Nov 01, 2014

 

Miscellaneous

NEW TRAVEL VENDOR ANNOUNCED
EIU, in conjunction with the Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC), would like to announce Corporate Travel Planners (CTP) as the prime vendor for travel services. This vendor will be able to assist you with all of your travel accommodations, including, but not limited to, airfare, car rental, shuttle bus and hotel reservations. CTP can provide you with one-on-one service or you may book online through their Web-based program.

On Friday, Nov. 7, representatives from CTP will be on campus for two sessions. The morning session will be held from 10–11:30 a.m. and will focus on group travel. The afternoon session will be held from 1:30–3 p.m. and will focus on individual travel. Both sessions will be held in Booth Library, Room 4440. If you have questions, call Teresa Sims, 581-7748, or Lisa Standerfer, 581-6010.

LISA J. STANDERFER, Purchasing
Posted: Oct 31, 2014


BOOTH LIBRARY IS DONATION SITE FOR LOCAL TOYS FOR TOTS PROGRAM
The campus community is encouraged to donate books, toys or money to help local families this Christmas. Booth Library, in conjunction with the Mattoon Public Library, is a donation site for the Toys for Tots program.

Donations will be distributed through the One Stop Community Christmas program. More than 2,000 area children will be helped through the program this year, and the goal is for each child to receive a book. Donations of new or gently used books or coloring books will be accepted. For a list of suggested book titles, visit the Booth Library website.

New, unwrapped toys also will be accepted. Donations may be placed in the Toys for Tots box located in the Marvin Foyer near the north entrance of Booth Library until Dec. 11.

Monetary donations in the form of cash or checks also will be accepted. Checks should be made out to the South Eastern Illinois Community Foundation (SEICF), with a memo indicating the donation is for “One Stop Books.” Mail donations to Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation: One Stop, P.O. Box 1211, Effingham, IL 62401.

ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Oct 31, 2014


LORD SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS
The EIU Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Livingston C. Lord Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship must be undergraduates enrolled in a degree program leading to teacher certification and planning a career in elementary, middle level or secondary education. They must have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher, have junior status with at least 30 credit hours at Eastern, and have at least 24 credit hours remaining at the beginning of the 2015 fall semester.

Nominations are accepted from faculty, department chairs and deans. More information and the nomination form can be found here. The nomination deadline is Nov. 17.

Please contact our office at 581-6616 or email me at jhutson@eiu.edu if you have any questions. Thank you!

JERILYN HUTSON, Alumni Services
Posted: Oct 30, 2014


HOLIDAY HELPERS PROGRAM
Would you like to adopt a local family for the holiday season? We have a number of families and seniors who are needing assistance this season. Holiday Helpers is a program that allows EIU student organizations and departments a chance to provide families in need (here in Coles County) with gifts of new clothing, household necessities and toys. Families are identified through partner agencies with the Office of Student Community Service. This event is sponsored by the EIU Office of Student Community Service and Fraternity and Sorority Programs. You can adopt either families or local seniors! What fun! For more information, please visit here or call 581-3967.

The online form must be completed and sent to our office by Wednesday, Nov. 5. Please consider this special cause! Thanks!

CRYSTAL M. BROWN, Student Community Service
Posted: Oct 28, 2014


BLANKET DRIVE FOR ONE STOP COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS
The Student Community Service Office is currently collecting fleece blankets for the annual “One Stop Community Christmas” event in December. Our goal this year is to have one blanket per child. This means we hope to have 2,000 blankets by Dec. 5th.

In order to accomplish this, we are asking each department and/or individual to consider participating and join us in reaching our goal. Our suggestion is that your department/group do a general new blanket drive or that you, as an individual, donate a new blanket. We would be happy to pick these blankets up from you or you may deliver them to the Student Community Service Office. However, we need them no later than Dec. 5.

Questions? Please contact 581-3967 or email volunteer@eiu.edu.

CRYSTAL M. BROWN, Student Community Service
Posted: Oct 28, 2014


RECORDS & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT -- AVAILABILITY
The Principles® from International Association of Records Managers and Administrators (International ARMA)

Availability is the sixth of the eight principles that can be found at the RIM website:

• An organization shall maintain records in a manner that ensures timely, efficient and accurate retrieval of needed information.
• Successful and responsible organizations must have the ability to identify, locate and retrieve the records and related information required to support its ongoing business activities.
• With properly structured information, personal productivity is improved, storage costs are minimized, and the reliability and speed of retrieval are optimized.
• Complete and accessible records in a well-managed environment minimize inconsistent and erroneous interpretation of the facts, simplify legal processes and regulatory investigations, and protect valuable information from being lost, corrupted, or stolen.

