Sep 30, 2014

 

News from Old Main

OUR CONDOLENCES...
Our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of Lt. Harold J. Harris, 47, of Charleston who died Monday, Sept. 22, at Carle Foundation Hospital. Lt. Harris, who was a graduate of Eastern, had served on the University Police force since February 1989. In addition to his regular duties, he served on several committees and often assisted his department with its technological needs, according to Police Chief Adam Due.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur. Cremation rites will be accorded at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Research Foundation.

Lt. Harris' full obituary can be found here.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Sep 24, 2014

PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH CONSULTANT CONTACT INFORMATION
David Mead-Fox has been hired by the EIU Board of Trustees to assist in finding the next president for Eastern Illinois University. He is a senior client partner with the firm of Korn Ferry. Mead-Fox was recently on campus and met with various constituency groups to hear their views on "what they are looking for in a new president." If you were not able to attend one of these sessions and would like to share your views with Mead-Fox, he would welcome an email from you. His email address is david.mead-fox@kornferry.com.

CHERYL GILBERT, VPUA Operations
Posted: Sep 12, 2014

COMING SOON -- FACULTY, STAFF AND GROUP EMAIL ACCOUNTS MOVING TO OFFICE 365
EIU will soon implement Office 365 Email service for faculty, staff and group accounts. Moving to Office 365 will provide additional benefits for campus including full Outlook support for Windows and Mac, 50GB of email storage and 1TB of OneDrive storage.

During the month of September, ITS will be migrating early adopters primarily in the Business Affairs area. Migrations for the remainder of campus will begin in early October. In the coming weeks, ITS staff members will be contacting departments and related technology personnel to plan and schedule the migration.

Information about the migration may be found at our Office 365 migration page. Please check the site regularly for updates about the transition.

KATHY REED, Information Technology Services
Posted: Sep 04, 2014

 

Meetings/Events

REAL PANTHERS DECORATE BLUE -- DECORATING CONTEST
Deck the Halls has expanded and is now "Real Panthers Decorate Blue." This year's competition will allow more entries and more school spirit to be on display across campus and throughout our community. We are encouraging EVERYONE to decorate their areas in blue and grey to show that their area promotes "Real Panthers Decorate Blue!" Use our theme "Bright Lights, Blue City, EIU Homecoming 2014."

Official rules and the entry form are available on the homecoming website. The deadline to enter is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15. All offices should be decorated no later than Saturday, Oct. 18. On-campus judging will take place Monday, Oct. 20, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

ANGELA R. CAMPBELL, Homecoming Committee
Posted: Sep 29, 2014

WELLNESS INITIATIVE: VIRTUAL VACATION -- ALOHA HAWAII
Brought to you by T&D Travel (Training & Development) is a new moving initiative, Virtual Vacation -- Aloha Hawaii. Get your pedometers or smartphones and begin moving with us as we take you on a virtual trip around the island of Hawaii. We will visit points of interest and relax in some of the most beautiful spots in the world.

The Virtual Vacation -- Aloha, Hawaii is a group effort and your individual steps will count toward a common goal. We will update you each week on where you have been and what to look forward to for the next week. Thanks to our intern, Dylan Greger, we will also have exciting and fun activities during the 10 weeks to keep you motivated and rewarded.

Please visit here for detailed information and to register. We will begin Oct. 6, so hurry and register!

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training & Development
Posted: Sep 29, 2014

MEDIA FEST 2014
The Agency, the student-run public relations firm at EIU, invites all Eastern students to attend Media Fest 2014 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Buzzard Hall second-floor atrium. Free Pepsi, chips and cookies will be offered. Learn about student publications at EIU, take a tour of WEIU studios and talk to students who are involved at The Daily Eastern News, The Warbler (EIU's yearbook), The Agency, the Public Relations Student Society of America, WEIU-TV and Radio Hit Mix. Journalism... it's not just for journalists!

ELIZABETH K. VIALL, Journalism
Posted: Sep 26, 2014

LATINO HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS (OCT. 1-4)
Wednesday, Oct. 1: Latin American Dance Lessons, 7 p.m., Recreation Center -- Dance Studio. Presenter: Krishna Thomas.
Thursday, Oct. 2: "Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Magic Realism and Love in the Times of Cholera," introduction and film screening, 5 p.m., 7th Street Underground. Presenter: Jose Deustua.
Saturday, Oct. 4: Ninos Fundraiser: Fun and Games, 9 a.m. to noon, Wesley Foundation.

PAM WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Sep 25, 2014

STUDENT FILMS SOUGHT FOR EMBARRAS VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
The 10th annual Embarras Valley Film Festival will be held Nov. 6-8 at various locations around campus. The planning committee seeks submissions from student filmmakers to be shown during a special Short Film Festival as part of the activities on Nov. 6. The deadline to submit a film is Oct. 10.

