Sep 29, 2016

 

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Meetings/Events

SBLHC MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY VAN CAMPUS VISIT
The mobile mammography van from Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center will be on campus Friday, Oct. 21. This service is available to women 35 years and over who have not had a mammogram in the past one year and one day. The screening also includes a free osteoporosis test. The mobile van provides the same services as the Mammography Department at SBLHC. The van will be located on Campus Drive between the Alumni Clock Tower and Lumpkin Hall. Walk-ins are welcome; however, appointments are preferred. Please call 800-639-5929 to schedule your appointment.

AMANDA ZUCCO, Benefits
Posted: Sep 23, 2016

EIU INVITES HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS, SENIORS TO PARTICIPATE IN FREE #FUTUREPANTHER TAILGATE
Eastern's Office of Admissions will host its fourth annual junior and senior high school student tailgate on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Check-in for the event will take place from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. in Lantz Arena. High school upperclassmen will receive free football tickets for them and a guest. (If students have additional guests, they can contact the Office of Admissions to receive discounted tickets.)

After checking in, students will be shown a quick presentation about EIU and the admissions process. Immediately after, attendees will be offered a tour of Eastern's campus. There will also be a special student-led tour of the campus geared toward fans of Pokemon Go.

Beginning at 4:30 p.m., students and families will enjoy the full tailgate experience. Registered students and their families will receive a complimentary meal provided by WB's Pub 'n Grub, who will be cooking on-site and providing refreshments before the 6 p.m. kickoff against the Tennessee State Tigers.

This event is a great opportunity for students to see what life is like as a #FuturePanther. Students can sign up here or contact Brittany Trimble at bmtrimble2@eiu.edu; 581-2223.

Students and families are encouraged to wear blue to this event and anticipate outdoor weather conditions.

BRITTANY TRIMBLE, ADMISSIONS
Posted: Sep 23, 2016

STORY TIMES OFFERED AT BOOTH LIBRARY
Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to free story times in the Ballenger Teachers Center of Booth Library. Story times are planned at 10 a.m. on Oct. 1, 8 and 29; and Nov. 5 and 12. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. More specific information about the theme of each story time will be posted on the library's Facebook and Twitter pages.

For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit here or call 581-8442.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Sep 22, 2016

PERRY LECTURE TO FOCUS ON THEORY OF COMPUTABILITY
A two-part lecture series titled "Reflections on the Theory of Computability" will be offered on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 29-30. Both talks will take place from 4 to 4:50 p.m. in Old Main, Room 2231. Admission is free and open to the public.

Paul Schupp, professor emeritus in the Department of Mathematics of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, explained the content of his lecture: "One of the greatest accomplishments of 20th century mathematics was to give a precise definition of what it means to be 'computable,'" he said. "Since we are now surrounded by computers, it is easy to have an intuitive idea of what is being discussed and no previous technical knowledge of computability theory is assumed. I will give an historical overview of the development of computability and computational complexity and then discuss how recent new ideas are changing the subject."

Schupp's presentations are being made possible by an endowment from William Perry, former president of EIU and former professor in the university's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Sep 22, 2016

ENTRY APPLICATIONS BEING SOUGHT FOR OCT. 22 HOMECOMING PARADE
Eastern is now accepting entry applications from individuals and/or groups wishing to participate in the EIU Homecoming Parade, scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.

Residents of Charleston and other area communities are invited to participate as EIU celebrates "There's No Place Like EIU!" Homecoming 2016 during the week of Oct. 17-22. Borrowing from the theme of the timeless movie classic, "The Wizard of Oz," This year's EIU parade will again feature a wide range of parade entries that include marching bands, flatbed floats, walking floats, decorated cars and more. Interested applicants, including student organizations, community groups, and local and state dignitaries, are encouraged to join in on the fun.

The deadline to submit "community" Homecoming parade forms is Friday, Oct. 7. Entry forms from EIU-affiliated groups will be accepted until Tuesday, Oct. 11. No late parade entries will be accepted.

