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University Newsletter  —  Archive: January 2023

  • Testing Accommodation Center Spring Opening Dates

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    The Testing Accommodation Center (TAC) in Student Disability Services will begin proctoring tests for the Spring 2023 semester on Thursday, January 19th, 2023. Requests submitted on or before January 16th will begin to be processed on January 17th, 2023. For more information about the TAC please see our webpage. If you need assistance before this time, please email us at studentdisability@eiu.edu or call us at (217) 581-6583.

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  • Student Rec Center Memberships Available!

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    Did you make a New Year's Resolution to get healthy? We're here for you! Let us help you start working toward your healthy lifestyle goals at the Student Rec Center! A membership allows you to use the SRC, Padovan Pool, Lantz racquetball courts, and any outdoor facility as well as participate in Group Fitness classes and Intramural Sports! Check out what we have available:

    • Full Membership: $85
    • Limited Membership: $58 (enter the SRC before 3pm Monday - Thursday; anytime Friday - Sunday)
    • Monthly Membership: $25

    Hours for the Spring 2023:

    • SRC: Monday - Thursday 6 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday Noon-10 p.m.
    • Padovan Pool: Monday - Thursday 6:30-10 p.m.; Friday 6:30-8 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday 2-5 p.m.

    The group fitness class schedule can be found at https://www.eiu.edu/campusrec/fitness.php. The intramural schedule may be found at https://www.eiu.edu/campusrec/intramurals.php.

    If you have any questions please visit our website at www.eiu.edu/campusrec, call us at (217) 581-2820, or email us at campusrec@eiu.edu. You can also find us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

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  • Employment Opportunity - Financial Aid Manager

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    Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a Financial Aid Manager position in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.  Qualified candidates must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have three (3) years of general office experience or college coursework in any field or any combination to equal three (3) years (30 semester hours = 1 year; 60 semester hours = 2 years; 90 semester hours = 3 years; 120 semester hours = 4 years) and three (3) years of experience in working with student employment, student financial aid/loans, student admissions/recruitment, scholarship/grant programs or other closely-related work experience.  

    Responsibilities will include advising of students and parents, processing Return to Title IV funds (R2T4), scholarships, and loan documents, as well as calculation of student aid eligibility, revision of aid, and other technical processes.  Other duties may be assigned as cross-training is essential to the position.          

    The Civil Service examination for this classification is a credentials assessment. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from qualified applicants. To apply, please submit an application, resume, references, and transcripts online at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php.  

    EIU offers an excellent benefits package, including competitive employee insurance premiums and flexible medical coverage options. Vision insurance is included at no cost and dental insurance is available. Eligible employees participate in the State University Retirement System, which offers medical insurance upon retirement. Tuition waivers are offered for continued educational goals, and a generous paid time off package includes at least 11 paid holidays, earned vacation, and sick time.  AA/EEOE

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  • Employment Opportunity: Office Manage - School of Extended Learning

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    Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a full-time Civil Service position of Office Manager in the School of Extended Learning.  The successful candidate will be resourceful, able to work independently, have strong communication and organizational skills, and the ability to multitask.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Providing support to the Director of the School of Extended Learning.
    • Managing fiscal transactions and budgets.
    • Determine compensation and method of payment for non-negotiated faculty.
    • Ensure that all documentation is completed for new and returning faculty.
    • Monitor teaching assignments for Annuitants.
    • Manage course request forms from academic departments.
    • Maintain a comprehensive Access database each semester to record course requests.
    • Work with off-site personnel to verify space requirements and ensure proper technology and equipment needs are provided.
    • Maintain scholarships for the School of Extended Learning.

    Candidates must meet the following requirements:

    1. High school graduate or equivalent.
    2. Two (2) years of work experience comparable to the Office Support Specialist level of this series.

    The qualified candidate will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  To apply, you may submit a completed application, resume, and the names and contact information for three business references online. Applications must be submitted by January 11th, 2022, to ensure consideration. 

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  • Presidential Search On-Campus Interviews January 10 through 23, 2023

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    Presidential Search On-Campus Interviews
    January 10 - 23, 2023


    EIU Community,

    Welcome back from the holidays and Winter Break!

    As you are aware, Dr. Glassman announced his retirement effective June 30, 2023. Following his announcement, the Board of Trustees re-established its Presidential Search Advisory Committee. With the aid of our consultants at Greenwood/Asher, this committee has met several times, reviewed more than fifty resumes and curricula vitae, and performed initial interviews of fourteen candidates.

    The Committee expects that we will have four presidential candidates come to campus and interview this month. The Committee will finalize the candidate list this Friday. Although the list is not yet final, we have finalized the interview dates and schedules and ask that you mark your calendars so that you may participate and provide candidate feedback to the Board. The proposed schedule is listed below.

    We recommend that people attend the sessions in person but for those who cannot we will provide links to attend remotely on the Presidential Search website. The links and the website will be updated as soon as possible. Logistically, in-person questions to the candidates will be given priority over remote questions.

    We look forward to meeting the candidates and hearing your feedback.

    Sincerely,

    Joyce Madigan
    Chair, Eastern Illinois University Board of Trustees

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  • Students: Win cash prizes for your research

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    Students who have used Booth Library resources to enhance their research are encouraged to enter the library’s Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity program.

    The program is open to all Eastern Illinois University students. Prizes of up to $300 will be awarded, in addition to certificates of recognition.

    The student entry may be a written work, art piece, exhibit, podcast, video, musical work, documentary, performance or another format.

