EMU Today
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES FALL MEETING: The College of Arts and Sciences will hold its Fall Meeting for CAS faculty and staff on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1:30 - 3 p.m., in room 310AB in the Student Center. Refreshments will be available starting at 1 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Sally Lucas in the Dean's Office at 487-4344.


EAGLEMAIL UPGRADE POSTPONED: The upgrade to EagleMail, originally scheduled for August 16 - 30, is being postponed until after the Fall 2014 semester. Please contact the IT Help Desk at 487-2120 or it.helpdesk@emich.edu if you have any questions. 


MOVE-IN AMBASSADORS NEEDED: EMU Housing & Residence Life invites all faculty and staff to join them on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 8:30 - 11 a.m., to be Move-In Ambassadors. Each year, faculty and staff play a critical role as first-year students come to college for the first time. Move-in Ambassadors will help give directions, talk to students and parents and spread the meaning of what it means to be TRUEMU. Please RSVP to Clifford Camp at ccamp@emich.edu by Monday, Aug. 18.


CALL FOR FACULTY "LIFE IN THE CLASSROOM" FACILITATORS: This faculty led First Four New Student Orientation session will take place on Sunday, Aug. 31, with sessions from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m., and from 11 a.m to 12 p.m., with a briefing session from 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. This is a very easy, turn-key operation with talking points and handouts provided. Any interested faculty or academic administrator can contact Amy Barnhart at asimonso@emich.edu or call 487-2265 by Friday, Aug. 8.


WELCOME TENT VOLUNTEERS: Faculty and staff are needed to welcome students back to campus by volunteering at one of the welcome tents setup on Wednesday, Sept. 4 or Thursday, Sept. 5. Your  assistance to answer questions, give directions and hand out information to tent passersby would be greatly appreciated. There are two-hour shifts scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on both days. Please go to Welcome Tent Volunteer to sign up for a shift.

INVITATION TO L.I.V.E. WELCOME WEEK MIXER: Diversity and Community Involvement invites all faculty and staff to participate in this year's L.I.V.E. Welcome Week Mixer on Thursday, Sept. 4, 3 - 6 p.m., in room 310 in the Student Center. L.I.V.E. is a series of events designed to engage incoming first-generation students and students of color to assist them with their transition to college. One of the factors that helps first-generation students succeed in the classroom is developing relationships with faculty and professional staff. If you would like to participate, please RSVP with Dar Mayweather at dmayweat@emich.edu or call 487-2277.


CALL FOR "MEIJER MANIA" VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed to help out at the annual "Meijer Mania" event on Thursday, Sept. 4, with shifts from 7 - 8:30 p.m. or 8:30 - 10 p.m.   Volunteer duties include assisting vendors in product distribution and floating in specific areas of the store to assist the students. Approximately 4,000 EMU students will attend this event. To volunteer, please contact Eric Ward at eward1@emich.edu or call 487-3806.

VOLUNTEERS NEED FOR THE ICEBREAKER DANCE: Campus Life is seeking graduate student, faculty and staff volunteers to assistance at the annual NPHC Icebreaker Dance on Friday, Sept. 12, in Bowen Field House. Duties will include helping with entry, admission and traffic flow. If you would like to help, please sign up for a shift at Icebreaker Dance Volunteers.


HOMECOMING STUDENT TAILGATE VOLUNTEERS: Campus Life is seeking graduate student, faculty and staff volunteer assistance for the annual Homecoming Student Organization Tailgate on Saturday, Oct. 11. Volunteers at this event will help manage the entry/admission/traffic flow process. Please sign up for a shift at Homecoming Tailgate Volunteers.


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.

Today's Events

* EAGLEMAIL UPGRADE POSTPONED: The upgrade to EagleMail, originally scheduled for August 16-30, is being postponed until after the Fall 2014 semester. Please contact the IT Help Desk at 487-2120 or it.helpdesk@emich.edu if you have any questions.


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.

NOTE: An asterisk denotes a new item.


Lectures & Presentations


LUNCH AND LEARN SESSION: The Lunch and Learn series is pleased to offer "The Ins & Outs of Student Employment" on Thursday, Aug. 21, 12 - 1 p.m., in room 100 McKenny Hall. Presenters: Sarah Kersey Otto and Crystal Walrath. Register today through EventbriteIf you have any questions, please contact Melissa Radala at 487-7171 or email to hr_tod@emich.edu. 


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:

  • Thursday, Aug. 21, 1:30 - 3 p.m., room 300, Halle Library
  • Tuesday, Sept. 16, 5:30 - 7 p.m., room 300, Halle Library
  • Monday, Sept. 22, 1:30 - 3 p.m., room 300, Halle Library
  • 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.


