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HERTZ ON DEMAND CAR SHARING PROGRAM ENDS: The Hertz on Demand Car Sharing program that has been embraced by the EMU campus community will come to an end on Saturday, Dec. 6. Unfortunately, the Hertz Corporation decided that the costs were too high to continue the program nationwide. 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 Bags 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.


EMU WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION ANNUAL POINSETTIA SALE: Are you looking for some seasonal accents to brighten your home or office? Order your poinsettias (available in various colors & sizes), garlands, and wreaths and help support the EMU Women's Association Scholarship Fund. Download the print order form or order online. Deadline for orders is Friday, Nov. 21. Pick-up 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.


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

THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON: President Martin is pleased to host the annual Thanksgiving Luncheon today, Nov. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. During the event, the EMU Vision Office will be accepting canned goods or monetary donations. These donations will go to support SOS Community Services of Ypsilanti. 


NON-PERISHABLE FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED: EMU’s VISION Volunteer Center will be collecting non-perishable food items for SOS Community Services now through November 20 at 5 p.m. VISION will collect food items during the Thanksgiving Luncheons on November 19 and 20. In addition, VISION will be accepting donations at a Lobby Table in the lower level of the Student Center today, Nov. 20 from 2:30 - 5 p.m. Items needed include: Canned vegetables/fruits, chicken broth, cranberry sauce, Ziplock bags, pie filling/crusts, flour, macaroni & cheese, gravy, boxed stuffing, sugar, corn muffin mix/Bisquick and French Fried onions.


LECTURE AND DINNER TO CELEBRATE HIJAB WEEK: The Muslim Student Association at EMU will host a lecture and dinner onight, Nov. 20, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the McKenny Hall ballroom as part of their annual Hijab Week celebration. The event is free and LBC approved. If you have any questions, please contact them at msa.emu@gmail.com


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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