Oct 08, 2012

 

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 2012 to initiate the selection process: Monday, Sept. 10 (5-5:50 p.m.); Tuesday, Oct. 2 (6-6:50 p.m.); Wednesday, Nov. 14 (5-5:50 p.m.); and Monday, Dec. 3 (4-4:50 p.m.). Registration is NOT required. All meetings are held in 1501 Buzzard Hall.

DOUG BOWER, Associate Dean/College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Aug 20, 2012


COMMENCEMENT 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 compete 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 website listed below for information on ordering a cap and gown and related activities associated with participation in commencement.

Deadlines: The 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. The 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.

Web Site Addresses:
The website for application deadlines is here.
Students must apply for graduation through PAWS.

Commencement Office

Undergraduate Questions:
College of Arts and Humanities
College of Education and Professional Studies
Lumpkin College of Business and 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 18, 2012


STANDARD COMMENCEMENT PROCEDURES
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 Registrars’ web page.

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 and the application for graduation to the appropriate certification officer.

Commencement Office

MONICA A. ZEIGLER, Director/Academic Advising Center
Posted: Sep 18, 2012


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FOR THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE
The Honors College announces that applications are now open for students to submit abstracts of their research, scholarship or creative activities for the 2013 National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). This year’s NCUR is being held on April 11-13, 2013, on the campus of the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. If your abstract is accepted, the Honors College will cover all registration, travel and lodging expenses for a student to present their abstract at the conference.

The internal deadline for applications is noon on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.

Please note that the application process consists of two steps: 1) Submit your abstract internally at NCUR abstract review form, then, if selected internally, 2) candidates apply to NCUR through their online submission form. You will be notified by the Honors College if your abstract has been accepted for submission to NCUR. Upon notification from NCUR of acceptance to attend the conference, the Honors College will provide instructions on how to register.

JOHN PAUL STIMAC, Dean, Honors College
Posted: Sep 19, 2012


INFORMATIONAL SESSION: JACK KENT COOKE GRADUATE ARTS AWARD
• Are you a senior majoring in art, theatre or journalism (broadcast news)… or a senior completing a minor in creative writing? Will you graduate at the end of Spring 2013, with a final cumulative GPA of at least 3.80?
• Will you be pursuing a related graduate degree beginning Fall 2013, in order to prepare for a career as a working artist? Will you require financial assistance to attend graduate school?
• Do you hope to use your artistic ability to help others and/or improve society?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award, a national scholarship offering up to $50,000 per year toward tuition, fees, books, and room and board associated with the completion of a first graduate degree.

To find out more, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register for an informational session being held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 24.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Honors Adviser/The Honors College
Posted: Sep 20, 2012


TRUMAN SCHOLARS SOUGHT
The Truman Scholarship Committee is seeking candidates for the Truman Scholarship. This is a national competition for students with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to public service. Successful candidates receive significant monetary awards for their senior year and for graduate study in public service fields. Interested students in their junior year who have shown leadership potential and are committed to serving the public should contact Nora Pat Small, History Department, 2526 Coleman Hall, 581-6380, by Oct. 15.

NORA P. SMALL, History
Posted: Sep 24, 2012


2012 SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION STAFF SCHOLARSHIP
The School of Continuing Education Staff Scholarship is supported by donations from staff members and friends of the School of Continuing Education, and was established to recognize and reward the outstanding achievements of non-traditional learners. This $500 award will be presented in November to a single recipient, payable in the spring semester.

Please review the scholarship form to see the requirements for applying. You can return the signed form, along with your written statement to: Staff Scholarship Committee, School of Continuing Education, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920.

Deadline is Oct. 15, 2012.

Scholarship Form

BETH CRAIG, School of Continuing Education
Posted: Sep 26, 2012


GRADUATE STUDENT TEXTBOOK PURCHASE OPTION DEADLINE IS NOV. 15
Graduate students may purchase textbooks for courses in which they are enrolled and qualify for a rental fee refund, full or partial, during regular business hours. The deadline to exercise this option for Fall 2012 is Thursday, Nov. 15. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please bring textbook(s) at time of sale. There will be no other opportunity to purchase textbooks this term.

CHRISTINA M. COFFEY, Textbook Rental Service
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


FALL 2012 REGULAR TEXTBOOK SALE
Students may purchase textbooks for courses in which they are enrolled during regular business hours through Thursday, Nov. 15. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please bring textbook(s) at time of sale. There will be no other opportunity to purchase textbooks this term.

CHRISTINA M. COFFEY, Textbook Rental Service
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


FAMILY WEEKEND PHOTO BUTTONS AT PANTHER PRINT & COPY CENTER
STUDENTS: If you haven't already done so, please pick up your photo buttons from the Copy Center in the University Union, and remember that you can order extra buttons (pin backs and magnets) if you and your family decide you would like more. We can also turn your photo into a poster or photo print. For details, please contact Jon Crask at 581-5334 or jlcrask@eiu.edu. Thank you for making Family Weekend a great time!

TED E. HART, MLK Jr. Union
Posted: Oct 04, 2012


SMART BOARD BASICS STUDENT TRAINING
CATS Training Services is offering a training session on SMART Board Basics for any EIU student from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Gregg Technology Center (directly west of Booth Library). Topics that will be covered include Orienting the SMART Board; Accessing SMART Board Toolbar; Default Tools toolbar; Custom Tools toolbar; SMART Ink; Transparency Layer; and Accessing and Interacting with an Internet Website. To register, go to www.eiu.edu/cats, then click on "Workshop Registration" in the center of the page.

KIMBERLY S. ERVIN, Center for Academic Technology Support
Posted: Oct 05, 2012


PREMIERE PRO BASIC STUDENT TRAINING
CATS Training Services is offering a training session on Premiere Pro for EIU students from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Gregg Technology Center (directly west of Booth Library). Topics that will be covered include organizing footage; importing clips; trimming and arranging clips; adding audio; audio adjustment; adding transitions; adding titles; importing still images; and exporting Premiere Pro sequence. To register, go to www.eiu.edu/cats, then click on "Workshop Registration" in the center of the page.

KIMBERLY S. ERVIN, Center for Academic Technology Support
Posted: Oct 05, 2012


IMOVIE 11 BASIC STUDENT TRAINING
CATS Training Services is offering a training session on iMovie 11 Basics for EIU students from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Gregg Technology Center (directly west of Booth Library). Topics that will be covered include: importing video clips to iMovie '11; organizing original footage; creating a movie project; adding clips and still images; rearranging clips; editing clips; reducing the volume of a clip; cropping clips; adding transitions; adding audio; adding titles; sharing an iMovie '11 project. To register, go to www.eiu.edu/cats, then click on "Workshop Registration" in the center of the page.

KIMBERLY S. ERVIN, Center for Academic Technology Support
Posted: Oct 05, 2012


STUDENT FLU CLINICS TO BE HELD
Students are strongly encouraged to get immunized for the flu. Student flu clinics will be held from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, Student Recreation Center; Wednesday, Oct. 17,Stevenson Hall Lobby; and Oct. 24, Greek Court Main Building. Students unable to be vaccinated during a clinic can call Health Service to make an appointment or walk in to the clinic to receive a shot.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Oct 08, 2012


ALCOHOLEDU PART 2
Students completing Part I of AlcoholEdu should have received or be receiving notification that Part II is due. Notices for Part II will be sent 45 days following the student's completion of Part I. Students who have already received notification, and those who will receive notices between now and Nov. 1, should complete Part II no later than Nov. 1. Questions should be directed to Eric Davidson at 581-7786 or esdavidson@eiu.edu.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Health Service
Posted: Oct 08, 2012


 


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