EMU Today
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NEW STUDENTS ORIENTATION VIDEO: Turn up the sound and check out this wonderful new video of Eastern Michigan University students showing off their TRUEMU spirit during the 2014 Orientation Weekend. Events include move-in-day, family picnic, Convocation ceremony, student and parent tailgates, Close Up theatre, Eaglepalooza resource fair, O-Team dance, Fajita Fest student organization fair and EMU's football victory over Morgan State.


NEW ANTI-MALWARE (ANTI-VIRUS) SOFTWARE: During the Fall 2014 term, EMU will be transitioning from the McAfee Virus Scan product to Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP). Installation will occur automatically to university owned non-academic Windows computers per the transition schedule available at http://www.emich.edu/it/security/software/winschedule.php. The installation process is designed to run when the computer is idle to assure that the process is minimally disruptive to end-users.

The installation schedule for university owned faculty Windows computers will be determined in consultation with Faculty Senate and other academic leadership. The installation process and schedule for Macintosh computers will be communicated at a later date. More detailed information including the transition schedule and frequently asked questions is available on the Anti-Malware page at: http://www.emich.edu/it/security/software/. Questions or concerns can be directed to Rocky Jenkins at rjenkins@emich.edu or 487-3145.


YOU'VE GOT THE GRANT - NOW WHAT?: The Office of Research Development and Administration will hold two workshops for faculty and staff on what to do once you've received a grant on Thursday, Sept. 25 and Monday, Sept. 29 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center located in 109 Halle. For more information, contact Harriet Lindsay at hlindsay@emich.edu.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP PLANNING THE ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH OF EVENTS: The Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) is seeking help from all interested individuals with the planning of their annual Native American Heritage month of events, which will take place during the month of November. The CMA Office will continue to host it’s annual “Fall Feast” which includes dinner and a live pow wow presentation. If you have any new ideas for educational, social or volunteer programs geared towards creating awareness of the Native American culture, please join them for their first planning meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 3 - 5 p.m. in room 347 in the Student Center. For more information, please contact Ebony Walls at emucmaffairs@emich.edu


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER: The International Student Resource Center is available to help International students who need assistance with using English for academic assignments. The ISRC can help with essays, reading and comprehension, listening and note-taking, improvement of grammatical accuracy, research papers, study skills, conversation and more. The ISRC is located in 316 King Hall and is open Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students can make appointments through the website at www.emich.edu/esl/isrc or by calling 487-0338. Faculty and staff can call with questions about referring students.


HERTZ ON DEMAND: Hertz On Demand - Click. Book. Drive. That's all you'll have to do. EMU has partnered with Hertz On Demand to make affordable rental cars available on campus. This free membership program, available to EMU students, faculty and staff allows users to rent  current model high mileage vehicles right here on campus, (in the Mayhew lot immediately adjacent to the DPS building, in front of Putnam Hall and in front of old Goddard Hall). Members may rent the vehicles by the hour for as low as $8.50/hr. including gas, full no deductible insurance, up to 140 miles, and 24-hour Roadside Assistance.

These rentals are approved for EMU business use. Sign-up for a personal membership using your personal credit card, and/or sign up for a business use membership, using your payment card. Join online at www.connectbyhertz.com and choose EMU's location. Once your membership is processed, you may reserve your vehicle online. Key fob access allows you to unlock the vehicle and drive. It's that simple. For more information, go to www.hertzondemand.com or contact Steve Siller at 487-4386.


COMPUTER BACKUP SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE: Imagine the inconvenience that you would experience if you lost all of your computer files. What would you do if your computer was stolen, your hard drive crashed or your computer was infected by a very malicious virus? As we become an increasingly mobile workforce, the probability of theft and damage of our laptops increases. CrashPlan is a product that stores encrypted copies of your files in the cloud so that you can restore them when they are lost.

EMU is now offering licenses of CrashPlan for faculty and staff users of EMU computers for $99/year. Each license provides unlimited storage, unlimited file types and backup for up to four devices per user. The license also includes mobile access to your files via the CrashPlan smartphone app. To learn more about this service and how to order it, please see the service description in the IT Service Catalog. EMU students and employees that wish to use CrashPlan to back up their personally owned devices get a discount off of CrashPlan’s unlimited annual plans via their consumer service when you subscribe at: https://www.crashplan.com/emich Please contact Rocky Jenkins at 487-3145 or rjenkins@emich.edu with any questions or concerns.


