Mar 05, 2015

 

News from Old Main

APPROVED DATES -- FAMILY WEEKEND AND HOMECOMING 2015, 2016, 2017 AND 2018 (UPDATED)
Dates have been approved for Family Weekend and Homecoming as outlined below:

2015
Family Weekend -- Oct. 9–11
Homecoming -- Oct. 23–25

2016
Family Weekend -- Sept. 23-25
Homecoming -- Oct. 21–23

2017
Family Weekend -- Sept. 15-17
Homecoming -- Oct. 20–22

2018
Family Weekend -- Sept. 21–23
Homecoming -- Oct. 19–21

DANIEL P. NADLER, Vice President for Student Affairs
Posted: Feb 27, 2015

 

Meetings/Events

THE RESPECTFUL WORKPLACE
Please mark your calendars for The Respectful Workplace, scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 25, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union. In this workshop, we will address our responsibility to help create and maintain a work environment where people respect and value one another as individuals and professionals. Where all employees can look forward to spending their time and be free from offensive, intimidating or harassing behaviors. You will learn specific skills you can use to confront offensive, embarrassing or harassing behavior. You will also learn how to critically examine your own workplace behavior to identify those actions that may be inappropriate. Seats are limited, so please register here. Contact Julie Benedict or Kelly Simmonds, 581-8415, eiutraining@eiu.edu, for information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training & Development
Posted: Mar 05, 2015

KIDS DAY OUT SPRING 2015, MARCH 28 -- CHILDREN PK-6TH GRADE, SPACE JAM THEME
The Education Scholars Program will host its Spring Kids Day Out from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28, in Buzzard Hall. This year, we will feature a looney tunes, space and sports theme, along with the movie, "Space Jam." There will be games, crafts and other activities. If the weather is nice, we will even incorporate some outside activities.

There is no cost for this event, but space is limited so register now. To register your PK-6th grade child, send your child’s (grandchildren or other relatives are welcome, too) name and grade, as well as your name, email address and phone number, to Doug Bower at djbower@eiu.edu. The deadline to register is Tuesday, March 24. If you have questions, please contact Bower via email or call him at 217-581-2524.

DOUGLAS J. BOWER, CEPS Dean's Office
Posted: Mar 05, 2015

EMERGING HUMAN PATHOGEN LECTURE BY VISITING SCHOLAR
All are invited to attend the upcoming seminar, “Acinetobacter baumannii -- An Emerging Pathogen: Adaptation to the Human Host and Clinical Environments” by Beate Averhoff, Ph.D., at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the Life Science Building, Room 2080, on the EIU campus.

Averhoff is a member of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Bioenergetics at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She has 46 publications, and her research expertise centers on DNA transport machineries of mesophilic and thermophilic bacteria; the physiology of Acinetobacter; bacterial adaptation to extreme environments; and the adhesion, biofilm formation and pilus biogenesis of Thermus thermophilus. Averhoff is currently a representative of Women’s Council of the Faculty of Biosciences and participates in SciMento, a mentoring program for female Ph.D. students and post-docs. She teaches Molecular Biology and Genetics, Molecular Microbiology, General Molecular Biology, and Molecular and Applied Microbiology.

Averhoff’s visit is being sponsored by the College of Sciences’ Visiting Scholar Program, Faculty Development Partnership Grant Program, EIU Chapter of Sigma Xi, Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association and the Department of Biological Sciences.

STEVEN L. DANIEL, Biological Sciences
Posted: Mar 05, 2015

FILM SHOWING
On Wednesday, March 11, the film "Pride" will be screened as part of Women's History & Awareness Month 2015. "Pride" is a 2014 British LGBT-related historical comedy-drama film written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus. It was screened as part of the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Queer Palm award.

Based on an extraordinary true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign.

The film will be shown from 5-7 p.m. in the Lecture Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, and is sponsored by the Making Excellence Inclusive group, Booth Library, Faculty Development, Film Studies and EIU Pride. The film will be followed by a panel discussion.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Faculty Development
Posted: Mar 05, 2015

DIVERSITY IN TEACHING AND LEARNING: CLIMATE, PRACTICES AND OUTCOMES
Sylvia Hurtado, distinguished professor at UCLA, will be speaking to faculty and staff on inclusion within the classroom. Hurtado's presentation, titled "Diversity in Teaching and Learning: Climate, Practices and Outcomes," will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 9, in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity and the Office of the President.

HEATHER DRAGOO, Civil Rights
Posted: Mar 04, 2015

ACADEMIC RESEARCH ON ISIS: DOS AND DON'TS
Prompted by the shocking news and videos, and their impact on our students and youths, Asian Studies is organizing events to clarify some of the frequently asked questions concerning ISIS/DAESH/Islamic State. The first meeting will take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in Coleman Hall 2691 with Middle East historian Brian Mann, who will share his experiences in academic research on groups like ISIS. Researching the contemporary Middle East can present one with various logistical, methodological and security issues and concerns. We will discuss how to find and evaluate online sources, and how to keep you and your computer safe and secure while you do so.

JINHEE LEE, History
Posted: Mar 04, 2015

NEW ENGLISH SUMMER CAMP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Do you know a high school student with a passion for reading and writing? If so, invite them to apply for the new English Studies Summer Camp for High School Students hosted by the EIU English Department. The camp will take place on campus July 12-17, 2015.

