Feb 06, 2013


Research and Creative Activity

In accordance with the 2012-2016 EIU-UPI Unit A agreement, Summer Research and Creative Activity Awards will once again be available this year. The awards are for research and creative activity projects conducted between the end of the spring semester and Aug. 31, 2013, by tenured/tenure track faculty in Bargaining Unit A. Approximately 20 awards of $4,500 each in the form of personal services payments will be granted. Faculty who wish to apply for funding should hand-deliver one copy of their proposal to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, 1102 Blair Hall, no later than noon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Researchers who have previously received a CFR grant and/or Summer Research and Creative Activity Award should make sure a progress/final report is on file for each award in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. To obtain a copy of the application materials, please visit our website. Applicants should make sure they use the most current application forms. If you have any questions, please contact Brad Green in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 217-581-2125 or bjgreen@eiu.edu.

BOB CHESNUT, Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Oct 08, 2012

Proposals for grants from the Proposal Initiative Fund (PIF) are due by noon on May 8, 2013. The purpose of the PIF is to support projects with potential to lead to significant external funding. Eligible projects include -- but are not limited to -- research, creative activity, service, curriculum development, and outreach. All university personnel are welcome to apply for PIF grants. For complete program guidelines and application instructions, click here.

BOB CHESNUT, Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Oct 08, 2012

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 every Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. during the spring semester.

What does it mean to write-on-site? The term was coined by Kerry Ann Rockquemore (president and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity) and describes people coming together to work on their particular projects for two hours at least once a week. Although people are working on their own projects, 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 (in Booth Library basement below the north entrance), check in, grab a cup of tea or coffee and start working. For further information, contact the Faculty Development Office at 581-7051.

WANDA KAY ROBINSON, Faculty Development
Posted: Jan 08, 2013

Bill Elliott, Graduate School, has been nominated to serve a three-year term on the Mattoon Area Community Foundation Advisory Board.

The Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation was established in 1999 as a result of a partnership between the Mattoon Area Community Foundation (est. 1990) and the Effingham County Community Foundation (est. 1999). Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation operates as a collection of permanent and non-permanent funds for the long-term benefit of Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Richland and Shelby counties. Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation currently manages approximately $13.5 million in charitable assets for the greater good of Southeastern Illinois.

Additional information regarding the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation may be obtained from Joedy Hightower at 217-235-2500 or by visiting here.

Chris Hanlon (English) published a piece titled "Puritans vs. Cavaliers" in last Thursday's edition of the New York Times. The article describes the racial fantasies of many northern and southern partisans during the sectional crisis of antebellum America, according to which white northerners and southerners constituted racially divergent groups. The piece is culled from Hanlon's book on U.S. sectionalism and sectionalist literature. Titled "America's England," it is to be released next month by Oxford University Press.

Last week Hanlon gave an invited lecture on the transatlantic telegraphic cable of 1858, and on telegraphic poetry, at the University of Manchester, England. On Jan. 27, he offered a lecture on Ralph Waldo Emerson's memory loss at Arizona State University.

The Provost’s Integrative Learning Awards were established to recognize departmental efforts to advance integrative learning within a degree program. Submissions are collected by the Provost’s Office, while a subcommittee of the CAA (Council on Academic Affairs) serves as the evaluators.

Recipients of the 2012-2013 awards are as follows:
-- Debra Reid, professor of history, for her Integrative Learning Innovation proposal, “Case Study: Masonic Memorabilia and Public Perceptions”;
-- Gopal Periyannan, professor of chemistry, for his Integrative Learning Innovation proposal, “Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseases: Integration of Biochemical and Nutritional Knowledge for Prevention and Management”;
-- Department of Geography/Geology for its Integrative Learning proposal, “Broadcast Meteorology Minor”; and
-- The School of Business for its Integrative Learning proposal, “College to Career – From Business Student to Business Professional.”

Congratulations to all the award recipients.

BLAIR LORD, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Posted: Feb 05, 2013


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