EMU Today
Monday, March 02, 2015
SPECIAL NOTICES:

BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING: The EMU Board of Regents will hold its March 2015 Board Meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 17 at 1:30 p.m. in room 201, Welch Hall. Below is the schedule for the committee meetings. All meetings will be held in Welch Hall.

  • Educational Policies Committee: 8:45 - 9:30 a.m., Room 205
  • Faculty Affairs Committee: 9:45 – 10:30 a.m., Room 205
  • Student Affairs Committee: 10:45 – 11:30 a.m., Room 201
  • Finance and Investment Committee: 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 201

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

 

* NEW OFFICE OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION WEBSITE: The Office of Research Development and Administration is pleased to announce that their new website has launched. The new website is more user-friendly with improved organization of content and ease of use. Feedback and suggestions are greatly appreciated as they continue to make improvements and updates. Please take a few moments to check it out at the ORDA homepage.

 

THE TRANSFER ADMISSIONS OFFICE HAS MOVED TO MCKENNY HALL: The EMU Transfer Admissions office has moved from Pierce Hall to room 246 in McKenny Hall effective on Monday, Mar. 2. There will no longer be admissions advisors available to meet with students in Pierce Hall, so please send prospective transfer students to McKenny Hall and prospective FTIAC students to room 220 in the Student Center. A secured drop box will be available outside Pierce Hall 401 for admission applications and transcripts. Should you have any questions, please contact Joy Ackroyd at 487-9529 or email at jackroyd@emich.edu.

 

EMU CAMPUS BOOKSTORE CLEARANCE EVENT: The EMU Campus Bookstore will have an In-Store Only Clearance Sale starting today, Mar. 2 through Sunday, Mar. 22. The sale includes an additional 30% off previously marked clearance merchandise. This event will be supported by in-store signage and social media posts and does coincide with the availability of commencement regalia (and its early bird pricing), making this a great opportunity for students and graduates-to-be to save. The EMU Campus Bookstore hours are Monday through Thursdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For questions, contact Kevin McKay at 483-2850 or kmckay@follett.com.

 

* PLANNED COMPUTING SYSTEM DOWNTIME: Monthly maintenance of EMU's computing systems will be performed on Friday, Mar. 6 from 6 p.m. to midnight. During this month’s maintenance program, the following major computer systems will be unavailable:


• Banner
• My.emich (including faculty, student and employee tabs)
• BOE

For a full list of all systems affected please visit IT’s system outage page: http://it.emich.edu/portal/systems/index.cfm?fuseaction=all

All other systems and services remain AVAILABLE including:

• Wired and Wireless Internet Access (residence halls, offices, and classrooms)
• EMU-Online course management system ( http://emuonline.edu )
• Online Hiring System ( www.emich.edu/jobs )
• EagleMail (available at https://mail.emich.edu/)
• Google Apps (http://google.emich.edu)

All planned maintenance for major EMU systems is scheduled in conjunction with the ERP-Business Operations Committee (BOC). The BOC includes representation from various campus units and Faculty Senate. Please contact the Help Desk at 487-2120 or it.helpdesk@emich.edu if you have any questions about this scheduled downtime. We appreciate your patience during this important and required system outage.

 

EMU PARTNERS WITH ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR: EMU has partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to offer on campus car sharing through Enterprise CarShare for students, faculty and staff. Enterprise CarShare is a membership-based, automated car rental option that offers a sustainable, efficient and cost-effective transportation alternative. Registered members will have access to a Ford Focus located in the Putnam Lot and a Jeep Patriot located at Mayhew Lot 1, by DPS.

EMU students, faculty and staff who are 18 years old and older are eligible for membership in Enterprise CarShare, which offers 24/7 access to hourly, daily and overnight rentals. Members reserve a vehicle online, then access the vehicle using a membership card and return it to the same location. Fuel, basic physical damage and state-required liability protection are included in the standard rate plan.

Now through March 15, Enterprise CarShare will offer new members a discounted application fee of $1 and will waive the first-year membership fee. Additionally, new members will receive $5 hourly rates until March 15. EMU students, faculty and staff can join with a credit card and valid driver’s license and can sign up for the program at www.enterprisecarshare.com/emich. Enter promotional code SPRING on the application. More information is available by visiting www.enterprisecarshare.com/emich, the Enterprise CarShare Facebook page, or by following @carshare on Twitter, or on Google+. Members can also download the new Enterprise CarShare app for iPhone and Android devices to make or modify reservations, extend rentals and choose pickup locations.

