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| Wednesday, March 06, 2013


THE CHALLENGES FACED BY WOMEN IN STEM: As part of Women's History Month, a discussion will be held on Monday, March 11, 2 - 4 p.m., in Room 320 in the Student Center to talk about "Women in STEM." This event will bring together women from various STEM disciplines and generations to discuss the difficulties and challenges faced by women in STEM entering the workforce today. Visit 2013 Women's History Month for the complete schedule of events planned for the month.

The Women's Resource Center present the sex education and women's empowerment discussion "I Heart Female Orgasm," on Monday, March 11, 7:30 - 10 p.m., in the Student Center Ballroom. During the presentation, they will bring a playful, honest approach to this topic with warmth and humor. The program is inclusive of people of all genders and sexual orientations. Visit 2013 Women's History Month for the complete schedule of events planned for the month.


ORAL DEFENSE PRESENTATION: Edward C. Bartone, from the College of Technology will present his oral dissertation on "The Relationship between the Perceived Level of Contribution of Virtual Team Members, and Their Energization Source as Defined by Jung's Typology," on Tuesday, March 12, from 12 - 2 p.m., in Room 206, Sill Hall.


THE DONALD BUCKEYE LECTURE SERIES: EMU welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Wanko from Miami University who will talk on "Logic Puzzles that Build Spatial Reasoning," Tuesday, March 12, 3:30  - 4:30 p.m., in Room 219, Pray-Harrold. Dr. Wanko is a national leader in mathematics education, serving on the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educator's Board of Directors. In 2012, he published the book "Spatial Reasoning Puzzles That Make Kids Think!"  For more information, contact Stephanie Casey at 487-1444 or email scasey1@emich.edu.


NUTRITION SERVICES SPEAKERS SERIES CONTINUES: The EMU Office of Nutrition Services presents the next guest in its Professional Speakers Series, Wednesday, March 13, room G03, Halle Library. Registered Dietitian Tina Miller will cover entrepreneurial opportunities in dietetics, the role of supermarket dietitian, and provide advice for those interested in a career in nutrition and dietetics. This event is open to students, faculty, and staff. LBC credit will be offered. For more information, call 487-6572 or by email at chhs_nutrition@emich.edu


PHILOSOPHY SPEAKER SERIES: EMU welcomes Kristie Dotson, professor of philosophy at Michigan State University, as she talks about "Making Sense: Identifying Black Feminist Theories of Knowledge," on Thursday, March 14, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Room 216, Pray-Harrold. Dotson will argue that three concepts from Black feminist theory (jeopardy, interstices, and intersectionality) are complementary rather than competing metaphors for making sense of Black women's oppression. This event is free and open to the public. It is approved for LBC credit. For additional information, contact Peter Higgins at 487-0419 or by email at phiggin1@emich.edu.


GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETINGS: Graduate Council meetings will be held during the following dates from 2:15 - 4 p.m. Contact Susan Anderson at 487-0042 or email at sanderson1@emich.edu with questions.

  • Friday, March 15 - Room 310 A&B, in the Student Center
  • Friday, April 12 - Room 300, Halle Library


BOOK TALK BY ALUMNUS PETER LEONARD: EMU welcomes  Peter Leonard, 1974 EMU alumnus and successful crime writer. Mr. Leonard will give a book talk on Wednesday, March 20, from 1:30 - 3 p.m., in Room 300, Halle Library. Come celebrate National Reading Month with Peter Leonard. For more information, contact Judy Block at jblock@emich.edu.


EMU WELCOMES ART CRITIC VINCE CARDUCCI: The campus community is invited to hear Vince Carducci, dean of undergraduate studies, at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, talk on "Envisioning Real Utopias in Detroit,"  Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 p.m., in Room 310 A&D in the Student Center. For more information, contact Greg Tom at gtom@emich.edu or Julie Myers at jmyers@emich.edu.


ANOTHER PHILOSOPHY SPEAKER SERIES SCHEDULED: EMU welcomes Coeli Fitzpatrick, professor of philosophy at Grand Valley State University as she speaks on "Averroes among the Moderns: How a Thinker is Shaped (and Misshaped) for the Legacy of Medieval Islam,"  Thursday, March 21, 5:30 - 7 p.m., in Room 213, Pray-Harrold. This talk considers the history of the "Averroesian phenomenon," examining the promotion and denigration of Averroes' philosophy as part of a larger phenomenon: the battle for ideas and struggle over the portrayal of Islam. This event is free and open to the public and is approved for LBC credit. Contact Peter Higgins at 487-0419 or email at phiggin1@emich.edu for more information.


EMU FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING: The Eastern Michigan University Foundation Board of Trustees will meet Friday, May 10, at 1:00 p.m., at the Eagle Crest Golf Clubhouse. The public is welcome to attend. For information, call Maria Cyars, 481-2304 or email at mcyars@emichedu.

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