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* PLANNED COMPUTING SYSTEM DOWNTIME: Monthly maintenance of EMU's computing systems will be performed on Friday, Feb. 15, from 6 p.m. to midnight. During this month's maintenance program, the following major computer systems will be unavailable:VOIP Phones

  • My.emich (including self-service faculty, student and employee tabs)
  • Banner
  • BOE
  • Clean Address
  • Axiom
  • Mailing Lists
  • OmniUpdate
  • ePrint
  • FormFusion and Intellicheck
  • it.emich.edu and it's applications
  • Linguist List
  • Workflow
  • irim.emich.edu
  • Red Lantern
  • Resource 25
  • fsaATLAS
  • IT Custom Webapps
  • Service Desk Express
  • Library Catalog and Image Database

  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 outa


* FORMER PROFESSOR PASSES AWAY: Francis J. Wawrzaszek, professor of Special Education at Eastern Michigan University for 31 years passed away Monday, Feb. 4. He was the #1 fan of EMU athletics, having attended every home football game for over 50 years. He also served as a Special Education State Hearing Officer before and after his retirement. A memorial mass will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 410 W. Cross Street, Ypsilanti. Contributions in his memory may be made to either the EMU Special Education Department or the EMU Athletic Department. For more details, go to Stark Funeral Service Obituary Details.


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.


* JUSTICE FOR JULIA SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISING EVENT: The family of Julia Niswender have established a scholarship in Julia's name available for EMU students who are twins and will be selling T-shirts, bracelets, ribbons, and zebra scarfs on Friday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. All proceeds will go the scholarship fund. Donations will be accepted during the event. The Julia Niswender fund, which is also being called the "Justice for Julia" fund, is set-up through Monroe Bank and Trust. Donations can also be sent to the bank at 102 E. Front Street, Monroe Charter Township, MI 48161.


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


AFTERNOON TEA WITH THE PROVOST: Enjoy afternoon tea with Provost Kim Schatzel on today, 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.


DINE TO DONATE TO SUPPORT YOUTH AGING OUT OF FOSTER CARE: EMU's Social Work 350 students will host a Dine to Donate event tonight, Feb. 11, from 5 - 10 p.m., at the Tower Inn Cafe. The goal is raise enough money to help foster care youth get on their feet and reach their full potential in life. Currently there are 50+ youths that are aging out of foster care who need your help. Must bring our flyer & 20% of your bill will go towards helping the Youth Aging Out Project. Go to Facebook Dine and Donate Flyer to print flyer. For questions, contact Devin Wojcik at dwojcik@emich.edu.


STUDENTS FOR LIFE MEETING: The Students for Life will meet tonight, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 104 in the Student Center. They will discuss plans for leading break-out sessions at the March 9 young adult prolife conference at Christ the King Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, "Using Calm, Cool Logic to Dismantle Pro-Choice Views." Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. For more information, contact emustudentsforlife@gmail.com.


INFORMATIONAL SESSION ABOUT MCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM: All are welcome to attend a  group information meeting tonight, Feb. 11, 8:30 p.m., in the 1st floor of Wise Hall to learn more about the McNair Scholars Program. Applicants must have a minimum 2.85 GPA, low-income and first-generation, or members of an underrepresented group. For questions, contact Cindy Rodrigues at cindy.rodrigues@emich.edu or call 487-8240.


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