Campers will select courses from a range of offerings in creative writing, literature, media studies, professional/academic writing and more. Students will grow academically and socially as they prepare for college and are mentored by expert faculty who share their passion for reading and writing. They will receive individual attention through small class sizes, and gain skills in analyzing and crafting texts and expressing their ideas both verbally and through writing.

The camp offers two levels of discounted tuition: A residency rate which includes tuition, housing, recreation and three meals per day, and a commuter rate that includes tuition, some recreational activities and daily lunches. The residential rate is $185 and the commuter rate is $105. Scholarships for full or partial funding are available.

Students who will be in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the academic year following the camp are welcome to apply for admission. A completed application and one-page essay written by the student explaining his/her interest in the program must be submitted by March 31, 2015.

Applications and more detailed information about the camp, course offerings and scholarships are available on the EIU English Department’s website or by calling 217-581-2428.

SARAH B. MILLER, English
Posted: Mar 04, 2015

ADVANCED BIOFUELS LECTURE BY VISITING SCHOLAR
All are invited to attend the upcoming public lecture, “Acetogenic Bacteria: Microbes with an Ancient Way of Living and Their Use in Third Generation Biotechnology” by Volker Müller, Ph.D., at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, in Buzzard Auditorium, Room 1501.

Müller is a professor and head of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Bioenergetics at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He has published 170 articles, and his research spans a wide range of topics including the metabolism and biochemistry of anaerobic bacteria, the use of anaerobes in biotechnological applications, the molecular basis of salt adaptation in halotolerant and halophilic microbes, and the role of chloride in microorganisms. Müller is also active in the classroom where he teaches molecular biology and genetics, general microbiology, and molecular and applied microbiology.

Müller’s visit is being sponsored by the College of Sciences’ Visiting Scholar Program, Faculty Development Partnership Grant Program, EIU Chapter of Sigma Xi, Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association, and the Department of Biological Sciences.

STEVEN L. DANIEL, Biological Sciences
Posted: Feb 27, 2015

FREEDOM FROM SMOKING CLINICS ON CAMPUS
The Health Education Resource Center provides Freedom From Smoking® class here on campus. This group clinic, developed by the American Lung Association, includes eight sessions with a step-by-step plan to quit smoking.

The clinic is available to students and state employees (faculty and staff members). Please see the details on costs below:
Students: $30
State Employees: $75 (State employees may submit for reimbursement through Central Management Services upon completion of the program.)

Clinic sessions begin soon. Please visit this website for details and registration.

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Feb 27, 2015

EIU’S OLD MAIN LIGHTS TO SHINE ON NIGHTS IN MARCH
The walls of Eastern’s Old Main will be lit up on various nights in March, including Monday, March 2, in celebration of the naming of a new president at the institution. The month’s first scheduled illumination will be blue to commemorate the naming of Eastern’s 12th president earlier in the day.

Additional lightings scheduled for March include blue on both March 6 and 7 to welcome potential students arriving for EIU’s Admitted Student Open House on that Saturday. Later in the month, Old Main’s walls will shine green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) and for the greatly anticipated first day of spring (March 20).

Those with suggestions for future light commemorations should submit ideas to vwoodard@eiu.edu.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Feb 26, 2015

FOREIGN LANGUAGE WEEK 2015 AT EIU!
Please join the Foreign Language Department Wednesday, March 4, through Wednesday, March 11, for exciting and educational events featuring French, German and Spanish activities. Discover another culture and expand your knowledge. Events are open to everyone! For a complete calendar of events, visit here. For additional information, email foreignlang@eiu.edu.

MEGAN A. PRZYGODA, Foreign Languages
Posted: Feb 25, 2015

SESSION ON WORKING AND PARENTHOOD
On Thursday, March 12, Cheri Burcham, U of I Extension educator on family life, will join us to lead a session on how to manage and maintain a healthy balance between work and being a parent and how to offer your best to both important roles. The session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Arcola/Tuscola Room of the MLK Jr. Union. Grab some lunch and bring a friend! We welcome all in the university and surrounding community to attend. Please register here. If you have questions, please call Kelly at 581-6402 or email us at eiutraining@eiu.edu. We hope to see you there!

KELLY J. SIMMONDS, Training & Development
Posted: Feb 25, 2015

SAFE ZONE TRAININGS
The Safe Zone program is a way for all students, university employees, and community members to become more familiar with the LGBTQ+ community and the issues that they face. This program also helps participants learn how to become better allies to members of this vibrant community.

There are two phases in the program. The dates for the rest of the semester are as follows:
SAFE ZONE PHASE 1: Tuesday, March 10 (5-7 p.m.) and Thursday, April 16 (8-10 a.m.)
SAFE ZONE PHASE 2: Thursday, March 12 (7-9 p.m.) and Thursday, April 16 (10 a.m.-noon)

To register for these trainings, please go here.

If you are interested in setting up a separate training for your department or office, or if you have a small group of individuals interested, please contact the LGBTQA Resource Center via our email (lgbtqa@eiu.edu).

CAMERON M. CARRARA, LGBTQA Resource Center
Posted: Feb 23, 2015

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT COLLEGE STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH
The local chapter, ILLOWA, of the Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) will host Dr. David Towle, licensed psychologist, as he presents “New Information about College Student Mental Health” at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, on Friday, March 27. An afternoon roundtable discussion will be held on the topic of accommodating students with mental health conditions.

If you are interested in additional information and/or registering for the event, please visit here.

