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Kent State University researchers study the link between Pokémon GO and increased exercise. Pokémon GO’s worldwide release one year ago sent crowds hiking through parks, meandering into streets and walking for miles in search of Pokémon, those cute little digital characters that appear in real locations on your smartphone. Capturing the little monsters isn’t just fun for the players, it might be good for their health. Too often we...

Kent State researchers study the effects of cellphone use on walking speed. We all know that we are supposed to exercise to reduce the risk of heart disease. But let’s face it, sometimes the only workout we get is walking from our office to the breakroom, and to the parking lot to drive home. So how then do we get the most out of those short walks? Kent State University researchers suggest putting the cellphone away –...

Kent State students help lead faculty and staff in the Fit for Life program. Elizabeth Michel, a Kent State University graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in exercise physiology, has gained much – both professionally and personally – through her experience working on the Fit for Life Workshop. “It always brings me great joy whenever I can help others along their journey to leading a healthier, happier...

Angela Ridgel, Ph.D., an associate professor of exercise science at Kent State University and an avid cyclist, has designed a bicycle specially tailored to Parkinson’s patients. Physical therapy is usually a component of treatment for patients of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative and motor system disorders. Now, a Kent State University professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Services has designed a piece of equipment that serves that purpose and sets the bar for exercise therapy higher. ...

Cassandra Storlie, an assistant professor in Kent State’s School of Lifespan Development and Educational Services, gives advice to Ph.D. students on finding their first jobs. Scholar of the Month Cassandra Storlie Assistant Professor   College of Education, Health and Human Services 2013-present Cassandra Storlie is an assistant professor in the School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences at the College of Education, Health and Human Services. She has built a research program that addresses important...

Kent State University hospitality management students Jackie Myers, Zach Anderson, Michael Farber and Andrea Sutton pose for a photo in front of a doorway on the side of the Duomo in Florence, Italy. The opportunity to travel abroad for the first time for some Kent State University students came through a summer internship program in Florence, Italy.  “I had been waiting for an opportunity to travel abroad,” said Andrea Sutton, a Kent State hospitality management student. “And now I’ve been able to fulfill my dream, and it was...

Kent State graduate student Lauren Ledzianowski uses video teleconferencing to help students in rural school districts with speech-language therapy. In an office nestled inside Kent State University’s Nixson Hall, you can hear the voice of a third grade student coming from a computer screen. “Beach ball,” says the voice from Greenfield Exempted Village Schools in Greenfield, Ohio. Soon after, in the screen directly below, Kent State graduate student Lauren Ledzianowski responds with,...

Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., and Arden Ruttan, Ph.D., along with their student research team, design, develop and study an app to reduce teen stress. Have too much stress? There is an app for coping. Researchers from Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences worked together to develop an app that not only measures stress levels in teenagers, but also teaches them how to manage anxiety. The app gathers data in real time using two teen favorites: technology and music.     ...

Gregory Smith is a professor of human development and family studies and director of the Human Development Center in the School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences in the College of Education, Health and Human Services. Scholar of the Month Gregory Smith Professor of Human Development and Family Studies College of Education, Health and Human Services 2001-present Gregory Smith is a professor of human development and family studies and director of the Human Development Center in the School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences in the College of...