EVFF is a yearly event honoring a person or theme relevant to the Embarras Valley, which encompasses much of east-central Illinois. This year’s festival highlights the films of Dick Van Dyke, a native of Danville in central Illinois. All festival events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Robin Murray at rlmurray@eiu.edu or Kit Morice at kmorice@eiu.edu, call the Tarble Arts Center at 217-581-2787 or visit EIU Embarras Valley Film Festival on Facebook.

SARAH B. MILLER, English
Posted: Sep 24, 2014

38TH ANNUAL PANTHER MARCHING BAND FESTIVAL SET FOR OCT. 4
The public is invited to the 38th annual Panther Marching Band Festival, set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at O’Brien Stadium. This annual all-day event is a field competition allowing high school bands a great way in which to close their performance season. Awards in each class in the areas of music, visual, general effect, percussion, guard and drum major will be awarded. Grand Champion and Spirit trophies will be awarded for Small Class and Large Class divisions. Nearly 40 bands are scheduled to compete, with EIU’s Panther Marching Band performing in exhibition at 4:15 and 9 p.m.

Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students/seniors, while children 5 and under will be admitted free. (Cash or check accepted.)

Participating schools are scheduled to perform as follows: Robinson, 9:45 a.m.; Arthur/Lovington/Atwood/Hammond, 10; Carterville, 10:15; Johnson City, 10:30; Blue Ridge, 10:45; Oblong, 11; Arcola, 11:15; Heritage, 11:30; Charleston, 11:45; LeRoy, 12:30 p.m.; Watseka, 12:45; Ridgeview, 1; Pleasant Plains, 1:15; Mater Dei, 1:30; Paris, 1:45; Casey-Westfield, 2; Mt. Carmel, 2:15; Freeburg, 2:45; Newton, 3; Unity, 3:15; University, 3:30; Paxton-Buckley-Loda, 3:45; Monticello, 4; Triad, 5:15; East Richland, 5:30; Mt. Zion, 5:45; Danville, 6; Rantoul, 6:15; Mattoon, 6:30; Centralia, 6:45; Belleville West, 7:15; Highland, 7:30; Marion, 7:45; Champaign Centennial, 8; Granite City, 8:15; Limestone, 8:30; and Mahomet-Seymour, 8:45 p.m.

Awards for Small Division schools will be presented at approximately 4:30 p.m. Large Division honors will be awarded at 9:15 p.m.

More information on the 38th annual Panther Marching Band Festival can be found here.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Sep 24, 2014

CHICAGO PAINTER WILLIAM CONGER TO SPEAK ABOUT HIS ART AT THE TARBLE ARTS CENTER
Chicago-based abstract painter William Conger will present a public talk about his art at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Tarble Arts Center. The talk is in conjunction with the exhibition “William Conger: Recent Gouache Paintings,” which continues through Oct. 26. Everyone is invited and admission is free.

Conger, a professor emeritus of art theory and practice at Northwestern University, is also the juror for the Tarble’s 20th Biennial Drawing/Watercolor: Illinois competitive exhibition. Conger's career spans more than 50 years and his work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. For more information, or to schedule a class visit or group tour, contact the Tarble at 217-581-ARTS (-2787).

MICHAEL WATTS, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Sep 22, 2014

WEIU ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
The WEIU Radio/TV Center Advisory Board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the WEIU Conference Room, Buzzard Hall (Room 1521).

KE'AN ARMSTRONG, Radio-TV Program
Posted: Sep 18, 2014

ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR 1960S COSTUME CONTEST
Students, faculty and staff are invited to take a step back in time and experience the fashion and music of the 1960s during Extravaganza of 1960s Fashion, Music and Dance! The free event will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Attendees are invited to participate by dressing up as their favorite 1960s personalities -- whether that be Jimi Hendrix, JFK, the Beatles or the Brady Bunch. A costume show is planned, and prizes will be awarded. All ages are invited to participate.

Those who would like to participate in the costume contest must sign up in advance by emailing the entrant’s name and costume idea to library@eiu.edu or call 581-6061. Both individuals and groups are encouraged to participate. Entries will be accepted through Oct. 2.

WEIU Radio will provide the music for the evening, and the EIU departments of theatre arts and kinesiology and sports studies will help coordinate the activities.

This program is part of Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, “Revolutionary Decade: Reflections on the 1960s.” For a complete schedule of events, visit the program website here. All events are free and open to the public.

ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Sep 18, 2014

'FISHY REASONING AND THE ETHICS OF EATING'
Mylan Engel Jr. will present “Fishy Reasoning and the Ethics of Eating” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall. Engel is a full professor in the Department of Philosophy at Northern Illinois University and he has written extensively on topics concerning religion, metaphysics, hunger and animal welfare. In 2009, he was awarded the longest-standing honor at NIU, the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. An abridged version of a paper related to his talk, “Why YOU Are Committed to the Immorality of Eating Meat,” is available on the Philosophy website under Philosophy Club link. This event is supported, in part, by a Jack and Margaret Redden Fund for the Improvement of Undergraduate Instruction and is presented by the EIU Philosophy Club.

LESLIE ASHLEY, Philosophy
Posted: Sep 17, 2014

STRESS SERIES -- FINANCIAL WELLNESS TO REDUCE STRESS
Join the Office of Training & Development for a discussion and tutorial about one of life's biggest stressors -- money. Nick Plunkett of EIU's L.I.F.E. (Literacy in Financial Education) Center will present on the importance of financial wellness and its contribution to overall wellness and stress reduction. Topics such as investment decisions and evaluation, retirement savings, passive vs. active investing, and preparing and sticking to a budget will be presented and discussed. Register here for this session that will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Martinsville Room of the MLK Jr. Union.

KELLY SIMMONDS, Training & Development
Posted: Sep 16, 2014

STUDENT AFFAIRS ASSESSMENT COFFEE MEETINGS
The Student Affairs Assessment Team is interested in building the assessment learning community here at EIU, and has started a series of Assessment Coffees that are open to any student affairs faculty, staff or students. We hope that as a result of these coffees, those involved in student affairs may share information concerning assessment activities being conducted within their departments; share successes, best practices and lessons learned; share obstacles and collectively brainstorm possible ways around these obstacles; and develop collaborations that could be put in place to help our division improve our culture of evidence. For information contact Maddie Owens, sa-assessmentga@eiu.edu.

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Sep 16, 2014

2014 BULLYING PREVENTION CONFERENCE
The 2014 Bullying Prevention Conference will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the MLK Jr. Union. Please join us for a great day that includes various speakers, including internationally known keynote speaker Allan Beane. Beane has been featured in national publications such as USA Today, USA Weekend, Time for Kids, Newsweek for Teens, and many other magazines and journals. He has also appeared on Fox News, ABC News, Oprah and CCN Headline News, among others.

Complete the registration for this free conference here.

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Sep 16, 2014

ALL CAMPUS FLU SHOT DAY
Save the date! ALL Campus Flu Shot Day, sponsored by Health Service and Human Resources, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8. Flu shots are FREE for students, faculty, staff and retirees.

Student shots are provided by Health Service and will be given in the University Ballroom of the MLK Jr. Union. Please bring your Panther Card.

Shots for faculty, staff and retirees are provided by the Coles County Health Department and will be given in the Bridge Lounge of the MLK Jr. Union. Please bring your Panther Card and valid insurance or Medicare card.

Don't miss out on this GREAT (and free) OPPORTUNITY!

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Sep 12, 2014

CCT & TARBLE ARTS CENTER PRESENT 'LEAVING IOWA'
7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27, Oct. 2, 3 and 4; 2 p.m. Sept. 28.

A middle-aged writer takes a journey across Iowa to find a resting place for his father’s ashes in this six-person, family friendly comedy that provides plenty of laughter as well as thoughtful reflection on the circle of life. Written by Tim Clue and Spike Manton, this production of "Leaving Iowa" is directed for the Charleston Community Theatre by Cathy Sheagren.

Admission: $10/general, $8/senior, $5/student. Phone the Tarble at 217-581-2787 for information and reservations.

TIMOTHY MASON, Economics
Posted: Sep 04, 2014

2014 ART FACULTY EXHIBITION AT THE TARBLE ARTS CENTER
The 2014 Art Faculty Exhibition is presented through Oct. 19 at the Tarble Arts Center. Works in a wide variety of styles, approaches and media by current and emeritus EIU art faculty make up this exhibition. Included are: paintings -- Chris Kahler, Bo Kim, Hannah Freeman and Hannah Eads; drawings -- Jenny Chi; sculpture -- Matthew Boonstra, Jeff Boshart and Jim Johnson; woodcuts -- Kacey Ramirez; graphic design -- Chuck Nivens; fiber sculpture -- Ann Coddington; ceramics -- Dwain Naragon and Bill Heyduck; metals -- David Griffin; electronic assemblages (archival ink prints) -- Alan Pocaro; and electronic media -- Dave Richardson. This is a joint program of Eastern's Department of Art and Tarble Arts Center. For more information or to arrange a class visit or group tour, contact the Tarble at 217-581-2787 or tarble@eiu.edu.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Aug 27, 2014

ANSEL ADAMS: MASTERWORKS EXHIBITION AT THE TARBLE ARTS CENTER
The exhibition "Ansel Adams: Masterworks" is on view through Oct. 19 at the Tarble Arts Center. Ansel Adams (1902-1984) is one of the most acclaimed American artists of the 20th century, a major pioneer in championing photography as an art form, and an outspoken conservationist for the preservation of wilderness areas. This selection of 49 photographs is from a group that Adams himself felt were among his best. This exhibition was organized by and is on loan from the collection of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, Calif., and circulated by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles. The EIU showing is made possible by the Tarble's Major Art and Artists Exhibitions Endowment, created by a generous gift from the Tarble Family Foundation.

