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| Monday, August 29, 2016


CORPORATE PARTNER GATHERING: The 2nd annual Corporate Partner Gathering will take place on Tuesday, August 30 from 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. at the Convocation Center Atrium. Meet over 28 local companies who are supporting EMU. Free food and give-away items will be available. Open for EMU faculty and staff. If you have any questions you can contact Heidi Wegmueller by email.


COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES FALL COLLEGE MEETING: The College of Arts and Sciences Fall College Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 6th in room 310AB of the Student Center. Refreshments will be available starting at 9:00 a.m. with the meeting starting promptly at 9:30 a.m. For more information please contact Sally Lucas at 487-4344.


DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL SHUTTLE BUSES: WEMU is running shuttle buses to the Detroit Jazz Festival on Labor Day weekend, September 3-5 (Sat-Mon). Just $10 round trip if your register in advance. Buses depart from both Briarwood and the EMU campus and drop off/pick up in the heart of the Festival. Schedule is below; complete details and registration at our website.

Saturday/Sunday schedule:

Briarwood Mall -- 10:30 a.m. 
EMU -- 11:00 a.m. 
Briarwood -- 12:30 p.m. 
EMU -- 1:00 p.m. 
Briarwood Mall -- 4:30 p.m. 
EMU -- 5:00 p.m.

Departure from Detroit -- 3:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m. 

Monday schedule:

Briarwood Mall -- 10:30 a.m. 
EMU -- 11:00 a.m. 
Briarwood -- 1:30 p.m. 
EMU -- 2:00 p.m. 

Departure from Detroit --5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


CALL FOR MOVE-IN AMBASSADORS: EMU Housing & Residence Life would like to invite all faculty and staff to join us on Friday, September 2, from 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., to be Move-In Ambassadors. Each year, faculty and staff play a critical role as many first-year students and their families are coming to college for the first time. Housing & Residence Life is seeking available EMU faculty and staff to be a welcoming first contact as our new community members arrive on campus. This means helping give directions, talking to students and parents, and spreading the meaning of what it means to be TRUEMU!

To volunteer, sign up via the following link by August 26.


CALL FOR COURTESY CART DRIVERS: First Four New Student Orientation is seeking faculty/staff volunteers to be golf cart drivers, assisting new students and their families as they navigate our campus on Friday, September 2. Shifts are from 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. or 10:30am-1pm.  This includes a brief training on golf cart and radio operation.  Volunteers are invited to lunch immediately following their shift.  

For more information or to sign up for a shift, please contact Brooke Teremi by email or at 7-3632. 


CALL FOR FACULTY/STAFF FACILITATORS FOR "YES MEANS YES! PREVENTING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE": This faculty/staff-led First Four new Student Orientation session takes place Sunday, September 4, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (pre-session instructions, then two 60 minute sessions). Sessions are co-facilitated with a student. Facilitators are asked to attend one of three training sessions that will be offered to review the curriculum and facilitation guide.

For more information contact Ellen Lassiter Collier by email.

To volunteer, sign up via the following link.


THE STUDENT OF COLOR RECEPTION: The Center for Multiculutural Affairs is looking for faculty willing to say a few words and mingle with students on Sunday, September 4, from 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Student Center room 310 A&B. This event will provide opportunity for first year students to engage student leaders about valuable resources and strategies to help them succeed outside the classroom and start their leadership journey at EMU.

For more information or to volunteer contat Dar Mayweather by email.


CALL FOR WELCOME TENT VOLUNTEERS: Welcome students back to campus by volunteering at one of Campus Life's welcome tents on the first two days of classes. We would love your assistance in answering questions, giving directions and handing out information to tent passerby. Wednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8, there are two-hour shifts scheduled between 8:30 a.m and 4:30 p.m. on both days.

Please sign up for a shift via the following link. For more information, please contact Brooke Teremi by email or at 7-3632.


CALL FOR HOUSE CALLS VOLUNTEERS: Housing and Residence Life is continuing our annual tradition of House Calls on Monday, September 19 and Tuesday, September 20, from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. House Calls is an opportunity to meet first year residence hall students and speak with them about their start at EMU. We hope you will join us for one or both evenings! Both nights will begin with a meal at the dining commons. If you've joined us in years past, you know how great an experience House Calls can be for faculty, staff, and our new students. 

For more information or to volunteer, contact Rebecca Janes by email.


CALL FOR STUDENT ORG LEADERSHIP SUMMIT FACILITATORS: Campus Life is seeking Student Organization Advisors interested in volunteering to be trained to facilitate a group of 10 student org leaders as they engage in discussion and dialogue about leadership at an off campus site on Friday, October 21 at noon, continuing through Sunday, October 23 at 1:00 p.m. Help support the success of our student leaders and their organizations! Food, transportation, housing and a small stipend will be provided to our facilitators.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Kate Curley by email or at 7-9322.

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