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| Friday, October 11, 2013



WEMU NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR FALL PLEDGE DRIVE: WEMU needs volunteers to answer phones and take pledges during their Fall On-Air Pledge Drive, Thursday, October 10, through Thursday, October 17, 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. There will be 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. Please visit WEMU Pledge Drive to donate online. 


MEMORIAL GATHERING FOR BARBARA LEAPARD: Students, friends, family and colleagues are invited to attend a memorial gathering honoring Department of Mathematics professor, Barbara Leapard on Monday, October 21, from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., in room 300, EMU Student Center on main campus. For more information, contact Elaine Richards at 487-4474 or by email at erichards@emich.edu.


* FORMER PROFESSOR AT EMU PASSES AWAY: Naomi Annette Peel, age 77 of Prattville, Alabama, passed away Saturday, October 5 in Prattville. She found her home in Ypsilanti for 40 years where she was a professor at EMU teaching nutrition where she later retired. She believed in education and loved her work and students and continued taking different courses after retirement to enrich her life.


HONORS COLLEGE SEEKS FACULTY MENTORS: The Honors College seeks to identify faculty and administrators at EMU who have received or mentored a student for Boren, Truman or Rhodes scholarships. EMU has many students who would qualify for these highly competitive external scholarships and applicants will benefit greatly from advice from informed mentors. If you have received or helped a student apply for any of these awards, please contact Rebecca Sipe at rsipe@emich.edu. Involvement in this effort will provide university-level service on a mentoring group and include several meetings during the fall semester.


EMU'S CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE FUNDRAISER: The EMU Children's Institute is participating in the Frankenmuth Fundraiser through Monday, October 21. You can order tons of great items online at www.frankenmuthfundraising.com and the EMU Children's Institute will receive credit when you enter the school code/ID #6374. They accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express and you do not have to specify a specific child's name during checkout. All profits will help pay for activities at the Children's Institute in April 2014 for the Month of the Young Child. For questions or more information, call Beth Kahl, 487-2348.


EMU FOUNDATION IS HIRING STUDENTS TO HELP WITH TELEFUNDRAISING EVENT: Are you looking to make a little extra cash? Do you enjoy talking on the phone? The EMU Foundation is looking for outgoing, friendly, TRUEMU students with excellent communication skills to join the Phonathon this fall to help the EMU Foundation connect with alumni and friends while raising needed funds to support Eastern Michigan University! Flexible night and weekend shifts available and training is provided. Shifts available November 2nd-December 4th. Apply online at: Phonathon.com and use Entry Code: EMU13F. For questions, please contact Jackie Richardson at  481-2330 or email at jthorpe@emich.edu. The EMU Foundation building is located at 1349 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197.


WEST CIRCLE DRIVE CLOSURE: West Circle Drive will be closed on Friday, October 11, due to construction. Also, the Trinity Shuttle will not be will not have pick-up or drop-off service at the Bowen bus stop on Friday, October 11, due to the construction work in West Circle that day.


UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN - "MISSION POSSIBLE": The United Way Campaign has begun on Eastern's campus. Every donation, regardless of how small is critical in addressing the underlying causes of problems and helping people who are faced with challenges move from crisis, to stability - to independence. When families are stable, when children succeed, when individuals stay healthy, our community is stronger. That's why United Way focuses on income, education and health - the foundation of stable families.

UNITED WAY does what no single organization alone can do. We bring together leaders from government, corporations, human service providers and the community to develop innovative solutions to local issues. We leverage funding for the network of programs that - together - can make a meaningful, measurable difference. TOGETHER, we can accomplish more than a single person, group or organization. United, we can inspire hope and create opportunities so that everyone can become independent. Our mission is to make our “local dollars change local lives.”

It is quicker and easier to donate than ever before! From your My.Emich account, click on “Click here to donate” and follow the steps. Paper donations are also an option. Please see your United Way department representative or contact this year's chair, Kevin Kucera or Linda Moore at 487-8892 or Dawn Stovall at 487-1105.

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 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
  • Tuesday, November 5, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Strong Auditorium
  • Wednesday, November 6, 4 - 5 p.m., 201 Pray-Harrold
  • Monday, November 11, 4-5 p.m., 201 Pray-Harrold

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 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


LIMITED SERVICES AT THE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICE & PHARMACY ON OCT. 11TH: The EMU Pharmacy, located in the Snow Health Center will be temporarily closed and there will be limited health services today, October 11, due to construction. The pharmacy will be closed and appointments will not be scheduled in the clinic for Friday, October 11. However, both entrances to the building will remain open. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the pharmacy at 487-1003 or email at EMU_Pharmacy@emich.edu or call the University Health Service at 487-1122 or email at health_service@emich.edu.


CHEER ON THE WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM: The women's soccer team will take on  Ball State today, October 11, at 4 p.m., at Scicluna Field. Please visit EMU Women's Soccer for the complete schedule.


SUBMISSIONS IN EMU TODAY: Please note, EMU TODAY is an internal daily e-blast sent to faculty and staff. 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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