Health and Human Services

In the heart of Kent State’s new Design Innovation (DI) Hub there will be an “Innovation Teaching Kitchen” where hospitality management students can use the latest technology and food preparation techniques to compete in culinary competitions and collaborate with their peers. Imagine hospitality management students collaborating with digital media students to produce culinary television shows in the Innovation Teaching Kitchen as passersby look on. Or nutrition students meeting with community neighbors to teach them how to prepare the fresh vegetables they’ve grown in the community garden p...

The opportunity to travel abroad for the first time for some Kent State University students came through a summer internship program in Florence, Italy.  “I had been waiting for an opportunity to travel abroad,” said Andrea Sutton, a Kent State hospitality management student. “And now I’ve been able to fulfill my dream, and it was everything I imagined and more.” Sutton is one of four Kent State hospitality management students to travel to Florence for an eight-week internship program this summer. The Florence Four – Zach Anderson, Michael Farber, Jackie Myers and Sutton – interned at h...

Kent State students help lead faculty and staff in the Fit for Life program.

In the gym of the MAC Center Annex, you can hear the voices of student trainers echo from one end to the other.  “Nice long strides with those feet,” shouts one student trainer. “Let’s lunge to me,” encourages another. Kent State University exercise physiology graduate students are playing a key role in Fit for Life, an expanded version of the former Faculty/Staff Exercise Program.    Fit for Life is a one-credit, repeatable workshop now open to students, staff, faculty, their families and the general public year-round. The goal is to improve the healt...

Kent State University will feature Lisa Shannon, a passionate activist for the safety of women in Congo, as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series for International Education Week on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. The event is free and open to the public.  Shannon will discuss her efforts to help the women of Congo during her lecture “Do-It-Yourself World Leadership.” The lecture is part of International Education Week at Kent State, which aims to educate students, faculty and community members about the benefits of the international experience. “When we’re 18 a...

Kent State University’s Science of Learning and Education (SOLE) Center will host “Improving Student Achievement: A Summit on Learning and Education” at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in Kent, Ohio, on Oct. 9-10. Researchers from across the country (and one from Australia) in the fields of cognitive and educational psychology will present their cutting-edge work on evidence-based approaches to improving student achievement. The summit kicks off on Thursday, Oct. 9, with a reception at 5:45 p.m., followed by a keynote address by Mark McDaniel, professor of psychology a...

Kent State University’s Science of Learning and Education (SOLE) Center will host “Improving Student Achievement: A Summit on Learning and Education” at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in Kent, Ohio, on Oct. 9-10. Researchers from across the country (and one from Australia) in the fields of cognitive and educational psychology will present their cutting-edge work on evidence-based approaches to improving student achievement. The summit kicks off on Thursday, Oct. 9, with a reception at 5:45 p.m., followed by a keynote address by Mark McDaniel, professor of psychology a...

Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services announces the appointment of Vicki Haywood Doe, Ph.D., ACSM-HFS, as its 2014 Diversity Catalyst. Doe, a resident of Niles, Ohio, will work on behalf of Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services and its Office of Diversity Outreach and Development during the 2014-15 academic year on diversity and community outreach efforts, while also connecting with disciplines within the college that fit her line of work. She is the first person to serve as a Diversity Catalyst for the college. Doe, an alumna of Kent S...

Scholar of the Month Kimberly S. Schimmel Associate Professor of the Sociology of Sport College of Education, Health and Human Services 1995-present Kim Schimmel is an associate professor in the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration of the College of Education, Health and Human Services. Her research focuses on the sociology of sport, especially political economic theory, urban redevelopment and security at large-scale sporting events in local and global contexts. Schimmel is internationally recognized for her research and scholarship, serving as vice president of the ...

Scholar of the Month Timothy V. Rasinski Professor of Literacy Education College of Education, Health and Human Services 1988-present Timothy Rasinski’s scholarship focuses on reading fluency. He has written more than 200 articles and has authored, co-authored or edited more than 50 books or curriculum programs on reading education. He is author of the bestselling books on reading fluency, The Fluent Reader and The Fluent Reader in Action, published by Scholastic. His scholarly interests include reading fluency and word study, reading in the elementary and middle grades, and readers who...