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 Nov 19, 2017

 

News from Old Main

What Every Employee SHould Know About Court-Required Service

Those who are called for jury duty or who must appear in court in response to a Subpoena must complete the "LEAVE FOR COURT REQUIRED SERVICE" form found here: http://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/benefits/forms/court_service_leave.pdf.

Court-required service is classified as a leave benefit and the University supports its employees in performing these civic duties. All fees and pay to serve in such a capacity, however, must be returned to the University (with the exception of mileage paid to travel to court). This form should be completed prior to serving and must be signed by the appropriate department director. Once service is completed, court services pay must be returned to the University Cashier's office. The form and the receipt from the cashier should then be forwarded to the Human Resources office for processing.

Should there be questions regarding this benefit, please contact the Benefits Services office at benefits@eiu.edu or by calling (217) 581-5825.



Linda Holloway, Interim Director of Business Services
Posted: Nov 15, 2017

Student Impact Grants for Faculty Mentors Award Winners

This fall, the Graduate School, in cooperation with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, held a grant competition to help support faculty who engage in high impact mentoring practices. They received 31 applications for the Student Impact Grants for Faculty Mentors. Of these submissions, 13 were selected. Each award winner received $1,500 to be used during the academic year. Below is the list of all the grant recipients. Congratulations to the award winners for their outstanding efforts in mentoring students!

  • William Addison, Psychology
  • John Bickford, Early Childhood, Elementary & Middle Level Education
  • Thomas Canam, Biological Sciences
  • Margaret Floress, Psychology
  • Kathryn Havercroft, Special Education
  • Danelle Larson, Music
  • Anabela Maia, Biological Sciences
  • Donald Pakey, Physics
  • Alan Pocaro and Samantha Osborne, Art, Foundations, Printmedia/ Art, Graphic Design
  • James Riley, Geology and Geography
  • Jemmie Robertson, Music
  • Radu Semeniuc, Chemistry
  • Edward Treadwell, Chemistry


  • Ryan Hendrickson, Dean of the Graduate School
    Posted: Nov 15, 2017

    December 2017 Commencement Volunteers Needed!

    The Alumni Services Department is looking for volunteers to assist EIU with Fall Commencement. As you may or may not know, 80% of the staff assisting at commencement are faculty, staff, annuitants and Alumni Association board members who graciously volunteer their time to help give students and their families an excellent experience. That said, we are looking for some more amazing people willing to volunteer a couple hours and help us celebrate all the hard work and success our students have achieved.

    We have two areas where we need volunteer assistance:

    1. Ticket Distribution - Wednesday, December 13 and Thursday, December 14
      Generally our time slots are as follows: 8:30-11:30a; 11:30a-2:30p and 2:30-5:00p
    2. Commencement Day - Saturday, December 16 - HIGHER NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS HERE
      We will need volunteers for several different positions, which include: collecting tickets, passing out programs, helping students in the Student Rec Center, assisting with wheel chairs and helping answer questions in the main concourse. Please consider spending part or all of the day with our graduates and their families.

    The Fall 2017 Commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, December 16. There will be two ceremonies:

    • 10 a.m.
      Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences and the Graduate School
      College of Arts and Humanities and the Graduate School
    • 1 p.m.
      College of Education and Professional Studies and the Graduate School
      College of Sciences and the Graduate School
      School of Continuing Education - BGS Degree

    If you would like to volunteer for the Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremonies and help make this a great experience for the graduates and their families, please email Amber May at ammay@eiu.edu with what you are interested in assisting with. Even if you can only provide a few hours of assistance, anything and everything is greatly appreciated.

    Please share this information with your colleagues, we would enjoy having them join us at commencement as well.

    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Amber May or call (217) 581-6425.



    Amber May, Alumni Services
    Posted: Nov 13, 2017

    EIU's 2016 Career Outcomes Exceed National, Regional Averages

    Exciting news has emerged from EIU's Career Services area!

