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  • Finals Week activities planned at Booth Library

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    As the end of the spring semester nears, Booth Library staff members are planning many activities to help students focus, relax and succeed. Extended hours will be offered, and a variety of stress busters are planned.

    The library will offer seven days of extended hours leading up to and during Finals Week this semester. Extended hours will be offered from April 24 to 30. The library will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. April 24 and 25; from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 26; from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 27; from noon to 1 a.m. April 28; and from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. April 29 and 30.

    While you’re at Booth, let your friends and families know how you’re preparing for final exams by sending them a “Don’t worry, I’m at Booth Library!” postcard. Students are encouraged to fill out and address a postcard, then place it in the mailbox. Your friends at Booth Library will mail it for you!

    Many other activities will be offered to help students destress. On April 29-30, members of All Things Pawsitive will bring certified therapy dogs to greet students from 2-6 p.m. in the Library Quad. In case of inclement weather, they will be in the South Lobby.

    The EIU Mindfulness Club will offer special sessions to help students alleviate stress, reduce anxiety and strengthen focus. These sessions will be offered in the library’s Edgar Room at 6 p.m. April 28 and two sessions, at 5 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m., on April 29 and 30.

    Beginning April 26, mad-libs, coloring pages and Sudoku puzzles will be available to take and complete on your own. Students also are invited to help complete a larger jigsaw puzzle and coloring sheet. These will be set up on the main (third) floor.

    At 6 p.m. April 29, free popcorn and lemonade will be served to students while supplies last.

    All activities and refreshments are free.

    For more information on Booth Library, visit the website, www.library.eiu.edu; call 581-6072; or find the library on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

  • University Union Bookstore End-of-Semester Blowout Sale

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    Come on down to the University Union Bookstore for its End-of-the-Semester Blowout Sale! Limited sizing is available so come early to not miss out!

  • RISE Conference Call for Proposals

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    EIU's "Together We RISE: Reaching Inclusivity for Student Excellence" Conference will be held October 11, 2019. The call for proposals for this event is below.

    The annual RISE conference provides faculty and staff the strategies and tools to support students' academic success. The conference is also designed to raise awareness of the diverse challenges our students face, whether as members of underrepresented groups, as first-generation college students, as non-traditionally aged students, or as students with disabilities.

    You are warmly invited to join us regardless of whether you choose to submit a proposal. For more information about MEI’s mission and core principles visit

     https://www.eiu.edu/mei/about.php.

           Proposals are now being accepted for the third annual conference.

    •        Email proposals to Jim Howley at RISE@eiu.edu by June 1.
    •        Proposals can take the form of co-facilitated workshops or discussion panels.
    •        Audience interaction in the session is encouraged.
    •        Submit proposals as a word or PDF attachment to RISE@eiu.edu.
    •        Include names/title/department/institutional affiliation and contact information for each presenter
    •        Include title, abstract and description of the session (no more than 500 words total), including details about target audience, learning objectives/outcomes, relevance to MEI objectives and conference theme.

    ·         Proposals will be peer reviewed and decisions will be made no later than August 15.

  • 2019 Graduate Art Exhibition in April & May

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    The Tarble Arts Center and the EIU Art and Design Department proudly present the annual thesis exhibition of work by the current M.A. candidates in Eastern University’s Studio Art program.  Every year, a wide range of styles, media, and art-making approaches are on view. This program is co-presented by the EIU Art and Design Department and the Tarble Arts Center. 

    Join us in the Main Galleries from 5 to 7 p.m. April 26 for the opening reception. The exhibition will be available from April 23 to May 19.

  • Jana Johnson Retirement Reception at WEIU April 29

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    We would like to invite you to stop by WEIU to wish Jana Johnson a "Congratulations" after 30 years of employment at EIU! We wish you all the best Jana!  Happy Retirement!

    Monday, April 29 in 1521 Buzzard Hall from 9 to 11 a.m.

