Oct 12, 2012


 

News from Old Main


PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF PROGRAM ANALYSIS STEERING COMMITTEE
Eastern Illinois is an excellent university, excelling in many areas. We have a strong tradition of stewardship and wise investment in academic and support programs that have enabled us to perform our mission with distinction.

We recently completed a strategic plan designed to help us continue on a path to greatness. We looked at our mission and our responsibilities to our students and to the state of Illinois. We re-affirmed our commitment to fulfill our academic mission, mindful of the public interest.

We now need to begin a process of analysis of our programs to ensure that we have a university that is financially sustainable in the foreseeable financial environment. By carefully looking at the resources we have and can generate, and analyzing all of our programs, we will use our resources as wisely as possible.

Accordingly, I am appointing a steering committee, to include representatives from shared governance groups, to lead and coordinate the effort, to culminate in a report next May. The committee membership and the charge to the committee will be announced next week in the University Newsletter. The committee in its work will use multiple means of communication to engage the university.

WILLIAM L. PERRY, President
Posted: Oct 08, 2012

PARKING, TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ANNOUNCED FOR HOMECOMING PARADE
Parking and traffic flow will be restricted in some streets and parking lots for part of the day Saturday, Oct. 13, to make room for the EIU Homecoming Parade. Closures will begin as early as 3 a.m. Saturday. For a full list of streets and parking lots affected, please click here. Vehicles parked in violation of these parking restrictions will be towed at the owners' expense.

The university appreciates the cooperation of the EIU and Charleston community in helping make the parade a positive experience for all.

JANICE HUNT, Media Relations
Posted: Oct 08, 2012

CAMPUS SECURITY MASTER PLAN
EIU has contracted with exp US Services, a firm that specializes in electronic security, to develop a Campus Security Master Plan for the university. The consultants are currently conducting a campuswide survey to collect information required to develop the plan. Over the next several weeks, exp will compile these data and will then present their findings and recommendations to a steering committee for review. A draft Campus Security Master Plan will be presented to the university community and, when completed, to the Board of Trustees. The presentation to the university community will outline the process used to develop the plan and explain how the Campus Security Master Plan will be used on a phased basis to improve security systems on campus.

REX HILLIGOSS, Architect, Facilities Planning and Management
Posted: Oct 08, 2012

UPDATED WEBSITE FOR INTERNAL GOVERNING POLICIES
The Office of Internal Auditing has recently updated its website, and the links to Internal Governing Policies have changed. Please update links on your websites to reflect these changes and to remove any broken links. Internal Governing Policies can now be found here.

LEIGH A. COTTINGHAM, Internal Auditing
Posted: Oct 04, 2012

 

Meetings/Events


GRADUATE SCHOOL INFORMATION DAY
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that, between 2010 and 2020, about 2.6 million new and replacement jobs are expected to require an advanced degree. It is further projected that the number of jobs requiring a master’s degree will increase by 20 percent. The Graduate School Information Day, sponsored by the Office of Career Services, offers students, faculty and staff an opportunity to learn about all of EIU's graduate program offerings, as well as those from many other institutions. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Grand Ballroom of the MLK Jr. Union.

LORI A. HENDERSON, Publicity/Promotions Specialist
Posted: Oct 11, 2012

BOOTH LIBRARY STORYTIME
Children's Storytimes are being held at 10 a.m. in the Ballenger Teachers Center on the following Saturdays during the fall semester: Oct. 6, 20 and 27; Nov. 3 and 10. Storytime is not held on Oct. 13 because of EIU Homecoming and the parade. Join us for stories and crafts! Children ages 3-7 accompanied by parent or guardian are welcome.

ANN E. BROWNSON, Ballenger Teachers Center, Booth Library
Posted: Oct 11, 2012

ACADEMY OF LIFETIME LEARNING FALL COURSE OFFERINGS

MULTI-MEETING COURSES

Exploring 20th-Century Drama through Film: "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf"
5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 30, Nov. 6 and 13
EIU Blair Hall, Room 2116
Presented by Nicholas Shaw
Cost: Academy Member: $60; Non-member: $120
Register by Tuesday, Oct. 23

Status of Women in America
1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 1, 8 and 15
EIU Blair Hall, Room 2116
Presented by Alan Baharlou and Janna Overstreet
Cost: Academy Member: $20; Non-member: $40
Register by Thursday, Oct. 25

Water Conservation and Stewardship in the Home, Landscape and Watershed
10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 6 and 8
SBLHS Education Center, Madison/Jefferson Room on Nov. 6; Lincoln Room on Nov. 8
Presented by David Shiley
Cost: Academy Member: $40; Non-member: $80
Register by Tuesday, Oct. 30

WORKSHOPS

Hospice 101: Dispelling Myths
9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24
EIU Blair Hall, Room 2116
Presented by Nancy Pankonen
Cost: Academy Member: $20; Non-member: $40
Register by Wednesday, Oct. 17

Mother Mary Newcomb: Local War Volunteer Nurse
1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7
EIU Blair Hall, Room 3108
Presented by Linda Ruholl
Cost: Academy Member: $20; Non-member: $40
Register by: Wednesday, Oct. 31

Yes! Sleep, Feel Good, Even When Stressed
9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4
EIU Blair Hall, Room 2116
Presented by Sally Ryan
Cost: Academy Member: $20; Non-member: $40
Register by Tuesday, Nov. 27

For information on how to register or about courses in general, contact the School of Continuing Education at 217-581-5114 or email academy@eiu.edu.

BETH CRAIG, School of Continuing Education
Posted: Oct 11, 2012

LGBTQA ADVISORY COMMITTEE PRESENTS 'STONEWALL UPRISING'
"Stonewall Uprising" is a documentary looking at the overall view of homosexuality in 1960s America. The movie then shifts to the riot and the condition New York is in afterwards. Finally, the movie concludes with an examination of the aftermath of the rioting, including the energizing of the gay community as a political force and the establishment of Christopher Street Liberation Day, the genesis of gay pride parades in the United States.

The movie will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Phipps Lecture Hall, Room 1205, in the Physical Sciences Building.

Stay tuned for more movies this month!

PAYGE LEIGH SCHAGEMANN, LGBTQA Committee Intern
Posted: Oct 11, 2012

LATINO HERITAGE MONTH -- FINAL EVENT CHANGE OF DATE
The Latino Heritage Month event scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, has been moved to Thursday, Oct. 18. "Forgotten Pioneers: The Life and Writings of Mariquita Sanchez de Thompson and Maria Eugenia Echenique" will be presented by Vanesa Landrus at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18 in Coleman Hall, Room 1130.

PAM WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Oct 11, 2012

2012 OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNUS TO PRESENT SEMINAR
Rich Keaton, Ph.D., BS chemistry '99, will present a seminar titled "Low Temperature Trimerization Catalysts for Polyisocyanurate Rigid Foam Applications" at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in 4157 Physical Science Building. Keaton, the 2012 Outstanding Young Alumnus recipient, is a research scientist in the Core R & D Department in the Catalyst Synthesis and Implementation Group at Dow Chemical.

