Oct 12, 2012

 

Miscellaneous

FALL 2012 OPEN HOURS SCHEDULE AT THE GREGG TECHNOLOGY CENTER
GTC Open Hours for Fall 2012
Sundays: 2 to 11:45 p.m.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 7 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Fridays: 7 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

During midterms and finals, the GTC will have a modified extended hours schedule which will be posted closer to those dates.

If you require assistance or information from the GTC, call 581-7633.

CHAD P. ELLIOTT, Gregg Technology Center
Posted: Aug 09, 2012


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. These documents have also been placed in the reference section of Booth Library.

BILLIE L. RAWLINGS, Administrative Aide, Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Aug 17, 2012


PRE-RETIREMENT SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS
Faculty eligible to apply for pre-retirement summer assignments must do so by Oct. 15, 2012. 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.i.(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, 2012.

BILLIE L. RAWLINGS, Administrative Aide, Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Aug 17, 2012


LUIS CLAY MENDEZ DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Nominations for the Luis Clay Mendez Service Award are now being accepted. Nominees should exemplify the dedication of Luis Clay Mendez by their service to the university, their profession and the community. Detailed information and nomination forms are available on the Faculty Senate’s website. Completed nominations should be returned to Jeffrey Stowell, Department of Psychology, Faculty Senate Awards Chair, no later than 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

LISA M. TAYLOR, Family and Consumer Sciences
Posted: Sep 10, 2012


BOOTH LIBRARY ADDED 903 NEW TITLES IN AUGUST
During the month of August, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 903 new print 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, Booth Library
Posted: Sep 17, 2012


TIME TO CHANGE EIU SYSTEM PASSWORDS
Now is the time to change your EIU system password. You must do so on or before Oct. 17, 2012. If you have changed your password since Sept. 12, 2012, you will not need to change it at this time. This is the password you use for accessing your Windows PC login (if you are a Windows User), WebCT, Desire2Learn, Banner, VPN, PantherMail and your personal web space.

CAY A. KOLLING, Information Technology Services
Posted: Sep 24, 2012


HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA) NOTICE
The university's Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Mandate notice may be found online at www.eiu.edu/mandatedinformation/hipaa.php.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


ILLINOIS MENINGITIS INFORMATION LAW
At the beginning of each academic year, the university shall inform each of its incoming freshmen and transfer students about meningitis and its transmission. Any university facility that delivers health services to university students must offer the meningitis vaccine, subject to availability of the vaccine from the manufacturer. Additional information pertaining to meningitis can be found online at http://www.eiu.edu/~health/info_meningitis.php.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


'TRY-IT! ILLINOIS' RETURNS
Try-It! Illinois 2012, the 13th annual statewide database trial, sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library, will be available from Oct. 1, through Nov. 30. Try-It offers the opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources that are not normally available to the university community. Thanks to the partnerships between the Illinois State Library and the participating electronic resource vendors, there is no charge for accessing these databases during Try-It! Illinois. Participating vendors include ABC-Clio, Alexander Street Press, BioOne, Cambridge UP, FINTEL, Gale-Cengage, Oxford UP, Taylor & Francis, ValueLine and many others. To access Try-It! Illinois, visit the Booth Library homepage and click on the "Try-It! Illinois" link or click here.

KAREN L. WHISLER, Booth Library
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


HONORARY DEGREE NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
Nominations for honorary degrees are being accepted by the university's Honorary Degree Committee. Honorary degees may be awarded to persons who have achieved a record of major distinction at the state and/or national level in such areas as education, public service, research, humanities, business or the professions, or those who have made a contribution to the university or higher education. Nomination materials may be obtained by contacting the Office of University Advancement, 1031 Old Main, or online at http://www.eiu.edu/advancement. Completed nominations should be returned to the Office of University Advancement no later than Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.

