Provost's Wednesday Briefing List

Provost's Update for June 3, 2020

April 30- College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Contributions to Interdisciplinarity Award; Rec/IM Hosts Virtual Recognition Celebration; Summer Support from the Faculty Development Center and Center for E-Learning; Winter 2020 Grade Submission; Summer Enrollment Task Force; Library Research and Technology Help for Students; Final Comments

April 19Comments and Thanks; EMU Summer 2020; EMU Distinguished Faculty Awards; Full- and Part-time Lecturer Distinguished Teaching Awards; Two EMU Professors Named in Crain's 2020 Listing of Notable Women in Healthcare; 2020 Women of Excellence Award and Scholarship Recipients; GameAbove Faculty Professional Development and Innovation Awards - Winter 2020; EMU E-Sports Program Snags its First Title; Closing Out the Winter Semester -- And Final Exam Alternatives; Preparing for Summer Semester (from the Faculty Development Center); Update on Pass-Fail Grade Reporting Requirements; Help for Students with Technology Needs; Halle Library Offers Amnesty for Graduating Seniors; EMU Offers Refunds to Students Who Purchased Additional Print Quota; FDC Library of Examples for Teaching and Supporting EMU Students Remotely; Support Workshops for New Part-Time Lecturers

April 16 - Message from Provost Rhonda Longworth to EMU students: Update on Pass-Fail Grade Reporting Requirements

April 10Comments and Thanks; Exam Proctoring; Review of Class, Exam Schedule; Using Zoom and Other Online Forms of Communication; Call for Study Abroad and US Travel Proposals; Waivers to Academic and Admissions Policies and Procedures; Degree Conferrals for April: Problem Resolution Date Extended; Updated Guidance on Scheduling of Summer Courses; Instructions for Posting Student Employment Opportunities

April 6 - Comments and Thanks; EMU Undergraduate Symposium Social Media Highlights; Finishing the Winter Semester; University-Wide Policy Adjustments; Degree Conferrals for April; Updated Guidance for Student Worker Supervisors; Preparing for Summer 2020; Faculty Development Center and Center for E-Learning Resources; Faculty/Lecturer Teaching Evaluations; Canceled Conferences and Faculty Evaluation Portfolios; FRF/Sabbatical Process; Outgoing Voice and Email Messaging for Campus Offices; Building Access Restrictions; No Book Drop-Off at Halle Library 

March 25 - Provost's Update to the Divisio of Academic and Student Affairs: COVID-19 Cases and Reports; Faculty Development Center (FDC) and Center for E-Learning (CFE) Resources & Strategies; Housing; Title IX Compliance at EMU; Summer/Fall Registration; Graduation/Commencement; PEGN Courses.

March 24 - Associate Provost of Academic Programming and Services' Update to Students: Temporary Policy/Process Changes for Winter 2020

March 23 - Provost's Update to the Division of Academic and Student Affairs: Housing; Summer/Fall Registration; Graduation/Commencement; Clinicals/Labs/Research Labs/Instructional Studios; University Library Services; and Academic Support Services for Students

March 13 - Provost's Update to the Division of Academic and Student Affairs: Summer/Fall Registration; Clinicals/Labs/Research Labs; Instructional Studios, etc.; PEGN Courses; Building Hours and Access; Employee Time Reporting; Preparing to Work Remotely; Mail Delivery; Faculty/Lecturer Evaluations; Alternative Instructional Delivery (with details about new Google Meet Q&A Sessions!); Travel

March 12 Provost's Update to the Division of Academic and Student Affairs: Social Distancing, Alternative Instructional Delivery, Faculty Evaluations, Travel Reminders

March 11 - Provost's Update to the Division of Academic and Student Affairs

March 4EMU's Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society achieving Circle of Excellence Gold Status; Swoop's Pantry March Madness; Eastern's Thank-an-Eagle program; a call for applications for the Tell Your Teaching Story scholarship; Eastern's latest theatre presentation, [Something Between]; the George Liepa Sigma Xi speaker Dr. Stefan M. Pasiakos; the AS-L Summer Seminar Series; a call for applications for AS-L Faculty Fellows; a call for nominations for the CAS Outstanding Contribution to Interdisciplinarity Award; an invitation to a Qualitative Researchers Networking Mixer; ORDA weekly updates; Optimize Eastern's 2nd Annual Showcase; an invitation to the Invention Convention; the Summer 2020 Part-Time Lecturer Professional Development Seminar, an invitation to the Women in Philanthropy at EMU's 10th Anniversary celebration; administrators recently trained in facilitative mediation and communications leadership techniques; a reminder of the CAPS and Psychology Clinic moves; the deadline for student enrollment in Duo Authentication; a schedule of upcoming CPR and AED training; and reminders of upcoming campus events and other important deadlines.