DANIEL J. SHEERAN, Chair, Chemistry
Posted: Oct 08, 2012

'HOW TO START A BUSINESS' WORKSHOP IN ALTAMONT OCT. 18
The Business Solutions Center will host an "Entrepreneurship: How to Start a Business" workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Altamont Municipal Building, 202 N. 2nd St., Altamont. The program will cover key concepts that must be considered before beginning any business, including Analyzing Your Personal Financial Situation;Evaluating Your Business Concept; Establishing Operational Strategies; Key Points in Making Your Small Business Successful; Skills that an Entrepreneur Must Possess; Understanding a Business Plan and Financial Statements; and Obtaining Necessary Funding.

The materials fee is $25 per person or $35 per couple. Register by noon Thursday, Oct. 18. If registering online, please mail registration fee to Eastern Illinois University -- BSC, 3011 Lumpkin Hall, Charleston, IL 61920. Please make check payable to "EIU -- Business Solutions Center." To view the PDF flyer, click here. For further information, contact 217-581-2913 or jezuniga@eiu.edu.

JENNIFER E. ZUNIGA, Business Solutions Center
Posted: Oct 05, 2012

NATIONAL NONTRADITIONAL STUDENT WEEK EVENTS -- NOV. 4-8
National Nontraditional Student Week is a nationwide week of appreciation for nontraditional students and their dedication to education. At the beginning of November each year, campuses across the country show their dedication to helping nontraditional students become more visible within the community of university and college life. Here is the schedule of events for the week of Nontraditional Student Week 2012:

Sunday, Nov. 4
-- 3-5 p.m.: Family Bowling Day. EIU University Lanes, MLK Jr. Union.

Monday, Nov. 5
-- Noon: Continuing Education Advisory Council Meeting. 1895 Room, MLK Jr.Union

Tuesday, Nov. 6
-- Noon: "Making Your Job Search More Successful" webinar, presented by Bobbi Kingery. A link will be posted here. Participation is also welcome in 2116 Blair Hall.

Wednesday, Nov. 7
-- 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: OASIS Pizza Party. Adult/Commuter Student Lounge, third floor, MLK Jr. Union.
-- 5:30-7 p.m.: EIU Pizza Party. Parkland College, Champaign.

Thursday, Nov. 8
-- 3-4 p.m.: Open House and Awards for Nontraditional Commuter Students. Winners will be announced at 3:15 p.m. Adult/Commuter Student Lounge, third floor, MLK Jr. Union.

For more information, click here or contact the School of Continuing Education.

BETH CRAIG, School of Continuing Education
Posted: Oct 05, 2012

COMMUNICATION STUDIES TO HOST DEBATE WATCH
The Department of Communication Studies will host Debate Watch during the second presidential debate at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in 1255 Coleman Hall. Debate Watch is a voter education program that brings citizens together to watch the televised debates and talk about what they learned. The goal is not necessarily to pick a winner or loser, but to become informed citizens and voters. The discussion will be led by communication studies faculty members Marita Gronnvoll and Sara Gronstal. Representatives from the EIU College Republicans and Democrats have been invited to attend. EIU students and the public are invited to attend free of charge.

MICHAEL G. BRADD, Communication Studies
Posted: Oct 04, 2012

KRISSY'S FISHYS -- A BENEFIT FUNDRAISER FOR KATHY GRANT
Kathy Grant, secretary in the School of Continuing Education, is currently undergoing medical treatments to fight an aggressive form of breast cancer. She faces months of chemotherapy and radiation therapy along with follow-up treatments and monitoring. In order to help defer healthcare expenses, a benefit for Kathy will be held on Oct. 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Mattoon VFW Post 4325, 1220 S. 19th St., Mattoon. Event highlights will include dinner and drinks; a 50/50 drawing; a silent auction; and binga with Longaberger, Pampered Chef, Scentsy and 31 as prizes. Meal tickets are $5 each, and binga tickets are $10 each for 15 games. or more information, visit www.krissysfishys.com. Please come out and show your support for Kathy and her family.

BETH CRAIG, Coordinator of Program Development, School of Continuing Education
Posted: Oct 03, 2012

DUPONT COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST TO SPEAK AT EIU
A communication specialist from DuPont Chemical Co. will speak to EIU communication studies students at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in 1255 Coleman Hall. Chris Caldwell, government affairs manager for DuPont's Southeast Region, will discuss "Where a Communication Degree Can Take You: An EIU Grad's Perspective." The presentation is open to the public free of charge. Caldwell is responsible for DuPont's public policy, advocacy and business development activities in six southeastern states. He is a 1987 graduate of Eastern.

MICHAEL G. BRADD, Communication Studies
Posted: Oct 03, 2012

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE -- BLOOD PRESSURE: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Martinsville Room, MLK Jr. Union, as Mark Kattenbraker, kinesiology and sports studies, presents information to help you gain a simple understanding of the mechanisms of blood pressure and the action of common medications used to treat high blood pressure. Please register online here. Contact Julie Benedict, (581-8415, jabenedict@eiu.edu) for further information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training & Development
Posted: Oct 03, 2012

RECENT PAINTINGS BY JUSTIN HENRY MILLER EXHIBITED AT TARBLE ARTS CENTER
The exhibition "Beyond The Afterglow: Recent Paintings by Justin Henry Miller" is on view through Nov. 4 at the Tarble Arts Center. Miller's paintings have been described as "meticulously rendered, finely wrought realist sci-fi fantasies of a bio-medical graveyard that take place in the (maybe not-so-distant) future, after the experiments have concluded and the labs have been abandoned.” Miller is an assistant professor of studio art at Southeast Missouri State University. He has a BA and MA from EIU and an MFA from The University of Notre Dame, and is represented by Zg Gallery in Chicago. This is a New & Emerging Artists Series program presented by the EIU art department and the Tarble. For more information, see http://justinhenrymiller.com.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Oct 03, 2012

GEE'S BEND QUILTERS LECTURE & TRUNK SHOW AT TARBLE
Mary Ann Pettway, China Pettway and Revil Mosely, members of the famed Gee's Bend (Ala.) quilters, will present a lecture and trunk show from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct, 14, at the Tarble Arts Center. For more than two centuries, the women of Gee's Bend have developed a distinctively bold and sophisticated quilting style based on traditional patchwork quilts combining African, European and Native American traditions. The Gee's Bend quilters and quilts have been featured on PBS and NPR, in Smithsonian magazine, and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Mattoon Arts Council and Mattoon Tourism Office; presented in cooperation with the Tarble. Quilts will be available for purchase. Seating will be limited. For information on the Gee's Bend events, email rdwillis@consolidated.com.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Oct 03, 2012

A CELEBRATION OF PUBLICATIONS, CREATIVE WORKS AND GRANTS (FORMERLY PUBLISHING SCHOLARS)
You are invited to attend the 2012 Celebration of Publications, Creative Works and Grants (formerly Publishing Scholars) reception. The reception is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, and will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. Faculty from all four academic colleges and Booth Library will have their publications and creative works on display.

