Jul 21, 2013


Research and Creative Activity

The NEH has announced the 2014 Summer Stipend grant competition. Detailed information can be found on the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs website.

BOB CHESNUT, Director/Research and Sponosred Programs
Posted: May 06, 2013

Move your writing projects along this summer! Join the "write-on-site" group that meets in the Faculty Development Office every Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m.

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 and 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: May 13, 2013

The National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) recently named Cecilia A. Brinker to its board of directors. Brinker is director of Student Life at EIU. In her position, she advises the University Board, as well as the Student Government Association. She has also served on the EIU African-American Heritage Celebration Committee, EIU President Special Ad Hoc Committee, Inter-Collegiate Athletic Board, University Union Board and a number of other institutional administration and search committees.

Active in NACA since 1985, she has served as a national convention educational session reviewer, as a new professionals mentor, NACA® National Educational Advisory Group and as a national convention educational session presenter. In addition, she has served as a facilitator or coordinator for several NACA® Institutes in areas of programming, concerts management and student government, and held a number of regional leadership positions in the Mid-America Region (formerly Illiana Region).

Brinker is also the assistant girl’s basketball coach at Charleston High School and is a member of several professional organizations including Order of Omega Greek Honorary, AFA, ACUI and NASPA.

Terry A. Barnhart, history, published "But What is Our Duty? Bishop McIlvaine's Civil War" in Ohio History, vol. 120 (Annual 2013), 29-46.


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