Feb 26, 2013

 

News from Old Main

EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN: SEXUAL ASSAULT
"The recent chalk messages about sexual assault have made it clear that the university needs to launch an intensive campaign to make the university community aware of the resources available to prevent sexual assault and the resources available to help victims of sexual assault.

"This morning (Jan. 25), I met with members of the university’s Sexual Assault Task Force and charged them with moving this educational process forward. I have asked them to call on any other university resources needed to help design, promote and execute this program and to do so as quickly as possible. I have asked Sandy Cox, director of the Counseling Center, to lead this effort.

"I would also like to call upon interested and concerned members of the university community to join us in this educational effort so that no victim of sexual assault will ever feel alone at EIU. Many offices on Eastern’s campus -- including the Office of Student Standards, the University Police Department, the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity, the Counseling Center and the Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service (SACIS) -- are deeply committed to assisting students who have been the victims of sexual violence. Staff members in these offices consider reports of sexual assault to be of utmost concern and seriousness. They listen to the victims, connect the victims with helpful resources and report the incidents to the appropriate authorities.

"It is my hope that this educational campaign, led by Ms. Cox, will be positive and productive, leading to a much greater awareness of the many resources available at EIU to assist sexual assault victims. I look forward to working together as a campus community to accomplish this goal."

DANIEL P. NADLER, Vice President for Student Affairs
Posted: Jan 28, 2013


FAMILY WEEKEND AND HOMECOMING DATES (2013, 2014 and 2015)
2013
Family Weekend -- Sept. 27-29, 2013
Homecoming -- Oct. 18–20, 2013

2014
Family Weekend -- Sept. 19-21, 2014 (Please note change from previously announced date.)
Homecoming -- Oct. 24–26, 2014

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

DANIEL P. NADLER, Vice President for Student Affairs
Posted: Feb 05, 2013


EIU'S CARMAN HALL TO UNDERGO ASSESSMENT
Eastern is moving forward in preparing its residence halls for the next generation of students, starting this summer with an assessment of Carman Hall.

“In updating our housing master plan, we realized that we have an unusual window of opportunity to do a thorough analysis of Carman including all mechanical systems,” said Mark Hudson, director of housing and dining services. “Right now, we have enough capacity to take Carman off-line for the next year or two and determine what we need to do to make sure we are ready for the next generation of students.”

He explained that new student enrollment levels are expected to rise starting next year so the timing was critical.

“Our applications are up substantially for the coming year,” he said, “so we knew we had to start the process now or lose this opportunity. As it stands, we will have sufficient space in our other residence halls for the next two years. After that, we’re anticipating needing more of our capacity back on-line.”

See here for more on this story.

PATRICK M. EARLY, Assistant Vice President, Communications, Marketing and Brand Strategies
Posted: Feb 12, 2013


OUR CONDOLENCES...
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Rich Brayfield, who died Monday (Feb. 18, 2013) after a months-long battle with cancer. Although Mr. Brayfield was not technically an employee of Eastern, he was a well-recognized and liked individual on campus, having served as the university's (nearly) sole copier repairman for 16 years (first with R.K. Dixon, then with Watts Copy Systems and, most recently, with Konica Minolta). His mother, Peggy Brayfield, is a professor emeritus with the English Department.

A celebration honoring Mr. Brayfield's life will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Buzzard Auditorium on EIU's campus. Visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the program in the lobby of the auditorium. Memorial gifts in his honor may be sent to Haven House St. Louis, 12685 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63141.

A full obituary can be found here.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Feb 20, 2013


 


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