 

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

  • Monday, Mar. 9 - 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Apr. 14 - 1:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 13 - 1:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 9, 2015- 1:30 - 3 p.m.

To register please contact the EHS office at environmental_health_safety@emich.edu or call 487-0794.

Today's Events

POST AN EVENT TO THE EVENTS CALENDAR: To submit a new event, click on Submit an Event, or go to the EMU homepage, click on "calendars," then click the green button labeled "Submit an Event" (located on the bottom left) and enter your event information.  All events are subject to approval.

 

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 or email at djohn144@emich.edu.

NOTE: An asterisk denotes a new item.

 

 

Lectures & Presentations

 

BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT HOSTS GUEST SPEAKER: The Biology Department is pleased to welcome James Cohen, assistant professor from Kettering University in Flint, MI on Wednesday, Mar. 4 at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in room 154 of the Science Complex. Cohen will talk on "The Systematics of Boraginaceae and the Evolution & Development of Heterostyly." This event is LBC credit approved.

 

INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED SCHOLAR AND MORRIS CHAIR RECIPIENT TO SPEAK AT EMU: Jerlando Jackson, an internationally renowned researcher on workforce diversity and discrimination in higher education, is helping lead an extensive project at the EMU aimed at understanding and improving the experience of Black males on campus. As part of the current effort at EMU, Jackson will give a talk at the University on Monday, Mar. 9 at 2 p.m. in room 202 Porter. The topic of his discussion will be Ethnic and Racial Administrative Diversity: Understanding Work Life Realities and Experiences in U.S. Higher Education

Many colleges and universities in the U.S. experience challenges associated with achieving ethnic and racial administrative diversity at their institutions. Surmounting these challenges is imperative, as student bodies at American colleges and universities are rapidly growing more diverse. Colleges and universities need an equally diverse administrative staff to build and maintain an institutional culture and climate that supports one aspect of the American dream--a college education. This presentation, based on a book by the same name, helps policymakers, administrators, faculty, researchers, and governing boards to better understand the work life realities and experiences for administrators of color to enhance leadership possibilities for people of color in higher education. This event is free and open to the public. For questions, please contact Regina George at rgeorge@emich.edu.

 

"BEING PREPARED FOR AN UNPREDICTABLE LIFE" STAR LECTURE: The Honors College will host its final Star Lecture for the year entitled “Being Prepared for an Unpredictable Life," on Tuesday, Mar. 10, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Halle Auditorium. The featured guest speakers will be Rebecca Sipe, director for the Honors College; Patrick Barry, faculty member, CMTA; Reggie Barnes, director of Diversity and Community Involvement; John Feldkamp, associate director for the Honors College and Tuong-Vi Huynh, from Housing and Residence Life. As college students, how can one possibly prepare for a future that is both unpredictable and constantly evolving? What sorts of experiences—academic and extra-curricular—are most important? What types of personal qualities might need to be developed in order to be ready when new possibilities arise? This interactive panel discussion will provide multiple perspectives on these questions and offer all participants the opportunity to apply information from the series to their own planning for the future. For questions, please contact Rebecca Sipes at rsipe@emich.edu.

 

AGING STUDIES PROGRAM ANNUAL LECTURE - PASSPORT TO AGING WELL: This event will take place Tuesday, Mar. 17 from 4 - 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. The event will explore wellness and aging from an interdisciplinary perspective. Formal presentations by featured presenters will provide an understanding of the importance of considering wellness and age, nutrition and aging, and mindfulness.  Interactive wellness passport stations and activities will allow attendees to gather resources to support aging well, including healthy food demonstrations, wellness checks and screens, physical activity and health, intellectual health, massage, aging in place, health care policy, and many more. Presenters are: Amy Lamb, OTD, OTRL, FAOTA, Heather Hutchins-Wiese, PhD, RD and Tamara Loverich, PhD. The event is free and there will be healthy food tastings and parking vouchers available. Please contact the Aging Studies Program with any questions at 487-3220 or email Andrea Zakrajsek at azakrajs@emich.edu.

 

CPR AND AED TRAINING FOR FACULTY AND STAFF: The EMU Environmental Health Safety will hold a training session to learn CPR and AED for faculty and staff members on Wednesday, Mar. 25 from 9 - 11:30 a.m. in room 300 in Halle Library. If interested in attending the training, please email Kathryn Wilhoff at kwilhoff@emich.edu or contact EHS office at 487-0794.

