Apr 18, 2014


Research and Creative Activity

Devon Sacramento, management undergraduate and business honors student, and Richard Flight, associate professor/assistant chair of marketing, had their paper "Brand Attachment and the Compulsive Buyer" accepted and presented at the Marketing Management Association Conference in Chicago (March 26-28).

Elizabeth Schwindenhammer, accounting undergraduate and business honors student, and Michael Dobbs, assistant professor of management, had their paper "Executive Compensation in Higher Education: Effects of Institutional Characteristics and Performance on Presidents' Compensation" accepted and presented at the Society of Business, Industry and Economics Conference in Miramar Beach, Fla. (April 8-11).

Posted: Apr 17, 2014

The Illinois News Broadcasters hosted their annual spring convention in Peoria on April 12. Student broadcasting awards were handed out and News Watch brought home the hardware! Ninety students entered across the various radio and T.V. categories, and News Watch tied for first place in the category of best newscast. Student Braden Harp placed second for outstanding videography, while Savanna Tomei placed third for outstanding T.V. reporting.

Posted: Apr 15, 2014

David Raybin, English Department, was the invited speaker for The Medieval Studies Seminar Lecture Series at the University of Illinois on April 9. His 45-minute presentation, "Chaucer, Saint Thomas, and Canterbury," identifies a previously unidentified source for "The Canterbury Tales." An expanded version of the talk will appear in 2016 in "Chaucer: Visual Approaches" (ed. David Raybin and Susanna Fein, Penn State UP), a volume commemorating the 50th anniversary of the academic journal The Chaucer Review. Earlier on April 9, Raybin conducted a graduate seminar on the French poetry in British Library MS Harley 2253. He is translator of the French texts in "The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript in Three Volumes" (ed. Susanna Fein, with David Raybin and Jan Ziolkowski), now in press at Medieval Institute Publications.

Posted: Apr 14, 2014

Wafeek Wahby, construction technology professor, School of Technology, was elected as vice president of the University Division of the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). ATMAE is the national association that accredits the Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) program of the School of Technology at EIU.

Posted: Apr 11, 2014

Christopher Hanlon, English, will deliver an invited lecture on Walt Whitman, 19th-century telegraphy, and sound at the symposium on transatlantic literature at the Martin-Luther Universtät, Halle-Wittenberg, April 16-19, 2014.

Posted: Apr 10, 2014

Richard G. Jones, communication studies, is quoted in a story in the April issue of Good Housekeeping magazine. See the article here.

Posted: Apr 08, 2014

As part of an ongoing institutional initiative, 14 EIU law enforcement officers from the University Police Department participated in a Diversity and Cultural Awareness Training Program on March 11, 2014, hosted by the East Central Illinois Mobile Law Enforcement Training Team. Topics of the training, presented by Ramon Barboza of Reno, Nev., included policing with cultural competency, leadership strategies for fair and impartial policing, understanding diversity-centered leadership, and leadership and the honor - nobility of policing.

In September 2013, EIU initiated a diversity training session for local law enforcement personnel in which 30 officers participated, 14 of whom were from EIU.

DANIEL P. NADLER, Vice President for Student Affairs
Posted: Mar 31, 2014

Proposals for grants to the Proposal Initiative Fund (PIF) are due by noon Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The purpose of the Proposal Initiative Fund (PIF) is to support projects with potential to lead to significant external funding. Eligible projects include—but are not limited to—research, creative activity, service, curriculum development and outreach. All university personnel are welcome to apply for PIF grants. For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see here.

ROBERT CHESNUT, Research & Sponsored Programs
Posted: Mar 10, 2014

If you are working on an article, a book chapter, a grant report or any other writing project, you might be interested in the "write-on-site" group that meets in the Faculty Development Office every Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. during the spring semester.

What does it mean to "write-on-site"? The term was coined by Kerry Ann Rockquemore (president and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity) and describes people coming together to work on their particular projects for two hours at least once a week. Although people are working on their own projects, writing together in one place can provide the accountability of showing up, cultivate the sense that we are part of a community of writers and help create that energy buzz that comes from being around others who are doing the same thing.

Please join us. Bring your laptop to the Faculty Development Office in Booth Library basement below the north entrance, check in, grab a cup of tea or coffee, and start working. For further information, call 581-7051.

WANDA KAY ROBINSON, Faculty Development
Posted: Dec 06, 2013

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