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DSO Helps Pease Auditorium Mark 100th Anniversary

Jun 27, 2014
Bob Eccles

The 100th anniversary celebration for Pease Auditorium reaches its crecendo with Friday night's concert featuring the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

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.

Find more information about Pease Auditorium and its 100th anniversary celebration online:

http://www.emich.edu/univcomm/releases/release.php?id=1402672528

Kiwanis Club Helps Teens In Foster Care

Jun 24, 2014
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A program that helps teens in foster care and other students make up high school credit will be able to proceed this summer thanks to a grant of $2,500 from the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor to the Student Advocacy Center of Michigan.

The program offers online credit recovery classes taught by two teachers and also includes transportation and snacks. Six students involved in the foster care system and six academically struggling students have signed up.

Gray Turf Coming To EMU's Rynearson Stadium

Jun 19, 2014
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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.

A state-of-the-art  gray-colored FieldTurf playing surface will be ready for the Eagle's season-opening home game against Morgan State. 

EMU Athletic Director Heather Lyke says the new turf is being paid for with money Eastern gets from host schools.

Weather Decent For Viewing 'Super Moon'

Jun 13, 2014
Bob Eccles

The weather looks like it will cooperate and give us a decent view of tonight's "Super Moon".

Norbert Vance is director of Eastern Michigan University's Sherzer Observatory. 

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."

And being a full moon, it'll appear huge tonight.  But Vance says you can take measurements and see that tonight's moon is no larger than the moon as it appears other nights high in the sky. 

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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.

EMU Discusses 2015 Budget At Forum

Jun 12, 2014
Bob Eccles

Eastern Michigan University's recently approved $301.9 million fiscal year 2015 spending plan was the subject of a late morning forum.

Chief Financial Officer John Lumm says the budget is fiscally responsible, and will help EMU continue to improve its overall financial position. 

Included in the budget is a tuition increase of 3.2 percent - the maximum allowed by the state for schools wishing to receive funding. 

EMU is also making $4.6 million more in financial aid available, and budgeted for safety enhancements like the hiring of 10 new public safety officers.

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Eastern Michigan University is increasing funding for public safety and financial aid next school year.  The board of regents today approved a $301.9 million general fund budget.  


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The combination of an aging population and retiring doctors is creating a shortage of primary care physicians.  Eastern Michigan University and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System are teaming up on a new Physician Assistant program that will help address the problem.  


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The trial date for two Detroit men accused of killing EMU football player Demarius Reed last fall has been pushed back a month.

The trial of Ed Thomas and Kristopher Pratt had been set to start June 23rd, but it's been re-scheduled for July 21st. 

Since Reed's death at his off-campus apartment complex, EMU has been working to improve safety in near-campus areas. 

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.

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Two Detroit men face pre-trial hearings in the robbery and fatal shooting of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.    The hearings are scheduled this afternoon for Kristopher Pratt and Ed Thomas in Washtenaw County Trial Court in Ann Arbor.

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Eastern Michigan University's student athletes recorded the second-highest average grade point average in school history during the winter 2014 semester.

With a 3.145 GPA, the Eagles also topped the 3.0 mark for the ninth straight semester. 

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.

Read more online:

http://www.emueagles.com/news/2014/6/2/GEN_0602145338.aspx?path=sass

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Eastern Michigan University's Children's Institute is launching its first ever summer Great Start Readiness program thanks to a $50,000 grant from Michigan's Department of Education.

The nine week-long program prepares preschoolers for the upcoming school year.

Institute director Chris Finch says early education plays a vital role in ensuring children are prepared for a school setting.

Find out more about EMU's Children's Institute and the Great Start Readiness Program online:

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Early College Alliance students are ranked sixth out of more than 800 high schools on Michigan Merit Exam math and reading test scores.

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. 

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. 

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Eastern Michigan University students and faculty have been high-fiving people all over campus to raise awareness for the "High Five Challenge."

The challenge's goal is to raise donations of $5 or more for the EMU Foundation.

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.

The High Five Challenge runs through Saturday.

Find more information on the challenge online:

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A new fellowship brings Eastern Michigan University and The Historic Ford Estates together in the name of historic preservation.

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. 

The fellowship comes with a $6,000 stipend from the estates, and another $6,000 from the university.

Find more on EMU's Historic Preservation program online:

http://www.emich.edu/geo/preservation/

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Michigan lawmakers are considering efforts to fight human trafficking.  Eastern Michigan Unviersity's Women's Resource Center Thursday hosts Senators Rebekah Warren and Judy Emmons to share their proposals.  


Pancake Fly-In Spotlights Eagle Flight Centre

May 15, 2014
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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.

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. 

The event is also a chance to find out more about EMU's flight training program. 

The pancake fly-in starts at eight Saturday morning at the Eagle Flight Centre at Willow Run Airport.

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Eastern Michigan University's Special Education program  has been helping to educate teachers and assisting children with disabilities for 100 years, and to mark the occasion, it's celebrating.

Over the next three days EMU will host lectures, offer tours and a display of historical archives on campus.

Nancy Halmhuber and Lynne Rockledge are both College of Education Special Education Emeritus faculty.

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Eastern Michigan University has a new Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.

Eastern Michigan University will kick off a celebration of Pease Auditorium’s 100th anniversary tomorrow.  


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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.

Ryan Huntington is collecting donations for the May 10th Heart Walk at EMU.  Donors vote on whether he should keep or shave his fourteen-and-a-half inch long beard.  He'll be accepting donations until midnight Wednesday.

"And then we'll be closing donations," Huntington says, "and we'll be contacting people after that, and the reveal is on the 10th."

EMU Holds Spring Commencement This Weekend

Apr 25, 2014
Randy Mascharka

Eastern Michigan University holds spring commencement ceremonies at the Convocation Center this weekend, with close to 3,000 students eligible to participate.

Sarah Kersey Otto is EMU's Director of Career Development and Outreach.  She says these grads face a "modestly good" job market, with the business fields doing more hiring lately.

Kersey Otto says information technology grads are in high demand.

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More than 500 middle and high school girls are coming to Eastern Michigan University for Friday's Digital Diva conference.

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.

Digital Diva Chairperson Susan Gregory says they started doing the conference four years ago to encourage women to go into non-traditional jobs.

"Hopefully it then inspires them to pursue a technology degree," Gregory says, "and pursue a career in technology."  

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Eastern Michigan University students got some help during final exams week from some four-legged friends Tuesday.

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.

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.

EMU Holding Transfer Student Open House

Apr 21, 2014
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Eastern Michigan University is holding an open house for potential transfer students Tuesday at its Livonia Center.

Participants will be able to apply to EMU for free and tour the Livonia Center.  Financial aid advisors, transfer admission advisors and faculty members will also be on hand to answer questions.

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.  Click the link below to register, or call 877-8181-4368.

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