Dec 18, 2014

 

News from Old Main

UNIVERSITY NETWORK DOWNTIME -- DECEMBER 29-30
ITS network engineers will replace aging EIU network equipment beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, and continuing through 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30. Due to the nature of the maintenance, all network services will be unavailable during this time. All services relying on network access will be unavailable, including but not limited to:
-- Access from on-campus to off-campus Web-based services
-- Access from off-campus to on-campus Web-based services
-- VPN access
-- Banner INB
-- PAWS
-- PantherMail
-- EIU Online (D2L)
-- EIU Main Web Page
-- OnBase
-- Banner Document Management
-- Argos
-- Reportal
-- Appworx
-- Files server
-- PantherShare
-- MyEIU
-- UX1, Castle and Pen Web sites
-- Booth Library website and electronic resources
-- Any service that requires log-in with EIU NetID and password
-- Any service that relies on access over the network or internet

CAY A. KOLLING, Information Technology Services
Posted: Dec 03, 2014

CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR'S DAY HOLIDAY INFORMATION
The university will be closed in observance of Christmas and New Year's on Eastern's four official holidays: Wednesday, Dec. 24; Thursday, Dec. 25; Wednesday, Dec. 31; and Thursday, Jan. 1. Employees may use accrued leave or leave without pay, with supervisor approval, from Monday, Dec. 22, through Friday, Jan. 2.

Employees who are in probationary status will be allowed to use any available accrued leave or take leave without pay during this time. Probationary employees who wish to use accrued leave during the holiday period must complete the Civil Service Employee Request for Accrued Leave During Probation form available in the Benefits Office. Supervisors are encouraged to approve such time-off requests unless the employment is required for essential duties during that period. Should an employee choose to take leave without pay, please note that accrued leave, sick leave and service credit will not be earned.

Please note that the following eligibility rules apply for holiday compensation. Employees must be in an approved pay status, with or without pay, on the last scheduled work day before the holiday and the first scheduled work day following the holiday in order to receive holiday pay. Employees who are subject to the provisions of a prevailing-rate area agreement or a collective bargaining agreement will be paid according to the terms of the respective agreement.

In order to conserve energy, building temperatures will be reduced Sunday, Dec. 21, through Thursday, Jan. 1.

Inquiries regarding this information may be directed to the Benefits Office at 581-5825. Happy holidays!

PAUL McCANN, Interim Vice President for Business Affairs
Posted: Nov 04, 2014

 

Meetings/Events

EIU FALL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES SET FOR SATURDAY, DEC. 20
More than 500 graduates plan to participate in Eastern's Fall 2014 commencement ceremonies, scheduled to take place Saturday, Dec. 20, in Lantz Arena. Ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Guest tickets are required for admission.

Students from the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences and the College of Arts and Humanities will march in the morning ceremony, while students from the College of Education and Professional Studies, the College of Sciences and the School of Continuing Education (Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Degree) will march in the afternoon. Students enrolled in the Graduate School will march with their respective colleges.

President William L. Perry will both preside and present the “Charge to the Class” during both ceremonies. Music will be provided by the EIU Wind Symphony.

Additional information can be found here.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Dec 17, 2014

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ANNUAL LITERARY FESTIVAL
Registration is now open for Lions in Winter, an annual literary festival scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30 and 31, 2015, on the EIU campus. Registration is required for craft talks by featured authors Stephen Graham Jones, Natalie Diaz, Edward Kelsey Moore, Julija Šukys and Jessica Young, and the editors’ panel featuring representatives from five literary magazines on Saturday, Jan. 31.

College students, EIU faculty and high school students may register and attend for free, or pay $10 to add lunch. The cost for general admission is $40 per person prior to Jan. 30, and includes breakfast, lunch, the craft talks and editor’s panel. Registration can be completed here. Onsite general admission the day of the event is $50.

Several events are free and open to the public including a Friday afternoon roundtable discussion on the keynote speaker, evening readings with the authors, a Saturday morning children’s story hour and a book fair.

Visit here for the complete schedule of events.

SARAH B. MILLER, English
Posted: Dec 10, 2014

DRAWING/WATERCOLOR: ILLINOIS BIENNIAL EXHIBITION AT THE TARBLE ARTS CENTER
The 20th Biennial Drawing/Watercolor: Illinois exhibition will be on view at the Tarble Arts Center Oct. 25 through Jan. 11. This competitive exhibition was open to works on paper by artists living in Illinois. The majority are representational landscapes, cityscapes, figure studies and still lifes. Also included are works in a variety of other approaches, including abstract and non-objective styles. Entered was a total of 121 works by 52 artists from around the state -- from Macomb to Newton and Belle Rive to Chicago. The juror was noted Chicago-based abstract painter and educator William Conger. He selected 43 works by 30 artists for the exhibition, and designated the award winners.

