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MY.EMICH IS GETTING A FACELIFT: The Division of Information Technology (IT) is upgrading My.Emich this summer. This upgrade will give My.Emich a more contemporary look and feel, starting with the login page (where the My.Emich username has been rebranded to “NetID”).  Once logged in, you will see a modern design around familiar content with two notable exceptions - My Courses and Groups will no longer be available in My.Emich.

As part of a separate university initiative, courses and groups will now be created and managed using EMU Online. Beginning April 30, instructors and students will use EMU Online to email a class, share files, and participate in discussions. Faculty, instructors, and students will still be able to send email messages to their class via EagleMail (see “Sending an Email Message to a Class List” for more information).  Also, if you are an owner of a My.Emich group, you will be able to recreate your groups using EMU Online (for faculty) or Google Apps for EMU (for students). Visit http://www.emich.edu/it/features/upgrades2014/myemich_changes.php for a sneak-peek of the changes coming to My.Emich.

Also, our email service provider is upgrading the EagleMail system to Zimbra 8 this summer (tentatively scheduled for late July). This vendor-required upgrade includes a number of features designed to improve the user experience, including a streamline interface, enhanced search capability, and new calendaring tools. Visit http://www.emich.edu/it/features/upgrades2014/zimbra8.php for a sneak-peek of the changes coming to EagleMail this summer. Questions regarding these initiatives can be directed to the IT Help Desk at 487-2120 or via email at it.helpdesk@emich.edu.


SUPPORT EMU STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS BY BUYING AN "E" LICENSE PLATE: This valuable program allows the Alumni Association to help children of EMU alumni attend Eastern, achieve their dreams and continue the EMU legacy. As you renew your license plate, please consider supporting deserving students by purchasing an “E” plate. The plates cost $35 above the annual vehicle registration fee for a regular plate, with $25 of that fee going directly to the program. If you already have an “E” plate… don’t forget to specify on your renewal form that you want to keep it. The renewal fee is only $10 above the regular registration fee, with that $10 going directly to the program. It’s a great way to show your pride in Eastern and promote EMU in the community. To order your “E” plate, visit http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1585_1595_9026-20400--,00.html.


EMU ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE REPORTING HOTLINE: The Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline is active and available to faculty and staff. Established by the Board of Regents in January 2007, the Hotline includes a toll-free telephone number and website where individuals can report, anonymously if they choose, an ethical or compliance-related issue involving any Eastern employee. The Hotline is operated by Global Compliance, a leading global provider of comprehensive, integrated compliance solutions. The toll-free number and website are available 24/7, 365 days a year. The toll-free number is 866-213-4862. The website can be accessed at Compliance Helpline


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.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISER AT TOWER INN: Please join members of the EMU campus community and support the American Heart Association by dining at The Tower Inn today, Apr. 16, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and mention the AMA. Tower Inn will donate 20% of their sales from that day to the AMA. For more information, contact Sarah Painter at spainter@emich.edu.

INTERNATIONAL CONVERSATION CLUB: The International Student Resource Center will meet today, Apr. 16, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 - 4:45 p.m., in room 318 King Hall. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend. This event is LBC approved. Please contact esl@emich.edu with questions.


EMU MEN'S BASEBALL TAKES ON THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN: The EMU Men's Baseball team will play the University of Michigan today, Apr. 16, at 6 p.m., at Oestrike Stadium. For the complete schedule, please visit Men's Baseball Schedule.


MOVIE AT THE EMU PLANETARIUM: The EMU Planetarium will show the film "Back To The Moon For Good," tonight, Apr. 16 - 8 p.m., in the EMU Planetarium, located at 402 Mark Jefferson Science Complex. Tickets are $5 and are available in person at the door, at any EMU ticket office, online at www.emutix.com or by phone at 487-2282. All shows are open to the public. Seating capacity is limited to 37 and all shows will start promptly at their designated times so please arrive early. Ticket price includes seasonal stargazing prior to the featured movie. For questions or more information, please call Norbert Vance at 487-4146 or email Tom Kasper at tkasper@emich.edu.


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.

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