To register and/or for more information, contact the EIU Student Life Activity Center at 217-581-5522 or online here.

CECI BRINKER, Director, Student Life
Posted: Sep 22, 2016

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR SUE YOCUM
Library Services invites you to join in the celebration of Sue Yocum's retirement from Eastern after 23 years of service. Sue has been an integral part of the Circulation Department, serving as the library operations associate for circulation, and has provided a valuable service in the Interlibrary Loan Department. In addition to her time here at Booth Library, Sue has served in the library community for more than 30 years. A reception in her honor will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in the Witters Conference Room 4440. Please stop by and wish her well in her "life after Booth Library!"

PEGGY A. MANLEY, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Sep 16, 2016

2016 FLU SHOT CLINIC
Mark your calendars for Oct. 12. The Benefits Office, in coordination with EIU Health Services and the EIU Annuitants Association, is pleased to bring the 2016 free flu shot clinic to our campus. This clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bridge Lounge, MLK Jr. Union. CMS requires state employees to present their state health insurance card and Panther Card at the time of service.

RETIREES are required to present their health insurance card and two types of ID. If the retiree has Medicare, they need only to bring their Medicare card.

SPOUSES OF STATE EMPLOYEES are not eligible for the free vaccine. However, spouses of employees may get their flu shots at these clinics.The cost is $35 for regular dose and $45 for high dose (adults 65 and over).

Please remember to wear clothing that allows access to the upper arm!

AMANDA ZUCCO, Benefits Services
Posted: Sep 15, 2016

REGISTRATION ACCEPTED FOR BOOK DISCUSSION AT LIBRARY
A book discussion is planned as part of Booth Library's fall exhibit and program series, "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights."

All are invited to participate in a discussion of "Citizen: An American Lyric," a 2014 book by American poet Claudia Rankine. "Citizen" is described as both criticism and poetry. In it, Rankine shares examples of racial aggressions -- some intentional and some seemingly slips of the tongue -- in the media and in daily life, including in the classroom, at the supermarket and on TV.

The first 15 who register in advance for the discussion will receive a complimentary copy of the book to read prior to the event (additional copies are available for checkout). Rehema Barber, director of the Tarble Arts Center, will lead discussion of the book at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the West Reading Room of the library.

'To register for the book discussion, visit here.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean
Posted: Sep 13, 2016

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR FREE OCT, 14 EASTERN ILLINOIS WRITING PROJECT INSTITUTE DAY
Registration is now open for the Eastern Illinois Writing Project 2016 Institute Day for Pre-Service Teachers and Current Teachers Across the Curriculum. Registration is available on our website.

The Institute Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 2016, in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Admission to this event is free and open to the public!

Students are encouraged to attend and will receive a certificate of completion.

Lunch will be provided!

This year's conference will focus on alternative approaches to teaching argument across disciplines and grade levels.

ROBIN L. MURRAY, English
Posted: Aug 30, 2016

2016 CELEBRATION OF PUBLICATIONS, CREATIVE WORKS AND GRANTS
All faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2016 Celebration of Publications, Creative Works and Grants reception from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. Faculty and staff from all four academic colleges and Booth Library will have their publications and creative works on display. A brief program will take place at 3:45 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Division of Academic Affairs.

DEBORAH D. ENDSLEY, Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences
Posted: Aug 24, 2016

BOOTH LIBRARY TO HOST EXHIBIT, 'FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE: VISUAL CULTURE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS'
"For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights," a national traveling exhibition, will be on display at Booth Library from Sept. 1-Oct. 20.

Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters and historic artifacts, the exhibition traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency.

