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PLANNED COMPUTING SYSTEM DOWNTIME: Monthly maintenance of EMU's computing systems will be performed Friday, November 16, 6 p.m. to midnight. During this month's maintenance program, the following major computer systems will be unavailable: 

  • EMU Website (www.emich.edu)
  • Banner
  • My.emich (including self-service faculty, student and employee tabs)
  • BOE
  • EMS (Event Planning)
  • Axiom
  • Linguist List
  • Library Card Catalog
  • Library Research Database(s)
  • Email child account and forward services only
  • Red Lantern
  • Resource 25
  • fsaATLAS
  • Service Desk Express

 All other systems and services remain AVAILABLE including:

• Wired and Wireless Internet Access (residence halls, offices, and classrooms)

  • EMU-Online course management system (http://emuonline.edu)
  • Online Hiring System (www.emujobs.com)
  • EagleMail (mail.emich.edu)

All planned maintenance for major EMU systems is scheduled in conjunction with the ERP-Business Operations Committee (BOC). The BOC includes representation from various campus units and Faculty Senate. Please contact the Help Desk at 487-2120 or it.helpdesk@emich.edu.edu if you have any questions about this scheduled downtime. We appreciate your patience during this important and required system outage.


EMU WILL BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21: As part of the University's campaign to contain costs and conserve energy, EMU is implementing another Energy Savings Day Program. This year, the University will be closed for business on Wednesday, November 21, however, some offices critical to the operation of the University will remain open despite this closure. All staff employees normally scheduled to work on this day will use four hours of vacation or sick/personal time for each eight-hour day. EMU will cover the second half of the scheduled work hours with paid release time. Questions from faculty employees should be directed to Academic Human Resources at 487-0076. Questions from staff employees should be directed to Human Resources at 487-3430.


DO YOU HAVE SOMEONE ON YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST WHO LIKES TO COOK?: The EMU Children's Institute cookbook would be a great gift. Now available and filled with over 140 recipes contributed by families and EMU staffers. The cookbook is only $10.00 (spiral bound) and $5.00 for the CD (cash or check ). Proceeds go 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.


* CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN NEW BOOK & TOY DRIVE: The EMU Halle Library is participating with Wayne State University's School of Library and Information Science Alumni Association as a collection site for new books & toys for Children's Hospital of Michigan. Please help us fill the first floor donation box with new, non-violent books and toys to be distributed to patients at Children's Hospital. Please check out the link for the Book & Toy Drive. The drive runs through Wednesday, December 19. For questions, please contact Elizabeth Bucciarelli, Health Sciences Librarian at 487-2506 or email at ebucciare@emich.edu.


UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM NOMINATIONS: The 33rd Undergraduate Symposium will be held next year on Friday, March 22, 2013. The online nomination process for students to present at the Symposium is open and you can go to Symposium Nomination Submission for more information. This one-day event is a showcase of students sharing the results of their research and creative academic activities in a conference format through oral presentations, poster displays or Design Expo exhibits. Email Wendy Kivi at wkivi@emich.edu or call 487-3198.

Today's Events

GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING: There will be a Graduate Council meeting today, November 16, from 2:15 - 4 p.m., in room 203, Marshall. Contact Susan Anderson at 487-0042 or email at sanderson1@emich.edu with questions.


SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS TODAY: The application deadline is today, November 16 to apply for the Margaret M. Smith Scholarship for the Advancement of Women. Applications are available through the Women's and Gender Studies website at:  http://www.emich.edu/wstudies. This scholarship is named in honor of Margaret (Peg) Smith, a community feminist, librarian, EMU alumna, and state athlete, by the contributions of friends and family in the celebration of her 80th birthday in 1994. Peg's love of literature and literacy was legendary, and she paved a path for women with her own life achievements. The fund enhances the educational advancement of women through a scholarship award.


POST AN EVENT TO THE EVENTS CALENDAR: To submit an event to the Events Calendar, go to the EMU website, click on "calendars," then click on 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. All events are subject to approval.


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. 


SUBMISSIONS TO EMU TODAY: Please note, EMU TODAY is a internal daily e-blast sent to faculty and staff only. 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.

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