Oct 19, 2014


Research and Creative Activity

The IBHE Faculty Fellows Program is a new opportunity for faculty to conduct research relevant to higher education in Illinois. Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis for the purpose of encouraging research in specified higher education topics. The faculty fellow may spend one or two semesters to conduct targeted research, participate in meetings, and carry out other activities appropriate to the goals of his/her fellowship.*

For a complete description of the program, including research priorities and application materials, see this website.

*Source: IBHE website

ROBERT W. CHESNUT, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Oct 17, 2014

Current and recently graduated EIU students won six first place awards in the Illinois Broadcasters Association's Student Silver Dome Awards Contest. First place awards went to Kyle Fisher (Best TV Longform Program), Keith Sutterfield (Best TV Commercial), Brad Kupiec (Best Radio Sports Play-by-Play), Jason Tage (Best Radio Promotion), Kelsey Zancha (Best Sales Presentation), and to the WEIU-TV News Watch staff for Best TV Newscast. Keith Sutterfield also took second place in the TV Longform Program category, and Anna Richardson received third place for Best On-Air Radio Personality. The students received their awards Oct. 10 at the annual IBA-U Student Broadcasters Conference in Chicago.

MICHAEL G. BRADD, Communication Studies
Posted: Oct 13, 2014

Axton Betz-Hamilton, assistant professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences, was recently elected as the 2014-2015 vice president of the Housing Education and Research Association (HERA). In this role, she will coordinate the 2015 HERA conference.

Posted: Oct 10, 2014

Cathy Kimball was part of a three-member team who presented for members of the local ARMA (Association of Records Managers and Administrators) Chapter in September in Normal. The title of the presentation was "Six Parts of a Successful Organization-Wide RIM Program." The local central Illinois ARMA Chapter covers the area of Illinois from Peoria to Charleston.

Kimball has been the records manager at EIU for nine years. She received both her bachelor's degree in career and organizational studies and her master's in training and development, both from EIU's School of Technology.

Posted: Oct 07, 2014

Todd Bruns, institutional repository librarian at Eastern, has been named a 2014 IR All-Star by the bepress Digital Commons group. Since the launch of EIUís repository, The Keep, in early 2012, Bruns has dedicated himself to making it a successful, supportive and vibrant part of campus. The Keep, an electronic, open-access database, contains materials generated on campus or of local interest.

More than 30,000 documents have been added to the database, with more added daily. Those materials have been downloaded by users from across the world more than 234,000 times. The Keep is accessible through the libraryís website.

Among the unique collections in The Keep that were cited by bepress officials are the EIU theatre arts collection and the Wesley Whiteside Botanical Garden collection.

More on Bruns' award can be found on the Booth Library website. In addition to serving as EIUís institutional librarian, Bruns serves as a reference and research librarian at Booth Library. He may be contacted at 581-8381 or via email at tabruns@eiu.edu. To access The Keep, visit here.

ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 27, 2014

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