Oct 31, 2014

 

News from Old Main

EIU ALUMNI AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED DURING HOMECOMING
Recipients of the Eastern Illinois University Alumni Association’s 2014 alumni awards will be honored Saturday, Oct. 25, in conjunction with Homecoming activities.

Distinguished Alumni Awards will go to Suzanne Barchers (’67) of Stanford, California; Chuck Bell (’67, ’69) of Scottsdale, Arizona; Nancy Elwess (’76) of North Hero, Vermont; Michelle Hanlon (’93) of Acton, Massachusetts; and Mary Anne Hanner ('72, '74) of Oakland.

The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award recipient is Kristofer Howard (’00) of Libertyville. The Louis V. Hencken Alumni Service Award honoree is Jerry Zachary (’61, ’88) of Champaign. The Distinguished Educator Award will be presented to Eric Bright (’12) of Charleston.

“We are honored to be able to recognize such an extraordinary group of alumni for their accomplishments and the varied ways in which they represent their alma mater,” said Bob Martin, vice president for university advancement. “Their successes reflect well on Eastern Illinois University and motivate current and future students to follow their own dreams.”

For biographies of current and past award winners, please see here.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Oct 22, 2014

PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH CONSULTANT CONTACT INFORMATION
David Mead-Fox has been hired by the EIU Board of Trustees to assist in finding the next president for Eastern Illinois University. He is a senior client partner with the firm of Korn Ferry. Mead-Fox was recently on campus and met with various constituency groups to hear their views on "what they are looking for in a new president." If you were not able to attend one of these sessions and would like to share your views with Mead-Fox, he would welcome an email from you. His email address is david.mead-fox@kornferry.com.

CHERYL GILBERT, VPUA Operations
Posted: Sep 12, 2014

 

Meetings/Events

FACULTY/STAFF APPRECIATION GAME NOV. 8
Alumni Services and Annual Fund would like to say "Thank You" for all your support and dedication to EIU! Join us for a faculty/staff appreciation tailgate and football game on Saturday, Nov. 8, as the Panthers take on Murray State.

Tailgate starts at 10 a.m.
Game starts at noon.
Game ticket and tailgate: $15; tailgate: $7; game ticket: $10

Order tickets through Alumni Services at 581-6425 or alum@eiu.edu.

AMBER M. MAY, Alumni Services
Posted: Oct 30, 2014

BLANKET DRIVE FOR ONE STOP COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS
The Student Community Service Office is currently collecting fleece blankets for the annual “One Stop Community Christmas” event in December. Our goal this year is to have one blanket per child. This means we hope to have 2,000 blankets by Dec. 5th.

In order to accomplish this, we are asking each department and/or individual to consider participating and join us in reaching our goal. Our suggestion is that your department/group do a general new blanket drive or that you, as an individual, donate a new blanket. We would be happy to pick these blankets up from you or you may deliver them to the Student Community Service Office. However, we need them no later than Dec. 5.

Questions? Please contact 581-3967 or email volunteer@eiu.edu.

CRYSTAL M. BROWN, Student Community Service
Posted: Oct 28, 2014

EDUCATION SCHOLARS FALL KIDS DAY OUT
The Education Scholars Program will host its Fall Kids Day Out from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 15, in Buzzard Hall. This year’s theme will be “Kids Day Out 2014 – RIO STYLE”; the event will feature a rain forest theme and the movie RIO2. There will be games, crafts, a movie and tons of other activities. We are even planning a visit to the Thut Greenhouse (across from Buzzard Hall) to see the tropical plants and possibly a visit to see the snakes in the Life Science Building for those interested. 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, too) name and grade, as well as your name, email address and phone number to Doug Bower at djbower@eiu.edu. The deadline to register is Tuesday, Nov. 11. If you have questions, please phone 217-581-2524.

