Mar 02, 2013

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

BOOTH LIBRARY AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN STUDENT RESEARCH AND CREATIVITY
The “Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity” program promotes and recognizes excellence in student research. The awards program encourages students to utilize the wealth of information available at Booth Library to enhance their studies. These awards are not intended to duplicate or replace any other standing campus awards. Selected entries will become a part of Booth Library's Student Research and Creativity Collection.

The Booth Library “Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity” program is open to all Eastern Illinois University students. Each award consists of a certificate and a cash prize (up to $300). Certificates of Merit or Honorable Mention may be presented to selected additional entries.

The 2013 guidelines and application form can be found on Booth Library’s website here. Entries should be delivered to the Administration Office, Room 4700, Booth Library, no later than March 18, 2013. Recipients will be selected by April 3, 2013, and the winners will be announced during National Library Week, April 14-20, 2013. Works submitted for competition must have been completed within the last 12 months.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Booth Library
Posted: Jan 02, 2013


UNIVERSITY ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION MEETINGS
Students must attend a meeting to formally apply for University Admission to Teacher Education and to initiate the selection process. The College of Education and Professional Studies schedules meetings each semester. The required formal application form is distrubuted and collected at the meetings, and the rules and regulations concerning selection, admission to and retention in teacher education are explained. Students who have not previously applied must attend a meeting.

The follow meetings are available Spring Semester 2013 to initiate the process: Tuesday, Jan. 29 (6-7 p.m.); Monday, Feb. 18 (5-6 p.m.); Thursday, March 28 (7-8 p.m.); and Wednesday, April 10 (6-7 p.m.). Registration is NOT required. All meetings are held in 1501 Buzzard Hall.

DOUGLAS J. BOWER, Associate Dean/College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Jan 08, 2013


SECONDARY EDUCATION AND FOUNDATIONS SCHOLARSHIPS
Secondary Education and Foundations scholarship applications for the 2013/2014 academic year are now available on the departmental website.

The following scholarships will be awarded: Thomas R. Drury Scholarship (graduate students pursuing a career in education), Alice Groff Pennybacker Scholarship (full-time students seeking secondary certification with a 2.5 minimum GPA; preference given to Lawrence County graduates), Secondary Education Telefund Scholarship (undergraduate secondary education students seeking teacher certification with 3.0 minimum GPA, or graduate students with a 3.5 minimum GPA), Errett and Mazie Warner Presidential Award (graduate/undergraduate students pursuing a career in education with a minimum GPA of 3.0), Moler-Austin Scholarship (undergraduate education students with at least 60 semester hours and a 3.0 minimum GPA; preference given to English majors and Coles County graduates), and the Lou and Mary Kay Hencken Scholarship (full-time student with at least 60 hours and a minimum 2.75 GPA; preferably a CTE major; must be from Coles, Douglas, St. Clair, Macoupin or Montgomery counties, and must reside in university housing).

Applications for these scholarships are also available in 2147 Buzzard Hall. The deadline to turn in applications and any additional required documentation is 4:30 p.m. on March 8, 2013.

Questions? Call the SED/EDF office at 217-581-5931.

BARBARA K. CATRON, Secondary Education and Foundations
Posted: Jan 15, 2013


STANDARD COMMENCEMENT AND DEADLINES
To All Advisers:
Commencement ceremonies are offered at the conclusion of the fall and spring terms. There is no summer term commencement ceremony. The standard commencement ceremony in which a student may participate is the ceremony at the conclusion of the term when all degree requirements are completed or a term of choice after all degree requirements are completed.

Deadlines: The fall deadline is the first Tuesday in November. The spring deadline is the Wednesday after Spring Break. The application deadlines specific to each term are available at the Office of the Registrar’s web page.

Certification for Graduation
Participation in a commencement ceremony does not signify completion of a degree. No student will be certified for graduation and awarded a degree and diploma until the appropriate certifying dean has provided the Office of the Registrar with official verification of the completion of all degree requirements. See Internal Governing Policy 50 for additional details.

Questions? Students should direct questions regarding these procedures, deadlines and the application for graduation to the appropriate certification officer.

