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 Sep 25, 2018


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Fall 2018 Discarded Textbook Sale in October
A discarded textbooks sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, October 1 through 5. Paperbacks will be $2 and hardbacks will be $5, plus tax. There also will also be a section of textbooks for $1 and $0.25, plus tax. Payment options include cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover). Please bring your Panther Card to the event, which will be held at Textbook Rental Service at 975 Edgar Drive in Charleston.

Christina Coffey, Textbook Rental Service Operations
Posted: Sep 24, 2018

Academic Foundation Day October 2

All students are invited to Academic Foundation Day on October 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Union. A major/minor fair will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, and presentations on programs and other academic opportunities at Eastern will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 7 p.m. in the third floor rooms of the Union. The schedule for the event is at Come and learn more about your major or explore a second major, minor, study abroad, or undergraduate research opportunities!

Karla Sanders, Academic Success Center Executive Director
Posted: Sep 24, 2018

The Visual Syllabus: What is This Course Really About?

A Workshop for Faculty by Cheelan Bo-Linn
Wednesday, October 24, Noon to 1:30 p.m., 1895 Room, MLK, Jr. Student Union

When we design a course, we often juggle fitting in desired content and the required or intended outcomes. The process can result in a course overflowing with content and/or a long list of learning goals that are only somewhat connected. We might envision how these connect or build, but students often see these as a disconnected series of topics.

This workshop helps implement a successful approach that results in a more cohesive, meaningful course design. Participants will create a visual syllabus to help faculty and students envision with the course. The Visual Syllabus approach challenges faculty to define their course by its single big idea which serves as a framework for prioritizing what is most important to know and do. Take your course to the next level by expressing this big idea as an image. A benefit for the students is that they will more successfully connect and organize their knowledge.

Cheelan Bo-Linn is the Senior Specialist in Education in the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and Lecturer in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership.
Bring a syllabus or course idea that you will be implementing in the Spring semester! This is a brown-bag, so bring your lunch. The FDIC will provide drinks and snacks. Register now (!

Josie Clark, Graduate Assistant for Faculty Development and Innovation Center
Posted: Sep 24, 2018

Registrar Interviews and Office Closures September 25, 27 & October 2

The Office of the Registrar will be closed from 9:20 to 10:30 a.m. on the following days, to attend interviews for the next Registrar:

  • Tuesday, September 25: Amy Annis
  • Thursday, September 27: Deborah Loveless
  • Tuesday, October 2: Brad Bennington

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Jennifer Porter, Ofc Registrar & Enrollment Mgt
Posted: Sep 24, 2018

Revised Internal Governing Policies

IGP #6 Benefits - Sick Leave (

IGP #7.2 Discretionary Medical Leaves of Absence (

IGP #17 Medical Examinations (

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

Leigh Moon, Internal Audit
Posted: Sep 24, 2018

Holiday Wreath Sales Support NNCS 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. The scholarship is awarded in the Spring for the following Fall semester for a new freshman or transfer student of a current/former/retired Non-Negotiated Civil Service Employee.

The wreaths are fresh and will be delivered the week of Thanksgiving. Orders are due October 31, 2018. Sales tax of 7.75% will be added to order total. Items can be seen at

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

Rhonda Nichols, Information Technology Services
Posted: Sep 21, 2018

Tarble Reads: Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson October 2

Visit the Tarble Arts Center on Tuesday, October 2 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for an in-depth discussion Dr. Jeannie Ludlow, Associate Professor of English, on the book "Written on the Body" by Jeanette Winterson.

Jim Shepard of the New York Times says, "Written on the Body is an ambitious work, at once a love story and a philosophical meditation on the body as both physical entity and objective correlative of our innermost selves, our bodies as our embodiment. The narrator, unnamed, sex undeclared, chronicles the arc of an affair with a married woman named Louise. The result is a work that is consistently revelatory about the phenomenon of love."

The event is free and open to the public.

Karen Beason, Office Manager / Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Sep 21, 2018

Employment Opportunity - Office Manager

Eastern Illinois University is seeking a candidate for a full-time Office Manager position in Booth Library. This position will work in the office of the dean of the library.