    Did you know?

    • EIU career outcomes (employed full and part-time, attending graduate school, military or volunteer service) exceeded the national average by 10.3%.
    • EIU career outcomes exceeded the national average for medium-sized universities by 7.1% and large-sized universities by 13.3%.
    • EIU career outcomes exceeded our regional (Great Lakes) average by 9.6%.

    Please review the Career Services annual report online to learn more about career development services, recruitment activities, employment statistics, salaries and more!



    Bobbi Kingery, Career Services
    Posted: Nov 13, 2017

    2017 Holiday Luncheon - Reservation Deadline November 30

    The Annual Holiday Luncheon will be held on December 6, 2017 in the MLK JR. University Union from 11:30am to 1pm. The form will be sent electronically via email. If you would like to pay with a credit card or debit card, please go to
    commerce.cashnet.com/eiunion. If you would like to pay with cash or check, please submit the form to Room 2420, University Union. Deadline for reservations is Thursday, November 30, 2017.

    For more information, please call Cathy at (217) 581-3616.

    Thank you.



    Cathy Engelkes, Union General Operations
    Posted: Nov 09, 2017

    2017-18 Winter Holiday Information

    The university will be closed in observance of Christmas and New Year's on Eastern's four official holidays: Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 25 and 26; and Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 1 and 2. Employees may use accrued leave or leave without pay, with supervisor approval, from Monday, Dec. 18, through Tuesday, Jan. 2.

    Employees who are in probationary status will be allowed to use any available accrued leave or take leave without pay during this time. Probationary employees who wish to use accrued leave during the holiday period must complete the Civil Service Employee Request for Accrued Leave During Probation form available in the Benefits Office. Supervisors are encouraged to approve such time-off requests unless the employment is required for essential duties during that period. Should an employee choose to take leave without pay, please note that accrued leave, sick leave and service credit will not be earned.

    Please note that the following eligibility rules apply for holiday compensation. Employees must be in an approved pay status, with or without pay, on the last scheduled work day before the holiday and the first scheduled work day following the holiday in order to receive holiday pay. Employees who are subject to the provisions of a prevailing-rate area agreement or a collective bargaining agreement will be paid according to the terms of the respective agreement.

    In order to conserve energy, building temperatures will be reduced Monday, Dec. 18, through Monday, Jan 2. Inquiries regarding this information may be directed to the Benefits Office at (217) 581-5825.

    Happy holidays!



    Linda Holloway, VPBA Office
    Posted: Oct 19, 2017

    Try-It! Illinois Statewide Database Trial Returns!

    Try-It! Illinois database trial will be available from October 3 through November 30, 2017. This is an opportunity to access a variety of electronic resources that are not normally available to the university community. Try-It! Illinois is sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library. To access Try-It, Illinois, visit the Booth Library homepage and click on the Try-It, Illinois link in the News & Resources Section.



    Karen Whisler, Library Services
    Posted: Oct 03, 2017

    JOSH REINHART NAMED PUBLIC INFORMATION COORDINATOR

    Please join us in welcoming Josh Reinhart to his new position as public information coordinator for Eastern Illinois University, succeeding Vicki Shaw-Woodard as the university's primary media contact.

    Please revise your EIU contact information to include the following:

    Josh Reinhart
    Public Information Coordinator
    Eastern Illinois University
    jdreinhart@eiu.edu
    O: (217) 581-7400



    CHRISTY KILGORE, Marketing and Creative Services
    Posted: Sep 06, 2017

     

    Meetings/Events

    Book and Toy Donations Accepted at Booth Library

    The campus community is encouraged to donate books, toys or money to help local families this Christmas. Booth Library is a donation site for the One Stop Community Christmas program.

    The One Stop Community Christmas program is a collaborative effort of many different area organizations to come together and provide help and hope to families from seven counties during the holiday season. The program services Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby counties.