    The 2023 guidelines can be found on Booth Library’s website at https://library.eiu.edu/awardsforexcellence/. All entries must be submitted electronically through EIU’s scholarship portal, https://eiu.academicworks.com/.

    The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. CST on March 2, 2023. Recipients will be selected by March 25, and the winners will be honored during the Student Research and Creative Activity Day on March 31. Works submitted for competition must have been completed within the last 12 months.

    A digital copy of award-winning entries will become part of the library’s institutional repository, The Keep.

    For more information on the Booth Library Awards for Excellence, call 581-6061 or email emheldebrandt@eiu.edu.

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  • SRC Group Fitness Classes Spring 2023

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    Group Fitness classes at the Student Rec Center start TUESDAY, JANUARY 17TH!  Please take a look at the schedule and class descriptions to see what our instructors have planned for you this semester and plan your schedule.  Membership at the SRC is required for participation!


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  • Students: Break the code at Booth Library

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    Can you break your code before the other teams? Assemble your team of up to four students to compete in Booth Library's CodeBreakers at 5 p.m. on Jan. 26.

    Your team will be in a race against the clock, and seven other teams, to decipher your code phrase. Teams will follow clues that lead them throughout the library. The fastest team to crack their code will win the grand prize: four tickets to “Xanadu: The Musical,” courtesy of the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

    This experience is limited to the first eight teams to sign up. Register your team at https://eiu.libcal.com/event/10112189. Snacks will be provided!

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  • Learn how to be an empowered researcher at Booth Library

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    Students: Do you need help with research this semester? Booth librarians have you covered with quick 30-minute research sessions offered both in person and online. Learn about the library, how to search using keywords, how to locate an article or book, and more.


    All workshops are free. Registration is encouraged but not required. Click here to sign up for a session.


    Words I Should Use to Conduct my Research

    • Feb. 6, 7:30-8 p.m., e-classroom (Room 4450)

    Feb. 8, 5-5:30 p.m., via Zoom (join at shorturl.at/aCGO0)

    • Join us to learn the best way to search a database or the library catalog: KEYWORDS! We will practice breaking down a topic sentence or thesis statement into keywords and look at strategies for finding synonyms.

    Finding Data for your Research
    Data is all around us, but finding the right dataset relevant to your research or assignment can be challenging. This session will identify useful resources and best practices for locating data that will best fit your needs.

    • Feb. 7, 7:30-8 p.m., e-classroom (Room 4450)
    • Feb. 14, 5-5:30 p.m., via Zoom (join at shorturl.at/aCGO0)

    Tips & Tricks to Find Scholarly Articles
    Your professor wants you to use three scholarly articles for your research paper. What?? Join us to learn the difference between a scholarly article and trade publication and the easiest way to find these materials. We will practice using EBSCO search on the library website to locate articles that meet all your criteria.

    • Feb. 13, 5-5:30 p.m., via Zoom (join at shorturl.at/aCGO0)
    • Feb. 15, 7:30-8 p.m., e-classroom (Room 4450)

    Finding Books at Booth
    Your professor wants you to use two books for your research project. Where do you start? Join us to learn the how to locate a book in the electronic catalog, and then how to actually find it on the shelf. It's easier than you think! We will also explore interlibrary loan and how distance students can have books sent to their home.

    • Feb. 21, 5-5:30 p.m., via Zoom (join at shorturl.at/aCGO0)
    • Feb. 22, 7:30-8 p.m., e-classroom (Room 4450)


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  • Become a member of EIU's Adult Fitness Program!

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    EIU's Adult Fitness program is a physical fitness program for adults in Coles County and surrounding areas. Fitness assessments are conducted on all new members to guide the development of an individualized exercise program to help them meet their fitness goals. Graduate students then support the members through the exercise program.

    Assessments
    Graduate students at Eastern Illinois University, under the supervision of faculty members, conduct initial screenings on all new members. Additionally, members undergo a progress screening as needed and an annual rescreen. The initial and annual screenings include:

    • Resting ECG
    • Resting blood pressure
    • Height and weight
    • Body composition analyses
    • Muscular strength measurements
    • Flexibility measurements
    Exercise Options
    Members have the option of exercising either in the morning and/or at lunchtime in Lantz Arena.
    Availability of facilities is as follows:
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    • 5:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. — Student Recreation Center (SRC) and Lap Swimming
    • *Each semester we offer group fitness classes led by our graduate students in the SRC (i.e., bootcamp, neuromotor training)
    • Noon – 1:00 p.m. — Student Recreation Center and Lap Swimming
    • Tuesday, Thursday
    • 6:00 a.m. – 6:45 a.m. — Pilates
    Cost

    An annual fee of $70 is charged for the screening as well as one-year of membership. Current EIU faculty, staff, and EIU annuitants are charged a discounted rate of $40 for one year of membership.
    Contact Information
    Fax (217) 581-7973
    adult_fitness@eiu.edu



    Adult Fitness Office

    1011 Lantz Arena

    Phone (217) 581-7579

    Learn more at EIU Adult Fitness


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  • Randy Brecker at the 63rd Jazz Festival February 10

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    Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B, and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, and Parliament/Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius, and Frank Zappa. Born in 1945 in Philadelphia to a musical family, Randy’s musical talent was nurtured from an early age. He attended Indiana University from 1963-66 studying with Bill Adam, David Baker, and Jerry Coker, and later moved to New York where he landed gigs with such prominent bands as Clark Terry’s Big Bad Band, the Duke Pearson Big Band, and the Thad Jones Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra.

