EMU Today


| Wednesday, November 14, 2012


PLANNED COMPUTING SYSTEM DOWNTIME: Monthly maintenance of EMU's computing systems will be performed Friday, November 16, 6 p.m. to midnight. During this month's maintenance program, the following major computer systems will be unavailable: 

  • EMU Website (www.emich.edu)
  • Banner
  • My.emich (including self-service faculty, student and employee tabs)
  • BOE
  • EMS (Event Planning)
  • Axiom
  • Linguist List
  • Library Card Catalog
  • Library Research Database(s)
  • Email child account and forward services only
  • Red Lantern
  • Resource 25
  • fsaATLAS
  • Service Desk Express

 All other systems and services remain AVAILABLE including:

• Wired and Wireless Internet Access (residence halls, offices, and classrooms)

  • EMU-Online course management system (http://emuonline.edu)
  • Online Hiring System (www.emujobs.com)
  • EagleMail (mail.emich.edu)

All planned maintenance for major EMU systems is scheduled in conjunction with the ERP-Business Operations Committee (BOC). The BOC includes representation from various campus units and Faculty Senate. Please contact the Help Desk at 487-2120 or it.helpdesk@emich.edu.edu if you have any questions about this scheduled downtime. We appreciate your patience during this important and required system outage.


* EMU CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21: As part of the University's campaign to contain costs and conserve energy, EMU is implementing another Energy Savings Day Program. This year, the University will be closed for business on Wednesday, November 21, however, some offices critical to the operation of the University will remain open despite this closure. All staff employees normally scheduled to work on this day will use four hours of vacation or sick/personal time for each eight-hour day. EMU will cover the second half of the scheduled work hours with paid release time. Questions from faculty employees should be directed to Academic Human Resources at 487-0076. Questions from staff employees should be directed to Human Resources at 487-3430.

POINSETTIA SALE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER: The EMU Women's Association Annual Poinsettia Sale offers beautiful, long-lasting poinsettias, fresh wreaths, and garlands to decorate your office or home - they also make great gifts. All proceeds go to the EMU Women's Association Scholarship fund. Last year four scholarships were awarded to deserving students, totaling over $3,400. To place your order, go to Poinsettias Order Form. The deadline for all orders is Monday, November 19. Poinsettia pick-up will be November 29 and 30, at the Welcome Center, Room 121, Halle Library. If you have any questions, please contact Susann deVries, sdevries@emich.edu, 487-2475.


DINING SERVICES CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY: Dining Services is conducting an electronic survey through November 21. Please take a moment to complete the survey and let them know what you think makes EMU one of the best college dining experiences or even what improvements we can make to increase your dining experience. There will be prizes that range from free Advantage Meal Cards to high-end electronics devices that include the Apple IPad 3. For questions or comments regarding the survey, please contact Dining Services  or call 487-0418.


WINTER 2013 TUITION WAIVER DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting tuition waivers for Winter 2012 is Wednesday, January 16, 2013. All tuition waivers must be submitted to the Benefits Office, 140 McKenny Hall. You can also fax your waiver to 487-4389. Tuition waivers submitted after Wednesday, January 16, 2013, will not be submitted for approval. For questions, contact Helene Neely at 487-3195, or hneely@emich.edu.


CLEARANCE MERCHANDISE AT EAGLE CREST GOLF CLUB: The Eagle Crest Golf Club, located at 1275 S. Huron Street is having a blow-out clearance sale on their golf pro shop merchandise. Pro shop hours in November are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and in December the hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Gift cards are also available. For more information, call the Eagle Crest Golf Club at 734-487-2441.

Previous Events

BEADS-TO-BUSINESS JEWELRY SALE: Stop by the EMU Student Center lobby on today, November 14, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and check out the beautiful display of handmade jewelry for sale. Proceeds will go to support the Emerge Lanka Foundation. Emerge Lanka, led by EMU alumnae Amanda Van Dort (BS10), helps Sri Lankan girls, ages 10-18, who have been removed from their homes due to past abuse or the threat of abuse. In the Beads-to-Business program, the girls make high-quality jewelry and this skill as a foundation for learning how to manage their own small business. For more information, contact Wendy Kivi at 487-3198 or wkivi@emich.edu.


ACADEMIC HUMAN RESOURCES WILL BE CLOSED: The Academic Human Resources Office located in 202 Boone will be closed today, November 14, from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 


BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT SEMINAR: The Biology Department presents "Seeing the Light: Color Vision and Developmental Adaption in Photosynthetic Organisms," today, November 14, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., room 154, in Mark Jefferson Science Complex. Guest speaker is Beronda Montgomery from Michigan State University. The seminar is part of BIO 502 course, is open to everyone and LBC approved.


GLOBAL MINING AND THE STRUGGLE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: All are welcome to attend this lecture tonight, November 14, 7 - 9 p.m., in the Halle Library Auditorium. We will explore the extent and consequences of global mining, with a particular focus on the mining of gold and silver in Latin America and the Central American nation of El Salvador. EMU students and faculty who have recently traveled to El Salvador will share what they learned by visiting communities where mining is taking place and meeting with activists involved in the struggle for environmental justice. Several short films about mining around the globe will also be shown.  For more information, contact Judy Kullberg at jkullber@emich.edu, or Rich Stahler-Sholk at rstahler@emich.edu.


POST AN EVENT TO THE EVENTS CALENDAR: To submit an event to the Events Calendar, go to the EMU website, click on "calendars," then click on the green button labeled "Submit an Event" (located on the bottom left) and enter your event information. If you need help or have questions, please contact Debra Johnson at djohn144@emich.edu or call 487-2484. All events are subject to approval.


DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY UPDATES: If your Department Directory listing is not accurate, please send the updated information to: dept_directory@emich.edu. For questions, contact Debra Burke at 487-6895 or by e-mail at dburke15@emich.edu. Please note that personal directory listings are populated by Banner and you will need to contact Academic HR or Staff HR to update personal listings. 


SUBMISSIONS TO EMU TODAY: Please note, EMU TODAY is a internal daily e-blast sent to faculty and staff only. 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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