Aug 28, 2016

 

News from Old Main

STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY ADDRESS
On Wednesday, Sept. 7, I will present my annual State of the University address, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Dvorak Concert Hall. My remarks will focus on the strength of the university and our progression to 2020 and beyond.

I invite all to attend and ask supervisors to allow staff members interested in attending to be able to leave their work areas for the presentation.

I look forward to seeing you there.

DAVID M. GLASSMAN, President
Posted: Aug 26, 2016

GRAD STUDENT NUMBERS ON THE RISE AT EIU
Eastern Illinois University officials are pleased with recent growth in graduate enrollment as EIU’s graduate programs continue to attract new students.

While exact numbers won't be official until the university releases 10th day enrollment figures in early September, Ryan Hendrickson, interim dean of EIU’s Graduate School, expects an increase of 10 percent or more in the number of graduate students.

In Fall 2015, 1,318 graduate students made up 15.5 percent of the university’s total enrollment. With that number continuing to increase, Hendrickson anticipates “a significant and positive impact on EIU’s identity.”

“Graduate education always boosts a university’s reputation,” the dean continued. “In addition to providing advanced professional training to its students, it enhances the research component of the university."

According to Hendrickson, the growth in graduate students is being experienced by all four of Eastern’s academic colleges: the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Education and Professional Studies, the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences, and the College of Sciences. The departments seeing the largest gains are technology, educational leadership, nutrition and dietetics, biological sciences, educational administration, political science and music education.

Please see here for more on the story.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Aug 25, 2016

NEWLY DISCOVERED PLANT SPECIES NAMES AFTER EIU BOTANY PROFESSOR
Gordon Tucker doesn't remember doing so, but he's been told that as a toddler, he could not keep his hands off the nearby vegetation.

"My mother told me that I would reach over the edge of my stroller or through the bars of my play pen, reaching out for any plant that I could get my hands on," he said. "And that I was transplanting garden seedlings before I could walk."

Decades later, Tucker -- now a skilled botanist and long-time faculty member at Eastern Illinois University -- continues to "reach out" in his study of plants. His area for study, however, now stretches a lot further than a toddler's arm.

Known primarily as a vascular plant systematist, Tucker specializes in what is known as the sedge family, flowering plants which outwardly resemble grasses and rushes. The family is large with some 5,500 known species, many of which can be found in Asia and South America.

Since entering the field of botany professionally in the late 1970s, Tucker has published dozens of papers and monographs on the sedges of North America, Venezuela and Brazil. Working in collaboration with the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Chinese National Academy of Sciences, he conducts research for the Flora of China, a scientific publication aimed at describing plants native to China. He has also extensively studied the native plants of Illinois in collaboration with EIU students.

Additionally, along with fellow Eastern professor Zhiwei Liu, he co-teaches a study abroad course, Plant Usage and Culture in China.

It's no wonder, then, that Tucker was excited to learn earlier this year that not only had another new species in the sedge family been discovered, but that the botanists who made the discovery had decided to name the plant -- Fimbristylis tuckeri -- after him. The official announcement was made in the September 2016 issue of the Kew Bulletin, a leading international journal for the botanical community and published by the Royal Botanic Garden near London.

See here for more on the story.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Aug 22, 2016

FACULTY LAUREATE RICHARD JONES: 'GENERAL EDUCATION KEY TO BECOMING WELL-ROUNDED PERSON'
As an incoming college freshman in the late 1990s, Richard Jones already knew he wanted to someday teach.

"I'd known I wanted to teach since I was 7," he recalled. "And I expected to teach music. But, then I fell in love with communication."

All it took, he continued, were a couple of courses he completed shortly after enrolling in the University of North Carolina Greensboro -- courses he may not have taken had they not been required under the school's general education policy.

"I think it's wonderful what general education courses can do," Jones said, "and how they contribute to a student's college experience."