    TIMES
    02/10 | 7:30 pm

    TICKET PRICES
    General | $25.00
    EIU Employees | $20.00
    Senior | $20.00
    Students | $15.00

    For tickets go to www.doudnatix.com or call our box office at (217) 581-3110.  Groups of 4 or more save $5 per ticket!

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  • Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till February 16 at Doudna

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    Dar He chronicles the murder, trial and confession of the men accused of Emmett Till’s lynching in Mississippi in 1955.

    Mike Wiley is the NC-based playwright, actor and director whose distinctive original works in documentary theatre, film, educational residencies, and performances for student audiences have been acclaimed across America and abroad.

    His dramas relay the stories of fugitive slaves, civil rights game-changers, sports heroes, and freedom fighters. Dynamic multi-character portrayals offer penetrating views into parallel lives whose roles within African American history have shaped a richer total American experience. Wiley’s remarkable one-man “cast” sometimes introduces dozens of characters during the course of a single play. Morphing from young to old, man to woman, and African American to white, his gripping stories enlighten and inspire audiences of every age to apply history’s lessons to events and situations of the present.

    TIMES
    02/16 | 7:30 pm

    TICKET PRICES
    General | $25.00
    EIU Employees | $20.00
    Senior | $20.00
    Students | $15.00

    For tickets go to www.doudnatix.com or call our box office at (217) 581-3110. Groups of 4 or more save $5 per ticket.

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  • Xanadu: The Musical March 2-5 at Doudna

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    Come and see this Tony Award-nominated, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations other set for you.  This production rolls along to the original score by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title - which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly - Xanadu is hilarity on wheels for adults, children, and anyone who has wanted to feel inspired.  

    This show runs March 2 - 4, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. and March 5, 2023 at 2 p.m. in the Doudna's Theatre.  Tickets are on sale now at www.doudnatix.com.  You can always call our box office at (217) 581-3110 and groups of four or more save five dollars per ticket.

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  • Ensemble Mik Nawooj at Doudna March 30

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    Come and witness this amazing hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj perform in the Doudna's Dvorak Concert Hall on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.  Led by composer/pianist JooWan Kim, Hip Hop Orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) creates Metamusic by sampling principles of Hip-Hop and Classical. Executed with MC/lyricist Sandman, a lyric soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, drums, and bass, the music is rigorous, nuanced, accessible, and free from the dogmas of Western European concert music aesthetic. The result is seamless t tete-a-tete with “textures swimming through the sound...like the world’s fastest ping-pong game” (Pitchfork) and is considered the “cutting edge of hip-hop” (Huffington Post).

    In 2010, JooWan Kim recruited his best friend from college, Christopher Nicholas, to push his Method Sampling principal forward in a serious way. Since then, EMN attracted some of the most excellent classical musicians and MCs in the SF Bay Area while gaining national attention from outlets such as ESPN, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Upworthy, NowThis, and more.

    Tickets are on sale now at www.doudnatix.com or you can call our box office at (217) 581-3110.  Groups of 4+ save $5.00 per ticket. 

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  • Empire Wild with the Eastern Symphony Orchestra at Doudna April 16

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    Genre-bending, crossover trio Empire Wild will be performing with our own Eastern Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, April 16, 2023  at 6 p.m. in the Doudna's Dvorak Concert Hall.  Empire Wild will be performing some of their original works with the Eastern Symphony Orchestra.  This group fuses the sounds of pop, folk, Broadway, and more into their songwriting and composition. Their debut EP "Paper Session" features all original songs, highlighting the trio's unique sound and instrumentation. Based in NYC, they have brought their signature mix of original music, inventive covers, and twists on the classical canon to audiences across the country.  

    Tickets are on sale now at www.doudnatix.com or you can always call our box office at (217) 581-3110. Groups of 4+ save $5 per ticket. 

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  • Spring Fest 2023 Information

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    After a successful first year, Spring Fest will return Thursday, April 20, 2023 at noon and run through Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.  This year's festival will feature different vendors, food trucks, activities, and performances!  As always, on Friday, April 21st at noon the Doudna will announce the next season, and with the 2023-2024 season marking our 15-year anniversary. It’s going to be an exciting one! Make sure to come out April 20 - 22, 2023 and enjoy quality performances, kids activities, shopping, and a whole lot more.


    For a full list of activities go to www.eiu.edu/festival. 

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  • Calypsus Brass at Doudna January 20

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    Join us at the Doudna Fine Arts Center at 7:30pm January 20th for Calypsus Brass!

    Founded in 2021, Calypsus Brass is a professional chamber ensemble performing new works recitals, creating high-level professional recordings for composers, and working with chamber musicians at all levels. The five founding members are avid performers and educators touring around the world, giving masterclasses and recitals. Calypsus Brass is committed to prioritizing recording and performing works of historically marginalized composers to uplift the highest quality of music. To further this mission, Calypsus Brass is proud to be the Ensemble in Residence for Rising Tide Music Press, an organization that publishes and promotes BBIA (Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Asian) musicians in their 10 years of professional-level work as composers and arrangers.

    TIMES
    01/20 | 7:30 pm

    TICKET PRICES
    General | $25.00
    EIU Employees | $20.00
    Senior | $20.00
    Students | $15.00

    For tickets go to www.doudnatix.com or call (217) 581-3110!

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  • Employment Opportunity -- Financial Aid Manager

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    Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a Financial Aid Manager position in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.  Qualified candidates must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have three (3) years of general office experience or college coursework in any field or any combination to equal three (3) years (30 semester hours = 1 year; 60 semester hours = 2 years; 90 semester hours = 3 years; 120 semester hours = 4 years) and three (3) years of experience in working with student employment, student financial aid/loans, student admissions/recruitment, scholarship/grant programs or other closely-related work experience.  

