COVID-19 HUB

Lianna Fertig Applied Communication major’s EntICING Cakes food truck provides ‘Free Lunch Fridays’ to area children in need. As a young girl, the pink slip Lianna Fertig held tightly in her small hands guaranteed her a free lunch at school. Today, the pink truck she drives carries that same promise to kids in the inner-city neighborhood where she grew...

Nursing graduate Marissa Stelluto Even as a preschooler, Marissa Stelluto knew she wanted to be a nurse. When her teddy bears got the sniffles, and her Barbies suffered the occasional broken leg, Stelluto was there to fix them. Toy stethoscope in hand, she listened for abnormal rhythms or other signs of something more serious. Her brother and sister played along, and she learned...

Lester Sanders meets virtually with a Rising Scholars student. Imagine being in high school and having no plan for your future… Imagine being told that college is not an option for you because of finances… Imagine no one in your family ever attending college and being discouraged at the thought… Then, imagine hearing that Kent State University at Stark’s Rising Scholars Program could change your life....

Flashes in the Field: Finding the Silver Lining A woman wearing a face mask and gloves nervously enters Aladdin’s Eatery at The Strip in Belden Village to pick up her food. Clearly anxious, she expresses concern about touching anything to sign her receipt. She proceeds to wait outside of the restaurant for her server-turned-carryout hostess to deliver her order. A Target customer attempts to...

TuscHeroes web Several Kent State University at Tuscarawas alumni have recently been named TuscHeroes, as they are making a difference in the community by helping others adjust and cope during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a deep desire to help and support others, these TuscHeroes found ways to connect to community members, offer services and provide support...

Rick Thomas With the severe and growing shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic occurring around the world and in our own backyard, administrators, faculty, staff and students at Kent State University at Tuscarawas are doing what they can to help alleviate the need. Healthcare personnel rely on PPEs to protect themselves...

Kent State The COVID-19 pandemic inspired Kent State alumnus Robert Roland Jr. to enroll in the College of Public Health’s new 100% online Master of Public Health (MPH) program with a specialization in epidemiology. The online program fits perfectly into Roland’s lifestyle as a non-traditional student who serves as the caretaker for his father, who has...

image of a volunteer organizing donated food Among the festivities marking the beginning of this unconventional semester, one Kent State University office is partnering with Portage County social service agencies to host a contactless food drive to collect items that will support members of campus and local communities.   The Flashes Fighting Hunger Contactless Food Drive, organized by Kent...

Remote learning has expanded due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kent State University faculty have worked diligently over the summer to improve their skills at teaching remotely. Nearly 1,000 faculty members from across all eight campuses took part in a variety of workshops and webinars to help them learn more about the art of teaching remotely, and how to best engage their students online. ...

A student uses a computer. We all know the world has changed, perhaps forever. The overall lesson of the COVID- 19 pandemic is that we need a public health workforce, prepared at all levels, to monitor the world for emerging infectious diseases, to prevent the spread of highly contagious diseases, to develop new treatments and vaccines, and to invent novel approaches never...