EMU Today


| Monday, July 22, 2013



LUNCH BY THE LAKE WITH PRESIDENT MARTIN: President Susan Martin invites the campus community to enjoy Lunch by the Lake on Tuesday, August 6, from noon to 2 p.m. on the patio behind the Student Center. The President will sponsor a traditional summer picnic that includes hamburgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers, coleslaw, potato salad, watermelon, cookies and a cold beverage. Lunch is $3. Come on out for a summer chat with your EMU colleagues. Hope to see you there!


* HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE SEEKS HELP ON FRESHMAN MOVE-IN DAY: Housing and Residence Life is seeking help from registered student organizations for Move-In Magic on Saturday, August 31, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. This annual event showcases our marvelous spirit with members of student organizations and EMU athletic teams assisting new students and their parents during freshman move-in. Please contact Brian Fitzgerald at bfitzgera@emich.edu for more information or a registration form. The form can also be downloaded at http://www.emich.edu/residencelife/residencelife.php.


RENAME THE EMU ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST: Get your creative juices flowing and you could win a Kindle Fire! The EMU Foundation challenges you (open to all EMU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members) to capture the real essence and character of EMU and help rename the EMU Endowed Scholarship. Submit your ideas for a new name via email emuf_communications@emich.edu  and Twitter (@EMU_Giving) between July 15-22. Voting on the top three will take place via Facebook and Twitter. The winner will be announce Monday, July 29. For a complete list of rules, visit http://emufoundation.org/index.php/namethatscholarship.html or contact Amanda Skowronek at 481-2335 or askowro2@emich.edu with any questions.


UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES NEEDS COPIES OF THE 2011 COMMENCEMENT BOOKLETS: The University Archives is looking to obtain copies of the December 2011 Commencement Booklets. If anyone has a copy and is interested in donating please send them to John Clark at 310 Halle Library. If you have any questions, please contact John Clark at 487-2589 or john.clark@emich.edu.


REQUIRED MIOSHA TRAINING FOR EMU EMPLOYEES: MIOSHA has updated the Hazard Communication Standard (Employees Right to Know) by adopting the Global Harmonization System. These changes to the standard require all employees to receive updated training by the December 1, 2013 deadline. A training session will be offered on Wednesday, July 24, 6-7 a.m., in room 300 in Halle. Additional training sessions will be offered through November. If you would like to schedule a training session for your department, please contact Envirionmental Health & Safety (EAS) at 487-0794 or environmental_health_safety@emich.edu. EHS will work with departments to ensure all EMU employees are trained by the deadline. 


2012-2013 PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS ARE DUE AUGUST 31: It's time to finalize your 2013 performance evaluations that cover the period from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. The performance management process for AP, PT, AH, AC, CC, CS, CP, and PS employees must be completed and all documents on file with Human Resources by Saturday, August 31

AP, PT, AH, CC, CS, AC Only:

All performance evaluations are to be completed using the online SuccessFactors system. Instructions can be found at the following link:


Access to SuccessFactors is achieved via the Employee tab of your my.emich portal. Log in to my.emich, click the Employee tab, and the link is located in the right-hand column under the Training and Development logo. Instructor led training is being offered to the campus. Registration is required prior to training attendance and can be completed at the SurveyMonkey link listed below the training dates. 

All of training sessions will be held in room 100 of McKenny Hall, Training Suite.

  • Wednesday, July 24, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 30, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 1, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 6, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 8, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 13, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 15, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 20, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 21, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 22, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 28, 9:30 - 11 a.m.

To register for a training session follow the link below or copy the link into your web browser. 

Click here, to register for a SuccessFactors class with SurveyMonkey

Additional training sessions will be created if needed, and a subsequent announcement will be emailed. Specific questions may be directed to Anita Schnars, Director Training and Organizational Development at aschnars@emich.edu or Allison Gordon, TOD Assistant at hr_tod@emich.edu.

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