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* EMU I AM PINK ORGANIZATION HOSTS CAMPUS-WIDE DRESS DRIVE: EMU's I AM P.I.N.K program is running it's 2nd annual Prom Dress Drive for the I Am PINK "Glitz & Glamour Prom Affair." Please drop off any gently worn prom dresses to the Women's Center (located on the 3rd floor in the Student Center) before Saturday, March 31. Your prom dress donation will aid in providing female students attending Ypsilanti High School with necessities for prom. Each recipient will be given a free dress, as well as a full hair, nail and facial makeover.

I Am PINK is a not-for-profit organization that services and mentors young females located in the inner city areas of Ypsilanti and Detroit. This program created by Janae' Griggs, an alumna of Eastern Michigan University, provides leadership and volunteer opportunities for females that attend both Eastern and Wayne State University. For more information, visit the IAmPINK homepage or call 313-355-4042.


GET FIT WITH EAGLEFIT:  Join EagleFIT for one of their FREE 50-minute group workout sessions and get yourself back in shape. Free for all EMU students, as well as staff and faculty with gym access. The following classes are available:

  • Spinning Workout Session - Tuesdays, 7 - 8 p.m., in Court 6 (Spinning Room) at the REC/IM.
  • Group Workout Session - Fridays, 5 - 6 p.m., in Room 212 (Utility Gym) at the REC/IM.

EagleFIT is also looking for new officers. If interested, contact Bader Yousef at byousef@emich.edu. For additional information, visit the EagleFit FACEBOOK page.


WEMU NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR SPRING PLEDGE DRIVE: WEMU needs volunteers to answer phones and take pledges during their Spring On-Air Pledge Drive, Thursday, April 4 through Thursday, April 11, in the WEMU studios located on the fourth floor of King Hall. Shifts are a minimum of two hours and run between 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Lots of great food and beverages donated from area restaurants will be available. Students are eligible for community service credit. Sign up by phone at 487-2229 on online at www.wemu.org.


TRAINING SESSION ON PRIVACY ISSUES: To ensure that Eastern and its faculty and staff are in compliance/legal and regulatory requirement related to privacy issues, a new training session has been developed by the Office of Business and Finance. The privacy training is mandatory for all faculty and staff. The next session will be Monday, April 8, 11 - Noon, Halle Auditorium. Additional dates will be announced. If you have any questions, contact Steve LaChance at 487-1490 or Andrea Jaeckel at 487-3328.


REQUIRED SAFETY AWARENESS, HAZARD COMMUNICATION TRAINING: Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) will be conducting safety awareness & hazard communication training sessions. This is required for all EMU employees who have not yet taken this training and for those who may need a refresher. It is open to all employees and student employees, and provides information on the safety systems, practices and expectations to maintain a safe campus community. The training session for Friday, April 12 is full but the following dates are still open:

  • Friday, May 10, 1- 2:30 p.m., in Room 302, Halle Library
  • Friday, June 14, 1- 2:30 p.m., in Room 302, Halle Library

To register, contact EHS at 487-0794 or email at environmental_health_safety@emich.edu.

Today's Events

TRAINING SESSION ON PRIVACY ISSUES: A training session to discuss privacy issues will be today, March 28, 1 - 2 p.m., Halle Auditorium. The privacy training is mandatory for all faculty and staff. Additional dates will be announced. If you have any questions, contact Steve LaChance at 487-1490 or Andrea Jaeckel at 487-3328.


GEOSPATIAL CAREERS - JOIN THE GEOSPATIAL REVOLUTION: Eastern is pleased to welcome guest speaker, Michael Healander as he talks on "Geospatial Careers - Join the Geospatial Revolution," today, March 28, from 4:50 - 5:25 p.m., Strong Hall Auditorium. Healander's talk will provide participants with a lightning style presentation of location based projects, solutions, applications and emerging technologies in multiple markets that will provide students with employment ideas for those who understand geospatial technology. This event is free and open to the campus community. For questions, contact Michael Dueweke at 487-8487 or email at mdueweke@emich.edu.


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