Please feel free to share this opportunity with others from the EIU community. Also, if your child wishes to bring a friend, please feel free to register them, as well.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Oct 28, 2014

'THE HOLOCAUST AND HUMANITY'S MORAL PROGRESS: AN ARGUMENT AGAINST PESSIMISM'
"The Holocaust and Humanity's Moral Progress: An Argument Against Pessimism," the 2014 James Jones Lecture on Experience of War, will be delivered by Dan McMillan at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Doudna Lecture Hall. McMillan is the author of "How Could This Happen? Explaining the Holocaust" (Basic Books, 2014). The talk will be followed by a reception and book signing in the Doudna Concourse. The event, which is free and open to the public, is being sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities, EIU's history and English departments, and the James Jones Literary Society.

ANITA SHELTON, History
Posted: Oct 27, 2014

TEACHER EDUCATION JOB SEARCH PRESENTATION
Join us at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Buzzard Hall 1103 for a presentation titled "Your Job Search Starts Now." Jennifer Peterson from Career Services will share information on:
• How to prepare for and market yourself for today’s educational job market;
• How to conduct an educational job search both in Illinois and nationwide; and
• Final tips for the Education Job Fair (Nov. 5).

All education majors, regardless of year in school, are encouraged to attend this very important presentation.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Oct 27, 2014

NEWMAN CATHOLIC CENTER 75TH ANNIVERSARY
The second annual Newman Night will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, marking the 75th anniversary of the Newman Catholic Center on the campus of EIU. The evening will begin with 5 p.m. mass at the St. Philip Neri Chapel, 500 Roosevelt Ave., followed by a celebration in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union.

The event will include a social hour; dinner; and greetings from Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, Newman director Roy Lanham and Father John Titus (chaplain). The Dr. Julian Hamerski Student Leadership Awards will be presented. A silent auction of items donated through the generosity of local businesses and individuals will take place. Dancing to live music from the Mattoon band Stone Blue 52 will complete the evening. Newman alumni, current students, parents and community members are invited to attend.

The theme for the event is "Remembering our Past, Celebrating our Present, Ensuring our Future." The Newman Catholic Center has served the students at EIU well since its founding in 1939. Since the early years when Monsignor Daniel Moriarity and Dorothee Coleman (wife of Coleman Hall's namesake) led the group, buildings, styles and faces have changed. But faith and discipleship inspired by the gospel continue unchanged.

Tickets for the Nov. 1 celebration may be reserved by calling 217-348-0188 and leaving a message for the Newman Night Committee, or emailing committee members Zach Samples (zdsamples@eiu.edu) or Terry Coulton (ptcoulton@gmail.com). Dinner tickets are $25 per person, $15 for students. The public is cordially invited to attend this historic celebration of faith and community.

ZACHARY D. SAMPLES, Newman Catholic Center
Posted: Oct 27, 2014

ICGD COMMUNITY COFFEE HOUR
The Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity (ICGD) is a program within the College of Arts and Humanities, and one of its goals is the promotion of diversity and understanding between various peoples and cultures. In an effort to build bridges and promote understandings and dialogue between EIU faculty, staff and students, and the wider Charleston community, ICGD will host a Community Coffee Hour from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at Jackson Avenue Coffee, located at 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston. Please come and join us for this community dialogue and interaction.

Contact: James Ochwa-Echel at 217-581-6433.

CONNIE CLARKSON, Clerk/Africana Studies/ICGD
Posted: Oct 20, 2014

DRAWING/WATERCOLOR: ILLINOIS BIENNIAL EXHIBITION AT THE TARBLE ARTS CENTER
The 20th Biennial Drawing/Watercolor: Illinois exhibition will be on view at the Tarble Arts Center Oct. 25 through Jan. 11. This competitive exhibition was open to works on paper by artists living in Illinois. The majority are representational landscapes, cityscapes, figure studies and still lifes. Also included are works in a variety of other approaches, including abstract and non-objective styles. Entered was a total of 121 works by 52 artists from around the state -- from Macomb to Newton and Belle Rive to Chicago. The juror was noted Chicago-based abstract painter and educator William Conger. He selected 43 works by 30 artists for the exhibition, and designated the award winners.

