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Reminders for the Kent State community this Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 11, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is visible at Kent State University with numerous reminders for students and staff. On campus, a mobile mammogram truck allows employees to get tested as a part of their benefits....

DONT PUBLISH YET: Women’s Center “squeezes” in faculty and staff for yearly mammograms provided on-campus

Lexi Marco October 9, 2018

The Kent State Women’s Center and the Women’s Diagnostic Center have partnered once again to bring mammogram screenings to campus in light of Breast Cancer Awareness month.“We started this a number...

Jennifer OConnell, the director of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services at Kent State, poses for a portrait outside the Williamson House Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

Kent State’s SRVSS director opens up about battle with breast cancer

Emily McMahan November 3, 2017

Jennifer O’Connell is in a new chapter of her life, but she wasn’t expecting it to involve breast cancer. The director of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services has been receiving treatment...

Katherine Mohnacky, a senior early childhood education major (left), Samantha Hunker, a sophomore fashion merchandising major and Zoe Katz, a sophomore fashion merchandising major, enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with one another and help create knitted goods for the homeless Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.

Knitting for Those in Need makes unique gifts for breast cancer survivors

Emily McMahan October 9, 2017

A student organization is using needles and yarn to help combat the effects of breast cancer.Knitting for Those in Need works hand-in-hand with Knitted Knockers, a breast cancer awareness organization...

Photo courtesy of Twitter (@KentStGym)

Gymnastics team paints the rock in support of Warren

Dan Armelli April 19, 2016

When Kent State President Beverly Warren announced she had breast cancer on April 7, the university's gymnastics team knew its job.“We were all just talking in the gym and (later) in the locker room...

Doctors in Manhattan say that mammograms can spot a key sign of heart disease in addition to helping spot breast cancer.

Women’s Center holding mammogram screenings

Cameron Gorman April 7, 2016

Kent State’s Women’s Center is holding mammogram screenings from April 5 - 8 in the DeWeese Health Center in order to raise awareness of the importance of early screenings, as well as an opportunity...

KSU President Beverly Warren

President Warren diagnosed with breast cancer

Ian Flickinger Video by Anna Huntsman April 7, 2016

Kent State University President Beverly Warren announced Thursday she has breast cancer. She said in a university-wide email she will undergo surgery and will work on a reduced schedule during her recovery."My...

Kent State University freshman Michaela Romito runs through a tunnel of pink balloons held by young gymnastic teams from around Portage county during the Flip for the Cure gymnastics meet in the M.A.C. Center on Sunday, Mar. 1, 2015. The Flip for the Cure event included a Pinkest fan competition, breast cancer survivor recognition, and various other promotions and activities all to raise money for the COSA Comprehensive Breast Center - COSA CARES program.

Kent State gymnastics raises awareness for breast cancer

Elise Kogelnik March 2, 2016

Breast cancer has affected a number of the Kent State University gymnasts, making Friday’s Flip for the Cure meet even more meaningful.Senior Rebecca Osmer’s mother, Michelle Osmer, fought breast cancer...

Kent State raises awareness of breast cancer throughout the month

Samantha Nonno October 7, 2015

Kent State is prepared for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with events to engage and address the public about the issue this month.Many student organizations are working to help raise awareness throughout...

Organization paints runway pink on Friday

Felicia Ssempala December 2, 2014

This fashion show is to highlight that Breast Cancer awareness doesn’t stop in October. The show will feature looks from over seven stylists and designers.Dunya Jeane Student Organization is partnering...

Maggie Wachtel is a sophomore public relations major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact her at

Opinion: NFL’s money from “Pink October” doesn’t go toward breast cancer research

Maggie Wachtel November 20, 2014

Every October, the NFL goes pink for breast cancer awareness. Everything from player’s jerseys to coach’s jackets has the pink ribbon logo symbolizing breast cancer awareness. The NFL heavily markets...

Eyes on Kent: Physical fitness instructor Kirsten Beverley

Graham Smith April 27, 2014

Kirsten Beverley is a physical education instructor who overcame a battle with breast cancer, teaching her students not only how to get in shape, but also about the importance of maintaining a healthy...

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