* TAKE A COLLEGE COURSE INSIDE A PRISON?: The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program is a unique opportunity that brings 15 outside college students together with 15 inside students to take a semester long college course, WGST 202 Introduction to Gender and Sexuality, at the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility. For more information, click on the Course Application to enroll in the course or contact Beth Currans, instructor for the Inside Out section this fall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* EMU'S RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM LOOKING FOR MEMBERS: The Green Rascals is EMU's Relay for Life Team with captain Cathie McClure. We are looking for team members that want to make a difference and also for auction donations. We will be walking in the Ypsilanti Relay for Life walk held on EMU's campus on Saturday, June 22 - Sunday, June 23. You can join the team or donate by going to the following link and search for The Green Rascals at www.relayforlife.org. For questions, please contact Cathie McClure at email@example.com or if you have an item or gift basket that you would like to donate for our team fundraiser auction, please contact Molly Weir at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAINING SESSIONS ON PRIVACY ISSUES: To ensure that Eastern and its faculty and staff are in compliance/legal and regulatory requirement related to privacy issues, a new training session has been developed by the Office of Business and Finance. The privacy training is mandatory for all faculty and staff. Below are the dates for the upcoming sessions. The sessions will be available online at a later date.
- Wednesday, May 22, 9 a.m., Halle Auditorium
- Wednesday, June 12, 1 p.m., Halle Auditorium
- Monday, June 17, 1 p.m., Halle Auditorium
- Friday, June 21, 9 a.m., Hall Auditorium
If you have any questions, contact Steve LaChance at 487-1490 or Andrea Jaeckel at 487-3328.
HONORS COLLEGE SEEKS FACULTY ASSOCIATE: The Honors College seeks to hire a half-time Faculty Associate for the 2013-2014 academic year. The position will provide opportunities for faculty immersion into various aspects of Honors advising including assisting with program planning for Honors students, working with Honors staff to design strategic academic success and retention strategies for the rapidly growing Honors student population. The position offers approximately 17 hours per week. To apply, please forward a letter of interest and a curriculum vita to Rebecca Sipe, director of the Honors College at email@example.com before June 21.
CHEMISTRY TEACHER NEEDED FOR UPWARD BOUND SUMMER ACADEMY: EMU Upward Bound is in need of a Chemistry teacher for a 5-week mini-course for our highly-motivated high school participants. Class size will be between 12-19 students. Courses are taught in an EMU classroom laboratory and textbooks/materials are provided. The Summer Academy Chemistry class meets for one hour and 15 minutes, Monday - Friday from 8 - 9:15 a.m. starting June 17 and ends Thursday, July 18. Salary is $833.00.
Upward Bound is a pre-college preparatory program that serves select students from Ypsi and Willow Run high schools from 9th-12th grade. Each summer, we provide instruction in classes that anticipate their fall semester in high school. Applicants must have a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate subject area and have previous experience teaching high school youth in a multicultural setting. For consideration, please submit a resume, letter of interest and a five-week curriculum sample of topics in Chemistry that would benefit students who plan to take Chemistry at the new Ypsi Community HS this fall to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT AT THE ISRC: The International Student Resource Center (ISRC), located in Alexander Hall is open to assist international students with mastering English grammar, writing, test preparation, and listening and speaking skills. Also check with us for upcoming workshops and activities to be held throughout the summer session. Hours of operation are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 - 2:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12 - 5 p.m. To make an appointment, please contact us at 487-0370 or email at email@example.com.
SUBMISSIONS TO EMU TODAY: Please note, EMU TODAY is a internal daily e-blast sent to faculty and staff only. To submit an announcement or post an event, please forward your entry electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY UPDATES: If your Department Directory listing is not accurate, please send the updated information to: email@example.com. For questions, contact Debra Burke at 487-6895 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that personal directory listings are populated by Banner and you will need to contact Academic HR or Staff HR to update personal listings.
POST AN EVENT TO THE EVENTS CALENDAR: To submit a new event, click on Submit an Event, or go to the EMU website, click "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 email@example.com or call 487-2484. All events are subject to approval.
Lectures and Meetings
DISSERTATION DEFENSE: Eric F.D. Miller, M.S. from the Psychology Department, will defend his dissertation, "Distinctions in the Clinical Impact of Mindfulness and Loving-Kindness Meditation," Friday, June 7, 10 a.m., room 327, Science Complex. For more information, contact Ashley Stauffer at 487-1155.
REQUIRED SAFETY AWARENESS, HAZARD COMMUNICATION TRAINING: Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) will be conducting safety awareness & hazard communication training sessions. This is required for all EMU employees who have not yet taken this training and for those who may need a refresher. It is open to all employees and student employees, and provides information on the safety systems, practices and expectations to maintain a safe campus community. The following dates are still open:
- Friday, June 14, 1- 2:30 p.m., in Room 302, Halle Library
To register, contact EHS at 487-0794 or email at environmental_health firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seminars and Workshops
LUNCH AND LEARN SESSIONS FOR SPRING 2013: Human Resources is pleased to offer the following Lunch and Learn Sessions for the Spring 2013 Semester:
- Imagine You! - Wednesday, June 5, 12 - 2 p.m.
