Aug 02, 2015

 

News from Old Main

TONER SCAM ALERT!
Several departments have reported being contacted by a toner company stating that it is time to order new toner cartridges for their Konica Minolta copier. According to the contract with Konica Minolta, EIU departments do not pay for toner cartridges, staples, and maintenance or repair parts. The only thing that is paid by an EIU department is the cost per copy.

In addition, several other departments report they've received calls about HP inkjet or toner supplies. These are all scams! Do not give any outside caller your make or model number of printers or copiers. If you receive calls like this, please forward to Lisa Standerfer (581-6010) or Connie Downey (581-7747).

LISA J. STANDERFER, Purchasing
Posted: Jul 30, 2015

 

Meetings/Events

FREEDOM FROM SMOKING CLINICS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES!
Attention Faculty & Staff: The Health Education Resource Center provides a Freedom From Smoking® class here on campus. This group clinic, developed by the American Lung Association, includes eight sessions with a step-by-step plan to quit smoking.

Costs do apply and can be viewed on the website below. (**State employees may submit for reimbursement through the Central Management Services upon completion of the program.)

The fall sessions begin soon! Following is a list of the first session dates: Faculty/Staff: Aug. 11, Aug. 26, Sept. 14, Sept. 15. Visit our website for information. Attendees must register.

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Jul 27, 2015

SEED CENTER OFFERS ‘HOW TO START A BUSINESS’ WORKSHOP ON 8/4/2015 IN MARSHALL
The Sustainable Entrepreneurship through Education and Development (SEED) Center of Eastern Illinois University will offer a “How to Start a Business” workshop to help combat the 80 percent of small businesses that fail within the first five years. The workshop will cover topics such as evaluating a business concept, creating financial statements and obtaining funding for a business venture.

The next “How to Start a Business” workshop will be offered at:
Marshall -- 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
U of I Extension Office, 15493 North Highway 1

An informational flyer can be found here.

The workshop costs $25 per person/$35 per couple. Registration is required by noon on the day of the class. Registration is available online here. For information, please call 217-581-2913, email entrepreneurship@eiu.edu, or visit the website.

JENNIFER E. GARREN, SEED Center
Posted: Jul 23, 2015

NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION
New Faculty Orientation will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19. For more information, please call the Office of Faculty Development at 581-7051.

WANDA KAY ROBINSON, Faculty Development
Posted: Jun 08, 2015

 

Professional Development

ETHICS FOR SUPERVISORS
We are surrounded by ethical concerns in all organizations and at all levels. From the boardroom to the front line, ethics is an important topic in today's workplace. New laws are forcing organizations to face their ethical problems and provide solutions. As a supervisor, you have a responsibility for the ethical climate in your department and to help your employees understand their role. Join us from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 5, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union, to discuss these issues and, in particular, the ethical climate here at EIU. Please register here. Contact Training & Development, eiutraining@eiu.edu, for further information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training & Development
Posted: Jul 14, 2015

 

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 A. GALEY, Human Resources
Posted: Aug 01, 2015

SURS RETIREMENT COUNSELORS ON CAMPUS
SURS will have retirement counselors on campus on Sept. 23. If you wish to speak to a SURS representative on this date, they are now accepting appointments. Please call 1-800-275-7877 to obtain the necessary forms for your appointment or log into your member account here to complete the form online and return to SURS via fax or mail. Once the completed forms have been received by SURS, you will then be able to contact them again at the above number to schedule your appointment.

Appointments will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Returning the forms in a timely manner will help ensure an appointment time. These forms can be faxed to 217-378-9800 or mailed to the address that is provided with the forms.

To schedule an individual counseling session, you must be within four years of retirement eligibility:
-- Age 55 with eight or more years of service;
-- Age 62 with five or more years of service; or
-- 30 or more years of qualifying service at any age.

An eligible employee is entitled to an appointment or estimate every 12 months.

