EMU Today
Monday, December 05, 2016
SPECIAL NOTICES:

LONGTIME EMU EMPLOYEE ANTOINETTE "TONI" TAYLOR PASSES AWAY: It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Antoinette "Toni" Taylor.  Toni started as Eastern Michigan University in 1975 in the Purchasing Department. She also worked for the Department of Public Safety/Parking, Industrial Technology, Records & Registration and most recently as Administrative Secretary for Academic Advising and Career Development (UACDC), for a total of 41 years of service at EMU. She was very active in the UAW 1975 Local and UAW International Health & Safety "train the trainers." She was a member of Eastern Star and enjoyed making crafts and sharing them with family and friends. Toni passed away at the University of Michigan Hospital November 29, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 2 from 5-8 P.M. and funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday, Dec. 3 - both at Sherwood Funeral Home in Grass Lake.  For additional information go to sherwoodfh.com.

 

LATEST UPDATES AND CAMPUS RESOURCES RELATED TO RACIST VANDALISM INCIDENTS: A website has been developed as a resource for ongoing updates and information about the three incidents of racist vandalism on Eastern Michigan University's campus. The site includes links to all campus update messages sent to date to students, faculty and staff; forums that have been scheduled; and, information about resources available to the campus community. Please visit the resource page for additional information.

 

SCANNING SERVICES CLOSED: IT Scanning Services located at 118 Pray Harrold will be closed on Friday, December 9 from 11:15 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. For questions or additional information please contact IT Operations via email or call 734-487-1492.

 

PRESIDENT SMITH TO HOLD LISTENING SESSIONS: As President Smith continues to immerse himself in the Eastern Michigan University community, one of his recurring goals is to listen -- to faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community supporters -- to learn more about Eastern's history, strengths, challenges, and opportunities. As part of this process, President Smith will hold a series of "listening sessions" during the 2016-2017 academic year. 

Discussion of the recent incidents of racist vandalism on campus is certainly welcome and encouraged. These sessions have been planned for some time, however, and are intended to focus on a variety of short- and long-term issues. First, broadly speaking, President Smith is eager to hear directly from various stakeholders about their concerns and hopes for Eastern; simply put, he wants to hear what is on the minds of members of the Eastern community. Second, and more specifically, President Smith is eager to focus the University's Strategic Plan to develop specific goals for the campus in several areas, including retention and degree completion, diversity and inclusion, academic program development, internationalization, efficient resource management, and community engagement. Ideas in other areas also will be welcomed. The listening sessions will hopefully generate ideas from campus stakeholders about how best to develop specific goals in these and other areas.

The President will hold six listening sessions around campus at different locations over the next two months. Each of the sessions will be open to all employees. (Separate from this initiative, the President is conducting outreach to student leaders, alumni, and the community). Each listening session will last approximately one hour and will begin with short introductions. The bulk of the hour will be for attendees to express their thoughts on any topic, particularly the University's future opportunities and suggestions for focusing the Strategic Plan's themes. 

Schedule of Listening Sessions:

Session 2: December 9, 2016           1:00 p.m.    108 Marshall

Session 3: January 6, 2017             10:00 a.m.    201 Pray-Harrold

Session 4: January 17, 2017             2:00 p.m.    217 Porter

Session 5: January 18, 2017           10:00 a.m.    114 Owen

Session 6: February 3, 2017           10:00 a.m.     Student Center Auditorium

 

UPCOMING COFFEE AND CONVERSATION SCHEDULE: Coffee and Conversation sessions have been scheduled as follows:

  • Bob Heighes, chief of police: Thursday, December 15, 9 - 10 a.m., 2nd floor of Student Center across from Information Desk

  • John Donegan, vice president for operations and facilities, and Jill Hunsberger, interim vice president for advancement: Monday, January 9, 2017, 2-3pm, Student Center Lounge across from the Information Desk

Employees are encouraged to visit their favorite campus coffee shop (or other venue) to pick up a beverage or snack and then participate in an informal discussion. No appointment is necessary.

 

EASTERN EXPERTS WEBSITE: The Division of Communications has established a new, robust Eastern Experts website. The EMU Experts Directory will highlight the wide variety of expertise and insight on our faculty, with the goals of enabling journalists to quickly secure experts to comment in stories and interviews and of helping community organizations find speakers for their events. If you are an EMU faculty or staff member with an area of expertise that might be of interest to the media or an area organization, we hope that you will consider becoming a part of the Eastern Experts Directory. The process is simple. Simply log on to the Eastern Experts Directory. There you will find easy tips on how to join the directory, along with tips on writing your bio and completing the expert form. First, click "Join the Directory" and read the text there. After reading the text there, click "Complete the EMU expert form" and then log in using your my.emich credentials.

Today's Events

SUBMIT AN EVENT TO THE EMU EVENT CALENDAR: To submit an event to 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.

NOTE: An asterisk denotes a new item.

 

Conferences & Workshops

EMU ARTIST'S WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN AGES 8-12: The School of Art and Design offers free children's art classes to the community so that Art Education Majors enrolled in ARTE 460 can gain valuable experience in teaching art to children before they begin student teaching in the schools. This years theme is Artistic Transformations. Workshop participants will learn techniques in: Printmaking, paper making, stencil painting, painting with gouache, paper construction, and imaginative map making.

Classes are held in Ford Hall room 210, on seven consecutive Tuesdays, from November 1 to December 13 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

To participate, email Dr. Cam with the following information: Your child's name, age, parent/guardian name, and contact address and phone number. You will receive more information once registered.

 

CPR AND AED TRAINING: As part of the EMU Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program, CPR and AED training is available to faculty and staff. Training will be held in 300 Halle on the following days:

Monday: 12/19/2016: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

To register, please e-mail Kathryn Wilhoff with the date you want to attend or call 7-0794 to register.

 

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 the Environmental Health and Safety department (EHS). You may register by calling (734)487-0794.  EHS now offers an online training version through "E-training", please contact them for further information.

2016/2017 Training Schedule:

*All training sessions will take place in room 300 of Halle Library

 

Friday: 12/9/2016: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Friday: 1/13/2017: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 1/24/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday: 2/9/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 2/22/2017: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Monday: 3/13/2017: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 4/12/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday: 5/18/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 6/13/2017: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

Activities and Events

UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM 37 SUBMISSIONS: The submission site for undergraduate students to present their research and creative work at the March 31, 2016 EMU Symposium is now open here. Students submitting their work for presentation must have a brief abstract (as a word document) ready for upload. This abstract is required to be reviewed and approved by the faculty mentor/sponsor prior to submission. Please contact Wendy Kivi by email or at 734-487-3198 with questions

 

Athletics

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.

 

Reminders

EMU CAMPUS DIRECTORY FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF: 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 the EMU Online Directory. 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.

 

EMU ONLINE DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY CORRECTIONS: Please take the time to check your Department Directory Listing 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.

 

Scholarships

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

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