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Provost's Wednesday Briefing for November 7, 2018

Good News from the Geography and Geology Department

Congratulations to Ted Ligibel, Professor, Historic Preservation, on the publication of the third edition of HP: An Introduction to its History, Principles & Practice (Norton). Ted and his co-authors Norman Tyler, Emeritus Faculty of the Urban and Regional Planning Program, and Ilene Tyler, Director of Preservation in the Ann Arbor Office of Quinn Evans Architects, enjoyed the honor of their second edition being the most sold historic preservation textbook in the nation.  We are confident that this updated version will be well received, also!

We want to hear your good news, too! Feel free to contact us at emuprovost@emich.eduwith any news you’d like to share. 

Eastern’s Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Rho Chapter Received Regional Recognition

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is Nursing's international honor society which encourages and recognizes nursing students whose scholarship and leadership set them apart. Eastern’s Eta Rho Chapter has been recognized by STTI in their Showcase of Regional Excellence for their work in supporting the organization’s mission of advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Way to go, Eta Rho!

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 bboyst@emich.edu or 734.487.2566.

Health Care Plan Enrollment 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 npomante@emich.edu or 734.487.3605.

Reminder: Commencement Participation 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!

Last Call for Applications: Summer Study Abroad Programs

The deadline for to apply for faculty-led Summer 2019 study abroad programs has been extended to November 14, 2018.  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 efinley2@emich.edu or 734.487.8954.

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 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 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 jheck3@emich.edu, Keon Pettiway at kpettiw1@emich.edu and Elena SV Flys at elena.sv.flys@emich.edu.

International Potluck

Please consider participating in an International Staff and Faculty Potluck on November 9 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge in McKenny. Organized by You LI and Elena SV Flys from CMTA faculty, with support from the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, this event encourages participants to celebrate their home culture by contributing to a community meal with your colleagues as a way to build relationships. Please RSVP if you plan to attend!   

Get Your Tickets for Eastern’s Thanksgiving Luncheon 

Eastern will host Thanksgiving Luncheons on November 14 and 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Student Center Ballroom. Individual tickets cost $6 or you may purchase a tables of eight (8) for $48. Our friends in business and finance will appreciate us issuing a friendly reminder that university funds or university p-cards may not be used to purchase tickets. Visit Eastern's online ticket office for more information on reserving your seat at the table.  We look forward to seeing you at the luncheon!

CPR and AED Training Available

There is still time to sign up for training that could 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 November 9 or December 13 by emailing Katherine Wilhoff, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, at kwilhoff@emich.edu

Internal Funding Award Deadlines

As part of our commitment to support faculty research, creative, and scholarly endeavors, Eastern offers the following internal funding opportunities. Please consider applying today!

Classroom Technology Grant Proposals – Deadline to apply extended to November 9 at 5 p.m.