CAMPUS SAFETY AWARENESS & HAZARD COMMUNICATION TRAINING: All new 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 have been scheduled for the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., room 300, Halle Library
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29, 5:30 - 7 p.m., room 300, Halle Library
  • Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1:30 - 3 p.m., room 300, Halle Library
  • Friday, Dec. 5, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., room 300, Halle Library

Please register at environmental_health_safety@emich.edu or call 487-0794.

Today's Events

CAMPUS SAFETY AWARENESS & HAZARD COMMUNICATION TRAINING: There will be a Safety Awareness & Hazard Communication training session today, Sept. 22, 1:30 - 3 p.m., room 300, Halle Library. All employees are required to complete this training so please plan to attend the session if you haven't received the training. Please register at environmental_health_safety@emich.edu or call 487-0794.


STATE OF THE STUDENT BODY ADDRESS: The State of the Student Body Address will be held tonight, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. in Ballroom B of the Student Center. At the event, Desmond Miller, Student Body president will cover many issues that affect the student body and announce Student Government's priorities for the year. For questions, please contact Desmond Miller at 487-1471 or email at dmille84@emich.edu.


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.

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Lectures & Presentations

PRODUCER OF MODERN FAMILY TO SPEAK AT EMU: Emmy Award winning producer Sally Young of Modern Family and an EMU alum ('72) will share her experiences and career in the television industry on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2 - 3:15 p.m. in the Sponberg Theatre. Her appearance will include a Q&A opportunity. This event is free and open to the public. Please contact Wendy Kivi with any questions at 487-3198.


THE 2014-15 STAR LECTURE SERIES: The Honors College proudly announces the upcoming 2014-2015 Star Lecture Series: "Soar Higher: Pursuing a life well-lived." The first Star Lecture will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Heather Neff, professor of English and director of the EMU McNair Scholars Program will speak on “To Seek a Better and Truer Self: How concepts of racial identity create, sustain and complicate American culture.”

“Race” is generally understood as a socially constructed system used to classify individuals according to physical appearance and genealogical descent. In the United States, however, race has historically created social divisions that assign status and levels of privilege to citizens and non-citizens alike. But why does race continue to be a critical marker of individual identity?  Why do many find race more important than one’s religion, ethnicity or level of wealth? How does American culture profit from convincing us that we’re different? Dr. Neff, a specialist in African American Literature who has lived, studied and taught in Europe and the Caribbean will challenge you to question your ideas about your “race” and the “race” of others. To see the complete series, please visit 2014-15 Star Lecture Series


JASON FRANZ TO SPEAK AT EMU: Jason Franz, founding executive director and chief curator for Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center will present and participate in questions and answers on Manifest's origins, programs and creative vision on Thursday, Oct. 2, 5:30 – 7 p.m., in room 300 in Halle Library. Founded in May of 2004 by Cincinnati, OH area university professors and students, the Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center was originally formed in part to play a catalytic role in the revitalization process of a depressed urban community and to raise the bar on standards of quality in the visual arts everywhere. Manifest has through its decade of programming gained a resounding international reputation and truly become the Neighborhood Gallery for the World. For questions, please contact Gregory Tom at 487-0465.


* THESIS DEFENSE: Rachel Kentor, from the psychology department will present her thesis on “Psychological Distress in Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients: Examining the roles of experiential avoidance and maternal pathology,” on Friday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. in room 327 of the Science Complex. For questions, please contact Ashley Stauffer at 487-1155.


DISSERTATION DEFENSE: Amy Olszewski, from the psychology department will defend her thesis, "Theory of Mind in Youth and Emerging Adults With Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, With and Without Comorbid Mood Disorder," on Friday, Oct. 17, at 12 p.m. in room 327 of the Science Complex. For more information, contact Ashley Stauffer at 487-1155.


LOCAL ARTISTS/OWNERS OF POPPS PACKING TO SPEAK AT EMU: Located on the northern Hamtramck/Detroit border, Popps Packing was founded in 2007 by husband and wife team, Graem Whyte (sculptor and architectural dabbler) and Faina Lerman (painter and performance artist). They will speak at EMU on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 5:30 - 7 p.m., room 300 in Halle Library about their experiences as artists and the unique artistic venue they've created in Hamtramck. Popps Packing serves as a hybrid home, studio, and experimental arts venue aimed at promoting dialog and cultural exchange between the local, national and international communities through exhibitions, performances, workshops and artist residencies. Whyte and Lerman will be the jurying team for the EMU Annual Juried Student Art exhibition in January 2015. For questions, please contact Gregory Tom at 487-0465.


