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Weight Watcher's at Work welcomes all Kent State University employees, family members and students to an Open House. Stop by Kent Student Center, Room 303, on Wednesday, March 9, from 12:15-1 p.m. All attendees will have their name entered into a prize drawing. Attendees who choose to enroll also will receive a special gift. No...

As part of the RecycleMania competition, Kent State University’s Division of Human Resources will partner with the Office of Sustainability to host Shred-Mania on Wednesday, March 30, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kent State Ice Arena parking lot. Shred-Mania is open to all students, faculty, staff and the Kent community. Shred-Mania allows...

Watch parties with finger-friendly foods, like piping hot pizza, crunchy potato chips, spicy chicken wings and a plethora of dips, are staples of college basketball in the spring. Fortunately, there are ways to slim down some of your favorite March Madness meals without sacrificing taste. In this cooking demo, to be held March 15 from noon-1 p.m....

We live in an age and culture where living to eat has become the norm. Obesity rates are continuously increasing and is one of the top causes of death in America. Cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes are strongly related to diet and lifestyles. Held March 2 from noon-1 p.m. in the Kent Student Center, Room 313, this seminar will...

Stress can impact your physical and emotional health, and it can lead you to engage in unhealthy behaviors. Studies have found a link between high stress and diabetes, elevated LDL cholesterol, heart disease, hypertension, obesity, as well as tooth and gum disease. Finding positive ways to cope with your stressors can help improve your overall...

Turn your coffee break into a healthy wake-up for your body and mind. Learn some quick stretches and yoga poses you can do throughout the day to keep your muscles limber, your joints moving and your mind clear. Yoga and stretching is a great way to maintain health and reduce stress. Come to Heer Hall, Room 107, on Feb. 24 from noon-1 p.m., and...

Save the date now for the Office Support Staff Recognition Program held Wednesday, April 27, in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. This luncheon recognizes university employees who provide office support throughout Kent State’s campuses. Invitations will be mailed the first week in April. Managers and supervisors should schedule coverage in their...

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has granted an extension on producing and filing the 1095-C tax form. As such, the 1095-C tax form is not required for full-time, benefits-eligible employees to file 2015 taxes. Kent State University will still make the 1095-C form available to employees as soon as possible, and will file the forms with the IRS...

In addition to full- and part-time employees, Weight Watchers at Work is now open to spouses, dependents and students. Participants can choose from one of two discounted weight-loss programs: A monthly pass that gives faculty, staff and students a trial period without the lengthy commitment. Participants have the option of "at-work" or local...

Relax with an adult coloring book. Practice a yoga pose. Clear your head at the Mini Zen Garden. Reduce stress at the water garden. All of this and much more awaits visitors at the open house of the Employee Wellness Resource Room on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from noon to 4 p.m. at 103 Heer Hall. During the open house, you can: Meet and talk with...