Hey Eagles, welcome back to the Eastern Echo Podcast! This semester’s first print editions of the Echo are available today - these are a special “Decade in Review” issue, so be sure to pick one up on your way to classes! On today’s episode we’ll be discussing a robbery that happened just south of campus, EMU’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, as well as updates on the gymnastics and basketball teams. I’m your host Liz Hornyak, and you’re listening to the Eastern Echo Podcast.
On Jan. 7, on Washtenaw Ave and Cornell Rd, a robbery was reported to the Ypsilanti Police Department. The victim told police that the suspect hit them over the head with a foreign object and took their cash. EMU students received an email from the EMU Police Department about this incident on Jan. 8. The victim described the perpetrator as an African-American male. This case is still an ongoing investigation. If you have any information concerning this robbery please contact the Ypsi Police Department at 734-483-9510.
Here are some of the exciting events happening on campus this week:
Today is the second session of the professional development series with April Calkovsky. The topic is focusing on answering the question: “Is grad school right for me?” This meeting will take place from 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m. at the Honors College Reception Hall. The professional development series is LBC eligible, but students have to attend all four sessions to receive credit. For more information you can contact Briana McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration page is now closed but if you are interested in participating in the professional development series you can email email@example.com.
On Tuesday, Jan. 14, Ypsi Pride is hosting its fundraiser Queeraoke from 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m at 734 Brewing Company on Cross Street. This is an opportunity for people to dress up and have fun singing their favorite songs, while also showing support for the LGBTQ+ community. The event is free to the public. Don’t worry if you can’t make it - this is a recurring event. You can find the upcoming dates on our website.
On Wednesday in the Student Center ballroom from 7:00-9:00 p.m., students will have the opportunity to meet award-winning author Michael W. Twitty. The African American, Jewish, and gay culinary historian wrote “The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South”. This event is free, open to the public, and LBC approved. For more information you can contact Martin B. Shichtman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday marks the start of EMU’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. This year's theme is “Rise Up Against Injustice”. Join EMU students, faculty, and staff for the annual Dr. MLK commemorative march to honor the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The march will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will start at Welch Hall and end at the Student Center at 4:00p.m. The Martin Luther King Celebration runs from Jan. 16-22. For more information about the Martin Luther King Celebration, you can go to emich.edu/mlk.
If you’re into acting and poetry, then you don’t want to miss Poetry Society’s “The Color of the Drums” event on Friday, Jan. 17 in Pease Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30. This event is free, open to the public, and is LBC approved, but please be aware that this show contains strong content concerning race, religion, and other sensitive topics.
On Jan. 18, EMU is hosting its second annual Gospel Fest at Pease Auditorium from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. This event allows people to celebrate gospel music and ministry as well as pay homage to Dr. King’s spiritual legacy. This event is LBC approved and open to the public. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
There will be a screening of “Harriet” in the Student Center on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 1:30 p.m., followed by a discussion that will run until 4:30 p.m. This event is free, open to the public, and LBC approved.
Now that you know what’s going on at EMU and in the Ypsi community, here’s what’s going on with EMU sports news:
If you’re interested in playing baseball, the EMU Club Baseball team is having tryouts Jan. 14 and 15 from 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at Bowen Field House. Members play 20-30 games against other teams that belong to the National Club Baseball Association. For more information about these tryouts you can contact Logan Tkach at email@example.com, or you can follow the team’s Twitter page @EMUClubBaseball.
On Jan. 13, the men’s basketball team faces Ball State at the Convocation Center at 7:00 p.m. To purchase tickets visit emutix.com.
On the 18th, catch the men’s basketball team in action again, but this time, against Ohio. This game is from 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. at the Convocation Center.
On Jan. 20, support the Eagles in gymnastics as they face off against Central Michigan University. This meet is from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Convocation Center.
If you have any questions, comments or story ideas for us, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have Part 3 of our Michigan Murders series coming out this Thursday, so be sure to listen to the first two parts if you haven’t already! I’ll be back next Monday with your updated new briefing. Until then, this is Liz Hornyak, signing off.