EMU Today
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING: The EMU Board of Regents will hold its October 2014 Board Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 1:45 p.m. in room 201, Welch Hall. Below is the schedule for the committee meetings. All meetings will be held in Welch Hall.

  • Athletic Affairs Committee: 9 - 9:45 a.m., Room 201
  • Educational Policies Committee: 9 - 9:45 a.m., Room 205
  • Faculty Affairs Committee: 10 – 10:45 a.m., Room 205
  • Student Affairs Committee: 11 – 11 :40 a.m., Room 205
  • Finance and Investment Committee: 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 201

For additional information or questions, please visit the Board of Regents homepage or contact Vicki Reaume at 487-2410 or email vicki.reaume@emich.edu.


* EMU ANNUAL SECURITY AND FIRE SAFETY REPORTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE: A copy of EMU's Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is now available. The security report contains crime statistics for the previous three years (2011-2013) concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Eastern Michigan University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. The report includes institutional policies relating to campus safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault and other matters. The report also includes the fire safety report, which contains statistics for the reported fires in University housing units and fire safety systems in these buildings. Additionally, the report contains policies and information concerning fire safety and reporting procedures. A copy of this report can also be obtained by contacting the University’s Department of Public Safety at 487-0892.


GOOGLE DRIVE FILE SHARING AND COLLABORATION TOOLS NOW AVAILABLE TO FACULTY AND STAFF: Announcing the future of file sharing and collaboration at Eastern Michigan University: Google Drive is now available to faculty and staff as well as students.

Google Drive on your Mac, PC, Android or iOS device gives you a single place to access and share up-to-date versions of your files from almost anywhere.  Using your EMU NetID, you and every faculty, student, and staff member have 30 GB of free space available.  You can share files with your EMU colleagues, or with other individuals outside of the university.

Google Drive includes a word processor, a spreadsheet, and a presentation application that you can use from almost anywhere to edit and share your documents.  You can also store and share other types of files such as PDFs, images, videos, or Microsoft Office files (from Word, Excel, or PowerPoint).

Already using Google Drive for your personal files (linked to your personal email account)?  You can keep two separate Drive accounts (one for personal files, and one for EMU files) or link them so that you can be logged into both accounts simultaneously. You can also share files between the two accounts.

Access Drive from the web or also install the Drive App for desktop access to your files.  Want access? You have it already! Visit http://drive.emich.edu and login with your NetID and password to begin using Google Drive. Questions or issues can be directed to Rocky Jenkins (rjenkins@emich.edu or 487-3145).


GRADUATE RESEARCH PROPOSALS NOW BEING ACCEPTED: The Graduate Research Conference (GRC), scheduled for Friday, Nov. 14 is now accepting proposals. Graduate students of all levels and disciplines are eligible to apply and participate. Graduate students are encouraged to work with a faculty mentor or advisor on their proposals. Details about the proposal can be found on Graduate Research Proposal. Applications are due by October 10, 2014. If you have questions, please send to emu_grc@emich.edu.


EMU FOUNDATION NOW HIRING STUDENT CALLERS FOR THE TELEFUNDRAISING PROGRAM: Looking to make a little extra cash? Enjoy talking on the phone? The EMU Foundation is looking for outgoing, friendly, TRUEMU students with excellent communication skills to join the Phonathon this fall to help the EMU Foundation connect with alumni and friends while raising needed funds to support EMU. Flexible night and weekend shifts available and training is provided. Shifts available October 25-December 4. To apply, please visit www.phonathon.com and enter code EMU 14F.


NEW EMU CAMPUS DIRECTORY FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF NOW AVAILABLE: The Division of Communications in collaboration with the Division of Information of Technology has developed a new EMU campus directory. The new directory is touch compatible and features a responsive design for optimized display and functionality on desktop, tablet or mobile devices. Users can now 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.


NEW TRUEMU CAMPAIGN 'ELEVATING COMMUNITIES, INSPIRING GENERATIONS' SHOWCASES RESEARCH AT EMU: Eastern Michigan University is launching a new campaign this week to highlight the broad spectrum of exciting and impactful research and creative activities at EMU. One hundred faculty members, whose research reflects the breadth and depth of research and creative activities at EMU, are highlighted in the campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness of these activities in both the academic and local communities. A news release with full details can be found at http://bit.ly/1ritpCX.


