Mar 24, 2017

 

News from Old Main

OUR CONDOLENCES...
The Department of Foreign Languages mourns the loss of their beloved colleague Richard Kent Crome, who passed away Sunday, March 19, at age 76. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the First Presbyterian Church, 311 Seventh St., Charleston. Services honoring and celebrating his life will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at the church. Further details are available in his obituary.

Richard taught all levels of Spanish at Eastern from 1987-2011. He shared his love of Spanish and Latin American language and culture with everyone, from participants in his Amish reading group in Arthur, to his interns from Mexico and Colombia, to his undergraduate students here at Eastern. His generosity of spirit, open heart, love of life and dedication to enriching the lives of others are his most enduring legacy.

CHRISTIANA K. EYDT-BEEBE, Foreign Languages Department
Posted: Mar 23, 2017

PROVOST SEARCH
I am pleased to announce that we will bring four candidates to campus to interview for the provost position. The first interview will take place on Thursday and Friday, March 23 and 24; subsequent interviews are set for March 28-29, March 30-31 and April 4-5. Please consult the Provost Search Web page for additional information on schedules and candidate materials that will be posted as they become available. We appreciate your participation in this important search, and we value your input.

DAVID GLASSMAN, President
Posted: Mar 16, 2017

SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR 2017 EIU FACULTY LAUREATE: DUE MARCH 28
Nominations are being sought for Eastern Illinois University's 2017 Faculty Laureate award, which recognizes a faculty member for excellence in teaching general education classes.

Nominees must be current full-time members of EIU's teaching faculty (Unit A and Unit B faculty; department chairpersons are also eligible), and must have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching classes in the general education curriculum.

Details about the nomination process are available here. Nominations and supporting materials are due by 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, either in a single PDF file or in hard copy, to Rebecca Throneburg, Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences; rmthroneburg@eiu.edu.

REBECCA M. THRONEBURG, CDS
Posted: Mar 01, 2017

 

Meetings/Events

CAFE IN KLEHM HALL OPEN THROUGH APRIL 20
The Cafe in Klehm Hall is open through April 20. Featured menu items the remainder of the semester include lemon herb chicken salad, spicy chicken tacos, cranberry apple salad and zucchini pizza. Join us for lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday in 1414 Klehm Hall. The Café is operated by students in the hospitality and dietetics programs in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Visit our website.

RICHARD F. WILKINSON, School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Posted: Mar 20, 2017

SPRING 2017 DISCARDED TEXTBOOK SALE
The sale of discarded textbooks will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 27-31. Paperbacks will be $2 and hardbacks will be $5, plus tax. There will also be a section of textbooks for $1, plus tax. One copy per title, please. Payment options are cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover). Please bring your Panther Card.

CHRISTINA M. COFFEY, Textbook Rental Service Operations
Posted: Mar 20, 2017

SAFE ZONE SESSIONS AND BROWNBAGS
The Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity (formerly known as the LGBTQA+ Resource Center) is hosting Safe Zone trainings for EIU community, staff and students to participate in. The Safe Zone trainings are part of the Safe Zone Project, which was created to address the concerns of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, pansexual and ally (LGBTQA+) community at EIU and the surrounding area.

The Safe Zone Project is a way to reach out to these students and welcome them in all areas of the EIU community. Safe Zones are areas on and around campus where supportive people provide information and work toward the elimination of myths, misconceptions and stereotypes.

This semester, the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity is offering a variety of Safe Zone training sessions, including Safe Zone Core, Beyond Bystander (Ally/Advocate Training), Bisexual/Pansexual, Trans 101, LGBTQA+ History, and Asexual. Click here to sign up for a specific training you are interested in.

