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GLOBAL ADVANCES IN BUSINESS AND COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE: The Eastern Michigan University College of Business and several partner universities are hosting the seventh annual Global Advances in Business and Communication (GABC) Tricontinental Conference at the EMU Student Center Thursday, May 28 through Saturday, May 30.

The conference has five tracks of inquiry:

  • Cross‐cultural business communication.
  • Global integrated marketing communication (IMC) and public relations.
  • International business communication ethics & law.
  • Languages for business, government and management communication.
  • Global E‐Semantics.  

The conference is co-hosted by the Technological University of Malaysia, the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and, for the first time this year, the Tec de Monterrey, San Luís Potosí campus in Mexico. Each year the conference has rotated between partner sites at EMU, Antwerp and Malaysia, with Eastern serving as site host this year. More than 100 people are attending the conference, representing 11 countries and 17 U.S. States.

The keynote speakers for this year’s event are:

  • Paul Venn (Global President of Team Detroit) at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 28, speaking on Global Communication in the Digital Age.
  • Mark Lee (President, LEE Group), Anna Schmitt-Reichert (Global Director, Communications at NSF International) and Larry Eiler (CEO, Eiler Communications) at 9 a.m. Friday, May 29. The panel discussion will focus on Demystifying and How to Integrate Global Communications.

Full details on the conference can be found a GABC Conference.


BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING: The EMU Board of Regents will hold its June Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 1:30 p.m. in room 201, Welch Hall. Below is the schedule for the committee meetings. All meetings will be held in Welch Hall.

  • Athletic Affairs Committee: 9:45 – 10:30 a.m., Room 201
  • Educational Policies Committee: 10:45 – 11:30 a.m., Room 205
  • Student Affairs Committee: 10:45 – 11:30 a.m., Room 201
  • Finance and Investment Committee: 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.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 email vicki.reaume@emich.edu.


WELCOME RECEPTION FOR NEW DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION: You are cordially invited to a welcome reception on Wednesday, June 3 for Micheal Sayler, dean of the College of Education from 3:30 - 5 p.m. in 100 Porter.  Light refreshments will be available. Please contact Pauline Banks at pbanks@emich.edu or call 487-1415 if you have any questions.


FUN FRIDAYS AT THE STUDENT CENTER: Stop by the Student Center every Friday for music and festive food from Salsa Grille and enjoy half off Frappuccinos at Starbucks. Salsa Grille is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday and Starbucks is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have any questions please contact Stella Slabaugh at 487-6416 or sslabaug@emich.edu.


BANNER SPRING UPGRADES: Banner upgrades will be applied to the General, Advancement, Finance, Accts. Receivable, Student, Human Resources, Advancement, Position Control and Financial Aid modules of Banner. Banner, my.emich self-service faculty, student and employee tabs, Xtender and Workflow will all be unavailable while this upgrade is being applied. Planned implementation dates are Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30 with go-live immediately following (likely the evening of May 30). Backup implementation dates will be Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 with go-live immediately following (likely the evening of June 6). Some new functionality and minor user interfaces changes may be expected.


TACO TUESDAYS AT THE SALSA GRILLE: Every Tuesday during Spring and Summer, Salsa Grille will give customers a FREE FOUNTAIN DRINK with the purchase of three tacos. Salsa Grille is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Stella Slabaugh at 487-6416 or sslabaug@emich.edu.


FRAPPUCCINO FRIDAY'S ARE BACK AT STARBUCKS: Frappuccino Friday's are back this summer at the Student Center Starbucks. Get half off ANY Frappuccino every Friday between 1 - 3 p.m. Promotion ends July 31. Starbucks summer hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Saturdays and Sundays.


EMU REC/IM OFFERS DAILY MEMBERSHIP PASSES FOR EMU STAFF & FACULTY: The Rec/IM is now offering $1 daily membership passes to all EMU faculty/staff for the 2015 spring and summer semester. Present your EMU ID (required) at the membership counter to purchase a single-day membership pass that will allow unlimited use of the Rec/IM facility, including the fitness rooms, pools and all other recreation areas (excludes personal training). The REC/IM hours are Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays 12-4:45 p.m. After your workout, stop by the newly revamped Competitive Edge Pro Shop, now featuring EMU and non-EMU fitness apparel, protein drinks and bars, snacks and more. Show your EMU ID to get a 10% discount in the Pro Shop. For more information, please contact the REC/IM at 487-1338 or Donna Schubert at dschubert@emich.edu.


DINE AT THE COMMONS FOR LUNCH: The Commons is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday - Thursday. The cost of entry into the All-You-Care-To-Eat facility is $7.50. All stations are open including ice cream for dessert! Want to save money? Consider signing up for the Advantage Flex Plan for the summer and continue using it throughout the school year. Find out more about Advantage and other Meal Plans at emich.edu/dining. For questions, please contact Taye Teklemariam at 487-9572 or email at tteklema@emich.edu.

Today's Events

TESTING OF THE CAMPUS EMERGENCY SPEAKER SYSTEM: The EMU Department of Public Safety will be conducting a test of all of the campus outdoor speakers along with the in-building speaker for the Indoor Athletic Practice Facility today, May  29, at 12 p.m. 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 homepage.

Please join the EMU's Mentorship, Access and Guidance in College (MAGIC) program, which supports EMU students who have experienced foster care or housing instability, for an evening of awareness and giving tonight, May 29, from 6 - 8:30 p.m. in McKenny Guild Hall Room. 100% of funds raised will go to the newly established MAGIC scholarship fund to help students pay for the cost of tuition.   If you are interested in attending the event, please RSVP at Defying Gravity. If you cannot attend but would like to make a gift, visit the program's webpage at http://www.emich.edu/magic/


EMU THEATRE PRESENTS "THE BOY WHO LOVED MONSTERS AND THE GIRL WHO LOVED PEAS: EMU Theatre invites you to join us for Jonathan Graham’s delightful story of "The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas." The production will play the Sponberg Theatre tonight, May 29 at 7 p.m.  Ticket prices are $15 regular admission, $12 for students and seniors, $9 for MAINSTAGE patrons, and $7 for children ages 4-12; no further discounts apply. Tickets are available in person at the Convocation Center, the Student Center ticket office or the Quirk Box Office, by phone at 487-2282, and online at www.emutix.com.


ADD AN EVENT TO THE EMU EVENT CALENDAR: To submit an event to be posted on the EMU event calendar, click on Submit an Event, or go to the EMU homepage, click on "calendars," then click the green button labeled "Submit an Event" (located on the bottom left) and enter your event information.  All events are subject to approval.


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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