  • Tots 4 Tarble -- Flotsam by David Weisner May 10

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    Join us on May 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. for Tots 4 Tarble! This event is perfect for families with children getting ready for or who have just started preschool. Each story time will include a healthy snack and a hands-on art activity. This spring we will be reading about imaginative worlds where crayons can write postcards, rain clouds can talk, and a girl helps a whale find the ocean.

  • Open Studio Saturday -- MINDFULNESS @TAC May 11

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    Join us Saturday, May 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. for a fun afternoon of activities as we build community, while exploring and making art. The day will include yoga and an open art studio. The galleries will be open as well.

  • EIU: This Is Who We Are DVDs Available

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    EIU: This Is Who We Are DVDs are available at WEIU-TV! You can call the TV station at (217) 581-9348 or visit online at www.weiu.net and click "Donate Now" to order. 

    One DVD is $75, and two or more are $60 each. This special production tells the story of Eastern Illinois University through the words of a variety of storytellers representing the past, present and future of this institution.  Whether they're alumni, faculty members, employees -- or some combination -- they are a part of EIU's rich history and have played a part in the shared love we all feel for this university.

    Thank you for supporting WEIU!


  • EIU's Celebration: A Festival of the Arts Returns April 26-28

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    Celebration: A Festival of the Arts returns to the EIU campus April 26, 27 & 28. An EIU tradition since 1977, the festival features a variety of Arts activities including live music, demonstrations, dance presentations, an International Showcase, and the first outdoor Arts Show of the season on Saturday and Sunday. The Art Show features artisans selling pottery, jewelry, sculptures, paintings, drawings, glasswork and more. Food included! Celebration kicks off on Friday at 11:30 a.m. when the food booths open so call a friend and meet them at Celebration for lunch. The hours for Celebration are Saturday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Celebration takes place adjacent to the Doudna Fine Arts Center and admission is free.  For information visit the festival website at www.eiu.edu/festival or call (217) 581-8513. Celebration is hosted by EIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  Rain or shine, Celebration returns to EIU April 26, 27 & 28!

  • Employment Opportunity--Fiancial Aid Adviser

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    Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a Financial Aid Adviser in the Office of Financial Aid.  This is a front-line position, assisting students and parents at the front desk and by telephone and email.  Primary duties include explaining the financial aid application procedure, eligibility, verification requirements, scholarship searches, loans, and other financial aid options.  Excellent attention to detail and customer service skills are desired.

    Qualified candidates must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have two years of general office experience or an Associate’s Degree or two years of college coursework or any combination of education and office experience totaling two years. Candidates will also be required to pass a Civil Service Examination. Minimum starting salary is $10.97/hour.  To apply, you may submit an application online at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php.  Deadline for application is April 26, 2019.


  • STAFF SENATE ELECTIONS APRIL 26

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    Staff Senate elections will take place Friday April 26 via electronic ballot. Voting is open from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. Log in with your EIU NetID and password.

     https://webappsprod.eiu.edu/voting

     Thank you and PLEASE VOTE!

    ~
    Staff Senate Election Committee

     

  • Tarble Cinema - The Lobster April 30

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    Join us at the Tarble Arts Center Cinema on April 30 at 5:30 p.m. for the showing of The Lobster.  In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beats and sent off into The Woods.

    Runtime 119 minutes, Rated R (2015)
    FREE for Members & Students -- 
    $3 suggested donation for all others

  • Open Studio Saturday at the Tarble Arts Center April 27

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    Join us on April 27, 2019 from 1 to 4 p.m. for a fun afternoon of activities as the Tarble Arts Center builds community while they explore and make art together. The day will include mask making, guides in the galleries and open art studio.

  • Hayes Street Closed for Celebration April 26-28

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    TEMPORARY STREET CLOSING - Due to the return of EIU’s Celebration: A Festival of the Arts April 26, 27 and 28, Hayes Street (aka Doudna Circle) and the North Buzzard Parking Lot will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 25 and will remained closed throughout the festival weekend. Hayes Street and the North Buzzard Lot will be available Sunday, April 28 beginning at evening at 7 p.m.. Festival planners appreciates everyone’s support and understanding during this temporary inconvenience. Thank you.

