EMU Today


| Wednesday, February 27, 2013


REQUIRED SAFETY AWARENESS, HAZARD COMMUNICATION TRAINING: The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) will be conducting safety awareness & hazard communication training over the next four months. This is required for all EMU employees who have not yet taken this training and for 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. Available sessions are:

  • Friday March 8, 1- 2:30 p.m., in Room 300, Halle Library
  • Friday April 12, 1- 2:30 p.m., in Room 302, Halle Library
  • Friday May 10, 1- 2:30 p.m., in Room 302, Halle Library
  • Friday June 14, 1- 2:30 p.m., in Room 302, Halle Library

To register, contact EHS at 487-0794 or email at environmental_health_safety@emich.edu.


* ORTHOTICS & PROSTHETICS SEEKS VOLUNTEER MODELS: The orthotics & prosthetics program is seeking amputee patient models to aid in student education. Patients visit classes and help demonstrate casting and fitting techniques. This hands-on experience is extremely beneficial for students to develop these skills. Compensation is provided. If interested, please contact Katie Wellman at 419-953-7768.


* FREE PASSPORT SERVICES: The The College of Arts and Sciences now has a "passport" office, located in 427B Pray-Harrold. The staff will help the campus community with both first time applications or renewals, and take the required photos. This is a free service, courtesy of the Dean's office. This semester, the walk-in hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 - 3 p.m. or by appointment. To make an appointment, contact Elisabeth Morgan, professor of ESL/TESOL and director of international initiatives, at emorgan@emich.edu


GET YOUR TICKETS FOR TEDxEMU: TEDxEMU tickets can now be purchased at emutix.com and at any EMU ticket office. Tickets are $10 (which includes admission, continental breakfast, and lunch). Anyone with an EMU ID can have the ticket fee waived at a ticket office. No online waivers. Live presentations will take place Friday, March 15 at Eastern Michigan University's Quirk Theatre.

TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. At TEDx events, live presenters and performers spark deep conversation and connections.

TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently on a community-by-community basis.  Each TEDx event's content and design are unique and developed independently, but all events have several common features  - TED's celebrated format: A suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder - and to provoke conversations that matter.

For more information visit TEDxEMU.com, find us on Facebook at fb.me/TEDxEMU or follow us @OfficialTEDxEMU.


Previous Events

DAY OF UNPLUGGING: The EMU campus community will celebrate the National Day of Unplugging, which is March 1-2, with a party tonight (Feb. 27) at 5 p.m. in the Multi-Cultural Lounge of King Hall on the first floor. The free event features LBC credit, live acoustic music, food, prizes, "people" bingo and a book exchange. (Bring a wrapped book to exchange.) Look for details on www.facebook.com/unplugemu until March 1.

Academic Success Partnerships' Keys to Degrees Program will host a Student Parent Awareness Day today (Feb. 27), from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Student Center Ballroom. The program will focus on supporting students with children on campus; additionally, all students who wish to learn about benefits offered through the Department of Human Services and Friend of the Court are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided from 12 - 1 p.m.

The keynote address will be delivered by Nicole Lynn Lewis, Founder of Generation Hope. Lewis and her organization have been featured in The Washington Post, Women's World Magazine, NBC Nightly News, and NBC's the Steve Harvey Talk Show for the organization's innovative work. Valerie Polakow, professor in EMU's teacher education department, will also be a featured morning speaker. She is co-editor of PowerPlay: A Journal of Educational Justice, and author/editor of seven books, including Who Cares for Our Children?: The Child Care Crisis in the Other America. RSVP online at Register for Student/Teacher Day. For additional information, call 487-8041 or email the department at keys.to.degrees@emich.edu.


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:

  • Today (Feb. 27), 11 a.m. to  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.


BSU ACTIVITIES: Black Student Union (BSU) Week, which runs through Friday, March 1, offers a variety of great programming. The Battle of the Sexes is today (Feb.26) at 6:30 p.m. Walton/Putman Lounge. Free and open to the EMU and local communities.

Other events include:

  • Black Female Forum, today (Feb. 27), 6:30 p.m., Student Center Ballroom B. (Formal/dinner served).
  • Black Male Forum, Thursday, Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m., Student Center Ballroom B (Formal/dinner served).
  • Community Service, Friday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the American House Senior Living complex, 3470 Carpenter Rd.

For more information, contact Myka Herron, BSU president, at Mherron3@emich.edu or call 313-570-2011.


LETS TALK MONEY: Looking for LBC credit or curious about money matters? Please join the Office of Financial Aid in welcoming Elizabeth Looney from Wells Fargo Bank today (Feb. 27), 1 - 2 p.m. and again from 5 - 6 p.m., in Room G03 in the Halle Library Auditorium. Looney will talk about the current financial climate, basics of money management, spending plans, debit cards, credit, student loans and protection of your information. Contact Angela Sarah at asarah@emich.edu or by phone at 487-1048 for questions.


DIETETICS SPEAKER SERIES: The Office of Nutrition Services will present the latest speaker in its Professional Speaker Series. Registered dietitian Julie Koning RD will speak today (Feb. 27), 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., in G03 in Halle Library. Koning, a 2011 graduate of EMU, is the owner of Customized Health Solutions, LLC.  She will speak about  entrepreneurial opportunities in dietetics, private practice roles and professional networking. Open to all faculty, staff and students. LBC approved. Please call 487-6572 for questions or email the office at chhs_nutrition@emich.edu.


TIESTO: CLUB LIFE COLLEGE INVASION TOUR BRINGS DJ TO CONVOCATION CENTER: Tiesto: Club Life College Invasion Tour brings the world's biggest DJ for a return engagement to the EMU Convocation Center, today (Feb. 27). Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at emutix.com or call 487-2282. Tickets are $40 for the Main Floor and $30 for the Lower Bowl. Students can purchase the lower bowl tickets at a student rate of $20 in person at any EMU ticket office. For more information go to the convocation website or visit the convocation center facebook page.


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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