EMU’s main classroom building, Pray-Harrold, will be opening its doors to students this semester. The $42 million project included changes to classrooms as well as an added computer lab and student commons area.
The Dining Commons endured some major sprucing up and renovation during its off semesters; spring and summer.
Director Larry Gates, speaking about all of the changes, said the ultimate goal was to create a more effecient and enjoyable dining experience for students and employees.
The furniture has been replaced, and there is new lighting and flooring. There are also more 2-3 person tables to increase space and allow for more tables and seating options.
Diners also can expect the entrance and exit doors to be different; the renovation called for a different approach to improve easy entry and exit by combining them into one location. The beverage stations were also merged into one station.
The huge island previously near the entrance also has been removed to increase the amount of space in that area.
All of the lines are the same, but the food will be served in a more cooked-to-order fashion opposed to normal daily servings.
“I’m anxious to see all the changes,” said Brianna Frye, a sophomore who frequented DC1 throughout her freshman year.
She thought the food preparation change of cook to order might become a hassle for the employees and cause a longer wait time. She was also disappointed about the stir fry not being cooked to order.
Alyssa Felciano, an EMU student, said all of the changes should be a plus but isn’t so sure about the entrance and exit combination.
“The ultimate goal is to spruce up the Dining Commons,” Gates said.
Though the Children’s Institute will be moving from Rackham to the Fletcher Building, the children played outside and enjoyed the weather.
The Eastern Michigan University Department of Public Safety and the Emergency Management Office conducted a training exercise Wednesday, June 8 on the West side of campus. Volunteer played roles as disaster victims and the EMU Community Emergency Response Team practiced its response procedures.
Every year, members of the Ypsilanti community — from residents and their children to Eastern Michigan University students — gather together to spruce up different parts of the city. Volunteers do a variety of activities including raking leaves, planting gardens, picking up trash, cleaning ponds and staining picnic tables all to show how proud they are of the area they live in and care about. Visit ypsipride.org to learn more or to get involved next year.
Hundreds of students from Michigan’s major public universities rallied outside the State Capitol Thursday afternoon to protest potential cuts to higher education funding. Speakers at the event included students as well as public figures.
Photos from the Week 3/13-3/20
The Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team lost in its second appearance in the MAC championship in school history, 51-46, Saturday to Bowling Green State.
Academic Programs Abroad coordinated a “teach-in” on the developing conflict in Egypt. Several faculty and numerous students responded to experts on the situation Thursday night at the Student Center.
On Friday evening, EMU dance faculty and guest artists performed “Destinations,” an eclectic mix of genres including ballet, modern, jazz, and musical theater performed by EMU dance students. Guest choreographers include Holly Hobbs, John Ollom, Holly Matthews, Shauna Steele, Ali Woerner and faculty Joanna McNamara and Phil Simmons.
The Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team came up short Tuesday night at the Convocation Center, losing to MAC opponent Northern Illinois, 71-69. Sophomore guard Derek Thompson (30) scored a career-high 31 points for the Eagles, 24 of which came from the 3-point line.
The Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team defeated the Ferris State University team, 76-60, on Tuesday evening at the Convocation Center.
Eastern Michigan University unveiled its new Science Complex in Mark Jefferson Hall, which includes a planetarium. The complex, which came in at a cost of $90 million, is still being worked on. The campus-wide open house will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 26. Visit EMU’s website for video footage of the ceremony.
EMU opened up the season with a 82-64 win against Loyola-Chicago on Friday.
Rick Snyder and other candidates celebrate their victory Tuesday night at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. Snyder(Republican) beat Virg Bernero(Democrat) 58% to 40% in the election and will take the position of Governor of Michigan in January.
This fall, the Convocation Center has hosted artists Jason Mraz, Kid Cudi and Deadmau5. Here is a look back at their performances.
Michigan Democratic candidate for governor, Virg Bernero, visited EMU Monday, along with congressman John Dingell.