VANTASIA JOE, Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity
Posted: Mar 20, 2017

KIDS DAY OUT SPRING 2017 -- FOR CHILDREN GRADES PK-6TH GRADE -- SUNDAY, APRIL 9 -- THEME: FINDING DORY
The Education Scholars Program will host its Spring 2017 Kids Day Out: An Afternoon at Sea with Dory and Her Friends for children PK (generally 3 years old) through sixth grade on Sunday, April 9 (yes, we are trying this on a Sunday due to scheduling conflicts) -- 1:30-4:30 p.m. in Buzzard Hall. This spring, we will be feature the movie, "Finding Dory," with all of our activities centered around an ocean theme. There will be games, crafts, a movie and tons of other activities. There is no cost for this event, but space is limited, so register now. To register, send your child's (grandchildren or other relatives are welcome) name and grade, as well as your name, email address, and phone number to Doug Bower at djbower@eiu.edu. The deadline to register is Monday, April 3. Questions? Please email Bower or call him at 217-581-2524.

Please feel free to share this opportunity with others from the EIU community and friends of EIU. Also, if your child wishes to bring a friend, please feel free to register them, as well.

DOUGLAS J BOWER, CEPS Dean
Posted: Mar 20, 2017

COMMENCEMENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
EIU Alumni Services is looking for volunteers to assist with the 2017 Spring Commencement ceremonies. Commencement is on Saturday, May 6, and includes four ceremonies -- 9 a.m., noon, 3 and 6 p.m.

We have two areas where we need volunteer assistance:
1. Ticket Distribution: We will distribute tickets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 4 and 5, in the Tuscola/Arcola Room (MLK Jr. Union) and need volunteers to help us disburse tickets to students. Our time slots are as followed: 8:30-11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and 2:30-5 p.m.
2. Commencement Day: We will need volunteers for several different positions, which include: collecting tickets, passing out programs, helping students in the Student Rec Center, assisting with wheelchairs, and helping answer questions in the main concourse. You can spend one ceremony or all four ceremonies volunteering with us.

If you would like to volunteer to assist with Spring Commencement, email Amber May at ammay@eiu.edu.

AMBER M. MAY, Alumni Services
Posted: Mar 14, 2017

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES
American Red Cross Blood Drives
1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, Lawson Hall; sponsored by Sigma Nu
1 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 27, University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union; sponsored by Alpha Sigma Tau
1 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 3, University Ballroom , MLK Jr. Union; sponsored by Delta Chi

Please donate and help save lives!

STEVE LANE, EIU ARC Blood Drive Committee
Posted: Mar 14, 2017

ENTRIES ACCEPTED FOR EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL
Booth Library will sponsor its seventh annual Edible Book Festival on April 10 as part of National Library Week.

Anyone in the community may enter a work made out of edible materials that has something to do with books in either its shape or content. The artwork will not be eaten.

Entries may be installed at the library after 3:30 p.m. April 10. Public voting will take place from 4 to 5 p.m., with the winners announced shortly after. The event is free and open to the public.

Awards will be presented in the following categories: Dean's Choice, People's Choice, Children's Book Theme, Student Entry, Family Entry and Funniest Pun.

Entry forms for the Edible Book Festival are due by April 6 and can be submitted online here. For more information on the contest, call 581-8381.

ELIZABETH M HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Mar 02, 2017

KESHA & THE CREEPIES TO PERFORM AT EIU ON APRIL 1
Tickets for Eastern's Saturday, April 1, concert featuring Kesha and the Creepies are now on sale to the general public. Tickets may be purchased at the MLK Jr. Union Ticket Office (217-581-5122) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; they are also available here. The cost is $25 per ticket. (EIU students with their Panther Card ID may purchase their tickets at a cost of $20 each.) All seats are reserved.

The concert is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7.

Kesha has taken the world by storm since the release of her debut album “Animal” in 2010. That year she was declared Billboard’s Hot 100 Artist and her smash debut single "TiK ToK" was named Billboard’s No. 1 Hot 100 Song.

