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* PARTICIPATION NEEDED FROM FACULTY & STAFF FOR FALL MAJOR FEST: Are you interested in promoting your academic department/program? If so, please consider participating in the Fall Major Fest event sponsored by the University Advising & Career Development Center. This event is designed to assist students who are undecided on their academic major and/or minor. Fall Major Fest will be on Monday, October 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. For more information or to reserve a table, please email Christen Lesko at clesko@emich.edu.


* PEASE GUEST PARKING LOT CLOSURE: The Pease Guest Lot will be closed Friday, September 13, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for a special event.


COFFEE WITH THE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER OF EMU: The campus community is invited to have coffee with Carl Powell, CIO, Division of IT on Friday, September 13, 9 - 11 a.m., in 301 Halle Library (Carillon Room) as he talks about updates on current IT initiatives and answer any IT related questions. For more information, please contact Carolyn O'Neill at coneill@emich.edu.


ASSISTANT SITE COORDINATOR NEEDED FOR TEEN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM: The EMU 21st CCLC Bright Futures after school program at John Glenn High School in Westland, MI is looking for an Assistant Site Coordinator who has experience working with teens. This after school program focuses on youth voice and choice through creative and academically embedded clubs (music, leadership, sports, cooking, culture, creative writing, improv, film, dance, and much more!).

The responsibilities of the Assistant Site Coordinator include someone who can plan and run various clubs and sport activities, supervise, engage, and mentor youth, and assist with the overall coordination of the program. The Assistant Site Coordinator may also substitute for the Site Coordinator if needed. We want the best for our students and we know that they thrive in an environment with reliable, consistent staff. Therefore, the Assistant Site Coordinator must be available to work at the high school Monday - Thursday from 1 - 5p.m. during the entire 2013-2014 school year. We also offer a six week summer program through July.

This is a 20 hour per week position, Monday - Thursday, 1 - 5 p.m. Compensation is $13-$15/hour depending on experience and education. Additional hours outside of the after school program may include planning lessons, making phone calls, and entering data. Please send your resume to Melissa Calabrese at mcalabr2@emich.edu if you are interested in applying for this position.


YOUTH INSTRUCTORS NEEDED FOR EMU AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM IN ROMULUS: EMU is thrilled to extend a unique opportunity to our local communities by offering the Bright Futures After-School Program at 15 different schools in Wayne & Washtenaw counties. Bright Futures offers academic support, as well as a variety of enrichment opportunities for students. Some examples include: Leadership groups, Theater, Dance, Poetry, Anime, Music, Art, etc. Clubs offered vary per site and depend entirely on student interest. Thus, it is imperative to have a versatile and creative staff!

For the upcoming school year, Romulus High School is looking to hire enthusiastic and innovative self-starters, who are able to take initiative and lead a variety of clubs. The ideal candidate will have some background in Education and/or experience working with youth. Candidates should be outgoing, positive, reliable and flexible. They should also have an array of interests/hobbies that could translate well into a high-interest clubs. In addition, staff will be required to assist students with homework.

Candidates should will need reliable transportation and should be able to commit to the entire school year (09/16/13 - 05/30/13). Programming takes place from 2 - 5 p.m., Monday - Thursday, with some additional hours required for staff development, family events, field trips, etc. If interested, please contact RHS Site Coordinator, Lauren Richardson at lauren.elizabeth.richardson@gmail.com with a brief introduction about yourself and your resume attached.


RESEARCH STUDY FOR LGBT SOCIAL WORK AND EDUCATION MAJORS: Social Work and Education faculty are asked to inform students about Dr. John Palladino's (Professor of Special Education) research study sponsored by EMU's Center for the Study of Equality and Human Rights. The project addresses the unique needs and questions LGBT majors have for their forthcoming/current social work internships or student teaching placements, and entry into these professions. Interested students should further inquire about the study by contacting john.palladino@emich.edu by Monday, September 30. All participants will receive a gift card acknowledgement.


EMU LIBRARY'S ROBOTIC COLLECTION STORAGE SYSTEM WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED: The EMU library's robotic collection storage system (known as The ARC) will be closed for approximately 45 days sometime this fall semester in order to complete the final phase of remediation that began last year. The exact dates of the closure will be announced shortly. By the end of September, please check out any materials you need from the ARC for courses or research during the fall semester. If you have questions, contact Brian Steimel at bsteimel@emich.edu or 487-2558 or contact Tara Fulton at tfulton1@emich.edu or 487-2573.


