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REMINDER TO ALL EMPLOYEES WHO MAY WISH TO CHANGE THEIR PAYROLL EXEMPTIONS: According to Internal Revenue Service regulations, if you are changing your exemption status or withholding allowances for 2013, you are required to complete a new Federal W-4 Form (Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate). You can find the electronic form by going to my.emich, click the "Employee Tab" and then click on W4. If you are not making a change you do not need to take any action. For questions, please call 487-2393 or email at payroll.questions@emich.edu.


* SKANDALARIS BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION ACCEPTING ENTRIES: The Center For Entrepreneurship is accepting entries for the 2013 Skandalaris Business Plan Competition. Students from across campus are encouraged to enter their plans for the chance at thousands in prize money. Finalists will present their plans to a live audience at the Sesi Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference February 8 at the EMU Student Center. The deadline for submitting plans is January 11, 2013. Students can get more information and submit their plans online at Skandalaris Business Plan Competition.


VOLUNTEERS AND COLLEGE WORK/STUDY EMPLOYEES NEEDED: The EMU Upward Bound Program seeks highly-motivated and caring volunteers or College Work/Study-eligible 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 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. either Mondays & Wednesdays (Ypsilanti HS), and/or Tuesdays & Thursdays (Willow Run HS). Transportation is provided from EMU to the schools and back. For more information, please contact Mark Jackson at mark.jackson@emich.edu or stop by the Upward Bound office located in 201 Boone Hall. To learn more, please go to EMU Upward Bound homepage


UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN IN NEED OF DONATIONS: The United Way workplace campaign has been called one of the greatest social inventions in American history. Working together with employers and more than 1,000 volunteers each year, United Way of Washtenaw County invites people to advance the common good and create opportunities for a better life for all.

While donations are accepted throughout the year, our intensive community campaign runs from Labor Day through the end of December. During this time we focus our efforts to tell the story of United Way's impact on the community and how each donation is invested to create lasting change in Washtenaw County.

Our campaign is local, effective, and efficient. Through the efforts of area employers and our campaign volunteers we are able to proactively create change for our community.  EMU is currently at $68K or their $100K goal.  Please take a few moments to share with those in need in our county.

There are 3 ways you can make a donation:

  • Traditional Link: http://uwwc.unitedwayepledge.org/. User ID is your emich email address, password is "liveunited." Then, you will be asked to change your password.
  • Paper donations are also an option. Please see your United Way department representative or contact this year's chair, Kevin Kucera, associate VP of enrollment management, or Linda Moore, coordinator at 487-8892 or email at lmoore14@emich.edu.


EASTERN'S REC/IM HAS A NEW WEBSITE: The Recreation and Intramural Sports Department (Rec/IM) has a NEW website! The new website features a modern, EMU themed layout with more relevant and up-to-date information on Rec/IM happenings such as open swim hours, group fitness classes, club and intramural sports, and more. The new website also features a dynamic calendar with individual categories for aquatics, group fitness, club sports, intramural sports, etc. Users can also sync these calendars to their mail clients and/or mobile devices via the "Subscribe to Calendars" tab on the calendar page. Visit the new Rec/IM website today at www.emich.edu/recim and let us know what you think via our comment form or, friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Today's Events


OFFICE OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT TRAINING WORKSHOP: The Office of Research Development (ORD) will have a workshop about "Technology Transfer at EMU" for faculty today, November 30, 12 - 1 p.m., on the second floor in Starkweather. Presentd by Phil Rufe. For more information, go to ORD workshops or contact Margie Dargo at 487-3090 or email at mdargo@emich.edu to register for the workshop.


"WHITE AS SNOW, RED AS BLOOD: THE STORY OF SNOW WHITE" OPENS TONIGHT: A richly warm and mysterious version of the tale, director Jenny Koppera encourages the magic and depth of V. Glasgow Koste’s adaptation of the traditional story. White as Snow, Red as Blood: The Story of Snow White will be at Quirk Theatre opens tonight, November 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 regular admission, $12 for students and seniors, $9 for mainstage patrons, and $7 for children ages 8-12, no further discounts apply. Tickets are available by phone at 487-2282, in person at the Convocation Center, the Student Center ticket office or Quirk Box Office. To purchase tickets online visit: www.emutix.com. Please note that there is an additional fee for tickets purchased by phone or online. For more information, visit www.emich.edu/emutheatre or, fan us on Facebook: Eastern Michigan University Theatre, follow us on Twitter: emutheatre or call our office at 478-1220.


POST AN EVENT TO THE EVENTS CALENDAR: To submit a new event, click on Submit an Event, or go to the EMU website, click "calendars," then 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. 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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