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| Monday, October 08, 2012

SPECIAL NOTICES:

FORUMS ON STATEWIDE BALLOT INITIATIVES: Here is the schedule for these informative events, which will take place on campus in the Halle Library Auditorium. Each forum will last approximately 50 minutes and will focus on one of the six ballot proposals. Representatives of the "vote yes" and "vote no" campaigns will address the audience and answer questions. Each forum will be moderated by Leigh Greden, EMU's executive director of government and community relations. Students may earn Learning Beyond The Classroom (LBC) credit for attending at least two of forums.

Tuesday, October 9
5:30 p.m.: Proposal 1 (emergency manager law)
6:30 p.m.: Proposal 6 (require a public vote before constructing an international bridge)

Wednesday, October 10
5:30 p.m.: Proposal 5 (require 2/3 vote by legislature to raise taxes)
6:30 p.m.: Proposal 4 (establish Michigan Quality Home Care Council and provide collective bargaining)

Please contact Leigh Greden at lgreden@emich.edu if you would like additional information.

 

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD AND BLUE CARE NETWORK EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS AND OPEN ENROLLMENT SCHEDULE: Starting January 1, 2013, health care options for several employee groups will be modified and expanded. An education session with BCBS to inform Administrative Professional (AP), Administrative Hourly (AH), Athletics Coaches (AC), Campus Police (CP), Clerical Secretarial (CS), Confidential Clericals (CC), and Faculty (FA) about their new health care options will be held Wednesday, October 10, from 9 - 11:30 a.m. and again at 1 - 3:30 p.m., in the Welch Hall Regents board room. Open enrollment for the new health care options will take place October 15-26, 2012.

This session will cover the new health care plans during one extended session. The primary focus of this will include:   

  • PPO
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) Eligible PPO
  • Blue Care Network (BCN) HMO
  • BCBS Pharmacy Initiatives 

Information regarding additional education and Q & A sessions and open enrollment is forthcoming. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Benefits Office at 487-3195.

 

UNITED WAY PLEDGE DRIVE: EMU has a great tradition of supporting this community and United Way is a part of that tradition. Please help us reach this year's goal of $100,000. There are six focus areas the campaign helps: early childhood care and education, school-aged youth, hunger relief, homelessness and housing, senior assistance and safety-net health. There are 3 ways you can make a donation:

  • Traditional Link: http://uwwc.unitedwayepledge.org/. User ID is your emich email address, password is "liveunited." Then, you will be asked to change your password.
  • Paper donations are also an option. Please see your United Way department representative or contact this year's chair, Kevin Kucera, associate VP of enrollment management, or Linda Moore, coordinator at 487-8892 or email at lmoore14@emich.edu.

 

CYBER SECURITY TIP OF THE DAY: October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. For more cyber security awareness tips and information, go to SANS Security Awareness Tip of the Day. Today's tip:

  • Laptops and smart phones aren't the only things that can be stolen from your work area. When not in use, thumb drives should be stored in a secure location.

ARE YOU UNDECIDED ON A MAJOR? COME TO THE FALL MAJOR FEST: Still trying to figure out what you want to major in? We can help. Attend the Fall Major Fest today, October 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Student Center Ballroom. You'll have the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff in various academic departments, win prizes, and receive LBC credit. The event is sponsored by the University Advising and Career Development Center. For further information, please contact Christen Lesko at clesko@emich.edu or call 487-0400.

 

FORUM ON STATEWIDE BALLOT INITIATIVES: Come to this informative event tonight, October 8 at 5:30 p.m., to hear about Proposal 3 (set standards for renewable energy) or 6:30 p.m., to learn about Proposal 2 (guarantee collective bargaining), in Halle Library Auditorium. Each forum will last approximately 50 minutes and will focus on one of the six ballot proposals. Representatives of the "vote yes" and "vote no" campaigns will address the audience and answer questions. Each forum will be moderated by Leigh Greden, EMU's executive director of government and community relations. Students may earn Learning Beyond The Classroom (LBC) credit for attending at least two of forums.

 

* STUDENTS FOR LIFE MEETING: Students for Life will meet tonight, October 8, 6:30 p.m. in Room 104 of the Student Center. Alicia Wong from Guadalupe Partners will present "Isolation, Community, and the Unborn Child."  Guadalupe Partners is a partnership of pro-life people who help abortion-minded women to make life-affirming choices for themselves, for their unborn children, and for their families. The Partners offer un-questioning material aid to mothers, including help with utility bills, rent payments, diapers, groceries, cribs and automobiles. Support for the mothers continues through the pregnancy and beyond.  For more information, contact emustudentsforlife@gmail.com.

 

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