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2014-03-06 12:23:30

The techno-weary will put down their devices for 24 hours on Friday March 7 to celebrate the National Day of Unplugging. They invite you to join them. YPSILANTI, Mich., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How many times do you touch your cell phone each day? How many text messages do you send? And, more importantly, what are you missing because your life is so heavily mediated by technology? If you're too in love with your smart phone, Netflix, or iPad, try experimenting - just...

2010-12-16 16:53:00

YPSILANTI, Mich., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest single construction project in the history of Eastern Michigan University, the new EMU Science Complex addition and adjoining building renovations, hits another milestone today, with the unveiling of the new building's planetarium classroom, suspended five floors above a distinct atrium area. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101216/DC19119) The invitation-only event offered a first look at the inside of the...

2010-09-16 15:45:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Washtenaw Literacy will hold its annual "World in a Basket" fundraiser on October 1 at 5:30 in Washtenaw Community College's Morris Lawrence Building. WDIV news anchor Devin Scillian will greet guests at this strolling dinner and auction. An accomplished author and literacy advocate, Mr. Scillian and his wife Corey are honorary chairs for the volunteer-managed event, which raises 20% of the group's operating revenue. Proceeds from the event...

2010-04-16 12:46:00

DETROIT, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- "Rebuilding Reputation: Moving Forward after the PR Crisis" is the topic of IABC Detroit's breakfast meeting on Tuesday, April 27, at Eastern Michigan University's Livonia campus. EMU Vice President for Communications Walter Kraft will discuss how his university is leaving behind the tense public relations of a few years ago. Solutions include the university's successful communication and branding efforts plus communication strategies in a highly...

2010-01-05 04:05:00

IRVINE, Calif. and YPSILANTI, Mich., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunter Wise Financial Group, LLC is pleased to announce that Managing Director Daniel McClory will receive the Eastern Michigan University "Eastern Man Award," given annually at the men's cross country team banquet to honor an alumnus who has made a significant contribution to EMU. Mr. McClory, three-time captain and four-year letterman on the men's track and field and cross country teams, pledged in 2008 a $1 million donation to...

2009-12-18 10:21:00

DETROIT, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Walbridge, a Detroit-based multi-national full-service construction service provider, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Eastern Michigan University as Construction Manager for the renovation and construction of its Pray-Harrold Building on the EMU campus in Ypsilanti. Housing the offices of the College of Arts and Sciences Departments and incorporating the University's Department of Information Technology, the Pray-Harrold classroom...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.