    More than 2,000 children will be helped through the program this year, and the goal is for each child to receive a book. Donations of new books, activity books, comic books or coloring books for ages newborn to 18 years old will be accepted.

    New, unwrapped toys also will be accepted. All donations may be placed in the box located in the Marvin Foyer near the north entrance of Booth Library until Dec. 4.

    For more information see http://library.eiu.edu/news/book-toy-donations-accepted-booth-library/.



    Elizabeth Heldebrandt, Library Services - Dean
    Posted: Nov 08, 2017

    Retirement Celebration for for Pamela Naragon November 28
    Please join us for a retirement celebration in honor of Pamela Naragon, Associate Director of Housing and Dining Services for Business Operations, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, from 1 to 3pm in the 1895 Room (MLK Jr. University Union). Pam has worked at EIU for over 19 years, first in the Business Office and then for the past 12 years with Housing and Dining Services. Her extensive knowledge and outstanding work ethic will be greatly missed. Please join us to wish her all the best in this next season of life.

    Lindsay Partlow, Housing & Dining Administration
    Posted: Nov 08, 2017

    Retirement Reception for Karen Johnson November 30
    Please join us to recognize the retirement of Mrs. Karen Johnson on Thursday, November 30, 2017, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Cougill Foyer, Old Main. This reception is in appreciation of her many years of service to EIU and to the office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Although she will be greatly missed, join us in wishing her the very best in the next chapter in her life.

    Billie Rawlings, VPAA Operations
    Posted: Nov 02, 2017

    November is Hunger Action Month

    During November, the office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism hosts Hunger Action Month. The goal of Hunger Action Month is to educate our campus community about local poverty and food insecurity issues, and empower them to get involved.

    We are looking for departments to join us for Coin Wars. This is where departments collect pocket change to see who can raise the most money over the month of November. A one dollar donation to a food pantry allows them to purchase ten dollars worth of food. Proceeds will be donated to the Charleston Food Pantry, Standing Stone's Food Pantry, and the Newman Center Food Pantry. If you are interested in having your department participate please email DaNaya at: dmburnett3@eiu.edu

    Each Tuesday we will be collecting cans of meat/protein that will be donated to local pantries. Protein is a critical staple in a healthy diet and is the least donated item to food pantries. If you or your department has cans send us an email (volunteer@eiu.edu) and we will come and collect your donation for Tuna Tuesdays!

    On Thursday, November 16th we will be Stuffing the Steps of Doudna by hosting a canned food drive. Bring any items to the steps between 2-4pm, and we will donate all items to the 3 local pantries.

    We will have activities happening every day, and a full schedule can be found at www.eiu.edu/volunteer.



    Danaya Burnett, Civic Engagement and Volunteerism
    Posted: Oct 25, 2017

    Story Times Planned at Booth Library

    Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to free story times in the Ballenger Teachers Center of Booth Library. Story times are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, and each will have a specific theme. The schedule is as follows:

    Sept. 30, Latino Heritage: Dio de los Muertos, sponsored by Latino American Student Organization;

    Oct. 7, Disability Awareness, sponsored by Sigma Rho Epsilon;

    Oct. 28, Halloween, sponsored by the Student Reading Council;

    Nov. 4, Rockin' with the Rec Club, sponsored by the EIU Rec Club;

    Nov. 11, We are Thankful, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi;

    Dec. 2, Winter, sponsored by the Student Education Association.

    Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit www.library.eiu.edu/btc or call (217) 581-8442.



    Elizabeth Heldebrandt, Library Services
    Posted: Sep 20, 2017

    BOOTH LIBRARY TO CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF HARRY POTTER

    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon." This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Booth Library''s exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs, including quidditch, trivia, costumes, lectures, food and more, also are planned. For more information, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20. The exhibit and all events are open to the public.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., "The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death"; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad;

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., "Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom"; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., "Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World"; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., "Muggles, Magic and Abuse"; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., "Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity"; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.



