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 Mar 18, 2018


News from Old Main

Health and Wellness Program Coming to a Campus Near You

The Benefits Office is happy to announce they will be rolling out a new Health and Wellness Program beginning May 2018. This program is one that will be collaborating with different departments throughout campus. We encourage anyone with ideas to email us at Our goal with this program is to focus on you -- our employees. We want to build an environment that establishes a connectivity across our campus and community.

Erica Thornton, Benefits Operations
Posted: Mar 15, 2018

SBLHC Mobile Mammography Van on Campus April 11

The SBLHC Mobile Mammography van is scheduled to visit campus on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. This service is available to women 35 years and older who have not had a mammogram in the past one year and one day. The screening also includes a free osteoporosis test. The mobile van provides the same services as the Mammography Department at SBLHC. The van will be located on Campus Drive between the Alumni Clock Tower and Lumpkin Hall. Walk-ins are welcome; however, appointments are preferred. Please call (800) 639-5929 to schedule an appointment.

Amanda Zucco, Benefits Services
Posted: Mar 15, 2018

Spring Book Sale Planned April 11 at Booth Library

Booth Library will host its Spring Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11 outside the south entrance of the library.

A large selection of books in all subject areas and hundreds of paperback fiction titles will be available for purchase. All items have been donated by the campus and local communities.

Library staff requests no sales in advance. The proceeds from the sale are used to enhance library programs and services.

In case of inclement weather, the sale will be postponed. For the latest information on scheduling, check the library website,,, or find Booth Library on Facebook or Twitter.

Elizabeth Heldebrandt,
Posted: Mar 15, 2018

Play With Your Food and Win Prizes at Edible Book Festival

Booth Library will sponsor its eighth annual Edible Book Festival on April 9 as part of National Library Week.

Anyone in the community may enter a work made out of edible materials that has something to do with books in either its shape or content. The artwork will not be eaten. To view entries from last year's competition, go to

Participants may design an entry on any topic; however, this year's contest will have a special "Theme Challenge"! This year's theme is: PEEPS. (Please note that the theme challenge is intended as a starting point to inspire ideas and creativity; participation is optional.)

Entries may be installed at the library after 3 p.m. April 9. Public voting will take place from 4 to 5 p.m., with the winners announced shortly after. The event is free and open to the public.

Gift cards will be awarded to the winners of People's Choice and Judges Choice. Honorable mention prizes also will be awarded.

There is no fee to participate in or view this show; however, those planning to enter the contest must pre-register by April 6. The entry form is available on the library website, For more information on the contest, call (217) 581-8456.

Elizabeth Heldebrandt, Library Services - Dean
Posted: Mar 15, 2018

New Parking Services Portal

The Parking Services Division of the University Police Department is excited to introduce our new Parking Portal. Faculty, staff, and students may purchase permits and day passes, pay citations, and update vehicle information through their PAWS account. Visitors and guests may purchase and print a day pass prior to arriving on campus by using this link:

Kent Martin, University Police
Posted: Mar 14, 2018

WEIU-TV is Back on DirecTV!

WEIU-TV is back! On DirecTV, that is.

WEIU is happy to announce that DirecTV subscribers in our area have the option to watch WEIU-TV again. With the most local programming of any public TV station in the state, WEIU-TV broadcasts across east central Illinois -- with a coverage area stretching from Champaign to Effingham and from Decatur to Paris, including all points in between. So if your family and friends are DirecTV subscribers, make sure that they know that they can watch and listen with us on channel 51!

Ke'an Armstrong, Radio-TV Program
Posted: Mar 14, 2018

Travel Hygiene Products Needed

The School of Continuing Education collects new hotel size hygiene items for donation to Standing Stone Community Center ( These items are distributed to Food Pantry clients. Our last donation included 72 soaps, shampoos, toothbrushes, and more, thanks to you! Please save your new travel items and drop them off at 2201 Blair Hall anytime throughout the year.

