Feb 10, 2016

 

News from Old Main

NOMINATE A REAL PANTHER
The Marketing & Creative Services Office will continue to feature an individual on social media each week as part of the Real Panther Campaign. The campaign features students, professors, alumni or community members who strive to make our campus a better place each day. If you would like to nominate an individual, email the individual's name and a brief description about what makes them a Real Panther to eaedwards@eiu.edu.

LIZ EDWARDS, Marketing & Creative Services
Posted: Jan 04, 2016

 

Meetings/Events

WHAT IS CONSENT?
The HERC, in partnership with the Counseling Center, offers “What Is Consent?” to all current students. Through this program, students learn the importance of consent, relevant definitions, strategies to gain consent, as well as hold appropriate discussions about the topic.

The dates for Spring 2016 are: Feb. 16 (5 to 6 p.m.), March 2 (7 to 8 p.m.), March 8 (5 to 6 p.m.), March 28 (7 to 8 p.m.) and April 12 (5 to 6 p.m.).

All sessions will be held in the Martinsville Room of the MLK Jr. Union.

SHELBY E. SANDEFER, Health Education Resource Center
Posted: Feb 09, 2016

EIWP SUMMER WRITING INSTITUTE INVITES APPLICATIONS
The Eastern Illinois Writing Project (EIWP) invites local educators from all disciplines in grades K-16 to apply for its 2016 Summer Institute to be held as a hybrid course, online and on the EIU campus. The institute meets online on June 15, 16, 20, 21 and 22. The institute will meet on campus from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 13, 14, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 and July 5, 6 and 7 in Coleman Hall.

To apply for admission to the 2016 Summer Institute, visit here and click on “Apply to the Summer Institute."

ROBIN L. MURRAY, English
Posted: Feb 09, 2016

CLOTHING DONATIONS WANTED
What’s in your closet? The Agency (RSO) is collecting gently used clothing for their annual $1 clothing sale in March. All proceeds will go to The Salvation Army. Any clothing not sold will be donated.
Feb. 8 through March 18
Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Dropoff Location: Journalism Dept., second floor of Buzzard

Contact Liz Viall at ekviall@eiu.edu with any questions.

MEGAN K. IVEY, Director of The Agency/Journalism
Posted: Feb 09, 2016

ANNUAL SPRING ELECTRICAL OUTAGE 2016
Listed below is the schedule for the annual spring break electrical outage. Notice is being given now in order to give everyone an early heads-up for scheduling/planning purposes. Please read the notice carefully as we have listed buildings WITHOUT power and buildings WITH power.

Saturday, March 12 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
These buildings will NOT have electricity: Old Main, Pemberton Hall, the Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College, the old Steam Plant and the Student Services Building (temporary power will be provided for the main data room with the utility generator).

Tuesday, March 15 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
These buildings will NOT have electricity: Physical Science Building, Physical Science chiller, MLK Jr. Union Food Court and Blair Hall.

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Sunday, March 13 (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Campus-wide electrical outage. All buildings on campus will NOT have electricity EXCEPT for the following buildings: University Court, University Apartments, all of Greek Court, Facilities Planning & Management North and South (including Grounds Shop and Central Stores), Haz Mat Building, intramural field and baseball field, University Police Department, Burl Ives Art Studio, Ninth Street Hall and Booth House.
On Sunday, Life Science Building will be on generator support.
On Sunday, Renewable Energy Center will be on generator support during the outage.
On Sunday, Student Services Building will be on generator support.
On Sunday, Buzzard Education Building will have limited generator support, which includes EIU-TV. Other buildings have LIMITED generator support for personnel egress only.
For the Sunday outage, if your building is NOT listed above, it will NOT have electricity.

CHRIS BARTLETT, Electrician Foreman
Posted: Feb 05, 2016

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR CEPS RESEARCH FAIR ON FEB. 29!
The 19th annual Research Fair of the College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, on the second floor of the atrium area of Buzzard Hall. The CEPS Research Committee cordially invites the EIU community to attend the event, which not only showcases the professional knowledge, new discoveries and the best research efforts and creative activities of CEPS faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, but also highlights educational currents and trends and provides a platform for intelligent dialogues and idea exchange with the presenters. It promises a rewarding experience for everyone!

