Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Event

On Sunday, January 14th, members of the EMU and Ypsilanti communities came together for a Campus/Community conversation. Several community organizations came to give information and speak with the participants which was followed by an interactive presentation by special guest speaker, Dr. Doris Fields. The presentation included engaging the participants in small group discussions to address issues around diversity and strategize ways to help improve race relations in our community. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Awards

On Monday, January 15th, EMU hosted its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. President's Luncheon. At this event, EMU recognized and awarded two recipients for the MLK Humanitarian Award. These two active members of our community exemplify the values and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and make significant contributions to both the University and the community. 

The awards were given to both Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton and Representative Ronnie D. Peterson.

Click here to view a list of all the previous Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award winners.

EMU Day in Lansing

The Government Relations office is proud to report a successful EMU Day in Lansing event that took place on Tuesday, March 6. In total, Eastern Michigan had 47 meetings with state legislators and their staffs, and 62 Eastern Michigan students, faculty, staff, and alumni volunteered for the day. The event involved meetings throughout the morning with state senators and representatives, followed by a luncheon at the Capitol Building. Eastern's choir performed in the rotunda of the building during the luncheon, marking the first time for the choir to participate in the event. If you're interested in participating in EMU's Day in Lansing in 2019, please email the Government Relations office at .

  • - The EMU Choir performs during EMU Day in Lansing in the Capitol’s Rotunda, led by Choir Director, Brandon Johnson.

  • - Student Alexa Cooley, Alumna Annette Johnson, and Student Body Vice President Larry Borum engage in a discussion with Michigan’s legislators at EMU Day in Lansing.

  • - President James Smith and Representative Ronnie D. Peterson pose with Swoop at the EMU Day in Lansing Luncheon.

  • - Representative Tenisha Yancey, EMU Alumna, and Swoop get their photo taken together during the EMU Day in Lansing Luncheon.

  • - The EMU Choir smiles as they finish their premier performance for EMU Day in Lansing with President James Smith.

  • - Representative Jeff Noble smiles for a photo with Swoop during EMU Day in Lansing.

  • - Representative Joseph N. Bellino, Jr. talks with EMU student, Larry Borum, and EMU staff member Malverne Winborne during a meeting for EMU Day in Lansing.