Tours and class visits are available by appointment during and outside open hours; please make arrangements at least one week in advance. To schedule a tour or class visit, contact the Tarble at 217-581-ARTS (-2787) or tarble@eiu.edu.

MICHAEL WATTS, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Aug 27, 2014

FACILITIES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT AT EIU (Note Date Change)
Facilities Planning and Management is a vast and essential part of EIU. Just what do they do and have to offer departments at EIU? Join us from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union, to learn all this and more. Topics will include grounds, property management and special events, mail services, maintenance, design and construction, the university fleet, keys, and shipping and receiving (to include FedEx and UPS). Please register here to reserve a seat. Contact Julie Benedict (581-8415, jabenedict@eiu.edu) for further information.

JULIE BENEDICT, Human Resources
Posted: Aug 26, 2014

BOOTH LIBRARY PLANS SERIES OF STORY TIMES FOR CHILDREN
A series of free story times for children is planned in the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library. Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to attend the story times from 10 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 20 and 27, Oct. 4 and 11, and Nov. 1 and 8. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

In addition, Booth Library will participate in the WEIU Kids Day at the Castle on Aug. 23. A story time and activities will be presented by library staff. Other activities will include a bounce house, dance contest, games and prizes, free books, appearances by Daniel Tiger and much more. WEIU Kids Day at the Castle will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on the front lawn in front of EIU’s Old Main.

For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit http://www.library.eiu.edu/btc/ or call 581-8442.



ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 14, 2014

 

Professional Development

UPCOMING FACULTY/STAFF/GA TECHNOLOGY TRAINING (Sept. 30 and Oct. 2)
CATS Center for Online Learning (COL) is offering training sessions for faculty, staff and GAs. All sessions are held at the COL Training Lab -- McAfee 1214. Below is the schedule of sessions being offered this week. For information about each session and/or to register, visit here, then choose “Workshop Schedule & Registration.”

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 3:30-4:15 p.m., D2L Grades: Post Your Grades Online
Thursday, Oct. 2, 3:30-4:15 p.m., D2L Basics: Where Do I Start?

KIM ERVIN , Training Specialist/CATS-Center for Online Learning (COL)
Posted: Sep 29, 2014

FACULTY PARTNERSHIP GRANTS
Faculty Partnership Grants are now available from the Faculty Development Office. Designed to foster the development of interdisciplinary teaching and research projects and faculty partnerships, these Faculty Partnership Grants will be made available with the goals of: (a) Fostering a greater sense of collegiality and collaboration across departmental and collegial lines; (b) Forming partnerships; and (c) Reaching a broader audience than the Faculty Development Support Grants, which are intended for the purpose of supporting the professional development of individual faculty members. Applications for Faculty Partnership Grants are due at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. For more information, please contact 217-581-7051 or facdev@eiu.edu.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Faculty Development
Posted: Sep 22, 2014

FREE CCSS INSTITUTE DAY ON OCT. 17 (8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
All are invited to Eastern Illinois Writing Project Institute Day, with activities planned from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. This year’s conference will focus on Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum and the Common Core. The Eastern Illinois University Teaching with Primary Source Project is co-sponsoring our event.

This free Institute Day will include a keynote address led by teacher-researcher Nancy Steineke, two breakout sessions with your choice of teacher-driven presentations, lunch and professional development credit. Nancy Steineke is the author of multiple works addressing literacy across grade levels and disciplines.

ROBIN MURRAY, English
Posted: Sep 17, 2014

FACULTY READING GROUPS
The Faculty Development office encourages interdisciplinary conversations about teaching and the academic life. To facilitate this, the office has acquired books which provide rich fodder for general and specific discussions for faculty members. All faculty and staff interested in reading and discussing a particular writer or title on mentoring, teaching and/or learning are invited to join interdisciplinary faculty reading groups that the Faculty Development office can host. These faculty reading groups can have a formal facilitator or be more free-form. Faculty interested in these groups can call the Faculty Development office at 217-581-7051 or email facdev@eiu.edu to sign up for a particular group. The Fall 2014 book is "Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do" by Claude M. Steele.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Assistant Director, Faculty Development
Posted: Sep 16, 2014

COME TO OUR EASTERN ILLINOIS WRITING PROJECT INSTITUTE DAY ON OCT. 17
Registration is now open for the Eastern Illinois Writing Project 2014 Institute Day for Teachers Across the Curriculum. Registration is available on our website.