Job duties include tracking and ordering supplies; student employment, supervision, and scheduling; verifying and submitting student, civil service, and faculty payroll; and general office duties, such as greeting visitors in the office, answering the telephone, typing and filing.

Qualified candidates must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have 24 months of clerical/office support work experience comparable to that performed at the Office Support Specialist level of this series or in other positions of comparable responsibility. The work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Qualified candidates must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have 24 months of clerical/office support work experience comparable to that performed at the Office Support Specialist level of this series or in other positions of comparable responsibility.

Donna Noffke, Human Resources
Posted: Sep 21, 2018

Albin Animal Hospital to Offer EIU Students Free Vaccines For Pets October 18

Albin Animal Hospital in Charleston (1915 18th Street, across the street from Casey's Gas Station) is hosting a free-to-EIU-students pet vaccine clinic Thursday, October 18.

To receive a free pet vaccine, students will need to schedule a routine wellness exam (office call) for their pet, and also purchase Coles County tags for their pet (as mandated by law). The cost of the routine wellness exam is $18. Students must show their current, active EIU student IDs to participate. After the wellness check and tag purchase is complete, Albin will offer free vaccines—up to an $81 value—to student pets. Limit one pet per EIU student. More information about Albin Animal Hospital is available here.

Vaccine slots will be available in 10-minute increments and by appointment only.

Albin will have plenty of staff on hand to answer any questions students may have about caring for their pet, and to let them know all the services Albin offers, including boarding, grooming and talk about heart worm* and flea prevention.

To schedule your student pet appointment today, please call Albin Animal Hospital in Charleston at (217) 348-6061.

*limited heart worm tests also will be available for free on a first come-first served basis.

Posted: Sep 20, 2018

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Health Promotion

The Department of Health Promotion at Eastern Illinois University invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, teaching courses in Human Health, Community Health, School Health, Health Communication, Marketing Concepts for Health Promotion Professionals. Duties also include an active research agenda and a commitment to service at the department, college, university, and community level.
Doctorate or ABD in health education or related discipline.

Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of three years teaching experience in a university/public school setting OR 3 years experience in a community health agency. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required.

Review of applications will begin October 31, 2018 and will continue until position is filled. A complete application will consist of transcripts (unofficial is acceptable for the application stage) with degrees recorded; curriculum vitae; letter of application; and contact information from three professional references.

Applications will be submitted through Interfolio at
Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Kathleen Phillips, Screening Committee Chair,

Kathleen Phillips, Health Promotion
Posted: Sep 20, 2018

EIU Historian Collaborates in Award-Winning Interdisciplinary Research

Newton Key, History, has learned that Mark Hoffman, Jean-Phillipe Cointet, Philipp Brandt, Newton Key, and Peter Bearman, "The (Protestant) Bible, the (Printed) Sermon, and the Word(s): The Semantic Structure of the Conformist and Dissenting Bible, 1660-1780," Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts 68 (June 2018): 89-103, has received the American Sociological Association Section on Sociology of Religion''s Distinguished Article Award, 2018.

Newton Key, History
Posted: Sep 19, 2018

Tenure Track Search in the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Eastern Illinois University invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Political Science at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be qualified to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in American Politics and Research Methods. The position begins August 15, 2019.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Political Science or ABD status with evidence of substantial progress toward degree completion. Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring, an active research agenda, and a commitment to service are essential. Primary courses include an introductory American government course, a rotation of undergraduate American politics courses (e.g. Presidency, Congress, and American Foreign Policy), undergraduate and graduate level research methods, and graduate seminars. Some graduate classes will be taught online. The position also includes directing undergraduate and graduate research. Ideal candidates will be committed to mentoring, applied learning, diversity, and promoting inclusive excellence.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three references (including reference phone numbers and emails), three recent professional recommendation letters, and graduate school transcripts via Interfolio at Application review begins October 8 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Political Science at Eastern Illinois University offers three undergraduate majors, including Political Science, an International Studies option, and a Civic and Nonprofit Leadership option. At the graduate level, the department offers an M.A. in Political Science and an online M.A. in Political Science with a Public Administration and Public Policy option. Questions about the search may be directed to the department chair, Dr. Melinda Mueller (

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

Melinda Mueller, Political Science
Posted: Sep 19, 2018

Summer Preretirement Forms Due October 15

Please note that October 15, 2018 is the deadline for faculty to submit the summer pre-retirement assignment form to the Office of the Provost. It may be found at

Billie Rawlings, Administrative Aide, Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Sep 19, 2018

2018-19 Internal Governing Policies Notification for Faculty

The Office of Academic Affairs must notify faculty that the Internal Governing Polices may be found at the following website: This is the notification for academic year 2018-19.