KATHRYN WAGGONER, Director, Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS)
Posted: Feb 23, 2015

HELPING FACULTY UNDERSTAND SHELDON’S SPOT: 'COUCHING' AUTISM THROUGH 'THE BIG BANG THEORY'
On Friday, April 17, ILLOWA AHEAD and OSDS will present “Helping Faculty Understand Sheldon’s Spot: ‘Couching’ Autism through the Big Bang Theory." This presentation will illustrate using the sitcom "Big Bang Theory" the DSM-V diagnosis of Autism and tools needed to best support these students. The afternoon session, "Autism and the Transition to College," will be conducted by Gail Richard, director of the Autism Center. This session will provide further support in understanding the transition to college for students on the spectrum.

For additional information and/or to register for the event, please visit here.

KATHRYN WAGGONER, Director, Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS)
Posted: Feb 23, 2015

WISM AND M3S SPRING EVENT
Women in Science and Mathematics (WiSM) and Mentoring for Minorities in Mathematics and Science (M3S) will sponsor "Mentoring for Female Ph.D.s and Postdocs at Universities in Hesse," presented by Beate Averhoff. Presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

Event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Seventh Street Underground (the Rathskeller), MLK Jr. Union. Interested individuals should RSVP to wism@eiu.edu by Feb. 28. Light dinner will be served; all are welcome to attend.

ANABELA M RESENDE DA MAIA, Biological Sciences
Posted: Feb 18, 2015

31ST ANNUAL MEDIA & METHODS IN ART EDUCATION
Eastern Illinois University art educators invite you to the 31st annual Media and Methods in Art Conference on Saturday, March 7. The conference will feature seven hands-on workshops exploring a variety of art media, art techniques, grade levels and audiences.

The cost of $85 includes conference materials, continental breakfast and lunch. EIU students can attend for only $60. For more information and/or to register, please visit here.

PEGGY A. BROWN, School of Continuing Education
Posted: Feb 18, 2015

DEVELOPING CONTENT KNOWLEDGE AND LITERACY SKILLS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES AND INTERDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENTS
TPS EIU is excited to announce that the Illinois Council for the Social Studies annual spring conference will be held at EIU on Friday, March 6. We will focus on developing literacy in K-12 social science, language arts and other disciplines through presentations on content knowledge and strategies to support learning standards for students of all ages.

The cost to attend this valuable professional development is low; only $50 for ICSS members and $25 for students. For more information and/or to register, please visit here.

PEGGY A. BROWN, School of Continuing Education Dean's Office
Posted: Feb 17, 2015

FUTURE PANTHER ADMITTED STUDENT DAYS
The Office of Admissions will host two FUTURE PANTHER ADMITTED STUDENT DAYS. On both Feb. 16 and March 7, admitted students and their families will visit campus and enjoy a special day of activities and sessions designed to help students make the commitment to attend EIU in the fall. All students will attend a mock class while their parents attend a Parent Panel. Families will be able to attend a Meet Your Faculty Academic Fair, a Student Involvement Fair, Housing and Dining session, Financial Aid and Scholarship session, as well as tour campus, residence halls and Greek Court. Guests will also attend a luncheon in the MLK Jr. Union. Please plan to wear blue on both days and welcome our guests.

KARENLEE SPENCER, Admissions
Posted: Feb 06, 2015

FREE STORY TIMES OFFERED ON SATURDAYS AT BOOTH LIBRARY
A series of story times for children is planned in the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library. Story times are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; and March 7. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to attend and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit here or call 581-8442.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean
Posted: Feb 02, 2015

2015 SPRING ELECTRICAL OUTAGE
The annual Spring Electrical Outage will take place over the following days during Spring Break:

Saturday, March 14: 7 a.m.–5 p.m. (Primary #6) -- Booth Library; Gregg Computer Lab; and Ford, McKinney and Weller halls

Monday, March 16: 7 a.m.–3 p.m. (Primary #7) -- McAfee Gym; Lincoln, Stevenson and Douglas halls; Tower Dining Service; MLK Jr. Union West (includes Housing, Scheduling Office, bank facility, University Ballroom, Ticket Office, Non-traditional Student Lounge, Craft Depot and Salon).

Wednesday, March 18: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. (Primary #8) -- Lantz Arena; Field House; Student Rec Center and O’Brien Stadium

Thursday, March 19: 7 a.m.–3 p.m. (Primary #9 & #10) -- MLK Jr. Union East (includes meeting rooms, Grand Ballroom, Bookstore, Catering, Copy Express)

Tuesday, June 30 (after spring semester ends): (Feeder Circuit #4) -- Carman Complex, including Dining; Textbook Rental

CHRISTOPHER BARTLETT, Electrician Foreman/Facilities Planning and Management
Posted: Feb 02, 2015

QUANAH AND CYNTHIA PARKER TO BE SUBJECT OF EXHIBIT AND PROGRAM SERIES
Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker will be the topic of an exhibit and program series at Booth Library beginning in February. The exhibit "Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker: The History and the Legend" will be on display from Feb. 7 to April 9. In addition, a series of related programs and film screenings are planned Feb. 20-23.

The saga of Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker is well-known in Texas history, but the story really began in East Central Illinois. Cynthia Ann’s grandfather, Elder John Parker, her uncles, Benjamin and Daniel Parker, and other members of the family were among the first white settlers of what is now Coles County.

For more information about "Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker: The History and the Legend," including complete program and exhibit descriptions, visit the program Web page. More information also may be obtained by contacting Beth Heldebrandt, project director, at emheldebrandt@eiu.edu or 581-6064.

