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| Thursday, March 21, 2013

SPECIAL NOTICES:

* WEMU NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR SPRING PLEDGE DRIVE: WEMU needs volunteers to answer phones and take pledges during their Spring On-Air Pledge Drive, Thursday, April 4 through Thursday, April 12, in the WEMU studios located on the fourth floor of King Hall.  Shifts are a minimum of two hours and run between 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Lots of great food and beverages donated from area restaurants. Students are eligible for community service credit. Sign up by phone at 487-2229 on online at www.wemu.org.

 

* ATTENTION FULL-TIME TENURE TRACK FACULTY: Are you interested in engaging your students in community-based learning? Become a Fall 2013 Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) Faculty Fellow. Academic service-learning is a teaching methodology which engages students in community service as a means of helping them gain a deeper understanding of course objectives, acquire new knowledge, and engage in civic activity.

As an AS-L Faculty Fellow you would receive one course released time for Fall 2013, attend a weekly two-hour semester-long seminar of sharing, exploring, and learning about AS-L with other faculty members, and a revised course syllabus or creative/scholarly initiative with students which integrates an AS-L experience. For more information call the Office of Academic Service-Learning at 487-6570 or email Jessica 'Decky' Alexander, AS-L Director at jalexande1@emich.edu. Deadline for receipt of application is Friday, April 5, 2013.

 

* STUDENT EMPLOYMENT SUMMER & FALL 2013 HIRES: You may begin hiring your summer and fall 2013 students now with an effective date of 05/01/2013 or later. They will automatically terminate 04/30/2014. All currently working students will automatically terminate on 04/30/2013. Please process a rehire epaf with an effective date of 05/01/2013 if they intend to continue employment in your area. For questions, please contact Crystal Walrath at cwalrath@emich.edu or call 487-1304.

 

* HOLMAN SUCCESS CENTER IS NOW HIRING TUTORS: The Holman Success Center (located in G04 Halle Library) is currently hiring tutors for the Summer and Fall 2013. High demand courses are: Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Computer Science. The peer tutoring program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), an international tutor training certification. If you are interested in applying, please fill out a tutor application and attach a copy of your unofficial transcript. Applications are available in G04 Halle Library and on our website at: http://www.emich.edu/hsc/peer/

 

* GRE PREPARATION COURSE: There is a Princeton Review GRE Preparation Course being offered by the McNair Scholars Program. The cost to EMU students is $350 (for a $1500 course). The course will take place every Monday and Thursday starting Monday, May 6 through Monday, June 10 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. To apply, please contact kbrown4@emich.edu or call 487-8240. The deadlline is Monday, April 5.

 

BREAKING BOUNDARIES: WOMEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF CHANGE: Eastern Michigan University is 'Breaking Boundaries' with Women's History Month March 2013. Produced by the Department of Women's and Gender Studies and the Women's Resource Center, the celebration runs through the month of March. Eighteen diverse events that include panel discussions, films, an art exhibit, a musical performance, a hip hop showcase, and a live demonstration of metalsmithing techniques, will draw students, faculty, staff, alumni and interested community members to campus. Please visit the Women's History Month Calendar of Events  to for the full calendar of events and a list of the sponsors.

 

SUMMER 2013 TUITION WAIVER DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting tuition waivers for Summer 2013 is Wednesday, May 15. 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, May 15 will be denied. For questions, contact Helene Neely at 487-3195, or hneely@emich.edu.

 

STUDENTS CAN EARN LBC-3 CREDIT AT THE UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM: Any student who attends a full session of oral presentations, reviews a poster display session, or examines the exhibits in the Design Expo can earn LBC-3 credits during the Undergraduate Symposium on Friday, March 22. To document attendance, students must stop by the LBC table located near the 2nd floor information area upon arrival. For more information about LBC credit at the the Symposium, please contact Theresa Dark at tdark@emich.edu. Visit the Undergraduate Symposium website for more information.

 

TRAINING SESSIONS ON PRIVACY ISSUES: To ensure that Eastern and its faculty and staff are in compliance/legal and regulatory requirement 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 and times in and effort to accommodate schedules, and will also be offered in an online format. Faculty and staff can attend any of the sessions listed below:

  • Thursday, March 28, 1 - 2 p.m., Halle Auditorium
  • Monday, April 8, 11 - Noon, Halle Auditorium

Based on these sessions, a program will be developed for the on-line HR system called Success Factors. 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 to complete on-line (once developed). Additional dates will be announced. If you have any questions regarding privacy training, contact Steve LaChance at 487-1490 or Andrea Jaeckel at 487-3328.

 

REQUIRED SAFETY AWARENESS, HAZARD COMMUNICATION TRAINING: 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, 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.

 

PHILOSOPHY SPEAKER TO SPEAK: EMU welcomes Coeli Fitzpatrick, professor of philosophy at Grand Valley State University as she speaks on "Averroes among the Moderns: How a Thinker is Shaped (and Misshaped) for the Legacy of Medieval Islam,"  tonight, March 21, 5:30 - 7 p.m., in Room 213, Pray-Harrold. This talk considers the history of the "Averroesian phenomenon," examining the promotion and denigration of Averroes' philosophy as part of a larger phenomenon: the battle for ideas and struggle over the portrayal of Islam. This event is free and open to the public and is approved for LBC credit. Contact Peter Higgins at 487-0419 or email at phiggin1@emich.edu for more information.

 

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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