EMERGING VOICES OF MENA AMERICAN YOUTH: WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES: Join Sylvia Nassar-McMillan, professor and program coordinator of Counselor Education at North Carolina State University and the 2014 Michael Morris Chair as she presents the results of her research and conduct panel and group conversations about related issues on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. For questions, please contact Regina George at 487-1060 or email at rgeorge@emich.edu.


* GEORGE LIEPA SIGMA XI ANNUAL SPEAKER SERIES: Dr. Gary Huffnagle, professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan will be the guest speaker at the George Liepa Sigma Xi Lectureship on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium. Huffnagle will speak on "Your Gut: More than a Digestive System." A reception with desserts will immediately follow the presentation. LBC approved. Free and open to the public. For more information or questions, please contact Rae Anne Yuskowatz at 487-8040.


VIRAL ART AND STREET ART BLOGGER RJ RUSHMORE TO SPEAK AT EMU: Vandalog began in October 2008 as an online place for people to keep up to date on what’s going on with street art. Today, its focus is on coverage of street art, graffiti, and viral art globally. RJ Rushmore, the founder and editor-in-chief of Vandalog will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Halle Library Auditorium. Rushmore became a fan of street art alongside his father when they began collecting art and searching out street art together in early 2008. He is currently working for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts program and is the artist liaison for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. For questions, please contact Gregory Tom at 487-0465.


Conferences & Workshops


RECRUITMENT AND CONSENT TRAINING SESSION: The EMU Office of Research Compliance will hold a training session for faculty, staff and students who are conducting research with human subjects on Monday, Sept. 22, 2:30 – 4 p.m. in room 202 in Halle Library. The Recruitment and Consent training will provide an examination of issues surrounding recruiting and obtaining consent from human subjects. For more information or for questions, please contact Sonia Chawla at 487-3090 or email at schawlaw@emich.edu.


IRB PROCESS TRAINING SESSION: The EMU Office of Research Compliance will hold a training session for faculty, staff and students who are conducting research with human subjects on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2:30 - 4 p.m. in room 320 in Halle Library. The IRB Process training session will explain the human subject review criteria so that applications can be tailored for IRB review, resulting in faster approval times. The session is not required, but attendance is encouraged, especially for those who are new to campus or who are conducting research with human subjects. For more information or for questions, please contact Sonia Chawla at 487-3090 or email at schawlaw@emich.edu.


INTRODUCTION TO IRBNET TRAINING: The EMU Office of Research Compliance will hold a training session for faculty, staff and students who are conducting research with human subjects. Introduction to IRBNet will provide an overview of the IRB submission system. Attendees are strongly encouraged to begin and complete the application process in the session. The training session is 1.5 hours and will be held in Halle Library during the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 24,10 - 11:30 a.m. in room G11
  • Thursday, Sept. 25, 10 - 11:30 a.m. in room G11
  • Tuesday, Sept. 30, 10 - 11:30 a.m. in room G07C

The session is not required, but attendance is encouraged, especially for those who are new to campus or who are conducting research with human subjects. For more information or for questions, please contact Sonia Chawla at 487-3090 or email at schawlaw@emich.edu.


AUTISM COLLABORATIVE CENTER OFFERS INFORMATIONAL & TRAINING SESSION: Are you interested in learning more about Autism Spectrum Disorders? Would you like to be involved at the EMU Autism Collaborative Center? If so, please join them for a free information and orientation session on Thursday, Sept. 25, 10 – 11:30 a.m., room 207 Marshall Building. The session is open to the public and will also meet the orientation requirements for students and others interested in volunteering. For more information or questions, please contact Amy Sanderson at 487-2890 or email autismcenter@emich.edu.


RESEARCH ETHICS AND RESPONSIBILITY CONDUCT OF RESEARCH TRAINING: The EMU Office of Research Compliance will hold a training session for faculty, staff and students who are conducting research with human subjects on Monday, Sept. 29, 10 - 11:30 a.m. in room 320 in Halle Library. The training session will address the issues in human subject research ethics, researcher responsibilities and study maintenance. For more information or for questions, please contact Sonia Chawla at 487-3090 or email at schawlaw@emich.edu.


GO GLOBAL - STUDY ABROAD FAIR: Join the Academic Programs Abroad on Tuesday, Oct. 7, for the Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Student Center Grand Ballroom B. Get two free passport photos and enter to win a $500 award applicable to any 2015 EMU study abroad program fee. For more information, contact Academic Programs Abroad at 487-2424 or programs.abroad@emich.edu.


