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Deepraj Mukherjee, Ph.D., associate professor of economics at Kent State University at Stark, challenges his students to find the answer that will better their homes, neighborhoods and communities. Deepraj Mukherjee, Ph.D., associate professor of economics at Kent State University at Stark, grew up in a middle-income family in Kolkata, India, but when he walked the city’s streets, poverty was unavoidable. Hunger knew no divide, afflicting families and neighborhoods in this capital of West Bengal where more than 15 million hail from every...

Kent State University senior Erin Shattuck (left) traveled to the Netherlands where she took classes in sustainable development. Imagine planning a dinner party for 500 of your closest friends and not knowing what you will serve until almost the last minute. It might sound stressful, but for Erin Shattuck, it is a privilege. Ms. Shattuck, a Kent State biology student, is passionate about using every last morsel of food to prevent waste. She is even more passionate about...

Pictured are participants at the annual Nutritious and Delicious Gala. Kent State University Dining Services received three outstanding awards at the event for its gluten-free dish. When Kent State University's Dining Services launched the first gluten-free dining hall on a college campus almost two years ago, its goal was to cater to students and members of the university community who need or prefer gluten-free foods. This Kent State initiative continues to catch the eye of members of the food industry.   ...

Kent State University employees play with a Kin-ball as part of several wellness activities offered by the university. Kent State employees will again compete in the national On the Move Challenge for recognition as the Most Active Employer. On your mark. Get set … BLAM! That’s right. Starting today, Kent State University employees will move more, sit less and thrive through boosting, learning, assessing, moving and sharing (BLAMs). Once again, TEAM KENT STATE will set their bodies in motion and strive to sit atop the leaderboard for recognition as the Most Active Employer in the...

Area middle school students participate in interactive activities at Kent State University at Geauga. For faculty members at Kent State University at Geauga, a commitment to stimulating curiosity in the educational process helps secure the future academic success and effective problem-solving abilities of local students.   Over the last three years, Kent State Geauga has had the privilege to serve as a facilitator and host for area middle school...

Gregory King (center), assistant professor in Kent State’s School of Theatre and Dance, is surrounded by members of the Kent Dance Ensemble. The group will perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., in June. Some Kent State University students will dance their way to Washington, D.C., this summer. Members of the Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, assistant professor in Kent State’s School of Theatre and Dance, will perform the piece "Aftermath," a work by guest choreographer Catherine Meredith, at the American...

Kent State University student Javon Miller Entrepreneurship takes many forms. It can take advantage of new technology or a new way of using old technology. In some cases, it combines new and old to create something entirely new. In Javon Miller’s case, his business was created by combining a new hobby with a tool that humans have used for centuries.   “Bovazi is a handcrafted pen and...

Kent State University Kent State University’s sustainability efforts include a nationally recognized tree campus, comprehensive recycling programs and a unique footprint of 12 LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) buildings throughout its campuses. Kent State’s Center for the Visual Arts earned the most recent certification, a LEED silver...

Members of the Kent State University at Trumbull community display mindfulness posters that encourage mindful breathing, observation, and/or awareness, and promotes counseling services for students in need. Kent State University at Trumbull’s Counseling Services and Psychology Club are encouraging students to follow the old adage, “stop and smell the roses.” Flashes of Mindfulness posters and mindfulness stations are popping up around campus to remind students to slow down, pay attention and be aware.   “We want to ensure that our students...

Katherine Bryk, word processing specialist at Kent State University, has a passion for martial arts for fitness and self-defense purposes. Kent State offers a variety of wellness activities for employees through its Employee Wellness program. How people discover hobbies is almost as unique as the hobbies themselves. For Katherine Bryk, word processing specialist at Kent State University's School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, a current passion for martial arts started with a seemingly simple childhood scenario.  “I...