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Josh Reinhart
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Phone: 217-581-7400
Fax: 217-581-8444

2142 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

Mar 02, 2013


Research and Creative Activity

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

Please note that proposals for faculty-led study abroad programs in Summer 2014 are due to the Office of Study Abroad by Friday, March 29, 2013.

Faculty-led programs are international travel-study courses which are typically designed, directed and taught by faculty. There are two categories of faculty-led programs at EIU: Unique and Transplant. These programs are co-administered by the Office of Study Abroad and the School of Continuing Education, and may take place over the summer, winter break, spring break or fall/spring semesters.

Once submitted, the proposals are reviewed by the International Education Council (IEC). Faculty leaders may be asked to make a brief presentation to the IEC or Study Abroad Subcommittee. For information on review criteria, visit here.

For additional information on the proposal process, please visit our Web site or contact our office.

Faculty-led Proposal Process

Posted: Feb 18, 2013

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (URSCA) Committee is prepared to accept applications from undergraduates and their faculty mentors for research, scholarship and creative activity proposals for Fall 2013. The grants for Fall 2013 are each in the amount of $500 to the student, payable after the 10th day of fall semester, and $250 for the faculty mentor. The student applications and faculty forms are available on the Honors College website. Any EIU undergraduate student enrolled in the current semester with a minimum GPA of 3.00 may apply. The closing date for FA2013 applications is noon on Friday, March 22, 2013. Recipients of these grants will be notified by late April. Please contact the Honors Office at 581-2017 for further information.

JOHN P. STIMAC, Dean, Honors College
Posted: Feb 25, 2013

Andrew M. White, mathematics and computer science, presented a workshop titled "Variety is the Spice of Teaching Mathematics" at the 28th Annual Conference on Teaching Mathematics held Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at SIU-Carbondale. The hands-on workshop was geared toward third- through sixth-grade teachers, and gave them many suggestions on how to teach the basic concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

The Daily Eastern News won 16 awards at the annual Illinois College Press Association convention.
Staff: first place, front-page layout;
Danny Damiani: first, photo essay; first, column writing; second, spot news photo; honorable mention, sports photo; honorable mention, multimedia reporting;
Alex McNamee: first, sports game story; second, sports news story; honorable mention, sports feature story;
Sara Hall and Colleen Harrigan: second, entertainment supplement;
Kimberly Foster: second, critical film review;
Dominic Renzetti: third, editorial writing;
Shelley Holmgren: third, graphic illustration;
Dominic Baima: third, general news photo;
Ashley Holstrom: honorable mention, sports page design; and
Sara Hall, honorable mention, online news site.

LOLA A. BURNHAM, Journalism
Posted: Feb 27, 2013

A journal article titled "Axiom Brass: A Clinic on the Business of Chamber Music" was published in Issue 47 (February-April 2013) of The Brass Herald: The Magazine for the Brass Musician.

Jemmie Robertson will perform as principal trombone of the Santo Domingo Festival Orchestra during the ninth biennial festival in March 2013 in the Dominican Republic.

Robertson recently presented a clinic titled "A Comprehensive Approach to Paul Hindemith's Sonata for Trombone and Piano" at the Big Twelve Trombone Conference, held on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Thanks to support from Faculty Development's Junior Faculty Writing Course (Spring 2012), a closely related article on the Hindemith Sonata is also slated for publication in the April 2013 edition of the International Trombone Association Journal.


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