Visitors to the immersive display will explore dozens of compelling and persuasive visual images, including photographs from influential magazines such as LIFE, JET and EBONY; CBS news footage; and TV clips from "The Ed Sullivan Show." Also included are civil rights-era objects that exemplify the range of negative and positive imagery -- from Aunt Jemima syrup dispensers and 1930s produce advertisements to Jackie Robinson baseball ephemera and 1960s children's toys with African-American portraiture.

"For All the World to See" will be accompanied by a series of programs, including lectures, book discussions and a musical performance. The series will kick off at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 with an opening program and reception in the West Reading Room at Booth Library. Keynote speaker Janice Collins, assistant professor in the Journalism Department at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, will give the keynote address, "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Race, Relations and Reflection."

The exhibit and all programs are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule, visit here.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services, Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 19, 2016

 

Professional Development

RESPONDUS TRAINING
Are you offering online tests this term? Spend just 45 minutes with Respondus and learn how to prevent cheating in online exams. In this free webinar, you''ll see a demo of LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor, learn best practices, and be ready to protect the integrity of exams in D2L.

UPCOMING INSTRUCTOR TRAININGS:
Wednesday, Sept. 28 -- 1 p.m. Central Time
Thursday, Oct. 6 -- 3 p.m. Central Time
Tuesday, Oct. 18 -- 1 p.m. Central Time

Sign up today to learn how to use these applications! See here.

Questions? Contact Julie Lockett at jalockett@eiu.edu

JULIE A. LOCKETT, Director, Center for Online Learning
Posted: Sep 27, 2016

MIDTERM GRADE OPTION IN D2L
Beginning this semester, instructors using the grade book in D2L will have the option to export midterm grades from D2L to Banner. The "Export Grades to Banner" button will be available during the midterm grade submission period, Oct. 5-12. The procedure for exporting midterm grades is essentially the same as exporting final grades with the added step of selecting midterm or final during the process. The updated manual is linked in the "D2L Support" widget on the "My Home" page in D2L. The direct link to the manual is https://www.eiu.edu/col/pdf/Export_Grades_to_Banner_Manual.pdf. If you have questions, contact Julie Lockett at jalockett@eiu.edu. If you need assistance using D2L, contact the Center for Online Learning at 217-581-8452 or col@eiu.edu.

JULIE A. LOCKETT, Director, Center for Online Learning
Posted: Sep 23, 2016

 

Human Resources

BENEFITS CLOSURE: SEPT. 28, 2016
The Benefits Office will be closed Sept. 28 due to moving. The new location will be across the hall in the employment office. We will reopen on Sept. 29 in our new location.

ERICA M. THORNTON, Benefits Operations
Posted: Sep 27, 2016

HUMAN RESOURCES NEW OFFICE HOURS
Due to recent staff changes, the Human Resources offices (Director's Office, Benefits, Employment/Examinations and Payroll) will be closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Thank you for your cooperation.

JULIE A. WILKERSON, HR Officer/Human Resources Employment
Posted: Aug 04, 2016

ADDRESS CHANGES FOR FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
New faculty and staff should notify the Human Resources Employment Office of their new permanent address and phone numbers. We will update the Banner System and notify other necessary offices for you. Departments need to notify us of all new or changed campus addresses and phone numbers to ensure the accuracy of the online directory. Please email changes to Carol Galey at cagaley@eiu.edu or Cindy Maples at camaples@eiu.edu.

CAROL A. GALEY, Human Resources
Posted: Aug 01, 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.

AMANDA K. ZUCCO, Benefits Services
Posted: May 12, 2016

 

Employment Opportunities

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Research and Creative Activity

ALLEN LANHAM
The Illinois Library Association recently granted luminary status to Allen Lanham of Charleston, dean of library service at Booth Library. Illinois Library Luminaries honor those who have made a significant contribution to Illinois libraries during a career that has positively served the library profession.

Lanham has served as professor and dean of library services at EIU for 25 years. He also served on the Charleston Public Library and library system boards, and was elected president of the Illinois Library Association. He was named ILA Academic Librarian of the Year in 2008 and has been a regular contributor to the ILA Reporter.

