Feb 21, 2017



The Fall 2016 Fact Sheet is now available on the Institutional Research website.

EMILY A. STUBY, Planning, Budget and Institutional Research
Posted: Feb 21, 2017

Each year the Foundation seeks to identify potential new members. Mike Finkle, chair of the Executive Committee, is requesting your assistance in identifying candidates for the committee's consideration in March 2017. Currently, there are 323 Foundation members. The bylaws allow for up to 500 general members, so your help in identifying new members is very much needed! Members serve for a term of five years, and at the end of each term the retiring class is invited to renew. At our Annual Meeting, next Oct. 20, 2017, new and renewing members will be elected into the Class of 2022. Those accepting Foundation membership should be willing to facilitate philanthropy for the benefit of Eastern Illinois University. Final nominees are selected because they are recognized friends of the university, are respected leaders in the community, and/or can encourage and promote philanthropy from others. Members become the link between the university and the community it serves and should be able to assist in identifying, cultivating, and nurturing potential donors, and opening doors that President Glassman and his staff might not be able to open. Please send your nominations no later than March 10, 2017. Nomination forms can found on the Foundation website.

NANCY R. ZYTKA, EIU Foundation
Posted: Feb 10, 2017

During January, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,499 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 -- Dean's Office
Posted: Feb 06, 2017

Nominate outstanding local women for annual awards.

Role models. Defenders of women's rights and causes. Women who make a difference in Charleston and at Eastern Illinois University. These are the women who should be nominated during February for the annual Woman of Achievement Awards, sponsored by the Women's Studies Program.

The awards, which will be presented at the annual Women's History and Awareness Month awards ceremony, recognize women who help improve the quality of women's lives and advance the status of women in the area. One Woman of Achievement award is presented to a community member and one to someone from the EIU campus. The awards ceremony also acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of students and others in the community.

"We have a community full of deserving women, and we want to honor them," said Jonelle DePetro, chair of the Woman of Achievement Awards Committee and a 2002 recipient of the award. The award, given last year to Donna Hudson and with special recognition to Joe McLean and Yolanda Williams, has been presented since 1980.

The nomination process is simple. The nomination form includes the nominee's information and a brief description of her contributions to the community. The form can be found here. But the form is not necessary! Simply describe your nominee's contributions, include contact information, and email to lsashley@eiu.edu. The deadline is Wednesday, March 1.

If you know someone who helps advance the progress of women's causes, contributes to the success of women's professional or community organizations, or champions the cause of equity, nominate her for this award. "It's so important to acknowledge the contributions of women in our community," DePetro said. For more information, contact DePetro at jmdepetro@eiu.edu.

LESLIE S. ASHLEY-McLEAN, Women's Studies
Posted: Feb 03, 2017

The most distinguished seniors at EIU are individuals who have enriched the university community with their active involvement in all facets of campus life. The Distinguished Senior Awards recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding character and leadership through academic achievement, campus and community involvement, and/or extra-curricular honors or awards.

Award Criteria
- Must be graduating in Spring, Summer or Fall 2017.
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

The deadline to nominate is Friday, March 24, 2017. Nomination forms are online here.

AMBER M. MAY, Alumni Services
Posted: Jan 23, 2017

FY18 requisitions may now be entered by changing your transaction and delivery dates to July 1, 2017. All FY17 requisitions must be received in the office of Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services by the deadlines listed below. Procurement cannot guarantee that requisitions submitted after the deadlines will be paid from FY17 funds.

All FY18 requisitions that are to be in place by July 1, 2017, need to adhere to the same deadlines below, or as requested by the buyer. Do not wait for FY18 budgets to be loaded.


Purchases exceeding the Board of Trustees approval limit: $250,000 for any purchase -- Feb. 17, 2017

Purchases exceeding the following: $20,000 for Professional and Artistic Services (P&A); $75,000 for Commodities, Equipment and Services; and $85,000 for Construction -- March 31, 2017

Purchases less than the following: $20,000 for Professional and Artistic Services (P&A); $75,000 for Commodities, Equipment and Services; and $85,000 for Construction - April 28, 2017

Please notify Procurement if you have a purchase or are planning a purchase that cannot meet these deadlines.

SUSAN L. PROPST, Purchasing
Posted: Jan 19, 2017

Do you have a child or grandchild enrolled at Eastern? Please invite him/her to apply for the EIU Annuitants Association Scholarship. The application form and criteria are available here. EIU students eligible for this scholarship must be an undergraduate child or grandchild of a current or retired university employee with five or more years of service, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and enrolled in at least six semester hours at the time the award is received.

Application includes:
- Completed application form (see here);
- Written statement listing career goals and explanation of financial need; and
- Recommendation letter from an EIU adviser or faculty member.
Applications are due by 4 p.m. March 1, 2017, at Brainard House.

NANCY DOLE, EIUAA Scholarship Chair
Posted: Jan 18, 2017

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

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