College students across the country are finding it increasingly difficult to attend school. According to a study from the Wisconsin Hope Lab, 20 percent of all community college students face hunger and 13 percent are homeless. And at 4 year institutions like Eastern, the hidden problems of debt and not having enough money to buy food exists too. That is why EMU’s student food pantry, Swoop, is hosting an all-day food drive in the Student Center, room 346. This will be Monday, through Thursday, May 2- 5. Students and staff are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate. Donation boxes will also be available at the front desk of every residence hall on campus.
Eastern was founded to teach future teachers. Contemporary students interested in teaching will be able to participate in a group advising session for the Initial Teacher Preparation Program on Monday, at 5:30 p.m. The session is free, but students are asked to register. The hour and a half long session will be in room 206 Porter. A second session will be in the same room, Tuesday, May 3, at 10:30 a.m. and again on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The EMU Softball team will be playing the Oakland Grizzlies at Varsity Field, at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday. This double header will be free to watch.