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* EMU HOUSING & RESIDENCE LIFE FRONT DESK CLOSED FRIDAYTO WALK-INS: The Housing & Residence Life Office Front Desk will be closed on Friday, Aug. 22 for walk-ins. They will also have limited phone support for those who are calling the main line. Students may call 487-1300 or email: housing@emich.edu with questions or please check the website at emich.edu/housing for answers to commonly asked questions.


COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES FALL MEETING: The College of Arts and Sciences will hold its Fall Meeting for CAS faculty and staff on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1:30 - 3 p.m., in room 310AB in the Student Center. Refreshments will be available starting at 1 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Sally Lucas in the Dean's Office at 487-4344.


EAGLEMAIL UPGRADE POSTPONED: The upgrade to EagleMail, originally scheduled for August 16 - 30, is being postponed until after the Fall 2014 semester. Please contact the IT Help Desk at 487-2120 or it.helpdesk@emich.edu if you have any questions. 


MOVE-IN AMBASSADORS NEEDED: EMU Housing & Residence Life invites all faculty and staff to join them on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 8:30 - 11 a.m., to be Move-In Ambassadors. Each year, faculty and staff play a critical role as first-year students come to college for the first time. Move-in Ambassadors will help give directions, talk to students and parents and spread the meaning of what it means to be TRUEMU. Please RSVP to Clifford Camp at ccamp@emich.edu by Monday, Aug. 18.


CALL FOR FACULTY "LIFE IN THE CLASSROOM" FACILITATORS: This faculty led First Four New Student Orientation session will take place on Sunday, Aug. 31, with sessions from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m., and from 11 a.m to 12 p.m., with a briefing session from 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. This is a very easy, turn-key operation with talking points and handouts provided. Any interested faculty or academic administrator can contact Amy Barnhart at asimonso@emich.edu or call 487-2265 by Friday, Aug. 8.


WELCOME TENT VOLUNTEERS: Faculty and staff are needed to welcome students back to campus by volunteering at one of the welcome tents setup on Wednesday, Sept. 4 or Thursday, Sept. 5. Your  assistance to answer questions, give directions and hand out information to tent passersby would be greatly appreciated. There are two-hour shifts scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on both days. Please go to Welcome Tent Volunteer to sign up for a shift.

INVITATION TO L.I.V.E. WELCOME WEEK MIXER: Diversity and Community Involvement invites all faculty and staff to participate in this year's L.I.V.E. Welcome Week Mixer on Thursday, Sept. 4, 3 - 6 p.m., in room 310 in the Student Center. L.I.V.E. is a series of events designed to engage incoming first-generation students and students of color to assist them with their transition to college. One of the factors that helps first-generation students succeed in the classroom is developing relationships with faculty and professional staff. If you would like to participate, please RSVP with Dar Mayweather at dmayweat@emich.edu or call 487-2277.


CALL FOR "MEIJER MANIA" VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed to help out at the annual "Meijer Mania" event on Thursday, Sept. 4, with shifts from 7 - 8:30 p.m. or 8:30 - 10 p.m.   Volunteer duties include assisting vendors in product distribution and floating in specific areas of the store to assist the students. Approximately 4,000 EMU students will attend this event. To volunteer, please contact Eric Ward at eward1@emich.edu or call 487-3806.

VOLUNTEERS NEED FOR THE ICEBREAKER DANCE: Campus Life is seeking graduate student, faculty and staff volunteers to assistance at the annual NPHC Icebreaker Dance on Friday, Sept. 12, in Bowen Field House. Duties will include helping with entry, admission and traffic flow. If you would like to help, please sign up for a shift at Icebreaker Dance Volunteers.


HOMECOMING STUDENT TAILGATE VOLUNTEERS: Campus Life is seeking graduate student, faculty and staff volunteer assistance for the annual Homecoming Student Organization Tailgate on Saturday, Oct. 11. Volunteers at this event will help manage the entry/admission/traffic flow process. Please sign up for a shift at Homecoming Tailgate Volunteers.


EMU ONLINE DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY CORRECTIONS: Please take the time to check your department directory listing at http://www.emich.edu/telephones/ for accuracy. If the information needs to be updated, please send the information to: dept_directory@emich.edu. For questions, contact Debra Burke at 487-6895 or by e-mail at dburke15@emich.edu.


PERSONAL DIRECTORY CORRECTIONS/UPDATES: Personal Directory Listings are populated through the Banner system. To check your personal listing for accuracy, please visit http://it.emich.edu/service/online/directory/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.

If a listing needs to be updated, an employee’s supervisor should update the information through a link located on the supervisor’s My.Emich Employee tab. Instructions are as follows:

  • Click on the Employee tab
  • Click on the Employee link below the row of tabs
  • Click on the Update Employee Campus Address link. You will then see a table of your direct reports. To edit, click on the EID or Phone links to edit. Once you have completed your edits, click the Submit button. NOTE: it may take up to 24 hours for your change to take effect.

For non-supervisory staff, alternate update methods are explained on the Directory Information Updates page at https://www.emich.edu/it/services/directoryupdates.php.

Today's Events

LUNCH AND LEARN SESSION: EMU Human Resources will hold the Lunch & Learn "The Ins & Outs of Student Employment" today, Aug. 21, 12 - 1 p.m., in room 100 McKenny Hall. Presenters: Sarah Kersey Otto and Crystal Walrath. Register today through EventbriteIf you have any questions, please contact Melissa Radala at 487-7171 or email to hr_tod@emich.edu. 


CAMPUS SAFETY AWARENESS & HAZARD COMMUNICATION TRAINING: There will be a Safety Awareness & Hazard Communication training session presented by the EMU Environmental Health Safety (EHS today, Aug. 21, 1:30 - 3 p.m., room 300, Halle Library. Please register at environmental_health_safety@emich.edu or call 487-0794.


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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