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University Newsletter  —  Archive: January 2018

  • Driver's License, Vehicle Sticker Sales and More On Campus January 9

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  • Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity Events in October

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    The Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity is putting on a handful of events this month.

    October 23: Safe Zone Brown Bag: GSD History from noon to 1 p.m. in the Martinsville room in the Union.

    October 23: Dr. Clifford-Napoleone is lecturing about her latest book, Queering Kansas City Jazz: Gender, Performance, and the History of a Scee. 4 p.m. in Doudna Lecture Hall.

    October 23: A Queering Religion event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Charleston-Mattoon room in the Union.

    October 30: The PRIDE Student Drag Show will be held at  7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom in the Union.>

  • 2017 Burnham and Nancy Neal Outstanding Philanthropist Nominations Now Being Accepted

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    The Eastern Illinois University Foundation is currently seeking and accepting nominations for the 2017 Burnham and Nancy Neal Outstanding Philanthropist Award.

    The award is bestowed upon individuals and organizations who have demonstrated dedication and commitment to the academic and cultural well-being of Eastern Illinois University by providing sustaining financial support through lifetime contributions, and pledges or planned gifts as well as service to the University and the community. Deadline for nominations is January 31, 2018.

    Nominations can be submitted by visiting the Foundation's website at https://www.eiu.edu/found/
    or by regular mail to:

    EIU Foundation
    Attn: Nancy Murray
    860 W. Lincoln Ave.
    Charleston, IL 61920

  • Recruitment Forum and January Enrollment Management Update

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    Campus Recruitment Forum
    Our freshmen admit numbers are still higher than they have been in 10 years at this point in time. However, January is when prospective students start identifying their college of choice. Freshmen commitments will increase from now until May. Last year compositions of our total commitments were January (8%), Feb (17%), March (16%), April (24%) and May (16%).

    In preparation for this critical time frame, we are holding a campus-wide recruitment forum from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, January 12 in the Doudna Lecture Hall. The forum will focus on departmental recruitment -- a key piece of our prospective students' decision-making process. The forum will include:

    • An introduction and an overview of current numbers.
    • Presentations by innovative academic departments that are now seeing significant gains from their recruitment efforts.
    • A review of resources for departmental recruiters.
    • The unveiling of the new Departmental Recruitment Funnels.
    • Tips for helping students make the right college choice.
    • An open discussion with the audience regarding ideas and current practices not covered by the session.

    Space is limited for the event to the capacity of the lecture hall venue. Please RSVP if you plan to attend:
    https://www.eiu.edu/admissions/machform/view.php?id=21409.

    Upcoming Events this Month:

    • Saturday, January 27 - Admitted Student Event - Venue: LLT Group Office (company founded by two EIU alumni) Location: Naperville, IL
    • Sunday, January 28 - Admitted Student Event - Venue: The Carlisle Location: Lombard, IL

    Enrollment Management Updates for January

    • Dual Credit Showing Early Signs of Return on Investment - Applications have doubled from last year in high schools where we are offering dual credit.
    • Promoting New Majors - A new major has just been approved--starting in Fall 2018, EIU will offer a B.S. in Neuroscience. Learn more at https://www.eiu.edu/neuroscience.
    • One Stop for Scholarships- Thanks to the hard work of Brad Green and the Academic Works implementation team, the software goes live this month. Enrollment Management is truly excited about the great benefit of this software for current and prospective students. Learn more about this single solution to promote and manage scholarships at https://www.academicworks.com.
    • Star Wars and EIU -As many moviegoers flock to Theaters to see the latest Star Wars movie, our 30-second advertisements are playing before the show in more than 40 theaters in Illinois and Indiana. Our movie theater ads will continue through January.
    • Scholarship Funds Continue to Grow for Local Students -If you know students who are local and would be great ambassadors for EIU, make sure to tell them about the EIU Community Ambassador Scholarship. Funding for the scholarship continues to grow, with donors generously giving nearly $30,000 for the scholarship. All of it will be awarded to local students. For more details see https://www.eiu.edu/ambassador-scholarship/.
    • Director of New Student and Family Programs Hired - We are excited to welcome Dr. Tanya Willard to the EIU family. We anxiously await the impact that all of her experience and education will bring to EIU.
    • Vitalization - As we continue to progress in constructing and fortifying the Enrollment Management infrastructure at EIU, there have been many updates on the recommendations made by Vitalization Workgroup 3. See those updates at https://www.eiu.edu/vitalizeproject.

