EMU Today
Sunday, May 01, 2016

* REC/IM NOW OFFERING $2 DAILY MEMBERSHIP PASSES: The Rec/IM is now offering $2 daily membership passes to all EMU faculty/staff for the summer 2016 semester. Present your EMU faculty/staff ID (required) at the membership counter to purchase a single-day membership pass for only $2. A single-day pass will allow unlimited use of the Rec/IM facility, including the fitness rooms, pools and all other recreation areas (does not include personal training, group fitness or any other programs offered.) For more information, please contact the Rec/IM front counter staff at 487-1338 or Donna Schubert at dschubert@emich.edu.


VOLUNTEER FOR YPSILANTI PRIDE DAY: Join the EMU VISION Volunteer Center and Student Government volunteer team on Saturday, May 21, as they serve alongside those in the community for Ypsilanti PRIDE Day. Volunteer opportunities from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Frog Island Park and Depot Town. Enjoy a post-event picnic from 12 - 2 p.m. at the Ypsilanti Public Library Whittaker Road Branch. There will be shuttles to the Library and back. Register to volunteer with others from EMU at Volunteer for Ypsi Prideand click register and under Site Location select “Frog Island Park” or “Depot Town.” Contact Becca Timmermans at rtimmer1@emich.edu or call 487-9611 with questions.


ADMINISTRATIVE (AP) LEADERS MEETING: The time of the Administrative Leaders meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 25 in the Student Center Ballroom has changed to 1 p.m. due to a scheduling conflict. We apologize for any inconvenience.


STUDENT CENTER AND VENDOR SUMMER HOURS: The Student Center and it's vendors now have new hours for the summer that are already in effect. Visit the Student Center Hours homepage to see the building hours or visit Food Vendor Hours or contact Valerie Biwa at vbiwa@emich.edu or call 487-8380 for questions.


FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED FOR SWOOP’S PANTRY: Do you have leftover non-perishable food items? If so, please don't throw it out. Instead donate it to Swoop’s Pantry at EMU. There are donation boxes at or near the front desk of each Residence Hall and the EMU apartments now through Thursday, May 5. Swoop's mission is to provide current EMU students in need with food assistance and additional resources to positively impact our students well-being and college success. For more information or accommodations, contact the VISION Volunteer Center at 487-1313.


SUPPORT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION: Help the EMU College of Health and Human Service's team "CHHS Has Heart" support the American Heart Association by donating to the fundraiser "Have a Heart." Please remember to include the name you would like on the heart (your name, "in honor" name or "in memory" name). All hearts will be displayed on the 2nd floor in the Marshall Building through Tuesday, May 10. Please print and complete the donation form and either mail or deliver it to: CHHS Dean's Office, room 304 in Marshall. For questions, contact Charisse Nilles at cnilles@emich.edu or call 487-8408. 

Today's Events

PLANNED COMPUTING SYSTEM DOWNTIME: There will be a planned computing system downtime tonight, Apr. 29, from 6 - 7 p.m. This is a special maintenance window to install an urgent security patch. During this period, the following major computer systems will be unavailable:

• Banner
• My.emich (including self-service faculty, student and employee tabs)

All other systems and services remain AVAILABLE including:

• Wired and Wireless Internet Access (residence halls, offices, and classrooms)
• Canvas Learning Management System ( http://canvas.emich.edu/ )
• Online Hiring System ( www.emich.edu/jobs )
• EagleMail (available at https://mail.emich.edu/)
• Google Apps (http://google.emich.edu)

All planned maintenance for major EMU systems is scheduled in conjunction with the ERP-Business Operations Committee (BOC). The BOC includes representation from various campus units and Faculty Senate. Please contact the Help Desk at 487-2120 if you have any questions about this scheduled downtime. We appreciate your patience during this important and required system outage.


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. For questions, contact Debra Johnson at 487-2484 or email at djohn144@emich.edu.

NOTE: An asterisk denotes a new item.


Lectures & Presentations


LEARN INNOVATIVE DIGITAL TIPS FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS: The Eastern Michigan Center for Digital Engagement Breakfast Series will host "The New Face of TV" on Friday, May 6 from 8 - 9:30 a.m. in room 352 in the Student Center. Join them for breakfast to learn and use innovative digital tips that day. The panel of expert practitioners, include Mike Lorenc, Google, Dennis Kraniak, Fox Television Group and Seth Myers, WXYZ, who will provide insights on these and other questions. Seating is limited. Cost is $5.00 per ticket. Visit the EMU Center for Digital Engagement for tickets. Register deadline is Sunday, May 1. Contact Katherine Schindler at 487-6739 or kschindle@emich.edu for questions.


