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  • Employment Opportunity

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    William V. Weber Program in Study Abroad

    Position Announcement

    Study Abroad Advisor

     

    Eastern Illinois University invites applications for the position of Study Abroad Advisor in the William V. Weber Program in Study Abroad. This advisor position manages the student advising and application processes administered by the Program, and works in coordination with, and reports to, the Assistant Dean for International Education. The coordinator interacts with a range of campus offices in advancing study abroad opportunities, including faculty-led program directors. The Advisor helps creates budgets for Study Abroad programs and evaluates all Study Abroad Programs.

    The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in any course of study and one year of experience such as:

    • ·         Study abroad (classroom study, research, intern or externships, and/or service learning or participation in Peace Corps or a similar program) in a foreign country.  (Study abroad educational experience may be used in conjunction with the Bachelor’s degree requirement.)
    • ·         Working in a higher education setting with study abroad, international internship programs or other closely related programs.

    Preference will be given for candidates with experience in student advising, along with candidates who have excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required.

    The Civil Service examination for this position is a credentials assessment.  No participation other than the submission of application materials is required from qualified applicants. 

    Interested candidates should submit an application,  letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcript, and the names, addresses and contact information of at least three references, with explanations of the candidate’s relationship to these references, at:  https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php.   If selected for an on-campus interview an official transcript is required. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled.   Priority will be given to applications received prior to January 4, 2021.  The preferred start date is March 1, 2021.  

    Questions about the search may be directed to Andy Kabasele, search committee chair, at makabasele@eiu.edu .  For questions concerning the application process, please contact Donna Noffke at dmnoffke@eiu.edu.   AA/EEOE

  • Annual Prudential Long-Term Disability Rate Increases

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    The annual Prudential Long Term Disability calculations have been completed and updated in Banner.  Employees may notice a change in payroll deduction.  Premium increases became effective 12/1/20.  BW25 deductions (check payable 12/4/20) will be the first paycheck with rate changes.  Those employees paid on a monthly basis will see updated premiums on MN1 (check payable 1/4/21).  Please contact the Benefits Office at benefits@eiu.edu with any questions or concerns.

  • Employment Opportunity

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    IT Technical Associate – Network Engineer

    Eastern Illinois University’s Information Technology Services is seeking qualified applicants for the position of IT Technical Associate – Network Engineer.  This position will be responsible for the maintenance, support, updates and upgrades, testing and troubleshooting the campus network infrastructure.  Duties will include:

    • Design, operation, support, monitoring, trend analysis, forecasting and testing of the campus Local Area Network/Wide Area Network.
    • Provide technical and engineering expertise for all phases of the university’s enterprise Wi-Fi network.
    • Configure, monitor, troubleshoot and deploy the Uninterruptible Power System.
    • Prepare documentation and training to support the network infrastructure for user support.

     Qualified candidates must have any combination totaling two (2) years from the following:

    ·         Progressively more responsible work experience in the Information Technology (IT) related profession.

    ·         College course work which included Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or closely related discipline as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:

    1.       60 semester hours or an Associate’s Degree equals to one (1) year.

    2.       90-120 semester hours or a Bachelor’s Degree equals two (2) years.

    Additional requirements are 1 year of network switching and/or wireless experience in an enterprise setting, preferably on Cisco equipment.                                            

    The Civil Service Examination for this classification is a credentials assessment.  No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from qualified applicants.  Upon successful selection of a candidate, all scores will be voided from this IT Technical Associate – Network Engineer register.

    To apply, please submit application, resume, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three (3) business references https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php .   Applications should be received by December 7, 2020, to ensure consideration for this position.   AA/EEOE


  • Call for Proposals: 2021 EIUnity Diversity Conference

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    The Office of Inclusion & Academic Engagement is accepting proposals for our upcoming 13th Annual EIUnity Diversity Conference entitled The Rebirth of a Nation: The Pursuit of Civility, Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity! The opportunity to showcase our commitment to and the advancement of DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, EQUITY, and ADVOCACY is upon us! This year the diversity conference will be held virtually on Friday, March 5, 2021!

