Jun 28, 2017

 

News from Old Main

DR. RYAN HENDRICKSON NAMED DEAN OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL AND VICE PROVOST OF SPONSORED RESEARCH
We are pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2017, Dr. Ryan Hendrickson will become Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost of Sponsored Research. For the past two years, he served as interim dean; during that time, he also was responsible for the Graduate School, the Office of Sponsored Programs, and the Office of International Students and Scholars. His effective leadership saw our graduate enrollments grow, most recently by more than 10 percent, and international student enrollments almost double.

To assure continuity of leadership, it was deemed necessary and wise to make his position with EIU an ongoing appointment. Please welcome Dr. Hendrickson to this position.

BLAIR LORD, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Posted: Jun 26, 2017

LUCAS TO SERVE AS INTERIM ASSOCIATE DEAN, CEPS
I am pleased to announce that Stephen Lucas will serve as interim associate dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies commencing July 1, 2017. He brings a wealth of experience to the dean's office and will be of great help in continuing the work of the college including the upcoming CAEP accreditation process. Please join Interim Dean Doug Bower and me in welcoming Dr. Lucas to his new role.

BLAIR LORD, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Posted: Jun 12, 2017

 

Meetings/Events

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR VICKI WOODARD
You are invited to a retirement reception for Vicki Woodard from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 29, in the foyer on the first floor of Old Main. A card basket will be available. She is retiring after 25-plus years at EIU, most of which have been spent in Media Relations.

JUDY GORRELL, President's Office
Posted: Jun 28, 2017

LEGO CAMPS FOR CHILDREN
There is still time to register your child/grandchild to attend on of our summer LEGO camps. Please visit here or call 581-5114.

PEGGY A. BROWN, SCE Dean's Office
Posted: Jun 22, 2017

TEXTBOOK RENTAL SERVICE TO BE CLOSED FOR INVENTORY
Textbook Rental Service will be closed for inventory Monday, June 26, through Friday, June 30. As part of this process, we will not be able to conduct any business and the exterior book drop will be unavailable during this time. Please make arrangements to conduct all Textbook Rental Service business prior to or following our inventory closing. Drop/withdrawal charges will not apply during this time.

We will resume regular business Monday, July 3, and we will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We will be closed Tuesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. Our hours for Wednesday, July 5, through Friday, July 7, will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CHRISTINA M. COFFEY, Textbook Rental Service Operations
Posted: Jun 16, 2017

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR ALLEN LANHAM
Please join us for a retirement reception to honor Allen Lanham, dean of Library Services, after nearly 26 years of service to EIU. The reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017, in the Witters Conference Room, Booth Library Room 4440.

PEGGY A. MANLEY, Library Services - Dean's Office
Posted: Jun 08, 2017

 

Professional Development

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Human Resources

CIVIL SERVICE SUPERVISORS -- ANNUAL PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS DUE JUNE 30
Civil service employee performance appraisals are required annually per Internal Governing Policy #39 and BOT Regulation II C-4. Performance appraisal forms for FY17 must be completed on all civil service employees by June 30, 2017. Directors and supervisors are accountable for their completion and submission of these evaluations to Human Resources. The evaluation form, along with a supervisor guidebook, is available here.

Appraisals should be an accurate and honest reflection of the employee's performance for FY17.

Remember to include the review period (which can be flexible, but in most cases is July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017) and comments/justification for ratings of "outstanding," "needs improvement" or "unacceptable." If you have questions, please contact Linda Holloway at 581-6047 or lcholloway2@eiu.edu.

LINDA C. HOLLOWAY, Business Affairs
Posted: May 16, 2017

 

Employment Opportunities

DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, BUDGET AND INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH
Director, Planning, Budget and Institutional Research



 

Research and Creative Activity

BECK SERVES ON ASA CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Roger Beck, History Department, is serving on the Organizing Committee for the 60th annual meeting of the African Studies Association, which will be held in Chicago in mid-November 2107. Beck also served on this committee in 2008, the last time the ASA met in Chicago.



 

Miscellaneous

PANTHER PRINT & COPY CENTER
We will be closed Wednesday through Friday, June 28-30, due to end-of-year inventory. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact Jon Crask at 217-581-5334, or via e-mail at jlcrask@eiu.edu.

