EMU Today


| Tuesday, November 26, 2013


REMINDER TO ALL EMPLOYEES WHO MAY WISH TO CHANGE THEIR PAYROLL EXEMPTIONS: According to Internal Revenue Service regulations, if you are changing your exemption status or withholding allowances for 2014, you are required to complete a new Federal W-4 Form (Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate). You can find the electronic form by going to my.emich, click the "Employee Tab" and then click on W4. If you are not making a change you do not need to take any action. For questions, please call 487-2393 or email at payroll.questions@emich.edu.


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, please visit the Community Engagement Survey. For questions, please contact Decky Alexander at aa_asl@emich.edu.


UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN - "MISSION POSSIBLE": The United Way Campaign on Eastern's campus still needs your help. Every donation, regardless of how small is important and your contributions will help many EMU organizations including the Autism Collaborative Center, WEMU and the EMU Foundation, just to name a few. 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. The campaign deadline is Friday, Dec. 6. For questions, please contact Kevin Kucera or Linda Moore at 487-8892 or Dawn Stovall at 487-1105.


EMU ATHLETICS AND FOOD GATHERERS OF WASHTENAW COUNTY FOOD DRIVE: Throughout the month of November, the EMU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is asking students, fans and the community members to donate canned food items to the main atrium area of the Convocation Center. The food donation box is set-up through Food Gatherers of Washtenaw County. All food donations will go to service 150 non-profit agencies and programs providing direct food assistance in the form of hot meals, nutritious snacks and more to low-income adults, seniors and children in Washtenaw County. 


CELEBRATE #GIVING TUESDAY ON DECEMBER 3: Eastern Michigan has become an official partner of #GivingTuesday, a national movement that kicks-off the giving season on Tuesday, Dec. 3. We invite you to take the pledge to make a gift to EMU on #GivingTuesday and use the power of your social network to encourage others to celebrate their good fortunes and make a gift as well. All gifts made to EMU via the web, phone and mail on Dec. 3 will count towards our #GivingTuesday campaign. Please be a part of the first-ever single-day fundraising campaign in our University's history and make your gift on Tuesday, Dec. 3.


HELP HOMELESS FAMILIES IN WASHTENAW COUNTY - DONATE TO THE SALVATION ARMY: Now through Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, EMU has the opportunity to show the Washtenaw County community just how much we care – all while showing our Eagle pride.

EMU's PRSSA is partnering with The Salvation Army to give hope to those in need this holiday season. We are competing against other state universities (including Wayne State University and the University of Michigan – Dearborn) to raise the most money for this noble cause and we are asking for your help.

Please make a tax-deductible donation to the EMU PRSSA online Red Kettle at www.onlineredkettle.org/EMUPRSSA or give “EMUgives” to 71777.

This past year, money raised through the Red Kettle Campaign helped The Salvation Army provide more than 23,500 meals and more than 12,000 nights of shelter to those in need in Washtenaw County. For more information, please follow along with EMU PRSSA on Twitter (@emuprssa) or their website: www.emuprssa.com.


UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM OPEN FOR STUDENT NOMINATIONS: The nomination process for students to present at the Friday, March 28, 2014 Undergraduate Symposium is underway at www.emich.edu/symposium/nomination. This nomination site is open to students through January 15, 2014. To learn more about the value of student presentation of research, here is a link to a special EMUblog post: http://blogemu.com/kerris-konsciousness-undergraduate-symposium/ by Symposium Undergraduate Research Fellow Kerri Musick. For more information, contact wkivi@emich.edu. 


WINTER BREAK COURSE - BECOMING JEWISH IN AMERICA: Earn up to three credits this Winter break traveling to New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. learning about the Jewish contribution to America. Visit emich.edu/ust for more information or contact Jen Short at 487-3229 or jen.short@emich.edu.


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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