Call Catherine Polydore at 581-7237 (committee chair) for questions.

ROSE Z. GONG, Professor/Secondary Education and Foundations
Posted: Feb 04, 2016

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS (Feb. 8-11)
Monday, Feb. 8 -- Jane Collins, A.C.E., presents "Teaching Without Borders" (faculty workshop), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union
Monday, Feb. 8 -- "Black Lives Matter and This Is Why" (student lecture), 6 p.m., Lumpkin Hall Auditorium
Tuesday, Feb. 9 -- "Untold Truth: Chi-Raq Monologues," 6 p.m., 7th Street Underground, MLK Jr. Union
Wednesday, Feb. 10 -- "NPHC: History of Strolling and Stepping," 7 p.m., Phipps Lecture Hall, Physical Sciences Building
Thursday, Feb. 11 -- African-American Heritage Lunch "Taste of Southern Cuisine," 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thomas Hall Dining (Please purchase meal ticket in Housing Office.)

PAM WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Feb 04, 2016

EIU TO SPONSOR 2016 DARWIN DAYS EVENTS
Charles Darwin, a man often referred to as the “Father of Evolution,” would have celebrated his 207th birthday on Feb. 12. He sparked controversy among religious circles when he introduced the idea of evolution through natural selection with his international book, “The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.”

EIU will commemorate Darwin’s birthday again this year by hosting three events during the week of his birthday aimed at educating others about Darwin and his contributions to modern society, humanities and the sciences. All events, which are free and open to the public, will take place in the Lecture Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center on EIU‘s campus.

Activities will kick off at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, when Andrew Moeller of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California Berkeley, lectures on “The Evolution of the Human Microbiome.”

The week’s events will continue with a showing of the video, “Judgement Day: Intelligent Design on Trial,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9.

The third and final event of the week – a lecture titled “What Did Humans Evolve to Eat? Human Nutritional Health in Comparative Perspective” – will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. The presenter will be William Leonard, chair of the Anthropology Department and director of Global Health Studies, Northwestern University.

These events are made possible via funding from Jane and Herbert Lasky, the EIU Department of Biological Sciences, the EIU College of Sciences, the EIU Chapter of Sigma Xi, the EIU Department of Sociology/Anthropology, the Phi Beta Kappa Association, Phi Sigma and the Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association. Organizers of the events are Gary Fritz, Ann Fritz, Zhiwei Liu, Steve Brantley, Yordan Yordanov and Mike Kory.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Feb 04, 2016

STORY TIMES OFFERED AT BOOTH LIBRARY
A series of story times for children is planned at the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library. Story times will begin at 10 a.m. on Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5; and April 2. Programs are free and will feature stories, crafts and activities.

Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to attend and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information call 581-8442 or visit the library >a href=http://library.eiu.edu>website.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Feb 02, 2016

SPRING 2016 JOB FAIR/CAREER NETWORK DAY
Career Services will sponsor this event from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union, for students of ALL MAJORS. We highly encourage you to pass along the information to students, as well as come out to meet with the employers that are hiring our graduates and interns!

Professional dress is required of our students. Bring plenty of resumes to distribute. A list of participating employers and their recruiting areas can be found here.

JANICE A. STEVENS, Career Services
Posted: Feb 02, 2016

PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR FALL EXHIBIT EXAMINING CIVIL RIGHTS
"For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights," a national traveling exhibit, will be on display at Booth Library beginning in September 2016.

The exhibit examines the role that visual culture played in shaping and transforming the struggle for racial equality in America from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s.

Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters and historic artifacts, "For All the World to See" 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.

