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| Wednesday, February 19, 2014



INTERNATIONAL CONVERSATION CLUB: The International Student Resource Center presents an opportunity for students and the campus community to participate in conversation with people from all over the world about a wide variety of topics. Please encourage your international and domestic students to attend to learn about various cultural views and practices. The group will meet in room 318 King Hall on the followings dates and times:

  • Wednesday, Mar. 5, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Mar. 12, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Mar. 19, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Mar. 26, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Apr. 2, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Apr. 9, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Apr. 16, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Please contact esl@emich.edu with questions. This event is LBC approved.


LIVE YOUR DREAM - THE TAYLOR ANDERSON STORY: The Taylor Anderson Story is a story about an extraordinary American who dedicated herself as an assistant language teacher in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program. The event will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 4, 6:30 p.m., in the Student Center Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and guest speakers will be introduced at 6:45 p.m., and the movie will start at 7 p.m. There will be a Q&A session at 8:30 p.m.

Taylor had been teaching Japanese children until she lost her life during the event of March 11, 2011, the East Japan Great Earthquake. Through her story, we hope to spread the importance of learning other cultures, helping each other and having passion in life. The screening is LBC approved and open to the public. For more information, please contact Sayuri Kubota via email at skubota@emich.edu or by phone 487-0191.


THIRD ANNUAL SOCIAL WORK ALUMNI LECTURE SERIES: The Third Annual Social Work Alumni Lecture Series will be held on Friday, Mar. 7, 12 - 4:30 p.m., at the Student Center. To register please call 487-8040 or go to Social Work Alumni Lecture Registration.


2013-2014 STAR LECTURE SERIES WELCOMES LYNN NYBELL: The EMU Honors College would like to invite all students, staff, faculty and community members to the 2013-2014 Star Lectures: "Manifestations of Poverty." The lecture features Lynn Nybell, who will address "Manifestations of Poverty: Who Cares? The Cultural Politics of Indifference," on Tuesday, Mar. 11, 7 p.m., in Halle Auditorium. This interactive session will explore the impact of social policy and its role in intensifying the dismal effects of poverty and diminished opportunity on young people and thus our shared future. This final lecture for the year will also promote speculation about how we might live otherwise through changed policy and renewed commitment. For additional information, please contact rebecca.sipe@emich.edu.


2014 EQUALITY SPEAKER SERIES: The Center for the Study of Equality and Human Rights announces the 2014 Equality Speaker Series. Please join them in room 247, McKenny Hall for one or all of the following:

  • Thursday, Mar. 20, 3:30 p.m.; - Natalie Dove (EMU) and Randal Brown (UN,Reno) "Promoting Equal Rates of STI Testing for LGBT Individual."
  • Friday, Apr. 11, 12 p.m. - Stephen L. Rassi (EMU), "Understanding Practice Issues with Transgender People: Listening to Practitioner and Client Voices."

For questions or more information, please contact the Center at www.emich.edu/equality or equality_humanrights@emich.edu.


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