Sep 21, 2014

 

Miscellaneous

BULK MAILERS
Mail Services provides a valuable service in our Non Profit bulk mailing area. We reduce postage costs through our service compared with mailing that same piece first class. We have not had an increase in these charges since 2005 while production costs have continued to rise. Effective this billing cycle, we will slightly increase the charges for these areas: validating -- 12 cents, printing indicia -- 2 cents, address correction -- 1 cent, tabs -- 2 cents per tab applied, hand labeling or banding packages – $10.50 per hour and a 2 cent per stamp surcharge -- purchasing the “I” stamp through Mail Services.

PAMELA NEWBY, Mail Service Operations
Posted: Sep 18, 2014


BOOTH LIBRARY DESIGNS NEW WEBSITE
Booth Library staff has designed a new website and is seeking feedback from library patrons. The new site design can be accessed from the current website. Patrons are encouraged to try out the new site and then click “site feedback” to complete a short survey. This information will be compiled and adjustments made before debuting the new site in January.

The library’s Web Services Committee conducted research and usability testing over the past two years before coming up with the new design.

For more information about the library’s new website, email tabruns@eiu.edu or 581-8381.

ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Sep 16, 2014


PRINT YOUR OWN HAND WASHING SIGN
The Health Service has made a printable hand washing sign available on the website. Please feel free to use as we near cold/flu season.

Remember to also encourage students, faculty and staff to get their FREE flu shot between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 8. Real Panthers stay healthy!

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Sep 16, 2014


LINCOLN ACADEMY OF ILLINOIS NOMINATIONS
Faculty and staff are invited to nominate an outstanding senior from the 2014-2015 graduating class to be Eastern’s Student Laureate recipient of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois Award. Criteria for selection are academic achievement and overall excellence in curricular and extra-curricular activities.

The recipient will attend an awards ceremony and luncheon in Springfield on Saturday, Nov. 1, where he/she will be presented the Lincoln Academy medallion, a certificate of achievement and a check in the amount of $1,000 in recognition of outstanding achievement. Nomination forms may be obtained in the Vice President for Student Affairs office, 1211 Old Main, or on the Student Affairs Web page (look under Scholarships). The completed form, accompanied by a letter of nomination, must be returned to the Vice President for Student Affairs office, 1211 Old Main, no later than 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.

HOLLY COX, VPSA Office
Posted: Sep 15, 2014


NEW INTERNAL GOVERNING POLICY
IGP #190 Weapons was recently added with the approval of the president. Please take time to review this new policy.

LEIGH C. MOON, Internal Audit
Posted: Sep 15, 2014


BOOTH LIBRARY ADDS 686 NEW TITLES IN AUGUST
During August, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 686 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 BELL, Library Services
Posted: Sep 15, 2014


HOMECOMING PARADE
Greetings, Panthers! It is that time of year again -- Homecoming is just around the corner. The annual Homecoming Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. If you or anyone you know has a convertible, please email Carrie at caklaphake@eiu.edu. We are looking for cars for President Perry, the parade marshall, Vice President Dan Nadler and the Homecoming court to ride in for the duration of the parade. Thank you so much in advance! EI EI EIU!!

CARRIE KLAPHAKE, Student Life Graduate Assistant
Posted: Sep 10, 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


BOOTH LIBRARY TO HIGHLIGHT REFERENCE, GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS COLLECTIONS
Booth Library is proud to launch two new information services to EIU students, staff and faculty. The library’s Reference Services and Government Documents collections will be highlighted through these online sources.

Reference librarians at Booth Library will regularly post reviews of reference resources, book lists, “virtual displays” and other information pieces that showcase the resources and research available at Booth Library. You can find Reference News linked from the Reference pages of the Booth Library website, or from its home page.

“Govnews” will share interesting and topical stories featuring government information found in the Booth Library Government Documents collections. We hope this service will enhance the knowledge of our patrons and assist them with finding important and often hard-to-find Illinois state and federal government information. Links to this new resource can be found on the reference pages and the government information pages of the Booth Library website, or at its home page. These resources also will be highlighted through the library’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.

For more information on reference and government resources, contact Steve Brantley, head of Reference Services, at jsbrantley@eiu.edu or 581-7542.

ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Sep 05, 2014


MAIL SERVICES TRANSITIONS TO LOCK BOXES
Soon Mail Services will be transitioning to delivery and pickup of your departmental mail from lock boxes installed within your building if your building currently has multiple departments housed within. Mail Services looks forward to a seamless transition to this lock box system and appreciates your cooperation in helping to make this happen.

For additional information, please visit our EIU Mail Services website.

PAMELA NEWBY, Mail Service Operations
Posted: Sep 05, 2014


FYI RECORDS & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT -- PROTECTION
The Principles® from International Association of Records Managers and Administrators (International ARMA) Protection is the fourth of the eight principles that can be found at the RIM website:

• A recordkeeping program must ensure that appropriate protection controls are applied to information from the moment it is created to the moment it undergoes final disposition.
• First, each system utilized must have an appropriate security structure so only personnel with the appropriate level of security or clearance can gain access to the information.
• Second, this requires protecting information from “leaking” outside the organization. Sometimes, this information should not even be sent by email -- even among parties who have access to it -- because such an exchange can jeopardize its security.

CATHY KIMBALL, Records Management
Posted: Sep 02, 2014


BRIGHT LIGHT, BLUE CITY -- HOMECOMING 2014
BRIGHT LIGHT, BLUE CITY -- HOMECOMING 2014: Homecoming Spirit T-shirts On Sale Now!!!!!

The EIU Homecoming Committee invites the EIU community to show their school spirit during Homecoming Week (Oct. 20-24) by purchasing a Homecoming Spirit T-shirt. Spirit T-shirts are on sale NOW for $5 in the Student Activity Center (across from Copy Express) in the MLK Jr. Union. Purchases may be made between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, has been designated School Spirit Day and EIU students, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to wear their Spirit T-shirts and show their school pride during Homecoming Week. To get your order form, email Laurel Fuqua at llfuqua@eiu.edu or call 581-5522.

LAUREL FUQUA, Student Life
Posted: Aug 25, 2014


INTERNAL GOVERNING POLICIES AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES BYLAWS, POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
The Internal Governing Policies are available on the Web here. Also note that the Board of Trustees' Bylaws, Policies and Regulations are also on the Web. See here. These documents have also been placed in the reference section of Booth Library.

BILLIE RAWLINGS, Administrative Aide, Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Aug 25, 2014


PRE-RETIREMENT SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS
Faculty eligible to apply for pre-retirement summer assignments must do so by Oct. 15, 2014. An application for the pre-retirement summer assignment obligation may be obtained here.

To be eligible, faculty must have completed 15 years of service at the university in Unit A, must have an annual appointment that does not exceed 10 months, must not be on retraining leave or leave without salary, must not have previously received an approved university pre-retirement session assignment, and must declare a firm retirement date, under the provisions of Article 6.9.b.(1) of the EIU-UPI Unit A Agreement. Approval of eligible faculty members' requests for pre-retirement summer assignments will be made by Nov. 17, 2014.

BILLIE RAWLINGS, Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Aug 25, 2014





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