EMU Today
Friday, July 29, 2016

BOARD OF REGENTS SPECIAL MEETING: The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, August 2 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 201 of Welch Hall with the following agenda:

  • Section 1 - Collective Bargaining Agreement Between Eastern Michigan University and the Police Officers Association of Michigan (Campus Police Unit)
  • Section 2 - Collective Bargaining Agreement Between Eastern Michigan University and UAW International Union and Local 1975 Clerical/Secretarial (CS)
  •  Section 3 – Updated Policy: 3.7.2: Alcohol and Other Drug Policy
    Please note that the following items will be prohibited at all meetings of the Board of Regents:
  • Sticks and poles
  • Any noise making devices
  • Backpacks are allowed, but subject to search as needed
  • According to EMU Board Policy 9.4, no person shall possess or use any firearm or other dangerous weapon, concealed or otherwise, on property owned, leased or controlled by the University or otherwise in the course of University business. Further, no person shall possess or use explosive materials, incendiary devices or other dangerous objects or substances on property owned, leased or controlled by the University or otherwise in the course of University business.

We ask that you respect the spirit of this forum and allow all speakers the opportunity to speak and conduct official business. Behavior that disrupts the event or prevents speakers from being heard, or from being able to continue, is prohibited. Failure to comply may result in criminal and/or student conduct code sanctions. For additional information or questions, please visit the Board of Regents homepage or contact Vicki Reaume at 487-2410 or by email.


PLANNED NETWORK DOWNTIME: FRIDAY, JULY 29, 6 P.M. TO MIDNIGHT: Maintenance of EMU's network equipment is scheduled for Friday, July 29, beginning at 6 p.m. and completing by midnight. The maintenance will affect network connectivity to the Internet and all IT systems in all campus buildings. This maintenance may not take the full time of the window. However, the full window is reserved in case issues emerge during the work. This maintenance is scheduled for this date and time to minimize impact on students, faculty and their access to campus services. Please plan to schedule work around these outages. For a full list of all systems affected please visit IT's system outage page. Please contact the Help Desk at (734) 487-2120 if you have any questions about this scheduled downtime. We appreciate your patience during this important and required system outage.


MCKENNY STAFF AND PEASE PARKING LOTS CLOSURE: The McKenny Staff Parking Lot will be closed for maintenance starting the morning of Friday, July 22, and will reopen the following Monday morning, on July 25. The Pease Parking Lots (staff, commuter and pay lot) will be closed for maintenance July 25 - 31.


STUDENT CENTER PAY LOT CLOSURE: The Student Center Pay Lot will be closed Sunday, July 31 through Tuesday, August 2 for parking lot maintenance. Alternate open parking during this time can be found in the Student Center Lot A-1, which is directly north of the Student Center Pay Lot.


FORD PARKING LOTS CLOSURE: The Ford Commuter Parking Lot, Ford Staff Lot and Ford Reserved Lot will be closed starting Wednesday, July 6 due to construction. As a result, The Alexander Guest Parking Lot will become a reserved lot for Ford Reserved Lot space owners. The work is expected to be done by Monday, August 22.


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.


Lectures & Presentations

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION DEFENSE: The Educational Studies Doctoral Program, Urban Education Concentration, cordially invites the campus community to attend the Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Cristal Nichols, on Friday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in room 224 Porter. The dissertation is titled "Crossing Jordan: An Exploration of Academic Optimism in the Schooling Experiences of Low-Income African American Female Students and their Perceptions of their Academic Lives." Dissertation Chair, Dr. Valerie Polakow. For questions, please contact Valerie Polakow by email.





Conferences & Workshops

SUMMER CAMPS FOR YOUTH: EMU is hosting 12 summer camps for youth (ages 11 to 18) throughout the month of July on EMU's campus. Available are week long camps in: anime, poster art, digital art, computer refurbishment, business development, photography and theatre. To learn more about this year's summer camps, visit Summer Camps for Youth. To read more about each program, visit Program Description and Details. To register, click on Summer Camp Registration. Contact Jack Bidlack at jbidlac1@emich.edu or call 487-6570 with 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.



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.



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

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