EMU UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES OFFERS SCREENING FOR TRAVELERS WHO MAY HAVE BEEN TO A COUNTRY AFFECTED BY EBOLA OUTBREAKS: While Ebola poses little risk to the U.S. general population, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended that college health services contact all students, staff and faculty coming to campus from any of the countries where Ebola has had a significant impact. EMU University Health Services (UHS) will be conducting phone screenings for those who, within the past 21 days, may have been in a location where outbreaks have occurred. If UHS determines that someone is at risk, it will work with the Washtenaw County Health Department for guidance on how that person should be monitored.

UHS has reached out to those who it believes to have traveled to/from an area of concern, however it can be difficult to identify all who might be affected. For those who may have traveled to or from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Nigeria within the past 21 days, please call University Health Services at 487-1122, so that staff can determine your level of risk exposure and provide you with information for monitoring your health. When calling, please let UHS know that you were recently in one of the countries where outbreaks are occurring and that you would like to speak with a nurse. For those seeking further information, you may access the CDC website and read the "Advice for Colleges, Universities and Students on Ebola."

The 2014/2015 EMU Student Handbook and Policy Guide is now available for your reference. Faculty and staff are encouraged to familiarize themselves with parts I and II of the handbook which contain valuable information and resources for academic success, personal health and well-being, important campus information and a glossary of terms. Part III is a detailed guide to the EMU policies, procedures and protocols every member of the campus community needs to know. You may download the document as a PDF using the above link or by visiting our website: http://www.emich.edu/ombuds/. Faculty, staff and students should contact the Office of the Ombuds with questions, concerns or complaints related to EMU policies and practices. The Office of the Ombuds is located in room 248 in the Student Center and is open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Faculty and staff wishing to contact us or, wanting to refer students, can do so by walk-in, submitting an Ombuds Intake Form, sending email to emu_ombuds@emich.edu, or, by calling 734.487.0074 to get assistance or to schedule an appointment with the University Ombuds.


NEW STUDENTS ORIENTATION VIDEO: Turn up the sound and check out this wonderful new video of Eastern Michigan University students showing off their TRUEMU spirit during the 2014 Orientation Weekend. Events include move-in-day, family picnic, Convocation ceremony, student and parent tailgates, Close Up theatre, Eaglepalooza resource fair, O-Team dance, Fajita Fest student organization fair and EMU's football victory over Morgan State.


NEW ANTI-MALWARE (ANTI-VIRUS) SOFTWARE: During the Fall 2014 term, EMU will be transitioning from the McAfee Virus Scan product to Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP). Installation will occur automatically to university owned non-academic Windows computers per the transition schedule available at http://www.emich.edu/it/security/software/winschedule.php. The installation process is designed to run when the computer is idle to assure that the process is minimally disruptive to end-users.

The installation schedule for university owned faculty Windows computers will be determined in consultation with Faculty Senate and other academic leadership. The installation process and schedule for Macintosh computers will be communicated at a later date. More detailed information including the transition schedule and frequently asked questions is available on the Anti-Malware page at: http://www.emich.edu/it/security/software/. Questions or concerns can be directed to Rocky Jenkins at rjenkins@emich.edu or 487-3145.


COMPUTER BACKUP SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE: Imagine the inconvenience that you would experience if you lost all of your computer files. What would you do if your computer was stolen, your hard drive crashed or your computer was infected by a very malicious virus? As we become an increasingly mobile workforce, the probability of theft and damage of our laptops increases. CrashPlan is a product that stores encrypted copies of your files in the cloud so that you can restore them when they are lost.

EMU is now offering licenses of CrashPlan for faculty and staff users of EMU computers for $99/year. Each license provides unlimited storage, unlimited file types and backup for up to four devices per user. The license also includes mobile access to your files via the CrashPlan smartphone app. To learn more about this service and how to order it, please see the service description in the IT Service Catalog. EMU students and employees that wish to use CrashPlan to back up their personally owned devices get a discount off of CrashPlan’s unlimited annual plans via their consumer service when you subscribe at: https://www.crashplan.com/emich Please contact Rocky Jenkins at 487-3145 or rjenkins@emich.edu with any questions or concerns.


