Jul 24, 2016

 

News from Old Main

CROSS NAMED INTERIM DEAN, SCHOOL OF ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
Due to the resignation of Regis Gilman, Jeff Cross will serve as interim dean of the School of Adult and Continuing Education in addition to his regular duties as associate vice president for academic affairs. The appointment goes into effect immediately and will continue until a search is conducted and a permanent dean is named. No timeline has been announced for that search.

"Dr. Cross brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the dean's office, and I appreciate his willingness to include this new role among his many other job duties," said Blair Lord, provost and vice president for academic affairs. "He will continue to serve as associate vice president, as well."

Gilman recently accepted a position with Eastern Carolina University.

BLAIR LORD , Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Posted: Jul 13, 2016

STUDENT AFFAIRS APPOINTMENTS
Please join Student Affairs in congratulating Allison Frees-Williams and Nathan Wehr, who have assumed the interim roles of director of Career Services and director of Fraternity and Sorority Programs, respectively. Both appointments went into effect earlier this summer.

Frees-Williams, who previously held the title of assistant director, replaced retiring director Linda Moore. Wehr most recently served as assistant director of student life; he replaces Dwight Harwood, who recently resigned.

"I thank both Allison and Nathan for stepping forward in these roles and look forward to working with them during the coming school year," said Lynette Drake, interim associate vice president for student affairs.

LYNETTE DRAKE, Interim Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Posted: Jul 13, 2016

MILLER NAMED INTERIM DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
Kelly Miller, associate director of Housing and Dining Services, has been named interim director of admissions. The appointment goes into effect immediately and will continue until a search is conducted and a permanent director is named. No timeline has been announced for that search.

"I appreciate Kelly's willingness to accept this role and the responsibility it entails," said Blair Lord, provost and vice president for academic affairs. "She knows the university and its students, and brings a strong skillset and work ethic to her new role. I look forward to working with her in the coming months as we address the critical challenges facing the Office of Admissions."

Miller, a 25-year employee of Eastern, received both her bachelor's degree (human resource management) and MBA from the university.

She replaces Kara Hadley-Shakya, who recently resigned to become admissions director at the University of Northern Iowa.

BLAIR LORD, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Posted: Jul 13, 2016

 

Meetings/Events

LINDA BARTER RETIREMENT RECEPTION
The College of Arts and Humanities invites you to join in the celebration of Linda Barter's retirement after 25 years of dedicated service to Eastern Illinois University. A reception honoring Linda will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, in the Concourse of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Join Linda and her friends and colleagues as they gather to wish her well.

DANIEL E. CREWS, University Apartments Operations
Posted: Jul 20, 2016

 

Professional Development

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Human Resources

SALARY DISTRIBUTION OPTION -- FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Faculty and administrative staff in nine-, 10- or 11-month positions who wish to change their salary distribution option plan must complete a Salary Distribution Option Form found on the HR website. The Salary Distribution Option form must be returned to the Human Resources Employment Office prior to the first day of the employee's contract. If a form is not received for new employees, the plan will default to salary paid according to contract dates. The salary distribution option plan chosen at this time cannot be changed during the current year and will continue in future years unless the Employment Office is notified of a change. If you have questions, please contact Carol Galey (7655) or Cindy Maples (2613).

CAROL A. GALEY, Human Resources
Posted: Jul 12, 2016

VALIC REPRESENTATIVE ON CAMPUS WEEKLY
A VALIC representative will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Wednesday in the Sullivan Room, MLK Jr. Union. If you wish to make an appointment, please call 217-821-5289.

VALIC is one of EIU's approved vendors for the 403b plan. A 403b is a voluntary retirement plan developed to enhance an employee's retirement. VALIC is one of the approved vendors offered by EIU.

For information about EIU's 403b plans, please visit our page here.

THURMAN ETCHISON, Benefits Services
Posted: May 12, 2016

EXITING EIU
Any employee who is terminating from the university for any reason should always contact the Human Resources Employment Office as soon as your last day of work has been determined. It is a required procedure to complete a Clearance Sheet before leaving campus. Once we have your termination date, a Clearance Sheet will be sent to you in plenty of time to obtain all necessary signatures. Civil Service employees should call ahead and then come to the HR Employment Office to sign termination paperwork before receiving the Clearance Sheet. If you have any questions about the exiting process, please call the HR Employment Office at 581-3463.

CAROL A. GALEY, Human Resources
Posted: Apr 01, 2016

 

Employment Opportunities

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EXTRA HELP FOOD SERVICE WORKERS -- PANTHER CATERING
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Research and Creative Activity

DAN NADLER
Dan Nadler, professor of college student affairs in the Department of Counseling and Student Development, co-authored an article titled "Does it Matter? What College Student Governments Talk About." The article is available in the 2016 edition of the Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 16(2).



