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| Thursday, August 28, 2014


* TRANSPORTATION LEADERSHIP FORUM: The Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), together with former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation and EMU graduate Rodney Slater and EMU, will hold a Transportation Leadership Forum on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the McKenny Hall Ballroom. The forum will consist of two panel discussions with major transportation leaders addressing the future of the industry. The opening panel discussion will run from 10 - 11:45 a.m. and the second panel will run from 1 - 2:30 p.m.


NEW AND IMPROVED USERNAME HELP FORM: A new version of the form used to request Banner, Xtender, ePrint, and BOE access is now available. The new form has several improvements that will make it easier to request access to many of the University's administrative systems, including pre-populating fields, requesting access by role, and allowing multiple access requests on a single form. If you have any questions about the changes to the Username Help form, please contact the IT Help Desk at 487-2120 or email to it.helpdesk@emich.edu. 


MOVE-IN AMBASSADORS NEEDED: EMU Housing & Residence Life invites all faculty and staff to join them on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 8:30 - 11 a.m., to be Move-In Ambassadors. Each year, faculty and staff play a critical role as first-year students come to college for the first time. Move-in Ambassadors will help give directions, talk to students and parents and spread the meaning of what it means to be TRUEMU. Please RSVP to Clifford Camp at ccamp@emich.edu by Monday, Aug. 18.


CALL FOR FACULTY "LIFE IN THE CLASSROOM" FACILITATORS: This faculty led First Four New Student Orientation session will take place on Sunday, Aug. 31, with sessions from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m., and from 11 a.m to 12 p.m., with a briefing session from 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. This is a very easy, turn-key operation with talking points and handouts provided. Any interested faculty or academic administrator can contact Amy Barnhart at asimonso@emich.edu or call 487-2265 by Friday, Aug. 8.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES FALL MEETING: The College of Arts and Sciences will hold its Fall Meeting for CAS faculty and staff on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1:30 - 3 p.m., in room 310AB in the Student Center. Refreshments will be available starting at 1 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Sally Lucas in the Dean's Office at 487-4344.


WELCOME TENT VOLUNTEERS: Faculty and staff are needed to welcome students back to campus by volunteering at one of the welcome tents setup on Wednesday, Sept. 3 or Thursday, Sept. 4. Your  assistance to answer questions, give directions and hand out information to tent passersby would be greatly appreciated. There are two-hour shifts scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on both days. Please go to Welcome Tent Volunteer to sign up for a shift.

INVITATION TO L.I.V.E. WELCOME WEEK MIXER: Diversity and Community Involvement invites all faculty and staff to participate in this year's L.I.V.E. Welcome Week Mixer on Thursday, Sept. 4, 3 - 6 p.m., in room 310 in the Student Center. L.I.V.E. is a series of events designed to engage incoming first-generation students and students of color to assist them with their transition to college. One of the factors that helps first-generation students succeed in the classroom is developing relationships with faculty and professional staff. If you would like to participate, please RSVP with Dar Mayweather at dmayweat@emich.edu or call 487-2277.


CALL FOR "MEIJER MANIA" VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed to help out at the annual "Meijer Mania" event on Thursday, Sept. 4, with shifts from 7 - 8:30 p.m. or 8:30 - 10 p.m.   Volunteer duties include assisting vendors in product distribution and floating in specific areas of the store to assist the students. Approximately 4,000 EMU students will attend this event. To volunteer, please contact Eric Ward at eward1@emich.edu or call 487-3806.

VOLUNTEERS NEED FOR THE ICEBREAKER DANCE: Campus Life is seeking graduate student, faculty and staff volunteers to assist at the annual NPHC Icebreaker Dance on Friday, Sept. 12, in Bowen Field House. Duties will include helping with entry, admission and traffic flow. If you would like to help, please sign up for a shift at Icebreaker Dance Volunteers.


HOMECOMING STUDENT TAILGATE VOLUNTEERS: Campus Life is seeking graduate student, faculty and staff volunteer assistance for the annual Homecoming Student Organization Tailgate on Saturday, Oct. 11. Volunteers at this event will help manage the entry/admission/traffic flow process. Please sign up for a shift at Homecoming Tailgate Volunteers.

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