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Sep 21, 2017

 

News from Old Main

LINCOLN ACADEMY OF ILLINOIS NOMINEES SOUGHT

Faculty and staff are invited to nominate an outstanding senior from the 2017-2018 graduating class to be EIU''s student laureate recipient of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois Award.

Criteria for selection are: academic achievement and overall excellence in curricular and extra-curricular activities. The recipient will attend an awards ceremony and luncheon in Springfield on Saturday, November 11, 2017, where he/she will be presented the Lincoln Academy medallion, a certificate of achievement, and a check in the amount of $1,000 in recognition of outstanding achievement.

Nomination forms may be obtained in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office, 1031 Old Main, or on the Student Affairs Web page. The completed form, accompanied by a letter of nomination, must be returned to the Vice President for Student Affairs Office, 1031 Old Main, no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2017.

For more information, visit www.eiu.edu/stuaff/lincoln_academy.



ANNE M LEWIS, VPSA Operations
Posted: Sep 19, 2017


EIU TO HOST FORUM WITH SHANGHAI REPRESENTATIVES SEPT. 21

Municipal representatives from Shanghai, China, the world's largest city with a population of 24 million, will be making an official visit to Charleston to participate in a public forum on the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) campus from 9:45 to 11AM in the Charleston-Mattoon Room of the University Union Thursday, September 21.

The Charleston and EIU stop for this legislative delegation of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference-Shanghai (CPPCCSH) will be the only other United States visit at they travel to Albany, New York, to also be guests of the New York State Assembly.

The highest-ranking member of this six-member delegation will be the Honorable Guoping Wang, Chairperson of the CPPCCSH. Accompanying him will be internationally known economist, The Honorable Xiangcai Zhong. In 1949, Chairman Mao Zhedong served as the first Chair of the National CPPCC, Shanghai's parent organization.

The session is free and open to all, including the general public and all EIU students, faculty, staff and administrators. Other regional universities are invite to attend as well.

For additional information, contact Dr. Bailey Young, distinguished professor of history, or call (217) 581-3310.



Posted: Sep 19, 2017


STUDENT TEACHING APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE - FALL 2018/SPRING 2019

Applications for individuals planning to student teach in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 are now available through the Department of Student Teaching website. If you are interested in completing part of your student teaching overseas through the COST Program (Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching) more information is available on the student teaching website as well.

To complete (or update) the application you will need a current transcript (PAWS transcript is fine), an up-to-date resume (saved as a pdf), and a writing sample addressing specific criteria (saved as a pdf). If you need assistance with preparing your resume, please contact Career Services. Specification/requirements for the writing sample can be found here. Be very careful to select the proper semester and year in which you plan to student teach. If you plan to student teach in Fall 2019 or later you do not need to apply at this time.

Completed applications for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 are due no later than October 31, 2017. If you have questions, please email Dr. Doug Bower.



DOUGLAS J BOWER, CEPS Dean
Posted: Sep 17, 2017


FALL JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR SEPTEMBER 27

The Fall Job & Internship Fair will take place from noon to 4PM Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. This event is open to all majors.

Please encourage your students to attend and feel free to share this information with alumni. Verification of your students' attendance can be provided after the event. Faculty -- feel free to stop by the fair and introduce yourself to our employers and welcome them to campus!

Students should bring their student I.D., plenty of resumes and be dressed professionally.

Career Week events will also be held to help students get ready for the fair. Some recruiters will be conducting on-campus interviews the next day.

More information about Career Week events, participating employers and vacancies, and interview opportunities can be found here.

See you at the fair!



DIANE K SMITH, Career Services
Posted: Sep 14, 2017


THE CAFE IN KLEHM HALL WILL OPEN SEPTEMBER 19

The Cafe in Klehm Hall (room 1414) will open on September 19.

The Cafe is a dietetic and hospitality student-managed operation serving lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30AM to 1:15PM. The Café is also open at 9AM am for coffee and other beverages on Tuesdays and Thursdays this semester. Bring a colleague and join us for lunch! The menus can be found here.