CATHY L. KIMBALL, Records Management
Posted: Oct 27, 2014


EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICE INFORMATION REGARDING EBOLA
Please visit Eastern Illinois University's Health Service webpage (at this link) for information regarding Ebola.

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Oct 23, 2014


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FALL 2014 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES
Fall Commencement 2014 will be held on Saturday, Dec. 20. There will be two ceremonies: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. We need volunteers to help make this a great day for our graduates. Please consider spending part or all of the day with our graduates and their families. If you would like to help, please contact Marty Hackler (581-6892 or mlhackler@eiu.edu).

MARTHA L. HACKLER, Alumni Services
Posted: Oct 20, 2014


FALL 2014 COMMENCEMENT: FACULTY REGALIA ORDERING SITE
Fall Commencement 2014 ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. Faculty members can place cap and gown orders online here. The Customer Number (12004257000) and Order Number (3273400) must be entered. If you have ordered before and your name isn't on their list, please enter your information as a new customer.

Faculty who order online can pick up their gowns between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday or Friday, Dec. 18 and 19, in the Charleston/Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union. You are asked to pay the rental fee with debit, credit, cash or a check at that time.

If you have questions, contact Marty Hackler at 581-6892 or mlhackler@eiu.edu. (More Commencement information is available here.) Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our graduates.

MARTHA L. HACKLER, Alumni Services
Posted: Oct 20, 2014


BOOTH LIBRARY ADDS 821 NEW TITLES IN SEPTEMBER
During the month of September, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 821 new items. The list can be viewed here. The list is arranged by location: Ballenger Teachers’ Center, Books, Electronic Resources, Illinois and Federal Documents, Maps, Media, Reference Collection, Special Collections and University Archives. The titles are listed by call number within each location. Please contact Karen Whisler, head of Collection Development, at 581-7551 or klwhisler@eiu.edu if you have questions.

DAVID S. BELL, Booth Library / Reference
Posted: Oct 17, 2014


THE CAFE
Looking for a place to have a refreshing drink and some light fare? The Café, located in Klehm Hall, Room 1414, is a unique dining experience, offering EIU faculty and staff the opportunity to enjoy a quiet retreat from a hectic workday in our coffee house-style café. Operated entirely by EIU students majoring in family and consumer sciences, the menu features a selection of made-to-order coffees and teas, as well as a delicious seasonal hot chocolate! An array of gluten-free and freshly made pastries are available, with new variations being introduced to the menu regularly. Be a part of the learning and enjoy some great beverages and food as well! The Café is open 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, and is also available for catering and reservations.

RENEE BOYD, The Cafe
Posted: Oct 09, 2014


TRY-IT! ILLINOIS RETURNS
Try-It! Illinois 2014, the 15th annual statewide database trial, sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library, will be available from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30. Try-It! offers the opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources that are not normally available to the university community. Thanks to the partnerships between the Illinois State Library and the participating electronic resource vendors, there is no charge for accessing these databases during Try-It! Illinois. To access Try-It! Illinois, visit the Booth Library homepage and click on the "Try-It! Illinois" link or click here.

KAREN L. WHISLER, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Oct 08, 2014


HONORARY DEGREE NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
Nominations for honorary degrees are being accepted by the university's Honorary Degree Committee. Honorary degrees may be awarded to persons who have achieved a record of major distinction at the state and/or national level in such areas as education, public service, research, humanities, business or the professions, or those who have made a contribution to the university or higher education. Nomination materials may be obtained by contacting the Office of University Advancement, 1031 Old Main, or online here. Completed nominations should be returned to the Office of University Advancement no later than 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.

CHERYL L. GILBERT, VPUA Operations
Posted: Oct 07, 2014


BRIEF CLASSROOM INTRO TO THE WRITING CENTER AVAILABLE
We can arrange for a writing consultant (tutor) from the EIU Writing Center (Coleman Hall 3110) to come into your classroom to talk with your students about how this free service can work for them. We would welcome an opportunity to invite them to come talk with us -- one to one, at any point in the writing process -- about the writing they are doing for your class and others.

To book a 10-minute Writing Center orientation, call us (581-5929) or email the Writing Center director (fkory@eiu.edu). Just let us know when you'd like us to come, what class you are teaching, and where your classroom is located. We will do the rest.

FYI: The Writing Center is staffed by English Department graduate assistants, all of whom are (or have been) enrolled in a weekly two-hour practicum focused on Writing Center theory and practice.

Our fall hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays.

FERN KORY, Writing Center Director/English
Posted: Sep 10, 2014





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