(The Tarble will be closed Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 21 through Jan. 1 for the Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year’s holidays.) For information, contact the Tarble at 217-581-ARTS (-2787) or tarble@eiu.edu.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Oct 20, 2014

EIUNITY DIVERSITY CONFERENCE: CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Attention EIU Faculty/Staff:
It is that time again!!!! Our opportunity to showcase EIU’s faculty commitment to DIVERSITY! EIUnity would like to extend to you an invitation to present during our seventh annual Diversity Conference that will be held Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in the MLK Jr. Union. The conference is designed to raise diversity awareness and advocacy across EIU’s campus.

We believe that your presence would greatly improve our conference based on your unique ability to connect with students as a professor and/or staff, as well as your outstanding reputation in your field. The luncheon for this conference is complimentary for EIU registered participants. Based on your background, we would love for you to present on your area of expertise, and the specifics of such a presentation will be left open for you to decide. Some of the areas we are looking at targeting this year are race/culture, class and gender issues. If you believe that you have research that can benefit the Eastern community, you can submit a proposal online by Nov. 7 by following this link to the registration form.

PAMELA J. WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Oct 16, 2014

FALL EDUCATION JOB FAIR
Did you know Eastern hosts the only job fair in the state of Illinois for school administrators seeking to fill mid-year vacancies?

The Fall Education Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. This event is open to all candidates seeking positions in teaching, school administration and special services including speech pathologist. Network with schools throughout Illinois, as well as schools traveling to EIU from out of state! This is a great opportunity for all class levels to begin building professional connections.

To help students prepare for this event, Career Services will host workshops during TEACH WEEK (Oct. 27 through Nov. 3). Topics include insider tips on how to make the most of a job fair to preparing a resume that earns top marks.

More information and a list of participating schools can be found here.

DIANE K. SMITH, Career Services
Posted: Oct 15, 2014

FINANCIAL MANAGER SERIES -- PLANNING, BUDGET AND INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AT EIU
Representatives from Planning, Budget and Institutional Research (PBIR) have a great responsibility here are EIU and can offer your department information that may help you in your various budget or informational reports. Please join us from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union, as they explain what Institutional Research does and where to find the data that is most helpful for planning and analysis. They will also review the budget process at EIU and provide you with the tools and resources you will need to complete your budget planning and transactions. A time for questions is planned and encouraged. Please register here to reserve a seat. Contact Julie Benedict , 581-8415, jabenedict@eiu.edu, for further information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Human Resources
Posted: Oct 15, 2014

EIU SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE: REVOLUTIONS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARADIGMS
Whether you enjoyed the sessions of the first EIU Technology and Science Symposium during the 2013 fall semester or missed any of them, please visit here, where the symposium sessions are now documented in video, image, transcript and PowerPoint formats, including the symposium booklet. Researchers and the general public can enjoy and benefit from the wealth of interesting and varied information now posted therein on a variety of science and technology topics presented by almost 50 speakers during that 28-day extended symposium (Oct. 16 – Nov. 13, 2013). A special word of appreciation is once more expressed to each and every one of the wonderful array of speakers, administrators, performing students, media, CATS, ITS and technical help personnel who made the first EIU Technology and Science Symposium -- using the words of some colleagues and participants -- one of the best symposia EIU has ever had! Enjoy!

WAFEEK WAHBY, School of Technology, and STEVEN DANIELS, Chair, Physics Department
Posted: Oct 14, 2014

EXHIBITION: MACHINES THAT MAKE -- RECENT WORK BY FRANKIE FLOOD
The exhibition "Machines that Make: Recent Work by Frankie Flood" is on view through Dec. 18 in the Tarble Arts Center's eGallery. Flood’s interest in machines and tools and the influence of his working class upbringing is a source of inspiration for the functional art objects that he creates. The exhibition focuses on machines, objects and images made through the use of machines. Included are functional objects such as pizza cutters, custom made hand tools, hand-built 3D printers, and 3D-printed prosthetic hands, plus drawings made from these objects, and videos documenting some of the work. Some of the technical type drawings are also presented as woodcut prints.

