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Overall, parking citations issued at Eastern Michigan University increased by 31.5% from the fall of 2017 to the fall of 2018.

MLive reports that the Eastern Michigan University Eagles could appear in their first bowl game since 1987 after a nail biting 48 - 41 victory over Ball State. The Eagles haven't been eligible for bowl game since the 1995 season.

The Eastern Michigan University football team's Tuesday, Nov. 8, contest at Ball State University will shift radio affiliates to Cumulus Media Ann Arbor's W4 County (102.9 WWWW-FM). Due to election night coverage, WEMU (89.1 FM) will remain with local and national election results updates.

The proposal agreement with Chartwells Higher Education to provide residential, retail and catering food services will be presented to the EMU Board of Regents Tuesday (June 21) at its regular meeting. The agreement could take effect as soon as July 1, 2016.

Eastern Michigan University football play-by-play voice Matt Shepard has been named Michigan Sportscaster of the Year for the first time in his career, as announced by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Monday, Jan. 11.

Chad Bush returns for his eighth season behind the 89.1 WEMU microphone along with EMU Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations Sean Hostetter for color commentary for men's contests while EMU Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations Greg Steiner will team up with Bush during women's games.

The Detroit Free Press looks in to the story behind Paul McCartney's famous Red Wings decal on his Epiphone Texan acoustic guitar, given to him by former EMU student, Mike Kudzia. The Epiphone Texan retailed for $200 in late 1964, was also manufactured at Gibson Guitar’s Kalamazoo factory.

Eastern Michigan University has established a new University Center on the main campus of Henry Ford College in Dearborn, in an effort to offer a new path for student career preparation.

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EMU was led on the ground by Bronson Hill (Grand Rapids, Mich.-Catholic Central) and Darius Jackson (Sparta, Ill.-Sparta), who combined for 187 yards rushing. Hill surpassed the century mark for the 10th time in his career, going 114 yards on 19 carries. Jackson notched a career high in rushing with 73 yards on 17 carries and also set a career mark in receiving yards, pulling in five catches for 22 yards. Reginald Bell, Jr. (Los Angeles, Calif.-Susan Miller Dorsey) led the offense, making a start in the first game of his collegiate career and throwing 11-for-16 with a total of 59 yards.

Real Madrid defender José Ignacio Fernández Iglesias, known as Nacho, tweeted a photo of himself donning Eagles green and white Thursday evening after soccer practice at EMU.

Flemming lost nearly 400 pounds and overcame an alcohol addiction, in just 19 months.

You may not recognize the names of Laura Heffner or Taylor Pinson, but if you listen to 89.1 WEMU, the public broadcasting service of Eastern Michigan University, chances are you’ve heard their work.

The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents unanimously approved the Provost’s New Faculty Research Awards for 2014-15 at its March 25 board meeting. Kim Schatzel, provost and vice president of academic and student affairs at Eastern Michigan University, awarded a total of $78,660 to eighteen new Eastern faculty members for research and creative projects under the Provost’s Research Award for New Faculty program.

The symposium, one of the highlights of the academic year at Eastern, celebrates the exceptional academic work of EMU undergraduate students, showcasing student research and a wide variety of creative projects. The presentations, completed with the help of faculty mentors, represent all academic disciplines at the University.

The Saginaw native also traveled to Germany, Albania and Macedonia, and had opportunities to sample such delights as homemade baklava and unusual dishes as pig’s head. “When you accept an invitation to eat something, you’re not just saying ‘yes’ to food, you’re accepting an outreach of hospitality,” he says.

A woman killed Sunday when her car plummeted into the Otter Creek in Oregon was a 20-year-old college student who was likely lost and trying to find her way back to I-75, authorities said.

“It’s an adrenaline rush to propel myself through the air, from advancing the throttle of a plane or diving into a pool,” says Cameron, who is on track to receive a bachelor’s degree in aviation flight technology in 2017. Cameron, 19, also competes on the EMU Women’s Swimming and Diving Team.

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Gamers for Giving features tournaments with cash prizes for the hardcore enthusiast as well as casual activities for those who enjoy the light-spirited side of gaming, said founder Zach Wigal, 23, of Saline. Wigal is a senior in marketing at Eastern Michigan University. Several professional competitive gamers will also be on hand to assist with the weekend’s activities.

Ligibel is director of Eastern Michigan’s award-winning Historic Preservation Program, which is the largest such program in the nation, with 90 graduate students and 15 undergraduates currently enrolled.

EMU annually presents The Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award to a member of the University community or of the broader community who exemplifies the values and ideals of King, specifically in the areas of leadership and service, or to someone who has made a significant contribution to the University and/or broader community.

Contemporary and classical ballet, modern dance, jazz and hip-hop will set the stage for “Visions: The 62nd Annual Faculty & Guest Artist Concert,” January 17 – 18, at 8 p.m. and January 19 at 2 p.m. at Eastern Michigan’s Quirk Theatre

Eastern will open its doors and welcome undergraduate and working professionals who are interested in learning more about a higher education degree during a Graduate Open House, Saturday, Jan. 11. During the open house, graduate advisors will be poised to answer questions from 10 a.m. to noon at the Student Center Ballroom, located at 900 Oakwood, Ypsilanti.

Off stage, Alejandra Escobar is calm and reserved, but when the Eastern Michigan University graduate student performs behind the piano, she displays the kind of passion and intensity that not only won the 2013 Graduate Student Music Competition, it earned her a spot on the EMU delegation to Wuhan University, China.

The campus community and the public are invited to participate in a Virtual Job Fair, to be held on January 21, 2014 from 1-3 p.m. by Eastern Michigan University. This cost-free event will allow participants to chat one-on-one with representatives from the University in real time, all from the comfort of an online environment.

Due to the continuing extreme weather conditions, Eastern Michigan University has canceled all classes Tuesday, Jan. 7. This includes all planned campus activities, lectures and events. The National Weather Service continues to report hazardous weather conditions and the coldest temperatures in 20 years in Michigan, including a wind chill warning and winter weather advisory for the Washtenaw County region. Wind chill temperatures in the region are forecast to reach 39 below on Tuesday. The University plans to be open on Wednesday, Jan. 8 for regular business and classes.

Effort includes special initiatives to improve outcomes for single parents and men of color

The increase in police staffing is the latest of many safety efforts that have been implemented to ensure Eastern remains one of the safest campuses among Michigan public universities, as reflected by comparative safety data (www.emich.edu/safetycomparison). Eastern’s overall campus safety efforts include the deployment of more than 30 fully trained and licensed professional police officers, 24 hours a day/seven days a week operations, 500 security cameras that blanket campus, SEEUS campus escorts, and a variety of other safety measures.

Teams of Eastern Michigan University students recently earned top honors in responding to that challenge in a marketing competition at a conference attended by about 300 students.