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| Friday, October 28, 2016


STUDENTS TANASIA MORTON AND KEVIN HILLMAN ELECTED TO PUBLIC SAFETY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE: EMU's Public Safety Oversight Committee is pleased to welcome Tanasia Morton and Kevin Hillman as its two student members for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Public Safety Oversight Committee was established by a March 25, 1991 resolution of the EMU's Board of Regents, and by Michigan law. The scope and purpose of the Committee is to receive and address any grievances brought against EMU public safety officers and/or our Department of Public Safety. The results of the Committee's findings are reported to the University President. Michigan law also requires that members of the PSOC be elected by EMU's faculty, students, and staff. This year, only the Committee's two student positions were open to election, as the Committee's faculty and staff members are in the middle of serving a two-year term. Joining Morton and Hillman on the 2016-2017 Public Safety Oversight Committee are faculty members Marilyn Corsianos and Daryl Barton, and staff members Tony Martin and Brian Fillpiak.


EMU WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION ANNUAL POINSETTIA SALE: Looking for some seasonal home or office accents? The EMU Women’s Association is selling poinsettias (various colors & sizes), garlands, and wreaths.  All funds from this sale support the EMU Women’s Association scholarship fund.  The online and the print order forms can be found by following this link. Deadline for orders is Friday, November 18.  Pick-up is November 30 & December 1, in the Halle Library.  Questions? Contact Jackie Wrosch at 487-2516 or by email.


EMU FOUNDATION LAUNCHES ANNUAL FACULTY/STAFF CAMPAIGN: Eastern Michigan University's annual faculty/staff campaign is underway through November 30. Collectively, your support makes a difference. If 100% of our faculty and staff give, our impact will surely be felt by thousands of Eastern students for years to come. We're aiming for 100% participation in this year's campaign, whether it's $5 or $500. Visit the EMU Foundations webpage to make your contribution today. You can take advantage of convenient payroll deductions, make a one-time gift, or make a recurring gift.


DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW INITIATIVE: The Disability Resource Center is hosting a luncheon on Friday, October 28 at 12:00 p.m. in room 300 of the Student Center to announce their new campus-wide initiative: the Disability Liaison Program. The initiative has two goals:

  • Building a proactive network of conscientious faculty, staff and students invested in Disability Equity to address issues related to disability whether they be regarding access to physical spaces or cultural climatic in nature.
  • Equipping conscientious supporters of the disabled community to serve as articulate committed allies in efforts to dismantle barriers of inclusion for those with disabilities.

Everyone is welcome! Food will be provided and RSVP is preferred, but not mandatory.


DIWALI NIGHT HOSTED BY INDSA: The Indian Student Association is hosting Diwali on Saturday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the McKenny Ballroom. Diwali, also known as the "Festival of Lights" is one of the biggest festivals in India with a variety of performances. At this event, attendees are encouraged to learn about Indian culture through experiencing the activities along with tasty Indian authentic food. For more information, visit INDSA's Facebook page.


DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: Join the Latino Student Association for their celebration of Dia de los Muertos! Historical presentation on the tradition of Dia de los Muertos along with sugar skull/face painting, folklorico performance and a traditional alter to honor passed loved ones. The event will take place at the Lake House on November 2, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. For more information contact Jasmine Reynoso by email or at 646-996-4192.


EMU TO HOST "WALK WITH A STRANGER" EVENT: Engage@EMU is co-coordinating an EMU/community event called "Walk With a Stranger" on Thursday, November 3 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in which 40 people are paired -- one community member and one EMU member -- to walk together and engage in dialogue around a series of guided questions about perceptions of Ypsilanti & EMU. The walk culminates with a shared meal among the entire group of 40 and a discussion based on the dialogue during the walk. You can learn about the details and sign up if interested by visiting the Engage@EMU Event Page.


MENTAL FITNESS: LIVING LIFE ON THE OFFENSE: Stigma and Fear End Now (SAFE Now) is hosting two guest speakers, former Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple and his daughter, Tarah Hipple, a current EMU student, on Monday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the McKenny Hall Ballroom.

"Mental Fitness: Living Life on the Offense" is Eric and Tarah's story of how they overcame tragedy and loss. Our focus for this event is to reduce the negative stigma towards mental illness and asking for help.

This event is funded through the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) campus suicide prevention grant and is sponsored by the Student Well-being Office.

Please contact Ellen Gold, Vice President of Student Well-being, by email or at 734-487-1107 for additional details regarding this event.


GRADUATE @ THE PODIUM: The Graduate @ the Podium (GaP) will be taking place on November 18, all throughout the day at the Student Center. This event will provide graduating graduate students with an opportunity to both practice their oral presentation skills and present their scholarly/creative work before they graduate. GaP will encourage cross-disciplinary interaction and conversation. Each plenary session will gather graduate students from differing disciplines and/or colleges to celebrate scholarly research through common themes (e.g. community, environment, etc.).


EMU TRANSFER OPEN HOUSE-LIVONIA: Know someone interested in transferring? Tell them about EMU's Transfer Open House taking place on Wednesday, November 30 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in Livonia. Participants will learn about EMU's 200+ majors and programs, onsite transfer options such as business, criminology and nursing, meet with transfer admissions and department advisors, and apply for free. Visit EMU's transfer page to learn more or call 877-818-4368.

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