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Joel Schoenhals named Foreign Expert in music

China named an Eastern Michigan professor as its first Foreign Expert in music.

Joel Schoehals is an EMU professor of piano and will be based at Central China Normal University in Wuhan, China.

Schoenhals was selected for the program, which is sponsored by the Chinese government, through an extensive, national search.

“I first came to China in 2009 for concerts and master classes, and have returned each year as opportunities and the need for instruction in China has increased,” Schoenhals said in a press release.

The Foreign Expert program is a three year commitment.

EMU remembers freshman honors student

Tragically, Eastern Michigan University lost a student, Blaise Hebert, 19, Thursday, May 21. His death comes as a shock and was unexpected by those who knew him.

Volunteers clean up downtown during Ypsi P.R.I.D.E Day

Local residents participated in the 21st annual Ypsi P.R.I.D.E Day Saturday morning. Volunteers at the event worked in the downtown Ypsilanti area to help gather litter, pull up weeds and plant new flowers.

People Restoring Image and Developing the Environment is a project from the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber.

EMU professor named chair of State Historic Preservation Review Board

An Eastern Michigan University professor has been selected by Gov. Rick Snyder to help lead efforts to preserve Michigan’s history.

Ted Ligibel, a historic preservationist at EMU, was named the chair of the State Historic Preservation Review Board. 

Ligibel teaches geography and geology classes and is director of the Historic Preservation program.

Construction still open after worker dies

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has not shut down construction at the historic Thompson Block building in Ypsilanti after a worker died Monday. 

However, a state review of safety measures is underway.