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UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES HOURS: The University Archives will be open by appointment only Monday, Apr. 28 to Saturday, May 3. During the 2014 summer semester, University Archives will be open Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Mondays and Fridays by appointment only.


MY.EMICH IS GETTING A FACELIFT: The Division of Information Technology (IT) is upgrading My.Emich this summer. This upgrade will give My.Emich a more contemporary look and feel, starting with the login page (where the My.Emich username has been rebranded to “NetID”).  Once logged in, you will see a modern design around familiar content with two notable exceptions - My Courses and Groups will no longer be available in My.Emich.

As part of a separate university initiative, courses and groups will now be created and managed using EMU Online. Beginning April 30, instructors and students will use EMU Online to email a class, share files, and participate in discussions. Faculty, instructors, and students will still be able to send email messages to their class via EagleMail (see “Sending an Email Message to a Class List” for more information).  Also, if you are an owner of a My.Emich group, you will be able to recreate your groups using EMU Online (for faculty) or Google Apps for EMU (for students). Visit http://www.emich.edu/it/features/upgrades2014/myemich_changes.php for a sneak-peek of the changes coming to My.Emich.

Also, our email service provider is upgrading the EagleMail system to Zimbra 8 this summer (tentatively scheduled for late July). This vendor-required upgrade includes a number of features designed to improve the user experience, including a streamline interface, enhanced search capability, and new calendaring tools. Visit http://www.emich.edu/it/features/upgrades2014/zimbra8.php for a sneak-peek of the changes coming to EagleMail this summer. Questions regarding these initiatives can be directed to the IT Help Desk at 487-2120 or via email at it.helpdesk@emich.edu.


SUPPORT EMU STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS BY BUYING AN "E" LICENSE PLATE: This valuable program allows the Alumni Association to help children of EMU alumni attend Eastern, achieve their dreams and continue the EMU legacy. As you renew your license plate, please consider supporting deserving students by purchasing an “E” plate. The plates cost $35 above the annual vehicle registration fee for a regular plate, with $25 of that fee going directly to the program. If you already have an “E” plate… don’t forget to specify on your renewal form that you want to keep it. The renewal fee is only $10 above the regular registration fee, with that $10 going directly to the program. It’s a great way to show your pride in Eastern and promote EMU in the community. To order your “E” plate, visit http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1585_1595_9026-20400--,00.html.


SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMU STUDENTS: The Upward Bound program at EMU is seeking impressive male applicants to serve as Peer Advisors for the 2014 Upward Bound Summer Academy. The Upward Bound Peer Advisor staff lives in EMU Residence Halls with local high school student participants who desire to go to college. Peer Advisors have the rewarding experience of working closely with students as a mentor to enhance their preparation both within and outside of the classroom. They provide mentoring, academic assistance and guidance to participants, serve as teaching assistants to the teachers, assist in the planning and implementation of extra-curricular activities; supervise participants in a residential setting; and chaperone on field trips. Compensation is $2,400 plus room and board during the dates of the program (6/18 - 7/31). View the job positing and recommend that students apply today. Deadline to apply is Friday, Apr. 25 by 5 p.m. Additional questions can be submitted to Stephanie Hawkes at shawkes@emich.edu


EMU ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE REPORTING HOTLINE: The Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline is active and available to faculty and staff. Established by the Board of Regents in January 2007, the Hotline includes a toll-free telephone number and website where individuals can report, anonymously if they choose, an ethical or compliance-related issue involving any Eastern employee. The Hotline is operated by Global Compliance, a leading global provider of comprehensive, integrated compliance solutions. The toll-free number and website are available 24/7, 365 days a year. The toll-free number is 866-213-4862. The website can be accessed at Compliance Helpline

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