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FUNDRAISER TO HELP EMU STUDENTS WITH MENTORSHIP & GUIDANCE: During the month of June, the Yankee Candle Company will donate 40% to the EMU MAGIC (Mentorship, Access, and Guidance in College) program. The program provides support services to EMU students that were once in foster care. You can  view the Yankee Candle catalog at Yankee Candle Fundraising, or contact the MAGIC program office at 487-0899 or stop by 301 Pierce Hall to place your order.


EMU DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY REMINDERS: For questions pertaining to crime prevention, please contact Police Officer Candace Dorsey, Crime Prevention Coordinator at 487-0987 or email at cdorsey@emich.edu. The Crime Prevention office is located within the EMU Police Department at 1200 Oakwood Street. For emergencies, call 911. For all other calls, or to report an incident, please call 487-1222. To leave a message on the anonymous tip hot-line, call 487-4847. General questions can be emailed to dps_questions@emich.edu.


* DEPARTMENT NAME CHANGE: Please note that the Department of African American Studies has changed its name to the Department of Africology and African American Studies.


REQUIRED EMPLOYMENT PROCESS TRAINING SESSION: The Human Resource units on campus have made changes to the processes involving how employees are hired, paid and/or entered into Banner (which will become effective July 1, 2013). The changes are necessary in order to properly monitor hours worked (in accordance with the Affordable Care Act) as well as to be in compliance with the newest version of the Form I-9 (eligibility to work form).

All of the Human Resource units have come together to roll out changes at the same time - as well as to provide support and training for everyone involved. If you have responsibilities which involve the hiring (or originating ePAFs) OR approving hires/ePAFs of: student employees, Graduate Assistants (GAs, GIs, GSs, etc.), staff, employee consultants, or independent contractors, please plan to attend the information session on Wednesday, June 26, 1:30 - 3 p.m., in the Halle Auditorium. Contact Sam Buttigieg sbuttigi@emich.edu or Crystal Walrath cwalrath@emich.edu with any questions.


TRAINING SESSION ON PRIVACY ISSUES: The Office of Business and Finance will offer a training session on Friday, June 21, 9 a.m., Hall Auditorium. The privacy training is mandatory for all faculty and staff. If you have any questions, contact Andrea Jaeckel at 487-3328.

Today's Events


BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING: The EMU Board of Regents will hold its June board meeting today, June 18, at 1:30 p.m., in room 201, Welch Hall. Below is the schedule for the committee meetings. All meetings are in Welch Hall.

  • Educational Policies: 9:30 - 10:15 a.m., Room 205
  • Athletic Affairs: 9:30 - 10:15 a.m., Room 201
  • Student Affairs: 10:30 - 11:15 a.m., Room 201
  • Finance, Audit and Investment: 11:30 - 12:15 p.m., Room 201

For additional information, go to the Board of Regents homepage or contact Vicki Reaume at 487-2410 or email vicki.reaume@emich.edu


VENDOR APPRECIATION DAY AT THE STUDENT CENTER: Relax on the patio at the Student Center and enjoy the weather under our new umbrellas. Join us and celebrate Vendor Appreciation Day today, June 18, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Show us a paid receipt from one of our vendors at the Student Center and you'll receive a free ice cream! The event is free. For more information, call 487-1100 or visit us at emich.edu/studentcenter, facebook.com/emustudentcenter, twitter.com/centeremu, or on Google+ @emuscr.


LUNCH AND LEARN SESSION: Human Resources is pleased to offer the Lunch and Learn Session "Developing a Perpetually Positive Attitude," today, June 18, 12 - 2 p.m., in the McKenny Training Suite, Room 100. For more information, please visit the Training & Organizational Development website. You can register today at SurveyMonkey. If you have any questions, please contact Allison Gordon at 487-3430 or e-mail at hr_tod@emich.edu.


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