    Conference presenters benefit from showcasing their work at the EIUnity Diversity Conference in many ways, including: raising awareness in their area of interest, providing actionable strategies to enact change in the name of diversity and inclusion, and contributing to the learning objectives of our faculty, staff, students, and community. The conference usually sees more than 200 attendees; however, with a virtual platform, the reach is boundless.

    Who can present:

    • Faculty/Staff
    • Researchers
    • Graduates
    • Undergraduates Researchers with a Faculty/Staff Co-Presenter(s)
    • Community Leaders/Advocates

    Submissions are due by January 15, 2021, using the following link:  https://www.eiu.edu/oiae/machform/view.php?id=19

    Areas of focus include:

    • Race/Ethnicity
    • Multicultural Issues
    • LGBTQA
    • Gender Equity
    • Intersectionality
    • Civil & Equal Rights
    • Disability Awareness
    • Religion
    • Privilege
    • Leadership
    • Inclusion
    • Etc…

    We are seeking 50-minute workshops. The committee will notify accepted presenters via email by Friday, January 29, 2021.

    We hope you will forward this to your colleagues in your field and even consider having your students attend the conference in the spring. Presenters do not have to be EIU constituents.

    Thank you again for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

    B. James Griffin

    B. James Griffin, MBA, M.S.Ed

    EIUnity Conference Coordinator

    Pronouns: He/Him/ His

    TRIO WORKS!

     

    Monas Signature

    Mona Y. Davenport, Ph.D.

    Pronouns She/Her/Hers

    Executive Director,

    Office of Inclusion and Academic Engagement

     

  • A Tribute to Tom Edwards

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    Audrey Edwards, Emeritus, College of Education, regrets to announce the passing of her husband, Tom Edwards, on November 11, after an extended illness they fought together for six years. Tom died at home surrounded by family, and his last moments were peaceful ones. On November 14 the family met together via Zoom for an informal celebration of Tom's full and happy life. Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston attended to final arrangements and has posted an online obituary at https://www.adamsfuneralchapel.com/listings.

    Submitted by Dr. John Kilgore; Emeritus, English

  • Week 3 - Earth Consent Workshop at Tarble Arts Center

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    The healing power and resilience of the earth simply is. As human beings, we can access that power and capacity for healing. But the scale of our access exists only at whatever level we connect to Earth in a reciprocal way—rather than in a one-sided relationship, as has been the dominant mode of American Empiric culture. Because almost all of us were conditioned in a system that does not teach or understand Earth sovereignty and personhood, it is easy for us to miss the mark in our relationships to Earth and her beings (including other humans), even when our intentions are good.

    To shift the dynamic that has led us to our current climate and extinction crises, we need not only to grow our awareness, but to reprogram the way we relate to our plant and animal kin, the land itself, and the elements. 

    In Earth Consent Work, we decolonize our relational awareness from within, establishing new ways of using our senses, growing sensory intelligence, and having conversations with Earth beyond human language. These abilities are not dependent on any religious or spiritual beliefs, nor any specific background or way of being. They are a human birthright, as is the scale of connection and healing that is available to us through them.

    When we have real conversations with and are able to hear the voices of the land and elemental beings, we grow access to a new scale of participation, creative power, and healing, which is infinite. And from that space, we have the opportunity to experience quantum leaps of change.

    These workshops are in relationship to Victory Highway by RAFFAELLA, currently on view as part of Press Play at the Tarble Arts Center. Participants are invited to visit the exhibition before, during, or after participating in the workshops. 

