Health

Student/Teacher conversation animation What do you do if a student in class or at work starts showing up distracted, less talkative or stops showing up at all? Ignore it? Ask about it? But how do you start that conversation? Thanks to mental health training offered at Kent State, faculty and staff are better prepared for recognizing symptoms of distress, having conversations with those...

GSNA students with donator The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Kent State University Geauga Campus is a rigorous academic environment that requires serious discipline, study, practice, and testing. It’s also an intimate environment of friends, instructors, and mentors who support each other from one challenge to the next, and inspire one another to reach...

Kent State of Well-being

GSNA students with donator Yoga on the Green  Kent State of Well-being, in partnership with the university's Department of Recreational Services, presents Yoga on the Green, a fun evening of meditation, yoga, giveaways and more. Also, learn about on-campus health and wellness resources, including the university's new bike-share program. This event is free and open to...

Occupational therapy assistant is a growing career field. Targeted at widening students’ educational opportunities in preparing them for a career in occupational therapy, the Kent State University at Ashtabula Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Technology program recently announced the creation of a hybrid model, combining online learning with more convenient on-campus laboratory sessions. The new...

A woman sits at a table with small children eating healthy food. Food allergies can be as dangerous as firearms for children who don’t have the skills to react responsibly to when they’re exposed to them. A Kent State University researcher with a background in safety training models — and a very personal motivation — has devised a method to help some children with food allergies stay safe, and the...

A man in a chef Science is complex, and it’s difficult to discuss it with children under the best circumstances; it’s even more difficult when they are hungry.   Two Kent State University researchers may have cooked up a way to solve both of those problems, and the National Science Foundation just awarded them a three-year, $1.3 million grant to determine...

Shannon Gardiner is one of 400 volunteers from 40 nations who staff the Africa Mercy in Guinea, West Africa. Kent State alumna Shannon Gardiner, BSN ’09, RN, CCRN, always knew she wanted to help people, but also longed for a career that would provide flexibility along the way. After a few years working in Akron Children’s Hospital’s pediatric Intensive Care Unit, followed by some time as a traveling nurse, a Google search for volunteer...

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...