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EMU REVEALS NEW GRAY FIELD TURF AT THE FACTORY: The EMU Department of Athletics invites fans to come catch a glimpse of EMU's new gray field turf surface that will be featured at the Factory inside Rynearson Stadium for the 2014 campaign. Eastern will welcome students, alumni, fans and any other individuals wishing to catch a view of the stadium's updated playing surface on Sunday, Aug. 3, at 5:30 p.m., at Rynearson Stadium, just prior to the opening of the 2014 football team's preseason camp.

For the first half hour, fans can gather at gate one and mingle for a silent auction and appetizers before EMU Head Football Coach Chris Creighton will talk about the Factory and what the installation of the new turf represents for the program prior to the big reveal. Following the reveal, fans will be welcomed to enjoy food and drink until 7 p.m., however, the real treat will be that Eastern Michigan fans will be able to take the field and become a part of history as they will be the first-ever to walk on a gray turf football field.

Admission to the event will cost $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Individuals are urged to RSVP by e-mailing presidential_events@emich.edu by Friday, Aug. 1. The event will be a cash bar and if weather should become inclement, the party will resume inside the atrium of the Convocation Center.


TAKE A STAND AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: There have been many stories in the news lately about sexual assault and domestic violence in our communities, from University campuses and sports teams to the world of business.  Imagine a day when every father, brother, husband, friend, son, partner, community member and decision maker says with conviction, "It won't happen here."

Join other EMU colleagues and make your voices heard by standing together against domestic violence and support SafeHouse Center by joining the “Men Taking a Stand” campaign. Deadline is Friday, Aug. 15. Simply complete the registration form and then return the completed form to SafeHouse Center along with your donation of $100 or more. For more information, please visit http://safehousecenter.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=482cff19d2ec0a9e82b1fdc67&id=f9c046737c&e=71df9f1831

Today's Events

PLANNED COMPUTING SYSTEM DOWNTIME: Monthly maintenance of EMU's computing systems will be performed tonight, Aug. 1, 6 p.m. to midnight. During this month’s maintenance program, the following major computer systems will be unavailable:

  • Banner
  • Banner Self-Service (faculty, student and employee tabs in my.emich)
  • my.emich
  • BOE
  • EagleMail (mail.emich.edu) - PLEASE NOTE LONGER OUTAGE FOR THIS SYSTEM FROM 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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 (http://www.emich.edu/jobs)
  • 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.


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