eastern michigan university http://wemu.org en 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 Clouds Likely To Block View Of Lunar Eclipse http://wemu.org/post/clouds-likely-block-view-lunar-eclipse <p>There's going to be a total lunar eclipse tonight, but with our cloudy weather forecast you probably don't have to worry about getting up or staying up to see it.</p><p></p><p>Professor Norbert Vance is Director of Eastern Michigan University's Sherzer Observatory.&nbsp;</p><p>He says the deepest part of the eclipse will happen just before three Tuesday morning, and the event will be over by 4:30 a.m. or so.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:59:31 +0000 Bob Eccles 44360 at http://wemu.org Clouds Likely To Block View Of Lunar Eclipse White-Nose Syndrome Seen In Michigan Bats http://wemu.org/post/white-nose-syndrome-seen-michigan-bats <p>White-nose syndrome is deadly for bats, and the disease has now been reported in bats that hibernate in Michigan.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:40:18 +0000 Bob Eccles 44221 at http://wemu.org White-Nose Syndrome Seen In Michigan Bats EMU Students Compete In Climate Change-Themed Art Contest http://wemu.org/post/emu-students-compete-climate-change-themed-art-contest <p>Eastern Michigan University students are eligible to enter an art competition with a climate change theme and a $750 prize.&nbsp;</p><p>EMU's AMP! student organization is sponsoring the contest, called "The Elapsing City".</p><p></p><p></p><p>Graduate student Mei Mei four phenomenon of climate change are offered as themes: Desertification, Loss of Arctic Sea Ice, Sea Level Rise, and Ocean Acidification.<br /><br />"The artwork must reflect at least two of the four phenomenon," she says.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:10:53 +0000 Bob Eccles 44168 at http://wemu.org EMU Students Compete In Climate Change-Themed Art Contest Teacher Hopefuls Descend On EMU For Job Fair http://wemu.org/post/teacher-hopefuls-descend-emu-job-fair <p>Eastern Michigan University hosted one of the state's largest teacher job fairs Wednesday.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Representatives from dozens of schools were on hand to interview the hundreds of prospective teachers searching for a job.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:26:13 +0000 Taylor Pinson 44167 at http://wemu.org Teacher Hopefuls Descend On EMU For Job Fair EMU Lights Student Center For Autism Awareness http://wemu.org/post/emu-lights-student-center-autism-awareness <p>Eastern Michigan University's Student Center was bathed in blue light Wednesday night&nbsp;as part of&nbsp;the annual Autism Speaks "Light It Up Blue" campaign.</p><p></p><p>The lighting of the Student Center also spotlighted the university's non-profit Autism Collaborative Center, a resource for families across southeast Michigan dealing with autism.</p><p>Autism affects one in 68 children, and is more common than childhood cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined.</p><p>Details on Autism Speaks can be found online: <a href="http://www.autismspeaks.org">http://www.autismspeaks.org</a></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:05:25 +0000 Bob Eccles 43825 at http://wemu.org EMU Lights Student Center For Autism Awareness Eastern Michigan University Hires Firm To Help Manage Investments http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-hires-firm-help-manage-investments <div>Eastern Michigan University has chosen NEPC to manage the school's $58 million endowment fund. The firm was chosen from nine companies that responded to a request for proposals in November.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:56:52 +0000 Andrew Cluley & Taylor Pinson 43670 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University Hires Firm To Help Manage Investments EMU Hosting EcoJustice and Activism Conference http://wemu.org/post/emu-hosting-ecojustice-and-activism-conference <p>Thursday marks the start of the third annual EcoJustice and Activism Conference.</p><p></p><p>The three-day event is being held at Eastern Michigan University and will address concerns such as animal rights, water and air quality issues, and social justice.</p><blockquote><p>Rebecca Martusewicz&nbsp;an EMU professor says,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">"The focus of this year's conference is belonging", </span>Martusewicz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said, "learning together to value human and more than human communities."</span></p></blockquote><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:33:49 +0000 Taylor Pinson 43462 at http://wemu.org EMU Hosting EcoJustice and Activism Conference Eastern Michigan University Students Continue Protests Against Education Achievement Authority http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-students-continue-protests-against-education-achievement-authority <p>Some Students and faculty at Eastern Michigan University continue to speak out against the university’s contract with the Education Achievement Authority.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:37:33 +0000 Andrew Cluley 43385 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University Students Continue Protests Against Education Achievement Authority Room And Board Rates At Eastern Michigan University To Increase By 4 Percent In The Fall http://wemu.org/post/room-and-board-rates-eastern-michigan-university-increase-4-percent-fall <p>Eastern Michigan University is raising room and board rates by 4 percent for next school year.&nbsp; The Board of Regents approved the hike Tuesday in efforts to&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">cover increased maintenance and food costs.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:34:39 +0000 Andrew Cluley 43364 at http://wemu.org Room And Board Rates At Eastern Michigan University To Increase By 4 Percent In The Fall U-S Air Force Band Coming to Eastern Michigan University in April http://wemu.org/post/u-s-air-force-band-coming-eastern-michigan-university-april <div>The U.S. Airforce band will present a free concert at Eastern Michigan University's Pease Auditorium &nbsp;on April 9th. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Along with the band, 18 professional vocalists called the Singing </span>Sargeants<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will also perform.</span></div><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:05:53 +0000 Andrew Cluley & Rose Carver 43330 at http://wemu.org U-S Air Force Band Coming to Eastern Michigan University in April 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 Wurst Challenge Exceeds Expectations for FLY Children's Art Center http://wemu.org/post/wurst-challenge-exceeds-expectations-fly-childrens-art-center <p>Some stomachs may be hurting this morning, but the FLY Children’s Art Center is in a better position thanks to the first ever Wurst Challenge at Ypsilanti’s Wurst bar.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 02:38:30 +0000 Andrew Cluley 43156 at http://wemu.org Wurst Challenge Exceeds Expectations for FLY Children's Art Center As Wait Continues, Gender-Neutral Marriage License Applications are Ready http://wemu.org/post/wait-continues-gender-neutral-marriage-license-applications-are-ready <p>The waiting continues for same-sex couples who'd like to marry in Michigan.</p><p></p><p></p><p>A judge is expected to rule soon on whether the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage should be overturned.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:17:53 +0000 Bob Eccles 43153 at http://wemu.org As Wait Continues, Gender-Neutral Marriage License Applications are Ready 20 Foot Brat Challenge to Raise Funds for FLY Children's Art Center http://wemu.org/post/20-foot-brat-challenge-raise-funds-fly-childrens-art-center <p>More young people in Southeast Michigan will continue to have opportunities to make art thanks to several people attempting to eat 20 foot long brats.&nbsp; Ypsilanti’s Wurst Bar is hosting the first ever Wurst Challenge Thursday evening as a fundraiser for the Fly Children’s Art Center.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/140398617&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:25:08 +0000 Andrew Cluley 43078 at http://wemu.org 20 Foot Brat Challenge to Raise Funds for FLY Children's Art Center EMU Swears In Six New Public Safety Officers http://wemu.org/post/emu-swears-six-new-public-safety-officers <p><strong>YPSILANTI –</strong> Six new police officers were sworn in this month as the Eastern Michigan University Department of Public Safety took another major step in its plan to expand off-campus patrols and collaboration with other area law agencies.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:35:57 +0000 Bob Eccles 43070 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University Hosts Panel Discussion on Education Achievement Authority http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-hosts-panel-discussion-education-achievement-authority <p>The head of Michigan’s Education Achievement Authority believes the data shows better performance by students in the program than they had in Detroit Public Schools.&nbsp; Eastern Michigan University hosted a panel discussion on the EAA Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:44:17 +0000 Andrew Cluley 42727 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University Hosts Panel Discussion on Education Achievement Authority EMU Professor Leading Way In National Day of Unplugging http://wemu.org/post/emu-professor-leading-way-national-day-unplugging <div>An Eastern Michigan University educator wants people to give themselves a 24-hour break from smartphones, text messages and other media-based technology.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Professor Christine Tracy is urging students, faculty and others on the </span>Ypsilanti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> campus and in nearby communities to spend today celebrating the fifth annual National Day of Unplugging.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:49:15 +0000 David Fair 42463 at http://wemu.org EMU Professor Leading Way In National Day of Unplugging 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 Eastern Michigan University Shares Budget, Strategic Plan Update With Campus http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-shares-budget-strategic-plan-update-campus <p>Eastern Michigan University officials hope to avoid using reserves to balance the budget this school year despite student credit hours dipping slightly.&nbsp; E-M-U officials gave the campus community an update on the budget and strategic plan Tuesday.&nbsp; Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:03:28 +0000 Andrew Cluley 41704 at http://wemu.org EMU Professor Reappointed To State Historic Preservation Review Board http://wemu.org/post/emu-professor-reappointed-state-historic-preservation-review-board <p>EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY PRESS RELEASE:</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:16:06 +0000 David Fair 41662 at http://wemu.org EMU Professor Reappointed To State Historic Preservation Review Board Certified EMU College of Business Students offer Free Tax Preparation http://wemu.org/post/certified-emu-college-business-students-offer-free-tax-preparation <p>If you earned $52,000 or less in 2013, students from Eastern Michigan University's School of Business will do your taxes for free.&nbsp;</p><p>The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or VITA service is staffed by student volunteers who are certified by the IRS.&nbsp;</p><p>VITA program coordinator Umar Rabbimov says offering the tax help is a great way for students to give back to the community, and for community members to get some relief from the cost of having their taxes done.&nbsp;</p><p>Your next chance to take advantage of the free tax assistance is Saturday from ten a.m. to five p.m. at the College of Business.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.emich.edu/studentorgs/bap/vita.html"><strong>You can find other dates, times and locations here.</strong></a></p><p></p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:07:21 +0000 Bob Eccles 41569 at http://wemu.org Certified EMU College of Business Students offer Free Tax Preparation 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