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Wednesday Briefing Archive for 2017

November 8Digital Divas; a Higher Learning Commission Update; the Bruce K. Nelson Remembrance and 102nd Birthday Event; Engage@EMU's Winter Youth Camp program; and an extended submission date for academic program proposals for the 2018 MLK Celebration.

November 1 - Award winning Student Affairs professionals; upcoming open houses at Wise Hall and Engage@EMU; call for academic program proposals and award nominations for the 2018 MLK Celebration; ORDA's list of funding awards for September 2017; and the Digital Marketing Workshop.

October 25Joseph Csicsila's appointment to Interim Department Head, English; a Digital Marketing Workshop; and the eFellows Classroom Technology Grant Program.     

October 11ORDA Research Orientation and Luncheon for New Faculty; Last Call for 2018 Alumni Award Nominations; Call for Academic Program Proposals for the 2018 MLK Celebration; and a Community Partnership between Fresh Thyme Farmers Market and Swoop's Student Food Pantry. 

October 4  Eastern's 32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration; Wise Hall Open House; International Teleconference on Healthcare for Older Adults; Campus and Community Writing's Celebration of the National Day of Writing; Eastern's Women's Association and Women's Commission 2017-18 Scholarship Awards; and a professional development opportunity, Leading Self.     

September 27Out of the Darkness Walk; MI-ACE Women's Network Micro-grants and Women of Color Collaborative Luncheon; and information that may help you navigate upcoming changes to Open Enrollment for health care.     

September 20 2016 Full-Time Lecturers Outstanding Teaching Award recipient;    Eastern's Online Dietetics Program ranked 4th in the nation for quality and affordability; an invitation to the Student Support Offices' Open House; and a reminder of deadline for submitting  2018 Alumni Award nominations. 

September 13 - Eastern's Fulbright Students; Academic and Student Affairs personnel updates including Honors and IT; a new process for room scheduling; the Center for E-Learning Open House; the Student Support Offices' Open House; and reminders of deadlines for submitting public commentary to Higher Learning Commission, Women in Philanthropy at EMU grant applications, and 2018 Alumni Award nominations.

September 6 -  Higher Learning Commission site visit; Women in Philanthropy at EMU grant opportunities; Academic and Student Affairs personnel updates; information on how to nominate individuals for the 2018 Alumni Awards, and a reminder that the deadline for submitting applications for the Global Learning Seminar is September 10, 2017.  

August 30 - Parking lots to avoid for Move-In Day; statement by the President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion: the current Jewish Studies Newsletter; volunteer opportunities for the semester start-up; nominations for the 2018 Alumni Awards; EMU in Inside Higher Education; a Student Support Services Open House; the Global Learning Seminar; as well as ongoing information about construction on campus and IT updates.

August 23 - Open House for student support services; reminder about transition to the new Human Subjects Review system; an opportunity to apply for the coming year's Global Learning Seminar; as well as ongoing information about construction on campus and IT updates.

August 16 - Final grades due date; two new interim administrative appointments; a construction update; how to transition to the new Human Subjects Review system; an opportunity to apply for the coming year's Global Learning Seminar; as well as ongoing information about traffic patterns on campus and IT updates.

August 9 - Changes in the Honors College; an opportunity to apply for the coming year's Global Learning Seminar; as well as ongoing information about traffic patterns on campus and IT updates.

August 2 – Appointment of Rhonda Fowler as interim university librarian and LTC Matthew Stanley as department head for Military Science and Leadership; EMU's Music Therapy Program's recent ranking; EMU's MAGIC program funding renewed; an opportunity to apply for the coming year's Global Learning Seminar; a Story Corps Detroit podcast featuring students from an EMU Charter School; as well as ongoing information about traffic patterns on campus and IT updates.

July 26 – Two new colleagues in the Provost's Office; Renewed funding for two of EMU's flagship community programs; Mental Health 101 Training on July 27;  as well as ongoing information about traffic patterns on campus and IT updates.

July 19 – Canvas LMS planned downtime on July 21; McKenny Hall Loading Dock closure July 15-24; Racial Battle Fatigue Webinar on July 26; Mental Health 101 Training on July 27; as well as ongoing information about traffic patterns on campus and IT updates.

July 12 – an update on searches; an opportunity to participate in a webinar on July 26 entitled "Racial Battle Fatigue";  Mental Health 101 training on July 27; a  grant to fund a wall in a COT virtual reality lab;  as well as ongoing information about traffic patterns on campus and IT updates.

