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 Nov 12, 2018


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Chemistry Search Candidate Seminar November 14

Chemistry faculty candidate Michael Beck of the Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, will give a seminar titled "Chemical Tools to Interrogate Biology at the Molecular Level" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 14 in Room 4157 of the Physical Science Building. His talk centers around synthesizing and using fluorescent probes and small molecules to study Alzheimers Disease as well as other health-related pathways. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Edward Treadwell, Chemistry
Posted: Nov 12, 2018

Student Insurance Waivers Available

EIU student insurance provides students worldwide protection, 24 hours a day. The plan has a $100 deductible per diagnosis and pays up to 70% of eligible expenses for physician and hospital expenses, lab and x-ray, surgery, ambulance transport, physical therapy, maternity expenses, mental health and substance abuse issues. The student insurance plan (hereafter SIP) also covers prescriptions at the Health Service Pharmacy on campus.

Unlike an HMO or PPO, the SIP does not have a network, giving students a choice in their care and provides coverage for treatment the student receives while they are at home, at school, and wherever they may travel. When you have other insurance, the SIP coordinates with the primary carrier. Student insurance is an economical way to reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket expenses when family health plans do not cover 100% of medical costs because of deductibles, co-payment amounts, limitations on specific benefits, and out-of-network penalties. The SIP complements the family health plan. Most students find it beneficial to carry both, particularly if the family plan has a deductible and/or coinsurance.

The Spring 2019 student insurance fee will be automatically assessed to students enrolled in 9 or more on-campus hours; graduate assistants under contract to the university; and international students who are enrolled in a minimum of 3 on-campus hours. Students with other insurance coverage may request a waiver of the student insurance fee if their other coverage is a PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act)-compliant plan. Students will be required to complete a waiver and provide a copy of their insurance card. The waiver is available in the Student Insurance Office and on the student insurance website at

January 18, 2019 is the last date these waivers will be accepted for the spring 2019 term. For more information, call (217) 581-5290.

Tina Swisher, Student Insurance
Posted: Nov 09, 2018

Part-Time Student Insurance Available for Part-Time, Online, and Off-Campus Students

Student insurance provides the student worldwide protection 24 hours a day. The plan has a $100 deductible per diagnosis and pays up to 70% of eligible expenses for physician and hospital expenses, lab and x-ray, surgery, ambulance transport, physical therapy, maternity expenses, mental health and substance abuse issues. The Student Insurance Plan, hereafter SIP, also reduces copays for prescription medications at the Health Service Pharmacy.

Unlike an HMO or PPO, the SIP does not have a network, giving students a choice in their care and provides coverage for treatment the student receives while they are at home, at school, and wherever they may travel.

Student insurance is an economical way to reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket expenses when family health plans do not cover 100% of medical costs because of deductibles, co-payment amounts, limitations on specific benefits, and out-of network penalties. The SIP complements the family health plan. Most students find it beneficial to carry both, particularly if the family plan has a deductible and/or coinsurance.

Spring 2019 students, who are registered for 5 or more hours, may purchase student insurance for the semester by submitting the part-time enrollment form to the Student Insurance Office prior to 4:30 p.m. January 18, 2019. The forms can be downloaded from the Student Insurance website at

The cost is $109.95.

Tina Swisher,
Posted: Nov 09, 2018

Monthly Payroll Deadline for November

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, new contracts, contract changes, Request for Supplemental Personal Services Payment Forms, or any other item affecting the November monthly payroll must be received in the Human Resources Employment Office by Tuesday, November 13. Any requests for payment received after that date will be processed in the December payroll. If you have questions, please contact Carol Galey at (217) 581-7655, or Cindy Maples at (217) 581-2613.

Carol Galey, Human Resources
Posted: Nov 08, 2018

Veterans Day Ceremony November 12 in Old Main

Please join us as we honor our nation's veterans during a Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, November 12 in Old Main's Cougill Foyer.

The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m., with light refreshments immediately following the ceremony. The Master of Ceremonies for the event will be William Outzen, a Cadet in the Army ROTC program at EIU. Remarks will be shared by President David Glassman and Skylar Farris, an EIU student who served as a Forward Observer in the Army with a deployment to Afghanistan.

Jennifer Sipes, VPSA Operations
Posted: Nov 07, 2018

International Education Week Events

As part of this initiative, Eastern Illinois University and Charleston will celebrate the tremendous benefits of international education and exchange. Join us for the many activities and experiences at International Education Week 2018.

