Kent State of Wellness

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. This training, which will take place from Aug. 1-3, will equip trainees with the skills that they need to teach Koru Mindfulness, an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for emerging adults.

The 2019 Larry Pollock Kent State of Wellness Summit will take place on Wednesday, April 3, from 5-8 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom with the theme “State of Mind: Creating a Community of Health, Hope and Awareness.”

Employers who invest in their employees by promoting a culture of health with comprehensive workplace wellness practices, evidence-based policies and programs and senior leadership support create a genuine value proposition for their employees.

This often translates into improved employee engagement and a healthier, more productive workforce. For the third consecutive year, Kent State University is being recognized by the American Heart Association for its work toward achieving that goal.

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.