(The Tarble will be closed Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 21 through Jan. 1 for the Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year’s holidays.) For information, contact the Tarble at 217-581-ARTS (-2787) or tarble@eiu.edu.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Oct 20, 2014

EXHIBITION: MACHINES THAT MAKE -- RECENT WORK BY FRANKIE FLOOD
The exhibition "Machines that Make: Recent Work by Frankie Flood" is on view through Dec. 18 in the Tarble Arts Center's eGallery. Flood’s interest in machines and tools and the influence of his working class upbringing is a source of inspiration for the functional art objects that he creates. The exhibition focuses on machines, objects and images made through the use of machines. Included are functional objects such as pizza cutters, custom made hand tools, hand-built 3D printers, and 3D-printed prosthetic hands, plus drawings made from these objects, and videos documenting some of the work. Some of the technical type drawings are also presented as woodcut prints.

An EIU alumnus, Flood is an associate professor of jewelry/metalsmithing at the Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He holds a BA and an MA from EIU, and an MFA from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. Flood exhibits his work nationally and internationally, and has received numerous awards, including being named in the 2014 Class of Outstanding Graduate Alumni. This is an EIU College of Arts and Humanities New and Emerging Artists Program, presented by the Tarble Arts Center and the Art Department.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Oct 13, 2014

 

Professional Development

THE LEADING EDGE FOR LEADERS LIKE YOU
We have a few seats to fill for the 2015 Leading Edge. The Leading Edge is a one-year supervisory/leadership development program with 12 specifically designed modules. More than 200 employees have completed The Leading Edge since its inception in 2002. The Leading Edge is designed for the EIU supervisor, those who would like learn the skills to become a supervisor, or those who would like to just further their professional development as an employee and leader. The next Leading Edge program will begin on Jan. 28, 2015. More information can be found here.

Contact Julie Benedict or Kelly Simmonds, 581-8415, eiutraining@eiu.edu. Seats are limited and filling fast.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training & Development
Posted: Dec 11, 2014

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP GRANT RECIPIENTS
Faculty Development is pleased to announce the recipients of FY15 Partnership Grants: Stacey Knight-Davis (Booth Library), Todd Bruns (Booth Library), Gordon Tucker (biological sciences), Tina Jenkins (Booth Library), Melissa Ames (English), Robert Martinez (English), Kristin Runyon (Charleston High School), Kaleigh McRoberts (Mattoon High School), Stephen Lucas (secondary education), Matthew Landrus (Lake Land Community College), Jennifer Reichart (Lake Land Community College), Terri Fredrick (English), Fern Kory (English), Tim Taylor (English), Ann Brownson (Booth Library), Jamila Smith (English), Steven Daniel (biological sciences), Volker Muller (Johann Wolfgang Goethe University), Steven Di Naso (geography/geology), William Lovekamp (sociology), Fayeza Ahmed (psychology), Naomi Gurevich (communication disorders and sciences), Suzie Park (English), and Malgorzata Rymsza-Pawlowski (history).

WANDA KAY ROBINSON, Faculty Development
Posted: Nov 21, 2014

 

Human Resources

REVISED BIWEEKLY PAYROLL DEADLINE
Due to ITS updating network equipment Dec. 29 and 30, the deadline for submitting and approving biweekly Web time has been moved from the 29th to 11:59 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2. It is imperative that ALL APPROVALS be completed by the revised deadline in order for the payroll to process and pay employees on time. Employees who plan to be out during the holiday period should make sure their time is entered and submitted for approval prior to leaving campus. Approvers who plan to be out during the holiday period should make sure that proxies have been assigned prior to leaving campus or arrangements have been made to ensure that approvals will be completed by or before the deadline. The deadline for timecard approvals for BW26 remains at 11:59 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15.

As always, your assistance in helping us meet our deadlines for an accurate and timely payroll are appreciated. Please call Payroll at 217-581-2118 or 217-581-2214 if you have any questions or concerns.