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, 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.


Today's Events

ACAPELLA: THE HIP-HOP AND LYRICISM PROJECT: Melvin Peter will speak on “Acapella: The Hip-Hop and Lyricism Project" tonight, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. in room 300 in the Student Center. This program will highlight the dimensions of hip-hop and lyricism and how it has grown to be a root of black culture and how it has developed over time. LBC approved. Hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Delta Beta Chapter. Please contact Basia Mack with any questions at bmack4@emich.edu.


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 or email at djohn144@emich.edu.

NOTE: An asterisk denotes a new item.


Lectures & Presentations


JASON FRANZ TO SPEAK AT EMU: Jason Franz, founding executive director and chief curator for Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center will present and participate in questions and answers on Manifest's origins, programs and creative vision on Thursday, Oct. 2, 5:30 – 7 p.m., in room 300 in Halle Library. Founded in May of 2004 by Cincinnati, OH area university professors and students, the Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center was originally formed in part to play a catalytic role in the revitalization process of a depressed urban community and to raise the bar on standards of quality in the visual arts everywhere. Manifest has through its decade of programming gained a resounding international reputation and truly become the Neighborhood Gallery for the World. For questions, please contact Gregory Tom at 487-0465.


THESIS DEFENSE: Rachel Kentor, from the psychology department will present her thesis on “Psychological Distress in Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients: Examining the roles of experiential avoidance and maternal pathology,” on Friday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. in room 327 of the Science Complex. For questions, please contact Ashley Stauffer at 487-1155.


DISSERTATION DEFENSE: Amy Olszewski, from the psychology department will defend her thesis, "Theory of Mind in Youth and Emerging Adults With Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, With and Without Comorbid Mood Disorder," on Friday, Oct. 17, at 12 p.m. in room 327 of the Science Complex. For more information, contact Ashley Stauffer at 487-1155.


EMU CREATIVE WRITING HOSTS AUTHORS ROBERT GLÜCK AND MIRANDA MELLIS: Authors Robert Glück and Miranda Mellis will present their creative work on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 4:30 – 6 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium. Books will be for sale at the event thanks to the EMU Student Center Bookstore. For more information or questions, please contact David Boeving at davidboeving@gmail.com.


LOCAL ARTISTS/OWNERS OF POPPS PACKING TO SPEAK AT EMU: Located on the northern Hamtramck/Detroit border, Popps Packing was founded in 2007 by husband and wife team, Graem Whyte (sculptor and architectural dabbler) and Faina Lerman (painter and performance artist). They will speak at EMU on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 5:30 - 7 p.m., room 300 in Halle Library about their experiences as artists and the unique artistic venue they've created in Hamtramck. Popps Packing serves as a hybrid home, studio, and experimental arts venue aimed at promoting dialog and cultural exchange between the local, national and international communities through exhibitions, performances, workshops and artist residencies. Whyte and Lerman will be the jurying team for the EMU Annual Juried Student Art exhibition in January 2015. For questions, please contact Gregory Tom at 487-0465.


WRITERS IN CONVERSATION - CRITERIA OF THE REAL: MEMORY, TEXT AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY: The EMU Creative Writing Department will host “Writers in Conversation (Criteria of the Real: Memory, Text and Autobiography)” by authors Robert Glück and Miranda Mellis on Thursday, Oct. 23, 4:30 – 6 p.m. in the Halle Library Auditorium. For more information or questions, please contact David Boeving at davidboeving@gmail.com.


EMERGING VOICES OF MENA AMERICAN YOUTH: WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT 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.

AUTHOR ANN LAUTERBACH PRESENTS HER CREATIVE WORK: The EMU Creative Writing Department is pleased to welcome author Ann Lauterbach who will present her creative work on Monday, Nov. 10, from 4:30 – 6 p.m., in Halle Library Auditorium. Books will be for sale at the event thanks to the EMU Student Center Bookstore. For more information or questions, please contact David Boeving at davidboeving@gmail.com.


GEORGE LIEPA SIGMA XI ANNUAL SPEAKER SERIES: Dr. Gary Huffnagle, professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan will be the guest speaker at the George Liepa Sigma Xi Lectureship on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium. Huffnagle will speak on "Your Gut: More than a Digestive System." A reception with desserts will immediately follow the presentation. LBC approved. Free and open to the public. For more information or questions, please contact Rae Anne Yuskowatz at 487-8040.