DIANE M. INGLE, Assistant to the Dean, Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences
Posted: Oct 01, 2012

EIU ANNUITANTS ASSOCIATION CHAPTER MEETING
You are invited to attend the EIU Annuitants Association Chapter Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Neal Welcome Center.

Jeff Houch, State Universities Retirement System (SURS) legislative liaison, will be our featured speaker, discussing and updating the status of our pension and health care-related legislative activities, issues, possible outcomes and future concerns.

The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. with refreshments, followed with the presentation at 9 a.m.

ALAN BAHARLOU, EIU Annuitants Association Newsletter Editor/Legislative Chair
Posted: Oct 01, 2012

ANCIENT GREECE EXHIBITS
A variety of exhibits examining Ancient Greece will be on display in the North Lobby and Marvin Foyer of Booth Library from Oct. 1 through Nov. 19. The exhibits are in conjunction with "A Futuristic Look Through Ancient Lenses: A Symposium on Ancient Greece," which will be held on the Eastern campus from Oct. 3 to Nov. 7.

The exhibits were curated by library staff and EIU students. They focus on several topics: "Arts and Humanities of Ancient Greece," "Sciences of Ancient Greece," "Alexander the Great," "Greek Philosophers," "Ancient Greece Through Fiction," "Military History of Ancient Greece," "Fables, Festivals, Gods and Heroes: Religion in Ancient Greece," "Greek Mythology for Children" and "Nutrition."

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Editorial Writer/Booth Library
Posted: Sep 28, 2012

2012 ART FACULTY EXHIBITION IN TARBLE ARTS CENTER MAIN GALLERIES
The 2012 Art Faculty Exhibition is at the Tarble Arts Center through Dec. 2.

The exhibition presents recent works by practicing artists of the EIU art faculty and emeritus faculty. Participating are Patricia Belleville (printmaking), Dorothy Bennett (jewelry/metals), Jeff Boshart (sculpture), Ke-Hsin Jenny Chi (drawing and painting), Ann Coddington Rast (fibers, mixed media installation and drawing), David Griffin (jewelry/metals), Chris Kahler (painting), Dwain Naragon (ceramics), Denise Rehm-Mott (printmaking), Charles Nivens (digital graphic design), David Richardson (digital animation) and Christopher Troutman (drawing).

The emeritus faculty represented are Hannah Eads (watercolor), Bill Heyduck (ceramics) and James K. Johnson (sculpture).

Presented in cooperation with the EIU Art Department.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Sep 28, 2012

SEATS STILL OPEN IN TARBLE CLASSES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
Seats are still available in Tarble fall classes for teens and adults (ages 15 and over) meeting in October and November. Course offerings include “Stained Glass Mosaics,” taught by Kit Morice; “Exploring 2-D Media” with Natalie Boyer; “The Art of Assemblage,” led by Dave Hunter; and “Accent Tiles with Vintage Style,” taught by Karen Reed. Registration deadlines are Oct. 9, 18 and Nov. 2 and 24, respectively. Contact the Tarble Arts Center at tarble@eiu.edu or 217-581-2787, or go here and click on Education.

KATHRYN MORICE, Curator of Education, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Sep 25, 2012

SYMPOSIUM ON ANCIENT GREECE
“A Futuristic Look Through Ancient Lenses: A Symposium on Ancient Greece” will take place on the EIU campus from Oct. 3 to Nov. 7. Many programs are planned, including lectures; film screenings; theater, dance and music performances. For a complete schedule of symposium activities, visit here.

All programs are free, and the public is invited. An opening reception will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the West Reading Room at Booth Library. Special guest Ioanna Efthymiadou, consul general of Greece in Chicago, is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. as part of the opening program, and will give another lecture at 10 a.m. Oct. 4 in Witters Conference Room 4440 at Booth Library.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Editorial Writer/Booth Library
Posted: Sep 24, 2012

EIU LGBTQA ALUMNI GROUP MEETING AT HOMECOMING:
A gathering and reception will be held to talk about the formation of an EIU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning and Allies (LGBTQA) Alumni Group during EIU Homecoming weekend. The group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Klehm Hall, Room 1418. Stop by after the Homecoming Parade and learn about the effort to form an EIU LGBTQA Alumni Group. Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to EIU alumnus Rick Ingram at Ingram1309@gmail.com. Also, feel free to contact him if you have questions or need further information.

JOHN D. SCHMITT, Director of Philanthropy
Posted: Sep 17, 2012

Mexican Folk and Popular Art, Reference Hallway, Booth Library -- On Display Through Oct. 14
A survey of Mexican popular and folk art forms, including ceramics, masks, papel picado, papier-mâché, and works inspired by el Día de los Muertos.

This exhibition is in observance of Latino Heritage Month at EIU. Organized by Kit Morice with assistance from Stacey Knight Davis and Johna Von Behrens.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Editorial Writer/Booth Library
Posted: Sep 11, 2012

 

Professional Development


CATS OCTOBER TRAINING SCHEDULE
The October Technology Training session schedule includes more than 40 sessions covering a variety of topics: Desire2Learn; Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word; Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop; WebCT; OmniUpdate; Google Analytics and Gapminder; TurningPoint AnyWhere; recording and podcasting; and much more. For details, and to register, click here. For information, call CATS Training Services at 581-8452 or email cats@eiu.edu. Training Services Sessions workshops are intended solely for EIU faculty, staff and graduate assistants. (Graduate students: Please note restrictions here.)

CLINTON LEE BROWN, CATS Training Services
Posted: Oct 03, 2012

FACUTY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP GRANTS
A pilot grant program -- Faculty Partnership Grants -- is designed to foster the development of interdisciplinary teaching and research projects and faculty partnerships. Grants will be made available to EIU faculty with the goals of fostering collegiality, forming partnerships, collaborating between scholars/teachers and reaching a broader audience than Faculty Development Support Grants. An application and more information is available here. The deadline for FY13 Partnership Grant Applications is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. For more information, please contact the Faculty Development office at 581-7051 or by email at facdev@eiu.edu.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Assistant Director, Faculty Development
Posted: Aug 20, 2012

FACULTY READING GROUPS
The Office of Faculty Development seeks to encourage interdisciplinary conversations about teaching and academic life. To this end, we have acquired two sets of books for the 2012-2013 school year that we trust will provide starting points for provocative and enriching discussions: "The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life" (Parker Palmer) in the fall semester and "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses" (Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa) during Spring 2013.

Our office will provide copies of "Courage to Teach" to each faculty member who wishes to participate in a reading group this fall. Please contact us at 217-581-7051 or email facdev@eiu.edu to sign up by Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. The Faculty Development office will coordinate a time and location for interested faculty. If you wish to participate in a reading group focused on "Academically Adrift" for next semester, please contact us at facdev@eiu.edu, as well, by Nov. 15. We welcome suggestions of titles for future semesters.

