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Provost's Wednesday Briefing for November 14, 2018

Good News from Student Affairs

Julia Heck, Associate Director, Office of the Ombud, has been selected as the NASPA Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award recipient for Region IV-East.  NASPA is a leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession through high-quality professional development, advocacy, and research for 15,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries, and 8 U.S. territories. As a recipient of this award, Julia was recognized during the 2018 NASPA National Conference.  We are grateful for the excellent work Julia does daily in service to our students and congratulate her on this recognition of her achievements in the field of Student Affairs. Way to go, Julia!

#GIVINGTRUEDAY is November 27

For the sixth consecutive year, the campus community is celebrating Giving Tuesday, the global day of philanthropy on November 27. We encourage all members of the community to use this date to give back to the university through the #GIVINGTRUEDAY program. Here’s how you may get involved:

  • Mark your calendar and make your gift on Tuesday, November 27.
  • Stop by the WEMU Open House in King Hall between noon and 7 p.m. for some music and snacks in celebration of the good that happens on Eastern’s campus because of our donor’s generosity.
  • Visit the Student Center from noon to 3 p.m. for fun, games and an opportunity to write a note or record a video as a way of thanking our donors.

If you have any questions or want to learn more visit the #GIVINGTRUEDAY page or contact Carole Booms, Director of Annual Giving, at 734.487.7682 or [email protected]

Global Learning Seminar Presents Virtual Collaboration as Pedagogy

In a series of web interactions, faculty from various universities will share their experiences with using virtual collaboration and social media tools in their face-to-face, hybrid and online classes.  Come see the exciting opportunities that virtual collaboration can open up for you!

November 16, 1 p.m., Halle 217
Natalia Dyba and David Goldstein, University of Washington, Bothell

November 30, 1:30 p.m., Faculty Development Center
Ai Addyson-Zhang, Ph.D., Stockton University

Academic Service-Learning's Winter 2019 Faculty Fellowship & Seminar

Faculty are encouraged to submit applications for the Academic Service Learning Faculty Fellowship and seminar. The seminar's intention is to expose, engage and inform faculty on the study, research and application of integrating service and/or community into courses, curriculum, scholarly and/or creative activity. If accepted, the seminar provides faculty a one-course release for the winter semester to allow for participation in a weekly seminar. For many faculty, the seminar becomes both a point of access to practicing experiential pedagogy and to the value and impact of collaborating with the community.  

For more information on this opportunity, please contact Decky Alexander, Director, Academic Engagement Programs, [email protected] or Kristen Klochko, Graduate Assistant, Academic Service Learning, at 734.487.6570

Applications are due on Monday, November 26. Apply on line today!

Last Call for Commencement Participation Notification and Regalia Ordering Deadlines

Faculty who plan to participate in the Winter 2018 ceremony must inform their department head or school director by November 15 to ensure we have adequate seating at the ceremony. All commencement participants must attend the ceremony in academic dress. If you do not own regalia and need to rent a cap and gown, please place your order online. The deadline for ordering regalia is November 15, 2018. We look forward to seeing you at the ceremony!

EMU Women’s Association Poinsettia Sale

The EMU Women’s Association is holding its annual poinsettia sale to fund student scholarships.  Last year, the association raised $4,000 for Eastern students.  Help them surpass that number this season!  Place your order by November 16 and your poinsettias will be available for pick-up in the Halle Library on the afternoon of November 28 and all day November 29. For more information visit the EMU Women’s Association website or contact Brooke Boyst at [email protected] or 734.487.2566.

Health Care Plan Assistance Available for Uninsured Students

The Office of Wellness and Community Responsibility is partnering with the Washtenaw Health Initiative to offer free Medicaid/Marketplace Open Enrollment Assistance to our Eastern students. At the event, participants will sit down with a certified enroller to explore various options and find the plan that works best for them. This event is free and requires no registration. Please encourage students to stop by 250 Student Center, Office of Wellness and Community Responsibility on November 28, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. If you would like additional information on this event, please contact Nick Pomante at [email protected] or 734.487.3605.

Last Call for Applications: Summer Study Abroad Programs

Today is the final day to apply for faculty-led Summer 2019 study abroad.  Applications are being accepted through the University’s Curriculog system.  Log in, click on “New Proposal” and select 2019–20 Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Proposal.  If you require assistance navigating the Curriculog system, please contact Evan Finley at [email protected] or 734.487.8954.

Final Reminder: 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Awards Nominations

As part of our 2019 MLK Celebration, Eastern continues its tradition of recognizing individuals from within the University and surrounding community who exemplify the values and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Each year, a key part of the celebration is the presentation of three awards at the MLK Day President's Luncheon, to be held on January 21, 2019. These awards include the:

  • MLK Student Scholarship
  • MLK Humanitarian Award
  • Evans-Strand Peace Award

Nominations for these awards will be accepted through Thursday, November 15, 2018 by 5 p.m. For a full description of each award and information on the application process, please visit Eastern’s MLK Celebration website.

Call for Academic Program Proposals: Eastern Michigan University’s 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

The MLK Planning Committee invites proposals from faculty, staff, students, and community members for academic sessions to be offered on Monday, January 21, 2019, from 9–11 a.m. that support the MLK Celebration theme of: We the People: Standing Against Injustice.

The Academic Programs Sub-committee will consider academic sessions that explore, analyze, or inform our understanding of Dr. King’s legacy. Session content may explore the past, present, or future and address issues, challenges, and successes related to the 2019 theme.

Proposals are due by November 26, 2018. For additional information on proposal requirements, we encourage you to explore the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration page.  Questions may be directed to the Academic Program Co-Chairs Julia Heck at [email protected], Keon Pettiway at [email protected] and Elena SV Flys at [email protected].

CPR and AED Training Available

There is still time to sign up for training that might help you save a life.  Please consider participating in one of the upcoming the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification trainings.  Reserve your spot for the December 9 session by emailing Katherine Wilhoff, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, at [email protected].