This program was made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Illinois General Assembly.

ELIZABETH M HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Jan 15, 2015

 

Professional Development

FINANCIAL MANAGER -- FIXED ASSETS AND INVENTORY
The state of Illinois requires a yearly inventory of equipment items and, as financial managers, it is important to protect the university's resources. If you are a new financial manager, fixed asset custodian, equipment manager, proxy or experienced but would like a refresher, please join us from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the eClassroom, Room 4450, Booth Library. Computers will be available if you would like a hands-on experience with the online inventory process. You will also learn the basics of equipment purchases and what items to monitor. Space is limited, so please reserve a seat here. Contact Julie Benedict, jabenedict@eiu.edu, 581-8415, for more information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training & Development
Posted: Feb 25, 2015

REDDEN GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
The EIU Foundation is making funds available for instructional development grants from the Redden Fund for the Improvement of Undergraduate Instruction. Awards are limited to a maximum of $1,500. Applications are available online here. Applicants may click the Redden Grant link under the “News and Information” section of the menu on the left side of the Foundation homepage to access and print an application. Faculty may apply for more than one Redden Grant. A hard copy of the completed application must be submitted to department chairs by April 22, 2015. If you have questions or concerns, please contact April Marchuk at 581-7380 or at amarchuk@eiu.edu.

NANCY R. ZYTKA, EIU Foundation
Posted: Feb 09, 2015

 

Human Resources

ELECTRICAL OUTAGES
It has come to my attention that there is some confusion on how to report time during periods of electrical outages. Employees are expected to be at work when scheduled, even during outages, unless they have supervisory approval for using accrued leave, sick leave or comp time (for those who have comp time). If you work during an outage, you must record the actual time worked. If you use leave during an outage, then the appropriate leave event should be recorded. In all cases, all time reporting should be accurately recorded in web-time entry.

Employees unable to work in their assigned area due to decreased visibility should move to another area to accomplish their work until the outage is resolved. Normally, outages may last only a few hours. However, if you are unable to work, the appropriate use of leave should first be approved by your supervisor and then recorded accurately in web-time entry. If you have any questions, you may contact Human Resources at 217-581-3514 for further clarification.

RICHARD ENYARD, Director, Human Resources
Posted: Mar 05, 2015

TIAA-CREF REPRESENTATIVE ON CAMPUS
TIAA-CREF representative Chris Stephens will be on campus Feb. 26, March 26 and April 23 in the Sullivan Room, MLK Jr. Union. TIAA-CREF is an EIU-approved tax shelter annuity provider who can assist employees with financial and retirement planning. To schedule an appointment, call 800-732-8353.

AMANDA ZUCCO, Benefits Services
Posted: Feb 01, 2015

SURS INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATIONS -- MARCH 11
SURS representatives will be on campus for informational presentations on March 11 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Charleston/Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union. Each presentation will last about an hour, with a Q & A session following. If you are interested in attending one of the presentations, please register by following the links on the Benefits Home Page here. Registering will ensure adequate seating and handouts for attendees. All EIU employees are welcome!

Please note: This is a separate event from the March 12 SURS visit, which is strictly by appointment for individual counseling sessions.

DENISE E. CORRAY, Benefits Services
Posted: Jan 30, 2015

VALIC REPRESENTATIVE TO BE ON CAMPUS WEEKLY
A VALIC representative will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday in the Sullivan Room, MLK Jr. Union. If you wish to make an appointment, please call 217-821-5289 or visit the Sullivan Room any Wednesday through March 11.

VALIC is one of EIU's approved vendors for the 403b plan. A 403b is a voluntary tax-deferred supplemental retirement plan developed to enhance an employee's retirement. VALIC is just one of the approved vendors offered by EIU.

For more information about EIU's 403b plans, please visit here.

THURMAN B. ETCHISON, Benefit Services
Posted: Jan 20, 2015

 

Employment Opportunities

STAFF NURSE II
Staff Nurse II, Health Service



AREA DIRECTOR FOR GREEK COURT
Area Director for Greek Court, Housing and Dining



ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF NURSING
Assistant Professor of Nursing, RN to BS in Nursing Program



 

Research and Creative Activity

INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER FOR GLOBAL DIVERSITY FACULTY TRAVEL GRANTS
The Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity is pleased to announce the AY 2014-2015 faculty travel grants competition for reimbursement of travel expenses up to $500. The awards are for EIU faculty presenting original research/creative activity at a conference or a refereed scholarly workshop in keeping with the ICGD’s mission: promoting a greater awareness of global diversity and interdisciplinary approaches to Africana, Asian, Latin American and Women’s Studies. Grant recipients are required to present the funded projects at an ICGD symposium. For further information and application form, visit here. The last day to submit all application materials to the ICGD office (3165 Blair Hall) is noon Monday, April 13, 2015.

JINHEE LEE, History
Posted: Mar 05, 2015

INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER FOR GLOBAL DIVERSITY STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS
The Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity is pleased to announce the AY 2014-2015 student travel grants competition for reimbursement of travel expenses up to $300. The awards are for EIU students presenting original research/creative activity at a conference with the ICGD’s mission: promoting a greater awareness of global diversity and interdisciplinary approaches to Africana, Asian, Latin American and women’s studies. Grant recipients are required to present the funded projects at an ICGD symposium. For further information concerning eligibility and application process, visit here. The last day to submit all application materials to the ICGD office (3165 Blair Hall) is noon Monday, April 13, 2015.