Activities and Events


* STUDENT CENTER OPEN HOUSE: Come and explore the resources housed at the Student Center on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 12 - 4 p.m. on the Student Center Patio. This is an excellent opportunity to discover EMU's "Main Street." The departments and vendors at the Student Center will be on display and students, faculty and staff will have an opportunity to engage with department representatives, ask questions, taste food samples, win prizes, receive giveaways and much more. For more information, please contact Valerie Biwa at 487-8380 or vbiwa@emich.edu.


* LATE TALK SHOW SQUEEZE-IN TONIGHT: The EMU Student Center will present the live audience Late Talk Show 'Squeeze-In Tonight!' on Thursday, Sept. 25, 7 - 8:30 p.m., in the Student Center Auditorium. The Student Center Auditorium will morph into a media hub focused on being the primary source for news and information, both local and abroad. 'Squeeze-In Tonight!' will have exclusive interviews including a live interview with EMU's own, President Susan Martin. Also the featured performance from student organizations such as Diversion Dance Troupe. So come on out and Squeeze In Tonight!" For more information, please contact Jason Ford at (989) 213-8712 or m32too@gmail.com.


EMU GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY CELEBRATION: The EMU Department of World Languages will host its 10th anniversary of EMU German-American Day on Monday, Oct. 6, in the Student Center Auditorium. The program is open to the campus community and will be from 4 - 6 p.m. There will be a authentic German dinner (invitation only) from 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. For more information, please contact Margrit Zinggeler at mzinggele@emich.edu.


Arts, Film & Entertainment


EMU PLANETARIUM REVEALS ITS FALL LINE-UP OF MOVIES: The EMU Planetarium has rolled out their Fall line-up of movies in the EMU Planetarium. Tickets are $5, and are available at any EMU ticket office, online at www.emutix.com or by phone at 487-2282. All shows are open to the public. Seating capacity is limited to 37 and all shows will start promptly at their designated times so please arrive early. The EMU Planetarium is located at 402 Mark Jefferson Science Complex. Ticket price includes seasonal stargazing prior to the featured movie. The movies are as follows:

"Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens" Once a planet of great mystery, now we know more than ever before about its amazing system of rings, moons, and storms thanks to modern robotic space pioneers. In this modern 36-minute production, audiences can experience an immersive exploration of one of the most amazing and dynamic planetary collections of our solar system. From its bizarre moons with mysterious features, to the millions of icy particles that compose the enigmatic rings, this is the three-dimensional tour of the Saturnian system that goes beyond the CG experience - It's like flying piggyback on the Cassini spacecraft! Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Run time 36 minutes. Show dates and times:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 7 - Showtime 8:15 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 10 - Showtime 8:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 14 - Showtime 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21 - Showtime 8:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 4 - Showtime 8:15 p.m.

"Back To The Moon: For Good," offers an exciting, educational full dome show narrated by award-winning actor Tim Allen. The 25-minute digital film highlights the history of exploring the moon and provides an insider’s look at the teams vying for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized prize in history. The stunning visuals and compelling narrative of the show explain the importance of the Google Lunar XPRIZE in encouraging today’s space entrepreneurs and innovators to collaborate toward building a new space economy while inspiring the next generation to “shoot for the moon.” This movie is appropriate for 13 years and up audience. Show dates and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 7 - Showtime 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21 - Showtime 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 4 - Showtime 7 :30 p.m.

STARSSpecial Return Engagement on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 8:15 p.m.Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that lights the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. Narrated by Mark Hamill, the EMU Planetarium’s most popular show makes a special re-appearance this fall. Catch it before it’s gone! Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Run time: 30 minutes.


"The Little Star that Could," is a story about a little star, an average yellow star in search for planets of his own to protect and warm. Along the way, he meets other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets. Each planet is introduced to your audiences with basic information about our Solar System. Run time is 35 minutes and is appropriate for all ages, recommended for families. K-6 Education Guides are available. Each “Little Star” show includes “Seasonal Stargazing” with a run time of 7 minutes. This movie is appropriate for all ages.

  • Saturday, Dec. 6 - Showtime 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 13 - Showtime 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 20 - Showtime 1 p.m.

