Apr 01, 2015

 

News from Old Main

2015-16 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW
A draft of the 2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog is available for your review here.

1. Please make your revisions/corrections on the document, using a font color other than black so that we can easily identify the changes. Also, use the strikethrough feature in Word to identify any text to be deleted.
2. Insert your revisions in an email to Janet Fopay (jlfopay@eiu.edu). If your corrections are extensive, please include them as an email attachment.
3. Return your changes to Janet by April 20, 2015. If no changes are necessary, please let her know this, as well.

If you need assistance, contact Janet at the email address above. Thank you!

JANET L. FOPAY, VPAA Operations
Posted: Mar 27, 2015

EIU SHOUT OUT PAGE
The Staff Senate proudly welcomes you to preview the newly created EIU Shout Out page. This page was recently created to support and boost the morale of all EIU employees and increase the promotion of positive campus spirit. “Shout Outs” are public recognitions of thanks and appreciation of other employees' work on a day-to-day basis. Please join us by participating and recognizing the great works done by fellow employees. The Shout Out Page is located here and can also be found by using the EIU A to Z search feature. Create a Shout Out today!

CHRISTINE E. EDWARDS, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Posted: Mar 06, 2015

APPROVED DATES -- FAMILY WEEKEND AND HOMECOMING 2015, 2016, 2017 AND 2018 (UPDATED)
Dates have been approved for Family Weekend and Homecoming as outlined below:

2015
Family Weekend -- Oct. 9–11
Homecoming -- Oct. 23–25

2016
Family Weekend -- Sept. 23-25
Homecoming -- Oct. 21–23

2017
Family Weekend -- Sept. 15-17
Homecoming -- Oct. 20–22

2018
Family Weekend -- Sept. 21–23
Homecoming -- Oct. 19–21

DANIEL P. NADLER, Vice President for Student Affairs
Posted: Feb 27, 2015

 

Meetings/Events

BOOTH LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE SCHEDULED APRIL 15
Booth Library's annual Spring Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15 outside the south entrance of Booth Library in the Alumni Quad (weather permitting). A large selection of books in all subject areas and hundreds of paperback fiction titles will be available for sale. All items have been donated by the campus and local communities.

In case of inclement weather, the sale will be postponed. Please check for updates on the Booth Library website, the library Facebook page, or call 217-581-6061.

All proceeds from the sale are used to enhance library programs and services.

The book sale is one of many activities planned at Booth Library in celebration of National Library Week, April 12-18.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Public Relations Director/Booth Library
Posted: Apr 01, 2015

WEIU KIDS DAY AT THE CASTLE
Mark your calendars for the annual WEIU Kids Day at the Castle, set to take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 22. The event will take place once again on the Old Main front lawn. This is a free family fun event with games, prizes, snacks and a meet-and-greet with a PBS character. You won't want to miss out on the fun!!!

KE'AN S. ARMSTRONG, Radio-TV Program
Posted: Apr 01, 2015

STAFF SENATE ELECTIONS
Please note that the Staff Senate will conduct its annual elections electronically from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, April 30.

Open positions include:
Two (2) positions from Union 981
One (1) position from Non-Negotiated Trades
One (1) position from Non-Negotiated (excluding Non-Negotiated Trades)
One (1) position from Administrative and Professional

If you are interested in becoming a Staff Senator from one of these areas, please contact Suzann Bennett, Booth Library, 581-6011, or Shawn Peoples, Student Standards, 581-3827, to request a nomination petition. Also, an online form is available on the Staff Senate website that can be filled out and emailed or sent via campus mail.

Nomination petitions must be filed by 3 p.m. Thursday, April 9.

SUZANN BENNETT, Staff Senate
Posted: Mar 30, 2015

'THE LAST FIVE YEARS'
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, and 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2; Doudna Fine Arts Center, The Globe Studio (Room 1080). Limited seating; no admission charged.

A student performance using student talents from both the Theatre Arts Department and the Music Department; produced with funding from various sources allowing viewers to see the students' work for free.

"The Last Five Years" examines the five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein, a rising novelist, and Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. Unlike most musicals, this show uses a unique storytelling approach where Jamie travels chronologically in time, from the beginning of the relationship to the end, while Cathy travels backwards in time, from the end of the relationship to the beginning. Because Jamie and Cathy travel in opposing time lines, the only direct contact between the two occurs during their engagement/wedding song in “The Next Ten Minutes." This show is an intensely personal examination of the rise and fall of a relationship, the games couples play, and the multi-dimensionality of a person.

