Feb 04, 2013

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

BOOTH LIBRARY AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN STUDENT RESEARCH AND CREATIVITY
The “Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity” program promotes and recognizes excellence in student research. The awards program encourages students to utilize the wealth of information available at Booth Library to enhance their studies. These awards are not intended to duplicate or replace any other standing campus awards. Selected entries will become a part of Booth Library's Student Research and Creativity Collection.

The Booth Library “Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity” program is open to all Eastern Illinois University students. Each award consists of a certificate and a cash prize (up to $300). Certificates of Merit or Honorable Mention may be presented to selected additional entries.

The 2013 guidelines and application form can be found on Booth Library’s website here. Entries should be delivered to the Administration Office, Room 4700, Booth Library, no later than March 18, 2013. Recipients will be selected by April 3, 2013, and the winners will be announced during National Library Week, April 14-20, 2013. Works submitted for competition must have been completed within the last 12 months.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Booth Library
Posted: Jan 02, 2013


EIU PARENTS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are being sought for the EIU Parents Club Scholarship. The scholarship recipient shall be enrolled and a full-time student at EIU for the Fall 2013 semester. Applicants must have at least an overall 2.0 grade point average and must have earned 12 or more credit hours from EIU. Selection of the scholarship recipients will be made by the EIU Parents Club Scholarship Committee, based on financial need, academic achievement and community involvement.

The online application form is available on the Parents Club website. Completed applications with required documentation must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, to the Office of Student Programs, Room 3065.

DENISE R. LOVE, Administrative Aide, Office of Student Programs
Posted: Jan 03, 2013


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 distrubuted 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 follow meetings are available Spring Semester 2013 to initiate the process: Tuesday, Jan. 29 (6-7 p.m.); Monday, Feb. 18 (5-6 p.m.); Thursday, March 28 (7-8 p.m.); and Wednesday, April 10 (6-7 p.m.). Registration is NOT required. All meetings are held in 1501 Buzzard Hall.

DOUGLAS J. BOWER, Associate Dean/College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Jan 08, 2013


PEER LEADERS SOUGHT FOR UNIVERSITY FOUNDATIONS
Students who will be juniors or seniors (earned at least 60 hours) in Fall 2013 are encouraged to apply to be a peer leader for University Foundations, Eastern's freshman seminar course. Peer leaders must have a 3.0 GPA at the time of application, maintain that GPA through the Fall '13 semester, be active on campus, and interested in teaching and mentoring freshmen. Peer Leaders must be available for training on May 3 and Aug. 14, 2013. Peer leaders are paired with an instructor; courses are taught for 50 minutes twice a week between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Applications are due by March 5. Additional information about the course and applications are available here. Any questions may be directed to Karla Sanders.

KARLA SANDERS, Executive Director, Center for Academic Support and Assessment
Posted: Jan 15, 2013


SECONDARY EDUCATION AND FOUNDATIONS SCHOLARSHIPS
Secondary Education and Foundations scholarship applications for the 2013/2014 academic year are now available on the departmental website.

The following scholarships will be awarded: Thomas R. Drury Scholarship (graduate students pursuing a career in education), Alice Groff Pennybacker Scholarship (full-time students seeking secondary certification with a 2.5 minimum GPA; preference given to Lawrence County graduates), Secondary Education Telefund Scholarship (undergraduate secondary education students seeking teacher certification with 3.0 minimum GPA, or graduate students with a 3.5 minimum GPA), Errett and Mazie Warner Presidential Award (graduate/undergraduate students pursuing a career in education with a minimum GPA of 3.0), Moler-Austin Scholarship (undergraduate education students with at least 60 semester hours and a 3.0 minimum GPA; preference given to English majors and Coles County graduates), and the Lou and Mary Kay Hencken Scholarship (full-time student with at least 60 hours and a minimum 2.75 GPA; preferably a CTE major; must be from Coles, Douglas, St. Clair, Macoupin or Montgomery counties, and must reside in university housing).

Applications for these scholarships are also available in 2147 Buzzard Hall. The deadline to turn in applications and any additional required documentation is 4:30 p.m. on March 8, 2013.

Questions? Call the SED/EDF office at 217-581-5931.

BARBARA K. CATRON, Secondary Education and Foundations
Posted: Jan 15, 2013


MCKENNA SECONDARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are currently being accepted for the McKenna Secondary Education Scholarship. Eligible applicants include full-time junior- or senior-level students who are enrolled in the field of English or history and who are pursuing secondary teaching certification. Applicants must be currently enrolled in or have completed at least one education course required for secondary teaching certification and shall have a 3.1 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants shall have demonstrated an interest in research either in his/her major field or in secondary education. Financial need is not considered. Applications, along with a letter of recommendation from a professor in the applicant’s field of study, should be sent to the Office of Financial Aid, attention to Christine Edwards, no later than Feb. 8, 2013. Applications can be located here.

CHRISTINE E. EDWARDS, Financial Aid
Posted: Jan 16, 2013


STANDARD COMMENCEMENT AND DEADLINES
To All Advisers:
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.