ERICA M. THORNTON, Payroll
Posted: Dec 08, 2014

ANNUAL PRUDENTIAL LONG-TERM DISABILITY RATE INCREASES
The annual Prudential calculations have been completed and updated in Banner. You may notice a change in payroll deduction amounts for voluntary supplemental long-term disability coverage. Premium increases are effective Dec. 1, 2014, and will show up on paychecks dated 12/12/14 (BW25) or 01/02/15 (MN1). Premium costs are based on salary and age factors. Changes in either or both over the course of the previous 12 months will result in a change in premiums.

AMANDA ZUCCO, Benefits Services
Posted: Dec 04, 2014

403(B)/457(B) CONTRIBUTION LIMIT INCREASES
The Internal Revenue Service recently announced the 2015 Dollar Limitations on Benefits and Contributions for tax deferred retirement savings plans. Participants under the age of 50 can now contribute up to $18,000 annually to their 403(b) and 457(b) plans. Participants who are age 50 and older can contribute up to $24,000. If you wish to take advantage of the increased contribution limits, please complete the Tax Deferred 403(b) form or the Deferred Compensation 457(b) form (located here). No action is necessary if you do not want your contributions to change.

THURMAN .B ETCHISON, Benefits
Posted: Dec 02, 2014

 

Employment Opportunities

RESIDENT DIRECTOR
The Office of University Housing and Dining Services at Eastern seeks a dynamic individual for the position of resident director. For more information, please see here.



STAFF NURSE II
Staff Nurse II



ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS/OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems/Operations Management



 

Research and Creative Activity

WRITE-ON-SITE WEDNESDAYS
If you are working on an article, a book chapter, a grant report or any other writing project, please join us for Write-on-Site every Wednesday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. in the Office of Faculty Development (1116 Booth Library). Bring your laptop and grab a cup of tea (perhaps a cookie now and then) and set to work in the quiet company of others also engaged in writing projects.

For further information, contact the Faculty Development Office at 581-7051.

WANDA KAY ROBINSON, Faculty Development
Posted: Dec 15, 2014

CATHY KIMBALL
Cathy Kimball, records and information manager, was recently named 2014 Chapter Leader of the Year of the Central Illinois Chapter of ARMA International. Established in 1955, ARMA International now boasts 27,000-plus members worldwide, including records and information managers, information governance professionals, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, IT managers, consultants and educators. Records professionals work in a wide variety of industries, including government, legal, healthcare, financial services, and other areas in the United States, Canada and more than 30 other countries across the globe.

Chapter Leader of the Year award candidates are judged by their participation in task force work, chapter meetings, seminars and workshops, contributions and achievements for the chapter. The outstanding leader is also a person who exhibits leadership skills and has supported and promoted ARMA International objectives. Kimball is currently the president of the Central Illinois ARMA Chapter Board of Directors. She has served in various capacities for the local chapter board since 2006.



PETER PING LIU
Peter Ping Liu, coordinator of Graduate Studies in the School of Technology and director of the Center for Clean Energy Research and Education (CENCERE) at EIU, was awarded the Association for Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Faculty Excellence Award for 2014. The award is for faculty having primary responsibilities in four-year institutions offering technology, engineering technology, technology management or applied engineering programs, and selection is based on excellence in teaching, research and service to the profession. Liu has been an exemplary leader at EIU for cross-disciplinary curricular efforts, external grant acquisition and relationship development, and service to the institution and profession. He also spearheaded development of a new multi-disciplinary EIU Master of Science Degree in Sustainable Energy.



SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY FACULTY RECEIVE AWARDS FROM THE ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Luke Steinke and Lance Hogan were recently honored by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). Steinke received a National ACTE Award for serving as ACTE Region III vice president for the past three years. Serving and being elected as a vice president for a region is a huge accomplishment; it demonstrates the level of respect his peers have for Steinke's expertise. Hogan received a Distinguished Service Award for his service to the organization. Both awards were presented at the ACTE Vision 2014 conference that was held in Nashville, Tenn. For details, visit the School of Technology website.



 

Miscellaneous

MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 PROPLUS NOW AVAILABLE FOR EIU FACULTY AND STAFF
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is now available at no cost for current employees of EIU. Microsoft offers this through a program called “Office 365 Education,” an evolution of their previous “Student Advantage” program. This version of Microsoft Office should not be installed on EIU-owned computers. Office 365 ProPlus allows you to use the latest version of Office on up to five personal devices such as Windows computers, Mac computers, or tablets and smartphones. Further information may be found on the ITS Self Help website here.

