Nov 16, 2012
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
'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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy Reed, ITS, at email@example.com.
JULIE A. LOCKETT, Director of Instructional Technology Services, CATS
Posted: Oct 11, 2012
MICHAEL R. HOADLEY INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY AWARD
The Center for Academic Technology Support (CATS) invites nominations for the 2012-2013 Michael R. Hoadley Instructional Technology Award. This prestigious faculty award includes a $1,000 award to be used at the recipient’s discretion. For complete details on this award and the nomination process, please refer here.
Nomination deadline is 4 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2012.
RHONDA F. BROTHERTON, Administrative Aide
Posted: Nov 02, 2012
BOOTH LIBRARY ADDS 1,085 TITLES IN OCTOBER
During the month of October, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,085 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
DAVID S. BELL, Librarian/Booth Library
Posted: Nov 05, 2012
HOLIDAY HELPERS: ADOPT-A-FAMILY 2012
Would you like to adopt a local family for the holiday season? We have a number of families and seniors who are needing assistance this season. Holiday Helpers is a program that allows EIU student organizations and departments a chance to provide families in need (here in Coles County) with gifts of new clothing, household necessities and toys. Families are identified through partner agencies with the Office of Student Community Service. This event is sponsored by the EIU Office of Student Community Service and Fraternity and Sorority Programs. You can adopt either families or local seniors! What fun!
The online form, found here, must be completed and sent to our office by Thursday, Nov. 15. Please consider this special cause!
RACHEL FISHER, Student Community Service
Posted: Nov 06, 2012
NOVEMBER PAPER SALE!
20 percent off all prints made on 8.5-by-11-inch 20# tan and/or 24# deep orange paper through the month of November only. While supplies last.
TED E. HART, MLK Jr. Union
Posted: Nov 09, 2012
FY2012 DEGREES AWARDED
Did you know...
In FY 2012, Eastern awarded a total of 2,782 degrees: 2,189 bachelor's degrees, 25 post-bachelor's degrees, 530 master's degrees and 38 specialist degrees.
Majors with the largest number of bachelor's degree recipients in FY 2012 are general studies (236), elementary education (203), kinesiology and sports studies (166), communication studies (156) and family and consumer sciences (134).
Other majors in the "top ten" for undergraduate degree recipients are psychology, special education, sociology, management and marketing. Of the 530 master's degrees awarded, 110 were in educational administration; 57, technology; 44, business administration; 41, counseling; and 33, kinesiology and sports studies.
In FY 2012, minorities received 367 degrees, or 13 percent of the total degrees conferred.
Eastern's six-year graduation rate is 59 percent.
VICKI SHAW-WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Nov 13, 2012
EXTENDED HOURS FOR THE GREGG TECHNOLOGY CENTER
It is getting close to the end of the Fall 2012 semester. The GTC will be extending its hours to accommodate students' busy schedules toward finals.
GTC Extended Hours Schedule
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3-6: 6 a.m. to 1:45 a.m.
Will be open continuously from 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, through 2 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10
Also, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 10-13: 6 a.m. to 1:45 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 14: 6 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Good luck and hope to see you back in Spring 2013.
CHAD P. ELLIOTT, GTC
Posted: Nov 14, 2012
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 (email@example.com).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
SURVEY TO GATHER FEEDBACK ON UNIVERSAL MEETING TIME
In May 2011, the Committee to Study Shared Governance at EIU presented a report to President Perry with actionable recommendations to enhance shared governance at EIU. One of those recommendations for action was the following: “Institute a universal meeting time during which all university employees and students are free, to the fullest extent possible, from any scheduled non-emergency responsibilities.” President Perry has endorsed the recommendation of a universal meeting time and has asked the Council on University Planning and Budget (CUPB) to gather feedback on this recommendation from the university community.
In an effort to do so, CUPB has prepared a nine-question electronic survey which should take less than five minutes to complete. This survey will be sent to all university employees via email on Tuesday, Nov. 27, and will be available through 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. The survey was designed using Qualtrics. If your Panthermail is forwarded to a gmail account, please be aware that the email will likely go to your spam folder. Your participation in this survey would be greatly appreciated and will assist tremendously with this planning endeavor.
JENNIFER L. SIPES, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs
Posted: Nov 16, 2012
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