City officials and members of the community spoke about solutions to gun violence at the city's first public input meeting July 23.
Eastern Michigan University students celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day in a variety of ways, including listening to a keynote speech, participating in a memorial walk and going to see a Close-Up show.
At 3 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Student Center Ballroom, a public memorial was held for former Eastern Michigan University Police Chief Greg O’Dell.
Communications Vice President Walter Kraft, Student Affairs Vice President Bernice Lindke and EMU President Dr. Susan Martin, among others, were on hand to give their personal remarks and share their experiences with O’Dell.
Tuesday night, the 2nd annual Delta Zeta Presents: Mr. Greek Pageant, took the stage of the Student Center Auditorium to raise money for the Painted Turtle Camp. Competitors Jimmy Nguyen of PSK, Joey Stinson of DSP, Alex Marr of PSP, “Ricky Bobby” of TKE, Josh Lowe of AKL, and Josh Richardson of SN all competed to be named the Mr. Greek 2011. Ultimately Josh Richardson charmed the judges and walked away with the title.
Almost a dozen heads were shaved Wednesday to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The goal—$1,000—was passed with a combination of $300 raised by shaving heads in the Quirk Dramatic Arts Building and $865 in past efforts. The money will support the foundation which gives grants to childhood cancer research.
EMU administrators and staff held a grand opening for the outdoor fitness recreation area just west of Cornell Courts. The Ainsley Street property serves as a start and end point for mapped walking trails. Future plans involve adding more pathways and equipment to the center and south end of campus.
Sheryl Stolberg, White House Correspondent for the New York Times, speaks at the Student Center Auditorium Wednesday, October 19th. Stolberg gave her account as an experienced journalist in the White House and throughout Washington. A question and answer session followed the presentation.
On Wednesday, Eastern Michigan University hosted a Footloose Themed Dance Contest at the Student Center. Participants were given sixty seconds of the Footloose theme song to perform to in front of judges. Winners received a Footloose themed prize pack which included up to ten VIP seats at a pre-showing of Footloose in Novi on Oct.8.
The world renowned Detroit Symphony Orchestra, under conductor Leonard Slatkin, performed a free concert Saturday at Eastern Michigan University’s Pease Auditorium. The event, sponsored by the DTE Energy Foundation, is part of a community series held by the Orchestra.
Thursday evening, the Harlem Renaissance: Mode fashion show highlighted designer pieces modeled by a large number of Eastern Michigan University students. The show was originally scheduled to take place in the University Park, but was moved to the Student Center Ballroom due to weather conditions.
The First Four kicked off for incoming freshmen beginning with the Aug. 27 move-in day.
Families from various states came to Eastern Michigan University to help out with the move-in process and familiarize themselves with the local area.
The new students had plenty of help from returning students who volunteered.
Over the course of the four-day program, new students toured the campus and participated in different events such as the annual Fajita Fest.
The event featured several different student organizations who manned tables full of information and free goodies.
A student capoeira group, a Brazilian art form that combines music, dance and martial arts, dazzled the crowd as they performed to lively music.
The First Four festivities wrapped up on Tuesday, right before the busy semester begins.
Last weekend Ypsilanti celebrated its past with its annual Heritage Festival. The festivities were held in Ypsilanti’s own historical district, Depot Town, where Riverside Park was flooded with people having fun and embracing the area’s history.
Eastern Michigan University officially launched its new ad campaign, TRUEMU, August 11 in the Student Center.
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.