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: Jan 22, 2013


REACH SCHOLARSHIP NOW AVAILABLE FOR FALL 2013 SEMESTER
REACh is pleased to announce the REACh Your Goals Scholarship Program for the Fall 2013 term. This program is designed to assist the growing number of adult learners who are returning to college. REACh scholarships may be used toward the cost of attendance at your institution as determined by the financial aid department.

All applications must be postmarked no later than April 1. Incomplete applications and those received after the deadline will not be considered. Up to four $1,500 scholarships will be awarded. If you are selected as a recipient, the award payment will be made to your institution’s Office of Financial Aid in August 2013. Recipients of the REACh Your Goals Scholarship Program will be informed by May 15, 2013, and will be invited to attend our annual conference and awards presentation to be held June 2013.

If you're interested, visit the REACh Scholarship page to apply. If you have any questions, please contact the School of Continuing Education at 217-581-5114.

BETH CRAIG, School of Continuing Education
Posted: Jan 23, 2013


PARTICIPATION IN COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES BY EXCEPTION
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 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.

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 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: Jan 23, 2013


UPCOMING STUDENT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING (Feb. 4-7)
CATS Training Services is offering training sessions for students next week. All sessions are free for students and are held at the Gregg Technology Center, located directly west of Booth Library. Below is the schedule of sessions being offered. For information about each session or to register, visit here, then choose "Workshop Registrations."

Monday, Feb. 4, 6-7 p.m. -- Prezi (presentation development)

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 4:30-5:45 p.m. -- Dreamweaver (website development)

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 4-5:15 p.m. -- Photoshop: Portrait Retouching (image editing)

Thursday, Feb. 7, 4-5 p.m. -- Premiere Basic (video editing)

Thursday, Feb. 7, 5:30-6:15 p.m. -- Grammarly (grammar checker)

KIM ERVIN, Center for Academic Technology Support (CATS)
Posted: Jan 29, 2013


INFORMATIONAL SESSION: 2014 MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
• Are you a second-semester junior planning on attending graduate school?
• Is your dream graduate program housed in a university in Ireland?
• Are you fascinated by Irish history and culture?
• Do you have a 4.0 cumulative GPA, unusually strong service and leadership experience, and U.S. citizenship?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Mitchell Scholarship. Mitchell Scholarships are national awards that cover most expenses related to the pursuit of one year of graduate study at any of the following Irish institutions of higher learning: Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dun Laoghaire IADT, National University of Ireland (Galway), National University of Ireland (Maynooth), The Queen's University of Belfast, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Limerick or University of Ulster.

To learn more about the Mitchell Scholarship program, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register for an informational session being held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 26. Pre-registration will close at 2 p.m. on Feb. 25.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Honors Adviser/Honors College
Posted: Feb 01, 2013


INFORMATIONAL SESSION: 2014 RHODES SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
• Are you a second-semester junior planning on attending graduate school?
• Is your dream graduate program housed in the University of Oxford?
• Do you have a 4.0 cumulative GPA, unusually strong service and leadership experience, and U.S. citizenship?
• Is it your goal to make the world a better place for all people?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship. Rhodes Scholarships are national awards that cover most expenses related to the pursuit of one to two years of graduate study at one of the 39 residential colleges in the University of Oxford system.

To learn more about the Rhodes Scholarship program, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register for an informational session being held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 11. Pre-registration will close at 2 p.m. on Feb. 8.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Honors Adviser/Honors College
Posted: Feb 01, 2013


INFORMATIONAL SESSION: 2014 GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
• Are you a second-semester junior planning on attending graduate school?
• Is your dream graduate program housed in the University of Cambridge?
• Do you have a 4.0 cumulative GPA, unusually strong service and leadership experience, and U.S. citizenship?
• Is it your goal to make the world a better place for all people?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Gates Cambridge Scholarships are national awards that cover most expenses related to the pursuit of one to four years of graduate study at the University of Cambridge.

To learn more about the Gates Cambridge Scholarship program, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register for an informational session being held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 19. Pre-registration will close at 2 p.m. on Feb. 18.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Honors Adviser/Honors College
Posted: Feb 01, 2013


INFORMATIONAL SESSION: 2014 MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS COMPETITION
• Are you a second-semester junior planning on attending graduate school?
• Is your dream graduate program housed in an institution in the U.K.?
• Do you have a 4.0 cumulative GPA, unusually strong service and leadership experience, and U.S. citizenship?
• Is it your goal to use your skills to improve your field and your world?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Marshall Scholarship. Marshall Scholarships are national awards that cover most expenses related to the pursuit of one to two years of graduate study at a British university.

To learn more about the Marshall Scholarships program, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register for an informational session being held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 5, 2013. Pre-registration will close at 2 p.m. on Feb. 4.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Honors Adviser/Honors College
Posted: Feb 01, 2013


DWIGHT AND BETTE (LECKRONE) BAPTIST SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are being sought for the Dwight and Bette (Leckrone) Baptist Scholarship.

