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MARTIN LUTHER KING HUMANITARIAN AWARDS: Each year, the University presents the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Awards at the MLK President's Luncheon. The 2013 luncheon will be held on Monday, January 21. These awards recognize individuals from within the University and the surrounding community who exemplify the values and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nominations for the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Awards are currently being accepted.

Non-Student Award

Nominations for the Humanitarian Award for non-students must include: (1) a letter of nomination, (2) two letters of support, and (3) a CV/resume of the nominee. Completed nomination materials must be received by the Office of Government and Community Relations (207 Welch Hall or via e-mail to LGreden@emich.edu) by Monday, January 7, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.  Only completed applications will be considered.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Student Award

Nominations for the Humanitarian Award for an EMU student must include: (1) a completed application, (2) a short essay, and (3) one letter of support from an EMU faculty or staff member.  The application, requirements and more information can be found at Humanitarian Award Scholarship Information and also at the Office of Financial Aid (403 Pierce Hall). Completed application materials must be received by the Office of Financial Aid (403 Pierce Hall or via e-mail to fa_scholarships@emich.edu) by Friday, January 11, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.  Only completed applications will be considered.  Late applications will not be accepted.


YEAR-END GIFTS: The end of the year is quickly approaching and The Foundation is asking for your assistance so that they can process year-end gifts in a timely manner. If you have any checks delivered to your office, be sure to include the envelope when sending them to the EMU Foundation for receipting. The IRS requires EMU to prove delivery by December 31, 2012 in order to process a 2012 tax receipt. All gifts that arrive to individual departments during the holidays should be delivered to the EMU Foundation on or before the end of the business day, Monday, January 7, 2013 to receive a 2012 tax receipt. Please direct any questions to Cherie Burkheiser, Midge Elkins or Garima Sharma at The Foundation at 484-1322.


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.


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.


GRADUATE RESEARCH FAIR NOMINATIONS: The 15th Annual Graduate Research Fair will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013. The online nomination process for students to present is open. Go to Graduate Research Fair for more information. This event is a showcase of graduate student research and creative academic activities and includes oral presentations and poster displays using a professional conference format. Application deadline is January 18, 2013. Email Susan Anderson with questions at susan.anderson@emich.edu or call the Graduate School at 487-0042. (01/18) 


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.

Today's Events


BIOLOGY OFFICE CLOSED: The Biology Office will be closed today, December 21, at 12 p.m. If you have an emergency or need assistance, please contact the Dean's office at 214 Pray Harrold at 487-4344.


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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