Aug 21, 2014



Booth Library invites all students, faculty and staff to an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4. Members of the campus community are encouraged to stop by for free ice cream and other treats. Play a trivia game for a chance to win books, note pads, print cards, cups, pencils, bags, EIU clothing and memorabilia, and more.

"This will be a fun event to welcome students to the library,” said Janice Derr, reference librarian. “We want students to get to know the library staff. We’re here to help. As part of the fun, a green screen will be set up so that staff, students and their friends can pose to create their very own 'Read' poster. The finished poster will be sent digitally to the patron following the event.

Most activities will take place in the West Reading Room, in the northwest corner of the library’s main (third) floor. Tours will be offered beginning every half-hour from the Marvin Foyer on the north end of the building. All open house activities are free.

For more information, call the library reference desk at 581-6072, visit the library website, or find Booth Library on Facebook or Twitter.

ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 20, 2014

Staying silent in the face of demeaning comments, stereotypes or bias allows these attitudes and behaviors to thrive. This undermines our ability to create an inclusive workplace where all employees are welcomed, treated with respect and able to do their best work. How do we accomplish this? Please join us from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union, to learn how to identify such behaviors and learn ways to respond with no blame, no guilt, no conflict -- just practical, specific skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace.

Please register here. Contact Julie Benedict or Kelly Simmonds,, for further information.

JULIE BENEDICT, Human Resources
Posted: Aug 20, 2014

The EIU Student Government Association extends an invitation to the EIU and surrounding communities to attend the 2014 EIU First Night -- “Blue Rising” -- from 8 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, in the South Quad. EIU First Night is the annual kick-off spirit rally designed to promote university pride and spirit while welcoming EIU students back to campus. First Night kicks off the official start of a new EIU academic year.

The spirit rally will feature appearances by the EIU Pep Band and Drumline, Billy the Panther, the EIU Blue Crew, and live performances by the EIU Cheer Team, Pink Panthers and dance teams. Featured speakers for the spirit rally will include EIU President Bill Perry and Student Body President Reginald Thedford, as well as Kim Dameron, EIU’s new head football coach, and the EIU Football Panthers who will lead fans in the countdown to the start of a new football season. Other highlights include a March of Champions, “Who Wants to be a Mascot?” spirit competitions, the singing of the EIU Fight Song, new cheers/chants, T-shirt giveaways and more.

All Panther fans are encouraged to attend and showcase their Panther Pride by wearing EIU colors; they, too, will become eligible to win a First Night T-shirt. A limited number of First Night Spirit T-shirts will also be available for FREE on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 2014 EIU First Night event is sponsored by EIU Student Government, the EIU Parent’s Club, EIU Alumni Services, the MLK Jr. Union and the EIU Office of Student Community Services.

CECI BRINKER, Student Life
Posted: Aug 20, 2014

Eastern students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to take a tour of Booth Library and find out what the library has to offer. Twenty-minute tours will be offered regularly during the first five weeks of the semester. There’s no need to sign up, just come to the north lobby of the library to join in any of the tours at 10 a.m., 1, 3 and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or 10 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. on Fridays through Sept. 26.

During the fall semester, Booth Library’s regular hours will be from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 1 a.m. Sunday. For more information on the library, visit the website, call 581-6072, or find the library on Facebook or Twitter.

ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 20, 2014

A history of Eastern Illinois football has been written and will be released in the coming days as Dan Verdun*, EIU alumnus and author, has documented the long, rich history of EIU Panther football. Verdun will have three campus signings at EIU during the 2014 football season; the book will be available for purchase ($39.95), along with autographs from the author and several EIU greats. "Eastern Illinois Panthers Football" is also available from NIU Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other book outlets. It will be available at the EIU Union Bookstore.

Verdun will have his first on-campus signing at the Panthers home opener on Saturday, Sept. 6, against Southern Illinois. The signing will take place in the EIU tailgate area with Verdun, former head coach Bob Spoo and 2014 EIU Hall of Fame inductee Brad Fichtel available to sign the book. The Sept. 6 book signing will take place from 5 until 5:45 p.m. and is sponsored by the EIU Athletic Department.

The second on-campus signing will be at the Sept. 20 Family Weekend game against Austin Peay. That signing will take place in the EIU tailgate area with Verdun scheduled to be joined by former EIU greats Rod Butler and Nate Anderson. The Sept. 20 book signing will take place from 12:30 until 1:15 p.m. and is sponsored by the EIU Parent’s Club.

The final on-campus signing will be during the Oct. 25 Homecoming game against Tennessee State. This signing will take place in the EIU tailgate area with Verdun, former head coach Bob Spoo and former EIU great Tim Carver available to sign the book. The Oct. 25 book signing will take place from 12:30 until 1:15 p.m. and is sponsored by the EIU Alumni Association.

Season and single game tickets are now on sale for the 2014 EIU football season and can be purchased by calling 217-581-2106 or online here. The Panthers will open the 2014 season on Thursday, Aug. 28, at Minnesota.

*Verdun graduated from Eastern in 1988 with a double major in journalism and history. A former Daily Eastern News sports editor,he won a number of awards for writing, including placing in the William Randolph Hearst Collegiate Awards (the first in EIU history).

RICH MOSER, Associate Athletic Director/Media & PR
Posted: Aug 20, 2014

Health Service and University Housing and Dining are planning the 2014 Health Fair to be even bigger this year! We are currently accepting exhibitor registrations here. Please mark your calendar for Nov. 19 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) to check out the fair in the MLK Jr. Union.

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Aug 18, 2014

Will you step up? This year, the Health Education Resource Center, along with other Student Affairs offices, are encouraging students, faculty and staff to complete Bystander Intervention Training. Register here. If you have a big group and would like a presenter to come to you, just let us know by clicking on this link. We look forward to hearing from you and providing these skills to our community!

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Services
Posted: Aug 18, 2014

Current and former union members and their families are invited to the 37th annual Labor Picnic from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Fox Ridge State Park. The picnic features a free roast beef dinner and live music by the Willie Picket Band. It honors present and past union members, with special tribute to the late EIU Professor Richard Dulka who, for many years, served as president of the area labor council.

CHARLES DELMAN, Mathematics and Computer Science
Posted: Aug 14, 2014

A series of free story times for children is planned in the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library. Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to attend the story times from 10 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 20 and 27, Oct. 4 and 11, and Nov. 1 and 8. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

In addition, Booth Library will participate in the WEIU Kids Day at the Castle on Aug. 23. A story time and activities will be presented by library staff. Other activities will include a bounce house, dance contest, games and prizes, free books, appearances by Daniel Tiger and much more. WEIU Kids Day at the Castle will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on the front lawn in front of EIU’s Old Main.

For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit or call 581-8442.

ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 14, 2014

Feeling the effects of stress? This fall, as part of the Healthy Lifestyles series offered annually by HR's Office of Training and Development, we have coordinated a series of lunch-and-learn-style workshops about stress. Topics ranging from the effects of stress on the body, managing finances to reduce stress, stress and sleep, stress and nutrition, meditation to relieve stress, and more will be offered.

Interested? Check them out and sign up here. Did you know you can sign up to receive notices about all of our training offerings on the Training and Development listserv? Sign up today! See here.

KELLY SIMMONDS, Training & Development
Posted: Aug 05, 2014

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