Oct 12, 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


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


INFORMATIONAL SESSION: UDALL SCHOLARSHIP
Are you a sophomore or junior pursuing one of the following majors: AET (alternative energy and sustainability), BIO (environmental biology), CHM (biochemistry), GEG (environmental studies), or PLS (American policy, public policy and/or public administration)? Alternately, are you a sophomore or junior pursuing one of the following minors: broadcast meteorology, environmental studies, environmental sustainability or geographic information sciences? Is your cumulative GPA at least a 3.50?

Do you intend a career in service to the environment? Do you possess undergraduate service and leadership experience with organizations focused on, or supportive of, 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 find out more, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register for an informational session being held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 2, 2012.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Honors Adviser/The Honors College
Posted: Oct 11, 2012


TAKE EIU HOME FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK
Students, please stop by the Admissions Office in Old Main and pick up a Panther Packet of EIU brochures to share with your friends back home. If you're planning to stop by your high school to let your friends and teachers know how well you're doing, why not wear the official T-shirt we'll include in your packet!

Don't forget to stop by the Office of Admissions in Old Main before you head home. Gail and Stacy are expecting you.

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


NATIONAL COUNCIL ON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (NCUR) ABSTRACT DEADLINE
The National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) has opened up its abstract submission page and has set a deadline. While their timing is much later than last year, the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (URSCA) Committee would like to solicit abstracts from students at Eastern so that they may be reviewed prior to submission to NCUR.

The Honors College can only fund those abstracts that have been approved by the URSCA Committee. Funding includes registration for the student, travel and lodging.

Abstracts are to be submitted using the MachForm located here. The deadline for abstract submissions to be considered by URSCA is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

Important Guidelines:

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot edit your abstract after it is submitted. Proofread your abstract carefully!

Complete all required fields before submitting an abstract.

Only the primary presenter needs to submit an abstract, and only one abstract should be submitted for each presentation.

The main text of abstracts are usually 250-300 words, and should be no more than 450 words. We recommend that you print this form and have all of your necessary information on hand before entering the information online.

Abstracts should:
-- State, in clear terms, the central research question and the purpose of the research.
-- Provide a brief discussion of the research methodology.
-- State conclusions, either final or anticipated.
-- Be well organized.

All abstracts will undergo a rigorous review by a panel of faculty reviewers (URSCA Committee). Abstract reviewers will evaluate submissions based on the criteria listed above and will assess overall merit within the context of the specific academic discipline.
,br> There is a limit of two abstracts submitted per primary presenter.

Visual artists will be able to upload their images after submitting this form.

Abstracts should observe the following:
-- Complete the abstract using appropriate upper and lower case letters.
-- The title will appear in the program exactly as you type it, so check your spelling.
-- Enter first name, middle initial and last name of author and co-authors.
-- Enter faculty sponsor in parentheses.
-- Enter the department and institution where the research was conducted.

If you have questions, please contact John Paul Stimac, dean, Honors College.

JOHN P. STIMAC, Dean, Honors College
Posted: Oct 12, 2012


 


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