Commencement Office

MONICA A. ZEIGLER, Director/Academic Advising Center
Posted: Jan 22, 2013


PARTICIPATION IN COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES BY EXCEPTION
Definition: An exception is a request to participate in a commencement ceremony in a term that precedes completion of degree requirements. Commencement ceremonies are offered at the conclusion of the fall and spring terms. There is no summer term commencement ceremony. Requests to participate in commencement ceremonies by exception may be granted according to the following guidelines:
a) Students able to complete all of their degree requirements by the end of the summer term may be granted permission to participate in the preceding spring commencement ceremony.
b) Students with only student teaching, internship or practicum to be completed may be granted permission to participate in the commencement ceremony preceding their final term.

Procedures: Complete a standard graduation application for the term in which you will complete all degree requirements. Complete the Request for Participation in Commencement by Exception form prior to the deadline specific to the semester in which the earlier ceremony will take place. Forms are available online through the Academic Affairs and Campus Advising Network (CAN) websites. Completed forms must be returned to the appropriate college or school. Students who qualify and are approved for participation in an earlier ceremony should access the Commencement Office web site for information on ordering a cap and gown and related activities associated with participation in commencement.

Deadlines: The deadlines to apply for Request for Participation in Commencement by Exception are: Fall deadline is the first Tuesday in November. Spring deadline is the Wednesday after Spring Break. The graduation application deadlines are the same as those for participating in commencement by the standard procedures.

Certification for Graduation: Participation in a commencement ceremony does not signify completion of a degree. No student will be certified for graduation and awarded a degree and diploma until the appropriate certifying dean has provided the Office of the Registrar with official verification of the completion of all degree requirements. See Internal Governing Policy 50 for additional details.

Questions? Students should direct questions regarding these procedures, deadlines, the application for graduation and the Request for Participation in Commencement by Exception form to the appropriate certification officer.

Commencement Office

Undergraduate Questions:
College of Arts and Humanities
College of Education and Professional Studies
Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences
College of Sciences

Graduate Questions: The Graduate School

Bachelor of General Studies Program Questions: School of Continuing Education

MONICA A. ZEIGLER, Director/Academic Advising Center
Posted: Jan 23, 2013


DWIGHT AND BETTE (LECKRONE) BAPTIST SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are being sought for the Dwight and Bette (Leckrone) Baptist Scholarship.

The recipient shall be a full-time undergraduate or full-time or part-time graduate student accepted and enrolled at Eastern for the Fall 2013 semester. The undergraduate recipient(s) shall be majoring in accounting or in family and consumer sciences with an option in family services, dietetics or hospitality management. The undergraduate recipient(s) shall hold a high school diploma from the Cowden, Salem or Shelbyville, Ill., high schools or a successor school system. The graduate recipient(s) shall hold a full-time faculty appointment with the Cowden, Salem or Shelbyville, Ill., schools or a successor school system. The graduate recipient(s) must be enrolled in a graduate program within the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences (MBA or FCS majors).

Financial need is not a consideration. All award recipients(s) shall have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Incoming freshmen shall provide a high school transcript and shall have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants must provide evidence of graduating or of currently holding a full-time faculty appointment within the Cowden, Salem or Shelbyville, Ill., schools or a successor school system.

The award shall be payable in Fall 2013 to be first applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient attending Eastern. Any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient. Fall 2013 must be verified before scholarship is awarded Fall 2013.

The application with scholarship criteria is available on the scholarship Web site. Applications with required documentation must be submitted no later than April 5, 2013, to the Provost’s Office, 1020 Old Main.

KAREN S. JOHNSON, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Posted: Feb 01, 2013


BARBARA L. HILL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are being sought for the Barbara L. Hill Memorial Scholarship Award. The recipient(s) shall be a full-time student accepted to Eastern. The recipient(s) shall maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their major. The recipient(s) shall be a junior or senior who is enrolled in a teacher certification program or has been accepted to an education graduate program at Eastern for the Fall 2013 semester. Financial need shall be considered at the discretion of the selection committee.

The selection committee shall require a one-page essay from applicants. Please attach essay to application. Special consideration will be given to service and professional involvement, academic achievement, scholarship and leadership.

The award(s) shall be payable in the Fall 2013 semester to EIU to be first applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient(s) attending Eastern. Any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient(s).

Recipient will be chosen in the Spring 2013 semester. Fall 2013 enrollment must be verified before scholarship is awarded Fall 2013.

