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  • Employment Opportunity -- Library Specialist


    Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for one full-time Library Specialist position in Booth Library. This position provides public service at the Circulation Desk (Sunday through Thursday), assisting all library patrons, and ensuring library materials are maintained in an accurate order and in good condition. Other job duties include: assisting patrons in finding, retrieving and checking out materials; closing procedures/building rounds; oversees the libraryís book binding processing using a specialized online system, condition appraisal of damaged books, book repair, and supervising library student assistants.

    Qualified candidates must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have two (2) years of responsible work experience in a library or equivalent setting performing duties comparable to those of a Library Assistant or college coursework in any field as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent (30 semester hours = 6 months; 60 semesters or an Associate’s Degree = 12 months, 90 semester hours equals eighteen months, Bachelor’s Degree = two years, Master's or higher degree equals four years) or any combination totaling two (2) years.

    The work schedule for this position beginning fall semester is: Sunday - Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. until the close of spring semester. The summer work schedule is: Sunday through Thursday 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. (If the library is closed on Sunday, this position then works Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

    Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination. Starting is $14.92/hour. To apply, you may submit a completed application, resume, references, and transcripts online at  Applications must be submitted by October 25, 2021 to ensure consideration.  AA/EEOE 

  • Employment Opportunity -- IT Technical Associate – Desktop Manager


    Eastern Illinois University’s Information Technology Services is seeking qualified applicants for the position of IT Technical Associate – Desktop Manager.  This position will be responsible for the security, reliability, and availability of a wide range of campus services.

    Duties will include: 

    • Monitor, manage, and update campus wide antivirus.
    • Manage upgrades to application software and operating systems using SCCM, WSUS, imaging and scripting.
    • Coordinate with software vendors and users to resolve technical problems.  
    •        Manage virtual desktops. Gather requirements for applications and functionality from end users and the ability to create and manage pools of desktop. 
    • Coordinate with campus groups/departments to identify and develop technology needs.  Make recommendations for appropriate and cost-effective solutions to meet technology needs.
    • Assist in supporting cloud servers and services including Desire 2 Learn and Office 365.

    Required Qualifications:

            Any combination totaling two years from the following categories:

    1.             Progressively more responsible work experience in an Information Technology (IT) related profession.

    2.            College course work which included Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or closely related discipline where 60 semester hours or an         Associate’s degree equals one year and 120 semester hours or a Bachelor’s degree equals two years.

    Additional Requirements:

    1.            One year of experience working with virtual desktop management.

    2.            One year of experience working with cloud base systems such as Desire 2 Learn and Office 365s.

    3.            One years of experience maintaining antivirus software.

    4.            Two years of experience managing applications and systems in and enterprise environment.

    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 – Desktop Manager register.

    To apply, please submit application, resume, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three (3) business references .   Applications should be received by November 12 , 2021, to ensure consideration for this position.  AA/EEOE

  • Quality Online Course @ EIU


    Please join us in congratulating Dr. JungSu Oh for his excellence in online education and quality online course design! Dr. Oh's online course, PSY 3780 - Abnormal Psychology, has met the Quality Matters internal review expectations and has earned the distinction of a Quality Online Course (QOC) at EIU.  Dr. Oh will be highlighting aspects of his course in an Online Course Tour to be held on Thursday, November 11, at 3:00 PM. To register for the webinar, go to  For more information about the Quality Online Course Certification program including how to apply, go to QOC Certification page

  • Employment Opportunity -- Food Service Sanitation Laborer


    Eastern Illinois University’s Panther Dining is seeking a Food Service Sanitation Laborer.  Starting pay is $16.18/hour with pay increases after six months and after one year.  

    The FSSL position is within the AFSME union, working in a fast paced food service environment.  This position is responsible for general cleaning, product management & basic supervision of student employees.

    This position has uniforms and meal allowances provided along with University state benefits (Health, Vision, Dental, etc.) 

    Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  To apply, you may submit a completed application and resume online at  .  Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2021 to ensure consideration.   

  • Employment Opportunity -- Account Technician II


    Eastern Illinois University is seeking a full-time Account Technician II in the Procurement Department.  This position is responsible for processing payments of all invoices, travel reimbursements and non-personal services made by the Accounts Payable Department.

