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Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 1:30pm
The American Heart Association 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index has awarded SILVER-level recognition to Kent State for program design and results for building a culture of health in the workplace.
Employers who invest in their employees by promoting a culture of health with comprehensive workplace wellness practices, evidence-based policies
Posted: Monday, November 5, 2018 - 7:43am
David Kaplan (center), professor in the Department of Geography, is one of three educators honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching award a tenured or tenure-track professor can receive.

Many professors have certain influences that inspire them to teach. For David Kaplan, Ph.D., professor in Kent State University's Department of Geography, that inspiration comes from his father.

 

Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 3:05pm

Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren has built a legacy of excellence, respect, kindness and purpose in all that she has done during her time as Kent State’s 12th president.

 

Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:50pm

Peter C. Kratcoski, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, co-authored a section of the book "Introduction: Overview of Major Types, Prevention and Control," 1st Edition, Springer International Publishers, 2018.

Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:42pm
Spyridon (Spiros) Margetis

Familiar Face

Spyridon (Spiros) Margetis

Professor
Department of Physics
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Experimental Nuclear Physics

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

September 1997

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Brookhaven Lab

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

The new face of it!

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

Top-quality nuclear research group

RESIDES IN:

Munroe Falls, Ohio

Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:34pm
Liz Piatt

New Face

Liz Piatt

Project Director, McNair Scholars Program
University College
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

I manage the McNair Scholars Program, a federally funded TRIO with the purpose of increasing the number of students in Ph.D. programs from underrepresented and high-financial-need/first-generation populations.

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

February 2018

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

I was an associate professor at Hiram College.

Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:08pm

On Thursday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m., we will host our evening workshop on popular fad diets. Topics include why fad diets work, why they do not work long term and the alternative to “dieting.” 

Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:06pm

Faculty/staff group exercise classes are provided at no cost to Kent State University employees and sponsored by Employee Wellness and the Department of Recreational Services. A membership is not required to attend, but advance registration is required and space is limited for each session. 

Below is a summary of our faculty/staff group exercise classes offered each week along with the times and a brief description:

Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:02pm

As part of our continued commitment to build financial wellness, the Employee Wellness office is pleased to present Estate Planning Strategies on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from noon-1 p.m. in Room 107, Heer Hall, on the Kent Campus.

This estate planning workshop will provide practical information on components of estate planning, including incapacity planning, probate, estate taxes, wills and trusts. Your presenter will be Sean Deasy, CFP, ChFC, RICP of VALIC Financial Advisors Inc.

Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:00pm

The tuition fee waiver for an undergraduate taking courses is not taxable for employees or their dependents. Once a student has received a bachelor’s degree, any classes paid for by an employee tuition fee waiver must be taxed per the IRS regulations.

Current regulations state that any university employee who has at least a bachelor’s degree is exempt from tax on the first $5,250 of the tuition fee waiver value each year. Amounts exceeding $5,250 annually are taxable.

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