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| Thursday, February 28, 2013



BLACK MALE FORUM: The Black Student Union (BSU) will host a Community Service event, Friday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the American House Senior Living complex, 3470 Carpenter Rd. For more information, contact Myka Herron, BSU president, at Mherron3@emich.edu or call 313-570-2011.


B.SIDE BASICS OPPORTUNITIES: Do you know any youth 13-21 years of age who are interested in starting up their own business, getting ready to look for a summer job or interested in learning to refurbish computers? There are a few more spaces left in two of their programs if you are interested.

  • The first  program is B.Side Basics, a 10-week program that runs every Saturday. In Basics, students are exposed to business, business plan development and job readiness skills. They are accepting youth ages 13-21 who are interested in business and possibly starting their own business. Open enrollment for Basics closes Saturday, March 2. More information on B.Side may be found on our website: http://bsideofyouth.com/
  • The second program is Digital Inclusion, an after-school class geared towards high school students that runs every Monday and Thursday from 4 - 7 p.m. Students learn computer refurbishment and technical training program and work on both PC and Macs. There is space for four more students to start Thursday, Feb. 28.

Both programs are held in Rackham on EMU's campus. For more information or referrals, send an email to info@bsideofyouth.com.


* BREAKING BOUNDARIES - WOMEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF CHANGE: EMU is 'Breaking Boundaries' with Women's History Month 2013. Produced by the Department of Women's and Gender Studies and the Women's Resource Center, the celebration begins Monday, March 11 with eighteen diverse events including panel discussions, films, an art exhibit, a musical performance, a hip hop showcase, and a live demonstration of metalsmithing techniques that is sure to draw students, faculty, staff, alumni and interested community members to campus.  Please visit Women's History Month 2013 to view the full calendar of events and list of sponsors.


DANCE TEAM TRYOUTS: The EMU dance team will hold tryouts for the 2013-14 season, Sunday, March 24, in the second floor aerobic studio in the Rec/IM building. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. First cuts take place from 10 a.m. to noon, and second cuts run 1-3 p.m. Cost is $10. Please print and read all registration materials by visiting emueagles.com and click on Fan Zone/Spirit Squad. Students MUST bring a copy of their insurance card to tryouts. Contact Jenna Williams at jennamds@yahoo.com for more information.


PLANETARIUM FEATURES THE MOVIE "STARS": The EMU planetarium will feature the movie "Stars," Friday, March  15, Friday, April 12 and Friday, April 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 nvance@emich.edu or Tom Kasper at tkasper@emich.edu for further details about the planetarium.


ART GALLERY EXHIBIT RECEPTION: All are welcome to attend a reception on Wednesday, March 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.


BEST BUDDIES MICHIGAN FRIENDSHIP WALK: EMU and the U of M Best Buddies programs are  teaming up to spread awareness about disabilities by hosting a Friendship 1-mile Walk, Sunday, March 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Road in Ann Arbor Charter Township. $15 per registrant by March 20, $20 on day of walk. All proceeds go towards the EMU and U of M Best Buddies programs. To register online or for donations, go to Best Buddies Friendship Walk or call Megan Hoorn at 248-974-7847 or email her at Vis_bestbuddies@emich.edu.


RELAY FOR LIFE - CALLING ALL FACULTY SURVIVORS & CAREGIVERS: EMU students will host the 24-hour Relay For Life on Friday, April 12 - Saturday, April 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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