VIRAL ART AND STREET ART BLOGGER RJ RUSHMORE TO SPEAK AT EMU: Vandalog began in October 2008 as an online place for people to keep up to date on what’s going on with street art. Today, its focus is on coverage of street art, graffiti, and viral art globally. RJ Rushmore, the founder and editor-in-chief of Vandalog will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Halle Library Auditorium. Rushmore became a fan of street art alongside his father when they began collecting art and searching out street art together in early 2008. He is currently working for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts program and is the artist liaison for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. For questions, please contact Gregory Tom at 487-0465.


Conferences & Workshops


GO GLOBAL - STUDY ABROAD FAIR: Join the Academic Programs Abroad on Tuesday, Oct. 7, for the Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Student Center Grand Ballroom B. Get two free passport photos and enter to win a $500 award applicable to any 2015 EMU study abroad program fee. For more information, contact Academic Programs Abroad at 487-2424 or programs.abroad@emich.edu.


Activities and Events


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY JOB FAIR: There will be an Information Technology (IT)  Job Fair on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 12 - 4 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. This is a free event and is an opportunity for students to network with employers who are hiring for IT jobs and internships. Sophomores, juniors, seniors and alumni are welcome to attend the event. Students should dress professionally and bring several copies of their resume, along with a notepad and pen to the event. There will be a "Ready Room" area available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., where students can practice their handshake and introduction, have a "wardrobe check," research employers at the job fair and have their LinkedIn profile picture taken if needed. Students can register at https://handshake.emich.edu/career_fairs/8/student_preview. For more information, or for the employer registration link, please contact Mary Jane Fallot at mfallot@emich.edu or call 487-5621.


EMU GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY CELEBRATION: The EMU Department of World Languages will host its 10th anniversary of EMU German-American Day on Monday, Oct. 6, in the Student Center Auditorium. The program is open to the campus community and will be from 4 - 6 p.m. There will be a authentic German dinner (invitation only) from 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. For more information, please contact Margrit Zinggeler at mzinggele@emich.edu.


* 24TH ANNUAL TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARDS: The EMU Alumni Association is proud to present the 24th Annual Teaching Excellence Awards on Thursday, Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Friends and guests are invited to join the for a wine and dessert reception to honor our five distinguished professors. Tickets for this event are $15 per person or 10 per student. Please RSVP by Friday, Oct. 31 online at emich.edu/alumni and click on event registration. For questions, please call the Office for Alumni Relations at 487-0250.


Arts, Film & Entertainment


EMU PLANETARIUM REVEALS ITS FALL LINE-UP OF MOVIES: The EMU Planetarium has rolled out their Fall line-up of movies in the EMU Planetarium. Tickets are $5, and are available at any EMU ticket office, online at www.emutix.com or by phone at 487-2282. All shows are open to the public. Seating capacity is limited to 37 and all shows will start promptly at their designated times so please arrive early. The EMU Planetarium is located at 402 Mark Jefferson Science Complex. Ticket price includes seasonal stargazing prior to the featured movie. The movies are as follows:

"Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens" Once a planet of great mystery, now we know more than ever before about its amazing system of rings, moons, and storms thanks to modern robotic space pioneers. In this modern 36-minute production, audiences can experience an immersive exploration of one of the most amazing and dynamic planetary collections of our solar system. From its bizarre moons with mysterious features, to the millions of icy particles that compose the enigmatic rings, this is the three-dimensional tour of the Saturnian system that goes beyond the CG experience - It's like flying piggyback on the Cassini spacecraft! Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Run time 36 minutes. Show dates and times:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 7 - Showtime 8:15 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 10 - Showtime 8:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 14 - Showtime 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21 - Showtime 8:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 4 - Showtime 8:15 p.m.

"Back To The Moon: For Good," offers an exciting, educational full dome show narrated by award-winning actor Tim Allen. The 25-minute digital film highlights the history of exploring the moon and provides an insider’s look at the teams vying for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized prize in history. The stunning visuals and compelling narrative of the show explain the importance of the Google Lunar XPRIZE in encouraging today’s space entrepreneurs and innovators to collaborate toward building a new space economy while inspiring the next generation to “shoot for the moon.” This movie is appropriate for 13 years and up audience. Show dates and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 7 - Showtime 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21 - Showtime 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 4 - Showtime 7 :30 p.m.

