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| Monday, October 14, 2013



CAMPUS LIFE PRESENTS GUEST SPEAKER JON MEACHAM: Campus Life is please to present Jon Meacham on Tuesday, October 15, at 7 p.m., in the Student Center Grand Ballroom. Pulitzer Prize-winning author and contributing editor at TIME, Meacham is one of America's most prominent public intellectuals. Known as a skilled raconteur and an accomplished historian with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion and current affairs, he understands and analyzes how issues and events impact modern life. Meacham’s latest presidential biography, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power , is a #1 New York Times bestseller. The event is free event and open to the public. For more information, contact Campus Life at 487-3627 or visit campuslife.emich.edu or fb.com/EMUcampuslife.


PARENTS AND FAMILY WEEKEND: Parents and Family Weekend offers a wonderful way to experience the excitement of EMU's campus. Several events, ranging from theatre to sports, are scheduled Friday, October 18 - Sunday, October 20 for the entire family. Below is a list of the events planned:

Friday, October 18:

  • 10 a.m. - Dance Forum Choreography Show at Warner Gym (Free)
  •   7 p.m. - Chamber Choir Concert at Pease Auditorium (Free)
  •   8 p.m. - Screening of "Grown Ups 2" Movie in the Student Center Auditorium (Free)
  •   9 p.m. - Fiddler on the Roof at Quirk Theatre ($15/ticket)
  • 10:30 p.m. - Screening of "Grown Ups 2" Movie in Student Center Auditorium (Free)

Saturday, October 19:

  •   1 p.m. - EMU Football vs. Ohio at Rynearson Stadium ($5 with promo code "PARENT")
  •   Band Day and Color Guard Competition
  •   7 p.m. - Fiddler on the Roof at Quirk Theatre ($15/ticket)

 Sunday, October 20:

  •   4 p.m. - Symphony Band and University Choir Concert at Pease Auditorium

MUSLIM JOURNEYS: RECEPTION AND EXHIBIT: Janice Terry, Prof. Emerita of EMU will introduce the Muslim Journeys collection and an Arab American National Museum exhibit highlighting the lives of Arab Americans on Sunday, October 20, 2 p.m. at the Ypsilanti District Library located on Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. The exhibit is in collaboration with EMU Library. The event is free and open to the public. Please visit http://guides.emich.edu/muslimjourneys for more information or contact Lisa Klopfer at lklopfer@emich.edu.


* ETHNIC JOURNEYS: MEMOIRS OF GEORGE ELLENBOGEN: Montreal-born poet George Ellenbogen will read from his recently published memoir "A Stone in my Shoe: in Search of Neighborhood," about the Jewish Montreal ghetto of his childhood and adolescence on Monday, October 21, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., room G-03, in the Halle Library Auditorium. He will also read sections from the recently published memoir of his late partner, Evelyn Shakir, "Teaching Arabs, Writing Self." Their works highlight the richness of community, whether Montreal Jewish or Boston Lebanese, and reveal complementary values and traditions. LBC approved.


* CELEBRATION FOR WOMEN'S COMMISSION & WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION: Please join us as we celebrate the scholarship recipients from the Women's Commission and the Women's Association for 2013-2014 on Monday, October 21, 3 - 5 p.m., in room 310A in the Student Center. This year's celebration will be honoring faculty member Joanne Hansen for her many years of chairing the Women's Commission and tireless advocacy for women on our campus. For more information, contact Kay Woodiel at 487-2832 or email at dwoodiel@emich.edu.


EMU'S CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE FUNDRAISER: The EMU Children's Institute is participating in the Frankenmuth Fundraiser through Monday, October 21. You can order tons of great items online at www.frankenmuthfundraising.com and the EMU Children's Institute will receive credit when you enter the school code/ID #6374. They accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express and you do not have to specify a specific child's name during checkout. All profits will help pay for activities at the Children's Institute in April 2014 for the Month of the Young Child. For questions or more information, call Beth Kahl, 487-2348.


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.


EMU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WILL HOST ANNUAL TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARDS: Six exceptional faculty members from EMU will be honored at the 23rd Annual Teaching Excellence Awards on Thursday, November 7, 6:30 p.m., in the Student Center Ballroom. The event will acknowledge these faculty members for representing educational quality at EMU and for going above and beyond to help their students succeed. Friends and guests are invited to a wine and dessert reception starting at 6:30 p.m. The award ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person, $10 per student. To RSVP and purchase tickets, please contact the Office for Alumni Relations at 487-0250 before Friday, November 1.


PORTER CHAIR SPEAKER SERIES WELCOMES FILMMAKER DAN HABIB: Please join the College of Education as they welcome internationally renowned documentary filmmaker Dan Habib on Wednesday, November 6, 7 p.m., in the auditorium in Roosevelt Hall for a screening of his latest film and a panel discussion. Habib's latest film,"Restraint and Seclusion: Hear Our Stories," documents the devastating and traumatic experiences of students in public schools resulting from restraint and seclusion. Habib is the Filmmaker in Residence at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire and is the former photography editor of the Concord (NH) Monitor newspaper. His other works include the films, Including Samuel and Who Cares About Kelsey?


CONNECTING THE DOTS: BUILDING INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES: The first annual Brehm Conference entitled, Connecting the Dots: Building Inclusive Societies, will take place on Saturday, November 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the EMU Student Center. Presenters include university students, faculty and community members who are doing innovative research and work aimed at building inclusive societies. The goal of the conference is to generate conversations about how we can build societies that are inclusive of all. To register, and for more information, please go to http://bit.ly/Brehm2013. Conference registration is $30, with discounted rates for students, families and self advocates. Contact Kevin Dorn at connectingthedots13@gmail.com with any questions.


CAMPUS LIFE PRESENTS GUEST SPEAKER ANDREW SULLIVAN: Campus Life is please to welcome Andrew Sullivan on Tuesday, November 12, at 7 p.m., in the Student Center Ballroom. The Dish blogger, journalist and author is a popular source of provocative, astute political and social commentary. NPR called him "one of the most widely read, influential and prolific political voices online." The event is free event and open to the public. For more information, contact Campus Life at 487-3627 or visit campuslife.emich.edu or fb.com/EMUcampuslife.


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