THE ACADEMIC PROJECTS CENTER WILL OPEN SEPT. 9TH: The Academic Projects Center is now open for drop-in consulting. The APC is located in room 116 of the Halle Library. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The Center offers point-of-need help with research, writing, and technology to students working on research papers and other academic projects. For more information, please visit the Academic Projects Center homepage


CAMPUS SAFETY AWARENESS & HAZARD COMMUNICATION TRAINING: All new employees of the University are required to participate in the Safety Awareness & Hazard Communication Training presented by Environmental Health Safety (EHS). Please plan to attend one of the following sessions. All training sessions will be held in room 300, Halle Library.

  • Thursday, September 12, 8:30 - 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 25, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 10, 8:30 - 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 24, 1:30 - 3 p.m. 
  • Monday, November 11, 8:30 - 10 .m.
  • Tuesday, December 10, 8:30 - 10 .m.

Please register at environmental_health_safety@emich.edu or call 487-0794.


REQUIRED MIOSHA TRAINING FOR ALL EMU AND STUDENT EMPLOYEES: MIOSHA has updated the Hazard Communication Standard (Employees Right to Know) by adopting the Global Harmonization System. These changes to the standard require all employees to receive updated training by the December 1, 2013 deadline. Please plan to attend one of the following mandatory training sessions:

  • Thursday, September 12, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Strong Auditorium 
  • Monday, September 16, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Strong Auditorium
  • Wednesday, September 18, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Strong Auditorium
  • Monday, September 23, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Strong Auditorium
  • Wednesday, September 25, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Strong Auditorium
  • Monday, October 7, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Strong Auditorium
  • Wednesday, October 9, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Strong Auditorium
  • Monday, October 14, 9 - 10 a.m., Strong Auditorium

If you would like to schedule a training session for your department, please contact Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) at 487-0794 or environmental_health_safety@emich.edu. EHS will work with departments to ensure all EMU employees are trained by the deadline.

Today's Events


PLASTIC GROCERY BAG DRIVE TO HELP THE HOMELESS: Today, September 11 kicks off a campaign drive to collect plastic grocery bags to be used to make sleeping mats for the homeless. There will be a collection bin located in Starkweather Hall until Wednesday, Sept. 18. You are welcome to collect plastic grocery bags throughout the semester on an individual basis or have your entire department join in. Contact Leanna for a pick-up. For questions, please contact Leanna at lhope@emich.edu.


EMU'S AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION MEETING: The College of Business and the EMU American Marketing Association welcomes Dave Spindler, from Ford Motor Company today, September 11, 4 p.m., in room 215 in the COB. Please visit College of Business Events homepage to see the complete list of events. For questions or additional information, please contact Lindsey Gothard at 734-891-0441 or email at lgothard@emich.edu.


* LEGENDARY PSYCHEDELIC POSTER ARTIST EXHIBIT: The Legendary psychedelic poster artist Gary Grimshaw will be honored at an artist reception tonight, September 11, 5 - 7:30 p.m., in room 236, in the Student Center. Grimshaw has become a huge influence on college students who recognize his genius through 45 years of ground-breaking art. Sponsored by Intermedia Gallery Group art students, the exhibit will run through Saturday, September 21 in Intermedia Gallery (room 236) in the Student Center. Autographed items will be for sale. For further information, contact the Campus Life Intermedia Gallery Group at cl_intermedia@emich.edu.


AFTER 9/11: ARAB AMERICANS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES: Lindsay Robillard, Educator, Arab American National Museum will discuss the lived experiences of Arab and Muslim Americans affected by policies and laws implemented after 9/11 tonight, September 11, 7 - 9 p.m., in Halle Library Auditorium. The presentation will be interactive and discussion-based. LBC credit. Free and open to the public. This program is part of the Muslim Journeys series sponsored by the EMU Library. To read more, please visit  http://guides.emich.edu/muslimjourneys. Contact Lisa Klopfer at lklopfer@emich.edu with any questions.

SUBMISSIONS IN EMU TODAY: Please note, EMU TODAY is an 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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