International Meals at EIU:

  • 11/12  Indian Dinner at Taylor
  • 11/13  Mexican Lunch at Thomas
  • 11/13 Asian Dinner at Tower
  • 11/14 Greek Lunch & Dinner at Tower

Wednesday, November 7

  • Study Abroad Fair
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    MLK Union, University Ballroom: Learn about international programs of study at EIU! Apply for your passport on site! Sponsored by EIU Office of Study Abroad

Friday, November 9 KICKOFF EVENT!

  • Global Culture Night
    Red Carpet 6 p.m.
    7 to 9 p.m.
    MLK Union, University Ballroom: Celebrate diversity, culture, and friendship with music, fashion, and dancing.
    Sponsored by EIU Association of International Students, EIU Office of Study Abroad, and EIU Office of International Students & Scholars

Saturday, November 10 

  • International Badminton Games
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm, McAfee Gym, Room 2125: Show off your badminton skills!
    Sponsored by EIU Association of International Students & EIU Office of International Students and Scholars 

Sunday, November 11

  • Multicultural Worship Service
    7 to 8:30 p.m., Coleman Hall Auditorium 1255: Join in a cross-cultural service of praise and thanksgiving.
    Sponsored by EIU Chi Alpha and EIU Association of International Students

Monday, November 12

  • International Student Enrollment and the Impact to the U.S. Economy
    1 to 2:30 p.m., Buzzard Auditorium 1501: EIU Assistant Dean for International Education, Mutombo Andy Kabasele, will speak about the benefits international students have on the United States economy.
    Sponsored by EIU Office of Study Abroad and EIU Office of International Students and Scholars
  • International Poetry Night
    6 p.m., Jackson Avenue Coffee, 708 Jackson Avenue, Charleston, IL
    Listen to community members, EIU students, and staff perform poetry in different languages.
    Sponsored by Jackson Avenue Coffee and EIU Association of International Students

Tuesday, November 13

  • Foreign Film Festival
    "A Fantastic Woman"
    4 to 6 p.m., Coleman Auditorium 1255: Marina's life is thrown into turmoil following the death of her partner. Mourning the loss of the man she loved, she finds herself under intense scrutiny from those with no regard for her privacy. Sponsored by The Language Company
    "The Insult"
    7 to 9 p.m., Buzzard Auditorium 1501: A minor incident between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee turns into an explosive trial that ends up dividing the two communities. Sponsored by The Language Company 

Thursday, November 15

  • U.S. Immigration Stories
    7 to 8:30 p.m., Doudna Lecture Hall: EIU students and faculty will share their stories about coming to the United States.
    Sponsored by EIU Office of Study Abroad & EIU Office of International Students and Scholars.

Bethanny Cougill,
Posted: Nov 06, 2018

Revised Internal Governing Policies


The above IGPs were recently revised with approval of the president. Please take time to review these changes.

Leigh Moon, Internal Audit
Posted: Nov 06, 2018

Entrepreneurship Week to Feature Alumni Guest Speakers

Two alumni guest speakers will give presentations as part of Entrepreneurship Week, which starts Wednesday and goes through Nov. 14.

Mike and Diamond McKenna, who own Diamond Assets LLC, are the first guest speakers and will give their presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Lumpkin Hall Auditorium. Dale Morrissey, CEO of the Developmental Services Center, will be the second speaker at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Lumpkin Hall Auditorium.

Diamond Assets buys and resells refurbished Apple hardware and is the seventh-fastest growing company on the Inc. 5000 list of businesses in the United States. Developmental Services Center places people with disabilities in local business, helps them find jobs and be more independent.

Mike McKenna and Diamond McKenna will discuss business entrepreneurship while Morrissey will be talking about social entrepreneurship.

Marketing professor Marko Grunhagen said he hopes the speakers expand what students think entrepreneurship is. Students will be able to meet both speakers at a meet-and-greet reception in the Lumpkin Hall student lounge following the speeches.

Marko Grunhagen, Marketing
Posted: Nov 06, 2018

Tarble Reads Warsan Versus Melancholy )The Seven Stages of Being Lonely) by Warsan Shire

As a companion program to "In the Eye of the Beholder," we're reading...or rather a selection from Warsan Shire's digital album of poetry: warsan versus melancholy (the seven stages of being lonely). Shire's work was most notably adapted for Beyonce's film "Lemonade" (2016). Join for a dynamic night of discussion, the event is free and open to the public.