February 19 - A call for nominations for the Student Gold Medallion Awards; Eastern's Thank-an-Eagle program; a call for applications for the Tell Your Teaching Story scholarship; an invitation to a Qualitative Researchers Networking Mixer; ORDA weekly updates; a last call for applications for the 2020 Writing Across the Curriculum Regular Institute and Advanced Retreat; a call for applications for the Josephine Nevins Keal Professional Development Fund; the Summer 2020 Part-Time Lecturer Professional Development Seminar, recent Campus Sexual Assault grant awards; a new social media account registration process; an upcoming professional development workshop; the deadline for student enrollment in Duo Authentication; off-hour locker pick-up from I.T. Scanning Services; a schedule of upcoming CPR and AED training; and reminders of upcoming campus events and other important deadlines.

February 12 - An award-winning alumnus; information on Title IX compliance; a last call for Undergraduate Research Stimulus Program proposals; new equipment in the College of Business; a call for applications to the 2020 Writing Across the Curriculum Regular Institute and Advanced Retreat; the EMU and United Way of Washtenaw Workplace Campaign; a call for applications for the Josephine Nevins Keal Professional Development Fund; an upcoming professional development workshop; the deadline for student enrollment in Duo Authentication; off-hour locker pick-up from I.T. Scanning Services a schedule of upcoming CPR and AED training; and reminders of upcoming campus events and other important deadlines.

February 5University Scholarship Application opens; an upcoming 2020 Census Information Event; an invitation to Eastern's Undergraduate Symposium; an invitation to participate in a Signature Learning Arc dialogue; a call for applications for the Women's Commission Scholarship; a call for applications for the Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Showcase; a call for applications to the 2020 Writing Across the Curriculum Regular Institute and Advanced Retreat; an Academic Service-Learning Highlight featuring TESOL alumnae; a call for nominations for the Distinguished Achievements Recognition Awards; a call for applications for the Josephine Nevins Keal Professional Development Fund; an invitation to attend the upcoming Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents meetings; a schedule of upcoming CPR and AED training; and reminders of upcoming campus events and other important deadlines.

January 29EMU Political Science students win the National Championship in the Moot Court Trial Competition; an invitation to participate in a Signature Learning Arc dialogue; a reminder to participate in the University Writing Center's Faculty and Lecturer Survey; a call for applications for the Women's Commission Scholarship; a call for applications for the Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Showcase; a last call FRF and Sabbatical proposals; a call for applications to the 2020 Writing Across the Curriculum Regular Institute and Advanced Retreat; a call for nominations for the Distinguished Achievements Recognition Awards; a call for applications for the Josephine Nevins Keal Professional Development Fund; celebrating Earth Day at EMU; an invitation to attend the upcoming Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents meetings; a schedule of upcoming CPR and AED training; and reminders of upcoming campus events and other important deadlines.

January 22 - an invitation to participate in Eastern's University Writing Center Faculty and Lecturer Survey; an international discussion webinar hosted by the Global Engagement Council; a call for applications for the Women's Commission Scholarship; a call for applications for the Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Showcase; a reminder to submit FRF and Sabbatical Leave Award proposals; Eastern's latest theatre production, North Star; an invitation to the History Speaker Series featuring Professor John McCurdy; a call for applications for the Josephine Nevins Keal Professional Development Fund; an invitation to the Winter 2020 Research Writers' Collaborative; faculty and lecturer support for the seventh edition of APA; an invitation to the upcoming Board of Regents meeting; dates for faculty and staff photos; a schedule of upcoming CPR and AED trainings; and reminders of upcoming campus events and deadlines.