    The qualified candidate must have one or a combination of the following types of preparation:

    1.     Two years of work experience performing duties comparable to the next lower level of this series.

    2.     Nine semester hours of college course work in accounting.

    3.     Ninety semester hours of college course work in any curriculum.

    Candidates will also be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  To apply, you may submit an application, resume, and transcripts online at   .  Starting pay is $13.13/hour.  Applications should be submitted by October 25, 2021 to ensure consideration. 



    Parking lot closures will begin on Friday, Oct. 22, and part of the day on Saturday, Oct. 23, to make room for Eastern Illinois University's Homecoming Parade Line-up. The X Parking Lot, north and south, Burl Ives Art Studio parking lot, UPD parking lots, and Seventh Street parking areas will be closed at 5:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 22 until the end of the parade. Any vehicles parked in violation of these parking restrictions will be ticketed for parking in a closed lot and towed at the owners' expense. Vehicles will be relocated to the 9th Street lot located at 9th Street and Roosevelt Ave. 

  • Purchase a unique EIU frame and support the Civil Service Council Scholarship


    Picture yourself supporting EIU!

    Purchase a unique EIU frame, and help support Eastern students through the Civil Service Council Scholarship!

    All proceeds go to support the EIU Civil Service Council Scholarship.

    Order online at or contact an EIU Civil Service Council member today to reserve yours.

    • $20 each
    • Frame measures 10.25"x7" and will hold a 4"X6" photo
    • Acrylic photo protector included
    • On-campus delivery/pickup or shipping options available (Shipping cost: $5 per frame)

    Produced by EBL Designs, a Charleston small business.

  • Employment Opportunity -- Chair, School of Business

    The School of Business at Eastern Illinois University seeks a Chair. This is a 12-month administrative position reporting to the Dean, Lumpkin College of Business and Technology, and has primary responsibility for the coordination, supervision, administration, and leadership of the School. Strategic planning and implementation of school goals and objectives, maintenance of AACSB accreditation, external relations with industry partners and advisory boards, and continued enrollment growth, are high priorities. The School of Business offers undergraduate programs in Accountancy, Business Administration (online), Business Analytics and Information Systems, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Hospitality & Tourism, as well as a Master of Business Administration (F2F and online) degree.
    Applicants should submit the following: 1) a letter of application indicating how the candidate’s background and credentials meet the position’s responsibilities and qualifications; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) list of names, addresses, phone number, and email for five (5) professional references; and 4) a copy of final transcripts for all degrees completed. Official transcripts for the terminal degree must be submitted upon hire. Additional information is available and applications should be submitted on Interfolio at . Questions about the search may be directed to Dr. Melody Wollan, Search Committee Chair, at
    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled.       Priority will be given to applications received by November 8, 2021.

  • Employment Opportunity -- Chair, School of Technology

    The School of Technology at Eastern Illinois University seeks a Chair.  This is a 12-month administrative position reporting to the Dean of Lumpkin College of Business and Technology, and has primary responsibility for the coordination, supervision, administration, and leadership of the School.  Strategic planning and implementation, progress toward several individual program accreditations, external relations with industry partners and advisory boards, and continued enrollment growth, are high priorities.  The School of Technology offers undergraduate programs in Computer & Information Technology, Construction Management, Digital Media Technology, Engineering Technology (emphasis in manufacturing/industrial), and Organizational Development (online), and graduate degrees in Cybersecurity (F2F and online), Talent Development (online), and Technology (F2F and online).

    Applicants should submit the following: 1) a letter of application indicating how the candidate’s background and credentials meet the position’s responsibilities and qualifications; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) list of names,  addresses, phone number, and email for five (5) professional references; and 4) a copy of final transcripts for all degrees completed. Official transcripts for the terminal degree must be submitted upon hire. Additional information is available and applications should be submitted on Interfolio at . Questions about the search may be directed to Dr. Melody Wollan, Search Committee Chair, at

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled.       Priority will be given to applications received by November 8, 2021.
  • Douglas Hall Naming Suggestions Being Sought


    An email from President Glassman:

    Students, colleagues and friends of the University,

    As you may know, I shared the University Naming Committee’s formal recommendation to rename Douglas Hall with EIU’s Board of Trustees during the Board’s regular September 10 meeting.

