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Provost's Wednesday Briefing for November 7, 2018


 Wednesday Briefing Archive for 2018

October 31 - faculty recently awarded emeritus status; good news from the English Language and Literature Department; a last call for applications for Academic Study Abroad programs; a call for academic program proposals for the 2019 MLK Celebration; an invitation to participate in an international potluck;and reminders about upcoming CPR and AED training opportunities, planned network service disruptions, purchasing your tickets for Eastern's Thanksgiving Luncheon; and internal funding award deadlines.

October 24 -  good news from the History and Philosophy Department; Manufacturing Day at EMU; Eastern's MBA in International Business being named one of the best global business online programs; upcoming CPR and AED training opportunities; an update to the planned network service disruption schedule; a reminder to save the date for the Eastern's Thanksgiving Luncheon; internal funding award deadlines; information on Open Enrollment for health and benefit elections.

October 17 - a correction to a previous briefing; a call for sharing your good news; Educational Leadership's Master's Degree program ranking high on lists of best online programs; a save the date for the Eastern's Thanksgiving Luncheon; a reminder of Winter 2018 commencement deadlines and a call for faculty marshals; internal funding award deadlines; the Office of International Students & Scholars event calendar; a reminder of the upcoming Open Enrollment for health and benefit elections; and information on planned network service disruptions.

October 10 - McNair Scholars Program; information on renting academic regalia for the Winter 2018 commencement ceremony; a successful Constitution Day speaker event; a reminder to vote for EMU's Family Empowerment Program; and information on how you can participate in the Faculty and Staff giving campaign.

October 3 - Personnel updates; Eastern's Gateways to Completion Initiative; two major grant funding awards; Historic Preservation Program students working to support the local community; the SAFE Now Walk for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness; Constitution Day lecture by Dr. David Blight; the Disability Resource Center's Soup and Substance educational lunch series; Eastern being named a finalist in the Vital Seniors: Community Innovation Competition; Eastern's Women in Philanthropy grant opportunity; the Faculty and Staff giving campaign; and ORDA's weekly update.

August 8 - Dr. Stephanie Casey's international conference presentations; Dr. Andrea Zakrajsek being named Eastern's Fellow to the MAC Academic Leadership Development Program; a call for applications for the 2018-19 Global Learning Seminar; the sixth annual Global Perspectives on Health Care teleconference; Eastern being named a finalist in a community innovation competition; a reminder of the New Graduate Student Orientation; ORDA's weekly update; and information on parking lot improvements.

July 18Matt Sauber's Best Paper award from the GABC conference; the Women, Leadership, and Change study trip; the Clinical Research Administration Program being named 4th best in the nation; Mental Health 101 training; EMU's Bright Futures expansion; the new graduate student orientation; a new funding opportunity through the James H. Brickley Endowment for Faculty Professional Development and Innovation; a call for submissions to the Database of International Engagement; and an update on the AT&T cell tower construction .

June 27 - Eastern's recipients of Ypsilanti Community Schools Awards; a reminder to submit information to the Database of International Engagement; an opportunity to register for the Ideas int Action Gathering; a call for applications for the Global Learning Seminar; and upcoming open houses at The Collaborative.

June 13 - Colleen Croxall and Chiara Hensley receive the MI-ACE Women's Network Outstanding Institutional Representative award; Eastern Physics students place second in a NASA design competition; a childcare opportunity for Eastern Students with children; an invitation to register for YMCA day camps; and a reminder of the FY18 end-of-year processing due dates.

June 6 - An Eastern alumna's adventures in China; Melody Werner's re-appointment to First Lady Sue Snyder’s Campus Sexual Assault Workgroup; Eastern's Simulation, Animation and Gaming program earning high rankings in an annual survey; a successful achievement of CAEP accreditation for the College of Education; and a reminder of the FY18 end-of year processing due dates. 

May 23 Physician Assistant Class of 2018 achieves  a 100% pass rate on the national certification exam;  Eastern's  National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) earns Bronze Star Chapter status for the 2017-18 academic year; an opportunity to support our veteran students by participating in an online training; opportunities for high school students to participate in summer research programs; and updates to the Human Research Subjects guidelines.

April 25  Celebrating a  successful Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony; the  next steps for the 2017-18 McNair Scholars graduates; Eastern's team picking up the University Technology Development Award at the 2018 RadTech Emerging Technology competition; the Academic Service Leaning Course Enhancement Workshop; and a request to engage in some virtual spring cleaning.     

