Aug 22, 2017

 

News from Old Main

EIU MARKETING PHOTOSHOOT - STUDENTS AND FACULTY NEEDED

Marketing Photoshoot - Sept. 7 & 8

As part of our partnership with the Thorburn Group, they are sending a photography team to campus Thursday, Sept. 7- Friday, Sept. 8. We need students, faculty and staff who can help us authentically show the EIU campus and student experience and diversity with a balance of classroom/studio/lab and student life/outdoor shots.

Currently we are hoping to identify scenarios for

  • Off-campus internships within the community (student individually and being mentored)
  • On-campus faculty-mentored research/lab/studio opportunities
  • 1:1 interactions and small groups
  • Interactions between students and professors, advisors and coaches
  • IM sports (pick-up games, both individual and team)
  • Athletics (practices and games, both individual and team)
  • Panhellenic Rush
  • Club activities (ie activities that would be visually interesting to photograph)

We need students and faculty who are diverse, outgoing, not camera shy!

This is a tall order given how early it is in the semester and the short time frame, but if you could email your suggestions and availability for these days to Christy Kilgore at ckilgore@eiu.edu, your help would be much appreciated.



CHRISTY KILGORE, Marketing and Creative Services
Posted: Aug 17, 2017

BOBBI KINGERY SELECTED AS DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES

I am pleased to share with you that Bobbi Kingery was selected as the new Director of Career Services, effective Monday, August 7. Bobbi has been a valued member of the Career Services team at EIU for 20 years. Her experience, as well as her respected professional relationships with others, will lead the department forward and serve our students well as they explore careers and embark on their professions.

Please join me in congratulating Bobbi Kingery on her new position with Career Services.



LYNETTE F DRAKE, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
Posted: Aug 09, 2017

 

Meetings/Events

PRESENTATION ON STEP
Faculty and staff are invited to attend an informational presentation on the "Students with Autism Transitional Education Program" (STEP) on Friday, September 1 at 11:00am in Room 2502 of the Human Services Center. The presentation will provide an explanation of the program and strategies for interacting with college students with autism spectrum.

GAIL RICHARD, CDS
Posted: Aug 21, 2017

EVENTS CALENDAR

If you have events that you would like to be on the University Calendar, please make a submission at https://www.eiu.edu/calendar. You may submit event series as well. Events are approved daily. 



TRACY HALL-INGRAM, CATS
Posted: Aug 14, 2017

TARBLE BUS TRIP CELEBRATES JAPANESE CULTURE

Join the Tarble Arts Center on Sunday, August 27 from 12-8pm as we travel to Champaign for a day of Japanese cultural immersion in celebration of the exhibition, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: Japanese Prints from the Taubman Museum of Art's Permanent Collection.

This trip includes a special lunch; a private tea ceremony at the UIUC's Japan House; and an opportunity to explore the demonstrations, performances, vendors, and more during: Matsuri, A Japanese Festival at Japan House. The cost is 60.00 for Tarble members, 75.00 for non-members and includes lunch, the tea ceremony, and limited vendor tickets to the festival.



KATHRYN MORICE, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Aug 08, 2017

MAKING EXCELLENCE INCLUSIVE INAUGURAL CONFERENCE - OCTOBER 13, 2017

Please save the date for the Making Excellence Inclusive Inaugural Conference on Friday, October 13th, 2017, on the campus of EIU.

EIU Staff, faculty, and graduate students are invited to this inaugural conference which will feature sessions about how we can work with our students to achieve excellence in academics and co-curricular activities. Please add October 13th to your calendar and plan on attending this special event.



GEORGIA A RYAN, Minority Affairs Department
Posted: Jul 21, 2017

 

Professional Development

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Human Resources

ADDRESS CHANGES FOR FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

New faculty and staff should notify the Human Resources Employment Office of their new permanent address and phone number. We will update the Banner System and notify other necessary offices for you. We ask that departments notify us of all new or changed campus addresses and phone numbers to ensure the accuracy of the on-line directory.  Please email changes to Carol Galey at cagaley@eiu.edu, or Cindy Maples at camples@eiu.edu.



CAROL A GALEY, Human Resources
Posted: Aug 15, 2017

SURS RETIREMENT COUNSELORS ON CAMPUS

SURS will have retirement counselors on campus on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. 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 forms for your appointment or log into your member account from the SURS Web page (www.surs.org) to complete the form online.

Upon completion, please return the form to SURS via fax at 217-378-9800 or mail to the address specified on the form. Once received, SURS will then 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 an appointment time.

To schedule an individual counseling session, you must be within four years of retirement eligibility:

  • Age 55 with eight or more years of service;
  • Age 62 with five or more years of service;
  • Any age with 30 or more years of qualifying service.

An eligible employee is entitled to an appointment or estimate every 12 months.



AMANDA ZUCCO, Benefits
Posted: Aug 07, 2017

A REVISED VERSION OF FORM I-9 HAS BEEN RELEASED

USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9 on July 17, 2017. Please start using the new form with the revision date of 07/17/17 N as Human Resources will no longer accept the older version.

It is advised that all hiring departments use the computerized Form I-9 found on the USCIS website at:https://www.uscis.gov/i-9 to help reduce errors in completing the form. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Galey (7655), or Cindy Maples (2613).