    Story of the Month
    This month's story is a letter received by the foundation with a $1,000 donation to go toward recruiting new students.

    Dear EIU Foundation:
    Congratulations on the tremendous job you are doing on recruiting and letting people know about the "BEST KEPT SECRET IN ILLINOIS" ----- EIU. We would like for this donation to go toward recruitment. It is a very expensive and time-consuming task, but you have definitely turned things around for this wonderful institution.
    THANK YOU for a job well done, we know we have further to go in completing the task, keep up the great effort.
    Sincerely,
    Anonymous Donor

    Thanks to all of you for your continued advocacy for Eastern Illinois University!

    Want to receive an Enrollment Management update each month? Sign up at http://www.eiu.edu/enrollment/subscribe.php.

  • Lost Panther Card Return Policies

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    Find a Panther Card?

    If you find a Panther Card, please return the card to the Panther Card Office located in the Student Services Building, Room 3040. If you are unable to return it immediately, please notify the Panther Card Office at (217) 581-4357 with the name and E# that appears on the card, as well as the location we can direct the student to claim the card. You may also send this information via email to support@eiu.edu. The replacement fee for a lost or stolen card is $20.

    This process will help avoid re-issuing replacement cards and additional cost to our students. Thank you for helping in this regard.

  • Thinking About Retiring? January 18 Meeting Can Provide Answers, Insight

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    The UPI Retirees Chapter will host a panel discussion and general meeting for prospective and current EIU retirees on Thursday, January 18, from 3 to 4:30pm in the Rathskeller Loft. Four panelists will speak briefly on "My Decision to Retire -- and What I Might Do Differently Now," and will be followed by audience discussion. Information
    packets also will be available. Campus Catering will serve refreshments.

    Come to share your expertise, to discover particular answers to your questions, or just to hear what it's like to be retired. We look forward to seeing you!

    Our panelists:

    ? Shirley Bell, Professor of Communications, Emeritus, and currently a candidate for State Representative in the 110th district
    ? Jon Blitz, Professor of Chemistry and President of UPI-EIU
    ? Audrey Edwards, Professor of Secondary Education, Emeritus, and President of UPI Retirees Chapter
    ? Jeffrey Lynch, Dean Emeritus of the College of Arts and Humanities, EIU

  • 2018 Summer Research and Creative Activity Grant Competition Deadline February 7

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    In accordance with the EIU-UPI Unit A agreement, Summer Research and Creative Activity Awards are available this year. The awards are for research and creative activity projects conducted between the end of the spring semester and August 31, 2018 by tenured/tenure track faculty in Bargaining Unit A.

    Approximately 20 awards of $4,000 each in the form of personal services payments will be granted. Faculty who wish to apply for funding should apply online (https://www.eiu.edu/grants/login.php) or hand-deliver a proposal to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, 1102 Blair Hall, no later than noon on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Researchers who have previously received a CFR grant and/or Summer Research and Creative Activity Award should make sure all progress/final reports are on file in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

    To obtain a copy of the application materials, please visit our website (http://www.eiu.edu/~grants/). Applicants should be sure to use the most current application forms. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Mattingly (mamattingly@eiu.edu) at (217) 581-2711.

  • 10TH Annual EIUnity Diversity Conference February 2

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    The 10th Annual EIUnity Diversity Conference will be held Friday, February 2, 2018, from 8am to 3pm in the EIU Martin Luther King Union. The theme for this year's conference is "Changing The Culture for the Culture: A Stand Against The Traditions of Bigotry, Social Injustice And More..."

    This conference is designed to raise diversity awareness and advocacy across EIU''s campus. The conference registration and Safe Zone Training starts at 8am, with workshops beginning at 10am, and a luncheon provided during the conference. Please check for the full itinerary on the Minority Affairs website. For EIU students, faculty, and staff, please register for the conference at http://www.eiu.edu/minoraff/machform/view.php?id=13.

