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Wednesday Briefing for May 10

The Provost's Wednesday Briefing is a complement to the Provost's Update and intended to be a quick update on achievements and opportunities in Academic and Student Affairs. In the summer, it will only be distributed when content is available. Please forward any comments or submissions to emuprovost@emich.edu .

Congratulations to Professor Ashley Falzetti

Eastern Michigan University faculty member Ashley Falzetti, an assistant professor in the department of women’s/gender studies, has been named one of ten Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars for 2017 at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Malkiel Scholars Award supports junior faculty whose research focuses on contemporary American history, politics, culture, and society, and who are committed to the creation of an inclusive campus community for underrepresented students and scholars. Each Malkiel Scholar will receive a 12-month award of $17,500 while working toward tenure.

New Associate Dean in the College of Business

Congratulations to Professor Phil Lewis from the Department of Accounting and Finance on his appointment to the Interim Associate Dean position in the College of Business, effective  September 1.  Many thanks to Dr. Toni Stokes Jones for her service in this position over the past year. 

Campus Budget Forum - May 16

President Jim Smith and Chief Financial Officer Michael Valdes will hold a budget forum from 11 a.m. to noon  on Tuesday, May 16 . The purpose is the discuss the development of the FY2018 budget. The forum is open to our campus community will take place in the auditorium, room 201, Pray- Harrold The PowerPoint presentation and a video recording of the meeting will be made available following the session for anyone not able to attend. They be posted on EMU Today and the Business and Finance website.

Classroom Technology Update

TEL Systems, working with Information Technology and Physical Plant, continue installation of upgraded classroom technology, including document cameras, Blu-ray players, thin-client workstations and projection equipment. Over the next couple of weeks, they are targeting classrooms in Sill and Sherzer. 


Ongoing IT and Construction Issues

Traffic Flow Direction Reversal on West Circle Drive May 1–July 10

From May 1 through July 10, there will be modifications to the traffic and pedestrian patterns on West Circle Drive, resulting from the Central Heating Plant project. West Circle Drive traffic flow will reverse direction and will exit on to Oakwood Street from Structure Drive. Anthony Duty 487.1000 is the project contact person for the Physical Plant.

The West Circle Drive traffic changes are indicated on the traffic plan map.

Portion of East Circle Drive Closed May 8 - August 10

East Circle Drive is closed to all traffic for construction from Lowell St. to Pray Harrold, until August 10. This means that Best Drive, Ford Lot and Alexander Paid Lot are inaccessible. Please see below for accommodations:

  • Ford Staff Parking: Starting May 8, staff parking for Ford Lot will be moved to Alexander Lot, accessed through Sill Staff Lot.
  • Commuter Parking: Starting May 8, commuter parking for Ford Lot will be moved to the Ann Street Lot.
  • Ford Lot Reserved Parking: Will not be affected.

East Circle Drive will remain open from the Ann St. entrance to the cul-de-sac in front of Snow Health Center. If you have any questions, please review the Pedestrian and Vehicular Traffic Map for detours around the project site or contact Physical Plant Project Manager Anthony Duty 487.1000.

How to be Informed of Network Outages

The IT system outage page is updated regularly with planned and unplanned outage information. If you have any questions, please call the IT Help Desk at 487.2120 for further assistance.