Scholars from all disciplines and community members interested in participating or proposing a program related to this topic are asked to contact Ellen Corrigan at ekcorrigan@eiu.edu or 581-8456 by March 31.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Jan 29, 2016

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR TARBLE SPRING CLASSES
Tarble Arts Center spring art classes begin Feb. 23. Classes for children are Adventures in Art (ages 4-6), taught by Ben Holt; Exploring Art (ages 7-9) and Make it 3-D! (ages 10-14), Taylor Marcel, instructor; and Friday classes for homeschooled youths ages 4-14, taught by Kate Portz and Kelsey Thrush.

For teens and adults (ages 15+), course offerings include Ceramic Wall Pockets, taught by Karen Reed; Stained Glass Mosaics, led by Kit Morice; and Introduction to Acrylics with Reagan Carey.

Contact the Tarble Arts Center at tarble@eiu.edu or 217-581-2787 for complete information. Online registration is available here.

KATHRYN MORICE, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Jan 14, 2016

RUBBER LOVERS
Rubber Lovers is an interactive program that educates students on condom use and other healthy sexual behaviors. Upon certification, members are eligible for a discount on safer sex items at EIU's Pharmacy. The dates for Spring 2016 are: Jan. 19 (6 to 7 p.m.), Jan. 25 (7 to 8 p.m.), Feb. 3 (7 to 8 p.m.), Feb. 11 (5 to 6 p.m.), Feb. 17 (7 to 8 p.m.), Feb. 23 (5 to 6 p.m.), March 3 (5 to 6 p.m.), March 9 (7 to 8 p.m.) and April 4 (7 to 8 p.m.).

All sessions will be held in the Martinsville Room of the MLK Jr. Union.

SHELBY E. SANDEFER, Health Education Resource Center
Posted: Jan 11, 2016

 

Professional Development

LINKING LEARNING WITH WORKING: PRIOR LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Faculty Development and the School of Continuing Education are collaborating on a two-part series on Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Non-traditional students return to the college classroom with a variety of experiences and knowledge. In order to facilitate critical thinking, faculty members must be prepared, and willing, to utilize those experiences. Prior learning assessment allows the student recognition for skills and knowledge learned outside of the traditional classroom.

Join this two-part series as we discuss various approaches for helping adult learners earn college credit for what they already know. The first session will focus on the the history of prior learning assessment, types of prior learning assessment, and the importance of encouraging students to utilize prior learning assessment options. This session will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Martinsville Room, MLK Jr. Union.

The second session in the two-part series will focus on on the 10 Standards used by CAEL for the evaluation and transcripting of prior learning assessment as it pertains to portfolio evaluation. The second session will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the Booth Library E-Classroom.

Interested persons can register for these sessions here.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Faculty Development
Posted: Jan 21, 2016

PROPOSE A FACULTY-LED STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM FOR 2017
The Office of Study Abroad has opened the proposal process for new faculty-led programs for 2017. New for this year is an online submission process. Visit our faculty-led proposal page (see here) to get started. If you have any questions, or want to discuss your ideas before beginning the official process, contact Kurt Olausen at 581-3390 or krolausen@eiu.edu.

KURT R. OLAUSEN, Office of Study Abroad
Posted: Jan 19, 2016

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, which meets every Wednesday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Faculty Development Office, 1116 Booth Library (below north entrance).

What does it mean to “write-on-site"– Kerry Ann Rockquemore coined the term to describe people coming together to work on their particular projects for up to two hours at least once a week. Writing together in one place can provide the accountability of showing up, cultivate the sense that we are part of a community of writers and help create that energy buzz that comes from being around others who are doing the same thing. Please join us! Bring your laptop to the Faculty Development Office, check in, grab a cup of tea or coffee and start working.

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

WANDA KAY ROBINSON, Faculty Development
Posted: Jan 06, 2016

 

Human Resources

VALIC REPRESENTATIVE TO BE ON CAMPUS WEEKLY
A VALIC representative will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Wednesday (except March 16) in the Sullivan Room, MLK Jr. Union. If you wish to make an appointment, please call 217-821-5289 or visit the Sullivan Room any Wednesday through May 4.