THURMAN ETCHISON, Benefits
Posted: Jul 30, 2015

SALARY DISTRIBUTION OPTION -- FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATIVE
Faculty and administrative staff in nine-, 10- or 11-month positions who wish to change their salary distribution plan must complete a Salary Distribution Option Form found on the HR website here. The Salary Distribution Option form must be returned to the HR Employment Office prior to the first day of the employee's contract. If a form is not received for new employees, the plan will default to salary paid according to contract dates. The salary distribution option plan chosen at this time cannot be changed during the current year and will continue in future years unless the Employment Office is notified of a change. If you have questions, please contact Carol Galey at 581-7655 or Cindy Maples at 581-2613

CAROL A. GALEY, Human Resources
Posted: Jul 15, 2015

VALIC REPRESENTATIVE TO BE ON CAMPUS WEEKLY
A VALIC representative will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday 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 Aug. 26.

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

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

THURMAN ETCHISON, Benefits Services
Posted: Apr 30, 2015

 

Employment Opportunities

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Research and Creative Activity

TERRY A. BARNHART
Terry A. Barnhart, History Department, presented at two National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks in American History workshops on July 13 and July 20, 2015, at the Ohio History Center in Columbus. "Following in the Footsteps of the Ancients: The Hopewell in Ohio" looked at the cultural achievements of the prehistoric mound-building culture known as the Hopewell. Barnhart introduced the teacher workshops with a presentation titled "Early Efforts at Surveying and Mapping the Mounds."



NEH SUMMER STIPENDS FOR 2016
The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced the 2016 Summer Stipend grant competition. Detailed information can be found on the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs website here.

ROBERT W. CHESNUT, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Jun 04, 2015

SUMMER 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 from 9 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday in the Office of Faculty Development (1116 Booth Library). Bring your laptop and grab a cup of coffee or tea (perhaps a cookie now and then) and set to work in the quiet company of others also engaged in writing projects. For further information, contact the Faculty Development Office at 581-7051.

WANDA KAY ROBINSON, Faculty Development
Posted: May 20, 2015

 

Miscellaneous

COPIER READINGS
All Konica Minolta copier readings must be read and posted to the Copier Reading website prior to Aug. 8, 2015, in order to be included in the monthly upload to Banner. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Standerfer (581-6010) or Connie Downey (581-7747).

LISA J. STANDERFER, Purchasing
Posted: Jul 31, 2015

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

TED E. HART, MLK Jr. Union
Posted: Jul 27, 2015

EMAILS CAN BE RECORDS
Every employee should review email folders on a regular basis to determine what should be retained as a record. If the email is a record, then it should be retained for the amount of time as indicated in your department’s retention schedule.

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

Quick Tips for Email Management from the Illinois State Records Commission can be found here.

For questions, see your departmental records coordinator or contact the EIU records manager at 581-3318.

CATHY L. KIMBALL, Records and Information Management
Posted: Jun 30, 2015

HONORS MENTORS NEEDED
The Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College is looking for faculty members who would be interested in mentoring freshman and sophomore Presidential Scholars. Mentors are matched with students who share one or more academic or personal interests. The role of the mentor is to assist students in acclimating to college life, processing new ideas, and considering opportunities for personal, academic and pre-professional growth. Most mentor-student pairs meet for one to two hours, once or twice a month. Any faculty interested in serving as mentors may contact Sara Schmidt at smschmidt@eiu.edu.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College
Posted: May 12, 2015

GREGG TECHNOLOGY CENTER: SUMMER 2015 SCHEDULE CHANGES
The GTC will be closed the week of May 11-15 to to do essential maintenance and inventory in areas across campus.

GTC Computer Lab hours for the summer, beginning on May 18, are as follows:
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.- 4:15 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to noon
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Various holidays will modify the schedule above. The revised schedules will be placed online and on the doors of the GTC.

CHAD P. ELLIOTT, CATS
Posted: May 05, 2015

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

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EIU in the News

JULY 2015
From the JG-TC -- "Eastern Student Helps Others Discover Fox Ridge," July 27, 2015

From the JG-TC -- "Whiteside Garden Founder, EIU Retiree Dies at 87," July 21, 2015

From the JG-TC -- "Students Take LEGOS to the NXT Level," July 21, 2015