Billie Rawlings, Administrative Aide, Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Sep 19, 2018

Fall 2018 Kids' Day Out Sponsored By Education Scholars--October 27

The Education Scholars Program will host its Fall 2018 Kids Day Out: Celebrating Culture with Coco for children PK (generally 3 years old) through 6th grade on Saturday, October 27 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Buzzard Hall. This Fall we will be featuring the movie Coco 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 October 19. If you have questions please email Dr. Doug Bower at or call (217) 581-2524.

Doug Bower, CE Dean
Posted: Sep 19, 2018

Janel Moore - Retirement

At the end of the month, Janel Moore will be retiring from EIU. Janel has been an employee at EIU since January of 1989. While we are sad to see her go, but happy for her as she begins this new chapter of life. Information Technology Services will be having a retirement reception for Janel from 1:30 to 3 p.m. September 27. We welcome anyone from campus to come visit with Janel and congratulate her on this special occasion!

The retirement reception will be held in the West Wing of the Student Service building in 4300.

Josh Awalt, Information Technology Services
Posted: Sep 18, 2018

Classical Music Concert -- The Lincoln Trio -- Sept. 25

As part of the University's celebration of Latin American History Month, The Lincoln Trio will present a classical music concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 25. The Lincoln Trio has been praised for its polished presentation of well-known chamber works and its ability to forge new paths with their repertoire. For their performance in the Doudna Fine Arts Center's Recital Hall, the Lincoln Trio will feature the music of Latin American composers including works by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce, Colombian composer Juan Antonio Cuellar, and Argentinian tango composer Astor Piazzolla.

Tickets are $17 for the general public, $13 for students and EIU employees, and $7 for students. The Lincoln Trio Concert is sponsored in part by the EIU Classical Music Artists Series.

Dan Crews, CLAS Dean
Posted: Sep 17, 2018

Dr. Matthew Monippallil Memorial Mass Oct. 28

A mass will be held in memory of Dr. Matthew Monippallil at the Newman Catholic Center in Charleston at 11 a.m. Sunday, October 28. Dr. Monippallil was a professor of accounting and tax law at Eastern Illinois University for almost 25 years, retiring in 2009. All are invited to attend this mass in Dr. Monippallil's honor.

Christina Donsbach, University Development
Posted: Sep 17, 2018

Registration Underway for EIU Writing Project Fall Institute Day

Students and faculty are invited to attend the Eastern Illinois Writing Project Fall Institute Day from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 12, in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The free 2018 Institute Day will focus on authentic assessment and evaluation in relation to the ELA Common Core Standards. To highlight interdisciplinarity across grade levels, our two keynote speakers, ROE Professional Development Coordinator, Katie O'Dell, and Professor of English Terri Fredrick, will describe effective feedback and provide strategies for assessing students' writing in an interactive workshop. Teachers from across disciplines and grade levels will also share teaching ideas in multiple breakout sessions.

Robin Murray, English
Posted: Sep 17, 2018

Fundraiser for Commitment to Excellence Scholarships Sept. 27

Please join us for a fundraising reception on Thursday, Sept. 27, for the Commitment to Excellence Scholarship. The reception will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the 1895 Room in the University Union and will support scholarships are intended to attract talented students in any field to EIU. The awards are based upon a student's high school GPA and ACT scores, and are renewable for up to four years. The university currently awards over one thousand such scholarships, varying from $2,000 to $4,500 per year depending on qualifications.

