Health

Associate Professor of Dance Joan Meggitt teachers a class for Parkinson A Kent State University professor is conducting a collaborative research project to studying how ballroom dance can help to manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Angela Ridgel, Ph.D., associate professor of exercise science and physiology in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, began the...

This summer, Kent State University will host faculty from the Center for Koru Mindfulness for a three-day teacher certification workshop at its Kent Campus. Mindfulness has been found to have several benefits for those who practice it, including helping to build resilience and stress reduction. However, according to the Center for Koru Mindfulness, the way that mindfulness is often taught is neither relevant nor accessible to the people who would benefit from it the most. The center’s Koru...

Sharon Ware and Jasmine Long Dynamic duo. 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.  Ms. Long hailed from the southeast side of Canton; Ms. Ware called Massillon home. But, the obstacles to accessible health care were the...

Division of Mental Health and Substance Use

Pieces in the Create Awareness Exhibit 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. Create Awareness is a collaborative effort between the College of...

Pieces in the Create Awareness Exhibit 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. Create Awareness is a collaborative effort between the College of...

Kent State University’s Mental Health Efforts Gain National Attention Kent State University students are requesting additional mental health counseling resources, and the university is working on multiple fronts of keep up with student needs. 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. The...

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine student Kristen Brett, right, is elected president of APMSA. 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). Ms. Brett attended the 2019 APMSA House of Delegates meeting in Nashville, Tennessee in February, along with 140 podiatric medical students from around the...

Kent State nursing student Christina Hansen hopes to begin her career in Northeast Ohio 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. The 2016 graduate of Lake Catholic High School said she likes the idea of staying close to family, and figured she would remain in the area, at least until...

Age of Anxiety Graphic 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. At the height of his battle with anxiety, Andrew Atkins would feel as if he were watching...

Taylor Stull, SNA officer; Bill, Wellness Center member; Valerie Salyers, SNA president; Matt, Wellness Center member; Alice Colwell, professor, and SNA advisor; and Bob, Wellness Center member. Nursing students at Kent State Trumbull are putting their best foot forward, hoping to promote healthy lifestyles in the Mahoning Valley. Members of Kent State Trumbull’s Student Nurses Association (SNA) recently launched the ”Walk and Talk with a Nurse” program at the Niles Wellness Center. From 9-11 a.m. on the second and fourth Monday of...