Activities and Events
BARBARA SCHEFFER RETIRES FROM EMU: After 37 years at EMU, Barbara Scheffer will be retiring. Please join the College of Health & Human Services and the School of Nursing for a reception on Friday, July 12, 2 - 4 p.m. in the 2nd floor Student Commons in Marshall. Please RSVP to Dan Burns at 487-0077 or email at dburns@emich,edu.
VISIT THE GREEN TENT AT THE HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Stop by and visit the GREEN TENT at the Heritage Festival on Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18, 12 - 6 p.m., at Riverside Park in Depot Town. Sponsored by the City of Ypsilanti and EMU. Visit with folks from the Huron River Watershed Council, sustainably focused vendors, MIDEQ and the Washtenaw County Solid Waste coordinator and learn more about how you can contribute. They will have educational displays, workshops and children's activities such as painting and a butterfly tent. The GREEN tent will be located on the southeast end of the festival, near the river and Native American Encampment. Hope to see you there!
EMU PLANETARIUM'S SUMMER SHOW LINE-UP: The EMU planetarium has a "star-studded" line-up of movies planned throughout the summer to entertain and educate its audiences. All shows will be viewed in the planetarium, located at 402 Mark Jefferson Science Complex. Tickets must be purchased in advance from any EMU ticket office or online at EMU Tickets. Below are the dates, times and details for each event:
"Cleopatra's Universe" explores the truths and mysteries of Egypt's legendary queen Cleopatra. Experience the life and times of Cleopatra in dramatic fashion as the audience will travel back in time to see stunning re-creations of the Alexandria Library, Cleopatra's Palace, and the Pharos Lighthouse - one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Discover the powerful Greek and Roman influences on the world of Cleopatra. You will also see Eratosthenes figure out the size of the Earth. Show date will be Saturday, July 13, at 3:15 p.m. This show is appropriate for ages 13 and up. Run time is 25 minutes. Each "Cleopatra" Show includes "Seasonal Stargazing" with a run time 15 minutes.
"Galileo: The Power of the Telescope" Two eyes and two pieces of glass revolutionized human understanding 400 years ago. The eyes belonged to Galileo Galilei, and the curved pieces of glass were the lenses of his telescope. In "Galileo: The Power of the Telescope," you'll learn Galileo's personal and powerful story, and explore how his discoveries displaced long-held views about the universe. Narrated by Dava Sobel, author of the award-winning biography Galileo's Daughter. Show date will be Saturday, July 27, at 3:15 p.m. This show is appropriate for ages 13 and up. Run time is 30 minutes. Each "Galileo" Show includes "Seasonal Stargazing" with a run time 15 minutes.
"The Little Star That Could" story is about Little Star, an average yellow star searching for planets of his own to protect and warm. Along the way, he meets other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets. Each planet is introduced to the audience with basic information about our solar system. Show dates and times are as follows:
- Saturday, July 13, 2 p.m.
- Saturday, July 27, 2 p.m.
Run time is 35 minutes. This movie is appropriate for all ages, and recommended for families. K-6 education guides are available. Each "Little Star" show includes "Seasonal Stargazing" with a run time of 7 minutes. Visit The Little Star That Could Movie to watch a preview. Appropriate for ages 13 and up and has a run time of 30 minutes. Each "STARS" Show includes "Seasonal Stargazing" with a run time 15 minutes. Check out the Stars Movie Preview video.
WASHTENAW COUNTY ANNUAL FREE HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF EVENT: The Washtenaw County Home Toxic Reduction Program will have a regional environmental cleanup/free hazardous waste drop-off day on Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at EMU's Rynearson Stadium. County members and EMU students can bring materials such as; traditional recyclables, electronic equipment, freon appliances, household hazardous materials such as paint, oil, & cleaning supplies, old furniture or tires. Please contact 734-222-3827 for additional information or for questions on what to do with hazardous materials on campus, call the Physical Plant at 487-3591.