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On the lower level of the REC, a small room houses the relax pod alongside a shelf adorned with various relaxing objects. Photo taken Feb. 23, 2023.

New relaxspace wellness pod “for destressing” opens in REC Center

Malina Andamasaris, Reporter February 24, 2023

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center opened a new relaxspace wellness pod within the wellness suite Feb. 23. This space was designed to help students with stress and provide the feeling of relaxation. The...

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....

Beth Michel

Courtesy of Beth Michel April 3, 2021

Beth Michel is the Fitness and Wellness Coordinator at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. 

Beth Michel is the Fitness and Wellness Coordinator at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. 

Kent State Rec Center delivers customized fitness and wellness programs to student organization

Kenzie Johnston Reporter April 3, 2021

Student groups and organizations can get personalized programs to help with fitness and wellness needs through the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Through the Custom Fitness and Wellness Programs,...

Chazzlyn Jackson is the candidate for the Student Body President for USG in the ’21-’22 school year. 

Meet the Candidates: Meet the Directors

Blake Westover, Reporter Ashley Blood, Reporter Lindsey Vlasic, Reporter March 15, 2021

Student Body President Candidate: Chazzlyn JacksonQ: What is your platform? A: “I am dedicated to a climate of inclusivity, advocacy and wellness. I want to enhance the student life experience through...

Emily Baker

Vitamins: How effective are they?

Jade Critchfield February 1, 2019

About 58 percent of undergraduate students take dietary supplements, according to a study done by the Journal of American College Health.However, nutritionists prefer that people get their vitamins through...

Runners wait at the starting line for the Black Squirrel 5K Race to start on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

Snow and ice not enough to slow down Black Squirrel 5K runners

Brianna Figley April 10, 2016

Despite the cold weather and unexpected snowfall, more than 250 runners participated in the 6th Annual Black Squirrel 5K Race. Volunteers from Kent State’s club sports came together with the Student...

Financial workshops assist students

Julie Riedel March 17, 2016

The Center for Undergraduate Excellence hosted a financial wellness workshop, Getting Ahead on the Job, on March 17 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.The workshop helped students find a job after college and succeed....

Faking confidence in the gym can turn a fitness newbie into expert

Katie Leyton March 31, 2015

The gym can be a very intimidating place, especially for people who don’t really know what they’re doing. I’ll admit that my first couple months as a gym-goer, I had no idea what half of the machines...

A group of students take a basic yoga class at the KSU Student Recreation and Wellness Center on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

Rec Center offers programs to help get fit for summer

Kelsie Britton March 15, 2015

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center combines exercise facilities with hands-on coaching to help students get fit.Ben Cope, fitness coordinator for the Department of Recreational Services, said the...

Daniel Conte, a mathematics major, makes a smoothie at the rec center on Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015. Summit Street Cafe, located inside the Rec, serves smoothies, fruits, juices, and other snacks.

Recreational drinking

Katie Leyton February 24, 2015

What's Inside the Rec's smoothies? You’ve sweated your butt off on the treadmill and have worked up quite the appetite. You want something cool and refreshing to cap off that three-mile run. Why not...

If you aren’t seeing results…

Katie Leyton February 3, 2015

At the beginning of 2015, you made and implemented your fitness goals by eating clean and busting your butt in the gym. Four weeks deep into the year, you’re starting to get restless. The scale is still...

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