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Processing of institutional waivers, state scholarships and State of Illinois MAP Grant.
    • Calculation of student aid eligibility, revision of aid, and other technical processes.
    • Advising of students and parents. 
    • Other duties include office functions such as purchasing, inventory, records retention, work orders, and mail. 
    • Other duties may be assigned as cross-training is essential to the position.                            

    The Civil Service examination for this classification is a credentials assessment. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from qualified applicants. To apply, please submit an application, resume, references, and transcripts online.

    EIU offers an excellent benefits package, including competitive employee insurance premiums and flexible medical coverage options. Vision insurance is included at no cost and dental insurance is available. Eligible employees participate in the State University Retirement System, which offers medical insurance upon retirement. Tuition waivers are offered for continued educational goals, and a generous paid time off package includes at least 11 paid holidays, earned vacation, and sick time.  AA/EEOE

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  • Recipes Wanted for EIU Eats Cookbook, Civil Service Council Scholarship Fundraiser

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    Civil Service Council is working on an EIU Eats Cookbook that, to the council's knowledge, will be the first true collection of EIU stakeholder recipes ever put together. Council members are asking students, staff, faculty and alumni to submit recipes that will add substance and vibrancy to the EIU Cookbook. 

    Please submit your favorite recipes! Currently, we have several recipe categories including appetizer, main dish, sides, breakfast, salads, soup, and dessert. But please feel free to submit something outside those categories, including drinks, candy, just for kids, cultural dishes, and more. If you have other ideas, please let us know!

    Proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will go towards the Civil Service Council Scholarship. You can submit your recipes at go.eiu.edu/EIUEats or on the Civil Service Council website https://www.eiu.edu/council/

    We look forward to trying your recipes!

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  • Fraternity and Sorority Life Interest Fair Jan. 18

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    The Office of Leadership and Engagement will be hosting the Fraternity and Sorority Life Interest Fair on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the University Ballroom. 


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  • On-campus interviews scheduled for Dean of Library Services

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    On-campus interviews for the position of Dean of Library Services have been scheduled. Please see the search website for times and locations of open sessions, as well as vitas for each of the candidates. 

    All EIU faculty, staff members and students are encouraged to attend the open sessions and provide feedback on the candidates, who will be here on Tuesday, Jan. 24, and Friday, Feb. 3. Evaluation forms can be found on the search website and will remain open until noon on Monday, Feb. 6. 

    Ryan C. Hendrickson
    Search Committee Chair
    L. M. Hamand Dean of the Graduate School
    Acting Dean of Booth Library Services 


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  • FDIC Spring Development and Innovation Opportunities

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    The Faculty Development and Innovation Center is pleased to announce our Spring 2023 Workshop and Webinar Schedule. This semester we are introducing our FDIC-Flex hybrid option on most workshops. . We recently upgraded our technology which will allow us to broaden how we can offer professional development opportunities for you. Hybrid workshops will be offered in-person on campus as well as synchronously on Zoom and we will also be able to record the workshops and have them available on our website. A list of this semester's opportunities is below. You can read full descriptions of each and preregister on our website!

    • January 17, 2023; 1:00-2:00 PM -- Writing Successful CFR Proposals -- Facilitator: Dr. Robert Chesnut -- Location: 1220 Booth Library Center for Student Innovation
    • February 2, 2023; 3:00-3:45 PM -- Online Course Tour: EIU 4125G - Cultural Diversity in the United States -- Facilitator: Dr. Kristin Routt -- Location: Online (Zoom)
    • February 7, 2023; 12:30-1:30 PM  --  Taking a Deep Breath* -- Facilitator: Dr. Misty Rhoads -- Location: 1220 Booth Library Center for Student Innovation and with FDIC Flex on Zoom
    • February 14, 2023; 3:00-4:00 PM -- Communication Across the Curriculum: Plagiarism in Writing & Presentations* -- Facilitators: Dr. Terri Fredrick and Dr. Nora Heist -- Location: 1220 Booth Library Center for Student Innovation and with FDIC Flex on Zoom
      This workshop is the first in a three-part series: Communication Across the Curriculum. Participants who complete all three workshops will receive a badge indicating their achievement.
    • February 16, 2023; 3:00-4:00 PM -- Small Changes for Instructional Design* -- Facilitator: Kim Ervin, FDIC Instructional Designer -- Location: 1220 Booth Library Center for Student Innovation and with FDIC Flex on Zoom
    • March 2, 2023; 3:00-3:45 PM -- Online Course Tour: PSY 3310 – Biological Psychology -- Facilitator: Dr. Jeffrey Stowell -- Location: Online (Zoom)
    • March 22, 2023; 12:00-1:00 PM -- Director's Brown Bag: Artificial Intelligence and Our Students -- Facilitator: Dr. Michael Gillespie, FDIC Director -- Location: 1220 Booth Library Center for Student Innovation
    • March 23, 2023; 3:00-4:00 PM -- Backward Design Workshop* -- Facilitator: Kim Ervin, FDIC Instructional Designer -- Location: 1220 Booth Library Center for Student Innovation and with FDIC Flex on Zoom
    • March 29, 2023; 3:00-4:00 PM  --  Communication Across the Curriculum: Writing Across Borders*  --  Facilitators: Dr. Tim Taylor  -- Location: 1220 Booth Library Center for Student Innovation and with FDIC Flex on Zoom
      This workshop is the second in a three-part series: Communication Across the Curriculum. Participants who complete all three workshops will receive a badge indicating their achievement.
    • April 6, 2023; 3:00-4:00 PM  --  Virtual Reality in the Classroom* -- Facilitator: Kim Ervin, FDIC Instructional Designer -- Location: 1220 Booth Library Center for Student Innovation and with FDIC Flex on Zoom
    • April 11, 2023; 3:00-4:00 PM -- Sensory Design for an Engaged, Memorable Course Webinar -- Facilitator: Samantha Tableriou, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design -- Location: Online (Zoom)
    • April 18, 2023; 12:00-1:00 PM  --  Communication Across the Curriculum: AI in Higher Education Campus Conversation*  --  Facilitators: Dr. Michael Gillespie Location: 1220 Booth Library Center for Student Innovation and with FDIC Flex on Zoom
      This workshop is the third in a three-part series: Communication Across the Curriculum. Participants who complete all three workshops will receive a badge indicating their achievement.
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  • Farewell Party for Dr. Joseph Baumgart - Feb. 3rd at the Career Services Department

