Feb 13 2019

Valentines Day At EMU

by blogemu

Well, it’s that time again.
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Nope, not another polar vortex. Worse…Valentine’s Day.
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Whatever your situation is, these two words can easily instill panic. But never fear – BlogEMU has you covered.
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For all you couples out there with no idea what to do, Campus Life is throwing their very first Dinner and a Movie night. For only $10 you and your date can dine on delicious Italian food, provided by EMU’s catering service. Dinner starts at 7:30 in the Student Center Ballroom and includes salad, pasta, bread, and dessert, with gluten-free options available. Every couple that attends will walk away with a free gift (it’s super secret, I couldn’t even get the deets). Following dinner, there will be a movie screening of – you guessed it – Valentine’s Day (2010). Everyone is welcome to come out for the movie – it’s free and starts at 9 pm in the Student Center Ballroom. So while you don’t need to purchase a dinner ticket to attend the movie, any ticket purchased for dinner will get you in the running for an extra special, super-comfy front row seat.
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Jarrod Stober of Campus Life says that despite this being the first year, they’re still anticipating a decent turnout because it’s a great “opportunity for students to have a nice sit-down meal that is a little fancy at a low-cost rate.” Tickets are available on the Eventbrite website and can only be purchased for couples, so make sure you come hungry and bring a buddy! Hope to see all of you lovebirds (or spaghetti lovers) there!

Eastern Alumnus, Jake Iwaniec and WCC student, Meredith Osswald cheers breadsticks at Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill in Depot Town. Photo courtesy of Pamela Mohar.

Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about you single students out there! A quick Google search will provide you with tons of opportunities around Ypsilanti to help you revel in your single-ness this Valentine’s Day. The Ypsilanti 20s and 30s Singles group on meetup.com is sponsoring an event on Valentine’s evening at Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill in Depot Town. Come join them for some pizza, shuffleboard, pool, and (of course) lots of singles to mingle with! You can find all the details about this event HERE. 
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So Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! No matter what you do have fun, be safe, and don’t forget to spread some love every day.


About the writer:
Hi! I’m Pamela! I’m a senior at EMU studying communication technology. When I’m not at school, I’m working at Ann Arbor’s Community TV Network or spending time with my girlfriend. I’m also passionate about cats and wine and when I grow up I want to be a writer.

Feb 13 2019

How to Schedule Classes

by blogemu

Are you struggling with compiling your class schedule? Not sure how to sign up for classes? When it comes time to register for classes each semester, it is often stressful and confusing for students so here is a step-by-step guide to help you schedule your classes to minimize stress & confusion and maximize your time!
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1. Make sure you’re aware of what classes you need to take. 
It’s important to know this ahead of registration time. Look through a course catalog and write down the CRN of all the classes. Meet with your advisor if you need extra help planning out your class schedule.
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2. Make sure you’re conscious of your assigned registration day and time. Each student’s registration period is different depending on completed credit hours. Check out the “Registration Appointments” tab at https://www.emich.edu/registrar/ for information on your specified date and time which will be made available closer to register period.
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3. Be aware of dates and deadlines. You don’t want to sign up for classes too late! Be aware of when registration begins and plan ahead. You can find this information under the “Dates and Deadlines” tab at https://www.emich.edu/registrar/.
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4. When it’s time to register for classes, log into your personal my.emich account. Click on the “Student” tab and make sure “Student Services” is selected, then click on “Registration.”
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Student > Student Services > Registration

5. Under the “Registration” tab, it’s time to add your classes & create your schedule! Click on “Add or Drop Classes” and select what semester you are registering for. In this case, you will only be able to register for Spring 2019 or Fall 2019.
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6. Now, remember those CRN numbers you have previously wrote down? Pull those out and insert each CRN into one of the empty boxes at the bottom of the page.

7. Once you’ve finished, click SUBMIT and your registration is complete!


About the writer: 
Hello! I’m Hannah Nowaske. I’m an Eastern Michigan University senior from Canton, MI majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Graphic Communication. I am a member of PRSSA and the EMU Love Your Melon campus crew. I also work in the Division of Communications as a GoSocial Street Team member. In my free time, I love to travel and be outdoors!

Feb 06 2019

Black History Month: What it Means To Me Now

by blogemu

Source: The Stranger

Black History Month or African-American History Month is a celebration of some of the greatest heroes and events that have happened in the black community. In the United States, we celebrate Black History Month annually from February 1st to February 28th. Here at EMU plenty of events are taking place this month to celebrate, including the popular Unity Ball event put on by the Black Student Union happening January 31st, 2019 in the Student Center Ballroom. Black History Month is even celebrated in other countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom (That’s awesome!).
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As a 22-year-old African American male, many of the individuals we celebrate this month were my heroes growing up and still are today. Dr. King, Rosa Parks, and Thurgood Marshall were revolutionaries in their time. The sacrifices they made and battles they fought are the only reason I’m writing this today.
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As I’ve become older the appreciation I have for them becomes stronger. Ordinary people become extraordinary by standing behind righteous causes such as the Civil Rights Movement or the abolishment of slavery. From Harriet Tubman, who guided slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad to Rosa Parks, refusing to give up her seat on the bus – we’ve seen the power ordinary people have to do extraordinary things and spark change in an entire country.
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As I type this today, we still are fighting the long fight of race and discrimination here in the United States. From being shot in the street by (bad) police officers, to facing discrimination at our workplace, we still have work to do. This is what this month means to me now that I’m an adult, that the work isn’t done and even though I’m an ordinary person I can help an be apart of an extraordinary movement that can benefit the future generations down the line. You reading this can help too! Going to discussions on campus and becoming more knowledgeable about issues is the first step to activating change.
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To end on a happy note, I just saw an article the said the rate of black college graduates is at an all-time high. What a great thing to hear in my senior year here at EMU!


About the writer:
My name is Kevin Hillman and I am a Senior here at Eastern Michigan University. I am studying Public Relations and I really enjoy going to the gym and hanging out with friends.