVencenzo, Linda Schuck

Wellness - OneWellU Programs

OneWellU is Kent State University's wellness program that officially launched in 2006. This wellness initiative provides employees with university-wide programs and activities that will enhance their individual well-being and productivity.


  Lunch and Learn Series



 Mar. 31, 2014

Renew, Refresh, Respond:  Self-Care Tips for the Family Caregiver - Michelle Cameron Bozeman, RN, BSN, HNB-BC

As a family caregiver you may find yourself being pulled in many directions.  Between work, family and other obligations tending to your own self-care just doesn’t happen.   Join us for a self-care experience that will renew your energy, refresh your ideas about self-care and allow you to respond to your caregiving experience from a renewed perspective.

 Apr. 3, 2014
Nutrition on a Budget - Vic Geremia, BS, CSCS

Nutrition on a Budget is a well rounded practical approach to making sure your body is getting the best nutrients available without breaking the bank.  This presentation teaches a lot of lost techniques used to save money with the current food you are buying and employs new ideas on healthy choices to help make ends meet for your body as well as your waistline!  Topics that are covered are shopping strategies, cost saving techniques, planning, waste reduction, selection, and preparation of healthy foods that are worth every penny.

Apr. 23, 2014
Meditation for Everyone - Judith Eugene

Meditation helps to quiet the mind and release us from worry. For many people, though, the goal of clearing our minds of thoughts seems impossible to attain. This class teaches easy methods that focus on the process, rather than the goal. Participants will learn meditation exercises that help the body and mind to become relaxed and centered. We will also learn how the relaxation and peace of mind attained through meditation can help you gain a more positive outlook on life. We will have a short meditation demonstration at the end of class.

May 12, 2014
Achieving Personal Balance - Ken Knox, PhD.

Do you have trouble Achieving Personal Balance when you are juggling home, work, friends and personal downtime? This motivational seminar will provide valuable guidance which you will find exciting and encouraging ways to set your physical, mental and emotional goals and why these realistic and achievable goals are important.

May 19, 2014
Emotional Roots of Clutter - Susan Fee, MEd, PCC

The personal environment clients create often is a physical manifestation of how they are feeling on the inside.  Clutter has emotional roots.  What's the source of their accumulation:  Guilt?  Fear?  Sadness?  Anger?  Any of these underlying emotions can result in avoidance, indecision and lack of motivation clearing away material items that represent uncomfortable feelings can help clients to address and release them.

June 4, 2014
Story Telling:  Techniques to Revitalize Learning and Memory

For centuries, storytellers have used detailed, entertaining stories to transfer knowledge, wisdom and culture from one generation to the next.  They understood the value of stories to engage people, promote active listening, and enhance memory retention and learning.  Benefit from the wisdom of the ages.  Learn how to create powerful, memorable messages for every listener by incorporating stores and personal narratives.


Faculty/Staff Exercise Program Registration

In collaboration with the School of Health Sciences, the Division of Human Resources will be offering the Faculty/Staff Exercise Program.  This program will run 12 weeks,  Jan. 27 to Apr. 28, 2014, with a week off over the spring break.  The program will be located in the Gym Annex off of Midway Drive on the Kent Campus.  Two time options are available for registration: 

  • Option 1 will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 - 7 a.m. 
  • Option 2 will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday  from noon - 1 p.m.

This program is specifically designed to assist those individuals who may  benefit from a more structured and personal exercise program due to a sedentary  lifestyle (not currently participating in at least 30 minutes of moderate  physical activity three days/week for at least three months) or for individuals  who may have some risk factors that require more supervision, such as  hypertension, diabetes, family history of heart or coronary disease, metabolic  disease, etc.

REGISTER to start your healthy goals for the 6 a.m. session.  

REGISTER to start your healthy goals for the noon session.

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Weight Watchers at Work

As part of the OneWellU program, Kent State University offers the convenience of attending Weight Watchers at Work meetings during your lunch time. 

The Weight Watchers at Work program will hold its weekly meetings every Tuesday from noon – 1 p.m. in Heer Hall, 635 Loop Road on the Kent Campus. Look for the room assignments when you arrive at the front desk.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the program and experience a weekly meeting without any commitment. There is a discount for Kent State employees who enroll in either of the two weight loss offerings listed below:

Weight Watchers meetings with Monthly Pass is a good choice for employees at any Kent State campus who want to try Weight Watchers but do not want a lengthy commitment. The monthly pass gives you greater control and flexibility to determine what works best with your schedule. You can attend an "at work" meeting or take advantage of unlimited access to meetings in your community. You will also be able to use e-tools to track weight, find great recipes and more. The monthly cost for a pass is $39.95, which is discounted from the price you would pay if you enrolled at a community meeting.

For details and more information, visit the Weight Watchers at Work page.


OneWellU Walking Program  - Jan. 17, 2014

Join the free 12-week walking program for opportunities to win weekly prizes and strive for a healthier you!

Participants will receive a pedometer and log their daily steps using the American Heart Association Activity Tracker.  Using this website, participants will also have the ability to track their diet, create and locate walking paths, form walking groups and access to a personalized walking plan, developed by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) in collaboration with the AHA.

Throughout the 12-week program, participants can be entered into a weekly prize drawing.  Each employee that walks and tracks at least 56,000 steps/week (average of 8,000 steps/day) for the first six weeks will be entered to win a weekly prize ($50 gift card).  During the second six weeks of the program, participants must track at least 70,000 steps (average of 10,000 steps/day) to be entered to win a weekly prize ($50 gift card).  The participant with the most steps tracked at the end of the 12-week program, will win an Ipod Nano, the runner-up will win an Ipod shuffle.  Participants also will receive weekly reminders with health information and tips included.

For more information and instructions for registration, click HERE. 

Kent State Fieldhouse

To keep you moving, the Kent State Fieldhouse, located on Summit Road next to the stadium, has opened it's doors to help you stay motivated!  The Fieldhouse track is available for faculty and staff Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  and Fridays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. only.  To keep the track clean, please bring a clean pair of sneakers to change into.  The fees below associated with the use of the track.  Payment can be given to the front office assistant in the Fieldhouse.

  • Kent State faculty/staff, Kent State alumni, Golden Flash Club members:  $35 per semester OR $60 for both the fall and spring semesters IF purchased at the beginning of the academic year.
  • Kent State Retirees:  $20 per semester or $35 for both the fall and spring semesters IF purchased at the beginning of the academic year.
  • Public:  $60 per semester or $110 for both the fall and spring semesters IF purchased at the beginning of the academic year.
  • Daily pass:  $4

Student Recreation & Wellness Center

The Department of Recreational Services is proud to announce a variety of programming designed specifically for faculty and staff members of Kent State University for the spring semester. Programming includes adult swimming lessons, multiple intramural leagues and two exclusive Group X classes. All programs will be offered during lunchtime or after traditional work hours.  To register for any of the programs, please visit the pro-shop at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Exclusive faculty-staff programs for Spring 2014 include:

  • Faculty/Staff Swim Lessons
  • 4v4 Flag Football, Indoor Soccer, Basketball and Softball Intramural Leagues
  • PiYo Group X Class
  • Strength on the Ball Group X Class

Visit the SRWC web site for more information.