Health

A student enjoys a quiet moment on the Kent Campus Melissa Celko, director of Kent State of Wellness, has introduced a new Meditation Across Campus program, in which members of the university community can participate for free. “There is a real focus on the humanistic aspect of the quieting of the senses and the mind and allowing the body to find rest,” Ms....

Jennifer Miller, lecturer in Kent State A luxury trip featuring accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton, limousine rides, spa treatments and lunch with one of the most influential women in the world. Jennifer Miller, lecturer in Kent State University’s School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, experienced these things and...

A child gets checked by his doctor (stock photo) The way in which a parent responds to a child’s injury often impacts how upset the little one becomes. A panicked parent often means a crying, hysterical child. A calm kiss on the boo-boo and a quick return to regular business, though, and the child is likely to forget about the incident. This age-old bit of...

A child gets checked by his doctor (stock photo) Single molecule biophysics sounds complicated because it is. Then again, so is cancer. So it makes sense that one of Kent State University's molecular biophysicists would take on the most notorious challenge in medical science. Now Dr. Hamza Balci, an associate professor of physics in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences, has at least one...

After two Category 5 hurricanes hit her home, Debra Thomas graduates with the help of the Kent State University College of Nursing Student Emergency Fund. Neither Hurricane Irma nor Hurricane Maria could stop a Kent State University nursing student from graduating, even though the Category 5 storms that hit the United States Virgin Islands last September forced Debra Thomas to make a difficult decision. “The hurricanes put a serious financial burden on me and my significant other,” said Ms....

Active Minds honors Kent State University with a 2018 Healthy Campus Award for fostering a culture of health and wellness for students and the entire Kent State community. Kent State University’s strategic focus on the health and well-being of students is receiving national recognition. Active Minds, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness among college students, announced Kent State as a winner of the prestigious 2018 Healthy Campus Award.  Active Minds worked with the nation’s...

Neurons The College of Arts and Sciences invites you to join us for the sixth annual Neuroscience Symposium on April 25-26, 2018 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. This year's topic is "The Neuroscience of the Healthy Brain," with John Cryan, PhD, as our keynote speaker on Wednesday April 25 at 7 p.m. Dr. Cryan is a professor and...

Kent State University student Eli Kalil, shown here with his mom, engaged Twitter users to help his mom quit smoking. Viral tweets are circulated around the internet every day. Whether they are entertaining, infuriating or moving, they usually evoke some type of strong emotional response, which is how they become viral. Eli Kalil, a junior applied communications major at Kent State University, saw just how powerful the tool of social media can be when he posted an...

Kent State Police Officer Anne Spahr, pictured here with K-9 Coco, was recognized as one of the 2017 Crisis Intervention Team Officers of the Year by the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County and the Portage County Police Chief’s Association. Police officers rarely find out how victims are doing after a crisis. In most crisis situations, they deal with the immediate threat and move on. But Kent State University Police Officer Anne Spahr recalls the moment when she knew she had saved a life. A young woman, who previously suffered from suicidal behavior, approached Officer Spahr at the...

DeWeese Health Center created a community garden focused on growing fresh produce, learning best-practice gardening techniques and managing stress through connection with nature. Kent State University’s DeWeese Health Center is on a mission to create a culture of wellness on campus that incorporates body, mind, spirit and financial well-being, as well as a sense of community. To this end, the DeWeese Health Center’s Wellness Committee recently accomplished one of its wellness initiatives of creating a community garden...