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Provost's Wednesday Briefing for October 4, 2017

Eastern Michigan University’s 32nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Joy-Ann Reid, a political analyst for MSNBC and host of “AM Joy,” has been selected as the keynote speaker for Eastern Michigan University’s 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.  Scheduled for January 11-16, 2018, EMU’s MLK celebration is one of the most extensive in Michigan with a variety of events occurring over the several days. Nominations for the annual MLK student and community humanitarian awards will be sought later this fall. 

The theme for EMU’s 2018 MLK celebration is “Live the Legacy: Look Back, Be Present, Move Forward.” The theme and keynoter were selected by the MLK Celebration Planning Committee after receiving recommendations from over 200 students, faculty, and staff last spring.  Visit EMU Today  for more information.

Wise Hall Open House

Stop by Wise Hall on Tuesday, November 9, 2017, from 3–5 p.m. for some light refreshments and take a tour of the recently renovated residence hall.

Eastern’s College of Health and Human Services Hosts the Fifth Annual International Teleconference: Health Care for Older Adults

Congratulations to Dr. David Thomas, Professor, Therapeutic Recreation, for organizing the fifth annual international teleconference: Health Care for Older Adults.  This teleconference is viewed by approximately 5,000 healthcare professionals in 13 locations throughout Ukraine and the Institute of Gerontology in Almaty, Kazakstan, and sites in Russia.  Speakers for this event include Eastern faculty Dr. Stephanie Wladkowski, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work and Dr. Andrea Gossett Zakrajsek, Director of the Aging Studies Program, along with colleagues from the Citadel, South Carolina, the International Charitable Fund, the Institute of Gerontology, Kiev, among others.  The Teleconference will be broadcast from Eastern’s Halle Library Auditorium from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017.  For more information, download the event flyer [PDF].

EMU Campus and Community Writing Celebrates National Day on Writing

Celebrate the launch of Eastern’s new Office of Campus and Community Writing by sharing what, how, and why you write. This commemoration of the National Council of Teachers of English National Day on Writing will feature students, faculty, and community members sharing their writing experiences. All members of the Eastern community—students, faculty, and staff—are invited to hear panels, share their own writing stories, and register to win prizes. Join us on Monday, October 30, 2017, in the EMU Student Center (room 310) between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Panels will run from 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. and from noon to 12:50 p.m. Stop by to share your own writing stories and to hear others’ stories. LBC credit available.

Women’s Association and Women’s Commission 2017-18 Scholarship Reception

On October 3, 2017, the Eastern Michigan University’s Women’s Association and Women’s Commission hosted a reception to recognize the contributions of Rita Bullard, Emerita Faculty, and celebrate the 2017-18 scholarship awards named in her honor this year.  Please join us in congratulating the following students on their awards:

Women’s Commission Scholarship Recipients
Victoria Cansler, Aviation Flight
Jadranka Komnenic, Aviation Management
Courtney Sechrist, Computer Science, Applied
Michelle Souza, Geography
Simone Tisder, Criminology/Criminal Justice

Women’s Association Merit Award
Mona Beydoun, Literature

Women’s Association Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship
Paige Lancour, Social Work

Women’s Association Endowed Graduate Scholarship
Haley Moraniec, Family & Children’s Services

EMU Faculty Wives Endowed Scholarship
Annaliese Corace Langbeen, Political Science & Psychology

Professional Development Opportunity for All Eastern Employees

If you are interested in taking your career to the next level, consider participating in Eastern’s Leading Self program. This eight-module professional development series begins Monday, October 9, 2017. For more information download the program flyer [PDF].