EMU Today
Friday, March 27, 2015

JOIN PRESIDENT MARTIN AND CFO MIKE VALDES FOR A UNIVERSITY AND FINANCIAL UPDATE: Please join President Susan Martin on Tuesday, Mar. 31 at 11 a.m. in the Student Center Auditorium for an update about what has been recently accomplished at the University and a look at Eastern’s future. Also CFO Mike Valdes will provide information on the University's financial status and its challenges. 


FORUM FOR THE OPEN DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY POSITION: The Search Committee for the College of Technology open dean position will host an open forum with the first candidate, Derrek Dunn, from the University of Maryland - Eastern Shore on Monday, Mar. 30 from 4 - 5 p.m. in room 2 Sill Hall. The forum will include a brief 15-minute presentation as well as an opportunity for questions and answers. The campus community is invited to attend.


* CHHS FUNDRAISER TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION: Join the College of Health and Human Services to help raise money for the American Heart Association. Purchase Jamberry nail wraps, or any of the other nail products listed on-line and 10% of all sales will be donated to the American Heart Association beginning Friday, Mar. 27 through Friday, Apr. 24. Visit the Jamberry Nails homepage to see items. For questions, please contact Charisse Nilles at 487-8408 or email at cnilles@emich.edu.


EMU'S CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE FUNDRAISER: The EMU Children's Institute is participating in the Kleinhenn Company Fundraiser through Monday, Apr. 6. Online you can choose from kitchen items, wrapping paper, chocolates, and much more. For your convenience, please go to EMU Fundraiser. They accept both MasterCard and Visa. At least 40% of your purchase will go directly to EMU Children's Institute Family Scholarship Fund to help support low income families that attend the Children's Institute. For questions or more information call Beth Kahl at 487-2348

Today's Events

2015 UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM: The 2015 Undergraduate Symposium is today, Mar. 27 in the Student Center. The one-day program will showcase the research and creative projects of EMU undergraduate students including oral presentations, poster sessions and design expo. For more information and the complete schedule of events, please visit 2015 Undergraduate Symposium.

STARBUCKS CELEBRATES 20TH BIRTHDAY OF FRAPPUCCINO DRINK: Starbucks is celebrating the 20th birthday of its Frappuccino blended beverage today, Mar. 27 at the EMU Starbucks in the Student Center with a special Birthday Cake Frappuccino topped with raspberry-infused whipped cream to celebrate the occasion.

BOWLING NIGHT TO SUPPORT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION: The EMU Physical Plant will sponsor a 9 pin-no tap bowling fundraiser at Lodge Lanes in Belleville tonight, Mar. 27 at 6 p.m. to raise money for the American Heart Association. The cost is $15.00 per person and will include two games and bowling shoes. There will also be 50/50 raffle, gift raffles and traditional bowling games (lucky strike, mystery and firecracker) to help raise money for the AHA Heart Walk/ 5K Run that will be held on EMU's  campus on May 9. Please RSVP by Friday, Mar. 13 to Regina Kelley at 487-1335 or Karla Gower at 487-2496 if you are interested in participating. 


POST AN EVENT TO THE EVENTS CALENDAR: To submit a new event, 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


EMU ALUMNA WILL GIVE LECTURE ON SUSTAINABLE IS POSSIBLE: EMU alumna ('92) Ma'ikwe Ludwig will present a lecture titled "Sustainable is Possible" on Monday, Mar. 30, from 5 - 7 p.m. in the Halle Library Auditorium. Ludwig will be on campus as the keynote speaker for the 35th Undergraduate Symposium and this lecture will provide the opportunity for her to share her experience with ecovillage living. Her lecture is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and is open to the public. For further information, please contact the College of Arts and Sciences at 487-3443.

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 session for CPR and AED for faculty and staff members on Monday, Apr. 20 from 1:30 - 4 p.m. in room 300 in Halle Library. If interested, please email Kathryn Wilhoff at kwilhoff@emich.edu or contact 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


ANNUAL CESAR CHAVEZ LUNCHEON: The campus community is invited to a luncheon to celebrate the life of César Chávez who dedicated his life to Civil Rights and activism. The luncheon will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom B. Please RSVP by going to César Chávez Luncheon RSVP.

Please join the Office of Admissions on Tuesday, Mar. 31, from 2 - 4 p.m. in room 400 Pierce Hall (Media Room) as they extend best wishes to Angela Wafer on her retirement after 30 years of service at EMU. Contact Linda Moore at: lmoore14@emich.edu with questions.


RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FOR SHIRLEY WENTZ: The College of Business invites the campus community to celebrate the retirement and stellar career of Shirley Wentz on Thursday, Apr. 2 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. on the 4th floor atrium in the College of Business. Refreshments will be served.


WELLNESS WOOF WEDNESDAY: The EMU Wellness Center has partnered with Therapaws of Michigan to make interaction with therapy dogs a regular occurrence at EMU. Therapy dogs will be on campus on Wednesday, Apr. 8 from 4 - 7 p.m. in room 103 in Snow Health Center to provide social, emotional and physical benefits for student, faculty and staff. For more information or questions, please contact the Wellness Center at 487-2226.


DINE & DONATE AT TOWER INN FOR THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION: Join fellow colleagues at the Tower Inn on Tuesday, Apr. 14 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 20% of the sales will go to the American Heart Association. Please mention that you are participating in the Dine & Donate event.


PROFESSOR KAY WOODIEL’S RETIREMENT RECEPTION: In honor of professor Kay Woodiel’s 17 years of service to EMU, the School of Health Promotion and Human Performance will host an open house reception on Friday, Apr. 17, from 3 – 5 p.m. in room 372 of the Marshall Building. We hope that you will join us to celebrate professor Woodiel’s career and to wish her well in her new endeavors. For questions, please contact Coreen Marandino at 487-2841 or cmarandi@emich.edu.


JOIN US FOR THE HEART WALK: 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 Washtnenaw 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. Please visit WashtenawHeartWalk.org for more information and to register. LBC credit approved. Together, we can make a difference.


Arts, Film & Entertainment

COME AND BE A SOUL MAN - BLUES BROTHERS REVUE: The Official Blues Brother Revue is sanctioned by Dan Aykroyd and Judith Belushi and walk in the legendary footsteps of Jake and Elwood Blues. The event will be held on Friday, Apr. 10 at 7 p.m. in Pease Auditorium. Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty capture the infectious humor and unbridled spirit of the Blues Brothers like no one since John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd walked the stage. Backed by a powerhouse band, they'll give you a show to remember, packed with classic hits from the Blues Brothers catalog, including Soul Man, Rubber Biscuit, Sweet Home Chicago and more. Ticket prices $10-$25 and can be purchased at any EMU Ticket location, or by phone at 487-2282 or online at emutix.com.

WILL YOU COME HARD INTO THE PAINT? LIFE IN COLOR: What is anticipated to be a 130 city tour in over 50 countries, Life in Color aims to answer the age-old questions: How did color come to be? This event will be held on Saturday, Apr. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Fans can learn about the origins of paint through the almighty “Paint Factory.” This year they will give fans a new experience that will bring them through a journey on how COLOR was created. So get your tickets to Ypsilanti's premier Paint Party and prepare for the countdown to the BIG BANG! Visit EMUtix.com for current ticket prices. Tickets can be purchased at any EMU Ticket location by phone 487-2282 or online at EMUtix.com.


QUIRK THEATRE FEATURES LEGALLY BLONDE: The EMU Theatre is tickled pink to invite you to the production of LEGALLY BLONDE. Join them as they head to the halls of Harvard, Elle Woods style, in this bright and bubbly musical. LEGALLY BLONDE will play the Quirk Theatre on Friday, Apr. 10, Saturday, Apr. 11, Thursday, Apr. 16, Friday, Apr. 17, Saturday, Apr. 18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Apr. 12 and Sunday, Apr. 19 at 2 p.m. Quirk Theatre is located in the Dramatic Arts Building at the intersection of East Circle Drive and Best Hall/Ann Street on EMU’s Ypsilanti Campus.

Ticket prices for LEGALLY BLONDE are $15 regular admission, $12 for students and seniors, $9 for MAINSTAGE patrons, 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, please visit the EMU Theatre homepage, fan them on Facebook: Eastern Michigan University Theatre or follow them on Twitter: emutheatre.

UNITE: DISCIPLES OF CHRIST: The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and Spiritus Sanctus Academy are pleased to invite you to attend a Christian concert on Sunday, Apr. 19 at 5 p.m. at the Convocation Center. The Unite Concert will feature some of the top names in the Christian music industry; Amy Grant, Matt Maher, Sanctus Real, Jon Guerra, Ike Ndolo and the Dominican Sisters of Mary. Tickets start at $12 and can be purchased at any EMU Ticket location, by phone 487-2282 or online at EMUtix.com.




