PRESIDENT SMITH TO HOST ALL-CAMPUS PICNIC: The President will host the annual Welcome Back to Campus picnic on Thursday, September 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The picnic will offer a light lunch to all members of the EMU community and will take place outside Welch Hall, near Starkweather and the Chavez Fountain.
MICHIGAN ORPHAN KITTEN RESCUE AND SHOE BOX RECYCLING: The Children's Institute has teamed up with the Michigan Orphan Kitten Rescue and Shoe Box Recycling and needs your extra shoes to help local orphaned kittens from newborn to four weeks of age.
Please drop off all paired men's, women's and kids shoes (no flip flops or boots please) that are still usable at the Children's Institute at Fletcher School on Cornell. The rescue gets money for the shoes to help orphan kittens. So far The Children's Institute has helped the MOKR earn over $1,500!
EMU ATHLETICS ANNOUNCES CLEAR BAG POLICY FOR ALL EVENTS: EMU Athletics has announced it will implement a clear bag policy for all athletic events in 2016-17, the school announced today, Aug. 10. The move is to provide a safer environment for the public and to expedite fan entry into stadiums.
The new EMU policy is consistent with what the NFL and other professional organizations have done for the past several years. The policy is also in line with what numerous institutions around the Mid-American Conference and the country are putting into place this year.
Only clear tote bags smaller than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or one-gallon plastic freezer bags will be allowed inside Rynearson Stadium and other athletic venues on the EMU campus this year. In addition, small handheld clutch purses (smaller than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches) will continued to be permitted into Eastern Michigan venues.
All backpacks regardless of size are prohibited and any bags larger than 12" x 6" x 12", clear or non-clear will be strictly prohibited. Exceptions will be made for approved medical needs.
Other prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, non-approved seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.
All bags will be subject to search and inspection.
Full details of the new policy can be found here.
FORD PARKING LOTS CLOSURE: The Ford Commuter Parking Lot, Ford Staff Lot and Ford Reserved Lot will be closed starting Wednesday, July 6 due to construction. As a result, The Alexander Guest Parking Lot will become a reserved lot for Ford Reserved Lot space owners. The work is expected to be done by Monday, August 22.
EASTERN EXPERTS WEBSITE: The Division of Communications has established a new, robust Eastern Experts website. The EMU Experts Directory will highlight the wide variety of expertise and insight on our faculty, with the goals of enabling journalists to quickly secure experts to comment in stories and interviews and of helping community organizations find speakers for their events. If you are an EMU faculty or staff member with an area of expertise that might be of interest to the media or an area organization, we hope that you will consider becoming a part of the Eastern Experts Directory. The process is simple. Simply log on to the Eastern Experts Directory. There you will find easy tips on how to join the directory, along with tips on writing your bio and completing the expert form. First, click "Join the Directory" and read the text there. After reading the text there, click "Complete the EMU expert form" and then log in using your my.emich credentials.
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