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BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING: The EMU Board of Regents will hold its October 2015 Board Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 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.

  • Faculty Affairs Committee: 8:45 – 9:30 a.m., Room 205
  • Athletic Affairs Committee: 9:45 - 10:30 a.m., Room 201
  • Educational Policies Committee: 9:45 - 10:30 a.m., Room 205
  • Student Affairs Committee: 10:45 – 11 :30 a.m., Room 205
  • 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.


EMU FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING: The EMU Foundation Board of Trustees will  meet Friday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m., in room 348 in McKenny Hall. The public is welcome to attend. For further information, contact Maria Cyars at 487-0078.


EMU HOMECOMING WEEK OF EVENTS: EMU celebrates its 95th Homecoming with events going on now through Saturday, Oct. 10. Check out the full schedule of events planned for the Homecoming celebration by visiting the EMU Homecoming homepage.


PURCHASE CUSTOM ADIDAS “BLOCK E” SHOES AND SUPPORT THE MEN'S & WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD/CROSS-COUNTRY PROGRAMS: On Sept. 5, EMU welcomed over 400 EMU Track & Field/Cross Country alumni, friends and supporters to campus to honor legendary Coach Bob Parks at “A Tribute to a Legacy” event. As part of their participation, they proudly wore custom designed Adidas shoes.

Due to the overwhelming demand, EMU is now proud to offer the custom “Block E” Adidas shoes to the EMU campus community. The specialty Adidas shoes can be ordered for $100, with $37 from each shoe sale going to support the Men's and Women's Track & Field/Cross-Country programs at EMU. This fund will go towards helping purchase of an Alter-G treadmill to help with training for our Men's and Women's Track & Field/Cross-Country student-athletes. This is a limited time offer and the deadline to purchase the shoes is Sunday, Oct. 25. Production and shipping may take up to 45 days to arrive. Shoes can be picked up at the EMU Convocation Center or you can select to ship your shoes directly to you for an additional $20. To purchase now, visit Purchase Custom “Block E” Shoes. For questions, please contact Becky Heckart at 487-8684 or email becky.heckart@emich.edu.


GALA FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT STUDENTS IN THE COMMUNICATION, MEDIA & THEATRE ARTS DEPARTMENT - DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH OCT. 5: Its not too late to join the Communication, Media & Theatre Arts Department for their gala "Suspense and Spirits" fundraising event and strolling dinner (cocktail attire/semi-formal) on Saturday, Oct. 10, in the Student Center Ballroom beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 with proceeds going to purchase much needed equipment and technology to better prepare electronic media and entertainment design & technology students for their professional careers. There will also be a silent auction and dance to "Accidentally Hip," a big band led by our own R. MacKenzie Lewis. Visit the Online Registration or contact Wendy Kivi at wkivi@emich.edu or by phone at 487-3198.

DONATE YOUR GENTLY USED SHOES AND HELP SAVE A KITTEN: The Children’s Institute has teamed up with the Michigan Orphan Kitten Rescue (MOKR) and Shoe Box Recycling and need your gently used shoes. As you begin preparing for the upcoming change in weather, help the Children’s Institute help local kittens by dropping off all paired men’s, women’s and kids shoes that are still usable to the Children’s Institute at Fletcher School on Cornell. The kitten rescue gets money for the shoes to help orphan kittens. To date, the Children's Institute has help MOKR raise over $1,000 for the orphaned kittens care and preparation for adoption into  their forever homes. For questions or additional information, email mokr@mikittens.org or visit their Facebook Page at Michigan Orphan Kitten Rescue Facebook homepage. If you have any questions, please call Tracey Buhinicek at the Children's Institute at 487-2348.


CPR & AED TRAINING FOR FACULTY AND STAFF: Environmental Health and Safety will hold the following CPR & AED training for faculty and staff as follows:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1:30 - 4 p.m. in room 300 in Halle Library
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 9 - 11:30 a.m. in room 300 in Halle Library

To register, please send an email to Kathryn Wilhoff at kwilhoff@emich.edu or call 487-0794.

Today's Events

FLU CLINIC OPEN TO STUDENT, FACULTY AND STAFF: The University Health Services with the assistance of EMU's nursing students will hold a Flu Clinic today Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 205 Marshall. The cost of the flu vaccine is $30.* *If you are an EMU employee with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, you will receive the vaccine at no charge as long as you bring your insurance card.


THE SAFE CAMPAIGN – LGBTQ CAMPUS CLIMATE TRAINING: The SAFE Campaign session will be held today, Oct. 7 from 4 – 5:15 p.m. in room 350 in the Student Center. The goal of this program is to improve visibility, safety and support for the campus LGBTQ community. We will also share the results of the new Campus Pride LGBTQ Campus Climate Report. Participants will receive our SAFE certification sticker, in the form of a window or door sticker This workshop is LBC approved. Sponsored by your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center in collaboration with OUTober programming. Contact Mary Larkin at 487-4149 or mlarkin@emich.edu with questions.


CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS TABLE: Visit the Cyber Security Awareness table tonight, Oct. 7 from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Walton/Putnam Lobby for helpful cyber security tips and for a chance to win the popular "Think Before You Click. Post. Type." T-shirt or other swag. For questions please contact the Faculty Development Center at 487-2530 or email at aavp_fdc@emich.edu.

ADD AN EVENT TO THE EMU EVENT CALENDAR: To submit an event to 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 FOR POSTING IN EMU TODAY: EMU Today is an internal daily e-blast sent to the 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.

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