Oct 22, 2007


 

News from Old Main


MEMORIAL SERVICE PLANNED FOR IVORY RICKS
An on-campus memorial service for Ivory Ricks is planned for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union.

The 25-year-old student from Mulberry Grove, Ill., passed away late Sunday, Oct. 14, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center of natural causes.

Ms. Ricks began attending Eastern this semester, and had planned to major in psychology. Counselors are available at the Counseling Center in the Human Services Building should anyone need to take advantage of their services.

DAN NADLER, Vice President for Student Affairs
Posted: Oct 19, 2007

AD SEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE NAMED
A 15-person advisory committee has been appointed to conduct the search for Eastern’s new athletic director.

Mary Anne Hanner, dean of Eastern’s College of Sciences, will chair the committee, which is comprised of the following:
--Jill Owen, kinesiology and sports studies, representing Academic Affairs;
--Brenda Major, Office of Admissions;
--Tim McCollum, EIU Alumni Association;
--Gary Reed, Facilities Planning and Management, representing Business Affairs;
--Steve Rich, Alumni Services, representing External Relations;
--Ceci Brinker, Office of Student Life, representing Student Affairs;
--Mary Wallace, Athletics;
--Bob Spoo, Athletics;
--Gary Canivez, psychology, representing Faculty Senate;
--Sandy Bingham-Porter, Staff Senate;
--Levi Bulgar, Student Government;
--Michael Smith, Panther Club;
--Bud Fischer, biological sciences, representing the Intercollegiate Advisory Board; and
--Rachel Galligan, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

See here for more on the story.

VICKI SHAW-WOODARD, University Marketing and Communications
Posted: Oct 17, 2007

MANDATORY ETHICS TRAINING
Please note that all EIU employees must complete ethics training each year. Representatives in each department have been given a list of those individuals who must complete this training by Oct. 31 through completion of a course located at www.etcc.il.gov. Only those individuals whose names are NOT on this list may satisfy this training requirement through a booklet available at http://www.eiu.edu/ethics/. Please make sure you are not required to take the course at the ETCC site before you complete the booklet version. You may also contact the Help Desk at 581-HELP, or the ethics training administrator at 581-6402, sebowman@eiu.edu.

SANDRA E. BOWMAN, Ethics Training Administrator/Human Resources
Posted: Oct 16, 2007

INAUGURATION OF WILLIAM L. PERRY

"Colleagues:

"On Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, Dr. William L. Perry will be formally installed as Eastern Illinois University’s 10th president. The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. in the University Grand Ballroom.

"The EIU Board of Trustees invites all members of the faculty, staff and administration to don regalia and participate in the inauguration processional. Those who plan to march should contact the Office of Commencement (581-6892; mlhackler@eiu.edu) for further information. Information for ordering regalia is also available from the Office of Commencement. Orders must be placed by October 24th.

"We hope you will join us in this celebration to warmly welcome President Perry to Eastern Illinois University."

JULIE NIMMONS, Chairperson, Inaugural Planning Committee; Member, Board of Trustees
Posted: Oct 08, 2007

 

Meetings/Events


NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION PROGRAM – NOV. 14
The New Employee Orientation Program for faculty and staff is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the 1895 Room, MLK Jr. Union. The program is designed to acquaint new employees with EIU and show how each plays an important role in furthering the “I am EIU” philosophy. The program identifies the various guidelines that determine how Eastern operate, and provides presentations that will help employees in their daily responsibilities such as computer usage, probation and life after, and development opportunities. A campus tour and lunch are included. The program is designed for the new employee; however, anyone interested is welcome to attend. Reserve your seat by registering here. Contact Julie Benedict, Training and Development (581-8415, jabenedict@eiu.edu), for information. Visit this Web site to view the planned agenda.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training and Development
Posted: Oct 22, 2007

GREEKS, GHOSTS AND GOBLINS
Halloween is quickly approaching, and we hope you are all ready for a night of fun and treats! We would like to extend an invitation to you and your family to come spend Halloween with the Greek students at EIU. Greeks, Ghosts and Goblins will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Greek Court. Come out and enjoy Halloween by painting pumpkins, playing games and trick-or-treating with the Greek men and women of EIU. We hope to see you this Halloween. It is sure to be a BOOrific time! Sponsors: IFC, PHC, NPHC, LAD and Greek Court Council

AMANDA M. RAZ, PHC and IFC
Posted: Oct 22, 2007

OCTOBER INTERNATIONAL FORUM
Hassan Alsultan, a current EIU international student, will discuss his home country, Saudi Arabia, at the October International Forum from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Charleston/Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union. Please join this informative discussion and enjoy free refreshments. All faculty, staff, students and community members are welcome.

