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| Wednesday, October 30, 2013



* EDUCATOR PREPARATION: CALL TO ACTION IN MICHIGAN CONFERENCE: The College of Education at EMU will host an educator preparation conference on Friday, Nov. 1, entitled, "Educator Preparation: A Call to Action in Michigan." The event will take place in the EMU Student Center Ballroom from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The keynote speaker is Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Cawthorne professor of teacher education for urban schools, Lynch School of Education, Boston College University. Her presentation will be on, "The New Landscape of Teacher Education: Trends and Challenges." Conference attendees will include Michigan PK-12 school administrators, teachers, administrators and teachers in colleges and universities preparing teachers and graduate students in educational fields. For more information and to register, go to Educator Preparation Conference homepage. For questions about the conference, please contact Regina George at rgeorge@emich.edu or for questions about registration, contact Karen Metz at kmetz@emich.edu.


* STAR LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS PETER HIGGINS: The EMU Honors College invites all students, staff, faculty and community members to the 2013-2014 Star Lectures: "Manifestations of Poverty." Please join them for the 4th lecture of the series featuring Peter Higgins who will address "Charity, Beneficence, or Justice? Americans' moral relation to global poverty." This interactive session will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m., in the Student Center Ballroom.This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact Rebecca Sipe at rebecca.sipe@emich.edu


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, Nov. 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? For more information, please visit the Porter Chair homepage.


TITLE IX "TELL SOMEONE" FORUM: Many know Title IX as it relates to athletics programs, to ensure that there is equal treatment between men and women. But did you know it covers more than just athletics? Come check out the first Title IX “Tell Someone” Forum: Know your Rights with Sex Discrimination, Harassment and Assault on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 12 - 1 p.m., in room 310-B in the Student Center. During this forum, you will get to meet the EMU Title IX coordinators on campus, receive an overview of what Title IX means and how it relates to you. Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome and be sure to watch the “Tell Someone” video. For more information, please visit the EMU Title IX Compliance website.


"SWOOP-IN" - ACADEMIC ADVISING SESSION FOR STUDENTS: The EMU Academic Advising Career Development will offer academic advising to students on Thursday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Walton/Putnam Breezeway. For questions, please contact the University Advising Career Development Center at 487-0400.


RETIREMENT PARTY FOR FRAN YATES: The Office of Financial Aid invites the campus community to a retirement party for Fran Yates on Thursday, Nov. 7, 3 - 5 p.m., in room 320 in the Student Center. Please contact Angela Sarah at asarah@emich.edu or call 487-1048 with any questions.


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, Nov. 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.


CONNECTING THE DOTS: BUILDING INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES: The first annual Brehm Conference entitled, "Connecting the Dots: Building Inclusive Societies," will take place on Saturday, Nov. 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, Nov. 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.


* EMU HOSTS BI-ANNUAL MICHIGAN COLLEGIATE JOB FAIR: EMU will host its bi-annual Michigan Collegiate Job Fair (MCJF) on Friday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Burton Manor in Livonia, MI. MCJF is one of the state's largest career fairs, bringing graduating seniors and alumni from Michigan’s colleges and universities together with over 100 employers to begin their job search. Employers participating in this fair seek to hire entry-level candidates with degrees in business, liberal arts, technology, engineering, human services, and allied health. Candidates may view a list of participating employers and pre-register for this event online at www.mcjf.org. The deadline to pre-register for only $10 is November, 13; thereafter candidates may be register on-site the day of the fair for $15.  Contact the University Advising & Career Development Center at 487-0400 with any questions.


“LIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS” AT THE TOLEDO ZOO: The Office for Alumni Relations cheerfully invites alumni and friends to the 6th Annual “Lights Before Christmas” at the Toledo Zoo on Saturday, Nov. 16, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Join us at the alumni hospitality station, located in the Nairobi Event Pavilion with refreshments and hot chocolate, and enjoy them while strolling through the amazing displays featuring one million lights and over 200 animal images. Advanced tickets are required and include zoo admission and parking, hospitality pavilion, and a small gift for every guest. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors (60+) and children (age 2-11). Children 1 and under are admitted for free. Toledo Zoo member pricing is $5 for adults and seniors, $3 for children. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Office for Alumni Relations at 487-0250. RSVP by Friday, Nov. 8.   

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