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* SPECIAL BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING: There will be a  special Board of Regents meeting held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 8 a.m., in room 201 Welch Hall. There is one agenda item: Approval of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Storm Water Asset Management and Waste Water (SAW) Grant Application. For questions, please contact Vicki Reaume at 487-2410 or email at vreaume@emich.edu.


BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING: The EMU Board of Regents will hold its December board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 1:30 p.m., in room 201, Welch Hall. Below is the schedule for the committee meetings. All meetings are in Welch Hall.

  • Athletic Affairs: 8:30 - 9:15 a.m., Room 201
  • Educational Policies: 8:30 - 9:15 a.m., Room 205
  • Faculty Affairs: 9:30 - 10:15 a.m., Room 205
  • Student Affairs: 10:30 - 11:15 a.m., Room 205
  • 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.


CANNED FOOD GOODS NEEDED TO HELP LOCAL CHARITIES: EMU's Vision Office would like to remind the attendees who are coming to the Thanksgiving Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 20, to please donate some canned food goods to help support local charities. We appreciate your support and the generosity of the University Community.



* ACADEMIC HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE TEMPORARILY CLOSED: The Academic Human Resources Office, located in 202 Boone will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.


UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN - "MISSION POSSIBLE": The United Way Campaign on Eastern's campus still needs your help. Every donation, regardless of how small is important and your contributions will help many EMU organizations including the Autism Collaborative Center, WEMU and the EMU Foundation, just to name a few. It is quicker and easier to donate than ever before! From your My.Emich account, click on “Click here to donate” and follow the steps. Paper donations are also an option. The campaign deadline is Friday, Dec. 6. For questions, please contact Kevin Kucera or Linda Moore at 487-8892 or Dawn Stovall at 487-1105.


EMU ATHLETICS AND FOOD GATHERERS OF WASHTENAW COUNTY FOOD DRIVE: Throughout the month of November, the EMU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is asking students, fans and the community members to donate canned food items to the main atrium area of the Convocation Center. The food donation box is set-up through Food Gatherers of Washtenaw County. All food donations will go to service 150 non-profit agencies and programs providing direct food assistance in the form of hot meals, nutritious snacks and more to low-income adults, seniors and children in Washtenaw County. 


CELEBRATE #GIVING TUESDAY ON DECEMBER 3: Eastern Michigan has become an official partner of #GivingTuesday, a national movement that kicks-off the giving season on Tuesday, Dec. 3. We invite you to take the pledge to make a gift to EMU on #GivingTuesday and use the power of your social network to encourage others to celebrate their good fortunes and make a gift as well. All gifts made to EMU via the web, phone and mail on Dec. 3 will count towards our #GivingTuesday campaign. Please be a part of the first-ever single-day fundraising campaign in our University's history and make your gift on Tuesday, Dec. 3.


HELP HOMELESS FAMILIES IN WASHTENAW COUNTY - DONATE TO THE SALVATION ARMY: Now through Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, EMU has the opportunity to show the Washtenaw County community just how much we care – all while showing our Eagle pride.

EMU's PRSSA is partnering with The Salvation Army to give hope to those in need this holiday season. We are competing against other state universities (including Wayne State University and the University of Michigan – Dearborn) to raise the most money for this noble cause and we are asking for your help.

Please make a tax-deductible donation to the EMU PRSSA online Red Kettle at www.onlineredkettle.org/EMUPRSSA or give “EMUgives” to 71777.

This past year, money raised through the Red Kettle Campaign helped The Salvation Army provide more than 23,500 meals and more than 12,000 nights of shelter to those in need in Washtenaw County. For more information, please follow along with EMU PRSSA on Twitter (@emuprssa) or their website: www.emuprssa.com.


UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM OPEN FOR STUDENT NOMINATIONS: The nomination process for students to present at the Friday, March 28, 2014 Undergraduate Symposium is underway at www.emich.edu/symposium/nomination. This nomination site is open to students through January 15, 2014. To learn more about the value of student presentation of research, here is a link to a special EMUblog post: http://blogemu.com/kerris-konsciousness-undergraduate-symposium/ by Symposium Undergraduate Research Fellow Kerri Musick. For more information, contact wkivi@emich.edu. 


EMU DINING SERVICES OFFERS FOOD TRUCK: EMU Dining Services will be operating a food truck in conjunction with Bearclaw Coffee Co. for a two-week test run. The food truck will be parked in the North Lot/Ann St. area today, Nov. 18 through Thursday, Nov. 21, from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please stop by and check it out. They will be accepting cash and credit. Contact Dining Services at 487-0418 or visit us at fb.com/emichdining, twitter.com/emichdining, and emich.edu/dining.


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 the training on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 8:30 - 10 a.m., room 300, in Halle Library. Please register at environmental_health_safety@emich.edu or call 487-0794.


WINTER BREAK COURSE - BECOMING JEWISH IN AMERICA: Earn up to three credits this Winter break traveling to New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. learning about the Jewish contribution to America. Visit emich.edu/ust for more information or contact Jen Short at 487-3229 or jen.short@emich.edu.

EMU PUBLIC SAFETY TIPS AND REMINDERS: The EMU Police Department facilitates a variety of community service programs focused on safety awareness for our residential halls, classrooms and campus. These include crime prevention seminars, and training sessions and programs on sexual assault and alcohol awareness for faculty, staff and students.

EMU Police use high visibility foot patrols, mobile patrols, bicycle patrols and an extensive video monitoring system to help deter crime. It is important to report crimes or suspicious activities immediately -- police have a better opportunity to apprehend suspects and solve crimes. Please review the information below and report any crimes or any suspicious activities. Reporting a crime or suspicious activity can be done anonymously.

  • To report an incident, or information anonymously, please call 487-4847 or send an email to dps_questions@emich.edu.

Telephone numbers and email accounts listed above are set-up specifically for those who wish to report a crime or information related to a crime. Your identity will remain anonymous.

For questions pertaining to EMU Safety Tips or crime prevention, please contact Police Officer Candace Dorsey, Crime Prevention Coordinator at 487-0987 or by email at cdorsey@emich.edu. The Crime Prevention office is located within the EMU Police Department at 1200 Oakwood Street. Police Dispatch at 487-1222. For emergencies, call 911.

Today's Events

TWO MIOSHA TRAINING SESSIONS TODAY FOR EMPLOYEES: There will two MIOSHA training sessions today, Nov. 18, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., in Strong Auditorium or today, Nov. 18, 4 - 5 p.m., room 201, Pray-Harrold. Please contact Environmental Health & Safety  at 487-0794 or environmental_health_safety@emich.edu with any questions.


EMU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. CLEVELAND STATE: The EMU men's basketball team will play against Cleveland State, tonight, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Convocation Center. For the complete schedule, roster and more, please visit Men's Basketball homepage.


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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