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.


Wellness Newsletter Summer 2015
Free Annual Health Screenings

Once again, Kent State University's Division of Human Resources is pleased to partner with University Health Services and Be Well Solutions to enhace our commitment to promote the health and well-being of the university community.  Here is the upcoming schedule for health screenings:

Thursday, June 11 7:30-10:30 a.m. Heer Hall - Conference Rm. 107
Tuesday, June 23 7:30-10:30 a.m. Heer Hall - Conference Rm. 107

All full-time, benefits eligible employees are invited to participate in a FREE comprehensive wellness assessment. Participants must fast for at least 10 hours before their on-site screening.  Results will be provided for the following:

  • Glucose
  • Total cholesterol, including HDL and LDL
  • Triglycerides
  • Blood pressure
  • Body mass index

Scheduling for your screening appointment must be completed on BeWellSolutionsBE WELL SOLUTIONS website.  If you are not already registered on Be Well Solutions' website, please review the registration instructions for detailed information.

All employees who complete the personal health risk assessment and screening for the first time will receive a free MOVBand wrist-worn activity tracker.  Anyone who completes their second annual health screening, will receive a free $25 gift card for Dick's Sporting Goods.


FlashFit MOVChallenge Celebration
                 FlashFit MOVChallenge

On Wednesday, May 6, 2015 the Department of Recreational Services and the Division of Human Resources celebrated the first FlashFit MOVChallenge, where the challengers were Kent State students vs. Kent State faculty/staff.  All participants were invited to share the celebration and recognition of the top MOVers.   

Over the 90-day challenge, the final top MOVers were Nancy Miller, Don Grubb and Mark Kretovics.  Miller won an iPad mini and a $25 iTunes gift card.  To all who participated, we would like to congratulate you for taking the steps to a healthier lifestyle and keep MOVing!   


Are you interested in becoming a Wellness Ambassador?

Do you see yourself as a Kent State role model for health and wellness within your department?  If so, then you should apply to become a Wellness Ambassador!

Wellness Ambassadors promote university-sponsored wellness programs and activities that encourage good health and improve the quality of life, while serving as a liaison between department/regional campuses, the wellness advisory committee, and/or the wellness coordinator.

The ultimate goal of a Wellness Ambassador is to engage fellow employees at the local level to participate in wellness programs and activities.  Increasing engagement can be done by expressing wellness opportunities to fellow departmental employees, sharing ideas for new opportunities, and being available for any questions employees may have concerning their participation in programs.

Receive more information regarding the roles and responsibilities of a Wellness Ambassador, as well as an application for the position.

Lunch and Learn Series and Wellness WebinarsLunch and Learn



May 19, 2015

Retirement Readiness:  Retire or Rewire? - Heer Hall Room 107

Most agree the 3rd phase of life should be the reward for major life challenges we have completed. Our accomplishments should be rewarded by sitting back and kicking up our heels. In spite of this theory the unprepared commonly become unfulfilled, returning to the workforce feeling disappointed and bored. In this workshop we will explore the key components for a fulfilling, rewarding 3rd stage of life . Design and process retirement strategies for leisure, recreation, health, wellness, housing, socialization, spirituality, volunteerism, and yes, even explore a new career!

Presenter: Kelsey Loushin, LICDC

*A complimentary lunch will be provided to all registered attendees.

Faculty/Staff Exercise Program

Beginning this summer, the Faculty-Staff Exercise Program will be offered as a university course/workshop and will be open to all who want to be proactive about their physical fitness. The new program, called “Fit for Life”, will be a one-credit course and is set up as a workshop with different meeting times aimed to fit everyone’s busy schedule.  The class meets three times a week Monday, Wednesday and Friday with sessions at 6 a.m., 12 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. Each session offers a wide array of classes, including weight training, cardio dance, cardio kick, boot camp, yoga, a cardio and resistance circuit, aqua aerobics and supervised exercise. All classes take place in the MACC Annex and last about an hour. Fit for Life will be offered as two 15-week sessions in the spring and fall semesters and two 5-week sessions in the summer.  Additional information can be found at https://www.kent.edu/ehhs/news/fit-life-summer-2015 .  


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 Wednesdays from noon – 1 p.m. in the Kent State Student Center, Room 303 (location is subject to change- notices will be posted).

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.


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.