EMU Today
Wednesday, May 06, 2015

COFFEE WITH THE CIO: Please join Carl Powell, the University's chief information officer, for coffee on Friday, May 15, from 9 - 11 a.m. in the Library's Carillon Room, 301 Halle. He will discuss current IT initiatives and answer any questions you may have. Contact Carolyn O'Neill at coneill@emich.edu or 487-2371 with any questions.


FRAPPUCCINO HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL: Join the Student Center Starbucks for the Frappuccino Happy Hour Special. Enjoy half off any Frappuccino now through Friday, May 8, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Starbucks summer hours are Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information or queries, please contact Scott Hartman at shartman@emich.edu or call 487-9612.


CAMPUS-WIDE DEPARTMENT COMPETITION: The EMU Children's Institute is having a campus-wide department contest now through Friday, May 22 to help raise money for the EMU Children's Institute Family Scholarship Fund. At the end of the contest, the department with the highest monetary amount combined will win six large-pizzas, chips and water (up to a $50.00 dollar value) to be delivered in June. Participation in the contest is easy. All you have to do is save the labels from Campbell products and box tops from participating products and turn them into the Children's Institute by May 22. Please include your department name, a contact name and phone number with your box tops and labels. For more information, or to get a collection bin for your department, please contact Beth Kahl at 487-2348 or Chris Finch at 487-2426.


PRESENTERS NEEDED FOR A WRC BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES: The Women's Resource Center is looking for presenters for their Brown Bag Series. The series runs all semester long and is full of lectures or workshops that address a broad spectrum of issues relevant to women-identified individuals and anyone who interested in the programs. The program is designed to provide women-identified faculty, staff and students on our campus a safe space to discuss issues and provide them with education and resources to empower them to make an impact in the community. If you are interested in presenting or know of anyone who would benefit from presenting, please go to Women's Resource Center Form. For questions, please call 487-4282 or email at wrc_brownbag@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


DISSERTATION DEFENSE: Janice McCarthy Voss will defend her dissertation, "School Attrition and Dropout Recovery Ameliorated by Literacy, Engagement and Resilience,"on Friday, May 8 at 2 p.m. in the Sumera Reading Room, 212 Porter. Voss’s research investigates facts and feelings that contribute to students leaving school and later returning to adult education programs to attain a GED. Using a mixed methods process, she employs an emancipatory lens "to examine the voices of a disadvantaged population of high school dropouts, and to find ways that societal action could produce a better outcome for these students.


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). Training sessions will be held in room 300 in Halle Library on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, May 13 - 1:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 9 - 1:30 - 3 p.m.

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 training sessions to learn CPR and AED for faculty and staff members on the following dates:

  • Monday, May 18 from 1:30 - 4 p.m. in room 300 in Halle Library
  • 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



WASHTENAW COUNTY HEART WALK & HEART HERO 5K RUN: One of every four deaths in America — about 610,000 — are because of heart disease. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women. Every year, about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Join EMU students, alumni, faculty and staff in participating in the Washtenaw County Heart Walk and Heart Hero 5K Run on Saturday, May 9, on EMU's campus. Help EMU raise $100,000 to become the #1 fundraising university in the nation. LBC credit approved. Visit WashtenawHeartWalk.org for more information and to register. Together, we can make a difference. 


SHARON CRUTCHFIELD RETIREMENT RECEPTION: Sharon Crutchfield, administrative associate in the Honors College, will be leaving the University in June for retirement. A reception has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, from 4 – 6 p.m. in Starkweather Hall. Sharon has been with EMU for 24 years – 12 specifically with the Honors College. All friends and associates that would like to thank Sharon for her service, and wish her well are welcome to attend and enjoy munchies. For more information, contact Molly Weir at 487-0341 or mweir@emich.edu.


WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY CELEBRATES 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF GIVING: The Women in Philanthropy at EMU will host a breakfast on Thursday, May 14, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., in the McKenny Hall Ballroom. Sondra Shaw-Hardy, a women’s philanthropy expert will be the keynote speaker. Shaw-Hardy has been described as “the pioneer” in women’s philanthropy. She formed one of the first giving circles in the nation in 1999 in Traverse City, MI called “Three Generations Circle of Women Givers. Cost to attend is $25/person. To register for this event, please visit the Women in Philanthropy website. Parking is available in the McKenny Hall guest lot, located west of the building; validated parking passes will be available at registration. To read more about Shaw-Hardy, please visit Shaw-Hardy homepage.

54TH ANNUAL ALUMNI AWARDS DINNER: Seven accomplished EMU alumni will be honored at the 54th Annual Alumni Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 16 at the Student Center Ballroom.  This year’s award recipients include Nathan Bomey, Jeff Tomschin, Maria E. Bowles, Ryan M. Hershberger, Debra Williams, Brenda Alten and Dr. Sally R. McCracken. 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 Alumni Awards Dinner Tickets. For questions please contact the Office for Alumni Relations at 487-0250.

* 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 web page 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.



Arts, Film & Entertainment


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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