EMU Day in Lansing - March 19, 2019
Each spring, the Government Relations Office hosts EMU Day in Lansing, where groups of EMU faculty, staff, students, and alumni meet with state legislators regarding pressing issues of the state and EMU. Last year, 47 meetings took place with state legislators and their staffs, and 62 Eastern Michigan students, faculty, staff, and alumni volunteered for the day. If you're interested in participating in the next EMU Day in Lansing on Tuesday, March 19, please email the Government Relations Office at email@example.com.
MLK 2019 Celebration - President's Luncheon and Humanitarian Award
On Monday, January 21, 2019 EMU students, faculty, staff, members from our local community, and state legislators came together for the annual MLK President's Luncheon at the Student Center. This year's keynote address was delivered by CNN political commentator Keith Boykin who spoke briefly at the luncheon, with a longer address following the event. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell was also present at this year's luncheon, as she was recognized for EMU's 2019 MLK Humanitarian Award. Congresswoman Dingell represents the 12th district of Michigan in the United States House of Representatives, which includes the cities of Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, and much of southern Wayne County. As a distinguished public servant and unwavering advocate for families, women and children, she has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the State of Michigan and its citizens. EMU was proud to honor Congresswoman Dingell as this year's MLK Humanitarian Award winner.
Campus Visit with the Detroit Leadership Academy
On Friday, November 16th, 2018 the EMU Government Relations Office was pleased to host a group of juniors and seniors from the Detroit Leadership Academy with former State Representative Derrick Hale for a campus visit. The day included a tour of our EMU Athletics facilities, Admissions Center presentation and tour, and a luncheon with special visits from Swoop, EMU student leader Ethan Smith, and Dr. Doris Fields, Director of Undergraduate Studies here at EMU.