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Russ Knocks Records and Cancer Out of the Park

Apr 18 2011 in Athletics, emYOU! by Amanda Slater

by Jason Idalski Benching a star player is a dicey proposition. A coach does it to send a message, but hopes the player doesn’t pout or sulk or start to dislike the coach, ruining team chemistry in the process. McKenna Russ of Eastern Michigan’s softball team responded to her benching better than anybody could have [...]

YOUmich Student Spotlight: Harrison Freid

Apr 18 2011 in Athletics, Campus, YOUmich by Amanda Slater

U of M Lacrosse Team Captain by Paul Kitti Fast Facts: Major: Communications What are a few of your favorite books? I’m more of a TV guy. Where do you see yourself in ten years? Doing something I like to do. Describe yourself in three words: Hardworking, dedicated, loyal. What is your ideal vacation spot? [...]

EMU Celebrates Student Writing

Mar 29 2011 in Campus, emYOU! by Amanda Slater

If you are an EMU student, teacher or are just someone who is interested in taking a look at some phenomenal student projects, Eastern Michigan University and the First Year Writing Program are inviting you to check out the 10th annual Celebration of Student Writing from 4–5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30th in EMU’s Student Center Ballroom.  Come join first year writing [...]

Muneeb Khan: Humanitarian, Actor and Dedicated EMU Student

Mar 24 2011 in Reader Submissions, emYOU! by Tim Adkins


By Zara Nasir Fast Facts: Year: Junior Major: Biology Minor: Chemistry Favorite Book:  “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoevsky Favorite Movie: “The Shawshank Redemption” Describe yourself in three words: Honest, Empathetic, Accepting Someone you look up to and why: Nelson Mandela, because of his strong leadership at such a difficult time for South Africa and because [...]

EMU Women’s Hoops advance to WNIT Sweet 16

Mar 23 2011 in Athletics, Buzz by Tim Adkins


The EMU Women’s basketball is the only team from Michigan still playing. State’s out, Michigan is out, Oakland’s out, all that’s left is your Eagles. After beating the University of Michigan in the first round and UNC-Wilmington in the second, EMU faces Syracuse in the Sweet 16 of the WNIT. There’s plenty of room on [...]

EMU Baseball Battering Bigger Foes

Mar 22 2011 in Athletics, Campus by Tim Adkins


by Jason Idalski For most Eastern Michigan sports fans, Feb. 19 was a noteworthy day because the Eagles’ basketball teams swept a doubleheader at the Convocation Center—the women beating Northern Illinois and the men beating Jacksonville State. And with the calendar reading February and the amount of snow on the ground, baseball was probably not [...]

emYOU! Student Spotlight: Jason Leineke

Mar 22 2011 in Campus, emYOU! by Tim Adkins

“I love living in Ypsilanti and going to EMU. There are a lot of great off-campus spots here like Depot Town, Frog Island Park and Riverside Park."

Eagle Radio & German Club Vice President by Ryan M. Place Fast Facts: Year: Senior Major: Electronic Media & Film Studies Minor: Marketing Favorite Book: “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” Favorite Movie: “The Big Lebowski” Describe yourself in 3 words: outgoing, laidback, entertainer If you could have any superpower what would it be: the [...]

emYOU! Alumni Spotlight: Allen D. Fazio

Mar 22 2011 in emYOU! by Tim Adkins


by Ryan M. Place Some EMU grads stay in Michigan. Others, like 1989 EMU Homecoming King Allen Fazio, head west to fulfill their dreams. Born in 1966 in Ann Arbor, Fazio grew up in Westland, Mich. and graduated from EMU in December 1989 with a B.A. in Accounting Information Systems. Fazio is now vice president [...]

Women’s track: Worst to first

Mar 22 2011 in Athletics, emYOU! by Tim Adkins


by Jason Idalski In 2007, Eastern Michigan’s women’s track team finished last in the 12-team Mid-American Conference indoor championships, tallying seven points in an event where the winner had 136. It was coach Sue Parks’ first year, and she knew she had a five-year rebuilding job on her hands. Her efforts were right on schedule, [...]

YOUmich Student Spotlight: Andrew Aitken

Mar 22 2011 in YOUmich by Tim Adkins

The student body is the best thing about Michigan. Everyone around you is constantly motivating you to do better, especially in the competitive environment of the business school.”

U of M Fencing Team Vice President by Paul Kitti Fast Facts: Major: Business Administration Campus organizations: Vice president of fencing team, pledging Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity Favorite movies: “Gladiator,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy” Where do you see yourself in ten years: I hope to be working somewhere in [...]

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