SUE E. SONGER, International Programs
Posted: Oct 22, 2007

ETHICS FOR SUPERVISORS
We are surrounded by ethical concerns in all organizations and at all levels. New laws are forcing organizations to face their ethical problems and provide solutions. Mandatory ethics training is not unique to state of Illinois employees. It is difficult to find an organization that is not requiring similar training for their employees. From the board room to the front line, ethics is an important topic in today's workplace. Join us from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union, to discuss these issues and, in particular, the ethical climate here at EIU. Please register for this important program at http://cats.eiu.edu/tdReg/index.asp .

SANDRA E. BOWMAN, Training Coordinator/Human Resources
Posted: Oct 17, 2007

LUMPKIN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND APPLIED SCIENCES ANNUAL ETIQUETTE DINNER
Tickets are on sale now for the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences' annual Etiquette Dinner, set to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. This year's event features will include a live fashion show depicting proper attire for a business dinner/cocktail party, tips on how to "work a room/introductions," and proper dining skills. This event could give you the advantage over other job applicants. Tickets are $13 each. Contact Kathy Rhodes at 581-6677.

KATHRYN RHODES, Instructor
Posted: Oct 16, 2007

SHAKESPEARE'S CLASSIC COMEDY 'AS YOU LIKE IT' TO OPEN AT THE VILLAGE THEATRE
Eastern Illinois University opens its 2007-2008 theater season with William Shakespeare's "As You Like It," beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at The Village Theatre, 960 18th St., Charleston.

Set in the Forest of Arden, this is one of Shakespeare's most popular and best-loved romantic comedies. Layers of comic disguise and tangled love appear as we follow such immortal characters as Rosalind and Orlando, Touchstone and the melancholy Jaques into a world of treachery, romance, comedy and music in the English countryside.

The box office opens at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in the Village Theatre. Tickets are $10, adult; $8, faculty, staff and senior citizens; and $5, students. Reservations can be made by calling 217-581-3110 Monday through Friday between 2 and 6 p.m.

Other 7 p.m. performances are slated for Oct. 20, 22 and 23, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.

For a season brochure, please call 217-581-3121.

J SAIN, Theatre Arts
Posted: Oct 12, 2007

FACULTY APPRECIATION BREAKFAST
The Greek community would like to thank Eastern's faculty for their hard work and dedication. Please join us for casual refreshments from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Bridge Lounge of the MLK Jr. Union. RSVPs to kmpavloski@eiu.edu appreciated!

JAMIE PENCE and KEVIN PAVLOSKI, PHC and IFC Vice Presidents Internal
Posted: Oct 09, 2007

'THE SCARLET LETTER' COMES TO EIU
The 2007 EIU Literature Conference, focused on “The Scarlet Letter,” will offer talks by an EIU professor and two distinguished visiting scholars.
Thursday, Oct. 25
7 p.m.: “Sketches of Place: Hawthorne’s New England”
Nora Pat Small, EIU history professor
Friday, Oct. 26
9 a.m.: “Scarlet Literacy: Pedagogy and Nineteenth-Century American Literature”
Professor Gordon Hutner, University of Illinois
1:15 p.m.: “The Scarlet Mob of Scribblers”
Professor Jamie Barlowe, University of Toledo
These public events will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the MLK Jr. Union.

