EMU Today


| Tuesday, January 15, 2013



* TRAINING SESSIONS ON PRIVACY ISSUES: To ensure that Eastern and its faculty and staff are in compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements related to privacy issues, a new training session has been developed by the Office of Business and Finance. The privacy training, which is mandatory for all faculty and staff, will be offered on several different dates in an effort to accommodate schedules, and will also be offered in an online format. Faculty and staff can attend either kind of session. The first public sessions are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2 - 3 p.m., Halle Auditorium
  • Tuesday, January 22, 10 - 11 a.m., Halle Auditorium
  • Friday, January 25, 11 - Noon, Halle Auditorium
  • Monday, January 28, 11 - Noon, Halle Auditorium

Based on these sessions, a program will be developed for the on-line HR system called Success Factors, which will be available once developed. If you would like to arrange a training session for your department, please contact Margaret Tsilis at 487-3328. Participation is mandatory to attend one of the training sessions or complete on-line (once developed). No pre-registration is required. Additional dates will be announced. If you have any questions regarding privacy training, please contact Steve LaChance at 487-1490, or Andrea Jaeckel at 487-3328. 


INSTITUTIONAL STRATEGIC PLANNING OPEN FORUM: Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in an open forum about Eastern Michigan University's Institutional Strategic Planning processon on Wednesday, January 16, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in Room 310A of the Student Center. During the forum, an update will be provided on the activities initiated so far and participants will have an opportunity to provide feedback and discussion on draft mission, vision and values statements that have been developed by the Institutional Strategic Planning Council (ISPC). A recently completed Market Analysis conducted by Deloitte on behalf of Eastern also will be reviewed. Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin and Professor of Economics Raouf Hanna, co-chair of the ISPC, will host the forum. This will be the first of several forums to review the process to date and to receive feedback and input.


PLANNED COMPUTING SYSTEM DOWNTIME: Monthly maintenance of EMU's computing systems will be performed on Friday, January 18, from 6 p.m. to midnight. During this month's maintenance program, the following major computer systems will be unavailable:

  • My.emich (including self-service faculty, student and employee tabs)
  • Banner
  • BOE
  • EMS (Event Planning)
  • Axiom
  • Blogs (blogs.emich.edu)
  • OmniUpdate
  • programreview.emich.edu
  • Linguist List
  • Workflow
  • irim.emich.edu
  • Red Lantern
  • Resource 25
  • fsaATLAS
  • IT Custom Webapps
  • Service Desk Express
  • Library Services

  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.


IT UPDATES AND INITIATIVES TO BE DISCUSSED: Carl Powell, Division of IT CIO, will provide updates on current IT initiatives and answer questions Friday, January 18, from 9 - 11 a.m., in Room 301, Halle Library - Carillon Room.


WINTER 2013 TUITION WAIVER DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting tuition waivers for Winter 2012 is Wednesday, January 16. 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 the deadline will not be accepted. For questions, contact Helene Neely at 487-3195, or hneely@emich.edu.


GRADUATE RESEARCH FAIR NOMINATIONS: The 15th Annual Graduate Research Fair will be held Monday, March 18. The online nomination process for students to present is open. Go to Graduate Research Fair for more information. This event is a showcase of graduate student research and creative academic activities and includes oral presentations and poster displays using a professional conference format. The application deadline is Friday, January 18. Email Susan Anderson with questions at susan.anderson@emich.edu or call the Graduate School at 487-0042. (01/18)

Previous Events


WINTERFEST EVENT HIGHLIGHTS DEPARTMENTS AT EMU: Student Government in collaboration with the Student Center Administration and Campus Life will host EaglePalooza today, January 15, 2 - 5 p.m., in the Student Center Ballrooms A & B. The event will highlight many of the departments the university offers.


UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM NOMINATION DEADLINE: The deadline for students to complete the online nomination process to presentation at the 33rd Undergraduate Symposium is today, January 15. This years symposium is scheduled for Friday, March 22 and will be a showcase of EMU student research and creative academic activities through oral presentations, poster displays or Design Expo exhibits. Go to Symposium Nomination Submission for more information or contact Wendy Kivi with questions at wkivi@emich.edu or call 487-3198.


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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