EMU Today
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

TOBACCO-FREE POLICY: Eastern Michigan University is now tobacco-free. The policy applies to all university employees, students, visitors, contractors, volunteers and service representatives while on EMU property. 

Smoking and the use of tobacco is prohibited in or on all university owned, operated, or leased buildings, facilities and grounds, including vehicles. The grounds of the EMU campus are also tobacco free, as are the grounds of any off-campus facilities owned or leased in total by the University. The areas extend up to and not beyond the publicly owned, perimeter sidewalks of the EMU campus, which lie on public roads, as designated by the University.

This tobacco-free policy is intended to support a healthy learning, living, and work environment for every student, employee and visitor. Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability and death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The policy promotes and protects the well-being of all campus members, users and non-users alike. For more information, please visit www.emich.edu/tobaccofree.


COT PROFESSOR PASSES AWAY: Ronald Fulkert, passed away Sunday at U of M Hospital. He was an outstanding person and teacher and he will be greatly missed. Mass of Christian Burial will begin 1 p.m. Thursday, July 2 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Kalida, OH. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1 and on Thursday, July 2 at 10 a.m. until departure for mass, all at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, OH. Memorial donations may be made to Cancer Support Services at the University of Michigan. For more information, visit Ron Fulkert Obituary


EMU FOUNDATION MOVING TO MCKENNY HALL: The EMU Foundation will be moving from its present location at 1349 S. Huron Street to its new location at 344 McKenny Hall effective Monday, July 13. Regular operations will resume on Thursday July 16. Please note that any regularly processed reports will not be going out during the weeks of July 13 or July 20. If you need to reach the Foundation staff during this transition, please call the main number at 484-1322 or email staff directly.


FRAPPUCCINO FLAVOFF COMPETITION AT EMU STARBUCKS: Vote for you’re your favorite Frappuccino flavor during the Frappuccino FlavOff Competition going on now through Sunday, July 5. The winning flavor will be offered on Monday, July 6 for only $3 (Grande size). So far the Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino is in the lead! The flavors are: Cupcake Frappuccino, Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino, Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino, Cotton Candy Frappuccino, Lemon Bar Frappuccino and Red Velvet Cake Frappuccino. Vote now at Frappuccino FlavOff Competition.


DO YOU HAVE ESP? GET DUO 2-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION TO HELP COMBAT PHISHING ATTACKS: You are the perfect catch for a Phishing attempt! You have an identity, you have access to sensitive data and you have money. All cyber criminals need to do is reel in your password. To help combat phishing attacks, EMU provides all employees with access to Duo’s 2-Factor authentication. Duo makes use of “something you know” (your password) and “something you have” (your phone). Even if your password is stolen, cyber criminals cannot access your Duo protected accounts without also stealing your phone. We encourage all VPN and Banner users to enroll in a 2 hour Eagle Security Package (ESP) session where you will install and be trained on Duo and LastPass (a password vault), and learn other ways to keep your data secure. Sign up today at: http://emu-esp.eventbrite.com/. More information along with installation instructions to install Duo yourself, if you prefer, is available at:  http://www.emich.edu/it/security/esp/duo.php.  Questions or concerns may be directed to Rocky Jenkins (rjenkins@emich.edu, or 734.487.3145).


Today's Events


AN EVENT TO THE EMU EVENT CALENDAR: To submit an event to be posted on 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 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


* CPR AND AED TRAINING FOR EMU FACULTY AND/OR STAFF: The EMU Environmental Health and Safety will hold a CPR and AED training session on Tuesday July 21 from 1:30 - 4 p.m. in room 300 in Halle Library. To register, please e-mail Kathryn Wilhoff at kwilhoff@emich.edu. If you have questions or need additional information please contact Environmental Health and Safety at 487-0794.

The EMU Biology Department announces a thesis defense to be presented by Katie Nolan, an M.S. candidate in the Biology Department. Nolan will present "A Comparative S. E. M. Study of Carnivorous Pitcher Plant Leaves in the Genus Sarracenia" on Tuesday, July 7,  from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in room 154 Mark Jefferson Science Complex. For questions, please call 487-4242.


RESUME REVIEW DROP-IN: Faculty and staff are encouraged to let their students know about the Resume Review Drop-in to help them with their resume, cover letters or personal statement. Students can drop-in to the event in room 202 in Halle Library between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Monday, July 13
  • Thursday, July 30
  • Monday, Aug. 3

For questions or more information, call 487-0400.


Conferences & Workshops


SUMMER WRITING CAMP FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: The Eastern Michigan 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 6 - 10. The high school writer's camp is scheduled for July 13 - 17. The camp runs Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost of the camp is $225.For more information or to request a brochure and application, please contact Kim Pavlock, EMWP Youth and Family Programs Coordinator, at kpavlock@emich.edu. Find out more by visiting the  Inkstains Camp Brochure and Application homepage.


