Feb 01, 2013

 

Miscellaneous

HONORARY DEGREE NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
Nominations for honorary degrees are being accepted by the university's Honorary Degree Committee. Honorary degees may be awarded to persons who have achieved a record of major distinction at the state and/or national level in such areas as education, public service, research, humanities, business or the professions, or those who have made a contribution to the university or higher education. Nomination materials may be obtained by contacting the Office of University Advancement, 1031 Old Main, or online at http://www.eiu.edu/advancement. Completed nominations should be returned to the Office of University Advancement no later than Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.

CHERYL L. GILBERT, University Advancement
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM HANDBOOK
This fall WAC produced a Writing Across the Curriculum Handbook that provides guidelines, recommendations and ideas for assignments and activities that all faculty members can use. In addition, the appendix provides sample assignment sheets and writing-related handouts that you are welcome to use in your classes.

Until the WAC website moves to a newer template, the director of WAC will disseminate the handbook via email. If you're interested in getting a copy of the WAC handbook, please email Tim N. Taylor (tntaylor@eiu.edu).

In the coming years, the WAC committee plans to solicit more sample assignments and activities to showcase in subsequent WAC handbooks. If you are interested in sharing any documents that facilitate a process approach to writing in your classes or if you have any sample writing-to-learn activities that work for you, please send them to the director of WAC (tntaylor@eiu.edu).

We will collect assignments and activities this year for the 2013/2014 edition of the EIU WAC handbook. As in this edition, contributors' names will be noted in the table of contents.

TIMOTHY N. TAYLOR, WAC
Posted: Nov 16, 2012


APPLICATIONS FOR JAENIKE ARTS OUTREACH GRANT PROGRAM INVITED
Grant applications are invited for the Ruth and Vaughn Jaenike Access to the Arts Fund. The application deadline is Feb. 15 (a second deadline is Oct. 1). Music, theatre and visual arts activities are eligible for Jaenike Fund support of up to half of the overall costs. The fund is to encourage the presentation of arts activities and performances for new or under-served audiences, primarily within a 50-mile radius of Charleston. Applications are accepted from schools, non-profit organizations, divisions of EIU, and artists or ensembles. Grants are not awarded for equipment or to artists for creating artworks. Activities must be directed to a primarily non-university audience. For an application or more information, contact Michael Watts, Tarble Arts Center, 217-581-2787, mwatts@eiu.edu.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Jan 02, 2013


BOOTH LIBRARY ADDED 868 NEW TITLES IN DECEMBER
During the month of December, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 868 new titles. 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 klwhisler@eiu.edu if you have any questions.

DAVID S. BELL, Booth Library
Posted: Jan 03, 2013


WAC HANDBOOK AVAILABLE ON THE NEW WAC WEBSITE
The 2012-13 Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Handbook and Appendix is now available on the redesigned WAC website.

The handbook provides guidelines, recommendations and ideas for assignments and activities that all faculty members can use. In addition, the appendix provides sample assignment sheets and writing-related handouts that you are welcome to use in your classes.

In the coming years, the WAC committee plans to solicit more sample assignments and activities to showcase in subsequent WAC Handbooks. If you are interested in sharing any documents that facilitate a process approach to writing in your classes or if you have any sample writing-to-learn activities that work for you, please send them to the director of WAC (tntaylor@eiu.edu).

This year, we will collect assignments and activities for the 2013/2014 edition of the EIU WAC Handbook. As in this edition, contributors' names will be noted in the table of contents.

TIM N. TAYLOR, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum
Posted: Jan 08, 2013


CHANGES IN SCANTRON FORMS FOR USE WITH D2L
In order to import Gradebook Reports into D2L, student Enumbers are required. The Office of Testing and Evaluation has purchased two new scantron forms that now include an Enumber field. (These forms replace the current green/blue/rust-colored answer sheets.) If you are using this feature of D2L, please contact our office for a supply of the updated forms. Please note that the current answer sheets can still be used if you are not using the D2L Gradebook feature. If you have any questions, please call 581-5986 or stop by our office at Ninth Street Hall.

JENNIFER L. SMITH, Operations Systems Support Specialist II
Posted: Jan 16, 2013


PANTHER CATERING MENU GUIDE
A new year brings changes to many things, and Panther Catering is no exception. Our new and improved menu guide (found on the Panther Catering website) is ready for your viewing and use. Many of your old favorites are joined by new food items. As always, we look forward to assisting you with your catering needs.