KRISHNA P. THOMAS, Assistant Director, Faculty Development
Posted: Aug 20, 2012

MAGNA COMMONS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
In Spring 2011, Faculty Development conducted a series of talk-backs with each of the academic colleges at EIU, and one recurring theme was the demand for just-in-time teaching and learning resources and a best practices repository. Additionally, faculty requested an online space for shared resources that could be easily accessed at any time.

Eastern Illinois University now has a campus-wide site license and one-year subscription to Magna Commons, an online faculty development resource which provides on-demand professional development for faculty development, just-in-time teaching and learning, group meetings and discussion groups.

Magna Commons offers a wide variety of full-length online seminars with new titles added monthly, addressing critical issues facing faculty today, including grading and feedback, student engagement, online teaching and learning, etc. These programs feature leading educators and consultants delivering thought-provoking, content-rich presentations. The subscription also includes supplemental materials custom-designed to help faculty implement strategies, handouts, in-depth facilitator's discussion guides and complete transcripts of each program. To access this resource, please contact the Faculty Development office at 581-7051 or at facdev@eiu.edu. Sign-up instructions will be provided.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Assistant Director, Faculty Development
Posted: Aug 20, 2012

 

Human Resources


AMERIPRISE CAMPUS VISIT
Representatives from Ameriprise will be on campus 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Shelbyville Room, MLK Jr. Union. Ameriprise is an approved 403(b) provider dedicated to helping bring retirement dreams within reach. Advisers can help prepare for a dependable income, manage long-term assets, plan for taxes and protect against the unexpected so that you can look forward to a more confident retirement!

AMANDA ZUCCO, Benefits
Posted: Oct 10, 2012

WHAT IS SECA? (STATE AND UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES COMBINED APPEAL)
SECA is a once-a-year (Sept. 7–Nov. 2, 2012) campaign that provides all employees the opportunity to donate to the charitable causes of their choice to enhance the quality of life for all.

What Can Your Dollar Do To Help?

$1 per week…
-- Sends a child with epilepsy to a morning of summer camp
-- Provides a chest X-ray

$2 per week…
-- Provides five platelet counts for a child with hemophilia (bleeding disorders)
-- Helps distribute a Wizdom kit to a child newly diagnosed with diabetes
-- Provides infant mortality awareness information to 100 new parents

$4 per week…
-- Covers the cost of a spinal tap, including physician’s fee
-- Provides a red blood cell transfusion

$8 per week…
-- Provides one manual wheelchair for a person with a neuromuscular disease
-- Provides a day of oxygen

$10 per week…
-- Provides one day of chemotherapy to a young adult with leukemia
-- Sends a child with sickle-cell disease to camp for a week

$25 per week
-- Provides the funds for a sick child to spend one day in ICU

One time contribution…
-- $1 provides an educational booklet for a person newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
-- $10 provides diabetes risk tests to 500 individuals
-- $50 enables a hypertensive kidney patient to purchase a blood pressure cuff

Have questions? Please contact Mai Dao (217-581-5590, 1117 Old Main, mtdao@eiu.edu). Thank you in advance for your generosity and kindness.

MAI T. DAO, Budget Analyst; Planning, Budget and Institutional Research
Posted: Oct 09, 2012

REVISED INTERNAL GOVERNING POLICIES
Two Internal Governing Policies were recently revised with the approval of the president. Please take time to review these changes.

-- No. 6. Benefits -- Sick Leave has added a FMLA requirement.

-- No. 37. Medical Clearance After Absence Due Illness or Injury now requires A&P employees to submit information to the Department of Human Resources instead of the Office of the President.

LEIGH A. COTTINGHAM, Internal Auditing
Posted: Oct 04, 2012

NEW INTERNAL GOVERNING POLICY
IGP No. 31.1, Employment Actions -- Administrative Employees (Non-Negotiated), was recently added with the approval of the president. Please take time to review this new policy.

LEIGH A. COTTINGHAM, Internal Auditing
Posted: Oct 04, 2012

SURS COUNSELORS ON CAMPUS NOV. 8
SURS will have retirement counselors on campus Thursday, Nov. 8. If you wish to speak to a SURS representative on this date, they are now accepting appointments. Please call 1-800-275-7877 to obtain the necessary forms for your appointment. Once the completed forms have been received by SURS, you will then be mailed a notice to contact them again at the above number to schedule your appointment.

Appointments will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Returning the forms in a timely manner will help ensure an appointment time. These forms can be faxed to 217-378-9800 or mailed to the address that is provided with the forms.

To schedule an individual counseling session, you must be within four years of retirement eligibility:
- Age 55 with eight or more years of service;
- Age 62 with five or more years of service; or
- 30 or more years of qualifying service at any age.

See attached form for additional information.

An eligible employee is entitled to an appointment or estimate every 12 months.

PATRICIA A. HOOD, Benefits Office
Posted: Sep 27, 2012

2012 FLU SHOT CLINIC
Mark your calendars for Oct. 18! The 2012 free flu shot clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bridge Lounge, MLK Jr. Union. CMS requires state employees to present their state health insurance card and Panther Card at time of service.

RETIREES are required to present their health insurance card and two types of ID. If the retiree has Medicare, they need only to bring their Medicare card. Spouses of state employees are not eligible for the free vaccine. However, for a $30 charge, spouses of employees may get their flu shots at these clinics.

Remember to wear clothing that allows access to the upper arm.

DENISE CORRAY, Benefits Services
Posted: Sep 17, 2012

 

Employment Opportunities


ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED
The search committee for the assistant vice president for academic affairs for enrollment management invites you to meet the three finalists for this new position at Eastern Illinois University.

Their names, brief bios and interview schedules can be accessed on the website created for this position. Please see here.

ALLEN LANHAM, Dean of Library Services
Posted: Oct 12, 2012

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER
The Student Success Center is seeking an assistant director. Information about the position and application procedures can be found here.



KINESIOLOGY AND SPORTS STUDIES
Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology

Assistant Professor of Sports Management



INTERVIEWS FOR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR PROCESSING AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION POSITION
Interviews for the associate director for processing and electronic communication for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be held on the following dates:
-- Oct. 10, Thomas Glenn, 4440 Booth Library
-- Oct. 12, Denise Lee, 4440 Booth Library
-- Oct. 16, Carolyn Hurst, 2116 Blair Hall

The open sessions for the campus will be from 10:15 to 11 a.m.; the open session for the technology staff (ITS, CATS, etc.) will be 11 a.m. to noon. Candidate resumes and evaluations will be available at the interviews.

