EMU Today
Monday, August 31, 2015

WELCOME TO THE EMU COMMUNITY - PRESIDENT'S PICNIC: EMU Interim President, Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Kim Schatzel invites all members of the EMU community to enjoy a FREE welcome picnic on Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the north side of Welch Hall. During the event, guests will be invited to tour the new offices in McKenny Hall.

The picnic will feature Asian-style take-out boxes with your choice of beverage. Chicken and vegan options will be available. Walk steps away to enjoy delicious and assorted dessert as you tour the new McKenny offices and renovated spaces including Alumni Relations, the Brehm Dining Room, EMU Foundation, Service EMU and Transfer EMU. Each location will feature a different dessert so don't forget to check out the new spaces.

Visit the University Marketing tables to win EMU prizes and hang out with Swoop, the Cheer team and the Dance team. For more information, contact Kelly Brennan at 487-8898 or kbrenna7@emich.edu.


EMU INTERNAL PHOTOGRAPHY RESOURCES: The Division of Communications has created a new online Photography Request Form to be used for internal EMU photography requests. Photography requests should enhance the University’s image and assist in overall marketing and recruitment efforts. Photography requests will be evaluated based on their impact on student recruitment and how the photos will be used to promote Eastern. Submission does not guarantee availability of a photographer and all requests must be made at least five business days in advance. To submit a request for any photography service, please use the Photography Request Form. For questions, please contact Darcy Gifford at dgiffor2@emich.edu. 


SPECIAL HOURS FOR THE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES & PHARMACY: The EMU University Health Services (UHS) and Pharmacy will open at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2. On Friday, Sept. 4, the UHS and Pharmacy will have shortened hours due to the annual Open House and Vaccination Clinic. Hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For questions, please contact the Snow Health Center at 487-1122. 


GRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE PROPOSALS: Attention graduate students. The annual Graduate Research Conference (GRC) is just around the corner, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 20. Please consider submitting a proposal to this year's GRC, an annual event showcasing graduate student research and artistry at GRC Proposal Form. Proposals are due October 5, 2015 by 11:59 p.m. For up to date information on the GRC, please go to the GRC homepage or emu_grc@emich.edu.


FACULTY AND STAFF SUPPORT NEEDED: Many of the impactful student experiences at EMU are successful because of the faculty and staff volunteers that support them. Please take a look at the requests for support below, and consider engaging with one or more of these opportunities to impact our students’ experience.