Now an associate professor of communication studies at Eastern, Jones plans to share his enthusiasm for general education and attempt to persuade first-time students to take full advantage of related opportunities available to them as they begin their own academic careers. He will do so as EIU's 2016 Faculty Laureate, an honor presented to him by the institution's Council on Academic Affairs. The role means that, in addition to his duties as a full-time faculty member, Jones will spend the coming academic year as the university's official spokesperson on the importance of a general/liberal education.

His first formal opportunity will take place at 9:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, in Lantz Arena when he delivers the keynote address at this year's convocation, a welcoming ceremony for incoming students.

See here for more on the story. See here for the text of Jones' address.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Aug 16, 2016

ETHICS TIPS -- POLITICAL CAMPAIGNING
As the political campaign season begins in earnest, please remember to avoid using EIU property (including email accounts) if you participate in political activities. Participation in these activities must also be done during your personal time and not during your scheduled work hours. Click here to learn more about the ethics act and prohibited political activities.

ROBERT L. MILLER, General Counsel/Ethics Officer
Posted: Aug 15, 2016

 

Meetings/Events

RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FOR JULIE WILKERSON
Aug. 31 will be the final curtain call for Julie Wilkerson at EIU. Whether you are staff or a student, your life has probably been touched in some way by Julie in her 21-year career. If you have entered the HR Employment Office, you have been greeted by Julie and enjoyed the many decorations she has displayed for every season. Both as a staff member and a student, she has participated in musical productions and sung at many graduation ceremonies. You may have even been lucky enough to receive one of her original singing telegrams for your birthday or special occasion.

You are invited to join the Human Resources Department from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, on the second floor of Old Main to celebrate Julie's long career and many contributions to the university. Please come to congratulate her, have some refreshments, receive a small memento and help us send her into the beautiful sunset of retirement.

CAROL A. GALEY, Human Resources
Posted: Aug 26, 2016

FACULTY/STAFF BOWLING LEAGUE BEGINS SEPT. 12
Put some FUN in your Monday! The Faculty/Staff Bowling League is forming teams now! Bowling begins at 6:30 p.m. on the Monday after Labor Day. Practice starts at 6:15. Beginners and experienced bowlers are welcome! You can come alone or bring a four-person team. Cost is $7 per night. Bowling ball and shoes are available at the EIU Bowling Lanes located in the lower level of the MLK Jr. Union (below the Food Court). Questions? Contact Doug Brandt (debrandt@eiu.edu) or Arlene Brown (aebrown@eiu.edu, 581-6062).

ARLENE E. BROWN, Library Services
Posted: Aug 26, 2016

2016 CELEBRATION OF PUBLICATIONS, CREATIVE WORKS AND GRANTS
All faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2016 Celebration of Publications, Creative Works and Grants reception from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. Faculty and staff from all four academic colleges and Booth Library will have their publications and creative works on display. A brief program will take place at 3:45 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Division of Academic Affairs.

DEBORAH D. ENDSLEY, Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences
Posted: Aug 24, 2016

BOOTH LIBRARY TO HOST EXHIBIT, 'FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE: VISUAL CULTURE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS'
"For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights," a national traveling exhibition, will be on display at Booth Library from Sept. 1-Oct. 20.

Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters and historic artifacts, the exhibition traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency.

Visitors to the immersive display will explore dozens of compelling and persuasive visual images, including photographs from influential magazines such as LIFE, JET and EBONY; CBS news footage; and TV clips from "The Ed Sullivan Show." Also included are civil rights-era objects that exemplify the range of negative and positive imagery -- from Aunt Jemima syrup dispensers and 1930s produce advertisements to Jackie Robinson baseball ephemera and 1960s children's toys with African-American portraiture.

"For All the World to See" will be accompanied by a series of programs, including lectures, book discussions and a musical performance. The series will kick off at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 with an opening program and reception in the West Reading Room at Booth Library. Keynote speaker Janice Collins, assistant professor in the Journalism Department at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, will give the keynote address, "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Race, Relations and Reflection."

