Liz Hornyak: On today’s episode, updates on the various forms of financial aid being offered by the university and news on how the College of Engineering and Technology are helping to protect medical workers.
The College of Engineering and Technology have partnered with ThyssenKrupp Plastics and St. Joseph Hospital to create intubation boxes to donate to local hospitals. These clear acrylic cases are placed over a patient's head while doctors intubate them. These boxes protect medical staff since patients cough and spread fluids during intubation. So far, EMU has made twenty intubation boxes and twelve of those have gone to Henry Ford Hospitals.
The university has announced that GPA will no longer be a consideration in the renewal of certain scholarships. So long as students meet other conditions, such as enrollment requirements and Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress, the following scholarships will automatically be renewed for the 2020-2021 school year: The Presidential Scholarship, Regents Scholarship, Recognition of Excellence Scholarship, the Education First Opportunity Scholarship, the Emerald Scholarship and the National Scholars Program scholarship will all be automatically renewed.
The Presidential Scholarship, Education First Opportunity Scholarship, Emerald Scholarship, Recognition of Excellence Scholarship and National Scholars Program Scholarship will all remain available for all incoming freshmen and upperclassmen. The Regents Scholarship is available to transfer students. For more information about each of these scholarships, visit the link on our website or contact the Office of Admissions at 734.487.3060. Transfer students can call 734.487.1442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EMU CARES Grant now covers graduate students. The grant gives students a one-time $500 grant if they enroll in three credit hours for the Summer 2020 semester or a $1,000 grant if they enroll in six credit hours.
Since the launch of its Students Matter Most Initiative in January, the Student Emergency Fund, alumni group GameAbove has provided monetary support for several EMU projects, including faculty research and a new golf training facility. In response to the pandemic, the group is now offering to boost the Student Emergency Fund with a matching gift of up to $50,000. Visit the link on our website to make a donation of your own.
In sports news, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the Football team have both signed new recruits to their roster for the 2020/2021 athletic seasons. The men’s basketball team signed Bryce McBride from Motlow State Community College in Tennessee.The women’s Basketball team signed two new recruits: Makailah Griggs-Zeigler from Wayne Memorial High school and Irekpitan Ozzy-Momodu from London Academy. The football team acquired Coleon Smith from Belleville High School. He decided to attend and play football at EMU after originally committing to Indiana University. Smith was ranked as a three-star recruit by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports.
That’s all for news. Today’s music comes from GUNTER with his song “New State of Love.” A native of Memphis, Tennessee, GUNTER is currently a graduate student at EMU’s School of Music and Dance. His new album, Paradiso, is available to stream on all major platforms. You can find that Spotify link on our website. As always, thank you for listening and don’t forget to tune in next Monday. I am your host Liz Hornyak and this has been the Eastern Echo Podcast.
Producer: Lauren Smith
Script: Jasmine Boyd & Liz Hornyak
Music: “New State of Love“ by GUNTER