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

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

THURMAN ETCHISON, Benefits Services
Posted: Jan 25, 2016

CHANGE IN MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT
Illinois Department of Central Management Services has announced a decrease in the mileage reimbursement rate for the use of personal vehicles while traveling on official government business. Effective Jan. 1, 2016, the rate will decrease from $0.575 per mile to $0.54 per mile. The Travel Voucher will reflect the new rate on Feb. 1, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Deb Smith at 581-7745.

JENNIFER D. SPRACKLEN, Department of Procurement, Disbursements & Contract Services
Posted: Jan 01, 2016

 

Employment Opportunities

SEEKING INSTRUCTORS FOR UNIVERSITY FOUNDATIONS
CASA is seeking qualified individuals to teach EIU 1111: University Foundations, Eastern's freshman seminar, for Fall 2016. Interested people must have at least a master's degree and must work full-time for the university. Graduate students currently pursuing a degree are also encouraged to apply for practicum hours, which must be approved by the graduate's department. New instructors will be in a team-taught section; returning instructors will teach alone or with a peer leader. Faculty in team-taught sections will receive 1.5 CUs; faculty teaching with a peer leader or alone will receive 2 CUs. ASPs will receive a 12.5 percent stipend for 4.5 months; civil service and A&Ps without academic rank will receive a $337.50 monthly stipend for 4.5 months for team-taught sections and $450.90 for peer-leader and individual sections. A&Ps with academic rank teach the course in-load. We welcome newcomers as well as returning instructors to this unique and rewarding teaching opportunity. Additional information about the course and the application are available here. Please return the application to Dr. Karla Sanders in CASA or through email kjsanders@eiu.edu. Due dates are Feb. 20, 2016, for returning instructors and March 7, 2016, for new instructors. The faculty workshop will be held May 9 and 10, 2016. Questions may be directed to Sanders at 581-6056 or kjsanders@eiu.edu.

KARLA SANDERS, CASA Director
Posted: Feb 04, 2016

HERC GRADUATE ASSISTANTS
The Health Education Resource Center is looking for 2016-2017 graduate assistants. The application and process details are listed on the website, along with job descriptions of the positions. Please visit this website for information. For any additional questions, please contact the HERC at herc@eiu.edu.

AMANDA J. HARVEY, HERC
Posted: Jan 20, 2016

 

Research and Creative Activity

JOURNALISM FACULTY, STUDENTS SPEAK IN JOLIET
Sally Renaud, journalism department chair, and two journalism students were featured speakers at the Southwest Suburban Conference's Newspaper Workshop Friday, Feb. 5, in Joliet. Renaud gave the keynote address, “Rising to the Occasion: Great Journalism Comes Together in Times of Crisis and Celebration.” Junior Megan Ivey, Warbler managing editor, and senior Jason Howell, The Daily Eastern News' online editor, gave a session to more than 150 students on Page One layouts, based on a lecture from journalism professor Liz Viall. Renaud also led the Advisers Roundtable, with advisers from 14 schools in the conference.



TWO FROM JOURNALISM TALK ABOUT NEWS WATCH
Journalism department chair Sally Renaud and senior journalism major Nick Ruffolo spoke to the Charleston Rotary Club Tuesday, Feb. 2, on WEIU's "News Watch." Ruffolo is an anchor and reporter for the program.



TERESA BRITTON
Teresa Britton, Department of Philosophy, was named as the books editor of Philosophy Now Magazine. Aimed at a wide audience who share an interest in philosophy, the magazine is based in London, England. It has both an online and print edition. The Philosophy Department is pleased to be part of this innovative international partnership.



DAN NADLER
Dan Nadler, vice president for student affairs and professor in the Department of Counseling and Student Development, recently co-authored a book chapter titled "Creating a Value Added College Environment: The Role of the Hidden Curriculum." The chapter will be published in the "Handbook of Research on Quality Assurance and Value Management" this spring (Hershey, PA: IGI Global).



