Megan Girbach


Eastern Michigan University presented with grant to establish new foster parent training program

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) sent a request for proposal (RFP) to design an updated foster parent training curriculum to replace the current educational program required of anyone who is interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent. MDHHS has granted Eastern Michigan University with $689,200 to revise this program with more current research-based content. Leading the project will be EMU's very own Dr. Sarah Shea, Dr. Jennifer Farley and Dr. Jennifer Kellman Fritz.

Eastern Michigan University hosts second annual EagleFest

On Sept. 9, students gathered at the Student Center patio and University Park to learn about different student organizations offered at EMU. EagleFest allows students to not only learn about clubs and sports provided at EMU, but to also meet others interested in the same topics.

Residence Housing Association hosts kick-off

Students had the opportunity to learn more about EMU’s Residence Hall Association as an organization at the Pray-Harrold Kick-off. While there, students had the chance to play games, win prizes and join RHA as Community Representatives.

Ypsilanti hosts 20th Elvisfest

On July 19 and 20, residents of Washtenaw County and beyond gathered in Depot Town to honor the life and music of Elvis Presley.

Eastern Michigan University educators tackle research projects

 At the June 13 Board of Regents meeting, 28 Eastern Michigan University faculty research projects were approved. Two of these projects include Geography and Geology Professor Yichun Xie and Tana Bridge, a professor in EMU's school of social work. 

Ozone House coming to Ypsilanti this November

This November, Ozone House, a homeless shelter helping youth ages 10 to 24, will be coming to Ypsilanti. This organization will help the homeless community in Washtenaw County have access to shelter and many other resources.