The Institute Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. This Institute Day is free and open to the public. Students will receive certificates, and lunch will be provided.

This year’s conference will focus on Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum and the Common Core Standards. The Eastern Illinois University Teaching with Primary Source Project is co-sponsoring the event.

ROBIN MURRAY, English
Posted: Sep 04, 2014

HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES TEACHERS CONFERENCE
Eastern Illinois University, in partnership with the Library of Congress and Teaching with Primary Sources, will host the 35th annual History and Social Science Teachers Conference on Friday, Oct. 10. Lee Ann Potter, director of educational outreach from the Library of Congress, will be the keynote speaker. There will also be a lunch panel discussion on the Common Core and higher education.

For information and/or to register for the conference, please visit here.

PEGGY BROWN, School of Continuing Education, Dean's Office
Posted: Sep 02, 2014

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT GRANTS
Faculty Development support grants are awarded to individual faculty members for the improvement of instructional activity or course content, and are subject to the dollar maximums indicated. Applicants must secure approval by submitting application forms before the review deadline. Unit A and Unit B faculty are both eligible to apply for support grants. For more information and/or to apply, please go here. You can also contact the Faculty Development office at 581-7051 or via email at facdev@eiu.edu.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Faculty Development
Posted: Aug 29, 2014

 

Human Resources

ADDRESS CHANGES FOR FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
New faculty and staff should notify the Human Resources Employment Office of their new permanent address and phone numbers. We will update the Banner System and notify other necessary offices for you. Departments need to notify us of all new or changed campus addresses and phone numbers to insure the accuracy of the online directory. Please email changes to Carol Galey at cagaley@eiu.edu or Cindy Maples at camaples@eiu.edu.

CAROL GALEY, Human Resources
Posted: Aug 01, 2014

 

Employment Opportunities

CAMPUS INTERVIEWS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN SPECIALIST FOR ONLINE LEARNING
The search committee for the instructional design specialist for online learning position has invited three individuals for campus interviews. The campus community is invited to attend the open interview sessions. During each open session, the candidate will conduct a presentation on the topic of “Elements of Successful Instructional Design for Online Courses,” followed by a question-and-answer session. The schedule of open interview sessions is listed below. For the position description and candidate resumes, visit the Center for Online Learning website.

Open interview schedule:
Friday, Sept. 26 -- Cathy Sowa; 9 to 9:30 a.m., presentation; 9:30 to 9:45 a.m., Q-and-A; 1895 Room, MLK Jr. Union

Monday, Sept. 29 -- Christine Stricker; 2 to 2:30 p.m., presentation; 2:30 to 2:45 p.m., Q-and-A; 1895 Room, MLK Jr. Union

Tuesday, Sept. 30 -- Scott Wennerdahl; 9 to 9:30 a.m., presentation; 9:30 to 9:45 a.m., Q-and-A; 1895 Room, MLK Jr. Union

Please come and meet these individuals during the open sessions.

JULIE A. LOCKETT, Director, Center for Online Learning
Posted: Sep 24, 2014

KINESIOLOGY AND SPORTS STUDIES
Assistant Professor in Kinesiology and Sports Studies/Exercise Science



 

Research and Creative Activity

FY 2016 PRESIDENT'S FUND FOR RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY
The purpose of the President's Fund for Research and Creative Activity Program (PFRCA) is to support projects with potential to lead to significant external funding of research and/or scholarship. Faculty members from both Unit A and Unit B are eligible to apply.

Applicants agree to submit at least one proposal for external funding within 12 months of the end of the PFRCA grant. The total amount of external funding requested must meet program guidelines. PFRCA proposals are evaluated by external reviewers and by an internal advisory board appointed by the president of EIU. The president makes all final funding decisions.

Proposals for up to $20,000 will be accepted. Successful applicants can expect to begin spending funds starting July 1, 2015.

Upcoming Deadline: The proposal must be submitted to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, 1102 Blair Hall, by noon Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. Visit the ORSP website to access program guidelines and application instructions.

BOB CHESNUT, Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Sep 26, 2014

TERRY A. BARNHART
Terry A. Barnhart, History Department, is the author of "American Antiquities: Revisiting the Origins of American Archaeology." The book is scheduled to appear in the fall of 2015 as a title in the "Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology Series" published by the University of Nebraska Press.