An EIU alumnus, Flood is an associate professor of jewelry/metalsmithing at the Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He holds a BA and an MA from EIU, and an MFA from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. Flood exhibits his work nationally and internationally, and has received numerous awards, including being named in the 2014 Class of Outstanding Graduate Alumni. This is an EIU College of Arts and Humanities New and Emerging Artists Program, presented by the Tarble Arts Center and the Art Department.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Oct 13, 2014

LGBTQA HISTORY MONTH 2014
During the month of October, the LGBTQA Resource Center, in conjunction with LGBTQA Advisory Committee and EIU Pride, will be hosting a variety of events in honor of LGBTQA History Month. Some featured events include: an LGBTQA History Fair, both phases of Safe Zone training, a National Coming Out Day "Gay? Fine By Me" T-shirt sale, Diva Drag Show, and an LGBTQA Resource Center Open House/Reception. To see the full list of events, please visit the LGBTQA WebCenter here.

If you would like to contact the LGBTQA Resource Center, please email them at lgbtqa@eiu.edu or give them a call at 217-581-7117. The LGBTQA Resource Center is located in the Cultural Center across from Old Main on the second floor, Room 203. Resource Center office hours are from 1-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday, by appointment.

CAMERON CARRARA, LGBTQA Resource Center
Posted: Oct 01, 2014

BOOTH LIBRARY PLANS SERIES OF STORY TIMES FOR CHILDREN
A series of free story times for children is planned in the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library. Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to attend the story times from 10 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 20 and 27, Oct. 4 and 11, and Nov. 1 and 8. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

In addition, Booth Library will participate in the WEIU Kids Day at the Castle on Aug. 23. A story time and activities will be presented by library staff. Other activities will include a bounce house, dance contest, games and prizes, free books, appearances by Daniel Tiger and much more. WEIU Kids Day at the Castle will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on the front lawn in front of EIU’s Old Main.

For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit http://www.library.eiu.edu/btc/ or call 581-8442.



ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 14, 2014

 

Professional Development

UPCOMING FACULTY/STAFF/GA TECHNOLOGY TRAINING (Nov. 4-7)
CATS Center for Online Learning (COL) is offering training sessions for faculty, staff and GAs. All sessions are held at the COL Training Lab -- McAfee 1214. Below is the schedule of sessions being offered for the upcoming week. For information about each session and/or to register, visit here, then choose “Workshop Schedule & Registration.”

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 9-9:45 a.m., D2L Basics: Where Do I Start?
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2-2:45 p.m., D2L Discussion: Create an Online Graded Discussion
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 3:30-4:15 p.m., D2L Assessments: Convert Pen and Paper Exams to Online
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 9-9:45 a.m., D2L Basics: Where Do I Start?
Thursday, Nov. 6, 9:30-10:15 a.m., D2L Assessments: Importing Quiz Questions from a Test Bank
Thursday, Nov. 6, 3:30-4:15 p.m., D2L Discussion: Grading D2L Discussions -- Issues to Consider
Friday, Nov. 7, 9-9:45 a.m., Introduction to Lynda.com

KIM ERVIN , Training Specialist/CATS-Center for Online Learning (COL)
Posted: Oct 30, 2014

FINANCIAL MANAGER SERIES -- TRAVEL AT EIU
Travel procedures, policies and helpful tips will be the topic at the Financial Manager Series workshop to take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Rathskeller Loft. Teresa Sims, Procurement, will take you from planning to payment and introduce you to some helpful hints in travel. Please register here to reserve a seat. Contact Julie Benedict, jabenedict@eiu.edu, 581-8415, for information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training & Development
Posted: Oct 21, 2014

 

Human Resources

SURS PRESENTATION
The State University Retirement System (SURS) will conduct informational meetings on Wednesday, Nov. 12, to explain retirement plans and answer many frequently asked questions. Two sessions will be held. The morning session is at 10 a.m. and the afternoon session is at 1 p.m. Both sessions will take place in the Charleston/Mattoon Room, located on the third floor of the MLK Jr. Union. The meeting will include a one-hour presentation, with an additional 30 minutes for questions and answers.

