Activities and Events
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.
PLANETARIUM FEATURES THE MOVIE "STARS": The EMU planetarium will feature the movie "Stars," Friday, Mar. 15, Friday, Apr. 12 and Friday, Apr. 26, at 7 p.m., in the Mark Jefferson Science Complex. "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. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at EMU Tickets. For more on the movie, 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. Contact Norbert Vance at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Kasper at email@example.com for further details about the planetarium.
CELEBRATING 15 YEARS: EMU's CloseUp Theatre Troupe will celebrate 15 years with a celebratory reunion show on Sunday, March 24, at 4 p.m., in the Student Center Auditorium. They have put together a special show chock-full of CloseUP alums spinning some ol' school CloseUP scenes and new CloseUP members spinning new words, ideas and insights. Anyone who would like to share what CloseUP has meant to you over the years is asked to stop by the Student Center on Tuesday, Feb. 19 or Thursday, Feb. 21, between 2 - 5 p.m., in Room 320 to make a quick video statement. For questions, call 487-2226.
DANCING WITH THE STARS: S.A.F.E. (Stigma And Fear End) NOW is hosting a fun, light-hearted "dancing with the stars" event on Monday, Feb. 25, from 7 - 9 p.m., in the Student Center Ballroom. Students, faculty and staff are welcome. Prizes will be awarded. Donations will be accepted. For more information, visit (and "like") the S.A.F.E. NOW Facebook Page or go to S.A.F.E. NOW Blog. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact Bryan Michalowski by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 734-395-3202.
LETS TALK MONEY: Looking for LBC credit or curious about money matters? Please join the Office of Financial Aid in welcoming Elizabeth Looney from Wells Fargo Bank on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1 - 2 p.m. and again from 5 - 6 p.m., in Room G03 in the Halle Library Auditorium. Looney will talk about the current financial climate, basics of money management, spending plans, debit cards, credit, student loans and protection of your information. Contact Angela Sarah at email@example.com or by phone at 487-1048 for questions.
STUDENT PARENT AWARENESS DAY: Academic Success Partnerships' Keys to Degrees Program will host a Student Parent Awareness Day on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the Grand Ballroom of the Student Center. The program will focus on supporting students with children on campus; additionally, all students who wish to learn about benefits offered through the Department of Human Services and Friend of the Court are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided from 12 - 1 p.m. The keynote address will be delivered by Nicole Lynn Lewis, Founder of Generation Hope. Lewis and her organization have been featured in The Washington Post, Women's World Magazine, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, and the Steve Harvey Talk Show (NBC) for the organization's innovative work. Valerie Polakow, professor in EMU's teacher education department, co-editor of PowerPlay: A Journal of Educational Justice, and author/editor of seven books, including Who Cares for Our Children?: The Child Care Crisis in the Other America, will also be a featured morning speaker. RSVP online at Register for Student/Teacher Day. For additional information, call 487-8041 or email the department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or Julie Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. For more information, go to Relay for Life Homepage.