During his tenure at Eastern, he has encouraged a wide range of library programming in the arts and humanities, and has been the principal investigator for Art and Architecture in Illinois Libraries since 2006. He has consulted for libraries in Central and South America and Africa.

Prior to his career in libraries, Lanham was a professor of music in Puerto Rico and an instrumental music teacher, holding a doctorate in music education from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. He received a master's in library science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



NO PRESIDENT'S FUND GRANT COMPETITION IN FALL 2016
The Fall 2016 competition for funds awarded by the President's Fund for Research and Creative Activity has been cancelled. No proposals will be accepted.

ROBERT W. CHESNUT, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Aug 26, 2016

 

Miscellaneous

2016-2017 ASIAN STUDIES LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Asian Studies Program is accepting nominations for a leadership award for an EIU student whose contributions have made a positive impact on our campus to fulfill the mission of Asian studies: to promote education about Asia and take leadership in Asia-related programming and research. Please send your nomination to Jinhee Lee, coordinator of Asian studies (jlee@eiu.edu), by Monday, April 3, 2017. The award will be announced at the Asian Studies Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. For details, please visit here.

JINHEE J. LEE, Coordinator of Asian Studies
Posted: Sep 22, 2016

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR EIU HOMECOMING PARADE GRAND MARSHAL
Nominations for the Eastern Illinois University 2016 Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal are now being accepted.

Being named Homecoming grand marshal is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an individual who exhibits and exemplifies EIU pride, service and contributions. In addition to presiding over the Oct. 22 parade, the individual serving in the role takes part in other Homecoming events and activities, including the tailgate and football game later that same day. The grand marshal is selected on the basis of his/her contributions, civic involvement, and personal achievements or distinction that he/she has brought to EIU.

The deadline to submit nominations is 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3. One need not be affiliated with EIU in order to nominate someone else.

For information, see here or phone 217-581-5522. -30-

CECI BRINKER, Director, Student Life
Posted: Sep 22, 2016

LINCOLN ACADEMY OF ILLINOIS
Faculty and staff are invited to nominate an outstanding senior from the 2016-2017 graduating class to be EIU'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. 12, 2016, 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 Scholarship Web Page. 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. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.

ANNE M. LEWIS, Vice President for Student Affairs Office
Posted: Sep 19, 2016

2016 EIU HOMECOMING FACULTY KING AND QUEEN NOMINATIONS
The 2016 Homecoming Committee is now accepting nominations for the "There's No Place Like EIU" 2016 EIU Homecoming Faculty King and Queen. Please submit nomination form online here. Submissions must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, to be considered.

Note: The winners of EIU Homecoming Faculty King and Queen must be able to attend "Wizard of Paws" Coronation at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Those chosen will be notified at least one week prior to Coronation.

LAUREL L. FUQUA, Student Life Office
Posted: Sep 19, 2016

2016 EIU HOMECOMING LITTLE PRINCE AND LITTLE PRINCESS APPLICATIONS
The 2016 Homecoming Committee is now accepting applications for the "There's No Place Like EIU" 2016 EIU Homecoming Little Prince and Little Princess. Children/grandchildren of students, faculty and staff between the ages of four and eight years of age are welcome to apply. Please submit application online here. Submissions must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, to be considered.

Note: The winners of EIU Homecoming Little Prince and Little Princess must be able to attend the "Wizard of Paws" Coronation at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, and participate in the parade, which begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Those chosen will be notified at least one week prior to Coronation.

LAUREL L. FUQUA, Student Life Office
Posted: Sep 19, 2016

NOTICE OF CIVIL SERVICE ADVISORY ELECTION FOR EIU REPRESENTATIVE
It is time to begin the process of electing a representative from Eastern Illinois University to the State Universities Civil Service Advisory Committee (EAC). Petitions and Statement of Candidacy Forms will be available at the start of business on Friday, Sept. 23, and will be made available in the Human Resources Director's Office, located in Old Main, Room 2010. The last day to submit the Petition and Statement Candidacy Forms will be close of business on Sept. 30.