The singer has eight consecutive Top 10 hits, including four No. 1 singles: "TiK ToK,” "Your Love Is My Drug,” "We R Who We R” and “Timber,” a multi-platinum award-winning collaboration with Pitbull. As a song-writer, Kesha penned all of her own music, as well as songs for artists including Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, The Veronicas and Miley Cyrus.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Mar 02, 2017

RADIO/TV CENTER ADVISORY BOARD NOTIFICATION
Radio/TV Center Advisory Board Meeting (Open to Public)
WEIU Conference Room, Buzzard Hall, Room 1521
4 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017

KE'AN S ARMSTRONG, Radio-TV Program
Posted: Mar 01, 2017

WOMEN'S HISTORY AND AWARENESS MONTH BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION
Please join the members of the course WST4309 Feminist Theories for a book club discussion of Jacqueline Woodson's award-winning book, "Brown Girl Dreaming." Event will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, March 24, in the Effingham Room, MLK Jr. Union.

Questions? Contact kscampanano@eiu.edu..

JEANNIE LUDLOW, Women's Studies Minor
Posted: Feb 20, 2017

2017 PANTHER CLUB SPRING FLING -- THE HEARTBEAT OF PANTHER ATHLETICS
Tickets are now on sale for this year's Eastern Illinois Athletic Department Spring Fling. The evening includes an incredible night of entertainment by Chicagoland's #1 event and high energy party band, Recycle the Day; fabulous food stations; live and silent auction items, and good fun with friends -- all in support of Eastern Illinois student-athletes. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in Lantz Arena. Tickets for this premiere event are $75 per person for Panther Club members and $100 for non-Panther Club members. Be sure to call 217-581-2310 to purchase tickets or go online here.

The Panther Club Spring Fling is the heartbeat of Panther Athletics fundraising. Proceeds from this event help to fund scholarship expenses and operating costs for the entire athletics program. We appreciate and rely on your generous contributions to help make this event successful. To make the evening even more exciting, get a fun group together and purchase a table. For information on how you can sponsor an individual, private group or corporate table or to donate an auction item, please contact Gary Nettles, assistant athletic director for development, at 217-581-5726.

SANDRA L. KING, Intercollegiate Athletics
Posted: Jan 19, 2017

 

Professional Development

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP GRANTS
The Office of Faculty Development invites applications for Partnership Grants, which are designed to help EIU faculty develop interdisciplinary projects within the university, partnerships with the community, or with faculty beyond the campus. Successful grants ($250-$750) will address goals of fostering collegiality between departments, forming partnerships beyond the university, and/or reaching a broad audience. Full description, application form, and two previously successful proposals are available here. The turnaround for this year's Partnership Grant applications is brief: applications are due 4 p.m. Friday, March 24. We will contact successful applicants within two weeks, and grants must be spent by the end of this fiscal year (end of June). For more information, please contact the Faculty Development office at 581-7051 or facdev@eiu.edu.

NEWTON KEY, Faculty Development
Posted: Mar 06, 2017

D2L BRIGHTSPACE REGIONAL CONFERENCE IN CHAMPAIGN
The D2L regional conference, Brightspace Illinois Connection, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. (CST) Friday, April 7, at Parkland College in Champaign. Brightspace Illinois Connection is your opportunity to connect with peers and D2L staff, exchange product feedback, share effective practices, and network with other users. Brightspace Connection will showcase teaching and learning within Brightspace, and sessions will feature topics such as effective practices in instructional design, technology integration and administrative management. This event is sponsored by D2L and attendance is free for EIU faculty and staff. Please go here to register. Questions? Contact Julie Lockett at jalockett@eiu.edu.

JULIE A. LOCKETT, Director, Center for Online Learning
Posted: Feb 28, 2017

CALL FOR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM PROPOSALS
The Office of Study Abroad has opened its annual call for faculty-led program proposals. Any faculty member interested in developing and leading a program during calendar year 2018 (spring break, summer, other) is welcome to submit a proposal here. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2017. Questions can be directed to Kurt Olausen at krolausen@eiu.edu, or 581-3390.