JINHEE LEE, History
Posted: Mar 05, 2015

WRITE-ON-SITE WEDNESDAYS
If you are working on an article, a book chapter, a grant report or any other writing project, please join us for Write-on-Site every Wednesday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. in the Office of Faculty Development (1116 Booth Library). Bring your laptop and grab a cup of tea (perhaps a cookie now and then) and set to work in the quiet company of others also engaged in writing projects.

For further information, contact the Faculty Development Office at 581-7051.

WANDA KAY ROBINSON, Faculty Development
Posted: Dec 15, 2014

 

Miscellaneous

SPRING BREAK NETWORK UPGRADE WORK
ITS network engineers will be upgrading network equipment during Spring Break. The upgrade schedule and associated service expectations:
Saturday, March 14, 2015
o Booth Library -- No access to wired/wireless internet connectivity
Sunday, March 15, 2015
o Booth Library -- intermittent access to wired/wireless internet connectivity
o Old Main -- intermittent access to wired/wireless internet connectivity
Monday, March 16, 2015
o Wireless network not available on the north end of campus due to McAfee power outage
o Lantz/Student Rec Center -- intermittent access to wired connectivity
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
o Life Science Building -- intermittent access to wired/wireless internet connectivity
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
o Gregg Technology Center -- intermittent access to wired/wireless internet connectivity
Thursday, March 19, 2015
o Human Services Building -- intermittent access to wired/wireless internet connectivity

CAY A. KOLLING, Information Technology Services
Posted: Mar 05, 2015

ACCESS REQUEST FORM
Eastern employees seeking access to use Banner, the university’s suite of enterprise computing software applications, now can do so electronically rather than by submitting a paper request.

Banner request applications had been in the form of a writable PDF that applicants could access online and fill out on their workplace computer. The forms, however, then had to be printed out on paper and submitted to the employee’s supervisor and appropriate Banner module custodian. Now, a Sharepoint form is available on Eastern’s PantherShare website, and the submission and forwarding process has been automated, meaning that no forms or emails need be manually submitted.

The link to the access request form can be found here.

University employees who may have the old PDF form bookmarked on their computers should no longer use that form, but should use the new link, instead.

Information that must be inputted to the form includes university NetID, e-number, position title, department name, supervisor, NetID of the person the employee is replacing (if applicable), phone number, status and supervisor’s phone number. Applications for which access is being sought include Banner, BDMS, Argos, Reportal, Workflow, Appworx, Dataload, Files (M and U drives) and other. The form also contains a section for supervisor’s approval. Banner modules include Advancement, Financial Aid, Finance, General, Employment, Payroll and Student.

“Automating the process makes everything electronic, speeds things up, reduces the need for paper and eliminates the need for supervisors to know who the forms go to,” said Josh Awalt, ITS security administration technical associate. “This streamlines things. You just fill out the form and this takes care of the rest. Internally for ITS, this reduces the workload of managing requests. Before, someone had to generate emails and scan documents into Onbase. The new form send out emails automatically and retains the information for our records.”

JOSHUA L. AWALT, Information Technology Services
Posted: Mar 05, 2015

SPRING 2015 COMMENCEMENT: FACULTY REGALIA ORDERING WEBSITE
Spring Commencement 2015 ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m., noon, 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday, May 9. Faculty members can place cap and gown orders online here. The Customer Number (12004257000) and Order Number (3198112) must be entered. If you have ordered before and your name isn't on their list, please enter your information as a new customer. Online orders must be entered by the end of the day on Wednesday, April 8.

Faculty who order online can pick up their gowns between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, May 6, 7 and 8, in the Charleston/Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union. You are asked to pay the rental fee with debit, credit, cash or a check at that time.

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

MARTHA L. HACKLER, Alumni Services
Posted: Mar 05, 2015

LIBRARY ADDS 1,777 NEW TITLES IN FEBRUARY
During February, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,777 new items. The list can be viewed here. The list is arranged by location: Ballenger Teachers Center, Books, Electronic Resources, Illinois and Federal Documents, Maps, Media, Reference Collection, Special Collections and University Archives. The titles are listed by call number within each location. Please contact Karen Whisler, head of Collection Development, at 581-7551 or klwhisler@eiu.edu if you have questions.

DAVID BELL, Library Services
Posted: Mar 04, 2015

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING RECORDS AND INFORMATION?
Everyone is! Each employee has an important role to play in protecting the future of the organization by creating, using, retrieving and disposing of records in accordance with the organization’s established policies and procedures. © International ARMA

CATHY L. KIMBALL, Records & Information Management (RIM)
Posted: Mar 01, 2015

VOTE FOR HIT-MIX 88.9
Congratulations! WEIU has made it to the Top 10 for the mtvU College Radio Woodie Award. Voting is now live, so spread the word! The station with the most votes will take home this coveted award. Voting ends at 6 p.m. PST March 10, 2015. Happy voting!

See here for voting information.

KE'AN S. ARMSTRONG, WEIU
Posted: Feb 26, 2015

EIU FACULTY LAUREATE NOMINATIONS DUE MARCH 24
Nominations are being sought for Eastern's 2015 Faculty Laureate award, which recognizes a faculty member for excellence in teaching general education classes.

Nominees must be current full-time members of Eastern's teaching faculty (Unit A and Unit B faculty, as well as department chairpersons are eligible), and must have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching classes in the general education curriculum.