For more information, email Andy McNitt at

Bailey Young, History
Posted: Sep 17, 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

Luke Bryan 2018 Farm Tour | EIU “Discounted” Tickets on Sale Now

Country Artist Luke Bryan Concert tickets for his upcoming 2018 Farm Tour are on sale now for $25 to EIU Students/ Faculty/Staff. General Admission Tickets for the upcoming Luke Bryan Farm Tour Concert at 6 p.m. September 28 at Atkins Farm in Pesotum, Illinois. Other acts include DJ Rock, Peach Pickers, and Chase Rice. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 14 in the MLK Jr. Union/Ticket Office (open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.). A valid Student/Faculty/Staff EIU ID is required to purchase a limited number of available concert tickets. All tickets are nonrefundable. For more ticket information, contact the MLK Jr. Union/Ticket Office at (217) 581-5122.

Laurel Fuqua, Student Life
Posted: Sep 14, 2018

Public Lecture with Bethany Collins October 11

Join us at Tarble Arts Center Thursday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m. for an insightful public lecture where artist Bethany Collins, featured in the exhibition in the Eye of the Beholder, will be discussing her work and practice.

This event is free and open to the public.

Karen Beason, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Sep 13, 2018

WEIU Radio and TV Center Advisory Board Meeting October 4
The WEIU Radio and TV Center Advisory Board Meeting will take place on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 4 p.m. in the WEIU Conference Room. The WEIU conference room is in Buzzard Hall room 1521 on the Campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

Ke'an Armstrong, Radio-TV Program
Posted: Sep 12, 2018

Take Charge of Your Financial Wellness Seminars in October

We are pleased to offer you an educational series that provides you with information to find your own path to financial wellness.

Prudential Pathways is designed to give you an understanding of the fundamentals of financial wellness, tips on developing a retirement savings plan, techniques to protect your assets, and strategies to transfer your accumulated wealth to your heirs. This four-part seminar will run each Tuesday in October from 5 to 6:30 p.m. starting October 9 in the Mattoon-Charleston Rooms of the Union. Please register by calling (844) 592-8993 or email Please feel free to bring your partner.

Erica Thornton, Benefit Services
Posted: Sep 10, 2018

Graduate School's Distinguished Research Fellow Grant
The Graduate School is pleased to announce an external financial gift to Eastern Illinois University, which provides a single grant of $5,000 to a faculty member engaged in a research project that has the potential of generating external recognition and research prestige to the University. The money may be used to pay for supplies, equipment, travel, student labor, contractual services, or publication expenses that contribute to the project. The money must be spent by June 30, 2019. A progress report that demonstrates how the project has brought or is expected to bring external recognition and research prestige to Eastern Illinois University is due to the Graduate School by June 30, 2019.

Applications materials must include (1) a one page summary of the research project; the summary must address how this research project will generate external recognition and research prestige that would not be possible in the absence of the grant; (2) a one page summary of the project's budget; and (3) the applicant's vita. Please submit all applications to Mary Mattingly at no later than Friday, September 28, 2018.

Ryan C. Hendrickson
Dean of the Graduate School

Mary Mattingly, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Sep 10, 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

2018 Health Bash

Greetings! Health & Counseling Services is pleased to announce that the 2018 Health Bash: Health Fair and Free Flu Shot Day is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 23 in the MLK University Union! We are currently looking for exhibitors. To participate as an exhibitor in the Health Fair please visit:

In the meantime, mark your calendars! Free flu shots for students, faculty, staff, and retirees!

Amanda Harvey, Health & Counseling Services
Posted: Sep 07, 2018

Employees Encouraged to Participate in Annual State and University Employee Combined Appeal (SECA) Campaign

One of the reasons EIU is so special is that we care about each other, we care about our campus, and we care about our neighbors. As an integral part of the community, the university encourages its employees to participate in the 2018 State and University Employee Combined Appeal (SECA) Campaign. SECA is a state-wide effort that gives us the opportunity to contribute to local and national charitable organizations through payroll deductions and/or one-time donations. More importantly, SECA provides every member of the campus with an opportunity to lead, advance shared values, and promote positive change in Charleston, across Coles County, and around the State.

