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Eastern Fall 2013 Editor’s Note


Vol. 11, Issue 1 EDITOR


Darcy Gifford


ASSOCIATE EDITOR Melissa Jasperse


ART DIRECTOR


Mike Andaloro (BFA75) CONTRIBUTORS


Bryan Alfaro, Jason Brooks, Patricia Cartwright, Princess Gabbara, Linda Hass, Cara Jones, Randy Mascharka (BBA85), Lynn Monson, Jeff Mortimer, Michael Oliveri, Jeff Samoray, Hilary Simmet, Scott Stewart


ABOUT EASTERN Eastern (ISSN 2150-4679) is published three


never met anyone who kept a bucket list of things they’d like to do at work. Tat is, until I met Debra. Debra and I work in the Division of Communications. Not long aſter she started


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her job, she told me about her EMU bucket list—all of the things she wanted to experience and discover while working at EMU. I remember laughing when she first told me, although the laughter quickly subsided once I realized that she was onto something. If I remember correctly, her list started with the obvious: theatre performances,


sporting events, the planetarium. Tere was more, though. She wanted to meet people. She wanted to visit buildings on campus where the normal routine of her job would never take her. Every once in a while, Debra and I go on walks around campus that are part


exercise, part adventure missions. We always take a different route, and we get especially distracted when we see areas of campus that are under construction. To us, those are “must see.” Te walks are fun because they’re driven by an insatiable curiosity. It’s not the same type of fun that Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson had in the movie “Te Bucket List,” but it’s fun nonetheless. It’s in this spirit of discovery that we bring you “Hidden EMU,” a photo essay


that begins on page 24. Tere are so many places on this vibrant campus that go unnoticed, or no longer have their moment in the spotlight. Some are behind-the- scenes places that photographer Michael Andaloro needed special permission to enter. Others are spaces that just go overlooked. All are part of the fabric of this great University. Enjoy. —DG


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Seeing campus through the eyes of a colleague


’ve heard of people having bucket lists—an inventory of things they’d like to do before they die. Go to Hawaii. Jump out of an airplane. Tings like that. But I had


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