BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING: The EMU Board of Regents will hold its December board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 1:30 p.m., in room 201, Welch Hall. Below is the schedule for the committee meetings. All meetings are in Welch Hall.
- Faculty Affairs: 8:00 - 8:45 a.m., Room 205
- Athletic Affairs: 9:00 - 9:45 a.m., Room 201
- Educational Policies: 9:00 - 9:45 a.m., Room 205
- Student Affairs: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m., Room 205
- Finance and Investment: 11:30 - 12:15 p.m., Room 201
UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN - "MISSION POSSIBLE": Eastern Michigan University’s United Way campaign has raised $51,895.24 with 258 people participating. Please help push us to our goal of $120,000 and 50% participation. Be part of the change for the better in our community. One person, one gift adds up to big results.
Any employee who wishes to give through payroll deduction must complete their pledge by Friday 12/6/13. The pledge site will remain open throughout December but payroll deduction will not be listed as an option after this date. Please login to your my.emich account and click on the United Way logo to make your gift today. For questions, please contact Kevin Kucera or Linda Moore at 487-8892 or Dawn Stovall at 487-1105. Thank you for choosing to LIVE UNITED.
PLANNED COMPUTING SYSTEM DOWNTIME: Monthly maintenance of EMU's computing systems will be performed on Friday, Dec. 6, from 6 p.m. to midnight. During this month’s maintenance program, the following major computer systems will be unavailable:
• Banner Self-Service (faculty, student and employee tabs in my.emich)
• Library Catalog
• Library Image Database
• IRIM (irim.emich.edu)
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 ( www.emujobs.com )
• EagleMail (mail.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 email@example.com if you have any questions about this scheduled downtime. We appreciate your patience during this important and required system outage.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS: A special thanks to all who attended the Thanksgiving luncheon, and for your generous donations of food and cash. We received over $130 in cash and over $1,300 worth of food that has been donated to SOS, all of which helped feed over 200 local families for Thanksgiving and stock the SOS food pantry. This was a great way to kick-off the holiday season.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. HUMANITARIAN AWARDS: Each year, the University presents the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Awards at the MLK Day President's Luncheon. The 2014 luncheon will be held on Monday, Jan. 20. These awards recognize individuals from within the University and the surrounding community who exemplify the values and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nominations for the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Awards are currently being accepted.
Nominations for the Humanitarian Award for non-students must include: (1) a letter of nomination, (2) one letter of support, and (3) a resume/CV of the nominee. Completed nomination materials must be received by the Office of Government and Community Relations, 207 Welch Hall or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. Only completed applications will be considered. Late applications will not be accepted.
Nominations for the Humanitarian Award for an EMU student must include: (1) a completed application, (2) a short essay, and (3) one letter of support from an EMU faculty or staff member. The application, requirements and more information can be found at www.emich.edu/finaid/ and at the Office of Financial Aid, 403 Pierce Hall. Completed application materials must be received by the Office of Financial Aid or via e-mail to email@example.com by Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. Only completed applications will be considered. Late applications will not be accepted.
EMU has a long and storied tradition of discourse, learning opportunities, creative expression and community building in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. To learn more about the upcoming week’s events, please go to http://www.emich.edu/mlk/.
ADDITIONAL MIOSHA HAZARD TRAINING SESSIONS HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED: Based upon the demand, and the requirements for receiving the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) Hazard Communication training including the Globally Harmonized System, additional training sessions have been scheduled through the end of the year as follows:
- Thursday, Dec. 5, 10 - 11 a.m., Halle Library Auditorium
- Monday, Dec. 9, 2 - 3 p.m., room 300, Halle Library
- Thursday, Dec. 12, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., room 300, Halle Library
- Tuesday, Dec. 17, 9 - 10 a.m., Halle Library Auditorium
- Wednesday, Dec. 18, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., room 300, Halle Library
To register, go to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 487-0794.
ACE-EMU SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR 2014 DISTINGUISHED WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION: ACE-EMU, an arm of the Michigan ACE Women's Network, seeks nominations for a new award - the 2014 EMU Distinguished Woman in Leadership in Higher Education. Nominations are due Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Nominees will have until Monday, January 6, 2014 to supply their curriculum vitae and philosophy statements to the awards committee. The awardee will be announced in March 2014.
A nominee must be an employee of EMU and be an individual who has exhibited outstanding leadership to other women on campus and in the community. The award is open to women at any level or position at EMU and is designed to recognize work on behalf of women in higher education that is outside the scope of the nominee’s formal staff or faculty job responsibilities. Preference will be given to women with the following attributes:
- an evident philosophy of helping other women that goes beyond job responsibilities
- a reputation for fairness, equity, and justice that is based on actions on behalf of women
- a positive impact on women in leadership that goes beyond the nominee's own campus
- publications or presentations that provide new information of use to women
- evidence of advancement on behalf of women in general by breaking gender barriers (e.g., in career roles normally dominated by men).
Send name, title, and campus address/contact information of both nominee and nominator to Diane Winder at email@example.com or to Anita Schnars at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 487-4380 for questions. Include a short paragraph describing why you feel the person should be selected for the this honor and be sure to reference the qualities outlined above. Inform your nominee that the ACE-EMU selection committee will be requesting their curriculum vitae.
EMU PUBLIC SAFETY TIPS AND REMINDERS: The EMU Police Department facilitates a variety of community service programs focused on safety awareness for our residential halls, classrooms and campus. These include crime prevention seminars, and training sessions and programs on sexual assault and alcohol awareness for faculty, staff and students.
EMU Police use high visibility foot patrols, mobile patrols, bicycle patrols and an extensive video monitoring system to help deter crime. It is important to report crimes or suspicious activities immediately -- police have a better opportunity to apprehend suspects and solve crimes. Please review the information below and report any crimes or any suspicious activities. Reporting a crime or suspicious activity can be done anonymously.
- To report an incident, or information anonymously, please call 487-4847 or send an email to email@example.com.
- Call Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAKUP (800) 773-2587 or email at www.1800speakup.org or visit the Crime Stoppers homepage.
- For more information on public safety, please visit the EMU Public Safety Tips homepage.
- EMU publishes a Daily Crime Log of all crimes reported to the EMU Department of Public Safety. This information can be viewed at EMU Daily Crime Log homepage. EMU also publishes the Daily Crime Log for the City of Ypsilanti.
- Online, real-time crime mapping covering EMU and the City of Ypsilanti is available at: http://geodata.acad.emich.edu/Crime/Main.htm.
Telephone numbers and email accounts listed above are set-up specifically for those who wish to report a crime or information related to a crime. Your identity will remain anonymous.
For questions pertaining to EMU Safety Tips or crime prevention, please contact Police Officer Candace Dorsey, Crime Prevention Coordinator at 487-0987 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Crime Prevention office is located within the EMU Police Department at 1200 Oakwood Street. Police Dispatch at 487-1222. For emergencies, call 911.
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 email@example.com. 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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