Feb 22, 2017

 

News from Old Main

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Meetings/Events

MARLENE SLOUGH RETIREMENT RECEPTION
Marlene Slough, head of Acquisition Services in Booth Library, will retire at the end of this month. In her honor, a reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Edgar Reading Room (Room 3202). Please join us, if you're able, to wish her well!

PEGGY A. MANLEY, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Feb 21, 2017

OPEN FORUMS FOR DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS CANDIDATES
The two finalists for the position of director of International Students and Scholars will be on campus the week of Feb. 20-24. The Search Committee invites all members of the EIU community to meet the candidates in an open forum.

10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, Martinsville Room (MLK Jr. Union): David Kleinberg (CV here)

1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, Martinsville Room (MLK Jr. Union): Taras Strutynsky (CV here)

We hope to see many of you there.

KURT R. OLAUSEN, International Programs
Posted: Feb 20, 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

SPRING 2017 JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR
Career Services will sponsor this event from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 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 20, 2017

TAMI BABBS RETIREMENT
Please join us for a retirement open house for Tami Babbs as she is retiring from EIU after 30 years. There will be cake and cookies from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Old Main in the Business Office conference room (Room 1131). Stop by and wish Tami well in her retirement.

SANDRA K. WHEELER, Foundation Accounting
Posted: Feb 14, 2017

RETIREMENT PARTY FOR SONYA DAVEE
You are invited to join us in celebrating the retirement of Sonya Davee, who is retiring after 30 years of service in Registration. Please come and help us in wishing her a wonderful and prosperous retirement between 2 and 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the Office of the Registrar, Room 1220, Old Main. Cake and refreshments will be provided.

JOAN L. STACK, Office of the Registrar and Enrollment Management
Posted: Feb 13, 2017

EIU/UIUC SPRING EDUCATORS' JOB FAIR
The EIU/UIUC Spring Educators' Job Fair will be held on Monday, March 6, in the ballrooms of the MLK Jr. Union. More than 100 schools will be participating, including those that have not recruited our students in several years or are new to our event. Many are from locations that our students have requested.

Students are highly encouraged to attend Teach Week events starting Feb. 22 to help prepare. Some events require reservations. A complete list of events is viewable here.

FAIR FORMAT: Open Fair -- 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 1 to 3 p.m. for students who schedule on-site interviews from the Open Fair session.

Please share this information and encourage your students, including underclassmen, to attend. Faculty are also encouraged to attend. A high turn-out of our students will make the EIU brand highly visible and desirable to these schools.

Students will need to dress professionally, bring plenty of resumes to distribute, and also bring their Panther ID.

What schools will be recruiting? A list is visible here. Check it out! And see you at the fair!

DIANE K. SMITH, Career Services
Posted: Feb 07, 2017

CEPS 20TH RESEARCH FAIR IS ON MARCH 6, 2017
The 20th annual Research Fair of the College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 6, on the second floor of the atrium area of Buzzard Hall. We cordially invite 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. Please mark the event on your calendar; see you at the fair!

ROSE Z. GONG, Secondary Education and Foundations
Posted: Feb 06, 2017

ANNUAL SPRING ELECTRICAL OUTAGE 2017
Listed below is the schedule for the annual Spring Break Electrical Outage. The following buildings will NOT have electrical power on the dates listed.

Saturday, March 11 (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Monday, March 13 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.); and Tuesday, March 14 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.) -- Andrews Hall, Lawson Hall, Thomas Hall, Thomas Dining, Taylor Hall, Taylor Dining, Klehm Hall, Tarble Arts Center, Human Services (NO generator support), Coleman Hall and Lumpkin Hall.

Wednesday, March 15 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Thursday, March 16 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.) -- Fine Arts, Buzzard Education Building (limited generator support includes WEIU), Life Science Building and Annex (NO generator support) and the Greenhouse.

CHRISTOPHER BARTLETT, Electrician Foreman, Facilities Planning & Management
Posted: Feb 06, 2017

IRON PANTHER CLASSIC
EIU's own bodybuilders will take the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in McAfee Gym. General admission is $5. Doors open at 6 p.m. Come support your fellow Panthers!