Details about the nomination process are available
here. Nominations and supporting materials are due by 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, to Kirstin Duffin, Booth Library.

KIRSTIN I. DUFFIN, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Feb 20, 2015

PROPOSE A NEW STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM FOR SUMMER 2016
The Office of Study Abroad is now accepting proposals for new faculty-led study abroad programs for the summer of 2016. The deadline for all new program proposals is March 27, 2015. All information on submission, along with the proposal form, can be found on our website. I would like to particularly encourage collaboration among departments, as well as programs that offer general education credit, and target freshmen and sophomores. As we have seen participation in study abroad decline over the past few years, I believe that such collaboration and course offerings can appeal to a broader pool of applicants across campus and decrease the possibility of cancellation. Please contact me (krolausen@eiu.edu or 581-3390) with any questions, or if you would like to schedule to time to meet. Thank you.

KURT R OLAUSEN, Office of Study Abroad
Posted: Jan 30, 2015

YEAR END REQUISITION DEADLINES
FY16 requisitions may now be entered by changing your transaction and delivery dates to July 1, 2015. All FY15 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 FY15 funds.

All FY16 requisitions that are to be in place by July 1, 2015, need to adhere to the same deadlines below, or as requested by the buyer.. Do not wait for FY16 budgets to be loaded.

Deadlines:

Purchases exceeding the Board of Trustees Approval limit:
$250,000 for any purchase -- Feb. 13, 2015

Purchases exceeding the following:
$20,000 for Professional and Artistic Services (P&A); $50,000 for Commodities, Equipment and Services; and $65,000 for Construction -- March 13, 2015

Purchases less than the following:
$20,000 for Professional and Artistic Services (P&A); $50,000 for Commodities, Equipment and Services; and $65,000 for Construction -- May 1, 2015

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

SUSAN L. PROPST, Purchasing
Posted: Jan 08, 2015

OTHER PROCUREMENT DEADLINES
Travel Applications Deadline:
All Travel Applications for the remainder of FY15 must be received in the Department of Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services by June 5, 2015.

OfficeMax Deadline:
Final day to order through OfficeMax for FY15 -- Noon on Monday, June 29, 2015

P-Card Deadlines:
Transactions need a post date of June 30, 2015, or earlier on PaymentNet for P-Card purchases from FY15 funds. All FY15 transactions must be reviewed and approved on PaymentNet by July 1, 2015.

Final Payments:
All final FY15 Request for Payments, invoices, and Travel Vouchers must be received in the Department of Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services by July 9, 2015.

SUSAN L PROPST, Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services
Posted: Jan 08, 2015

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

ROBERT & NORMA WINKLEBLACK SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship award recipient(s) shall be enrolled and accepted as a full-time student at EIU for the Fall 2015 semester. The recipient(s) must be a graduate of a Coles County high school. The Selection Committee shall require a one-page essay/narrative of the applicants that demonstrates the student’s potential to succeed; essay should be attached to application. Financial need is a consideration. The recipient(s) may be eligible to apply for, and receive, the award again provided she/he continues to meet the criteria stated above.

The award(s) shall be payable in the Fall 2015 semester to EIU, to be first applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient(s) attending EIU. Any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient(s).

Recipient(s) will be chosen in the Spring 2015 semester. Fall 2015 enrollment must be verified before scholarship is awarded Fall 2015, and the recipient(s) must be a full-time Eastern student at the time the check is issued.

Applications are due by the close of business on April 3, 2015, to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Old Main 1020. The application is also available on the Eastern Illinois University Scholarship Web page.

KAREN S. JOHNSON, VPAA Office
Posted: Mar 05, 2015

KUHL FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship award recipient shall be enrolled and accepted as a full-time student at Eastern for the Fall 2015 semester. The recipient must be of sophomore or junior standing at the time of application and maintain a GPA of at least 2.5. The Fall 2015 recipient must be majoring in mathematics and computer science. Financial need is a consideration. The recipient may be eligible to apply for, and receive, the award again provided she/he continues to meet the criteria stated above, but not in consecutive years due to the rotation of criteria.

The award shall be payable in the amount of no more than $1,000 in the Fall 2015 semester to Eastern Illinois University, to be first applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient(s) attending EIU. Any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient.

Recipient will be chosen in the Spring 2015 semester. Fall 2015 enrollment must be verified before scholarship is awarded Fall 2015, and the recipient must be a full-time Eastern student at the time the check is issued.

Applications are due by the close of business on April 3, 2015, to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Old Main 1020. The application is also available on the Eastern Illinois University Scholarship Web page.

KAREN S. JOHNSON, VPAA Office
Posted: Mar 05, 2015

CATERPILLAR HOMELAND SECURITY SCHOLARSHIP
The recipient(s) must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a field of study related to Homeland Security and enrolled at EIU for the Fall 2015 semester. The recipient(s) of the scholarship shall be pursuing a certificate in a field of study related to Homeland Security through the Homeland Security Graduate Certificate (please attach proof of acceptance into certificate program) through the School of Technology. Financial need is to be given consideration, giving opportunity for student(s) to complete an academic program in a field of study related to Homeland Security who may not otherwise be able to do so. Preference shall be given to a student who has successfully completed one or more courses in a field of study related to Homeland Security (attach completed course transcript).

The award(s) shall be payable one-half in the Fall 2015 semester and one-half in the Spring 2016 semester to Eastern Illinois University, to be applied against tuition and fees associated with the recipient(s) enrollment at EIU in the semester or semesters (including summer session) identified in the student’s request for consideration for the fund.

