Sep 14, 2013

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

UNIVERSITY ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION MEETINGS
Students must attend a meeting to formally apply for University Admission to Teacher Education and to initiate the selection process. The College of Education and Professional Studies schedules meetings each semester. The required formal application form is distributed and collected at the meetings, and the rules and regulations concerning selection, admission to and retention in teacher education are explained. Students who have not previously applied must attend a meeting. The following meetings are available Fall Semester 2013 to initiate the process: Tuesday, Sept. 10 (6-6:50 p.m.); Monday, Oct. 7 (5-5:50 p.m.); Wednesday, Nov. 13 (5-5:50 p.m.); and Tuesday, Dec. 3 (5-5:50 p.m.). Registration is NOT required. All meetings are held in 1501 Buzzard Hall except Dec. 3, which is held in 1445 Buzzard Hall.

DOUGLAS J. BOWER, Associate Dean/College of Education & Professional Studies
Posted: Aug 19, 2013


LEONA STANFORD VOLLINTINE CHARITABLE TRUST SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Established in 2011, the Leona Stanford Vollintine Charitable Trust Scholarship Fund was created to award full-time students pursuing a program of study leading to a career that promotes and assists the general public welfare. This may include, but is not limited to, curriculums in education, criminal justice, health care, business administration, engineering and various areas of science -- chemistry and physics. Recipient(s) must maintain an overall 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Financial need will be verified by the EIU Office of Financial Aid. Recipients of the trust shall be a citizen of the United States of America for a minimum of five years. Students who qualify for the scholarship in the previous year shall be given preference for the following year provided they are eligible. The scholarship amount awarded to recipient(s) will be in the amount of $2,500, which will be applied evenly between the fall and spring semesters to the student’s account, and applied toward tuition, fees and other educational expenses.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Sept. 20, 2013. Recipient(s) will be notified by mail. Students interested in applying for this scholarship opportunity can retrieve an application from this website.

CHRISTINE E. EDWARDS, Financial Aid
Posted: Aug 22, 2013


CLINICAL OBSERVATION DEADLINES FOR FALL 2013
Please note the following deadlines for clinical experience observation requests:

All paperwork (yellow sheet) needs to be completed and in the Student Teaching Office by Thursday, Sept. 26, if you are observing in schools on Oct. 11 (EIU Fall Break).

To observe in schools during Thanksgiving Break (Nov. 25-29), all paperwork needs to be in the Student Teaching Office by Thursday, Nov. 7. All other clinical observation requests (with the exception of Effingham High School) must be turned in two weeks prior to the date a student wishes to observe.

BETTY J. CARR, Dept. of Student Teaching and Clinical Experiences
Posted: Aug 26, 2013


INFO SESSION: BARRY M. GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP
• Are you majoring in mathematics, the natural sciences or pre-engineering?
• Do you plan to pursue a career in research?
• Have you undertaken, or will you undertake, independent research at EIU and/or away from EIU?
• Do you have a 3.80 or higher cumulative GPA?
• Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. This national award offers up to $7,500 per year, for up to two years, toward undergraduate tuition, fees, and room and board.

To learn more about these awards, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register to attend one of the following informational sessions. Due to space limitations, registration is limited to 15 students.

Session 1: Friday, Sept. 13, 4-5:30 p.m., Honors College Conference Room. Deadline to pre-register is noon Thursday, Sept. 12.

Session 2: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 4-5:30 p.m., Honors College Conference Room. Deadline to pre-register is noon Monday, Sept. 16.

Any student who has at least two years of undergraduate study remaining is welcome to attend and learn about the application process for the scholarship and what makes a “competitive candidate.” Students apply as sophomores, juniors or first-year seniors (if students will be two-year seniors).

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Honors Adviser/Honors College
Posted: Aug 26, 2013


INFO SESSION: UDALL SCHOLARSHIP
• Do you intend a career in service to the environment?
• Is your cumulative GPA at least a 3.50?
• Do you possess undergraduate service and leadership experience related to environmental protection?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Udall Scholarship. This national award offers up to $5,000 per year toward payment of tuition, fees, books, and room and board for one to two years of undergraduate study.

To learn more about these awards, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register to attend one of the following informational sessions. Due to space limitations, registration is limited to 15 students.

Session 1: Friday, Sept. 20, 4-5:30 p.m., Honors College Conference Room. Deadline to pre-register is noon Thursday, Sept. 19.

Session 2: Monday, Sept. 23, 4-5:30 p.m., Honors College Conference Room. Deadline to pre-register is noon Thursday, Sept. 19.

Any student who has at least two years of undergraduate study remaining is welcome to attend and learn about the application process for the scholarship and what makes a “competitive candidate.” Students apply as sophomores, juniors or first-year seniors (if they will be two-year seniors).

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Honors Adviser/Honors College
Posted: Aug 26, 2013


STANDARD COMMENCEMENT AND DEADLINES
Commencement ceremonies are offered at the conclusion of the fall and spring terms. There is no summer term commencement ceremony. The standard commencement ceremony in which a student may participate is the ceremony at the conclusion of the term when all degree requirements are completed or a term of choice after all degree requirements are completed.