AUDREY T. EDWARDS, Secondary Education and Foundations
Posted: Oct 03, 2007

THE NAVAJO WAY
Three generations of Navajo women -- a great-grandmother (Navajo medicine woman), grandmother and teen-age granddaughter from the Grand Canyon Navajo Reservation -- will discuss keeping their traditions alive in a contemporary society. All are encouraged to attend. 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 26, Tarble Arts Center. Sponsored by the School of Family and Consumer Sciences Retention and Diversity Committee. For additional information, please contact Pat McCallister at pmccallister@eiu.edu or 581-6351.

Also, see here for information.

PATRICIA MCCALLISTER, Professor, School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Posted: Oct 02, 2007

OPEN SESSIONS TO DISCUSS TECHNOLOGY PLANNING
Everyone on campus is invited to engage in conversations about technology planning at EIU. Open sessions are scheduled in the Sullivan Room, MLK Jr. Union, on the following dates and times:
Tuesday, Oct. 23 -- 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon
Wednesday, Oct. 24 -- 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 29 -- 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon
Thursday, Nov. 1 -- 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m.
Questions will focus on the “academic vision of technology use,” what it means to be “technology literate in the 21st Century,” and technology expectations of faculty, staff and students in the workforce.

For details, contact Michael Hoadley (mhoadley@eiu.edu; 581-8396) at CATS.

MICHAEL R. HOADLEY, CATS
Posted: Oct 01, 2007

 

Professional Development


"USING VIDEO CLIPS TO INCREASE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT"
The Faculty Development Wholesome Professor Series will conclude with Kiran Padmaraju presenting “Using Video Clips to Increase Student Engagement” at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Effingham Room of the MLK Jr. Union. To register, go online to http://cats.eiu.edu/FacultyDevelopmentRegistration/index.asp.

KATHLEEN M. CHANCELLOR, Office of Faculty Development
Posted: Oct 22, 2007

"USING POPULAR CULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM"
The fourth workshop in Faculty Development's Wholesome Professor Series will feature Linda Ghent presenting “Using Popular Culture in the Classroom” at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Effingham Room of the MLK Jr. Union. To register, go online to http://cats.eiu.edu/FacultyDevelopmentRegistration/index.asp.

KATHLEEN M. CHANCELLOR, Office of Faculty Development
Posted: Oct 22, 2007

TECH BYTES SEMINAR: 'IS ONLINE COURSE DELIVERY IN YOUR FUTURE?'
Join us for a demonstration/discussion related to “Teaching with Technology.” Bring your lunch and nourish your body, as well as your mind. The seminar is a brief introduction to the technologies listed. Participants can later register for a detailed workshop through TECnet to learn more about the specific technology.

Topics Covered: Is online course delivery in your future? What do you need to know about online course delivery? What are some of the best practices in online course delivery? This seminar is designed to answer some of your questions and provide examples of various online courses.

The seminar will be held from noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the Martinsville Room, MLK Jr. Union. Registration can be completed online at http://cats.eiu.edu/training/registration/. For information, contact the CATS Office at 581-8396.

JULIE A. LOCKETT, Instructional Technology Specialist, CATS
Posted: Oct 22, 2007

'GRADUATE MENTORING' -- **TIME CHANGE**
The third workshop in Faculty Development's Wholesome Professor Series will feature several of Eastern's veteran graduate mentors in a panel discussion moderated by Jinhee Lee, the winner of the 2007 Graduate Faculty Mentor Award. The panel will include Lynne Curry, Christopher Hanlon, Jill Owen and Tom Nelson. The presentation will begin at noon Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Charleston/Mattoon Room of the MLK Jr. Union. To register, go online to http://cats.eiu.edu/FacultyDevelopmentRegistration/index.asp.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Office of Faculty Development
Posted: Oct 16, 2007

"GETTING THAT GRANT: PANEL DISCUSSION OF REAL EXPERIENCES"
The Office of Faculty Development will co-sponsor workshops this fall with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. The third offering in the series will be a panel presenting “Getting That Grant: Panel Discussion of Real Experiences” at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in the Charleston/Mattoon Room of the MLK Jr. Union. To register, go online to http://cats.eiu.edu/FacultyDevelopmentRegistration/index.asp.

