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| Friday, February 27, 2015



* HATS OFF TO READING: In honor of Dr Seuss’ birthday, the EMU Campus Bookstore, located at 900 Oakwood Street in the Student Center will host a "Hats Off to Reading" event on Wednesday, Mar. 4 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. Special guest readers will read from select Dr Seuss books. Children can complete a small activity/coloring pages and will receive a free Dr. Seuss related bookmark. The event is free and open to the public. For questions, contact Kevin McKay at 483-2850 or email at kmckay@follett.com.


AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT EMU: EMU’s Campus Life, in collaboration with Women’s and Gender Studies, proudly announces Marge Piercy will speak at EMU on Thursday, Mar. 5 at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Piercy is the author of seventeen novels including The New York Times Bestseller Gone To Soldiers; the National Bestsellers Braided Lives and The Longings of Women and the classic Woman on the Edge of Time; eighteen volumes of poetry, and a critically acclaimed memoir Sleeping with Cats. Born in center city Detroit, educated at the University of Michigan, the recipient of four honorary doctorates, she has been a key player in many of the major progressive political battles of our time. Her first collection of short stories The Cost of Lunch, Etc. was published in the Summer of 2014, and her nineteenth volume of poetry, Made in Detroit, is forthcoming from Knopf in April of 2015.

A popular speaker on college campuses, Piercy has been a featured writer on Bill Moyers’ PBS Specials, Prairie Home Companion, Fresh Air, the Today Show, and many radio programs nationwide including Air America and Oprah & Friends. Her poems are read frequently on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. The event is free and open to the public. No EMU-ID required. For more information, contact Campus Life at 487-3045, campuslife@emich.edu, emich.edu/campuslife or like us on Facebook at fb.me/EMUcampuslife.


AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR, POET AND TEACHER COMES TO EMU: EMU’s Campus Life, in collaboration with Women’s and Gender Studies is pleased to welcome Ali Liebegott, an award-winning author, poet and teacher on Monday, Mar. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Liebegott is the author of the award-winning books The Beautifully Worthless and The IHOP Papers. In 2010 she took a train trip across America interviewing female poets for a project titled, The Heart Has Many Doors; excerpts from these interviews are posted monthly on The Believer Logger. Her newest novel Cha-Ching! is the latest release from City Lights/Sister Spit. In addition, she is the founding editor at Writers Among Artists whose publications include Faggot Dinosaur and Vincent Van Go-Gogh. Her talk at EMU will focus on her work on the award-winning Amazon series Transparent. This event is free and open to the public. No EMU-ID required. For more information, please contact Campus Life at 487-3045 or campuslife@emich.edu, emich.edu/campuslife or like us on Facebook at fb.me/EMUcampuslife.


THERAPY DOGS PROVIDE SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS: The EMU Wellness Center has partnered with Therapaws of Michigan to make interaction with therapy dogs a regular occurrence at EMU. Wellness Woof Wednesdays will take place from 4 – 7 p.m. in room 103 in the Snow Health Center on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Mar. 11
  • Wednesday, Apr. 8

Therapaws of Michigan is a canine-assisted therapy program dedicated to promoting and fostering the human-animal bond in therapeutic and educational settings. In the spirit of this mission, individual owner-dog teams will visit the EMU campus providing social, emotional and physical benefits for student, faculty and staff. For more information or questions, please contact the Wellness Center at 487-2226.


GRADUATE OPEN HOUSE: A graduate degree is an important stepping-stone to a promotion or career advancement in many fields. Get started today on your graduate degree at EMU by attending our Academic Fair and Information Session on Saturday, Mar. 21, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Check-in is at 9:45 a.m. What you can do at the Open House:

  • Apply for admission.Your application fee will be waived for the first graduate program you apply to.
  • Learn about graduate assistantships and doctoral fellowships.
  • Register for our drawing to win three free tuition credits. Winners will receive this $1,500 award.
  • Speak with a college representative and receive general information about the programs/contact info for the faculty advisors.
  • Meet with faculty members from several doctoral and cohort programs.

Check out the Graduate Open House Video and to register, please visit the Graduate Open House homepage.      


RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FOR SHIRLEY WENTZ: The College of Business invites the campus community to celebrate the retirement and stellar career of Shirley Wentz on Thursday, Apr. 2 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. on the 4th floor atrium in the College of Business. Refreshments will be served.

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