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WEMU STILL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH SPRING PLEDGE DRIVE: Come on over and help WEMU during their Spring On-Air Pledge Drive by answering phones and taking pledges between Thursday, April 4 through Thursday, April 11, in the WEMU studios located on the fourth floor of King Hall. Shifts are a minimum of two hours and run between 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Lots of great food and beverages donated from area restaurants will be available. Students are eligible for community service credit. Sign up by phone at 487-2229 on online at www.wemu.org.


*$100,000 IN 100 DAYS - THAT'S THE CHALLENGE: Thanks to a gift made by an anonymous donor, all donations of up to $5,000 made by any first-time donor to Eastern Michigan University over the next 100 days will be doubled. The initiative will apply to the first $100,000 in gifts from first-time supporters of Eastern, so it will pay to make your gift today. Making a gift is a one-stop process. Simply visit the EMU Foundation homepage and complete the online giving form. The gifts will go towards a wide variety of programs and initiatives at Eastern. 


CORNELL UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR TO SPEAK ON SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATION: Professor Stuart Hart of Cornell University will speak on "Sustainable Technologies and Innovation" on Thursday, April 4, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., in room 1, Sill Hall. Dr. Hart is an internationally recognized speaker who has delivered hundreds of keynote addresses on the topic of sustainable business around the world. This event is free and open to the public and LBC credit approved.


* ONE WEEK U.S. TRAVEL COURSE IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN: Earn up to three credits discovering the beauty of Pure Michigan and learn about geotourism in the Grand Traverse region. Through this unique field course, you will explore area attractions and how the Pure Michigan campaign is promoting our state. This course is open to current students, guest students, faculty and staff. The course will run from Saturday, May 18 through Friday, May 24. Course qualifies for LBC credit - GEOG 177, 379 and 592. Check out our video for more information on this course or visit ep.emich.edu/ust to register today. The deadline to register is Monday, April 8. For more information, contact Jenifer Short at jshort2@emich.edu.


TRAINING SESSIONS ON PRIVACY ISSUES: To ensure that Eastern and its faculty and staff are in compliance/legal and regulatory requirement related to privacy issues, a new training session has been developed by the Office of Business and Finance. The privacy training is mandatory for all faculty and staff. Below are the dates for the upcoming sessions. The sessions will be available online at a later date.

  • Monday, April 8, 11 - Noon, Halle Auditorium
  • Thursday, May 9, 3 p.m., Halle Auditorium
  • Wednesday, May 22, 9 a.m., Halle Auditorium
  • Wednesday, June 12, 1 p.m., Halle Auditorium
  • Monday, June 17, 1 p.m., Halle Auditorium
  • Friday, June 21, 9 a.m., Hall Auditorium

If you have any questions, contact Steve LaChance at 487-1490 or Andrea Jaeckel at 487-3328.


HELP KNOCK CANCER OUT OF THE PARK: Eastern's Women's Softball is pleased to present its annual "Knock Cancer Out of The Park" fundraiser going on now through Friday, April 19. Please visit their Online Auction and check out all the great items up for bid and EMU athletic experiences available in support of a great cause. All proceeds benefit C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

Today's Events

LUNCH AND LEARN SESSION: Human Resources is pleased to offer "Image You!" today, April 3, 12 - 2 p.m. This is an interactive workshop designed to help women improve their leadership skills. During the workshop, Stephanie Robinson, director of Benefit Programs will discuss career planning, image control, communication styles and relationship management will be among the topics discussed. Women in all employment classifications and any stage of career are invited to participate in the workshop and share personal experiences. Go to Lunch and Learn Registration to register using Survey Monkey. All sessions will be held in the Human Resources Training Suite, Room 100. Anyone who might have registered via eTraining is still reserved. If you have any questions, please contact Allison Gordon at 487-3430 or e-mail at hr_tod@emich.edu.


WOMEN'S SOFTBALL WILL TAKE ON VALPARAISO: The Women's softball team will play against Valparaiso today, April 3 at 3 p.m. For the complete schedule, go to 2013 Women's Softball schedule.


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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. 


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