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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.


HOLIDAY HOURS FOR THE STUDENT CENTER: The EMU Student Center and its vendors will have abbreviated hours today, Nov. 24. The hours of operation will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The building will be closed over Thanksgiving break, starting Wednesday, Nov. 25 - 29. Normal hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 30. For more information, visit the EMU Student Center homepage for a detailed list of building and vendor hours over this period or call Student Center Administration at 487-1100.


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

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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