Enrollment for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 must be verified before scholarship is awarded.

Applications are due by the close of business on April 3, 2015, to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Old Main 1020. The application is also available on the Eastern Illinois University Scholarship Web page.

KAREN S. JOHNSON, VPAA Office
Posted: Mar 05, 2015

EIU SIGMA XI STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION
In conjunction with the College of Sciences' ScienceFest, the second annual EIU Sigma Xi Student Poster Competition will take place on March 26. The competition is open to all students who competed for a 2015 Graduate Student Investigator Award (GSI) or Scholars in Undergraduate Research (SURE) Award. The student poster competition will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m., before the start of the Sigma Xi banquet in the University Ballroom. Winners in each category (GSI or SURE) will receive a $200 cash price. In order to participate in the competition, please send the title of your poster, your departmental affiliation and a brief abstract (<300 words) to Michael Menze (mmenze@eiu.edu).

ANABELA MAIA, Sigma Xi
Posted: Mar 04, 2015

APPLICATIONS FOR URSCA FALL 2015 AWARDS NOW OPEN
The deadline for Undergraduate Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Awards for the Fall 2015 cycle is noon Friday, April 10.

Applicants must be undergraduate students in good standing with a minimum 3.00 GPA and enrolled full-time for the current semester AND the semester in which the research/creative activity is to be conducted. Research must be completed and the summary reflection submitted to the Honors College prior to the end of the semester following the one for which the grant was awarded.

Visit here to apply in four easy steps!

RICHARD ENGLAND, Pine Honors College Dean
Posted: Mar 01, 2015

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SCHOLARSHIP
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., this scholarship was established to commemorate his memory and perpetuate his ideals. Each year a monetary award is presented to a full-time EIU student who has junior or senior status with a GPA of at least 2.75 and who by his/her scholarship and extracurricular activities, demonstrates a commitment to academic excellence and a desire to improve the quality of human existence. Nominations are solicited from students, faculty, staff and administration. The nomination form is available on the scholarship website here.

Nomination forms are to be delivered to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Old Main 1020, by the close of business on March 25, 2015.

KAREN S. JOHNSON, VPAA Operations
Posted: Feb 27, 2015

VERGIL V. GREGG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Vergil V. Gregg Memorial Scholarship, established in honor of Mr. Gregg who served the Westfield School District from 1949 to 1984. The qualified applicant must be a full-time student and have an overall GPA of 2.5 with a GPA of 3.0 in his/her major. Preference will be given to Westfield residents, and then to students from Clark County. It will then be open to students in Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby counties. Financial need is a consideration. Applications are available online here or may be picked up in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office at 1211 Old Main. The deadline for applications to be submitted is 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

HOLLY COX, VPSA Office
Posted: Feb 23, 2015

HOBART F. HELLER SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED
Nominations from the campus community are being sought for the Hobart F. Heller Scholarship, established in honor of the long and distinguished service of Dr. Heller, vice president for instruction at the time of his retirement in 1968. Criteria for the scholarship are as follows: "A person who by reason of scholarship, responsible character, sense of purpose, growth, and service to the university community during his or her first three years, gives promise of a life of distinguished service and leadership." A nominee must be classified as a junior entering his/her senior year with the majority of university attendance at Eastern. The recipient must remain enrolled as a full-time student his/her senior year. Nominations are to be submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs no later than Thursday, March 12, 2015. Applications are available online here or may be picked up in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office at 1211 Old Main.

HOLLY COX, VPSA Office
Posted: Feb 16, 2015

DR. LOUIS GRADO SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATION AND SERVICE
Applications are now available for the Dr. Louis Grado Scholarship in Education and Service. The recipient must be a full-time student, majoring in a program leading to teacher licensure, accepted to EIU, and in good academic standing. Further, the recipient must demonstrate a commitment to teaching. Preference shall be given to applicants who strive to provide public service and/or pursue a career in a public service profession. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015

McCOY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the McCoy Family Scholarship. The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student, accepted to EIU, enrolled in a teacher education program, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Further, the recipient must submit a one- to two-page personal reflection on an influential person in their life in order to demonstrate character. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015

WOODYARD EDUCATON SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Lincoln J., Florence M. and Bonita J. Woodyard Education Scholarship. The recipient must be an EIU student, enrolled in a teacher education program, and have sophomore or higher standing by Fall 2015. Further, the recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be of good moral character. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015

DR. JOHN GUCKERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Dr. John Guckert Memorial Scholarship. The recipient must be a full-time EIU student in good academic standing with junior or senior status and majoring in a program leading to teacher licensure. Further, the recipient must have taken and successfully completed one EDF or SED course at EIU. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015

DR. HAROLD M. & ALICE D. CAVINS SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Dr. Harold M. & Alice D. Cavins Scholarship. The recipient must be an EIU junior, senior or graduate student with a 3.0 GPA and have declared a major in a health-related field. Further, the recipient must display an integrity of character and a demonstrated willingness to be of service to the community. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015

BALSAAR & RUTH BUBECK SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Balsaar & Ruth Bubeck Scholarship. The recipient must be a full-time student at EIU, completed at least 30 semester hours, have a 3.5 cumulative GPA, and be seeking teacher licensure. Further, the recipient must have graduated from a Clark County, Ill., high school, with preference given to a graduate of Marshall High School. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015

