Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services Names 2014 Diversity Catalyst

Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services announces the appointment of Vicki Haywood Doe, Ph.D., ACSM-HFS, as its 2014 Diversity Catalyst. Doe, a resident of Niles, Ohio, will work on behalf of Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services and its Office of Diversity Outreach and Development during the 2014-15 academic year on diversity and community outreach efforts, while also connecting with disciplines within the college that fit her line of work.

Scholar Scores All-Star Status for Her Sports Research

Kimberly Schimmel (third from the left), an associate professor in the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, meets with some of her students in Bowman Hall. Schimmel has been selected as the university’s Scholar of the Month.

Scholar of the Month
Kimberly S. Schimmel
Associate Professor of the Sociology of Sport
College of Education, Health and Human Services
1995-present

Kim Schimmel is an associate professor in the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration of the College of Education, Health and Human Services. Her research focuses on the sociology of sport, especially political economic theory, urban redevelopment and security at large-scale sporting events in local and global contexts.

Kent State Hosts Power of the Pen Writing Competition for 24th Year

Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services will host this year’s Power of the Pen regional competition on Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Bowman and Satterfield halls on the Kent Campus. The competition challenges seventh and eighth graders from around the state to answer writing prompts. The top 50 percent of students from district competitions attend the regional level at Kent State, which has hosted the event since 1991.

Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Winners

Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services will honor seven distinguished alumni at its fourth annual Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Tickets for the event are $35 per person and include hors d’oeuvres, followed by a sit-down meal.

The fourth class in the 2013 College of Education, Health and Human Services Hall of Fame includes:

Kent State’s Child Development Center Takes Learning to the Outdoors

For the 150 children enrolled at the Kent State University Child Development Center, the opportunity to explore and learn more from and about the environment just got better. The center is set to launch its new Outdoor Learning Laboratory on Sept. 19. Work on the lab began in March and was funded by the university and donations from parents.

Kent State Study Looks at Cell Phone Use and Fitness in College Students

Kent State students take advantage of the exercise equipment available at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

Today’s smartphones allow for increased opportunities for activities traditionally defined as sedentary behaviors, such as surfing the internet, emailing and playing video games. However, researchers Jacob Barkley and Andrew Lepp, faculty members in the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University, linked high cell phone use to poor fitness in college students.

Glued to Your Cell Phone? Research Suggests It May Reduce Your Physical Activity and Fitness

Today’s smartphones allow for increased opportunities for activities traditionally defined as sedentary behaviors, such as surfing the internet, emailing and playing video games. However, researchers Jacob Barkley and Andrew Lepp, faculty members in the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University, linked high cell phone use to poor fitness in college students.

Kent State College of Education, Health and Human Services Seeks Hall of Fame Applications for 2013

Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services seeks applications for its fourth annual Hall of Fame Award Ceremony. Applicants must be alumni of the college who have committed their lives to serving others to make the world a better place.

The alumni awards categories are:
•    Centennial Alumni Award
•    Distinguished Alumni Award
•    Recent Alumni Award
•    Diversity Alumni Award
•    International Alumni Award
•    Distinguished Service to Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services

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