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Kent State Connects Blog: Weight Loss Stories, and Celebrating MLK

Posted Jan. 21, 2013
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Kent State employee Bob Burford writes on the
Kent State Connects employee blog about his amazing
journey and transformation six months after undergoing
bariatric surgery.

On the Kent State Connects employee blog, Bob Burford, marketing/external relations coordinator with University Communications and Marketing, and weekend announcer at WKSU, writes about his amazing journey six months after undergoing bariatric surgery.

“It’s that time of year. The brief period in January when New Year’s resolutions are still top of mind. Television is filled with commercials advertising Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, gym memberships, exercise equipment and miracle weight loss cures.”

Click here to read more from Burford’s blog post “Time Flies: Six Months After Weight-Loss Surgery.”

Emily Myers, special assistant in the Office of the Provost, writes about a unique weight-loss challenge adopted by some Kent State employees to shed some pounds.

“In the Office of the Provost, a number of people were groaning under the sheer weight of pounds gained during the holidays. And just like so many others, we thought “new year – new weight!” So a challenge was made. Commit yourself to lose a certain number of pounds by April 1 or be the FOOL and pay the price.”

Click here to read more from Myer’s blog post “A Food Fool’s Tale of Weight Loss.”

Alfreda Brown, vice president for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, writes a guest post about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Kent State’s 11th annual celebration on Jan. 24.

“Dr. King is, in all practicality, everyone’s hero. His message was to the nation, not just to African Americans, nor was it a message geared against people of other races.  His message is one that continuously touches the lives of everyone; a reminder of those who lived in our past, those who live today and those who will come after us.”

Click here to read more from Brown’s blog post “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: The Prophetic Transcender of Social Injustices.”

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