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BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING: The EMU Board of Regents will hold its March 2015 Board Meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 17 at 1:30 p.m. in room 201, Welch Hall. Below is the schedule for the committee meetings. All meetings will be held in Welch Hall.

  • Educational Policies Committee: 8:45 - 9:30 a.m., Room 205
  • Faculty Affairs Committee: 9:45 – 10:30 a.m., Room 205
  • Student Affairs Committee: 10:45 – 11:30 a.m., Room 201
  • Finance and Investment Committee: 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 201

For additional information or questions, please visit the Board of Regents homepage or contact Vicki Reaume at 487-2410 or email vicki.reaume@emich.edu.


* THE TRANSFER ADMISSIONS OFFICE MOVES TO MCKENNY HALL: The EMU Transfer Admissions office has moved from Pierce Hall to room 246 in McKenny Hall effective on Monday, Mar. 2. There will no longer be admissions advisors available to meet with students in Pierce Hall, so please send prospective transfer students to McKenny Hall and prospective FTIAC students to room 220 in the Student Center. A secured drop box will be available outside Pierce Hall 401 for admission applications and transcripts. Should you have any questions, please contact Joy Ackroyd at 487-9529 or email at jackroyd@emich.edu.


SPECIAL HOURS FOR THE STUDENT CENTER AND VENDORS DURING WINTER BREAK: The Student Center and many of its vendors will be open for business during the Winter Recess but with shorter hours.

On Friday, Feb. 27, the Student Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The following vendors will be open but with shorter hours as follows:

  • Starbucks: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Lobby Shop: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wendy's: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Chase Bank: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Campus Bookstore: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Fri. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Student Center will be CLOSED on Saturday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, Mar. 1. Please refer to the Student Center homepage at www.emich.edu/studentcenter/ for the most accurate list of vendor hours. For any questions or more information, please don't hesitate to contact the Student Center Administration at studentcenter@emich.edu or call 487-1100 or visit them in room 370 on the Third Floor.


EMU CAMPUS BOOKSTORE CLEARANCE EVENT: The EMU Campus Bookstore will have an In-Store Only Clearance Sale starting Monday, Mar. 2 through Sunday, Mar. 22. The sale includes an additional 30% off previously marked clearance merchandise. This event will be supported by in-store signage and social media posts and does coincide with the availability of commencement regalia (and its early bird pricing), making this a great opportunity for students and graduates-to-be to save. The EMU Campus Bookstore hours are Monday through Thursdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For questions, contact Kevin McKay at 483-2850 or kmckay@follett.com.


GOOGLE DRIVE REPLACING U: DRIVE - FINAL REMINDER: In March, Google Drive will formally replace EMU-provided U: drives. Google Drive provides unlimited storage space to EMU faculty and staff, and allows files to be shared with others within and outside of the university.  Google Drive also allows for easy file access from any computing platform (desktop, tablet, or mobile).

In addition to unlimited file storage space, Google Drive has mobile apps so you can access your files from your smartphone or tablet, too!  There is also a tool that will allow you to sync all of the contents of your Google Drive to a desktop folder on your Windows or Mac computer.  Full details on how to access your EMU-provided Google Drive account, where to get the mobile apps, and how to set up syncing are available at: http://www.emich.edu/it/services/googleapps/drive.php.

The decision to decommission the use of EMU-provided U: drives was made because the storage technology in use is outdated and the available storage capacity no longer meets the needs of faculty and staff.  (Please note that the departmental shared drives, known as the W: drive or the Z: drive, will remain available and are not affected by this change).

Anyone with files stored on their U: drive that they wish to keep must move those files to Google Drive (or another storage location) before March 1, 2015.   Any files remaining on the U: drive after that date will be permanently deleted. Questions or concerns about this change may be directed 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 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.


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:

  • Monday, Mar. 9 - 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Apr. 14 - 1:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 13 - 1:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 9, 2015- 1:30 - 3 p.m.

To register please contact the EHS office at environmental_health_safety@emich.edu or call 487-0794.


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.

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