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Volunteer for Move-In, Life in the Classroom, Welcome Tents, L.I.V.E., Meijer Mania, Icebreaker, Homecoming

Move-In Ambassadors
Housing & Residence Life invites all faculty and staff to join us on Saturday, August 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., to be Move-In Ambassadors. Each year, faculty and staff play a critical role as first-year students and their families are coming to college for the first time. Housing & Residence Life is seeking available EMU faculty and staff to be a welcoming first contact as our new community members arrive on campus. This means helping give directions, talking to students and parents, and spreading the meaning of what it means to be TRUEMU!
Please RSVP to Clifford Camp, Area Complex Director for Housing & Residence Life at ccamp@emich.edu by Monday, August 18.

Life in the Classroom
This faculty led First Four New Student Orientation session takes place Sunday, August 31, with sessions from 9:45-10:45 a.m., and from 11 a.m - 12 noon, with a pre-brief session from 8:30-9:15 a.m.
This is a very easy, turn-key operation with talking points, and handouts provided. Any interested faculty/academic administrators can contact Amy Barnhart, asimonso@emich.edu or 7-2265 by Wednesday, August 13.

Welcome Tents
Welcome students back to campus by volunteering at one of the welcome tents set up on the first two days of classes. We would love your assistance to answer questions, give directions and hand out information to tent passersby.
Wednesday, Sept. 4 & Thursday, Sept. 5! There are two-hour shifts scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on both days.
Please sign up for a shift via this linked form: http://goo.gl/MqSRkb

L.I.V.E. Welcome Week Mixer

Diversity and Community Involvement invites all faculty and staff to participate in this year's L.I.V.E. Welcome Week Mixer on Thursday, September 4 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Student Center, Room 310. L.I.V.E. is a series of events designed to engage incoming first-generation students and students of color to assist them with their transition to college. One of the factors that helps first-generation students succeed in the classroom is developing relationships with faculty and professional staff. The Mixer gives faculty and staff the opportunity to interact with incoming first-gens while helping them learn how to network. If you would like to participate, please RSVP with Dar Mayweather, Coordinator for the Center for Multicultural Affairs, at dmayweat@emich.edu or (734) 487-2277. We look forward to seeing you there.

Meijer Mania
Thursday, September 4 from 7-10pm and we are looking for volunteers to help out at the event. We have two different 'shifts' for volunteers to choose from: Shift 1: 7-8:30pm Shift 2: 8:30-10pm
Volunteer duties include: assisting vendors in product/freebie distribution, floating in specific areas of the store to deter 'negative behavior', and generally having fun! This event has an estimated 4,000 EMU students in attendance and is a fun time for all (including volunteers!)
To volunteer or with questions, please contact Eric Ward, eward1@emich.edu or 7-3806.

Campus Life is seeking graduate student, faculty and staff volunteer assistance for the annual NPHC Icebreaker Dance on Friday, September 12 to help manage the entry/admission/traffic flow process. Tentatively scheduled for Bowen Fieldhouse.
Please sign up for a shift via this linked form: http://goo.gl/8VIv8Q

Homecoming Student Tailgate
Campus Life is seeking graduate student, faculty and staff volunteer assistance for the annual Homecoming Student Organization Tailgate on Saturday, October 11.
Volunteers at this event help manage the entry/admission/traffic flow process.
Please sign up for a shift via this linked form: http://goo.gl/h9D41z

Save the dates:
LeaderShape – April 28 through May 4, 2015
An amazing off-site week-long intensive leadership institute for students, facilitated by EMU faculty and staff. Contact Casey Krone, cjordan@emich.edu, with interest or questions.
Student Gold Medallion Awards Ceremony – Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Planning and Selection Committees will be formed mid fall. Contact Kate Curley, kcurley@emich.edu, with interest or questions.