KATHLEEN M. CHANCELLOR, Office of Faculty Development
Posted: Oct 15, 2007

TECNET WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Next week’s TECnet schedule is as follows:
Dreamweaver Open Session, 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22
WebCT CE6 Communication Tools, 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22
Intermediate SAS, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23
Universal Reader, 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23
WebCT CE6 Help Session, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24
Classroom Instruction Technology, 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25
Elluminate Live Online Training, available now through Dec. 10.

For locations and to register, go online to http://cats.eiu.edu/training/registration/workshops.asp. For information, contact Antoine Thomas at 217-581-8397, arthomas@eiu.edu. TECnet workshops are intended solely for EIU faculty, staff and graduate assistants. (Graduate students: Please note restrictions at http://cats.eiu.edu/training/registration/tecnet_policies.asp.)

ANTOINE THOMAS, Traning and Development Specialist/CATS
Posted: Oct 15, 2007

CREATING WEB PAGES WITH NETSCAPE COMPOSER
The Library Technology Services department of Booth Library is offering a series of free workshops on Creating Web Pages with Netscape Composer. To view a complete description of each workshop or to sign up online, click the following link: http://www.library.eiu.edu/workshops/. All workshops will be held in the E-Classroom, Booth Library, Room 4450. Creating Web Pages workshops offered this fall are: Introduction, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24; Intermediate, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Questions? Call the library administration office at 581-6061.

NACKIL SUNG, Head, Library Technology Services, Booth Library
Posted: Oct 09, 2007

PROFESSIONAL WRITING SKILLS: PUNCTUATION
This is the second in a series of workshops dedicated to improving our professional writing skills. These workshops will be presented by Daiva Markelis, director of the Writing Center. She will focus primarily on correct usage of the comma, colon and semi-colon. There will also be a short section on the use of quotation marks in academic writing. Join us from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Paris Room, MLK Jr. Union. Register at http://cats.eiu.edu/tdReg/index.asp to attend this workshop.

SANDRA E. BOWMAN, Training Coordinator/Human Resources
Posted: Oct 08, 2007

'STAYING SANE IN INSANE PLACES: LIVING WELL WHILE DOING GOOD'
Faculty Development is pleased to announce that Susan Robison -- psychologist, author and consultant -- will present “Staying Sane in Insane Places: Living Well While Doing Good” from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Charleston/Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union. As college faculty, we seek to make a contribution to our fields and to the field of higher education while wearing many hats in our complex job descriptions of teacher, scholar, adviser and administrator. Re-enter the classroom with a renewed sense of why you are there and how you can be more effective in all your roles! For information, please call the Faculty Development Office at 581-7051 or e-mail facdev@eiu.edu.

KATHLEEN M. CHANCELLOR, Office of Faculty Development
Posted: Oct 01, 2007

 

Human Resources


FLU SHOT CLINICS -- NOV. 14 AND 15
The annual flu shot clinics are scheduled for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, and from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the MLK Jr. Union Bridge Lounge. Please go to the following Web site to complete the flu shot form prior to visiting the clinic: http://www.colescohealth.org/nursing/pdf/screenc_a.pdf.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FREE FLU SHOT
**CMS requires state employees to present their state health insurance card and Panther Card at time of service.
**CMS requires retirees/survivors to present health insurance card and 2 types of ID. If the retiree/survivor has Medicare, they need only to bring their Medicare card with them.
**Spouses of state employees are not eligible for the free vaccine. The Coles County Health Department will offer to spouses the flu shot for $30 and the pneumonia shot for $40.

Please remember to wear short sleeve shirts or other clothing that allows access to the upper arm.

MARLA S. BELDEN, Benefits/Payroll
Posted: Oct 22, 2007

WEEKLY PAYROLL/BENEFIT FACTS

DID YOU KNOW there are specific guidelines to follow when using sick leave? It is the supervisor's responsibility to ensure that sick leave is being used in accordance with the policy set forth in IGP 6. This policy reads as follows:

