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EMU REVEALS NEW GRAY FIELD TURF AT THE FACTORY: The EMU Department of Athletics invites fans to come catch a glimpse of EMU's new gray field turf surface that will be featured at the Factory inside Rynearson Stadium for the 2014 campaign. Eastern will welcome students, alumni, fans and any other individuals wishing to catch a view of the stadium's updated playing surface on Sunday, Aug. 3, at 5:30 p.m., at Rynearson Stadium, just prior to the opening of the 2014 football team's preseason camp.

For the first half hour, fans can gather at gate one and mingle for a silent auction and appetizers before EMU Head Football Coach Chris Creighton will talk about the Factory and what the installation of the new turf represents for the program prior to the big reveal. Following the reveal, fans will be welcomed to enjoy food and drink until 7 p.m., however, the real treat will be that Eastern Michigan fans will be able to take the field and become a part of history as they will be the first-ever to walk on a gray turf football field.

Admission to the event will cost $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Individuals are urged to RSVP by e-mailing presidential_events@emich.edu by Friday, Aug. 1. The event will be a cash bar and if weather should become inclement, the party will resume inside the atrium of the Convocation Center.


TAKE A STAND AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: There have been many stories in the news lately about sexual assault and domestic violence in our communities, from University campuses and sports teams to the world of business.  Imagine a day when every father, brother, husband, friend, son, partner, community member and decision maker says with conviction, "It won't happen here."

Join other EMU colleagues and make your voices heard by standing together against domestic violence and support SafeHouse Center by joining the “Men Taking a Stand” campaign. Deadline is Friday, Aug. 15. Simply complete the registration form and then return the completed form to SafeHouse Center along with your donation of $100 or more. For more information, please visit http://safehousecenter.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=482cff19d2ec0a9e82b1fdc67&id=f9c046737c&e=71df9f1831


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:

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

EAT AT JOE'S CRAB SHACK AND SUPPORT THE EMU AUTISM COLLABORATIVE CENTER: Come out and support the EMU Autism Collaborative Center (ACC) by eating at Joe's Crab Shack, located at 3020 Lohr Rd, Ann Arbor today, July 31, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and a percentage of all purchases (with promotional flyer) will go to the ACC. You must present the flyer at the time of service. To print the flyer, please go to: www.accemu.org. Plan a meal out with your family or friends and support the ACC.


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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