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Provost's Wednesday Briefing for March 7, 2018

The Eastern Michigan University Unity MuralPhoto of Eastern's Unity Mural

The Unity Mural has been unveiled and we hope that you take a minute to visit McKenny Hall to view it.  The mural was conceptualized by Eastern students who received tremendous support from Eastern faculty, staff, administrators, Early College Alliance students as well as from many members of the Ypsilanti community who helped in designing and painting the final mural.  It includes images of important social and political movements throughout U.S. history displayed with images of national, local, and campus leaders.




Eastern Makes the List of 21 Best Michigan Game Design Schools

Congratulations to our faculty in the Simulation and Gaming and Communication and Theater Arts Departments!  Eastern’s Entertainment Design and Technology degree has made to the list of Michigan’s Best Game Design Schools.  The listing was published by Gamedesigning.org, an organization whose mission is to help aspiring game designers of all levels to find the best (and quickest) path to becoming a professional video game designer. 


Nominations Open for the [email protected] and Dale Rice Academic Service-Learning Awards 

Nominations for the [email protected] EMU and Dale Rice Academic Service-Learning Awards for Community Engagement and Community Partnership are being accepted through March 27, 2018.  Please consider nominating faculty, staff, or community organizations who support academic service-learning ad university and community collaboration.  Nominations may be submitted online .  

Dale Rice Award for Academic Innovation in Academic Service-Learning and Community Engagement 
This prestigious award is designed to recognize a Faculty or Staff member who has created and implemented the most innovative and rich work being done in Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) and Community Engagement on EMU’s campus. This exemplary work can be in AS-L classes, projects, community connections, trips, presentations, partnerships, etc. This award is in honor of EMU AS-L innovator, Dale Rice.  

Dale Rice Award for Outstanding AS-L Community Partnership
Awards will be presented to both Faculty and Community Partners for their model partnership in Academic Service-Learning. This award is in honor of the founder of EMU’s Office of AS-L, Dale Rice.  

Engage @ EMU Award (Community & University Collaboration Award)
An award given to an individual or an organization dedicated to high levels of collaboration with various areas of the University community.

Reminder:  Feedback Requested for College of Arts & Sciences Dean Search

Thank you to all who participated in the interview sessions and open forums with candidates for the Dean of College of Arts and Sciences last week.  The search committee welcomes and appreciates your feedback.  If you have not done so already, please provide your input using the the online feedback survey.  The survey will be open until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018.  As always, your input is welcomed and appreciated.