KEVIN S. LINKER, Recreational Sports
Posted: Feb 02, 2017

2017 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH (FEBRUARY)
Events for the 2017 African-American Heritage Month are as follows:

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1 -- AAHM CELEBRATION KICK-OFF: THE POWER OF BLACK
Hosted by Black Student Union and the University Board
The Power of the Black Millennial Museum, University Ballroom and Bridge Lounge -- 6 p.m.
My Black is Power Showcase, Grand Ballroom -- 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, FEB. 2 -- A JOINT POETRY READING
Featuring poets Allison Joseph and Jon Tribble
Hosted by EIU's English Department
Doudna Lecture Hall -- 5 p.m.

FRIDAY, FEB. 3 -- EIUNITY DIVERSITY CONFERENCE
Hosted by Minority Affairs
Third Floor MLK Jr. Union -- 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, FEB. 5 -- SOUL FOOD FOR THE SOUL (DINNER SALE)
Hosted by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.
Cultural Center -- 3:22 p.m.

MONDAY, FEB. 6 -- MOVIE: "13TH"
Presented by NPHC, BSU and NAACP
Phipps Lecture Hall (Room 1205, Physical Science Building) -- 6 p.m.

THURSDAY, FEB. 9- -- MOVIE: "DARK GIRLS"
Hosted by EIU FEM
Phipps Lecture Hall (Room 1205, Physical Science Building) -- 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, FEB. 10 -- MOVIE: "LOVING"
Sponsored by University Board
Buzzard Auditorium -- 7 p.m.

MONDAY, FEB. 13 -- WHISPERS IN THE DARK: THE CONVERSATIONS WE DON'T HAVE!
Featuring HIV/AIDS Activist Rev. Rae Lewis-Thornton
7th Street Underground, MLK Jr. Union -- 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEB. 14 -- MOVIE: "PAY IT NO MIND"
Hosted by EIU Pride
Coleman Hall Auditorium -- 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15 -- BIG QUESTIONS, GREAT DISCUSSIONS: FREDERICK DOUGLASS
Sponsored by EIU's Honors College
Pine Honors College, Pemberton Hall -- 4 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15 -- LANGSTON HUGHES POETRY SLAM
Hosted by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
Lumpkin Hall Auditorium (Room 2030) -- 7:11 p.m.

MONDAY, FEB. 20 -- BLACK FACE: THEN AND NOW
Hosted by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
Lumpkin Hall Auditorium (Room 2030) -- 7:20 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEB. 21 -- BASUAH HIV/AIDS TESTING
Hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

Charleston/Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union -- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22 -- THE EVOLUTION OF A BLACK WOMAN
Presented by NACWC
Lumpkin Hall (Room 2030) -- 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, FEB. 23 -- TOP BLACK ACHIEVERS
Presented by Black Graduate Student Association and Minority Affairs
Tarble Arts Center -- 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, FEB. 25 -- MS. BLACK EIU PAGEANT
Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union -- 6 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEB. 28 -- TAKE H.E.E.D.
Hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Coleman Hall -- 6:13 p.m.

GEORGIA A. RYAN, Minority Affairs
Posted: Jan 31, 2017

BOOTH LIBRARY TO OFFER THESIS 101 WORKSHOPS
Booth Library faculty Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin and Ellen Corrigan, in cooperation with the Graduate Student Advisory Council, will again offer three Thesis Research 101 workshops.

Thesis 101 Seminar 1: Researching the Literature will be offered from 7-8 p.m. Feb. 6 and again from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Feb. 8.

Thesis 101 Seminar 2: Managing Your References with Citation Management Software will be offered from 7-8 p.m. Feb. 13 and again from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Feb. 15.

Thesis 101 Seminar 3: Presenting Your Thesis (to the World) will be offered from 7-8 p.m. March 6 and again from 9:30-10:30 a.m. March 8.

All sessions will meet in Room 4450 at Booth Library. Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. To register, visit here. For more information contact Steve Brantley, head of Reference Services, at 581-7542 or jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Jan 30, 2017

STORY TIMES TO BE OFFERED AT BOOTH LIBRARY
Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to free story times in the Ballenger Teachers Center of Booth Library.

Story times are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Jan. 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25; and on March 4. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. More specific information about the theme of each story time will be posted on the library's Facebook and Twitter pages.