- Employee Assistance Program through LifeWorks - Wednesday, June 12, 12 - 2 p.m.
- Developing a Perpetually Positive Attitude - Tuesday, June 18, 12 - 2 p.m.
All sessions will be held in the McKenny Training Suite, Room 100. For more information on each session, please visit the Training & Organizational Development website. You can register today at SurveyMonkey. If you have any questions, please contact Allison Gordon at 487-3430 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Activities and Events
FAREWELL TO BETSY FRANCIS-CONNOLLY: After over 25 years of serving in faculty and administrative positions at EMU, Betsy Francis-Connolly is leaving our community to move to Maine. Please join colleagues on Tuesday, May 28, 4:30 - 7 p.m., at Frenchie's in Depot Town (56 E. Cross St. Ypsilanti) to bid Betsy a warm farewell. Appetizers and cake will be served. Cash bar and other dinner options available for purchase.
CHANGE OF RESPONSIBILITY CEREMONY: The Military Science and Leadership Department is hosting a Change of Responsibility Ceremony on Friday, May 31, at 11 a.m., 18 Roosevelt Hall. Please join us to welcome LTC Eric Winterrowd as the incoming Professor of Military Science and new Department Head and wish LTC Michael Wise a fond farewell. There will be light refreshments served. For more information, please email Manda Osborn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 487-1020.
RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FOR GREG PEOPLES: Please join us to celebrate Greg's 28 years of dedicated service to Eastern as the University's Ombudsman. A reception will take place on Friday, May 31, from 2 - 5 p.m., in room 300, in the Student Center. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Friday, May 24 to: email@example.com.
MI-ACE WOMEN'S NETWORK CONFERENCE: Join faculty, staff and administrators from around Michigan as we seek to create a better future for all women through empowerment, solidarity and networking. The 2013 annual conference of the Michigan ACE Women's Network in higher education will be held Monday, June 3 - Tuesday, June 4 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing, MI. Please visit the MI-ACE Conference homepage for more information and see the schedule of events. Go to registration to sign-up to attend the conference. Registration by April 30 is encouraged. Hosted by Eastern Michigan University.
BEST SELLING AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST JONATHAN KOZOL TO SPEAK AT EMU: The John W. Porter Distinguished Chair in Urban Education presents the 2013-2014 Speaker Series: Reach, Teach, and Inspire. The 2013-2014 Speaker Series is hosted by the Department of Special Education, celebrating a century of excellence. Please join us in welcoming best selling author and social rights activist, Jonathan Kozol, for his lecture "Fire in the Ashes: Race, Justice, and the Struggle for Survival in our Urban Neighborhoods," on Wednesday, June 26, at 1:30 p.m., in the EMU Student Center Ballroom. The event is FREE and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. For more information, please visit the Porter Chair Lecture Series to read more or check out their Facebook page.
EMU PLANETARIUM'S SUMMER SHOW LINE-UP: The EMU planetarium has a "star-studded" line-up of movies planned throughout the summer to entertain and educate its audiences. All shows will be viewed in the planetarium, located at 402 Mark Jefferson Science Complex. Tickets must be purchased in advance from any EMU ticket office or online at EMU Tickets. Below are the dates, times and details for each event:
"Cleopatra's Universe" explores the truths and mysteries of Egypt's legendary queen Cleopatra. Experience the life and times of Cleopatra in dramatic fashion as the audience will travel back in time to see stunning re-creations of the Alexandria Library, Cleopatra's Palace, and the Pharos Lighthouse - one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Discover the powerful Greek and Roman influences on the world of Cleopatra. You will also see Eratosthenes figure out the size of the Earth. Show dates and times are as follows:
- Saturday, July 13, 3:15 p.m.
- Saturday, August 10, 3:15 p.m.
This show is appropriate for ages 13 and up. Run time is 25 minutes. Each "Cleopatra" Show includes "Seasonal Stargazing" with a run time 15 minutes.
"Galileo: The Power of the Telescope" Two eyes and two pieces of glass revolutionized human understanding 400 years ago. The eyes belonged to Galileo Galilei, and the curved pieces of glass were the lenses of his telescope. In "Galileo: The Power of the Telescope," you'll learn Galileo's personal and powerful story, and explore how his discoveries displaced long-held views about the universe. Narrated by Dava Sobel, author of the award-winning biography Galileo's Daughter. Show dates and times are as follows:
- Friday, May 24, 7 p.m.
- Saturday, June 1, 3:15 p.m.
- Saturday, July 27, 3:15 p.m.
- Saturday, August 24, 3:15 p.m.
This show is appropriate for ages 13 and up. Run time is 30 minutes. Each "Galileo" Show includes "Seasonal Stargazing" with a run time 15 minutes.
