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| Monday, June 17, 2013



VENDOR APPRECIATION DAY AT THE STUDENT CENTER: Relax at the Student Center patio where you can enjoy the weather outside under our new umbrellas. Join us and celebrate Vendor Appreciation Day on Tuesday, June 18, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Don't forget to show us your purchase receipt from one of our vendors at the Student Center and you'll receive a free ice cream! The event is free. For more information, call 487-1100 or visit us at emich.edu/studentcenter, facebook.com/emustudentcenter, twitter.com/centeremu, or on Google+ @emuscr.


RELAY FOR LIFE ON CAMPUS: Relay For Life of Ypsilanti will begin their 24 hour walk on Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m., at the EMU Lakehouse. The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. We honor all cancer survivors by having them walk the first lap around the EMU lake with their caregivers joining them on the second lap, then both are treated to lunch at the Lakehouse. All survivors will get a HOPE T-shirt and other gifts. The EMU Relay team, the Green Rascals, is looking for team members to help them walk for 24 hours and to sell luminaries that are lit around the lake at dusk. To make a donation, buy a luminary to honor a friend or loved one, or sign up as a survivor or to walk, please go to www.relayforlife.org/YpsilantiMI. For more information, contact Cathie McClure, 487-2031 or email at mmcclure@emich.edu.

RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FOR CATHIE MCCLURE: The EMU community is invited to celebrate Cathie McClure's retirement on Tuesday, June 25, 3 - 5 p.m., in room 300, in the Student Center. Appetizers and refreshments will be served.


BEST SELLING AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST JONATHAN KOZOL TO SPEAK AT EMU: The John W. Porter Distinguished Chair in Urban Education presents the 2013-2014 Speaker Series: Reach, Teach, and Inspire. The 2013-2014 Speaker Series is hosted by the department of special education, celebrating a century of excellence. Please join us in welcoming best selling author and social rights activist, Jonathan Kozol, for his lecture "Fire in the Ashes: Race, Justice, and the Struggle for Survival in our Urban Neighborhoods," on Wednesday, June 26, at 1:30 p.m., in the EMU Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. For more information, please visit the Porter Chair Lecture Series to read more or check out their Facebook page.


GLENNA FRANK MILLER'S RETIREMENT PARTY: Please join Provost Schatzel and Eastern Michigan University in celebrating Glenna Frank Miller's retirement after nearly 40 years at EMU on Friday, June 28, 3 - 6 p.m., at the Student Center Ballroom B. RSVP to Melissa Ginotti at mginotti@emich.edu or call 487-2268.


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 dates and times are as follows:

  • Saturday, July 13, 3:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 10, 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 dates and times are as follows:

  • Saturday, July 27, 3:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 24, 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, June 29, 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 13, 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 27, 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 10, 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 24, 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.


"Cosmic Colors" will take you on a wondrous journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Discover the many reasons for color like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back at your doctor's office. You will even see the actual color of a dinosaur - based on recent evidence. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light! Show dates and times are as follows:

  • Saturday, June 29, 3:15 p.m.
  • Friday, August 16, 7 p.m.

Appropriate for ages 13 and up and has a run time of 25 minutes. Each "Cosmic Colors" Show includes "Seasonal Stargazing" with a run time of 15 minutes. Visit Cosmic Color Video to see more.


"STARS" Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that lights the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. Narrated by Mark Hamill, the EMU Planetarium's most popular show makes a special re-appearance this summer. Catch it before it's gone! Show dates and times are as follows:

  • Friday, August 16, 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 31, 9 p.m.

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.

Visit our Facebook page at Facebook.com/emuplanetarium. Contact Norbert Vance at nvance@emich.edu or Tom Kasper at tkasper@emich.edu for further details about the planetarium.

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