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| Wednesday, January 16, 2013



WINTERFEST EVENTS PLANNED: Student Government in collaboration with the Student Center Administration and Campus Life will host a week of fun events during WinterFest. Below are the upcoming events:

  • Outdoor Winter Celebration: Thursday, January 17, from 12 - 4 p.m., on the outdoor patio at the Student Center. Students will have an opportunity to listen to good music brought to them by Channel 95.5's Bomb Squad from 12 - 2 p.m. Students will see an ice carving, receive a caricature drawing of themselves, and be able to *ice skate outside (*weather permitting) while enjoying a free cup of hot chocolate.
  • Movie Night: Friday, January 18, 7:30 - 11:30 p.m., in the Student Center Auditorium. After a long week of hard work, students will be able to relax at one of the two movie showings of "Hotel Transylvania"  - with free popcorn!

Please contact Desmond Miller, student body vice president at dmille84@emich.edu or call 487-1471 with any questions.


* HONORING JULIA NISWENDER: The Department of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts will host an evening program to honor Julia Niswende, Thursday, January 17, 6 p.m., in Quirk and the Sponberg Theatre. Share memories of Julia Niswender - as an EMU student with a double major in communication and electronic media & film studies - with her family, campus friends and fellow students. The program will include remarks from CMTA faculty who enjoyed the energy and spirit she brought to their classrooms plus a photo journey of a recent Extended Programs trip Julia took with fellow students to New York City. The campus community is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. For more details, call 487-3130.


MARTIN LUTHER KING CELEBRATION 2013: Tickets are now on sale for the 27th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. President's Luncheon, to be held Monday, January 21, in the Student Center Grand Ballroom. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the program starts at 11:45 a.m. The distinguished guest and keynote speaker is anti-racist activist/essayist, author and educator Tim Wise. Prices for luncheon tickets are $10 for students; $20 for faculty/staff/community members. Tickets can be purchased at the EMU Convocation Center ticket office and the Student Center ticket office, located on the 1st floor of the Student Center. Go to the MLK 2013 Celebration homepage or contact Ron Reid at 487-2282 for more information.


* RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR JUDY STOKES: Please join the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) as they say farewell to Judy Stokes who is retiring after 23 years of service at EMU. A retirement reception will be held on Friday, January 25, from 3 - 4:30 p.m., in the Marshall Gathering Room (Room 374). Judy has provided the CHHS with many years of dedication, efficiency, organization, management skills and good spirit. Please join the CHHS in wishing her a wonderful retirement and gratitude for all her service to EMU..


PANEL DISCUSSION: As part of Black History Month, the Department of Africology and African American Studies presents keynote speaker Ravi Perry, Thursday, February 7, 1 - 4 p.m., in Room 310AB of the Student Center. Perry will talk about "President Barack Obama's Re-election: demography, race relations & emerging political issues." Panelists include Barbara Patrick, Eric Brown, Joseph Engwenyu, Ravi Perry, Gregg Barak and Robert Perry with Victor Okafor moderating. During the event, the winners of a student essay contest on Obama's presidency to be announced. Free refreshments will be available. This event is LBC credit approved. For more information, contact Victor Okafor at vokafor@emich.edu.


SESI ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE: The Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Business is proud to present the Sesi Entrepreneurship Conference, Friday, February 8, in the Student Center. The Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization of EMU is hosting the event and students and faculty are invited to listen to entreprenaurs as they share their successes and failures. The Skandalaris Business Plan Competition will also be held the conference which includes a continental breakfast and a sit-down lunch. The event is FREE but online registration is required. ALL EMU students and faculty and staff are invited to attend. To register or read more about the conference, go to Sesi Entrepreneurship Conference homepage or contact Jessica Smith of CEO for more details via email at jsmit204@emich.edu. (02/05)


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