Marita Metzke, SCE Dean
Posted: Mar 09, 2018

Hobart F. Heller Scholarship Nominations Due March 30

Nominations from the campus community are being sought for the Hobart F. Heller Scholarship, established in honor of the long and distinguished service of 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 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2018. Applications are available online here, or may be picked up in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office at 1031 Old Main.

Anne Lewis, VPSA Operations
Posted: Mar 09, 2018

Open Sessions for Director, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity Search Announced

Open sessions during the Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity search are as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 21, 12:45 to 1:30pm
    Shawn Peoples, Ph.D.
  • Thursday, March 22, 9 to 10 a.m.
    Brett Haduch, M.A.

Both sessions will be located in the 1895 Room in the MLK Jr. University Union. The sessions are open to the public.

2018 Years of Service Reception April 18

The 2018 Annual Years of Service Reception will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in the Grand Ballroom at 1pm. This years honorees are active employees who will have completed milestone anniversaries of continuous service (5, 10, 15, 20, etc.) as of December 31, 2017. The anniversary date is based upon the status hire date.

Invitations are being sent through campus mail to the eligible employees with instructions for submitting an electronic RSVP no later than April 11, 2018. Honorees will be allowed to bring one special guest, but guest tickets are no longer required.

Please direct all inquiries to:

Carol Galey, Human Resources
Posted: Mar 08, 2018

2018 Summer Office Hours Announced

For several years, Eastern Illinois University has used a 4.5-day summer workweek for many areas on campus to promote energy efficiency and save approximately $500K in utility costs. For this summer, the administration again asks employees, whose work assignments allow, to compress their normal five-day workweek into a 4.5-day workweek.

Campus-wide summer office hours will be in effect from Monday, May 7, through Friday, Aug. 10, excluding the holiday weeks of Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, June 1 and Monday, July 2, through Friday, July 6. When summer office hours are in effect, all offices must be open Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. until noon. Due to ongoing operational needs, offices including, but not limited to, the President's Office, Admissions, University Police, Booth Library and the Renewable Energy Center, will keep regular business hours and remain open on Friday afternoons.

Holidays will be observed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day and Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day. For the holiday weeks of May 29 through June 1 and July 2 through 6 (excluding the holiday), all offices must be open for regular business hours from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Classes scheduled to meet on Friday afternoons will be relocated to buildings where the air conditioning will remain on. Employees are to work with supervisors to ensure that a 37.5-hour workweek is accomplished. Each office is to change voice mail, signs, and other public communication to reflect its summer hours. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, Aug. 13. Questions may be directed to the Human Resources office.

Paul McCann, Interim Vice President for Business Affairs
Posted: Mar 08, 2018

Gregg Technology Center to Close for Spring Break

The Gregg Technology Center will not be open during Spring Break, 2018 (March 10-18). In addition, the building will be closing early on Friday, March 9 at 3pm and will not resume operations until Monday, March 19 at 7am.

Note: Several licensing and application servers will be shutdown on Monday, March 9 and will not be powered back on until Wednesday, March 13 due to scheduled power outages. This includes DeepFreeze, KeyServer, ENVI, and other enterprise systems.

Enjoy the break and we hope to see you all when you come back!

Chad Elliott, CATS
Posted: Mar 05, 2018

Managing Your Online Faculty Profile Workshop March 20

Britto Nathan, Biological Sciences; Lisa Dallas, LCBAS, SCE, CATS; Todd Bruns, Booth Library; and Jay Grabiec, CATS will present a workshop Tuesday, March 20 at 11am in Witters Conference Room, 4440 Booth Library. The workshop offers quick, innovative, and effective ways to curate your academic presence online, from the Faculty Profile option on EIU's site and tips on how to most effectively use The Keep repository service of Booth Library, to a possible, new and dynamic interface for updating faculty websites hosted by EIU.