    Non-EIU guests may register for the conference on the Minority Affairs website (under Diversity Conference). The cost for attendance for non-EIU guests is $10 per participant. This may be paid the day of the conference. Cash, checks, and money orders will be accepted. Checks can be made payable to "Eastern Illinois University." For all attendees, the deadline for conference registration is Monday, January 29, 2018, by 4:30pm.

    Prior to the event, non-EIU guests are encouraged to visit the University Police Department to obtain a daily parking pass for the conference.

    If you have any questions, please contact EIU's Minority Affairs Office at (217) 581-6690. Thank you!

  • EIU Board of Trustees meeting Friday, January 26

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    The EIU Board of Trustees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 26, in the Grand Ballroom of the MLK Jr. Union.

    Immediately following the Call to Order and Roll Call, the Board will go into executive session. The open session of the meeting will begin at 1 p.m. The agenda, table of contents and board report will soon be available on the university's website.

  • Applicants sought for the EIUAA Scholarship

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    Do you have a child or grandchild enrolled at Eastern? Please invite him/her to apply for the EIU Annuitants Association Scholarship! The application form and criteria are available at castle.eiu.edu/annuitants/scholarship.

    EIU students eligible for this scholarship must be an undergraduate child or grandchild of a current or retired university employee with 5 or more years of service, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and must be enrolled in at least 6 semester hours at the time the award is received.

    Application includes:

    Applications are due March 1, 2018, by 4pm at EIU's Brainard House (on Fourth Street).

  • Faculty & Staff Flu Vaccine Clinics January 24, 31

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    The Health & Counseling Services Medical Clinic is offering flu vaccines for faculty & staff for $15. Two clinics are currently planned for individuals to just walk-in with no appointment! Stop by the Medical Clinic, located in the Human Services Building, between the hours of 8:30 and 11:30am or 1:30 and 4:30pm on January 24th or January 31st to receive your vaccination.
  • Distinguished Senior Awards Nominations Being Accepted

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    The most distinguished seniors at EIU are individuals who have enriched the university community with their active involvement in all facets of campus life. The Distinguished Senior Awards recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding character and leadership through academic achievement, campus and community involvement, and/or extra-curricular honors or awards. This year's recipients will be recognized during a luncheon on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

    Award criteria:

    • Must be graduating with an undergraduate degree in the Spring, Summer, or Fall 2018
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

    Nominate students by completing this form: http://www.eiu.edu/alumni/seniorawards_nomination.php.

    For more information visit our website: http://www.eiu.edu/alumni/seniorawards.php or contact Amber May by calling (217) 581-6425 or emailing ammay@eiu.edu.

  • Maximizing Citation Management Software (for Faculty and Students) Workshops January 31

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    The Office of Faculty Development invites you to a 3pm January 31 workshop in Witters Conference Room, 4440 Booth Library, that will enhance faculty's familiarity with and use of freely available citation management tools.

    Whether you are just beginning to use these tools or use them regularly for basic citation curation, the session will promote your capacity to organize, cite, collaborate on, network with, and discover research-related documents. This workshop will help faculty introduce Mendeley and Zotero to their students as well as use them for their own research. Join Kirstin Duffin and Steve Brantley of Booth Library, who have provided citation management instruction in sessions and on a one-on-one basis, for a brief introduction, a series of tips and best practices, and a discussion regarding the use of these tools across disciplines.

    Register now at https://www.eiu.edu/apps/registration/user_event_view.php?id=53651.

  • Story Times Planned at Booth Library

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    Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to free story times in the Ballenger Teachers Center of Booth Library.

    Story times are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, and each will have a specific theme. The schedule is as follows:

    -- Jan. 27, Latino Culture, Three Kings Day, sponsored by Latino American Student Organization;

    -- Feb. 3, Valentine's Day, sponsored by Math Energy Club;

    -- Feb. 10, Fun with Fairy Tales, presented by Ellen Corrigan, Booth Library;

    -- Feb. 24, Celebrating Special, sponsored by Sigma Rho Epsilon;

    -- March 3, Dr. Seuss, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi.

    Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit http://www.library.eiu.edu/btc/ or call (217) 581-8442.

