Newsletter Sections

Contact Information

 Jul 19, 2018


News from Old Main

Thesis Printing at Panther Print & Copy Center

Panther Print & Copy Center now carries acid-free, archival-grade paper. This stock has been approved by the Graduate School and Booth Library for use in printing submitted theses. Students can now simply bring their thesis to the Print Center for printing, without the need to purchase special stock separately. Please contact Jon Crask at or (217) 581-5334 if you have any questions.

Jonathan Crask, Union General Operations
Posted: Jul 11, 2018

Donate Fleece to Help EIU Celebrate Christmas in July!
EIU Civic Engagement & Volunteerism will have 400 EIU students make fleece blankets for One Stop Community Christmas in August. The goal is to give a blanket to each child for Christmas. In order to reach their goal they need help collecting fleece that is in 60 inch increments. You can drop off fleece outside the Human Resources Office during the month of July. Let's help every child receive a warm blanket this Christmas! #EIUcares

Erica Thornton, Benefits Operations
Posted: Jul 11, 2018

Journalism Department Earns Ongoing Accreditation

Eastern Illinois University joined the universities of Auburn, Georgia, Arizona, Florida and Oregon as one of eight national programs to receive reaccreditation for its undergraduate program from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications April 27 in Chicago.

In its report, the Site Team noted the department's robust curriculum and assessment plan, strong daily student media, loyal and engaged alumni, and the program's ongoing tradition of outreach and service to journalism education and to the profession.

EIU's journalism program is one of 118 schools in the United States that is accredited.

For more information about EIU Journalism visit the department's website.

Sally Renaud, Journalism
Posted: Jul 09, 2018

Padmaraju Selected as EIU's Interim Director of Planning, Budget and Institutional Research

Lakshmikara "Raju" Padmaraju has been appointed as EIU's Interim Director of Planning, Budget and Institutional Research in 1117 Old Main. He will continue to serve as the IT Manager/Administrative Coordinator for the Accounting Office. He can be contacted at or called at (217) 581-6603.

Paul McCann, Interim Vice President for Business Affairs
Posted: Jul 09, 2018

Electronic Writing Portfolio Deadline Dates

The deadline for students to submit to the Electronic Writing Portfolio for the summer 2018 term, is by midnight, July 21, 2018. To submit a paper to the EWP, login to the following website at

The deadline for faculty to rate summer 2018 term submissions is July 31, 2018. To rate submissions, please login using the following website at

Questions may be directed to (217) 581-8384 or emailing

Amy Richardson,
Posted: Jul 01, 2018

Salary Distribution Option -- Faculty and Administrative Staff

Faculty and administrative staff in nine, ten, or eleven month positions who wish to change their salary distribution plan must complete a Salary Distribution Option Form found on the HR website at This form must be returned to the HR Employment Office prior to the first day of the employee's contract. If a form is not received for new employees, the plan will default to salary paid according to contract dates. The salary distribution option plan chosen at this time cannot be changed during the current year and will continue in future years unless the Employment Office is notified of a change. If you have questions, please contact Carol Galey at (217) 581-7655 or Cindy Maples at (217) 581-2613.

Carol Galey, Human Resources
Posted: Jun 25, 2018

2018 Consumer Confidence Report (IL0295500, EIU): Drinking Water

In July of each year, we are requested to post a public notice called the Consumer Confidence Report. It is a report concerning the quality of drinking water used on campus during the previous year (for the period of Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2017), and is required by the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996. One way to serve notice is posting on the Web.

There are two reports to view and/or print -- the EIU Consumer Confidence Report and the City of Charleston Consumer Report. Access to both printable reports can be found here.

We are emailing all building coordinators with the link, as well, to ensure that all buildings connected to the campus water distribution system have a paper copy of both reports available for the building occupants to review. You will not receive a paper copy in the mail. The notice will be posted for public viewing in the same manner that other announcements are posted within your building. Also, a copy will be made available to any occupants who may request one. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Aaron Kemper, Plumbing Shop, (217) 581-7212.

Tim Zimmer, Director of Facilities Planning and Management
Posted: Jun 17, 2018

Benefits Office Collecting H2O for Kids

Did you know: 46.5% of families with children in Coles County are food insecure. This means they are not sure when they will have their next meal, or if their meal will be nutritionally adequate. The Summer Meals Program provides lunches for children in the area. We are collecting cases of water to help with this cause. Please drop off cases of water outside the EIU Human Resource Office. Your donations are appreciated!

Erica Thornton, Benefits Operations
Posted: Jun 11, 2018

Writing Center Summer Hours

The Writing Center will be open for business during the six-week summer session -- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 1pm and Wednesdays from 9am to noon.

Students can call (217) 581-5929 to make appointments for a face-to-face sessions in Coleman Hall 3110; on-line students can meet with a writing consultant via Skype.

Fern Kory, English
Posted: May 15, 2018

Summer Flex Schedules

Summer is quickly approaching! Have you completed your Summer Flex Schedule? If not, click here ( to complete your form today.

This year's summer hours run from Monday, May 7 through Friday, August 10, excluding the holiday weeks of Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June, 1 and Monday, July 2 through Friday, July 6.

Amanda Zucco , Benefits Services
Posted: Apr 10, 2018