TODD BRUNS
Todd Bruns, institutional repository librarian at Eastern, has been named a 2014 IR All-Star by the bepress Digital Commons group. Since the launch of EIU’s repository, The Keep, in early 2012, Bruns has dedicated himself to making it a successful, supportive and vibrant part of campus. The Keep, an electronic, open-access database, contains materials generated on campus or of local interest.

More than 30,000 documents have been added to the database, with more added daily. Those materials have been downloaded by users from across the world more than 234,000 times. The Keep is accessible through the library’s website.

Among the unique collections in The Keep that were cited by bepress officials are the EIU theatre arts collection and the Wesley Whiteside Botanical Garden collection.

More on Bruns' award can be found on the Booth Library website. In addition to serving as EIU’s institutional librarian, Bruns serves as a reference and research librarian at Booth Library. He may be contacted at 581-8381 or via email at tabruns@eiu.edu. To access The Keep, visit here.

ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 27, 2014

WRITE-ON-SITE WEDNESDAYS
If you are working on an article, a book chapter, a grant report or any other writing project, you might be interested in the “write-on-site” group that meets in the Faculty Development Office (in Booth Library's basement, below the north entrance), from 9 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday.

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.

WANDA KAY ROBINSON, Faculty Development
Posted: Aug 27, 2014

 

Miscellaneous

SEX OFFENDERS NOTIFICATION ACT
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 requires colleges and universities to inform students and employees how to learn the identity of registered sex offenders on campus. Information regarding this act, and how to access the registered sex offender registry, may be found here.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Sep 26, 2014

DRUG FREE SCHOOLS AND CAMPUSES ACT INFORMATION
As required by the Federal Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act, the university must publicize information relating to student, staff and faculty expectations and standards of conduct related to alcohol and other drugs, related sanctions and laws, programs and resources, and commonly misused substances. This information can be found online here.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Sep 25, 2014

CLERY ACT/FEDERAL CAMPUS SECURITY ACT STATISTICS ONLINE
As required by the Federal Campus Security Act, the university must publicize annual crime statistics and other campus-related information. These statistics and related information can be found online here.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Sep 25, 2014

ILLINOIS MENINGITIS INFORMATION LAW
Illinois Meningitis Information Law (110 ILCS 690/35-120 new) requires that Eastern Illinois University inform new students and the campus community about meningitis and its transmission. As required by this law, Eastern also offers the meningitis vaccine, subject to availability of the vaccine from the manufacturer. Information regarding meningitis may be accessed here.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Sep 25, 2014

ILLINOIS CREDIT CARD MARKETING ACT OF 2009 NOTICE
The Illinois Credit Card Marketing Act of 2009 requires Eastern Illinois University to provide information regarding various aspects of financial education and literacy regarding credit cards and debt. This notice may be accessed here.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Sep 25, 2014

NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION ACT NOTICE
As required by the 1998 Higher Education Act Mandatory Good Fair Effort for the National Voter Registration, Eastern Illinois University will make good faith effort to distribute a mail voter registration form, requested and received from the state, to each student enrolled in a degree or certificate program and physically in attendance at the institution, and to make such forms widely available to students at the institution.

The state of Illinois has provided the follow link for students to use to print a voter registration form.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Sep 25, 2014

FEDERAL CAMPUS FIRE SAFETY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT NOTICE
The Federal Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act of 2008 requires Eastern Illinois University to report fire safety information to the campus community. This notice may be accessed here.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Sep 25, 2014

BULK MAILERS
Mail Services provides a valuable service in our Non Profit bulk mailing area. We reduce postage costs through our service compared with mailing that same piece first class. We have not had an increase in these charges since 2005 while production costs have continued to rise. Effective this billing cycle, we will slightly increase the charges for these areas: validating -- 12 cents, printing indicia -- 2 cents, address correction -- 1 cent, tabs -- 2 cents per tab applied, hand labeling or banding packages – $10.50 per hour and a 2 cent per stamp surcharge -- purchasing the “I” stamp through Mail Services.

PAMELA NEWBY, Mail Service Operations
Posted: Sep 18, 2014

BOOTH LIBRARY DESIGNS NEW WEBSITE
Booth Library staff has designed a new website and is seeking feedback from library patrons. The new site design can be accessed from the current website. Patrons are encouraged to try out the new site and then click “site feedback” to complete a short survey. This information will be compiled and adjustments made before debuting the new site in January.

The library’s Web Services Committee conducted research and usability testing over the past two years before coming up with the new design.

For more information about the library’s new website, email tabruns@eiu.edu or 581-8381.

ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Sep 16, 2014

PRINT YOUR OWN HAND WASHING SIGN
The Health Service has made a printable hand washing sign available on the website. Please feel free to use as we near cold/flu season.