    Each session within the workshop series will build on the previous session. While you are invited to participate in any way that works for you, the process will be most beneficial if you commit to all three workshops. Please arrive on time, as the online portal will be locked following the welcome to protect the contemplative ritual space being created.  Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-consent-with-maura-pellettieri-tickets-126578380343

    Week 3 –Dreamtime Sovereignty 12/5/2020

    What do we actually want? What is the reality we want to be in? If we could magically hit reset, what would we create together in place of what we’ve had? Because we’ve been conditioned in social and political arenas to fight for scraps, we don’t always realize how small we are dreaming, or the scale of the magnificent realities we have the power to call in. When we destabilize conditioned desires within the context of mutual care and support, we can then reach deeper into our imaginations and the space of infinite creation. If we imagine everything exists and is possible, how does that change what we wish for? If we dream in community, how does that change the shape of days to come? In this session, we will actively dream a circle of healing and reciprocity into being.

  • Free Flu Shots for Students Still Available

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    EIU Health and Counseling Services - Medical Clinic still has free flu shots available for students. Students will need to call 217-581-3013 to make an appointment to receive the flu vaccine. These shots will be given by appointment only. 

  • Gregg Technology Center, CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK

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    The Gregg Technology Center will be closed Friday, November 20th @ 4pm and will not reopen until Monday, November 30th @ 7am. The GTC staff will be working on several projects across campus so walk-in service will not be available. To schedule an appointment or create a ticket, either call 581-4357 or email your request to support@eiu.edu

    Thank you and have a nice, safe holiday.

    GTC Staff

  • Live WEIU TV Holiday Auction! (Giving Tuesday - 7 p.m. December 1)

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    Live WEIU TV Holiday Auction! (Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1st at 7 p.m.)

    On the air and streaming live on weiu.net and our WEIU-TV Facebook page!

    Tune in to WEIU-TV and Channel Your13 Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. for your chance to bid on the items featured on this page! Not only could you end up with some great merchandise, you can also support your local PBS station in the process!
    We will go over the rules and then we'll start the bidding.

    Want to place a bid? The number to call is 1-877-727-9348!

    Visit this web page to see what will be available for bidding:

    Thank you to everyone who donated these items! We appreciate your support for local public television!


  • Student Insurance Spring 2021 Waiver

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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.

    You can find more information about the Plan at www.eiu.edu/studentinsurance or by contacting our office at 217-581-5290. There are 2 short videos on the website that do a nice job of explaining all about the Plan.

    The Spring 2021 Student Insurance fee will be automatically assessed to students enrolled in an on-campus program taking 9 or more hours; graduate assistants under contract to the University; and international students enrolled in an on-campus program taking 3 or more hours.

    Students wishing to waive the Student Insurance Plan must complete the Waiver Form available in the students PAWS account. The deadline to waive coverage for the Spring 2021 semester is January 25, 2021. 

  • Student Insurance Spring 2021 Part-Time Enrollment

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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.

    You can find more information about the Plan at www.eiu.edu/studentinsurance or by contacting our office at 217-581-5290. There are 2 short videos on the website that do a nice job of explaining all about the Plan.

    Spring 2021 semester students enrolled in 5 or more hours (any program format), are eligible for coverage. Please note, students enrolled in an on-campus program taking 9 or more hours are automatically billed for coverage.

    Students wishing to enroll in the Student Insurance Plan must complete the Enrollment Form, available in the students PAWS account. The deadline to enroll in the Plan is January 25, 2021. The cost of the coverage is $109.95. 

  • Important Information for all EIU Students for after Thanksgiving

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    To all our students –

    Please read the entire message for important information.

    Eastern Illinois University will transition to online-only learning for all classes following the Thanksgiving holiday break and for the remainder of the Fall semester, including finals. Please know the decision to transition to online-only learning is out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to do our part to reduce the rising levels of Covid-19 transmission throughout the State.

    While the mode of instruction will change during this short period of time, the University’s Residence Halls and Apartments, Dining Centers, Booth Library, the Union, and all student support offices will remain open under CDC, IDPH and EIU guidelines. As such, no refunds will be given for tuition, fees, housing or dining. On-campus student employment will also remain available.

