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| Wednesday, April 03, 2013



* COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE MENTOR2YOUTH DURING BASKETBALL GAME: During this fun-filled event, Mentor2Youth children will play against Mentor2Youth volunteers in a basketball game on Saturday, April 6, from 12 - 2 p.m. at the REC/IM. During the halftime, the EMU Men's Basketball team will put on a dunk and 3 point show and Lydia Seale will perform. Stop by the the REC/IM for all the fun, snacks, pizza, and refreshments. The Mentor2Youth is a community service organization that mentors and tutors children in Ypsilanti. Donations are being accepted online at www.mentor2youth.com/donate or pay $5 at the door.


GRADUATE TO THE NEXT LEVEL: A graduate degree is an important stepping stone to a promotion or career advancement in many fields and you can get many of your questions answered at EMU's Graduate Open House on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Student Center Ballroom. Apply for admission. Your application fee will be waived for the first graduate program you apply to. Learn about graduate assistantships and doctoral fellowships. Register to win three free tuition credits. Three winners will each receive this $1,500 award. Speak with a college representative and receive general information about the programs. Meet with faculty members from several doctoral and cohort programs. Visit the Graduate Open House homepage, for more information.


* AKL & TKE FRATERNITIES PRESENT "A WALK IN HER SHOES": Two Eastern fraternities will host their annual "A Walk in Her Shoes" events in partnership with EMU's Women's Resource Center. The events are designed to raise awareness about domestic violence, and raise money for Safe House in Ann Arbor and EMU's Women's Resource Center. "A Walk in Her Shoes" started in 2007 and has been an annual event ever since. They will have a Lobby Table set-up in the Student Center from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., with information and will be accepting donations during all of their events. Below are the events scheduled:

  • The "A Walk in Her Shoes" Kick-off event will be held on Tuesday, April 9, at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium. Representatives from Safe House in Ann Arbor will speak about what services they provide, and EMU's very own Jess Klein will speak about Domestic Violence. 
  • On Wednesday, April 10, members from both AKL & TKE fraternities will be walking around campus in women's shoes to raise awareness and money for the event. The goal this year is $1,000.00. Some fraternity members will be waxing and shaving their legs to raise money. 

Visit their Facebook Page for more information or contact Matthew Jones at mjone102@emich.edu with any questions.


THE SECOND CITY IMPROVISATION COMEDY GROUP COMING TO EMU: The departments of Risk Management and Diversity & Affirmative Action are hosting the event "How to Manage and Respond to Bullying, Generational Differences and Violence in the Workplace" on Tuesday, April 9, from 9 - 11:30 a.m., in Room 201, Welch Hall. The workshop will be presented by the highly acclaimed Second City Communications improvisation comedy group. This interactive, humorous session will help employees explore the behavioral side of these sensitive issues. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Contact Carol Wilkins at cwilkins@emich.edu or 487-1055.


DINE & DONATE FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THE MAGIC PROGRAM: The Academic Success Partnerships' Mentorship Access Guidance in College (MAGIC) Program will host a Dine to Donate fundraiser on Tuesday, April 9, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., at the Tower Inn Cafe. Funds from the event will help support students on campus who have aged out of the foster care system. Tower Inn will donate 20% of the bill (less beverages) to the program for any patrons who present the bottom portion of the Dine & Donate Flyer.

MAGIC exists to increase the graduation rates among foster care alumni, encourage a successful transition into adulthood, and promote workforce readiness by providing life skills training, mentorship, housing stability, social enrichment, and financial literacy. Additional information about the MAGIC program is available online at www.emich.edu/magic or by calling 487-0899.


EXPLORE THE POWERHOUSES OF THE UNIVERSE AT THE PLANETARIUM: The EMU planetarium will feature the movie "Stars," 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.


TRUEMU DAY AT EASTERN MARKET IN DOWNTOWN DETROIT: Shop with your TRUEMU friends or make new ones at Detroit's historic Eastern Market on Saturday, April 20. The day starts with a short presentation at 9 a.m. in Shed 5 off Alfred Street. After the presentation, receive a special "I LOVE EASTERN" recycled heavy duty grocery tote bag, which will provide you with discounts at a few selected Eastern Market businesses the rest of the day. TRUEMU students, faculty/staff and alumni and their friends and family are welcomed and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Ted Coutilish at 487-2483 or tcoutili@emich.edu.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP HURON RIVER WATERSHED COUNCIL: Do you care about the environment and what happens to the rivers and streams in Michigan? If so, please join the Huron River Watershed Council as they check the health of the river and streams during their Annual Spring Round-Up Event on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring a small team of your friends and family, or join others, for this unique activity. Help collect samples of the bugs and other creatures that live in our streams. Like canaries in a coal mine, these creatures tell us the health of our river and creeks. Trained volunteers will take you to two stream sites, where you help search through stones, leaves, and sediment. The amount of life in our fresh water is amazing. Volunteers will meet in Ann Arbor and then go to two sites. Children are welcome to attend with an adult. You must register by Wednesday, April 17. To register and for more information, go to www.hrwc.org/volunteer/roundup.

Would you like to become a leader/collector volunteer? Please visit www.hrwc.org/volunteer/adopt-a-stream-leader-and-collector-training for more information. Please contact Jason at jfrenzel@hrwc.org with questions.

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