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News & Announcements
Entrepreneurial Life Skills. Or, creative living without power
How engaging my entrepreneurial mindset got us through 3+ days without power,
by Tabitha
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Prepare for & Celebrate Small Business Saturday!!
Saturday, November 28, 2020 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. 

This year, we know that small businesses need our support now more than ever as they navigate, retool and pivot from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small businesses by shopping at a small business. 
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Register for the University of Akron’s SEED (Small Entrepreneur and Economic Development) Legal Clinic’s virtual “class” on Copyrights on Wednesday, Dec.2  at 3:00pm to find out! 
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U Good | Kent State University
U Goods are events that raise awareness of mental health and substance misuse at Kent State University. The objective of U Goods is to engage, educate, and encourage Kent State students to adopt healthful skills and behaviors that improve mental wellness. 
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Upholding Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy for Change: Call for MLK Programming
In preparation for honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Kent State’s Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee is requesting that university divisions, departments and student organizations submit programming, activities
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Free Applications for Fall 2021
The Master of Fashion Industry Studies program at Kent State is inviting graduate admission applications for Fall 2021. www.kent.edu/fashion/graduate-programs.

We are also excited to announce that through Dec. 1, Kent State’s Office of Graduate Admissions is offering FREE applications for domestic students planning to start school in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2021! The application fee will be automatically waived, no code required! 
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10 ways kind-hearted leaders can change the world, one act at a time
I have a feeling it will inspire you to be an everyday changemaker and give you fuel for making a difference. Our guest Ole Kassow has been an inspiration to us 
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Why Rest Is the Secret to Entrepreneurial Success

The surprising power of downtime: Here's why the most successful founders work the least.

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Competitions, Events, Opportunities

Digital detox expert, Founder Time To Log Off. Digital consultant to brands & schools. Speaker on teens & screens. Author 'OFF' & 'Stop Staring at Screens'.

Thursday, December 10, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has forced small businesses to re-imagine operations to survive. This Q&A discussion will convene business owners and entrepreneurs to explore effective tactics in adapting and pivoting their businesses during this crisis. 
There are multiple exciting courses from the Design Innovation Initiative next semester! 
Are you looking for a fun class, enjoy competition, and want to learn more about leading? This course is for you! 

Join the Leadership Center for a course designed to develop leadership skills. Students will collaborate to complete tasks designed to test your problem-solving and teamwork skills. The class concludes with the Collegiate Leadership Competition, in which participants go head-to-head with teams from various universities for the Collegiate Leadership title.

Email lead@kent.edu with questions about the course.
Applications for Spring 2021 Service Leader & Community Partner Advocate positions!
Application closes Nov 30
The Clinton Global Initiative University is looking for higher education student leaders who are committed to take action in their community to address a pressing challenge. 
The application deadline for CGI U 2021 is Friday, January 15
The GSV Startup Bootcamp is a 7-week online curriculum designed to educate and inspire anyone with the courage and dedication to take control of their future.
Help us develop a student-led and curated content effort focused on helping college students learn about how to start, manage, and lead a business.
There are 4 categories for student to pitch in:
  • Business Management and Process Improvement
  • Community/Civic Innovations
  • Healthcare/Biomedical
  • IT/Connected Devices (IOT)
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