For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit here.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Jan 19, 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

SAFE-ZONE TRAININGS HOSTED BY CENTER FOR GENDER AND SEXUAL DIVERSITY
The Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity (formerly known as the LGBTQA+ Resource Center) is hosting Safe Zone trainings for the EIU community (including 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 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 trainings including Safe Zone Core, Beyond Bystander (Ally/Advocate Training), Bisexual/Pansexual, Trans 101, LGBTQA+ History, and Asexual. Click here to to sign up for a specific training you are interested in.

VANTASIA JOE, Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity (LGBTQA Resource Center)
Posted: Jan 17, 2017

 

Professional Development

FY18 REDDEN GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
The EIU Foundation is accepting applications for instructional development grants from the Redden Fund for the Improvement of Undergraduate Instruction. Awards are limited to a maximum of $1,500. Applications are available online here (EIU Foundation website). Applications can be found under the "News and Information" section.

Faculty may apply for more than one Redden Grant. A hard copy of the completed application must be submitted to department chairs by May 12, 2017. If you have questions or concerns, please contact April Marchuk at 581-7380 or at amarchuk@eiu.edu.

NANCY R ZYTKA, EIU Foundation
Posted: Feb 21, 2017

RESPONDUS WEBINAR: HOW I PREVENT CHEATING DURING ONLINE EXAMS
This free webinar focuses on the experiences of Tammi Kolski, an online instructor at Central Michigan University and Muskegon Community College. Kolski has used Respondus Monitor for more than two years and will share her rollout strategies, student feedback, and best practices. Attendees will also see a live demonstration of both applications by Respondus trainer, Arie Sowers, and have an opportunity to ask questions.

The webinar will begin at 1 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, Feb. 22. To register, go here. For questions about Respondus assessment tools, contact Julie Lockett at jalockett@eiu.edu or your ISS.

JULIE A. LOCKETT, Director, Center for Online Learning
Posted: Feb 14, 2017

ACADEMIC ADVISER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Campus Advising Network (CAN) is hosting a professional development session from 1-2 p.m. on Feb. 21. The Counseling Center will provide information on services provided, red flags that a student is struggling, and how to refer a student. Please join us in the Martinsville Room, MLK Jr. Union.

NANCY J. CRONE, Campus Advising Network (CAN)
Posted: Feb 01, 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

 

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Research and Creative Activity

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Ryan Hendrickson, interim dean of the Graduate School, is accepting nominations for three available positions on the EIU Institutional Review Board. The IRB is responsible for reviewing all research involving human subjects in order to assure the protections of the rights and welfare of the participants. The three positions include one regular voting member from the Department of Communications Studies, one alternate member from the College of Arts and Humanities, and one alternate member from the College of Sciences. Each position will be appointed to serve a three-year term beginning Fall 2017. Faculty and staff wishing to be considered for membership should submit a statement of interest to Cheryl Siddens, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, via letter or email (casiddens@eiu.edu) by Monday, Feb. 27. Appointments will be announced prior to the end of the spring semester. For more information on the IRB and the available positions, please visit here.

CHERYL A. SIDDENS, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Feb 13, 2017

 

Miscellaneous

FALL 2016 FACT SHEET
The Fall 2016 Fact Sheet is now available on the Institutional Research website.

EMILY A. STUBY, Planning, Budget and Institutional Research
Posted: Feb 21, 2017

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR FOUNDATION MEMBERS!
Each year the Foundation seeks to identify potential new members. Mike Finkle, chair of the Executive Committee, is requesting your assistance in identifying candidates for the committee's consideration in March 2017. Currently, there are 323 Foundation members. The bylaws allow for up to 500 general members, so your help in identifying new members is very much needed! Members serve for a term of five years, and at the end of each term the retiring class is invited to renew. At our Annual Meeting, next Oct. 20, 2017, new and renewing members will be elected into the Class of 2022. Those accepting Foundation membership should be willing to facilitate philanthropy for the benefit of Eastern Illinois University. Final nominees are selected because they are recognized friends of the university, are respected leaders in the community, and/or can encourage and promote philanthropy from others. Members become the link between the university and the community it serves and should be able to assist in identifying, cultivating, and nurturing potential donors, and opening doors that President Glassman and his staff might not be able to open. Please send your nominations no later than March 10, 2017. Nomination forms can found on the Foundation website.