Date: Tuesday, December 4
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Tarble Arts Center, Atrium

Karen Beason, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Nov 05, 2018

Free Flu Vaccines Available for Students
Flu vaccines are available free to students at the Health & Counseling Services - Medical Clinic! Students may call (217) 581-3013 to make an appointment. Vaccines are limited, so please make your appointment soon!

Amanda Harvey, Health & Counseling Services
Posted: Nov 05, 2018

Evaluation Portfolio Workshop Available Online

Dr. Jeannie Ludlow, UPI President and Dr. Mark Kattenbraker, Interim AVP for Academic Affairs hosted an evaluation portfolio workshop in October. A link to the presentation is provided at Also included at the website is a link to the PowerPoint presentation. Evaluation procedures are detailed in Article 8 of both the Unit A and Unit B EIU-UPI Agreements. Relevant dates for evaluation deadlines can be found on the Administrative Calendar and the Schedule of Personnel Actions, both accessible via the Academic Affairs website.

Mark Kattenbraker, VPAA Operations
Posted: Nov 01, 2018

Tarble Atrium Cinema Showing The Breadwinner November 27

Join us at the Tarble Arts Center on Tuesday, November 27 at 6 p.m. for the movie “The Breadwinner."

The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl living in Afghanistan during 2001, under the rule of the Taliban. To support her family, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy after her father’s wrongful arrest. Working alongside an old friend, she soon discovers a free, yet dangerous world open to boys and men. Parvana, draws on the bravery of the characters she creates in her own stories, and embarks upon a heroic journey to find her father and reunite her family. The Breadwinner was a 2018 Academy Award Nominee for best Animated Feature Film. Runtime is 94 minutes.

Free for members and students and a $3 suggested donation for all others.

Karen Beason, Office Manager / Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Nov 01, 2018

Visiting Scholar at Tarble Arts Center November 29

Join us at the Tarble Arts Center as visiting scholar Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum, discusses her work in the art world. Free and open to the public.

Date: Thursday, November 29
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Karen Beason,
Posted: Nov 01, 2018

Joint COE/CHHS Alumni Award Nominations Due December 1

Nominate an EIU alum in from the College of Education or College of Health and Human Services for the 2019 Joint College Alumni Awards! Nominations close December 1. The categories are: Rising Star, Leadership and Service, and Lifetime Achievement.

The departments in the College of Education are: Bachelor of General Studies, Counseling and Higher Education, Educational Leadership, Special Education, and Teaching, Learning, and Foundations (Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle Level Education).

The departments in the College of Health and Human Services are: Communication Disorders and Sciences, Health Promotion, Human Services and Community Leadership, Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation, Nursing BS - RN, and Nutrition and Dietetics.

The nomination form can be found at:

Mary Bower, CE Dean
Posted: Nov 01, 2018

Fall Commencement Volunteers Needed

Alumni Services is looking for volunteers to assist us with Fall Commencement. As you may know, 90 percent of the staff at commencement are faculty, staff, annuitants and Alumni Association board members who graciously volunteer their time to help give students and their families an excellent experience. We are looking for some more amazing people willing to volunteer a couple hours and help us celebrate all the hard work and success our students have accomplished.

We have two areas where we need volunteer assistance:

  • Ticket Distribution - Wednesday, December 12 and Thursday, December 13
    8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
  • Commencement Day - Saturday, December 15 - HIGHER NEED OF VOLUNTEERS
    We will need volunteers for several different positions, which include: collecting tickets, passing out programs, helping students in the Student Rec Center, assisting with wheel chairs and helping answer questions in the main concourse.

The Fall 2018 Commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, December 15. There will be two ceremonies:

  • 10 a.m.
    - College of Health and Human Services and the Graduate School
    - Lumpkin College of Business and Technology and the Graduate School
  • 1 p.m.
    - College of Education and the Graduate School
    - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School

If you would like to volunteer for the Fall 2018 Commencement Ceremonies and help make this a great experience for the graduates and their families please email me with what you are interested in assisting with. Even if you can only provide a few hours of assistance, anything and everything is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to share this with your colleagues, we would enjoy having them join us at commencement as well.

If you have any questions please email or phone (217) 581-6425.

Thank you for your consideration!

Amber May, Alumni Services
Posted: Nov 01, 2018

Call for Proposals: 2019 EIUnity Diversity Conference February 1, 2019

The Office of Inclusion & Academic Engagement is accepting proposals for our upcoming 11th Annual EIUnity Diversity Conference. It provides EIU with a unique opportunity to showcase our commitment to and the advancement of diversity, inclusion, leadership and advocacy! The Diversity Conference will be held Friday, February 1, 2019, in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Conference presenters benefit from showcasing their work at the EIUnity Diversity Conference in many ways, including raising awareness, providing actionable strategies to enact changing in the name of diversity and inclusion to the more than 150 attendees, and contributing to the learning objectives of our faculty, staff, students, and community.

