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* UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES FLU CLINIC: The University Health Services will hold a Flu Clinic on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 202 of Snow Health Center. Get protected before the holiday break. If you are an EMU employee with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, you will receive the vaccine at no charge as long as you bring your insurance card. Otherwise, the cost of the vaccine is $30. If you have any questions, please contact University Health Services at 487-1122. 


* PLANNED COMPUTING SYSTEM DOWNTIME: Monthly maintenance will be performed on Friday, Dec. 4 from 6 p.m. to midnight. During this month’s maintenance program, the following major computer systems will be unavailable:

• Banner
• My.emich (including self-service faculty, student and employee tabs)

For a full list of all systems affected please visit IT’s system outage page: http://it.emich.edu/portal/systems/index.cfm?fuseaction=all

All other systems and services remain AVAILABLE including:

• Wired and Wireless Internet Access (residence halls, offices, and classrooms)
• Canvas Learning Management System ( http://canvas.emich.edu/ )
• Online Hiring System ( www.emich.edu/jobs )
• EagleMail (available at https://mail.emich.edu/)
• Google Apps (http://google.emich.edu)

All planned maintenance for major EMU systems is scheduled in conjunction with the ERP-Business Operations Committee (BOC). The BOC includes representation from various campus units and Faculty Senate. Please contact the Help Desk at 487-2120 or it.helpdesk@emich.edu if you have any questions about this scheduled downtime. We appreciate your patience during this important and required system outage.


2016 MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY CELEBRATION – CALL FOR PROPOSALS: EMU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Planning Committee invites proposals for academic sessions to be offered as part of the 2016 MLK Day Celebration, to be held on Monday, January 18, 2016.

This year, the theme is “And Justice For All?” The Pledge of Allegiance ends with “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” How do we, as a society, come together to achieve the ideal behind this pledge? Do we, as a nation, believe justice for all can be achieved? Reverend, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did believe and he marched a nation forward towards that ideal.

The session format can be interactive, panel or a presentation of research. Proposals are due by midnight on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 in electronic format. Please find the application and directions for submission by visiting clicking the MLK Proposal Submission. The Committee’s hope is that the events and discussions from this 2016 MLK Celebration will encourage each of us to pick up Dr. King’s charge and galvanize us to take action for change. For more information, please contact Nicole Johnson at njohns13@emich.edu or call 487-3529.


WEMU-FM CELEBRATES 50 YEARS ON THE AIR WITH OPEN HOUSE & JAZZ JAM SESSION: WEMU-FM is celebrating their 50th anniversary with an open house and live jazz jam sessions on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the event, jazz musicians will be performing all day in the King Hall lounge. There will also be a display of WEMU memorabilia and a hot chocolate and cookie bar. Station staff will be available to conduct tours through the station and studios. WEMU first signed on the air on December 8, 1965. For more information, visit the WEMU homepage or call 487-2229.


EMU CAMPUS BOOKSTORE CUSTOMER SURVEY: The Student Center is conducting a customer survey with our Campus Partner, the EMU Campus Bookstore. Your feedback will provide valuable information for future planning and improvement of standards and services. Please take a moment and visit Campus Bookstore Customer Survey and complete the survey. For more information, contact Kevin McKay at kmckay@follett.com or 483-2850.


BECOME A CERTIFIED TOURISM AMBASSADOR: The Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Area Tourism Ambassador Program is a multi-faceted opportunity to increase regional tourism by inspiring front-line employees and volunteers to turn each visitor encounter into a positive experience. To become a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA), you must complete the required class pre-reading, attend a class and complete an open book exam. You will receive a certificate and a pin upon completion. Benefits include: 

  • Freebies and discounts from businesses throughout the county
  • Networking opportunities at CTA social events
  • Professional development and skill training
  • Opportunities for incentives and rewards locally and nationally

The class will be held Friday, December 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 310A in the Student Center. To enroll, visit the Certified Tourism Ambassador homepage and chose "Become a CTA" to sign-up for the class. Select a program, input your contact information, select the class and submit payment (use code 10000 to get $10 rate). Review and submit payment.  Scholarships are available. Contact Erica Steuwe at esteuwe@emich.edu for more details or questions.


UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM SUBMISSIONS: The submission site is open for EMU students to present their research at the April 1, 2016 Undergraduate Symposium. To access the site, visit Undergraduate Symposium Submission homepage. Contact Wendy Kivi at 487-3198, wkivi@emich.edufor additional information.


NEW EASTERN EXPERTS WEBSITE: The Division of Communications is excited to announce that it has established a new, robust Eastern Experts website. The EMU Experts Directory will highlight the wide variety of expertise and insight on our faculty, with the goals of enabling journalists to quickly secure experts to comment in stories and interviews and of helping community organizations find speakers for their events. If you are an EMU faculty or staff member with an area of expertise that might be of interest to the media or an area organization, we hope that you will consider becoming a part of the Eastern Experts Directory. The process is simple. Simply log on to the Eastern Experts Directory. There you will find easy tips on how to join the directory, along with tips on writing your bio and completing the expert form. First, click "Join the Directory" and read the text there. After reading the text there, click "Complete the EMU expert form" and then log in using your my.emich credentials.

Today's Events

2015-16 STAR LECTURE SERIES "SOARING HIGHER-PURSUING A LIFE WELL-LIVED": The Honors College is pleased to present the next Star Lecture speaker tonight, Dec. 1, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. John Feldkamp will speak on "Conflicts We Face with our Identities While Pursuing a Well-Lived Life." 

We all wear multiple identities that define us, and it’s the decisions we make in that identity that define us not only in that role, but also as a person: child, parent, professional, partner, and self. Born and raised as a musician, farmer's son, expected math teacher; come hear the evolution of Feldkamp as he shares the joys, the sorrow, and the tension that shape some of the identities he wears today seeking the best decision in any given moment while pursuing a well-lived life. For more information, visit the EMU Honors College homepage or contact Rebecca Sipes at rsipe@emich.edu. 


SUBMIT AN EVENT TO THE EMU EVENT CALENDAR: To submit an event to the EMU event calendar, click on Submit an Event, or go to the EMU homepage, click on "calendars," then click the green button labeled "Submit an Event" (located on the bottom left) and enter your event information. All events are subject to approval.


SUBMISSIONS FOR POSTING IN EMU TODAY: EMU Today is an internal daily e-blast sent to the 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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