"The Last Five Years" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI, 421 W. 54th St., New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684. Fax: 212-397-4686. www.MTIShows.com

DAMITA K. LEWIS, Office Manager/Theatre Arts
Posted: Mar 30, 2015

RECEPTION TO HONOR TARBLE DIRECTOR MICHAEL WATTS
The campus community is invited to a reception in honor of Michael Watts, who is leaving his position as director of the Tarble Arts Center after more than 29 years. The reception, hosted by the Tarble Arts Center Advisory Board, will be from 4 to 6 p.m. April 21 in the Tarble’s Atrium.

Watts has served as the Tarble’s director since February 1986. He formally retired from Eastern Illinois University in May 2014 but agreed to stay on as the Tarble’s director part time until a search for his successor could be completed. Watts will step down from the position on March 31.

The public is encouraged to attend the reception and honor Watts for his exemplary service and dedication to the arts in East Central Illinois. For more information, call the Tarble Arts Center at 217-581-2787.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean
Posted: Mar 26, 2015

SOUTHWESTERN POTTERY AND WEAVINGS ON VIEW AT THE TARBLE
This exhibition features historic period and contemporary ceramics from the American Southwest, vintage and contemporary Navajo weavings, and a selection of Caddo vessels. Works from the Tarble Arts Center’s educational collection are complemented by pieces from area private and public collections, including The University Museum, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. The exhibition serves as the basis for the Tarble’s Fifth Grade Enrichment program for area schools April 1 – May 15; presented in cooperation with the EIU Art Education program and underwritten by First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust. The exhibition continues through June 7 in the Tarble's Brainard Gallery.

KATHRYN MORICE, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Mar 25, 2015

58TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS
Please join us on April 7 in the MLK Jr. Union for this year's conference titled "The Era of Focus, Coherence and Rigor." Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and an opening keynote address, "Latest PARCC News and Updates" by Heather Brown, followed by break-out sessions, then lunch with a keynote address, "Teaching Practices You Can Count On To Build Students' Proficiency in Mathematics" by Diane Briars, president, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. This year's registration fee is only $60 for professionals and non-students and $15 for undergraduate and pre-service students. Register here.

PEGGY A. BROWN, SCE Dean's Office
Posted: Mar 25, 2015

SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR 2015
Congratulations to this year's recipients of the Superior Performance Award! The recipients of this accolade are: Michael Babcock, Center for Academic Technology Support; Angie Campbell, Student Insurance; Kimberly Harris, Alumni Services; Peggy Manley, Booth Library; Carla Nelson, Office of the Registrar and Enrollment Management; Sheila Poffinbarger, Dining Services; Kelly Simmonds, Training & Development; Diane Smith, Career Services; and Emily Stuby, Planning, Budget and Institutional Research. Sue Rardin, Art Department, who was also named a recipient of the award, will be recognized during the official awards ceremony, as well. She passed away unexpectedly at her home Tuesday, March 24.

An awards ceremony will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union, to acknowledge the dedication of these individuals. For more information about the award and/or to RSVP to attend the ceremony, please go here.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training & Development
Posted: Mar 25, 2015

WEIU RADIO/TV CENTER ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
The WEIU Radio/TV Center Advisory Board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the WEIU Conference Room, located in Buzzard Hall, Room 1521.

KE'AN S. ARMSTRONG, Radio-TV Program
Posted: Mar 24, 2015

FIFTH ANNUAL EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL PLANNED APRIL 16
On April 16, Booth Library will host its fifth annual Edible Book Festival. Items will be on display for public viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. Public voting will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m., with the winners announced shortly after.

An “edible book” is something that looks like a book or is book-themed and is made out of food. The edible artwork will not be eaten; however, refreshments will be served. Prizes will be awarded.

The Edible Book Festival is one of many activities planned at Booth Library in honor of National Library Week, April 12-18.

Entries will be accepted through April 13. More information and an application form are available on the library website.

ELIZABETH M HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Mar 20, 2015

PROGRAM PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR 'LINCOLN: THE CONSTITUTION AND THE CIVIL WAR'
Booth Library is proud to host the national traveling exhibit, "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," from Sept. 2 to Oct. 16, 2015.

Using the U.S. Constitution as its cohesive thread, "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" offers a fresh and innovative perspective on the Civil War that brings into focus the constitutional crises at the heart of this great conflict. The exhibition identifies three crises — the secession of the Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties — and explores how Lincoln sought to meet these political and constitutional challenges.

