Oct. 6, 2003
CONTACT: Ward Mullens

Experience the Magic of the Great Bobini During EMU’s Family Day, Oct. 11

YPSILANTI – There will be more than just magic in the air when The Great Bobini takes the stage during Eastern Michigan University’s annual Family Day, Saturday, Oct. 11, noon-4 p.m. at EMU’s main campus in Ypsilanti.

The Great Bobini, a.k.a. EMU employee Bob Jones, of Toledo, is a popular magician and entertainer who just happens to be hearing-impaired. Along with cards being pulled out of the air and balls magically multiplying as they are juggled, audience members will delight in interacting with someone from the deaf culture. For example, when The Great Bobini performs an amazing feat, children are asked to raise their hands in the air and wiggle them, so The Great Bobini can see, rather than hear, their applause. The show begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of McKenny Union.

For more information on The Great Bobini, and a complete list of the more than 50 free activities at Family Day, go to