emu http://wemu.org en Google Expands Community Leaders Program To Eastern Michigan University Students http://wemu.org/post/google-expands-community-leaders-program-eastern-michigan-university-students <div>Google is <a href="http://www.emich.edu/univcomm/releases/release.php?id=1399908868">partnering with Eastern Michigan University</a> to ensure small businesses and non-profit organizations have the tools they need to thrive in the online world.<br /><p></p></div><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 15:39:55 +0000 Taylor Pinson 45831 at http://wemu.org Google Expands Community Leaders Program To Eastern Michigan University Students EMU Football Players Help Promote Literacy http://wemu.org/post/emu-football-players-help-promote-literacy <p>Eastern Michigan University football players scored a touchdown with kids at Adams STEM Academy Friday.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The athletes visited the school as part of a joint effort between EMU and the 2nd &amp; Seven Foundation to promote literacy among young children.</p><p>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.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:50:21 +0000 Bob Eccles 43211 at http://wemu.org EMU Football Players Help Promote Literacy Eastern Michigan University Honors Businesses of the Year http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-honors-businesses-year <p><strong>YPSILANTI&nbsp; –</strong> Ford Motor Company, Crain’s Detroit Business and Bearclaw Coffee are among the best-run businesses in Michigan, according to students in the Eastern Michigan University College of Business.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:06:15 +0000 Bob Eccles 43013 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University Honors Businesses of the Year EMU Students, Faculty Protest Education Achievement Authority http://wemu.org/post/emu-students-faculty-protest-education-achievement-authority <div>A group of about 30 people gathered at Eastern Michigan University today to protest the university's affiliation with the Education Achievement Authority.&nbsp;<br /><p></p><p>Samir Webster is a member of the group "Students for an Ethical and Participatory Education", which organized the protest. &nbsp;He says they've met with the Board of Regents and EMU President Susan Martin, but they feel their voices aren't being heard.</p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Critics of the </span>EAA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says it's failing in its mission to turn struggling schools around. &nbsp;Area school districts have been boycotting EMU student teachers because of the school's ties to the </span>EAA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; </span><br /><p></p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eastern Michigan University officials say they respect the right of faculty members to share their concerns, but the school has no plans to end its affiliation with the </span>EAA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></div><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:12:40 +0000 Bob Eccles 41836 at http://wemu.org EMU Students, Faculty Protest Education Achievement Authority Winter Strikes Again http://wemu.org/post/winter-strikes-again <p>Wet, heavy snow blanketed portions of the region late this morning. Add in a bit of freezing rain and light rain showers, and you have the makings of a bad weather day.</p><p></p><p>There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 4pm for Washtenaw and Wayne Counties.&nbsp; Snowfall totals could exceed two inches and ice accumulation could reach a tenth of an inch. that makes for potentially slippery and hazardous road and sidewalk conditions, so caution is advised.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:02:49 +0000 David Fair 41812 at http://wemu.org Winter Strikes Again EMU says Lecturer Layoffs Enrollment Driven http://wemu.org/post/emu-says-lecturer-layoffs-enrollment-driven <p>Eastern Michigan University says it had to lay off a number of full-time lecturers in its College of Education due to declining enrollment.&nbsp;</p><p>Pam Olech and six fellow full-time lecturers in her department are being laid off effective at the end of August.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 01:43:48 +0000 Bob Eccles 41491 at http://wemu.org Study says far more Gay and Bi-Sexual Teen Boys use Steroids than Straight Boys http://wemu.org/post/study-says-far-more-gay-and-bi-sexual-teen-boys-use-steroids-straight-boys <div>An Eastern Michigan University expert thinks he knows the main explanation for new study results that show that gay and bisexual teenage boys use steroids at a rate almost six times higher than do straight kids.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The study out of Chicago says that 21 percent of gay or bi male teens claimed they have used steroids, compared with four percent of straight boys.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Michael Tew is the Director of the Center for the Study of Equality and Human Rights at Eastern Michigan University. Sat, 08 Feb 2014 00:38:08 +0000 Bob Eccles 41273 at http://wemu.org EMU Graduate Students Help with Historic Preservation http://wemu.org/post/emu-graduate-students-help-historic-preservation <div>Eastern Michigan University is partnering with the Michigan Historical Center to help preserve some of the state's history.