  • Non-Negotiated Civil Service Council scholarship

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    Applications are being sought at this time for the Non-Negotiated Civil Service Council scholarship. This scholarship was started to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the EIU Civil Service Council. 

    Applicants that 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 2019 to your student account, and any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient. Fall 2019 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 at enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester hours; 3) maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and in good academic standing; high school seniors accepted to EIU shall enroll in a minimum of 6 semester hours of coursework and be ranked in the top 25% of their class.  Financial need shall be the determining factor if all other qualifications are equal.

    Please apply online at https://eiu.academicworks.com/opportunities?utf8=%E2%9C%93&term=Civil+Service. The deadline is May 31, 2019.

    If you have any questions, please contact Angie Campbell at (217) 581-5299 or email arcampbell@eiu.edu

  • Process for Terminating Employment with EIU

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    Any employee who is terminating their employment from the university for any reason should always contact the Human Resources Employment Office as soon as you know your last day of work. There is an exiting procedure that requires everyone to complete a Clearance Sheet before leaving campus. Faculty and administrative employees should provide a resignation/retirement letter to their Chair/Director and copy the appropriate VP and HR. Civil Service employees need to contact the HR Employment Office with their last day of work. They must sign an official separation notice before receiving an Exit Checklist. If you have any questions about the exiting process, please email Carol Galey by emailing cagaley@eiu.edu.

  • Graduate Assistantships Available in Exercise Science

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    The EIU Department of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation is seeking applicants for Exercise Science Graduate Assistantships for 2019-20. These assistantships are a great opportunity for students accepted to the KSR Exercise Science program who want to gain hands-on experiences in addition to graduate coursework.  The Exercise Science Graduate Assistantships are designed to coincide with the 1-year Exercise Science Master’s program starting in the fall semester and concluding at the end of the spring semester. Compensation includes a monthly stipend for 18-20 hours of work per week in the department and a tuition waiver for fall and spring semesters. An additional tuition waiver for the summer semester is available for Graduate Assistants who adequately fulfill their GA responsibilities in the fall and spring semesters.

    Our Graduate Assistantships provide experiences in teaching undergraduate activity courses, supervising and mentoring undergraduate students in the Assessment, Testing, and Prescription Lab, and working with the EIU Adult Fitness Program. Each graduate assistant will work in those three areas throughout each semester. Direct, hands-on experience will be gained in teaching undergraduate students, physical fitness assessment of adult clients, as well as the development of good organizational skills, management skills and effective communication skills.

    Students chosen for Exercise Science Graduate Assistantships for the Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Department should demonstrate high levels of academic achievement at the undergraduate level with strong academic preparation in physical fitness assessment and exercise prescription. The following criteria will be considered when awarding Graduate Assistantships:

    • Applicants must be accepted to the EIU Graduate School and to the KSR Graduate Program.
    • Candidates for the assistantships must be completing, or have graduated with, a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or other related Allied Health field.
    • Applicants with high GPA and extensive experience in physical fitness assessment are preferred.
    • Additional consideration will be given to those with certification in NSCA-CPT and NSCA-CSCS.
    • Candidates must have current CPR/AED certification and must maintain certification through the academic year for which they are applying.

    For more information, please contact Dr. Andrew Kerins, KSR Graduate Coordinator, at ajkerins@eiu.edu.

  • EIU Offers Summer Camps for Kids!

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    Summer is almost here.  What are your kids going to be doing?  Visit www.eiu.edu/adulted/kids.php to see what camps are being offered for youth ages 6 to 18.  We have everything ranging from Magic Camp, Horse Riding, LEGO and Robotics, and Fashion & Design Day Camps.  We also have two residential camps for high school students -- Fashion, Design, & Merchandising and Summer Art Camp.  Check us out!

  • Booth Library adds 1,069 items in March

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    During the month of March, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,069 new items. The lists can be viewed here.

    These acquisitions include donations to the library, re-cataloged library items, freely available government publications, and consortium-wide purchases.

