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| Friday, September 27, 2013



DEADLINE FOR WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY GRANT IS OCT. 13: Women in Philanthropy at EMU will be accepting grant applications through Sunday, October 13 for the 2013 grant year. Applications must be submitted using the online template on the WIP-EMU website at http://www.emich.edu/wip-emu. For assistance, check the application guidelines on the website or contact Kelly Quilter at kquilte1@emich.edu.


OPEN FORUM FOR FINALISTS FOR THE DIRECTOR OF THE DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER POSITION: The Search Committee for the Director of the Disability Resource Center position would like to invite the campus community to interact with and provide feedback for the final three candidates for this important position. Each candidate will have a brief presentation and an open forum which will include a question and answer session. The times and locations for the sessions are:

Presentation/Open Forum for Students, Faculty and Staff:

  • Dr. Paul Ballard: Wednesday, October 2, 2:15 - 3 p.m., room 310B, Student Center
  • Mr. Randall Ward: Thursday, October 3, 2:15 - 3 p.m., room 310B, Student Center
  • Dr. Robert Cunningham: Friday, October 4, 3:15 - 4 p.m., room 320, Student Center


EMU LIBRARY'S ROBOTIC COLLECTION STORAGE SYSTEM CLOSURE: The EMU library's robotic collection storage system (known as The ARC) will be closed for approximately 45 days beginning Tuesday, October 1 through mid-November. During this time, materials will not be available from the ARC. Faculty, students and staff will be directed to inter-library loan options for titles needed. If you have not yet requested all of your reserve materials, or if you have graduate students working on theses, please prompt them to collect library materials at this time. If you have questions, contact Brian Steimel at bsteimel@emich.edu or 487-2558 or contact Tara Fulton at tfulton1@emich.edu or 487-2573. 


REQUIRED MIOSHA TRAINING FOR ALL EMU AND STUDENT 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. Please plan to attend one of the following mandatory training sessions:

  • Monday, October 7, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Strong Auditorium
  • Wednesday, October 9, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Strong Auditorium
  • Monday, October 14, 9 - 10 a.m., Strong Auditorium
  • Wednesday, October 16, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Strong Auditorium
  • Tuesday, October 22, 6 - 7 a.m., room 201, Pray-Harrold
  • Wednesday, October 23, 4 - 5 p.m., room 201, Pray-Harrold
  • Monday, October 28, 4 - 5 p.m., room 201, Pray-Harrold
  • Wednesday, October 30, 9 - 10 a.m., Strong Auditorium

If you would like to schedule a training session for your department, please contact Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) at 487-0794 or environmental_health_safety@emich.edu. EHS will work with departments to ensure all EMU employees are trained by the deadline.


CAMPUS SAFETY AWARENESS & HAZARD COMMUNICATION TRAINING: All new employees of the University are required to participate in the Safety Awareness & Hazard Communication Training presented by Environmental Health Safety (EHS). Please plan to attend one of the following sessions. All training sessions will be held in room 300, Halle Library.

  • Thursday, October 10, 8:30 - 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 24, 1:30 - 3 p.m. 
  • Monday, November 11, 8:30 - 10 .m.
  • Tuesday, December 10, 8:30 - 10 .m.

Please register at environmental_health_safety@emich.edu or call 487-0794.

Previous Events


EMU WOMEN'S SOCCER TAKES ON NORTHERN ILLINOIS: The women's soccer will play against Northern Illinois today, September 27, 5 p.m., Scicluna Field. For the complete schedule and more information, please visit the Women's Soccer homepage.


EMU WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL VS. BALL STATE: The women's volleyball team will take on Ball State, tonight, September 27, 7 p.m., at the Convocation Center. For the roster, complete schedule and more, please visit Women's Volleyball homepage.


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