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Smartphone, Smart TV, etablet, eReader, Apple, HP, Android, to name a few. Then there is Google, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, IM, Flicker, YouTube, Yelp, Pinterest, etc. – welcome to the world of social media. Gone are the family dinner table discussions. In this workshop, you will define social media and identify its uses and audiences....

Are you thinking about joining Weight Watchers at Work? There is no obligation. Full- and part-time employees can join anytime.  Weight Watchers at Work also is open to spouses, dependents and students. You can choose from one of two discounted weight-loss programs: A monthly pass that gives faculty, staff and students a trial period...

Willis Walker, interim vice president for human resources, is encouraging all supervisors to carefully consider supporting a faculty or staff member through Kent State University's nationally recognized and award-winning leadership development initiative, the Institute for Excellence (I4E). The mission of the Institute for Excellence is to develop...

When it comes to compensation, we often think just of the dollars and cents we see in our paychecks. While we do not want to undervalue the importance of our salary, it is only part of the commitment the university makes to each of us. That commitment also comes in the form of health and welfare benefits, vacation benefits, tuition opportunities...

On Friday, April 15, the Division of Human Resources launched its spring/summer walk-and-talk series. The subject matter of the day was “pollinators.” The pollinator walk was led by zoology major Jen Giles. Roughly 40 faculty and staff members attended the lunchtime walk, which included a visit to the campus greenhouse, monarch butterfly...

The summer edition of HR News Flash, the Division of Human Resources’ quarterly newsletter, is available. Check it out for the latest news and information, including: The President’s Excellence Awards New faces in the Division of Human Resources The WELCOA On the Move Corporate Challenge Institute for Excellence graduates College of...

Nearly 400 registered guests packed the Kent Student Center Ballroom in April for the 19th annual Office Support Staff Recognition Luncheon. This year’s theme was “Kent State Connected.” The Division of Human Resources sponsors the Office Support Staff Recognition program each year to recognize support staffers in various departments,...

In order to perform necessary maintenance on the boilers, steam transmission systems and electrical distribution systems, Kent State University’s Power Plant will be shut down from 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. As a result of the steam shutdown, most buildings located on the Kent Campus will NOT have hot water to sinks...

Join remotely or from Heer Hall on the Kent Campus on May 5 at noon for a Lunch and Learn with Michael Schechter, M.D., principal and director of operations for Be Well Solutions, Kent State University’s wellness partner. Schechter will share “The Five Smartest Things You Can Do for Your Health.” This lunchtime workshop will provide support...

Signing up for personal health coaching is as easy as 1…2…3. If you are interested in working on health-related concerns with a wellness expert, attend the next personal health coaching session on Tuesday, May 3, from 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. in Heer Hall, Room 103, located at 635 Loop Road. Pre-registration is required. Certified through...