January 15a pair of EMU Nursing students charitable endeavors; a call for applications for the Undergraduate Research Stimulus Program; a reminder to participate in a Signature Learning Arc dialogue; a voter engagement event; the Kirk and Sharon Profit Social Justice Fellowship Award recipient; an opportunity to tell your teaching story and win $1.000; a call for applications for the Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Showcase; a last call for nominations for the Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Awards; writing workshops for FRF and Sabbatical proposals; an invitation to the History Department Speaker Series; a schedule of upcoming CPR and AED training; an invitation to participate in the MLK Celebrations; workshops on the APA 7th edition; the Winter 2020 Research Writers' Collaborative; and reminders of upcoming campus events and other important deadlines.

January 8a call for applications for the Undergraduate Research Stimulus Program; a reminder to participate in a Signature Learning Arc dialogue; an invitation to An Evening with Michael Twitty; an opportunity to tell your teaching story and win $1.000; an Eastern faculty's recent NSF grant award; a call for applications for the Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Showcase; Nursing graduate students' recently published article; an invitation to the CONNECT Mini-Conference; a reminder to submit nominations for the Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Awards; Academic and Student Affairs personnel updates; writing workshops for FRF and Sabbatical proposals; Eastern's Star Speaker Series; an Academic Service-Learning highlight; an invitation to the New Employee Welcome Reception; a schedule of upcoming CPR and AED trainings; personnel updates; and reminders of upcoming campus events and other important deadlines.

December 18 - a successful Winter 2019 Commencement Ceremony; an invitation to participate in a Signature Learning Arc dialogue; an opportunity to tell your teaching story and win $1.000; information on how to purchase tickets for the upcoming Quick Lane Bowl; an invitation to the CONNECT Mini-Conference; a reminder to submit nominations for the Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Awards; an Eastern administrator appointed to the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors; an Emeritus Professor receiving a special tribute from the State of Michigan; Eastern's community collaborations; a remembrance of colleagues we've lost; Academic and Student Affairs personnel updates;  a reminder of grade submission deadlines; extended hours for IT Scanning Services; Rec/IM hours of operation over the holiday break, a schedule of upcoming CPR and AED trainings; and reminders of upcoming campus events and other important deadlines.

December 11an Eastern alum receiving the Milken Educator Award; Eastern's Multicultural Graduation Celebration; information on the Winter 2019 Commencement Ceremony; how to purchase tickets for the Martin Luther King Jr. President's Luncheon; an opportunity for graduate students: Future Faculty Fellowship; a last call for nominations for the Full-Time and Part-Time Lecturer Distinguished Teaching Awards; new health care courses offered by PPAT; a collaborative program with Erickson Elementary; award winning Eastern faculty and staff; a reminder of grade submission deadlines; extended hours for IT Scanning Services; an invitation to attend the upcoming Board of Regents meeting; a schedule of upcoming CPR and AED trainings; and reminders of upcoming campus events and other important deadlines.

December 4an upcoming talk by activist Byron Hurt, Locker Room Talk or Toxic Masculinity; a cannabis education coalition panel discussion; information on purchasing tickets for the Martin Luther King Jr. President's Luncheon; award-winning Interior Design students; the latest Eastern Theatre production, Still Life with Iris;  the Multicultural Graduation celebration; an invitation to Eastern's Center for Jewish Studies third annual Hanukkah celebration; an invitation to attend the upcoming Board of Regents meeting; a request for the return of unused VoIP phones; the cashless gated parking access machine installation schedule; and reminders of upcoming campus events and other important deadlines. 

November 20an invitation to participate in a First Year Experience dialogue; the Thank-an-Eagle program; an opportunity to name an Eastern alum as CNN's Hero of 2019; a last call for applications for the Social Justice Fellowship; research and statistics resources for graduate students; ORDA weekly updates; another award-winning Eastern faculty member; emu House accommodations for guests of the University, the EMU Women's Association Poinsettia Sale; and reminders of upcoming campus events and other important deadlines.

November 13 -  free computer repair services for Eastern students; student travel assistance awards; a last call for nominations for the 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Awards; a reminder to apply for the Social Justice Fellowship; research and statistics resources for graduate students; an upcoming workshop facilitated by ORDA; an invitation to Eastern's upcoming theatre production of Yellowman;a call for nominations for the Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Awards, EMU-FT Full-Time Lecturer Distinguished Teaching Award, and Part-Time Lecturer Distinguished Teaching Awards; the EMU Women's Association Poinsettia Sale; an invitation to a farewell reception for Melody Werner; and reminders of upcoming campus events and other important deadlines. 