Remember to also encourage students, faculty and staff to get their FREE flu shot between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 8. Real Panthers stay healthy!

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Sep 16, 2014

BOOTH LIBRARY ADDS 686 NEW TITLES IN AUGUST
During August, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 686 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 BELL, Library Services
Posted: Sep 15, 2014

HOMECOMING PARADE
Greetings, Panthers! It is that time of year again -- Homecoming is just around the corner. The annual Homecoming Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. If you or anyone you know has a convertible, please email Carrie at caklaphake@eiu.edu. We are looking for cars for President Perry, the parade marshall, Vice President Dan Nadler and the Homecoming court to ride in for the duration of the parade. Thank you so much in advance! EI EI EIU!!

CARRIE KLAPHAKE, Student Life Graduate Assistant
Posted: Sep 10, 2014

BRIEF CLASSROOM INTRO TO THE WRITING CENTER AVAILABLE
We can arrange for a writing consultant (tutor) from the EIU Writing Center (Coleman Hall 3110) to come into your classroom to talk with your students about how this free service can work for them. We would welcome an opportunity to invite them to come talk with us -- one to one, at any point in the writing process -- about the writing they are doing for your class and others.

To book a 10-minute Writing Center orientation, call us (581-5929) or email the Writing Center director (fkory@eiu.edu). Just let us know when you'd like us to come, what class you are teaching, and where your classroom is located. We will do the rest.

FYI: The Writing Center is staffed by English Department graduate assistants, all of whom are (or have been) enrolled in a weekly two-hour practicum focused on Writing Center theory and practice.

Our fall hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays.

FERN KORY, Writing Center Director/English
Posted: Sep 10, 2014

MAIL SERVICES TRANSITIONS TO LOCK BOXES
Soon Mail Services will be transitioning to delivery and pickup of your departmental mail from lock boxes installed within your building if your building currently has multiple departments housed within. Mail Services looks forward to a seamless transition to this lock box system and appreciates your cooperation in helping to make this happen.

For additional information, please visit our EIU Mail Services website.

PAMELA NEWBY, Mail Service Operations
Posted: Sep 05, 2014

FYI RECORDS & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT -- PROTECTION
The Principles® from International Association of Records Managers and Administrators (International ARMA) Protection is the fourth of the eight principles that can be found at the RIM website:

• A recordkeeping program must ensure that appropriate protection controls are applied to information from the moment it is created to the moment it undergoes final disposition.
• First, each system utilized must have an appropriate security structure so only personnel with the appropriate level of security or clearance can gain access to the information.
• Second, this requires protecting information from “leaking” outside the organization. Sometimes, this information should not even be sent by email -- even among parties who have access to it -- because such an exchange can jeopardize its security.

CATHY KIMBALL, Records Management
Posted: Sep 02, 2014

BRIGHT LIGHT, BLUE CITY -- HOMECOMING 2014
BRIGHT LIGHT, BLUE CITY -- HOMECOMING 2014: Homecoming Spirit T-shirts On Sale Now!!!!!

The EIU Homecoming Committee invites the EIU community to show their school spirit during Homecoming Week (Oct. 20-24) by purchasing a Homecoming Spirit T-shirt. Spirit T-shirts are on sale NOW for $5 in the Student Activity Center (across from Copy Express) in the MLK Jr. Union. Purchases may be made between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, has been designated School Spirit Day and EIU students, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to wear their Spirit T-shirts and show their school pride during Homecoming Week. To get your order form, email Laurel Fuqua at llfuqua@eiu.edu or call 581-5522.

LAUREL FUQUA, Student Life
Posted: Aug 25, 2014

INTERNAL GOVERNING POLICIES AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES BYLAWS, POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
The Internal Governing Policies are available on the Web here. Also note that the Board of Trustees' Bylaws, Policies and Regulations are also on the Web. See here. These documents have also been placed in the reference section of Booth Library.

BILLIE RAWLINGS, Administrative Aide, Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Aug 25, 2014

PRE-RETIREMENT SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS
Faculty eligible to apply for pre-retirement summer assignments must do so by Oct. 15, 2014. An application for the pre-retirement summer assignment obligation may be obtained here.

To be eligible, faculty must have completed 15 years of service at the university in Unit A, must have an annual appointment that does not exceed 10 months, must not be on retraining leave or leave without salary, must not have previously received an approved university pre-retirement session assignment, and must declare a firm retirement date, under the provisions of Article 6.9.b.(1) of the EIU-UPI Unit A Agreement. Approval of eligible faculty members' requests for pre-retirement summer assignments will be made by Nov. 17, 2014.