The exhibit and all programs are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule, visit here.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services, Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 19, 2016

REGISTRATION ACCEPTED FOR TARBLE FALL CLASSES
Tarble Arts Center fall art classes begin Sept. 27. Offered for children are "Inspired by Nature" (ages 4-6), taught by Kit Morice; "Exploring Art" (ages 7-9), led by Ben Holt; "A World of Art" (ages 10-14), Emily Pawlicki, instructor; and Friday classes for home-schooled youths ages 4-14, taught by Jordyn Nettleton and Emily Pawlicki. For teens and adults (ages 15+), offerings include "Mixed Media Drawing Investigations," taught by Reagan Carey; "Ceramic Wall Pockets" with Karen Reed and "Glass Bead Making," led by Dave Hunter. Contact the Tarble at tarble@eiu.edu or 217-581-2787 for complete information. Online registration is available here.

KATHRYN MORICE, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Aug 19, 2016

BOOTH LIBRARY TOURS OFFERED
Eastern students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to take a tour of Booth Library and find out what the library has to offer. Twenty-minute tours will be offered regularly during the first four weeks of the semester. There's no need to sign up; just come to the north lobby of the library to join in any of the tours Monday through Thursday. Tours will be offered at 10 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m. Aug. 22-Sept. 15. Tours are also offered by appointment. Contact a reference librarian at 581-6072 to schedule a tour.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 18, 2016

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES
American Red Cross blood drives will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Lawson Hall and Thursday, Aug. 25, at the University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. Both are being sponsored by Delta Chi and Epsilon Sigma Alpha.

A third blood drive will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Lawson Hall (sponsored by the ARC/EIU Blood Drive Committee).

Please donate and help save lives!

STEVE LANE, ARC/EIU Blood Drive Committee
Posted: Aug 16, 2016

 

Professional Development

ACCESS LYNDA.COM ONLINE TRAINING ANYTIME
Do you need to update your skills in software programs such as Microsoft Office or Adobe? Would you like to know more about using the free apps available to you through Office 365 via Panthermail?

As a student, faculty or employee at EIU, you have unlimited access to lynda.com, an online library of high-quality instructional videos on the latest software tools and skills. With more than 4,000-plus courses taught by industry experts -- and more added every week -- lynda.com is designed for all levels of learners and is available whenever you're ready to learn. You can even view it on your mobile device.

To access lynda.com, go here and select "Login to Lynda.com" using your EIU NetID and password. (Logging in at the Lynda.com site will not work.)

Questions? Contact Julie Lockett at jalockett@eiu.edu.

JULIE A. LOCKETT, Director, Center for Online Learning
Posted: Aug 25, 2016

ACHIEVEMENT AND CONTRIBUTION AWARD
Nominations for the Achievement and Contribution Award (ACA) materials must be submitted electronically (preferred by the ACA Committee) to aca@eiu.edu by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. Materials may also be submitted on paper to Joy Kammerling, c/o Billie Rawlings, at 1020 Old Main by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016.

To be eligible for an ACA, tenured/tenure-track faculty must have completed at least one full academic year of employment in Bargaining Unit A and must not have been an ACA recipient last year. Information about the ACA is available under the Contract heading on the Vice President for Academic Affairs website.

BILLIE L. RAWLINGS, Office of the VPAA
Posted: Aug 24, 2016

SAMPLE SYLLABUS STATEMENTS
The Center for Online Learning has created sample syllabus statements for some of the instructional technologies you might be using in your online or technology-enhanced courses. The COL currently has statements for Tech Support (including the new toll-free, 24/7 D2L support), Netiquette, Respondus LockDown Browser, and Respondus LockDown Browser with Monitor. We will soon add a statement for Web conferencing using Blackboard Collaborate. The COL will continue to add more sample statements. If you have a request for a syllabus statement not listed on our site, contact Julie Lockett at jalockett@eiu.edu. The current sample syllabus statements can be found here. As you prepare your syllabus for fall term, consider adding or updating the statements for the technologies your students will be expected to use. You can simply copy and paste the text into your syllabus or course and edit as necessary.