Deadlines: The fall deadline is the first Tuesday in November. The spring deadline is the Wednesday after Spring Break. The application deadlines specific to each term are available at the Office of the Registrar's web page under Graduation/Diplomas. (See here.)

Participation in a commencement ceremony does not signify completion of a degree. No student will be certified for graduation and awarded a degree and diploma until the appropriate certifying dean has provided the Office of the Registrar with official verification of the completion of all degree requirements. (See Internal Governing Policy #50 for details.)

Questions? Students should direct questions regarding these procedures, deadlines, and the application for graduation to the appropriate certification officer.

Commencement Office

MONICA A. ZEIGLER, Director/Academic Advising Center
Posted: Sep 02, 2013


COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES BY EXCEPTION -- PROCEDURES
Definition: An exception is a request to participate in a commencement ceremony in a term that precedes completion of degree requirements. Commencement ceremonies are offered at the conclusion of the fall and spring terms. There is no summer term commencement ceremony.

Requests to participate in commencement ceremonies by exception may be granted according to the following guidelines:
a) Students able to complete all of their degree requirements by the end of the summer term may be granted permission to participate in the preceding spring commencement ceremony.
b) Students with only student teaching, internship or practicum to be completed may be granted permission to participate in the commencement ceremony preceding their final term.

Procedures: Complete a standard graduation application for the term in which you will complete all degree requirements. Complete the Request for Participation in Commencement by Exception form prior to the deadline specific to the semester in which the earlier ceremony will take place. Forms are available online through the Academic Affairs and Campus Advising Network (CAN) websites. Completed forms must be returned to the appropriate college or school. Students who qualify and are approved for participation in an earlier ceremony should access the Commencement Office web site listed below for information on ordering a cap and gown and related activities associated with participation in commencement.

Deadlines to apply for Request for Participation in Commencement by Exception are: Fall deadline is the first Tuesday in November. Spring deadline is the Wednesday after Spring Break. Graduation application deadlines are the same as those for participating in commencement by the standard procedures and are also listed below.

Certification for Graduation: Participation in a commencement ceremony does not signify completion of a degree. No student will be certified for graduation and awarded a degree and diploma until the appropriate certifying dean has provided the Office of the Registrar with official verification of the completion of all degree requirements. See Internal Governing Policy #50 for additional details.

Questions: Students should direct questions regarding these procedures, deadlines, the application for graduation, and the Request for Participation in Commencement by Exception form to the appropriate certification officer.

Commencement Office

Undergraduate Questions:
College of Arts & Humanities
College of Education & Professional Studies
Lumpkin College of Business & Applied Sciences
College of Sciences

Graduate Questions:
The Graduate School

Bachelor of General Studies Program Questions:
School of Continuing Education

MONICA A. ZEIGLER, Director/Academic Advising Center
Posted: Sep 02, 2013


UPCOMING STUDENT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING (Sept. 16-19)
Below is the schedule of sessions being offered. All sessions are free to students and held at the Gregg Technology Center, located directly west of Booth Library. For more information about each session and/or to register, visit here, click on "Training Services for Students," then choose "Workshop Registration."

Monday, Sept. 16, 5-6 p.m. -- Illustrator Basics (graphic design)
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 3-4 p.m. -- iMovie (video editing)
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 4-5 p.m. -- Prezi (presentation development)
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4-5 p.m. -- Photoshop: Portrait Retouching (image editing)
Thursday, Sept. 19, 4-5 p.m. -- SMART Board (interactive whiteboard)

EMILY MARIE GARDEWINE, CATS
Posted: Sep 11, 2013


COST OVERSEAS STUDENT TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES
Many options exist for students desiring to student teach overseas as COST student teachers in the 2014-2015 academic year. Eighteen countries, including Australia, the Bahamas, France, India, South Africa and others, are offered as site placements. Applications are due Nov. 1, 2013, online at the Student Teaching website. Informational meetings will be held in Buzzard Hall on Sept. 16, 19 and 25 and Oct. 1, 2, 3 and 4 at different times. More information can be obtained at the Student Teaching website or by emailing Jim Kestner at jlkestner@eiu.edu, or by calling 271-581-2620.

ELLEN SHUPE, Office Manager, Student Teaching
Posted: Sep 12, 2013


PROTECT OUR PANTHERS: FREE FLU SHOT DAY
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, Health Service and the Coles County Health Department will team up to vaccinate the EIU community! EIU Health Service will vaccinate the student population for FREE in the MLK Jr. Union University Ballroom, while the Health Department vaccinates EIU faculty and staff for FREE in the union's Bridge Lounge. Please remember to bring your Panther Card with you!

One day only! Help us keep the EIU community healthy this academic year!

AMANDA J. WOOLARD, Health Education Resource Center
Posted: Sep 12, 2013


 


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