How would you react if someone came up to you and asked you to put your hand into a bag of fun? A lot of students around campus felt confused as they were approached and asked to reach their hand into a seemingly random bag and take an item from it.
It seems like women are constantly told to watch out for rapists who are mysterious dark figures in the shadows with trench coats on, but there are other less obvious ways one can be sexually assaulted.
Matthew Berki came to Eastern Michigan University Tuesday to lecture on the importance of fasting at this year’s “Fast-A-Thon.” On the day of the event, people were encouraged to fast the entire day from sunrise to sunset. Then, they were welcomed to break their fast at sunset with a banquet hosted by the Muslim Student Association.
Fatma Jaber, a senior in the College of Education, put in her official application to run for president of Student Government Wednesday along with her vice presidential running mate, Chris Vanwasshenova.
Students from the Middle Eastern Student Association danced a traditional Middle Eastern dance called Dabke. As diverse as the region is, Dabke is one form of dance that is universally performed throughout the Middle East.
Martin went over the essence of what EMU stands for: the university’s mission, vision, and values.
Then, she went over the goals that were set for EMU for the near future. Martin also went over things that EMU has done to become a nurturing place for innovation and learning. Later, Martin and Lumm opened the floor for questions from the audience.
The Off-Broadway production, which was held last Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Eastern Michigan University’s Student Center Auditorium, was made up of EMU students who strongly believed in the V-word and making people comfortable – and sometimes uncomfortable – with it.
Each skit varied both in length and emotional intent, with some making the audience cry and others making them laugh out loud.
In honor of the 100-year anniversary of Eastern Michigan University’s Department of Special Education, Porter Chair Speaker Colleen Wieck gave a lecture in the Student Center Wednesday about special education. Wieck is director of the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Development Disabilities, and she is the third guest speaker in the 2013-2014 Porter Chair Speaker Series at EMU.
Love, dating and sex can be confusing matters. There are so many mixed signals, double standards and grey areas. Actors Annie Rix and Chris Beier of Chicago-based Catharsis Productions presented their funny yet serious show called “Sex Signals” last Wednesday to try and touch on this subject. They kept the audience going with humor and discussion on how to approach sex and prevent rape.
Eastern Michigan University’s Psychology Department welcomed Ogai Ogas, a computational neuroscientist and author of “A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the Internet Tells us about Sexual Relationships,” to the Student Center Thursday evening.
Eastern Michigan University kicked off Black History Month with an event titled “Family Affair” on Monday. The Women’s Resource Center, LGBT Resource Center, Center for Multicultural Affairs and student organizations like Black Student Union attended the event with tables set up for people to learn more about what each organization had to offer.
Garry Salach, a certified financial planner, gave a lecture Friday about how to smartly budget and spend money as students and as adults.
Marty Raymond, a professor at the School of Nursing at Eastern Michigan University, discussed the connection between poverty and health on Tuesday for the Honors College’s star lecture series on poverty.
During DialoguEMU’s last meeting on Thursday, students split into three small groups and reflected on what they liked and didn’t like about DialoguEMU this semester. One of the questions had to do with how the group members would describe DialoguEMU to people who may not know what it is.
Volunteers from the Muslim Student Association spent time in the Women’s Resource Center on Wednesday fitting hijabs, or headscarves worn by female Muslims, on women who wanted to participate in the university’s Hijab Day.
Lauren Bacans, a Planned Parenthood field organizer for Livingston and Washtenaw counties, gave an informational lecture in the Student Center on Wednesday as part of Planned Parenthood’s initiative to help people become acquainted with the opportunities presented by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The Gender Awareness Program hosted a workshop in the Student Center on Tuesday with a sparse turnout but stimulating conversation.
The Honors College’s star lecture series for this year is all about exploring issues around poverty. On Tuesday, philosophy professor Peter Higgins spoke in the Student Center Ballroom about the philosophy side of poverty. The name of the lecture was “Charity, Beneficence, or Justice?” Higgins did a lecture for last year’s star lecture series and came back this year by popular demand.
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