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    Employees are invited to attend a Cake and Punch Farewell Party for Dr. Joe Baumgart on Friday, Feb. 3rd, 2023, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM in the Career Services Department, 1301 Human Services Building. Thank you. 
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  • FDIC Faculty Reading Groups

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    The Spring 2023 Faculty Engaged Reading Community is reading "Unraveling Faculty Burnout" by Rebecca Pope-Ruark.

    This Faculty Learning Community (FLC) will focus on an integral reading of Pope-Ruark's book and discuss and practice strategies for reckoning with burnout and renewing our work as faculty members. There will be an in-person reading group meeting on Tuesday mornings in the FDIC and a virtual reading group meeting on Zoom on Wednesday afternoons.

    We will consider questions such as:

    • What is the definition of burnout?
    • What is particular about faculty burnout?
    • What does burnout look like in our daily lives? And in our work?
    •  What can we do to reckon our burnout and renew ourselves?

    Enrollment includes a free copy of the book compliments of the FDIC as well as warm beverages, snacks, & good conversation. Limited to 10 participants in each group.
    Email fdic@eiu.edu with questions; register at: https://eiu.gosignmeup.com

    In-Person Meeting Dates: Tuesdays from 9 am to 10 am in the Faculty Commons (lower level, north Booth Library):

    • February 7, 2023
    • February 21, 2023
    • March 7, 2023
    • March 21, 2023
    • April 25, 2023

    Online Reading Group Meeting Dates (Wednesdays) 3 pm to 4 pm on Zoom:

    • February 8, 2023
    • February 22, 2023
    • March 8, 2023
    • March 22, 2023
    • April 26, 2023
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  • Employment Opportunity - Food Service Sanitation Laborer

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    Panther Dining is a division within Student Affairs that operates three residential dining centers, a food court, Panther Catering, a C-Store (Thomas Marketplace) and a coffee shop (Java B&B). We serve the EIU campus community and its guests with high-quality, efficient, and innovative dining options in a variety of settings. We add value to our customer’s on-campus experience by providing welcoming and inclusive dining facilities, high-quality food, and experienced and professional staff who care about those they serve and enjoy the relationships they build.

    Our goal is to recruit and build a talented food service team here at EIU. We are seeking individuals that have a passion for food services, enjoy working with people and are looking for a great way to enter the industry. Working in food service offers many opportunities for the advancement of your career, but it generally requires little in the way of skills and specialized experience to get started.

    Primary responsibilities of the position include:

    • Keep the kitchen and dining area clean and orderly, including the cleaning kitchen equipment
    • Cleaning and sanitizing the kitchen venues, storage areas, freezers, and other dining-related areas
    • Inventorying and ordering of food products and supplies
    • Assist with storage of delivered food products
    • Replace beverage syrups when necessary
    • Maintain and clean grease bins, and floor mats
    • Clean and operate dish machine, washing pots and pans
    • Follow food safety regulations at all times

    Salary: $16.18 with a pay increase to $18.18 after six months and to $18.68 after one year. In addition to this wage, there is a $.55 shift differential added to the above wage when working 2nd shift.

    In addition to the salary listed above, this is a full-time position offering excellent health insurance, life insurance, dental and eye coverage and we will pay for your meal during your shift.

    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. To apply, you may submit a completed application and resume online.

    EIU offers an excellent benefits package, including competitive employee insurance premiums as well as flexible options for medical coverage. Vision insurance is included at no cost and dental insurance is available. Eligible employees participate in the State University Retirement System, which offers medical insurance upon retirement. Tuition waivers are offered for continued educational goals, and a generous paid time off package includes at least 11 paid holidays, earned vacation, and sick time. AA/EEOE

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  • Dr. Routt Earns Quality Online Course Distinction

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    Please join us in congratulating Dr. Kristin Routt for her excellence in online education and quality online course design! Dr. Routt's online course, EIU 4125G - Cultural Diversity in the United States, has met the Quality Matters internal review expectations and has earned the distinction of a Quality Online Course (QOC) at EIU.  Dr. Routt will be highlighting aspects of her course in an Online Course Tour to be held on Thursday, February 2, at 3 p.m. To register for the webinar, visit http://eiu.gosignmeup.com.  For more information about the Quality Online Course Certification program including how to apply, go to the QOC Certification page.

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  • The Renewed Interpersonal Violence Awareness Team (formerly known as the Sexual Violence Prevention Team)

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    The Interpersonal Violence Awareness Team (IVAT), previously known as the Sexual Violence Prevention Team, is a multi-disciplinary team representing Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and community partners.  Through outreach efforts, the team works to educate EIU’s campus on interpersonal violence and share related resources.  Further information regarding EIU’s commitment to preventing interpersonal violence and supporting survivors of violence is available on the University’s Interpersonal Violence Resources and Prevention website (https://www.eiu.edu/sexualassaultresources/meetings.php). 

    This website outlines applicable University policies, reporting options, medical considerations, and guidelines for helping others.  Faculty can be supportive in several ways, from requesting a program for a class period to listing reporting options in all the places that they already use to share helpful resources with students (syllabus, D2L, etc.). The QR code below, links to language already drafted for faculty, making it very easy to share with students. The webpage also includes information regarding how to request an outreach program related to interpersonal violence, as well as how the team can assist in promoting a related event you may be hosting (https://www.eiu.edu/civil/machform/view.php?id=14785).  In addition to the website, IVAT hosts an Instagram account (@eiu_ivat) to support educational and outreach efforts. Please consider following the account.


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  • Hands-Only CPR and AED Demonstration

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    Campus Recreation will be providing American Red Cross Hands-Only CPR training on several dates over the next three weeks.  We welcome any member of our campus community who would like to learn this skill and see a demonstration of the AED's currently available in public spaces at EIU.  This training and demonstration takes approximately 1 hour and does not result in certification.  If you would like to join us please register HERE for one of the following dates:

    • 1/18       8:15pm
    • 1/20       11am
    • 1/24       Noon
    • 1/25       Noon
    • 1/27       10:30am & 1:30pm
    • 1/31       5pm
    • 2/1         5pm
    • 2/6         Noon

    Instructors are all certified through the American Red Cross as First Aid/CPR/AED instructors, Lifeguarding Training instructors, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer instructors.  If the link above does not work please use the following: https://www.eiu.edu/campusrec/machform/view.php?id=19562.  If you have any questions please call us at 217/581-2820 or email Sarah Daugherty at swdaugherty@eiu.edu.  

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  • Gen Ed Assessment Work Group meet-and-greet *UPDATED TIME*

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    General Education Assessment Work Group: Faculty, please join us for a very informal session to meet folks who are interested in improving gen ed assessment on campus!

    Who: Everyone is invited!
    What: Introducing the General Education Assessment Work Group
    When: NEW TIME! Wednesday, February 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drop in any time!
    Where: CSI (Center for Student Innovation), ground floor of Booth Library, near atrium
    Food: There will be nourishment!
    Questions: contact Suzie Park (sapark@eiu.edu)

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  • Students: Are you a library superhero?

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    Booth Library is looking for a few awesome students to serve as part of a student consulting team for the library. These students will help us to better serve EIU students by providing feedback, promoting the library and planning programs.

    Any students interested in serving on the Booth volunteer team are welcome to attend a planning meeting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Edgar Room (Room 3202) on the library’s main floor. Snacks will be provided! All are welcome to brainstorm ideas on how to make the library a welcoming, useful and fun space for EIU students.

    For more information please contact Amy Odwarka, First-Year Experience and Student Success librarian, at aodwarka@eiu.edu.

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  • FDIC Webinar: Online Course Tour

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    EIU Faculty:  Hop on the virtual tour bus and join us on Zoom on February 2 at 3:00 PM as Dr. Kristin Routt takes us on a tour of her online course. Dr. Routt's course, EIU 4125G - Cultural Diversity in the United States, recently earned the Quality Online Course (QOC) certification from the FDIC and meets the QM Essentials standards from Quality Matters. Dr. Routt will highlight various aspects of her online course. The webinar will include a 30 minute tour of the course followed by a question and answer session. To register for the webinar, go to http://eiu.gosignmeup.com.

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  • Employment Opportunity - Program Coordinator: Inclusion and Academic Engagement Program Coordinator

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    The Office of Inclusion and Academic Engagement Program Coordinator will report to the Dean of Student Success. This position will work closely with Student Success Directors, Enrollment Management, and Admissions. The Program Coordinator takes a leadership role in the department's strategic plan and works collaboratively wth other campus-wide academic and student support areas.  The Program Coordinator is responsible for establishing rapport, problem-solving, and providing a broad range of services to ensure students achieve successful outcomes at Eastern Illinois University.

    Function of Job: Provide supportive services to assist EIU students in being academically successful through mentorship and specific outreach to promote academic success. This is a 12-month position working with our Student Success areas.

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Has administrative oversight of the Freshman Connection Program,  providing resource development and improving academic success for students in the program;
    2. Responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating the S.T.R.O.N.G. MENtoring Program for men of color
    3. Assign & train Peer Mentors to implement best practices when working with students
    4. Support University Foundations including being assigned a section(s) as needed
    5. Supervise GAs and interns (hire and train graduate assistants and interns to offer mentorship and to counsel undergraduate students);
    6. Develop and maintain a cooperative relationship with the faculty, advisors, and other support providers;
    7. Track assessment data to determine the success of programs and write annual reports;
    8. Participate in SSC staff meetings and collaborate with colleagues within SSC and the University;
    9. Coordinate activities, educational programming, and events for a caseload of students to increase student engagement
    10. Create and facilitate workshops; lead activities in a variety of topics including, but not limited to, academic, social, career, personal, financial, and cultural development;
    11. Recruit participants and maintain communication and relationships through our many avenues of recruitment: Open House, Summer Orientation, Pantherpalooza, the Minority Faculty/Staff/Student Reception, campus conferences, etc.;
    12. Participate in professional development opportunities by attending appropriate conferences, advising organizations, and serving on committees.

    Requirements:

    1. At least years’ experience and Bachelor’s degree are required from a regionally accredited college or university in College Student Affairs, Counseling, Business Management, Education, or a related area. A Master’s degree in one of the above areas is preferred.
    2. Additional education, training, and/or work experience in the area of specialization: Must have experience working with Underrepresented, Low-income, First-Generation, and Disabled students.

    Preferred Qualification:

    1. Experience working with computerized programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint. Experience with or ability to learn Banner and StudentAccess database systems;
    2. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Must be open-minded, non-judgmental, and able to interact with, advise, and advocate for diverse groups;
    3. Excellent oral and written communications skills;
    4. Experience in advising students of diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds is strongly preferred;
    5. Knowledge of and experience working with low-income, first-generation and/or underserved student populations;
    6. Experience working with other educational programs that serve and support first-generation, low-income, and/or under-served student populations is strongly preferred;
    7. Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense;
    8. Ability to develop goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work;
    9. Ability to work effectively with staff, students, the public, and outside constituency groups;
    10. Ability to motivate, engage, and encourage students to seek guidance and participate in the program;
    11. Ability to effectively plan, delegate, and supervise the work of others;
    12. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team and exercise sound judgment.


    Compensation

    • Salary based on experience. The position includes health benefits, vacation, sick time, and retirement benefits as provided by SURS.
    • This is a grant-funded position. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon the renewal of grant funding.

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

    To apply, please submit an application, resume, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three business references. Applications will be accepted until the position is fille

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  • SURS Campus Counseling Sessions

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    A SURS representative will be on campus Tuesday, March 7 to conduct face to face retirement counseling sessions with eligible employees who schedule an appointment. To schedule a retirement counseling appointment or request a written estimate, members should be eligible to retire within 10 years, based on the following criteria:



    Eligible members who are in the Traditional and Portable plans must complete a retirement estimate request form prior to scheduling an appointment or requesting a written estimate. Members who are in the Retirement Savings Plan, receiving disability benefits, or no longer contributing to the system do not need to complete the estimate request form. The accuracy of your estimate(s) is only as good as the information provided to SURS.

    To access the retirement, estimate request form:

    • Visit www.surs.org and click on Member Login to gain access to your member webpage, click on Retirement Counseling on the left menu and complete the retirement estimate request form for either a written estimate or a retirement counseling appointment. Once this form is completed and submitted electronically, you will be prompted to follow a link to schedule an appointment. Currently, we are offering Virtual (via Microsoft Teams), Office, On Campus, and Telephone Appointments.

     -or-

    • Call SURS at (800) 275-7877 to request a form. SURS will send a retirement estimate request form via U.S. mail to the member’s home address or fax. Once the completed form is returned, SURS will immediately notify you via U.S. mail or electronic notification on your member web page that you can contact SURS to schedule an appointment. You will not have time to schedule a campus counseling session using this method.

    Please have ready in advance: 

    • Anticipated retirement dates (you may choose 2 dates)
    • If academic: length of base contract
    • Salary: if academic, base salary, plus summer or any overloads, if applicable
    • Salary: if staff, salary plus expected overtime
    • Percentage of anticipated salary increases
    • Sick leave balances (unused/unpaid sick leave earned prior to 01/01/84 or after 01/01/98)
    • Vacation balance
    • Information on other service such as eligible purchases or reciprocal service

    Once a counseling appointment has been scheduled, you should receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive an email confirmation that day, please contact SURS to confirm that the appointment was scheduled correctly. The confirmation email includes a link to the scheduling site. If it is necessary to cancel or reschedule, this link can be used up until 48 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time. If the appointment needs to be rescheduled or cancelled within 48 hours prior to the appointment, you will need to contact a SURS representative at (800) 275-7877. If you requested a written estimate, you should receive your estimates in the mail within 45-60 days of your request. If you do not receive them within this timeframe, contact a SURS representative at (800) 275-7877.

     Please note:

    • Members are limited tone counseling appointment or written estimate every 12 months.
    • While eligible employees are allowed to meet with a counselor every 12 months, it is not necessary unless the previous estimate information has changed significantly.
    • Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) members meeting with a SURS counselor will receive illustrations from one of the RSP providers, as well an explanation of the options available at retirement.
    • All members are encouraged to follow up with the RSP provider for more specific explanations or questions.
    • Members will receive a copy of the illustrations prepared after their appointment.
    • Online Benefit Estimator: An online benefit estimator is available at www.surs.org
    • The estimator is a helpful tool that can be used by members in the Traditional and Portable Plans when they do not meet the criteria for a counseling appointment.
    • Please keep in mind that the online estimator cannot accurately calculate estimates for members who have part-time service, reciprocal service, or police/fire service.

    The schedule is now open and will close Friday, February 10, 2023.  Sessions will begin at 9 a.m. and run through noon.  Afternoon sessions will only be available if the morning sessions fill.  Sessions will be held in the University MLK union, Shelbyville and Sullivan rooms. Appointment requests will be taken on a first come/first serve basis.  Call early to reserve your desired time.