Who can present:

  • Faculty/Staff
  • Researchers
  • Graduates
  • Undergraduates Researchers with a Faculty/Staff Co-Presenters
  • Community Leaders/Advocates

Submissions are due by December 10, 2018 using the following link:

Areas of focus include:

  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Gender Equity
  • Intersectionality
  • Civil & Equal Rights
  • Disability Awareness
  • Religion
  • Privilege
  • Leadership
  • Inclusion
  • Etc....

We are seeking both 50-minute workshops and poster presentation submissions. Accepted presenters will be notified via email by Friday, December 14, 2018.

We are also hoping that you will forward this to your colleagues in your department and maybe even consider having your students attend the conference in the spring.

*The luncheon for this conference is complimentary for EIU registered participants. Outside participants will have a $10 fee due at registration.

Georgia Ryan, Office Manager/Office of Inclusion and Academic Engagement
Posted: Oct 31, 2018

ALICE Training November 15

UPD will be offering another ALICE training session November 15.

ALICE is a program designed to make civilians aware of the options available to them during an active killer event. Anyone is welcome to attend. We will meet in Physical Science 3040 from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, November 15. Simulated gunfire will be part of this exercise. Attendees will participate in classroom and scenario-based training. Please contact Chief Kent Martin at (217) 581-3213 or to register for this event. You do not have to work or attend class in this building to benefit from this training. The principles we teach can be used anywhere.

Kent Martin, University Police
Posted: Oct 31, 2018

Prospective Students Can Learn About Campus Ministry November 11

On Sunday, November 11, high School students can meet current Christian EIU students and hear about their faith experience in college and engage in different games and activities. The evening will culminate with an All-Campus Praise event. The next morning students will attend the EIU Open House events. Hear from a few of EIU students about what campus ministry has meant to them: Please share this letter with any upper-class students & parents who may be interested in EIU.

For more information or to register your student contact:
Andrew Robinson ( (217) 721-9975) or Danah Himes ( (217) 549-5393.

Andrew Robinson, School of Communication-Journalism
Posted: Oct 28, 2018

Livingston C. Lord Scholarship Nominations Due November 16

The EIU Alumni Association requests your assistance in obtaining nominations for the 2019 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 2018 was $7,000.

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) 581-6425 or via e-mail at To link to the nomination form please visit:

Nominations are due Friday, November 16, 2018. Thank you in advance for your time and support!

Amber May, Alumni Services
Posted: Oct 26, 2018

Employment Opportunity: Assistant Director for Health Education and Promotion

The Assistant Director for Health Education and Promotion, Health and Counseling Services, is responsible for the development and execution of an institutional wide, comprehensive health promotion program. The position solicits a wide range of Eastern Illinois University and Charleston constituencies through the planning and delivery of theory-based, evidence-based, and evidence-informed health promotion programs, services, and policies targeting individuals, groups, communities and the campus/community environment. This civil service position is classified as a program director, and reports to the Director, Health and Counseling Services.

Required job qualifications include: Master's Degree in Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health, Community Nutrition/Dietetics, Human Services, Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, or related field; A minimum of three years (36 months) related health education/promotion paid work/practitioner experience; and a minimum of one year (12 months) supervisory experience overseeing entry-level employees, interns, practicum students, and volunteers.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Paid professional work experience as a health education/promotion practitioner within a higher education setting
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)
  • Certified in Public Health (CPH)
  • Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) or similar designation.

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination. To apply, please submit application, resume/vita, transcripts, certifications/licenses, and the names and contact information for three (3) business references online at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Donna Noffke, Human Resources
Posted: Oct 25, 2018

Instructor of Musical Theatre Opening

EIU's Department of Theatre Arts seeks qualified applicants for an Instructor of Musical Theatre performance to teach undergraduate courses in acting for the musical stage, musical theatre dance, and singing for the musical stage. Ability to teach a course in musical theatre history is preferred. Availability to perform in and/or direct main stage
productions is an expectation.

Applicants must have an MFA in Musical Theatre or BFA in Musical Theatre with significant professional credits. Experience with professional theatre preferred. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required.