WILLIAM J. ELLIOTT, The Graduate School
Posted: Oct 05, 2012

IT MANAGER -- ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
IT Manager -- Administrative Coordinator



IT TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE -- SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Information Technology Technical Associate -- Security Administration



EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATION TENURE-TRACK POSITION
Assistant Professor of Reading



HISTORY/HISTORICAL ADMINISTRATION TENURE-TRACK POSITION
Assistant Professor of History (U.S. History/Historical Administration)



 

Research and Creative Activity


BRYAN MURLEY
Assistant Professor Bryan Murley, journalism, will speak at the University of Tampa on Thursday, Oct. 18, as part of the Department of English and Writing's Scholars' Symposia. His talk, "Digital 'Tectonics,'" focuses on how the Internet has shifted the informational topography, and how journalists and media professionals are charting a course through this changing landscape. He will also speak to a journalism class about data journalism.



FY2013 COUNCIL ON FACULTY RESEARCH AWARDS ANNOUNCED
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Council on Faculty Research would like to congratulate the faculty members who have received Academic Year 2012-2013 Council on Faculty Research Awards. The Council received 18 grant proposals. The College of Arts and Humanities submitted three proposals, and two were funded; the College of Business and Applied Sciences submitted 1.5 proposals; the College of Sciences submitted 14.5 proposals, and eight were funded. Faculty members receiving awards are Gary Bulla, biological sciences; Jill Deppe, biological sciences; Christopher Hanlon, English; Doug Klarup, chemistry; Mark McGuire, chemistry; Andrew Methven, bological sciences; Stephen Mullin, biological sciences; Britto Nathan, biological sciences; Henry Owen, biological sciences; and Lee Patterson, history.

BOB CHESNUT, Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Oct 08, 2012

2013 SUMMER RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY GRANT COMPETITION
In accordance with the 2012-2016 EIU-UPI Unit A agreement, Summer Research and Creative Activity Awards will once again be available this year. The awards are for research and creative activity projects conducted between the end of the spring semester and Aug. 31, 2013, by tenured/tenure track faculty in Bargaining Unit A. Approximately 20 awards of $4,500 each in the form of personal services payments will be granted. Faculty who wish to apply for funding should hand-deliver one copy of their proposal to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, 1102 Blair Hall, no later than noon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Researchers who have previously received a CFR grant and/or Summer Research and Creative Activity Award should make sure a progress/final report is on file for each award in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. To obtain a copy of the application materials, please visit our website. Applicants should make sure they use the most current application forms. If you have any questions, please contact Brad Green in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 217-581-2125 or bjgreen@eiu.edu.

BOB CHESNUT, Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Oct 08, 2012

FY2014 PROPOSAL INITIATIVE FUND
Proposals for grants from the Proposal Initiative Fund (PIF) are due by noon on May 8, 2013. The purpose of the PIF is to support projects with potential to lead to significant external funding. Eligible projects include -- but are not limited to -- research, creative activity, service, curriculum development, and outreach. All university personnel are welcome to apply for PIF grants. For complete program guidelines and application instructions, click here.

BOB CHESNUT, Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Oct 08, 2012

DAGNI BREDESEN
Dagni Bredesen (English) presented the paper "'When a man would be too clumsy': Domestic Surveillance, Homeland Security, and the Victorian Female Detective/Spy" at the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) annual conference, held in Madison, Wisc., Sept. 27-30.



UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH/SCHOLARSHIP/CREATIVE ACTIVITY GRANTS
The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Council is prepared to accept applications from undergraduates and their faculty mentors for research/creative activity grants for Spring 2013. The grants are each in the amount of $500 to the student and $250 for the faculty mentor. The student applications and faculty forms are available on the Honors College website. Any EIU undergraduate student enrolled in the current semester with a minimum GPA of 3.0 may apply. The closing date for all applications is noon Friday, Oct. 19. The recipients of these grants will be notified in November. Please contact the Honors Office at 581-2017 for further information.

JOHN P. STIMAC, Dean, Honors College
Posted: Aug 31, 2012

WRITE-ON-SITE
What does it mean to "write-on-site"? Coined by Kerry Ann Rockquemore, Write-on-Site is a program where faculty can come together to work on their particular projects for two hours at least once a week. Although people are working on their own projects, writing together in one place can provide the accountability of showing up, cultivate the sense that we are part of a community of writers, and help create that energy buzz that comes from being around others who are doing the same thing. During Fall 2012, the Faculty Development office (1116 Booth Library) will be open for Write-on-Site from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays. Check in, grab a cup of tea or coffee, and start working. There is space to work either in the office or in Booth Library's hidden treasure, the Faculty Reading Room. For more information, please contact the Faculty Development office at 581-7051 or by email at facdev@eiu.edu.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Assistant Director, Faculty Development
Posted: Aug 20, 2012

 

Miscellaneous


ADMISSIONS ANNOUNCES NEW ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Please join us in welcoming Mindy Swickrath to the Office of Admissions. Mindy brings public and private university as well as community college experience to Eastern. As associate director for recruitment, campus visits and special events, she will coordinate many campus-wide recruitment initiatives. Please contact Mindy to alert Admissions when your department hosts events on campus for prospective students. We'd love the opportunity to share the great benefits of an Eastern educational experience. Contact Mindy at 581-2223 or mmswickrath@eiu.edu.

BRENDA L. MAJOR, Director of Admissions
Posted: Oct 11, 2012

INFORMATION ABOUT WEST NILE VIRUS
This fall, public health officials are reporting higher levels of West Nile virus activity in Illinois, similar to the rest of the country. Please help educate our campus about simple steps people may take to help protect themselves against West Nile virus. Information and downloadable fliers are available at the Health Service website for posting in offices, classrooms and general posting locations. See here. Please do your part to help keep our campus community safe and well. Thank you for your help.

LYNETTE DRAKE, Director of Health Service
Posted: Oct 11, 2012

MLK JR. UNION TECHNOLOGY
The MLK Jr. Union is upgrading technology to facilitate users. We will have new computers and projectors in the ballrooms, the 1895 Room and the 7th Street Underground loft. The following third-floor meeting rooms will also be equipped with new permanent technology (computers and projectors): Martinsville, Charleston/Mattoon, Arcola/Tuscola and Effingham rooms. The other third-floor meeting rooms will no longer have computers, but will now have a portable cart with only a projector to accommodate your laptop computer.

FREDDIE HALL, Assistant Director, MLK Jr. Union
Posted: Oct 11, 2012

REVISED INTERNAL GOVERNING POLICIES
The following two Internal Governing Policies were recently revised with the approval of the president: #7.2 -- Discretionary Leaves of Absence and #108 -- Purchasing. Please take the time to review these changes.

LEIGH A. COTTINGHAM, Internal Auditing
Posted: Oct 11, 2012

HAND WASHING SIGNS FOR POSTING
New hand washing signs are available for posting in the campus restrooms. Please take the initiative to repost a new hand washing sign in campus restrooms in your building, as needed. A link to the new flyer is provided. See here. Thank you for helping keep our campus well.

