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Kent State Connects Blog: Spring Planting and National Alcohol Screening Day

Posted Mar. 18, 2013

Spring Planting

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Michael Fiala, executive chef for Dining Services – Schwebel
Room, plants peas on St. Patrick's Day as part of his family's
spring planting rituals.

Photo credit: Linda Fiala

Michael Fiala, executive chef for Dining Services – Schwebel Room, discusses spring planting and his family ritual on the Kent State Connects employee blog.

“As one of our family rituals, we have taken to the practice of planting peas and sunflowers on St. Patrick’s Day. It is our chance to get dirty and start to build the anticipation for this year’s garden. Best of all, the peas do not seem to mind the still chilly and damp soil. As we tend to our chores, we talk about the upcoming garden and reminisce about last year’s harvest and wonder if the swallowtails will remember to lay some eggs again this year.”

Click here to read more from Fiala’s blog post.

National Alcohol Screening Day at Kent State University

Scott Dotterer, coordinator for the Office of Health Promotion at University Health Services, writes about National Alcohol Screening Day at Kent State.

“National Alcohol Screening Day is a free public health event that provides anonymous screening for alcohol-use disorders. One of the goals behind this outreach promotional effort is to reduce and prevent at-risk drinking. Can faculty and staff participate? Yes!”

Click here to read more from Dotterer’s blog post.

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