NANCY R. ZYTKA, EIU Foundation
Posted: Feb 10, 2017

BOOTH LIBRARY ADDS 1,499 ITEMS IN JANUARY
During January, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,499 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 -- Dean's Office
Posted: Feb 06, 2017

WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Nominate outstanding local women for annual awards.

Role models. Defenders of women's rights and causes. Women who make a difference in Charleston and at Eastern Illinois University. These are the women who should be nominated during February for the annual Woman of Achievement Awards, sponsored by the Women's Studies Program.

The awards, which will be presented at the annual Women's History and Awareness Month awards ceremony, recognize women who help improve the quality of women's lives and advance the status of women in the area. One Woman of Achievement award is presented to a community member and one to someone from the EIU campus. The awards ceremony also acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of students and others in the community.

"We have a community full of deserving women, and we want to honor them," said Jonelle DePetro, chair of the Woman of Achievement Awards Committee and a 2002 recipient of the award. The award, given last year to Donna Hudson and with special recognition to Joe McLean and Yolanda Williams, has been presented since 1980.

The nomination process is simple. The nomination form includes the nominee's information and a brief description of her contributions to the community. The form can be found here. But the form is not necessary! Simply describe your nominee's contributions, include contact information, and email to lsashley@eiu.edu. The deadline is Wednesday, March 1.

If you know someone who helps advance the progress of women's causes, contributes to the success of women's professional or community organizations, or champions the cause of equity, nominate her for this award. "It's so important to acknowledge the contributions of women in our community," DePetro said. For more information, contact DePetro at jmdepetro@eiu.edu.

LESLIE S. ASHLEY-McLEAN, Women's Studies
Posted: Feb 03, 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

APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR EIUAA SCHOLARSHIP
Do you have a child or grandchild enrolled at Eastern? Please invite him/her to apply for the EIU Annuitants Association Scholarship. The application form and criteria 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.

Application includes:
- Completed application form (see here);
- Written statement listing career goals and explanation of financial need; and
- Recommendation letter from an EIU adviser or faculty member.
Applications are due by 4 p.m. March 1, 2017, at Brainard House.

NANCY DOLE, EIUAA Scholarship Chair
Posted: Jan 18, 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)

JOSEPH AND CECILIA COVI SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Joseph and Cecilia Covi Scholarship. Among otherwise qualified applicants who are residents of Illinois, preference shall be given to a high school graduate from Livingston, Ill. The recipient must remain enrolled as a full-time student (12 semester hours). Applications are available online here or may be picked up in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office, 1031 Old Main. The deadline for applications to be submitted is 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 3. Please contact our office with any questions by calling 217-581-3221.

ANNE M. LEWIS, Vice President for Student Affairs Office
Posted: Feb 15, 2017

ANNOUNCING: SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Applications are being accepted for the following scholarships and awards for international students:
1. Eulalee Anderson Scholarship
2. Dr. Kenneth Hadwiger Foreign Cultures Award
3. Pratima Niranja Shah Scholarship
4. Wang Tih-Wu Scholarship

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017. For more information about each scholarship and to apply, please go here.

KRISHNA THOMAS, International Students & Scholars
Posted: Jan 24, 2017

ANNOUNCING: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the International Student Scholarship. The International Student Scholarship was established by the Board of Trustees to assist students from other countries to attend EIU. Awards are competitive and designed to promote cultural exchange and diversity. Awards may be granted on the basis of one or both of the following factors: financial need and academic excellence. The deadline is March 15 for the fall semester scholarship. For more information about the scholarship and to apply, please go here.

KRISHNA P. THOMAS, International Programs
Posted: Jan 24, 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

JANUARY 2017
From the JG/TC -- "Charleston Chamber Honors Eastern Illinois President" -- Jan. 30, 2017

From WalletHub -- A sidebar to "New vs. Used Cars: Which Are Better for Your Wallet?" -- Jan. 27, 2017

From PBS/Newshour -- "Roxane Gay on 'Difficult Women,' Divisions in Feminism and the Women's March on Washington" -- Jan. 18, 2017

From the JG/TC -- "EIU Professor: Contemporary Issues, Obama Inspire Continued King Following" -- Jan. 17, 2017

From the Effingham Daily News -- "Eastern Illinois University President Encourages Students to Remain in State" -- Jan. 6, 2017