Activities and Events


FIRST ANNUAL LUIS HERNANDEZ GOLF MEMORIAL: The first annual Luis Hernandez Golf Memorial Outing will be held Saturday, July 11, at the Salem Hills Golf Club, located at 8810 W. Six Mile Road in Northville. Luis was a dedicated employee at EMU Parking and Public Safety for 18 years and a friend to many. He lost his battle with cancer on February 13, 2014. Come out and enjoy the day and do something Luis loved to do. Not a golfer? Join us for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/luisgolf4cancer to register, donate or become a sponsor or for more information.


Arts, Film & Entertainment


CHECK OUT THE EMU PLANETARIUM MOVIES DURING SATURNDAYS: The EMU Department of Physics and Astronomy will show the movies "The Little Star that Could"at 7 p.m.and "Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens" will be shown at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 in the EMU Planetarium.

Tickets for each movie are $5 and are available at EMUTIX.com, EMU Box Office or at the door. After each movie, view the jewel of the solar system through EMU's magnificent 10" apochromatic refractor telescope where EMU astronomers will be on hand to show you other celestial wonders (weather permitting). Admission to Sherzer Observatory is free. For more information, visit the EMU Planetarium


* THE GALA OF THE ROYAL HORSES: The Gala of The Royal Horses world-renowned equestrian tour is coming to EMU’s Convocation Center on Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m. The Gala of the Royal Horses is a spectacular entertainment event combining the most beautiful horses in the world with live performers creating a breathtaking event for the entire family. This event is a “must see” for horse lovers and families. Tickets start at $35 and there are a limited number of VIP seats available. Tickets are available at Venue Box Office, online at EMUtix.com or call the EMU Ticket Office at 487-2282. Additional facility fees, service charges and/or taxes may be included in (or added) to ticket prices.


* TOBYMAC AT THE EMU CONVOCATION CENTER: Five-time Grammy winner TobyMac will perform his “THIS IS NOT A TEST” tour on Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Convocation Center. Also featuring Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon and introducing Hollyn.  Tickets are $75, $47, $33 and $20 (plus applicable service charges). Tickets can be purchased at any EMU Ticket Office location, at EMUtix.com or by phone at 487-2282. Groups of 15+ can save $10 off the $36 ticket and receive 2 additional tickets. For more information, visit EMUtix.com or call the EMU Ticket Office 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.




FUN FRIDAYS AT THE STUDENT CENTER: Stop by the Student Center every Friday for music and festive food from Salsa Grille and enjoy half off Frappuccinos at Starbucks. Salsa Grille is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday and Starbucks is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have any questions please contact Stella Slabaugh at 487-6416 or sslabaug@emich.edu.


TACO TUESDAYS AT THE SALSA GRILLE: Every Tuesday during Spring and Summer, Salsa Grille will give customers a FREE FOUNTAIN DRINK with the purchase of three tacos. Salsa Grille is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Stella Slabaugh at 487-6416 or sslabaug@emich.edu.


FRAPPUCCINO FRIDAY'S ARE BACK AT STARBUCKS: Frappuccino Friday's are back this summer at the Student Center Starbucks. Get half off ANY Frappuccino every Friday between 1 - 3 p.m. Promotion ends July 31. Starbucks summer hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Saturdays and Sundays.


EMU REC/IM OFFERS DAILY MEMBERSHIP PASSES FOR EMU STAFF & FACULTY: The Rec/IM is now offering $1 daily membership passes to all EMU faculty/staff for the 2015 spring and summer semester. Present your EMU ID (required) at the membership counter to purchase a single-day membership pass that will allow unlimited use of the Rec/IM facility, including the fitness rooms, pools and all other recreation areas (excludes personal training). The REC/IM hours are Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays 12-4:45 p.m. After your workout, stop by the newly revamped Competitive Edge Pro Shop, now featuring EMU and non-EMU fitness apparel, protein drinks and bars, snacks and more. Show your EMU ID to get a 10% discount in the Pro Shop. For more information, please contact the REC/IM at 487-1338 or Donna Schubert at dschubert@emich.edu.


DINE AT THE COMMONS FOR LUNCH: The Commons is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday - Thursday. The cost of entry into the All-You-Care-To-Eat facility is $7.50. All stations are open including ice cream for dessert! Want to save money? Consider signing up for the Advantage Flex Plan for the summer and continue using it throughout the school year. Find out more about Advantage and other Meal Plans at emich.edu/dining. For questions, please contact Taye Teklemariam at 487-9572 or email at tteklema@emich.edu.


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 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.


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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