THURMAN ETCHISON, Benefits Services
Posted: Oct 03, 2014

 

Employment Opportunities

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership



 

Research and Creative Activity

LISA BROOKS AND LINDA SIMPSON
A feature article by Lisa Brooks and Linda Simpson titled, "Experiential Learning in Higher Education: Implications for Improving Employability of FCS Graduates," was published in the Spring 2014 issue of the Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. The feature examines graduates' perceptions of transferable employment skills received as a result of experiential learning. Experiential learning in this study focused on respondents' participation in an internship and/or study abroad program. A significant finding was that internships and study abroad experiences were perceived to have a positive impact on respondents' personal growth, professional growth, and their ability to gain employment.



ROBERT A. INGRAM
The state of North Carolina's highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, will be presented to six distinguished North Carolinians Thursday, Nov. 13, in Durham. Gov. Pat McCrory will present the awards. The 2014 honorees include Robert A. Ingram of Durham for Public Service. The awards are administered by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

"It is an honor to pay tribute to these remarkable individuals who have made North Carolina better by their extraordinary involvement in this state," said Susan Kluttz, secretary of the N. C. Department of Cultural Resources. "Each has enriched the lives of our citizens and propelled North Carolina onto the national and world stages."

Public Service: Robert A. Ingram
The scope of the professional career and public service in the life of Robert "Bob" Ingram includes familiar names from the worlds of pharmaceuticals and charities. He co-led the merger that formed GlaxoSmithKline. He serves or has served on the boards or as director to Valeant, Cree, Quintiles and others. He was asked by President George H.W. Bush to form the CEO Roundtable on Cancer and appointed by President George W. Bush to the National Institutes of Health Cancer Advisory Board. He serves on the James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy board and believes American students should be globally competitive. He is chairman of the Research Triangle Foundation, Glaxo Foundation and a partner in Hatteras Ventures Partners, seeking venture capital to fund the next bright idea in the science or medical field. He has been on the cover of Business Leader and Forbes magazines. He is a leader who listens, brings out the best in individuals and organizations and has received numerous awards and recognitions. In the more than 50 organizations and agencies on which he has been sought and served, Ingram has brought vision, energy, compassion, intelligence and the urge to help people live their best life. These are gifts he shares with others, and the world is better for it.

Created by the General Assembly in 1961, the North Carolina Awards have been presented annually since 1964. The award recognizes significant contributions to the state and nation in the fields of fine arts, literature, public service and science.



SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR IBHE FACULTY FELLOWS PROGRAM
The IBHE Faculty Fellows Program is a new opportunity for faculty to conduct research relevant to higher education in Illinois. Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis for the purpose of encouraging research in specified higher education topics. The faculty fellow may spend one or two semesters to conduct targeted research, participate in meetings, and carry out other activities appropriate to the goals of his/her fellowship.*

For a complete description of the program, including research priorities and application materials, see this website.

*Source: IBHE website

ROBERT W. CHESNUT, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Oct 17, 2014

EIU STUDENT BROADCASTERS WIN SIX CATEGORIES IN STATEWIDE CONTEST
Current and recently graduated EIU students won six first place awards in the Illinois Broadcasters Association's Student Silver Dome Awards Contest. First place awards went to Kyle Fisher (Best TV Longform Program), Keith Sutterfield (Best TV Commercial), Brad Kupiec (Best Radio Sports Play-by-Play), Jason Tage (Best Radio Promotion), Kelsey Zancha (Best Sales Presentation), and to the WEIU-TV News Watch staff for Best TV Newscast. Keith Sutterfield also took second place in the TV Longform Program category, and Anna Richardson received third place for Best On-Air Radio Personality. The students received their awards Oct. 10 at the annual IBA-U Student Broadcasters Conference in Chicago.