July 5 – Mental Health 101 training on July 27;  as well as ongoing information on road closures and IT updates.

June 28 – New appointments in the Division; a reminder about the performance evaluation due date of June 30; as well as ongoing information about road closures and IT updates.

June 21 – Dr. Melody Werner's appointment to First Lady Sue Snyder's Campus Sexual Assault Workgroup; as well as ongoing information about road closures and IT updates.

June 14 – A job opportunity for Interim Director, Student Conduct, Community Standards, and Wellness; congratulations to individuals in the Physician Assistant Program, and April's grant award winners; as well as ongoing information about road closures and IT updates.

June 7 – Kudos to several individuals for a number of recent successes; changes to the Human Subjects Review process; a new round of James H. Brickley Awards; Pease commuter lot closure; as well as ongoing information about road closures and IT updates.

May 31 – A STEM education planning opportunity; achievements by Drs. Chiara Hensley and Colleen Croxall; as well as ongoing information about road closures and IT updates.

May 24 – Job posting for Associate Provost and AVP of Academic Programming and Support Services; the people at EMU who were honored in the 2017 Thank-a-Teacher program; one of our Orthotics and Prosthetics colleagues being featured on a national web site for that profession; as well as ongoing information about road closures and IT updates.

May 17 – Banner upgrade to Banner 9; help with the Performance Evaluation System (evaluations are due June 30); access to the PowerPoint and video from EMU's Budget forum; and ongoing IT and Construction Updates.

May 10 – Professor Ashley Falzetti named a Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar for 2017; Professor Phil Lewis named Interim Associate Dean in the College of Business; a Campus Budget Forum to be held on May 16; an update on classroom technology; and ongoing information on road closures on campus.

May 3 – Recipients of the 2017 Community Engagement Awards; changes to the Library resource management system starting May 4; an opportunity to participate in planning for the 2018 MLK Celebration; EMU's MS in Clinical Research Administration ranked #1; an update on classroom technology; and ongoing and new information on road closures on campus.

April 26 – 2016 EMU-FT Full-Time Lecturers' Outstanding Teaching Award; a recap of the recent Board of Regents' meetings; EMU Faculty Interview on the importance of science; a staffing addition to Academic Human Resources; a traffic alert; and IT planned outages.

April 12 – Dr. Toni Stokes Jones named to an EMU-ACE award; EMU's new Director of Diversity and Community Involvement, Steven P. Bryant; and a deadline of April 25 for part-time lecturers to submit their expenses via Concur.

April 5 – EMU students doing impressive work in the community and in their fields; the EMU Grad Fair on April 10 and 11; the Board of Regents' meeting schedule for April 20 and 21, two consecutive days; and a reminder about the Green March for Autism on April 12.

March 29 – HLC Student Opinion Survey, Fulbright Awards Now Open, Green March for Autism, Regalia for Commencement

March 22 – George Liepa Sigma Xi Annual Speaker, Graduate Research Conference and Undergraduate Symposium, Student Gold Medallion Awards

March 15 – Commencement, 2017 Distinguished Contributions Award Ceremony, Federal Program Review, EMU Explorer's Camp, Library Survey, Charter School Student to Play with Detroit Symphony Orchestra Honors Band.

March 8 – EMU Named to Transfer Honor Roll, Phelps Hall fire, Provost Candidate Open Forums, PT Lecturer Negotiations, Walking on Campus

March 1 – Inauguration of President Smith, Distinguished Women in Higher Education Leadership Award, DCI Director Candidate forums

February 15 – Federal Program Review (revisited), Apply EMU Training, President Smith Inauguration

February 8 – Racism Resources, Inauguration News, Black History Month Activities

February 1 – Federal Program Review, TEDxYDL + EMU, Academic Partnerships Dialog Session

January 25 – Unity Mural Collaboration, EMU-FT Part-Time Lecturers Distinguished Teaching Awards, Graduate Research Conference and Writing Across the Curriculum Opportunities

January 18 – Achievements by EMU Dietetics alumna, as well as a reminder on upcoming award deadlines for students, faculty and staff

January 11 – Awards for students, faculty and staff and a reminder about counter services

January 4 – Martin Luther King, Jr. event schedule

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December 21 – Collins faculty award process soon to start, an EMU partnership with the Hands-On Museum, and the Global Advances in Business Education Journal

December 14 – Tips to help make this winter holiday season safer

December 7 – Grant award winners, as well as a newly established endowment for faculty professional development