“It’s an adrenaline rush to propel myself through the air, from advancing the throttle of a plane or diving into a pool,” says Cameron, who is on track to receive a bachelor’s degree in aviation flight technology in 2017. Cameron, 19, also competes on the EMU Women’s Swimming and Diving Team.
Soaring Freshman swimmer pursues a degree in aviation flight technology by Linda Hass, Published February 19, 2014 Whether Sarah Cameron is lifting off the runway in an airplane or launching off the starting block at Jones Natatorium, this Eastern Michigan University freshman enjoys soaring through the air.
Eastern Michigan University is laying off most of its full-time lecturers in the College of Education. The Ypsilanti school issued layoff notices to 10 of its 11 full-time lecturers in the college in December, according to a group of lecturers at the school. The layoffs are effective Aug. 31, 2014.
Gamers for Giving features tournaments with cash prizes for the hardcore enthusiast as well as casual activities for those who enjoy the light-spirited side of gaming, said founder Zach Wigal, 23, of Saline. Wigal is a senior in marketing at Eastern Michigan University. Several professional competitive gamers will also be on hand to assist with the weekend’s activities.
Eastern Michigan to host more than 600 video gamers Feb. 8-9 as they compete in 24-hour premier charity gaming events Goal is to raise $20,000 to construct portable video game kiosks for use in children's hospitals by Pamela Young, Published February 03, 2014 YPSILANTI - More than 600 video gaming enthusiasts will come to Eastern Michigan University February 8-9 to compete in one of the Midwest's premier charity gaming events, Gamers for Giving.
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.
Mich. governor reappoints EMU professor Ted Ligibel to State Historic Preservation Review Board. Ligibel directs the university's award-winning Historic Preservation Program by Pamela Young, Published January 29, 2014 YPSILANTI - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has reappointed Ted Ligibel, a professor at Eastern Michigan University, to the State Historic Preservation Review Board.
A few weeks ago, I went into Chase's class for tutoring. I'd emailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home is math - but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She emailed right back and said, "No problem!
EMU annually presents The Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award to a member of the University community or of the broader community who exemplifies the values and ideals of King, specifically in the areas of leadership and service, or to someone who has made a significant contribution to the University and/or broader community.
Carl Levin, the longest-serving U.S. senator in Michigan history, and Rodney Slater, a former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation and an Eastern Michigan University graduate, will receive EMU’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award.The awards will be presented at the University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. luncheon, to be held at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20 in the EMU Student Center Ballroom.
Bob Eccles reports on a new pledge to provide "solutions not suspensions" for its students.
The pledge urges district to use suspensions and expulsions as a last resort, and while that philosophy isn't really a part of the Code of Conduct, staff felt it was important to have the code in place for the rest of the school year.
Changes in the language of the code are expected before next school year to better reflect the district's desire to focus on restorative rather than punitive practices.
The Ypsilanti-based Student Advocacy Center of Michigan wants the Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education to adopt a pledge to use student suspensions and expulsions only as a last resort.
The "Solutions not Suspensions" pledge asks the state to roll back its discipline code so that it's in line with the federal Gun Free Schools Act. It also asks districts to prioritize keeping kids in school and investing in preventative efforts.
The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education Monday night approved graduation requirements that include senior projects designed to pique students' interest in what they might like to do after graduation.
Board President David Bates says senior projects are a lot of work, both for the student and for the staff who assist them, but the effort is worthwhile.
Bates says it's a chance for seniors to show what they can do with an Ypsilanti Community Schools education.
Ypsilanti Community Schools graduation requirements also dictate that students earn 23 credits, including 4 Math and English credits and 3 Science and Social Studies credits.
Staff who put the requirements together worked to find a "happy medium" that will allow seniors from the former Ypsilanti and Willow Run districts graduate. Their previous requirements didn't match up perfectly.
The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education Monday night approved collecting school taxes in the summer rather than in the winter.
Board President David Bates says summer tax collection is nothing new for district residents. The Ypsilanti and Willow Run districts had been collecting taxes in the summer prior to the consolidation.
Bates says summer tax collection means the district has to borrow less from the state while awaiting state aid payments, which in turn saves taxpayers money because the district is paying less in interest on money borrowed.
The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education Monday night approved placing the question of whether to collect taxes in the summer rather than the winter on the agenda for its first meeting in December.
Superintendent Scott Menzel says a summer collection is something the board approved seperately last year for the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts.
Menzel says there are benefits to a summer tax collection, including needing to borrow less money from the state to keep things going until the district's state aid payment is received.
The board also approved a one-month extension to interim Technology Director Matthew McCarty's contract.
McCarty is leaving the district, and the extension will cover the period from November 1st through his last day with Ypsilanti Community Schools - December 6th.
And the board had a budget presentation from CFO Scott Johnson, who pegged the district's estimated 2013-14 year-end fund balance at $7.3 million - about $300,000 less than budgeted.
The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education has adopted a resolution asking the state legislature to change the laws on the open carrying of firearms to specifically prohibit the practice on school property.
Board President David Bates says students need a safe environment to thrive, and staff need safe schools to properly do their jobs.
The resolution adopted Monday night is similar to one adopted last month by the Rockford, Michigan school board.
Also Monday night, the Ypsilanti Community Schools board approved a six-month contract with Margolis Companies for snow removal services.
The program that offers students from low-income families the chance to enjoy a free or reduced cost lunch has not been affected by the partial federal government shutdown - yet. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.
The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education last night approved replacing the alarm systems in several district buildings. Superintendent Scott Menzel maintains that most of the new systems are being installed in former Willow Run school district buildings.
Ypsilanti Community High School lost its first-ever football game to Milan in a contest that took a couple of days to decide. Friday night's game was suspended in the third quarter due to lightning, and continued Saturday afternoon. The final score: Milan 13, Ypsilanti Community High 6. The Grizzlies scored on a 34-yard pass from Mike Caldwell to Jalen Maxwell. The extra point attempt failed.
The newly-formed Ypsilanti Community Schools begin classes next Tuesday. The district results from the merger of the former Ypsilanti and Willow Run districts. Last year, each district faced bussing and transportation issues, in large part due to student crossover in the separate districts. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the transportation system for students is expected to run more smoothly this academic year.