Jul 29, 2015
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
AMENDMENTS TO STAFF SENATE CONSTITUTION
An electronic campus-wide ballot will be held to amend the Staff Senate Constitution. Voting begins at 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, and continues through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, July 30. To vote, go here to log on and enter your EIU user name and password.
Amendments to the Constitution have been posted for review on the Staff Senate website under “News & Updates.” According to Article X of the Staff Senate Constitution, amendments “shall be submitted by means of a campus-wide ballot to all members as identified in Article IV, Section 1, within thirty (30) days of the meeting at which the proposed amendment was voted on. A final tally of the campus-wide ballots will be taken within ten (10) days after the specified voting deadline. Amendments to the Constitution shall be adopted upon an affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the total members voting.”
The Constitution, Bylaws and archival Minutes are available for review on the Staff Senate website, as well.
Thank you and PLEASE VOTE!
SUZANN BENNETT, Library Services
Posted: Jul 24, 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 email@example.com, or visit the website.
JENNIFER E. GARREN, SEED Center
Posted: Jul 23, 2015
WEIU CELEBRATES 30 YEARS!!!
WEIU began a year-long celebration on July 1, in commemoration of its 30th anniversary on air for radio and television broadcast!
WEIU broadcast radio 88.9 was introduced on July 1, 1985, and WEIU-TV began broadcast operations on UHF 51 on July 1, 1986, as a non-commercial, educational television station licensed to the Board of Trustees of EIU. "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome live, to the campus of Eastern Illinois University." With that introduction, Daniel Thornburgh, then the director of University Relations, christened WEIU-TV during its live on-air dedication.
Join us in celebrating 30 remarkable years of serving the university and our surrounding communities. Thank you for supporting WEIU as your public broadcasting station.
KE'AN S. ARMSTRONG, Radio-TV Program
Posted: Jul 06, 2015
TARBLE OFFERING AUGUST WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
The Tarble Arts Center is offering three intensive workshops for teens and adults ages 15 and over in August. “3-D Mosaics” will be offered from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 4, 6 and 11. “Glass Bead Making” is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, and “Day of the Dead Nichos” will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 18 and 20. For complete information and online registration, visit here and click on Classes and Workshops or contact the Tarble at firstname.lastname@example.org or 581-2787.
KATHRYN MORICE, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Jun 30, 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
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, email@example.com, for further information.
JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training & Development
Posted: Jul 14, 2015
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
NEW PRESCRIPTION PLAN PROVIDER
Effective July 1, 2015, CVS/caremark is the new prescription benefit manager for the Quality Care Health Plan (Cigna), Coventry OAP and HealthLink OAP. The CVS/caremark network includes CVS, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Target and other pharmacies.
Health Alliance HMO and Coventry HMO prescription benefit managers remain unchanged.
Additional information can be found here.
THURMAN ETCHISON, Benefits Services
Posted: Jul 09, 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
Allen Lanham, dean of library services at Booth Library since 1991, was recently elected as a councilor to the American Library Association. He was elected to represent the Illinois Library Association at ALA. His three-year term begins July 1.
More information about his appointment can be found on the library website.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
EIU ACADEMIC PLANNERS
You asked for them and we have them. EIU academic planners are in again this year. The Bookstore’s summer hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays.
MITCH COE, Union Bookstore
Posted: Jul 21, 2015
LIBRARY ADDS 1,167 NEW TITLES IN JUNE
During the month of June, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,167 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 email@example.com if you have questions.
DAVID BELL, Library Services
Posted: Jul 10, 2015
EXTENSION OF AACSB BUSINESS ACCREDITATION
The Eastern Illinois University School of Business is pleased to announce that it has received a five-year extension of accreditation for its business programs by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Extension of accreditation was granted after a rigorous continuous improvement review of EIU's business programs on 15 standards that promote excellence in business education. The AACSB International is a global, nonprofit membership organization of educational institutions, businesses and other entities devoted to the advancement of management education. Accreditation by the AACSB is considered the gold standard for business programs in the United States and internationally. The School of Business is proud of its extension of accreditation and looks forward to providing educational opportunities in business for EIU students.
ANNE M. LEWIS, School of Business
Posted: Jul 06, 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
2015 CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT
In July of each year, we are requested to post a public notice called the "Consumer Confidence Report." It is a report concerning the quality of drinking water used on campus during the previous year (for the period of Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2014), and is required by the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996. One way to serve notice is posting on the web.
There are two reports that need printed -- the EIU Consumer Confidence Report and the Charleston Consumer Report. A person can access both reports here. If you would like a copy of these reports, please go to the link to print.
We are emailing all building coordinators to ensure that all buildings connected to the campus water distribution system have a paper copy of both reports available for the building occupants to review. You will not receive a paper copy in the mail. The notice will be posted for public viewing in the same manner that other announcements are posted within your building. Also, a copy will be made available to any occupants who may request one. Thank you for your cooperation.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Doug Messmore, Plumbing Shop, 217-581-7212.
TIM ZIMMER, Director of Facilities Planning & Management
Posted: Jun 19, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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From the JG-TC -- "Students Take LEGOS to the NXT Level," July 21, 2015
From the JG-TC -- "Future Teachers Work Outside the Schoolhouse," June 30, 2015
From the JG-TC -- "Pure Whimsy: After Years of Making Them, Man Now Shares the History of Whirligigs," June 20, 2015
From the JG-TC -- "School's B.I.O.N.I.C. Program Reaches Early Milestone," June 11, 2015
From the JG-TC -- "EIU Staff, Officials Serve on Panels as Outreach," June 6, 2015