    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 Sarah Johnson, head of Collection Development, at (217) 581-7551 or sljohnson2@eiu.edu if you have questions.

  • Celebrate GSD Pride Month in April!

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    April is GSD Pride Month EIU, check out all of our events going on!

    You can register for our Safe Zone Core and Brownbags on our website at www.eiu.edu/lgbtqa!

    • Safe Zone Brownbag: GSD History- Wed., April 3 from 11-12pm in Martinsville Room
    • PRIDE Event: Student Drag Show, $3 admission- Fri., April 5 at 7pm in the Grand Ballroom
    • Safe Zone Core Open Session- Wed., April 10 from 9-11am in Martinsville Room
    • Safe Zone Brownbag: Trans 101 & 201 (combined session)- Thurs., April 11 from 11-1:30pm in Effingham Room
    • Day of Silence Vigil- Fri., April 12 from 10-2pm by the Doudna Steps (Union Bridge Lounge rain location)
    • Safe Zone Brownbag: Queering Faith: The Bible- Wed., April 17 from 6-7pm in Martinsville Room
    • Safe Zone Brownbag: Beyond Bystander- Thurs., April 18 from 12-1pm in Martinsville Room
    • Safe Zone Core Open Session- Thurs., April 18 from 1-3pm in Martinsville Room
    • Safe Zone Brownbag: Asexual Awareness- Tues., April 23 from 11-12pm in Martinsville Room
    • Safe Zone Brownbag: Black LGBTQ- Wed., April 24 from 12-1pm in Martinsville Room
    • Safe Zone Brownbag: Bi-Awareness- Thurs., April 25 from 12-1pm in Greenup Room
  • FDIC seeking GA to start August 19

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    EIU's Faculty Development and Innovation Center (FDIC) is seeking a Graduate Assistant (GA) to begin in August 2019. The preferred commitment will be through May 2021 including Summer 2020. The FDIC GA will staff the center and assist in coordinating programming including workshops and faculty mentoring and teaching groups; assist with Faculty Development Advisory Committee; maintain the center's website; and design and distribute promotional materials. Must be prompt, reliable, and work well independently and with a team in a professional environment. Preferred background: communication skills (email, Office 365), skills appropriate to establishing, maintaining, and updating web, learning management system (Brightspace D2L), and registration sites. Video editing skills and creative (artistic) aptitude are plusses. Submit applications to Dr. Newton Key, Director, FDIC.

    Applicants can complete the online GA application from the Graduate School, and email it and other materials, inicluding:

    a) a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the Faculty Development and Innovation Center
    b) your current resume
    c) two letters of reference

    Review of applications will begin April 1 and continue until positions are filled.

  • Booth Library adds 2,230 items

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    During the last three months, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 2,230 new items. The lists can be viewed here:

    These acquisitions include donations to the library, re-cataloged library items, freely available government publications, and consortium-wide purchases. 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 Sarah Johnson, head of Collection Development, at (217) 581-7551 or sljohnson2@eiu.edu if you have questions.

  • Spring Commencement volunteers needed!

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    The Alumni Services Department is looking for volunteers to assist us with Spring Commencement.  Nearly 90% of the staff at commencement are faculty, staff, annuitants and Alumni Association board members who graciously volunteer their time to help give students and their families an excellent experience.  Alumni Services looking for some more amazing people willing to volunteer a few hours and help celebrate all the hard work and success of EIU's students. Even if you can only provide a few hours of assistance, anything and everything is greatly appreciated.

    We have two areas where we need volunteer assistance: 

    1.         Ticket Distribution – Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2  

    Generally our time slots are as followed:  8:45 - 11:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 - 5 p.m.

    2.         Commencement Day – Saturday, May 4 HIGHER NEED OF VOLUNTEERS

    We will need volunteers for several different positions, which include: collecting tickets, passing out programs, helping students in the Student Rec Center, assisting with wheel chairs and helping answer questions in the main concourse.  Please consider spending part or all of the day with our graduates and their families. 

