Sep 13 2017

Fall Semester is in Full Swing

by blogemu

 

Hey Eagles!  I hope you are enjoying the beginning of your fall semester.

 

Fall is one of everyone’s favorite times of year here at Eastern Michigan University, mostly because there’s so much going on around campus!

 

Making the most out of fall is crucial to enjoy your time at EMU and take advantage of all the fun things Eastern offers for students to do.

 

To help you put together your social calendar for fall, I’ve highlighted some of the most important sports and other campus events for you.

 

Between sporting events, Campus Life activities, and everything else going on on campus, be sure to mark your calendars and enjoy what EMU has to offer this fall!

 

Below is list of some of my favorite activities that I have highlighted for you. Be sure to check EMU Athletics for a full schedule for fall sports, and for all other activities be sure to check out the Campus Life schedule as well.

 

 

 

Womens Volleyball Team vs Fort Wayne, IN

Sept. 12 at 6 PM at the Convocation Center

 

Campus Jam

Sept. 13, 3- 8 PM at the Student Center

Enjoy free things such as: Giveaways, Food, Rockwall climbing and more!

 

Varsity Football vs Ohio University Bobcats

Saturday, Sept. 23 at Rynearson Stadium (time TBD)

 

Explore the World: Study Abroad Fair

Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 10 – 2 PM at the Student Center Ballroom

 

Womens Soccer Team vs University of Buffalo

Friday, Sept. 29 at 4 PM at Scicluna Field

 

Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

Friday, Oct. 6 from 8-10 PM at Pease Auditorium

 

Homecoming Block Party & Pep Rally

Friday, Oct. 20 from 6:00 – 8:45 PM, at the Student Center Patio and Lake House Amphitheater

Come meet all the local businesses that partner with EMU and try samples, win raffles and more! Then head to the amphitheater for a pep rally to fire you up for the next day’s game!

 

Threepenny Opera

October 20-21, 26-28 at 7 PM and October 22 & 29 at 2 PM at Quirke Theatre

Come see EMU Theatre’s first show of the fall season!

 

Varsity Football vs Western Michigan University; Homecoming!

Saturday, Oct. 21 at 2 PM at Rynearson Stadium

 

Varsity Football vs Ball State

Thursday Nov. 2 at 7 PM at Rynearson Stadium

 

Varsity Football vs Bowling Green

Tuesday Nov. 21 at 7 PM at Rynearson Stadium

 

 

No matter what your social event preference is, EMU hosts a variety of fun filled events for everyone!

 

If you’re interested in music, art, theater, sports, or just getting involved on campus, you can find a ton of events through organizations such as Campus Life, Student Government, EMU Athletics, EMU Theatre, EMU Music Department, and so many more.

 

Check their websites and Facebook pages to find listings of other events coming up later in the semester!

 

Let us know in the comments or tag us on social media if you attend any of these events. Let us know how you like them and what your favorite part was! Stay cool EMU.

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Schulte is majoring in Business Marketing and minoring in Spanish, and is a senior at EMU. In her free time, she acts as Co-President of the American Marketing Association. She also likes to swim, hike and travel. Emma loves being involved in events and organizations on campus, and is incredibly proud of where she goes to school.

Sep 06 2017

TheRide- Watch. Play. Text.

by blogemu

Why drive when there’s a smarter way to go?

 

Catch TheRide to class, shopping, or a night out. You can sit back and enjoy someone else doing the driving while you text, tweet, or catch up on homework!

 

There are all kinds of ways to spend the extra time that TheRide gives you. You also don’t have to spend time looking for a parking spot and you can save money on gas and parking.

 

If you’re new to the area or you’re new to riding the bus, we look forward to having you aboard! TheRide is easy to take.

 

Visit TheRide.org to plan your trip and find the estimated arrival time of your bus. You can also view how-to-ride videos and use other helpful rider tools.

 

Be sure to sign up for our MyAlerts system, which will keep you up to date by email on detour information, schedule changes, and holiday schedules that affect your specific route.

 

Thanks to a partnership with EMU, you can buy discounted 30-day passes at the EMU Cashier’s Office and bill them to your student account!

 

In addition to the discounted 30-day pass, EMU covers your fare when you ride Route 41, the College of Business shuttle. There are many locations around town that you can get to from campus on TheRide – such as Arborland, Briarwood, downtown Ann Arbor, Depot Town and Meijer are just a few.

 

We encourage you to visit TheRide.org to use our tools and get all the information you need to get where you need to go. To find out about our ongoing service improvements, visit TheRideYourWay.org. Be sure to follow us @CatchTheRide on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

 

We look forward to seeing you soon on TheRide!

Aug 30 2017

Fajita Fest: Student Organization Fair

by blogemu

EMU Student’s in their First Four orientation group!

 

 

The countdown to the first day of classes has begun! It is crazy how fast the summer is flying by! In honor of classes beginning again we are hitting all the stops ahead of time to get those first time college goers ready for the full EMU experience!

 

The best part about Fall semester is all the events that take place on campus to get you involved within different departments, clubs and organizations. One of my favorite events that takes place every year towards the beginning of the semester is Fajita Fest and yes, they have fajitas!

 

Fajita Fest is a First Four event designed for you, the students to explore the different student organizations on campus.

 

There are over 250 student organizations to choose from so it is a great way to meet new people and get involved in something you care about! Getting involved is also a good way to stay active within the EMU community, which creates a new home with long lasting memories.

 

If you’re interested in attending Fajita Fest during First Four and you’d like to get an idea of what types of student organizations are on campus visit Eagle Sync and you can get a list of student orgs. with a little information about each one.

 

Knowing a little bit about the organizations you’re interested can help you to think of questions to ask members during Fajita Fest! This can give you a better idea of what will interest and fit with you and what you want to do.

 

This year, Fajita Fest will be taking place on the last day of First Four orientation, September 4, 2017 from 12 to 3 pm. If you are an incoming freshmen and would like to know more about First Four and Fajita Fest download the Guidebook App. This year, there will be limited First Four schedules hard copy so get the app prior to the first day of orientation to be fully prepared on what to expect.

 

Welcome to Eastern Michigan University! We hope you have a wonderful First Four experience!

 

 

 

Courtney Carroll a senior at Eastern Michigan University double-majoring in Public Relations and Communication. Currently interning for University Marketing, she plans to graduate this fall with hopes of a future career in social media marketing! Connect with her on social @courtneyjjayne