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| Friday, November 15, 2013


ATTENTION FULL-TIME TENURE TRACK FACULTY AND LECTURERS: Are you interested in engaging your students in community-based learning? Become a Winter 2014 Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) Faculty Fellow. Academic service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy whose purpose is to help students understand course and/or curriculum concepts or competencies through direct or indirect community service. As an AS-L Faculty Fellow you would receive one course released time for Winter 2014, 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, curriculum, and/or creative/scholarly initiative with students which integrates an AS-L experience. For more information, contact AS-L office at 487-6570 or email Jessica ‘Decky’ Alexander at jalexande1@emich.edu. Deadline for receipt of application is November 18, 2013.


COMMUTER HANG TAGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE: Commuter hang tags for Winter 2014 are now available to be purchased online at http://www.emich.edu/parking. Hang tags ordered on or before December 17, 2013 will be mailed. Hang tags ordered after December 17, 2013 must be picked up at the Parking Department located at 1200 Oakwood. Photo identification will be required to pick up the hang tag. The hours for online pick-ups will be as follows through February 1, 2014: Monday - Friday 4:30 - 8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Starting December 9, 2013 commuter hang tags may be purchased in person at the Parking Department. Commuter hang tags must be displayed on the rear view mirror by January 15, 2014. Any vehicle that is parked in a designated lot on or after January 16, 2014 without a valid hangtag, on the rear view mirror will be ticketed. Residents (anyone living on campus) must have their hang tag displayed on the rear view mirror by January 5, 2014 and must be parked in designated Resident areas only. If a vehicle is parking in a resident area without a hang tag it will be ticketed. For questions, please call 487-3450.


POINSETTIAS, WREATHS & GARLAND FOR YOUR HOME OR OFFICE: The EMU Women's Association Annual Poinsettia Sale has begun! This year, you can buy beautiful, long-lasting poinsettias, wreaths, and garlands to decorate your office or home or for gifts. All proceeds will go to the EMU Women's Association Scholarship fund. Last year, the organization awarded four scholarships totaling over $3,500. The order deadline is Monday, Nov 25. Please download the print order form or order online.


YOU.COMMUNITY.STORY - PLEASE TAKE THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SURVEY: Please share how you engage or have engaged with our local, state, national and global communities. The Community Engagement Survey was sent to your emich.edu email box on 10/23. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. To learn more about the survey, its value and impact by visiting the Community Engagement Survey. For questions, please contact Decky Alexander at aa_asl@emich.edu.


EMU DINING SERVICES CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY: The EMU Dining Services invites you to participate in a Customer Satisfaction Survey. This quick and simple survey has been sent directly to your Emich email. By participating in the survey, you can let them know what you like about their services or what improvements they can make to enhance your dining experience. There will be prizes that range from Dining Services meal coupons to high-end electronics devices, including an Apple iPad and iPod. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to shape this campus into the best dining experience possible. The survey runs through Wednesday, Nov. 27. For any questions or comments regarding the survey, please contact Dining Services at 487-0418 or email at dining_services@emich.edu.


HELP THE EMU CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE HELP ORPHANED KITTENS: The EMU Children’s Institute has teamed up with the Michigan Orphan Kitten Rescue and Shoe Box Recycling to help local orphaned kittens. Please donate usable pairs of men’s, women’s and kids shoes to the Children's Institute, located at the Fletcher School on Cornell. The money raised from the sale of the used shoes will be donted to the rescue. To date the Children's Institute has helped raise over $500 for the Michigan Orphan Kitten Rescue through shoes that have been donated. For questions or additional information, email mokr@mikittens.org or visit the Michigan Orphan Kitten Rescue homepage or go to the Michigan Orphan Kitten Rescue Facebook page. You can also contact Tracey Buhinicek at the Children's Institute at 487-2348 or email at tbuhinice@emich.http://mikittens.org/


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 LIBRARY'S ROBOTIC COLLECTION STORAGE SYSTEM CLOSURE: The EMU library's robotic collection storage system (known as The ARC) is closed 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 questions, contact Brian Steimel at bsteimel@emich.edu or 487-2558 or contact Tara Fulton at tfulton1@emich.edu or 487-2573. 

THE ACADEMIC PROJECTS CENTER OFFERS CONSULTING: The Academic Projects Center is open for drop-in consulting. The APC is located in room 116 of the Halle Library and the hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The Center offers point-of-need help with research, writing, and technology to students working on research papers and other academic projects. For more information, please visit the Academic Projects Center homepage


DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY UPDATES: If your Department Directory listing is not accurate, please send the updated information to: dept_directory@emich.edu. For questions, contact Debra Burke at 487-6895 or by e-mail at dburke15@emich.edu. Please note that personal directory listings are populated by Banner and you will need to contact Academic HR or Staff HR to update personal listings. 


POST AN EVENT TO THE EVENTS CALENDAR: To submit a new event, click on Submit an Event, or go to the EMU homepage, then click on "calendars," then click the green button labeled "Submit an Event" (located on the bottom left) and enter your event information. If you need help or have questions, please contact Debra Johnson at djohn144@emich.edu or call 487-2484. All events are subject to approval.

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