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PLANNED COMPUTING SYSTEM DOWNTIME: Monthly maintenance of EMU's computing systems will be performed on Friday, Aug. 1 from 6 p.m. to midnight. During this month’s maintenance program, the following major computer systems will be unavailable:

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• Banner Self-Service (faculty, student and employee tabs in my.emich)
• my.emich


• EagleMail (mail.emich.edu) - PLEASE NOTE LONGER OUTAGE FOR THIS SYSTEM FROM 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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)
• EMU-Online course management system ( http://emuonline.edu )
• Online Hiring System (http://www.emich.edu/jobs)

• 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 (734) 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.


* FREE PASSPORT APPLICATION AND PHOTO SERVICES: The College of Arts and Sciences now has a "passport" office, located in room 103D Boone HallThe staff will help the campus community with both first time applications or renewals, and take the required photos. This is a free service, courtesy of the Dean's office. To make an appointment, contact Elisabeth Morgan, at emorgan@emich.edu or call 487-3389.


HURRY - SUMMER CLEARANCE SALE ENDS SOON AT EMU BOOKSTORE: Visit the EMU Bookstore's Summer Clearance Event and take advantage of the in-store sale of a additional 30% off already reduced merchandise now through Friday, August 1. Shop online clearance specials now through Sunday, August 3.

EMU Dining Services has updated their Residential and Commuter Dining Plans effective as of the Fall 2014 semester. These updated plans can be found at www.emich.edu/dining. If you would like to enjoy the savings and convenience of the dining plans including the All-You-Care-to-Eat Facility, The Commons or 10% bonus funds, stop by the Housing and Residence Life Office to signup.


POWERPOINT PRESENTATION AND VIDEO FROM BUDGET FORUM: The PowerPoint presentation and video from the budget forum conducted on June 11, by President Martin and CFO John Lumm can be viewed at: http://www.emich.edu/busfin/budgetforums.php.


CAMPUS SAFETY AWARENESS & HAZARD COMMUNICATION TRAINING: All new employees of the University are required to attend one of the Safety Awareness & Hazard Communication training sessions presented by the EMU Environmental Health Safety (EHS). Training sessions have been scheduled for the following dates:

  • Thursday, Aug. 21, 1:30 - 3 p.m., room 300, Halle Library
  • Tuesday, Sept. 16, 5:30 - 7 p.m., room 300, Halle Library
  • Monday, Sept. 22, 1:30 - 3 p.m., room 300, Halle Library
  • Tuesday, Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., room 300, Halle Library
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29, 5:30 - 7 p.m., room 300, Halle Library
  • Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1:30 - 3 p.m., room 300, Halle Library
  • Friday, Dec. 5, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., room 300, Halle Library

Please register at environmental_health_safety@emich.edu or call 487-0794.

Today's Events

DISSERTATION DEFENSE: Annette Richard, M.S., from the Psychology Department, will defend her dissertation, "Visual Attention Shifting in Autism Spectrum Disorders," today, July 29, 3 p.m., room 327 Science Complex. For more information, contact Ashley Stauffer at 487-1155.


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.

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