Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free Policy Reminder
All Kent State University locations are smoke- and tobacco-free in accordance with university policy 3345-5-21. This policy aligns with the university-level initiative to create a healthy campus environment for all employees, students and visitors.
The policy covers all Kent State campuses, locations and properties, both domestic and international, and applies to all members of the university community: students, employees, volunteers, vendors, visitors and customers. In addition, the policy applies to all university-owned, -operated or -leased property, as well as personal vehicles on university property.
Under the policy, all smoking is prohibited. This includes electronic smoking devices, mod boxes or electronic nicotine delivery systems that create an aerosol or vapor. The use of nicotine, tobacco-derived or plant-based products, or oral tobacco is also prohibited.
Members of the university community who are thinking about kicking the tobacco habit should visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free. On this page, you can find links to Employee Resources and Student Resources for quitting. Resources include free smoking cessation support, smoking cessation apps, free nicotine replacement therapy information for employees, and internal cessation resources for students and employees.
Please reinforce this policy with employees and students in your area. Questions may be submitted to email@example.com.
Registration Opens for Annual Employee Appreciation Day - March 20
Kent State University faculty and staff will be recognized with a complimentary lunch, entertainment, games, giveaways, dancing and fun on Tuesday, March 20, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. A special evening event will be held for second- and third-shift workers from 10-11:30 p.m.
Registration is now open. If you would like to attend, please register by selecting the day or evening event button on the Employee Appreciation Day homepage.
To provide a consistent experience for all employees, lunch and events will be held concurrently throughout the three-hour period so departments can schedule release time for staff. Workers are not required to use designated sick or vacation leave to attend. Participation in this event should be coordinated with guidance from your supervisor or manager.
All Regional Campus employees are invited to attend the March 20 event on the Kent Campus. However, note that Regional Campus employees will be recognized during separate employee appreciation events throughout the year at your respective locations.
The Employee Appreciation Committee and university administration is excited to bring this special event to all full- and part-time faculty and staff. For questions, please contact the Employee Engagement and Outreach Office at 330-672-2100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Although the university certainly values its graduate assistants and student employees, Employee Appreciation Day events are intended for all full- and part-time faculty and staff. This is not intended to include graduate assistants and student employees.
Kent State Announces Free Electronics Recycling Feb. 28, March 7, 14 and 21, and Document Shredding Event March 21 during RecycleMania
On Feb. 28, March 7, 14 and 21, Kent State University will hold a FREE electronics recycling drop-off, called E-Cycle Drive. On March 21, Kent State will hold FREE document shredding, called ShredMania. Both events are open to students, faculty, staff and the Kent Community. E-Cycle Drive and ShredMania are hosted by Kent State's Division of Human Resources, University Facilities Management and the Office of Sustainability.
E-Cycle Drive will be open Wednesdays, Feb. 28, March 7, 14 and 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Kent Campus R-17 parking lot behind Starbucks (between South Willow Street and South Lincoln Street.) Shred-Mania will be open Wednesday, March 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kent Campus R-17 parking lot behind Starbucks (between South Willow Street and South Lincoln Street.) Both the electronics recycling and university paper shredding contributes to Kent State's standings in RecycleMania. This is the ninth year Kent State is competing in RecycleMania.
For more information, visit www.kent.edu/sustainability.
Correction: Office Support Staff Recognition Program
In last month's issue of Management Update, we listed the date for the Office Support Staff Recognition Program incorrectly. This invitation-only event will take place Tuesday, April 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Managers and supervisors should schedule coverage in their respective units so invitees may attend.
Please direct any questions to Employee Engagement and Outreach at 330-672-2100 or email@example.com.