Questions? Contact Julie Lockett at jalockett@eiu.edu.

JULIE A. LOCKETT, Director, Center for Online Learning
Posted: Aug 08, 2016

NEW: 24/7 D2L SUPPORT
As of Aug. 1, D2L support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! EIU faculty, staff and students can now get answers to their D2L questions any time day or night by phone or email. (Instant chat will be available beginning Aug. 8.) The toll-free phone number for D2L support, 1-877-325-7778, is posted on the D2L login page and in the "D2L Support" widget on the "My Home" page in D2L. Email and chat support options are available via links within the widget.

Technical support is still available through Campus Technology Support during regular business hours (217-581-4357). D2L and course development support services are still available from the COL (Center for Online Learning) during regular business hours (217-581-8452).

If you have questions, contact Julie Lockett at jalockett@eiu.edu.

JULIE A. LOCKETT, Director, Center for Online Learning
Posted: Aug 01, 2016

 

Human Resources

BENEFITS OFFICE CLOSURE
Please be advised that the Benefits Office will be closed Thursday, Aug. 25, through Monday, Aug. 29. We will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30.

The Employment Office, Director's Office, and Payroll will be open and available to provide general assistance. For questions related to benefits, please contact CMS at 800-442-1300. For questions related to retirement, please contact SURS at 800-275-7877. Emergencies may be directed to Linda Holloway, interim HR director, by phoning 581-2979.

We apologize in advance for any inconveniences this may cause.

AMANDA K. ZUCCO, Benefits Services
Posted: Aug 24, 2016

HUMAN RESOURCES NEW OFFICE HOURS
Due to recent staff changes, the Human Resources offices (Director's Office, Benefits, Employment/Examinations and Payroll) will be closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Thank you for your cooperation.

JULIE A. WILKERSON, HR Officer/Human Resources Employment
Posted: Aug 04, 2016

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 numbers. We will update the Banner System and notify other necessary offices for you. Departments need to notify us of all new or changed campus addresses and phone numbers to ensure the accuracy of the online directory. Please email changes to Carol Galey at cagaley@eiu.edu or Cindy Maples at camaples@eiu.edu.

CAROL A. GALEY, Human Resources
Posted: Aug 01, 2016

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 option plan must complete a Salary Distribution Option Form found on the HR website. 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 (7655) or Cindy Maples (2613).

CAROL A. GALEY, Human Resources
Posted: Jul 12, 2016

VALIC REPRESENTATIVE ON CAMPUS WEEKLY
A VALIC representative will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Wednesday in the Sullivan Room, MLK Jr. Union. If you wish to make an appointment, please call 217-821-5289.

VALIC is one of EIU's approved vendors for the 403b plan. A 403b is a voluntary retirement plan developed to enhance an employee's retirement. VALIC is one of the approved vendors offered by EIU.

For information about EIU's 403b plans, please visit our page here.

AMANDA K. ZUCCO, Benefits Services
Posted: May 12, 2016

EXITING EIU
Any employee who is terminating from the university for any reason should always contact the Human Resources Employment Office as soon as your last day of work has been determined. It is a required procedure to complete a Clearance Sheet before leaving campus. Once we have your termination date, a Clearance Sheet will be sent to you in plenty of time to obtain all necessary signatures. Civil Service employees should call ahead and then come to the HR Employment Office to sign termination paperwork before receiving the Clearance Sheet. If you have any questions about the exiting process, please call the HR Employment Office at 581-3463.

CAROL A. GALEY, Human Resources
Posted: Apr 01, 2016

 

Employment Opportunities

CUSTODIAL SUPERVISOR -- RESIDENCE HALL OPERATION
Custodial Supervisor, Residence Hall Operations



 

Research and Creative Activity

NO PRESIDENT'S FUND GRANT COMPETITION IN FALL 2016
The Fall 2016 competition for funds awarded by the President's Fund for Research and Creative Activity has been cancelled. No proposals will be accepted.