Faculty are encouraged to participate in this exciting and informational program series. Possible program topics include, but are not limited to, the Civil War, the Constitution, slavery, emancipation, secession, civil liberties, a nation divided, 13th Amendment, habeas corpus, freedom of the press, and Coles County during the Civil War. Programs could include lectures, readings, panel discussions, student presentations, films or other formats.

Program proposals will be accepted through 5 p.m. Monday, April 6, and may be submitted to the program directors, Bradley Tolppanen, bptolppanen@eiu.edu or 581-6006, or Steve Brantley, jsbrantley@eiu.edu or 581-7542.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Mar 06, 2015

NEW ENGLISH SUMMER CAMP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Do you know a high school student with a passion for reading and writing? If so, invite them to apply for the new English Studies Summer Camp for High School Students hosted by the EIU English Department. The camp will take place on campus July 12-17, 2015.

Campers will select courses from a range of offerings in creative writing, literature, media studies, professional/academic writing and more. Students will grow academically and socially as they prepare for college and are mentored by expert faculty who share their passion for reading and writing. They will receive individual attention through small class sizes, and gain skills in analyzing and crafting texts and expressing their ideas both verbally and through writing.

The camp offers two levels of discounted tuition: A residency rate which includes tuition, housing, recreation and three meals per day, and a commuter rate that includes tuition, some recreational activities and daily lunches. The residential rate is $185 and the commuter rate is $105. Scholarships for full or partial funding are available.

Students who will be in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the academic year following the camp are welcome to apply for admission. A completed application and one-page essay written by the student explaining his/her interest in the program must be submitted by March 31, 2015.

Applications and more detailed information about the camp, course offerings and scholarships are available on the EIU English Department’s website or by calling 217-581-2428.

SARAH B. MILLER, English
Posted: Mar 04, 2015

SAFE ZONE TRAININGS
The Safe Zone program is a way for all students, university employees, and community members to become more familiar with the LGBTQ+ community and the issues that they face. This program also helps participants learn how to become better allies to members of this vibrant community.

There are two phases in the program. The dates for the rest of the semester are as follows:
SAFE ZONE PHASE 1: Tuesday, March 10 (5-7 p.m.) and Thursday, April 16 (8-10 a.m.)
SAFE ZONE PHASE 2: Thursday, March 12 (7-9 p.m.) and Thursday, April 16 (10 a.m.-noon)

To register for these trainings, please go here.

If you are interested in setting up a separate training for your department or office, or if you have a small group of individuals interested, please contact the LGBTQA Resource Center via our email (lgbtqa@eiu.edu).

CAMERON M. CARRARA, LGBTQA Resource Center
Posted: Feb 23, 2015

HELPING FACULTY UNDERSTAND SHELDON’S SPOT: 'COUCHING' AUTISM THROUGH 'THE BIG BANG THEORY'
On Friday, April 17, ILLOWA AHEAD and OSDS will present “Helping Faculty Understand Sheldon’s Spot: ‘Couching’ Autism through the Big Bang Theory." This presentation will illustrate using the sitcom "Big Bang Theory" the DSM-V diagnosis of Autism and tools needed to best support these students. The afternoon session, "Autism and the Transition to College," will be conducted by Gail Richard, director of the Autism Center. This session will provide further support in understanding the transition to college for students on the spectrum.

For additional information and/or to register for the event, please visit here.

KATHRYN WAGGONER, Director, Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS)
Posted: Feb 23, 2015

QUANAH AND CYNTHIA PARKER TO BE SUBJECT OF EXHIBIT AND PROGRAM SERIES
Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker will be the topic of an exhibit and program series at Booth Library beginning in February. The exhibit "Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker: The History and the Legend" will be on display from Feb. 7 to April 9. In addition, a series of related programs and film screenings are planned Feb. 20-23.

The saga of Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker is well-known in Texas history, but the story really began in East Central Illinois. Cynthia Ann’s grandfather, Elder John Parker, her uncles, Benjamin and Daniel Parker, and other members of the family were among the first white settlers of what is now Coles County.

For more information about "Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker: The History and the Legend," including complete program and exhibit descriptions, visit the program Web page. More information also may be obtained by contacting Beth Heldebrandt, project director, at emheldebrandt@eiu.edu or 581-6064.

This program was made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Illinois General Assembly.

ELIZABETH M HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Jan 15, 2015

 

Professional Development

UPCOMING FACULTY/STAFF/GA TECHNOLOGY TRAINING (March 31 through April 2)
The CATS Center for Online Learning (COL) is offering training sessions for faculty, staff and GAs. Sessions are held at the COL Training Lab -- McAfee 1214 and the MLK Jr. University Union. Below is the schedule of sessions being offered during the coming week. For information about each session and/or to register, visit here, then choose “Workshop Schedule & Registration.”