Raquael Logan, Faculty Development
Posted: Mar 05, 2018

Staff Senate Meeting Rescheduled for March 21
The Staff Senate meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 1:15 p.m. has been rescheduled to accommodate spring break week. The next Staff Senate meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 1:15 p.m. in the Loft of the MLK Jr. Union.

Peggy Brown, Staff Senate
Posted: Feb 28, 2018

Kids Day Out Spring 2018 March 24

The Education Scholars Program will host its Spring 2018 Kids Day Out: Adventures with Moana for children PK (generally 3 years old) through 6th grade from 8:30 to 11:30am on Saturday, March 24 in Buzzard Hall.

The event is styled after the movie Moana, with all of the day's activities centered around that themes. There will be games, crafts, a movie and lots 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 Monday, March 19.

Please call (217) 581-2524 with any questions.

Doug Bower, CEPS Dean
Posted: Feb 14, 2018

SURS Offering Group Presentations this April

SURS will have retirement counselors on campus Thursday, April 12, 2018 to conduct group informational seminars. There will be a presentation at 10am for those enrolled in Tier 1 and at 1pm for those enrolled in Tier 2. Presentations will be held in the Charleston/Mattoon Rooms of the MLK Jr. Union.

For those employees unsure as to which tier they belong, please contact SURS at (800) 275-7877 or log onto

Amanda Zucco, Benefits Services
Posted: Feb 13, 2018

The Office of Student Disabilities is now in Room 2022 in 9th Street Hall
An update for faculty,staff and students: The Office of Student Disability Services has moved to room 2022 in 9th Street Hall.

Julie Walters, Student Disability Services Operations
Posted: Feb 12, 2018

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Proposals

The Office of Study Abroad has opened the proposal process for new faculty-led programs for calendar year 2019 (spring break and summer). Proposals are submitted online through the Study Abroad website. For more information, and to access the proposal process, visit here. If you have questions, please contact Kurt Olausen at or by calling (217) 581-3390.

Kurt Olausen, Office of Study Abroad
Posted: Feb 02, 2018

EIU Student Research and Creative Activity Conference March 23

Eastern Illinois University invites all students doing independent research, scholarship, or creative activity in any discipline to share their work at the Student Research and Creative Activity Conference. There will be diverse opportunities for sharing through posters, short presentations, panels, round-tables, performances, and displays of artwork. Students will have the opportunity to hone their skills as presenters and to talk about their work with fellow students, faculty, and staff from across the university. Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to participate.

Submit your proposal via the conference website at by the deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018.

Richard England, Dean of the Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College
Posted: Jan 29, 2018

Get Your W2s Online Through PAWS

Your 2017 W2 is now available to print in PAWS. By consenting to receive your W2 online you can have immediate access to all your W2s back to 2007.

To activate your W2 consent please follow these directions:

  • Log in to PAWS:
  • Select the EMPLOYEE tab
  • Select TAX FORMS
  • Select 2017, then click DISPLAY
  • A pop-up message will appear indicating you will need to provide CONSENT...Click OK
  • Under MY CHOICE, check the box that indicates you consent to receive your W2 electronically
  • Click SUBMIT

Your consent is now complete.
Printing Your W2

CAUTION: The W2 that will be displayed on screen will not have your social security number. DO NOT PRINT this screen shot!

  • Scroll down the page and click PRINTABLE W2
  • Re-enter your EIU NetID and EIU Net Password
  • Print your W2 using your browser commands. Note: You may wish to change the print size and format (ie, suggest "landscape")

You may print as many copies as you would like. You may also return to the site anytime through April 17th and review or print your 2017 W2. Beginning April 18th you will only be able to view the W2 screen without your social security number showing.

By accessing your W2 online, you will not be mailed a paper W2 in the future. For those who did not consent, your W2s will be mailed out on January 31st.