KRISTIN CANN, Panther Catering/Unit Director
Posted: Jan 16, 2013


ETHICS TRAINING FOR NEW HIRES
Any person newly hired at the university must complete initial Ethics Training within 30 days of employment. Supervisors are responsible to ensure this is completed. To determine if your new employee has completed Ethics Training, go here; once you log in, you can enter your employee’s name and search to find when they have completed the training. If the training date is blank, they have not completed any Ethics Training during 2013. Advise your employee to go here. On the link in the middle of the last page, they can log in to register their completion, and the date will appear in the completion listing above. There is no need for them to print anything, nor is there any need for you to maintain or submit any documents to the ethics officer.

SANDRA E. BOWMAN, Ethics Officer
Posted: Jan 22, 2013


CAFE DATES, TIMES AND MENU
The Cafe in Klehm Hall is opening Jan. 30! Please go to the reservation page and check out our new menu! Make your reservations now! The Cafe is based on the theory-to-practice model allowing students to gain the knowledge of managing a cafe.

KATHRYN RHODES, Family and Consumer Sciences
Posted: Jan 25, 2013


2013 SPRING BREAK ELECTRICAL OUTAGE
The annual Spring Electrical Outage will be for three days during Spring Break.

From 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. (12 hours) on Saturday, March 9, the following buildings will be affected: Old Main; Student Services (generator power); Steam Plant (generator power); Pemberton Hall; MLK Jr. Union; Physical Science; Blair Hall; Coleman Hall; Lumpkin Hall; Andrews Hall; Taylor Hall; Taylor Food Service; Tarble Arts Center; Klehm Hall; Human Services; Lawson Hall; Thomas Hall; Thomas Food Service; Booth Library; Gregg Computer Lab; Ford, Weller and McKinney halls; McAfee Gym; Lincoln, Stevenson and Douglas halls; Tower Food Service; Lantz Gym; Student Rec Center; O'Brien Stadium; Life Science; Buzzard Building; Doudna Fine Arts Center; Carman Hall; Carman Food Service; Textbook Library; and Renewable Energy Center.

From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (eight hours) on Sunday, March 10, the following buildings will be affected: Old Main, Pemberton Hall, Student Services (portable generator), and Steam Plant.

From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (eight hours) on Tuesday, March 12, the following buildings will be affected: Physical Science, MLK Jr. Union (Food Court only), and Blair Hall.

Notice of this outage and other outages can also be found on our web site.

DAVE CROCKETT, Interim Director of Facilities Planning and Management
Posted: Jan 29, 2013


SPRING 2013 COMMENCEMENT: FACULTY REGALIA ORDERING WEBSITE
Spring Commencement 2013 ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m., noon, 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Faculty members can place cap and gown orders online here. The Customer Number (12004257000) and Order Number (1911329) must be entered. If you have ordered before and your name isn't on their list, please enter your information as a new customer.

Faculty who order online can pick up their gowns between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, through Friday, May 3, in the Charleston/Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union. You are asked to pay the rental fee with debit, credit, cash or a check at that time.

If you have any questions, contact Marty Hackler at 581-6892 or mlhackler@eiu.edu. (More Commencement information is available here). Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our graduates.

MARTHA L. HACKLER, Alumni Services
Posted: Jan 29, 2013


EIU FACULTY LAUREATE NOMINATIONS DUE MARCH 26
Nominations are being sought for Eastern's 2013 Faculty Laureate award, which recognizes a faculty member for excellence in teaching general education classes.

Nominees must be current full-time members of Eastern's teaching faculty (Unit A and Unit B faculty, as well as department chairpersons, are eligible), and must have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching classes in the general education curriculum.

Complete details about the nomination process are available here.

Nominations and supporting materials are due by 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, to Misty Rhoads, Health Studies Department.

MISTY L. RHOADS, Assistant Professor, Health Studies
Posted: Jan 30, 2013


NEW PROCEDURE ON FILLING OUT THE ONLINE MOVING REQUEST FORM
For all pieces of equipment that retain data, please check the box marked “Scrub”: DO NOT SEND TO SURPLUS.

All items that retain data must be on a separate moving request form; only items going to the scrub location can be on this moving request form. If you have non-data-retaining equipment going to surplus or another location, they must be on a different moving request form.

Examples of data-retaining equipment are computers, external hard drives, and handheld devices like the Palm Pilot, thumb drives, etc.

RON MATHENIA, Property Management
Posted: Feb 01, 2013


 


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