"Season of Light" The Season of Light presentation traces the history and development of many of the world's most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season — from the burning Yule log, sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows, to the lighting of luminaries in the American Southwest and the traditional ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah. The show also recounts the historical religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. It also takes a look at some of our more light-hearted seasonal traditions: from gift-giving and kissing under the mistletoe, to songs about lords a-leaping and ladies dancing, and the custom of decking the halls with greenery and candles. St. Nicholas, Sinterklaas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, and Santa Claus all drop by as well. Appropriate for all ages. Run time is 36 minutes. Show dates and times:

  • Saturday, Dec. 6 - Showtime 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 13 - Showtime 2:15 p.m.

For questions or more information, please call Norbert Vance at 487-4146 or email Tom Kasper at tkasper@emich.edu. Visit the Planetarium Facebook Page or go to www.emich.edu/planetarium.


PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT DONATED BY THE MEXICAN CONSULATE: The EMU community is invited to explore beautiful everyday life in Mexico as seen through the lens of Jerry Lee Morton in the Intermedia Gallery, now through Friday, Sept. 20, in the 2nd floor of the Student Center. In addition, black-and- white and sepia photographs from the Mexican Revolution ere on display as well: "Testimentios de Guerra" by various photographers. 


EMU UNIVERSITY GALLERY EXHIBITIONS: The EMU University Gallery, located in the Student Center is pleased to present a wonderful line-up of exhibitions for the fall semester. Below are the upcoming events:

  • Great Lakes Drawing Biennial Exhibit - Open through October 15: The juried show features works from artists in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York and Pennsylvania. Hosted by EMU once every two years, the exhibit will highlight current artistic activity in contemporary drawing. A reception will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 4 - 7 p.m. with awards scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the University Gallery.
  • New Fiber 2014: 10/27/14 - 12/10/14: A national juried exhibition featuring contemporary fiber art in a broad range of forms. Works selected will include pieces rooted in traditional and contemporary approaches to fiber art. A reception will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 4 - 7 p.m., University Gallery.

To see the complete schedule of upcoming exhibits, please visit University Gallery events. For questions, please contact Gregory Tom at 487-0465.

CHANCE THE RAPPER CONCERT AT EMU: Chance the Rapper, with special guest Travis Scott will perform at the EMU Convocation Center on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at www.emutix.com. His latest album, Acid Rap was listed on multiple 50 best albums of 2013 lists, including 26th for Rolling Stone, 12th on Pitchfork's list, and ranked 4th by Complex. It was also listed as one of NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2013.


ART MASTERS ASSOCIATION (AMA) STUDIO WALK: Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into working artists’ studios, the art making process and the equipment and facilities of the art department at EMU during the AMA Studio Walk on Thursday, Oct. 30, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. The tour will take you through various art department buildings on campus. Hosted by the AMA. For questions, please contact Gregory Tom at 487-0465.


EMU FORD GALLERY EXHIBITIONS: The EMU Ford Gallery, located in Ford Hall will feature the following exhibitions for the 2014 semester. For the complete schedule of upcoming events, hours and additional information, please visit Ford Gallery Exhibitions.

  • Alumni Art Exhibition: Open now through Saturday, Oct. 4: A new juried exhibition that seeks to highlight and reconnect alumni and alumnae of EMU’s Art Department. This art exhibition promises a detailed look at the recent art activity of these individuals and will showcase their creative talents.  A reception will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 4 – 7 p.m., in the Ford Gallery.
  • NASAD Exhibition: 10/12/14 - 10/15/14: This exhibition will showcase student work from the BFA program for accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The exhibit will be in Ford Gallery and all art department buildings on campus.
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Exhibitions/Capstone Exhibition/Senior BFA Exhibition: 11/17/14 - 11/21/14: Featuring the work of graduation BFA candidates, this all media show is organized, curated and installed entirely by students in the Capstone class and serves to highlight their respective bodies of work.
  • MA Thesis Exhibition: Meghan Lee & Amanda Zsot: 12/8/14 - 12/12/14: A reception will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 4:30 – 7 p.m., Ford Gallery.

To see the complete schedule of upcoming exhibits, please visit Ford Gallery events. For questions, please contact Gregory Tom at 487-0465.


ART EXHIBIT AT RIVERSIDE ART GALLERY: There will be an art exhibition entitled “Geographies of Community," with a geotourism concentration at the Riverside Art Gallery, 76 N Huron Street, Ypsilanti open now through Sept. 27. Three themes for the exhibit coincide with the UNWTO World Tourism Day themes from last year and this year: water, community, and tourism in my community. We have asked students, faculty, and staff to contribute original photos/art that represent some aspect these themes with a short written caption of what they see in the photo. For questions, please contact Kim Kozak at Kkozak@emich.edu.


