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Material Culture Lectures Henry Glassie and Pravina Shukla will be presenting lectures on Thursday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. in room 300 of Halle Library at Eastern Michigan University.

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Campus Safety Training New employees of Eastern Michigan University must partake in at least one of the Safety Awareness & Hazard Communication sessions.

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Parking lot closure at EMU Eastern Michigan University’s Bowen Guest Parking Lot and Oakwood North Parking Lot will not be available for parking on Wednesday, April 9 between 9 a.m.

Search for new Student Affairs associate VP begins

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Eastern Michigan University has geared up to hire on a new associate vice president of Student Affairs for the institution.
Three candidates, Calvin Phillips, John Berry and Timothy Wise, have been given the opportunity to present their plans, objectives and goals for EMU if they are elected to the campus community.

Jeff Edwards speaks on suicide prevention

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Edwards is Board Chair of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Metro Detroit/Ann Arbor Chapter. He was invited by the Student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management of EMU.

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Income Tax Assistance— The Eastern Michigan University Accounting Club at the College of Business and Beta Alpha Psi will be providing income tax services – free of charge – through the “Volunteer Income Tax Assistance” program. This is offered to EMU students who meet requirements as well as members of the surrounding community. The following is the list of dates and locations for VITA: Friday, April 4, 10 a.m.

Speakers discuss African women who won Nobel Peace Prize

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Eastern instructor, Joseph Engwenyu, told the audience about the first African woman ever to receive the honor; Wangari Muta Maathai. Maathai, who hailed from Kenya, won the award in 2004 for “her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.”

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Careers in Aging Attendees can learn about career paths from different professionals who will talk about their careers and experiences over the years at the Careers in Aging event. This event will be held on Tuesday, April 8, from 3:30-5 p.m.

Local rapper instrumental in Detroit Dog Rescue

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Detroit rapper, Daniel “Hush” Carlisle, is dedicated to more than just his music career. He is also a hero to many stray dogs in the Detroit area.

EcoJustice and Activism week lecturer addresses oppression

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Eastern Michigan University’s EcoJustice and Activism week featured a session titled “Justice for All: Exploring the Psychological Intersections of Social and Ecological Activism,” which discussed race, gender, class and wilderness oppression.

Lecture educates students on STIs

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The Center for the Study of Equality and Human Rights at Eastern Michigan University hosted a lecture in McKenny Hall Thursday titled, “Promoting Equal Rates for STI Testing for LGBT Individuals.” The lecture highlighted how people perceive advertisements of Sexually Transmitted Infections testing for the LGBT community, confidential testing and communication between partners.

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International Conversation Club— Students and other members of the campus community are invited to partake in conversations with a diverse group of people from around the world. The discussions will not be limited to any certain topic.

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Book Drive America Reads and Eastern Michigan University’s VISION Volunteer Center is promoting a Children’s Book Drive until Monday, March 31.

Panel discusses sexual violence on college campuses

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A panel discussion on sexual violence titled, “Addressing Sexual Violence on College Campuses: A Panel and Workshop,” was held at McKenny Hall Thursday to address the elements of sexual violence and the dangerous situations victims find themselves in, like stalking, harassment and rape.

Speakers tell the benefits of working for nonprofit

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The event was held in the Halle Library auditorium and was hosted by the Nonprofit Leadership
Alliance at Eastern Michigan University. NLA has sought to recruit more people to help with the cause for volunteering, and those hoping to eventually work for a nonprofit organization.

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Book Drive— March is National Reading Month, and America Reads is joining with Eastern Michigan University’s VISION group to host a children’s book drive. The drive will be held between now and March 31.
Anyone seeking to donate to the drive can look for drop-off boxes in Porter, Halle and in the VISION Volunteer Center.

Current SG president unopposed as elections grow near

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A write-in vote could change that, but as of now, there is no one campaigning against Miller or his running mate for vice president, Steven Cole. Cole, a sophomore at EMU majoring in political science, is involved with the Honors College. He is also president of the Mock Trial Club and Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science National Honor Society, and he plans to attend law school after graduation.

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Using Credit Seminar Eastern Michigan University’s Professional Programs and Training will present a seminar on how to use credit carefully on Thursday, March 20, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in room 301 at the Student Center. The seminar is free and LBC approved. For more information, go to emich.edu/extended/training/financial_course.php. RSVP to Elena O’Connor at eoconnor@emich.edu.

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Increasing Intolerance on American Campuses Speaker— Cary Nelson, jubilee professor of liberal arts and sciences at the University of Illinois, will present a lecture titled “Bait and Switch: The Purpose of the Movement to Boycott Israel” on Monday, March 24 at 7 p.m.

Carol Moseley Braun speaks on race, gender

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On Thursday at the Eastern Michigan University Student Center, Women’s History Month Keynote speaker and former Senator and Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun addressed a packed room with a presentation entitled, “America in 2014: Post-Racial and Post-Feminist? Future Directions in Civil and Political Rights.”

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