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Jan. 11 , 2005
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
734.487.4400
ward.mullens@emich.edu

EMU event to remember tsunami victims, raise funds

YPSILANTIEastern Michigan University student groups will gather Thursday, Jan. 13 to remember victims of the recent tsunami and to help raise money to support the survivors. The ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. in front of Pease Auditorium.  EMU President Craig Willis will lead a procession from Pease to the McKenny Union Ballroom where there will be a program.

“Biniam Yohannes (president of the international student organization) and I thought it would be a good idea because we have students here from the affected areas and we wanted to show our support for them and to help them,” said Edward Davis II, president of the EMU student government.

Speakers for the program will include students from the affected countries. Donations will be accepted and will go to UNICEF and Doctors Without Borders. Donations also will be collected Jan. 17 before and after the Martin Luther King Jr. Day luncheon.

Eastern Michigan University has approximately 500 students who are from the affected areas.

For additional information, call 487-2390.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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