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| Friday, January 25, 2013



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/.


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.


EMU-ONLINE LAUNCHES MOBILE APP: Through the use of smartphones, online learning at EMU just got easier! A new option is now available to students using Android or Apple phones with app functionality. The new app provides another option for students to participate in discussions, view course announcements and even grades for their online classes. For more information on the mobile app view the official press release. If you or any of your students are experiencing issues in downloading or using the app please send an email to emuonline@emich.edu. To read more, go to EMU press release on new APP.


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. 


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.



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