 

2014-2015 JOHN W. PORTER SPEAKER SERIES: The John W. Porter Distinguished Chair in Urban Education presents the 2014-2015 Speaker Series: The African American Young Men of Promise Initiative. The College of Education welcomes keynote guest speaker Seena Skelton who will be presenting on the topic of "Institutionalizing Cultural Knowledge: A Process for Engaging in Critical Reflection on Policy," on Thursday, Mar. 26, from 9 – 11 a.m. in the Student Center. This event is free and open to the public. The 2014-2015 Speaker Series is hosted by the Department of Leadership and Counseling and Theresa Saunders is chair of the Porter Chair Speaker Series Steering Committee. Please visit the John W. Porter Speaker Series homepage for more information or contact Sally Rosales at 487-2778.

 

CPR AND AED TRAINING FOR FACULTY AND STAFF: The EMU Environmental Health Safety will hold training session for CPR and AED for faculty and staff members on Monday, Apr. 20 from 1:30 - 4 p.m. in room 300 in Halle Library. If interested, please email Kathryn Wilhoff at kwilhoff@emich.edu or contact EHS office at 487-0794.

 

Conferences & Workshops

 

SUMMER WRITING CAMP FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: The Eastern Michigan Writing Project (EMWP) is pleased to announce Inkstains, a summer writing camp for middle and high school students on the campus of EMU. The middle school writer's camp is scheduled for July 6 - 10. The high school writer's camp is scheduled for July 13 - 17. The camp runs Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost of the camp is $225.For more information or to request a brochure and application, please contact Kim Pavlock, EMWP Youth and Family Programs Coordinator, at kpavlock@emich.edu. Find out more by visiting the  Inkstains Camp Brochure and Application homepage.

 

Activities and Events

 

HATS OFF TO READING: In honor of Dr Seuss’ birthday, the EMU Campus Bookstore will host a "Hats Off to Reading" event on Wednesday, Mar. 4 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. Special guest readers will read from select Dr Seuss books. Children can complete a small activity/coloring pages and will receive a free Dr. Seuss related bookmark. The event is free and open to the public. For questions, contact Kevin McKay at 483-2850 or email at kmckay@follett.com.

 

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT EMU: EMU’s Campus Life, in collaboration with Women’s and Gender Studies, proudly announces Marge Piercy will speak at EMU on Thursday, Mar. 5 at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Piercy is the author of seventeen novels including The New York Times Bestseller Gone To Soldiers; the National Bestsellers Braided Lives and The Longings of Women and the classic Woman on the Edge of Time; eighteen volumes of poetry, and a critically acclaimed memoir Sleeping with Cats. Born in center city Detroit, educated at the University of Michigan, the recipient of four honorary doctorates, she has been a key player in many of the major progressive political battles of our time. Her first collection of short stories The Cost of Lunch, Etc. was published in the Summer of 2014, and her nineteenth volume of poetry, Made in Detroit, is forthcoming from Knopf in April of 2015.

A popular speaker on college campuses, Piercy has been a featured writer on Bill Moyers’ PBS Specials, Prairie Home Companion, Fresh Air, the Today Show, and many radio programs nationwide including Air America and Oprah & Friends. Her poems are read frequently on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. The event is free and open to the public. No EMU-ID required. For more information, contact Campus Life at 487-3045, campuslife@emich.edu, emich.edu/campuslife or like us on Facebook at fb.me/EMUcampuslife.

 

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR, POET AND TEACHER COMES TO EMU: EMU’s Campus Life, in collaboration with Women’s and Gender Studies is pleased to welcome Ali Liebegott, an award-winning author, poet and teacher on Monday, Mar. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Liebegott is the author of the award-winning books The Beautifully Worthless and The IHOP Papers. In 2010 she took a train trip across America interviewing female poets for a project titled, The Heart Has Many Doors; excerpts from these interviews are posted monthly on The Believer Logger. Her newest novel Cha-Ching! is the latest release from City Lights/Sister Spit. In addition, she is the founding editor at Writers Among Artists whose publications include Faggot Dinosaur and Vincent Van Go-Gogh. Her talk at EMU will focus on her work on the award-winning Amazon series Transparent. This event is free and open to the public. No EMU-ID required. For more information, please contact Campus Life at 487-3045 or campuslife@emich.edu, emich.edu/campuslife or like us on Facebook at fb.me/EMUcampuslife.

