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 Oct 20, 2017


News from Old Main

Monthly Payroll Deadline for November

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, new contracts, contract changes, Request for Supplemental Personal Service Payment forms, or any other item affecting the November monthly payroll must be received in the Human Resources Employment Office by Friday, November 10. Any requests for payment received after that date will be processed in the December payroll.

If you have questions, please contact Carol Galey at,/a>, or Cindy Maples at

Carol Galey, Human Resources
Posted: Oct 20, 2017

ALERT: SURS Self-managed Members Receiving Unsolicited Emails

EIU has been notified by the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) that Self-Managed Plan (SMP) Members could be receiving unsolicited e-mails from the following e-mail accounts:

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If you have received or receive emails of this nature, please know that these are unauthorized e-mails and SURS is not affiliated with this company nor do they recommend or endorse this company. Due to the number of complaints SURS has received, they have issued two cease and desist letters upon this company in an effort to stop this activity.

Linda Holloway, VPBA Office
Posted: Oct 19, 2017

2017-18 Winter Holiday Information

The university will be closed in observance of Christmas and New Year's on Eastern's four official holidays: Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 25 and 26; and Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 1 and 2. Employees may use accrued leave or leave without pay, with supervisor approval, from Monday, Dec. 18, through Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Employees who are in probationary status will be allowed to use any available accrued leave or take leave without pay during this time. Probationary employees who wish to use accrued leave during the holiday period must complete the Civil Service Employee Request for Accrued Leave During Probation form available in the Benefits Office. Supervisors are encouraged to approve such time-off requests unless the employment is required for essential duties during that period. Should an employee choose to take leave without pay, please note that accrued leave, sick leave and service credit will not be earned.

Please note that the following eligibility rules apply for holiday compensation. Employees must be in an approved pay status, with or without pay, on the last scheduled work day before the holiday and the first scheduled work day following the holiday in order to receive holiday pay. Employees who are subject to the provisions of a prevailing-rate area agreement or a collective bargaining agreement will be paid according to the terms of the respective agreement.

In order to conserve energy, building temperatures will be reduced Monday, Dec. 18, through Monday, Jan 2. Inquiries regarding this information may be directed to the Benefits Office at (217) 581-5825.

Happy holidays!

Linda Holloway, VPBA Office
Posted: Oct 19, 2017

Support the Non-negotiated Civil Service Scholarship Fund

The Non-Negotiated Civil Service Council is excited to offer fresh holiday wreaths, garland, and centerpieces in an effort to boost the Civil Service Council Scholarship Fund. You can read more about the scholarship and the council at

The wreaths are fresh and will be delivered the week after Thanksgiving. Orders are due November 6.

Please contact one of your council members to place your order.

Rhonda Nichols, Information Technology Services
Posted: Oct 18, 2017

Kids Day Out: Saturday, Nov. 4 -- Zootopia

Education Scholars Program will host its Fall 2017 Kids Day Out: Hoppin' to Kids Day Out with Zootopia for children PK (generally 3 years old) through 6th grade on Saturday, November 4th from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Buzzard Hall. This Fall we will be featuring the movie Zootopia with all of our activities centered around themes associated with the movie. There will be games, crafts, a movie and tons of other activities. There is no cost for this event but space is limited so register now. To register, send your child's (grandchildren or other relatives are welcome) name and grade as well as your name, email address, and phone number to Doug Bower at The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 31st.

Douglas Bower, CEPS Dean
Posted: Oct 17, 2017

Livingston C. Lord Scholarship: Nominations due November 17

The EIU Alumni Association requests your assistance in obtaining nominations for the 2018 Livingston C. Lord Scholarship. The scholarship was established by the Association in honor of Eastern's first president and for decades has been considered the University's most prestigious award for academic excellence. Of particular note: It is the only scholarship for which the recipients are honored annually during the spring commencement ceremony. The monetary award for each of the five scholarships presented in 2017 was $7,536.79.

Please keep in mind that it is possible for more than one student from a department to receive this scholarship and we would welcome multiple nominations.

The selection committee will evaluate the nominations on the basis of the individuals' potential for success in their careers. If the committee determines the qualifications of the candidates are equal, financial need will then be considered.

Should you have any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact the office at (217) 581-3619 or via e-mail at To link to the nomination form, please click here. Thank you in advance for your time and support!