LYNETTE DRAKE, Director of Health Service
Posted: Oct 11, 2012

FINAL GRADE SUBMISSION FOR FALL 2012 NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH D2L
Unfortunately, final grade submission from Desire2Learn to Banner will not be available for Fall 2012 grades as we had hoped. Ellucian, the parent company to Banner, could not guarantee that the interface between D2L and Banner would be completed by the time final grades are due. In addition, in order to integrate D2L with Banner, the consultants would also be required to change the integration between WebCT and Banner. Both were risks we could not take at this time. Therefore, faculty using Desire2Learn this term will be required to submit final grades manually to Banner. Faculty using WebCT this semester will still be able to submit final grades to Banner through the WebCT grade book. Beginning Spring 2013, we will only be using Desire2Learn. The real-time integration between D2L and Banner allowing grade submission will be available for the spring term. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. For questions, contact John Henderson, CATS, at jghenderson@eiu.edu or Kathy Reed, ITS, at ksreed@eiu.edu.

JULIE A. LOCKETT, Director of Instructional Technology Services, CATS
Posted: Oct 11, 2012

CEPS ALUMNI AWARD NOMINATIONS
Nominations for the College of Education and Professional Studies' 2013 Alumni Awards are due on Dec. 10, 2012. Nominees must have graduated from a program located in the EIU College of Education and Professional Studies. The nomination form and more information about the awards is available online here.

MARY E. BOWER, Assistant to the Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Oct 09, 2012

NOMINATE DIFFERENCE MAKERS AT EIU!
Every day at EIU, there are so many faculty and staff that go beyond to be the real Difference Makers! In support of National Make a Difference Day on Oct. 20, EIU Student Community Service wants to take time during the fall to recognize these great moments. Do you know a staff or faculty member who is truly making the difference? We would really enjoy recognizing their dedication, hard work and enthusiasm.

Each staff/faculty member on our campus plays an important role in making EIU great! Please take a moment and recognize this greatness! Nominees will receive Difference Makers thank-you gift sets delivered to their offices/departments. Sets will be delivered Thursdays in October (Oct. 11, 18 and 25). Please consider the people that work hard every day to make EIU great!

To learn more, please call EIU Student Community Service at 217-581-3967. Applications will be accepted Oct. 5-23. To nominate an EIU staff/faculty member, please click here. Thank you for all you do for EIU!

RACHEL FISHER, Student Community Service
Posted: Oct 05, 2012

HOMECOMING PARADE NEEDS YOUR CONVERTIBLE
The EIU Homecoming Parade committee is seeking convertibles for VIP's and the Homecoming Court. If you have a convertible that can be used in the parade, please contact Dana Barnard at dmbarnard@eiu.edu or 581-3829.

DANA M. BARNARD, Assistant Director, Student Life
Posted: Oct 04, 2012

HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA) NOTICE
The university's Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Mandate notice may be found online at www.eiu.edu/mandatedinformation/hipaa.php.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Oct 03, 2012

ILLINOIS MENINGITIS INFORMATION LAW
At the beginning of each academic year, the university shall inform each of its incoming freshmen and transfer students about meningitis and its transmission. Any university facility that delivers health services to university students must offer the meningitis vaccine, subject to availability of the vaccine from the manufacturer. Additional information pertaining to meningitis can be found online at http://www.eiu.edu/~health/info_meningitis.php.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Oct 03, 2012

'TRY-IT! ILLINOIS' RETURNS
Try-It! Illinois 2012, the 13th 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. Participating vendors include ABC-Clio, Alexander Street Press, BioOne, Cambridge UP, FINTEL, Gale-Cengage, Oxford UP, Taylor & Francis, ValueLine and many others. To access Try-It! Illinois, visit the Booth Library homepage and click on the "Try-It! Illinois" link or click here.

KAREN L. WHISLER, Booth Library
Posted: Oct 03, 2012

HONORARY DEGREE NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
Nominations for honorary degrees are being accepted by the university's Honorary Degree Committee. Honorary degees 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 at http://www.eiu.edu/advancement. Completed nominations should be returned to the Office of University Advancement no later than Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.

CHERYL L. GILBERT, University Advancement
Posted: Oct 03, 2012

FACULTY PROGRAM LEADER NEEDED FOR ITALY
The Office of Study Abroad is starting a new two-week customized program in Southern Italy (Slow Living: Cuisine, Culture, and Community). The office is ooking for a volunteer program leader for May 7-22, 2013 (no compensation, but all program expenses are covered, including per diem). The leader will participate in the classes and in all program activities. This program will fly into Naples, go to the Almafi coast, then to Matera, and depart from Bari.

Responsibilities include: marketing activities; organizing the group and logistics (including airfare, if applicable); communicating with the host; assisting with pre-departure orientation; assisting the students while abroad; facilitating communication between the students, the host and EIU before and during the program; orchestrating reflective activities (i.e. journal); resolving problems and issues that come up; and submitting a program report and recommendations for the next year. If you are interested in this volunteer position, please email wswilliamson@eiu.edu with a statement of interest and your qualifications.

WENDY S. WILLIAMSON, Office of Study Abroad
Posted: Oct 03, 2012

FACULTY PROGRAM LEADER NEEDED FOR NICARAGUA
The Office of Study Abroad, which has been running a week-long Intensive Spanish language program in Nicaragua for two years, is looking for a volunteer program leader for May 5-12, 2013 (no compensation, but all program expenses are covered, including per diem). The leader will participate in the Spanish language classes (as a learner) and in all program activities.

Responsibilities include marketing activities; organizing the group and logistics (including airfare, if applicable); communicating with the host institution; assisting with pre-departure orientation; assisting the students while abroad; facilitating communication between the students, the host institution and EIU before and during the program; orchestrating reflective activities (i.e. journal); resolving problems and issues that come up; and submitting a program report and recommendations for the next year. If you are interested in this volunteer position, please email wswilliamson@eiu.edu with a statement of interest and your qualifications.

WENDY S. WILLIAMSON, Office of Study Abroad
Posted: Oct 03, 2012

CAMPUS FIRE SAFETY-RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT
The Campus Fire Safety-Right-to-Know Act requires Eastern Illinois University to report fire safety information and statistics on an annual basis. This information can be found online at http://www.eiu.edu/mandatedinformation/fire.php.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Oct 03, 2012

EIU RETENTION/GRADUATION RATES
The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires Eastern Illinois University to report graduation and retention rates on an annual basis. This information can be found online at http://castle.eiu.edu/planning/institutional/retention.php.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Oct 03, 2012

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. These statistics and related information can be found online at http://www.eiu.edu/police/Welcome_Annual_Security_Report.php.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Oct 03, 2012

BOOTH LIBRARY ADDS 1,136 TITLES IN SEPTEMBER
During the month of September, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,136 new titles. 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 any questions.

DAVID S. BELL, Booth Library
Posted: Oct 03, 2012

DRUG FREE SCHOOLS AND CAMPUSES ACT INFORMATION
As required by the Federal Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act, the university must publicize information 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 at http://www.eiu.edu/mandatedinformation/drug.php.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Oct 03, 2012

TIME TO CHANGE EIU SYSTEM PASSWORDS
Now is the time to change your EIU system password. You must do so on or before Oct. 17, 2012. If you have changed your password since Sept. 12, 2012, you will not need to change it at this time. This is the password you use for accessing your Windows PC login (if you are a Windows User), WebCT, Desire2Learn, Banner, VPN, PantherMail and your personal web space.

