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Eastern Michigan University's Eagle Flight Centre holds its annual pancake breakfast fly-in Saturday, and there'll be more than just airplanes flying at Willow Run Airport.

The event begins with a pancake breakfast by Chris Cakes of Michigan, known around the world for his ability to toss pancakes 10, 20 or even 30 feet right to your plate. 

The event is also a chance to find out more about EMU's flight training program. 

The pancake fly-in starts at eight Saturday morning at the Eagle Flight Centre at Willow Run Airport.

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Eastern Michigan University's Special Education program  has been helping to educate teachers and assisting children with disabilities for 100 years, and to mark the occasion, it's celebrating.

Over the next three days EMU will host lectures, offer tours and a display of historical archives on campus.

Nancy Halmhuber and Lynne Rockledge are both College of Education Special Education Emeritus faculty.

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Eastern Michigan University has a new Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.

Eastern Michigan University will kick off a celebration of Pease Auditorium’s 100th anniversary tomorrow.  


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An Eastern Michigan University student who's been growing his beard for about 20 months is holding a charity "save it or shave it" contest to benefit the American Heart Association.

Ryan Huntington is collecting donations for the May 10th Heart Walk at EMU.  Donors vote on whether he should keep or shave his fourteen-and-a-half inch long beard.  He'll be accepting donations until midnight Wednesday.

"And then we'll be closing donations," Huntington says, "and we'll be contacting people after that, and the reveal is on the 10th."

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Eastern Michigan University holds spring commencement ceremonies at the Convocation Center this weekend, with close to 3,000 students eligible to participate.

Sarah Kersey Otto is EMU's Director of Career Development and Outreach.  She says these grads face a "modestly good" job market, with the business fields doing more hiring lately.

Kersey Otto says information technology grads are in high demand.

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More than 500 middle and high school girls are coming to Eastern Michigan University for Friday's Digital Diva conference.

Students will have the opportunity to attend sessions on computer repair, computer assisted design software, online security and a variety of other technology based topics.

Digital Diva Chairperson Susan Gregory says they started doing the conference four years ago to encourage women to go into non-traditional jobs.

"Hopefully it then inspires them to pursue a technology degree," Gregory says, "and pursue a career in technology."  

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Eastern Michigan University students got some help during final exams week from some four-legged friends Tuesday.

A "puppy room" was established on campus by the college's Pre-Vet Club. The room allowed students to take a few minutes out of their day to play with or pet several puppies brought to EMU by a Grand Rapids-based non-profit animal rescue.

Pre-Vet Club President Elisa Meier says getting students to take a break and play with a puppy is a valuable stress reliever for those struggling with finals.

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Eastern Michigan University is holding an open house for potential transfer students Tuesday at its Livonia Center.

Participants will be able to apply to EMU for free and tour the Livonia Center.  Financial aid advisors, transfer admission advisors and faculty members will also be on hand to answer questions.

The transfer student open house takes place from 4-6:30 p.m. at the EMU Livonia Center, 38777 West Six Mile Road (near I-275) in Livonia.  Click the link below to register, or call 877-8181-4368.

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There's going to be a total lunar eclipse tonight, but with our cloudy weather forecast you probably don't have to worry about getting up or staying up to see it.

Professor Norbert Vance is Director of Eastern Michigan University's Sherzer Observatory. 

He says the deepest part of the eclipse will happen just before three Tuesday morning, and the event will be over by 4:30 a.m. or so.

Professor Vance says the media is calling this a "blood moon", but he doesn't think the moon will be as red as some have predicted.

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White-nose syndrome is deadly for bats, and the disease has now been reported in bats that hibernate in Michigan.

Eastern Michigan University biology professor Dr. Allen Kurta is a nationally-respected bat expert.  He says Michigan is populated by nine species of bats, five of which spend their winters in caves or abandoned mines here.

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Eastern Michigan University students are eligible to enter an art competition with a climate change theme and a $750 prize. 

EMU's AMP! student organization is sponsoring the contest, called "The Elapsing City".

Graduate student Mei Mei four phenomenon of climate change are offered as themes: Desertification, Loss of Arctic Sea Ice, Sea Level Rise, and Ocean Acidification.

"The artwork must reflect at least two of the four phenomenon," she says.

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Eastern Michigan University hosted one of the state's largest teacher job fairs Wednesday.

Representatives from dozens of schools were on hand to interview the hundreds of prospective teachers searching for a job.

Joshua Kay is looking for his first teaching job. He says coming to the job fair was very helpful.

"Todays job fair is a good opportunity for some experience," Kay says, and to meet representatives from different school districts looking to hire teachers.

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Eastern Michigan University's Student Center was bathed in blue light Wednesday night as part of the annual Autism Speaks "Light It Up Blue" campaign.

The lighting of the Student Center also spotlighted the university's non-profit Autism Collaborative Center, a resource for families across southeast Michigan dealing with autism.

Autism affects one in 68 children, and is more common than childhood cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined.

Details on Autism Speaks can be found online: http://www.autismspeaks.org

Eastern Michigan University has chosen NEPC to manage the school's $58 million endowment fund. The firm was chosen from nine companies that responded to a request for proposals in November. 

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Thursday marks the start of the third annual EcoJustice and Activism Conference.

The three-day event is being held at Eastern Michigan University and will address concerns such as animal rights, water and air quality issues, and social justice.

Rebecca Martusewicz an EMU professor says, "The focus of this year's conference is belonging", Martusewicz said, "learning together to value human and more than human communities."

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Some Students and faculty at Eastern Michigan University continue to speak out against the university’s contract with the Education Achievement Authority. 

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Eastern Michigan University is raising room and board rates by 4 percent for next school year.  The Board of Regents approved the hike Tuesday in efforts to cover increased maintenance and food costs.

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The U.S. Airforce band will present a free concert at Eastern Michigan University's Pease Auditorium  on April 9th.  Along with the band, 18 professional vocalists called the Singing Sargeants will also perform.

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Eastern Michigan University football players scored a touchdown with kids at Adams STEM Academy Friday.

The athletes visited the school as part of a joint effort between EMU and the 2nd & Seven Foundation to promote literacy among young children.

EMU Assistant Athletic Director for Academics Erin Burdis says the kids get a lot out of these visits, and learn about the importance of reading and being a good citizen.

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Some stomachs may be hurting this morning, but the FLY Children’s Art Center is in a better position thanks to the first ever Wurst Challenge at Ypsilanti’s Wurst bar. 

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The waiting continues for same-sex couples who'd like to marry in Michigan.

A judge is expected to rule soon on whether the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage should be overturned. 

Mary Larkin is Director of Eastern Michigan University's LGBT Resource Center.  She says the tension has been growing since last week.

"I think people are starting to get a little keyed up right now," Larkin said.  "It feels like we're waiting for lottery numbers."

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More young people in Southeast Michigan will continue to have opportunities to make art thanks to several people attempting to eat 20 foot long brats.  Ypsilanti’s Wurst Bar is hosting the first ever Wurst Challenge Thursday evening as a fundraiser for the Fly Children’s Art Center.

YPSILANTI – Six new police officers were sworn in this month as the Eastern Michigan University Department of Public Safety took another major step in its plan to expand off-campus patrols and collaboration with other area law agencies.

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The head of Michigan’s Education Achievement Authority believes the data shows better performance by students in the program than they had in Detroit Public Schools.  Eastern Michigan University hosted a panel discussion on the EAA Wednesday. 


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