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UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES FLU VACCINATION CLINIC: The next Flu Vaccination Clinic will be on Monday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 202 in the Snow Health Center. Faculty and staff covered by the EMU Blue Cross/Blue Shield policy are eligible to receive the vaccination at no cost (please bring your University ID and BC/BS card with you). Students covered by the EMU sponsored student insurance policy are also eligible to receive the vaccination at no cost. All others can obtain the flu vaccine for $30. For additional information, please call the University Health Service office at 487-1122 or email health_service@emich.edu.

HERTZ ON DEMAND CAR SHARING PROGRAM ENDS: The Hertz on Demand Car Sharing program will come to an end on Saturday, Dec. 6, however, the EMU University Support Services group is working to replace the Hertz program with another car sharing program and it is hoped that the new provider will be in place shortly after the New Year. Please contact Steve Siller at 487-8064 or email at ssiller@emich.edu with any questions.

UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED: The 2015 Undergraduate Symposium nomination site is now open for students to submit their research projects. The site will remain open for student submissions through January 15, 2015. The 35th Undergraduate Symposium will be held on Friday, Mar. 27, 2015 at the EMU Student Center. For more information, please visit the event website at emich.edu/symposium or contact Wendy Kivi at 487-31978 or email wkivi@emich.edu. 


THE GIVING TREE PROJECT: Do you remember last winter? So does Michigan’s 86,000 homeless. The EMU National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC), Black Student Union (BSU) and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) student organizations are teaming up to help keep the homeless warm this winter. They are asking for donations of new and gently used/clean items listed in order of priority: Coats, hats, gloves and scarves.

Their goal is to keep 500 people warm this winter. Items will be disbursed throughout the Metro Detroit and Ypsilanti to communities in need. There are three ways to donate: a) Contact any NPHC, NAACP or BSU member; b) Donate clothing items at their Lobby Table in the Student Center on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. or c) Drop-off items in their Christmas themed donation boxes located in the Student Center and Pray-Harold. For questions, please contact Cherise Floyd- Gallon at cfloyd3@emich.edu.

THE WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO SPEAK AT THEIR BROWN BAG SERIES: The Women's Resource Center will be kicking off another round of the Brown Bag Lecture Series in January and they are seeking interested graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and/or staff to present on women's-related research topics during the Winter 2015 semester. The Brown Bag sessions are held every Wednesday from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in the Halle Library. If you are interested in becoming a presenter, please click on the link at: http://goo.gl/forms/mWRKr4FTRc. For questions, please call the WRC at 487-4282 or email at wrc_brownbag@emich.edu.


RECYCLE YOUR GENTLY USED SHOES: The EMU Children’s Institute has once again teamed up with the Michigan Orphan Kitten Rescue and Shoe Box Recycling to help locally rescued orphaned kittens. Please drop off all paired children's, men’s and women’s shoes that are still usable to the Children’s Institute, located at Fletcher School on Cornell. The Michigan Orphan Kitten Rescue gets money for the shoes to help orphan kittens. Please keep in mind, they can't use heavy boots, flip flops, skates or blades. For questions or additional information, please email mokr@mikittens.org. To see photos of kittens they have rescued, please visit their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/mikittens. If you have any questions, please call Tracey Buhinicek at 487-2348.

Today's Events

EMU WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION ANNUAL POINSETTIA SALE: The deadline for ordering your poinsettia's and other seasonal items is today, Nov. 21. Poinsettias are available in various colors and sizes, along with garlands and wreaths. Sales will help support the EMU Women's Association Scholarship Fund. Download the print order form or order online. Pick-up your ordered items on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 12 - 5 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 3 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) in room 121 in the Halle Library. For questions, please call Jackie Wrosch at 487-2516.

USING CREDIT CAREFULLY SEMINAR: There will be a seminar on "Using Credit Carefully"today, Nov. 21 from 3 – 5 p.m. in room 104 in the Student Center free seminar on using credit carefully. Find out more at emich.edu/personalfinance. LBC approved. RSVP to Elena O'Connor at eoconnor@emich.edu.


EMU THEATRE PRESENTS TINTYPES: Tintypes will be presented tonight, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Quirk Theatre. Nominated for three Tony Awards, including best musical, Tintypes is conceived by Mary Kyte with Mel Marvin and Gary Pearle and directed by Wallace Bridges with music direction by Howard Cass. This charming musical production is recommended for audiences ages 10+. Tickets are $15 regular admission, $12 for students and seniors, $9 for main stage patrons and $7 for children ages 6-12, no further discounts apply. Tickets are available in person at the Convocation Center, the Student Center ticket office or the Quirk Box Office, by phone at 487-2282 and online at www.emutix.com. Please note that there is an additional surcharge for tickets purchased by mail, phone or online.


SUBMISSIONS IN EMU TODAY: Please note, EMU TODAY is an internal daily e-blast sent to faculty and staff. To submit an announcement or post an event, please forward your entry electronically to emu_today@emich.edu. Please be sure to format your entry with a title and include a description of the event, where the event will be held (room and building), the date and time, and a contact name, phone number and/or e-mail address. For questions, contact Debra Johnson at 487-2484 or email at djohn144@emich.edu.

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