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LATEST UPDATES AND CAMPUS RESOURCES RELATED TO RACIST GRAFFITI INCIDENTS: A website has been developed as a resource for ongoing updates and information about the two incidents of racist graffiti found on Eastern Michigan University's campus on September 20 and 21. The site includes links to all campus update messages sent to date to students, faculty and staff; forums that have been scheduled; and, information about resources available to the campus community. Please visit the resource page for additional information.


BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING: The EMU Board of Regents will hold its next Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 1 at 1:00 p.m. in room 201, Welch Hall. Below is the schedule for the committee meetings, which will be held in Welch Hall.

  • Athletic Affairs Committee: 9:00 - 9:45 a.m., Room 201
  • Educational Policies Committee: 9:00 - 9:45 a.m., Room 205
  • Student Affairs Committee: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m., Room 201
  • Faculty Affairs Committee: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m., Room 205
  • Finance and Investment Committee: 11:00 - 11:45 a.m., Room 201

Please note that the following items will be prohibited at all meetings of the Board of Regents:

  • Sticks and Poles
  • Any noise making devices
  • Backpacks are allowed, but subject to search as needed

According to EMU Board Policy 9.4, no person shall possess or use any firearm or other dangerous weapon, concealed or otherwise, on property owned, leased or controlled by the University or otherwise in the course of University business.

Further, no person shall possess or use explosive materials, incendiary devices or other dangerous objects or substances on property owned, leased or controlled by the University or otherwise in the course of University business.

We ask that you respect the spirit of this forum and allow all speakers the opportunity to speak and conduct official business. Behavior that disrupts the event or prevents speakers from being heard, or from being able to continue, is prohibited, failure to comply may result in criminal and/or student conduct code sanctions.

For additional information or questions please visit the Board of Regents homepage or contact Vicki Reaume at 487-2410 or by email.

The room capacity for 201 Welch Hall, as dictated by the building code, is 135 individuals. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to ensure seating. For any guests beyond the capacity limit, a viewing room with a live feed of the Board of Regents proceedings will be located in 205 Welch Hall immediately across from the meeting in 201 Welch Hall.


BOARD OF REGENTS MEMBER TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS:  An EMU Board of Regents member will hold office hours October 27 and October 28 from noon to 2 p.m. in 207 Welch Hall.  During the office hours, the Regent will meet with individuals -- students, faculty or staff members -- for 25 minutes each to listen to matters related to the University community.  Topics can range from questions, concerns, ideas, suggestions or positive points on matters related to the University.  Office visits are coordinated through the Board Office by contacting Vicki Reaume, vice president and secretary to the Board of Regents. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Board Office at 487-2410 or via email.  The subject or topics of the meeting must be provided in advance when scheduling the appointment.  As a reminder, the Regents are always accessible through the Board Office by email.

UPCOMING COFFEE AND CONVERSATION SCHEDULE: Coffee and Conversation sessions have been scheduled as follows:

  • Ron Woody, interim assistant vice president and chief information officer: Wednesday, November 9, 9 - 10 a.m., Halle Mobile Lounge (ground floor of Halle Library)
  • Rhonda Longworth, interim provost and executive vice president: Tuesday, November 15, 9 - 10 a.m., 202 Pray-Harrold
  • Bob Heighes, chief of police: Thursday, December 15, 9 - 10 a.m., 2nd floor of Student Center across from Information Desk

Employees are encouraged to visit their favorite campus coffee shop (or other venue) to pick up a beverage or snack and then participate in an informal discussion. No appointment is necessary.


2017 OPEN ENROLLMENT IS HERE: Benefit selections are effective January 1, 2017. Please refer to Open Enrollment emails and letters for any changes specific to your employee classification. You can also visit the Benefits website for all your Open Enrollment needs.

Open Enrollment Events Schedule


BANNER LOGIN BECOMES MORE CONVENIENT: On Tuesday, November 1, Banner systems will be updated to use Single Sign-On (SSO). SSO is a technology that will make it more convenient for those who navigate between the University's administrative systems by requiring them to login only once using their NetID (formerly my.emich) username and password. Employees with security rights to multiple systems will be able to access Banner, AppXtender Web (formerly WebXtender), and Workflow without being prompted for additional login requests. For more information visit IT's website or contact the IT Help Desk at 734-487-2120.


EASTERN EXPERTS WEBSITE: The Division of Communications 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.

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