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BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING: The EMU Board of Regents will hold its October board meeting on Tuesday, October 1, 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: 8:30 - 9:15 a.m., Room 205
  • Athletic Affairs: 8:30 - 9:15 a.m., Room 201
  • Faculty Affairs: 9:30 - 10:15 a.m., Room 205
  • 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, please visit the Board of Regents homepage or contact Vicki Reaume at 487-2410 or email vicki.reaume@emich.edu.


DEADLINE FOR WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY GRANT IS OCT. 13: Women in Philanthropy at EMU will be accepting grant applications through Sunday, October 13 for the 2013 grant year. Applications must be submitted using the online template on the WIP-EMU website at http://www.emich.edu/wip-emu. For assistance, check the application guidelines on the website or contact Kelly Quilter at kquilte1@emich.edu.


OPEN FORUM FOR FINALISTS FOR THE DIRECTOR OF THE DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER POSITION: The Search Committee for the Director of the Disability Resource Center position would like to invite the campus community to interact with and provide feedback for the final three candidates for this important position. Each candidate will have a brief presentation and an open forum which will include a question and answer session. The times and locations for the sessions are:

Presentation/Open Forum for Students, Faculty and Staff:

  • Dr. Paul Ballard: Wednesday, October 2, 2:15 - 3 p.m., room 310B, Student Center
  • Mr. Randall Ward: Thursday, October 3, 2:15 - 3 p.m., room 310B, Student Center
  • Dr. Robert Cunningham: Friday, October 4, 3:15 - 4 p.m., room 320, Student Center


EMU LIBRARY'S ROBOTIC COLLECTION STORAGE SYSTEM CLOSURE: The EMU library's robotic collection storage system (known as The ARC) will be closed for approximately 45 days beginning Tuesday, October 1 through mid-November. During this time, materials will not be available from the ARC. Faculty, students and staff will be directed to inter-library loan options for titles needed. If you have not yet requested all of your reserve materials, or if you have graduate students working on theses, please prompt them to collect library materials at this time. 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. 


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:

  • 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
  • Wednesday, October 16, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Strong Auditorium
  • Tuesday, October 22, 6 - 7 a.m., room 201, Pray-Harrold
  • Wednesday, October 23, 4 - 5 p.m., room 201, Pray-Harrold
  • Monday, October 28, 4 - 5 p.m., room 201, Pray-Harrold
  • Wednesday, October 30, 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.


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, 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.

Today's Events

EMU'S AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION MEETING: The College of Business welcomes guest speaker Wayne Brannon, from Volkswagen today, September 30, 4 p.m., in room 110, in the COB. Please visit College of Business Events homepage for the complete list of events. For questions or additional information, please contact Lindsey Gothard at 734-891-0441 or email at lgothard@emich.edu.


WRITING A WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY GRANT WORKSHOP: Learn the general principles of grant writing today, September 30, 4 - 6 p.m., room 304 in the Student Center. If you have not written a WIP grant, or you have been unsuccessful in obtaining a grant, this workshop is for you. Students, staff and faculty are urged to attend. For questions, please contact Kelly Quilter at 487-5125 or email at kquilte1@emich.edu.


COLLEGE OF BUSINESS OPEN HOUSE: Join the College of Business for an Open House  tonight, September 30, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the EMU–Livonia location. Please  RSVP at ep.emich.edu/coboh. For more information, contact the College of Business at 877-818-4368.


SUBMISSIONS IN EMU TODAY: Please note, EMU TODAY is an internal daily e-blast sent to faculty and staff. 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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