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Sept. 1 , 2005
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
734.487.4400
ward.mullens@emich.edu

New president set to welcome 2,400 students at EMU orientation

YPSILANTI - There will be a lot of new faces on the Eastern Michigan University campus Sept. 3 when approximately 2,400 freshmen begin orientation for the new fall semester.

            There also will be a new president, Dr. John Fallon, who became EMU’s 21st president in July.

            “The start of school is always an exciting time,” said Fallon. “I have spoken a lot about the University’s rearview mirror, but the incoming students are only looking in one direction, ahead. Who couldn’t help but be caught up in that enthusiasm.”

            Orientation begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 with student move in at the residence halls. Commuter check-in begins at 9 a.m. at McKenny Union. Activities include a kick-off picnic from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in University Park behind the Rec/IM; family workshops from 1-3 p.m.; a welcome convocation with President Fallon at 4 p.m. at the Convocation Center and a family reception/farewell immediately following the convocation.

            For additional information and directions, visit the EMU Orientation Web site at http://www.emufusion.com

            Fallon also will be performing with the CloseUp Theatre Troupe as part of orientation activities Sunday, Sept. 4. CloseUp was established in 1997 as a theatre outreach troupe dedicated to exploring health and social issues while providing resource information to students. The CloseUp Troupe, now in its eighth year, has performed annually for approximately 8,000 audience members.

            Members of EMU’s mens and womens athletic teams, as well as other student organizations, will be helping new students with movein.

            Classes for the fall semester begin Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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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