     The Spring 2019 Commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 4.  There will be four ceremonies:

    •   9 a.m. – College of Health and Human Services
    •   Noon – Lumpkin College of Business and Technology
    •   3 p.m. – College of Education
    •   6 p.m. – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Those wishing to volunteer for the Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremonies should contact Amber May at ammay@eiu.edu or (217) 581-6425 with details of where and when they are able to assist.

     Thank you for your consideration!

  • Students - Earn A Chance to Win $5,000 By Taking This Survey!

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    Students -- complete the following Times Higher Education U.S. College Student Survey for a chance to win one of four $5,000 prizes!

    What is the Times Higher Education U.S. College Student Survey?
    This is an international study of the university experience for students across United States, conducted for Times Higher Education by Streetbees. By sharing your opinion, you are helping universities improve the quality of their teaching and shaping the future of our higher education systems. All your responses will remain confidential.

    Take the survey here:
    https://the-us-2019.student-survey.streetbees.com

  • Paper Payroll Earnings Statements Being Discontinued

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    To support EIU's green campus initiative, the university will no longer issue paper earnings statements for each direct deposit payroll, effective May 31. The change is being made, in part,  to:

    • Reduce identity theft
    • Keep salary information safer and private
    • Provides a more rapid way to review salary information and identify errors that can be corrected before payday
    • Promote environmentally friendly practices
    • Redirect costs (paper, envelopes, equipment and labor) to more appropriate areas of need


    Your earnings information will be available each pay period through PAWS, EIU’s self-service portal.  Earnings information is typically available as soon as payroll has been processed for the pay period. This is typically 3 to 5 days before the normal pay date. If you have never accessed your paystub via PAWS, please use this notification period to familiarize yourself with the system.

    To view your earnings information (paystub) on-line, access PAWS from the EIU homepage or:

    • Click on this link: https://bannerssb.eiu.edu/pls/PROD/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin, then
      ** Sign-in to PAWS using your EIU NetID and password (If you do not know your NetID and password, please contact the HELP desk at 581-4357)
      ** Select the EMPLOYEE tab
      **Select PAY STUB (The system will default to the current calendar year)
      ** Select DISPLAY
      **Select the payroll period you wish to view

    If you wish to print the statement, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the PRINTER FRIENDLY radio button. This will give you a printable format. Please note, your SSN is not displayed and will not be printed.

    If you have any comments or questions regarding this process change, please e-mail Human Resources at humanres@eiu.edu or contact the Payroll Office at (217) 581-5510.



  • EIU Employee 2019 Summer Hours Update

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    For several years, Eastern Illinois University has used a 4.5-day summer workweek for many areas on campus to promote energy efficiency and save approximately $500,000 in utility costs. For this summer, the administration again asks employees, whose work assignments allow, to compress their normal five-day workweek into a 4.5-day workweek.

    Campus-wide summer office hours will be in effect from Monday, May 6, through Friday, August 9, excluding the holiday weeks of Tuesday, May 28, through Friday, May 31, and Monday, July 1, through Friday, July 5. When summer office hours are in effect, all offices must be open Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. until noon. Due to ongoing operational needs, offices including, but not limited to, the President's Office, University Police, Booth Library and the Renewable Energy Center, will keep regular business hours and remain open on Friday afternoons.

    Holidays will be observed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day and Thursday, July 4, for Independence Day. For the holiday weeks of May 28-May 31 and July 1-5 (excluding the holiday), all offices must be open for regular business hours from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

    Classes scheduled to meet on Friday afternoons will be relocated to buildings where the air conditioning will remain on. Employees are to work with supervisors to ensure that a 37.5-hour workweek is accomplished. Each office is to change voice mail, signs and other public communication to reflect its summer hours. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, Aug. 12. Questions may be directed to the Human Resources office.

  • Students -- Do You Need Insurance This Summer?

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    Do you need Student Insurance coverage for Summer?

    Student Insurance is available for the Summer 2019 term. The coverage effective dates are 5/6/19-8/11/19. The cost for the coverage is $87.45.