Tuesday, March 31 -- 9:20-10 a.m., D2L Brightspace: Discussion Tool
Tuesday, March 31 -- 10:05-10:45 a.m., Online Design: Effectively Facilitating Online Discussions
Wednesday, April 1 -- 1-1:45 p.m., Online Design: Strategies for Motivating Disengaged Students
Thursday, April 2 -- 9-9:45 a.m., D2L Brightspace: Assignment Dropbox
Thursday, April 2 -- 12:30-1:15 p.m., D2L Brightspace: Building a Learning Module

KIM ERVIN, Training Specialist/CATS -- Center for Online Learning (COL)
Posted: Mar 24, 2015

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT GRANT RECIPIENTS FOR SPRING 2015
Faculty Development is pleased to announce the Spring 2015 Support Grant recipients: William Addison (psychology), Anna Cromwell (music), Steven Daniel (biological sciences), Sace Elder (history), Margaret Floress (psychology), Jacquelyn Frank (School of Family and Consumer Sciences), David Gracon (communication studies), Danelle Larson (music), Rebecca Peebles (chemistry), Gopal Periyannan (chemistry) and Mikki Sherwood (School of Family and Consumer Sciences).

WANDA KAY ROBINSON, Faculty Development
Posted: Mar 10, 2015

REDDEN GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
The EIU Foundation is making funds available for instructional development grants from the Redden Fund for the Improvement of Undergraduate Instruction. Awards are limited to a maximum of $1,500. Applications are available online here. Applicants may click the Redden Grant link under the “News and Information” section of the menu on the left side of the Foundation homepage to access and print an application. Faculty may apply for more than one Redden Grant. A hard copy of the completed application must be submitted to department chairs by April 22, 2015. If you have questions or concerns, please contact April Marchuk at 581-7380 or at amarchuk@eiu.edu.

NANCY R. ZYTKA, EIU Foundation
Posted: Feb 09, 2015

 

Human Resources

CHECK YOUR MAILBOX!
Any faculty member, ASP or A&P who is terminating from the university for any reason must complete a Clearance Sheet before leaving campus. Check your mailbox because faculty Clearance Sheets will be mailed through campus mail during the month of April. Completing the Clearance Sheet is a required procedure, so carefully follow the instructions on the form to avoid the inconvenience of receiving a final paper check. If you have questions about the exiting process, or do not receive a Clearance Sheet, please contact Carol Galey (7655), or Cindy Maples (2613).

CAROL A. GALEY, Human Resources
Posted: Apr 01, 2015

EXITING EIU
Anyone who terminates from the university for any reason should contact the Human Resources Employment Office as soon as you know your last day of work. There is an exiting process that requires everyone to complete a Clearance Sheet before leaving campus. Civil service employees should call with their termination date and then must come to the HR Employment Office in Old Main, Room 202,0 to complete specific paperwork before receiving the Clearance Sheet. If you have any questions about the exiting process, please call the HR Employment Office (3463).

CAROL A. GALEY, Human Resources
Posted: Apr 01, 2015

VALIC REPRESENTATIVE TO BE ON CAMPUS WEEKLY
A VALIC representative will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday in the Sullivan Room, MLK Jr. Union. If you wish to make an appointment, please call 217-821-5289 or visit the Sullivan Room any Wednesday through April 29.

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

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

THURMAN ETCHISON, Benefits Services
Posted: Mar 19, 2015

SURS SELF-MANAGED PLAN PRE-RETIREMENT SEMINARS
SURS will present two "Self-Managed Plan Pre-Retirement Seminars" this spring. These seminars are for members both active and inactive who are two to three years away from retirement.

Seminar Dates:
April 8, 2015, at SURS Champaign office
April 15, 2015, at SURS Naperville office

The seminars will be held from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The enrollment fee is $20 per member and $10 for a non-member guest. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required. To register, call 800-275-7877.

If fewer than 20 people register, the seminar will be canceled. Those registering will be notified.

AMANDA ZUCCO, Benefits Services
Posted: Mar 15, 2015

SURS INFORMATIONAL SEMINARS/WEBINARS
SURS is currently offering numerous seminars and webinars for individuals in all stages on the path to retirement. The sessions include information for Tier 1 and Tier 2 members, Self-Managed Plan members, and post-retirement individuals. View all available sessions and register today.