ROBERT W. CHESNUT, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Aug 26, 2016

NO CFR COMPETITION IN FALL 2016
The Fall 2016 competition for funds awarded by the Council for Faculty Research (CFR) has been cancelled. No proposals will be accepted.

ROBERT W. CHESNUT, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Aug 03, 2016

 

Miscellaneous

FACULTY STUDY ROOMS IN BOOTH LIBRARY
Booth Library has a few faculty study rooms and research lockers available for faculty assignment during the academic year 2016-17. The rooms are located on the main level (3000). Priority will be given to current faculty demonstrating need for close proximity to library resources. Keys will be distributed once assignment has been made. Faculty will have access to rooms during regularly scheduled library hours. The lockers are 18"h x 35"w x 11"d and are located on the 2000 level. To request assignment to a room or locker, please send the following information to Arlene Brown (aebrown@eiu.edu), Booth Library, Office of the Dean: name, department, phone number and email address, along with a brief description of your project. The deadline for requesting a room is Friday, Sept. 9, 2016.

ARLENE E. BROWN, Library Services -- Office of the Dean
Posted: Aug 26, 2016

PASSWORD POLICY
ITS has implemented a new procedure for how users are able to request their E-Number. When users request their E-Number, they will be required to answer a series of questions to verify their identity. Once answering the appropriate questions correctly, the users will be provided their E-Number.

With this change, ITS will also be implementing a new procedure for changing a user's password. If a user needs the Help Desk to reset their password, they will be required to provide a photo ID. This ID can be sent to support@eiu.edu with their E-Number and phone number. The Help Desk will then call the user back and assist with resetting their password.

It is strongly encouraged that all users go to password.eiu.edu and enroll in the Password Management System. Once logged in, a user can click the Enrollment tab and create three security questions. In addition, if the user clicks the Verification Code tab, they will be able to register a mobile phone number and alternate email address. Once completed, a user can reset their password by going to password.eiu.edu and answering these security questions or by sending a verification code to either their mobile phone or alternate email address.

For additional information about these changes as well as the forms of ID which are required for resetting your password, please see our policy page.

JOSHUA L. AWALT, Information Technology
Posted: Aug 26, 2016

HELP DESK CHANGES
The ITS Help Desk has, over the summer, moved to Room 3040 in the Student Services Building. They were previously located in the basement of the Student Services Building. This move will facilitate in providing a one-stop location for students, faculty and staff to receive assistance with their technology and PantherCard needs.

With this move, the phone system has been slightly modified to incorporate the different services offered. Now when calling 217-581-4357, you will be put through to an auto attendant with the following options:
• Press 1 to talk to an ITS employee to solve computer issues or resetting your password.
• Press 2 to talk to a Telecommunications employee to solve telephone issues.
• Press 3 to talk to a Panthercard employee for problems relating to your Panthercard.

JOSHUA L. AWALT, Information Technology
Posted: Aug 26, 2016

PANTHERTECH STATUS PAGE
In order to see the current status of certain EIU IT services, please go here. This link shows the current status of EIU's technology services such as Panthermail, Desire to Learn (D2L), PAWS, and many others. Service outages, technical issues and scheduled maintenance should be reflected on this page.

The list of services are broken up into different sections to assist with navigating through the many services. There are two main sections a student or faculty member will need to pay attention to. The first is Enterprise Services, which includes important services such as Panthermail, Panthercard, and the Password Management tool. The other is Instructional Services, which contains services such as D2L and PAWS.

There are different statuses that a service could be experiencing. A green status indicates the service is operational. If the status is blue, then the service is experiencing some performance issues. A yellow indicator means that the service is having a partial outage. A partial outage means some users may have issues with the service while others can use the service without any problems. Lastly, a red indicator means that the service has a major outage and that it is not working for anyone.

