Ronia-Isabel Cabansag: Hey Eagles, Ronia here. Just wanted to jump in before your news briefing to remind you to go back and listen to our Student Wellness Series if you haven’t already! Both parts have been released and are available wherever you access our podcasts. We also have some big projects in the works, including a short series covering the 50-year-old unsolved Michigan Murders cases. The trailer for that is coming soon so stay tuned. As always, our podcast team here at the Echo really appreciates your support. If you have any feedback for us - things you like, things you hate, things you want to see - please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For now, here’s Liz with your Monday news brief:
Liz Hornyak: Welcome back, Eagles! On today’s episode, we’ll be discussing important fundraising campaigns that will help students and faculty, a recent win for EMU men’s basketball team and upcoming campus events, including a salary negotiation workshop. I’m your host, Liz Hornyak, and this is the Eastern Echo Podcast.
On November 1, at Country Meadows Apartments, a shooting took place where three shots were fired and it’s believed that one person was injured. As of now, we don’t know the condition of the victim and if there is a suspect in custody. Students weren’t told about this incident because it falls out of EMU’s jurisdiction because it happened in the Township of Ypsilanti instead of the City of Ypsilanti. The Eastern Echo has issued a Freedom of Information action to the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office but has yet to hear back.
On November 11, Eastern alumni organization Game Above donated $3.5 million to EMU for faculty, staff and students. This is the first donation that this organization has given to EMU. $2 million went to the faculty first initiative and $1.5 million went to the students matter most initiative.
The School of Communication, Media, and Theatre Arts is seeking donations for the S.I.T., or “Seats in Theatres,” campaign. CMTA wants to raise two hundred thousand dollars before the end of August in 2020. CMTA wants to replace the seats in order for guests to be more comfortable and so that they can fully enjoy their experience at the theatre. For more information, visit donate.emich.edu-project-16623.
On November 12, the Business and Finance committee passed a resolution that will allow them to match up to fifteen-thousand dollars in donations that are given to the Student Emergency Fund within the first thirty days of the fund’s public crowdfunding campaign. The Student Emergency Fund provides emergency financial assistance to students who have endured an accident or any other incident that will affect the students' ability to fully participate in their academic year. In order to receive aid, students must fill out an application and turn it in to the office of student affairs where a committee determines eligibility.
Here are the events to look forward to this week:
The Sakura Japanese Performance Group will perform today in honor of International Week here at EMU. The show will feature Japanese instruments and a bon dance. This event is open to the public and LBC approved and will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in Ballroom A of the Student Center.
On November 17, Salary Negotiation 101 will be held in the Student Center in room 310B from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This workshop is designed for students who identify as LGBTQ, non-white or non-male. Students will be taught how to negotiate their salaries and benefits once they enter the workforce. This event is free to the public and is LBC approved.
If you need affordable health insurance, stop by room 250 in the Student Center on Wednesday, November 18. This event will allow attendees to see if they’re eligible to receive financial assistance to help pay for health insurance or if they’re eligible to apply for health insurance if they don’t have any. This event will be from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is open to everyone.
At the Convocation Center on Thursday, November 18, comedian Ken Jeong will be performing his latest stand up act, “Laughter is the Best Medicine.” Tickets are $35. To purchase tickets, call 734-487-2282.
The opening night of the play “Yellowman” happens this Friday at Quirk Sponberg Theatre from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 and are available for purchase at the Quirk ticket office. You can also purchase tickets by calling 734-487-2282. “Yellowman” will also have showings On November 22 and 23 at 7:00 p.m. and on November 24 at 2:00 p.m. This event is LBC approved.
On Saturday November 23, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Campus Life presents: “Lights Before Christmas” at the Toledo Zoo. Santa Claus will be present at this event and attendees are sure to get into the holiday spirit as the zoo will be fully decorated with Christmas lights. Students tickets are $20 and non-students tickets are $25. This fee covers admission to the zoo, transportation and your meal voucher. To purchase tickets you can go to events.r20.constantcontact.com or visit tiny.emich.edu/ToledoZoo19.
Also on Saturday, the annual Bandorama concert will take place at Pease Auditorium from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This concert features the symphonic band, the wind symphony and EMU’s marching band. Tickets for this event range from six to $12. To purchase tickets you can go to emutix.com. This event is open to the public and is also LBC approved.
Depot Town’s annual Christmas tree lighting will take place on Sunday, November 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This event is free to the public.
Housing & Residence Life applications for the 2020 to 2021 school year are available and open until January 6. Students interested in becoming a Community Programmer or Resident Advisor next year can visit emich.edu/residencelife/employment/student.php.
In sports news, EMU offered Daveon Hunter a football scholarship on November 11. Daveon Hunter is a running back who currently plays at Chandler High School in Arizona. This team currently has a 10-0 record, ranked number one in the state of Arizona and is ranked 17 in the nation. Daveon plans to announce which college he will attend before his season is over.
The EMU football team beat Akron 42-14 on November 12. This makes their record 5-5 for the season and the team is 2-4 in the conference. Their next game is on November 19 against Northern Illinois.
The men’s basketball team beat Goshen on November 12 with a score of 101-49. They also faced Michigan-Dearborn on November 14 and won with a score of 72-59. They also won Friday’s game against North Texas with a score of 56-51. Their next game will be November 22 against UMBC.
In soccer, our women’s team lost the MAC championship against Bowling Green on November 10 with a score of 3-1.
The women's volleyball team lost 3 sets to 1 against Ball State on November 15.
Happy Monday Eagles and a huge thank you to all of our listeners for tuning in and listening to this episode of the Eastern Echo podcast. We’ll be back next Monday with an updated news briefing, but for now, this is Liz Hornyak, signing off.