 

Miscellaneous

DISTINGUISHED SENIOR AWARDS
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.

Nominations and applications for the 2016 Distinguished Senior Awards are now being accepted. The deadline is Friday, March 25, 2016. Recipients will be recognized during a luncheon on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Award Criteria
To apply for this honor, students must meet the following criteria:
• Must be graduating in the spring, summer or fall of 2016.
• Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Application/Nomination
Eligible students may either apply or be nominated.
• Students may apply by submitting the online application form found here.
• Anyone within the EIU community (faculty, staff, alumni, parents, etc.) may nominate a student by submitting the online nomination form found here.

Award Selection and Presentation
Up to 25 recipients will be chosen and recognized during a luncheon held in their honor on Saturday, April 30. More information will be sent to those selected the second week in April.

AMBER M. MAY, Alumni Services
Posted: Feb 04, 2016

APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR EIU ANNUITANT ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
The application form and criteria for the EIU Annuitants Association Scholarship are available here. EIU students eligible for this scholarship must be an undergraduate child or grandchild of a current or retired university employee with five or more years of service, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and enrolled in at least six semester hours at the time the award is received.

A complete application includes:
The completed application form (found here);
A written statement listing career goals and explanation of financial need; and
A recommendation letter from an EIU adviser or faculty member.

Applications are due by 4 p.m. March 1, 2016, at Brainard House.

MARGARET K. MESSER, Scholarship Chair, EIU Annuitants Association
Posted: Feb 01, 2016

LIBRARY'S MEDIA SERVICES DEPARTMENT CLOSES
Booth Library has announced the closure of Media Services as a department within the library. Classroom equipment needs and the distribution of audio/visual equipment will now be handled through the office of CATS in McAfee Gym.

To make arrangements for equipment, contact Chad Elliott, director of the Gregg Technology Center, at 581-7633 or cpelliott@eiu.edu. Photography services with Bev Cruse will continue to be handled through the library. For more information about the closing of Media Services, contact the office of Allen Lanham, dean of library services, at 581-6061

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Jan 07, 2016

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

STUDENT RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY CONFERENCE -- APRIL 1, 2016
Eastern Illinois University invites all students doing independent research, scholarship or creative activity in any discipline to share their work. Submit your proposal by March 1, 2016. See here for details.

LAURIE E. SMITH, Honors College Dean
Posted: Feb 10, 2016

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. and to perpetuate his ideals. Each year, a monetary award is presented to a full-time EIU student who has junior or senior status with a GPA of at least 2.75 and who, by his/her scholarship and extracurricular activities, demonstrates a commitment to academic excellence and a desire to improve the quality of human existence. Nominations are solicited from students, faculty, staff and administration. The nomination form is available on the scholarship website here. Nomination forms are to be delivered to the office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Old Main 1020, by the close of business on March 4, 2016.

KAREN S. JOHNSON, VPAA Office
Posted: Feb 05, 2016

NEW WIRE TRANSFER INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International Students: Please request the new wire transfer instructions for making payments to the university from blduzan@eiu.edu or stop by the Student Accounts Office in Old Main. The new instructions dated Feb. 1, 2016, will be emailed to you upon request. The old instructions expire Feb. 12, 2016, and your payment will be returned to your bank after that date. Thank you!

BRUCE L. DUZAN, Accounting and Investment Services
Posted: Feb 02, 2016

COLES COUNTY BUSINESS WOMEN'S SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Coles County Business Women's Scholarship. This award was created to promote full participation in the workforce, equity and economic self-sufficiency for America's working women, and the goal is to help women with critical funds at critical points in their lives. Eligibility criteria for this scholarship are as follows: Application forms may be obtained from any Coles County Business Women's Club member, completed and returned to that member by April 1. The recipient must be from the Coles County, Ill., area, and the recipient must be attending Eastern Illinois University. Financial need is a consideration. Transcripts of high school work, coupled with completed college credits, must be included with the application showing a strong 'B' academic average. A letter of acceptance from EIU must accompany the application. Two letters of recommendation are required. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2016. Applications are available here.