DAILY EASTERN NEWS WINS GENERAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
The Daily Eastern News has won first place in overall general excellence for a newspaper that publishes more than weekly in the annual Society for Collegiate Journalists national competition.

The News staff brought home 12 awards in the competition, including three first-place finishes.

Other awards: First place, column or commentary, Roberto Hodge; first place, photo essay, Kevin Hall; second place, continuing coverage, Stephanie Markham and Cassie Buchman, for coverage of the state budget impasse; second place, news photo, and third place, photo essay, Jason Howell; and third place, feature photo, Molly Dotson.

Honorable mentions went to: Howell for sports photo and for sports page design; Chynna Miller for editorial cartoon; Analicia Haynes for column or commentary; and the staff for editorial.

LOLA A. BURNHAM, Journalism
Posted: May 19, 2016

 

Miscellaneous

BOOTH LIBRARY ADDS 721 ITEMS IN JUNE
During June, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 721 new items. The list can be viewed here. This list includes donations to the library, re-cataloged library items, freely available government publications, and consortium-wide purchases. The recent university spending freeze (due to statewide budget issues) has limited the number of new items being added to library collections.

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, Library Services
Posted: Jul 12, 2016

2016 CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT
In July of each year, we are requested to post a public notice called the "Consumer Confidence Report." It is a report concerning the quality of drinking water used on campus during the previous year (for the period of Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2015), and is required by the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996. One way to serve notice is posting on the Web.

There are two reports to view and/or print -- the EIU Consumer Confidence Report and the City of Charleston Consumer Report. The web address to access both reports is http://www.eiu.edu/fpm/fpmdocs.php. If you would like a copy of these reports, please go to the link to print.

We are emailing all building coordinators with the link, as well, to ensure that all buildings connected to the campus water distribution system have a paper copy of both reports available for the building occupants to review. You will not receive a paper copy in the mail. The notice will be posted for public viewing in the same manner that other announcements are posted within your building. Also, a copy will be made available to any occupants who may request one. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Aaron Kemper, Plumbing Shop, 217-581-7212.

TIM ZIMMER, Director of Facilities Planning and Management
Posted: Jun 22, 2016

THE WRITING CENTER IS OPEN FOR SIX-WEEK SUMMER SESSION
Please share this information with students in summer courses. (Flyer available.) And, consider introducing your students to the Writing Center by sharing the two-minute video on our website.

Call 581-5929 or drop by the Writing Center (Coleman Hall 3110) for a free 30-minute appointment with a trained writing consultant.

Our summer hours are Monday and Wednesday (10 to 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m.), Tuesday and Thursday (9 to 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m.)

ALSO, from June 29 through July 25, a writing consultant will be available in BOOTH Library for these evening hours: Monday through Thursday (7 to 9 p.m.) and Sunday (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.). (Location to be arranged. Ask at the Reference Desk.)

FERN KORY, Writing Center Director
Posted: Jun 14, 2016

RECORDS MANAGEMENT
We have been working to streamline the records management process over the past few months. As part of this effort we have changed certain procedures for submitting a disposal request. For information about the changes, as well as the new procedure, please visit our website. There you will find information about records retention, as well as instructions for how to complete a Record Management Request.

Questions? Please contact info-sec@eiu.edu.

JOSHUA L. AWALT, Information Technology Services
Posted: Jun 13, 2016

NEED CHILD CARE REFERRALS FOR THIS SUMMER?
Summer is on its way and the children will soon be out of school! We would love to help with finding quality care for this summer. Give our office a call or stop by to get a list of child care providers in your area. Our referral areas include Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby counties.

ASHLEY R. NAILING, CCR&R Core FY16
Posted: May 16, 2016

SRC SUMMER HOURS
The Student Rec Center will be open Summer 2016 during the following hours:

Monday through Friday -- 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday -- noon to 4 p.m.

Please note that due to summer camp usage, some areas of the SRC may not be available.

SARAH W. DAUGHERTY, Campus Recreation
Posted: May 09, 2016

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR SUMMER HOURS
Between Monday, May 9, and Friday, Aug. 12, the Office of the Registrar will be open as follows:
Monday through Thursday -- 7:30 a.m. to noon and 12:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Friday -- 7:30 a.m. to noon

During the holiday weeks of May 30 and July 4, the office will be open 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (as each week has a Monday holiday).

JENNIFER L. PORTER, Office Registrar
Posted: Apr 22, 2016

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

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EIU in the News

JUNE 2016
From Illinois Public Media, "21st Show" -- "Corpse Flower Set to Bloom in East Central Illinois," June 21, 2016