CAY A. KOLLING, Information Technology Services
Posted: Sep 24, 2012

BOOTH LIBRARY ADDED 903 NEW TITLES IN AUGUST
During the month of August, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 903 new print titles. 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 any questions.

DAVID S. BELL, Booth Library
Posted: Sep 17, 2012

LUIS CLAY MENDEZ DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Nominations for the Luis Clay Mendez Service Award are now being accepted. Nominees should exemplify the dedication of Luis Clay Mendez by their service to the university, their profession and the community. Detailed information and nomination forms are available on the Faculty Senate’s website. Completed nominations should be returned to Jeffrey Stowell, Department of Psychology, Faculty Senate Awards Chair, no later than 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

LISA M. TAYLOR, Family and Consumer Sciences
Posted: Sep 10, 2012

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. These documents have also been placed in the reference section of Booth Library.

BILLIE L. RAWLINGS, Administrative Aide, Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Aug 17, 2012

PRE-RETIREMENT SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS
Faculty eligible to apply for pre-retirement summer assignments must do so by Oct. 15, 2012. 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.i.(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, 2012.

BILLIE L. RAWLINGS, Administrative Aide, Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Aug 17, 2012

FALL 2012 OPEN HOURS SCHEDULE AT THE GREGG TECHNOLOGY CENTER
GTC Open Hours for Fall 2012
Sundays: 2 to 11:45 p.m.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 7 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Fridays: 7 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

During midterms and finals, the GTC will have a modified extended hours schedule which will be posted closer to those dates.

If you require assistance or information from the GTC, call 581-7633.

CHAD P. ELLIOTT, Gregg Technology Center
Posted: Aug 09, 2012

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)


NATIONAL COUNCIL ON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (NCUR) ABSTRACT DEADLINE
The National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) has opened up its abstract submission page and has set a deadline. While their timing is much later than last year, the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (URSCA) Committee would like to solicit abstracts from students at Eastern so that they may be reviewed prior to submission to NCUR.

The Honors College can only fund those abstracts that have been approved by the URSCA Committee. Funding includes registration for the student, travel and lodging.

Abstracts are to be submitted using the MachForm located here. The deadline for abstract submissions to be considered by URSCA is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

Important Guidelines:

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot edit your abstract after it is submitted. Proofread your abstract carefully!

Complete all required fields before submitting an abstract.

Only the primary presenter needs to submit an abstract, and only one abstract should be submitted for each presentation.

The main text of abstracts are usually 250-300 words, and should be no more than 450 words. We recommend that you print this form and have all of your necessary information on hand before entering the information online.

Abstracts should:
-- State, in clear terms, the central research question and the purpose of the research.
-- Provide a brief discussion of the research methodology.
-- State conclusions, either final or anticipated.
-- Be well organized.

All abstracts will undergo a rigorous review by a panel of faculty reviewers (URSCA Committee). Abstract reviewers will evaluate submissions based on the criteria listed above and will assess overall merit within the context of the specific academic discipline.
,br> There is a limit of two abstracts submitted per primary presenter.

Visual artists will be able to upload their images after submitting this form.

Abstracts should observe the following:
-- Complete the abstract using appropriate upper and lower case letters.
-- The title will appear in the program exactly as you type it, so check your spelling.
-- Enter first name, middle initial and last name of author and co-authors.
-- Enter faculty sponsor in parentheses.
-- Enter the department and institution where the research was conducted.

If you have questions, please contact John Paul Stimac, dean, Honors College.

JOHN P. STIMAC, Dean, Honors College
Posted: Oct 12, 2012

INFORMATIONAL SESSION: UDALL SCHOLARSHIP
Are you a sophomore or junior pursuing one of the following majors: AET (alternative energy and sustainability), BIO (environmental biology), CHM (biochemistry), GEG (environmental studies), or PLS (American policy, public policy and/or public administration)? Alternately, are you a sophomore or junior pursuing one of the following minors: broadcast meteorology, environmental studies, environmental sustainability or geographic information sciences? Is your cumulative GPA at least a 3.50?

Do you intend a career in service to the environment? Do you possess undergraduate service and leadership experience with organizations focused on, or supportive of, environmental protection?

If you answered "yes" to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Udall Scholarship. This national award offers up to $5,000 per year toward payment of tuition, fees, books, and room and board, for one to two years of undergraduate study.

To find out more, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register for an informational session being held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 2, 2012.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Honors Adviser/The Honors College
Posted: Oct 11, 2012

TAKE EIU HOME FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK
Students, please stop by the Admissions Office in Old Main and pick up a Panther Packet of EIU brochures to share with your friends back home. If you're planning to stop by your high school to let your friends and teachers know how well you're doing, why not wear the official T-shirt we'll include in your packet!

Don't forget to stop by the Office of Admissions in Old Main before you head home. Gail and Stacy are expecting you.

BRENDA L. MAJOR, Director of Admissions
Posted: Oct 11, 2012

STUDENT FLU CLINICS TO BE HELD
Students are strongly encouraged to get immunized for the flu. Student flu clinics will be held from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, Student Recreation Center; Wednesday, Oct. 17,Stevenson Hall Lobby; and Oct. 24, Greek Court Main Building. Students unable to be vaccinated during a clinic can call Health Service to make an appointment or walk in to the clinic to receive a shot.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Oct 08, 2012

ALCOHOLEDU PART 2
Students completing Part I of AlcoholEdu should have received or be receiving notification that Part II is due. Notices for Part II will be sent 45 days following the student's completion of Part I. Students who have already received notification, and those who will receive notices between now and Nov. 1, should complete Part II no later than Nov. 1. Questions should be directed to Eric Davidson at 581-7786 or esdavidson@eiu.edu.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Health Service
Posted: Oct 08, 2012

FAMILY WEEKEND PHOTO BUTTONS AT PANTHER PRINT & COPY CENTER
STUDENTS: If you haven't already done so, please pick up your photo buttons from the Copy Center in the University Union, and remember that you can order extra buttons (pin backs and magnets) if you and your family decide you would like more. We can also turn your photo into a poster or photo print. For details, please contact Jon Crask at 581-5334 or jlcrask@eiu.edu. Thank you for making Family Weekend a great time!

TED E. HART, MLK Jr. Union
Posted: Oct 04, 2012

GRADUATE STUDENT TEXTBOOK PURCHASE OPTION DEADLINE IS NOV. 15
Graduate students may purchase textbooks for courses in which they are enrolled and qualify for a rental fee refund, full or partial, during regular business hours. The deadline to exercise this option for Fall 2012 is Thursday, Nov. 15. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please bring textbook(s) at time of sale. There will be no other opportunity to purchase textbooks this term.