CAROL A GALEY, Human Resources
Posted: Jul 17, 2017

SALARY DISTRIBUTION OPTION -- FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Faculty and administrative staff in nine-, 10- or 11-month positions who wish to change their salary distribution plan must complete a Salary Distribution Option Form found on the HR website here. The Salary Distribution Option form must be returned to the Human Resources 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 587-7655 or Cindy Maples at 581-2613.

CAROL A. GALEY, Human Resources
Posted: Jul 01, 2017

 

Employment Opportunities

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Research and Creative Activity

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Miscellaneous

WEBSITE APPROVED USERS

Please check the list of approved Global Site Management users for your department and purge any users who should not have permissions anymore, such as former GAs.

Please submit updated lists to cats@eiu.edu.



TRACY HALL-INGRAM, CATS
Posted: Aug 21, 2017

LET US INTRODUCE YOUR STUDENTS TO THE EIU WRITING CENTER

Did you know that EIU students can come to the Writing Center as soon as they get the instructions for a writing assignment?

Let one of our writing consultants explain to your students how they can take advantage of this free support service at any stage of the writing process.

To request a 10-15 minute orientation for any or all of your classes, call 581.5929 during Writing Center hours: Monday - Thursday 9am - 3pm & 6pm - 9pm + Friday 9am-1pm. Or email Director Fern Kory at fkory@eiu.edu. We just need to know the date and time you would like us to come, the location of your class, and the number of students.



FERN KORY, English
Posted: Aug 15, 2017

REGISTRATION ACCEPTED FOR TARBLE FALL CLASSES

Tarble Arts Center fall art classes begin September 23.

  • Offered for children are:
  • "Adventures in Art" (ages 4-6), taught by Kelsey Cox.
  • "Explorations in Art" (ages 7-9), led by Mary Magee.
  • "Exploring Sculpture and More" (ages 10-14), taught by Heather Siegel and Friday classes for homeschooled youths ages 4-14, led by Angelica Villanueva.

For teens and adults (ages 15+), offerings are:

  • "Relief Prints Workshop" with Alan Pocaro.
  • "Scrap Quilting Fun with Deborah Fell" led by the internationally-known quilter from Champaign.

Contact the Tarble at tarble@eiu.edu or 217-581-2787 for complete information. Online registration is available at www.eiu.edu/tarble



KATHRYN MORICE, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Aug 14, 2017

HOMECOMING SPIRIT T-SHIRTS ON SALE NOW!!!!!

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

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

For an order form e-mail Laurel Fuqua at llfuqua@eiu.edu or call 581-5522.



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

BOOTH LIBRARY ADDS 387 ITEMS IN JULY

During July, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 387 new items. The list can be viewed here. These acquisitions include donations to the library, re-cataloged library items, freely available government publications, and consortium-wide purchases. The recent university spending freeze (due to statewide budget issues) has limited the number of new items being added to library collections.



DAVID S BELL, Library Services
Posted: Aug 04, 2017

PARKING PERMITS ON SALE BEGINNING AUGUST 1ST

UPD is pleased to announce that parking permits for the 2017-18 academic year will go on sale beginning August 1st. You may purchase them online through your PAWS account.

As stated in the parking rules and regulations, no one is eligible to purchase a permit if they owe parking fines. If you owe fines more than 30 days old, you will have received an invoice from Student Accounts/Cashier's Office. Please contact Parking Services, 581-5416, if you have questions.



KENT D MARTIN, University Police
Posted: Jul 31, 2017

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION MEETINGS

Students must attend a meeting to formally apply for University Admission to Teacher Education and to initiate the selection process. The College of Education and Professional Studies schedules meetings each semester. Registration is not required.

The required formal application form is distributed and collected at the meetings and the rules and regulations concerning selection, admission to, and retention in teacher education are explained.

Students who have not previously applied must attend a meeting. The following meetings are available Fall Semester 2017 to initiate the selection process:

  • Friday, August 18, 2017 (transfer)* 11:30 am-12:15 pm Lumpkin Hall Auditorium
  • Friday, August 18, 2017 (freshmen)* 1:15-2:00 pm Buzzard Hall 1501 (Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00-6:45 pm Buzzard Hall 1103
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017 5:00-5:45 pm Buzzard Hall 1103
  • Monday, November 13 4:00-4:45 pm Buzzard Hall 1103

The next opportunity to initiate the "Selection Process" and apply for University Admission to Teacher Education will be during the Spring Semester 2018.



MARY E BOWER, Assistant to the Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Aug 14, 2017

STUDENT INSURANCE WAIVER

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 now covers most service fees at the Health Service and reduces copays for prescription medications at the Health Service Pharmacy.

Unlike an HMO or PPO, the Plan 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 Plan 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 Student Insurance Plan 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 Fall 2017 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 Form and provide a copy of their insurance card. The Waiver Form is available in the Student Insurance Office and on the Student Insurance website at www.eiu.edu/studentinsurance. September 1, 2017 is the last date these forms will be accepted for Fall 2017 term. For more information, call 581-5290.



TINA M LUCE, Insurance Student
Posted: Aug 09, 2017

 

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