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| Monday, February 18, 2013



FILM SCREENING OF "5 BROKEN CAMERAS" AND DISCUSSION ABOUT PALESTINE: The United Nations Student Alliance (UNSA) at EMU will host the showing of the Academy Award nominated documentary "5 Broken Cameras" on Thursday, Feb. 21, 5 - 7:30 p.m., in Room 213, Pray-Harrold. The film presents a deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements. Pizza and a discussion of the Israel-Palestine conflict and efforts to promote peace will follow the film. For more information, contact Judy Kullberg at jkullber@emich.edu or Rich Stahler-Sholk at rstahler@emich.edu.


PLANETARIUM FEATURES THE MOVIE "STARS": The EMU planetarium will feature the movie "Stars," Friday, Feb. 22, at  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, Mar. 15
  • Friday, Apr. 12 & 26

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


GIRL DEVELOPERS' SUMMIT EVENT AT EMU: Children living with autism need the same opportunities as their typically developing peers. This is especially true for girls who are diagnosed with autism, according to Amy Sanderson, who will be a panelist at this year's Girl Developers' Summit on Saturday, Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at the Student Center. The Summit is sponsored by Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan. Sanderson, associate director of Family and Community Services at the Autism Collaborative Center at EMU, and her fellow panel members will discuss the effects of autism on girls and how they may be successfully integrated into group activities such as Girl Scout troops. The cost is $45 for the general public, $35 for registered Girl Scout Adults and $20 for college students. The registration fees will increase by $5 after February 1, 2013. For more information about the Summit, visit the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan homepage or to register for the event, go to Registration or call 1-800-497-2688.


ART GALLERY EXHIBIT RECEPTION: All are welcome to attend a reception on Wednesday, Mar. 20, 4 - 7 p.m., in the EMU University Gallery to celebrate the opening of the exhibit "Subverting Modernism: Cass Corridor Revisited 1966-1980." The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Greg Tom at gtom@emich.edu or Julie Myers at jmyers@emich.edu.


RELAY FOR LIFE - CALLING ALL FACULTY SURVIVORS & CAREGIVERS: EMU students will host the 24-hour Relay For Life on Friday, Apr. 12 through Saturday, Apr. 13 at University Park. They are looking for a faculty survivor or caregiver to speak at the opening ceremony at 1 p.m. on April 12. If you are interested, please contact Cathie McClure, 487-2031 or email at mmcclure@emich.edu. For more information, go to Relay for Life Homepage.

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