    Spring Term students covered under the Plan, who desire Summer coverage and do not intend to enroll for a minimum of 9 on-campus hours in the Summer Term, may obtain coverage by submitting the Summer 2019 Extension of Coverage Form prior to 5/06/19.

    Students who enroll for 5 or more hours for the Summer Term may obtain coverage by submitting the Summer 2019 Part Time Enrollment Form prior to 5/15/19. Coverage is effective upon receipt of the enrollment form.

    Student Insurance provides the student worldwide protection 24 hours a day.  The Plan has a $100 deductible per diagnosis and pays up to 70% of eligible expenses for physician and hospital expenses, lab and x-ray, surgery, ambulance transport, physical therapy, maternity expenses, mental health and substance abuse issues. The Student Insurance Plan also reduces copays for prescription medications at the Health Service Pharmacy.  

    Unlike an HMO or PPO, the Plan does not have a network, giving students a choice in their care and provides coverage for treatment the student receives while they are at home, at school, and wherever they may travel.  

    Student Insurance is an economical way to reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket expenses when family health plans do not cover 100% of medical costs because of deductibles, co-payment amounts, limitations on specific benefits, and out-of-network penalties.  The Student Insurance Plan complements the family health plan.  Most students find it beneficial to carry both, particularly if the family plan has a deductible and/or coinsurance.

    For more information visit the Student Insurance website or call the office at (217) 581-5290.

  • Student Insurance Available for Part-Time, Online and Off-campus students

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    Student Insurance provides the student worldwide protection 24 hours a day.  The Plan has a $100 deductible per diagnosis and pays up to 70% of eligible expenses for physician and hospital expenses, lab and x-ray, surgery, ambulance transport, physical therapy, maternity expenses, mental health and substance abuse issues. The Student Insurance Plan also reduces copays for prescription medications at the Health Service Pharmacy.  

    Unlike an HMO or PPO, the Plan does not have a network, giving students a choice in their care and provides coverage for treatment the student receives while they are at home, at school, and wherever they may travel.  

    Student Insurance is an economical way to reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket expenses when family health plans do not cover 100% of medical costs because of deductibles, co-payment amounts, limitations on specific benefits, and out-of network penalties.  The Student Insurance Plan complements the family health plan.  Most students find it beneficial to carry both, particularly if the family plan has a deductible and/or coinsurance.

    Summer 2019 students, who are registered for 5 or more hours, may purchase Student Insurance for the semester by submitting the Part-Time Enrollment Form to the Student Insurance Office prior to May 6, 2019.  The forms can be downloaded from the Student Insurance website or by clicking here.  

    The cost is $87.45.

  • Student Insurance Waiver – Summer 2019

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    Student Insurance provides the student worldwide protection, 24 hours a day. The Plan has a $100 deductible per diagnosis and pays up to 70% of eligible expenses for physician and hospital expenses, lab and x-ray, surgery, ambulance transport, physical therapy, maternity expenses, mental health and substance abuse issues. The Student Insurance plan also covers prescriptions at the Health Service Pharmacy on campus.

    Unlike an HMO or PPO, the Plan does not have a network, giving students a choice in their care and provides coverage for treatment the student receives while they are at home, at school, and wherever they may travel. When you have other insurance, the Plan coordinates with the primary carrier. Student Insurance is an economical way to reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket expenses when family health plans do not cover 100% of medical costs because of deductibles, co-payment amounts, limitations on specific benefits, and out-of-network penalties. The Student Insurance Plan complements the family health plan. Most students find it beneficial to carry both, particularly if the family plan has a deductible and/or coinsurance.

    The Summer 2019 Student Insurance fee will be automatically assessed to students enrolled in 9 or more on-campus hours; Graduate Assistants under contract to the University; and International Students who are enrolled in a minimum of 3 on-campus hours. Students with other insurance coverage may request a waiver of the Student Insurance fee if their other coverage is a PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) compliant plan.  Students will be required to complete a Waiver Form and provide a copy of their insurance card. The Waiver Form is available in the Student Insurance Office and on the Student Insurance website or by clicking here.

