Oct 14 2019

Academic Resource Centers on Campus

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 Welcome back to campus, Eagles! Did you know that housing does more than just coordinate where you live each semester? EMU Housing & Residence Life has resources on campus that you may be missing out on. The Academic Resource Centers are currently in their second year of providing students with the tools they need to succeed. These study areas are located in Downing and Phelps hall.These spaces offer an area for students to break away from their room and concentrate in a new environment. Residents can work alone in these spaces, collaborate on group assignments, or ask questions to a student worker regarding
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.    Instead of climbing up the hill to get to Halle Library, one can now walk next door or downstairs to get to the Academic Resource Centers. The goal is for students to have spaces and resources available to them in multiple areas around campus! In addition to providing study spaces, departments on campus host special sessions for students. The Honors College has Graduate Assistants available during specific times in Downing to help with Honors related topics or general assistance. The BrotherHOOD and SisterHOOD also utilize the Phelps space to host formal study tables for their communities. Check out the Academic Resource Centers in Downing and Phelps hall for their opening dates and times!


Written by Lauren Calhoun

Oct 07 2019

NPHC Yard Show

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     On Friday, September 13th 2019, the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Incorporated (Inc.) hosted their annual Yard Show at Big Bob’s Lakehouse and Amphitheater. The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is currently composed of nine (9) historically African-American and international greek letter sororities (women) and fraternities (men), including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. also, known as the Divine Nine.

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     On EMU’s campus, seven out of the nine greek letter organizations participated in the annual yard show. Usually at these events you can expect upbeat music, lots of laughter, and enjoyment in watching the members from each respective organization step and represent themselves in an extraordinary way.

 

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      Eastern Michigan’s Greek Life is made up of four different councils: College Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and the Multicultural Greek Council. Each of these respective councils bring their very own organizations and traditions to the Campus Life and leadership of EMU. Different organizations require different commitments. The values that bring these organizations to life are far and wide from truth, faith, knowledge, honor, brotherhood, sisterhood, and friendship. Each of these groups work very hard to instill these values and ideas in their daily lives.


 

Written by Nautica Marshall

 

Sep 23 2019

Club/IM Sports at the Rec

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  Do you ever miss your high school sports experience? The Rec/IM’s Club and Intramural (IM) sports programs are great options to keep your favorite activities in your life without making the commitment of being a collegiate level athlete. 

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              IM Soccer Tournament Champions

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   For those of you who crave competition and a family-like team atmosphere, club sports are going to be your best option. These are teams who practice together regularly and travel to compete with other universities. Some have described club sports as a “JV-like” team for the university. They are still in no way affiliated with university athletics, but have a similar experience without the added pressure of being a student athlete. In addition, the Rec/IM currently offers over 18 club sports, including soccer, kayaking, and Jiu-Jitsu. For contact information, visit https://www.emich.edu/recim/sports/club/index.php

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                 EMU Club Soccer Team

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   The IM Sports Program offers both highly competitive and recreational leagues, tournaments, and meets in men’s, women’s, and co-recreational sports. The sports offered range from a single night to a month long of competition. Many people compete with friends and roommates, while others enter into a tournament. Some people enter as a free agent to fill an open space and end up leaving the experience with newly developed friendships. To read more on the IM Sports Program, students can visit https://www.emich.edu/recim/sports/intramural/index.php. “Competitive Sports (both IM and Club) offer a unique opportunity to continue playing, or begin playing, the sports and activities we love to compete in, while continuing to maintain that teamwork and comradery that all employers are looking for at the next post-college step,” says Rec/IM’s Graduate Assistant of Club and IM Sports, Tony Sofia.

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   IM Texas Hold ‘Em night February 2019 PC: Abby Postema

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If you ever have questions that cannot be answered by the Rec/IM website, feel free to contact Tony at the Rec/IM office. His office number is 734.487.3754 and email is asofia@emich.edu.  


                  About the writer:
Hi, I’m Abby Postema! I am a senior at EMU studying public relations with minors in dance and entertainment management. I am quite involved on campus, including positions in Sigma Kappa Sorority and EMU Dance Forum. I am often found in the Warner dance studios, the Rec/IM, or walking around campus with Tim Hortons in hand.