    We realize some students may opt to finish the semester from home, choosing not to return to campus until the Spring 2021 semester. Alternatively, some students may want or need to return to campus after the Thanksgiving holiday, and they are welcome to do so. We are committed to keeping campus open and safe for those students.

    Whether you choose to stay at home for the last two weeks of classes and finals week, or choose to come back to campus after Thanksgiving for the remainder of the semester, we strongly encourage all EIU students to strictly adhere to the IDPH and the CDC’s recommendations of limiting travel and gatherings during the holiday season as COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations across the State and throughout the nation surge. 

    • Students who do not choose to return to campus after Thanksgiving break will be required to mail their textbooks back to campus by Friday, December 18 to avoid late charges. This is necessary for us to redistribute the books on time for the start of the spring semester. More information will follow.
    • Students who do choose to return to campus after the Thanksgiving holiday break and plan to live in their residence hall rooms for the remainder of the Fall semester should let the University Housing Office know that they are planning to do so by using this link: go.eiu.edu/HousingSurvey.
    • As a precautionary measure, ALL STUDENTS should plan to take any materials home with them they would need to complete the Fall 2020 semester remotely. This includes personal computers, laptops, books, and any necessary notes, personal items, or important medications.

    As indicated, this decision to transition to online-only learning impacts the remainder of the fall semester only.

    COVID TESTING ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17

    EIU, in partnership with IDPH, will host another voluntary COVID-19 testing event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17. There is no out-of-pocket cost to EIU students and employees. The non-invasive nasal swab testing will be available via walk-up and drive-through. Additional details are available on EIU’s COVID testing page.

    • Any EIU students who receive a positive test result from EIU’s November 17 testing should follow all instructions provided by the IDPH or local county health department when contacted by the agency.

    INFORMATION FOR SPRING SEMESTER

    All students will be back on campus for the spring semester. Classes will begin as regularly scheduled on Monday, January 11. The traditional Spring Break Week has been canceled and substituted with five non-instructional personal wellness days. These five days will be scheduled approximately every three weeks over the course of the semester and no required academic activity will occur. These dates will be shared with the campus community as soon as possible to facilitate academic planning for the spring semester.

    More information will be available soon. Please continue to check your Panther Mail and visit EIU’s COVID website for additional updates – including any new information on our processes for returning to campus for the Spring 2021 semester.

    As always, I thank you all for your resilience, patience, and strength. EIU’s reputation for success rests heavily with you – our students – and your commitments to keeping one another safe and healthy. Enjoy the upcoming break, as well as the approaching holidays, and please remain safe.

    Sincerely,

    David Glassman
    President

  • Fall 2020 Academic Affairs Update - Credit / No Credit Grade Option - Deadline 12/8/2020

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    Dear Students,

    As we prepare to end the semester strong and return for an outstanding Spring 2021 semester, the University recognizes that in some cases students may need additional course grade options for the Fall 2020 semester. Indeed, the COVID-19 crisis itself has not only prompted academic challenges, but also has changed everyday life for students and faculty alike. To respond to these significant disruptions and the transition from face-to-face to remote learning, undergraduate students may petition the Registrar to change grade type in self-selected courses.   

    In terms of the administrative relief available to undergraduate students, a broad overview is presented below:

    • Students can petition to change course grade types from a grade of “C” or “B” or “A” to “Credit,” or CR. Individuals with grades of “D” or “F” can request a “No Credit,” or NC.  Students are strongly encouraged to consult their academic advisor prior to making a decision on how to proceed.  To submit a request please visit:  https://www.eiu.edu/registra/credit/login.php. The deadline for the submitting a request is Tuesday December 8, 2020.  Please note, the request must be made prior to finals and this process is different from Spring 2020.  For that reason, students must submit the online form by 12/8/2020.
    • There is no limit on the number of Fall 2020 courses a student can convert to credit/no credit grading.
    • COVID-era CR / NC options are exceptions to the Undergraduate Catalog and can be applied to meet overall degree, major, and general education requirements.
    • As indicated above, students are strongly encouraged to consult their academic advisors prior to submitting requests.  To learn more about the CR / NC process and the implications of choosing this option, please view this short video from Director of Advising, Dr. Tyler Phelps https://app.knowmia.com/3iJ3

    In closing, I wish you well and all the best as you finish the semester. 

