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GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE AT PHOENIXVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH APRIL 18

Good Friday Tenebrae Service at the Phoenixville United Methodist Church on Good Friday, April 18, at 7:30 PM. It is an immersive service of Scripture and music commemorating the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. David Bryant, associate chair of our Music Dept., composed and arranged the music and it will feature not only the Chancel and Handbell choirs of First Church, but also students from Eastern University, including singers, vocal and instrumental soloists, and a string quartet. Location: 864 Main Street in Phoenixville, just down the street form the Hospital.  There is ample parking on the premises, and the service is free of charge. Questions? Contact David at dbryant@eastern.edu or call the church at 610-933-5936.

SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL APRIL 25-26 AT ST. DAVIDS

Enjoy Eastern's instrumental and choral ensembles in seasonal, sacred and classical repertoire on Friday, April 25 at 8 PM and Saturday, April 26 at 3 PM and 8 PM. Buy a ticket to one concert and attend the other two for free! Held in McInnis Auditorium at St. Davids. These are the groups performing: April 25 at 8 PM are Eastern Winds, Jazz Band, Flute Ensemble, Angels of Harmony. April 26 at 3 PM are Orchestra Society, Eastern Strings, Turning Point. April 26 at 8 PM are University Choir, Percussion Ensemble, Special Presentation from a Good Friday Tenebrae Service.   Tickets are $10 general admission; $8 for children/seniors; and $5 with EU ID. Call the Box Office at 610-225-5545

CREATIVE PRESENTATION ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING APRIL 27

The Church of the Holy Trinity in Rittenhouse Square, 1904 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA invites us to this presentation of Huring a Child Takes a Minute...Healing Takes a Lifetime and a Lifeline on Sunday, April 27, at 5 PM. Presented by Francesca Nuzzolese with the support of students from Palmer Seminary and Eastern University. Suggested donation is $15 at the door. Benefits World Hope International. Learn more here.

DE-STRESS WITH DOGS AT WARNER LIBRARY APRIL 29 and 30

For all you dog lovers, Warner Library at St. Davids is hosting the 2nd annual De-Stress with Dogs, a group of certified therapy dogs for everyone to come and pet and just hang out with! Tuesday, April 29 from 10 AM-1 PM and Wednesday, April 30 from 12-3 PM. Stop by to throw a Frisbee on the lawn outside the library and Walton Hall, or just sit and pet a dog to calm your frazzled nerves from end-of-semester stress.  SAB will also be providing snacks and water along with two massage chairs on the second level of HHC. This event is open to the entire Eastern community.

TRI-COUNTY CONCERT SIMA TRIO PERFORMS AT ST. DAVIDS APRIL 27

Come out on Sunday, April 27, at 3 PM to McInnis Auditorium, Eastern University, to hear the young Sima Trio. They will perform the Haydn Trio in G Major; Brahms Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87; and Babadjanian Trio in F sharp minor. Purchase tickets here.

SINGERS WANTED TO JOIN CHURCH PRAISE AND WORSHIP TEAM

If you enjoy singing vibrant and uplifting music that promotes an atmosphere of joyful worship to God, and you would like to share your vocal gifts, we are looking for several singers to join our worship team.  If you are available one or two Sundays a month, please contact Keisha at 215-219-3061. Our church is located near the Philadelphia airport and is easily accessible by public transportation. (posted 4/10/14) 

SIGN UP NOW FOR SUMMER FAMILY FUN AT EASTERN UNIVERSITY POOL

Words cannot express how glad we are to invite you all to join us at the EU pool outside by the Gym at St. Davids this Summer. Contact our Conference office at pool@eastern.edu for more information. 

EASTERN UNIVERSITY WORSHIP TEAM AUDITIONS MONDAYS, APRIL 21 and APRIL 28 (NOW AVAILABLE FOR CREDIT)

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences are invited to audition for the Worship Team:  Monday, April 21, from 7-10:30 PM and Monday, April 28, from 7-10:30 PM.  The Worship Team leads worship for weekly Chapel services, First Year Orientation, and special campus events. Openings are available for singers and instrumentalists. We are seeking diverse musical styles (contemporary, gospel, jazz, latin, rock).  Applicants must be available for rehearsals on Monday evenings and Wednesday Chapel services.  Pick up applications and sign up for an audition outside of the Dining Commons (Walton Hall 2nd fl). Auditions will take place in Workman Hall. Questions? Contact Theresa Noye, Chapel Worship Team Advisor (tnoye@eastern.edu or 610-341-5992).

ANGELA DAVIS AT CHEYNEY UNIVERSITY APRIL 17

Our friends at Cheyney University will present An Evening with Angela Davis, a benefit event in support of their Keystone Honors Academy. There is a dinner reception at 5 PM and Dr. Davis will lecture at 7 PM. Angela Davis is an educator, scholar and author who is well known for her role in the civil rights movement. For sponsorship information, contact Larry Green at 610-399-2137 or lgreen@cheyney.edu.  The event is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased here

GIGANTIC USED BOOK SALE TUESDAY, APRIL 22 AT ST. DAVIDS

Come to McInnis Lobby from 10 AM to 7 PM for great bargains on thousands of books! Children's books of all sorts, classics, novels, theology, devotionals, and more. If you want to swap free books for your help, contact Jim Correnti at 215-438-5555 and leave a message. He needs help on Monday evening for set-up and Tuesday evening for breakdown. 

VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR WALK MS RIDLEY CREEK APRIL 27

Join the Walk MS: Ridley Creek on Sunday, April 27, from 6:30 AM to 1 PM. Volunteers are extremely important to achieving the goal of the National MS Society. Walk starts at the Devon Horse Show, 23 Dorset Road, Devon, PA 19333. To volunteer, contact Megan Sanders at megan.sanders@nmss.org or sign up here.  

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR GRADUATE AND DOCTORAL STUDENTS NOW OPEN 

Online registration for current graduate and doctoral students returning for the Summer or Fall 2014 semester is now open and  will close at 8 AM one week before the session's start date. 

EASTERN UNIVERSITY OFFERS SUMMER ONLINE COURSES 

Eastern University is offering Summer Online Courses in two sessions: May 14-June 25 and June 30-August 7. Courses offered include Business, Education, English, Psychology and General Education. Tuition for the summer courses is $395 a credit or $1,185 a course. Current students in the College of Arts and Sciences may register using MyEastern. Students outside of Eastern University can register for summer courses by filling out the visiting student application located on the Web site. For the full listing of summer courses and dates offered, visit www.eastern.edu/summeronline.

AL DIA DIVERSITY CAREER FAIR APRIL 22 

AL DÍA News Media in Philadelphia will sponsor the 13th Annual Diversity Career Fair at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from 10 AM to 2 PM on Tuesday, April 22. More Information: www.aldiacareer.eventbrite.com  Register here

PRISCILLA INSTITUTE 10th ANNIVERSARY WOMEN'S FAIR MAY 2-3

Come celebrate the Priscilla Institute at Palmer Seminary's 10th Anniversary on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3, at White Rock Baptist Church, 5240 Chestnut St., Phila., PA 19139. The theme is Sankofa, taking from the past what is good and bringing it into the present. Friday, May 2, is the Benefit Banquet for Scholarships. 5:45-9 PM. Cost is $60 per person. The speaker is Rev. Dr. Leslie Callahan, Pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church in Philadelphia. Proceeds benefit the Brenda L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship award, which is a full one-year scholarship for Priscilla Institute women in their second year of study. To purchase tickets for the banquet call 484-384-2985 or online at: www.palmerseminary.edu.   Saturday, May 3, Women's Fair is 8 AM Continental Breakfast and 9 AM Plenary Session with Rev. Dr. Leslie Callahan. 10:30 AM Workshops with Rev. Dr. Eve Lynne Fenton, Rev. Dr. Marsha Brown Woodard, Dr. Delia Melton Tate, Rev. Dr. Francesca Nuzzolese. 12:30 PM Luncheon program followed by a panel discussion, offering an opportunity to interact with wise women leaders.

6K FOR WATER RUN IS SATURDAY, MAY 3

6 kilometers is the average distance women in Africa walk for water each day. COME UNITY is local nonprofit that is committed to changing that fact. This year the 5th annual Philadelphia/East Norriton 6k for Water is Saturday, May 3 at the beautiful Norristown Farm Park! All proceeds from the race will go directly towards construction of a new well in East Africa.  Register by April 1 to receive the early bird price ($30) and a race tee shirt. Students under age 23 may use code "STUDENT" to receive $10 off.  Find more information and register here.

THE TOSS YOUR CAPS CELEBRATION AT THE ART MUSEUM ON FRIDAY, MAY 9

Join us as 30 distinguished Eastern University graduates are honored by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter at the 5th Annual Toss Your Caps Citywide College Graduation Celebration on Friday, May 9, from 12:00 noon to 2 PM at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This event is in recognition of the city’s higher education partners who have helped to increase Philadelphia’s college attainment rate from 18% to 24% over the past 5 years. Participating students will be recognized through a citywide class photo with the Mayor. We extend the invitation to the Eastern community to come out in support of their fellow Eastern community members as we collectively celebrate their achievement. Note: This event is for graduates from CCGPS and Esperanza only as CAS will be participating in their own graduation related activities at this time. Contact Ross Woods at jwoods2@eastern.edu

URBAN STUDIES GRADUATE RESEARCH FORUM MAY 7

The Urban Studies Department presents its Annual Graduate Research Forum on Wednesday, May 7, at 6 PM in Warner Memorial Library Atrium at St. Davids. This forum includes 2-minute thesis presentations from each Urban Studies graduate, plus a culminating presentation from the winner of the Outstanding Thesis Award. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public, but space is limited. To RSVP, contact Shayla Price at 215-769-3120 or sprice@eastern.edu by Wednesday, April 30. 

HOW TO SCHEDULE A VISIT TO ESPERANZA COLLEGE IN PHILADELPHIA

Esperanza College of Eastern University, located at 4261 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, welcomes Walk-in appointments Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. INDIVIDUAL VISITS should be requested at least two days in advance. GROUP VISITS from high schools and other groups are welcome. Please notify us at least 2-3 weeks in advance. To schedule your campus visit, please call 215-324-0746 x410.

CHARMING BED AND BREAKFAST FOR YOUR OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS

Looking for a lovely place to house your visitors? Check out the European-style Alpenhof Bed and Breakfast in nearby Media, PA. For information, call Roland or Judy at 610-891-8222 or e-mail to alpenhof@gmail.com to check availability.