Bringing new perspective to science, technology, education and the arts, Elevations is a weekly radio show presented Saturdays at 7 a.m. on 89.7 WKSU-FM. Hosted by Dr. Amy Reynolds, dean of the College of Communication and Information, Elevations features interviews with Kent State University faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends. Through engaging conversations, we are telling the story of Kent State’s upward trajectory made possible by the innovative spirit and boundless energy of our community members.

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Melissa Celko talks about students struggling with mental health issues, including anxiety and depression.  Kent State of Wellness is an initiative set up to look at strategies to help students.

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Sara Koopman, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in School of Peace and Conflict Studies at Kent State University.

Much of her research is on civilian peacekeeping. This is a growing strategy in conflict zones where international civilians who are less at-risk escort local peace activists who are under threat. Koopman's ongoing research is with accompaniers specifically in Colombia, the country with the largest number of these civilian peacekeeping organizations.

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Susan Wadsworth-Booth is the head of the Kent State University Press. She is the former Director of the Duquesne University Press and has more than 25 years of experience in scholarly publishing. 

She also taught at the University of Pennsylvania and managed public relations and campus publications at Salem International University in West Virginia.