For questions, please contact Nick Shaw at

Nick Shaw, Theatre Arts
Posted: Oct 25, 2018

Effective Online Assessment Online Webinar November 30

Date and Time: Friday, November 30, 2018, 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

Well-written and well-executed exams assess student understanding, reveal misconceptions, and document learning. Writing effective exam questions is a challenging yet valuable component of teaching. In this webinar, we will discuss the "why and how" of writing effective exam questions, suggested best practices for effective online assessments, and recommended tools for online exams.

Register at

Facilitator: Julie Lockett
Location: Online Webinar

Sahan Shrestha, Graduate Assistant/Faculty Development and Innovation Center
Posted: Oct 23, 2018

Using TurnItIn and Feedback in Studio in D2L (November 13 Online Webinar)

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Provide feedback to your students writing assignments submitted into the D2L Brightspace Dropbox and encourage original writing using drag-and-drop, voice, and text comments available with Turnitin's Feedback Studio. Students will see and hear your comments to improve their written communication skills. Quickly learn to access and use Feedback studio to easily evaluate student written submissions.

Register at

Facilitator: Lisa Dallas
Location: Online Webinar

Sahan Shrestha, Graduate Assistant/Faculty Development and Innovation Center
Posted: Oct 22, 2018

Cost Savings Opportunity on Quality 20# Paper

A new, less expensive copy paper, sourced from a diverse vendor, is now available from Office Depot. The paper is Southcoast Destiny Paper and is priced less than our standard Boise X-9 paper. We recommend this 20# Bright White paper for all your printing and copying needs. The paper can be purchased directly from Office Depot using Item #271195 and the cost is $31.43 per case/10 reams. A limited supply of sample reams are available for pick-up in the Procurement Office, 1135 Old Main. Contact Connie Downey, to arrange for pick-up.

Danielle Green, Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services
Posted: Oct 22, 2018

NCUR Funding Applications for EIU Undergraduates Doing Research and Creative Activity

If you're involved in undergraduate research and creative activity and are interested in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at Kennesaw State University (Georgia) April 11-13, please visit the Honors College NCUR page ( You can fill out a form there to apply for funding. The deadline for NCUR applications is Tuesday November 13.

Questions? Contact Richard England (

Richard England, Honors College Dean
Posted: Oct 19, 2018

Employment Opportunity: Special Education Tenure-Track Position Available

Special Education (Tenure-Track)

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses and supervising public school practica in a Special Education state, CEC, CAEP standards based program. Courses require integration of theory with practice and involve supervision of public school/agency practica. Desirable applicants will have a strong background in special education, instructional strategies K-21 and/or early childhood, language and assessment across severity levels, experience with standards based personnel preparation, curriculum development and program evaluation.

Qualifications: Significant experience in a public school, agency, or hospital setting with populations with special needs required. Completion of doctorate in Special Education or a related field, or enrollment in a doctoral program with significant progress towards degree completion is required. Applicants with significant experiences with young children with disabilities and their families across severity levels and their families, special education supervision experiences, and higher education special education teaching experiences will be given preference in hiring. Ability to coordinate coursework and practica experiences with teaching skills appropriate to preparing teachers to work with individuals with disabilities from birth-adulthood. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience promoting inclusive excellence is required.

Closing Date: Review of applications to begin January 15, 2019 and continue until position is filled.
Start Date: August 15, 2019

Applications: Send letter of application, vita, transcripts of course work, with an official transcript from the institution from which highest degree was earned, and two reference letters via Interfolio at For questions regarding this search, please contact Dr. Kathryn Havercroft, Search Committee Chair, at

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

Angela Hallowell, Special Education
Posted: Oct 17, 2018

Faculty Partnership Grants

The Faculty Development and Innovation Center requests submission of proposals for Faculty Partnership Grants.

Partnership Grants are designed to encourage EIU faculty in the development of interdisciplinary teaching and research projects and faculty partnerships. Successful proposals will speak to the goals of:

  • Fostering a greater sense of collegiality and collaboration across departmental and collegial lines
  • Forming partnerships
  • Reaching a broad audience

Applications are due by noon, Friday, November 16, 2018. We will contact successful applicants before the beginning of Spring semester, and grants must be spent by the end of this fiscal year (end of June 2019). For more information, please contact the Faculty Development and Innovation Center at (217) 581-7051 or email or visit our website at

Josie Clark, Faculty Development and Innovation Center Graduate Assistant
Posted: Oct 16, 2018

Try-It! Illinois Returns

Try-It! Illinois 2018, the annual statewide database trial sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library, is now open. It offers the opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources. Thanks to partnerships between the Illinois State Library and the participating vendors, there is no charge for accessing these databases during Try-It! Illinois. The trial period lasts from October 1 through November 30.

