EMU Today


| Friday, December 07, 2012


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.


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.


RENT-A-TEXT CHECK-IN: Did you rent your fall textbooks from the EMU Campus Bookstore?  The check-in deadline is Friday, December 21. Avoid any fees by checking in your titles at the Eastern Eateries between December 10 - 13, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. or at the EMU Campus Bookstore, in the Student Center before December 21. Please review your rental patron account online to verify titles due. Please visit the EMU Campus Bookstore for more information or call us at 483-2850 or email 0976mgr@fheg.follett.com. Visit the EMU Campus Bookstore with your Eagle ID and your non-rental titles to ask about buyback.


HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO COOK: The EMU Children's Institute cookbook is a great gift idea for those on your shopping list who like to cook. The cookbook is 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.


WINTER 2013 TUITION WAIVER DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting tuition waivers for Winter 2012 is Wednesday, January 16, 2013. All tuition waivers must be submitted to the Benefits Office, 140 McKenny Hall. You can also fax your waiver to 487-4389. Tuition waivers submitted after Wednesday, January 16, 2013, will not be submitted for approval. For questions, contact Helene Neely at 487-3195, or hneely@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 with questions at wkivi@emich.edu or call 487-3198.


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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