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Kent State University’s Employee Wellness Program has awarded more than $100,000 to faculty and staff to date for 2018. As part of the Wellness Your Way employee incentive program, all full-time, benefits-eligible employees are invited to attend an onsite health screening (you do not have to be covered by the university-sponsored health plan to...

April is the month to show your gratitude. Gift yourself and your community by pausing to reflect on someone or something you are grateful for. Write your appreciation on a window or poster-board stop and bring your department’s “Gratitude Graffiti” wall to life. The Gratitude Graffiti Project is a practice of purposeful reflection and...

Registration is now open for the On the Move Challenge. Kent State University will compete against other employers in real time for a chance to be one of the top 100 most active workplaces in the country. Last year, Kent State placed 17th in the nation, up from 27th the year before. This year we intend to move up the leaderboard and show the...

The March for Heroes event will be held on Saturday, March 10, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. March for Heroes is a unique fundraising event that remembers and celebrates our nation's veterans and active members of the armed forces. This event helps fundraise for local veteran’s services organizations...

Overall, cancer incidences have decreased over the last 10 years, but did you know that cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the U.S.? On Thursday, March 15, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Seminar Room A at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, discover easy and simple nutritional methods that reduce your cancer risk. The presenter...

The world will never be less distracting than it is right now. Mindfulness practice involves changing attention habits. It uses ordinary perceptions to train your attention. Intrigued? Join us on Tuesday, March 27, at noon in Heer Hall or via livestream where mindfulness awareness coach Daron Larson from IMPACT Solutions will explore...

At a time when people are distracted by so much, it is important to stop and take a moment, or two, throughout the day to reflect on those items we are grateful for, big or small.  Gratitude is a gift we give ourselves and our community. Kent State University will participate in the Gratitude Graffiti Project for its second consecutive year. In...

Along with the exciting games, March Madness is a time for watch parties filled with finger-friendly foods. Typically, this means pizza, wings, chips and a plethora of dips. Fortunately, there are ways to slim down some of your favorite game-day foods without sacrificing taste. On Friday, March 9, from noon-1 p.m. at Heer Hall, join our Be Well...

Join us on Tuesday, March 13, from noon-1 p.m. at Heer Hall for a lunch and learn designed to assist employees prepare for retirement. During this session, we will discuss the new realities retirees are facing, such as planning for the five essential risks in retirement and creating a retirement income plan. Our presenter will be Sean Deasy, senior...

As part of the Wellness Your Way employee incentive program, all full-time, benefits-eligible employees are invited to attend an onsite health screening (you do not have to be covered by the university-sponsored health plan to take advantage of this onsite service). Screenings conducted between September 2017 and April 30, 2018, will go toward the...