Candidates who wish to withdraw from the election ballot must do so by Wednesday, Oct. 5.

An official list of candidates and their qualifications will be made available on or before Oct. 10. The election will be held on Oct. 25 via electronic voting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for civil service employees only.

To be eligible for nomination and election to membership on this committee, a civil service employee must meet the following qualifications: (1) have a full-time certified status appointment in the system, and (2) have at least three current consecutive years of civil service employment in an institution currently served by the system at the time the candidate picks up the petition and statement of candidacy. Again, forms may be picked up in Human Resources, Room 2010, Old Main, beginning Sept. 23.

The appointment term will be for four years, from Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2020.

Please review the SUCSAC website, which includes the EAC member's manual and the bylaws for further information. Please feel free to contact Human Resources at humanres@eiu.edu or by calling 581-3514 for further information.

LINDA C. HOLLOWAY, Interim Director of Business Services/Interim Human Resources Director
Posted: Sep 13, 2016

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR SUPPORT FROM THE JAENIKE ACCESS TO THE ARTS FUND
Applications are invited for grants from the Ruth and Vaughn Jaenike Access to the Arts Fund, administered by Eastern Illinois University. Activities in music, theatre arts and the visual arts are eligible for Jaenike Fund grant support for up to half of the overall project costs. The next application deadline is Friday, Oct. 7, with notification on or about Oct. 14. There will also be a Spring 2017 round of applications with specific dates yet to be determined. The Doudna Fine Arts Center administers the fund for the College of Arts & Humanities at EIU.

The purpose of the fund is to encourage the presentation of arts performances, exhibitions, lecture/demonstrations, and related programs to new or underserved audiences, with a priority on serving the east central Illinois area (roughly within a 50-mile radius from Charleston).

Grant requests will be accepted from schools, non-profit organizations, divisions of Lake Land College or Eastern Illinois University, and artists or ensembles. Grants are not awarded for the purchase of equipment or to individual artists to support the creation of works of art. Activities supported by the Jaenike Outreach Fund must be directed to a primarily non-university audience, although university faculty and students may be included as audience members or as participants.

For a grant application or for more information contact Dwight Vaught, director, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, 217-581-8513, ddvaught@eiu.edu.

DWIGHT VAUGHT, Director, Doudna Fine Arts Center
Posted: Sep 13, 2016

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR HOURS CHANGE
Effective Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, the Office of the Registrar will be open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.

On official Transfer Debut days, the evaluators will work through the lunch hour to make sure we have coverage, but the rest of the office will be closed.

AMY J. LYNCH, Office of the Registrar & Enrollment Management
Posted: Sep 09, 2016

SUSPENSION OF CLEP, DSST EXAM ADMINISTRATIONS
Due to staffing constraints, the Office of Testing and Evaluation will suspend all administrations for the CLEP and DSST (Dantes) exams beginning Friday, Sept. 16, and continuing until further notice.

CARRIE E. GOSSETT, Office of Testing & Evaluation
Posted: Sep 08, 2016

BOOTH LIBRARY ADDS 859 ITEMS IN JULY AND AUGUST
During July and August, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 859 new items. The lists can be viewed here. These acquisitions include 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: Sep 08, 2016

TECH GUIDES
We have updated and published this year's Tech Guides on our website for both employees and students. To view these guides, please visit our website here.

JOSHUA L. AWALT, Information Technology
Posted: Sep 05, 2016

ALERT EIU
EIU has just implemented a new notification system called Alert EIU. As part of the implementation, we have imported all faculty, staff and student email accounts into the system. This system does offer the functionality to send notifications to a personal email account as well as text up to two cell phone numbers.

