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Provost's Update

November 2013

Student Success, Life, and Well-Being

The Children's Institute now participates in the Child Care Aware of America's Military Fee Assistance Program.  This assistance program provides fee assistance to serving military families who enroll in their program and have a child attending the Children's Institute.

The Office of International Students has coordinated a number of activities for international students to help them with practical concerns as well as provide cultural experiences: 1) invited the Social Security Administration and Secretary of State office to EMU to help international students obtain a Michigan's Driver's License or Social Security Number; 2) organized cultural and social events for international students and scholars to enrich their cultural experiences, i.e., Coffee Hour, Apple Orchard visit, and Winter Clothes Shopping at Birch Run outlet mall; 3) collaborated with EMU Police and CAPS to host a Campus Safety Talk for international students to provide information about campus safety; 4) collaborated with the Black Student Accounting Club to host a "Manage Your Budget" seminar to educate international students on finance management and; 5) hosted a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for approximately 130 international students, visiting scholars, and staff.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selected Dr. Kimberly Keller of Snow Health Center to conduct medical examinations for immigration purposes, those who are applying for adjustment of status to permanent residence or those who are required by the USCIS to have a medical examination. There are only 3 other physicians in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor area who are able to provide these services. Dr. Keller is seeing patients affiliated with EMU and from the wider community in this capacity.