Dear Students and the Kent State Community,

I understand the fears you may be experiencing in light of the news that the second nurse diagnosed with Ebola recently visited Northeast Ohio and interacted with her relatives, including three employees who work at our Kent Campus. I’d like to thank you for staying calm during this unsettling time. This is what we know as of today.

Visit the OneWellU website for an updated list of wellness offerings beginning this January. Offerings include a Weight Watchers at Work Open House, walking opportunities at the Kent State Field House, as well as a OneWellU Walking Program in collaboration with the American Heart Association (ASA). In addition, the Faculty/Staff Exercise Program will be offered along with programs specifically designated for faculty and staff through the Department of Recreational Services.

DeWeese Health Center

Kent State University Health Services has been reaccredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The AAAHC develops standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care and value for ambulatory healthcare through peer-based accreditation processes, education and research.

After a nearly yearlong planning process, Kent State’s College of Nursing and the MetroHealth System have collaborated to now offer clinical experiences aboard Metro Life Flight to Kent State graduate nursing students in the acute care nurse practitioner concentration. The new clinical experiences started this fall semester.

Scholar of the Month
John Hoornbeek
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management
College of Public Health

Kent State University Professor of Psychology Mary Ann Parris Stephens, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the 2013 Developmental Health Award by the Aging and Health Committee of the American Psychological Association. Stephens will receive the award and give an invited address at the association’s 121st annual convention taking place from July 31 to Aug. 4 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Scholar of the Month
Timothy V. Rasinski
Professor of Literacy Education
College of Education, Health and Human Services