EMU Today


| Friday, April 19, 2013


TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ADVANTAGE PLAN: Are you working on campus this summer? Save money with an Advantage Plan. EMU Dining Services will be open, including The Commons, the Student Center, Eagle Café at Pray-Harrold and Eagle Café at Halle Library. Receive FREE bonus meals or Flex-Dollars when you add $200 or more to Advantage on your EMU ID card. Faculty and staff are eligible for payroll deduction and any unused meals or Flex-Dollars will rollover into fall. Please apply for Advantage at the Residence Life/Residential Services' office. For more information, call 487-0418 or click on the following links: Advantage Plan, Facebook and Dining Services homepage.


ONLINE WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SUMMER COURSE: Are you interested in learning more about nutrition while working toward your own weight management goals? If so, register for Transform-U DTC 179 for weight management and a healthier lifestyle this summer. There are still a few spots available for this online Summer course (with a second section opening if there is enough interest).

Transform-U DTC 179 is a 3-credit, 7.5-week online course from which you will acquire knowledge regarding the science of weight management (whether you want to lose, gain, or maintain) and additionally become aware of the impact of relationships, attitudes, lifestyle, physical activity, and the environment on weight management and living healthfully. This course provides information about evidence-based concepts and life-enhancing skills that will assist you to become healthier now and potentially throughout your lifetime. Questions? Contact the instructor, Sandy Pernecky, MS RD, College of Health and Human Services, School of Health Sciences, Dietetics & Human Nutrition Programs at spernecky1@emich.edu.


HELP "KNOCK CANCER OUT OF THE PARK": The EMU Women's Softball team has its annual "Knock Cancer Out of The Park" fundraiser going on now through Friday, April 19. Please visit their Online Auction and check out all the great items up for bid and EMU athletic experiences available in support of a great cause. All proceeds benefit C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.


EMU'S PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAM ONLINE AUCTION: The EMU public relations program's online auction is now "live" and features lots of fun, delicious and valuable items, including 4-star hotel packages, Domino's Pizza, a $200 Target gift card, a diamond necklace, autographed sports memorabilia, football with EMU President Susan Martin, and much more. The online auction closes Sunday, April 21 at 9 p.m. Proceeds will be used to fund student scholarships, PRSSA and other program expenses. Check out the vast array of auction items at EMU Public Relations Auction.


HOLMAN SUCCESS CENTER NEEDS TUTORS: The Holman Success Center is hiring tutors for the Summer and Fall 2013 semesters. 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 Room G04, Halle Library, or visit our website at Holman Success Center homepage, or send an email to success.center@emich.edu.


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.


100,000 IN 100 DAYS - THAT'S THE CHALLENGE: Thanks to a gift made by an anonymous donor, all donations of up to $5,000 made by any first-time donor to EMU over the next 100 days will be doubled. The initiative will apply to the first $100,000 in gifts from first-time supporters of Eastern, so it will pay to make your gift today. Making a gift is a one-stop process. Simply visit the EMU Foundation homepage and complete the online giving form. The gifts will go towards a wide variety of programs and initiatives at Eastern. 


ONE WEEK U.S. TRAVEL COURSE IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN: Earn up to three credits discovering the beauty of Pure Michigan and learn about geotourism in the Grand Traverse region. Through this unique field course, you will explore area attractions and learn more about how the Pure Michigan campaign is promoting our state. This course is open to current students, guest students, faculty and staff. The course will run from Saturday, May 18 through Friday, May 24. Course qualifies for LBC credit - GEOG 177, 379 and 592. Check out our video for more information on this course or visit ep.emich.edu/ust to register today. The deadline to register is Monday, April 8. For more information, contact Jenifer Short at jshort2@emich.edu.


GET FIT WITH EAGLEFIT:  Join EagleFIT for one of their FREE 50-minute group workout sessions and get yourself back in shape. Free for all EMU students, as well as staff and faculty with gym access. The following classes are available:

  • Spinning Workout Session - Tuesdays, 7 - 8 p.m., in Court 6 (Spinning Room) at the REC/IM.
  • Group Workout Session - Fridays, 5 - 6 p.m., in Room 212 (Utility Gym) at the REC/IM.

EagleFIT is also looking for new officers. If interested, contact Bader Yousef at byousef@emich.edu. For additional information, visit the EagleFit FACEBOOK page.


SUMMER WRITING CAMP FOR YOUTH: The Eastern Michigan Writing Project (EMWP) is pleased to announce Inkstains, a summer writing camp for middle and high school students on the campus of EMU. The middle school writer's camp is scheduled for Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12. The high school writer's camp is scheduled for Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19. The camp runs Monday -Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The cost of the camp is $200. For more information or to request a brochure and application, please contact Kim Pavlock, EMWP Youth and Family Programs Coordinator at kpavlock@emich.edu. Visit the Inkstains Camp Brochure and Application for more information.

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