CHRISTINA M. COFFEY, Textbook Rental Service
Posted: Oct 03, 2012

FALL 2012 REGULAR TEXTBOOK SALE
Students may purchase textbooks for courses in which they are enrolled during regular business hours through Thursday, Nov. 15. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please bring textbook(s) at time of sale. There will be no other opportunity to purchase textbooks this term.

CHRISTINA M. COFFEY, Textbook Rental Service
Posted: Oct 03, 2012

2012 SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION STAFF SCHOLARSHIP
The School of Continuing Education Staff Scholarship is supported by donations from staff members and friends of the School of Continuing Education, and was established to recognize and reward the outstanding achievements of non-traditional learners. This $500 award will be presented in November to a single recipient, payable in the spring semester.

Please review the scholarship form to see the requirements for applying. You can return the signed form, along with your written statement to: Staff Scholarship Committee, School of Continuing Education, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920.

Deadline is Oct. 15, 2012.

Scholarship Form

BETH CRAIG, School of Continuing Education
Posted: Sep 26, 2012

TRUMAN SCHOLARS SOUGHT
The Truman Scholarship Committee is seeking candidates for the Truman Scholarship. This is a national competition for students with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to public service. Successful candidates receive significant monetary awards for their senior year and for graduate study in public service fields. Interested students in their junior year who have shown leadership potential and are committed to serving the public should contact Nora Pat Small, History Department, 2526 Coleman Hall, 581-6380, by Oct. 15.

NORA P. SMALL, History
Posted: Sep 24, 2012

INFORMATIONAL SESSION: JACK KENT COOKE GRADUATE ARTS AWARD
• Are you a senior majoring in art, theatre or journalism (broadcast news)… or a senior completing a minor in creative writing? Will you graduate at the end of Spring 2013, with a final cumulative GPA of at least 3.80?
• Will you be pursuing a related graduate degree beginning Fall 2013, in order to prepare for a career as a working artist? Will you require financial assistance to attend graduate school?
• Do you hope to use your artistic ability to help others and/or improve society?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award, a national scholarship offering up to $50,000 per year toward tuition, fees, books, and room and board associated with the completion of a first graduate degree.

To find out more, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register for an informational session being held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 24.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Honors Adviser/The Honors College
Posted: Sep 20, 2012

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FOR THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE
The Honors College announces that applications are now open for students to submit abstracts of their research, scholarship or creative activities for the 2013 National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). This year’s NCUR is being held on April 11-13, 2013, on the campus of the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. If your abstract is accepted, the Honors College will cover all registration, travel and lodging expenses for a student to present their abstract at the conference.

The internal deadline for applications is noon on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.

Please note that the application process consists of two steps: 1) Submit your abstract internally at NCUR abstract review form, then, if selected internally, 2) candidates apply to NCUR through their online submission form. You will be notified by the Honors College if your abstract has been accepted for submission to NCUR. Upon notification from NCUR of acceptance to attend the conference, the Honors College will provide instructions on how to register.

JOHN PAUL STIMAC, Dean, Honors College
Posted: Sep 19, 2012

COMMENCEMENT BY EXCEPTION PROCEDURES
Definition: An exception is a request to participate in a commencement ceremony in a term that precedes completion of degree requirements. Commencement ceremonies are offered at the conclusion of the fall and spring terms. There is no summer term commencement ceremony. Requests to participate in commencement ceremonies by exception may be granted according to the following guidelines:
a) Students able to complete all of their degree requirements by the end of the summer term may be granted permission to participate in the preceding spring commencement ceremony.
b) Students with only student teaching, internship, or practicum to be completed may be granted permission to participate in the commencement ceremony preceding their final term.

Procedures: Complete a standard graduation application for the term in which you will compete all degree requirements. Complete the Request for Participation in Commencement by Exception form prior to the deadline specific to the semester in which the earlier ceremony will take place. Forms are available online through the Academic Affairs and Campus Advising Network (CAN) websites. Completed forms must be returned to the appropriate college or school. Students who qualify and are approved for participation in an earlier ceremony should access the Commencement Office website listed below for information on ordering a cap and gown and related activities associated with participation in commencement.

Deadlines: The deadlines to apply for Request for Participation in Commencement by Exception are: Fall deadline is the first Tuesday in November. Spring deadline is the Wednesday after Spring Break. The graduation application deadlines are the same as those for participating in commencement by the standard procedures and are also listed below.

Certification for Graduation
Participation in a commencement ceremony does not signify completion of a degree. No student will be certified for graduation and awarded a degree and diploma until the appropriate certifying dean has provided the Office of the Registrar with official verification of the completion of all degree requirements. See Internal Governing Policy 50 for additional details.

Questions:
Students should direct questions regarding these procedures, deadlines, the application for graduation and the Request for Participation in Commencement by Exception form to the appropriate certification officer.

Web Site Addresses:
The website for application deadlines is here.
Students must apply for graduation through PAWS.

Commencement Office

Undergraduate Questions:
College of Arts and Humanities
College of Education and Professional Studies
Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences
College of Sciences

Graduate Questions:
The Graduate School

Bachelor of General Studies Program Questions:
School of Continuing Education

MONICA A. ZEIGLER, Director/Academic Advising Center
Posted: Sep 18, 2012

STANDARD COMMENCEMENT PROCEDURES
Commencement ceremonies are offered at the conclusion of the fall and spring terms. There is no summer term commencement ceremony. The standard commencement ceremony in which a student may participate is the ceremony at the conclusion of the term when all degree requirements are completed or a term of choice after all degree requirements are completed.

Deadlines: The fall deadline is the first Tuesday in November. The spring deadline is the Wednesday after Spring Break. The application deadlines specific to each term are available at the Office of the Registrars’ web page.

Certification for Graduation
Participation in a commencement ceremony does not signify completion of a degree. No student will be certified for graduation and awarded a degree and diploma until the appropriate certifying dean has provided the Office of the Registrar with official verification of the completion of all degree requirements. See Internal Governing Policy 50 for additional details.

Questions: Students should direct questions regarding these procedures, deadlines and the application for graduation to the appropriate certification officer.

Commencement Office

MONICA A. ZEIGLER, Director/Academic Advising Center
Posted: Sep 18, 2012

UNIVERSITY ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION MEETINGS
Students must attend a meeting to formally apply for University Admission to Teacher Education and to initiate the selection process. The College of Education and Professional Studies schedules meetings each semester. The required formal application form is distributed and collected at the meetings, and the rules and regulations concerning selection, admission to, and retention in teacher education are explained. Students who have not previously applied must attend a meeting.

The following meetings are available Fall Semester 2012 to initiate the selection process: Monday, Sept. 10 (5-5:50 p.m.); Tuesday, Oct. 2 (6-6:50 p.m.); Wednesday, Nov. 14 (5-5:50 p.m.); and Monday, Dec. 3 (4-4:50 p.m.). Registration is NOT required. All meetings are held in 1501 Buzzard Hall.

DOUG BOWER, Associate Dean/College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Aug 20, 2012

 

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