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Five EMU grad students will perform research and catalog artifacts at three historic sites around the state.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Faculty Coordinator Nancy Bryk&nbsp;says this is part of a larger effort by the university to help students gain real-life experience.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Bryk<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says EMU's students have done outstanding work with the </span>MHC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in th Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:25:13 +0000 Bob Eccles 41135 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Expect More Snow And Frigid Temperatures To Come http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-expect-more-snow-and-frigid-temperatures-come <div>Had enough of the cold and snow already? It has been the snowiest January in this area in history. Add in the polar vortex and frigid temperatures, and it's been a somewhat trying winter. Why is it happening, and will it continue to happen in winters to come?&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/132042908&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This week on <em>Issues of the Environment</em>&nbsp;our&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">guest is &nbsp;<a href="http://www.emich.edu/iess/faculty.php">Dr. Tom </a></span><a href="http://www.emich.edu/iess/faculty.php">Kovacs,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Associate Professor of Meteorology at Eastern Michigan University.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Kovaks teaches courses on the effects of climate change on weather and will discuss the consequences for our county.</span></div><div> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:35:15 +0000 David Fair 40834 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Expect More Snow And Frigid Temperatures To Come Eastern Michigan University cancels all classes on Tuesday, Jan. 28 http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-cancels-all-classes-tuesday-jan-28 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Sub-zero temperatures and&nbsp; frigid wind chills have once again forced school districts throughout the region, including Eastern Michigan University, to cancel classes on&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tuesday, Jan. 28</span></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:33:52 +0000 Patrik Holubik 40739 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University cancels all classes on Tuesday, Jan. 28 Weekend Watch: Seth Glier, Kronos Quartet, MLK Events and more http://wemu.org/post/weekend-watch-seth-glier-kronos-quartet-mlk-events-and-more <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Upcoming Events for &nbsp;this weekend, January 17 - 20</strong></em></p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:54:12 +0000 Patrik Holubik & Linda Yohn 40319 at http://wemu.org Weekend Watch: Seth Glier, Kronos Quartet, MLK Events and more VIDEO: Eastern Michigan Forward Glenn Bryant featured in SportsCenter Top 10 http://wemu.org/post/video-eastern-michigan-forward-glenn-bryant-featured-sportscenter-top-10 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">EMU Eagles forward and red-shirt senior, Glenn Bryant was featured as No. 4 &nbsp;on Tuesday's top ten plays on</span><a href="http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=10297101" style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;ESPN's&nbsp;Sportscenter</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;during their&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;">56-37 victory over rival Western Michigan University.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:54:44 +0000 Patrik Holubik 40241 at http://wemu.org VIDEO: Eastern Michigan Forward Glenn Bryant featured in SportsCenter Top 10 Eastern Michigan University Adding Police Officers http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-adding-police-officers <p>Eastern Michigan University continues to increase efforts to promote safety on campus and off.</p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 06:55:50 +0000 Andrew Cluley 39750 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University Adding Police Officers EMU Alum and Commencent Speaker, Wesley Coller Discusses Career in the Arts http://wemu.org/post/emu-alum-and-commencent-speaker-wesley-coller-discusses-career-arts <div>This week, Bob Eccles had the opportunity to interview movie producer and EMU grad <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1418292/"><strong>Wesley Coller</strong></a>, who's giving the commencement speech this weekend at Eastern Michigan University. They discussed how Coller's educational journey led to a career in the arts.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/125753267&amp;color=040303&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></div><div> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 19:51:21 +0000 Bob Eccles 39326 at http://wemu.org EMU Alum and Commencent Speaker, Wesley Coller Discusses Career in the Arts Ann Arbor Teachers Union Joins Boycott of EMU Student Teachers http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-teachers-union-joins-boycott-emu-student-teachers <p>The Ann Arbor teachers union is refusing to hire any student teachers from Eastern Michigan University due to the college's involvement with with Michigan's Education Achievement Authority.