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| Tuesday, February 18, 2014



EMU BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT WELCOMES GUEST SPEAKER:  The Biology Department is pleased to welcome Shannon McCauley, assistant professor, at the University of Toronto Mississauga on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., room 154, Mark Jefferson Science Complex. McCauley will talk on the "Effects of Local and Regional Processes in Freshwater Metacommunities." LBC approved. For questions, please contact Judy Pokrywki 487-4242 or email at jpokrywk@emich.edu.


* BROWN BAG SERIES: THE ENDANGERED SPECIES WITHIN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS: The Women's Resource will hold a campus forum on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 12 - 1 p.m., in room 300, Halle Library. During this session, Cheyenne Luzynski, former intercollegiate athletic director, will be informative and thought-provoking on the reality of women in athletics. Join in a conversation about key insights into barriers and pathways for women seeking leadership in athletics. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers. If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Collier at wrc_brownbag@emich.edu.


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, Feb. 19, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
  • 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.


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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