Apr 16, 2014


News from Old Main

Dr. James Tidwell, chairman of EIU's Journalism Department, died Saturday, April 12, following a 19-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 65.

Visitation will begin at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the First Baptist Church, 2800 University Drive, Charleston, with a memorial service to follow at 6 p.m.

A full obituary can be found here. Also, EIU alumnus Ted Gregory wrote this for the Chicago Tribune.

Posted: Apr 14, 2014

For several years, Eastern Illinois University has used a 4.5-day summer workweek for many areas on campus to promote energy efficiency and save approximately $500,000 in utility costs. For this summer, the administration again asks employees, whose work assignments allow, to compress their normal five-day workweek into a 4.5-day workweek.

Campus-wide summer office hours will be in effect from Monday, May 12, through Friday, Aug. 15, excluding the two holiday weeks of Tuesday, May 27, through Friday, May 30, and Monday, June 30, through Thursday, July 3. When summer office hours are in effect, all offices must be open Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. until noon. All administrative offices (and others where possible) will remain open during the lunch hour, Monday through Thursday. Because of ongoing operational needs, offices including, but not limited to, the President's Office, Admissions, Financial Aid, Bursar’s/Cashier’s Office, University Police, Booth Library and the Renewable Energy Center, will keep regular business hours and remain open on Friday afternoons.

Holidays will be observed on Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day and Friday, July 4, for Independence Day. For the holiday weeks of May 27–30 and June 30–July 3, all offices must be open for regular business hours from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Classes scheduled to meet on Friday afternoons will be relocated to buildings where the air conditioning will remain on. Employees are to work with supervisors to ensure that a 37.5-hour workweek is accomplished. Each office is to change voice mail, signs and other public communication to reflect its summer hours. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, Aug. 18. Questions may be directed to the Human Resources office.

WILLIAM WEBER, Vice President for Business Affairs
Posted: Apr 11, 2014

I am pleased to announce that Amy Lynch, assistant to the dean for Student Academic Programs in the College of Sciences, has accepted the position of registrar.

Amy's knowledge of and experience with EIU’s academic policies, programs, processes and student record systems, as well as her skill at interpreting and implementing complex rules and regulations, will serve her well in her new position. She also is a strong advocate for EIU and its students, to whom she is committed to providing service of the highest caliber.

Amy will assume her duties as registrar on May 19. Please join me in congratulating her on her achievement!

MARY HERRINGTON-PERRY, AVP Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management
Posted: Apr 10, 2014

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