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.
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.
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.
Eastern Michigan University awarded $25,000 grant from 2019 Ford College Community Challenge program
Eastern Michigan University has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company through its highly competitive Ford College Community Challenge, a cutting-edge, grant-making program created to inspire student teams to develop innovative community-building projects addressing local needs – the premise being “Making Lives Better.”
Washtenaw County Farmers Markets is celebrating the 20th annual National Farmers Market Week (August 4 - 10, 2019) with the new Washtenaw County Farmers Markets passport. With the passport, residents can win prizes by exploring farmers markets in Washtenaw County.
On Thursday, August 1 at Eastern Michigan University, a group of 27 5th grade girls presented final STEM projects during the closing ceremony of the “Girls in Engineering Academy,” a month-long STEM program hosted in partnership with the The Engineering Society of Detroit.
On July 19 and 20, residents of Washtenaw County and beyond gathered in Depot Town to honor the life and music of Elvis Presley.
On July 12 and 13, residents of Washtenaw County gathered to celebrate Saline's 24th Annual Celtic Festival.
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.
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.