CHERYL L. GILBERT, University Advancement
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


FACULTY PROGRAM LEADER NEEDED FOR ITALY
The Office of Study Abroad is starting a new two-week customized program in Southern Italy (Slow Living: Cuisine, Culture, and Community). The office is ooking for a volunteer program leader for May 7-22, 2013 (no compensation, but all program expenses are covered, including per diem). The leader will participate in the classes and in all program activities. This program will fly into Naples, go to the Almafi coast, then to Matera, and depart from Bari.

Responsibilities include: marketing activities; organizing the group and logistics (including airfare, if applicable); communicating with the host; assisting with pre-departure orientation; assisting the students while abroad; facilitating communication between the students, the host and EIU before and during the program; orchestrating reflective activities (i.e. journal); resolving problems and issues that come up; and submitting a program report and recommendations for the next year. If you are interested in this volunteer position, please email wswilliamson@eiu.edu with a statement of interest and your qualifications.

WENDY S. WILLIAMSON, Office of Study Abroad
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


FACULTY PROGRAM LEADER NEEDED FOR NICARAGUA
The Office of Study Abroad, which has been running a week-long Intensive Spanish language program in Nicaragua for two years, is looking for a volunteer program leader for May 5-12, 2013 (no compensation, but all program expenses are covered, including per diem). The leader will participate in the Spanish language classes (as a learner) and in all program activities.

Responsibilities include marketing activities; organizing the group and logistics (including airfare, if applicable); communicating with the host institution; assisting with pre-departure orientation; assisting the students while abroad; facilitating communication between the students, the host institution and EIU before and during the program; orchestrating reflective activities (i.e. journal); resolving problems and issues that come up; and submitting a program report and recommendations for the next year. If you are interested in this volunteer position, please email wswilliamson@eiu.edu with a statement of interest and your qualifications.

WENDY S. WILLIAMSON, Office of Study Abroad
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


CAMPUS FIRE SAFETY-RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT
The Campus Fire Safety-Right-to-Know Act requires Eastern Illinois University to report fire safety information and statistics on an annual basis. This information can be found online at http://www.eiu.edu/mandatedinformation/fire.php.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


EIU RETENTION/GRADUATION RATES
The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires Eastern Illinois University to report graduation and retention rates on an annual basis. This information can be found online at http://castle.eiu.edu/planning/institutional/retention.php.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


CLERY ACT/FEDERAL CAMPUS SECURITY ACT STATISTICS ONLINE
As required by the Federal Campus Security Act, the university must publicize annual crime statistics and other campus related information. These statistics and related information can be found online at http://www.eiu.edu/police/Welcome_Annual_Security_Report.php.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


BOOTH LIBRARY ADDS 1,136 TITLES IN SEPTEMBER
During the month of September, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,136 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, Booth Library
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


DRUG FREE SCHOOLS AND CAMPUSES ACT INFORMATION
As required by the Federal Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act, the university must publicize information relating to student, staff and faculty expectations and standards of conduct related to alcohol and other drugs, related sanctions and laws, programs and resources, and commonly misused substances. This information can be found online at http://www.eiu.edu/mandatedinformation/drug.php.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


HOMECOMING PARADE NEEDS YOUR CONVERTIBLE
The EIU Homecoming Parade committee is seeking convertibles for VIP's and the Homecoming Court. If you have a convertible that can be used in the parade, please contact Dana Barnard at dmbarnard@eiu.edu or 581-3829.

DANA M. BARNARD, Assistant Director, Student Life
Posted: Oct 04, 2012


NOMINATE DIFFERENCE MAKERS AT EIU!
Every day at EIU, there are so many faculty and staff that go beyond to be the real Difference Makers! In support of National Make a Difference Day on Oct. 20, EIU Student Community Service wants to take time during the fall to recognize these great moments. Do you know a staff or faculty member who is truly making the difference? We would really enjoy recognizing their dedication, hard work and enthusiasm.

Each staff/faculty member on our campus plays an important role in making EIU great! Please take a moment and recognize this greatness! Nominees will receive Difference Makers thank-you gift sets delivered to their offices/departments. Sets will be delivered Thursdays in October (Oct. 11, 18 and 25). Please consider the people that work hard every day to make EIU great!