"Sick leave is provided for employees subject to the provisions and eligibility requirements outlined in the Board of Trustees Regulations or collective bargaining agreements. These guidelines have been established to supplement those regulations and agreements:
--Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that sick leave benefits are used in accordance with Board of Trustees Regulations or collective bargaining agreements and that usage is accurately reported. Sick leave usage shall be reported by the supervisor to the Department of Human Resources. Employees are individually responsible for reporting use of their sick leave benefits to their supervisors.
--Employees are responsible for notifying their immediate supervisor as soon as possible, but no later than the start of the assigned work day, if they will not be on duty because of illness. Non-notification, except in an emergency situation, may result in disciplinary action.
--Employees who have been absent due to illness may be required to provide a physician's letter stating that they are able to return to work before being allowed to do so. For civil service employees, see: Medical Clearance for Civil Service Employees.
--Abuse of, or failure to report sick leave in accordance with proper time reporting procedures may be cause for disciplinary action.
--Sick leave accrual records are maintained in the Department of Human Resources. These records are the only official basis on which sick leave with pay may be granted."

DID YOU KNOW that Payroll is in the process of implementing a new time reporting system? Banner Web Time Entry will be implemented to replace our current paper timecards. For information on this project, please visit http://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/payroll/ban_time_entry.php and/or continue to watch the University Newsletter for more information on this project.

DID YOU KNOW that EIU employees may qualify for tuition waivers to attend Eastern or another state of Illinois university? To find out more information about this valuable benefit, please click on the appropriate Web site: http://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/benefits/cswaiver.php or http://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/forms/FacultyAP_tuition_waiver.pdf.

LINDA C. HOLLOWAY, Assistant Director, Payroll and Benefits
Posted: Oct 09, 2007

MANDATORY ETHICS TRAINING
Beginning Oct. 2, all full-time and 50 percent or more contracted employees (including GAs) will be able to go online at www.etcc.il.gov, log in, and complete the State Ethics Training and Compliance Center's training course. Be sure to print your certificate as evidence of your completion. Your supervisor may also wish to see your certificate. Your Login ID should be your first name, middle initial, last name, and month and day of your birth. For example, your Login ID would be johnjdoe0919 if your name is John Joseph Doe, born Sept. 19. Please note that any spaces, dashes or suffixes such as III or Jr. are not part of the Login ID. Your department has your precise Login ID. The password for all employees is illinois7 until you log in and create your own password. If you are unable to complete this training due to computer unavailability or any other reason, please contact Sandy Bowman at 581-6402 or sebowman@eiu.edu. Please note that the course will not be available after Oct. 31.

If you are not able to log on after Oct. 2, please contact your supervisor, the Help Desk at 581-HELP, or Sandy Bowman to resolve this problem.

SANDRA E. BOWMAN, Ethics Training Administrator
Posted: Sep 28, 2007

 

Employment Opportunities


EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATION
Assistant Professor, Reading and Language Arts



COLLEGE OF SCIENCES
Assistant Professor, Science Education



SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY (TWO POSITIONS)
Industrial Technology, Digital Printing and Imaging
Industrial Technology, Education and Training



ENGLISH (TWO POSITIONS)
Assistant Professor, 20th- and 21st-Century British Literature and Culture
Assistant Professor, English Education



PHYSICS
Assistant Professor, Physics



ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ECONOMICS
Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of Economics



 

Research and Creative Activity


SCOTT A.G.M. Crawford
Scott A.G.M. Crawford, kinesiology and sports studies, wrote an “Issues” response which appeared in the October 2007 “Journal of Physical Education Recreation and Dance.” The topic was, “If parents are disruptive during a sports event, should their participating child be removed from the program?”



BAILEY YOUNG
Bailey K. Young, history, was appointed to an international committee to work with the Institut du Patrimoine Wallon (Heritage Institute of Wallonia, Belgium) to promote the preservation of the archaeological and historical heritage of this region.



FY2008 PROPOSAL INITIATIVE FUND ROUND 2
Proposals for grants from the Proposal Initiative Fund (PIF) are due by noon Oct. 31. The purpose of the 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 http://www.eiu.edu/~grants/SIF_PIF.php.

