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| Tuesday, January 22, 2013



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.


* PLANETARIUM FEATURES THE MOVIE "STARS": Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. The EMU planetarium will feature the movie "Stars," Friday, January 25, 7 p.m., in the Mark Jefferson Science Complex. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that lights the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars.

"Stars," narrated by actor Mark Hamill, is the Sudekum Planetarium's first original full-dome, digital production. Adventure Science Center collaborated with the National Space Centre in Leicester, England, to create this stunning 26-minute show exploring the powerhouses of the universe and our relationship with the night sky throughout history. For more on the show, go to Stars Movie. Recommended age for the movie is 13 years and older. Following the movie, participates will get to enjoy a live demonstration of the current night sky locally. Space is limited. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at EMU Tickets. Additional movie screenings will be shown on the following dates: 

  • Friday, February 8 & 22
  • Friday, March 15
  • Friday, April 12 & 26

Contact Norbert Vance at nvance@emich.edu or Tom Kasper at tkasper@emich.edu for further details about the planetarium.


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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