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Provost's Wednesday Briefing for January 23, 2019

Appreciation for Eastern’s 33rd Annual MLK Celebration

We would like to express our gratitude to all of the members of the MLK Celebration Planning Committee for the wonderful series of activities and events they scheduled for this year’s recognition.  Their work was outstanding.  We also would like to extend our thanks to all of the academic and students affairs presenters and participants.  The range of programs provided by faculty, staff, students and community members this year highlight Eastern’s long tradition of coming together in celebration of, and reflection on, the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Survey on Campus Sexual Misconduct Culture

As you may be aware, EMU has deployed an inaugural Survey on Campus Sexual Misconduct Culture to students who were randomly selected to represent our diverse student body.

The survey includes questions about the experiences of students with various forms of sexual misconduct including coercion, harassment, and sexual violence. The survey also asks students about the degree to which they feel safe and respected, their knowledge about and satisfaction related campus resources and policies, and their views on consent, rape myths, and bystander behaviors. Therefore, the survey is not meant to be answered only by students who have directly experienced sexual misconduct but instead by all students who receive an invitation to participate in this vital effort. 

The survey will use a sample approach. Students will be randomly selected from a list of all EMU students to receive an invitation to complete the survey. Therefore, it is very important that all students who receive the invitation choose to participate so that the survey findings are representative of EMU’s diverse students. 

Please consider reminding your students to look for an invitation, and encourage those who receive one to complete the survey.  For additional information on this important work, please visit the website.

Save the Date: 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!

Distinguished Achievement Recognition Awards

Just a reminder that nominations for the Distinguished Achievement Recognition Awards will be accepted from January 21 through February 6 via EAGLESYNC.  Please consider taking the time to recognize and honor Eastern’s staff members for the contributions they make to our campus community. 

More information, nomination guidelines, and nomination submission for the Distinguished Achievement Recognition Awards is available online

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 are available for downloading in  MS Word  or  PDF  format and are due by March 11, 2019 for professional expenditures dating July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.  Please forward completed application materials to Kate Mehuron, Chair, Women’s Commission, at  [email protected] .  

Reminder: New Employee Welcome Reception

All University employees are invited and encouraged to attend the next New Employee Welcome Reception on Friday, January 25, from 12:45 - 1:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor Carillon Room of Halle Library. Cookies, fruit, and punch will be served. This event is held three times per year to encourage current EMU employees to meet and interact with new employees who have joined the University in recent months. We hope to see you there! 

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: Graduate Research Conference

The Graduate School is hosting the 2019 Graduate Research Conference (GRC) on Friday, March 22, 2019.  This annual event highlights graduate student research and creative activity and is an excellent platform for graduate students of all disciplines to share their work with the professional community. For more information, visit the GRC page.  Applications are due February 6.  Please share this information with your graduate students!

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.