KURT R. OLAUSEN, Office of Study Abroad
Posted: Jan 17, 2017

 

Human Resources

REMINDER REGARDING USE OF BEREAVEMENT LEAVE
Employees utilizing bereavement leave should be reminded that when completing their timesheet or leave report, information should be provided in the COMMENTS section that indicates:

* The name of the deceased
* The relationship to the deceased
* Date of death

Human Resources will be monitoring the correct usage and reporting of all bereavement leave. Both employees and supervisors are responsible for the correct reporting of time worked and leave time usage.

Negotiated employees should refer to their negotiated contracts for bereavement information. Non-negotiated employees can review IGP #4 for EIU's bereavement policy by clicking here.

LINDA C. HOLLOWAY, Benefits Services
Posted: Mar 22, 2017

GET READY FOR BENEFIT CHOICE -- FIRST THING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Now is the time to familiarize yourself with the CMS MyBenefits Marketplace! You will need to use the state's new benefits website during Benefit Choice or if you experience a qualifying event. Benefit Choice is fast approaching (month of May) and in order to access the website, you will first need a login and password to access the new system. Prior to Benefit Choice period arriving, we encourage everyone to log in here, review your personal details on the new website, and enter your email address to receive state benefit alerts.

Please log in to MyBenefits Marketplace by using your CMS-issued Employee ID Number (EIN), or click on "register" for the first time process once you've navigated to the above website and selected the State Employees Group Insurance Program (SEGIP).

For assistance with your login information or your state benefit plans (health, dental, life insurance and flexible spending accounts), contact the MyBenefits Marketplace Service Center:

Phone: 844-251-1777 or TTY 844-251-1778
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST Monday through Friday
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 467846, Atlanta, GA 31146

The EIU Benefits Office will organize short workshops to assist employees with registering for the first time. During these workshops, navigation tips will be handed out to help employees familiarize themselves with the website. Please watch the newsletter for more information regarding the pending workshops.

LINDA C. HOLLOWAY, Benefits Services
Posted: Mar 16, 2017

 

Employment Opportunities

ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR
Admissions Counselor (four positions)



CHILD CARE RESOURCE SPECIALIST (50 Percent)
Half-time (50 percent) Child Care Resource Specialist



 

Research and Creative Activity

EASTERN ILLINOIS WRITING PROJECT GRANT AWARDS
EIWP Director Robin Murray is proud to announce that the Eastern Illinois Writing Project has been awarded two National Writing Project Grants totaling $35,000. EIWP was awarded $20,000 of federal funds for the site's 2017-2018 SEED Advanced Institute to Scale Up the NWP College-Ready Writers Program Grant proposal. EIWP also received $15,000 of federal funds for the site's 2017-2018 SEED Invitational Leadership Institute Grant. The purpose of this grant is to support an Invitational Leadership Institute that invests in 12 or more K-university teacher-leaders. These grants will support literacy programs for multiple teachers across the curriculum.

ROBIN L. MURRAY, English
Posted: Mar 21, 2017

DAILY EASTERN NEWS BRINGS HOME AWARDS
The Daily Eastern News won six awards in the annual Illinois College Press Association contest. The awards are for work done in the 2016 calendar year. The News competes in the dailies category against papers from schools that include the University of Illinois-Urbana, Northwestern University and Illinois State University.

Junior Sean Hastings won three awards: second place, sports news; second place, sports feature; and honorable mention, sports column.

Other winners:
Senior Lauren McQueen, first place, classified advertising section
Senior Kalyn Hayslett, second place, entertainment supplement
Senior Molly Dotson, honorable mention, spot news photo

LOLA BURNHAM, Editorial adviser, The Daily Eastern News
Posted: Mar 20, 2017

POULTER AND GISONDI HAVE ARTICLE PUBLISHED
An article by journalism professors Brian Poulter and Joe Gisondi, "How to Write Visually," was published in the Winter 2017 issue of Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication, a publication of the Small Programs Interest Group in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The two have spoken on applying photojournalism methodology to writing at national college media conventions for several years. The article also features some of Poulter's photography.



