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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, is 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. Below are the upcoming sessions:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Halle Auditorium
  • Friday, Feb. 15, 10 - 11 a.m., Halle Auditorium
  • Monday, Feb. 18, 1 - 2 p.m., Halle Auditorium
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m. - Noon, Halle Auditorium
  • Thursday, Feb. 28, 2 - 3 p.m., 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.


AFTERNOON TEA WITH THE PROVOST: Enjoy afternoon tea with Provost Kim Schatzel on Monday, Feb. 11, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., in Room 330 in the Student Center. The event is free and open to all. Enjoy tea and light fare. Sponsored by Residential Services, Dining Services and Phi Beta Delta. For questions, please contact Brian Fitzgerald at 487-8082 or email bfitzgera@emich.edu.


* FLETCHER SCHOOL CLOSED ON SATURDAY: The Department of Public Safety will be conducting a joint training with Ypsilanti Police Department inside Fletcher School on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Due to the training, the building is closed to all students. faculty and staff during this time period. Any questions, please contact Bob Heighes AT 487-0892 or e-mail rheighes@emich.edu.


NEED SOMETHING SWEET FOR YOUR VALENTINE?: The Eastern Eateries will bake you a homemade treat! For just $9, choose between a 9" heart-shaped yellow cake with white frosting or a chocolate chip cookie and personalize your gift with a special message. Gluten-free items are available. To place an order, go to The Eateries. Orders must be paid in advance and placed by Sunday, Feb. 10. Pick-up your cake between Feb. 12-14 at Sunset Strips. For more information, visit us on facebook.com/emichdining or call 487-0444.


SAFETY AWARENESS & HAZARD COMMUNICATION TRAINING: The EMU Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) will be conducting a Safety Awareness & Hazard Communication Training on Friday, Feb. 8, from 1 - 2:30 p.m., in Room 302, in Halle. This is a required training for all EMU employees who have not yet taken this training and those who may need a refresher. It is open to all employees and student employees and provides information on the safety systems, practices and expectations to maintain a safe campus community. To register, call 487-0794 or send an email to environmental_health_safety@emich.edu.


FREE GRE AND MCAT MOCK EXAMS: The Creative Scientific Inquiry Experience (CSIE) program will be partnering with the Princeton Review to give FREE full length mock exams for both the GRE & MCAT. The exams will be given on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m., in Room G07A and G07B the Halle Library. Space is limited so please tell your students to reserve their seats today. RSVP by Friday, February 22 to aa_csie@emich.edu.

Today's Events

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: The College of Health & Human Services (CHHS) will host a blood drive today, Feb. 7, from noon - 6 p.m., in the 1st floor common area of the Marshall Building (listed as Marshall Hall on the American Red Cross website). SE Michigan hospitals need 900 units of blood every day to meet their needs. Please help CHHS achieve their goal of contributing 25 units during the two day event. Every donation can save up to three lives. Please watch the video ARM to ARM: The Life-Saving Journey to learn more about blood donation. You can make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or by going on-line at RedCrossBlood.org and search using zip code 48197. For additional information you can contact the dean's office at 487-0077 or email Charisse Nilles at cnilles@emich.edu.


PANEL DISCUSSION ON PRESIDENT OBAMA'S RE-ELECTION: As part of Black History Month, the Department of Africology and African American Studies presents keynote speaker Ravi Perry, today, Feb. 7, 1 - 4 p.m., in Room 310AB, of the Student Center. Perry will talk about "President Barack Obama's Re-election: demography, race relations & emerging political issues." Panelists include Barbara Patrick, Eric Brown, Joseph Engwenyu, Ravi Perry, Gregg Barak and Robert Perry with Victor Okafor moderating. During the event, the winners of a student essay contest on Obama's presidency to be announced. Free refreshments will be available. This event is LBC credit approved. For more information, contact Victor Okafor at vokafor@emich.edu.

DAVID BEHEN - CIO FOR THE STATE OF MICHIGAN TO SPEAK AT EMU: David Behen will be on campus to give a speech on "Reinventing Michigan through IT," tonight, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m., in the Board of Regents Room. During his presentation, Behen will talk about the department's goals and mission, the state's key IT metrics, IT investment fund projects, Michigan's Cyber Range and cyber security, as well as IT career opportunities within the state of Michigan. There will be a Q&A session immediately following. The event is co-sponsored by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) - Detroit Metropolitan Chapter, Eastern Michigan University's Political Science Department and the EMU Foundation. For further information, please contact Laura Thomas, ASPA Detroit council member at lthomas11@emich.edu or call 481-2323.


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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