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.




CALL FOR PRESENTERS: The Women's Resource Center will kick off another round of Brown Bag Lunch presentations for the fall 2015 school year and we want you! The Brown Bag presentations are a semester long series of lectures or workshops that address a broad spectrum of issues relevant to women-identified individuals. The program is designed to provide women-identified faculty, staff and students on 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 someone who would benefit from presenting, please submit the form at Brown Bag Lunch Presentation Interest Form. If you have any questions, please send an email to wrc_brownbag@emich.edu or call 487-4282.


EMU PARTNERS WITH ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR: EMU has partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to offer on campus car sharing through Enterprise CarShare for students, faculty and staff. Enterprise CarShare is a membership-based, automated car rental option that offers a sustainable, efficient and cost-effective transportation alternative. Registered members will have access to a Ford Focus located in the Putnam Lot and a Jeep Patriot located at Mayhew Lot 1, by DPS.

EMU students, faculty and staff who are 18 years old and older are eligible for membership in Enterprise CarShare, which offers 24/7 access to hourly, daily and overnight rentals. Members reserve a vehicle online, then access the vehicle using a membership card and return it to the same location. Fuel, basic physical damage and state-required liability protection are included in the standard rate plan.

Now through March 15, Enterprise CarShare will offer new members a discounted application fee of $1 and will waive the first-year membership fee. Additionally, new members will receive $5 hourly rates until March 15. EMU students, faculty and staff can join with a credit card and valid driver’s license and can sign up for the program at www.enterprisecarshare.com/emich. Enter promotional code SPRING on the application. More information is available by visiting www.enterprisecarshare.com/emich, the Enterprise CarShare Facebook page, or by following @carshare on Twitter, or on Google+. Members can also download the new Enterprise CarShare app for iPhone and Android devices to make or modify reservations, extend rentals and choose pickup locations.


ATTENTION LINUX SERVER ADMINS: A significant vulnerability was recently discovered that affects almost all Linux based servers. The vulnerability is designated CVE-2015-0235 by researchers and commonly referred to as "Ghost" in the media. The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) has patched and restarted all Linux systems operated by DoIT but due to the serious nature of this vulnerability, DoIT advises that all other Linux server(s) hosted on the EMU network must be patched and rebooted. Action must be taken as soon as practically possible to resolve this vulnerability. Servers that remain vulnerable (unpatched) may be disconnected from the campus network until they are updated and restarted. Please direct questions or concerns to Rocky Jenkins at 487-3145 or rjenkins@emich.edu.


DALE RICE AWARDS NOMINATIONS: This prestigious award is designed to recognize a faculty or staff member who has created and implemented the most innovative and rich work being done in Academic Service-Learning and Community Engagement on EMU’s campus. This exemplary work can be through AS-L classes, projects, community connections, trips, presentations, partnerships, etc. This award is in honor of EMU AS-L innovator, Dale Rice. The deadline is Sunday, Mar. 29 at 12 p.m. To read more, please visit the 2015 AS-L Dale Rice Awards homepage. For questions, please contact Xavier Kimbrough at xkimborg@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.




SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR A TWIN OR MULTIPLE: 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: one-time award of $500. Administered by Communication, Media & Theatre Arts, complete scholarship requirements and the application can be downloaded at https://www.emich.edu/cmta/scholarships/index.php. Application deadline is April 1. Call 487-3130 for further information.


COMMISSION ON WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP: The EMU Commission on Women Scholarship application is currently available. This scholarship is open to admitted undergraduate and graduate students who plan to be or are enrolled at least half-time for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is a one-time scholarship for the academic year (the award will be split evenly between fall 2015 and winter 2016 semesters). For further information, please click on the following link and review the criteria: http://www.emich.edu/finaid/scholarships.php. Applications are due by  Monday, Mar. 30 at 5 p.m.


STELLA AND ROSE ROMANOW ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Applications and nominations are now being sought for the Stella and Rose Romanow Endowed Scholarship Fund for Excellence in Library Sciences, which is available to both undergraduate and graduate students for the 2015/16 year. The scholarship fund is available for students pursuing degrees relevant to work in libraries, archives and related organizations. Applications received by February 15, will receive first consideration. Information and application forms are available at the Stella and Rose Scholarship homepage.

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

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