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Provost's Wednesday Briefing for February 6, 2018

Eastern Alumna Bethany Ball to Speak at EMU

Eastern’s Center for Jewish Studies is proud to present “A Conversation with Bethany Ball.”   An Eastern alumna, Bethany Ball’s book ‘What to Do About the Solomons’ humorously illustrates how false rumors about an LA Jewish family’s financial irregularities travel to their extended family in a small Israeli town.  Bethany holds a BS from Eastern and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence.  She will be speaking at the Student Center on Monday, February 11 at 7 p.m.  Her talk will be followed by a book signing and brief reception. We hope that you can attend and hear about her experiences crossing and intermingling many cultures.

Request for Faculty Assistance in Promoting the Survey on Campus Sexual Misconduct Culture

As we reported a few weeks ago, EMU has deployed an inaugural Survey on Campus Sexual Misconduct Culture to students who were randomly selected to represent our diverse student body. We are asking faculty to announce this campus-wide effort to their students and stress the following points:

  • Because students are randomly selected to receive the email invitation, it is important to respond so that different student communities and constituencies are heard.
  • We are interested in EMU culture, which includes both on and off campus students;
  • It is equally important for us to hear from people who have no experience with sexual misconduct so that we have an accurate portrayal of EMU culture.

For additional information on this important work, please download the brochure, visit the website, or contact the Principal Investigator Solange Simoes at [email protected]

Human Resources Client Service Guide

In an effort to keep you informed of personnel changes and increase our administrative efficiency, we encourage you to bookmark the Human Resources Client Service Guide so that your HR paperwork and questions are directed to the correct person.

You’re invited! Strong Hall Open House

We encourage you to join us at an Open House to showcase the renovation of Strong Hall.  The event runs from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 7.  We hope to see you there!


Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Showcase

Graduate Studies and Research is hosting the second annual faculty research showcase and strolling reception in conjunction with the George Liepa Sigma Xi Lecture to celebrate faculty and their recently disseminated research, scholarly, and creative activity.  All tenured and tenure-track faculty are invited to display posters, journal articles, books, artwork, videos of performing arts, etc., that highlight scholarly/creative activities from the 2018 calendar year.  Applications are due by February 9. Space is limited and places are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, so submit your application early!

Josephine Nevins Keal Fellowship:  Call for Applications

The Josephine Nevins Keal Professional Development Fellowship for Faculty Women is accepting applications for the upcoming 2019-2020 Academic Year. This fund assists Faculty Women in advancement of professional competence and rank. The fund is distributed by the President's Commission on Women.  Applications for this fund are due by March 11, 2019 for professional expenditures dating July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020.  Please forward completed application materials to Kate Mehuron, Chair, Women’s Commission, at [email protected]

Call for Applications: 2019-20 EMU Women’s Association Scholarships

Please encourage your students to submit an application for the EMU Women’s Association scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year.  The association offers four different awards each year: the EMU Women's Association Endowed Scholarship; the EMU Women's Association Merit Award for Outstanding Scholarship; the EMU Wives & Associates Scholarship; and the EMU Women's Association Graduate Endowed Scholarship.  Applications may be downloaded from the website and are due by March 11, 2019. 

For further information, contact the President of the EMU Women's Association, Brooke Boyst at 734.487.2566 or [email protected].

Call for Applications: Undergraduate Research Stimulus Program

The Undergraduate Research Office invites undergraduate students, with the assistance of their faculty mentors, to submit applications for the Summer 2019 Undergraduate Research Stimulus Program (URSP) Award.

The URSP is intended to facilitate research partnerships between undergraduate students and Eastern Michigan University faculty.  Successful student applicants will receive a $2,000 fellowship in support of their research efforts.  The collaborating faculty member may receive $500, which can be used for lab/studio supplies or equipment, professional travel, or other professional expenses.  Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2019.  Information on the application process and award guidelines are available online.