    ELIZABETH M HELDEBRANDT, Library Services - Dean
    Posted: Sep 06, 2017

     

    Professional Development

    EIUnity 10th Annual Diversity COnference Call for Proposals

    We are excited to announce that on February 2, 2018, EIUnity will be celebrating its 10th anniversary of the Annual Diversity Conference!

    The opportunity to showcase our commitment to and the advancement of diversityis upon us. EIUnity would like to extend an invitation to present during the conference, whcih will be held in the MLK University Union. This conference is designed to raise diversity awareness and advocacy across EIU''s campus.

    Some of the areas targeted for the conference are race/culture, immigration, politics, class, and gender identity. If you have research that can benefit the Eastern community, please submit a proposal on-line by December 5 at http://www.eiu.edu/minoraff/machform/embed.php?id=19 to the registration form.

    Please forward this to colleagues in your field and consider having your students attend the conference. The luncheon for this conference is complimentary for EIU registered participants. Outside participants will have a $10 fee due at registration.



    Georgia Ryan, Office of Minority Affairs
    Posted: Oct 31, 2017

     

    Human Resources

    Civil Service Procedure for Leaving EIU
    Civil Service employees are required to contact the HR Employment Office when terminating from the University. Employees must sign a termination form and will be given an exit checklist which requires signatures from specified offices on campus. The completed checklist must be returned to the Employment Office by the termination date, or a paper check will be issued. If you have questions about this procedure, please contact the HR Employment Office at (217) 581-3463.

    Carol Galey, Human Resources
    Posted: Nov 09, 2017

    Procedures for Exiting EIU
    Faculty and administrative employees must submit a termination letter to their Department Head with last day worked. Once a copy is received in Human Resources, a Clearance Sheet will be sent to the employee for completion before leaving campus. It is a required procedure for obtaining signatures from specified offices on campus. If the form is not returned by the published payroll deadline, a paper check will be issued and must be picked up in person in the Cashiers Office. This procedure also applies to temporary employees with specific contract end dates. If you have questions about the procedure, please contact Carol Galey (x7655), or Cindy Maples (x2613).

    Carol Galey, Human Resources
    Posted: Nov 09, 2017

     

    Employment Opportunities

    Medical Director/Chief of Staff and Staff Physician Vacancies Announcement

    Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL is seeking candidates for the positions of Medical Director/Chief of Staff and Staff Physician.

    The Medical Director's primary responsibilities include: supervision of staff physicians and nurse practitioners, providing leadership in the development of medical treatment policies and procedures, making recommendations related to campus medical and public health concerns, performing medical exams and treatment of patients, serving as a medical spokesperson regarding campus medical issues, and collaborating with on and off-campus entities. The medical director reports to the Director, Health and Counseling Services.

    The Staff Physician's primary responsibility is to provide ambulatory care for college students in rural East Central Illinois. Areas of practice include sports medicine, urgent care, mental health, sexually transmitted diseases, chronic conditions and patient education.

    Minimum requirements for both positions include possession of a MD (Doctor of Medicine) and/or a DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine); Possess or be eligible to possess a current license to practice or to be eligible to practice within Illinois; Possession of or eligibility of an appropriate state prescribing license and federal Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs License; Board Certification or Board Eligible in a Primary Care Specialty; Knowledge of electronic health record, preferably Medicat; and experience working with Mid-Level Providers. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required.

    To apply, submit cover letter, resume or CV, Philosophical Statement of how the candidate views the position of Medical Director/Chief of Staff or Staff Physician in a College Health Setting, copy of medical credentials, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 references via Interfolio: Medical Director/Chief of Staff at https://apply.interfolio.com/46340; Staff Physician at https://apply.interfolio.com/46348; Review of applications will begin November 20, 2017 and continue until position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Angie Campbell, Search Committee Chair, at arcampbell@eiu.edu.