Nominations are due Friday, November 17, 2017.

Christy Turner, Alumni Services
Posted: Oct 17, 2017

WEIU FM and TV Hosting Governor's Hometown Award Video Viewing, Celebration Reception October 23

WEIU FM and TV -- your public broadcasting station licensed to the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University -- is inviting the public to a viewing of the video that helped Charleston win the Governor's Hometown Award for our beautiful Lake View Trails.

WEIU partnered with the City of Charleston to produce a 22-minute video that was shown to the judges in Springfield, IL. This video represented a visual illustration, along with a presentation given by City of Charleston officials, that ultimately led to this outstanding recognition for the community.

WEIU invites you to come to the Buzzard Auditorium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University for a 6:30 p.m. video viewing and celebration reception Monday, October 23. Station tours will be available following the reception.

Ke'an Armstrong, Radio-TV Program
Posted: Oct 16, 2017

Annual Ethics Training Oct. 16 - Nov. 14
All EIU employees must complete ethics training every calendar year. Employees who are employed 50 percent or more will complete the training online at between Oct. 17 and Nov. 15. Those employees required to take the online training will receive specific instructions, including user ID and password, on or after Oct. 16 in a letter from President Glassman. Please complete the state ethics training course as soon as possible. You will receive an automated email reminder each Monday morning and a notice in PAWS until you have completed the ethics training. If you are on an excused absence, you must complete ethics training as soon as you return to work. If you have questions or if you are unable to complete this training due to computer unavailability or any other reason, please contact Linda Holloway at (217) 581-6047 or email Thank you for your cooperation in completing this annual training requirement. Please visit our website at for more information.

Linda Holloway, Human Resources
Posted: Oct 15, 2017

Booth Library adds 500+ items to its Collections

Booth Library has acquired and cataloged 508 new items. The full list can be viewed here. These acquisitions include donations to the library, re-cataloged library items, freely available government publications, and consortium-wide purchases.

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 (217) 581-7551 or email if you have questions.

David Bell, Library
Posted: Oct 13, 2017

Homecoming Committee in Need of Convertibles
The Homecoming Committee is in need of convertible cars (and drivers) for the 2017 EIU Homecoming parade. The parade will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 21. If you, or any you know, is interested in volunteering their vehicle please contact Karissa Light at or call (812) 605-3478.

Laurel Fuqua, Student Programs
Posted: Oct 11, 2017

EIU to Host One-of-a-Kind Fall Education Job Fair November 1

EIU's Fall Education Job Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. This event is open to all candidates seeking positions in teaching, school administration and special services.

EIU hosts the only fall event of this kind in Illinois...let's show potential regional employers that EIU is the place to go for recruitment events by encouraging a high turn-out of candidates!

Please encourage all students to attend and share this information with alumni. Verification of your students' attendance can be provided after the event. Faculty: Feel free to stop by the event and introduce yourself to our employers and welcome them to campus!

Schools will be seeking candidates to fill mid-year and anticipated vacancies for the next school year. Students should bring plenty of resumes and dress professionally.

TEACH Week events will also be held to help students get ready for the fair starting Oct. 23.

Attending schools/organizations and details about TEACH Week can be found at

See you at the fair!

Diane Smith, Career Services
Posted: Oct 05, 2017

Wear Your EIU Blue on October 9 and November 10 to Support Admissions!

The Office of Admissions will be hosting EIU Open House days on Monday, October 9 and Friday, November 10 when we will welcome hundreds of Future Panthers and their families! These are perfect opportunities to showcase Eastern Illinois University and the friendly, welcoming environment we are known for!

Be sure to wear your EIU blue on these days and welcome each Future Panther you meet!

Also, please join us these Monday mornings as we welcome our prospective students and families. Check-in will be located in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Concourse from 7:45 to 9 a.m., with our welcome program beginning at 9 a.m.

Do you know of any family members or friends who may be interested in Eastern Illinois University? Tell them about our Open House programs or pass their contact information along to us in admissions so we can reach out to them about becoming a #FuturePanther!

If you have any further questions, please contact our Associate Director of Admissions for Recruitment, Brittany Tierney, at or call (217) 581-7520.


Brittany Tierney, Admissions
Posted: Oct 05, 2017

Try-It! Illinois Statewide Database Trial Returns!

