EMU Today
Friday, May 22, 2015


BANNER SPRING UPGRADES: Banner upgrades will be applied to the General, Advancement, Finance, Accts. Receivable, Student, Human Resources, Advancement, Position Control and Financial Aid modules of Banner. Banner, my.emich self-service faculty, student and employee tabs, Xtender and Workflow will all be unavailable while this upgrade is being applied. Planned implementation dates are Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30 with go-live immediately following (likely the evening of May 30). Backup implementation dates will be Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 with go-live immediately following (likely the evening of June 6). Some new functionality and minor user interfaces changes may be expected.


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.

Today's Events

ADD 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

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 University Advising and Career Development Center, located to the room 200 in McKenny Hall between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Monday, June 1
  • Monday, June 15
  • Monday, July 13
  • Thursday, July 30
  • Monday, Aug. 3

For questions or more information, call 487-0400.


CAMPUS SAFETY AWARENESS & HAZARD COMMUNICATION TRAINING: All new EMU 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). A training session will be held on Tuesday, June 9, from 1:30 - 3 p.m. in room 300 in Halle Library. To register please contact the EHS office at environmental_health_safety@emich.edu or call 487-0794.


CPR AND AED TRAINING FOR FACULTY AND STAFF: The EMU Environmental Health Safety will hold a training session to learn CPR and AED for faculty and staff members on Tuesday, June 16 from 9 - 11:30 a.m. in room 300 in Halle Library. To register, please send an email to Kathryn Wilhoff at kwilhoff@emich.eduindicating which class you would like to attend. For questions, contact the EHS office at 487-0794.


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


EVELYN PUNCHES RETIREMENT RECEPTION: Evelyn Punches, academic advisor in the University Advising & Career Development Center, will be leaving the University for retirement. A reception has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in 200 McKenny Hall.  Evelyn has been with EMU for nearly 29 years – 14 specifically with the University Advising & Career Development Center (formerly the Academic Advising Center prior to Office merge). All friends and associates that would like to thank Evelyn for her service and wish her well, are welcome to attend the reception and enjoy munchies. For more information, contact Molly Weir at 487-0400 or mweir@emich.edu.

MAGIC FUNDRAISING EVENT, DEFYING GRAVITY: A NIGHT OF INSPIRATION AND GIVING: Please join the EMU's Mentorship, Access and Guidance in College (MAGIC) program, which supports EMU students who have experienced foster care or housing instability, for an evening of awareness and giving on Friday, May 29, from 6 - 8:30 p.m. in McKenny Guild Hall Room. 100% of funds raised will go to the newly established MAGIC scholarship fund to help students pay for the cost of tuition.   If you are interested in attending the event, please RSVP at Defying Gravity. If you cannot attend but would like to make a gift, visit the program's webpage at http://www.emich.edu/magic/


WELCOME RECEPTION FOR NEW DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION: You are cordially invited to a welcome reception on Wednesday, June 3 for Michael Sayler, dean of the College of Education from 3:30 - 5 p.m. in room 100 on Porter. Light refreshments will be available. Please contact Pauline Banks at pbanks@emich.edu or call 487-1415 if you have any questions.

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER: Get started today by attending the EMU Graduate Open House on Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the Student Center Ballroom. Apply for admission and your application fee will be waived for the first graduate program you apply to. Learn about graduate assistantships and doctoral fellowships. Register to win three free tuition credits, a $1,500 award. Meet with faculty members. Visit emich.edu/gradopenhouse.


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


EMU THEATRE PRESENTS "THE BOY WHO LOVED MONSTERS AND THE GIRL WHO LOVED PEAS: EMU Theatre invites you to join us for Jonathan Graham’s delightful story of "The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas." Tired of being forced to eat the peas he hates, Evan wishes for a monster to come and eat his family, especially his younger sister Sue who LOVES peas. Eight-year old Evan soon discovers that sometimes even the most wild and unlikely of wishes come true. Directed by Patricia Zimmer, "The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas" is a hilarious and heartfelt comedy recommended for family audiences ages 4 and up. The production will play the Sponberg Theatre on Friday, May 29, Saturday, May 30 and Friday, June 5 & Saturday, June 6 at 7pm. "Lights up, Sound Down" performances, done in partnership with EMU’s Autism Collaborative Center, will be held on Sunday, May 31 and Sunday, June 7 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 regular admission, $12 for students and seniors, $9 for MAINSTAGE patrons, and $7 for children ages 4-12; no further discounts apply. Tickets are available in person at the Convocation Center, the Student Center ticket office or the Quirk Box Office, by phone at 487-2282, and online at www.emutix.com. Please note that there is an additional surcharge for tickets purchased by mail, phone or online. For more information about EMU Theatre, our season and directions to our theatres visit www.emich.edu/emutheatre, fan us on Facebook: Eastern Michigan University Theatre or follow us on Twitter: emutheatre.


TRUMEU DAY AT THE DIA: Join EMU at the DIA on Thursday, June 11. Exclusively on display at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit bring together nearly 70 works of art that depict the revolution of these two extraordinary artists' careers, including works never before viewed at the DIA. Watch DIA director Graham Beal talk about the importance of this once-in-a-lifetime exhibit by visiting youtu.be/fMVuK91U18A. Choose your access. Tickets range from $12-$100, limited to 350 and are expected to sell out fast.  Save gas and avoid parking hassles by taking the FREE bus from EMU to the DIA. Please visit TRUEMU Day at the DIA for more details.





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 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.




ROAD TO COMPLETION UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP: The Road to Completion Undergraduate Scholarships are available for Fall 2015 semester in the amount of $2,500. Candidates must have at least110 credits, a 2.5 GPA, be enrolled full-time for fall semester and be or have been a Detroit resident. The application deadline is June 1. For more information, please visit Road to Completion Scholarship. For questions, please contact Regina George at 487-1060 or email rgeorge@emich.edu.


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

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