The recipient shall be a full-time undergraduate or full-time or part-time graduate student accepted and enrolled at Eastern for the Fall 2013 semester. The undergraduate recipient(s) shall be majoring in accounting or in family and consumer sciences with an option in family services, dietetics or hospitality management. The undergraduate recipient(s) shall hold a high school diploma from the Cowden, Salem or Shelbyville, Ill., high schools or a successor school system. The graduate recipient(s) shall hold a full-time faculty appointment with the Cowden, Salem or Shelbyville, Ill., schools or a successor school system. The graduate recipient(s) must be enrolled in a graduate program within the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences (MBA or FCS majors).

Financial need is not a consideration. All award recipients(s) shall have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Incoming freshmen shall provide a high school transcript and shall have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants must provide evidence of graduating or of currently holding a full-time faculty appointment within the Cowden, Salem or Shelbyville, Ill., schools or a successor school system.

The award shall be payable in Fall 2013 to be first applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient attending Eastern. Any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient. Fall 2013 must be verified before scholarship is awarded Fall 2013.

The application with scholarship criteria is available on the scholarship Web site. Applications with required documentation must be submitted no later than April 5, 2013, to the Provost’s Office, 1020 Old Main.

KAREN S. JOHNSON, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Posted: Feb 01, 2013


BARBARA L. HILL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are being sought for the Barbara L. Hill Memorial Scholarship Award. The recipient(s) shall be a full-time student accepted to Eastern. The recipient(s) shall maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their major. The recipient(s) shall be a junior or senior who is enrolled in a teacher certification program or has been accepted to an education graduate program at Eastern for the Fall 2013 semester. Financial need shall be considered at the discretion of the selection committee.

The selection committee shall require a one-page essay from applicants. Please attach essay to application. Special consideration will be given to service and professional involvement, academic achievement, scholarship and leadership.

The award(s) shall be payable in the Fall 2013 semester to EIU to be first applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient(s) attending Eastern. Any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient(s).

Recipient will be chosen in the Spring 2013 semester. Fall 2013 enrollment must be verified before scholarship is awarded Fall 2013.

Applications with required documentation must be submitted before the close of business on April 5, 2013, to the Provost’s Office, 1020 Old Main. The application with scholarship criteria is available on the scholarship Web site.

KAREN S. JOHNSON, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Posted: Feb 01, 2013


MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. and to perpetuate his ideals. Each year, a monetary award is presented to a full-time EIU student who is a junior or senior with a GPA of at least 2.75 and, who by his/her scholarship and extracurricular activities, demonstrates a commitment to academic excellence and a desire to improve the quality of human existence. Nominations are solicited from students, faculty, staff and administration. The nomination form is available on the scholarship Web site.

Nomination forms are to be delivered to the office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Old Main 1020, by the close of business on March 22, 2013.

KAREN S. JOHNSON, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Posted: Feb 01, 2013


GINA GIFFIN GARCIA SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are being sought for the Gina Giffin Garcia Scholarship Award. The scholarship award recipient shall be enrolled and accepted as a full-time student at Eastern for the Fall 2013 semester. Applicants must have at least an overall 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and have sophomore, junior or senior standing. The recipient(s) shall have a declared major toward a career in one of the health-related fields: physical therapy, pre-med, med tech, nursing, speech therapy, pharmacy or occupational therapy. Financial need may be a consideration. Recipient must be an Eastern student at the time the check is issued. The award(s) shall be issued in the Fall 2013 semester. The recipient(s) may be eligible to apply for, and receive, the award again provided she/he continues to meet the criteria stated above.

The selection committee shall require a one-page essay of the applicants. Applicants should outline in the essay why they want to pursue a career in their chosen health-related profession and financial need may be a consideration.

The award(s) shall be payable in the Fall 2013 semester to Eastern Illinois University to be first applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient(s) attending Eastern. Any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient(s).

Recipient will be chosen in the Spring 2013 semester. Fall 2013 enrollment must be verified before scholarship is awarded Fall 2013.

Applications with required documentation must be submitted by the close of business on April 5, 2013, to the Provost’s Office, 1020 Old Main. The application form listing the scholarship criteria is available on the scholarship Web site.

KAREN S. JOHNSON, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Posted: Feb 01, 2013


ADULT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
The School of Continuing Education is offering six scholarship opportunities for Bachelor in General Studies Degree Program and adult/nontraditional students. These scholarships include: Brenda Edgar Scholarship for Women; Robert A. Pringle Memorial Scholarship; Robert Thomas Lynch, Virginia Gwin Lynch and Robert William Unger Scholarship; Ivan W. and Mabel Blum Weaver Scholarship; School of Continuing Education Staff Scholarship; and the BGS Director’s Award. The deadline for all applications is Feb. 22. More information can be found here.

PEGGY A. HICKOX, Office Manager, School of Continuing Education
Posted: Feb 04, 2013


 



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