Mar 30, 2013

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

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


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


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


GRADUATE STUDENT TEXTBOOK PURCHASE OPTION DEADLINE IS APRIL 5
Graduate students may purchase textbooks for courses in which they are enrolled and qualify for a rental fee refund, full or partial, during regular business hours. The deadline to exercise this option for Spring 2013 is Friday, April 5. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please bring textbook(s) at time of sale. There will be no other opportunity to purchase textbooks this term.

CHRISTINA M. COFFEY, Textbook Rental Service
Posted: Mar 07, 2013


SPRING 2013 REGULAR TEXTBOOK SALE
Students may purchase textbooks for courses in which they are enrolled during regular business hours through Friday, April 5. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please bring textbook(s) at time of sale. There will be no other opportunity to purchase textbooks this term.

CHRISTINA M. COFFEY, Textbook Rental Service
Posted: Mar 07, 2013


EIU COLES COUNTY BUSINESS WOMEN'S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
The Coles County Business Women's Club is accepting applications for a college scholarship to Eastern Illinois University. This scholarship is for a resident of Coles County. The Coles County BW Club has awarded an annual scholarship since 1996. Applications must be returned by April 1, 2013, along with high school and college (if attended) transcripts that demonstrate a strong "B" academic average, a letter of acceptance from EIU and two letters of recommendation. Financial need will be considered. To request an application, visit the EIU Foundation at the Neal Welcome Center, 860 W. Lincoln Ave. in Charleston.

ALISA J. WOHLTMAN, University Development
Posted: Mar 13, 2013


CIVIL SERVICE COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORMS AVAILABLE
Applications are being sought at this time for the Civil Service Council scholarship. This scholarship was started to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the EIU Civil Service Council.

Applicants who receive financial assistance or tuition waivers are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is intended to assist with tuition, fees or other costs associated with attending EIU (such as housing, supplies, daycare, gas, etc.). The award is payable in Fall 2013 to your student account and any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient. Fall 2013 enrollment must be verified before scholarship is awarded.

The recipient must: 1) be a former, current or retired non-negotiated civil service employee, or a child or grandchild of a former, current or retired non-negotiated civil service employee; 2) be a current or incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate EIU student enrolled for a minimum of six semester hours; 3) maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and good academic standing. High school seniors accepted to EIU shall enroll in a minimum of six semester hours of coursework and be ranked in the top 25 percent of their class. Financial need shall be the determining factor if all other qualifications are equal.

Applications are being accepted online here. The deadline is April 15, 2013.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Morgan at 581-6076 or mlmorgan@eiu.edu.

MICHELLE L. MORGAN, EIU Civil Service Council
Posted: Mar 13, 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.

Summer 2013 Registration and Course Schedule Registration for summer sessions began the week of March 18. Check the information below to see when you may begin registering:

[Your Current Standing -- Summer Registration Opens]
Graduates and Post-Baccalaureates -- March 18
Seniors and Priority Students -- March 25
Juniors -- April 1
Sophomores -- April 8
Freshmen -- April 15

Eastern’s searchable course schedule for Summer 2013 is now available for viewing. Please click here to explore courses to be offered in Summer 2013.

For more information regarding summer sessions at EIU, please visit this webpage.

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


THE FLORENCE KAPLIN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Florence Kaplan Foundation Scholarship that is awarded to a female student who is committed to her Jewish faith. The recipient must demonstrate that she is engaged in her faith community, has a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and will be attending EIU full time (12 semester hours). Preference is given to applicants with financial need. The scholarship is payable in the fall semester. Applications are located at the Neal Welcome Center, 860 W. Lincoln Ave., or through the Financial Aid Scholarship website. Applications are due May 15.

ALISA J. WOHLTMAN, Assistant Scholarship Administrator/Office of University Development and Foundation
Posted: Mar 21, 2013


INFORMATIONAL SESSION: UDALL SCHOLARSHIP
• Is your major one of the following: AET: alternative energy and sustainability; BIO: environmental biology; CHM: biochemistry; GEG: environmental studies; or PLS: American policy, public policy, and public administration. Or is your minor one of the following: broadcast meteorology, environmental studies, environmental sustainability or geographic information sciences?
• Do you intend a career in service to the environment? • Will you be a first-semester sophomore, or first-semester junior, at the start of Fall 2013?
• Is your cumulative GPA at least a 3.50?
• Do you possess undergraduate service and leadership experience related to environmental protection?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Udall Scholarship. This national award offers up to $5,000 per year toward payment of tuition, fees, books, and room and board, for one to two years of undergraduate study.

To find out more, email smschmidt@eiu.edu by noon on April 8, to pre-register for an informational session being held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on April 9.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Honors Adviser/Honors College
Posted: Mar 27, 2013


INFORMATIONAL SESSION: FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM
• Will you be a senior at the start of Fall 2013, graduating at the end of Spring 2014?
• Do you dream of spending the year after graduation studying, conducting research or receiving specialized training in a foreign country?
• Do you have a cumulative GPA of 3.80 or higher?
• Are you a U.S. citizen?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant. To find out more, email smschmidt@eiu.edu by noon on April 15, to pre-register for an informational session to be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on April 16.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Honors Adviser/Honors College
Posted: Mar 27, 2013


INFORMATIONAL SESSION: BARRY M. GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP
• Are you majoring in mathematics, the natural sciences or pre-engineering?
• Will you be a first-semester sophomore, or first-semester junior, at the start of Fall 2013?
• Do you plan to pursue a career in research?
• Have you undertaken independent research at EIU, and/or away from EIU?
• Do you have a 3.80 or higher cumulative GPA?
• Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. This national award offers up to $7,500 per year toward undergraduate tuition, fees and room and board costs.

To find out more, email smschmidt@eiu.edu by noon on April 1, to pre-register for an informational session being held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on April 2.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Honors Adviser/Honors College
Posted: Mar 27, 2013


INFORMATIONAL SESSION: JACK KENT COOKE GRADUATE ARTS AWARD
• Are you majoring in art, theatre, journalism (broadcast news), or are you minoring in creative writing? Do you intend a career as a working artist?
• Will you earn your undergraduate degree by the end of Spring 2014, and begin a related graduate program in Fall 2014?
• Do you anticipate graduating with a cumulative GPA of 3.80 or higher?
• Will you require financial assistance to attend graduate school?
• Do you hope to use your artistic ability to help others and/or improve society?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award, a national scholarship offering up to $50,000 per year toward tuition, fees, books and room and board costs associated with the completion of a first graduate degree.

To find out more, email smschmidt@eiu.edu by noon on April 22 to pre-register for an informational session being held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on April 23.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Honors Adviser/Honors College
Posted: Mar 27, 2013


STUDENT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING (April 1-4)
CATS Training Services offers training sessions for students. All sessions are free to students and held at the Gregg Technology Center, located directly west of Booth Library. Below is the schedule of sessions being offered the week of April 1. For more information about each session and/or to register, visit here, then choose "Workshop Registration."

Monday, April 1, 6-7:15 p.m. -- Dreamweaver (website development)

Tuesday, April 2, 5-6:15 p.m. -- SMART Board Notebook (interactive whiteboard)

Wednesday, April 3, 4-5:15 p.m. -- Photoshop: Portrait Retouching (image editing)

Thursday, April 4, 4-5 p.m. -- Premiere: Music Video (video editing)

Thursday, April 4, 5:30-6:15 p.m. -- Grammarly (grammar checker)

KIM ERVIN, Center for Academic Technology Support (CATS)
Posted: Mar 27, 2013


 



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