    Sincerely,

    Jay D. Gatrell, Ph.D.
    Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs

  • Employment Opportunity -- Information Technology Support Associate – Simulation Laboratory Technologist

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    Eastern Illinois University’s School of Nursing is seeking applications for an IT Support Associate – Simulation Laboratory Technologist.  This position will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of high, mid, and low fidelity simulation equipment, audio-visual equipment, learning center software and computer equipment.  Duties of this position will include:

    • ·       In collaboration with the Nursing Faculty, will participate in the design, development, set-up, and implementation of simulated learning scenarios and clinical skills performance for nursing courses.
    • ·         Inventory and maintenance of equipment and supplies for the learning center.
    • ·         Provide technical support for the students and faculty.
    • ·         Stay current with healthcare technology and simulation pedagogy.
    • ·         Maintain documents and records in support of standard operating procedures.
    • ·         Assist with utilization tracking data for daily, weekly and monthly reports.
    • ·         Participate in program assessment and other activities associated with nursing accreditation.
    • ·         Ability to lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds.

    Requirements for this position are a high school graduation or equivalent and any combination totaling one year from the following:

    1. 1.      Progressively more responsible work experience in an Information Technology related profession, or a closely related field.
    2. 2.      College course work which included Information Technology, or a closely related discipline, where 60 semester hours or an Associate’s Degree equals one year.

    Additional requirements include one year of experience in information technology support that includes experience with audio visual software, Networks and IT environments; experience with Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint.  Preferred candidates will have experience with healthcare simulation technology or in a healthcare field such as EMT, LPN, Surgical Tech., etc. Attributes for this positions are strong communication skills, the ability to multi-task with frequent interruptions, the ability to interact with faculty, students and staff, and have a commitment to inclusion and diversity.

    The Civil Service Examination for this classification is a credentials assessment.  No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from qualified applicants.  Upon successful selection of a candidate, all scores will be voided from this IT Support Associate – Simulation Laboratory Technologist register.

    To apply, please submit application, resume, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three (3) business references https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php.  Deadline for application is November 29, 2020.

    AA/EEOE

  • Panther Card Chip Money

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    Effective 5/1/2020, money can no longer be added to the Panther Card chip.

    Students may surrender their card to the Panther Card Office and remaining money will be added to the student's account. Remaining money may also be used at any of the following locations before the end of Spring 2021 Semester.

    • Panther Pantry
    • Union Bowling
    • Java Beanery & Bakery
    • Union Food Court
    • University Bookstore

    Staff and Faculty may surrender their card to the Panther Card Office and a refund check will be processed. Remaining money may also be used at any of the following locations before the end of Spring 2021 Semester.

  • Faculty and staff Permanent Address Changes

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    Any employee who has changed their permanent address this year needs to notify the HR Employment Office as soon as possible. The permanent address on file will affect where W-2s are mailed.  Permanent address changes can be mailed to the Human Resources Employment email address at: eiu_employment@eiu.edu

  • Tax Deferral Limits will Not Increase for 2021

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    The IRS announced that pension limitations governing the 457 plans will not increase for 2021. Therefore, the elective deferral (contribution) limit for employees who participate in deferred compensation remain at $19,500 limits to $39,000. The age 50 catch-up contribution limit will also remain at $6,500 making the total contribution limit for those aged 50 and older $26,000 for the 2021 tax year.