RICHARD F WILKINSON, School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Posted: Sep 13, 2017


MBA ADMISSION REQUIREMENT CHANGES

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program now accepts membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, the premier Honor Society for AACSB International accredited business programs, in lieu of qualifying GMAT or GRE scores.

Additionally, EIU School of Business majors with a 3.2 overall GPA who earn scores at the 80th percentile or higher on the ETS Business Capstone exam also are exempt from the GMAT or GRE admission requirement.

For more information contact the MBA Office at (217) 581-3028 or email mba@eiu.edu.

MELODY L WOLLAN, School of Business
Posted: Sep 13, 2017


EIU NURSING PROGRAM RANKS HIGHEST FOR STATE, LOCAL AFFORDABILITY

College Choice recently named EIU's Nursing Degree one of the most affordable programs in the State of Illinois.

In a recently released list, College Choice ranked EIU the fourth most affordable nursing program in the state. Because of the university's location, the list also validates that Eastern Illinois University is the Most Affordable Nursing Degrees in Central Illinois.



Posted: Sep 13, 2017


ACADEMIC REGALIA ON SALE
Faculty members wishing to purchase academic regalia may wish to take advantage of a current Herff Jones deal in which they are offering a 25% discount on Doctoral and Master packages. For more information, contact Commencement Director, Amber May, by calling (217) 581-6425 or emailing ammay@eiu.edu. Fall 2017 Commencement is Saturday, December 16.

AMBER M MAY, Alumni Services
Posted: Sep 07, 2017


JOSH REINHART NAMED PUBLIC INFORMATION COORDINATOR

Please join us in welcoming Josh Reinhart to his new position as public information coordinator for Eastern Illinois University, succeeding Vicki Shaw-Woodard as the university's primary media contact.

Please revise your EIU contact information to include the following:

Josh Reinhart
Public Information Coordinator
Eastern Illinois University
jdreinhart@eiu.edu
O: (217) 581-7400



CHRISTY KILGORE, Marketing and Creative Services
Posted: Sep 06, 2017


PLEASE SAFEGUARD CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
This is a friendly reminder to please use campus envelopes when sending information relating to Human Resources activities. Examples of this could be a Personnel Authorization Request (PAR), benefits paperwork, payroll information, salary information, and/or hiring information. With new student workers unfamiliar with campus offices, there is potential for forms/documents to be delivered to the wrong office resulting in confidential information being exposed. Please safeguard confidential information by securing documents with any employee information in envelopes addressed to the proper department.

LINDA C HOLLOWAY, Interim Director of Business Services
Posted: Sep 06, 2017


INTERNAL GOVERNING POLICIES AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES BYLAWS, POLICIES AND REGULATIONS

The Internal Governing Policies are available on the EIU website at: http://castle.eiu.edu/auditing/igplisting.php. Also note that the Board of Trustees' Bylaws, Policies and Regulations are also on the EIU website. See http://www.eiu.edu/trustees/board.php.



BILLIE L RAWLINGS, Administrative Aide/Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Aug 31, 2017


PRE-RETIREMENT SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS

Faculty eligible to apply for pre-retirement summer assignments must do so by Oct. 16, 2017. An application for the pre-retirement summer assignment obligation may be obtained at http://eiu.edu/acaffair/Forms/RetirementForms/PRERETIREMENT.pdf.

To be eligible, faculty must have completed 15 years of service at the University in Unit A, must have an annual appointment that does not exceed 10 months, must not be on retraining leave or leave without salary, must not have previously received an approved university pre-retirement session assignment, and must declare a firm retirement date, under the provisions of Article 6.9.b.(1) of the EIU-UPI Unit A Agreement.

Approval of eligible faculty members' requests for pre-retirement summer assignments will be made by Nov. 15, 2017.



BILLIE L RAWLINGS, Administrative Aide/Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Aug 31, 2017





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