Dec 02 2019

Housing & Residence Life: December Events

by blogemu

Winter can be a dreary time of year. Finals are right around the corner and it’s hard to find the motivation to leave your residence hall. Eastern Michigan University has you covered with events you can attend without leaving the comfort of campus. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite events around campus that residents enjoy attending below:

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Tuesday, December 3rd

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AMP! Presents Handmade for the Holidays: .

Handmade art pieces will be available to purchase from local students.

– Student Center Lounge (across from the bookstore) – 10:00am – 5:00pm
“Season of Light” at the EMU Planetarium: “Season of Light” explores the reasons humans are so fascinated with lighting up our lives during the December holiday season.
– Mark Jefferson Science Complex – 402 – 8:00pm – 9:00pm

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Wednesday, December 4th

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Teaching Kitchen: Pass the Sweet Potatoes:

They will be teaching about the nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes with a hands-on cooking class! (This event is LBC 3A approved.)
– Hoyt Hall (Teaching Kitchen) – 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday, December 6th

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Friday Night Movie: “A Madea Family Funeral”
– Student Center Auditorium – 7pm – 9pm
Monday, December 9th

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Happiness Hop: 

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.Come hangout with Flurry and Urszula, EMU’s fluffy and furry rabbit friends to relieve your stress, improve your mood, and meet some great new friends. – Student Center – 250 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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Wednesday, December 11th

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Wellness Woof – December Edition: Come to relieve your stress, improve your mood, and meet some great new friends by petting therapy dogs at the monthly Wellness Woof event.
– McKenny Hall – 348 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm

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Friday, December 13th Friday Night Movie: “ELF”

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– Student Center Auditorium – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
For a full list of events on campus, checkout the EMU calendar.
If you aren’t in the business of leaving the residence halls at all, December is a great time to start preparing for winter break. Here a few expert tips from housing on what to do before leaving for the end of the semester:

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Use Up Any Food:

You wouldn’t want to come back after two weeks off to a terrible stench coming from your room. Make sure to use up any perishable food in the weeks leading up to break.

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● Take Home Everything You Need:

Over the two week break, the residence halls will be closed and you won’t be able to access them until January. Make sure to take everything you need home (even stuff you THINK you might need) because you won’t be able to run back and grab it if you forget.

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● Swap Out Seasonal Items:

Don’t want to deal with those fall decorations you brought with you at move-in anymore? Take home any clothes or decorations that seem a little off season to make room for winter related items. Swap those crop-tops for sweaters!

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● Unplug:

Unplug any electrical items that won’t be in use over the break. It’s better to be safe than to have something over heat while you’re away.
Check with your RA for a detailed list of what to do before leaving for the break.


  About the writer:

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.  Hello! My name is Olivia Wash. I am in my senior year with a major in Marketing and a minor in fashion. I am the current president of the American Marketing Association and I work for Housing and Residence Life. In my free time, I enjoy watching Netflix and hanging out with friends.

Nov 29 2019

How to Build Your Resume in College

by blogemu

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   You are finally done with school. Congrats! You’ve just completed a major milestone in your life. Now what do you do? You have a degree but not many job prospects. Don’t let this be you on graduation day. Instead, read along to figure out some tips to help you build an extensive resume in college:

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Join Student Organizations

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 College advisors and parents always encourage you to join student organizations for a reason. Sure, student orgs help you meet new friends. They also provide you with an outlet outside of the constant educational grind. But more importantly, they give you access to a network of people interested in the same things you are interested in. Therefore, take advantage. Join organizations closely related to your major and personal interests. Always list the experience on your resume (no matter how big or small the role is). Then, watch it all come full circle….

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Conduct Research

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Research, research, research. If you are interested in pursuing medical school, law school, or a graduate degree, then conducting research can boost your application-and your resume. Eastern Michigan University has an amazing McNair Scholars program that helps underrepresented and or low income students get into graduate school. Also, Eastern Michigan University faculty are always willing to oversee research projects.

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Be Visible

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.  You might want success, but are you positioning yourself for success? If not, stop complaining and take a leap of faith. Every single person that has achieved success put themselves out there. This means that you must be visible on campus to build your resume. So, show your personality. Run for student government. Be apart of multiple student organizations and programs. Be known for something. This will work in your favor when it’s time to reach back into your alumni network.

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Volunteer

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  .Volunteering on your downtime is not only important for the community, but it helps you meet other amazing people who are doing well for the community too. You never know who you’ll meet when you are passing out dinners or encouraging people to vote. Always have business cards ready and be willing to speak to people. Be good while you’re doing good.

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Internships Matter

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 .  As much as a degree makes you marketable, experience is the greatest asset. Employers are no longer looking for a high GPA or a nicely-formatted resume. They want employees who know what they’re talking about. This is why all college students must complete at least one professional internship before graduating. Internships will help you narrow your career choices Who doesn’t want a competitive edge over others during application season?

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  College is the time where students want to spread their wings and carve out their path. This includes figuring out which career they want to pursue post-graduation. Don’t wait to be great. Start right now. Start today. Tomorrow is way too late.


About the writer:

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Gabrielle Reed is a senior majoring in Communication and double-minoring in Leadership and Women and Gender Studies. She is an Honors College Student and a McNair Scholar. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in the media as well as teaching on the university level. She is a Resident Advisor, a sister in the You Beautiful Black Woman Epsilon Chapter, and she is apart of organizations such as Black Media Association and many others.

Nov 22 2019

Fall Festivities in Ypsilanti

by blogemu

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Fall is finally here in Michigan and everyone one is already dreading the time when there is snow on the ground. There are plenty of ways to have a good time during the fall season before everyone is wrapped up in their blankets for hibernation. Family friendly and inexpensive, there are so many things that can be done this fall here in Ypsilanti.

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Wiard’s Apple Orchard

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(Photo courtesy of http://michiganlife.com/Wiards-Orchard-County-Fair-Ypsilanti-Michigan.

Going to an apple orchard is a fun way to celebrate the fall season. There is no better to spend fall than by eating cinnamon sugar donuts, apple cider and picking pumpkins. There are bouncy houses for the children as well as corn mazes, animal farms and play areas. And for the spooky season there the “Night Terrors” that goes on. A large haunted house that takes place at the Orchard once the sun goes down for a full night of screams and scares.

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 Rolling Hills Park

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(photo courtesy of https://www.washtenaw.org/607/Rolling-Hills-County-Park)
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At Rolling Hills Park, there are plenty of activities to keep you in the fall spirit. There are nature trails, places for hiking and biking, and picnic areas for everyone to enjoy. This is a simple and inexpensive way to have fun with friends or family. You can go fishing or set up some leave piles, an overall outdoor nature park for everyone to enjoy. As a plus, there are even sledding hills and ice fishing for people do enjoy when the snow does cover the ground!

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Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum

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If you’re not feeling the rainy weather and you don’t want to be outdoors, you could visit the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum. This museum features classic cars from the local Willow Run plant and Hudson Motors. If you’re a true car lover, you will greatly appreciate the classic cars that are on display in this museum. For only five dollars, you can explore and appreciate the art of timeless cars and their designs.

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Fall snuck up on us this year but there are still ways and activities for people to do to properly enjoy it and have a good time during the season. Hopefully you can try some of these activities out with friends or family and make some festive fall memories that will last a lifetime.


Written by Jaleia Woods