  • Fall 2020 Impact Grant Winners

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    This fall the Graduate School held an annual grant competition to help support faculty who engage in high impact mentoring practices. They received fifteen applications for the Student Impact Grants for Faculty Mentors. Among these submissions, eleven were selected. Each award winner will receive funds to be used during the academic year. Below is the list of all the grant recipients.

    • Dr. Michael Beck, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    • Dr. Wutthigrai Boonsuk, Technology
    • Dr. Jennifer Buchter, Special Education
    • Dr. Hongshan He, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    • Dr. Nikki Hillier, Public Health
    • Dr. Nichole Hugo, Hospitality & Tourism
    • Dr. Paul Janssen Danyi, Political Science
    • Dr. Heidi Larson, Counseling & Higher Education
    • Dr. Steven Pellizzeri, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    • Dr. Kristin Routt, World Languages & Cultures
    • Dr. Farhad Sadeh, Marketing
  • PRESS PLAY EXHIBITION at Tarble Arts Center

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    The days are getting shorter and darkness comes earlier, giving even more opportunity to stop by the Tarble after dark to witness the site-specific installation of light and sound in the atrium windows facing 9th Street.  "Basso Images:  Charleston Reframe" by Zlatko Ćosić and Brad Decker is derived from a live performance that took place eight years ago in the amphitheater that used to be outside the Tarble. With Decker on upright bass and Ćosić editing in real-time video shot throughout Charleston, this performance kicked off a long-standing collaboration between the artists. Basso Images performances are traditionally one-night events and have been staged throughout the country. It is an honor to bring this ephemeral work back to the Tarble, reformatted and remastered into a site-specific public artwork that is visible from dusk until 10 pm every night. 


  • TARBLE ARTS CENTER wins Publication Award

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    We are thrilled to share that the Tarble’s publication, Rachel Monosov: We Are Almost There, has recently been awarded FIRST PRIZE in the American Alliance of Museum’s Publications Design Competition. This award recognizes and encourages superior execution and ingenuity in the graphic design of museum publications and is the only national, juried competition of its kind.

    This year's winners were chosen from over 250 entries from the US and globally in 12 print media categories for their overall design excellence, creativity, and ability to express an institution’s personality, mission, or special features. Competing institutions are divided according to budget: museums with annual operating budgets under $1 million and those with budgets over $1 million.

    We congratulate the other winners in our category: 

    First Prize

    Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens; San Marino, CA 
    Nineteen Nineteen | Designed by: Kimberly Varella, Content Object 
    Institutional budget more than $1 million

    National Gallery of Victoria; Victoria, Australia 
    Darren Sylvester: Carve a Future, Devour Everything, Become Something | Designed by: Dirk Hiscock 
    Institutional budget more than $1 million

    Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University; Charleston, IL 
    Rachel Monosov: We Are Almost There | Designed by: Kaen Henry, Grace O’Brien, and Jeonghyun Kim 
    Institutional budget less than $1 million

    Bard Graduate Center; New York, NY 
    French Fashion, Women, and the First World War | Designed by: Irma Boom Office 
    Institutional budget less than $1 million

    Read the full press release by AAM: https://www.aam-us.org/programs/awards-competitions/2020-museum-publications-design-competition-winners/

  • Employment Opportunity -- Director of Development and External Relations, College of Education

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    POSITION SUMMARY:  Eastern Illinois University seeks a high-energy professional for the position of Director of Development and External relations for the College of Education. The essential duties of this position are 1) to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of major and planned gift prospects in support of Eastern Illinois University’s College of Education; 2) to collaborate with other gift officers working on behalf of EIU, the EIU Foundation, and other organizations affiliated with EIU; and 3) to support the Dean of the College of Education in their efforts to advance the mission of the University. This position reports to the Dean of EIU’s College of Education with a significant liaison role to University Advancement and the VP for University Advancement.

