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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.

JACKSON TWP. The messages are basic: You’re not alone. People care.

Two seniors at Kent State University Stark campus — Michaela Morris and Haley Walker — want to help Jackson Memorial Middle School students hear those messages. This week they are asking fellow students to sign a banner or provide cards, notes and art work expressing support for the district.

Cereal, peanut butter, pasta, shampoo, soap, toothpaste and baby diapers.

These are some of the many items Flash’s Food Pantry at Kent State Stark are in need of to give a helping hand to people going through hard times.

With stress levels on the rise and mental health being one of the most crucial issues in public health today, Kent State University is hosting the Brain Health Summit on Wednesday, Feb. 21, to share the importance of a healthy brain. The event is presented by Kent State’s Division for Research and Sponsored Programs and Kent State of Wellness, a university-wide effort that promotes a culture of health and wellness for students and employees at all Kent State campuses.


They laced up. They warmed up. They got moving. In the end, nearly 800 hard-charging, heart-pounding employees from across Kent State University’s eight campuses came together as one team. TEAM KENT STATE captured first place in the national On the Move University Challenge for the most active university in the country.


They laced up. They warmed up. They got moving.


Brain Health Summit

Join students, staff & faculty for an interactive discussion of how each of us can improve the health of our brain and the quality of our thinking through lifestyle changes that include movement, nutrition & stress reduction!

“I remember one day I hadn’t eaten, and my friend brought in homemade fluffy oreos,” Nina Schubert said.

“Nina, you’re not going to eat one?” her friend asked.

“No, I’ll eat one,” Nina replied.

And so she did.

“Not even two minutes after eating it, I excused myself to the bathroom and purged it,” she said.

Scientific, evidenced-based instrument rates workplace health programs and workforce heart health

The 2017 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index were recently announced, and Kent State achieved silver-level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.