If you choose to participate through a one-time gift or payroll deduction, you can provide support to one or more agencies of your choice and the SECA campaign supports nearly 1700 charities and non-profit agencies. For example, the campaign includes the United Way of Coles County which provides resources to 33 local agencies.

To participate in the campaign, please visit to review all participating charitable organizations. There is a link for the SECA Pledge Form under Forms you can use to download the contribution form (which has also been attached) and a Charity Search function. All completed SECA forms should be sent to the Office of Academic Affairs before this year’s deadline of Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Melissa Gordon,
Posted: Sep 04, 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

Latino Heritage Month Events

You are cordially invited to attend the following events to celebrate Latino Heritage Month:

El Sueño Sigue | The Dream Lives On

  • Bilingual Mass
    Saturday, September 15 (11:00 am)
    Newman Catholic Center
  • Independence Day Dance w/Salsa Instructor
    Saturday, September 15 (8:00 pm-Midnight)
    Newman Catholic Center
  • Latino Heritage Month Kickoff Reception
    Monday, September 17 (12:00 - 1:00 pm)
    Doudna Fine Arts Center
  • Noticias Chicago: Vanessa Perez
    Monday, September 17 (3 pm)
    Witters Conference Room 4440 | 4th Floor Booth Library
    Meet & Greet
    Edgar Room | Booth Library (4:30 pm)
  • Become a Jaguar: ΑΨΛ Informational Meeting
    Tuesday, September 18 (6:30 pm)
    Shelbyville Room | MLK Union
  • Esperanza's Elote Sale
    Wednesday, September 19 (11-2 pm)
    South Coleman Hall
  • Charlando con los Profesores Latino Americanos
    Thursday, September 20 (7:00 pm)
    Witters Conference Room 4440 | 4th Floor Booth Library
  • LASO's Mangonada Fundraiser
    Monday, September 24 (11-2 pm)
    Coleman Hall
  • The Lincoln Trio Classic Musical
    Tuesday, September 25 (7:30 pm)
    Doudna Fine Arts Center
  • Catching Flights, Not Feelings: Study Abroad Edition
    Wednesday, September 26 (2:00 pm)
    Arcola/Tuscola Room | MLK Union
  • ΑΨΛ Tamales y Aguas Frescas Fundraiser
    Thursday, September 27 (11-3:00 pm)
    Coleman Hall
  • Vamos a Bailar Dance & Lessons
    Saturday September 29 (8:00- 10:00 pm)
    University Ballroom | MLK Union
  • Hear My Story Documentary: Immigration Stories
    Tuesday October 2 (7:00 pm)
    Lumpkin Auditorium | Room 2030
  • Vita's Mexican Food Truck
    Wednesday, October 3 (11 am-5 pm)
    Between Taylor Hall & Coleman Hall
  • What is Latinx: Panel Discussion
    Thursday, October 4 (7:00 - 8:00 pm)
    Charleston/Mattoon Room | MLK Union
  • Lotería Game Night
    Monday, October 8 (6 PM)
    Cultural Center
  • ΑΨΛ Elote Fundraiser
    Tuesday, October 9 (11-3:00 pm)
    Coleman Hall
  • Daisy Contreras: Latina Journalist in the State House
    Tuesday, October 9 (3 pm)
    1895 Room | MLK Union

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

Lincoln Academy of Illinois Nominations Sought

Faculty and staff are invited to nominate an outstanding senior from the 2018-19 graduating class to be EIU's student laureate recipient of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois Award. The recipient will attend an awards ceremony and luncheon in Springfield on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, where he/she will be presented the Lincoln Academy medallion, a certificate of achievement, and a check in the amount of $1,000 in recognition of outstanding achievement.

Criteria for selection are: academic achievement and overall excellence in curricular and extra-curricular activities. Nomination forms may be obtained in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office, 1031 Old Main, or on the Student Affairs Web page. The completed form, accompanied by a letter of nomination, must be returned to the Vice President for Student Affairs Office, 1031 Old Main, no later than 4:30pm Monday, Oct. 1.