THURMAN ETCHISON, Benefit Services
Posted: Mar 13, 2015

DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN CHANGES
The Illinois State Board of Investment is making several investment enhancements to the Deferred Compensation Plan in the coming months. Click each link below to learn more about the investment changes and plan-wide re-enrollment.

Plan Enhancements Coming Letter

Investment Changes and Re-Enrollment Brochure

THURMAN ETCHISON, Benefit Services
Posted: Mar 13, 2015

TIAA-CREF REPRESENTATIVE ON CAMPUS
TIAA-CREF representative Chris Stephens will be on campus Feb. 26, March 26 and April 23 in the Sullivan Room, MLK Jr. Union. TIAA-CREF is an EIU-approved tax shelter annuity provider who can assist employees with financial and retirement planning. To schedule an appointment, call 800-732-8353.

AMANDA ZUCCO, Benefits Services
Posted: Feb 01, 2015

 

Employment Opportunities

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF NURSING
Assistant Professor of Nursing, RN to BS in Nursing Program



 

Research and Creative Activity

ROBERT C. WISEMAN
At the recent Champaign County Camera Club large print competition, eight prints were awarded honors. Robert Wiseman (Booth Library) had four of his prints included in those eight honors. One of his honor prints was selected as the second-place winner in the contest.



CARRIE JOHNSON
Carrie Johnson, director of Eastern's B.A. in General Studies program, co-authored an article, along with Amy D. Rose of Northern Illinois University, titled "Professing Reform While Seeking Acceptance: The Dilemmas of Teaching Accelerated Courses in Higher Education," which was published in Volume 63 of the Journal of Continuing Higher Education.



TEACH IN ENGLAND: HARLAXTON COLLEGE 2016-17
Harlaxton College is two things: a self-contained study abroad campus of the University of Evansville and a 100-room Victorian manor in the English Midlands. Approximately 180 undergraduate college students, sophomore through seniors, attend each semester.

Harlaxton College of the University of Evansville is a partner EIU study abroad program. In addition to offering a substantial discount to each EIU student who enrolls in this study abroad program, Harlaxton also reserves space for an EIU faculty member to recruit students for the program and to teach in the program for a semester. The teaching portion includes free room and board in the Harlaxton Manor.

The deadline for AY 16-17 is April 10, 2015. Please note: You and/or your department are responsible for all expenses. It is important that you, your department chair and your college dean understand this before filling out the application form. Anyone interested should contact Kurt Olausen, director of study abroad (krolausen@eiu.edu), for more information and current application forms.

KURT R. OLAUSEN, Office of Study Abroad
Posted: Mar 06, 2015

INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER FOR GLOBAL DIVERSITY FACULTY TRAVEL GRANTS
The Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity is pleased to announce the AY 2014-2015 faculty travel grants competition for reimbursement of travel expenses up to $500. The awards are for EIU faculty presenting original research/creative activity at a conference or a refereed scholarly workshop in keeping with the ICGD’s mission: promoting a greater awareness of global diversity and interdisciplinary approaches to Africana, Asian, Latin American and Women’s Studies. Grant recipients are required to present the funded projects at an ICGD symposium. For further information and application form, visit here. The last day to submit all application materials to the ICGD office (3165 Blair Hall) is noon Monday, April 13, 2015.

JINHEE LEE, History
Posted: Mar 05, 2015

INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER FOR GLOBAL DIVERSITY STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS
The Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity is pleased to announce the AY 2014-2015 student travel grants competition for reimbursement of travel expenses up to $300. The awards are for EIU students presenting original research/creative activity at a conference with the ICGD’s mission: promoting a greater awareness of global diversity and interdisciplinary approaches to Africana, Asian, Latin American and women’s studies. Grant recipients are required to present the funded projects at an ICGD symposium. For further information concerning eligibility and application process, visit here. The last day to submit all application materials to the ICGD office (3165 Blair Hall) is noon Monday, April 13, 2015.

JINHEE LEE, History
Posted: Mar 05, 2015

WRITE-ON-SITE WEDNESDAYS
If you are working on an article, a book chapter, a grant report or any other writing project, please join us for Write-on-Site every Wednesday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. in the Office of Faculty Development (1116 Booth Library). Bring your laptop and grab a cup of tea (perhaps a cookie now and then) and set to work in the quiet company of others also engaged in writing projects.

For further information, contact the Faculty Development Office at 581-7051.

WANDA KAY ROBINSON, Faculty Development
Posted: Dec 15, 2014

 

Miscellaneous

RECYCLING UPDATES
Many people have noticed the recently updated labels across campus. These reflect several changes to campus recycling efforts to try to achieve President Perry's goal of 50 percent recycling across our campus.

