EMU Today


| Tuesday, October 09, 2012


RECYCLING AT EMU: Are you confused about recycling at EMU? Get more information online at http://www.emich.edu/physplant/recycling.html, including how to recycle, recycling statistics, and acceptable materials. Need to find a recycling location? Visit http://livemap.emich.edu/campuslife/, select 'Amenities,' and click on 'Recycling.' Locations can be found throughout campus. If you have additional questions, contact Steven Moore at 487-3439.


NEW EVENTS CALENDAR ON EMU WEBSITE: Would you like to post an event or happening around campus? A new events calendar has been developed by Integrated Content. The "template" is easy to use and gives any user with a My.emich username and password the ability to submit and manage an event. All events are subject to approval. To submit an event, go to the EMU website, click on "calendars," click the green button labeled "Submit an Event" (located on the bottom left) and enter your event information. If you need help or have questions, please contact Debra Johnson at djohn144@emich.edu or call 487-2484.


DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY UPDATES: If your Department Directory listing is not accurate, please send the updated information to: dept_directory@emich.edu. For questions, contact Debra Burke at 487-6895 or by e-mail at dburke15@emich.edu. Please note that personal directory listings are populated by Banner and you will need to contact Academic HR or Staff HR to update personal listings. 


LAUNCH OF NYTIMES.COM ACADEMIC PASSES: EMU is pleased to announce the launch of NYTimes.com Academic Passes - a free benefit available to EMU students, faculty and staff. NYTimes.com Academic Passes provides users with 24 hours of unlimited access to NYTimes.com.

First-time users will need to register at https://myaccount.nytimes.com/verification/edupass with their emich.edu e-mail address and create a password. After clicking on a link in a verification e-mail - the user will receive a NYTimes.com Academic Pass. After the initial registration, users can access to NYTimes Academic Passes by following the the log-in instructions.

Each individual claiming a NYTimes.com Academic Pass will have unlimited access to NYTimes.com and unlimited access to the NYTimes smartphone apps and Election 2012 app for 24 hours from the time of claiming the pass. The apps are free to download. Through our agreement with the New York Times, Eastern has approximately 400 passes available on a daily basis. What happens if all the passes are taken? The next user cannot get access and will get a message to try again soon. Each pass is on its own 24-hour cycle, so users will be timing out at various times, opening up new passes throughout the day.

A link to NYTimes Academic Passes can be found on the my.emich home page - making it easy to access. If you have any questions, please contact Debra Johnson at djohn144@emich.edu or call 487-4400.


DO YOU LOVE TO COOK?: The EMU Children's Institute cookbook is now available and filled with over 140 recipes contributed by families and staff. The cookbook is $10.00 (spiral bound) and $5.00 for the CD (cash or check ) with proceeds going to the Family Scholarship Fund. Stop by the Children's Institute, 1055 Cornell, Suite 101, Fletcher between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or contact Tracey Buhinicek at 487-2348, or email at tbuhinice@emich.edu. Try a new recipe and help a child.


EMU ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS PATIENT MODELS WANTED: EMU orthotics and prosthetics program is seeking amputee patient models to aid in student education. Patients will visit classes and help demonstrate casting and fitting techniques. This hands-on experience is extremely beneficial for students to develop these skills. Compensation is provided. If you are interested, please contact Katie at 734-219-3633 or email at kwellman.52@gmail.com.


VOLUNTEERS AND COLLEGE WORK/STUDY EMPLOYEES NEEDED: The EMU Upward Bound Program seeks highly-motivated and caring volunteers or College Work/Study employees to assist local high school students with studying, motivation and college preparation. Upward Bound has existed at EMU since 1967 serving participants from nearby Willow Run and Ypsilanti High Schools. Volunteers are needed to work directly with students during "College Club", our after-school study program, from 2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. either Mondays & Wednesdays (Ypsilanti HS), or Tuesdays & Thursdays (Willow Run HS). Transportation is provided from EMU to the schools and back.

