Oct 30, 2014

 

Miscellaneous

LORD SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS
The EIU Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Livingston C. Lord Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship must be undergraduates enrolled in a degree program leading to teacher certification and planning a career in elementary, middle level or secondary education. They must have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher, have junior status with at least 30 credit hours at Eastern, and have at least 24 credit hours remaining at the beginning of the 2015 fall semester.

Nominations are accepted from faculty, department chairs and deans. More information and the nomination form can be found here. The nomination deadline is Nov. 17.

Please contact our office at 581-6616 or email me at jhutson@eiu.edu if you have any questions. Thank you!

JERILYN HUTSON, Alumni Services
Posted: Oct 30, 2014


HOLIDAY HELPERS PROGRAM
Would you like to adopt a local family for the holiday season? We have a number of families and seniors who are needing assistance this season. Holiday Helpers is a program that allows EIU student organizations and departments a chance to provide families in need (here in Coles County) with gifts of new clothing, household necessities and toys. Families are identified through partner agencies with the Office of Student Community Service. This event is sponsored by the EIU Office of Student Community Service and Fraternity and Sorority Programs. You can adopt either families or local seniors! What fun! For more information, please visit here or call 581-3967.

The online form must be completed and sent to our office by Wednesday, Nov. 5. Please consider this special cause! Thanks!

CRYSTAL M. BROWN, Student Community Service
Posted: Oct 28, 2014


RECORDS & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT -- AVAILABILITY
The Principles® from International Association of Records Managers and Administrators (International ARMA)

Availability is the sixth of the eight principles that can be found at the RIM website:

• An organization shall maintain records in a manner that ensures timely, efficient and accurate retrieval of needed information.
• Successful and responsible organizations must have the ability to identify, locate and retrieve the records and related information required to support its ongoing business activities.
• With properly structured information, personal productivity is improved, storage costs are minimized, and the reliability and speed of retrieval are optimized.
• Complete and accessible records in a well-managed environment minimize inconsistent and erroneous interpretation of the facts, simplify legal processes and regulatory investigations, and protect valuable information from being lost, corrupted, or stolen.

CATHY L. KIMBALL, Records Management
Posted: Oct 27, 2014


EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICE INFORMATION REGARDING EBOLA
Please visit Eastern Illinois University's Health Service webpage (at this link) for information regarding Ebola.

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Oct 23, 2014


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FALL 2014 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES
Fall Commencement 2014 will be held on Saturday, Dec. 20. There will be two ceremonies: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. We need volunteers to help make this a great day for our graduates. Please consider spending part or all of the day with our graduates and their families. If you would like to help, please contact Marty Hackler (581-6892 or mlhackler@eiu.edu).

MARTHA L. HACKLER, Alumni Services
Posted: Oct 20, 2014


FALL 2014 COMMENCEMENT: FACULTY REGALIA ORDERING SITE
Fall Commencement 2014 ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. Faculty members can place cap and gown orders online here. The Customer Number (12004257000) and Order Number (3273400) must be entered. If you have ordered before and your name isn't on their list, please enter your information as a new customer.

Faculty who order online can pick up their gowns between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday or Friday, Dec. 18 and 19, in the Charleston/Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union. You are asked to pay the rental fee with debit, credit, cash or a check at that time.

If you have questions, contact Marty Hackler at 581-6892 or mlhackler@eiu.edu. (More Commencement information is available here.) Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our graduates.

MARTHA L. HACKLER, Alumni Services
Posted: Oct 20, 2014


BOOTH LIBRARY ADDS 821 NEW TITLES IN SEPTEMBER
During the month of September, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 821 new items. The list can be viewed here. The list is arranged by location: Ballenger Teachers’ Center, Books, Electronic Resources, Illinois and Federal Documents, Maps, Media, Reference Collection, Special Collections and University Archives. The titles are listed by call number within each location. Please contact Karen Whisler, head of Collection Development, at 581-7551 or klwhisler@eiu.edu if you have questions.

