You will soon see the beginning of a branding change for Kent State’s LaunchPad, located in the Kent Student Center. In January, the Blackstone LaunchPad will be rebranded as LaunchNET Kent State University.

All four schools in Northeast Ohio that currently host LaunchPads — Kent State, Baldwin Wallace University, Case Western Reserve University and Lorain County Community College — will become part of NEOLaunchNET, powered by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends, and it is usually a time when favorite family recipes encourage eating binges. As much as we all love the holidays, these all-day-eating-and-drinking holidays often result in overeating and weight gain.

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, which means it is time for family dinners and gatherings. With the presidential election coming up next year, the topics of conversation at the dinner table can escalate when hot topics, especially politics, are brought up during discussions.

Kent State University’s International Students and Scholar Services in the Office of Global Education is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24 for international students who want to experience a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Dinner will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony. Students pay $5 to enjoy the feast.

Hari Prasad Tadaka, Kent State digital sciences graduate student, says he plans to attend the dinner, and it is his first Thanksgiving in the United States.

The Kent State University Library on the Kent Campus will be closed from 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, through 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, in observance of Thanksgiving and to allow for maintenance work at the library building. Normal library hours will resume on Saturday morning.

Due to the Thanksgiving break and short work week, submissions for the Nov. 30 issue of e-Inside are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23. Please send your stories for consideration to einside@kent.edu.

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