    As background, EIU’s Lincoln and Douglas Halls were named in 1951 to commemorate the significance of a series of seven debates—one of which was held in Charleston, Illinois—between incumbent U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas and Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln in 1858 about the expansion of slavery into new American territories. Over the past few decades, Stephen Douglas has become an increasingly controversial figure for deploying inflammatory and racist rhetoric as a means to realizing his political aspirations, compelling EIU to once again reinstate the University Naming Committee to reconsider the Douglas Hall name as a reflection of EIU’s commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and empowerment. 

    Should the board vote to approve the committee’s recommendation, the University’s next step should be to prepare a short list of potential new names for Douglas Hall. Submissions are open to the public. One suggestion per nominator will be considered, and can include names, locations, or functional aspects of the building itself. Suggestions also must include some significance to and meaning for constituents served by the building and/or the University as a whole. An optional comment section will provide users an opportunity to explain the rationale behind the suggestion submission.

    Individuals or groups interested in recommending a potential name for Douglas Hall  can submit their suggestions using this online form. Submissions will be accepted through October 29, 2021.

    Soon after the deadline, I will review the nominations and provide the EIU University Naming Committee with a list of names to be considered for their recommendation.

    Many, many thanks to the EIU Naming Committee for their time, work, and commitment to this timely institutional effort.


    David Glassman
    President, Eastern Illinois University

  • Livingston C Lord Scholarship Nominations being sought


    The EIU Alumni Association requests your assistance in obtaining nominations for the 2022 Livingston C. Lord Scholarship. The scholarship was established by the Association in honor of Eastern’s first president and for decades has been considered the University’s most prestigious award for academic excellence. Of particular note, 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 2021 was $7,325. 


    The recipient 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.

    The recipient must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

    The recipient must be of junior status and have attained at least 30 hours of credit at Eastern Illinois University by the beginning of the fall semester in which the award is to be given.

    Additionally, 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.


    Nominations may only be submitted by an EIU faculty member/department chair.

    Nominations should be submitted via the form below and should include a written recommendation by the nominating faculty member/department chair as to why the nominee should be considered for the award.

    Nominations are due by November 30, 2021.  

    Should you have any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact the office at 581-3619 or via e-mail at To link to the nomination form, please click here or print this form and send to or through campus mail to Alumni Services. Thank you in advance for your time and support!  

  • EIU Chief of Police Candidate Interview Schedule & Information


    The EIU Chief of Police Search Committee has invited three candidates for on-campus interviews.

    All employees and students are invited to attend their respective Open Sessions at the designated times and locations below. The cover letter, resume, and evaluation form for the first candidate are available at

    The cover letters and resumes of Candidates 2 - 4 will be revealed the day before their campus interviews. 


    Campus Open Session: Grand Ballroom, MLK Union

    Student Open Session: Paris Room, MLK Union


    Friday, Oct. 8

    10 AM

    3 PM

    Ryan Risinger

    Tuesday, Oct. 12

    10 AM

    3 PM

    Joseph Przybyla

    Tuesday, Oct. 19

    10 AM

    3 PM

    Candidate 3*

    Friday, Oct. 22

    10 AM

    3 PM

    Candidate 4

    *Please be advised that the on-campus interview with Candidate 3 scheduled for October 18-19 has been canceled. The candidate has withdrawn from the EIU Chief of Police search to pursue other opportunities. The interview for Candidate 4 scheduled for October 21-22 will proceed as scheduled. Thank you for your participation in the search process, The EIU Chief of Police Search Committee. Vernon A. Woodley, Ph.D

  • Try a Variety of Library Databases with Try-It Illinois 2021

    Try-It! Illinois 2021, the annual statewide database trial sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library, is now available. Try-It! Illinois offers the opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources. Thanks to the partnerships between the Illinois State Library and participating electronic resource vendors, there is no charge for accessing these databases during Try-It! Illinois. The trial period lasts through Nov. 30, 2021. Vendors include ABC-CLIO, Adam Matthew, NewsBank, Bloomsbury, EBSCO, Oxford University Press, ProQuest, Infobase, Accessible Archives, and more. To access Try-It! Illinois, please visit the login page at the Booth Library website and enter your EIU netID and password. Please send feedback about any of the trial databases to your subject librarian.
  • Hungarian Exhibit at Booth Library through November


    Sixty-five years ago, thousands of determined Hungarians—mostly young people—swarmed into the streets of Budapest to demand change. A brutal, corrupt communist government dominated their country since the end of World War II, and they had enough. Eventually, hundreds of thousands participated. October 1956 heralded both great hopes and great dangers. In the end, Soviet troops poured into Hungary and drove all resistance into the ground.

