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| Monday, October 24, 2016


EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY JOINS THE EDUROAM GLOBAL WIFI ROAMING SERVICE FOR ACADEMIA: Have you ever visited another university and needed to connect to their WiFi service? Have guests from another university needed access to EMU's WiFi service? Now it's possible! Eastern Michigan University has joined the EDUROAM global WiFi roaming service for Academia. EMU students, faculty, and staff can use their valid EMU account to connect to the EDUROAM WiFi service at other participating institutions. Likewise, visitors from participating institutions can use their university accounts to connect to EMU's EDUROAM service.

To use the EDUROAM service when visiting a participating institution:

  • Select the "EDUROAM" WiFi network
  • Enter your EMU account credentials

The EDUROAM service is available at more than 480 participating educational institutions in the U.S., as well as more than 80 territories globally. Michigan State University, Wayne State University, Western Michigan University and the University of Michigan all participate in EDUROAM. A complete list of participating U.S. institutions can be viewed at the EDUROAM website.

EDUROAM is a service of Internet2 and is available at EMU beginning Thursday, October 13. Should you have questions or concerns, please contact Rocky Jenkins by email.


EMU WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION ANNUAL POINSETTIA SALE: Looking for some seasonal home or office accents? The EMU Women’s Association is selling poinsettias (various colors & sizes), garlands, and wreaths.  All funds from this sale support the EMU Women’s Association scholarship fund.  The online and the print order forms can be found by following this link. Deadline for orders is Friday, November 18.  Pick-up is November 30 & December 1, in the Halle Library.  Questions? Contact Jackie Wrosch at 487-2516 or by email.


EMU FOUNDATION LAUNCHES ANNUAL FACULTY/STAFF CAMPAIGN: Eastern Michigan University's annual faculty/staff campaign is underway through November 30. Collectively, your support makes a difference. If 100% of our faculty and staff give, our impact will surely be felt by thousands of Eastern students for years to come. We're aiming for 100% participation in this year's campaign, whether it's $5 or $500. Visit the EMU Foundations webpage to make your contribution today. You can take advantage of convenient payroll deductions, make a one-time gift, or make a recurring gift.


EMU BUSINESS LINK LAUNCH: Learn how to navigate Business Link for your business at an event on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at SPARK East Incubator. Please RSVP at the Business Link or EMU Engage email. Questions and concerns may also be directed there. You can also call the Engage @ EMU Office at 734-487-6570 or find more information on their website.


2016 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AND WELLNESS FAIR: Join HR at the annual Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair. Visit with benefit vendors and ask questions about the EMU benefit plans and your coverage. Activities will include various health screenings, raffles and giveaways. The HR Benefits staff will also be available to answer any questions about the upcoming open enrollment period. You will also be able to get a free flu shot if you are enrolled in an EMU health plan and present your BCBSM/BCN member card. The fair will be held on Thursday, October 27 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom A. If you have any questions please contact the HR Benefits office by email or at 734-487-3195. For more information, check out the Benefits website.


GRADUATE @ THE PODIUM: The Graduate @ the Podium (GaP) will be taking place on November 18, all throughout the day at the Student Center. This event will provide graduating graduate students with an opportunity to both practice their oral presentation skills and present their scholarly/creative work before they graduate. GaP will encourage cross-disciplinary interaction and conversation. Each plenary session will gather graduate students from differing disciplines and/or colleges to celebrate scholarly research through common themes (e.g. community, environment, etc.). If you are a student who is interested in presenting at GaP please submit a GaP proposal by Wednesday, October 5. You will be notified of acceptance on October 19.


FACULTY PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: Attend a debate between faculty members portraying Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Wednesday, October 26 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in room 216 of Pray-Harrold. The event will be moderated by Dr. David Klein and Dr. Edward Sidlow of the Political Science Department and will tackle issues relevant to the election. For more information contact Kellie Majcher by email or at 734-487-3113.


DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW INITIATIVE: The Disability Resource Center is hosting a luncheon on Friday, October 28 at 12:00 p.m. in room 300 of the Student Center to announce their new campus-wide initiative: the Disability Liaison Program. The initiative has two goals:

  • Building a proactive network of conscientious faculty, staff and students invested in Disability Equity to address issues related to disability whether they be regarding access to physical spaces or cultural climatic in nature.
  • Equipping conscientious supporters of the disabled community to serve as articulate committed allies in efforts to dismantle barriers of inclusion for those with disabilities.

Everyone is welcome! Food will be provided and RSVP is preferred, but not mandatory.

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