CRIS D. COSTANTINO, University Development
Posted: Feb 02, 2016

JACK ROBERT KELLY SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepting for the Jack Robert Kelly Scholarship. The criteria for this scholarship are as follows: The recipient must be a full-time student enrolled at EIU, in good academic standing and an active member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at EIU. The recipient should have taken at least two classes pertaining to art, music or theater arts or participated in a recognized university-sponsored art, music or theater organization or entity (or) have involvement in student government on campus or serve as a member of working committees or an advisory board. Financial need is also a consideration. Applications are to be submitted to the Vice President for Student Affairs' Office by Feb. 18, 2016. Applications are available on the Student Affairs Web page, or may be obtained in the Vice President for Student Affairs' Office, 1211 Old Main, or by calling 581-3221.

HOLLY COX, VPSA Operations
Posted: Feb 01, 2016

EDGAR COUNTY LORD SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Edgar County Lord Scholarship. This scholarship is available to any student who graduated from a high school in Edgar County (Paris, Kansas, Shiloh, Chrisman). The applicant must be in good academic standing and able to demonstrate financial need. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2016.

The application can be found here.

CRIS D. COSTANTINO, University Development
Posted: Jan 28, 2016

WALTER & LOLA STEPHENSON COLE SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Walter and Lola Stephenson Cole Scholarship. This scholarship is available to any student who graduated from Marshall High School. The recipient should show promise of academic achievement and must be able to demonstrate financial need. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2016.

The application can be found here.

CRIS D. COSTANTINO, University Development
Posted: Jan 28, 2016

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 Eastern Illinois University 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 2016 guidelines, application and form can be found on Booth Library’s website here. For information, call 581-6061.

Entries should be delivered to the Administration Office, Room 4700, Booth Library, no later than March 25. Recipients will be selected by April 8, and the winners will be announced during National Library Week, April 11-15. Works submitted for competition must have been completed within the last 12 months.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Jan 21, 2016

ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION MEETINGS
Students must attend a meeting to formally apply for University Admission to Teacher Education and to initiate the selection process. The College of Education and Professional Studies schedules meetings each semester.

The required formal application form is distributed and collected at the meetings and the rules and regulations concerning selection, admission to and retention in teacher education are explained.

Students who have not previously applied must attend a meeting. The following meetings, held at 1501 Buzzard Hall Auditorium, are available Spring Semester 2016 to initiate the selection process: Wednesday, Jan. 27, 5-5:50 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6-6:50 p.m.; Monday, April 11, 7-7:50 p.m.

The next opportunity to initiate the "Selection Process" and apply for University Admission to Teacher Education will be during the Fall Semester 2016. Registration is not required.

JAN E. HICKOX, College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Jan 11, 2016

JOHN ALLISON EIU-UPI LABOR ESSAY CONTEST FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Full-time graduate students who are working on labor-related topics in any discipline are encouraged to apply for a scholarship sponsored by the faculty and academic support professionals of the EIU Chapter of the University Professionals of Illinois. To be eligible, you need a 3.0 GPA and a (minimum) 2,000-word essay that makes a contribution to understanding the significance of organized labor.

Complete application and nomination packets are due to the dean of the Graduate School by Feb. 26, 2016. The CGS Scholarships Committee will select a recipient based on the highest ranked essay. The award will be presented at the Distinguished Graduate Students Awards Ceremony.

For up-to-date information, go to the Graduate School Scholarships page.

JONATHAN P. BLITZ, Chemistry
Posted: Dec 11, 2015

THE NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2016-2017
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, 2016. EIU students are currently on exchange to institutions in Arizona, California, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.

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

LAURIE E. SMITH, Honors College Dean
Posted: Dec 01, 2015

 

EIU in the News

JANUARY 2016
From the JG-TC -- "Former UPD Officer Seeks to Enhance Police, Community Interactions," Jan. 15, 2016