FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 9, 2001

CONTACT: Ward Mullens

Ward Mullens@emich.edu

734.487.4400

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES

OPENING OF EMU-DETROIT EXTENDED CAMPUS

 

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University will showcase its newest extended campus - EMU-Detroit - Wednesday, Oct. 10, 5-7 p.m., at a reception at the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Road.

There will be a presentation/ribbon cutting at 5:45 p.m. by EMU President Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, Paul Schollaert, provost and vice president for academic affairs; and Don Loppnow, associate vice president for extended programs.

The 5,000-square-foot suite includes seven classrooms, two offices for faculty and staff, Internet access capability and all new furnishings.

Eastern Michigan University currently offers eight courses at the facility, including undergraduate and graduate level programming. Courses include the core course sequence for the master of arts in counseling; administrative certification for Detroit Public Schools; master of liberal studies in technology; bachelor of science/arts in public safety administration; and urban teacher certification.

The University plans to offer additional courses in the winter semester of 2001.

The Northwest Activities Center is currently owned by the City of Detroit and offers a variety of services, including leisure, social and cultural activities for the entire family. The Center features a complete health center, and a business wing, as well as a 500-seat theatre, a ballroom and a kitchen.

Eastern Michigan University (www.emich.edu) is a four-year, comprehensive metropolitan university committed to the needs of its students and communities through teaching, research and service. EMU offers more than 200 programs in the arts, sciences and professionals through traditional classroom settings, on-site continuing education classes and on-line courses.

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