JONATHAN L. CRASK, Arts & Crafts Coordinator/University Union
Posted: Jun 27, 2017

PANTHER PRINT & COPY CENTER
Due to the increase in most of our operating costs, the Panther Print & Copy Center will, after many years, raise some of its prices in FY18. We will do everything we can to meet the needs of our campus community, in a professional and efficient way, while maintaining the highest quality of product and service. It is our mission to meet your needs. Rush charges may be assessed for orders requested less than five days in advance. If you have questions, please contact Jon Crask at 217-581-5334, or via e-mail at jlcrask@eiu.edu.

JONATHAN L. CRASK, Panther Print & Copy Center
Posted: Jun 27, 2017

2017 CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT IL0295500, EIU
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, 2016), 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. Access to both reports can be found here. If you would like a copy of these reports, please go there 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 26, 2017

FOOD COURT CLOSED
The Food Court will be closed on July 3 and will re-open on July 5.

SANDRA L. BLACK, MLK Jr. Union Food Court
Posted: Jun 21, 2017

BOOTH LIBRARY ADDS 1,041 ITEMS IN MAY
During May, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,041 new items. The list 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: Jun 06, 2017

FY17 PRINTING ORDER DEADLINE
The deadline to place print orders to be completed and billed to FY17 is 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 20. This will allow adequate time to make sure all orders and EOY billing are completed on time. Orders placed after that time will be billed to FY18. Orders for FY18 may be placed at any time, but they will not enter production until after July 1. If you have any questions, please contact Jon Crask by phone at 217-581-5334 or via email at jlcrask@eiu.edu. Thank you!

JONATHAN L. CRASK, Panther Print and Copy Center
Posted: Jun 06, 2017

SALES TAX RATE HIKE
Effective July 1, 2017, the sales tax on general merchandise will increase from 6.75 percent to 7.75 percent. This increase was voted on during the November 2016 elections as a county-wide sales tax. Excluded from the tax increase are qualifying food items, drugs and medical appliances, which remain the same.

If you have taxable sales, please update your cash registers and/or other methods used to calculate the sales tax

JO GENTRY, Accounting
Posted: May 19, 2017

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR SUMMER HOURS
Between Monday, May 8, and Friday, Aug. 11, the Office of the Registrar will be open as follows:
7:30 a.m. to noon and 12:45 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. to noon on Fridays.

During the holiday weeks of May 29 and July 3, the office will be open 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed Monday, May 29, and Tuesday, July 4).

JENNIFER L. PORTER, Office of the Registrar and Enrollment Management
Posted: Apr 28, 2017

YEAR-END REQUISITION DEADLINES
FY18 requisitions may now be entered by changing your transaction and delivery dates to July 1, 2017. All FY17 requisitions must be received in the office of Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services by the deadlines listed below. Procurement cannot guarantee that requisitions submitted after the deadlines will be paid from FY17 funds.

All FY18 requisitions that are to be in place by July 1, 2017, need to adhere to the same deadlines below, or as requested by the buyer. Do not wait for FY18 budgets to be loaded.

Deadlines:

Purchases exceeding the Board of Trustees approval limit: $250,000 for any purchase -- Feb. 17, 2017

Purchases exceeding the following: $20,000 for Professional and Artistic Services (P&A); $75,000 for Commodities, Equipment and Services; and $85,000 for Construction -- March 31, 2017

Purchases less than the following: $20,000 for Professional and Artistic Services (P&A); $75,000 for Commodities, Equipment and Services; and $85,000 for Construction - April 28, 2017

Please notify Procurement if you have a purchase or are planning a purchase that cannot meet these deadlines.

SUSAN L. PROPST, Purchasing
Posted: Jan 19, 2017

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

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EIU in the News

JUNE 2017
From U.S. News & World Report -- "Prospective International Students Should Explore Ways U.S. Colleges Help Them Achieve Their Career Goals" -- June 27, 2017

From the JG/TC -- "Benefit Slated for Officer Dealing with Mounting Medical Expenses" -- June 22, 2017

From the JG/TC -- "Children Served Summer Lunches" -- June 3, 2017



MAY 2017
From the JG/TC -- "EIU Grads Told to Strive for Goals, Share in Their Success" -- May 8, 2017

From the JG/TC -- "EIU Speech Panthers Place High in National Contest" -- May 4, 2017

From the JG/TC -- "EIU Police Officers, Charleston Business Honored" -- May 1, 2017