Oct 05, 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 Senateís 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


OUTDOOR SIGNAGE AVAILABLE AT PANTHER PRINT & COPY CENTER
We have a variety of outdoor signs for you to choose from. Laminated paper, vinyl banners and corrugated plastic signs -- also available with ground stakes. We want to help you advertise, inform and direct people to your academic, departmental, reunion, wedding or other personal event as much as possible! If you have questions, or would like to discuss options specific to your needs, please contact Jon Crask at 217-581-5334, or via email at jlcrask@eiu.edu. The Panther Print & Copy Center is located in Room 2055 of the MLK Jr. Union. We look forward to serving you!

TED E. HART, MLK Jr. Union
Posted: Sep 13, 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


LINCOLN ACADEMY OF ILLINOIS AWARD
Faculty and staff are invited to nominate an outstanding senior from the 2012-2013 graduating class to be Easternís student laureate recipient of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois Award. Criteria for selection are academic achievement and overall excellence in curricular and extra-curricular activities. The recipient will attend an awards ceremony and luncheon in Springfield on Saturday, Nov. 3, where he/she will be presented the Lincoln Academy medallion, a certificate of achievement, and a check in the amount of $500 in recognition of outstanding achievement.

Nomination forms may be obtained in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office, 1211 Old Main. The completed form, accompanied by a letter of nomination, must be returned to the Vice President for Student Affairs Office, 1211 Old Main, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.

HOLLY COX, Office of VPSA
Posted: Sep 24, 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


STATE UNIVERSITIES CIVIL SERVICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ELECTION RESULTS
Julie Benedict, Human Resources, Training and Development, ran uncontested, and has been re-elected to a four-year term to the State Universities Civil Service Employee Advisory Committee. Her term of office will continue, effective Jan. 1, 2013.

PAULA J. EMBRY, Human Resources
Posted: Sep 27, 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


 


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