"The Little Star That Could" story is about Little Star, an average yellow star searching 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 the audience with basic information about our solar system. Show dates and times are as follows:
- Saturday, June 1, 2 p.m.
- Saturday, June 29, 2 p.m.
- Saturday, July 13, 2 p.m.
- Saturday, July 27, 2 p.m.
- Saturday, August 10, 2 p.m.
- Saturday, August 24, 2 p.m.
Run time is 35 minutes. This movie is appropriate for all ages, and recommended for families. K-6 education guides are available. Each "Little Star" show includes "Seasonal Stargazing" with a run time of 7 minutes. Visit The Little Star That Could Movie to watch a preview.
"Cosmic Colors" will take you on a wondrous journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Discover the many reasons for color like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back at your doctor's office. You will even see the actual color of a dinosaur - based on recent evidence. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light! Show dates and times are as follows:
- Saturday, June 29, 3:15 p.m.
- Friday, August 16, 7 p.m.
Appropriate for ages 13 and up and has a run time of 25 minutes. Each "Cosmic Colors" Show includes "Seasonal Stargazing" with a run time of 15 minutes. Visit Cosmic Color Video to see more.
"STARS" 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 summer. Catch it before it's gone! Show dates and times are as follows:
- Friday, August 16, 8:30 p.m.
- Saturday, August 31, 9 p.m.
Appropriate for ages 13 and up and has a run time of 30 minutes. Each "STARS" Show includes "Seasonal Stargazing" with a run time 15 minutes. Check out the Stars Movie Preview video.
Arts and Entertainment
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY THEATRE PRESENTS HONK!: EMU Theatre is "quacking up" over the 2012-2013 Mainstage season closer, HONK!. Performances of this lively musical comedy run from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 9. All performances will take place in the Sponberg Theatre. Tickets are $15 regular admission, $12 for students and seniors, $9 for MAINSTAGE patrons, and $7 for children ages 6-12, no further discounts apply. Tickets are available by phone at 487-2282, in person at the Convocation Center, the Student Center ticket office or the Quirk Box Office or online at www.emutix.com.
GO EAGLES: Visit the EMU Athletics homepage for 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.
TGIF AT STARBUCKS IN THE STUDENT CENTER: Check out Frappuccino Happy Hour at Starbucks every Friday afternoon between 2 - 4 p.m. through May. Enjoy a Frappuccino at half-the-price for any size, any way you want it. Only at the Starbucks in the EMU Student Center, 2nd floor. No coupon necessary.
EMU DPS ISSUES CAMPUS SAFETY REMINDERS: Below are suggested ways to deter/prevent theft from campus facilities.
To deter theft:
- Do not leave valuables unattended or in plain site at campus office locations, this includes car keys, cell phones, wallets, purses, laptop computers, etc.
- Do not leave valuables in plain view in your motor vehicles, this includes purses, back packs, and cloth/leather bags.
- Make sure all doors and windows in motor vehicles are locked at all times.
- Make sure office doors are locked when unoccupied. This includes when a person leaves the office area for a coffee break, a walk down the hall, a visit to another office and other errands that need to be done during open facility hours.
- Properly lock bicycles at designated areas on campus.
- Instruct and encourage student staff personnel to lock office doors at work areas each and every time they leave.
Trust your Instincts:
When experiencing strange or questionable encounters with individuals, report them to the police.
- DO NOT give money or other items requested to solicitors.
- Report all suspicious activities or persons to DPS.
Use SEEUS for escorts to and from and locations on EMU campus during the evening hours. SEEUS is operational 5 days a week during the Summer semester, between 5 - 11 p.m. Call 487-3387 for more information.
Deter Identification Fraud:
- Do not leave personal identification unattended or in plain site (EMU ID, State ID, Photo ID and International ID cards).
For questions pertaining to crime prevention, please contact Police Officer Candace Dorsey, Crime Prevention Coordinator at 487-0987. The Crime Prevention office is located within the EMU Police Department at 1200 Oakwood Street. The office phone number is 487-1222.
Reporting incidents to DPS:
Emergency: 734.487.1222 or 911
Email Tip: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE COMMONS IS OPEN FOR SUMMER SEMESTER: Enjoy the all you care to eat buffet at The Commons between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday - Thursday during the summer! Visit our website at Dining Services homepage, facebook, or call 487-0418.
THE EAGLE CAFE AT HALLE LIBRARY AND PRAY-HARROLD ARE OPEN: The Eagle Cafe at Halle Library and Pray-Harrold are open this summer. Halle Eagle Cafe summer hours are Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pray-Harrold Eagle Cafe summer hours are Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pray-Harrold Eagle Cafe is closed on Fridays. Please visit us and check out our new salads. The month of May we are offering 9 oz veggie cups w/hummus or ranch, 9 oz tropical fruit cups and our featured salad of the month, Strawberry Fields. Did you know faculty and staff can save time and money with an Advantage Plan? For more information, check out the website at Dining Services homepage, facebook, or call 487-0418.
SEARCH SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: To find out about current scholarship opportunities, go to search scholarships.