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* FACULTY AND STAFF NEEDED FOR CPR AND AED TRAINING: EMU Environmental Health Safety is looking for faculty and staff volunteers who might be interested in attending Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) training. If you are interested, please sign-up for one of the following training sessions:

  • Monday, Oct. 27: 1:30 - 4 p.m. in room 300 in Halle Library
  • Thursday, Nov. 13: 9 - 11:30 a.m. in room 300 in Halle Library
  • Wednesday, Dec. 17: 9 - 11:30 a.m. in room 300 in Halle Library

To register for a session, please email Kathryn Wilhoff at kwilhoff@emich.edu.


OCTOBER IS CYBER SECURITY MONTH: Each October we are reminded to be e-Safe. The EMU Division of IT would like to remind you to be on the look-out for Phishing attempts in emails. Watch Ben, Benji and Benny in the animated "E-Safe: Phishing Emails - Internet Safety" YouTube video to learn how to avoid becoming a victim. If you have any questions, contact Rocky Jenkins at rjenkins@emich.edu.


SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE EMU EAGLES AND THE HONORS COLLEGE AT THE SAME TIME: Join the EMU Honors College on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a special Honors College Tailgate Fundraiser on the northwest side of Rynearson Stadium. Cost is $15/Adult, $10/Student and children 10 and younger get in for FREE. Part of the proceeds will go to the Honors College Study Abroad Scholarship Fund. Meet current Honors students and staff and network with alumni before the Eagles go to work against Northern Illinois Huskies at The Factory at 1 p.m. Kids will love visiting EMU’s Family Fun Zone. RSVP at Honors College Tailgate Fundraiser. For more information, call the Honors College at 487-0345.

PLANNED COMPUTING SYSTEM DOWNTIME: Monthly maintenance of EMU's computing system will be performed on Friday, Oct. 24 through Saturday, Oct. 25. This is a special maintenance window needed to install critical upgrades to Banner. These upgrades will begin on Friday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. and will finish no later than Saturday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. During this upgrade, the following major computer systems will be unavailable:

• Banner
• My.emich self-service faculty, student and employee tabs
• Applications Manager/UC4
• Xtender imaging
• Workflow

During the planned outage, 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.emich.edu/jobs )
• EagleMail (available at https://mail.emich.edu/)
• 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.


EMU UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES OFFERS SCREENING FOR TRAVELERS WHO MAY HAVE BEEN TO A COUNTRY AFFECTED BY EBOLA OUTBREAKS: While Ebola poses little risk to the U.S. general population, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended that college health services contact all students, staff and faculty coming to campus from any of the countries where Ebola has had a significant impact. EMU University Health Services (UHS) will be conducting phone screenings for those who, within the past 21 days, may have been in a location where outbreaks have occurred. If UHS determines that someone is at risk, it will work with the Washtenaw County Health Department for guidance on how that person should be monitored.

UHS has reached out to those who it believes to have traveled to/from an area of concern, however it can be difficult to identify all who might be affected. For those who may have traveled to or from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Nigeria within the past 21 days, please call University Health Services at 487-1122, so that staff can determine your level of risk exposure and provide you with information for monitoring your health. When calling, please let UHS know that you were recently in one of the countries where outbreaks are occurring and that you would like to speak with a nurse. For those seeking further information, you may access the CDC website and read the "Advice for Colleges, Universities and Students on Ebola."

Today's Events

TRUE LIFE: MY EXPERIENCE WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXHIBIT: The Women's Resource Center continues it's programming for Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the True Life exhibit on display today, Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., in room 310A/B in the Student Center. This exhibit will give visitors a chance to experience what survivors of domestic violence actually face on a daily basis. On display are survivor art/poetry, assailant art, Silent Witnesses, children's art, and the Clothesline Project. 


CONVERSATION WITH DEBBIE DINGELL ABOUT STUDENT LOAN DEBT: Please join candidate for Congress, Mrs. Debbie Dingell as she hosts a conversation on student loan debt with students on today, Oct. 22, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in room 350 in the Student Center. Free and open to the public. LBC approved.


GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH WORKSHOP: The EMU Graduate School is pleased to present the workshop “Academically Speaking,” today, Oct. 22, from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. in the Halle Library Auditorium. Presented by Professor Don Ritzenhein. To register for the workshop, please go to http://goo.gl/ub1Od2. For questions, please send an email to: emu_grc@emich.edu.


SEMINAR ON THE EASTERN HELLBENDER: The EMU Biology Department is pleased to welcome Gregory Lipps, herpetologist and conservationist from Ohio State University who will speak about "Conservation and Recovery of the Eastern Hellbender" today, Oct. 22, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., in room 154 Mark Jefferson Science Complex. The Eastern Hellbender is one of the largest salamanders bordering on extinction and are currently considered endangered in several states. LBC credit approved. For questions, please call the Biology Department at 487-4242.


BROWN BAG LUNCH PRESENTATION: Please join The Women's Resource Center and Mary Larkin, from the LGBT Resource Center as she presents “On Queer Identities in the Binary,” today, Oct. 22, at 12:30 p.m., in room 300 in Halle Library. Although universities have many resources such as LGBT and Women Centers, Larkin will discuss the challenges of navigating a college campus as a trans* or gender fluid individual from the admissions process to graduation. For questions, please contact the Women's Resource Center at emu_womenscenter@emich.edu or call 487-4282.


EMU CREATIVE WRITING HOSTS AUTHORS ROBERT GLÜCK AND MIRANDA MELLIS: Authors Robert Glück and Miranda Mellis will present their creative work today, Oct. 22, 4:30 – 6 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium. Books will be for sale at the event thanks to the EMU Student Center Bookstore. For more information or questions, please contact David Boeving at davidboeving@gmail.com.


LOCAL ARTISTS/OWNERS OF POPPS PACKING TO SPEAK AT EMU: Located on the northern Hamtramck/Detroit border, Popps Packing was founded in 2007 by husband and wife team, Graem Whyte (sculptor and architectural dabbler) and Faina Lerman (painter and performance artist). They will speak at EMU tonight, Oct. 22, 5:30 - 7 p.m., room 300 in Halle Library about their experiences as artists and the unique artistic venue they've created in Hamtramck. Popps Packing serves as a hybrid home, studio, and experimental arts venue aimed at promoting dialog and cultural exchange between the local, national and international communities through exhibitions, performances, workshops and artist residencies. Whyte and Lerman will be the jurying team for the EMU Annual Juried Student Art exhibition in January 2015. For questions, please contact Gregory Tom at 487-0465.


FALL FAMILY OPEN GYM AND BASKETBALL NIGHT AT ACC-EMU: Shoot hoops and run drills with the Lady Eagles EMU basketball team tonight, Oct. 22, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Fletcher Building Gym. Bring the whole family for active indoor fun. There will be photos, giveaways and autographs with team members and SWOOP the mascot. Hosted by the Autism Collaborative Center. Free and open to all abilities. Please RSVP autismcenter@emich.edu or 487-2890.  For questions, please contact Amy Sanderson at amy.sanderson@emich.edu.


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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