CAY A. KOLLING, Information Technology Services
Posted: Dec 17, 2014

CLASS PACKETS AT THE PANTHER PRINT & COPY CENTER
Save time, energy and money -- for you AND your students!! Bring your syllabus/supplemental information/reading/class packet(s) in to the Copy Center. We will print your information to your specifications, and have it available for your students to purchase in a timely manner (through the Union Bookstore), with no hassle to you, and as little cost to them as possible. It’s our pleasure to offer quick, courteous and accurate service to our faculty and staff, as well as the student body. If you have questions or need assistance in any way, please contact Jon Crask by calling 217-581-5334, or contact him via email at jlcrask@eiu.edu. The Panther Print & Copy Center is located in Room 2055 of the MLK Jr. Union. We look forward to serving you!

TED E. HART, Panther Print & Copy Center
Posted: Dec 15, 2014

OFFICE MAX HOLIDAY DELIVERY SCHEDULE
Office Max will not make deliveries between Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, and Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Regular delivery service will resume on Thursday, Jan. 2. Please order your supplies ahead of time so that you are covered during this time.

PENNY S. WALK, Purchasing
Posted: Dec 09, 2014

HOLIDAY PAYROLL DISTRIBUTION HOURS
The Cashier's Office will be open for bi-weekly payroll check distribution from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2014.

We will be open from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, for monthly payroll check distribution.

AMANDA L. HARMON, Accounting
Posted: Dec 09, 2014

FINAL EXAMS SCANTRON PICK-UP
Any exams with electronic results that are not picked up by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, will be returned to their respective departments via campus mail.

WENDY LONG, Director, Office of Testing & Evaluation
Posted: Dec 08, 2014

LIBRARY ADDS 1,086 NEW TITLES IN NOVEMBER
During November, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,086 new items. The list can be viewed here. The list is arranged by location: Ballenger Teachers’ Center, Books, Electronic Resources, Illinois and Federal Documents, Maps, Media, Reference Collection, Special Collections and University Archives. The titles are listed by call number within each location. Please contact Karen Whisler, head of Collection Development, at 581-7551 or klwhisler@eiu.edu if you have questions.

DAVID S. BELL, Library Services
Posted: Dec 08, 2014

GET THEM A GIFT CARD THEY'LL ACTUALLY USE.
Purchase your staff, colleague or supervisor a gift card from Panther Dining this holiday season. Dining Dollar gift cards are redeemable at the University Food Court, Java B&B, Panther Pantry, Marketplace Convenience Store (Thomas Hall), and all three residential dining centers. Available in increments of $5 at the Office of University Housing & Dining Services in the lower level, west wing, of the MLK Jr. Union. Stop in today!

CHAD M. FRANKS, Publicity and Promotions Specialist
Posted: Dec 05, 2014

TESTING AND EVALUATION OFFICE HOURS DURING FINALS WEEK
The Office of Testing and Evaluation will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 15-18, and will resume regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) on Friday, Dec. 19. Please note that our night drop slot will have limited availability during finals week.

Please refer to our website for information regarding submitting exams, or call our office at 581-5986 prior to finals week.

As storage space is limited in our office, we ask that you please pick up exams as soon as possible after you are notified that they are ready. Thanks!

JENNIFER L. SMITH, Office of Testing & Evaluation
Posted: Dec 01, 2014

RETENTION OF RECORDS
The Principles® from International Association of Records Managers and Administrators (International ARMA)

Retention is the seventh of the eight principles that can be found at the RIM website.

• An organization shall maintain its records and information for an appropriate time, taking into account legal, regulatory, fiscal, operational and historical requirements.
• To minimize risks and costs associated with records retention, it is essential to immediately dispose of records after their retention period expires.

It is important to dispose of records when the life value has lapsed. Follow your department's retention schedule.

CATHY L. KIMBALL, Records & Information Management
Posted: Dec 01, 2014

ATTENTION PANTHERFILE USERS: PANTHERFILE SERVICES BEING DISCONTINUED
ITS is in the process of decommissioning PantherFile services. As part of this process, ITS suggests PantherFile users migrate their data to PantherShare. Users that have files on PantherFile will receive an email from ITS informing them of steps to take to migrate their files and folders to the new service. Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 25, email will be sent weekly to users who have not migrated off PantherFile services. The email will include links to instructions on how to migrate data on your own or request ITS migrate the data for you.

DAVID P. EMMERICH, Information Technology Services
Posted: Nov 24, 2014

TONER SCAM
Several departments have reported being contacted by a toner company stating that it is time to order new toner cartridges for their Konica copier. This is a scam. According to the contract with Konica Minolta, EIU departments do not pay for toner cartridges, staples, and maintenance or repair parts. The only thing that is paid by an EIU department is the cost per copy. If you receive calls like this, forward to Lisa Standerfer (581-6010).