MICHAEL G. BRADD, Communication Studies
Posted: Oct 13, 2014

 

Miscellaneous

LORD SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS
The EIU Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Livingston C. Lord Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship must be undergraduates enrolled in a degree program leading to teacher certification and planning a career in elementary, middle level or secondary education. They must have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher, have junior status with at least 30 credit hours at Eastern, and have at least 24 credit hours remaining at the beginning of the 2015 fall semester.

Nominations are accepted from faculty, department chairs and deans. More information and the nomination form can be found here. The nomination deadline is Nov. 17.

Please contact our office at 581-6616 or email me at jhutson@eiu.edu if you have any questions. Thank you!

JERILYN HUTSON, Alumni Services
Posted: Oct 30, 2014

HOLIDAY HELPERS PROGRAM
Would you like to adopt a local family for the holiday season? We have a number of families and seniors who are needing assistance this season. Holiday Helpers is a program that allows EIU student organizations and departments a chance to provide families in need (here in Coles County) with gifts of new clothing, household necessities and toys. Families are identified through partner agencies with the Office of Student Community Service. This event is sponsored by the EIU Office of Student Community Service and Fraternity and Sorority Programs. You can adopt either families or local seniors! What fun! For more information, please visit here or call 581-3967.

The online form must be completed and sent to our office by Wednesday, Nov. 5. Please consider this special cause! Thanks!

CRYSTAL M. BROWN, Student Community Service
Posted: Oct 28, 2014

RECORDS & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT -- AVAILABILITY
The Principles® from International Association of Records Managers and Administrators (International ARMA)

Availability is the sixth of the eight principles that can be found at the RIM website:

• An organization shall maintain records in a manner that ensures timely, efficient and accurate retrieval of needed information.
• Successful and responsible organizations must have the ability to identify, locate and retrieve the records and related information required to support its ongoing business activities.
• With properly structured information, personal productivity is improved, storage costs are minimized, and the reliability and speed of retrieval are optimized.
• Complete and accessible records in a well-managed environment minimize inconsistent and erroneous interpretation of the facts, simplify legal processes and regulatory investigations, and protect valuable information from being lost, corrupted, or stolen.

CATHY L. KIMBALL, Records Management
Posted: Oct 27, 2014

EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICE INFORMATION REGARDING EBOLA
Please visit Eastern Illinois University's Health Service webpage (at this link) for information regarding Ebola.

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Oct 23, 2014

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FALL 2014 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES
Fall Commencement 2014 will be held on Saturday, Dec. 20. There will be two ceremonies: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. We need volunteers to help make this a great day for our graduates. Please consider spending part or all of the day with our graduates and their families. If you would like to help, please contact Marty Hackler (581-6892 or mlhackler@eiu.edu).

MARTHA L. HACKLER, Alumni Services
Posted: Oct 20, 2014

FALL 2014 COMMENCEMENT: FACULTY REGALIA ORDERING SITE
Fall Commencement 2014 ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. Faculty members can place cap and gown orders online here. The Customer Number (12004257000) and Order Number (3273400) must be entered. If you have ordered before and your name isn't on their list, please enter your information as a new customer.

Faculty who order online can pick up their gowns between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday or Friday, Dec. 18 and 19, in the Charleston/Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union. You are asked to pay the rental fee with debit, credit, cash or a check at that time.

If you have questions, contact Marty Hackler at 581-6892 or mlhackler@eiu.edu. (More Commencement information is available here.) Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our graduates.

MARTHA L. HACKLER, Alumni Services
Posted: Oct 20, 2014

BOOTH LIBRARY ADDS 821 NEW TITLES IN SEPTEMBER
During the month of September, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 821 new items. The list can be viewed here. The list is arranged by location: Ballenger Teachers’ Center, Books, Electronic Resources, Illinois and Federal Documents, Maps, Media, Reference Collection, Special Collections and University Archives. The titles are listed by call number within each location. Please contact Karen Whisler, head of Collection Development, at 581-7551 or klwhisler@eiu.edu if you have questions.