Applications with required documentation must be submitted before the close of business on April 5, 2013, to the Provost’s Office, 1020 Old Main. The application with scholarship criteria is available on the scholarship Web site.

KAREN S. JOHNSON, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Posted: Feb 01, 2013


MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. and to perpetuate his ideals. Each year, a monetary award is presented to a full-time EIU student who is a junior or senior with a GPA of at least 2.75 and, who by his/her scholarship and extracurricular activities, demonstrates a commitment to academic excellence and a desire to improve the quality of human existence. Nominations are solicited from students, faculty, staff and administration. The nomination form is available on the scholarship Web site.

Nomination forms are to be delivered to the office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Old Main 1020, by the close of business on March 22, 2013.

KAREN S. JOHNSON, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Posted: Feb 01, 2013


GINA GIFFIN GARCIA SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are being sought for the Gina Giffin Garcia Scholarship Award. The scholarship award recipient shall be enrolled and accepted as a full-time student at Eastern for the Fall 2013 semester. Applicants must have at least an overall 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and have sophomore, junior or senior standing. The recipient(s) shall have a declared major toward a career in one of the health-related fields: physical therapy, pre-med, med tech, nursing, speech therapy, pharmacy or occupational therapy. Financial need may be a consideration. Recipient must be an Eastern student at the time the check is issued. The award(s) shall be issued in the Fall 2013 semester. The recipient(s) may be eligible to apply for, and receive, the award again provided she/he continues to meet the criteria stated above.

The selection committee shall require a one-page essay of the applicants. Applicants should outline in the essay why they want to pursue a career in their chosen health-related profession and financial need may be a consideration.

The award(s) shall be payable in the Fall 2013 semester to Eastern Illinois University to be first applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient(s) attending Eastern. Any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient(s).

Recipient will be chosen in the Spring 2013 semester. Fall 2013 enrollment must be verified before scholarship is awarded Fall 2013.

Applications with required documentation must be submitted by the close of business on April 5, 2013, to the Provost’s Office, 1020 Old Main. The application form listing the scholarship criteria is available on the scholarship Web site.

KAREN S. JOHNSON, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Posted: Feb 01, 2013


JOSEPH AND CECILIA COVI SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Joseph and Cecilia Covi Scholarship. Among otherwise qualified applicants who are residents of Illinois, preference shall be given to a high school graduate from Livingston, Ill. This scholarship is for one full year’s tuition and fees, and will be awarded in the fall. The recipient must remain enrolled as a full-time student (12 semester hours). Applications are available online here or may be picked up in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 1211 Old Main. The deadline for applications to be submitted is 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. Please contact our office with any questions by calling 217-581-3221.

JOY A. KAURIN, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Posted: Feb 06, 2013


RUDOLF D. ANFINSON SCHOLARSHIP
The Rudolph D. Anfinson Scholarship was established to honor Anfinson, dean of Student Personnel Services, for his many years of service to the students of EIU. Criteria for the scholarship are as follows: In accordance with the scholarship resolution establishing this scholarship, the recipient shall be a junior, senior or graduate student active in extracurricular activities outside the area of intercollegiate athletics; shall be a person of outstanding character whose actions and conduct reflect with credit upon EIU and its students; shall be a student of outstanding scholastic achievement, maintaining at least a B average; shall be in financial need; and must display a combination of outstanding scholastic and extracurricular achievements in such areas as student government, student publications, international relations, minority affairs and others, but not in intercollegiate athletics. Applications, along with a letter of recommendation by faculty/staff members attesting to applicant’s character and outstanding scholastic and extracurricular achievements listed above, are to be submitted to the Vice President for Student Affairs Office no later than Thursday, March 7, 2013. Applications are available online here or may be picked up in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office at 1211 Old Main.

JOY A. KAURIN, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Posted: Feb 07, 2013


AMELIA DADDAZIO WOMEN’S STUDIES FUND
The Women’s Studies Program is excited to announce the endowment and official naming of the Amelia Daddazio Women’s Studies Fund (formerly the Women’s Studies Empowerment Fund). This fund was named in honor of Amelia Daddazio, a “real tough woman who made it through a hard life with grace and style” and the mother of long-time women’s studies faculty member Carol Stevens. Money from this fund will be awarded for student projects that aim to lessen the effects of inequity or injustice, locally, nationally or globally. Projects whose mission are gender-focused will be prioritized. The recipient(s) will be full-time undergraduate students in good standing at Eastern Illinois University, enrolled in the Women’s Studies Program and/or working with women’s studies faculty members on their projects.