  • Call for Move-In Ambassadors: EMU Housing & Residence Life would like to invite all faculty and staff to join them on Friday, Sept. 4, from 8:30 - 11 a.m. Each year, faculty and staff play a critical role as many first-year students and their families are coming to college for the first time. Housing & Residence Life is seeking available EMU faculty and staff to be a welcoming first contact as our new community members arrive on campus. This means helping give directions, talking to students and parents, and spreading the meaning of what it means to be TRUEMU! Please RSVP to Clifford Camp, Area Complex Director for Housing & Residence Life at ccamp@emich.edu by Friday, Aug. 21. 
  • Welcome Tents Volunteers: Welcome students back to campus by volunteering at one of Campus Life's welcome tents on Tuesday, Sept. 8 or Wednesday, Sept. 9. You will provide assistance and answer questions, give directions and hand out information to tent passersby. There are two-hour shifts scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on both days. Please sign up for a shift via this linked form: https://goo.gl/uLfhVl. For more information, please contact Caroline Horste, chorste1@emich.edu or 487-4047.
  • Faculty Student Success Mixer: Diversity and Community Involvement invites all faculty and staff to participate in this year's L.I.V.E. Welcome Week Faculty Student Success Mixer on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 3 - 6 p.m. in room 310 at 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.  The Mixer gives faculty and staff the opportunity to interact with incoming first-gens and students of color. If you would like to participate, please RSVP to Dar Mayweather, dmayweat@emich.edu or 487-2277.
  • Call for Meijer Mania volunteers: Volunteers are needed to help out with the Meijer Mania event on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 7 - 10 p.m. Shifts are from 7 - 8:30 p.m. or 8:30 - 10 p.m. Volunteer duties include: assisting vendors in product/freebie distribution, floating in specific areas of the store to deter 'negative behavior' and generally having fun! This event has an estimated 4,000 EMU students in attendance and is a fun time for all. To volunteer or for questions, please contact Eric Ward, eward1@emich.edu or call 487-3806.
  • Call for Icebreaker Volunteers: Campus Life is seeking graduate student, faculty and staff volunteer assistance for the annual NPHC Icebreaker Dance on Thursday, Sept. 10 in the McKenny Ballroom to help manage the entry/admission/traffic flow process.  Please sign up for a shift via this linked form: https://goo.gl/CDdfFa. For more information, please contact Casey Krone, cjordan@emich.edu or 487-5569.
  • Call for 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. 10. Volunteers at this event help manage the entry/admission/traffic flow process. Please sign up for a shift via this linked form: https://goo.gl/zJ6Ejt. For more information, contact Kate Curley, kcurley@emich.edu or 487-9322. 
  • Call for Student Org Leadership Summit facilitators: Campus Life is seeking Student Organization Advisors interested in volunteering tol be trained to facilitate a group of 10 student org leaders as they engage in discussion and dialogue at an off campus site on Friday, Oct. 23 at 9 a.m. through Sunday, Oct. 25. Help support the success of our student leaders’ and their organizations. Food, transportation, housing and a small stipend will be provided to our facilitators. To volunteer or for more information, please contact Kate Curley, kcurley@emich.edu or 487-9322.
  • Call for Multicultural Graduation Participants: The Center for Multicultural Affairs invites all faculty and staff to participate in this semester's Multicultural Graduation Celebration on Friday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Student Center Grand Ballroom. The Multicultural Graduation Celebration brings our diverse student body together to celebrate the commonalities and differences that characterize the experiences of underrepresented students at EMU. The ceremony acknowledges the value and uniqueness of our underrepresented student experiences and serves to commemorate their accomplishments. If you would like to participate, please RSVP to Dar Mayweather, dmayweat@emich.edu or 487-2277.

Today's Events

ADD AN EVENT TO THE EMU EVENT CALENDAR: To submit an event to be posted on the EMU event calendar, 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 FOR POSTING IN EMU TODAY: EMU Today is an internal daily e-blast sent to the 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


AGING STUDIES PROGRAM ANNUAL LECTURE: The EMU Aging Studies Program is excited to host Adam Marks, MD, MPH, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the U of M and medical director for Arbor Palliative Care. Marks will lecture on "Death and Dying in America: Straight Talk about a Difficult Topic," on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from  4 - 6:30 p.m. in the McKenney Ballroom. This year's lecture will engage students, alumni, faculty/staff and community members in a discussion about end-of-life issues, reviewing the history of care and providing insights to the future. An interdisciplinary panel response will follow the lecture along with a light hors d'oeuvres reception. This presentation is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. For questions, please contact Andrea Zakrajsek at487-3220 or azakrajs@emich.edu.


CAMPUS SAFETY AWARENESS & HAZARD COMMUNICATION TRAINING: All new employees of the University are required to participate in the Safety Awareness & Hazard Communication Training presented by Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHS). Below is the schedule of the upcoming training sessions which will be held in room 300 in the Halle Library. 

  • Tuesday, Sept. 8, 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 21, 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, 1 - 3 p.m. 
  • Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 1 - 3 p.m.  
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, 10 a.m to 12 p.m.
  • Monday, Mar. 14, 2016, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.   
  • Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2016, 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 19, 2016, 1 - 3 p.m.  
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.      

Please register at environmental_health_safety@emich.edu or call 487-0794. This training is now also available online through "E-training." Please contact the EHS at 487-0794 for additional information.


CPR & AED TRAINING FOR FACULTY AND STAFF: Environmental Health and Safety will hold the following CPR & AED training for faculty and staff as follows:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 29, 9 - 11:30 a.m. in room 300 in Halle Library
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1:30 - 4 p.m. in room 300 in Halle Library
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 9 - 11:30 a.m. in room 300 in Halle Library

To register, please send an email to Kathryn Wilhoff at kwilhoff@emich.edu or call 487-0794.