To learn more, please call EIU Student Community Service at 217-581-3967. Applications will be accepted Oct. 5-23. To nominate an EIU staff/faculty member, please click here. Thank you for all you do for EIU!

RACHEL FISHER, Student Community Service
Posted: Oct 05, 2012


CEPS ALUMNI AWARD NOMINATIONS
Nominations for the College of Education and Professional Studies' 2013 Alumni Awards are due on Dec. 10, 2012. Nominees must have graduated from a program located in the EIU College of Education and Professional Studies. The nomination form and more information about the awards is available online here.

MARY E. BOWER, Assistant to the Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Oct 09, 2012


ADMISSIONS ANNOUNCES NEW ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Please join us in welcoming Mindy Swickrath to the Office of Admissions. Mindy brings public and private university as well as community college experience to Eastern. As associate director for recruitment, campus visits and special events, she will coordinate many campus-wide recruitment initiatives. Please contact Mindy to alert Admissions when your department hosts events on campus for prospective students. We'd love the opportunity to share the great benefits of an Eastern educational experience. Contact Mindy at 581-2223 or mmswickrath@eiu.edu.

BRENDA L. MAJOR, Director of Admissions
Posted: Oct 11, 2012


INFORMATION ABOUT WEST NILE VIRUS
This fall, public health officials are reporting higher levels of West Nile virus activity in Illinois, similar to the rest of the country. Please help educate our campus about simple steps people may take to help protect themselves against West Nile virus. Information and downloadable fliers are available at the Health Service website for posting in offices, classrooms and general posting locations. See here. Please do your part to help keep our campus community safe and well. Thank you for your help.

LYNETTE DRAKE, Director of Health Service
Posted: Oct 11, 2012


MLK JR. UNION TECHNOLOGY
The MLK Jr. Union is upgrading technology to facilitate users. We will have new computers and projectors in the ballrooms, the 1895 Room and the 7th Street Underground loft. The following third-floor meeting rooms will also be equipped with new permanent technology (computers and projectors): Martinsville, Charleston/Mattoon, Arcola/Tuscola and Effingham rooms. The other third-floor meeting rooms will no longer have computers, but will now have a portable cart with only a projector to accommodate your laptop computer.

FREDDIE HALL, Assistant Director, MLK Jr. Union
Posted: Oct 11, 2012


REVISED INTERNAL GOVERNING POLICIES
The following two Internal Governing Policies were recently revised with the approval of the president: #7.2 -- Discretionary Leaves of Absence and #108 -- Purchasing. Please take the time to review these changes.

LEIGH A. COTTINGHAM, Internal Auditing
Posted: Oct 11, 2012


HAND WASHING SIGNS FOR POSTING
New hand washing signs are available for posting in the campus restrooms. Please take the initiative to repost a new hand washing sign in campus restrooms in your building, as needed. A link to the new flyer is provided. See here. Thank you for helping keep our campus well.

LYNETTE DRAKE, Director of Health Service
Posted: Oct 11, 2012


FINAL GRADE SUBMISSION FOR FALL 2012 NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH D2L
Unfortunately, final grade submission from Desire2Learn to Banner will not be available for Fall 2012 grades as we had hoped. Ellucian, the parent company to Banner, could not guarantee that the interface between D2L and Banner would be completed by the time final grades are due. In addition, in order to integrate D2L with Banner, the consultants would also be required to change the integration between WebCT and Banner. Both were risks we could not take at this time. Therefore, faculty using Desire2Learn this term will be required to submit final grades manually to Banner. Faculty using WebCT this semester will still be able to submit final grades to Banner through the WebCT grade book. Beginning Spring 2013, we will only be using Desire2Learn. The real-time integration between D2L and Banner allowing grade submission will be available for the spring term. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. For questions, contact John Henderson, CATS, at jghenderson@eiu.edu or Kathy Reed, ITS, at ksreed@eiu.edu.

JULIE A. LOCKETT, Director of Instructional Technology Services, CATS
Posted: Oct 11, 2012


 


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