We will begin to send the users in the Alert EIU system an enrollment email. This email will be sent to their EIU email account and will include a link to the Alert EIU system. Once they have clicked the link, they will be asked to create an account. We recommend that all users use their EIU email address as their username. Example: netid@eiu.edu

Once they have created their account, they will have the option to add a personal email account as well as up to two cell phone numbers. The cell phone numbers will be used to send alerts via text message. We strongly recommend that all users enroll in the system so that they will receive emergency notifications.

We will continue to send enrollment emails to all users over the next month. Once a user has enrolled in the system, they will no longer receive the notification emails.

JOSHUA L. AWALT, Information Technology Services
Posted: Aug 29, 2016

PASSWORD POLICY
ITS has implemented a new procedure for how users are able to request their E-Number. When users request their E-Number, they will be required to answer a series of questions to verify their identity. Once answering the appropriate questions correctly, the users will be provided their E-Number.

With this change, ITS will also be implementing a new procedure for changing a user's password. If a user needs the Help Desk to reset their password, they will be required to provide a photo ID. This ID can be sent to support@eiu.edu with their E-Number and phone number. The Help Desk will then call the user back and assist with resetting their password.

It is strongly encouraged that all users go to password.eiu.edu and enroll in the Password Management System. Once logged in, a user can click the Enrollment tab and create three security questions. In addition, if the user clicks the Verification Code tab, they will be able to register a mobile phone number and alternate email address. Once completed, a user can reset their password by going to password.eiu.edu and answering these security questions or by sending a verification code to either their mobile phone or alternate email address.

For additional information about these changes as well as the forms of ID which are required for resetting your password, please see our policy page.

JOSHUA L. AWALT, Information Technology
Posted: Aug 26, 2016

HELP DESK CHANGES
The ITS Help Desk has, over the summer, moved to Room 3040 in the Student Services Building. They were previously located in the basement of the Student Services Building. This move will facilitate in providing a one-stop location for students, faculty and staff to receive assistance with their technology and PantherCard needs.

With this move, the phone system has been slightly modified to incorporate the different services offered. Now when calling 217-581-4357, you will be put through to an auto attendant with the following options:
  • Press 1 to talk to an ITS employee to solve computer issues or resetting your password.
  • Press 2 to talk to a Telecommunications employee to solve telephone issues.
  • Press 3 to talk to a Panthercard employee for problems relating to your Panther Card.


JOSHUA L. AWALT, Information Technology
Posted: Aug 26, 2016

PANTHERTECH STATUS PAGE
In order to see the current status of certain EIU IT services, please go here. This link shows the current status of EIU's technology services such as Panthermail, Desire to Learn (D2L), PAWS, and many others. Service outages, technical issues and scheduled maintenance should be reflected on this page.

The list of services are broken up into different sections to assist with navigating through the many services. There are two main sections a student or faculty member will need to pay attention to. The first is Enterprise Services, which includes important services such as Panthermail, Panthercard, and the Password Management tool. The other is Instructional Services, which contains services such as D2L and PAWS.

There are different statuses that a service could be experiencing. A green status indicates the service is operational. If the status is blue, then the service is experiencing some performance issues. A yellow indicator means that the service is having a partial outage. A partial outage means some users may have issues with the service while others can use the service without any problems. Lastly, a red indicator means that the service has a major outage and that it is not working for anyone.

Updates can be found on our Twitter account (#PantherTechHelp). If, for whatever reason, you are still having issues with an EIU technology service but our status page indicates the service is operational, you can find additional help at the PantherTech website or by calling the Help Desk at 217-581-4357.

JOSHUA L. AWALT, Information Technology
Posted: Aug 25, 2016

2016 HOMECOMING SHIRTS ON SALE NOW!!
The EIU Homecoming Committee invites the EIU community to show their school spirit during Homecoming Week (Oct. 17-22) 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, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Each Friday in October 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! For an order form, email Laurel Fuqua at llfuqua@eiu.edu or call 581-5522.

