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Contrary to common belief, dementia is more than just memory loss. Dementia causes changes in cognition and personality, impairs judgement and makes it difficult for a person to perform activities of daily living. Alzheimer's is the most common cause while vascular dementia ranks second.
The Eastern Michigan University Dean of Students, Ellen Gold, presented during the student affairs meeting of the Board of Regents on Thursday, Oct. 24. She provided to the audience the objectives and abilities of her department in assisting students through barriers. According to Gold, the bottom line of her office is to create a culture of care "which acts as a kind of mantra.” The office aims to help walk students through situations that may act as a barrier a students academic carrier or when they may ask themselves the question, according to Gold, of "What do I do?"
At the Financial and Investment Committee meeting on Friday, Oct. 25, Kevin Kucera, Vice President and Chief Enrollment Officer, provided an update on the results yielded from the Education First Opportunity Scholarship (EFOS) since it was put in place in the fall of 2012.
The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved a new academic program for a Bachelors of Science in Quantitative Economics at its regular meeting on Friday, Oct. 25. The program will commence in the next academic year of 2020.
Learn more about the actions taken at Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents meeting this past Friday.
Steven Spielberg, a famous director known for his films Jurassic Park, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws and more, has had a love for filmmaking all his life. His advice for aspiring filmmakers is to remember that "filmmaking is all about appreciating the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could have never made any of these films by yourself."
Whether it's a turnip or pumpkin, we have been carving spooky designs into foods for centuries. The name "Jack-O'-Lantern" dates all the way back to the 17th century, directly translating to "man with a lantern," or what we might call today, a night watchman.
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E-PRSSA held their annual meeting with the guest speaker Kristina Millman-Rinaldi. During the session, Rinaldi was able to connect with her audience by telling her life behind the scenes working with Detroit Dog Rescue (DDR) and how to make one-on-one connections within your field of profession. Rinaldi is the executive director of DDR, as well as a mom and a wife. Throughout her time in the public relations field, she was able to create her own lane of success. But the road to success had many different lanes that lead to her life today.
“If teachers have a positive experience [with our program at EMU], they will share that information with their high school students.”
EMU will present the renovation of Roosevelt Hall as the top project state capital outlay request for EMU’s 2021 Fiscal Year. This renovation is Phase II of the College of Engineering and Technology’s expansion.
The fourth annual YpsiGLOW took place on Oct. 25 in downtown Ypsilanti. Community members of various ages took to the streets with luminarie art projects, Halloween costumes and anything that glowed.
The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) at their Oct. 25 meeting as the Commencement Speaker for the Dec. 15, 2019 commencement ceremony.
The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents voted to allow President James Smith to finalize documents for a new Joint College of Engineering. The partnership would exist between EMU and China's Beibu Gulf University in the Guagxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China.
The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for President James Smith at their October meeting.
This story was originally published on Oct. 29. Last updated on Dec. 14 at 9:46 p.m.
Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents discussed the upcoming opening of the new IHA Health Center @ EMU at their October meeting. The new health center is a collaboration between the university, St. Joseph Mercy Health System and IHA.
The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents recognized the men's golf team for earning their third title in franchise history. The Eagles set a school record with the lowest scoring average for a four-player team.
Randomly selected students, faculty and staff at Eastern Michigan University have been invited to participate in an online survey about EMU’s campus climate.
Domenic Dame and Duaa Aljirafi were sworn is as new senators at Tuesday’s senate meeting after running against Mustafa Aggour and Zakariya Abuzir for the two available chairs.