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Nutrition Outreach Program Offers Lunch and Learn Workshops for Employees

Nutrition Outreach Program
The university’s Nutrition Outreach
program provides nutrition education.

Kent State University’s Nutrition Outreach program will hold six Employee Nutrition Lunch and Learn workshops for its staff and faculty members for the Fall 2011 semester.

The workshops will be held in Nixson Hall on Thursdays from 12:15 – 1 p.m. Employees can learn about healthy food choices and weight management, while enjoying a healthy lunch prepared by Kent State dietitians.

The sessions are $10 each for pre-registration, $12 each for the day of, and $50 for all six sessions. To register, call the Nutrition Outreach program office at 330-672-2063 or email


  • Sept. 15 – Control Your Calories
  • Oct. 6 – Healthy Grocery Shopping and Food Labels
  • Oct. 20 – Portion Control and Stress Eating
  • Nov. 3 – Healthy Snacking
  • Nov. 17 – Holiday Eating
  • Dec. 8 – Weight Maintenance

The university’s Nutrition Outreach program provides nutrition education on weight control, cardiovascular/hypertension, digestive disorders, diabetes, eating disorders, general nutrition/wellness, pediatric nutrition, childhood obesity, sports nutrition, vegetarian, food allergies and food safety to Kent State students, employees and Portage County residents.

For more information about the program, visit

Posted Sept. 12, 2011

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Kent State to Welcome Luxury Lifestyle Publisher During Lecture Series

Bill Wehrman
Bill Wehrman, group publisher and chief operating officer
of the Palm Beach Media Group in Palm Beach, Fla., will
speak at Kent State on Sept. 21.

Bill Wehrman, group publisher and chief operating officer of the Palm Beach Media Group in Palm Beach, Fla., will speak to students about his secrets of success working in the luxury lifestyle niche as part of the Kent State University Schroth Visiting Artist Series.

Wehrman will discuss “News for You: Observations and Lessons Learned in the Journey from Investigative Reporter to Media Entrepreneur” at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Kiva in the Kent Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

About the Speaker
Wehrman oversees 10 magazine titles and three websites. The company’s flagship monthlies, Palm Beach Illustrated and Naples Illustrated, are targeted to the luxury lifestyle industry.

Wehrman has been a part of the media business his entire career. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, he began on the editorial side. While working for CBS, he was named a Stanford University Professional Journalism Fellow (now the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship Program). During six months of study at Stanford's Palo Alto, Calif. campus, he discovered an interest in business.

Upon his return to CBS, Wehrman decided to combine his love for words and pictures with his interest in business. He left CBS and started a newspaper company in Durango, Colo., then a magazine company in Kansas City, Mo. He sold both businesses but kept his hand in the media business with an advertising agency for three years before jumping back into the magazine business with both feet. Wehrman launched eight magazines in three years in local and regional markets in six states while Group Publisher for ABARTA MEDIA, where he established a central design and production, business and sales management hub to serve magazines in Dallas, Denver, Kansas City and other markets. He is passionate about the magazine business and has hands-on experience in every aspect of it.

Wehrman was Group Publisher of Primedia’s "Gardens and Gems" division when the company was the nation's third-largest magazine publisher. He operated six national magazines, their websites, custom publishing projects and other business lines based in Boston.

He has devoted much of his time in the magazine business to developing outstanding advertising sales organizations. He sees "driving revenue" with talented, organized, trained and effective sales people as the key to being able to produce magazines that editors and designers want to work on, and readers don't want to miss.

Wehrman and his wife, Eleanor, live in North Palm Beach, Fla. They have three grown children.

About the lecture series
The Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series is made possible by a generous gift to Kent State from David “Max” and Cecile “Cil” Draime, in memory of their friend Thomas Schroth. Their vision brings distinguished professionals in architecture, visual art, music, theatre and dance to the university to share interdisciplinary experiences with students, faculty and the community.

Thomas Schroth spent his life in Niles, Ohio, as a prominent architect and inveterate collaborator in the artistic life of the Mahoning Valley and Northeast Ohio. A world traveler, he saw human creativity as a window framing human experience. The Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series brings diverse views through that window to the Kent campus and community.

For more information about the 2011 lecture, visit or call 330-672-2950.

Posted Sept. 12, 2011

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Celebrating Our Own Reading

As a new school year kicks off, the Wick Poetry Center is contributing to much excitement. Students, staff, alumni and community members are invited to celebrate the annual Wick Poetry scholarship reading Celebrating Our Own, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kiva at the Kent Student Center.

Award recipients will include undergraduate winners Mark Anthony Zurlo, Christian O’Keeffe, Stephen Vanderpool, Natasha Rodriguez and Erin Miller, as well as high school winners Jennifer Walker, Tyler Powell, Jamie Viall and Sarah McIntosh.

These students are being honored with the Stan and Tom Wick scholarship, which awards more than $30,000 to Kent State undergraduate students.

The poetry reading is free and open to the public and participants are encouraged to bring family and friends.

This program is only the beginning of an exciting lineup of Wick Poetry events scheduled for this academic year. Various presentations are planned around campus with poets such as W.S. Merwin, Catherine Wing, Yusef Komunyakaa and many more.

For more information, visit or call 330-672-2067.

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 | Jessica Smeltz

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Fall Bowman Breakfast Spotlights New Vision for the City of Kent

Bowman Breakfast
Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton and
Kent City Manager David Ruller are the featured speakers
of the fall Bowman Breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 22.

On Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 a.m., Kent State University's fall Bowman Breakfast will feature Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton and Kent City Manager David Ruller. The breakfast will be held in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Their presentation is titled “Shared Vision for a New Kent.”

Doors open at 7 a.m. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., and the talk starts at 8 a.m.

The Bowman Breakfast, a tradition since 1963, is sponsored by Kent State University and the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce. The breakfast provides students, staff, faculty and members of the community with a forum to address important issues and topics.

Tickets are $9 per person, payable at the door. Invoicing is not available for this event. Reservations can be made by calling 330-672-8664 or signing up online at by Sept. 19.

No-shows who register will be billed. To cancel an existing reservation, call Mary Mandalari at 330-672-8664 or

Posted Sept. 12, 2011

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