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary institution; ability to positively represent EIU to donors and constituents; commitment to diversity and inclusion; three or more years of successful experience in development or a related field; and the ability to travel on behalf of the institution. Preferred qualifications include five or more years of successful experience in development or a related field; and advanced certification in fundraising (CFRE; CFRM; etc.).

    SALARY RANGE:  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Full benefits package.

    CLOSING DATE:  Review will begin immediately and continue until filled. Candidates are encouraged to submit materials no later than November 30, 2020 for full consideration.

    HOW TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted through the University’s “Interfolio” application system, http://apply.interfolio.com/79813. Submitted materials should include: 1) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience and qualifications as related to the position description; 2) a resume or curriculum vitae describing the candidate’s professional work history, education, and other qualifications; and 3) a list identifying the names, addresses, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references.

    For questions regarding this search, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dawn Van Gunten, dvangunten@eiu.edu.


    THE UNIVERSITY & COMMUNITY:  Consistently ranked in the top tier of Midwest universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern Illinois University has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty. In addition to reasonable tuition, fees, and room and board rates, EIU offers an acclaimed textbook rental system, saving the average student hundreds of dollars per semester. A variety of excellent on-campus housing opportunities are available on the safe, compact 320-acre campus. Student graduation and retention rates are well above state and national averages, and that success continues after students earn their degrees -- year after year, Eastern ranks high in job placement, alumni satisfaction and employer satisfaction. The city of Charleston, IL is rated as one of the safest college towns in America. The community is known for its close relationship with EIU and its wonderful variety of cultural and recreational activities.

    Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/female/disability/veteran – committed to achieving a diverse community.

  • CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR’S DAY HOLIDAY INFORMATION

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    The University will be closed in observance of Christmas and New Year’s on Eastern’s four official holidays:Thursday and Friday, December 24 and 25; and Thursday and Friday, December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021.  Please note all offices must remain open following fall graduation, December 21 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 28 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, 2021. FAQs 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 (763) has been previously created for use on time sheets and leave reports.  If you do not have to work on December 28, please report it under University Gift Day – Non-work (763).  If you must work on December 28, please report it under University Gift Day – Time worked (764).  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 beginning Monday, December 21 through Monday, January 1.  Inquiries regarding this information may be directed to the Benefits Office at (217) 581-5825. Happy Holidays!


  • Staff Senate Meeting Update

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    The Staff Senate will meet the second Wednesday of every month at 1:15 p.m. Dates are posted on Staff Senate Web page: https://www.eiu.edu/stfsenat/
    The meetings are always open and everyone is welcome to attend.

    During the pandemic, Staff Senate meetings will occur through Zoom. Please click here to join the meeting.  Questions or issues may be directed toward one of the Senators.

    ~ Chris Childress, on behalf of Staff Senate Executive Team

  • Civil Service Council Meeting Schedule

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    The Civil Service Council will meet in accordance with the dates posted on the Civil Service Council Staff Senate Web page: https://www.eiu.edu/council/
    The remaining 2020 dates are as follows:

    • November 10, 2020 at 8:30 am - MS Teams virtual meeting
    • December 8, 2020 at 8:30 am - MS Teams virtual meeting

    During the pandemic, Civil Service Council meetings will occur via MS Teams. The meetings are open and anyone is welcome to attend. For a link to the meeting, please email jdreinhart@eiu.edu.

    ~ Josh Reinhart, on behalf of the EIU Civil Service Council


  • Clothes Closet Now Open

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    The Clothes Closet is open for business! We have business casual clothing available for students that may need clothing for internships and interviews. The clothing is free and does not need to be returned. 

    To access the Clothes Closet, please stop in the Student Disability Services Office, Room 1210 in the McAfee basement.  For more information please contact Student Disability Services at studentdisability@eiu.edu.  We are open from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    Please follow all EIU health and safety protocols when visiting EIU's Clothes Closet.

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