LAUREL L. FUQUA, Student Programs
Posted: Aug 24, 2016

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 for those.

BILLIE L. RAWLINGS, Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Aug 23, 2016

PRE-RETIREMENT SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS
Faculty eligible to apply for pre-retirement summer assignments must do so by Oct. 17, 2016. 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. 15, 2016.

BILLIE L. RAWLINGS, Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Aug 23, 2016

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

BGS SCHOLARSHIPS
The School of Continuing Education will award three scholarships to adult students this November. They are the Robert A. Pringle Memorial Scholarship, funded by an endowment in honor of the founder of the BGS Program; the Eileen and Reuben Seltzer Scholarship for Adult Learners, established to honor Mr. and Mrs. Seltzer, staunch supporters of higher education and the parents and grandparents of several EIU alumnae; and the School of Continuing Education Staff Scholarship, established by the staff of the School of Continuing Education at EIU.

Scholarship recipients must be in good academic standing and enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in the B.A. in General Studies degree program. For more information, along with application packets for the scholarships, visit here.

The application deadline is Oct. 21, 2016.

CONNIE CLARKSON, School of Continuing Education, Dean's Office
Posted: Sep 23, 2016

2016-2017 ASIAN STUDIES PAPER AWARDS
The Asian Studies program invites EIU students from all academic disciplines to submit Asia-related papers to its semi-annual paper competition. Work written for courses at EIU or presented at academic conferences is welcome. Winners will be recognized with certificates and cash prizes. Submit your paper via email attachment to Tim Engles, Asian Studies Awards Committee chair (tdengles@eiu.edu), by Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. For details, please visit here.

JINHEE J. LEE, History
Posted: Sep 22, 2016

ASIAN STUDIES STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
The Asian Studies Study Abroad Scholarships are available for EIU students who are minoring in Asian studies. The scholarship shall be used to defray the cost to study abroad in Asia within the current or the following academic year. Please send your letter of application to Jinhee Lee, coordinator of Asian studies (jlee@eiu.edu) by Tuesday, Nov. 15, for the Fall 2016 competition, or, by Monday, April 3, 2017, for the Spring 2017 competition. For details, please visit here.

JINHEE J. LEE, Coordinator of Asian Studies
Posted: Sep 22, 2016

FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS
Flu shots are now available to EIU students at the Health Service. Please make an appointment today to get vaccinated! Visit here or call 217-581-3013.

Don't forget... The vaccine is free of charge to EIU students!

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Sep 20, 2016

STUDENT TEACH ABROAD THROUGH COST
Are you student teaching in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018? Have you ever thought about student teaching abroad? EIU is a member of the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST). COST is a collaboration of 15 colleges and universities in the United States that provides opportunities for quality student teaching experiences with supervision in overseas settings. Eastern is the only member from Illinois. Student teaching overseas offers you the opportunity to not only complete your student teaching requirement, but to do so while living in another country. You will gain an international perspective on education and experience a culture different from that of the United States. Take advantage of this opportunity to teach students in another area of the world and learn from them as they learn from you. Students selected to participate in the COST program will complete one-half of their student teaching in an Illinois school and one-half in an international placement. If you are interested in learning more about the program and/or applying to participate, go the EIU's COST Web page. The deadline for applications for Fall 2017/Spring 2018 student teaching through COST is Oct. 31, 2016.

DOUGLAS J. BOWER, CEPS Dean's Office
Posted: Sep 20, 2016

PLANNING TO STUDENT TEACH IN FALL 2017 OR SPRING 2018? APPLY NOW
Applications for individuals planning to student teach in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 are now available through the Department of Student Teaching website. If you are interested in completing part of your student teaching overseas through the COST Program (Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching), more information is available on the student teaching website, as well.

