Nov 28, 2014


News from Old Main

Several departments have reported being contacted by a toner company stating that it is time to order new toner cartridges for their Konica copier. This is a scam. According to the contract with Konica Minolta, EIU departments do not pay for toner cartridges, staples, and maintenance or repair parts. The only thing that is paid by an EIU department is the cost per copy. If you receive calls like this, forward to Lisa Standerfer (581-6010).

Posted: Nov 21, 2014

Word has been received of the death of William Francis Thompson, 70, of Terre Haute, who died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Dr. Thompson taught in EIU's Department of Economics for nearly 30 years, retiring in the summer of 2009. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in St. Joseph University Parish, Terre Haute. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 48 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th St., Terre Haute. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph University Parish, Catholic Charities or the charity of your choice.

A full obituary can be found here.

An additional story found in the Terre Haute Tribune Star on Dr. Thompson can be found here.

Posted: Nov 20, 2014

The university will be closed in observance of Christmas and New Year's on Eastern's four official holidays: Wednesday, Dec. 24; Thursday, Dec. 25; Wednesday, Dec. 31; and Thursday, Jan. 1. Employees may use accrued leave or leave without pay, with supervisor approval, from Monday, Dec. 22, through Friday, Jan. 2.

Employees who are in probationary status will be allowed to use any available accrued leave or take leave without pay during this time. Probationary employees who wish to use accrued leave during the holiday period must complete the Civil Service Employee Request for Accrued Leave During Probation form available in the Benefits Office. Supervisors are encouraged to approve such time-off requests unless the employment is required for essential duties during that period. Should an employee choose to take leave without pay, please note that accrued leave, sick leave and service credit will not be earned.

Please note that the following eligibility rules apply for holiday compensation. Employees must be in an approved pay status, with or without pay, on the last scheduled work day before the holiday and the first scheduled work day following the holiday in order to receive holiday pay. Employees who are subject to the provisions of a prevailing-rate area agreement or a collective bargaining agreement will be paid according to the terms of the respective agreement.

In order to conserve energy, building temperatures will be reduced Sunday, Dec. 21, through Thursday, Jan. 1.

Inquiries regarding this information may be directed to the Benefits Office at 581-5825. Happy holidays!

PAUL McCANN, Interim Vice President for Business Affairs
Posted: Nov 04, 2014

David Mead-Fox has been hired by the EIU Board of Trustees to assist in finding the next president for Eastern Illinois University. He is a senior client partner with the firm of Korn Ferry. Mead-Fox was recently on campus and met with various constituency groups to hear their views on "what they are looking for in a new president." If you were not able to attend one of these sessions and would like to share your views with Mead-Fox, he would welcome an email from you. His email address is

Posted: Sep 12, 2014

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