Try-It! Illinois database trial will be available from October 3 through November 30, 2017. This is an opportunity to access a variety of electronic resources that are not normally available to the university community. Try-It! Illinois is sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library. To access Try-It, Illinois, visit the Booth Library homepage and click on the Try-It, Illinois link in the News & Resources Section.

Karen Whisler, Library Services
Posted: Oct 03, 2017

Harry Potter Trivia Contest to Benefit HOPE of East Central Illinois

A Harry Potter Trivia Contest is planned as part of Harry Potter Night beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 26 in the West Reading Room of Booth Library.

Teams of between two and six players may register online now at The cost is $10 per team plus $5 per individual player. Payment may be made online or in person on the night of the contest. Both campus and community members are encouraged to form a team for the trivia contest. Free parking will be available in the lot just southwest of the library off of Fourth Street. The deadline to register is October 21.

All net proceeds from the Harry Potter Trivia Contest will benefit HOPE of East Central Illinois, a Coalition Against Domestic Violence agency based in Charleston that serves seven area counties.

Trivia participants are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Harry Potter-inspired costume. Prizes will be awarded and the top three winning teams also will be awarded special prizes. The trivia contest is co-sponsored by the Harry Potter Alliance at UIUC.

Activities during Harry Potter Night also will take place at the Tarble Arts Center from 7 to 10 p.m. with food, music, games and more. Co-sponsors of these events include the EIU Harry Potter Club and the EIU Gamers Guild.

Harry Potter Night is one of several programs being held in conjunction with Booth Library's fall exhibit, Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon, which will be on display through December 31. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Harry Potter exhibit and other related programs, visit

Elizabeth Heldebrandt, Library Services
Posted: Sep 27, 2017

2017 EIU Homecoming Little Prince and Little Princess Applications Sought

The 2017 Homecoming Committee is now accepting applications for the "Let the Good Times Roar" 2017 EIU Homecoming Little Prince and Little Princess. Children/grandchildren of students, faculty, and staff between the ages of four (4) and eight (8) years of age are welcome to apply. Please submit an application online here.

Submissions must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 6 to be considered.

LAUREL L FUQUA, Student Life
Posted: Sep 21, 2017

EIU Homecoming 2017 Race, Parade Participation Information

Members of the EIU and Charleston communities are invited to participate in the annual EIU Homecoming 2.5k Race on Saturday, October 21. Divisions will consist of Walk, Run, Roll (Wheelchair). Top finishers in each category will be recognized. To register, click here. Preregister prior to October 7 for $10. Late/Same-day registration is $15. T-shirts will be available for $5 before October 7.

The race will begin at 9 a.m. on the corner of 7th Street and Lincoln Avenue. Registration and check-in at Old Main Foyer begins at 8 a.m. All proceeds will go to the EIU Recreation Administration Student & Honors organizations to assist with continued education opportunities. For additional information about the race, please contact Diane Ratliff at (217) 549-6815 or email

Following the race, the EIU Homecoming Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. and follow the traditional route using 7th, Monroe, Polk, and Division Streets. The annual EIU Homecoming Parade consists of over 100 campus/community parade entries and features a Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal, Distinguished EIU Alumni, decorated cars, bands, banners and floats.

EIU groups wishing to be in the parade can apply here.

Community entries also can apply to participate here.

LAUREL L FUQUA, Student Life
Posted: Sep 21, 2017


Applications for individuals planning to student teach in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 are now available through the Department of Student Teaching website. If you are interested in completing part of your student teaching overseas through the COST Program (Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching) more information is available on the student teaching website as well.

To complete (or update) the application you will need a current transcript (PAWS transcript is fine), an up-to-date resume (saved as a pdf), and a writing sample addressing specific criteria (saved as a pdf). If you need assistance with preparing your resume, please contact Career Services. Specification/requirements for the writing sample can be found here. Be very careful to select the proper semester and year in which you plan to student teach. If you plan to student teach in Fall 2019 or later you do not need to apply at this time.

Completed applications for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 are due no later than October 31, 2017. If you have questions, please email Dr. Doug Bower.

Posted: Sep 17, 2017


Please join us in welcoming Josh Reinhart to his new position as public information coordinator for Eastern Illinois University, succeeding Vicki Shaw-Woodard as the university's primary media contact.