    “The Hungarian Uprising at 65: An Exhibit” at Eastern Illinois University’s Booth Library showcases real artifacts from the revolt and honors the brave civilians who risked everything. Some of the protesters retreated into exile, some even coming to central Illinois. Among them was Dr. Bela Szigethy who later settled and practiced medicine in Oblong, Illinois, and for whom this exhibit is dedicated.

    The exhibit runs through November on the 3000 level of Booth Library. The public is invited to the exhibit opening on October 11, 2021 at 5pm in the Marvin Foyer of Booth Library.

    For more information contact: Edmund Wehrle at

  • 2021 EIU Annual Security Report


    To fulfill its Clery Act obligation, EIU's 2021 Annual Security Report is publicly available here

  • Employment Opportunity -- Assistant Professor - Exercise Science



    The department of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation (KSR) at Eastern Illinois University is seeking applications from innovative and student-centered candidates for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of exercise science position. Primary responsibilities include teaching a broad tenet of classes in the undergraduate exercise science and graduate exercise physiology programs. The desired start date is August 16, 2022. Housed in the College of Health and Human Services, the department strives to be prospective students' first choice in the Midwest to earn a degree in the undergraduate fields of exercise science, physical education teacher education, recreation administration, and sport management and the graduate fields of exercise physiology and sports administration.


    Doctoral degree in exercise physiology, kinesiology or closely related field is required. Qualified candidates who are ABD by the proposed start date of August 16, 2022 will be considered. Preference will be given to teacher-scholars committed to student engagement in the department’s applied undergraduate and graduate programs. A clear passion for student success and demonstrated potential for research and scholarly activity and are critical to this position. NSCA and/or ACSM certification is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to network with community, regional and state-level practitioners, alumni, and prospective students to maintain program alignment with current and anticipated industry trends and workforce needs.

    The College and Department

    The College of Health and Human Services was created in 2018 as a hub for health and human services-related programs at Eastern Illinois University. The College fosters academic rigor and experiential learning, preparing students to become critical thinkers and leaders who advance the health and well-being of the communities they serve as professional practitioners and private citizens. 

    The department of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation is the largest of the academic units in the College with a combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment of more than 400 students and plays a critical role in fulfilling the interprofessional goals of the college through industry-driven degree options. The department is located in Lantz Arena, a high-volume recreation center and athletics venue, on the west side of EIU’s beautiful campus and benefits from strong relationships with EIU Campus Recreation and the EIU Athletics department. The department houses 20 faculty and staff, along with ten classrooms and two labs all in Lantz Arena. The Department offers rewarding undergraduate degree programs in recreation administration, sport management, exercise science, and physical education teacher education. Graduate programs include degrees in exercise physiology and sports administration. Program alumni are engaged in meaningful careers across the U.S., and are critical to successfully connecting current students with practicing professionals.

     The University and Its Community

    Eastern Illinois University, located in the east-central Illinois community of Charleston, has a rich tradition of over 120 years of preparing students to accomplish their professional and life goals through a combination of quality academics and personal relationships. The beautiful 320-acre campus is host to approximately 7,000 students and 400 faculty members in a town of approximately 20,000 residents. EIU offers active research opportunities, cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and an engaged student body that are on par with larger universities. Charleston has all the advantages of a small, rural town (e.g., lower cost of living, a safe community, a short commute) within a two to three hour drive of Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.

    Application Instructions

    Applications received by October 25, 2021 will receive priority review. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit: a) letter of application addressing qualifications, strengths, and experience relative to the responsibilities and desired qualities; b) current CV; c) unofficial transcripts; and d) names and contact information of three professional references who can comment on professional experiences and qualifications of the candidate.

    Applications must be submitted through Interfolio. Questions about the search process should be directed to Dr. Stacey Ruholl, search committee chair at

  • Annual Preventing Harassment & Discrimination Training Required For EIU Employees This October


    Eastern Illinois University is committed to creating and maintaining a positive environment for employees and students, free from illegal discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment.

