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* TEST OF THE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SPEAKERS ON CAMPUS: The EMU Department of Public Safety will be conducting a test of all of the campus outdoor speakers, along with the in-building speakers for Pray-Harrold and Alexander, at noon on Friday, July 31. The test message will run for approximately two minutes.

If you have any questions regarding the testing or other emergency management issues, please contact the Emergency Management Office at 487-0799 or visit the Public Safety website.

EMU Emergency Text Alerts:
Every member of the University community is strongly encouraged to sign up for this free service. Sign up at Emergency Text Alerts.

Emergency Response Procedures: The EMU Emergency Response Procedures provide guidance on actions to take for identified emergency situations. It is available on line at Public Safety Procedures homepage.


PLANNED NETWORK DOWNTIME: Maintenance of EMU's wireless (WiFi) network and wired network is scheduled for Friday, July 31, beginning at 6 p.m. and completing by midnight. During this maintenance, all campus buildings will experience network service interruptions of approximately 1-4 hours. Computing systems hosted at EMU will be sporadically unavailable during this outage.  The following services are affected:

• WiFi / Wireless Network - all buildings - WiFi services will be unavailable for up to four hours during the window.  

• Wired Network - Network equipment configuration updates will occur for the following buildings, interrupting services for one hour or less per building. Buildings that will experience a service disruption during this outage include:

  • Greenhouse (Outage for this building may be up to two hours)
  • Hover
  • King 
  • McKenny
  • Parking Structure
  • Public Safety
  • Rackham
  • Roosevelt
  • Strong
  • Warner

This maintenance is expected to be complete by 10 p.m., however, the full window is reserved in case issues emerge during the work. This maintenance is scheduled for this date and time to minimize impact on students, faculty and their access to campus services. Please plan to schedule work around these outages.  

For a full list of all systems affected, please visit IT’s system outage page. Although network maintenance may disrupt access to these services, all other systems and services remain online and will be available as network service is restored:

Please contact the Help Desk at 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.

The Snow Pharmacy will be closed Monday, Aug. 3 - Friday, Aug. 7. Please plan around this closure period for your prescription needs. Contact Jerry Vidis at 487-1125 or at jvidis@emich.edu or email the pharmacy at emu_pharmacy@emich.edu with any questions.


ESP TRAINING: Is your SmartPhone secure? Is your phone configured so that you could locate it if lost or stolen? Is your phone configured to connect to EMU Secure Wireless? Do you have a passcode set to prevent a thief from quickly accessing your photos and information? To learn steps to secure your mobile device, sign up for an Eagle Security Package (ESP) session. In a 2 hour training session you will install and be trained on EMU provided software, Duo (2-factor authentication) and LastPass (encrypted password vault). You’ll also receive advice on other ways you can keep your data secure. Sign up for a session at: http://emu-esp.eventbrite.com/. Questions or concerns may be directed to Rocky Jenkins at rjenkins@emich.edu or 487-3145.

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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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