Amelia Daddazio Women's Studies Fund Application -- Click here

JOSEPH W. McLEAN, Women's Studies
Posted: Feb 12, 2013


WALTER AND LOLA STEPHENSON COLE SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Walter and Lola Stephenson Cole Scholarship. This scholarship is available to any student who graduated from Marshall High School. The recipient should show promise of academic achievement and must be able to demonstrate financial need. Applications may be picked up at the Neal Welcome Center, 860 W. Lincoln Ave, or by calling 581-3313. Deadline for completed applications is March 29, 2013.

ALISA J. WOHLTMAN, Assistant Scholarship Administrator/Office of University Development
Posted: Feb 12, 2013


STUDENT GOVERNMENT CANDIDATE ELECTIONS PACKETS NOW AVAILABLE
The EIU Student Government is pleased to announce that Candidate Elections Packets are available NOW for the upcoming Spring 2013 Student Government elections! EIU students interested in running as candidates in the upcoming elections should pick up packet materials. Elections will be held for EIU student body president, executive vice president, vice president for academic affairs, vice president for student affairs, and student senators for the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year.

Candidate Elections Packets are available for pick-up in the MLK Jr. Union Student Activity Center, second floor, as well as online here. Candidate petitions are due March 20, and the Spring 2013 Student Government elections will be held online on April 1 and 2. For more information, please contact Kaci Abolt, student body president, at klabolt@eiu.edu.

LAUREL L. FUQUA, Student Life Office
Posted: Feb 12, 2013


EDGAR COUNTY LIVINGSTON C. LORD SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Edgar County Livingston C. Lord Scholarship. This scholarship is available to any student who graduated from one of the high schools in Edgar county (Paris, Kansas, Shiloh or Chrisman). The applicant must be in good academic standing and must be able to demonstrate financial need. Applications may be picked up at the Neal Welcome Center, 860 W. Lincoln, or by calling 581-3313. Deadline for completed applications is March 29, 2013.

ALISA J. WOHLTMAN, Assistant Scholarship Administrator/Office of University Development
Posted: Feb 12, 2013


MARGARET AND WALTER LOWELL VOLUNTARY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Margaret and Walter Lowell Voluntary Service Scholarship. The recipient must be a sophomore, junior or senior with at least one semester of residence at EIU and be currently enrolled at EIU. Further, the recipient must have offered substantial volunteer service in the local community(ies). Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 19, 2013.

DOUG BOWER, Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Feb 14, 2013


BALSAAR AND RUTH BUBECK SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Balsaar and Ruth Bubeck Scholarship. The recipient must be a full-time student at EIU, must have completed 30 semester hours, must have a 3.50 cumulative GPA, and must be seeking teacher certification. Further, the recipient must have graduated from a Clark County, Ill., high school, with preference given to a graduate of Marshall High School. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 19, 2013.

DOUG BOWER, Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Feb 14, 2013


NANCY E. HENN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Nancy E. Henn Memorial Scholarship. The recipient must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at EIU, admitted to the teacher education program and majoring in a program leading to teacher certification. Further, the recipient must be in good academic standing with a minimum of 3.25 GPA. A short essay discussing the applicant's intent to become a teacher and financial need is required. Preference shall be given to female students. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 19, 2013.

DOUG BOWER, Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Feb 14, 2013


DR. LOUIS GRADO SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATION AND SERVICE
Applications are now available for the Dr. Louis Grado Scholarship in Education and Service. The recipient must be a full-time student, majoring in a program leading to teacher certification, accepted to EIU, and in good academic standing. Further, the recipient must demonstrate a commitment to teaching. Preference shall be given to applicants who strive to provide public service and/or pursue a career in a public service profession. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 19, 2013.

DOUG BOWER, Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Feb 14, 2013


WOODYARD EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Lincoln J., Florence M. and Bonita J. Woodyard Education Scholarship. The recipient must be an EIU student, enrolled in a teacher education program and have sophomore or higher standing by Fall 2013. Further, the recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be of good moral character. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 19, 2013.

DOUG BOWER, Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Feb 14, 2013


McCOY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the McCoy Family Scholarship. The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student, accepted to EIU, enrolled in a teacher education program, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Further, the recipient must submit a one-to-two-page personal reflection on an influential person in their life in order to demonstrate character. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 19, 2013.