Please revise your EIU contact information to include the following:

Josh Reinhart
Public Information Coordinator
Eastern Illinois University
O: (217) 581-7400

CHRISTY KILGORE, Marketing and Creative Services
Posted: Sep 06, 2017



Faculty Chamber Music Recital October 22

You are invited to attend a faculty and guest artist chamber music recital on Sunday, October 22 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature EIU faculty member Anna Cromwell on the violin. She will be joined by Lisa Nelson (violin, viola) from Illinois Wesleyan University and Mira Frisch (cello) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The event is funded in part by a 2017 Seed Grant from the New York Women Composers Inc. Musical selections will feature works by outstanding living women composers: Adrienne Albert, Victoria Bond, Julie Mandel, and Rain Worthington.

Anna Cromwell, Music
Posted: Oct 19, 2017

Gothic at Midnight: A Tribute to the Masters of the Macabre October 21

Get into the Halloween spirit when Joshua Kane presents an evening of hilarity and horror at the Doudna Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 21. Inspired by the old-time radio dramas of Orson Welles and Vincent Price, the NYC actor bewitches audiences with a devilish sense of fun and whimsy. Drawing from the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Ambrose Bierce, and other classic creepsters, Kane "amuses you with his antics, frightens you with his intensity and charms you with his tales of the fantastic." It''ll be fun for the entire family!

Tickets available at

Daniel Crews, University Apartments Operations
Posted: Oct 12, 2017

"Greeks and Treats" for Kids, Community October 31 in EIU's Greek Court

Greek Court Programming Board is hosting their second annual "Greeks and Treats" event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31 in the Greek Court Egg (1020 Greek Court). The rain location is 1050 Greek Court. There will be trick-or-treating, games, and food! This event is open to the Coles County community and kids of all ages.

Josh Reinhart, University Marketing and Communication
Posted: Oct 11, 2017

EIU MCS Lectures to Spotlight Life, Times of Srinivasa Ramanujan October 26-27

Two upcoming EIU events will celebrate the life and contributions of Srinivasa Ramanujan, who is generally regarded as India's greatest mathematician.

Events include:

October 26
4 to 4:50 p.m.
Old Main Room 2231
Ramanujan's Life and Earlier Notebooks
Ramanujan was born in the southern Indian town of Kumbakonam on December 22, 1887 and died in Madras at the age of 32 in 1920. Before going to England in 1914, at the invitation of G. H. Hardy, Ramanujan recorded most of his mathematical discoveries without proofs in notebooks. The speaker devoted over 20 years to the editing of these notebooks; his goal was to provide proofs for all those claims of Ramanujan for which proofs had not been given in the literature. In this lecture, a brief history of Ramanujan’s life, a history of the notebooks, a general description of the subjects found in the notebooks, and examples of some of the more interesting formulas found in the notebooks will be delivered.

October 27
4 to 4:50 p.m.
Old Main Room 2231
Ramanujan's Lost Notebook: History and Content
In the spring of 1976, George Andrews discovered Ramanujan’s “Lost Notebook” in the library of Trinity College, Cambridge. The “Lost Notebook” is not a notebook, but a sheaf of over 100 handwritten pages made by Ramanujan during the last year of his life. It was not until the centenary of his birth on December 22, 1987 that the “Lost Notebook,” along with several unpublished manuscripts, his “Quarterly Reports,” and other miscellaneous papers, were published by Narosa. During the past 20 years, Andrews and the speaker have been editing all of the material in “The Lost Notebook and Other Unpublished Papers.” The goal has been to provide proofs for all of the results in the Narosa publication. In this lecture, a brief history of the “Lost Notebook,” a general description of its content, and examples of some of the more interesting formulas found in the “Lost Notebook” will be delivered.

These lectures are made possible by anendowment from William Perry, former President of Eastern Illinois University and former professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Bogdan Petrenko, Math and Computer Sciences
Posted: Sep 28, 2017

Story Times Planned at Booth Library

Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to free story times in the Ballenger Teachers Center of Booth Library. Story times are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, and each will have a specific theme. The schedule is as follows:

Sept. 30, Latino Heritage: Dio de los Muertos, sponsored by Latino American Student Organization;

Oct. 7, Disability Awareness, sponsored by Sigma Rho Epsilon;

Oct. 28, Halloween, sponsored by the Student Reading Council;

Nov. 4, Rockin' with the Rec Club, sponsored by the EIU Rec Club;

Nov. 11, We are Thankful, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi;

Dec. 2, Winter, sponsored by the Student Education Association.

Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit or call (217) 581-8442.

Elizabeth Heldebrandt, Library Services
Posted: Sep 20, 2017


Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon." This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

Booth Library''s exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs, including quidditch, trivia, costumes, lectures, food and more, also are planned. For more information, visit The exhibit and all events are open to the public.

Schedule of Events

Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., "The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death"; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad;

Sept. 28, 4 p.m., "Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom"; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

Oct. 3, 7 p.m., "Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World"; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

Oct. 17, 4 p.m., "Muggles, Magic and Abuse"; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

Nov. 28, 7 p.m., "Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity"; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

ELIZABETH M HELDEBRANDT, Library Services - Dean
Posted: Sep 06, 2017


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Employment Opportunities

Department of Math and Computer Science -- Computer Science Position

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications for an annually contracted position with the potential for conversion to tenure-track. The ideal candidate will enjoy teaching service-level mathematics courses, both lower and upper division computer science classes, and be able to engage in curriculum development. The position begins August 2018.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, all transcripts, and three letters of reference. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related discipline, ABD considered. Strong candidates in any area of specialty will be considered. Ph.D. required for tenure. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required. Application materials must be submitted electronically to Interfolio at Review of applications will begin December 11, 2017.

For questions about the search, please contact Andrew Mertz, Search Committee Chair at

Marshall Lassak, Mathematics and Computer Science
Posted: Oct 19, 2017


Research and Creative Activity

Speed Collaboration Borwn Bag Session October 26
The Office of Faculty Development, in cooperation with the Center for the Humanities, will host a Speed Collaborating brown bag lunch session in Klehm Hall 1418 (across the hall from Klehm Café) from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday October 26. This is a chance for (quick) brainstorming in small groups to discover future course or research collaboration across disciplines and across the campus. You can bring your lunch or purchase at the Café. We will provide some food. Coffee, etc. is available for purchase.

Raquael Logan, Graduate Assisstant for Office of Faculty Development
Posted: Oct 18, 2017

EIU Profs Murray, Heumann Expect Book Release in Late November
English Professor Robin L. Murray and Communication Studies Professor Emeritus Joseph K. Heumann have completed a new book, Ecocinema in the City, that will be released by Routledge Press in late November 2017.

Joseph Heumann, EIU News (General)
Posted: Oct 16, 2017



Illinois Credit Card Marketing Act of 2009 Notice
The Illinois Credit Card Marketing Act of 2009 requires Eastern Illinois University to provide information regarding various aspect of financial education and literacy regarding credit cards and debt. This notice may be accessed here.

Eric Dividson, Health and Counseling Services
Posted: Oct 16, 2017

HIPPA - Student Insurance Notice
Eastern Illinois University is required by applicable federal and state law to to give notice about our privacy practices, our legal duties, and your rights concerning your medical and student insurance information. Our current notice took effect April 14, 2004, and will remain in effect unless we replace it. The notice may be found here.

Eric Davidson, Health and Counseling Services
Posted: Oct 16, 2017

National Voter Registration Act Notice
As required by The 1998 Higher Education Act Mandatory Good Fair Effort for the National Voter Registration Act, Eastern Illinois University shall make a good faith effort to distribute a mail voter registration form, requested and received from the State, to each student enrolled in a degree or certificate program and physically in attendance at the institution, and to make such forms widely available to students at the institution." The State of Illinois has provided the follow link for students to use to print a voter registration form:

Eric Davidson, Health and Counseling Services
Posted: Oct 16, 2017

Selective Service Act Notice
As a requirement for a number of federal and state benefits, young men under the age of 26 are required to register for Selective Service. For additional information, current and potential Eastern students should visit

Eric Davidson, Health and Counseling Services
Posted: Oct 16, 2017

Sex Offenders Notification Act
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 requires colleges and universities to inform students and employees how to learn the identity of registered sex offenders on campus. Information regarding this act, and how to access the registered sex offender registry, may be found on-line at

Eric Davidson, Health and Counseling Services
Posted: Oct 16, 2017

Illinois Board of Higher Education Institutional Complaint System
Individuals wishing to file a formal complaint with the Illinois Board of Education Institutional Complaint may do so through the IBHE website. Individuals must first make all attempts to resolve the matter directly with the institution, following institution's complaint procedures. In cases of criminal activity, contact the proper authorities (e.g. campus security or local police) immediately. More information may be available at

Eric Davidson, Health and Counseling Services
Posted: Oct 16, 2017


The EIU Homecoming Committee invites the EIU Community to show your school spirit during Homecoming Week, October 16-21, by purchasing your Homecoming Spirit T-shirt!