Vendors include ABC-CLIO, Bloomsbury, Oxford, ProQuest, Sage, Salem, Taylor & Francis, and more. To access Try-It! Illinois, please visit the login page at the Booth Library website.

Sarah Johnson, Library Services - Collection Management
Posted: Oct 03, 2018

Booth Library to Present Thesis Research 101 Workshops in November

Booth Library faculty 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 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 1 in Room 4450 of the library.

Thesis 101 Seminar 2: Citation Management Software with Kirstin Duffin will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6 and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 8 in Room 4450 of the library.

Thesis 101 Seminar 3: Preparing Your Thesis with Ellen Corrigan will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 15 in Witters Conference Room 4440 of the library.

Register for the free seminars at

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

Elizabeth Heldebrandt, Library Services - Dean
Posted: Sep 28, 2018

Faculty & Staff Shout Out Page

The Staff Senate proudly welcomes you to visit the EIU Shout Out page!

This page was created to support and boost the morale of all EIU employees and increase the promotion of positive campus spirit. "Shout Outs" are public recognition of thanks and appreciation of other employee's work on a day-to-day basis.
Please join us with participation in recognizing the great works done by fellow employees.

The Shout Page is located at and can also be found by using the EIU A to Z search.

Create a Shout Out today!

Amanda Harvey, Staff Senate
Posted: Sep 27, 2018

Department of Psychology Tenure-Track Searches

The Psychology Department at Eastern Illinois University has openings for two full-time (9-month) tenure-track faculty positions in (1) cognitive neuroscience and (2) biopsychology or behavioral neuroscience. Duties include teaching undergraduate courses in psychology (in areas of expertise, as well as areas of general need), maintaining an active research program, and participating in service to the department and university. Individuals should also demonstrate commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2019.

Individuals applying for the first position should hold a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience or a closely related area. Individuals applying for the second position should hold a Ph.D. in biopsychology, behavioral neuroscience, or closely related area.

Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) at the time of appointment. Other requirements include demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence at the college/university level and a commitment to research and scholarly activity.

To apply, please submit the following: letter of application, vita, three confidential letters of reference, and available reprints. For position 1 (cognitive neuroscience), send application materials via Interfolio at For position 2 (biopsychology/behavioral neuroscience), send application materials via Interfolio at Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.

For questions regarding this search, please contact Jeffrey Stowell, Screening Committee Chair, at

The Department of Psychology serves over 400 undergraduate and graduate students, having undergraduate programs in psychology (BA) and neuroscience (BS), as well as graduate programs in clinical psychology (MA) and school psychology (MA, SSP). The Department also has an undergraduate honors program, and serves approximately 200 minors in psychology and neuroscience.

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

Jeffrey Stowell, Psychology
Posted: Sep 15, 2018

Booth Library Exhibit Examines 1918 Flu Pandemic; Modern Flu

"The Flu Then and Now: 1918 to 2018," an exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1918 flu pandemic, will be on display at Booth Library from Sept. 13 through Dec. 31, 2018.

In 1918, an estimated 500 million people (one-third of the world's population) were infected with the H1N1 flu virus, and at least 50 million died. This exhibit and related programs take a closer look at this historic flu pandemic and how the flu affected life at EIU and in Charleston, both in 1918 and today.

This series provides historical information on the 1918 influenza pandemic as well as providing a current public health perspective on influenza. Topics of contagion, vaccination and infection will be covered from a historical, medical and social perspective. Coverage of the flu epidemic in the press will be explored. Local public health experts will cover measures taken to control future epidemics.

The opening program will be on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m., titled "1918 Influenza: Impact, Implications and Uncertainty." Sheila Simons, professor of health promotion, will give this keynote address in the library West Reading Room.

Several other programs are planned related to the exhibit. For more information, visit

"The Flu Then and Now: 1918 to 2018" exhibit can be viewed anytime the library is open.

Elizabeth Heldebrandt, Library Services - Dean
Posted: Sep 07, 2018

SPAM/Phishing Reminder

EIU's ITS team wants to issue a reminder to all faculty, staff and students to always be on the lookout for SPAM or phishing emails.

ITS suggests deleting SPAM or phishing emails from their inbox. Also, it's important to reset your password frequently to avoid a security breach. To reset a password, visit

Anyone who comes across an email that looks suspicious can easily check to see if it is an official message sent out by Eastern by going to

Posted: Sep 01, 2018