Updates, Reminders and Events

Updates

Campus Life: Now Accepting NSOA Applications

The application for the New Student Orientation Assistant (NSOA) position is up on the Campus Life's website or on the registration form page. NSOAs serve as volunteer mentors and role models for the incoming students. They must be in good judicial standing with the University, be enrolled as an undergraduate student in Fall 2019, and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. While the position is not paid, NSOAs experience diversity and bystander training and gain valuable skills including small group facilitation, problem solving, and interpersonal communication that can be applied to many future careers. In addition, NSOA can be used to count towards volunteer service hours and for LBC credit!

Applications are due on Thursday, January 31st by 5 p.m.


Events

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Your Body Is Not A Binary

7–8 p.m. | Student Center - Room 310A

Nothing is black and white! Join the Women's Resource Center and the LGBT Resource Center in discussing the large gray area between our society's traditional ideas of male and female as the only biological sexes. The event will be held on January 23rd in Student Center 310A from 7 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Star Lecture

7–8:30 p.m. | Honors College

In the first Star Lecture of the winter semester, Dr. Ethan Lowenstein from the Department of Teacher Education will explore the ways in which places shape our identities, particularly within the context of place-based learning. This interactive talk will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29 in The Honors College Auditorium.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Soup and Substance: "Reframing Accessibility through Universal Design"

Noon–1:30 p.m. | Student Center - Room 300

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) Soup and Substance is an educational lunch series designed to engage university stakeholders in discussions, presentations, and research that foster understanding and appreciation for disability awareness. The DRC cordially invites you to our first Soup and Substance of 2019: "Reframing Accessibility through Universal Design" presented by Washtenaw Community College faculty member Dr. Julie Kissel. Universal design encompasses the idea of creating an accessible environment for all, regardless of abilities. Dr. Kissel will explain how universal design can be implemented into the classroom and will help faculty, staff, and students create a more inclusive campus environment for all.

For more information, please contact Izzie Bullock at 734.487.2470 or ibullock@emich.edu.

Eastern Michigan University provides individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodations to participate in university activities, programs, and services. Individuals with disabilities requiring an accommodation to participate in an activity, program, or event should call the Disability Resource Center, 734.487.2470 or email us at drc@emich.edu, at least one week prior to the event.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Mentor/Commuter Game Night

5–7 p.m. | Honors College

The Honors College is hosting our fourth annual Mentor and Commuter Game Night. The evening will include prizes, free food, and games. This is an excellent event for commuters to attend and get to know those in our mentoring program. All students are welcome. If you are in the mentoring program, you can also pick up your free mentoring shirt at the event.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Honors Running Club

4 p.m. | Honors College

The Honors Running Club meets weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Join us at The Honors College for a chance to exercise with friends. All running levels are welcome. We can't wait to see you there. Please contact Hajer Abuzir at habuzir@emich.edu if you have any questions.

Thursdays

Knitting Club

7:45–8:45 p.m. | Honors College

Calling knitters and fiber artists of all skill levels! Knitting Club happens on a weekly basis at the same time and place. Some supplies will be provided for those who need them, but please bring your own craft needles and yarn if possible. Contact Sarah Yaw at syaw@emich.edu with questions.