 

THERAPY DOGS PROVIDE SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS: The EMU Wellness Center has partnered with Therapaws of Michigan to make interaction with therapy dogs a regular occurrence at EMU. Wellness Woof Wednesdays will take place from 4 – 7 p.m. in room 103 in the Snow Health Center on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Mar. 11
  • Wednesday, Apr. 8

Therapaws of Michigan is a canine-assisted therapy program dedicated to promoting and fostering the human-animal bond in therapeutic and educational settings. In the spirit of this mission, individual owner-dog teams will visit the EMU campus providing social, emotional and physical benefits for student, faculty and staff. For more information or questions, please contact the Wellness Center at 487-2226.

 

GRADUATE OPEN HOUSE: A graduate degree is an important stepping-stone to a promotion or career advancement in many fields. Get started today on your graduate degree at EMU by attending our Academic Fair and Information Session on Saturday, Mar. 21, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Check-in is at 9:45 a.m. What you can do at the Open House:

  • Apply for admission.Your application fee will be waived for the first graduate program you apply to.
  • Learn about graduate assistantships and doctoral fellowships.
  • Register for our drawing to win three free tuition credits. Winners will receive this $1,500 award.
  • Speak with a college representative and receive general information about the programs/contact info for the faculty advisors.
  • Meet with faculty members from several doctoral and cohort programs.

Check out the Graduate Open House Video and to register, please visit the Graduate Open House homepage.      

 

RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FOR SHIRLEY WENTZ: The College of Business invites the campus community to celebrate the retirement and stellar career of Shirley Wentz on Thursday, Apr. 2 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. on the 4th floor atrium in the College of Business. Refreshments will be served.

 

Arts, Film & Entertainment

 
COME AND BE A SOUL MAN - BLUES BROTHERS REVUE: The Official Blues Brother Revue is sanctioned by Dan Aykroyd and Judith Belushi and walk in the legendary footsteps of Jake and Elwood Blues. The event will be held on Friday, Apr. 10 at 7 p.m. in Pease Auditorium. Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty capture the infectious humor and unbridled spirit of the Blues Brothers like no one since John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd walked the stage. Backed by a powerhouse band, they'll give you a show to remember, packed with classic hits from the Blues Brothers catalog, including Soul Man, Rubber Biscuit, Sweet Home Chicago and more. Ticket prices $10-$25 and can be purchased at any EMU Ticket location, or by phone at 487-2282 or online at emutix.com.


WILL YOU COME HARD INTO THE PAINT? LIFE IN COLOR: What is anticipated to be a 130 city tour in over 50 countries, Life in Color aims to answer the age-old questions: How did color come to be? This event will be held on Saturday, Apr. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Fans can learn about the origins of paint through the almighty “Paint Factory.” This year they will give fans a new experience that will bring them through a journey on how COLOR was created. So get your tickets to Ypsilanti's premier Paint Party and prepare for the countdown to the BIG BANG! Visit EMUtix.com for current ticket prices. Tickets can be purchased at any EMU Ticket location by phone 487-2282 or online at EMUtix.com.


UNITE: DISCIPLES OF CHRIST: The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and Spiritus Sanctus Academy are pleased to invite you to attend a Christian concert on Sunday, Apr. 19 at 5 p.m. at the Convocation Center. The Unite Concert will feature some of the top names in the Christian music industry; Amy Grant, Matt Maher, Sanctus Real, Jon Guerra, Ike Ndolo and the Dominican Sisters of Mary. Tickets start at $12 and can be purchased at any EMU Ticket location, by phone 487-2282 or online at EMUtix.com.

 

Athletics

 

GO EMU EAGLES: Please visit the EMU Athletics homepage for more information about all Eagles athletic games, schedules, rosters and much more. For ticket information, go to EMU Tickets or call the ticket office at 487-2282.

 

Reminders

 ATTENTION LINUX SERVER ADMINS: A significant vulnerability was recently discovered that affects almost all Linux based servers. The vulnerability is designated CVE-2015-0235 by researchers and commonly referred to as "Ghost" in the media. The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) has patched and restarted all Linux systems operated by DoIT but due to the serious nature of this vulnerability, DoIT advises that all other Linux server(s) hosted on the EMU network must be patched and rebooted. Action must be taken as soon as practically possible to resolve this vulnerability. Servers that remain vulnerable (unpatched) may be disconnected from the campus network until they are updated and restarted. Please direct questions or concerns to Rocky Jenkins at 487-3145 or rjenkins@emich.edu.

