Faculty/Staff News Now: Week 2 Vaccination Winners Announced!; Harry Ausprich Passed Away; Corrie Slawson Awarded Cleveland Arts Prize; Bowman Cup 5K Walk/Run Oct. 2; Report Fraud and Fiscal Abuse; October Wellness Focus; Mindful Mondays; Health Coaching

Employee Vaccination Drawing Week 2 Winners:

Week two winners of the Kent State University employee vaccination drawing have been announced. Congratulations to the lucky winners!

Mary Peterson $100 Assistant Professor
Antonette Ferritto $100 Secretary
Johanna Solomon $100 Assistant Professor
Zhiqiang Wang $100 Provost Fellow
Peggy Soltis $100 Administrative Secretary
Lori Armstrong $100 Faculty Part-time-Semester
Caroline Kappel $100 Faculty Part-Time -Semester
Mary Ann Raghanti $100 Chairperson, Academic Dept
Benjamin Dalrymple $100 Academic Advisor I
Jonathan Selinger $100 Professor
Amy Grincewicz $100 Dir, Instnl Design, College
Andrew Kramer $100 Faculty Part-Time -Semester
Gail Williams $100 Custodial Worker
Vaneet Kaur $100 Assistant Professor
Shawn Wilson $100 Sr Admissions Counselor
John Stainer $100 Building & Grounds Supervisor
Melissa Crites $100 Sr Advisor I
Shelley Marshall $100 Associate Lecturer
Amanda Faehnel $100 Associate Professor
Amy Sato $100 Associate Professor
Kristine Chan $250 Clerical Specialist
Amanda Bretzin $250 COVID Response Team Coord
Cathy DuBois $250 Assoc Dean, Grad Progs, CoBA
Tiffany Jamison $250 Instructional Designer
Elizabeth Lee $250 Asst to an Exec Officer
Anissa Strickland $250 Dir, Scholarships
Rosemary Heredos $250 Faculty part-time; end date of 12/31/21
Marlo Rose $250 Clerical Coordinator
Kathryn Knapp $500 Associate Professor
Megan Krippel $500 Dir II, Enrl Mgt, Stu Svc, Adv
Mariah Gibbons $500 Public Rel & Marketing Coord
Anthony Chiccarino $500 Network Design Engineer
Michael Byron $1,000 Chairperson, Academic Dept
Roberto Chavez $1,000 Dir, Academic Advising

Don’t see your name listed? Don’t fret. There is still plenty of time to enter and win. Visit the Corona Virus Updates website to register your vaccine information and be eligible for upcoming drawings. Good luck!

In Memoriam

The College of Fine and Professional Arts regrets to announce that Harry Ausprich, former dean who lived in Philadelphia, passed away recently. He was 88. Read Harry's obituary.

Corrie Slawson Receives Cleveland Arts Prize

Corrie Slawson, M.F.A. ’06 has been awarded the Cleveland Arts Prize for Mid-Career Artist in Visual Arts for 2021. She will receive her award at the 61st annual awards event at the Cleveland Museum of Art on October 13, 2021. Read the full story.

2021 Bowman Cup 5k Walk/Run (20th Annual)

Join Recreation Services for the in-person 20th Annual Bowman Cup 5k Walk/Run on Saturday, Oct 2, or participate in the virtual walk/run from Sunday, Sept. 26 through Saturday, Oct. 2

The race, named after fedora-loving former Kent State University President George Bowman, will use chip timing and take place during Kent State University Spirit Week. Running the course allows participants to enjoy the scenic route through Kent State University and the surrounding community.

Check-in begins at 7 a.m. and the race will begin at 8 a.m., with awards and food immediately following in the Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

$20/person (in-person event); $15/person (virtual event). Register or donate online at the Bowman Cup website.

Reporting Line for Fraud and Fiscal Abuse

What is the Purpose of the Reporting Line for Fraud and Fiscal Abuse?

Kent State University is responsible for the stewardship of university resources and is committed to the highest standards of fiscal responsibility. The reporting line provides a formalized mechanism to communicate concerns related to fraud and fiscal abuse.

Employees are encouraged to discuss concerns with a supervisor, department head or another appropriate university official. If this is not a viable option or if you believe your concerns have not been addressed after reporting fiscal fraud or abuse, reports may be communicated through the reporting line provided by an independent company, and can be accessed toll free, 24/7 by calling (800) 683-5621.

For more information, please visit the Internal Audit website on Reporting Line For Fraud and Fiscal Abuse.

October Wellness Offerings 

Mental well-being is a state in which an individual realizes their own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to contribute to their community. Join Employee Wellness this October for webinars focused on holistic mental health (Oct. 20) and how advertising can influence our financial choices (Oct. 12). We also encourage employees to review the services available to you and your family members through Kent State Employee Assistance and Work/Life Program, Impact Solutions

Additional October offerings include onsite mammogram appointments (Oct. 4 - 8) and the Kent State Farmers’ Market (Oct. 12), both at the Kent Campus. Visit the October focus web page for the full list of offerings.  

For questions related to wellness offerings for Kent State faculty and staff, please contact the Employee Wellness office at 330-672-0392, or wellness@kent.edu

Next Mindful Mondays Session is October 4 

Join one of the most skillful and down to earth mindfulness coaches, Daron Larson, for Mindful Monday on October 4 as he shares doable, challenging, and liberating ways to practice mindfulness. Daron helps people develop attentional skills that lead to feeling more at home in the messiness of real life -- to savor pleasant moments more and fight less with the unpleasant ones.  

The Oct. 4 Mindful Mondays session will take place from 8:30 - 9 a.m. and is open to all full- and part-time employees. For those participating in the wellness rewards program, each session is worth 10 Tier 2 points. Register here

Visit the Mindful Mondays page to learn more and access related resources, including Daron's FAQs with tips for practicing on your own between sessions. 

Interested in one-on-one mindfulness coaching? Call the Impact Solutions Employee Assistance and Work/Life Program at 800-227-6007 to schedule a mindfulness coaching session. You can request Daron as your coach! 

For questions related to health and wellness offerings for Kent State University faculty and staff, please contact the Employee Wellness office at 330-672-0392 or wellness@kent.edu.  

In-Person Health Coaching at the Kent Campus, October 5 

Are you striving for better health but not sure where to start? Perhaps you have a specific health goal but seek expertise and accountability. If either of these statements resonate with you, you may consider scheduling a health coaching session with Be Well Solutions. You get to choose the topic you want to discuss, and during an individualized session, your certified health coach will support you in setting short-term and long-term goals.  

Onsite health coaching is available monthly at the Kent Campus in addition to unlimited virtual/telephonic health coaching available year-round. Onsite sessions are held in the Heer Hall Wellness Resource Room (room 103). The next available health coaching date is Tuesday, October 5.   
To schedule your coaching session:  

  1. Login to your personal Be Well portal  
  2. Click on "Worksite Health Coaching" under "My Appointments"  
  3. Select a time that fits your schedule and follow the prompts to register. 

Be Well coaching is available to full-time employees. For those participating in the wellness rewards program, each session is worth 10 Tier 2 points. All Kent State employees, as well as household members, dependents and parents and parents-in-law, can receive nutrition counseling and/or life coaching through Impact Solutions. To schedule an appointment, call Impact at 800-227-6007.  

For questions related to health and wellness offerings for Kent State University faculty and staff, please contact the Employee Wellness office at 330-672-0392 or wellness@kent.edu.  

POSTED: Monday, September 27, 2021 - 11:21am
UPDATED: Monday, September 27, 2021 - 7:52am