Donna Karan

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Donna Karan, one of America’s most famous fashion designers, will be at Kent State University on Monday, March 5. Karan will serve as the keynote speaker for the Kent State College of Nursing’s annual Driving the Future conference series. A live webcast of Karan’s presentation at 12:45 p.m. on March 5 will be available at https://ksutube.kent.edu/watchlive.php?playthis=2143. This year’s conference explores an integrative approach to incorporating self-care and mindfulness in a balanced personal and professional life. Conference attendees will examine the impact of mindfulness on features of...

**MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY** MONDAY, MARCH 5, STARTING @ 10:30 A.M. WHAT: Donna Karan, one of the most famous American fashion designers, will be at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, on Monday, March 5. Karan will serve as the keynote speaker for the Kent State College of Nursing’s annual Driving the Future conference series. This year’s conference explores an integrative approach to incorporating self-care and mindfulness in a balanced personal and professional life. Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation has collaborated with Kent State’s College of Nursing for the past two years on...

Ed Dailey of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program leads a class of Kent State nursing students.

The notion of a partnership between Kent State University and fashion mogul Donna Karan isn’t such a strange thing to imagine. Kent State’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising is recognized as one of the top fashion schools in the country. So it may come as surprising to learn that the new collaboration between Kent State and Karan involves not fashion, but the university’s College of Nursing. Kent State and Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation are working together on a program focused on nursing wellness and self-care. The goal is to address issues such as nursing burnout and job-related st...