Due to the upcoming holidays, new contracts, contract changes, Request for Supplemental Personal Service Payment forms, or any other items affecting the December monthly payroll, payroll MUST be received in the HR Employment Office by Thursday, December 12. Any requests for payment received after that date will be processed in the January payroll. If you have questions, please contact Carol Galey at (217) 581-7655, or Cindy Maples, at (217) 581-2613.
The Cafe in 1414 Klehm Hall will be open November 19 and 21 (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) this week and then close for the semester. The menu this week includes baked macaroni and cheese, sweet chili chicken wings, sweet potatoes, turkey breast sliders, vegetable soup, and stuffed pepper soup. The Cafe is operated by students in the Hospitality and Tourism Program, and the Nutrition and Dietetics Program. We thank you for your support this fall, and look forward to serving you again in the spring 2020 semester! For more information: https://www.eiu.edu/cafe/.
The College of Education will host a retirement reception for Mary Bower, Assistant to the Dean for the College of Education from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 10 in Room 2504 Buzzard. Mary has dedicated more than 26 years to her career at Eastern Illinois University. Please join us in celebrating with Mary before she begins her next chapter of new beginnings!
The following articles by Dr. David E. Bartz, professor emeritus in EIU's Department of Educational Leadership, were recently featured in the Teacher Education Journal (National Forum):
Going to be out of the office and need to appoint a proxy to complete your time sheet or leave report approval? Click here for the Adobe quick guide for the proxy set-up process. All approvers should have a proxy appointed in case of their absence. Please ask the proxy to try out their new access to ensure they can access the same screens they need.
Inquiries regarding this information may be directed to the Payroll Office at (217) 581-2118.
The EIU Alumni Association requests assistance in obtaining nominations for the 2020 Livingston C. Lord Scholarship. The scholarship was established by the Alumni Association in honor of Eastern’s first president. For decades, it has been considered to be EIU’s most prestigious award for academic excellence, and it is the only scholarship for which the recipients are honored annually during the spring commencement ceremony. The monetary award for each of the five scholarships presented in 2019 was $7,000.
To be eligible for this scholarship, a nominee must be an undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program leading to teacher certification and planning for a career in elementary, middle level, or secondary education. They must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher, and they must be of junior status with at least 30 credit hours attained at Eastern Illinois University by the beginning of the fall semester in which the award is to be given. In addition, nominees must have at least 24 credit hours remaining in their respective degree programs at the beginning of the fall semester in which the award is to be given.
The scholarship will be applied to the students’ University accounts after re-enrollment has been verified. This typically takes place within the first month after classes begin in the fall.
Nominations should be submitted on the form provided by the Alumni Association. These forms should include a written recommendation by the faculty member or department chair as to why the nominee should be considered for the award. Although the Alumni Association secures additional information and recommendations, members of the selection committee greatly value the original recommendation.
When considering nominees, the Alumni Association wants everyone to know that they welcome multiple nominations, and that more than one student from a department can receive this scholarship.The selection committee will evaluate the nominations based on the individuals’ potential for success in their careers. If the committee determines the qualifications of the candidates are equal, financial need will be considered.
Nominations are due Friday, November 22. For more information regarding the scholarship, please contact the Alumni Association at (217) 581-3619 or via email at email@example.com.
EIU Racquet Sports Club: The group will meet
Saturdays, starting November 16, from 6 to 8 a.m. in McAfee Gymnasium.
The Office of Inclusion & Academic Engagement is accepting proposals for our upcoming 12th Annual EIUnity Diversity Conference! The opportunity to showcase our commitment to and the advancement of DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, EQUITY, and ADVOCACY is upon us! The 2020 EIUnity Diversity Conference will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020, in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.
Conference presenters benefit from showcasing their work at the EIUnity Diversity Conference in many ways, including raising awareness, providing actionable strategies to enact change in the name of diversity and inclusion to the more than 150 attendees, and contributing to the learning objectives of our faculty, staff, students, and community. This year’s focus is on moving beyond discussion. We are looking for presentations, workshops, and trainings that are interactive and will leave attendees better equipped to identify injustice, disrupt discriminatory practices, and educate their peers on better methods to advance our mission of achieving a campus climate that exemplifies DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, EQUITY, and ADVOCACY.
Who can present:
Areas of focus include:
Submissions are due by January 10, 2020, using the following link: http://www.eiu.edu/minoraff/machform/embed.php?id=19. Accepted presenters will be notified via email by Friday, January 24, 2020.
We are also hoping that you will forward this to your colleagues in your department and maybe even consider having your students attend the conference on Friday, March 6, 2020.
Thank you again for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!
*The luncheon for this conference is complimentary for EIU registered participants. Outside participants will have a $10 fee due at registration.
