eastern michigan university http://wemu.org en Eastern Washtenaw Safety Alliance Introduced http://wemu.org/post/eastern-washtenaw-safety-alliance-introduced <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Representative David Rutledge has formally introduced a collaborative effort to address public safety, an effort</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">t least partially in response to a rash of crimes on </span>Washtenaw<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County's east side, including the killing of Eastern Michigan University student athlete </span>Demarius<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Reed,&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:25:11 +0000 Bob Eccles 48457 at http://wemu.org Eastern Washtenaw Safety Alliance Introduced EMU Student Running Cross-Country For Charity http://wemu.org/post/emu-student-running-cross-country-charity <p>A 23 year-old Eastern Michigan University student is running across the country for charity.</p><p>Zachary James is trying to raise $15,000 for Compassion International by running from New York City to San Francisco.</p><p></p><p></p><p>He intends to run 33 miles a day, all while pushing a modified stroller containing food, water and other supplies.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:28:35 +0000 Taylor Pinson & Bob Eccles 48124 at http://wemu.org EMU Student Running Cross-Country For Charity EMU Hosts Ypsilanti Camps For Kids With Autism http://wemu.org/post/emu-hosts-ypsilanti-camps-kids-autism <div>Eastern Michigan University will be introducing kids on the autism spectrum to pirates, dinosaurs and rocket ships this summer. &nbsp;&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:41:33 +0000 Associated Press 48071 at http://wemu.org EMU Hosts Ypsilanti Camps For Kids With Autism DSO Helps Pease Auditorium Mark 100th Anniversary http://wemu.org/post/dso-helps-pease-auditorium-mark-100th-anniversary <p>The 100th anniversary celebration for Pease Auditorium reaches its crecendo with Friday night's concert featuring the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.</p><p></p><p></p><p><br /><br />The Detroit Symphony Orchestra was one of the first acts to take the stage at Pease Auditorium, and the DSO returns Friday night at 8 to help mark the facility's 100th anniversary.</p><p>Find more information about Pease Auditorium and its 100th anniversary celebration online:</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:42:44 +0000 Bob Eccles 47944 at http://wemu.org DSO Helps Pease Auditorium Mark 100th Anniversary Gray Turf Coming To EMU's Rynearson Stadium http://wemu.org/post/gray-turf-coming-emus-rynearson-stadium <p>Eastern Michigan University is taking a page out of Boise State's playbook and will play its home football games on a field featuring a unique color scheme.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A state-of-the-art&nbsp; gray-colored FieldTurf playing surface will be ready for the Eagle's season-opening home game against Morgan State.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:37:41 +0000 Bob Eccles 47586 at http://wemu.org Gray Turf Coming To EMU's Rynearson Stadium Weather Decent For Viewing 'Super Moon' http://wemu.org/post/weather-decent-viewing-super-moon <p>The weather looks like it will cooperate and give us a decent view of tonight's "Super Moon".</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Norbert Vance is director of Eastern Michigan University's Sherzer Observatory.&nbsp;</p><p>He says that as the summer solstice approaches, the moon is at its lowest point on the horizon, "Which gives it the illusion of riding low and mysteriously colored orange in that southern sky."</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:49:32 +0000 Bob Eccles 47288 at http://wemu.org Weather Decent For Viewing 'Super Moon' EMU VP Leaving To Become Dingell Chief Of Staff http://wemu.org/post/emu-vp-leaving-become-dingell-chief-staff <p>Eastern Michigan University's Vice President of Government and Community Relations is leaving to take a job as Chief of Staff to retiring Congressman John Dingell.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:44:39 +0000 Bob Eccles & Taylor Pinson 47188 at http://wemu.org EMU VP Leaving To Become Dingell Chief Of Staff EMU Discusses 2015 Budget At Forum http://wemu.org/post/emu-discusses-2015-budget-forum <p>Eastern Michigan University's recently approved $301.9 million fiscal year 2015 spending plan was the subject of a late morning forum.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Chief Financial Officer John Lumm says the budget is fiscally responsible, and will help EMU continue to improve its overall financial position.&nbsp;</p><p>Included in the budget is a tuition increase of 3.2 percent - the maximum allowed by the state for schools wishing to receive funding.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:44:24 +0000 Bob Eccles & Taylor Pinson 47187 at http://wemu.org EMU Discusses 2015 Budget At Forum Eastern Michigan University Tuition Increasing 3.2 Percent, Budget Approved http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-tuition-increasing-32-percent-budget-approved <div>Eastern Michigan University is increasing funding for public safety and financial aid next school year. &nbsp;The board of regents today approved a $301.9 million general fund budget. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:08:40 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47113 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University Tuition Increasing 3.2 Percent, Budget Approved Eastern Michigan University And Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Training Physician Assistants http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-and-saint-joseph-mercy-health-system-training-physician-assistants <div>The combination of an aging population and retiring doctors is creating a shortage of primary care physicians. &nbsp;Eastern Michigan University and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System are teaming up on a new Physician Assistant program that will help address the problem. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 03:43:47 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47069 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University And Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Training Physician Assistants Trial Date Changed For Detroit Men Accused Of Killing Demarius Reed http://wemu.org/post/trial-date-changed-detroit-men-accused-killing-demarius-reed <p>The trial date for two Detroit men accused of killing EMU football player Demarius Reed last fall has been pushed back a month.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The trial of Ed Thomas and Kristopher Pratt had been set to start June 23rd, but it's been re-scheduled for July 21st.&nbsp;</p><p>Since Reed's death at his off-campus apartment complex, EMU has been working to improve safety in near-campus areas.&nbsp;</p><p>The university is hiring 10 new police officers, has expanded patrols into neighborhoods surrounding the campus, and has worked with local apartment complexes to boost security.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:02:25 +0000 Bob Eccles 46868 at http://wemu.org Trial Date Changed For Detroit Men Accused Of Killing Demarius Reed Eastern Michigan University Student Athletes Excelling In The Classroom http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-student-athletes-excelling-classroom <p>Eastern Michigan University's student athletes recorded the second-highest average grade point average in school history during the winter 2014 semester.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>With a 3.145 GPA, the Eagles also topped the 3.0 mark for the ninth straight semester.&nbsp;</p><p>Of EMU's 21 athletic teams, 15 had average GPA's of 3.0 or better, and 36 student athletes scored 4.0 GPA's.</p><p>Read more online:</p><p><a href="http://www.emueagles.com/news/2014/6/2/GEN_0602145338.aspx?path=sass">http://www.emueagles.com/news/2014/6/2/GEN_0602145338.aspx?path=sass</a></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:41:29 +0000 Bob Eccles 46767 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University Student Athletes Excelling In The Classroom Early College Alliance Students Rank 6th On Math, Reading Scores http://wemu.org/post/early-college-alliance-students-rank-6th-math-reading-scores <p>Early College Alliance students are ranked sixth out of more than 800 high schools on Michigan Merit Exam math and reading test scores.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The rankings for the program at Eastern Michigan University are from the website schooldigger.com, which last year ranked the ECA 41st in the state.&nbsp;</p><p>Washtenaw Educational Options Consortium Director Dave Dugger says the jump was due to a focus on improving literacy education, and spending one day a week understanding and practicing writing for the ACT.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:53:46 +0000 Bob Eccles 46756 at http://wemu.org Early College Alliance Students Rank 6th On Math, Reading Scores Still Time To Participate In EMU's 'High Five Challenge' http://wemu.org/post/still-time-participate-emus-high-five-challenge <p>Eastern Michigan University students and faculty have been high-fiving people all over campus to raise awareness for the "High Five Challenge."</p><p></p><p></p><p>The challenge's goal is to raise donations of $5 or more for the EMU Foundation.</p><p>Foundation Director of Annual Giving Jackie Richardson says its too early to count the results, but the campaign has gotten a very positive public response on social media.</p><p>The High Five Challenge runs through Saturday.</p><p>Find more information on the challenge online:</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 23:30:04 +0000 Bob Eccles 46655 at http://wemu.org Still Time To Participate In EMU's 'High Five Challenge' Eastern Michigan University, Ford Estates Team Up For Historic Preservation http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-ford-estates-team-historic-preservation <p>A new fellowship brings Eastern Michigan University and The Historic Ford Estates together in the name of historic preservation.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>One student will have the chance beginning this fall to study at the Henry Ford Estate in Dearborn and the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores.&nbsp;</p><p>The fellowship comes with a $6,000 stipend from the estates, and another $6,000 from the university.</p><p>Find more on EMU's Historic Preservation program online:</p><p><a href="http://www.emich.edu/geo/preservation/">http://www.emich.edu/geo/preservation/</a></p> Mon, 26 May 2014 18:05:39 +0000 Bob Eccles 46413 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University, Ford Estates Team Up For Historic Preservation Eastern Michigan University Hosting Discussion On Human Trafficking http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-hosting-discussion-human-trafficking <div>Michigan lawmakers are considering efforts to fight human trafficking. &nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.emich.edu/wcen/" target="_blank">Eastern Michigan Unviersity's Women's Resource Center</a></strong> Thursday hosts Senators Rebekah Warren and Judy Emmons to share their proposals. &nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 20:31:19 +0000 Andrew Cluley 46268 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University Hosting Discussion On Human Trafficking Pancake Fly-In Spotlights Eagle Flight Centre http://wemu.org/post/pancake-fly-spotlights-eagle-flight-centre <p>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.