Sep 30, 2016

 

Miscellaneous

ILLINOIS MENINGITIS INFORMATION LAW
Illinois Meningitis Information Law (110 ILCS 690/35-120 new) requires that Eastern Illinois University shall inform new students and the campus community about meningitis and its transmission. As required by this law, Eastern also offers the meningitis vaccine, subject to availability of the vaccine from the manufacturer. Information regarding meningitis may be accessed online here.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Health Service
Posted: Sep 30, 2016


ANNUAL DRUG AND ALCOHOL PREVENTION PROGRAM NOTICE -- DFSCA EDGAR PART 86
As required by the Federal Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act, the university must publicize an drug and alcohol prevention program notice (DAAPP) relating to student, staff and faculty expectations and standards of conduct related to alcohol and other drugs, related sanctions and laws, programs and resources, and commonly misused substances. This information can be found online here.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Health Service
Posted: Sep 30, 2016


2016 HOMECOMING SWEATSHIRTS ON SALE!
Cooler weather is here and so are 2016 Homecoming sweatshirts! Homecoming crewneck sweatshirts can be purchased in the Student Activity Center (MLK Jr. Union, Room 2070) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The crewneck sweatshirts are available in black only and feature the same design as the 2016 Homecoming T-shirts. AS-AXL are $15; XXL and XXXL are $20. Limited quantities are available so hurry in and purchase yours today.

LAUREL L. FUQUA, Student Programs
Posted: Sep 29, 2016


FEDERAL CAMPUS FIRE SAFETY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT NOTICE
The Federal Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act of 2008 requires Eastern Illinois University to report fire safety information to the campus community. This notice may be accessed here.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Health Service
Posted: Sep 29, 2016


FEDERAL STUDENT RIGHT TO KNOW ACT -- RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES
Eastern Illinois University is required to publicize retention and graduation rates. This information may be found here.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Health Service
Posted: Sep 29, 2016


CAMPUS VIOLENCE PREVENTION PLAN
In accordance with the Campus Security Enhancement Act 110 ILCS 12/20, Eastern Illinois University has developed and published a Campus Violence Prevention Plan addressing the integration of existing campus programs that deal with associated issues (e.g., workplace violence, suicide prevention, anti-bullying, sexual assault prevention), the incorporation of violence prevention strategies into related policies and procedures, and the inclusion of zero tolerance policy statements that reaffirm violence prevention strategies. This document my be accessed here.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Health Service
Posted: Sep 29, 2016


CLERY ACT/FEDERAL ANNUAL CAMPUS SECURITY REPORT
CLERY ACT/FEDERAL CAMPUS SECURITY ACT STATISTICS ONLINE. As required by the Federal Campus Security Act, the university must publicize annual crime statistics and other campus related information. This annual security report, including statistics and related information, can be found online here.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Health Service
Posted: Sep 29, 2016


2016-2017 ASIAN STUDIES LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Asian Studies Program is accepting nominations for a leadership award for an EIU student whose contributions have made a positive impact on our campus to fulfill the mission of Asian studies: to promote education about Asia and take leadership in Asia-related programming and research. Please send your nomination to Jinhee Lee, coordinator of Asian studies (jlee@eiu.edu), by Monday, April 3, 2017. The award will be announced at the Asian Studies Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. For details, please visit here.

JINHEE J. LEE, Coordinator of Asian Studies
Posted: Sep 22, 2016


NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR EIU HOMECOMING PARADE GRAND MARSHAL
Nominations for the Eastern Illinois University 2016 Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal are now being accepted.

Being named Homecoming grand marshal is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an individual who exhibits and exemplifies EIU pride, service and contributions. In addition to presiding over the Oct. 22 parade, the individual serving in the role takes part in other Homecoming events and activities, including the tailgate and football game later that same day. The grand marshal is selected on the basis of his/her contributions, civic involvement, and personal achievements or distinction that he/she has brought to EIU.

The deadline to submit nominations is 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3. One need not be affiliated with EIU in order to nominate someone else.

For information, see here or phone 217-581-5522. -30-

CECI BRINKER, Director, Student Life
Posted: Sep 22, 2016


LINCOLN ACADEMY OF ILLINOIS
Faculty and staff are invited to nominate an outstanding senior from the 2016-2017 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, Nov. 12, 2016, 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, 1211 Old Main, or on the Student Affairs Scholarship Web Page. The completed form, accompanied by a letter of nomination, must be returned to the Vice President for Student Affairs Office, 1211 Old Main, no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.

ANNE M. LEWIS, Vice President for Student Affairs Office
Posted: Sep 19, 2016


2016 EIU HOMECOMING FACULTY KING AND QUEEN NOMINATIONS
The 2016 Homecoming Committee is now accepting nominations for the "There's No Place Like EIU" 2016 EIU Homecoming Faculty King and Queen. Please submit nomination form online here. Submissions must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, to be considered.

Note: The winners of EIU Homecoming Faculty King and Queen must be able to attend "Wizard of Paws" Coronation at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Those chosen will be notified at least one week prior to Coronation.

