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| Thursday, January 17, 2013


ENTER TO WIN A NEW 2011 GMC TERRAIN: Purchase a ticket to a home football game or to a men's or women's basketball game for ONLY $5 each and enter to win a brand new 2011 GMC Terrain compliments of LaFontaine Automotive Group, Eastern Michigan University and Pakmode Media + Marketing. Go to EMU Tickets and enter promo code "wincar." The giveaway will take place at the February 23 Men’s Basketball game. For a complete list of all the Rules and Regulations, click on Enter to Win at GMC Terrain for more information. Contact Ted Coutilish at 487-6981 or email at tcoutili@emich.edu if you have questions.


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 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. 


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.


FACULTY DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR LGBT EQUALITY ISSUES: The Center for the Study of Equality and Human Rights (CSEHR) announces a Faculty Fellows program focused on the design and development for academic work focused on LGBT Equality and Human Rights. The final outcome of participation in the program will be a finished and implementable proposal for an applied academic research project, a curriculum innovation project (K-12 or post-secondary), or a community action, advocacy, and/or improvement project. Six faculty members will be selected to participate in the Fall 2013 CSEHR Faculty Fellows Program. For more information and applications, go to Faculty Fellows Programs


2013-2014 RESEARCH AWARDS AND SPEAKER SERIES: The Center for the Study of Equality and Human Rights (CSEHR) at Eastern Michigan University is seeking proposals for participation in its Research Awards and Speaker Series Program. The goal of the Research Awards program is to stimulate LGBT public policy oriented academic research in the Social Sciences, Communication and Media Arts, Human Services, Education, and Arts disciplines. Faculty members working at U.S. post-secondary institutions and doctoral students in these disciplines are eligible for and encouraged to submit proposals. Email Michael Tew at mtew@emich.edu or go to Research Awards for more information.


CSEHR ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR STUDENT LGBT RESEARCH: The Center for the Study of Equality and Human Rights (CSEHR) is accepting proposals for LGBT student research. The Center will award a $500.00 scholarship to one graduate student and one undergraduate student. Qualifying research must focus on equality oriented public policy associated with LGBT communities. Selected research projects will be submitted by the student and Center for possible inclusion in EMU's Undergraduate Research Symposium or the Graduate Research Fair in the Winter 2014 semester, and, will be published in the Center's Equality Research Monograph. For more information and applications, go to Research Awards.

Previous Events


OUTDOOR WINTER CELEBRATION: The Winterfest celebration continues today, January 17, 12 - 4 p.m., outdoors on the patio at the Student Center. Sudents will have an opportunity to listen to great music brought to them by Channel 95.5's Bomb Squad from 12 - 2 p.m. and there will also be ice carving, caricature drawings, and free hot chocolate. Hosted by Student Government in collaboration with the Student Center Administration and Campus Life.


HONORING JULIA NISWENDER: The Department of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts (CMTA) will host an evening program to honor Julia Niswende, tonight, January 17, 6 p.m., in Quirk and the Sponberg Theatre. Share memories of Julia - as an EMU student with a double major in communication and electronic media & film studies - with her family, campus friends and fellow students. The program will include remarks from CMTA faculty who enjoyed the energy and spirit she brought to their classrooms plus a photo journey of a recent Extended Programs trip Julia took with fellow students to New York City. The campus community is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. For more details, call 487-3130.


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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