April 18 - Dr. Ted Ligibel's Lifetime Achievement Award; the Machine Learning Conference; Eastern's Thank-a-Teacher Awards; the Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony; Board of Regents Meeting reminder; and a reminder about the Loop 1 electrical project.

April 4 - Esther Gunel receives the Exceptional Service Award from the Michigan Association of International Educators; Distinguished Contributions Achievement Awards winners; College of Education student teachers representing Eastern at Governor Snyder's Talent Teachers of Promise Program; and an extended deadline for the EMU Women's Commission scholarship.

March 14 - Eastern Student Alyssia Hence named the National Association of Social Workers Student of the Year; an invitation to celebrate your colleagues at the Distinguished Contributions Achievement Awards ceremony; a call for participation in Eastern's Run for Title IX; and a reminder to submit your nominations for the Engage@EMU and Dale Rice Academic Service-Learning Awards.

March 7 - Unity Mural; Eastern making the list of top schools in Michigan for gaming; a call for nominations for the Engage@EMU and Dale Rice Academic Service-Learning Awards; and a reminder to submit feedback for the CAS Dean search.

February 28EMU MI-ACE Distinguished Woman Award recipient; an invitation to the MI-ACE Women’s Network Reception & Mentor Connection event; students selected to represent Eastern at the Governor's Talent Teachers of Promise Event; and the 2018 Summer Research Award recipients.

February 14 - Recently approved academic programs; the Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Showcase; a reminder to provide feedback on the President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusions' preliminary recommendations; and wishes for a restful Winter Break

February 7 - Recent achievements by Eastern Faculty Vijay Mannari and David Victor; Sean Woolf's Outstanding New Professional Award; a call for nominations for the MI-ACE Women's Network Distinguished Woman in Higher Education Award; a call for presenters for the inaugural Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Showcase; information on Eastern hosting the Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls Conference; Black History Month programming; an update to the space planning work conducted by Paulien and Associates; and a reminder to provide feedback on the President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion's preliminary recommendations.  

January 24 - Provide feedback on the President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion's preliminary recommendations; welcome to our new staff and department heads; grant writing workshop sponsored by ORDA; and a reminder to submit your nominations for the Distinguished Achievement and Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Awards. 

January 17 - Gregg Barak's Outstanding Book Award; Chiara Hensley selected for a Leadership Shadow Program; reminder to rsvp for the Bridging Our Divides Mini-Conference: Bringing Theory to Practice; a unique teaching opportunity through Jackson College's Prison Education Initiative, and a reminder to submit your nominations for the Distinguished Achievement and Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Awards.

January 10 - Michael McVey's appointment to the Board of Directors for ITSE; David Winter's permanent appointment as Department Head for Special Education; MLK celebration events, including a movie premier starring Eastern Students; an opportunity for artist/scholars-in-residence at Eastern's Parsons Center; a call for nominations for the Distinguished Achievement and Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Awards;  a reminder to submit applications for Faculty Research Fellowship and Sabbatical awards; and a call for applications for the Josephine Nevins Keal Fellowship.

Wednesday Briefing Archive for 2017

December 6 - Fall 2017 James H. Brickley Endowment for Faculty Professional Development and Innovation Award winners; a community partnership program presented by Detroit Public TV and Eastern's Bright Futures benefiting Ypsilanti's youth; the VISION Volunteer Connection website; and the ORDA award report for October 2017.

November 29 - Eastern students work to support the local community; AED and CPR training sessions; the Engage@EMU Open House; the Student Graduation Fair; the AMP! Handmade for the Holidays Arts and Crafts Fair; the Ninth Annual Multicultural Graduation Celebration; and an invitation to participate in a webinar presented by EDUCAUSE, Teaching and Learning: 2017 in Retrospect and 2018 in Prospect.

November 15 - Bridging Our Divides Mini-Conference; the Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference Art Contest; VISION Volunteer Center's Sharing Trees; and an upgrade to include AED locations on Eastern's Online Campus Map.

November 8 - Digital 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 25 - Joseph Csicsila's appointment to Interim Department Head, English; a Digital Marketing Workshop; and the eFellows Classroom Technology Grant Program.

October 11 - ORDA 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 27 - Out 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

Wednesday Briefing Archive for 2016

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