Updates can be found on our Twitter account (#PantherTechHelp). If, for whatever reason, you are still having issues with an EIU technology service but our status page indicates the service is operational, you can find additional help at the PantherTech website or by calling the Help Desk at 217-581-4357.

JOSHUA L. AWALT, Information Technology
Posted: Aug 25, 2016

2016 HOMECOMING SHIRTS ON SALE NOW!!
The EIU Homecoming Committee invites the EIU community to show their school spirit during Homecoming Week (Oct. 17-22) by purchasing a Homecoming Spirit T-shirt! Spirit T-shirts are on sale NOW for $5 in the Student Activity Center (across from Copy Express) in the MLK Jr. Union, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. 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 school pride! For an order form, email Laurel Fuqua at llfuqua@eiu.edu or call 581-5522.

LAUREL L. FUQUA, Student Programs
Posted: Aug 24, 2016

INTERNAL GOVERNING POLICIES AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES BYLAWS, POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
The Internal Governing Policies are available on the Web here. Also note that the Board of Trustees' Bylaws, Policies and Regulations are also on the Web. See here for those.

BILLIE L. RAWLINGS, Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Aug 23, 2016

PRE-RETIREMENT SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS
Faculty eligible to apply for pre-retirement summer assignments must do so by Oct. 17, 2016. An application for the pre-retirement summer assignment obligation may be obtained here.

To be eligible, faculty must have completed 15 years of service at the university in Unit A, must have an annual appointment that does not exceed 10 months, must not be on retraining leave or leave without salary, must not have previously received an approved university pre-retirement session assignment, and must declare a firm retirement date, under the provisions of Article 6.9.b.(1) of the EIU-UPI Unit A Agreement. Approval of eligible faculty members' requests for pre-retirement summer assignments will be made by Nov. 15, 2016.

BILLIE L. RAWLINGS, Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Aug 23, 2016

LET US TELL YOUR STUDENTS ABOUT THE EIU WRITING CENTER
Let a Writing Center consultant extend a personal invitation to to your students and explain how they can benefit from this valuable support service at any stage of the writing process.

To request a 15-minute orientation for any or all of your classes, email Director Fern Kory at fkory@eiu.edu or call 581-5929 to leave a message during Writing Center hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. and on Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Also consider providing a link on your D2L page to the Writing Center website.

FERN KORY, Writing Center Director
Posted: Aug 14, 2016

MICHAEL R. HOADLEY INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY AWARD
The Center for Academic Technology Support [CATS] invites nominations for the 2016-2017 Michael R. Hoadley Instructional Technology Award. This prestigious faculty recognition includes a $1,000 award to be used at the recipient's discretion. For complete details on this award and the nomination process, please refer here.

Chair nomination and review form deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.

TRACY HALL-INGRAM, CATS
Posted: Aug 10, 2016

CLASS PACKETS AT THE PANTHER PRINT & COPY CENTER
PLEASE HELP FUND EIU!! Bring your syllabus/supplemental information/reading/class packet(s) to the Copy Center. We will print your information to your specifications and have it available for your students to purchase in a timely manner, with no hassle to you and as little cost to your students as possible. We provide quick, courteous and accurate service. Class packets can be emailed or delivered to the Copy Center, where they are printed and finished. Completed packets are then sold through the Union Bookstore. For questions or assistance of any kind, contact Jon Crask at 217-581-5334 or email at jlcrask@eiu.edu.

JONATHAN L. CRASK, Panther Print & Copy Center
Posted: Jul 26, 2016

RECORDS MANAGEMENT
We have been working to streamline the records management process over the past few months. As part of this effort we have changed certain procedures for submitting a disposal request. For information about the changes, as well as the new procedure, please visit our website. There you will find information about records retention, as well as instructions for how to complete a Record Management Request.

Questions? Please contact info-sec@eiu.edu.

