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| Tuesday, November 26, 2013


BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING: The EMU Board of Regents will hold its December board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 1:30 p.m., in room 201, Welch Hall. Below is the schedule for the committee meetings. All meetings are in Welch Hall.

  • Faculty Affairs: 8:00 - 8:45 a.m., Room 205
  • Athletic Affairs: 9:00 - 9:45 a.m., Room 201
  • Educational Policies: 9:00 - 9:45 a.m., Room 205
  • Student Affairs: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m., Room 205
  • Finance, Audit and Investment: 11:30 - 12:15 p.m., Room 201

For additional information, please visit the Board of Regents homepage or contact Vicki Reaume at 487-2410 or email vicki.reaume@emich.edu.


EXHIBITION TAKES A LOOK AT THE EVOLUTION OF TRACK & FIELD AT EMU: The University Archives has an exhibit on the third floor in Halle Library (ourside Archives). The exhibition takes a look at the evolution of the sport on campus, its athletes and coaching staff. The exibit will be up until the end of the year.


ADDITIONAL MIOSHA HAZARD TRAINING SESSIONS HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED: Based upon the demand, and the requirements for receiving the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) Hazard Communication training including the Globally Harmonized System, additional training sessions have been scheduled through the end of the year as follows:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 3, 5 - 6 p.m., Halle Library Auditorium
  • Thursday, Dec. 5, 10 - 11 a.m., Halle Library Auditorium
  • Monday, Dec. 9, 2 - 3 p.m., room 300, Halle Library
  • Thursday, Dec. 12, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., room 300, Halle Library
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17, 9 - 10 a.m., Halle Library Auditorium
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., room 300, Halle Library

To register, go to environmental_health_safety@emich.edu or call 487-0794.

BEWARE: NEW "RANSOMWARE" COMPUTER THREAT: A new type of malicious computer threat called CryptoLocker is receiving a lot of attention because of its extremely harmful and potentially irreversible consequences. Known as "ransomware," this type of attack encrypts files on infected computers running Microsoft Windows. Victims must pay a sizeable “ransom” to decrypt and recover their files. CryptoLocker can seize files on a computer hard drive, as well as on shared network drives, USB drives, and even some cloud storage connected to an infected computer.

CryptoLocker generally infects computers through malicious email attachments, such as fake FedEx and UPS tracking notices. Do not open email attachments unless you can verify that they are safe.  Since email addresses can be spoofed, do not open attachments you did not request, even if they appear to be from someone you know and trust. For more information about cyber security and safe computing, visit www.emich.edu/esafe.


ACE-EMU SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR 2014 DISTINGUISHED WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION: ACE-EMU, an arm of the Michigan ACE Women's Network, seeks nominations for a new award - the 2014 EMU Distinguished Woman in Leadership in Higher Education. Nominations are due Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Nominees will have until Monday, January 6, 2014 to supply their curriculum vitae and philosophy statements to the awards committee. The awardee will be announced in March 2014.

A nominee must be an employee of EMU and be an individual who has exhibited outstanding leadership to other women on campus and in the community. The award is open to women at any level or position at EMU and is designed to recognize work on behalf of women in higher education that is outside the scope of the nominee’s formal staff or faculty job responsibilities. Preference will be given to women with the following attributes:

  • an evident philosophy of helping other women that goes beyond job responsibilities
  • a reputation for fairness, equity, and justice that is based on actions on behalf of women
  • a positive impact on women in leadership that goes beyond the nominee's own campus
  • publications or presentations that provide new information of use to women
  • evidence of advancement on behalf of women in general by breaking gender barriers (e.g., in career roles normally dominated by men).

Send name, title, and campus address/contact information of both nominee and nominator to Diane Winder at dwinder@emich.edu or to Anita Schnars at aschnars@emich.edu or call 487-4380 for questions. Include a short paragraph describing why you feel the person should be selected for the this honor and be sure to reference the qualities outlined above. Inform your nominee that the ACE-EMU selection committee will be requesting their curriculum vitae.


* WINTER BREAK COURSE BEING OFFERED UP NORTH: Earn up to four credits taking a course at Shanty Creek Resorts over Winter Break––Feb. 23–28. Find your course now at emich.edu/winterbreak. For more information, contact Sarah Painter atspainter@emich.edu or 487-9045.


EMU PUBLIC SAFETY TIPS AND REMINDERS: The EMU Police Department facilitates a variety of community service programs focused on safety awareness for our residential halls, classrooms and campus. These include crime prevention seminars, and training sessions and programs on sexual assault and alcohol awareness for faculty, staff and students.

EMU Police use high visibility foot patrols, mobile patrols, bicycle patrols and an extensive video monitoring system to help deter crime. It is important to report crimes or suspicious activities immediately -- police have a better opportunity to apprehend suspects and solve crimes. Please review the information below and report any crimes or any suspicious activities. Reporting a crime or suspicious activity can be done anonymously.

  • To report an incident, or information anonymously, please call 487-4847 or send an email to dps_questions@emich.edu.

Telephone numbers and email accounts listed above are set-up specifically for those who wish to report a crime or information related to a crime. Your identity will remain anonymous.

For questions pertaining to EMU Safety Tips or crime prevention, please contact Police Officer Candace Dorsey, Crime Prevention Coordinator at 487-0987 or by email at cdorsey@emich.edu. The Crime Prevention office is located within the EMU Police Department at 1200 Oakwood Street. Police Dispatch at 487-1222. For emergencies, call 911.

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