White-nose syndrome is deadly for bats, and the disease has now been reported in bats that hibernate in Michigan.
Eastern Michigan University biology professor Dr. Allen Kurta is a nationally-respected bat expert. He says Michigan is populated by nine species of bats, five of which spend their winters in caves or abandoned mines here.
The U.S. Airforce band will present a free concert at Eastern Michigan University's Pease Auditorium on April 9th. Along with the band, 18 professional vocalists called the Singing Sargeants will also perform.
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. Ypsilanti’s Wurst Bar is hosting the first ever Wurst Challenge Thursday evening as a fundraiser for the Fly Children’s Art Center.
YPSILANTI – 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.
Chief of police Bob Heighes, far left, swears in new officers (l-r): Ermir Vila, Michael Richardson, Michael Harhold, Kevin Dorsey, Bridget Bofysil and Helaina Bell.Credit Eastern Michigan UniversityEdit | Remove
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. Eastern Michigan University hosted a panel discussion on the EAA Wednesday.
An Eastern Michigan University educator wants people to give themselves a 24-hour break from smartphones, text messages and other media-based technology. Professor Christine Tracy is urging students, faculty and others on the Ypsilanti campus and in nearby communities to spend today celebrating the fifth annual National Day of Unplugging.
Tracy teaches digital journalism and media ecology. She says people have a "mostly unconscious dependence on technology" and a "daylong respite is just the first step toward more enlightened use of" digital tools.
A group of about 30 people gathered at Eastern Michigan University today to protest the university's affiliation with the Education Achievement Authority.
Samir Webster is a member of the group "Students for an Ethical and Participatory Education", which organized the protest. He says they've met with the Board of Regents and EMU President Susan Martin, but they feel their voices aren't being heard.
Critics of the EAA says it's failing in its mission to turn struggling schools around. Area school districts have been boycotting EMU student teachers because of the school's ties to the EAA.
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 EAA.
Eastern Michigan University officials hope to avoid using reserves to balance the budget this school year despite student credit hours dipping slightly. E-M-U officials gave the campus community an update on the budget and strategic plan Tuesday.
YPSILANTI – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has reappointed Ted Ligibel, a professor at Eastern Michigan University, to the State Historic Preservation Review Board. The appointment was announced Jan. 28, 2014.
Ligibel is director of Eastern Michigan’s award-winning Historic Preservation Program, which is the largest such program in the nation, with 90 graduate students and 15 undergraduates currently enrolled.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or VITA service is staffed by student volunteers who are certified by the IRS.
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.
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.
Eastern Michigan University says it had to lay off a number of full-time lecturers in its College of Education due to declining enrollment.
Pam Olech and six fellow full-time lecturers in her department are being laid off effective at the end of August.
She says she worries about the quality of student teacher supervision if she and her colleagues are not recalled, and hates to see the university lose the relationships the College of Education has with areas school districts.
Critics of the Education Achievement Authority want to not only stop the spread of the reform effort but also want it out of Detroit, that was the message Tuesday night at a community forum on the issue hosted by the Ann Arbor Education Authority.
Almost all of Eastern Michigan University's full-time lecturers in the College of Education have received layoff notices. College of Education Dean Jan Joseph says declining enrollment in the program means fewer lecturers are needed. She says EMU is not unique in seeing enrollment for education students dropping. She says it's a trend that most teacher training programs have seen over the past decade or so. College of Education lecturers teach student teachers and place them in area school districts for hands-on training.