Merry Toberman, Payroll
Posted: Jan 24, 2018

Distinguished Senior Awards Nominations Being Accepted

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. This year's recipients will be recognized during a luncheon on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Award criteria:

  • Must be graduating with an undergraduate degree in the Spring, Summer, or Fall 2018
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Nominate students by completing this form:

For more information visit our website: or contact Amber May by calling (217) 581-6425 or emailing

Amber May, Alumni Services
Posted: Jan 23, 2018



'Designs of Duty' Exhibit Features Veterans' Tattoos at Booth Library through May 11

"Designs of Duty," an exhibit featuring East Central Illinois veterans and their service-related tattoos, will be on display at Booth Library from Jan. 22 through May 11, 2018.

"Designs of Duty" tells the stories of seven military veterans who served our country over a 45-year period throughout Asia and Europe.

Tattoos are a common symbol among the military, and this exhibit aims to explore the inspiration and meanings behind them, as well as the stories of the veterans themselves. Pride, patriotism and honor are common themes in the artwork chosen by the veterans showcased in "Designs of Duty."

Related exhibits on display include military flags; "Symbols of Service," featuring University of Illinois student veterans; aircraft nose art from World War II to today; Vietnam War helmet graffiti; and literature and poetry during wartime.

"Designs of Duty" is free and open to the public. For more information visit

Elizabeth Heldebrandt, Library Services - Dean
Posted: Jan 18, 2018


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Human Resources

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Employment Opportunities

EIU Director of Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services Sought

Eastern Illinois University is seeking applications for a highly motivated and experienced administrator to serve as Director of Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services. The Director of Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services reports to the Vice President for Business Affairs and has primary responsibility for all purchasing and payable activities of the University, and administration of contracts in conformity with Board of Trustees and institutional policies as well as statutory requirements.

For more information go to:

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

Ellen Coultas, VPBA Operations
Posted: Mar 15, 2018

Health Education Generalist -- Annually Contracted Position

Eastern Illinois University, Department of Health Promotion
Health Education - (generalist). Annually Contracted. Subject to availability of funding. Refer to or for program information.

Primary responsibilities include undergraduate teaching in community health or school health. Teaching responsibilities may include: Community Health, Human Health, Health Citizenship, Health Concepts for Teachers, School Health, Methods of Teaching/Curriculum Development in Health, Drugs and Society, Health and Aging, and other content courses as needed in accordance with program needs and ability. Candidate must possess M.S. or equivalent in a health education-related discipline. Teaching experience OR experience in a community health agency is considered a plus. Terminal degree is considered a plus. Starting Date: August 2018. Send letter of interest, vita, three references, and transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable at this stage) to Dr. Julie Dietz, Chair, Department of Health Promotion, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL, 61920-3099. Phone: 217-581-5761. E-mail:

Review of applications will begin March 8, 2018 and continue until position is filled. Eastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.

Paula Parker, Health Promotion
Posted: Feb 28, 2018


Research and Creative Activity

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Level of Service for Building Cleaning

Please note the following adjustments to the cleaning schedule in some areas in Academic Facilities. Public areas that students and prospective students frequent will continue to be given the highest priority.

1) Public restrooms will continue to be cleaned at the highest level possible on a daily basis.
2) Classrooms will continue to be cleaned on a daily basis with floors swept.
3) Hallways will continue to be cleaned daily. Hallway trash containers will be emptied daily.
4) Departmental Offices will have trash emptied daily. Personal Offices will have trash emptied weekly. To aid in pest control, food trash in Personal Offices should be taken to the common area in the hallway, as these containers are emptied daily.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jim Thomas or Patty Murphy at the FPM BSW Office. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 4am to 3pm, phone (217) 581-5921. Jim Thomas can also be reached Monday through Friday from 4 to 11:30am at (217) 549-8873.

Patty Murphy, Building Services
Posted: Mar 01, 2018


Especially for Students (Official Notices)

Need Student Insurance Coverage Over Summer?

Do you need Student Insurance coverage for Summer?

Student Insurance is available for the Summer 2018 term. The coverage effective dates are May 7, 2018 to August 12, 2018. The cost for the coverage is $87.45.