DOUG BOWER, Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Feb 14, 2013


DR. HAROLD M. AND ALICE D. CAVINS SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Dr. Harold M. and Alice D. Cavins Scholarship. The recipient must be an EIU junior, senior or graduate student with a 3.0 GPA and have declared a major in a health-related field. Further, the recipient must display an integrity of character and a demonstrated willingness to be of service to the community. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 19, 2013.

DOUG BOWER, Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Feb 14, 2013


VERNE STOCKMAN GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Applications are now available for the Verne Stockman Graduate Scholarship in Educational Technology. The recipient must be admitted to the EIU Graduate School and must be a currently certified teacher returning to complete a master's degree who is planning to return to the teaching profession or a graduate student pursuing credentials needed to enter the teaching profession. Further, the recipient must have a strong commitment to the teaching profession and have a record of academic excellence. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 19, 2013.

DOUG BOWER, Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Feb 14, 2013


DR. JOHN GUCKERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Dr. John Guckert Memorial Scholarship. The recipient must be a full-time EIU student in good academic standing with junior or senior status and majoring in a program leading to teacher certification. Further, the recipient must have taken and successfully completed one EDF or SED course at EIU. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 19, 2013.

DOUG BOWER, Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Feb 14, 2013


VERGIL V. GREGG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Vergil V. Gregg Memorial Scholarship, in honor of Gregg who served the Westfield School District from 1949 to 1984. The qualified applicant must be a full-time student and have an overall GPA of 2.5 with a GPA of 3.0 in his/her major. Preference will be given to Westfield residents, and then to students in Clark County. It will then be open to students in Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby counties. Financial need is a consideration. Applications are available online here or may be picked up in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office at 1211 Old Main. The deadline for applications to be submitted is 4:30 p.m.Tuesday, March 19.

JOY A. KAURIN, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Posted: Feb 19, 2013


HOBART F. HELLER SCHOLARSHIP
Nominations from the campus community are being sought for the Hobart F. Heller Scholarship. Criteria for the scholarship are as follows: "A person who by reason of scholarship, responsible character, sense of purpose, growth, and service to the university community during his or her first three years, gives promise of a life of distinguished service and leadership." A nominee must be classified as a junior entering his/her senior year with the majority of university attendance at Eastern. The recipient must remain enrolled as a full-time student his/her senior year. Nominations are to be submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs no later than Thursday, March 21, 2013. Forms are available online here or may be picked up in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office at 1211 Old Main.

JOY A. KAURIN, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Posted: Feb 20, 2013


SUMMER SESSIONS 2013 -- DATES AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Eastern offers a streamlined summer calendar with two main sessions: Summer 4 and Summer 6. A limited number of courses and programs are offered in a third session, Summer 8. Choose from daytime, evening, weekend and online offerings to get the schedule that’s right for you.

Registration for summer sessions begins the week of March 18. Check the information below to see when you may begin registering:
Graduates and Post-Baccalaureates: March 18
Seniors and Priority Students: March 25
Juniors: April 1
Sophomores: April 8
Freshmen: April 15

For more information regarding EIU Summer Session 2013, please contact the School of Continuing Education at 581-5114, or visit here.

BETH CRAIG, School of Continuing Education
Posted: Feb 20, 2013


APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2013 DISTINGUISHED SENIOR AWARDS
Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Distinguished Senior Awards. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

Distinguished Senior Awards recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding character and leadership through academic achievement, campus and community involvement, and/or extra-curricular honors or awards.

To apply for this honor, students must be graduating in the spring, summer or fall of 2013 and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Eligible students may either apply or be nominated. Students may apply by submitting the online application form located on the Alumni Association Web site. Applications must include a copy of current transcript; PAWS version is acceptable. Anyone within the EIU community (faculty, staff, alumni, parents, etc.) may nominate a student by submitting the online nomination form located on the Alumni Association Web site.

Up to 25 recipients will be chosen and recognized during a luncheon held in their honor on Saturday, April 27, 2013. More information will be sent to those selected by the second week in April.