Paper recycling can include envelopes with windows still in them.

We have also added glass along with our plastics and aluminum. (No Styrofoam, please.)

Trash has been labeled "landfill" to give a more accurate picture in people's mind of their impact of where the material placed in the container is going. This follows a national trend that has found the term "landfill" to be more effective in diverting waste and encouraging recycling.

We appreciate everyone's efforts to make EIU a greener place to live and work.

RYAN W. SIEGEL, Facilities Planning and Management
Posted: Mar 27, 2015

SAFE ZONE PROGRAM PRESS RELEASE
The LGBTQA Resource Center encourages you to take a moment and read this press release detailing the Safe Zone Program here at EIU. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call 217-581-7117, or email lgbtqa@eiu.edu.

CAMERON M. CARRARA, LGBTQA Resource Center
Posted: Mar 10, 2015

SPRING 2015 COMMENCEMENT: FACULTY REGALIA ORDERING WEBSITE
Spring Commencement 2015 ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m., noon, 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday, May 9. Faculty members can place cap and gown orders online here. The Customer Number (12004257000) and Order Number (3198112) must be entered. If you have ordered before and your name isn't on their list, please enter your information as a new customer. Online orders must be entered by the end of the day on Wednesday, April 8.

Faculty who order online can pick up their gowns between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, May 6, 7 and 8, 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 any 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: Mar 05, 2015

LIBRARY ADDS 1,777 NEW TITLES IN FEBRUARY
During February, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,777 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 BELL, Library Services
Posted: Mar 04, 2015

YEAR END REQUISITION DEADLINES
FY16 requisitions may now be entered by changing your transaction and delivery dates to July 1, 2015. All FY15 requisitions must be received in the office of Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services by the deadlines listed below. Procurement cannot guarantee that requisitions submitted after the deadlines will be paid from FY15 funds.

All FY16 requisitions that are to be in place by July 1, 2015, need to adhere to the same deadlines below, or as requested by the buyer.. Do not wait for FY16 budgets to be loaded.

Deadlines:

Purchases exceeding the Board of Trustees Approval limit:
$250,000 for any purchase -- Feb. 13, 2015

Purchases exceeding the following:
$20,000 for Professional and Artistic Services (P&A); $50,000 for Commodities, Equipment and Services; and $65,000 for Construction -- March 13, 2015

Purchases less than the following:
$20,000 for Professional and Artistic Services (P&A); $50,000 for Commodities, Equipment and Services; and $65,000 for Construction -- May 1, 2015

Please notify Procurement if you have a purchase or are planning a purchase that cannot meet these deadlines.

SUSAN L. PROPST, Purchasing
Posted: Jan 08, 2015

OTHER PROCUREMENT DEADLINES
Travel Applications Deadline:
All Travel Applications for the remainder of FY15 must be received in the Department of Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services by June 5, 2015.

OfficeMax Deadline:
Final day to order through OfficeMax for FY15 -- Noon on Monday, June 29, 2015

P-Card Deadlines:
Transactions need a post date of June 30, 2015, or earlier on PaymentNet for P-Card purchases from FY15 funds. All FY15 transactions must be reviewed and approved on PaymentNet by July 1, 2015.

Final Payments:
All final FY15 Request for Payments, invoices, and Travel Vouchers must be received in the Department of Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services by July 9, 2015.

SUSAN L PROPST, Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services
Posted: Jan 08, 2015

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

JOE DUNN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Joe Dunn Memorial Scholarship. Criteria for the scholarship are as follows: the recipient must be a full-time student at EIU, involved in community service efforts and exemplify going beyond the minimal efforts in their community service, as well as being registered with the EIU Office of Student Community Service.

Preference shall be given to any applicant who has overcome obstacles that might have prevented degree completion, as well as applicants who have had to leave an educational institution for financial or personal reasons and have returned to EIU for the purpose of completing their degree. Preference shall be given to an individual who has been involved in student government in any form at EIU.

The recipient shall maintain a grade point average above the minimum requirements for attendance at EIU, and financial need is a consideration.

Applications may be submitted to the Vice President for Student Affairs office no later than Wednesday, April 8. Applications are available online here or may be picked up in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office at 1211 Old Main.

JOY A. KAURIN, VPSA Operations
Posted: Mar 30, 2015

ASIAN STUDIES ANNUAL PAPER AWARDS
Any paper that deals with Asia and was written in Spring 2014, Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 for a course at EIU (or presented at a conference) will be accepted for the 2015 EIU Asian Studies Awards. A paper that was submitted for the 2014 Asian Studies competition will not be considered.