&nbsp;</p><p>The EAA is a state school system tasked with improving consistently under-performing school districts. It currently runs 15 schools in Detroit and receives student teachers from EMU.&nbsp;</p><p>EAA opponents say it removes too much control from local government.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:02:46 +0000 Bob Eccles 39093 at http://wemu.org EMU to hire 10 new Full-Time Police Officers http://wemu.org/post/emu-hire-10-new-full-time-police-officers <p>Eastern Michigan University will hire an additional 10 full-time police officers to help patrol the neighborhoods immediately next to campus.&nbsp;</p><p>Police Chief Bob Heighes says the new hires will "provide a crucial new dimension to our policing efforts."&nbsp;</p><p>The university is currently working to hire an additional four officers announced last month.&nbsp;</p><p>Chief Heighes says four more officers will be brought on board in May, and another two late next summer.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:00:29 +0000 Bob Eccles 38818 at http://wemu.org EMU to hire 10 new Full-Time Police Officers Vigil Marks Anniversary of Julia Niswender's Death http://wemu.org/post/vigil-marks-anniversary-julia-niswenders-death <p></p><p>About 50 people took part in a candle light vigil last night to remember Julia Niswender, an EMU student who was found dead in her off-campus apartment one year ago.&nbsp;</p><p>Niswender's death was ruled a homicide, but the circumstances surrounding her death remain unknown. Julia's mother, Kim Turnquist, urges anyone with information to come forward.</p><p>Vigil participants walked to the northern edge of the EMU campus and lined the street across from the Peninsular Point apartments where Julia lived. There they lit candles.&nbsp;</p><p>Anyone with information in the case can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP.&nbsp; A $15-thousand reward is offered.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:59:55 +0000 Bob Eccles 38782 at http://wemu.org Vigil Marks Anniversary of Julia Niswender's Death Police Investigating Off-Campus Shooting that left EMU Student Wounded http://wemu.org/post/police-investigating-campus-shooting-left-emu-student-wounded <p>Police are looking for a car observed leaving the scene of a shooting early this morning that left an Eastern Michigan University student with a non-life threatening bullet wound to the arm.&nbsp;</p><p>Investigators say a blue Ford Mustang was seen speeding away from Peninsular Place Apartments after the incident around 1:40 this morning.</p><p>Destinee Leapheart was wounded when an apparent random gunshot sent a bullet through the wall and into her apartment.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:15:38 +0000 Bob Eccles 38512 at http://wemu.org EMU Settles with Students for Life, the Alliance Defending Freedom http://wemu.org/post/emu-settles-students-life-alliance-defending-freedom <p>Eastern Michigan University has settled a lawsuit brought by an organization upset that EMU Student Government hadn't helped pay for it to bring its "Genocide Awareness Project" exhibit to campus.&nbsp;</p><p>University spokesperson Geoff Larcom says student government originally said "no" to a request for funding from Students for Life, which had asked for about $5,000 for the exhibit that was on campus April 11th and 12th.&nbsp;</p><p>Student Government declined, but later approved funding and changed its fund allocation policy.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:25:07 +0000 Bob Eccles 38058 at http://wemu.org EMU Adding Four Full-time Police Officers http://wemu.org/post/emu-adding-four-full-time-police-officers <p>Eastern Michigan University plans to hire four additional full-time police officers, with an eye toward having them on duty by mid-January.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>The officers will be assigned to off-campus patrols, which are currently conducted by two officers. The increase to six officers around Leforge road, just north of campus, will bring additional resources to the area.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.emich.edu/univcomm/releases/release.php?id=1384529941">The hiring of new officers is a part of an overall campus safety effort implemented this year.</a></strong></p><p>Other safety measures include expanding the hours of the SEEUS campus escort service, as well as seeking an increase in private security efforts around off-campus apartments.</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:47:15 +0000 Bob Eccles 37810 at http://wemu.org EMU Adding Four Full-time Police Officers EMU and Food Gatherers Team Up to Help the Hungry http://wemu.org/post/emu-and-food-gatherers-team-help-hungry <p><strong>Food Gatherers and Eastern Michigan University Athletics</strong> are working together to help feed Washtenaw County's needy this winter. &nbsp;</p><p>Non-perishable food items are being collected at Monday's men's basketball game against Cleveland State, and at men's and women's games November 23rd and 30th.&nbsp;</p><p>Items can also be dropped off in canisters at the EMU Convocation Center any time during the month of November.</p><p>Food Gatherers helps 150 local agencies and programs provide hot meals, nutritious snacks and other food assistance to low-income adults, seniors and children.</p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: arial; text-align: justify;">Visit <a href="http://foodgatherers.org">foodgatherers.org</a> for more information.