Spring Term students covered under the Plan, who desire Summer coverage and do not intend to enroll for a minimum of 9 on-campus hours in the Summer Term, may obtain coverage by submitting the Summer 2018 Extension of Coverage Form by 4:30 p.m. on May 6, 2018.

Students who enroll for 5 or more hours for the Summer Term may obtain coverage by submitting the Summer 2018 Part Time Enrollment Form by May 15, 2018. Coverage is effective upon receipt of the enrollment form.

Student Insurance provides the student worldwide protection 24 hours a day with no network. The Plan pays up to 80 percent of eligible expenses for physician and hospital expenses, lab and x-ray, surgery, ambulance transport, maternity expenses, mental health and substance abuse issues.

Student Insurance is an economical way to reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket expenses when family health plans do not cover 100 percent of medical costs because of deductibles or co-payment amounts.

For more information visit the Student Insurance website or call the office at (217) 581-5290.

Tina Luce, Student Insurance
Posted: Mar 07, 2018

Television, Radio and Video Companies to Recruit EIU Students at Annual Job Fair March 22

Television, radio and video production companies from all over Illinois will visit Eastern Illinois University from 11am to 1pm March 22 in the Martin Luther King, Jr. University Union Ballroom looking for students interested in media careers and internships.

Formerly called the Broadcast Job Fair, the annual Television, Radio and Video Job Fair is hosted by the Department of Communication Studies and WEIU-TV and FM for students who wish to work in audiovisual media production, as on-air talent, or in promotions.

The event will connect students to industry professionals from over a dozen media companies from television (such as NBC Sports Chicago and Nexstar Broadcasting) to radio (such as Cromwell Radio Group and Neuhoff Media) and other various media production companies.

“This event provides that critical face-to-face connection with top-notch media organizations who are actively looking to employ Eastern students,” said Communication Studies Associate Professor Scott Walus, “In a two-hour span, students can meet with television, radio and video production companies from all over the state.”

These media professionals will discuss their companies' current job and internship openings as well as knowledge about how to prepare for a career in the television, radio and video production industries.

The Television, Radio and Video Job Fair is open to all interested EIU students, as well as individuals from the community with no charge to attend. A complete list of media organizations will be available at the before the event.

Ke'An Armstrong, WEIU-TV
Posted: Mar 04, 2018

James Jones Fund Scholarship Available: Deadline March 30

The James Jones Fund for the Study of the Experience of War in History, Literature, Theatre, Film, and Music has $1,238 scholarship available for a student majoring or minoring in History, Literature, Theatre, Film or Music. The student must have a 3.0 GPA, and must submit a written or creative work (or images and a narrative summary of a creative work) that indicates an awareness of the experience and impact of war. Students should send submissions to Nora Pat Small at The deadline is March 30, 2018.

Nora Pat Small, Interim Department Chair, History
Posted: Feb 23, 2018

Awards for Excellence Highlight Student Research

Eastern Illinois University students who have used Booth Library resources to enhance their research are encouraged to enter the library's Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity program.

The program is open to all Eastern Illinois University students. If campus finances allow, cash prizes of up to $300 will be awarded, in addition to certificates of recognition.

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

The 2018 guidelines, application and form can be found on Booth Library's website at Additional information is available by calling (217) 581-6061.

Entries should be delivered to the Administration Office, Room 4700, Booth Library, no later than noon on Friday, March 23. Recipients will be selected by April 6, and the winners will be announced during National Library Week, beginning April 9. Works submitted for competition must have been completed within the last 12 months.

These awards are not intended to duplicate or replace any other standing campus awards. Selected entries will become a part of Booth Library’s Student Research and Creativity Collection.

During the spring semester, Booth Library's regular hours will be from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 1 a.m. Sunday. For more information on the library, visit the website,; call (217) 581-6072; or search for Booth Library on Facebook and Twitter.

Beth Heldebrandt, Booth Library
Posted: Jan 08, 2018


EIU in the News

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