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Kent State University at Geauga students recently took a field trip to Burton Wetland's Lake Kelso to study the biological diversity of a bog environment.Kent State University at Geauga students are learning about wetland ecology right in their own backyard.

Kent State University students participate in the Campus Fire Safety Ambassador Program offered by the State Fire Academy in Columbus, Ohio.Kent State University student security workers participated in a pilot Campus Fire Safety Ambassador Program offered by the State Fire Academy in Columbus, Ohio.

Kent State University College of Nursing Associate Professor Barbara Drew, Ph.D., traveled to Prague in July to present the findings from two studies that evaluated the effect of a self-care module for nursing students.

Drew was principal investigator for the studies that focused on the investigation of self-care practices, including yoga, aromatherapy, Reiki and mindful breathing.

Online platform offers a comprehensive look at college suicide and aims to eliminate stigma surrounding mental illness

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Students from Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and School of Digital Sciences won the Associated Press Media Editors’ (APME) Innovator of the Year for College Students award for a class project that examines issues surrounding college suicide.

The United States Post Office, located in the lower level of the Kent Student Center, is finding a creative way to advertise this semester. The Post Office is running a new postcard promotion through the end of September. Postcards created by Signum Design Studio, promoting this year’s 32nd annual Black Squirrel Festival, will be distributed to students at events the next few weeks. The postcards can be mailed for free to friends or family by bringing them to the Kent Student Center Post Office.

Before the fall semester went into full swing on Aug. 26, new students were invited to participate in Welcome Weekend, a four-day orientation program that ran Aug. 22-25 and helped acclimate students to the Kent State University community. The event served as an opportunity for students to transition into the university environment and learn about the academic and social opportunities that exist at Kent State.

The statistics proving that poverty exists in Columbiana County are alarming and staggering. Still, for many who live above the poverty level, it is difficult to understand the emotional, social and economic impact poverty has on those who live in it every day. The issue became quite real recently for about 40 nursing students and staff members from Kent State University at Salem who participated in a poverty simulation, an interactive exercise aimed at helping the community understand poverty.