2017 EIU SIGMA XI EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD
We would like to congratulate Eric Bright from Charleston Middle School who won this year's competition for the Teacher in Science Technology and Mathematics from the EIU Sigma Xi Chapter. Bright has done excellent work in making mathematics more interesting to middle school students with emphasis on eighth grade pre-algebra course and the eighth grade accelerated algebra. Bright will receive this honor at the upcoming Sigma Xi banquet to be held at the University Grand Ballroom on March 27 around 6 p.m.

YORDAN S. YORDANOV, Biological Sciences
Posted: Mar 20, 2017

 

Miscellaneous

ARE YOU FIRST GENERATION STAFF, FACULTY, ADMINISTRATOR?
Making Excellence Inclusive (MEI) is looking for individuals who are first generation across the campus community to join our First Gen Friends and Family (FGFF). You just need to be willing to wear a smile and extend a warm welcome to Future Panther First Gens. We will provide you with the resources that we share. Be minimally involved (wear your T-shirt), very involved (become an FGFF mentor), or anything in between. Wear your T-shirt during admitted students days, open houses, Fridays, happy days!

For T-shirt, see here.

For more information contact Catherine Polydore (cpolydore@eiu.edu).

CATHERINE POLYDORE, MEI Chair
Posted: Mar 24, 2017

FACULTY REGALIA RENTAL FOR SPRING COMMENCEMENT
Any faculty interested in participating in commencement can order their regalia now here. The deadline to order is April 1.

Spring Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 6. The ceremony lineup is as follows:
9 a.m. -- College of Sciences and the Graduate School
Noon -- College of Arts and Humanities and the Graduate School and the School of Continuing Education
3 p.m. -- College of Education and Professional Studies and the Graduate School
6 p.m. -- Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences and the Graduate School

Faculty participating in commencement should report to the Student Rec Center one hour before their ceremony time.

AMBER M. MAY, Alumni Services
Posted: Mar 20, 2017

MAKING EXCELLENCE INCLUSIVE (MEI) WANTS YOU
Are you faculty, staff or an administrator? Are you committed to inclusive excellence and want to make a difference, but feel as if you are already drowning in endless meetings? EIU's Making Excellence Inclusive (MEI) has a space for you. With flexible meeting times, varying projects and a variety of ways to engage in and promote inclusive excellence for all our students, MEI is making a difference. You can choose to be very involved or minimally involved. We won't tell. Find out more about us here.

If interested, contact Catherine Polydore (cpolydore@eiu.edu), MEI Chair

CATHERINE POLYDORE, Counseling and Student Development
Posted: Mar 20, 2017

BOOTH LIBRARY ADDS 1,024 ITEMS IN FEBRUARY
During February, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,024 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: Mar 10, 2017

DISTINGUISHED SENIOR AWARDS NOMINATIONS
The most distinguished seniors at EIU are individuals who have enriched the university community with their active involvement in all facets of campus life. The Distinguished Senior Awards recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding character and leadership through academic achievement, campus and community involvement, and/or extra-curricular honors or awards.

Award Criteria
- Must be graduating in Spring, Summer or Fall 2017.
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

The deadline to nominate is Friday, March 24, 2017. Nomination forms are online here.

AMBER M. MAY, Alumni Services
Posted: Jan 23, 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

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

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

JOE DUNN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applications for the Joe Dunn Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted. Criteria for the scholarship are as follows: Recipient must be a full-time student at EIU, involved in community service efforts and exemplify going beyond the minimal efforts in their community service, as well as being registered with the EIU Office of Student Community Service. Preference shall be given to any applicant who has overcome obstacles that might have prevented degree completion, as well as applicants who have had to leave an educational institution for financial or personal reasons and have returned to EIU for the purpose of completing their degree. Preference shall be given to an individual who has been involved in student government in any form at EIU. The recipient shall maintain a grade point average above the minimum requirements for attendance at EIU, and financial need is a consideration. Applications may be submitted to the Vice President for Student Affairs office no later than 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017. Applications are available online here or may be picked up in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office at 1031 Old Main.