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 Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHS). Below is the schedule of the upcoming training sessions which will be held in room 300 in the Halle Library. 

  • Thursday, May 19, 1:30 - 3 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, June 14, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.      

Please register at environmental_health_safety@emich.edu or call 487-0794. This training is now also available online through "E-training." Please contact the EHS at 487-0794 for additional information.


CPR & AED TRAINING FOR FACULTY AND STAFF: Environmental Health and Safety will hold the following CPR & AED training for faculty and staff in room 300 in Halle Library on the dates and times below:

  • Wednesday, May 18, 1:30 – 4 p.m. (This class is full)
  • Monday, June 13, 9 - 11:30 a.m.

To register, please send an email to Kathryn Wilhoff at kwilhoff@emich.edu or call 487-0794.


Conferences & Workshops


INKSTAINS SUMMER WRITING CAMP FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: The EMU Writing Project (EMWP) is pleased to announce Inkstains, a summer writing camp for middle and high school students on the campus of EMU. The middle school writer's camp is scheduled for July 11-15. The high school writer's camp is scheduled for July 18-22. The camp runs Monday -Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The cost of the camp is $225. For more information or to request a brochure and application, please contact Kim Pavlock at kpavlock@emich.edu. The Inkstains camp brochure and application are also available to download from the EMWP website.


Activities and Events


ANNUAL HEART WALK AT EMU: This year’s Heart Walk event will be held on Saturday, May 7 at EMU at the Convocation Center. There is still time to join a team or register your own. To create a team page or donate directly to the AHA, go to the EMU Heart Walk Homepage. For questions, contact Katie Scott (katie.scott@heart.org) or Hillary Stark (hross6@emich.edu).


55th ANNUAL ALUMNI AWARDS DINNER: Six accomplished EMU alumni will be honored at the 55th Annual Alumni Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 21 in the EMU Student Center Ballroom. This year’s award recipients include Drew Minock, David Behen, Kathy Walsh, John Weber, Ingrid Sheldon and Don Loppnow. The evening will feature a reception at 5 p.m. followed by a seated dinner and program at 6 p.m. Tickets for the awards dinner are $55 per person or $400 for a table of eight and can be purchased online at EMU Alumni Awards Dinner Tickets. For questions please contact the Office for Alumni Relations at 487-0250. 


GET CLOSER: Enjoy TRUEMU Day at the Detroit Zoo on Saturday, June 4. Includes an All-American buffet and special EMU/Detroit Zoo giveaway. Tickets are $20 for adults aged 15-61 and $15 for those aged 2-14 and 62 and older. Pick up your tickets from 9 - 11 a.m. at the Zoo and stay for the short program at 11:30 a.m. Visit TRUEMU Day at Detroit Zoo to purchase tickets. Contact Ted Coutilish at 487-2483 or tcoutili@emich.edu for event information.


TRUEMU NIGHT AT COMERICA PARK: Join EMU students, faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends to cheer the Detroit Tigers vs. the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, July 19, at 7:10 p.m. To signup for the free bus, please email the EMU Marketing Department to get more information. Participants will receive a voucher for an exclusive EMU and Detroit Tigers baseball cap, only available with ticket purchase and attendance. Visit EMU/Tiger Tickets to purchase tickets. Watch last year's event


Arts, Film & Entertainment


ELLIE GOULDING COMES TO THE EMU CONVOCATION CENTER DURING HER DELIRIUM WORLD TOUR: Ellie Goulding will be at the EMU Convocation Center on Monday, May 9, at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Nov. 6. Tickets range from $35 - $59.50. Visit the EMU Ticket Office homepage at EMUTIX.com or by phone at 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.



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.


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.



* JULIA CATHERINE NISWENDER ENDOWED TWIN SCHOLARSHIP: The Julia Catherine Niswender Endowed Twin Scholarship was established in Julia's memory to support another twin (or a multiple), undergraduate student at EMU in any field of study. Estimated value of the award is $500 administered by the Communication, Media & Theatre Arts. To apply, please complete the application at Niswender Endowed Twin Scholarship. The application deadline is April 1. For further information, please call the Communication, Media & Theatre Arts department at 487-3130.


ROAD TO COMPLETION SCHOLARSHIP: The Road to Completion Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is available for Detroit students with 110 credits. To apply, visit the Road to Completion Scholarship Application or contact Regina George with questions at rgeorge@emich.edu or call 487-1060.


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

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