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MARTIN LUTHER KING CELEBRATION 2013: There are several MLK events going on now and through the weekend in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Go to MLK 2013 Events for more information. There are still tickets available for the 27th annual President's Luncheon on Monday, January 21. For more information about the luncheon, go to the MLK 2013 Luncheon Ticket Information or contact Ron Reid at 487-2282.

* FLETCHER BUILDING WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY: The EMU Department of Public Safety will be conducting joint training with the Ypsilanti Police Department inside Fletcher School on Saturday, January 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Due to the training, the building will be closed to all students, faculty and staff during this time period. For any questions or concerns, please contact Bob Heighes at 487-0892 or email at rheighes@emich.edu.


* EXPANDED WI-FI SERVICE AND VOIP PHONE UPDATES: Four campus buildings now have expanded Wi-Fi service installed and operational:

  • Mark-Jefferson
  • Marshall
  • Quirk
  • Roosevelt

Boone will be operational by the end of January, with 6 additional buildings scheduled for installation by April 2013. Additional information on EMU's wireless system, including service by location, is available at http://www.emich.edu/it/network/wireless/.

 VoIP Phones:

Three campus buildings will have new Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones installed and operational in the next few weeks:

  • Sill: By February 1
  • Strong: By February 1
  • Pierce: By February 8

There are 6 buildings scheduled for installation by April 2013, and 5 additional buildings scheduled for installation by July 2013. Additional information on EMU's VoIP system is available at http://www.emich.edu/it/services/voip/.


ENTER TO WIN A NEW 2011 GMC TERRAIN: Purchase a ticket to a home football game or to a men's or women's basketball game for ONLY $5 each and enter to win a brand new 2011 GMC Terrain compliments of LaFontaine Automotive Group, Eastern Michigan University and Pakmode Media + Marketing. Go to EMU Tickets and enter promo code "wincar." The giveaway will take place at the February 23 Men’s Basketball game. For a complete list of all the Rules and Regulations, click on Enter to Win at GMC Terrain for more information. Contact Ted Coutilish at 487-6981 or email at tcoutili@emich.edu if you have questions.


TRAINING SESSIONS ON PRIVACY ISSUES: To ensure that Eastern and its faculty and staff are in compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements related to privacy issues, a new training session has been developed by the Office of Business and Finance. The privacy training, which is mandatory for all faculty and staff, will be offered on several different dates in an effort to accommodate schedules, and will also be offered in an online format. Faculty and staff can attend either kind of session. The first public sessions are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, January 22, 10 - 11 a.m., Halle Auditorium
  • Friday, January 25, 11 - Noon, Halle Auditorium
  • Monday, January 28, 11 - Noon, Halle Auditorium

Based on these sessions, a program will be developed for the on-line HR system called Success Factors, which will be available once developed. If you would like to arrange a training session for your department, please contact Margaret Tsilis at 487-3328. Participation is mandatory to attend one of the training sessions or complete on-line (once developed). No pre-registration is required. Additional dates will be announced. If you have any questions regarding privacy training, please contact Steve LaChance at 487-1490, or Andrea Jaeckel at 487-3328. 


FACULTY DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR LGBT EQUALITY ISSUES: The Center for the Study of Equality and Human Rights (CSEHR) announces a Faculty Fellows program focused on the design and development for academic work focused on LGBT Equality and Human Rights. The final outcome of participation in the program will be a finished and implementable proposal for an applied academic research project, a curriculum innovation project (K-12 or post-secondary), or a community action, advocacy, and/or improvement project. Six faculty members will be selected to participate in the Fall 2013 CSEHR Faculty Fellows Program. For more information and applications, go to Faculty Fellows Programs


2013-2014 RESEARCH AWARDS AND SPEAKER SERIES: The Center for the Study of Equality and Human Rights (CSEHR) at Eastern Michigan University is seeking proposals for participation in its Research Awards and Speaker Series Program. The goal of the Research Awards program is to stimulate LGBT public policy oriented academic research in the Social Sciences, Communication and Media Arts, Human Services, Education, and Arts disciplines. Faculty members working at U.S. post-secondary institutions and doctoral students in these disciplines are eligible for and encouraged to submit proposals. Email Michael Tew at mtew@emich.edu or go to Research Awards for more information.


CSEHR ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR STUDENT LGBT RESEARCH: The Center for the Study of Equality and Human Rights (CSEHR) is accepting proposals for LGBT student research. The Center will award a $500.00 scholarship to one graduate student and one undergraduate student. Qualifying research must focus on equality oriented public policy associated with LGBT communities. Selected research projects will be submitted by the student and Center for possible inclusion in EMU's Undergraduate Research Symposium or the Graduate Research Fair in the Winter 2014 semester, and, will be published in the Center's Equality Research Monograph. For more information and applications, go to Research Awards.

Today's Events


IT UPDATES AND INITIATIVES TO BE DISCUSSED: Carl Powell, Division of IT CIO, will provide updates on current IT initiatives and answer questions today, January 18, from 9 - 11 a.m., in Room 301, Halle Library - Carillon Room.


ASSOCIATE PROVOST & ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR GRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH CANDIDATES ON CAMPUS: The campus community is welcome to attend the following open forum for candidate Dr. Jeffrey Kentor, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Sociology at the University of Utah today, January 18, 11a.m. - 12 p.m., in room 352, in the Student Center.


NEUROBIOLOGIST CANDIDATE TO SPEAK: The Biology Department is conducting a search for a Neurobiologist. Dr. Jennifer Cummings, from the Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Program at the University of Michigan will speak about "Neural Basis of Motivation: From a Female Perspective"  today, January 18, 12 - 1 p.m., 154 Mark Jefferson Science Complex. The campus community is welcome to attend.


GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING: There will be a Graduate Council meeting today, January 18, 2:15 - 4 p.m., in Room 203, Marshall. Contact Susan Anderson at 487-0042 or email at sanderson1@emich.edu with questions.


WINTERFEST WRAPS UP WITH MOVIE NIGHT: Student Government in collaboration with the Student Center Administration and Campus Life present Movie Night, tonight, January 18, from 7:30 - 11:30 p.m., in the Student Center Auditorium. After a long week of hard work, students will be able to relax at one of the two movie showings of "Hotel Transylvania"  - with free popcorn! Please contact Desmond Miller, student body vice president at dmille84@emich.edu or call 487-1471 with any questions.


PLANNED COMPUTING SYSTEM DOWNTIME: Monthly maintenance of EMU's computing systems will be performed tonight, January 18, from 6 p.m. to midnight. During this month's maintenance program, the following major computer systems will be unavailable:

  • My.emich (including self-service faculty, student and employee tabs)
  • Banner
  • BOE
  • EMS (Event Planning)
  • Axiom
  • Blogs (blogs.emich.edu)
  • OmniUpdate
  • programreview.emich.edu
  • Linguist List
  • Workflow
  • irim.emich.edu
  • Red Lantern
  • Resource 25
  • fsaATLAS
  • IT Custom Webapps
  • Service Desk Express
  • Library Services

  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.


ANNUAL FACULTY AND GUEST ARTIST CONCERT: Eastern and the Department of Music and Dance present "Merge, The 61st Annual Faculty & Guest Artist Concert," tonight, January 18, Saturday, January 19 at 8 p.m., or Sunday, January 20 at 2 p.m. All performances will be in Quirk Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. For tickets call 487-2282 or to purchase tickets online, go to EMU Tickets Online. The concert will offer a variety of style and diversity and is among the most comprehensive in the concert's history with music ranging from Modern to Classical Ballet.


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