 

DALE RICE AWARDS NOMINATIONS: This prestigious award is designed to recognize a faculty or staff member who has created and implemented the most innovative and rich work being done in Academic Service-Learning and Community Engagement on EMU’s campus. This exemplary work can be through AS-L classes, projects, community connections, trips, presentations, partnerships, etc. This award is in honor of EMU AS-L innovator, Dale Rice. The deadline is Sunday, Mar. 29 at 12 p.m. To read more, please visit the 2015 AS-L Dale Rice Awards homepage. For questions, please contact Xavier Kimbrough at xkimborg@emich.edu.

 

EMU CAMPUS DIRECTORY FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF: The directory is touch compatible and features a responsive design for optimized display and functionality on desktop, tablet or mobile devices. Users can search for students, faculty or staff via a single search box with results being cleanly displayed in expandable/collapsible rows. The new campus directory can be accessed directly at www.emich.edu/directory or by using the single search box at the top of any EMU webpage. For more details, please read the press release about the new EMU Campus Directory. Please contact Darcy Gifford at 487-5375 or dgiffor2@emich.edu if you have any questions.

 

PERSONAL DIRECTORY CORRECTIONS/UPDATES: Personal Directory listings are populated through the Banner system. To check your personal listing for accuracy, please visit http://it.emich.edu/service/online/directory/index.cfm?fuseaction=main. If a listing needs to be updated, an employee’s supervisor should update the information through a link located on the supervisor’s My.Emich Employee tab. Instructions are as follows:

  • Click on the Employee tab
  • Click on the Employee link below the row of tabs
  • Click on the Update Employee Campus Address link. You will then see a table of your direct reports. To edit, click on the EID or Phone links to edit. Once you have completed your edits, click the Submit button. NOTE: it may take up to 24 hours for your change to take effect. 

For non-supervisory staff, alternate update methods are explained on the Directory Information Updates page at https://www.emich.edu/it/services/directoryupdates.php.

 

EMU ONLINE DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY CORRECTIONS: Please take the time to check your department directory listing at http://www.emich.edu/telephones/ for accuracy. If the information needs to be updated, please send the information to: dept_directory@emich.edu. For questions, contact Debra Burke at 487-6895 or by e-mail at dburke15@emich.edu.

 

EMU PUBLIC SAFETY TIPS AND REMINDERS: The EMU Police Department provides 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.

The EMU Police Department 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.

 

Scholarships

 

WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION OFFERS FOUR SCHOLARSHIPS: The EMU Women’s Association has four scholarship opportunities available for women. The scholarships include:

  • Women’s Association Merit Award for Outstanding Scholarship
  • Women’s Association Endowed Scholarship
  • EMU Wives and Associates Scholarship
  • Graduate Endowed Scholarship

There is one application for all four scholarships and applicants will be considered for any scholarship that they are eligible for. In addition to specific eligibility requirements for each scholarship, recipients must show promise of distinction in their chosen field and demonstrate service to the University or the community at large. Scholarship awards are between $500 and $1000. For more information, please visit the EMU Women’s Association scholarship homepage. The application deadline for all four scholarships is Friday, Mar. 13.

 

COMMISSION ON WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP: The EMU Commission on Women Scholarship application is currently available. This scholarship is open to admitted undergraduate and graduate students who plan to be or are enrolled at least half-time for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is a one-time scholarship for the academic year (the award will be split evenly between fall 2015 and winter 2016 semesters). For further information, please click on the following link and review the criteria: http://www.emich.edu/finaid/scholarships.php. Applications are due by  Monday, Mar. 30 at 5 p.m.

 

STELLA AND ROSE ROMANOW ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Applications and nominations are now being sought for the Stella and Rose Romanow Endowed Scholarship Fund for Excellence in Library Sciences, which is available to both undergraduate and graduate students for the 2015/16 year. The scholarship fund is available for students pursuing degrees relevant to work in libraries, archives and related organizations. Applications received by February 15, will receive first consideration. Information and application forms are available at the Stella and Rose Scholarship homepage.


SEARCH SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: To find out about current scholarship opportunities, go to search scholarships.

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