Winners will be recognized with certificates and monetary awards at a conference on Asia at EIU on April 28. The winners will be required to present their papers and receive the awards at the conference.

The deadline for submission is noon Wednesday, April 8. The online form for submission is located here.

If you have any questions about the awards or the paper submission process, please contact the judging committee chair, Tim Engles, at tdengles@eiu.edu.

TIM D. ENGLES, English
Posted: Mar 30, 2015

BARBARA L. HILL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The recipient(s) shall be a full-time student accepted to Eastern Illinois University. The recipient(s) shall maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their major. The recipient(s) shall be a junior or senior who is enrolled in a teacher certification program or has been accepted to an education graduate program at EIU for the Fall 2015 semester. Financial need shall be considered at the discretion of the selection committee.

The selection committee shall require a one-page essay of the applicants. Please attach essay to application. Special consideration will be given to service and professional involvement, academic achievement, scholarship and leadership.

The award(s) shall be payable in the Fall 2015 semester to Eastern Illinois University, to be first applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient(s) attending EIU. Any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient(s).

Recipient(s) will be chosen in the Spring 2015 semester. Fall 2015 enrollment must be verified before scholarship is awarded Fall 2015.

Applications are due by the close of business on April 3, 2015, to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Old Main 1020. The application is also available on the Eastern Illinois University Scholarship Web page.

KAREN S. JOHNSON, VPAA Operations
Posted: Mar 06, 2015

DWIGHT & BETTE (LECKRONE) BAPTIST SCHOLARSHIP
The recipient(s) shall be a full-time undergraduate or full-time or part-time graduate student accepted and enrolled at Eastern Illinois University for the Fall 2015 semester. The undergraduate recipient(s) shall be majoring in accounting or in family and consumer sciences with an option in family services, dietetics or hospitality management. The undergraduate recipient(s) shall hold a high school diploma from Cowden, Salem or Shelbyville, Ill., high schools or a successor school system. The graduate recipient(s) shall hold a full-time faculty appointment with the Cowden, Salem or Shelbyville, Ill., schools or a successor school system.

The graduate recipient(s) must be enrolled in a graduate program within the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences (MBA or FCS majors). Financial need is not a consideration. All award recipients(s) shall have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Incoming freshmen shall provide a high school transcript and shall have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants must provide evidence of graduating or of currently holding a full-time faculty appointment within the Cowden, Salem or Shelbyville, Ill., schools or a successor school system.

The award shall be payable in Fall 2015 to be first applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient(s) attending EIU. Any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient.

Recipient(s) will be chosen in the Spring 2015 semester. Fall 2015 enrollment must be verified before scholarship is awarded Fall 2015.

Applications are due by the close of business on April 3, 2015, to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Old Main 1020. The application is also available on the Eastern Illinois University Scholarship Web page.

KAREN S. JOHNSON, VPAA Office
Posted: Mar 06, 2015

GINA GIFFIN-GARCIA SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship award recipient(s) shall be enrolled and accepted as a full-time student at Eastern Illinois University for the Fall 2015 semester. Applicants must have at least an overall 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and have sophomore, junior or senior standing. The recipient(s) shall have a declared major toward a career in one of the health-related fields. This shall include the following professions: physical therapy, pre-med, med tech, nursing, speech therapy, pharmacy and occupational therapy. Financial need may be a consideration. Recipient(s) must be an Eastern student at the time the check is issued. The award(s) shall be issued in the Fall 2015 semester. The recipient(s) may be eligible to apply for, and receive, the award again provided she/he continues to meet the criteria stated above.

The selection committee shall require a one-page essay of the applicants. Applicants should outline in the essay why they want to pursue a career in their chosen health-related profession and financial need may be a consideration. Please attach essay to application.

The award(s) shall be payable in the Fall 2015 semester to Eastern Illinois University, to be first applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient(s) attending EIU. Any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient(s).

Recipient(s) will be chosen in the Spring 2015 semester. Fall 2015 enrollment must be verified before scholarship is awarded Fall 2015.

Applications are due by the close of business on April 3, 2015, to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Old Main 1020. The application is also available on the Eastern Illinois University Scholarship Web page.

