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Kent State Connects: Salad Day, A Memorable Night in NYC, and Blogging About Diabetes

Posted Feb. 4, 2013

On the Kent State Connects blog, Emily Myers, special assistant in the Office of the Provost, writes about Salad Day, and how her Kent State colleagues are adapting to their unique weight-loss challenge.

Food Fools Update: Salad Day

It was a more modest weight loss total this week – a mere 5 pounds for the group with a few pounds gained here and there….so it was good to focus on a healthy lunch.  We met for Salad Day – those who had no meetings or commitments shared leafy greens and a variety of chopped veggies with some added protein of roasted chicken, shredded cheese and boiled eggs in small portions.”

Read more from Myers’s “Food Fools Update: Salad day” blog post.

A Memorable Night in New York City

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This photo of the 12.12.12 Sign in Madison Square Garden
was taken by Bob Burford during his trip to New York City.

Bob Burford, marketing/external relations coordinator with University Communications and Marketing, and weekend announcer at WKSU, writes about his experience in New York City attending the 12.12.12 fundraising concert for Hurricane Sandy relief.

“By far the highest profile fundraising event was the '12.12.12 Concert for Sandy Relief' held at Madison Square Garden in New York. I had the good fortune of actually being in the audience for the historic concert, which featured a once-in-a-lifetime lineup of big name performers”

Read more from Burford’s “A Memorable Night in New York City” blog post.

Blogging about Diabetes?  Who Me?


Paula DiVencenzo
, tax manager with Tax and Treasury Services at Kent State, writes about how she has learned to live with diabetes and her volunteer work with the American Diabetes Association.

“My parents and I started volunteering with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) when I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 12. I had been involved ever since. Working with ADA helped me understand that I was not alone with diabetes.”

Read more from DiVencenzo’s “Blogging about Diabetes? Who Me?” blog post.

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