Nominations are being accepted for honorary degrees, which may be awarded by the Board of Trustees to persons who have achieved a record of major distinction at the state or national level in such areas as education, public service, research, humanities, business, or the professions. In exceptional circumstances, honorary degrees may be awarded to persons who, in the absence of earning widespread national or statewide recognition, have made an especially outstanding and significant contribution to EIU or higher education. Elected or appointed public officials in state or local government; members and employees of the BOT; and members and employees of the Board of Higher Education are ineligible for award of an honorary degree during their term of office or employment. The nomination form can be found at https://www.eiu.edu/alumni/documents/2019_honorary_degree_nomination_form.pdf
Completed nominations should include at least two letters of recommendation/support, as well as appropriate supporting materials expressing how the nominee meets the criteria for the award. The extended nomination deadline is November 18. For more information, please contact Steve Rich in Alumni Services at (217) 581-6616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for Tarble Cinema at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 19 in the Tarble Arts Center Atrium. The Central Park Five, a film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongfully convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles The Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of these five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice. (from PBS)
Runtime is 2 hours. This event is free for members and students.
Faculty who wish to participate in commencement should fill out this form. This will help ensure appropriate seating arrangements and allow us to include you on the parking list.
Fall Commencement - Saturday, December 14
For more information and to order regalia visit https://www.eiu.edu/commence/faculty.php.
Please contact Amber May in Alumni Services at (217) 581-6616 or email@example.com with any questions. Thank you!
The Alumni Services Department is looking for volunteers to assist us with Fall Commencement.
Commencement Day is Saturday, December 14. We will need volunteers for several different positions, which include collecting tickets, passing out programs, helping students in the Student Rec Center, assisting with wheelchairs, and helping answer questions in the main concourse. Please consider spending part or all of the day with our graduates and their families. There will be two ceremonies:
If you would like to volunteer for the Fall 2019 Commencement Ceremonies and help make this a great experience for the graduates and their families please email me with what you are interested in assisting with. Even if you can only provide a few hours of assistance, anything and everything is greatly appreciated.
you have any questions, please contact Amber May at
(217) 581-6425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your consideration!
Congratulations to Emma Roark (Hit-Mix 88.9 WEIU FM Alum, May 2019) for winning Fourth Place for the College Broadcasters, Inc. National Student Production Award for Best Feature New Reporting (audio), Eastern Illinois University – WEIU-FM – "Vest for Vito". Roark is from Olney IL and studied Mass Communication at EIU. Congrats Emma!
Dr. Lola Burnham, a 1981 EIU journalism graduate, a journalism professor, interim director of Student Publications and the adviser for The Daily Eastern News, was recognized by Chris Evans, president of the College Media Association, with a CMA Distinguished Adviser Award at a ceremony Friday, Nov. 1, in Washington DC.
The Distinguished Adviser Award is presented to a CMA member who is a veteran college student media adviser and has distinguished service in advising student media. Burnham has been active with fundraising for the Student Press Law Center, is a past president and officer for the Illinois College Press Association, and is a frequent presenter at state and national college media conventions on copy editing and law topics. The Daily Eastern News, now in its 104th year on campus, and her students, have won numerous awards during her tenure as adviser.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, new contracts, contract changes, Request for Supplemental Personal Service Payment forms, or any other items affecting the November monthly payroll, payroll MUST be received in the HR Employment Office by Tuesday, November 12th. Any requests for payment received after that date will be processed in the December payroll. If you have questions, please contact Carol Galey at (217) 581-7655, or Cindy Maples, at (217) 581-2613.
Monosov is a conceptual artist that works with photography, video, performance
and sculpture to highlight the conflict between concepts of identity,
belonging, and cultural notions of alienation. Monosov’s exhibit will be on display from October 26 through January 5, in the Tarble Arts Center Main Gallery.
The exhibit will create an immersive yet sparse environment that will explore how social norms are/are not blindly accepted. By combining elements from various bodies of work, Monosov raises a number of suspicions about the conditions of power and control, while also enacting a protest and beckoning for change.
This event is free and open to the public.
Banner Lending Library (PBLL) is a collaborative project coordinated by textile
artist Aram Han Sifuentes and was formed in January 2017 as a response to the
election and the direction of the political dialogue around racism and
immigration. One of the main thrusts of the project is to create a space to
empower participants while unpacking ideas of protest. At the end of this
exhibition, banners created for this installation will be given to area
organizations or have the chance to become part of the larger ongoing lending
library. The exhibition will open from October 26, 2019 through January 12, 2020 in the Brainard Gallery at the Tarble Arts Center.
This event is free and open to the public.
University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members
feel welcomed and valued. To accomplish this goal, the university is committed
to diversity and inclusion and encourages the development of a strong sense of
belonging to EIU. In many ways, we rely on you as staff, faculty, and
administration to lead that effort. In furtherance of that sense of community,
the President and the entire leadership team has encouraged the creation of an
affinity group initiative.
Groups are voluntary associations of EIU faculty, staff, and administration who
gather together around a common interest. These groups play a vital role in
developing and improving employee morale and the campus climate while supporting
the University’s shared mission and vision of diversity and inclusion.
(not an exhaustive list) of potential Affinity Groups might include:
EIU Colleagues of Color Affinity Group
Sexual and Gender Diversity Affinity Group
Women of EIU Affinity Group
If you would like to create an Affinity Group, please submit a proposal with the following information:
Your name and EIU contact information.
Proposed name for the affinity group.
