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.
March is recognized as National Reading Month by public schools across the country. In the spirit of reading, The Echo asked students: “What is your favorite or least favorite word and why?” “I feel my most favorite word would be juxtaposition, because I guess it sounds like I’m saying just-a-position, even though it is actually comparing two things.
The Student Artists for a New Society Showcase will be held in the Eastern Michigan University Student Center Auditorium, Monday, from 7-9 p.m. Admission is free with a suggested donation of one nonperishable food or toiletry item to benefit the EMU Mentorship Access Guidance in College Program's pantry. The showcase, co-produced by EMU’s own performance group I.M.A.G.E., is a part of EMU student, Lydia Seale’s, Honor’s College senior thesis. “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,” Seale said in an email.
Eastern Michigan University in conjunction with the American Heart Association is celebrating National Walking Day, April 1.
Eastern Michigan University may institute a food pantry soon. Haley Moraniec and Lynn Nybell presented the initiative at the Board of Regents Student Affairs Committee meeting March 17. “I work really closely with Earthworks urban garden in Detroit and that kind of sparked my inspiration and passion,” Moraniec, vice president of the Social Welfare Action Alliance, said in an earlier interview.
IIt seems like America has a holiday for just about anything, from Christmas to Talk Like a Pirate Day. The Echo asked students: “If you could invent your own holiday, what would it be and why?”
On day two of the 13th Annual Rio Verde Invitational, Eastern Michigan University women's golf team tied for fifth-place with a score of 604 (303-301) at Rio Verde Country Club’s Quail Run Course, Saturday, March 14.
Donald Scott, track athlete for Eastern Michigan University, took the silver medal at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, in the triple jump (16.84 meters/55 feet 3 inches), and was named a First Team All-American, March 14.
The Echo asked students: “What is your all time favorite movie and why?
After double March 9 victories, Eastern Michigan University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have both moved on to the second round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament.