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University Newsletter  —  News from Old Main

  • Gregg Technology Center CLOSED July 1-5


    In order to do maintenance and installations, the Gregg Technology Center will be closed from July 1 through 5. If you require an exit signature, please call (217) 581-7633 to schedule a time or email

    Thank you and enjoy the holiday.

    - GTC Team



    In July of each year, EIU posts a public notice called the Consumer Confidence Report. It is a report concerning the quality of drinking water used on campus during the previous year (for the period of Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018), and is required by the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996. One way to serve notice is posting the information on the Web. There are two reports to view and/or print -- the EIU Consumer Confidence Report and the City of Charleston Consumer Report. Access to both printable reports can be found here:

    EIU is emailing all building coordinators with the link, as well, to ensure that all buildings connected to the campus water distribution system have a paper copy of both reports available for the building occupants to review. Paper copies will not be distributed via mail. The notice will be posted for public viewing in the same manner that other announcements are posted within EIU buildings. Also, a copy will be made available to any occupants who may request one.

    Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Aaron Kemper, Plumbing Shop, (217) 581-7212.

  • Employment Opportunity -- Culinary Worker III (Cook)


    Eastern Illinois University’s Panther Dining is seeking candidates for a Culinary Worker III (Cook).  Minimum qualifications include: One (1) year of experience in food service cooking in a commercial setting that is comparable to that described in the lower level of this series.  Starting pay is $15.50/hour with pay increases after six months and after one year.  

    Qualified candidates are required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  To apply, you may submit a completed application and resume online at .  Applications must be submitted by June 28, 2019 to ensure consideration.  AA/EEOE

  • Textbook Rental Service to be closed for inventory until July 1


    Textbook Rental Service will be closed for inventory Monday, June 24 through Sunday, June 30. As part of this process, we will not be able to conduct any business and the exterior book drop will be unavailable during this time. Please make arrangements to conduct all Textbook Rental Service business prior to or following our inventory closing. We will resume regular business on Monday, July 1 at 8 a.m.

  • Collaborate Ultra to replace legacy version of Blackboard Collaborate


    The new version of Collaborate (Ultra) has been available for use since July 2018 at EIU and it is now time to say goodbye to the legacy version of Blackboard Collaborate. The legacy version of Blackboard Collaborate and the online rooms tool in D2L Brightspace will no longer be available beginning July 25, 2019. Most (if not all) instructors have already transitioned to the new version, Collaborate Ultra. For more information regarding the use of Collaborate Ultra, refer to the guides located at  For questions about the tutorials or using Collaborate Ultra, contact the FDIC at (217) 581-7051.  For technical support, call (217) 581-HELP (4357), email,  or contact the Instructional Support Specialist (ISS) for your department.



    A reminder that Civil Service employee performance appraisals are due June 30, 2019. These evaluations are required annually per Internal Governing Policy #39 and BOT Regulations II C-4.  Performance appraisal forms for FY19 should be completed and submitted by or before June 30, 2019 for all civil service employees. Directors and supervisors are accountable for their completion and submission of these evaluations to Human Resources. The evaluation form, along with a supervisor guidebook, is available here Appraisals should be an accurate and honest reflection of the employee’s performance for FY19.  Remember to include the review period (which can be flexible, but in most cases is July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019) along with comments/justification for ratings of “outstanding,” “needs improvement” or “unacceptable.”  We will contact supervisors to request the appraisal forms if they are not submitted by June 30.  If sending via campus mail, please direct to Human Resources, Room 2010, Old Main.  If you have questions, please contact Human Resources at or by calling (217) 581-3514.

  • WEIU News Watch Wins More Emmy Awards


    The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recently released the nominated and winning entries for the 2019 NATAS Mid-America Student Awards for Excellence!  NATAS Mid-America is one of 19 regional chapters of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, headquartered in New York City.  The mission of the organization is to encourage excellence in the television community!  Annual highlights include the Mid-America EMMY awards and the College and High School Student Awards for Excellence.  That said, this year, WEIU News Watch received the following awards:

    2019 Honorable Mention Entries
    Newscast WEIU-T.V. News Watch
    Producer:  Parker Valentine – Journalism Major
    Director:  Lydia Shaw – Communication Studies Major
    Talent: Maher Kawash – Journalism Major

    2019 Winning Entries
    Craft Talent – Weather – Everett Lau – Geology/Geography Major
    Sports – Vince Lovergine – Journalism Major

    An entire list of honorable and winning entries can be found at:

    Winning entries will be presented with a student pillar at the 43rd EMMY Gala October 5 at the Branson Convention Center.


  • Writing Center Summer Hours


    If you're teaching the six-week summer session that begins on June 10 either online or on campus, please remember that the Writing Center can help your students with a variety of writing issues -- everything from idea generation to organization/development to sentence level grammar usage. The Writing Center, located at 3110 Coleman Hall, will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning on June 11. Your students can call (217) 581-5929 or just drop in. Tutors can also come to your class to talk about the Writing Center and its services. Feel free to email Daiva Markelis at if you have any questions or would like an orientation for your classroom. A limited number of Skype sessions also are available.

  • Panther Print & Copy Center FY19 Billing Deadline is Noon, June 19


    The Panther Print & Copy Center is your on-campus print resource. To guarantee production and allow necessary time to complete jobs, orders for FY19 billing should be placed with the Print Center before noon, June 19, 2019. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Jon Crask at (217) 581-5334, or email Thank you!

  • 2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog Available


    The 2019-20 Undergraduate catalog is now available online. A printable .pdf version can be found here:

    Also, a printable .pdf listing of majors and minors can be found here: 

  • Process for Terminating Employment with EIU


    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

  • EIU Offers Summer Camps for Kids!


    Summer is almost here.  What are your kids going to be doing?  Visit 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!

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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

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

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