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>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.&nbsp;</p><p>The event is also a chance to find out more about EMU's flight training program.&nbsp;</p><p>The pancake fly-in starts at eight Saturday morning at the Eagle Flight Centre at Willow Run Airport.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 01:55:58 +0000 Bob Eccles 45924 at http://wemu.org Pancake Fly-In Spotlights Eagle Flight Centre EMU Special Education Program Celebrates A Century Of Service http://wemu.org/post/emu-special-education-program-celebrates-century-service <p>Eastern Michigan University's Special Education program&nbsp; has been helping to educate teachers and assisting children with disabilities for 100 years, and to mark the occasion, it's celebrating.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Over the next three days EMU will host lectures, offer tours and a display of historical archives on campus.</p><p>Nancy Halmhuber and Lynne Rockledge are both College of Education Special Education Emeritus faculty.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 01:43:43 +0000 Bob Eccles 45922 at http://wemu.org EMU Special Education Program Celebrates A Century Of Service EMU Names Associate Vice President For Student Affairs http://wemu.org/post/emu-names-associate-vice-president-student-affairs <p>Eastern Michigan University has a new Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 06:21:06 +0000 Bob Eccles & Taylor Pinson 45383 at http://wemu.org EMU Names Associate Vice President For Student Affairs Eastern Michigan University Preparing For Pease Auditorium Centennial Year http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-preparing-pease-auditorium-centennial-year <p>Eastern Michigan University will kick off a celebration of Pease Auditorium’s 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary tomorrow. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:06:34 +0000 Andrew Cluley 45179 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University Preparing For Pease Auditorium Centennial Year Save It or Shave It; Benefitting Good Cause Either Way http://wemu.org/post/save-it-or-shave-it-benefitting-good-cause-either-way <p>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.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Ryan Huntington is collecting donations for the May 10th Heart Walk at EMU.&nbsp; Donors vote on whether he should keep or shave his fourteen-and-a-half inch long beard.&nbsp; He'll be accepting donations until midnight Wednesday.</p><p></p><p><br />"And then we'll be closing donations," Huntington says, "and we'll be contacting people after that, and the reveal is on the 10th."</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 23:45:40 +0000 Bob Eccles & Taylor Pinson 45078 at http://wemu.org Save It or Shave It; Benefitting Good Cause Either Way EMU Holds Spring Commencement This Weekend http://wemu.org/post/emu-holds-spring-commencement-weekend <p>Eastern Michigan University holds spring commencement ceremonies at the Convocation Center this weekend, with close to 3,000 students eligible to participate.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Sarah Kersey Otto is EMU's Director of Career Development and Outreach.&nbsp; She says these grads face a "modestly good" job market, with the business fields doing more hiring lately.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 23:29:14 +0000 Bob Eccles 44968 at http://wemu.org EMU Holds Spring Commencement This Weekend Eastern Michigan University Hosting Digital Divas http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-hosting-digital-divas <p>More than 500 middle and high school girls are coming to Eastern Michigan University for Friday's Digital Diva conference.</p><p></p><p></p><p>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.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:50:45 +0000 Taylor Pinson 44874 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University Hosting Digital Divas Puppies Relieve Stress Of Finals At Eastern Michigan University http://wemu.org/post/puppies-relieve-stress-finals-eastern-michigan-university <p>Eastern Michigan University students got some help during final exams week from some four-legged friends Tuesday.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:00:08 +0000 Taylor Pinson & Laura Heffner 44764 at http://wemu.org Puppies Relieve Stress Of Finals At Eastern Michigan University EMU Holding Transfer Student Open House http://wemu.org/post/emu-holding-transfer-student-open-house <p>Eastern Michigan University is holding an open house for potential transfer students Tuesday at its Livonia Center.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Participants will be able to apply to EMU for free and tour the Livonia Center.&nbsp; Financial aid advisors, transfer admission advisors and faculty members will also be on hand to answer questions.</p><p></p><p>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.&nbsp; Click the link below to register, or call 877-8181-4368.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:31:11 +0000 Bob Eccles 44728 at http://wemu.org EMU Holding Transfer Student Open House