Spirit T-shirts are on sale NOW in the Student Activity Center (across from Copy Express) in the MLK Jr. Union, between the hours of 9am - 4pm. Each Friday in October has been designated School Spirit Day and EIU students, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to wear your Spirit T-shirts and show your school pride!

For an order form e-mail Laurel Fuqua at or call 581-5522.

LAUREL L FUQUA, Student Programs
Posted: Aug 10, 2017


Especially for Students (Official Notices)

Charles Jacobs and Mariann Dana Younger Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Charles Jacobs and Mariann Dana Younger Scholarship.

The applicant must be a full-time student at EIU, demonstrate a strong presence in at least one student activity in any of the following areas: Student Government, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, the Arts, Music, Drama, the Sciences, or Business. Student must have an overall GPA of 3.00 or above and demonstrate financial need. The amount of this award varies each year.

Applications may be obtained in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office, 1031 Old Main, or on the Student Affairs Scholarship Web Page. The completed application must be turned in to the Vice President for Student Affairs Office, 1031 Old Main, no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, November 6, 2017.

For more details, visit

Anne Lewis, VPSA
Posted: Oct 17, 2017

Thesis Research 101 Seminars Offered at Library November 1 through 16

Booth Library faculty members Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin and Ellen Corrigan, in cooperation with the Graduate Student Advisory Council, will again offer three Thesis Research 101 workshops.

Thesis 101 Seminar 1: Researching the Literature with Steve Brantley will be offered from 7-8 p.m. Nov. 1 and again from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 2.

Thesis 101 Seminar 2: Citation Management with Kirstin Duffin will be offered from 7-8 p.m. Nov. 8 and again from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 9.

Thesis 101 Seminar 3: Presenting Your Thesis (to the World) with Ellen Corrigan will be offered from 7-8 p.m. Nov. 15 and again from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 16.

All sessions will meet in Room 4450 at Booth Library except for the Nov. 16 session, which will be in Witters Conference Room 4440. Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. To register, visit

For more information contact Steve Brantley, head of Reference Services, at (217) 581-7542 or

Elizabeth Heldebrandt, Library Services
Posted: Oct 11, 2017

"Grad School -- Is it For Me?" Panel Discussion October 24
Still thinking about grad school? Want to learn more? Attend our panel discussion at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, in the Effingham Room of the MLK Jr. University Union (third floor). Get your questions answered from a panel of graduate admissions experts on everything you wanted to know about graduate school. Students can reserve a seat online at or call Career Services at (217) 581-2412. Also, plan to attend the Graduate School Information Day on Wednesday, Oct. 25!

Diane Smith, Marketing Specialist/Career Advisor
Posted: Oct 02, 2017

Graduate School Information Day October 25

Interested in graduate school? Graduate School Information Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the University Ballroom of the MLK Jr. University Union. This is your chance to meet with representatives from a wide variety of graduate programs at EIU, as well as many other universities throughout the Midwest. It will be an excellent opportunity to collect information about graduate and professional programs, as well as to pick up applications.

More information and a list of participating schools can be found at:

Diane Smith, Career Services
Posted: Oct 01, 2017

The Lori James Memorial Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Lori James Memorial Scholarship.

Preference shall be given to an incoming freshman who is a full-time student. The recipient must have an overall GPA of 3.0 unless he/she can demonstrate that he/she is employed over 32 hours per week, then the recipient may have an overall GPA of 2.5. The recipient must come from a single-parent household and submit a one-page written statement addressing financial need for the scholarship. This scholarship is awarded for the fall. The amount of the scholarship varies each year and is to be used for tuition, fees and housing. Award may be reduced if it exceeds total financial aid under regulations.

Applications may be obtained in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office, 1031 Old Main, or on the Student Affairs Scholarship Web Page. The completed application must be turned in to the Vice President for Student Affairs Office, 1031 Old Main, no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.

For more information, visit

Anne Lewis, VPSA Operations
Posted: Oct 01, 2017


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