KAREN S. JOHNSON, VPAA Office
Posted: Mar 06, 2015

ROBERT & NORMA WINKLEBLACK SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship award recipient(s) shall be enrolled and accepted as a full-time student at EIU for the Fall 2015 semester. The recipient(s) must be a graduate of a Coles County high school. The Selection Committee shall require a one-page essay/narrative of the applicants that demonstrates the student’s potential to succeed; essay should be attached to application. Financial need is a consideration. The recipient(s) may be eligible to apply for, and receive, the award again provided she/he continues to meet the criteria stated above.

The award(s) shall be payable in the Fall 2015 semester to EIU, to be first applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient(s) attending EIU. Any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient(s).

Recipient(s) will be chosen in the Spring 2015 semester. Fall 2015 enrollment must be verified before scholarship is awarded Fall 2015, and the recipient(s) must be a full-time Eastern student at the time the check is issued.

Applications are due by the close of business on April 3, 2015, to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Old Main 1020. The application is also available on the Eastern Illinois University Scholarship Web page.

KAREN S. JOHNSON, VPAA Office
Posted: Mar 05, 2015

KUHL FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship award recipient shall be enrolled and accepted as a full-time student at Eastern for the Fall 2015 semester. The recipient must be of sophomore or junior standing at the time of application and maintain a GPA of at least 2.5. The Fall 2015 recipient must be majoring in mathematics and computer science. Financial need is a consideration. The recipient may be eligible to apply for, and receive, the award again provided she/he continues to meet the criteria stated above, but not in consecutive years due to the rotation of criteria.

The award shall be payable in the amount of no more than $1,000 in the Fall 2015 semester to Eastern Illinois University, to be first applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient(s) attending EIU. Any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient.

Recipient will be chosen in the Spring 2015 semester. Fall 2015 enrollment must be verified before scholarship is awarded Fall 2015, and the recipient must be a full-time Eastern student at the time the check is issued.

Applications are due by the close of business on April 3, 2015, to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Old Main 1020. The application is also available on the Eastern Illinois University Scholarship Web page.

KAREN S. JOHNSON, VPAA Office
Posted: Mar 05, 2015

CATERPILLAR HOMELAND SECURITY SCHOLARSHIP
The recipient(s) must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a field of study related to Homeland Security and enrolled at EIU for the Fall 2015 semester. The recipient(s) of the scholarship shall be pursuing a certificate in a field of study related to Homeland Security through the Homeland Security Graduate Certificate (please attach proof of acceptance into certificate program) through the School of Technology. Financial need is to be given consideration, giving opportunity for student(s) to complete an academic program in a field of study related to Homeland Security who may not otherwise be able to do so. Preference shall be given to a student who has successfully completed one or more courses in a field of study related to Homeland Security (attach completed course transcript).

The award(s) shall be payable one-half in the Fall 2015 semester and one-half in the Spring 2016 semester to Eastern Illinois University, to be applied against tuition and fees associated with the recipient(s) enrollment at EIU in the semester or semesters (including summer session) identified in the student’s request for consideration for the fund.

Enrollment for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 must be verified before scholarship is awarded.

Applications are due by the close of business on April 3, 2015, to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Old Main 1020. The application is also available on the Eastern Illinois University Scholarship Web page.

KAREN S. JOHNSON, VPAA Office
Posted: Mar 05, 2015

APPLICATIONS FOR URSCA FALL 2015 AWARDS NOW OPEN
The deadline for Undergraduate Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Awards for the Fall 2015 cycle is noon Friday, April 10.

Applicants must be undergraduate students in good standing with a minimum 3.00 GPA and enrolled full-time for the current semester AND the semester in which the research/creative activity is to be conducted. Research must be completed and the summary reflection submitted to the Honors College prior to the end of the semester following the one for which the grant was awarded.

Visit here to apply in four easy steps!

RICHARD ENGLAND, Pine Honors College Dean
Posted: Mar 01, 2015

FLORENCE KAPLAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Florence Kaplan Foundation Scholarship, awarded to a female student who is committed to the Jewish faith. The recipient must demonstrate that she is engaged in her faith community, has a GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and will be attending EIU full time (12 semester hours or more). Preference is given to applicants with financial need. This award is paid during the fall semester. Application may be picked up at the Neal Welcome Center, 860 W. Lincoln Ave., or from here. The application deadline is May 1.

CRIS D. COSTANTINO, University Development
Posted: Jan 13, 2015

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 Spring Semester 2015 to initiate the process: Tuesday, Jan. 27 (6-6:50 p.m.); Wednesday, Feb. 25 (5-5:50 p.m.); and Thursday, April 16 (6-6:50 p.m.). Pre-registration to attend a meeting is NOT required. All meetings are held in 1501 Buzzard Hall.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Jan 12, 2015

 

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