EMU Today


| Friday, February 08, 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, is 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. Below are the upcoming sessions:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Halle Auditorium
  • Friday, Feb. 15, 10 - 11 a.m., Halle Auditorium
  • Monday, Feb. 18, 1 - 2 p.m., Halle Auditorium
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m. - Noon, Halle Auditorium
  • Thursday, Feb. 28, 2 - 3 p.m., 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.


AFTERNOON TEA WITH THE PROVOST: Enjoy afternoon tea with Provost Kim Schatzel on Monday, Feb. 11, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., in Room 330 in the Student Center. The event is free and open to all. Enjoy tea and light fare. Sponsored by Residential Services, Dining Services and Phi Beta Delta. For questions, please contact Brian Fitzgerald at 487-8082 or email bfitzgera@emich.edu.


FLETCHER SCHOOL CLOSED ON SATURDAY: The Department of Public Safety will be conducting a joint training with Ypsilanti Police Department inside Fletcher School on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Due to the training, the building is closed to all students. faculty and staff during this time period. Any questions, please contact Bob Heighes AT 487-0892 or e-mail rheighes@emich.edu.


NEED SOMETHING SWEET FOR YOUR VALENTINE?: The Eastern Eateries will bake you a homemade treat! For just $9, choose between a 9" heart-shaped yellow cake with white frosting or a chocolate chip cookie and personalize your gift with a special message. Gluten-free items are available. To place an order, go to The Eateries. Orders must be paid in advance and placed by Sunday, Feb. 10. Pick-up your cake between Feb. 12-14 at Sunset Strips. For more information, visit us on facebook.com/emichdining or call 487-0444.


SAFETY AWARENESS & HAZARD COMMUNICATION TRAINING: The EMU Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) will be conducting a Safety Awareness & Hazard Communication Training on Friday, Feb. 8, from 1 - 2:30 p.m., in Room 302, in Halle. This is a required training for all EMU employees who have not yet taken this training and those who may need a refresher. It is open to all employees and student employees and provides information on the safety systems, practices and expectations to maintain a safe campus community. To register, call 487-0794 or send an email to environmental_health_safety@emich.edu.


FREE GRE AND MCAT MOCK EXAMS: The Creative Scientific Inquiry Experience (CSIE) program will be partnering with the Princeton Review to give FREE full length mock exams for both the GRE & MCAT. The exams will be given on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m., in Room G07A and G07B the Halle Library. Space is limited so please tell your students to reserve their seats today. RSVP by Friday, February 22 to aa_csie@emich.edu.

Previous Events

FACULTY AND STAFF ACADEMIC ADVISOR DEVELOPMENT SESSION: The University Advising & Career Development Center will have Module 3 - Academic College Session, today, Feb. 8, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., in Room 310, Porter. The program is designed for faculty and staff that provide undergraduate advising to EMU students. Space is limited, so please RSVP by contacting Molly Weir at 487-2171 or email at molly.weir@emich.edu.


SESI ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE: The Center for Entrepreneurship, in the College of Business is proud to present the Sesi Entrepreneurship Conference, today, Feb. 8, in the Student Center. The Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization of EMU is hosting the event and students and faculty are invited to listen to entrepreneurs as they share their successes and failures. The Skandalaris Business Plan Competition will also be held the conference which includes a continental breakfast and a sit-down lunch. Registration is now closed but a limited amount of walk-ins will be allowed at the door. To read more about the conference, go to Sesi Entrepreneurship Conference homepage or contact Jessica Smith of CEO for more details via email at jsmit204@emich.edu.


WOMEN'S TENNIS VS. LOUISVILLE: The EMU Women's tennis team will take on Louisville, today, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m., at Chippewa Club. For the complete schedule, go to 2013 Women's Tennis schedule or click on Women's Tennis homepage for more information.


PAPER CUTTING WORKSHOP: The campus community is invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year and learn to make decorations using the traditional Chinese method of paper cutting in a workshop, today, Feb. 8, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Room 330 in the Student Center. Co-sponsored by MeiHua (American Chinese) Student Association, Department of World Languages, and the CAS Office of International Initiatives. For questions, contact Wendy Want at 487-0130 or email at wwang@emich.edu.


PLANETARIUM FEATURES THE MOVIE "STARS": The EMU planetarium will show the movie "Stars," tonight, Feb. 8, at  7 p.m., in the planetarium in Mark Jefferson Science Complex. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that lights the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. Following the movie, participates will get to enjoy a live demonstration of the current night sky locally. Space is limited. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at EMU Tickets. Contact Norbert Vance at nvance@emich.edu or Tom Kasper at tkasper@emich.edu for further details.


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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