To complete (or update) the application, you will need a current transcript (PAWS transcript is fine), an up-to-date resume (saved as a pdf), and a writing sample addressing specific criteria (saved as a pdf). All candidates planning to student teach in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 are encouraged to make an appointment with Career Services (217-581-2412) prior to Oct. 15. All candidates are also encouraged to sign up for Career Services PantherTraCS by going to the Career Services website. Finally, specification/requirements for the writing sample can be found here. Be very careful to select the proper semester and year in which you plan to student teach. If you plan to student teach Fall 2018 or later, you do not need to apply at this time.

Completed applications for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 are due no later than Oct. 31, 2016. If you have questions, please email Doug Bower at djbower@eiu.edu.

DOUGLAS J. BOWER, CEPS Dean's Office
Posted: Sep 20, 2016

ANNOUNCING CARL P. KOERNER JR. SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Established by Jack and Bethina Schultz in memory of Carl P. Koerner Jr., who served as a member of the EIU Board of Trustees, the Carl P. Koerner Jr. Scholarship advances the University's mission of global citizenship. The award is presented annually to an academically talented international student in a degree program at Eastern Illinois University.

The application deadline is Oct. 15, 2016, and the application can be found here.

For more information, please contact the Office of International Students & Scholars at 581-2321 or at international@eiu.edu.

KRISHNA P. THOMAS, Admissions Counselor, International Students & Scholars
Posted: Sep 13, 2016

ANNOUNCING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR SPRING 2017
The International Student Scholarship was established by the Board of Trustees to assist students from other countries to attend EIU. Awards are competitive and designed to promote cultural exchange and diversity. Awards may be granted on the basis of one or both of the following factors: financial need and academic excellence. The scholarship pays partial tuition for the minimum full-time enrollment in EIU courses. Fees, field trips, continuing education delivery charges, travel, living expenses and other personal expenses are not covered.

Criteria to be eligible for the scholarship are as follows:
• A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (undergraduate), 3.0 (graduate), as converted to the EIU grading scale;
• Full academic admission to a degree program; and
• Proof of funding for living expenses and fees (see financial affidavit form).

The award amount for selected undergraduate students is $1,500 per semester and for graduate students, $4,000 per semester.

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2016

Application: Please see here.

For more information, please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars at 581-2321 or at international@eiu.edu.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Admissions Counselor, International Students & Scholars
Posted: Sep 13, 2016

LOOKING FOR EIU STUDENT CHILD CARE PROVIDERS
The Child Care Resource and Referral office at EIU is seeking student providers. Need to be an EIU student, preferably FCS, elementary education or early childhood education majors.

Child Care Resource and Referral provides referrals for families looking for child care in the six counties we serve. Student provider applications are given out to families requesting child care. Families may also call our office and request EIU student providers. Job duties will vary with families.

EIU students may pick up an application at our office, 1325 Klehm Hall, or on the bulletin board located outside our office. Please feel free to contact the Child Care Resource and Referral office if you have questions.

ASHLEY R. NAILING, CCR&R Core FY16
Posted: Aug 22, 2016

 

EIU in the News

SEPTEMBER 2016
From the JG-TC -- "Hong Kong Leader Gives Foreign Perspective on U.S. Election" -- Sept. 22, 2016

From the SafeWise Report -- 30 Safest College Towns in America -- 2016 -- Sept. 7, 2016. Check out No. #2!!



AUGUST 2016
From the JG-TC -- "Five-deck Art Piece to Serve as Community Hangout Spot" -- Aug. 26, 2016

From the Chicago Tribune -- "Teacher Welcomes Fourth-Graders Back with Rap Video" -- Aug. 24, 2016 (Other versions of this story have appeared in a host of other media sources, as well!)

From the JG-TC -- "EIU's Glassman Reflects on First Year" -- Aug. 22, 2016

From Illinois Public Media, "21st Show" -- "College Food Banks; Student Loan Scams; New Weather Voice" -- Aug. 17, 2016

From the JG-TC -- "EIU Students, Staff Run Through Active Shooter Demos" -- Aug. 12, 2016