Conferences & Workshops


EMU STUDENT EMPLOYMENT JOB FAIR: The annual EMU Student Employment Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 2, from 2 - 5 p.m., in the Student Center Ballroom. Registration is required. Employers or students wishing to attend should register at Student Employment Job Fair. For further information, call Barbara Jones at 487-2419.


Activities and Events


FIRST ANNUAL E-HOOPS GROUP GOLF CLASSIC: Join colleagues at the First Annual Eastern E-Hoops Golf Classic on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Eagle Crest Golf Club, located at 1275 S. Huron Street in Ypsilanti. 7:00 a.m. Registration Shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $100 per golfer or $50 for the dinner only. To register, please make your check payable to: Eastern Michigan E-Hoops and mail your check to: P.O. Box 700311, Plymouth, MI 48170. For questions or more information, please contact Peter Fucinarelli at (586) 248-1159 or Alvin Jagutis at (734) 652-2842. Proceeds from the event will support the EMU Men's and Women's Basketball teams.


* EMU FOOTBALL COACHES LUNCHEONS: The first of 10 EMU Football Coaches Luncheons begin Monday, Aug. 27, at Noon at Sidetrack Bar and Grill, located at 56 East Cross Street in Ypsilanti's historic Depot Town. In all, Eagle fans will have the opportunity to participate in 10 luncheons during the 2014 season. First-year Head Coach Chris Creighton will address the group and participate in a question and answer session during each event. The hour-long luncheons will be held on the following Wednesdays at noon - Aug. 27, Sept. 3, Sept. 10, Sept. 17, Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Oct. 29 and Nov. 12. Cost to attend each luncheon is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Four lucky fans will also be able to upgrade and sit with Coach Creighton for the price of $20 per ticket. For more information, please call 487-8898 or e-mail presidential_events@emich.edu. You can Click Here to Register Online.


JOIN THE CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR A MEET & GREET: Join the Center for Entrepreneurship for a Meet & Greet on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., room 401 in the College of Business. Learn about their programs including the Skandalaris Business Plan Competition, the Sesi Entrepreneurship Conference and the Elevator Pitch Competition. Discuss Student Service Learning projects with faculty and meet students from the CEO Club. Refreshments will be served. No RSVP needed. All EMU students are welcome. For questions, please contact Paul Nucci at pnucci@emich.edu.


GREG O'DELL GOLF OUTING AT EAGLE CREST GOLF CLUB: The third and final Greg O'Dell Golf Outing will be held on Friday, Sept. 19 at the Eagle Crest Golf Club. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the many sponsors, family, friends and colleagues, the three-year goal of endowing a $100,000 scholarship is well within reach. Cost for an individual golfer & dinner is $125.00, EMU Faculty/Staff Golfer & Dinner $75.00 and Dinner only $55.00.

Enhancements to this year’s golf outing include:

  • More complimentary player passes at the gold and silver sponsorship levels.
  • A reduced rate for all EMU faculty and staff.
  • A special gift for golfers who have participated in the event for all three years.

To register, sponsor or donate, please visit http://www.emich.edu/odell. EMU student Timothy Nickels will be the recipient of the 2014-2015 Greg O’Dell Criminal Justice Scholarship.  Timothy’s long record of public service includes significant involvement in the area of substance abuse education, activity in his church and various leadership roles at EMU. Please contact Casey Wooster at 487-2212 or email jwooster@emich.edu with any questions.




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. Morgan State, Saturday, Aug. 30, 6 p.m., Rynearson Stadium
  • 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




NEW EMPLOYMENT PORTAL FOR EMU STUDENTS: Career Services has transitioned to a new job portal called Handshake. This new system will allow EMU departments, as well as other employers to post job openings and also work-study positions for students. Students can view the job openings by clicking on the link handshake.emich.edu and entering their my.emich credentials or by going to my.emich and clicking on the Student Tab. EMU Departments or employers will need to request access to the new system in order to post a job opening. To request access, please visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/register. Contact Mary Chambers at mchambers@emich.edu or 487-1006 or Crystal Walrath at cwalrath@emich.edu or 487-1304 with any questions. 


UPGRADE TO THE MY.EMICH PORTAL: The My.Emich portal will get a more contemporary look and feel on Friday, Aug. 22. Once logged in, you will see a modern design with familiar content. We are also re-branding the My.Emich username to “NetID” (since it is being used by more than the My.Emich system). Please visit www.emich.edu/it/features/upgrades2014/myemich_changes.php for a sneak-peek of the changes coming to My.Emich or go to https://my2.emich.edu to begin using the new interface.


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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