How the affinity group will align with EIU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
How your group might assist in the recruiting and retention of a diverse EIU staff, faculty, and administration.
your group might assist in strengthening the relationship between EIU and the
affinity groups will be open to all staff, faculty, and administration who
believe they have something positive to offer or would simply like to enjoy the
collegiality. You may even find yourself belonging to more than one!
a group is approved, the initiative coordinator will schedule the first meeting
of the group as a brown bag lunch, at which the members will begin getting to
know one another, collaboratively agree on an official name and plan how the
group will move forward.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the initiative coordinator, Mr. Jason Hood, AVP of Academic Affairs at email@example.com. Proposals for affinity groups can also be sent via email to AVP Hood (firstname.lastname@example.org).
EIU's Chi Sigma Iota RSO is hosting a fundraiser to help raise mental health awareness. To submit an order, please email Olivia Bennett at email@example.com. Please visit the Counseling and Higher Education Department in Buzzard Hall to submit payments. Payment is required at time of order. Make checks payable to Chi Sigma Iota. Orders are due by 4:00 pm on Thursday, November 21st.
The shirts are black, short-sleeved, t-shirt style with unisex sizing with bold white lettering on the front reading:
IT'S OK TO
NOT BE OK.
Short Sleeve Regular Adult Sizes (S, M, L, XL) are $12 each; Plus-Size Short Sleeve (2X, 3X) are $14 each.
Your 2019 W2 will be available in January to
print in PAWS. By consenting to receive your W2 online you can have immediate
access to all your W2s back to 2007.
To activate your W2 consent please follow these directions:
Your consent is now
complete. Thank you.
The university will be closed in observance of Christmas and New Year's on Eastern's four official holidays: Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24 and 25; and Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec 31, 2019 and Jan. 1, 2020. Please note all offices must remain open following fall graduation, December 16 up to and including December 23.
In addition, this year, President Glassman has approved an extension of the Christmas Holidays offered to all benefit-eligible employees. The University has designated December 26 as a “gift” day. Employees will not have to use their own leave time for this day. Essential employees of the University will still be required to work on the gift day. Vice-Presidents and/or Directors will identify those areas/employees deemed essential for University operations. An employee(s) identified as “essential” will be allowed to flex the gift day at another time, but must use that time by March 31, 2020. FAQ’s regarding the Gift day may be found at https://www.eiu.edu/humanres/benefits/ .
Employees who are in probationary status will be allowed to use any available
accrued leave or take leave without pay during this time. Probationary
employees who wish to use accrued leave during the holiday period must complete
the Civil Service Employee Request for
Accrued Leave During Probation form available in the Benefits Office.
Supervisors are encouraged to approve such time-off requests unless the
employment is required for essential duties during that period. Should an
employee choose to take leave without pay, please note that accrued leave, sick
leave and service credit will not be earned.
Please note that the following eligibility rules apply for holiday compensation. Employees must be in an approved pay status, with or without pay, on the last scheduled work day before the holiday and the first scheduled work day following the holiday in order to receive holiday pay. Employees who are subject to the provisions of a prevailing-rate area agreement or a collective bargaining agreement will be paid according to the terms of the respective agreement.
A time reporting code (762) has been previously
created for use on time sheets and leave reports. If you do not have to
work on December 26, please report it under University Gift Day –
Non-work. If you must work on December 26, please report it under
University Gift Day – Time worked. If you must work and
flex your day at another time, when you use that day, you will use the 763 –
University Gift Day – Non-work at that time.
In order to conserve energy, building temperatures will be reduced Monday, Dec. 16, through Wednesday, Jan 1. Inquiries regarding this information may be directed to the Benefits Office at (217) 581-5825. Happy Holidays!
The Psychology Department at Eastern Illinois University has
an opening for a full-time (9-month) tenure-track assistant professor in psychology faculty position in
biopsychology or behavioral neuroscience. The anticipated start date is August
Individuals applying for the position should hold a Ph.D. in
biopsychology, behavioral neuroscience, or closely related areas (e.g.,
cognitive neuroscience, neuroscience). We are particularly interested in individuals
whose research focuses on human neuroscience.
Duties include teaching
undergraduate courses in psychology (e.g., biological psychology, cognitive
neuroscience, and other areas of expertise, as well as areas of general need,
e.g., research methods), advising, maintaining an active research program, and participating
in service to the department and university. Individuals should also demonstrate
commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence.
The Department of Psychology
serves over 400 undergraduate and graduate students, having undergraduate
programs in psychology (BA) and neuroscience (BS), as well as graduate programs
in clinical psychology (MA) and school psychology (MA, SSP). The Department
also has an undergraduate honors program, and serves approximately 200 minors
in psychology and neuroscience.
Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) at
the time of appointment. Other requirements include demonstrated
evidence of teaching excellence at the college/university level and a
commitment to research and scholarly activity.
To apply, please submit the following: letter of application, vita, three letters of reference, and available reprints. Send application materials via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/67969. For questions regarding this search, please contact Jeffrey Stowell, Screening Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran – committed to achieving a diverse community.
The Office of Academic Affairs is required to notify faculty that the Internal Governing Policies may be found at the following website:
This fulfills the notification requirement for academic year 2019-20.