STARSSpecial Return Engagement on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 8:15 p.m.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 fall. Catch it before it’s gone! Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Run time: 30 minutes.


"The Little Star that Could," is a story about a little star, an average yellow star in search 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 your audiences with basic information about our Solar System. Run time is 35 minutes and is appropriate for all ages, recommended for families. K-6 Education Guides are available. Each “Little Star” show includes “Seasonal Stargazing” with a run time of 7 minutes. This movie is appropriate for all ages.

  • Saturday, Dec. 6 - Showtime 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 13 - Showtime 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 20 - Showtime 1 p.m.

"Season of Light" The Season of Light presentation traces the history and development of many of the world's most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season — from the burning Yule log, sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows, to the lighting of luminaries in the American Southwest and the traditional ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah. The show also recounts the historical religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. It also takes a look at some of our more light-hearted seasonal traditions: from gift-giving and kissing under the mistletoe, to songs about lords a-leaping and ladies dancing, and the custom of decking the halls with greenery and candles. St. Nicholas, Sinterklaas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, and Santa Claus all drop by as well. Appropriate for all ages. Run time is 36 minutes. Show dates and times:

  • Saturday, Dec. 6 - Showtime 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 13 - Showtime 2:15 p.m.

For questions or more information, please call Norbert Vance at 487-4146 or email Tom Kasper at tkasper@emich.edu. Visit the Planetarium Facebook Page or go to www.emich.edu/planetarium.


EMU UNIVERSITY GALLERY EXHIBITIONS: The EMU University Gallery, located in the Student Center is pleased to present a wonderful line-up of exhibitions for the fall semester. Below are the upcoming events:

  • Great Lakes Drawing Biennial Exhibit - Open now through October 15: The juried show features works from artists in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York and Pennsylvania. Hosted by EMU once every two years, the exhibit will highlight current artistic activity in contemporary drawing.
  • New Fiber 2014: 10/27/14 - 12/10/14: A national juried exhibition featuring contemporary fiber art in a broad range of forms. Works selected will include pieces rooted in traditional and contemporary approaches to fiber art. A reception will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 4 - 7 p.m., University Gallery.

To see the complete schedule of upcoming exhibits, please visit University Gallery events. For questions, please contact Gregory Tom at 487-0465.

CHANCE THE RAPPER CONCERT AT EMU: Chance the Rapper, with special guest Travis Scott will perform at the EMU Convocation Center on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at www.emutix.com. His latest album, Acid Rap was listed on multiple 50 best albums of 2013 lists, including 26th for Rolling Stone, 12th on Pitchfork's list, and ranked 4th by Complex. It was also listed as one of NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2013.


EMU FORD GALLERY EXHIBITIONS: The EMU Ford Gallery, located in Ford Hall will feature the following exhibitions for the 2014 semester. For the complete schedule of upcoming events, hours and additional information, please visit Ford Gallery Exhibitions.

  • Alumni Art Exhibition: Open now through Saturday, Oct. 4: A new juried exhibition that seeks to highlight and reconnect alumni and alumnae of EMU’s Art Department. This art exhibition promises a detailed look at the recent art activity of these individuals and will showcase their creative talents.  A reception will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 4 – 7 p.m., in the Ford Gallery.
  • NASAD Exhibition: 10/12/14 - 10/15/14: This exhibition will showcase student work from the BFA program for accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The exhibit will be in Ford Gallery and all art department buildings on campus.
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Exhibitions/Capstone Exhibition/Senior BFA Exhibition: 11/17/14 - 11/21/14: Featuring the work of graduation BFA candidates, this all media show is organized, curated and installed entirely by students in the Capstone class and serves to highlight their respective bodies of work.
  • MA Thesis Exhibition: Meghan Lee & Amanda Zsot: 12/8/14 - 12/12/14: A reception will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 4:30 – 7 p.m., Ford Gallery.

To see the complete schedule of upcoming exhibits, please visit Ford Gallery events. For questions, please contact Gregory Tom at 487-0465.



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. 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




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.

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.




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