    Per the Ethics Act, ALL EIU employees, including student employees and graduate assistants, are required to complete Preventing Harassment & Discrimination training each year.  The training will be available from October 1 through October 31.   The university is required to send a report to the Executive Ethics Commission that lists employees who do not complete the training. 

    All employees will receive an email from EVERFI, our training vendor, with a link to the training module.  Deadline for completion is October 31, 2021.

    Should you have any questions, please contact the Office of Civil Rights & Diversity/Title IX at or (217) 581-5020.

  • *Updated SHIELD Testing Hours*


    EIU will adopt an at-least-weekly, nonrandomized testing process to comply with Illinois' most recent Executive Order. All students and employees who are unvaccinated or have not verified their fully-vaccinated status with the University will be required to Shield test every week. To facilitate more frequent testing on campus, EIU has expanded its testing to include the following days and times, effective Sunday, September 5:

    • Mondays: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (please note there is no testing on Labor Day, Monday, September 6)
    • Tuesdays: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
    • Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Fridays: Testing currently unavailable

    EIU's Shield testing location is in the Student Rec Center at Court 5. Students and employees who are unvaccinated or who have not self-reported their vaccination status will receive an email and text message each week reminding them to schedule their weekly Shield tests.

    All fully vaccinated students and employees who self-report their vaccination status to the University are exempt from the State-mandated weekly testing. There are two ways to self-report your COVID-19 vaccination status:

    • Submit Online - PAWS
      If you have a completed CDC COVID-19 vaccination card you can take an electronic/digital image of the front and back of your card with your smartphone (preferred) or equivalent device. Log in to PAWS with your EIU credentials, select the MyHealth Tab, then select "COVID Vaccination Verification Form”. There, further directions for verifying your vaccination status will be provided. For assistance with the form, please contact the EIU ITS Help Desk at 217-581-HELP (4357).
    • Submit In Person
      - Students: Bring your official CDC COVID-19 vaccination card to the EIU Medical Clinic to have your vaccine status recorded or updated.
      - Employees: Bring your official CDC COVID-19 vaccination card to Human Resources to have your vaccine status recorded or updated.

    All students and employees are expected to verify their vaccination status with the University.

    For more information on vaccination policy, scheduled vaccine clinics, your privacy, and the SHIELD testing process please visit:

  • New EIU Campus Calendar


    Spread the word about your events by submitting them to the newly redesigned EIU Campus Calendar!

    New features include a cleaner interface, integration with the Panther Life app, easy setup for recurring events, audience and event-type tagging, and more!

  • Homecoming Spirit T-shirts On Sale


    The EIU Homecoming Committee invites the EIU Community to show your school spirit during Homecoming Week – October 18th-23rd, by purchasing your Homecoming Spirit T-shirt! Spirit T-shirts are available for pre-order NOW with delivery the week of August 23rd.  Each Friday in October has been designated School Spirit Day and EIU students, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to wear your Spirit T-shirts and show your school pride! For an order form e-mail Laurel Fuqua at or call (217) 581-5522.


  • 2021 EIU Play Therapy Conference – Counseling & Higher Education


    Eastern Illinois University- Counseling and Higher Education is pleased to announce that we will be having a Play Therapy Conference on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the University Ballroom located on the 2nd floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

    The program will feature keynote speaker Sophia Ansari, LPCC/RTI, Co-founder of Let’s Play Institute. The Conference will focus on using superheroes and pop culture in counseling and play therapy. 

    An effort is being made to encourage graduate students to participate in this conference.  Therefore, a special registration of $30 has been established for students enrolled in six semester hours or more of graduate coursework.  Cost for regular registration is $60. Contact us for more information or register online at

    Find more information at

    Phone: (217) 581-2400; Email:

  • Civil Service Council Meeting Schedule


    The Civil Service Council will meet in accordance with the dates posted on the Civil Service Council Staff Senate Web page:
    The 2021-22 meeting dates will be the second Tuesday of every month at 8:30 a.m., and will continue to be held virtually until further notice. 

    Civil Service Council meetings will occur via MS Teams.

     The meetings are open and anyone is welcome to attend.

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

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Media Relations
Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

2142 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-8444

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