November 6 - upcoming celebration of Eastern's first-generation students; student travel assistance awards; an Eastern alum named one of CNN's Top 10 Heroes of 2019; a reminder to participate in the Foundations of Excellence: Transfer Focus initiative; a call for nominations for the 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Awards; an invitation to Eastern's upcoming theatre production of Yellowman; recent books published by Eastern faculty; a spotlight on Eastern's Center for Health Disparities, Innovation and Studies; a call for nominations for the Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Awards, EMU-FT Full-Time Lecturer Distinguished Teaching Award, and Part-Time Lecturer Distinguished Teaching Awards; and reminders of upcoming campus events and other important deadlines. 

October 30 Eastern's participation in the "Foundations of Excellence: Transfer Focus" initiative; SROTC's achievement of viability standards; a call for nominations for the 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Awards; a new academic program; an invitation to the Aging Studies Program's annual lecture; a personnel update from the Office of Advancement; a reminder to order academic regalia by November 1; an upcoming workshop on personal safety; and reminders of upcoming campus events and other important deadlines. 

October 23 - A call for nominations for the 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Awards; an invitation to An Evening with Dominique Jackson; information on GRE Prep Classes; the James H. Brickley Endowment for Faculty Professional Development and Innovation winners; an invitation to see Eastern's production of Cabaret; a free shuttle from Eastern to ypsiGLOW; upcoming workshops on personal safety; and reminders of upcoming campus events and other important deadlines. 

October 16 - A call for applications for the Academic Service-Learning Community-Based Seminars; an invitation to the COB's Entrepreneurship Speaker Series; a professional development retreat for global students sponsored by Eastern's Global Engagement Council; an invitation to a gallery show featuring the EMU School of Art and Design Lecturers; statistical consultation assistance for faculty research; a call for applications for the Social Justice Research Fellowship; the schedule for the upcoming Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents meeting; an invitation to Eastern's Thanksgiving Luncheon; and reminders of upcoming campus events and other important deadlines. 

October 9 - An opportunity to meet the new LGBT Resource Center coordinator; campus wellness events; a reminder to submit academic proposals for the 2020 MLK Celebration; an invitation to participate in the Winter 2019 Commencement Ceremony and an update to the billing process for academic regalia rental; a call for applications for Summer Research/Creative Activity, Faculty Research Fellowship, and Sabbatical Leave Awards; EMU's Homecoming events; an invitation to the grand opening of YpsiWrites; an invitation to attend a talk by Pamela S. Nadell as part of EMU's Center for Jewish Studies Performance/Speaker Series; information on the upcoming transition from University Health Services to IHA Health [email protected] open enrollment for health benefits; and reminders of upcoming campus events 

October 2 - A call for applications for the Undergraduate Research Stimulus Program; four recently accredited CET programs; a last call for CoRE Faculty Fellowship applications; an invitation to hear Deborah Appleman's lecture on her latest book, "Words No Bars Can Hold: Literacy Learning in Prison;" Eastern colleagues participating in leadership development programs; a new resource for faculty: FAQs on ICE; a reminder that Duo Two-Factor Authentication is a requirement; information on an upgrade to the Graduate School application system; an invitation to an open house hosted by the Disability Resources Center and the Offices of Ombuds and Wellness and Community Responsibility; open enrollment for health benefits; and reminders of upcoming campus events

September 25 - Eagle Engage Corps; Eastern receives a Military Friendly Spouse designation; Dr. Eric Reed's 10 within 10 award; a final call for James H. Brickley Endowment funding; new non-credit courses from Professional Programs and Training; Eastern's Bright Futures program; [email protected]'s work to improve 2020 Census response rates; a call for volunteers for the Winter 2019 Commencement Ceremony; a reminder about healthcare open enrollment; an invitation to the SAFE Now Walk for Suicide Prevention and Awareness; the upcoming seventh annual Global Perspectives on Health Care Teleconference; and a symposium to commemorate Eastern's Mark Jefferson.

September 18  - Eastern's Mentor Collective continues to grow; Re Up partnership brings dropped out students back to campus; Eastern earns Equity in Education award; updates on Academic Success Partnerships; call for academic proposals for the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration; an update on new academic programs; SEMIS receives award for efforts in teaching environmental stewardship; a collaboration between Ypsilanti Community Schools and the College of Education; leadership talent development for Detroit Public Schools; a campus facility update; and an invitation to participate in SAFE Now Walk for Suicide Prevention.

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