ANNE M. LEWIS, VPSA Office
Posted: Mar 20, 2017

BGS SCHOLARSHIPS
The School of Continuing Education will award seven scholarships to adult students this April. They are the Robert A. Pringle Memorial Scholarship, funded by an endowment in honor of the founder of the BGS program; the School of Continuing Education Staff Scholarship, established by the staff of the School of Continuing Education at EIU; the Angel Scholarship, established by an EIU employee to assist BGS students working toward their degree; the Brenda Edgar Scholarship for Women, funded through a generous gift from Brenda Edgar, former first lady of the state of Illinois; the Ivan W. and Mabel Blum Weaver Scholarship, endowed by Ivan W. Weaver and his children; the Habeeb Habeeb Annual Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students, created to help non-traditional students enrolled in the BGS program; and the Robert Thomas Lynch, Virginia Gwin Lynch and Robert William Unger Scholarship, established by the families of Robert and Virginia Lynch and Robert Unger.

Scholarship recipients must be in good academic standing and enrolled as a full- 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.

Application deadline is March 31, 2017.

CONNIE CLARKSON, School of Continuing Education
Posted: Mar 10, 2017

VERGIL V. GREGG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Vergil V. Gregg Memorial Scholarship, in honor of Mr. Gregg who served the Westfield School District from 1949 to 1984. The qualified applicant must be a full-time student and have an overall GPA of 2.5 with a GPA of 3.0 in his/her major. Preference will be given to Westfield residents, and then to students in Clark County. It will then be open to students in Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby counties. Financial need is a consideration. Applications are available online here or may be picked up in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office at 1031 Old Main. The deadline for applications to be submitted is 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017.

ANNE M. LEWIS, VPSA Office
Posted: Mar 08, 2017

BOOTH LIBRARY AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN STUDENT RESEARCH AND CREATIVITY
The Booth Library Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity program is open to all EIU students. Each award consists of a certificate and a cash prize (up to $300). Certificates may be presented for those receiving honorable mention.

The Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity program promotes and recognizes excellence in student research. The awards program encourages students to use the wealth of information available at Booth Library to enhance their studies. Selected entries will become a part of Booth Library's Student Research and Creativity Collection.

The student entry may be a written work, art piece, exhibit, musical work, documentary, performance or another format.

The 2017 guidelines, application and form can be found on Booth Library's website. For more information, call 581-6061.

Entries should be delivered to the Administration Office, Room 4700, Booth Library, no later than March 24. Recipients will be selected by April 7, and the winners will be announced during National Library Week, April 10-14. Works submitted for competition must have been completed within the last 12 months.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Jan 13, 2017

NON-NEGOTIATED CIVIL SERVICE COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR
Applications are being sought for the Non-Negotiated 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 Fall 2017 to the recipient's student account, and any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient. Fall 2017 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 EIU student 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 May 31, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Morgan (581-6076) or email mlmorgan@eiu.edu.

MICHELLE L. MORGAN, EIU Civil Service Council
Posted: Jan 04, 2017

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

 

EIU in the News

MARCH 2017
From the News Gazette -- "Top of the Morning, March 8, 2017" -- March 9, 2017

From the News Gazette -- "Higher Ed Leaders: More State Cuts Would Be Devastating" -- March 8, 2017

From the JG/TC -- "Retired EIU Speech Pathologist Goes Global" -- March 6 2017

From the Terre Haute Tribune Star -- " Driver, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Provide a Needed Ride: Friends, Racers Create Emotional Lift for Young Leukemia Patient" -- March 4, 2017



FEBRUARY 2017
From the JG/TC -- "EIU Tech Department Gets Motion Capture Equipment for Classroom" -- Feb. 24, 2017