LAUREL L. FUQUA, Student Life Office
Posted: Sep 19, 2016


2016 EIU HOMECOMING LITTLE PRINCE AND LITTLE PRINCESS APPLICATIONS
The 2016 Homecoming Committee is now accepting applications for the "There's No Place Like EIU" 2016 EIU Homecoming Little Prince and Little Princess. Children/grandchildren of students, faculty and staff between the ages of four and eight years of age are welcome to apply. Please submit application online here. Submissions must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, to be considered.

Note: The winners of EIU Homecoming Little Prince and Little Princess must be able to attend the "Wizard of Paws" Coronation at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, and participate in the parade, which begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Those chosen will be notified at least one week prior to Coronation.

LAUREL L. FUQUA, Student Life Office
Posted: Sep 19, 2016


NOTICE OF CIVIL SERVICE ADVISORY ELECTION FOR EIU REPRESENTATIVE
It is time to begin the process of electing a representative from Eastern Illinois University to the State Universities Civil Service Advisory Committee (EAC). Petitions and Statement of Candidacy Forms will be available at the start of business on Friday, Sept. 23, and will be made available in the Human Resources Director's Office, located in Old Main, Room 2010. The last day to submit the Petition and Statement Candidacy Forms will be close of business on Sept. 30.

Candidates who wish to withdraw from the election ballot must do so by Wednesday, Oct. 5.

An official list of candidates and their qualifications will be made available on or before Oct. 10. The election will be held on Oct. 25 via electronic voting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for civil service employees only.

To be eligible for nomination and election to membership on this committee, a civil service employee must meet the following qualifications: (1) have a full-time certified status appointment in the system, and (2) have at least three current consecutive years of civil service employment in an institution currently served by the system at the time the candidate picks up the petition and statement of candidacy. Again, forms may be picked up in Human Resources, Room 2010, Old Main, beginning Sept. 23.

The appointment term will be for four years, from Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2020.

Please review the SUCSAC website, which includes the EAC member's manual and the bylaws for further information. Please feel free to contact Human Resources at humanres@eiu.edu or by calling 581-3514 for further information.

LINDA C. HOLLOWAY, Interim Director of Business Services/Interim Human Resources Director
Posted: Sep 13, 2016


APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR SUPPORT FROM THE JAENIKE ACCESS TO THE ARTS FUND
Applications are invited for grants from the Ruth and Vaughn Jaenike Access to the Arts Fund, administered by Eastern Illinois University. Activities in music, theatre arts and the visual arts are eligible for Jaenike Fund grant support for up to half of the overall project costs. The next application deadline is Friday, Oct. 7, with notification on or about Oct. 14. There will also be a Spring 2017 round of applications with specific dates yet to be determined. The Doudna Fine Arts Center administers the fund for the College of Arts & Humanities at EIU.

The purpose of the fund is to encourage the presentation of arts performances, exhibitions, lecture/demonstrations, and related programs to new or underserved audiences, with a priority on serving the east central Illinois area (roughly within a 50-mile radius from Charleston).

Grant requests will be accepted from schools, non-profit organizations, divisions of Lake Land College or Eastern Illinois University, and artists or ensembles. Grants are not awarded for the purchase of equipment or to individual artists to support the creation of works of art. Activities supported by the Jaenike Outreach Fund must be directed to a primarily non-university audience, although university faculty and students may be included as audience members or as participants.

For a grant application or for more information contact Dwight Vaught, director, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, 217-581-8513, ddvaught@eiu.edu.

DWIGHT VAUGHT, Director, Doudna Fine Arts Center
Posted: Sep 13, 2016


OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR HOURS CHANGE
Effective Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, the Office of the Registrar will be open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.

On official Transfer Debut days, the evaluators will work through the lunch hour to make sure we have coverage, but the rest of the office will be closed.

AMY J. LYNCH, Office of the Registrar & Enrollment Management
Posted: Sep 09, 2016


SUSPENSION OF CLEP, DSST EXAM ADMINISTRATIONS
Due to staffing constraints, the Office of Testing and Evaluation will suspend all administrations for the CLEP and DSST (Dantes) exams beginning Friday, Sept. 16, and continuing until further notice.

CARRIE E. GOSSETT, Office of Testing & Evaluation
Posted: Sep 08, 2016


BOOTH LIBRARY ADDS 859 ITEMS IN JULY AND AUGUST
During July and August, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 859 new items. The lists can be viewed here. These acquisitions include donations to the library, re-cataloged library items, freely available government publications and consortium-wide purchases. The recent university spending freeze (due to statewide budget issues) has limited the number of new items being added to library collections.

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, Library Services
Posted: Sep 08, 2016


TECH GUIDES
We have updated and published this year's Tech Guides on our website for both employees and students. To view these guides, please visit our website here.

JOSHUA L. AWALT, Information Technology
Posted: Sep 05, 2016


ALERT EIU
EIU has just implemented a new notification system called Alert EIU. As part of the implementation, we have imported all faculty, staff and student email accounts into the system. This system does offer the functionality to send notifications to a personal email account as well as text up to two cell phone numbers.

