Jul 16, 2013

 

Miscellaneous

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM HANDBOOK
This fall WAC produced a Writing Across the Curriculum Handbook that provides guidelines, recommendations and ideas for assignments and activities that all faculty members can use. In addition, the appendix provides sample assignment sheets and writing-related handouts that you are welcome to use in your classes.

Until the WAC website moves to a newer template, the director of WAC will disseminate the handbook via email. If you're interested in getting a copy of the WAC handbook, please email Tim N. Taylor (tntaylor@eiu.edu).

In the coming years, the WAC committee plans to solicit more sample assignments and activities to showcase in subsequent WAC handbooks. If you are interested in sharing any documents that facilitate a process approach to writing in your classes or if you have any sample writing-to-learn activities that work for you, please send them to the director of WAC (tntaylor@eiu.edu).

We will collect assignments and activities this year for the 2013/2014 edition of the EIU WAC handbook. As in this edition, contributors' names will be noted in the table of contents.

TIMOTHY N. TAYLOR, WAC
Posted: Nov 16, 2012


WAC HANDBOOK AVAILABLE ON THE NEW WAC WEBSITE
The 2012-13 Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Handbook and Appendix is now available on the redesigned WAC website.

The handbook provides guidelines, recommendations and ideas for assignments and activities that all faculty members can use. In addition, the appendix provides sample assignment sheets and writing-related handouts that you are welcome to use in your classes.

In the coming years, the WAC committee plans to solicit more sample assignments and activities to showcase in subsequent WAC Handbooks. If you are interested in sharing any documents that facilitate a process approach to writing in your classes or if you have any sample writing-to-learn activities that work for you, please send them to the director of WAC (tntaylor@eiu.edu).

This year, we will collect assignments and activities for the 2013/2014 edition of the EIU WAC Handbook. As in this edition, contributors' names will be noted in the table of contents.

TIM N. TAYLOR, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum
Posted: Jan 08, 2013


CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT
In July of each year, we are requested to post a public notice called the Consumer Confidence Report. It is a report concerning the quality of drinking water used on campus during the previous year (for the period of Jan. 1-Dec. 21, 2012), and is required by the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996.

One way to serve notice is posting on the Web. There are two reports that need printed -- the EIU Consumer Confidence Report and the Charleston Consumer Confidence Report. You can access both reports here. If you would like a copy of these reports, please go to the link to print.

We are emailing all building coordinators to ensure that all buildings connected to the campus water distribution system have a paper copy of both reports available for the building occupants to review. You will not receive a paper copy in the campus mail. The notice will be posted for public viewing in the same manner that other announcements are posted within your building. Also, a copy will be made available to any occupant who may request one.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Al Haga, plumber foreman, FPM, 581-7212.

DAVE CROCKETT, Interim Director of Facilities Planning and Management
Posted: May 21, 2013


REVISED INTERNAL GOVERNING POLICIES
The following two Internal Governing Policies were recently revised with the approval of the president: #6 -- Benefits/Sick Leave and #75 -- Student Conduct and Discipline. Please take the time to review these changes.

LEIGH A. COTTINGHAM, Internal Auditing
Posted: Jul 10, 2013


KELLY HOLLAND NAMED INTERIM DIRECTOR, STUDY ABROAD
The Graduate School and the Study Abroad Office welcome Kelly Holland as the interim director of Study Abroad. Holland replaces Wendy Williamson and will serve as interim director until a national search is completed.

Holland earned her masterís degree in global education leadership from Lehigh University and held positions as an English language and cultural assistant in Andalucia, Spain, and as coordinator of recruitment, accreditation and communications to the dean of the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University before she accepted the position of coordinator of Study Abroad at EIU in 2011. In May, Holland presented sessions on student re-entry programs and use of social media in a study abroad office at the National Association of International Educators. In June, she presented a session at the International Educators of Illinois Conference and visited Easternís study abroad collaborators in England, including Harlaxton College in Grantham; University of Westminster, London; University of Winchester, Winchester; and University of South Wales in Cardiff, Wales.

Holland can be reached in the Study Abroad Office at 581-7267 or via email at kmholland2@eiu.edu.

ROBERT M. AUGUSTINE, Dean, Graduate School
Posted: Jul 11, 2013


INTERIM ASSOCIATE DEAN OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES
The College of Arts and Humanities welcomes Glenn Hild into a new role in the college! After many years chairing the art department, Hild now joins the Dean's Office as interim associate dean.

BONNIE D. IRWIN, Dean, Arts and Humanities
Posted: Jul 15, 2013


NEW DEPARTMENT CHAIR -- THEATRE ARTS
The College of Arts and Humanities and the Department of Theatre Arts welcome Kevin Doolen as the new department chair. Doolen comes to us from Oklahoma State University where he served as department chair. He also chaired the theatre department at SUNY Albany. Welcome Mr. Doolen!

BONNIE D. IRWIN, Dean, Arts and Humanities
Posted: Jul 15, 2013


NEW DEPARTMENT CHAIR -- COMMUNICATION STUDIES
The College of Arts and Humanities and the Department of Communication Studies welcome Stephen King as the new department chair. King comes to us from Delta State University where he served as department chair for many years. Welcome Dr. King!

BONNIE D. IRWIN, Dean, Arts and Humanities
Posted: Jul 15, 2013


EVAN LOHMANN NAMED STUDY ABROAD COORDINATOR
The Graduate School and the Study Abroad Office welcome Evan Lohmann as coordinator of Study Abroad. Lohmann holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of South Carolina where he served as a Study Abroad assistant. He previously held the position of international student coordinator at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., and was a member of the South Carolina Association of International Educators and the National Association of International Educators. His study abroad experience includes service as an English teacher in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, and also studying abroad in Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. Lohmann can be reached at 581-7355 or elohmann@eiu.edu.

ROBERT AUGUSTINE, Dean, Graduate School
Posted: Jul 15, 2013


730 NEW ITEMS ADDED TO BOOTH LIBRARY COLLECTIONS
During the month of June, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 730 new titles. 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 any questions.

DAVID S. BELL, Reference Librarian, Booth Library
Posted: Jul 15, 2013


 


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