BOB CHESNUT, Director/Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Aug 21, 2007

 

Miscellaneous


SECA - THAT'S INCREDIBLE!
If you are new to SECA, please consider starting with a small donation. You may select many of our local charitable organizations to contribute to through payroll deduction. Remember, if every full-time faculty, staff or administrator donated just $10 each month, we would collectively contribute approximately $221,640. THAT'S INCREDIBLE! Thank you for taking a look at SECA this year. When your SECA forms are completed, please send them through campus mail to Lynette Drake, Health Service. Questions may be directed to Lynette Drake, ldrake@eiu.edu, 581-7015, or Steve Scher, sjscher@eiu.edu, 581-7269.

LYNETTE DRAKE, Health Service
Posted: Oct 22, 2007

CHECK YOUR FOOTPRINT.
You can check your footprint at www.nrc-recycle.org. Go to the Recycling Calculator, and see how much of an effect you have on Mother Earth. Then ask yourself if you can improve. Questions? Call Allan Rathe at 581-7022.

ALLAN L. RATHE, Recylcing Coordinator
Posted: Oct 22, 2007

TEMPERATURE CHANGES
When there are drastic temperature changes in the spring and fall, it will take a required amount of time for the environmental control system in a building to accommodate the fluctuations in temperature. This includes periods when very warm conditions are replaced by very cool conditions. These fluctuations will sometimes happen as quickly as within the same day. Be aware that this could result in a temporary period of uncomfortable interior temperatures due to the challenges inherent in our systems operation.

This time of the year, Facilities Planning and Management is busy preparing the buildings for the winter heating season. This task could be delayed and occupant comfort compromised if windows are left opened in campus buildings. We would appreciate it if occupants would refrain from leavings windows open so that the environmental control system can function as it is designed.

Thank you for your patience as building temperatures are adjusted for seasonal changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Work Control at 581-3416.

GARY REED, Director, Facilities Planning and Management
Posted: Oct 16, 2007

NEW AGORA AVAILABLE ONLINE
The October issue of Agora is now online at http://www.eiu.edu/~agora/0709/. The theme of the issue is Faces of War, and it’s full of great writing. We have a stunning short story by Jaimee Wriston Colbert, who visited Eastern the week of Sept. 24. Bill Searle and John Kilgore have written thought-provoking essays about war and literature, and the poetry from new books by David Radavich and John Guzlowksi will move you and maybe make you cry.

DAIVA MARKELIS, English Department
Posted: Oct 16, 2007

REQUEST FOR INPUT FROM FACULTY
The University Committee on Disability Issues (UCDI) is seeking input from faculty relative to information and training opportunities for assisting people with disabilities, and requests that you complete a survey. Responses from the survey will be directed to offices with oversight for these issues, discussed at future UCDI meetings, and used to develop training relative to disability issues. You will find the survey at: http://www.eiu.edu/~cats/disabilityServices/issuesFA2007/survey.php.

Please complete and submit the online survey by Nov. 30, 2007. Thank you for helping us to gather this important information!

KATHRYN L. WAGGONER, Disability Services
Posted: Oct 16, 2007

ANNUAL CAMPUS SECURITY INFORMATION
A brochure containing information about campus safety statistics was distributed during the week of Oct. 8 to all university employees via campus mail. The reporting of this information on an annual basis is mandated by the Federal Drug Free Schools and Communities Amendment Act (Public Law 101-226), the Federal Student Right-To-Know, and Campus Security Act. Students have been notified of this information electronically. The Annual Security Report is available at www.eiu.edu/directives. Additional information about campus safety and crime preventions is available at http://www.eiu.edu/~police. Questions about this information can be directed to Adam Due, chief of University Police.

ROBYN B. PAIGE, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs
Posted: Oct 16, 2007

SECA ADVISORY COMMITTEE SEEKS NEW MEMBERS
The State Employees Charitable Appeal (SECA) is getting underway on Eastern's campus this week. The SECA Advisory Committee is dedicated to increasing charitable giving by Eastern employees, and increasing the use of SECA for that giving. We are looking to expand the size of our committee.

If you'd like to help increase the way people on Eastern can help out, please contact Steve Scher (581-7269; sjscher@eiu.edu).