We will begin to send the users in the Alert EIU system an enrollment email. This email will be sent to their EIU email account and will include a link to the Alert EIU system. Once they have clicked the link, they will be asked to create an account. We recommend that all users use their EIU email address as their username. Example: netid@eiu.edu

Once they have created their account, they will have the option to add a personal email account as well as up to two cell phone numbers. The cell phone numbers will be used to send alerts via text message. We strongly recommend that all users enroll in the system so that they will receive emergency notifications.

We will continue to send enrollment emails to all users over the next month. Once a user has enrolled in the system, they will no longer receive the notification emails.

JOSHUA L. AWALT, Information Technology Services
Posted: Aug 29, 2016


PASSWORD POLICY
ITS has implemented a new procedure for how users are able to request their E-Number. When users request their E-Number, they will be required to answer a series of questions to verify their identity. Once answering the appropriate questions correctly, the users will be provided their E-Number.

With this change, ITS will also be implementing a new procedure for changing a user's password. If a user needs the Help Desk to reset their password, they will be required to provide a photo ID. This ID can be sent to support@eiu.edu with their E-Number and phone number. The Help Desk will then call the user back and assist with resetting their password.

It is strongly encouraged that all users go to password.eiu.edu and enroll in the Password Management System. Once logged in, a user can click the Enrollment tab and create three security questions. In addition, if the user clicks the Verification Code tab, they will be able to register a mobile phone number and alternate email address. Once completed, a user can reset their password by going to password.eiu.edu and answering these security questions or by sending a verification code to either their mobile phone or alternate email address.

For additional information about these changes as well as the forms of ID which are required for resetting your password, please see our policy page.

JOSHUA L. AWALT, Information Technology
Posted: Aug 26, 2016


HELP DESK CHANGES
The ITS Help Desk has, over the summer, moved to Room 3040 in the Student Services Building. They were previously located in the basement of the Student Services Building. This move will facilitate in providing a one-stop location for students, faculty and staff to receive assistance with their technology and PantherCard needs.

With this move, the phone system has been slightly modified to incorporate the different services offered. Now when calling 217-581-4357, you will be put through to an auto attendant with the following options:
  • Press 1 to talk to an ITS employee to solve computer issues or resetting your password.
  • Press 2 to talk to a Telecommunications employee to solve telephone issues.
  • Press 3 to talk to a Panthercard employee for problems relating to your Panther Card.


JOSHUA L. AWALT, Information Technology
Posted: Aug 26, 2016


PANTHERTECH STATUS PAGE
In order to see the current status of certain EIU IT services, please go here. This link shows the current status of EIU's technology services such as Panthermail, Desire to Learn (D2L), PAWS, and many others. Service outages, technical issues and scheduled maintenance should be reflected on this page.

The list of services are broken up into different sections to assist with navigating through the many services. There are two main sections a student or faculty member will need to pay attention to. The first is Enterprise Services, which includes important services such as Panthermail, Panthercard, and the Password Management tool. The other is Instructional Services, which contains services such as D2L and PAWS.

There are different statuses that a service could be experiencing. A green status indicates the service is operational. If the status is blue, then the service is experiencing some performance issues. A yellow indicator means that the service is having a partial outage. A partial outage means some users may have issues with the service while others can use the service without any problems. Lastly, a red indicator means that the service has a major outage and that it is not working for anyone.

Updates can be found on our Twitter account (#PantherTechHelp). If, for whatever reason, you are still having issues with an EIU technology service but our status page indicates the service is operational, you can find additional help at the PantherTech website or by calling the Help Desk at 217-581-4357.

JOSHUA L. AWALT, Information Technology
Posted: Aug 25, 2016


2016 HOMECOMING SHIRTS ON SALE NOW!!
The EIU Homecoming Committee invites the EIU community to show their school spirit during Homecoming Week (Oct. 17-22) by purchasing a Homecoming Spirit T-shirt! Spirit T-shirts are on sale NOW for $5 in the Student Activity Center (across from Copy Express) in the MLK Jr. Union, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Each Friday in October has been designated School Spirit Day, and EIU students, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to wear their Spirit T-shirts and show their school pride! For an order form, email Laurel Fuqua at llfuqua@eiu.edu or call 581-5522.

LAUREL L. FUQUA, Student Programs
Posted: Aug 24, 2016


INTERNAL GOVERNING POLICIES AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES BYLAWS, POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
The Internal Governing Policies are available on the Web here. Also note that the Board of Trustees' Bylaws, Policies and Regulations are also on the Web. See here for those.

BILLIE L. RAWLINGS, Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Aug 23, 2016


PRE-RETIREMENT SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS
Faculty eligible to apply for pre-retirement summer assignments must do so by Oct. 17, 2016. An application for the pre-retirement summer assignment obligation may be obtained here.

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, 2016.

BILLIE L. RAWLINGS, Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Aug 23, 2016





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