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Happy Thanksgiving from the School of Continuing Education at Eastern

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to all Eastern students.  The School of Continuing Education wishes you a peaceful holiday and a chance to 'catch your breath' and reflect on the fall semester.   Some of you may be helpingturkey by flower vase.jpg with Eastern's Day of Caring on Wednesday.  This tradition of preparing a Thanksgiving meal for the community was started by an Eastern student four years ago and continues today.  I hope you are inspired to think that you too might start a tradition by participating in community service either at Eastern or in your home community.  Meanwhile, if you are planning your own turkey dinner, you may want to be aware of the power of tryptophan! tells us it's a fact that turkey makes you sleepy.

Turkey does contain the essential amino acid tryptophan, which is a natural sedative, but so do a lot of other foods, including chicken, beef, pork, beans and cheese. Though many people believe turkey's tryptophan content is what makes many people feel sleepy after a big Thanksgiving meal, it is more likely the combination of fats and carbohydrates most people eat with the turkey, as well as the large amount of food (not to mention alcohol, in some cases) consumed, that makes most people feel like following their meal up with a nap."

So enjoy a good nap and then get back to the books!!  Happy Holiday from all of us in the School of Continuing Education.



Carol Williams, Ph.D., Associate Dean

School of Continuing Education at Eastern

Happy Thanksgiving!



     So it is that time of the year again when we all think of joining loved ones around the table for a Thanksgiving feast. We have so much to be thankful for...even in times such as these. There are so many who are less fortunate and have so much less than most of us. Let us remember all that we have to be thankful for, and let us not forget those that need our thoughts and prayers. When possible I think that most Americans are very generous and giving and for that I am grateful to be a part of this great country. I also feel grateful to be a part of a great university. So thanks to all for being part of our extended family. A wonderful healthy and happy holiday to you all.


Dean Gimenez
School of Continuing Education

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