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December 28, 2011

White House internship offers EMU student valuable insight into government

Edward Patterson is going places, even though he is still in college. The Eastern Michigan University student's interest in government, along with his perseverance and drive, have led to a prestigious White House internship.

December 14, 2011

EMU's Jennifer Fox finds new challenge with rowing

Eastern Michigan graduate student Jen Fox always had the “student” part of student-athlete handled. But “athlete” was about the last thing she would have called herself when she decided to walk onto the EMU rowing team in 2008 after transferring from Oakland Community College.

November 30, 2011

Carmen Grange, a student experience story

For Speech and Language Pathology major Carmen Grange, Eastern's McNair Scholars Program provides an opportunity to perform scholarly research on a topic that's close to home.

November 16, 2011

Big dreams pay off for EMU student Andy Gowman

Andy Gowman remembers a time in his life when he couldn't read. Now Gowman, working toward his master's degree in special education, has earned $50,000 for his winning essay in the Dollar General Store's literacy contest.

November 02, 2011

Study Abroad Program Opens Up the World for PR Student

For the ultimate learning experience, Rose Branstrom recommends leaving the lecture hall. Actually, she isn't just talking about leaving the building. She means traveling outside the country.

October 19, 2011

Natalia Harris Trades Personal Setbacks for Success

Natalia Harris isn't seeking sympathy--she's seeking social justice. Once a homeless teen on the streets of Ypsilanti, Harris is now pursuing a master's degree in social work at Eastern Michigan University.

September 09, 2011

EMU to unveil powerful piece of history

The story of Eastern Michigan University's new 9/11 memorial began nearly two years ago, as President Susan Martin was reading the New York Times.

September 09, 2011

Worldly upbringing helps Jelani McGadney see the big picture

Jelani McGadney was slightly late for the late afternoon interview, but for the best of reasons. He was hustling from his Japanese class to his office in the Student Center as Student Body President at Eastern Michigan University.

August 31, 2011

EMU partners with Wuhan University in China

In May, Wuhan University in China dedicated the brand new technology lab building that will be the base of its research and academic partnership with Eastern Michigan University.

August 29, 2011

Chemistry grant allows EMU students to serve as mentors

The American Chemical Society's Project SEED gives high school juniors and seniors a glimpse into the world of chemists -- a unique chance to do eight weeks of summer research alongside university professors and their students.

August 29, 2011

Quarterback Alex Gillett stays focused on the field, in the classroom

To say that Eagles starting quarterback Alex Gillett has a demanding schedule is an understatement. Like his teammates, Gillett spends close to 50 hours a week focusing on football during the fall semester. He also takes a full load of classes.

August 29, 2011

Ryan Bogan creates award-winning art from items others leave behind

"One man's trash is another man's treasure" is more than just a saying for Livonia native Ryan Bogan, who recently graduated from EMU. Bogan, 23, loves dumpsters and the trash they contain.

August 24, 2011

American Electric Power donates $1.5 million in honor of Michael Morris

The American Electric Power Foundation has donated $1.5 million to Eastern Michigan University to fund an endowed chair in the College of Education. The gift honors Michael Morris, a two-time graduate of EMU who serves on the University's board of regents.

August 11, 2011

TRUEMU Integrated Messaging Campaign

EMU introduces a new messaging campaign, "I am TRUEMU." The messages focus on upbeat, positive, bright imagery and key words identified as meaningful by students.

July 25, 2011

Psychology professor wins research award for her work with expectant mothers

EMU psychology professor Alissa Huth-Bocks has been named the second winner of the Hiram E. Fitzgerald Emerging Scholar/Researcher Award, given by the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health.

July 18, 2011

Aviation program expands to Lansing

Eastern Michigan University and its partner, Eagle Flight Centre, will be expanding their highly regarded professional flight-training program to the Lansing community. The new program will operate out of the Capital Region International Airport. It will be modeled after Eastern's successful program with Eagle Flight Centre, which has been operating out of Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti for five years, and has prepared numerous students for careers in the aviation industry.

June 21, 2011

Budget: EMU invests in academic quality; holds line on tuition

For the third consecutive year, Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents has taken a leadership position in keeping higher education affordable for Michigan students and their families, while focusing on academic quality and student success.

June 21, 2011

The Brehm Special Education Center is established with the largest gift in EMU's history

Philanthropists William (Bill) and Delores (Dee) Brehm have long had a vision to help children with special needs in new and creative ways. Now they are collaborating with Eastern Michigan University to further that goal by donating $3.2 million to Eastern's College of Education, the largest gift in

June 16, 2011

For student athlete Austin Hendrix, "no story" IS the story

Austin Hendrix is probably getting tired of being in the media for no reason. Well, technically there is a reason, but the reason is not the story. Hendrix is gay, and he's an athlete. So what? Hopefully, someday, being a gay athlete will truly be a non-story. But today it still is.

June 15, 2011

EMU Indoor Practice Facility pays dividends in the community

Eastern Michigan University's Indoor Athletic Practice Facility, also known as "The Bubble," is paying dividends for the University, the community and EMU athletics in its first year of operation.