EDUCATION SCHOLARS AWARD
Applications are now available for the Education Scholars Award. The recipient must be admitted to and in good standing with EIU, majoring in a program leading to teacher licensure. The recipient must be actively involved in the Education Scholars Program and/or other professional organizations. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015

MARGARET AND WALTER LOWELL VOLUNTARY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Margaret and Walter Lowell Voluntary Service Scholarship. The recipient must be a sophomore, junior or senior with at least one semester of residency at EIU and be currently enrolled at EIU. Further, the recipient must have offered substantial volunteer service in the local community. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015

NANCY E. HENN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Nancy E. Henn Memorial Scholarship. The recipient must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at EIU, admitted to the teacher education program and majoring in a program leading to teacher licensure. Further, the recipient must be in good academic standing with a minimum of 3.25 GPA. A short essay discussing the applicant's intent to become a teacher and financial need is required. Preference shall be given to female students. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015

VERNE STOCKMAN GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Applications are now available for the Verne Stockman Graduate Scholarship in Educational Technology. The recipient must be admitted to the EIU Graduate School and must be a currently licensed teacher returning to complete a master's degree and who is planning to return to the teaching profession, or a graduate student pursuing credentials needed to enter the teaching profession. Further, the recipient must have a strong commitment to the teaching profession and have a record of academic excellence. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015

2015 SHOWCASE EIU SUBMISSIONS BEING TAKEN
This year's Showcase EIU, a celebration of exploration and inquiry by undergraduates, will be held in the afternoon on Friday, March 27.

Undergraduate students who wish to have their research and creative activities considered for this showcase should submit their abstracts using the online submission form found here.

In order to accommodate a diverse group of presentations, the Showcase EIU Committee has allocated each college 25 poster spots and three oral presentation time slots.

RICHARD ENGLAND, Dean, Pine Honors College
Posted: Jan 28, 2015

DISTINGUISHED SENIOR AWARDS
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.

Nominations and applications for the 2015 Distinguished Senior Awards are now being accepted. The deadline is Thursday, March 26, 2015. Recipients will be recognized during a luncheon on Saturday, April 25. Visit here for nomination/application forms.

Award Criteria
To apply for this honor, students must meet the following criteria:
• Must be graduating in Spring, Summer or Fall 2015.
• Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Application/Nomination
Eligible students may either apply or be nominated.
• Students may apply by submitting the online application form.
• Anyone within the EIU community (faculty, staff, alumni, parents, etc.) may nominate a student by submitting the online nomination form.
The deadline to apply/nominate is Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Award Selection and Presentation
Up to 25 recipients will be chosen and recognized during the luncheon held in their honor on April 25. More information will be sent to those selected the second week in April.

AMBER M. MAY, Alumni Services
Posted: Jan 26, 2015

FLORENCE KAPLAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Florence Kaplan Foundation Scholarship, awarded to a female student who is committed to the Jewish faith. The recipient must demonstrate that she is engaged in her faith community, has a GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and will be attending EIU full time (12 semester hours or more). Preference is given to applicants with financial need. This award is paid during the fall semester. Application may be picked up at the Neal Welcome Center, 860 W. Lincoln Ave., or from here. The application deadline is May 1.

CRIS D. COSTANTINO, University Development
Posted: Jan 13, 2015

EDGAR COUNTY LIVINGSTON C. LORD SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Edgar County Livingston C. Lord Scholarship. This scholarship is available to any student who graduated from one of the high schools in Edgar county (Paris, Kansas, Shiloh or Chrisman). The applicant must be in good academic standing and must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Applications maybe be picked up at the Neal Welcome Center, 860 W. Lincoln Ave., by calling 581-3313 or here. The deadline for completed applications is March 30, 2015.

CRIS D. COSTANTINO, University Development
Posted: Jan 13, 2015

WALTER & LOLA STEPHENSON COLE SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Walter & Lola Stephenson Cole Scholarship. This scholarship is available to any student who graduated from Marshall (Illinois) High School. The applicant should show promise of academic achievement and must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Applications may be picked up at the Neal Welcome Center, 860 W. Lincoln Ave., by calling 581-3313 or here. The deadline for completed applications is March 30, 2015.

CRIS D. COSTANTINO, University Development
Posted: Jan 13, 2015

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 during 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 for Spring Semester 2015 to initiate the process: Tuesday, Jan. 27 (6-6:50 p.m.); Wednesday, Feb. 25 (5-5:50 p.m.); and Thursday, April 16 (6-6:50 p.m.). Pre-registration to attend a meeting is NOT required. All meetings are held in 1501 Buzzard Hall.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Jan 12, 2015

STUDENTS: GET CREDIT FOR YOUR RESEARCH!
The Booth Library "Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity" program is open to all EIU students. Each award consists of a certificate and a cash prize (up to $300). Certificates may be presented for those receiving honorable mention.

The “Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity” program promotes and recognizes excellence in student research. The awards program encourages students to use the wealth of information available at Booth Library to enhance their studies. Selected entries will become a part of Booth Library's Student Research and Creativity Collection.

The student entry may be a written work, art piece, exhibit, musical work, documentary, performance or another format.

The 2015 guidelines, application and form can be found on Booth Library’s website here. For information, call 581-6061.

Entries should be delivered to the Administration Office, Room 4700, Booth Library, no later than March 27, 2015. Recipients will be selected by April 8, and the winners will be announced during National Library Week, April 12-18. Works submitted for competition must have been completed within the last 12 months.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Jan 08, 2015

 

EIU in the News

No articles in this section.