LISA J. STANDERFER, Purchasing
Posted: Nov 21, 2014

BUILDING TEMPERATURE REDUCTIONS DURING THE HEATING MONTHS
In an effort to lower campus heating costs, the administration has approved building temperature reductions for the heating months. Normal occupied building temperatures will be set to maintain 68 degrees minimum and should provide good general comfort conditions. Temperature set points during unoccupied times and during the holiday breaks will be set a few degrees lower beginning Saturday, Dec. 20, through Sunday, Jan. 4.

Campus partners are reminded to dress for the season and expect the cooler indoor temperatures. If there are any occupants who have a medically related need for supplemental heat, please contact Human Resources for an accommodation determination.

Facilities Planning and Management,
Posted: Nov 20, 2014

MICHAEL R. HOADLEY INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY AWARD
The Center for Academic Technology Support [CATS] invites nominations for the 2014-2015 Michael R. Hoadley Instructional Technology Award. This prestigious faculty recognition includes a $1,000 award to be used at the recipient’s discretion. For complete details on this award and the nomination process, please refer here.

Chair nomination and review deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.
Dean review deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2014.
Committee review deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.

RHONDA F. BROTHERTON, CATS
Posted: Nov 18, 2014

QUICK TIPS FOR EMAIL MANAGEMENT
Every employee should review email folders on a regular basis to determine what should be kept. If the email is a record, then it should be retained for the amount of time as indicated in your department’s retention schedule.

Regular review of your email will:
• reduce clutter,
• make information easier to find,
• decrease storage needs, which in turn saves money,
• and help to ensure that employees aren’t holding onto information that can be deleted.

Quick tips for email management from the Illinois State Records Commission can be found here.

Questions? See your departmental records coordinator or contact the EIU records manager at 581-3318.

CATHY KIMBALL, EIU Records Manager
Posted: Nov 15, 2014

GREGG TECHNOLOGY CENTER -- WRAPPING UP THE FALL SEMESTER
Starting at 2 p.m. Dec. 7, the Gregg Technology Center will start its extended schedule:

WEEK BEFORE FINALS
Sunday, Dec. 7: Opens at 2 p.m.; closes at 1:45 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 8: Opens at 6 a.m.; closes at 1:45 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 9: Opens at 6 a.m.; closes at 1:45 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 10: Opens at 6 a.m.; closes at 1:45 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 11: Opens at 6 a.m.; closes at 1:45 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 12: Opens at 6 a.m.; closes at 11:45 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 13: Opens at 9 a.m.; closes at 4:45 p.m.

FINALS
Sunday, Dec. 14: Opens at 2 p.m.; closes at 1:45 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 15: Opens at 6 a.m.; closes at 1:45 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 16: Opens at 6 a.m.; closes at 1:45 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 17: Opens at 6 a.m.; closes at 1:45 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 18: Opens at 6 a.m.; closes at 1:45 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 19: Opens at 6 a.m.; closes at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20: CLOSED

Good luck and enjoy the winter break!

Sincerely,
The GTC Staff

CHAD P ELLIOTT, CATS
Posted: Nov 13, 2014

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

ELECTRONIC WRITING PORTFOLIO DEADLINE DATE
The deadline to submit writing samples for the Fall 2014 term is the end of the day on Friday, Dec. 19, unless your instructor provided an earlier deadline. It is always a good practice to speak with your instructor prior to submitting to the EWP. To submit a writing sample, go here.

AMY S. RICHARDSON, CASA Director
Posted: Dec 05, 2014

CIVIL SERVICE COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE
Applications are being sought at this time for the Civil Service Council Scholarship. This scholarship was started to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the EIU Civil Service Council.

Applicants who receive financial assistance or tuition waivers are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is intended to assist with tuition, fees or other costs associated with attending EIU (such as housing, supplies, daycare, gas, etc.). The award is payable in Spring 2015 to your student account, and any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient. Spring 2015 enrollment must be verified before scholarship is awarded.

The recipient must: 1) be a former, current or retired non-negotiated civil service employee, or a child or grandchild of a former, current or retired non-negotiated civil service employee; 2) be a current or incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student at EIU and enrolled in a minimum of six semester hours; and 3) maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and good academic standing. (High school seniors accepted to EIU shall enroll in a minimum of six semester hours of coursework and be ranked in the top 25 percent of their class.) Financial need shall be the determining factor if all other qualifications are equal.