DAVID S. BELL, Booth Library / Reference
Posted: Oct 17, 2014


THE CAFE
Looking for a place to have a refreshing drink and some light fare? The Café, located in Klehm Hall, Room 1414, is a unique dining experience, offering EIU faculty and staff the opportunity to enjoy a quiet retreat from a hectic workday in our coffee house-style café. Operated entirely by EIU students majoring in family and consumer sciences, the menu features a selection of made-to-order coffees and teas, as well as a delicious seasonal hot chocolate! An array of gluten-free and freshly made pastries are available, with new variations being introduced to the menu regularly. Be a part of the learning and enjoy some great beverages and food as well! The Café is open 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, and is also available for catering and reservations.

RENEE BOYD, The Cafe
Posted: Oct 09, 2014


TRY-IT! ILLINOIS RETURNS
Try-It! Illinois 2014, the 15th annual statewide database trial, sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library, will be available from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30. Try-It! offers the opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources that are not normally available to the university community. Thanks to the partnerships between the Illinois State Library and the participating electronic resource vendors, there is no charge for accessing these databases during Try-It! Illinois. To access Try-It! Illinois, visit the Booth Library homepage and click on the "Try-It! Illinois" link or click here.

KAREN L. WHISLER, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Oct 08, 2014


HONORARY DEGREE NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
Nominations for honorary degrees are being accepted by the university's Honorary Degree Committee. Honorary degrees may be awarded to persons who have achieved a record of major distinction at the state and/or national level in such areas as education, public service, research, humanities, business or the professions, or those who have made a contribution to the university or higher education. Nomination materials may be obtained by contacting the Office of University Advancement, 1031 Old Main, or online here. Completed nominations should be returned to the Office of University Advancement no later than 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.

CHERYL L. GILBERT, VPUA Operations
Posted: Oct 07, 2014


FYI RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT -- COMPLIANCE
The Principles® from International Association of Records Managers and Administrators (International ARMA)

Compliance is the fifth of the eight principles that can be found at the RIM website.

It is the duty of every organization to comply with applicable laws, including those for maintaining records.
It follows from this that every organization must:
• Know what information must be entered into its records to demonstrate that its activities are being conducted in a lawful manner.
• Enter that information into its records in the manner prescribed by law.
• Maintain its records in the manner and for the time prescribed by law.

CATHY L. KIMBALL, Records and Information Management
Posted: Oct 01, 2014


LGBTQA RESOURCE CENTER SMALL GROUPS
The LGBTQA Resource Center and LGBTQA Advisory Committee are proud and excited to announce that there will be a variety of new LGBTQA-related small groups that will meet on a weekly, bi-weekly and monthly basis. These groups are open to all students, staff, faculty and members of the Charleston community.

The small groups available include: All About the 'G' Gay Men's Group, LGBTQ Allies, LesBiHonest, LGBTQA and Christian, Bloomsbury Reborn: An LGBTQA Poetry Forum, Coming Out as LGBTQ, LGBTQA of Color, the LGBTQA Documentary Enthusiasts, and Talkin' Trans. To see more detailed descriptions of each of these groups, and to learn when these groups will be meeting, please visit the LGBTQA WebCenter here. Specific meeting dates for the month of October (LGBTQA History Month) are posted on our home page, as well.

CAMERON CARRARA, LGBTQA Resource Center
Posted: Oct 01, 2014


BRIEF CLASSROOM INTRO TO THE WRITING CENTER AVAILABLE
We can arrange for a writing consultant (tutor) from the EIU Writing Center (Coleman Hall 3110) to come into your classroom to talk with your students about how this free service can work for them. We would welcome an opportunity to invite them to come talk with us -- one to one, at any point in the writing process -- about the writing they are doing for your class and others.

To book a 10-minute Writing Center orientation, call us (581-5929) or email the Writing Center director (fkory@eiu.edu). Just let us know when you'd like us to come, what class you are teaching, and where your classroom is located. We will do the rest.

FYI: The Writing Center is staffed by English Department graduate assistants, all of whom are (or have been) enrolled in a weekly two-hour practicum focused on Writing Center theory and practice.

Our fall hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays.

FERN KORY, Writing Center Director/English
Posted: Sep 10, 2014





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