    Eric Davidson, Health and Counseling Services
    Posted: Oct 24, 2017

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry - Tenure Track Search in Analytical, Biochemistry or Physical Chemistry

    The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Eastern Illinois University invites applicants for a tenure track assistant professor position starting in August 2018. A Ph.D. is required, post-doctoral experience preferred. Expertise in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry or Physical Chemistry is sought, with preference to applicants able to teach more than one of these areas. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required.

    The successful candidate will be expected to teach general chemistry and upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her area(s) of expertise. In addition, establishment of an externally funded research program with undergraduate/MS students and active participation in department and university service activities are expected. Teaching may include traditional, hybrid, and/or online modes of delivery/instruction.

    Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy (including a discussion of how you have previously promoted diversity and how you plan to promote diversity at EIU), proposed research plans, official or unofficial graduate/undergraduate transcripts, and have three letters of recommendation uploaded by recommenders, to Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/46056. Application review begins November 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Daniel Sheeran, Search Committee Chair, at djsheeran@eiu.edu.



    Rebecca Peebles, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Posted: Oct 23, 2017

    Department of Math and Computer Science -- Computer Science Position

    The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications for an annually contracted position with the potential for conversion to tenure-track. The ideal candidate will enjoy teaching service-level mathematics courses, both lower and upper division computer science classes, and be able to engage in curriculum development. The position begins August 2018.

    Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, all transcripts, and three letters of reference. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related discipline, ABD considered. Strong candidates in any area of specialty will be considered. Ph.D. required for tenure. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required. Application materials must be submitted electronically to Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/46107. Review of applications will begin December 11, 2017.

    For questions about the search, please contact Andrew Mertz, Search Committee Chair at aemertz@eiu.edu.



    Marshall Lassak, Mathematics and Computer Science
    Posted: Oct 19, 2017

     

    Research and Creative Activity

    New American Revolution Article
    Dr. Charles Foy has published the article "Compelled to Row: Blacks on Royal Navy Galleys During the American Revolution" in the Journal of the American Revolution. It can be accessed at https://allthingsliberty.com/2017/11/compelled-row-blacks-royal-navy-galleys-american-revolution/#_ednref17.

    Charles Foy, Associate Professor, History
    Posted: Nov 13, 2017

    PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

    The Office of Faculty Development invite applications for Partnership Grants, which are designed to help EIU faculty develop interdisciplinary projects within the university, partnerships with the community, or with faculty beyond the campus.

    Successful grants (up to $800) will address goals of fostering collegiality between departments, forming partnerships beyond the university, and/or reaching a broad audience. Full description, application form, and examples of previously successful proposals are available at http://www.eiu.edu/facdev/facpartnership.php.

    Applications are due noon, Monday, November 27. We will contact successful applicants before the beginning of Spring semester, and grants must be spent by the end of this fiscal year (end of June). For more information, please contact the Faculty Development office at 581-7051 or facdev@eiu.edu.



    RAQUAEL R LOGAN, Office of Faculty Development
    Posted: Nov 07, 2017

    Faculty Development Partnership Grants

    The Office of Faculty Development invites applications for Partnership Grants.

    Partnership Grants are designed to help EIU faculty develop interdisciplinary projects within the university, partnerships with the community, or with faculty beyond the campus. Successful grants (up to $800) will address goals of fostering collegiality between departments, forming partnerships beyond the university, and/or reaching a broad audience.

    A full description, application form, and examples of previously successful proposals are available at http://www.eiu.edu/facdev/facpartnership.php. Applications are due noon, Monday, November 27, 2017. We will contact successful applicants before the beginning of Spring semester, and grants must be spent by the end of this fiscal year (end of June 2018).

    For more information, please contact the Faculty Development office at (217) 581-7051 or facdev@eiu.edu.



