Events

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Event

On Sunday, January 14th, members of the EMU and Ypsilanti communities came together for a Campus/Community conversation. Several community organizations came to give information and speak with the participants which was followed by an interactive presentation by special guest speaker, Dr. Doris Fields. The presentation included engaging the participants in small group discussions to address issues around diversity and strategize ways to help improve race relations in our community. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Awards

On Monday, January 15th, EMU hosted its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. President's Luncheon. At this event, EMU recognized and awarded two recipients for the MLK Humanitarian Award. These two active members of our community exemplify the values and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and make significant contributions to both the University and the community. 

The awards were given to both Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton and Representative Ronnie D. Peterson.

EMU Day in Lansing

EMU is looking forward to our upcoming event, EMU Day in Lansing. This event will be taking place on March 6th. During this event Eastern sends alumni, staff/faculty, and students to our state capitol in Lansing to positively advocate on behalf of the university. This is done through meetings with state legislators, followed by a commemorative lunch in the capitol building. If you are interested in joining us or learning more information about the event, please contact the Government and Community Relations office at government.community@emich.edu. See pictures below of last year's EMU Day in Lansing. 

  • - Senator, Vincent Gregory, with his staffer, Madelyn Day, meet with EMU representatives, Ted Coutilish, EMU Associate Vice President of University Marketing and Communication, and EMU student, Emerld Cox, during EMU Day in Lansing.

  • - Senator, Vincent Gregory, poses for a picture with EMU Associate Vice President of University Marketing and Communication, Ted Coutilish, and EMU student, Emerld Cox, during EMU Day in Lansing.

  • - Representative, Sylvia Santana, listens to EMU representatives during a meeting for EMU Day in Lansing.

  • - Representative, Sylvia Santana, poses for a picture with EMU student, Emerld Cox, and EMU Associate Vice President of University Marketing and Communication, Ted Coutilish, during EMU Day in Lansing.

  • - EMU students representing and advocating for EMU at Michigan's State Capitol during EMU Day in Lansing.

  • - Michigan's State Capitol during EMU Day in Lansing.

  • - Swoop attracts the attention of school children visiting Michigan's State Capitol during EMU Day in Lansing.

  • - Swoop listens in with other visiting school children about what happens in the Michigan State Capitol from a tour guide.

  • - Senator, Ian Conyers, and Representative, Ronnie Peterson, pose for a picture with EMU President, Dr. James Smith, during EMU Day in Lansing Luncheon.

  • - Representative, Terry Sabo, and his staffer, Greg McCollough, pose for a picture with Swoop during the EMU Day in Lansing Luncheon.

  • - EMU President, Dr. James Smith, mingles with EMU and Lansing members during the EMU Day in Lansing Luncheon.

  • - Representative, Brett Roberts, poses with Swoop during EMU Day in Lansing Luncheon.

  • - State of Michigan Budget Director, Al Pscholka, receives EMU's Advocacy Award from EMU President, Dr. James Smith, during EMU Day in Lansing Luncheon.