</div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: arial; text-align: center;"><u><strong>Upcoming Donation Game Schedule</strong></u><br />Nov. 13 - Women's Basketball vs. Butler - 7 p.m.<br />Nov. 18 - Men's Basketball vs. Cleveland State - 7 p.m.<br />Nov. 23 - Men's Basketball vs. Texas Arlington - 7 p.m.<br />Nov. 30 - Women's Basketball vs. Marygrove - 2 p.m.</div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: arial; text-align: center;"> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:07:50 +0000 Bob Eccles 37741 at http://wemu.org EMU and Food Gatherers Team Up to Help the Hungry Cinema Chat: The Michigan Theater Book, A Miles Davis Movie, Blue is the Warmest Color and More http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-michigan-theater-book-miles-davis-movie-blue-warmest-color-and-more <p></p><p>Click below to listen to "Cinema Chat" with WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins.</p><p></p><p><strong>The Michigan Theater Book -- goes on sale Tuesday, <span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT4136_com_zimbra_date">November 19</span> at Michigan Theater</strong></p><p>The Michigan Theater has been featured in commercials, billboards, films, and even a music LP from the 1960s, but has never had its own book – until now. Dr. Henry Aldridge, an Eastern Michigan University film professor emeritus and theater scholar, has written a new full-color, photo-illustrated book that explores the first 80 years of the theater’s life and how it ties into the histories of Ann Arbor and film. He also includes key local figures from along the way: manager Gerry Hoag, organist Paul Tompkins, Ann Arbor mayor Lou Belcher, philanthropist Margaret Towsley and her daughter Judy Rumelhart, and the theater’s staff and volunteers.&nbsp; Aldridge has a deep connection to the Michigan Theater. In 1979, he and a group of other concerned citizens helped rescue the theater and its rare Barton organ from the wrecking ball. He continues to lead the theater’s organ program, give visitor tours, and teach a film appreciation course. Despite his extensive knowledge of the theater, Aldridge still spent three years immersed in the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library archives, Michigan Theater Foundation meeting minutes, Ann Arbor News articles, and interviews with past and present staff members. “Unlike most histories of individual theaters,” Aldridge says, “this book is thoroughly researched, carefully documented, lavishly illustrated, but written in a style that general readers will find interesting and colorful.”&nbsp; A paperback edition of the book will be available for purchase starting the week of <span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT4137_com_zimbra_date">November 19</span> at the Michigan Theater, Nicola’s Books, Literati Bookstore, Bookbound Bookstore, Crazy Wisdom Bookstore &amp; Tearoom, and Kaleidoscope Books &amp; Collectibles. The Michigan Theater will also carry a limited edition hardcover and provide a discounted price to Michigan Theater members for both versions.</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:18:25 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins 37729 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: The Michigan Theater Book, A Miles Davis Movie, Blue is the Warmest Color and More New Tips Sought In Year-old Murder of EMU Student http://wemu.org/post/new-tips-sought-year-old-murder-emu-student <p>YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - New tips are being sought in the case of a 23-year-old Eastern Michigan University student whose December bathtub drowning was ruled a homicide.</p><p></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:16:33 +0000 Associated Press 37721 at http://wemu.org New Tips Sought In Year-old Murder of EMU Student EMU Officials Meet with Students Again to Talk Safety http://wemu.org/post/emu-officials-meet-students-again-talk-safety <p><a href="http://www.emich.edu/offcampushousing/">Eastern Michigan University has launched a new website</a> with information about off-campus housing as part of its ongoing efforts to improve safety on and around campus.&nbsp;</p><p>The website includes neighborhood crime stats and questions students should ask when apartment hunting.&nbsp;</p><p>EMU Vice President of Communication Walter Kraft says it's very important that the university provide the information and resources to help students make good, wise and informed choices on where to live.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 23:07:46 +0000 Bob Eccles 37053 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Schools Likely To Renew Washtenaw Educational Options Consortium Agreement http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-schools-likely-renew-washtenaw-educational-options-consortium-agreement <p>The Ann Arbor School Board will likely eventually renew their contract to participate in a consortium of three county-wide high school options, but have frustrations on the agreement.&nbsp; The board discussion <span class="Object" id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT300_com_zimbra_date">last night</span> took place after a large number of Washtenaw International High School and the Early College Alliance spoke in favor of their programs.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more:</strong></p><p></p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:17:36 +0000 Andrew Cluley 36778 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Schools Likely To Renew Washtenaw Educational Options Consortium Agreement