Are you ready to beautify your yard? The Plant Exchange gives employees a chance to dig up perennials that may be taking over their flower beds and swap them for other plants.

Flower bulbs, houseplants, and veggie and flower seedlings also can be shared. If you do not have plants to share, you can still participate. The exchange is free and there are plenty of plants to go around.

Performance evaluations for classified and unclassified employees are taking place now through June 15.

Online performance evaluations for classified employees will take place now through June 1. Unclassified employees can complete evaluations now through June 15.

The updated Tuition Benefit Workflow has been in production since March 30, 2018. A new feature captures all of an employee’s recorded dependents in a drop-down list. Some dependents listed will not show a “Student Banner ID,” and while this is not an editable field, having it blank will not stop the workflow process. If you do not see one of your dependents in the list, please contact the Benefits Office.

The new Tuition Benefit Waiver is now in effect. One of the new features is that the workflow now captures all information on dependents directly from Banner. Consequently, there is no need to enter that information. If the Banner identification is not available, the field will remain blank and cannot be edited.

Yes, Kent State University employees can purchase adult general admission tickets at the discount rate of $18 per person (regularly $26 per person) by following the steps in this article.

In order to perform necessary maintenance on the boilers, steam transmission systems and electrical distribution systems, Kent State University's Power Plant on the Kent Campus will be shut down beginning Sunday, May 13, at 12:01 a.m. The shutdown is expected to be completed Sunday, May 20, at 11:59 p.m.  

Kent State University will again participate in the On the Move Challenge, a 12-week, national corporate competition. This is not your typical “challenge” and comes with no 10K per day requirement, no guilt, no shame, no punishment.

Yes. HR.com's Leadership Excellence and Development (LEAD) Awards has recognized Kent State University for its Institute for Excellence program.

Kent State University employees are eligible for a 15 percent discount with ProFlowers, which offers a wide assortment of floral arrangements, plants and gifts for any occasion. Visit www.proflowers.com and use code BLUEGOLD15.

The same discount is also available at the company’s sister brands listed below:

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Career Closet celebrates Women's History Month and the coming of spring by giving you the chance to get a jump on your spring cleaning, and help Kent State students.

Clean, new and used work and interview-appropriate clothing can be brought to the Williamson House, the Career Exploration office (Schwartz Center) or LaunchNET (University Library, 2nd floor) during office hours, until March 22.