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Melissa Davis in the Herrick Conservatory
IN A FLASH: It's a Jungle in There

When it's cold and gray outside, there's plenty of green in the Herrick Conservatory. 

Students learn techniques to help people feel better.
IN A FLASH: Building Back Better

Students at Kent State's East Liverpool Campus learn to use physical therapy to help people recover. 

Occupational Therapy students learn to help injured people resume daily activities.
IN A FLASH: Step by Step

Occupational therapy students learn how to help people get back to their regular routines.

End-of-life care is part of the College of Nursing curriculum.
Passing With Grace and Dignity: Nursing Professor Honored for Her Work in Hospice Care

Making sure the seriously ill have the chance to communicate their final messages to loved ones, share their feelings and mend family relationships has been the primary focus of Dana Hansen's career as a hospice nurse. 

Student get hands-on experience during the Ashtabula Campus's Flash Medical Center event
Flash Medical Center Gives Students Hands-On Health Care Experience

After a three-year hiatus, Flash Medical Center returned to Kent State University at Ashtabula’s Robert S. Morrison Hall for a one-day medical emergency simulation on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022.

Pictured from Kent State's College of Nursing, are: Tracey Motter, associate dean of Academics; Kay Gianantonio, 2018-2020 Jonas Scholar; Nicole Lewis, 2020-2022 Jonas Scholar recipient; and Lisa Onesko, professor and director of the DNP Program.
College of Nursing Student Named Jonas Scholar Award Winner

Two-time Kent State University alumna and current Doctor of Nursing Practice student Nicole K. Lewis, MSN ‘20,  was selected by Jonas Philanthropies, a leading national philanthropic funder of graduate nursing education, as a 2020-2022 Jonas Scholar Award Recipient.

Radiology students at Kent State's Salem Campus learn how to position patients for x-rays.
IN A FLASH: Getting the Inside Story

Radiology students at Kent State's Salem Campus receive practical, hands-on training. 

Tracey L. Bale, Ph.D., is keynote speaker for the 10th Annual Neuroscience Symposium at Kent State University.
Symposium’s Keynote Focuses on Effects of Stress on Mental Health

Kent State University’s 10th Annual Neuroscience Symposium began Thursday with a keynote address by Tracy L. Bale, Ph.D., titled "The biology of trauma: Understanding risk and resilience."  

Students at Kent State's Salem Campus learn sonography.
IN A FLASH: Using Sound to See

Sonography is one of the concentrations students in the radiology program at Kent State's Salem Campus can study. 

Kent State graduate student Thywill Ettey, a third-year doctoral student in the School of Biomedical Sciences, conducts laboratory research.
All-Star Lineup of Neuroscience Alumni to Speak at Symposium

Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute (BHRI) will be welcoming a bevy of accomplished alumni back to the Kent Campus when it hosts the 10th Annual Neuroscience Symposium on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 27 and 28. 

A scenic section of the Portage County Hike and Bike Trail.
IN A FLASH: Down by the Riverside

The Portage County Hike and Bike Trail is a great place to exercise - or relax - that's not far from campus. 

Kent State student Ashlee Frymier, a registered nurse studying to be a nurse practitioner, has been named the 2022 Big Sister of the Year by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Summit, Medina and Stark Counties/
Kent State Nursing Student Named ‘Big Sister of the Year’

Kent State College of Nursing student Ashlee Frymier has been selected as Big Sister of the Year by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Summit, Medina and Stark Counties. 

This sign marks the spot along the Portage Hike and Bike Trail in Kent where Cuyahoga River dredging work is happening.
Dredging the Cuyahoga Will Clean River Sediment of Petroleum, Improve Water Quality Along Hike and Bike Trail in Kent Park

Members of the Kent State University community who enjoy kayaking along the Cuyahoga River or taking a walk or jog along the adjacent Portage Hike and Bike Trail may have noticed the river dredging work near Fred Fuller Park in Kent. 

Benjamin Campbell, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, speaks at Kent State as part of its ongoing Brain Health Research Institute's Seminar Series.
Kent State’s Brain Health Research Institute Hosts University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Anthropology Professor

Ben Campbell spoke on the topic of how the production of the DHEA/DHEAS and GLUD2 hormones plays a role in brain development in humans and other species, a process known as “adrenarche.” 

Sara Bayramzadeh's Health Care Design Concept
Safer, More Efficient Trauma Room Design Wins Touchstone Award

A substantial amount of time and effort goes into the design of health care environments. In an emergency department, you need optimal conditions to save lives. The Center for Health and Design has awarded Sara Bayramzadeh, assistant professor and Elliot Professor in Health Care Design, the Touchstone Award – Gold Category for conceptual design.

Walk and Talk tour members pose for a picture at Prentice Gate
Flowers and Foliage Sprouting Wellness and Joy

Nearly 40 people from the Kent State community enjoyed a tour of the flowers and trees of Front Campus during part two of the “Walk & Talk: Flowers and Foliage” event, thanks to the Employee Wellness and Health Promotion program and the grounds crew.

Image shows a heart and stethoscope
Kent State Nursing Student Honored for Lifesaving Effort

A Kent State College of Nursing student who graduated Aug. 20 recently was honored by the city of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, along with her sister, for working to save the life of a woman who fell ill while playing volleyball.

Kent State nursing faculty pose for a photo outside Henderson Hall on the Kent Campus.
Kent State’s College of Nursing Redesignated a Center of Excellence by National League for Nursing

For the third consecutive term, the National League for Nursing (NLN) has designated Kent State University’s College of Nursing as a Center of Excellence in the category of Advancing the Science of Nursing Education. This new cycle of designation will extend from 2022-2026.

Graduate student Lydia Lisowsky is collecting medical supplies for Ukraine.
Kent State Community Assists Graduate Student Lydia Lisowsky in Donating and Packing Medical Supplies For Ukraine

Although Kent State alumna and current graduate student Lydia Lisowsky has never visited Ukraine, she feels a deep sense of obligation and responsibility to help those who have been injured in the war. The Kent State community helped Lisowsky pack and donate medical supplies on the Kent Campus and in the larger Kent community to send to Ukraine. 

Grind2Energy System
Campus Grind2Energy Systems Are a Key Component in Kent State’s Sustainability Future

The central component of the Grind2Energy systems at Kent State University are larger versions of the in-sink garbage disposals found in many homes. The difference is that at Kent State, these units aren’t disposing of food waste, but processing it with a purpose - as the first part of a highly sustainable innovation that creates energy and high-grade fertilizer.