    Faculty Development, Faculty Development
    Posted: Nov 07, 2017

     

    Miscellaneous

    Booth Library adds 460 Items in October

    During October, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 460 new items. The list can be viewed here. These acquisitions include donations to the library, re-cataloged library items, freely available government publications, and consortium-wide purchases.

    The 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 (217) 581-7551 or klwhisler@eiu.edu if you have questions.



    David Bell, Library Services
    Posted: Nov 02, 2017

     

    Especially for Students (Official Notices)

    Gregg Technology Center - Thanksgiving Break

    The Gregg Technology Center will be closed from 4pm on Friday, November 17th through November 26th. On Monday, November 27th the GTC will resume its regular hours.

    Enjoy the break!

    ~ The GTC staff ~



    Chad Elliott, CATS
    Posted: Nov 12, 2017

    NCUR and the Butler URC in April -- Internal Funding Deadline Monday November 20

    Students! Doing research or creative work in any field? Want to share it beyond campus? This year there are TWO undergraduate research conferences happening on the same weekend -- NCUR in Oklahoma City and the Undergraduate Research Conference at Butler in Indianapolis (April 7). Any EIU undergraduate may apply for internal funding to attend.

    EIU is a leader in undergraduate research, regularly taking many more students to the National Conference of Undergraduate Research than any other public university in the state. Here is a complete list of student presentations at NCUR since 2009(!). This year there are TWO Undergraduate Research Conferences happening in April - NCUR in Oklahoma (April 5-7, 2017) and the Undergraduate Research Conference at Butler in Indianapolis (April 13).

    EIU wants YOU to present your research or creative work in any discipline at one of these two conferences. EIU will fund as many students as we can. Depending on the number of applicants, a participation fee may have to be required from students, but we will strive to keep the amount under $100. We want to make off-campus undergraduate research presentation available to as many EIU students as possible. If you are an EIU student who has been engaged in independent study, research or a capstone creative activity in any discipline, we encourage you to apply for funding. From papers on art, business or chemistry to work on xenophobia, youth or Zen Buddhism, all kinds of topics and approaches have a home at NCUR and the URC.

    For sample abstracts, please go to the NCUR 2018 website to look at accepted abstracts from last year. You can filter your searches by school or by discipline, and you will be amazed at the diversity of undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity that is represented. Talk to your faculty mentor or to Richard England, dean of the Pine Honors College, for more guidance. Whatever your discipline, research and creative excellence thrives at EIU and we want you to share it at NCUR or the URC.

    You will need to prepare an abstract detailing the nature of your study/performance, between 250 and 450 words in length. For guidance, do look at last year''s abstracts at the link above. You should have the faculty mentor who has worked with you on your project review your abstract before you submit it here.

    Your abstract will be judged for its clear communication of a research conclusion or a performance/creative purpose. The abstract should not assume specialist knowledge on the part of the reviewers, but should concisely describe the goal, method or approach, and significance of the work undertaken. We may suggest changes to your abstract to improve its chances of acceptance by NCUR or the URC.

    If you have questions or technical difficulties, please email honors@eiu.edu. Apply here by Monday November 20.



    Suzann Bennett, Honors College Dean
    Posted: Nov 09, 2017

    Gregg Technology Center: Soundproof Booth Usage Changes

    Due to the increased usage of the soundproof booth and security concerns, changes had to be made in the way the booth was being managed. Please read and adhere to the following:

    The soundproof booth is reservation only. Students must first submit a request form and be approved in order to use the equipment. Students are not to be be in the booth without permission.

    No more than two people are allowed in the booth at a time. If there is a group, the rest will have to wait patiently in the main lobby of the GTC.

    Availability of the Soundproof Booth:

    • 8:00am-2:00pm (Monday-Thursday)
    • 5:00am-9:00pm (Monday-Thursday)
    • 8:00am-3:00pm (Friday)


    Chad Elliott, CATS
    Posted: Oct 31, 2017

     

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