BEETHOVEN SONATA CYCLE RECITAL: Join pianist Joel Schoenhals as he performs Beethoven's Sonata #5 on Friday, Sept. 19, 8 - 10 p.m. in Pease Auditorium. This performance is part of a four-year performance journey through the complete piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven. Part of the Steinway Campaign. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or questions, please contact Evelyn Hawkins at 487-2255 or email at chawkin7@emich.edu or visit the EMU Music & Dance homepage.

HYMN FESTIVAL: Organist-Director Michael Burkhardt is joined by area choirs in an afternoon of song on Sunday, Sept. 21, 4 - 6 p.m. at Pease Auditorium. Co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or questions, please contact Evelyn Hawkins at 487-2255 or email at chawkin7@emich.edu or visit the EMU Music & Dance homepage.


PIANO TRIO RECITAL: David Lamse (violin), Daniel Thomas (cello) and Patrick Thomas (piano) will present a program of music from the Old World (France) and the New World (Argentina) on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 7:30 - 9 p.m. in Alexander Recital Hall, in the Alexander Music Building. Featured are works by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and master of the bandoneon, Astor Piazzolla. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or questions, please contact Evelyn Hawkins at 487-2255 or email at chawkin7@emich.edu or visit the EMU Music & Dance homepage.


FACULTY RECITAL: Presenting music will be Denice Root-Pierce on the French horn and Don Babcock on the trombone during a faculty recital on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. in Pease Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or questions, please contact Evelyn Hawkins at 487-2255 or email at chawkin7@emich.edu or visit the EMU Music & Dance homepage.




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. All football games will be broadcasted live on WEMU 89.1.


  • EMU vs. Buffalo, Saturday, Oct. 11, TBA, Rynearson Stadium
  • EMU vs. Northern Illinois, Saturday, Oct. 25, TBA, Rynearson Stadium
  • EMU vs. Central Michigan, Saturday, Nov. 1, TBA, Rynearson Stadium
  • EMU vs. Toledo, Friday, Nov. 28, TBA Rynearson Stadium




SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR A KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM: The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking nominations for the Dennis M. Beagen Undergraduate Symposium Keynote Speaker (20-minute luncheon address for student presenters and their faculty mentors). They are looking for nominees who are alumni of EMU with a dynamic, engaging speaking style and a fascinating personal life journey or inspirational message. Please request the Nomination Form with additional submission information from Wendy Kivi at wkivi@emich.edu or call 487-3198. Nominations due by September 30, 2014.


WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY 2015 AWARDS: EMU faculty, staff, students and student organization and alumi organizations are invited to apply for the Women in Philanthrophy 2015 Awards. The maximum grant is $5,000 for calendar year 2015. The application deadline is due online by Sunday, Oct. 12. To apply, please visit WIP Grant Application. Voluntary overview workshops are schedule for Monday, Sept. 29, 11 - 1 p.m. in COB Dean's Conference Room and Monday, Sept. 29 and Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 3:30 - 5 p.m. in room 300 Halle Library. Peer feedback workshops are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 6 and Thursday, Oct. 9, 3:30 - 5 p.m. in room 300 Halle Library to review drafts. For further information, contact Linda Pritchard (lpritchar1@emich.edu) or Dr. Nina Contis (econtis@emich.edu).


GRADUATE RESEARCH PROPOSALS NOW BEING ACCEPTED: The Graduate Research Conference (GRC), scheduled for Friday, Nov. 14 is now accepting proposals. Graduate students of all levels and disciplines are eligible to apply and participate. Graduate students are encouraged to work with a faculty mentor or advisor on their proposals. Details about the proposal can be found on Graduate Research Proposal. Applications are due by October 10, 2014. If you have questions, please send to emu_grc@emich.edu.


EMU ARTS CALENDAR: Please visit the inaugural EMU Arts Calendar that highlights 2014-15 events from art, creative writing, dance, music and theatre. The calendar covers concerts, galleries and performances (many are free events and some require a purchased ticket) that feature EMU students, faculty and guest artists. Please call 487-3198 or email wkivi@emich.edu for more information.


NEW AND IMPROVED USERNAME HELP FORM: A new version of the form used to request Banner, Xtender, ePrint, and BOE access is now available. The new form has several improvements that will make it easier to request access to many of the University's administrative systems, including pre-populating fields, requesting access by role, and allowing multiple access requests on a single form. If you have any questions about the changes to the Username Help form, please contact the IT Help Desk at 487-2120 or email to it.helpdesk@emich.edu. 


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.


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.


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.


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.




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

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