    May 14, 2019 is the last date these forms will be accepted for Summer 2019 term. For more information, call (217) 581-5290.

  • Unit B Position Available in Computer Science

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    The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is seeking a Unit B Computer Science Instructor for the 2019-20 academic year.

    The qualified candidate must have an earned masters degree in computer science or related field and should be ready to teach introductory computer science courses such as programming and discrete mathematics. A vita and official transcripts will be required.

    For inquires and more information please contact the chair of the department, Dr. Marshall Lassak (mblassak@eiu.edu).

  • Celebrate Asian Heritage Month This April!

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    You are cordially invited to celebrate Asian Heritage month in April at EIU!

    Attend the Asian Heritage Month Kickoff event on Monday, April 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Doudna Concourse. Asian cuisine will be served and special entertainment will be provided. Please contact Georgia Ryan at (217) 581-6690 with any questions about this event. Other events include:

    • April 1-25, 2019-Booth Library’s Japanese exhibit from Bailey’s collection and original Japanese Manga art (West Reading Room)
    • April 1, 2019 (Monday)-Asian Heritage Kick-off Reception, Doudna Hall, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
    • April 1, 2019 (Monday)-Korean Student Association Fundraiser, Library Quad (north side), 1:00-4:00 PM
    • April 3, 2019 (Wednesday)-Asian Studies Colloquium, “Fighting for Faith? Religion and War in West Asia from David vs Goliath to ISIS”, Booth Library Room 4440, 5:30-7:30 PM
    • April 4, 2019 (Thursday)-Genocide in 20th Century Asia, Africa and Europe, Booth Library Room 4440, 4:30-5:30 PM
    • April 5. 2019 (Friday)-Film and Discussion “Crazy Rich Asians”, Charleston/Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union, 6:00 PM
    • April 6, 2019 (Saturday)-Manga Workshop & Field Trip to Japan House (Organizer: Japanese Culture Club and Asian Studies), Meet outside of Coleman Hall for departure, RSVP at Asian_Studies@eiu.edu
    • April 8, 2019 (Monday)-Asian Colloquium “Everything Else is Darkness”: The Iranian Revolution 40 Years Later, Booth Library Room 4440, 5:00 to 6:30 PM
    • April 9, 2019 (Tuesday)-Spicy Noodle Challenge, Culture Center, 1:30-5:00 PM
    • April 10, 2019 (Wednesday)- Calligraphy Lessons, Arcola-Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union, 1:00-3:30 PM
    • April 11, 2019 (Thursday)- “Ramen, Bubble Teas & Being Asian-Americans at EIU” Pemberton Hall, 6:00 PM
    • April 16, 2019 (Tuesday)-Asian Plants on the EIU Campus (Walking Tour), Tour starts at the Thut Greenhouse, 1:00-2:00 PM
    • April 18, 2019 (Thursday)-Asian Studies Awards Ceremony & Conference on Asia, 1895 Room, MLK Jr. Union, 12:30-4:00 PM
    • April 18, 2019 (Thursday)-Minority Graduation & Recognition Celebration, Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union, 5:00-7:00 PM
    • April 23, 2019 (Tuesday)-AHM Study and Work Abroad Session, Charleston-Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union, 3:30-4:30 PM
    • April 25, 2019 (Thursday)-Speak Like Asian Workshop, Martinsville Room, MLK Jr. Union, 5:00-6:00 PM
    • April 26, 2019 (Friday)-Kungfu Demonstration in Rathskeller, 7th St Underground, 3:00-4:00 PM
    • April 27, 2019 (Saturday)-MTEA Story Time-“Children’s Books on Asia”, Booth Library, Ballenger Teacher’s Center 1:00-3:00 PM
      Holi Festival, Library/South Quad, 3 p.m. Events will take place off of South 7th Street between Buzzard and Doudna.
    • April 27-28, 2019 (Saturday, Sunday)-Celebration: A Festival of the Arts, Library Quad

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