DAVID S. BELL, Booth Library / Reference
Posted: Oct 17, 2014

THE CAFE
Looking for a place to have a refreshing drink and some light fare? The Café, located in Klehm Hall, Room 1414, is a unique dining experience, offering EIU faculty and staff the opportunity to enjoy a quiet retreat from a hectic workday in our coffee house-style café. Operated entirely by EIU students majoring in family and consumer sciences, the menu features a selection of made-to-order coffees and teas, as well as a delicious seasonal hot chocolate! An array of gluten-free and freshly made pastries are available, with new variations being introduced to the menu regularly. Be a part of the learning and enjoy some great beverages and food as well! The Café is open 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, and is also available for catering and reservations.

RENEE BOYD, The Cafe
Posted: Oct 09, 2014

TRY-IT! ILLINOIS RETURNS
Try-It! Illinois 2014, the 15th annual statewide database trial, sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library, will be available from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30. Try-It! offers the opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources that are not normally available to the university community. Thanks to the partnerships between the Illinois State Library and the participating electronic resource vendors, there is no charge for accessing these databases during Try-It! Illinois. To access Try-It! Illinois, visit the Booth Library homepage and click on the "Try-It! Illinois" link or click here.

KAREN L. WHISLER, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Oct 08, 2014

HONORARY DEGREE NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
Nominations for honorary degrees are being accepted by the university's Honorary Degree Committee. Honorary degrees may be awarded to persons who have achieved a record of major distinction at the state and/or national level in such areas as education, public service, research, humanities, business or the professions, or those who have made a contribution to the university or higher education. Nomination materials may be obtained by contacting the Office of University Advancement, 1031 Old Main, or online here. Completed nominations should be returned to the Office of University Advancement no later than 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.

CHERYL L. GILBERT, VPUA Operations
Posted: Oct 07, 2014

FYI RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT -- COMPLIANCE
The Principles® from International Association of Records Managers and Administrators (International ARMA)

Compliance is the fifth of the eight principles that can be found at the RIM website.

It is the duty of every organization to comply with applicable laws, including those for maintaining records.
It follows from this that every organization must:
• Know what information must be entered into its records to demonstrate that its activities are being conducted in a lawful manner.
• Enter that information into its records in the manner prescribed by law.
• Maintain its records in the manner and for the time prescribed by law.

CATHY L. KIMBALL, Records and Information Management
Posted: Oct 01, 2014

LGBTQA RESOURCE CENTER SMALL GROUPS
The LGBTQA Resource Center and LGBTQA Advisory Committee are proud and excited to announce that there will be a variety of new LGBTQA-related small groups that will meet on a weekly, bi-weekly and monthly basis. These groups are open to all students, staff, faculty and members of the Charleston community.

The small groups available include: All About the 'G' Gay Men's Group, LGBTQ Allies, LesBiHonest, LGBTQA and Christian, Bloomsbury Reborn: An LGBTQA Poetry Forum, Coming Out as LGBTQ, LGBTQA of Color, the LGBTQA Documentary Enthusiasts, and Talkin' Trans. To see more detailed descriptions of each of these groups, and to learn when these groups will be meeting, please visit the LGBTQA WebCenter here. Specific meeting dates for the month of October (LGBTQA History Month) are posted on our home page, as well.

CAMERON CARRARA, LGBTQA Resource Center
Posted: Oct 01, 2014

BRIEF CLASSROOM INTRO TO THE WRITING CENTER AVAILABLE
We can arrange for a writing consultant (tutor) from the EIU Writing Center (Coleman Hall 3110) to come into your classroom to talk with your students about how this free service can work for them. We would welcome an opportunity to invite them to come talk with us -- one to one, at any point in the writing process -- about the writing they are doing for your class and others.

To book a 10-minute Writing Center orientation, call us (581-5929) or email the Writing Center director (fkory@eiu.edu). Just let us know when you'd like us to come, what class you are teaching, and where your classroom is located. We will do the rest.

FYI: The Writing Center is staffed by English Department graduate assistants, all of whom are (or have been) enrolled in a weekly two-hour practicum focused on Writing Center theory and practice.

Our fall hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays.

