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Student Artists for a New Society showcase highlights students and the community

(03/31/15 11:55pm)

The Student Center Auditorium was alive with activism as Student Artists for a New Society presented a 90-minute showcase to approximately 50 audience members Monday night.Admission was paid through donations of non-perishable food and toiletry items benefitting the Eastern Michigan University’s Mentorship Access Guidance in College Program's pantry.“I recently met the director of the MAGIC Program, which serves students who have no familial support while here at EMU as a result of homelessness, emancipation, or aging out of the foster care system,” public relations major, Lydia Seale, said.

Women of Excellence luncheon 2015

(04/05/15 12:09am)

The Women’s Resource Center held its 25th annual Women of Excellence Lunch Thursday afternoon in the Student Center.The three winners of the Women of Excellence award were Suzy Albert, Fitness Initiatives Graduate Assistant, professor Elizabeth Currans in the women’s and gender studies department and professor Rebecca Martusewicz in the college of education.Martusewicz said it is an honor to win.“The women who nominated me are all powerful and brilliant young women so for me to have them give me this kind of respect is just huge,” she said.

Center for Multicultural Affairs to host "fighting Islamophobia"

(04/05/15 12:23am)

The Center for Multicultural Affairs will hold “Fighting Islamophobia,”6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Room 310B in the Student Center.Jim Tran, who organized the event, said students can learn about the basics of Islam and its “involvement in the world today.”“This event is important because there are people that do not know enough about the Islamic faith, so in turn they make assumptions [about] it,”he said.CMA reached out to Eastern Michigan University’s Muslim Student Association to help pick a lecturer.Senior Immad Ahasari, MSA president, said they picked Mustapha El-Turk, a religious leader at the Iona Masjid, Iona, Michigan, because of his credibility.“The main point of what we really want is a productive discussion,”he said.

Two graduate students at EMU offer an outlet for EMU students battling addiction

(04/05/15 12:30am)

Students for Recovery is a new student organization on campus. SFR, is dedicated to promoting the academic and social well-being of students who are recovering from addictions.Two graduate assistants in the School of Social Work Aaron Suganuma and Miriam Shabazz, who are both on track to graduate with master of social work degrees in spring, co-founded the organization.