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Jasmine Long and Sharon Ware grew up in different neighborhoods, but their connection transcends residential blocks. Broken barriers now build the dreams to change their communities for the better.

Several Kent State University departments have come together to produce Create Awareness, an art exhibit located on the first floor of the University Library that focuses on using art to depict the personal experiences of Kent State students, faculty and staff with mental illness.

Several Kent State University departments have come together to produce Create Awareness, an art exhibit located on the first floor of the University Library that focuses on using art to depict the personal experiences of Kent State students, faculty and staff with mental illness.

Kent State recently was featured in an article from The New York Times for its hiring of additional counselors in an effort to help students live mentally sound lives.

Kristen Brett, a fourth year student in Kent State University's College of Podiatric Medicine, has been elected president of the American Podiatric Medical Students' Association (APMSA).

Kent State University nursing major Christina Hansen grew up just outside of Cleveland in Mentor, Ohio, so the idea of remaining in northeast Ohio after graduation has always appealed to her.

As increasing numbers of college students seek treatment for mental health issues, higher education administrators at Kent State and across the country are searching for ways to offer effective help and trying to determine the reasons behind the escalation.

The Student Nurses Association is putting its best foot forward, hoping to promote healthy lifestyles in the Mahoning Valley with the new program at the Niles Wellness Center, which encourages members to talk and ask questions about health and activity.

A lead gift of $50,000 from a generous local foundation was recently granted to help the program purchase advanced equipment that helps facilitate premier training. However, $72,000 in individual and corporate/institutional donations are now being sought to help fully fund the simulation equipment for Geauga County’s only institution of higher learning.

The 2019 Larry Pollock Kent State of Wellness Summit will take place on Wednesday, April 3, from 5-8 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom with the theme “State of Mind: Creating a Community of Health, Hope and Awareness.”

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