Applications are being accepted online here. The deadline is Feb. 28, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact Angie Campbell at 581-5299 or email arcampbell@eiu.edu.

RHONDA E. NICHOLS, Information Technology Services/Civil Service Council
Posted: Dec 05, 2014

EIU NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2015-2016
EIU is the only Illinois member of the National Student Exchange (NSE). NSE is a consortium of 200 universities in the United States and Canada. Any full-time EIU student in good standing with a 2.5 GPA is eligible.

If you'd like to learn more about it, go to NSE’s
website. Your application is due by Feb. 15, 2015. EIU students are currently on exchange to two different Hawaii campuses, Oregon and Arizona.

If you're interested, please contact Tom Spencer, EIU’s NSE coordinator, at tmspencer@eiu.edu or 581-2017.

THOMAS M. SPENCER, Pine Honors College
Posted: Nov 17, 2014

STUDENT INSURANCE WAIVER
Student insurance provides the student worldwide protection, 24 hours a day. The plan has a $50 deductible per diagnosis and pays up to 80 percent of eligible expenses for physician and hospital expenses, lab and x-ray, surgery, ambulance transport, physical therapy, maternity expenses, mental health and substance abuse issues. Unlike an HMO or PPO, the plan does not have a network, giving students a choice in their care and providing coverage for treatment the student receives while they are at home, at school, and wherever they may travel.

When you have other insurance, the plan coordinates with the primary carrier. Student insurance is an economical way to reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket expenses when family health plans do not cover 100 percent of medical costs because of deductibles, co-payment amounts, limitations on specific benefits, and out-of-network penalties. The Student Insurance Plan complements the family health plan. Most students find it beneficial to carry both, particularly if the family plan has a deductible and/or coinsurance.

The Spring 2015 student insurance fee will be automatically assessed to students enrolled in nine or more on-campus hours, graduate assistants under contract to the university, and international students who are enrolled in a minimum of three on-campus hours. Students with other insurance coverage may request a waiver of the student insurance fee if their other coverage meets the list of requirements for coverage. Students will be required to complete a Waiver Form and provide a copy of their insurance card. The Waiver Form is available in the Student Insurance Office and on the student insurance website. Jan. 26, 2015, is the last date these forms will be accepted for Spring 2015 term. For more information, call 581-5290.

KERI J. MARTI, Student Insurance
Posted: Nov 14, 2014

PART-TIME STUDENT INSURANCE
Student insurance provides students worldwide protection, 24 hours a day. The plan has a $50 deductible per diagnosis and pays up to 80 percent of eligible expenses for physician and hospital expenses, lab and x-ray, surgery, ambulance transport, physical therapy, maternity expenses, mental health and substance abuse issues. Unlike an HMO or PPO, the plan does not have a network, giving students a choice in their care and providing coverage for treatment the student receives while they are at home, at school, and wherever they may travel.

When you have other insurance, the plan coordinates with the primary carrier. Student insurance is an economical way to reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket expenses when family health plans do not cover 100 percent of medical costs because of deductibles, co-payment amounts, limitations on specific benefits, and out-of-network penalties. The Student Insurance Plan complements the family health plan. Most students find it beneficial to carry both, particularly if the family plan has a deductible and/or coinsurance.

Spring 2015 students, who are registered for six, seven or eight on-campus hours may purchase student insurance for the semester by submitting the part-time enrollment form to the Student Insurance Office prior to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 26, 2015. The Part-time Enrollment Form can also be downloaded from the Student Insurance website. The cost is $109.95. Students enrolled in a combination of continuing education and regular on-campus classes should contact the Student Insurance Office at 581-5290 for coverage eligibility prior to the deadline.

KERI J. MARTI, Student Insurance
Posted: Nov 14, 2014

 

EIU in the News

DECEMBER 2014
From the JG-TC -- "EIU Launches Opportunity Fair to Connect with Local Businesses" -- Dec. 5, 2014

From the JG-TC -- "Professor Molds Wonder for Riddle Students" -- Dec. 3, 2014

From the JG-TC -- "EIU Students Address Ferguson, Race in America" -- Dec. 2, 2014



NOVEMBER 2014
From the (Champaign) News Gazette -- "'If You're a Size 2, Own It. If You're a Size 20, Own It'" -- Nov. 20, 2014

From the JG-TC -- "Professor Talks Poverty During Hunger Awareness Month" -- Nov. 19, 2014

From the JG-TC -- "Former Gov. Edgar Speaks on Rauner, Elections" -- Nov. 11, 2014