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  • Dr. Stowell Earns Quality Online Course Distinction

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    Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jeff Stowell for his excellence in online education and quality online course design! Dr. Stowell's online course, PSY 3310 - Biological Psychology, has met the Quality Matters internal review expectations and has earned the distinction of a Quality Online Course (QOC) at EIU.  This is the second online course developed by Dr. Stowell to earn the QOC certification. Dr. Stowell will be highlighting aspects of his course in an Online Course Tour to be held on Thursday, March 2, at 3:00 PM. To register for the webinar, go to http://eiu.gosignmeup.com. For more information about the Quality Online Course Certification program including how to apply, go to the QOC Certification page.

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  • Retirement Celebration for Debbie Meadows Feb. 21

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    Please join us for a retirement celebration in honor of Debbie Meadows on Tuesday, February 21, 2023,  in the Faculty/Staff lounge, 2504 Buzzard Hall from 2 to 4 p.m.  Debbie works in the School of Extended Learning with non-credit programs.  Recently, Debbie has filled the role of Office Manager for both credit and non-credit programs.  Debbie is an excellent and hardworking team member and she will be missed dearly.  Join us in congratulating her and wishing her well as she begins a new chapter in her life.  Refreshments will be served.  

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  • Booth CSI to offer 3D printing, podcasting and Digital Sandbox workshops this spring

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    The Center for Student Innovation at Booth Library is offering an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to learn more about technology in a hands-on workshop series.

    These workshops are free, and they will take place in the CSI on the first floor of Booth Library. Registration is recommended but not required.

    Digital Sandbox

    The Digital Sandbox series offers sessions on data wrangling, text analysis and spatial storytelling. These are taught at an introductory level and are intended for those who have little to no knowledge of the subject. These workshops are open to students, faculty and staff. Register for these workshops at https://www.eiu.edu/booth/csi/digitalsandbox.php.

    • Feb. 9, 3:30 p.m., Introduction to Data Wrangling with OpenRefine: Preparing data for analysis in any given project often requires more time and labor than the analysis itself. OpenRefine is a free application that can help you clean and normalize your data, transform it from one format to another, and even automate complicated tasks like data validation. In this workshop, we’ll explore some of the basic operations used in OpenRefine to help us work with “messy” data.
    • March 9, 3:30 p.m., Introduction to Text Analysis with Lexos: Text mining and analysis offer ways of using computers to help process and “read” large amounts of text. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to perform a number of basic operations related to text analysis, such as calculating word frequencies and other statistics, using the free and cloud-based tool Lexos. This workshop will also survey some of the potential benefits and challenges of incorporating text mining and analysis into different types of projects.
    • April 13, 3:30 p.m., Spatial Storytelling with Esri ArcGIS StoryMaps: Esri ArcGIS StoryMaps allows you to easily combine GIS data with effective visuals to create powerful interactive and informative presentations. If your information can be visualized spatially, as a map, it can also be turned into a StoryMap. In this workshop, we'll build a basic StoryMap and discuss possible uses in the classroom as well as for digital presentation of research.

    CSI Technology Workshops

    3D printers, podcasting stations, VR equipment -- the Center for Student Innovation has lots of stuff and we want you to use it! But how do you get started?


    The CSI regularly hosts workshops to introduce you to the technology we have available for your use. The workshops listed below will give you everything you need to know to get started with specific technologies in the CSI. Sign up for these workshops at https://www.eiu.edu/booth/csi/equipment_workshops.php.

    • 3D Printing 101: Interested in 3D printing? This one-hour workshop will walk you through the basic process of taking a 3D model from a digital file to a printed 3D object. After this workshop, you will be able to reserve time with the CSI's 3D printers to print items for educational or personal use (with assistance from CSI staff). No previous experience required. Dates for Spring 2023: Feb. 23, 6 p.m.; March 23, noon; April 11, 6 p.m.
    • Podcasting 101: The CSI's Podcating Studio includes two podcast stations and four microphones capable of producing high-quality digital audio for many different applications. This one-hour workshop will give you everything you need to know to start using the podcasting equipment independently. After this workshop, you will be able to reserve time in the podcasting studio to work on projects for educational or personal use. No previous experience required. Dates for Spring 2023: Feb. 28, noon; March 28, 6 p.m.
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  • Planned 3 DAY WATER OUTAGE over spring break week

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    ***** 3 DAY WATER OUTAGE *****

    Building Coordinators: Please notify your building occupants of this outage. Any questions or concerns, please contact facilities at 581-3520.

    FACILITIES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT OUTAGE PLANNING SHEET
    Central Campus Water Outage
    REQUESTED BY:  Aaron Kemper, Plumbing Foreman 

    BUILDINGS OR AREAS INVOLVED:

    Booth Library
    Buzzard Hall
    Doudna Fine Arts Center
    Ford Hall
    Gregg Triad
    Lantz Arena (including Student Recreation Center)
    Life Science Annex
    Martin Luther King Jr. University Union East & West
    McKinney Hall
    O'Brien Stadium
    Steam Plant
    Student Services Building
    Tarble Arts Center
    University Police Department                         
    Weller Hall
     
    DATE/TIME:  MONDAY, MARCH 13TH, TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH AND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15TH 
    PURPOSE OF PROPOSED OUTAGE: Water will be shut down all three days to replace water valves in tunnels 
    POSSIBLE PROBLEMS / SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONSNO WATER OF ANY KIND including restrooms 

    BUILDING COORDINATORS - PLEASE POST CLOSED SIGNS ON ALL RESTROOMS AND ENOURAGE YOUR BUILDING OCCUPANTS TO PLAN AHEAD FOR THESE THREE DAYS OF NO RESTROOM FACILITIES WITHIN THEIR BUILDINGS. 

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