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Provost's Wednesday Briefing for November 29, 2017

Eastern Students Work to Support our Community

[email protected] operates the Community Work-Study program where undergraduate students can earn their awarded work-study funds and gain experience by working with local community-focused government or non-profit organizations.  In the first two months of the Fall 2017 semester, 23 Eastern students have worked a combined 533 hours for an estimated benefit of $12,862 to 20 local non-profit organizations.  If you know of any community organizations that may benefit from this program, please have them contact Luke Yates at [email protected].

CPR and AED Training Sessions

Now that we have updated our campus map to include AED locations, let’s learn to use them!  Training sessions that cover CPR and AED use are being offered to all campus personnel including student employees and graduate assistants that will be with us for at least one more calendar year from the time of training.  If you have been previously certified in CPR and AED, you should renew your certification every two years.  To register, please send an email to [email protected] or call 734.487.0794.

Training Schedule

  • December 15, 2017, 9–11:30 a.m., 300 Halle Library
  • January 24, 2018, 9–11:30 a.m., 310B Student Center
  • February 23, 2018, 9–11:30 a.m., 300 Halle Library

[email protected] Open House

Do you have an idea for partnering with a local business or community organization and don’t know where to start?  Consider attending the [email protected] Open House on December 8, 2017, from noon to 2 p.m. in Boone Hall, Room 203. This time is intended to better inform and inspire our campus community on the resources and possibilities [email protected] has to offer.  Please consider stopping by to enjoy food from local vendors and learn more about how [email protected] can help you collaborate with our community partners.

Graduation Fair

Tis the season for graduation!  Please remind your students that the Graduation Fair is scheduled for December 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Student Center.  The fair offers a one-stop shop experience for graduates where they may pick up their tickets and regalia, order a class ring, receive discounts on Eastern merchandise, make connections with the alumni association, and win fabulous prizes! Additional information may be found at Eastern’s Student Commencement website.  If you have questions regarding the Graduation Fair, you may direct them to Ann Klaes at [email protected] or 734.487.2438

Handmade for the Holidays

Visit the AMP! Arts and Crafts Fair and find some great gifts for your friends and family while connecting to local artists.  The AMP! Student Organization at Eastern is dedicated to connecting student artists with audiences, venues, and opportunities. AMP! both empowers student artists to move their creative practices into careers and offers opportunities for the entire EMU community to explore their own creative side.  Items for purchase include: canvas paintings, key chains, jewelry, coasters, and much more. 

​Wednesday, December 6, 2017
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Student Center, 1st floor Lounge 

Ninth Annual Multicultural Graduation Celebration

The Center for Multicultural Affairs is hosting a celebration of the accomplishment and honor of graduation with the class of 2017. The diversity of our student body is one of Eastern’s greatest strengths and this event honors the unique experiences our underrepresented students encounter as they move toward the accomplishment of their degrees.  Eastern’s Director of Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Communication, Dr. Doris Fields, will serve as the keynote speaker at this event.  Please consider attending to celebrate our students on December 15, 2017, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

EDUCAUSE Webinar - Teaching and Learning: 2017 in Retrospect and 2018 in Prospect

EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology.  You are invited to attend a webinar on December 4, 2017, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center's Collaboratory, 109 Halle.  In this webinar, participants can expect lively discourse on key developments in higher education teaching and learning in 2017, the prospects for teaching and learning in 2018, and the implications of these developments and prospects.  The presenters for this webinar are Kristen Eshleman, Director of Digital Innovation, Davidson College; Randall Bass, Vice Provost of Education, Georgetown University; and Michael Feldstein, Partner, MindWires Consulting.