Casey Blickenstaff

Articles (14 total)

WEMU serves up a slice of community at the Northside Grill

WEMU and Northside Grill hosted their annual Valentine’s Day event on Saturday morning at the restaurant to give the public a chance to meet their favorite on-air personalities and donate to the radio station. WEMU host of The Roots Music Project, Jeremy Baldwin, said their staff comes to Northside Grill, in Ann Arbor, once a year to do this event and the idea is to celebrate the radio station and work with the restaurant and ask guests to give tips to the station.

Students use Magic to come together

As clouds darken the sky and the wind outside howls, a group of Eastern Michigan University students meet in McKenny Hall no matter the weather.

NASO questions reasons behind EMU presentation

Eastern Michigan University hosted a presentation on the River Raisen National Battlefield Park and how it was intertwined with Wyandotte Native American Nation, Thursday afternoon in the Student Center in honor of Native American Heritage Month. EMU President Susan Martin said the objective of the event was to learn more about Native American history and the tribes themselves. “It’s all about education and history.

Runners warm up for EMU's turkey trot

The Rec/IM and Office of Nutrition Services hosted the annual Turkey Trot Friday afternoon in the University Park. Kyle McAlear, assistant director of club and intramural sports said the goal is to put on a 5K race for the students, staff and faculty.

EMU hosts Benefits & Wellness Fair

Eastern Michigan University’s Human Resource department organized a benefits & wellness fair that took place Friday afternoon at the Student Center Ballroom. Hillary Stark, EMU HR project assistant said the goal of the Benefits & Wellness Fair is for benefit eligible employees, such as faculty and staff, to have an opportunity to interface with all of EMU’s vendors and have an opportunity to ask questions and learn about the services that are offered on campus, in relation to health and wellness.

Students call for more attention to veterans' suffering from PTSD

EMU’s chapter of Young Americans for Liberty passed out ribbons in front of Pray Harrold Monday to raise awareness for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.PTSD is an anxiety disorder that is brought on by memories of a stressful traumatic event or series of events.

Olympic diver visits EMU

Olympic diver Jack Laugher visited Eastern Michigan University Tuesday to train with EMU’s diving team and the campus’s Legacy Diving Program.

LGBT community plant rainbow flag

EMU students created LGBT visibility by putting thousands of colored flags in the ground to create a large rainbow flag in the courtyard next to Pray-Harrold Sunday afternoon.EMU junior Alex Bakhaus, event coordinator for the LGBT Resource Center, said the main purpose of the flag display is to inform new students and those who don't know there are LGBT resources on campus that a community is here for them.

Students learn car safety tips

EMU Police Officer Candace Dorsey joined with Budget Towing owner Billy Salamay to provide a presentation and hands-on experience about car safety Wednesday afternoon at the McKenny Hall training suite.Dorsey said her job as the crime prevention coordinator for the police department involves going into the community and talking about safety.