ERIN CLEMONS, Assistant Director, Alumni Services
Posted: Feb 21, 2013


INFORMATIONAL SESSION: 2014 DONALD M. PAYNE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP
• Are you a second-semester junior majoring in economics, political science, business, English, sociology, communications, foreign languages, environmental sciences, health studies or mathematics?
• Do you dream of improving the lives of others by working for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)?
• Do you anticipate a final undergraduate GPA of 3.8 or higher?
• Do you hope to begin a two-year master’s program, in a relevant area, in Fall 2014?
• Are you a U.S. citizen?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship. While enrolled in a two-year master’s program, each Payne Fellow receives tuition and fees assistance, a stipend for living expenses, and preparation leading to possible employment with USAID. The approximate monetary value of a Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship is $90,000.

To learn more about the Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register for an informational session being held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on March 21. Pre-registration will close at 2 p.m. on March 20.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Honors Adviser/Honors College
Posted: Feb 21, 2013


INFORMATIONAL SESSION: 2014 KSTF TEACHING FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION
• Are you a future high school math or science teacher?
• Will your teaching career be based in the U.S.?
• Will you have earned your undergraduate degree by the end of Spring 2014?
• Do you anticipate a final cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher?
• Do you hope to pursue a teaching-focused M.A.T., M.Ed., M.S.Ed. or similar degree program?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Teaching Fellowship. Each KSTF Fellowship is designed to provide tuition assistance, a stipend for living expenses, and grant support for professional development and teaching materials for the period of an advanced teacher preparation program (one to five years). The approximate monetary value of a KSTF Fellowship is $150,000. KSTF Fellows may enroll in any teacher education program housed at a U.S. Department of Education-recognized college or university or holding appropriate regional accreditation.

To learn more about the KSTF Teaching Fellowship, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register for an informational session being held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on March 5. Pre-registration will close at 2 p.m. on March 4.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Honors Adviser/Honors College
Posted: Feb 21, 2013


INFORMATIONAL SESSION: 2014 CHARLES B. RANGEL GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
• Are you a second-semester junior dreaming of a career with the U.S. Foreign Service?
• Do you hope to begin a master’s program, in a relevant area, in Fall 2014?
• Do you anticipate a final undergraduate GPA of 3.8 or higher?
• Are you a U.S. citizen?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship. While enrolled in a two-year master’s program, each Rangel Fellow receives tuition and fees assistance, a stipend for living expenses, an orientation to the Foreign Service, mentorship from a Foreign Service Officer, and other preparation leading to three years of guaranteed employment in the U.S. Foreign Service. The approximate monetary value of a Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship is $70,000.

To learn more about the Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register for an informational session being held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on March 19. Pre-registration will close at 2 p.m. on March 18.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Honors Adviser/Honors College
Posted: Feb 21, 2013


UPCOMING STUDENT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING (March 4-7)
CATS Training Services is offering training sessions for students. All sessions are free to students, and are held at the Gregg Technology Center, located directly west of Booth Library. Below is the schedule of sessions being offered. For information about each session and/or to register, visit here, then choose "Workshop Registrations."

Monday, March 4, 6-7:15 p.m. -- Dreamweaver (website development)

Tuesday, March 5, 1-1:45 p.m. -- Grammarly (grammar checker)

Tuesday, March 5, 4-5 p.m. -- InDesign (desktop publishing)

Tuesday, March 5, 5:30-6:45 p.m. -- Photoshop: Portrait Retouching (image editing)

Wednesday, March 6, 4-5 p.m. -- Premiere Basic (video editing)

Thursday, March 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m. -- SMART Board Basic (interactive whiteboard)

PATRICE L. GURLEY, Center for Academic Technology Support (CATS)
Posted: Feb 25, 2013


DEADLINE FOR STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS NEARS
The Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity program promotes and recognizes excellence in student research. The deadline to enter is March 18.

The awards program encourages students to utilize the wealth of information available at Booth Library to enhance their studies.

The awards program is open to all EIU students. Each award consists of a certificate and a cash prize (up to $300). Certificates of Merit or Honorable Mention may be presented to selected additional entries. The 2013 guidelines and application form can be found here.

Entries should be delivered to the Administration Office, Room 4700, Booth Library, no later than March 18, 2013. Recipients will be selected by April 3, 2013, and the winners will be announced during National Library Week, April 14-20, 2013. Works submitted for competition must have been completed within the last 12 months.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Editorial Writer/Booth Library
Posted: Feb 27, 2013


 



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