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Friday, June 17
The Board of Regents authorized interim-president Donald Loppnow to sign a 10-year contract allowing EMU’s dining services to be privatized on June 21. Loppnow will now go into final negotiations about the contract with the food service provider Chartwells.
Scholarships are strongly sought out by college students today and usually the larger the award amount, the more challenging it is to obtain it. However, Eastern Michigan University sociology major Brett Zeuner, managed to land himself a federal fellowship in his field of study that has awarded him with a $50,000 scholarship from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Harry Potter is coming to Halle Library all week. According to the EMU event calendar, the National Library of Medicine will be exploring the books with a six person panel who will discuss “the Renaissance scientific traditions of alchemy, astrology and natural philosophy.” This free event will take place each day this week and will run all day long.
The Board of Regents is considering privatizing Eastern Michigan University’s Dining Services. This cost-saving measure could affect concessions at the Crossroads Marketplace, Dinning Commons, Convocation Center and half a dozen of the small shops located throughout campus.
The Michigan State Legislature approved $30 million in funding to Eastern Michigan University for the renovation of Strong Hall, a building that is part of the main campus science complex, Wednesday night. The funding was approved to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
Eastern Michigan University's Strong Hall on main campus.
An example of outdated building elements inside Strong Hall.
According to mentoring.org, young adults who were at-risk for falling off track but had a mentor are 55 percent more likely to enroll in college, 78 percent more likely to volunteer regularly, 90 percent more interested in becoming a mentor later in life, and 130 percent more likely to hold leadership positions.
This past May, Chontae Sylvertooth, Interim Associate Director of Benefits and Wellness of Eastern Michigan University, distributed a document to the Building Administrator’s during their meeting. According to an online interview done with Brandi Below, a Wellness Center Intern, “the purpose of this document was to inform the EMU building administrators of the history and legal rational behind the request for an increase in lactation spaces on campus.”
Memorial Day is Monday! In a tradition practiced by communities across the country, Ypsilanti will be having its very own Memorial Day Procession. According to yspireal.com, the parade will have its staging area on Catherine Street and will run down Huron Street to Cross Street, then go past the south side of campus to the cemetery.
Friday, May 13, 2016.
On July 1 Eastern Michigan University’s new president, James M. Smith will be moving into his office in Welch Hall.
Over 100 vintage motorcycles will crowd into the streets of Depot Town Tuesday evening. Depot Town Bike Night starts at 5:30 p.m., according to Visit Ypsi.
Thursday, May 5, 2016.
This past April during the Michigan Campus Compact’s annual event at Michigan State University, Haley Moraniec, a social work major from Eastern Michigan University, was awarded the ‘Outstanding Community Impact’ award for her work in developing the Swoop’s Student Food Pantry at EMU.
Thursday, April 28, 2016.
Eastern Michigan University took fifth overall place in the 2016 National Forensics Association’s Competition that took place at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. EMU students were up against more than 500 competitors from more than 80 teams. Categories students competed in varied from Informative Speaking, Persuasive Speaking, Rhetorical Criticism and Poetry Interpretation.
College students across the country are finding it increasingly difficult to attend school. According to a study from the Wisconsin Hope Lab, 20 percent of all community college students face hunger and 13 percent are homeless. And at 4 year institutions like Eastern, the hidden problems of debt and not having enough money to buy food exists too. That is why EMU’s student food pantry, Swoop, is hosting an all-day food drive in the Student Center, room 346. This will be Monday, through Thursday, May 2- 5. Students and staff are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate. Donation boxes will also be available at the front desk of every residence hall on campus.
Thursday, April 21, 2016.