JOSHUA L. AWALT, Information Technology Services
Posted: Jun 13, 2016

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

LOOKING FOR EIU STUDENT CHILD CARE PROVIDERS
The Child Care Resource and Referral office at EIU is seeking student providers. Need to be an EIU student, preferably FCS, elementary education or early childhood education majors.

Child Care Resource and Referral provides referrals for families looking for child care in the six counties we serve. Student provider applications are given out to families requesting child care. Families may also call our office and request EIU student providers. Job duties will vary with families.

EIU students may pick up an application at our office, 1325 Klehm Hall, or on the bulletin board located outside our office. Please feel free to contact the Child Care Resource and Referral office if you have questions.

ASHLEY R. NAILING, CCR&R Core FY16
Posted: Aug 22, 2016

NEW STUDENT IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
On Aug. 5, the Illinois Department of Public Health published new requirements for the Illinois College Student Immunization Act, effective immediately for all new and incoming students including those matriculating during Fall 2016. Revised immunization forms and information regarding these added immunizations may be found at the Health Service website.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Health Service
Posted: Aug 22, 2016

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 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 2016 to initiate the selection process:
Friday, Aug. 19 -- 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Lumpkin Hall 2030 (Auditorium)
Friday, Aug. 19 -- 1:15 to 2 p.m., Buzzard Hall 1501 (Auditorium)
Monday, Sept. 19 -- 5 to 5:50 p.m., Buzzard Hall 1501 (Auditorium)
Wednesday, Oct. 12 -- 7 to 7:50 p.m., Buzzard Hall 1501 (Auditorium)
Tuesday, Nov. 15 -- 6 to 6:50 p.m., Buzzard Hall 1501 (Auditorium)

If students are unable to attend any of these meetings, the next opportunity to initiate the Selection Process and apply for University Admission to Teacher Education will be during the Spring Semester 2017. Registration is not required.

DOUGLAS J. BOWER, CEPS Associate Dean
Posted: Aug 08, 2016

PART-TIME STUDENT INSURANCE FOR PART-TIME, ONLINE AND OFF-CAMPUS STUDENTS
Student Insurance provides the student worldwide protection 24 hours a day. The plan has a $50 deductible per diagnosis and pays up to 80 percent 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.

Student Insurance is an economical way to reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket expenses when family health plans do not cover 100 percent 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.

Fall Semester 2016 students who are registered for five or more hours may purchase student insurance for the semester by submitting the Part-time enrollment form or the Online and Off-Campus Form to the Student Insurance Office prior to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 2, 2016. The forms can be downloaded from the Student Insurance website. The cost is $109.95.

TINA M. LUCE, Student Insurance
Posted: Aug 01, 2016

STUDENT INSURANCE WAIVER
Student Insurance provides the student worldwide protection, 24 hours a day. The Plan has a $50 deductible per diagnosis and pays up to 80 percent 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 co-pays 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 percent 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 2016 Student Insurance fee will be automatically assessed to students enrolled in nine or more on-campus hours, graduate assistants under contract to the university, and international students who are enrolled in a minimum of three 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. Sept. 2, 2016, is the final date these forms will be accepted for Fall 2016 term. For more information, call 581-5290.

TINA M. LUCE, Insurance Student
Posted: Aug 01, 2016

 

EIU in the News

AUGUST 2016
From the JG-TC -- "Five-deck Art Piece to Serve as Community Hangout Spot" -- Aug. 26, 2016

From the Chicago Tribune -- "Teacher Welcomes Fourth-Graders Back with Rap Video" -- Aug. 24, 2016 (Other versions of this story have appeared in a host of other media sources, as well!)

From the JG-TC -- "EIU's Glassman Reflects on First Year" -- Aug. 22, 2016

From Illinois Public Media, "21st Show" -- "College Food Banks; Student Loan Scams; New Weather Voice" -- Aug. 17, 2016

From the JG-TC -- "EIU Students, Staff Run Through Active Shooter Demos" -- Aug. 12, 2016