STEVE SCHER, Chair, SECA Advisory Committee
Posted: Oct 15, 2007

1,098 NEW TITLES AT BOOTH IN SEPTEMBER
During the month of September, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,098 new print titles. A list of these titles may be reached http://www.library.eiu.edu/newtitles/, or start on Booth's home page (http://www.library.eiu.edu/), click on Books, Videos and More, and choose the New Title List link from that page. The list is arranged by locations within the library, and titles are listed by call number within each location. Questions? Contact Karen Whisler, head of Collection Management Services, at 581-7551 or klwhisler@eiu.edu.

KAREN WHISLER, Head, Collection Management Services, Booth Library
Posted: Oct 09, 2007

STATEWIDE DATABASE TRIAL OCT. 1 THROUGH NOV. 30
Welcome to Try-It! Illinois 2007, the eighth annual statewide database trial, sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library. Try-It! Illinois offers faculty, staff and library users of the more than 4,000 ILLINET member libraries the opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources. Visit the Booth Library homepage and click on the Try-It, Illinois link or go to this URL: http://www.library.eiu.edu/collman/tryit.html for access.

KAREN L. WHISLER, Head, Collection Management Services, Booth Library
Posted: Oct 09, 2007

'COMMERCIAL QUANTITY FOODS PRODUCTION' PRESENTS PANTERA RESTAURANT
FCS 3784 -- "Commercial Quantity Food Production" -- uses the theory-practice model allowing students to experience "real world" examples, and gives them hands-on experiences to develop the skills and knowledge they need when they enter the workplace. Pantera is a student-operated full-service restaurant which is part of the class. Every Tuesday, students offer a different themed menu. Menus can be accessed through the FCS Web page under "Pantera Restaurant."

Location: Klehm Hall, Room 1418. Seatings: 5:45 and 6:10 p.m. Price: $9.50 per person. Guests: EIU campus community. Reservations are required. To make reservations, please call 217-581-6677 or e-mail krhodes2@eiu.edu.

KATHRYN RHODES, Instructor, FCS
Posted: Oct 03, 2007

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. Individuals may or may not have completed a degree(s) in higher education. Nomination materials may be obtained by contacting the Office of External Relations, Old Main, Room 1117, or by clicking on http://www.eiu.edu/~eiuer/. Completed nominations should be returned to the Office of External Relations no later than Monday, Dec. 3.

CHERYL L. GILBERT, External Relations
Posted: Sep 25, 2007

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)


ATLANTIC RECORDS GUIDES EIU STUDENTS INTO MUSIC INDUSTRY CAREERS
Andrea Harley, the national co-director of promotions for Atlantic Records, will speak to EIU students who are interested in finding jobs within the music industry. The event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. EIU Career Services, the University Board and the MLK Jr. Union are co-sponsoring the event, which will provide a lecture, lunch and promotional items provided by Atlantic Records. Seating is limited to the first 400 students. Learn how one EIU student has already interned in the music industry, and how other students can build the right credentials and networks to work in this dynamic field.

LINDA L. MOORE, Career Services
Posted: Oct 19, 2007

NEW JAPAN RESEARCH GRANTS FOR STUDENTS
The Asian studies minor is looking for undergraduate students who are interested in conducting research in Japan during the summer of 2008. The Freeman Foundation is sponsoring a number of undergraduate research projects through the ASIANetwork Organization. Interested students should contact either Mihoko Ogowa (mogawa@eiu.edu) or Robert Petersen (rspetersen@eiu.edu) right away.

ROBERT S. PETERSEN, Assistant Professor, Art
Posted: Oct 12, 2007

EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY ANNUITANTS ASSOCIATION (EIUAA) SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the EIUAA Scholarship. Recipient(s) must: 1) be a junior or senior, majoring in the College of Arts and Humanities at EIU; 2) be the child or grandchild of a current EIU employee with at least five years of service OR a retired EIU employee with at least five or more years of service to the university; 3) have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; 4) submit a written statement listing career goals and financial need; 5) and submit a letter of recommendation from an EIU adviser or faculty member. In the event that there are several suitable applicants, preference will be given to the recipient with financial need. Application deadline is Oct. 31. An application can be obtained from the EIUAA Web site: http://www.eiu.edu/annuitants/scholarship.php.

