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2015 News

Eastern Michigan University receives $3.26 million gift from long-time supporters William and Delores Brehm

August 4, 2015

The Brehms, longtime supporters of Eastern Michigan, recently donated $3.26 million to support students in special education and music therapy. Their gifts to Eastern now total more than $8.5 million, making them the largest individual donors to the University in its history. Read the article

Newly established Eastern Michigan University center at Henry Ford College to help students finish degrees in health administration, elementary education and social work

July 29, 2015

Eastern Michigan University is establishing a new University Center on the main campus of Henry Ford College in Dearborn. The partnership with Henry Ford became official on Wednesday, July 29, during a 2 p.m. ceremony in the new center, located on the third floor of HFC’s Welcome Center on the main campus. Read the article

Eastern Magazine Alumna Profile: Michele Anderson

July 24, 2015

Alumna’s interest in history was sparked by her grandfather, a World War II veteran; now she’s earning national acclaim for her teaching methods. Read the Eastern Magazine article

Eastern Michigan University will present Urban Teacher of the Year Award at Education Summit in November

July 20, 2015

As part of a continuing effort to properly recognize educators who have made the long-term commitment to urban communities, Eastern Michigan University faculty, its Board of Regents, and Interim President, Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Kim Schatzel, are excited to announce the first EMU Urban Teacher of the Year Award. Read the article

48-year-old EMU College of Education student pursues lifelong dream of teaching

July 14, 2015

C. J. Snow had "trepidations" about attending a university in his mid-40's. "My biggest concern was whether other students would accept me," says the Ypsilanti resident, who dreamed of becoming a teacher but needed to return to school for the credentials. His concern was laid to rest when he attended an Explore Eastern Open House in 2014 and spoke with Teacher Education Department Head Martha Kinney-Sedgwick. Read the article

'Building Strong Urban Schools': Eastern Michigan University faculty to host Education Summit at Student Center on Nov. 14

June 16, 2015

What’s working now in our Michigan urban schools? What are the successes that can be built upon? What are the most important needs? And how can Eastern Michigan University faculty collaborate and contribute to those continued successes?

An Education Summit, to be hosted Nov. 14 by faculty at Eastern Michigan University, will seek to answer such questions as it brings together people from academia, school districts, community organizations and the public to network, share ideas and gain perspective. Read the article

Doctoral student at EMU's College of Education sets goal of encouraging authentic leadership

May 29, 2015

Cheyenne Luzynski has a track record of building leaders. She’s coached basketball, volleyball, and track and field teams; and she’s served as an assistant athletic director. But when the 32-year-old wanted to take her abilities to the next level, she enrolled in Eastern Michigan University's educational leadership doctoral program. Read the article

EMU Professor Valerie Polakow earns ‘Distinguished Career’ award for research in childhood education

May 13, 2015

Valerie Polakow, an Eastern Michigan University professor, was honored with the Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education Distinguished Career Contribution Award for 2015. Read the article

Eastern Michigan University student receives national counseling fellowship, will help underserved minority populations

May 8, 2015

Rita Thomas, a graduate student at Eastern Michigan University, has won a National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program-Youth award. Read the article

Ethan Lowenstein named as the 2015-16 John W. Porter Distinguished Chair in Urban Education at Eastern Michigan University

May 1, 2015

Ethan Lowenstein, professor of teacher education in the College of Education will serve as the 2015-2016 John W. Porter Distinguished Chair in Urban Education at Eastern Michigan University. Read the article

EMU professor Rebecca Martusewicz receives Fulbright Award to teach, research Ecojustice in Finland

April 27, 2015

Rebecca Martusewicz, a professor at Eastern Michigan University, has received a Fulbright Award to teach and research in Finland during the fall of 2015. Read the article

Eastern Michigan's annual teacher job fair April 16 attracts 132 employers, 312 recruiters

April 7, 2015

Eastern Michigan University will host one of Michigan's largest teacher job fairs Thursday, April 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in EMU's Bowen Field House. Read the article

EMU alumna Michele Anderson, named National Teacher of the Year, uses real-life experiences to help students make historical connections

March 18, 2015

EMU alumna Michele Anderson, was recently named the 2014 National History Teacher of the Year by HISTORY® and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. She was selected for the National History Teacher of the Year Award from more than 1,000 nationwide nominees. She received $10,000 and attended a ceremony in her honor in New York City in Dec. 2014. Read the article

Headlines from the Winter 2015 COE Newsletter

March 17, 2015

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Seena Skelton, educator and supporter of equity and civil rights in public schools, will speak at Eastern Michigan University

March 3, 2015

Seena Skelton has spent the better part of her life advocating for equity within the public school system, with a particular interest in improving the educational outcomes of traditionally marginalized and underserved students. Read the article

National scholar leads project at Eastern Michigan University aimed at improving college experience for black males

February 24, 2015

Jerlando Jackson, an internationally renowned researcher on workforce diversity and discrimination in higher education, is helping lead an extensive project at the Eastern Michigan University aimed at understanding and improving the experience of Black males on campus. Read the article

Eastern Michigan University names Michael Sayler as new dean of the College of Education

February 19, 2015

Michael Sayler, senior associate dean of the College of Education at the University of North Texas, has been named the dean of the College of Education at Eastern Michigan University. Read the article

EMU College of Education senior to boldly go where few black men have gone before

February 10, 2015

Brandon Britt, a senior in Eastern Michigan University's College of Education, is preparing to go where few black men have gone before—into the field of education. "Black male teachers are greatly needed because they're so underrepresented," says Britt, on track to receive a bachelor's in elementary education with an emphasis on mathematics. Read the article

EMU researcher awarded $1.5 million grant to help teachers integrate GIS applications into classrooms, strengthen students' skills in science, technology, engineering and math

January 28, 2015

The project has an important research component, led by co-director David Anderson, a professor of leadership and counseling in EMU's College of Education, to study the motivations and problems of integrating GIS/T into science and social studies classrooms. Read the article

Final four candidates for EMU College of Education Dean position announced

January 27, 2015

The College of Education Dean Search Committee has recommended four candidates for on-campus interviews. Those candidates are: Phyliss Metcalf-Turner, Michael Sayler, Shawn Quilter and Charles Howell. For open forum schedules and curriculum vitae, read the news release.

Application deadline for educational studies doctoral program extended to January 23

January 9, 2015

The application deadline for the educational studies doctoral program has been extended to January 23, 2015 at 5 p.m. EST. To apply, visit the program website.