FERN KORY, Writing Center Director/English
Posted: Sep 10, 2014

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

CHARLES JACOBS AND MARIANN DANA YOUNGER SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Charles Jacobs and Mariann Dana Younger Scholarship. The applicant must be a full-time student at EIU and demonstrate a strong presence in at least one student activity in any of the following areas: Student Government, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, the arts, music, drama, the sciences or business. Student must have an overall GPA of 3.00 or above and demonstrate financial need. The amount of this award varies each year. Applications may be obtained by visiting the Student Affairs Web page (click on scholarships), in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office (1211 Old Main), or by phoning 581-3221. The deadline date for applications to be returned is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

HOLLY COX, VPSA Office
Posted: Oct 20, 2014

LORI JAMES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Lori James Memorial Scholarship. Preference shall be given to an incoming freshman who is a full-time student. The recipient must have an overall GPA of 3.0 unless he/she can demonstrate that he/she is employed more than 32 hours per week, then the recipient may have an overall GPA of 2.5. The recipient must come from a single-parent household and submit a one-page written statement addressing financial need for the scholarship. This scholarship is awarded for the fall. The amount of the scholarship varies each year and is to be used for tuition, fees and housing. Award may be reduced if it exceeds total financial aid under regulations. Applications may be obtained in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office, 1211 Old Main, by calling 581-3221, or going to the VPSA website and clicking on Scholarships. The deadline for applications to be returned is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

HOLLY COX, VPSA Office
Posted: Oct 20, 2014

EIU-UPI GRADUATE STUDENT LABOR ESSAY CONTEST (MARCH 2015 DEADLINE)
Please inform full-time graduate students working on labor-related topics about the EIU University Professionals of Illinois Graduate Annual Scholarship. Students with a 3.0 average in any discipline are eligible for nomination if they have produced a 2,000-word (minimum) essay that makes a contribution to understanding the significance of organized labor.

Completed application or nomination packets are submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School in March. The CGS Scholarships Committee will select the recipient based on the highest ranked essay. The award will be presented at the Distinguished Graduate Students Awards Ceremony.

For fuller information, go here.

FERN KORY, VP, EIU-UPI
Posted: Oct 06, 2014

APPLICATIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS PLANNING TO STUDENT TEACH IN FALL 2015 OR SPRING 2016 NOW AVAILABLE
Applications for individuals planning to student teach in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 are now available through the Department of Student Teaching website.

To complete the application, you will need a current transcript, an up-to-date resume (saved as a pdf), and a writing sample addressing specific criteria (saved as a pdf). You can request a digital copy of your transcript (Issued to Student) be sent to you via email by contacting the Registrar's Office. If you need assistance with preparing your resume, please contact Career Services. Finally, specification/requirements for the writing sample can be found here. The application for 2015-2016 has changed dramatically, so if you have previously started or completed an application, you will need to complete a new application through the website. Completed applications are due no later than Oct. 31. If you have questions, please email Doug Bower at djbower@eiu.edu.

JAN E HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Oct 01, 2014

UNIVERSITY 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. The required formal application form is distributed and collected during 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 for Fall Semester 2014 to initiate the process: Tuesday, Sept. 23 (6-6:50 p.m.); Monday, Oct. 13 (6-6:50 p.m.); and Wednesday, Nov. 19 (5-5:50 p.m.). Pre-registration to attend a meeting is NOT required. All meetings are held in 1501 Buzzard Hall.

JAN HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Aug 25, 2014

 

EIU in the News

OCTOBER 2014
From the JG-TC -- "EIU to Hold 'Be the Match' Registration" -- Oct. 10, 2014

From the JG-TC -- "EIU '60s Research Presentation" -- Oct. 9, 2014



SEPTEMBER 2014
From CBS (Boston) -- "EIU Joins Jimmy Garoppolo Hype With Jersey Offer" -- Sept. 30, 2014

From the JG-TC -- "Gilbert and Annette Hawkins" -- Sept. 27, 2014

From the JG-TC -- "Rose Helps Bring Awareness to Fighting Sexual Violence" -- Sept. 3, 2014