Students are also needed to assist the staff who work with high school juniors and seniors in the college & scholarship application process. These sessions take place twice each month on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., on the EMU campus. 

For more information, please contact Mark Jackson at mark.jackson@emich.edu or stop by the Upward Bound office in 201 Boone Hall. You can also read more about EMU Upward Bound at www.emich.edu/upwardbound


UPDATED BUILDING ENERGY REPORTS: Want to know how much energy your dorm used last month? How about how much it cost to power your favorite classroom building? Check out the monthly building energy reports for each building on campus, then, try to do your part by helping to conserve energy everywhere you go.


MY.EMICH ELECTRONIC PERSONNEL ACTION FORM LABS: My.Emich Electronic Personnel Action Form (EPAF) Labs will be held twice weekly for anyone who needs assistance entering and approving graduate and hourly student personnel actions. EPAF is a new paperless process that manages personnel actions (e.g. new hire, rehire, change, terminate). Bring your graduate and hourly student personnel paperwork with you to one of these labs where there will be subject matter experts available to walk you through the data entry and approval processes. Visit http://www.emich.edu/calendar/#conferences-workshops for a list of "My.Emich Personnel Action Forms (EPAF) Lab" dates, times, and locations. For more information, contact Kathy Robertson at 487-2666 or email krobertso1@emich.edu.


YOUTH INSTRUCTORS NEEDED FOR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS: The EMU Bright Futures Program is a 21st Century Community Learning Centers program for students in grades 2-12 in several local school districts (Wayne-Westland, Romulus, Willow Run, and Ypsilanti) is seeking qualified candidates to work with all grade levels. Program times vary depending on site but run after school between the hours of 2 - 7p.m., Monday - Thursday. The job involves forming positive relationships with students, helping with homework, planning/running academic activities (math & writing),and planning and leading various clubs/activities. At this time, our high school programs have a strong need for instructors whom can lead sports and outdoor activities. (High School programs run from 2 - 5 p.m). The overall goal of the program is to provide students with positive after school activities and to improve academic skills and experiences in school.

This is a great opportunity for someone who has an interest in working with youth. You must be a self-starter and have a passion for working with students. This is a high-energy program and ideal candidates will reflect the same. Experience working with youth is REQUIRED. Some formal teacher training is preferred.

Important Notes:

  • Location: Wayne-Westland and Romulus Schools
  • We prefer candidates who are available to work every day, Monday - Thursday, ten hours per week.
  • Compensation is $8.00 - $10.00 per hour depending on experience and education.

If interested, please send an email to Melissa Calabrese at MCalabr2@emich.edu with your resume attached. Please identify the days, times, grade level, and location you prefer.


FREE TUTORING HELP WITH ENGLISH AVAILABLE: The International Students Resource Center (ISRC) is now offering one-on-one tutoring for EMU international students who need extra help with their English language skills. The ISRC is open Mondays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The ISRC is located in Room 200, Alexander. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, e-mail esl@emich.edu or call 487-0370.


MCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM SEEKS EMU STUDENTS: The EMU McNair Scholars Program prepares high-achieving undergraduates from first-generation,low-income and traditionally underrepresented families for admission to and success in doctoral studies. We are seeking sophomore and juniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA to receive individual advising, financial support and the opportunity to engage in mentored research experiences. Please send us the name of students who might benefit from McNair services. Contact Heather Neff at heather.neff@emich.edu or call 487-8240 for more information.


FACULTY RESEARCH RESOURCE COMMITTEE OFFERS HELP: The Faculty Research Resource Committee within the College of Business is pleased to offer the services of John Waltman to help prepare articles and presentations for final submission to journals or scholarly conferences. The committee will underwrite the costs of the editing assistance. Waltman will edit and review final versions of articles as well as proposals for conference papers. His efforts will focus on style and grammar as well as bibliographic format checking. The editing services are available now. If you are interested in these services, contact Waltman at jwaltman@emich.edu or call 517-423-7278.

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