Anne M. Lewis, VPSA Operations
Posted: Aug 31, 2018

Free Career Resource for Students

Please share this exciting news with your students! Career Services is now providing PANTHER TraCS for FREE to all students. In the past, students paid a nominal fee to help us off-set the yearly licensing contract fees with our software vendor Symplicity Corporation. We are pleased to announce that we have now received funding to cover these costs!

Students simply log in to with their EIU Net ID and password to:

  • Access targeted job & internship postings-no scam jobs!
  • Post their resume in the EIU resume book
  • Connect with employers including EIU alums
  • Sign up for interviews with employers coming to EIU
  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor
  • Reserve a seat for a career development workshop

Employers won't know students are out there unless they actively utilize PANTHER TraCS. Increased usage can also lead to a higher placement rate for both your department and the university.

Employers are contacting us daily to post internships, jobs and schedule on-campus visits. They are also searching the resume book for candidates. Have you been in contact with an employer or successful alum seeking to hire candidates? Submit your requests and postings to EIU's centralized location for students and let us do the leg-work. Contact them at or call (217) 581-2412.

Diane Smith, Career Services
Posted: Aug 29, 2018

Student Impact Grants for Faculty Members

EIU Student Impact Grants for Faculty Mentors are available this Fall. Each grant of $1,500 is intended to support faculty who engage in high-impact mentoring practices. Full time faculty (Unit A or B) who will be mentoring at least one student during the 2018-19 academic year are eligible. Eligibility is biennial; i.e., no one is eligible for two consecutive years.

Applications are due to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs by noon on October 1. Further details, including format requirements, are available at

Robert Chesnut, Research and Sponsored Programs

Mary Mattingly, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Aug 20, 2018

SURS Retirement Counselors on Campus

SURS will have retirement counselors on campus on Thursday, October 4. If you wish to speak to a SURS representative on this date, they are now accepting appointments. Please call 800-275-7877 to obtain the necessary form for your appointment or log into your member account from the SURS website ( to complete the form online.

Once the form is received, SURS will contact you to schedule a counseling appointment. Appointments will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Returning the forms in a timely manner will help to ensure a campus appointment.

Amanda Zucco, Benefits Services
Posted: Aug 08, 2018

Homecoming Spirit T-shirts On Sale Now

The EIU Homecoming Committee invites the EIU Community to show its school spirit during Homecoming Week October 15-20 by purchasing your Homecoming Spirit T-shirt! Spirit T-shirts are on sale now in the Student Activity Center (across from Copy Express) on the second floor of the MLK Jr. Union, between 9am and 4pm. Each Friday in October has been designated School Spirit Day and EIU students, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to wear their Spirit T-shirts and show their EIU pride!

For an order form e-mail Laurel Fuqua at or call (217) 581-5522.

Laurel Fuqua, Student Life Office
Posted: Aug 07, 2018

Address Changes for Faculty and Staff

New faculty and staff should notify the Human Resources Employment Office of any new permanent addresses and phone numbers. Human Resources will update the Banner system and notify other necessary offices. Departments should notify Human Resources of all new or changed campus addresses and phone numbers to ensure the accuracy of the online directory. Please email such changes to Carol Galey at, or Cindy Maples at

Carol Galey, Human Resources
Posted: Aug 01, 2018

Booth Library Offers New Databases for Legal and News Research

The library now has access to two new databases for legal and news research. Both combine a clean, easy-to-use interface with valuable research content.

Global Newsstream provides a searchable interface for global news from thousands of full-text newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites. Included are many national and international papers, such as the New York Times and Washington Post, as well as two major, popular newspapers which are newly available to EIU patrons in online format: The Wall Street Journal and Chicago Defender.

Westlaw Campus Research: Law is a comprehensive database for US legal research. It contains all state and federal legal cases, annotated statutes, regulations, administrative materials, and Federal Agency decisions/ opinions, as well as the KeyCite legal citator and more than 800 law reviews and journals.

These new electronic resources replace Lexis Nexis Academic/Nexis Uni.

For more information about these new databases, please visit, contact your subject librarian or call the library reference desk at (217) 581-6072.

Elizabeth Heldebrandt, Library Services - Dean
Posted: Jul 31, 2018