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| Friday, September 27, 2013



MEMORIAL FOR SID GENDIN: There will be a memorial for Sid Gendin, emeritus philosopher, department of history and philosophy on Saturday, September 28, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., on the fifth floor of the Olds-Robb (REC/IM) intramural building. Come prepared to share memories of Sid, to laugh a bit and to cry a little. If you have any questions, you can call Claudia Cullin at 487-1020.


COLLEGE OF BUSINESS OPEN HOUSE: Join the College of Business for an Open House on Monday, September 30, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the EMU–Livonia location. Please  RSVP at ep.emich.edu/coboh. For more information, contact the College of Business at 877-818-4368.


RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR BETTY BROWN-CHAPPELL: The campus community is invited to attend a retirement reception for Betty Brown-Chappell on Friday, October 4, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., in room 300 in the Student Center. In lieu of personal gifts, please consider a donation to support the Brown-Chappell Honors Student Endowed Scholarship. Donate online at bit.ly/Brown-Chappell. Please RSVP to Lisa McClees at lmcclees@emich.edu or call 481-2334 by Friday, September 27.


STUDY ABROAD FAIR: Learn more about the study abroad program at the Fall Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, October 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the grand ballroom in the Student Center. Sign-up for a raffle to win a $500 award applicable to any 2014 EMU study abroad program fee. For more information, contact Academic Programs Abroad at 487-2424 or programs.abroad@emich.edu.


FASHIONALITY'S FASHION SHOW: Tickets are now on sale for the fashion runway show, La Dolce Vita, The Sweet Life, on Thursday, October 10, 7 p.m., in the Grand Ballroom in the Student Center. The fashion show has sold out every year and tickets will not be sold at the door. Giveaways from the Detroit Pistons, The Body Shop and many more! General admission tickets are just $5 and can be purchased at all EMU ticket box offices. For questions, please contact Shecari Sorrells at 734-657-2251 or email at ssorrell@emich.edu.


LEARN ABOUT WATER QUALITY AND HELP EMU'S VISION'S GREEN: Have you ever wondered who puts the "No Dumping Drains to River" stickers on all of the catch basins on campus? Vision's GREEN will host their semi-annual storm-drain labeling event on Saturday, October 12, 1 - 4 p.m., starting in room 204 of the Student Center. GREEN will explain how proper stormwater management can improve our rivers, streams and lakes and then volunteers will help label storm drains and identify broken catch basins on campus in order to update our campus maps. This event is LBC approved. Volunteers will receive a lunch voucher which can be used at to purchase food at the Lobby Shop or Wendy’s located in the Student Center. Please RSVP by sending an e-mail to vis_GREEN@emich.edu or join the GREEN Facebook Page.

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.


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.


PORTER CHAIR SPEAKER SERIES WELCOMES FILMMAKER DAN HABIB: Please join the College of Education as they welcome Dan Habib on Wednesday, November 6, 7 p.m., in the auditorium in Roosevelt Hall for a screening and 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 these practices. 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. 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.

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