ALAN BAHARLOU, President, EIUAA
Posted: Oct 09, 2007

FALL 2007 GRADUATES
In order for the certifying officers to complete the necessary paperwork, we are asking students who plan to graduate in Fall 2007 to submit completed Electronic Writing Portfolios by Nov. 16.

AMY S. RICHARDSON, Center for Academic Support and Achievement
Posted: Oct 01, 2007

FALL EDUCATION JOB FAIR
Career Services will sponsor the FALL EDUCATION JOB FAIR from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. Education candidates will have the opportunity to meet with school districts from throughout Illinois, as well as those from out of state. We expect representatives from 70-plus school districts to be in attendance. This is a great professional day experience for student teachers; however, ALL students considering a career in education are encouraged to attend! Please visit our Web site at http://www.eiu.edu/~careers/students/ed_fair.php to view participating schools. We are adding schools to the list daily!

KELLI J. BROSAM, Career Services
Posted: Sep 25, 2007

ISEP INFORMATION MEETINGS
EIU students may prepare to teach grades six through 12 through the Regular Program or the Integrated Secondary Education Program (ISEP). To compare the two, visit www.eiu.edu/~sed_edf/programs.php. To learn more about ISEP, students are invited to attend one of the following half-hour informational meetings:
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 4 p.m., Buzzard 2147
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m., Buzzard 2430
Thursday, Nov. 1, 5 p.m., Buzzard 1445
Anyone who cannot attend is welcome to call 581-7394 for an appointment.

Students should NOT try to register for SED 3000 or SED 3330/EDP 3331 (Regular Program). Instead, they should go to Secondary Education, Buzzard 2147, to apply/wait list.

AUDREY T. EDWARDS, Secondary Education and Foundations
Posted: Sep 18, 2007

CAROL HELWIG AWARD FOR A GRADUATE STUDENT
Applications are available in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle Level Education for the Carol Helwig Award. The recipient must be a graduate student working toward certificaton in or a master's degree in Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle Level Education. The recipient will need to be at least 25 years old and enrolled as a full-time student at EIU. Applications are due no later than 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.

APRIL D. FLOOD, Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle Level Education
Posted: Aug 28, 2007

DWIGHT AND BETTE (LECKRONE) BAPTIST SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are being sought for the Dwight and Bette (Leckrone) Baptist Scholarship. The recipient shall be a full-time undergraduate or full-time or part-time graduate student accepted and enrolled at Eastern Illinois University. The undergraduate recipient(s) shall be a major in accounting or in family and consumer sciences with an option in family services, dietetics or hospitality management. The undergraduate recipient(s) shall hold a high school diploma from the Cowden, Salem or Shelbyville, Illinois, high schools or a successor school system. The graduate recipient(s) shall hold a full-time faculty appointment with the Cowden, Salem or Shelbyville schools or a successor school system. The graduate recipient(s) must be enrolled in a graduate program within the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences (MBA or family and consumer sciences majors). Financial need is not a consideration. All award recipients shall have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

The application with scholarship criteria is available on the Vice President for Academic Affairs Web site at http://www.eiu.edu/~acaffair/Scholarships/. Applications with required documentation must be submitted no later than Oct. 31, 2007, to the Provost’s Office, Old Main, Room 1020.

KAREN JOHNSON, Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs
Posted: Aug 21, 2007

FALL 2007 UNIVERSITY ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION MEETINGS
Students must attend a meeting to formally apply for University Admission to Teacher Education and to initiate the selection process. The College of Education and Professional Studies schedules meetings each semester. The required formal application form is distributed and collected at the meetings, and the rules and regulations concerning selection, admission to and retention in teacher education are explained. Students who have not previously applied must attend a meeting. The following Fall 2007 meetings are scheduled to initiate the selection process: Noon to 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4; 5 to 5:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1; 1 to 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23; 6 to 6:50 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8; and 3 to 3:50 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3. Meetings will be held in Buzzard Hall Auditorium (Room 1501). The next opportunity to initiate the selection process will be during Spring 2008.

PAT HOLYCROSS, Teacher Certification Assistant/College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Aug 20, 2007

 

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