Arts, Film & Entertainment


“MONSTERS & PEAS” RETURNS TO EMU THEATRE: Held over from our successful spring run, the delightful story of The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas will play the Sponberg Theatre one weekend only on Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m.. Tired of being forced to eat the peas he hates, Evan wishes for a monster to come and eat his family, especially his younger sister Sue who LOVES peas. Eight-year old Evan soon discovers that sometimes even the most wild and unlikely of wishes come true.  Join us for The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas to find out what happens in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy. Written by Jonathan Graham and directed by Patricia Zimmer, The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas is recommended for family audiences ages 4 and up.

Ticket prices are $15 regular admission, $12 for students and seniors, $9 for MAINSTAGE patrons, and $7 for children ages 4-12; no further discounts apply. Tickets are available in person at the Convocation Center, the Student Center ticket office or the Quirk Box Office, by phone at 487-2282, and online at the EMU Ticket Office. Please note that there is an additional surcharge for tickets purchased by mail, phone or online. For more information, visit the EMU Sponberg Theatre.


TOBYMAC AT THE EMU CONVOCATION CENTER: Five-time Grammy winner TobyMac will perform his “THIS IS NOT A TEST” tour on Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Convocation Center. Also featuring Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon and introducing Hollyn.  Tickets are $75, $47, $33 and $20 (plus applicable service charges). Tickets can be purchased at any EMU Ticket Office location, at EMUtix.com or by phone at 487-2282. Groups of 15+ can save $10 off the $36 ticket and receive 2 additional tickets. For more information, visit EMUtix.com or call the EMU Ticket Office at 487-2282.


ALL TIME LOW AND SLEEPING WITH SIRENS COMING TO THE EMU CONVOCATION CENTER: All Time Low and Sleeping with Sirens will perform at the EMU Convocation Center on Friday, Nov. 6. Doors open at 6 p.m. One OK Rock will kickoff the show. Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 11 at 10 a.m. online at www.EMUtix.com, by phone at 487-2282 or in person at any EMU Ticket Office.





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.




WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY (WIP) GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE: Women in Philanthropy at EMU will be accepting grant applications through Sunday, Oct. 11 for the 2015 grant year.  Faculty, students, staff and alumni are eligible to apply for up to $5000 for research or project support. Applications must be submitted using the online template on the WIP-EMU website. Workshops will be offered in room 300 in Halle Library on Monday, Sept. 21 and Tuesday, Sept. 22, (introductory) and Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 1 (peer review) at 3:30 p.m. to assist with the writing and revising of applications. Questions? Check the application guidelines on the website or contact Linda Pritchard (lpritchar1@emich.edu) or Nina Contis (econtis@emich.edu). 


BECOME A 2015 CREATIVE FACULTY FELLOW: The Creative Science Inquiry Experience (CSIE) program is now accepting applications for the Faculty Fellowship program. All instructors are eligible (Part-Time and Full-Time Lecturers, Tenure-Track and Tenured faculty). The application deadline is September 8. For more information or to apply, go to the Creative Faculty Fellow Application or for questions, please contact the FDC at 487-2530.


EMU SENSITIVE DATA GUIDE IS NOW AVAILABLE: Do you routinely work with birth dates, credit cards, student grades, class schedules, research data or other regulated or sensitive data? The EMU Sensitive Data Guide is now available to help you easily determine where you can store (or transmit) particular types of sensitive data.

The guide uses a simple matrix format to display the information. Along the left column, different types of sensitive data are identified (such as “Student Education Records”).   Along the top row, different systems commonly in use at EMU are identified (such as “EagleMail”). All column and row headers are hyperlinks to more detailed information about that specific type of sensitive data or EMU storage/communication system. The guide can be found at Sensitive Data Guide or by going to the Information Technology page on the EMU website, and then clicking “Security” in the menu bar. Questions or suggestions about this online guide can be addressed to Rocky Jenkins rjenkins@emich.edu or 487-3145.

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.




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

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