BILLIE RAWLINGS, Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Aug 25, 2014

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

READING CENTER WORKSHOP
Are you a visual learner? Organizing information and creating visual representations and graphic organizers can help you study. Learn about different ways to create graphic organizers to enhance your study sessions at the Reading Center Workshop. Join us from 1-2 p.m. in the Reading Center, Room 1320, in Buzzard Hall on Oct. 16. All workshops are free, but early sign-up is encouraged along with walk-ins on the day of the workshop.

BRITNEY WHITEHEAD, EC/ELE/MLE
Posted: Sep 26, 2014

SELECTIVE SERVICE
As a requirement for a number of federal and state benefits, young men under the age of 26 are required to register for Selective Service. Current and potential Eastern students should visit here for additional information.

ERIC S. DAVIDSON, Associate Director, Health Service
Posted: Sep 25, 2014

CHARLES AND ELIZABETH HUBER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Charles and Elizabeth Huber Education Scholarship. The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student with sophomore or higher standing, enrolled in a teacher education program and be in good academic standing. Further, the recipient must be a graduate of an Illinois high school. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean’s Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean’s office by 4 p.m. Oct. 15, 2014.

JAN HICKOX, College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Sep 15, 2014

DONALD & LUCILLE TAYLOR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Donald and Lucille Taylor Memorial Scholarship. The recipient for the Taylor Scholarship must be a full-time undergraduate student, enrolled in a teacher education program and accepted to Eastern Illinois University. Further, the recipient’s GPA must be in the top quartile of CEPS majors. He/she must be involved in college and departmental activities. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean’s Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean’s Office by 4 p.m. Oct. 15, 2014.

JAN HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Sep 15, 2014

RACHEL STAPP TEACHING SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Rachel Stapp Teaching Scholarship. The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student, majoring in elementary or secondary education. The recipient must have attained sophomore or higher status and be in good academic standing. Preference will be given to a graduate of Brownstown (Ill.) High School with a secondary preference to a candidate from any high school in Fayette County, Ill. If there is not a viable candidate from either of these preferences, then the best overall application will be selected. Financial need is a consideration. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean’s Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean’s Office by 4 p.m. Oct. 15, 2014.

JAN HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Sep 15, 2014

ROBERT G. BUZZARD PRESIDENTIAL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Robert G. Buzzard Memorial Scholarship. The recipient for the Buzzard Scholarship must be a full-time undergraduate student, enrolled in a teacher education program, accepted to Eastern Illinois University, and earned University Approval to take Teacher Education courses. Further, the recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have demonstrated potential for scholarship, leadership and service within the field of education. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean’s Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean’s Office by 4 p.m. Oct. 15, 2014.

JAN HICKOX, College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Sep 15, 2014

CHARLES L. JOLEY AND FAMILY DEAN'S SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATION
Applications are now available for the Charles L. Joley and Family Dean’s Scholarship in Education. The recipient must be a full-time student, accepted to EIU, and majoring in a program leading to teacher licensure. Further, the recipient must have attained sophomore or higher status and be in good academic standing. Preference shall be given to a non-traditional student (such as a single parent), as well as to financial need. Priority preference shall be given to a recipient who is determined to have significant dedication and potential in the field of education and is found to be facing significant challenges in financing their preparation for teaching. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean’s Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean’s office by 4 p.m. Oct. 15, 2014.

JAN HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Sep 15, 2014

BUFFENMEYER FRIEND SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Buffenmeyer Friend Scholarship. The recipient must be a graduate of Charleston High School with preference going to incoming freshmen. The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate majoring in career and technical education (with an emphasis in business education), special education and/or recreation administration) and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applications are available in the CEPS Deans Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall, or in the School of Technology, 1014 Klehm Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean’s Office by 4 p.m. Oct. 15, 2014.

JAN HICKOX, College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Sep 15, 2014

UNIVERSITY 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 during 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 are available for Fall Semester 2014 to initiate the process: Tuesday, Sept. 23 (6-6:50 p.m.); Monday, Oct. 13 (6-6:50 p.m.); and Wednesday, Nov. 19 (5-5:50 p.m.). Pre-registration to attend a meeting is NOT required. All meetings are held in 1501 Buzzard Hall.

JAN HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Aug 25, 2014

 

EIU in the News

SEPTEMBER 2014
From the JG-TC -- "Gilbert and Annette Hawkins" -- Sept. 27, 2014

From the JG-TC -- "Rose Helps Bring Awareness to Fighting Sexual Violence" -- Sept. 3, 2014



AUGUST 2014
From the JG-TC -- "Murals Unveiled in Ashmore Village Park" -- Aug. 25, 2014

From the JG-TC -- "EIU Students Move In for Fall Semester" -- Aug. 22, 2014