EMU Today
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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.


NOW HIRING TUTORS FOR UPWARD BOUND: Upward Bound is now recruiting undergraduate students with work-study to serve as tutors to high school students. This would be an excellent opportunity for students who enjoy working with youth or need experience working with low-income, first-generation, underrepresented students. Students can learn more about the position and download an application at Upward Bound Application. Please help spread the word to students. Applications are due by Friday, Sept. 12 by 5 p.m. in room 201 Boone Hall. Questions can be sent to Stephanie Hawkes at shawkes@emich.edu. 

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 NEEDED FOR THE ICEBREAKER DANCE: Campus Life is seeking graduate student, faculty and staff volunteers to assist 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 NEEDED: 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.

Today's Events

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES FALL MEETING: The College of Arts and Sciences will hold its Fall Meeting for CAS faculty and staff today, 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.


EMU STUDENT EMPLOYMENT JOB FAIR: The annual EMU Student Employment Job Fair will be held today, 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.


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

EMU’s EQUALITY SPEAKS LECTURE SERIES: The Center for Multicultural Affairs Diversity and Community Involvement is pleased to present its first speaker of the 2014-15 academic
year. Marc Lamont Hill will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium. Hill is one of the nation’s most dynamic speakers addressing racial, social and cultural injustices. He will speak to issues that often affect underrepresented and economically marginalized students from succeeding in college. This event is free and open to the public. Contact Dar Mayweather at dmayweat@emich.edu or 487-2277 with any questions.

COFFEE WITH THE CIO: Please join Carl Powell, the University's Chief Information Officer, for coffee on Friday, Sept. 12, 9 - 11 a.m. in the Library's Carillon Room, 301 Halle. Powell will discuss current IT initiatives and answer any questions you may have. Contact Carolyn O'Neill at coneill@emich.edu or 487-2371.


EMERGING VOICES OF MENA AMERICAN YOUTH: WHAT THEY SAY 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.


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, 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




Activities and Events

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.


FEMINIST FEST: The Women’s Resource Center will host its annual Feminist Fest event on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 12 - 3 p.m., in the Student Center Ballroom A. Join campus and community women's organizations for a dynamic celebration of womanhood. This bash will feature free popcorn, cookies, music and lots of feminist swag. The event is aimed at getting students talking about just why feminism is important today. There will also be a live music by DJ Lena from Ann Arbor. This event is free and open to the campus community.


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.


Arts, Film & Entertainment

ART EXHIBIT AT RIVERSIDE ART GALLERY: There will be an art exhibition entitled “Geographics of Community," with a geotourism concentration at the Riverside Art Gallery, 76 N Huron Street, Ypsilanti from Thursday, Sept. 4 - 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. 

The official opening event is Friday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. where professor Kelly Victor-Burke will talk about "Why experiential learning matters: A case study of Geotourism in the Grand Traverse Region - Pure Michigan field course." 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.



EMU ALUMNI PREGAME TAILGATE: Join fellow EMU alumni, friends and fans at a pregame tailgate on Saturday, Sept. 20, three hours before game time (game time TBD) at the Northeast corner of Spartan Stadium, near Gate "L". Cost is $20/person by September 19 or $25/person at the door (children 10 & under are free). Food and beverages will be provided, including beer. Please go to Register for Pregame Tailgate or to purchase game day tickets online for the EMU section by September 8, visit emutix.com or call 487-2282.


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 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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