  • The Cafe in Klehm Hall Opens January 29

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    The Cafe (1414 Klehm Hall) is a student-operated casual dining experience for the EIU community. The Cafe offers a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches and pastas with menu items changing weekly, and is open Monday through Thursday. Lunch service starts on Jan. 29 (11:30am to 1pm). We open for coffee and other beverages at 9am. Cash only, please. Stop in and enjoy lunch or a coffee with a colleague!

  • Get Your W2s Online Through PAWS

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    Your 2017 W2 is now available to print in PAWS. By consenting to receive your W2 online you can have immediate access to all your W2s back to 2007.

    To activate your W2 consent please follow these directions:

    • Log in to PAWS: https://bannerssb.eiu.edu/pls/PROD/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin
    • Select the EMPLOYEE tab
    • Select TAX FORMS
    • Select W2 WAGE AND TAX STATEMENT
    • Select 2017, then click DISPLAY
    • A pop-up message will appear indicating you will need to provide CONSENT...Click OK
    • Under MY CHOICE, check the box that indicates you consent to receive your W2 electronically
    • Click SUBMIT

    Your consent is now complete.
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    Printing Your W2

    CAUTION: The W2 that will be displayed on screen will not have your social security number. DO NOT PRINT this screen shot!

    • Scroll down the page and click PRINTABLE W2
    • Re-enter your EIU NetID and EIU Net Password
    • Print your W2 using your browser commands. Note: You may wish to change the print size and format (ie, suggest "landscape")

    You may print as many copies as you would like. You may also return to the site anytime through April 17th and review or print your 2017 W2. Beginning April 18th you will only be able to view the W2 screen without your social security number showing.

    By accessing your W2 online, you will not be mailed a paper W2 in the future. For those who did not consent, your W2s will be mailed out on January 31st.

  • University Foundations Instructors Sought

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    CASA is seeking qualified individuals to teach EIU 1111: University Foundations, Eastern''s freshman seminar, for Fall 2018. Interested people must have at least a master's degree and must work full-time for the University. Graduate students currently pursuing a degree are also encouraged to apply for practicum hours, which must be approved by the graduate''s department. New instructors will be in a team-taught section; returning instructors will teach alone or with a peer leader. Faculty in team-taught sections will receive 1.5 CUs; faculty teaching with a peer leader or alone will receive 2 CUs. ASPs will receive a 12.5% stipend for 4.5 months; civil service and A&Ps without academic rank will receive a $337.50 monthly stipend for 4.5 months for team-taught sections and $450.90 for peer-leader and individual sections. A&Ps with academic rank teach the course in-load. We welcome newcomers as well as returning instructors to this unique and rewarding teaching opportunity. Additional information about the course and the application are available at http://castle.eiu.edu/eiu1111/. Please return the application to Dr. Karla Sanders in CASA or through email to kjsanders@eiu.edu. Due dates are February 28, 2017 for returning instructors and March 15, 2018 for new instructors. The faculty workshop will be held May 9-10, 2018. Questions may be directed to Dr. Sanders at (217) 581-6056 or kjsanders@eiu.edu.

  • EIU Student Research and Creative Activity Conference March 23

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    Eastern Illinois University invites all students doing independent research, scholarship, or creative activity in any discipline to share their work at the Student Research and Creative Activity Conference. There will be diverse opportunities for sharing through posters, short presentations, panels, round-tables, performances, and displays of artwork. Students will have the opportunity to hone their skills as presenters and to talk about their work with fellow students, faculty, and staff from across the university. Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to participate.

    Submit your proposal via the conference website at http://www.eiu.edu/studentresearch by the deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018.

  • Events Planned African American Heritage Month February 2018

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    You are cordially invited to attend the following events scheduled for African American Heritage Month (hereafter AAHM). (Downloadable Calendar Image Here).

    • Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, 6 PM
      AAHM Celebration Kick-Off with Mr. Keven Stonewall, Lumpkin Hall Auditorium, Sponsored by AAHM Committee, Vice President of Student Affairs Office, College of Sciences, Biology Department, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
    • Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, 8:30 AM-4 PM
      EIUnity Diversity Conference, 3rd Floor University Union
    • Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, 3:22 PM
      Black Is...Food For the Soul (Soul Food Dinner), Cultural Center, Sponsored by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. $5 and $7 Dinners Available
    • Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, 7 PM
      Black is...Empowerment (Freestyle/Open MIC), 7th Street Underground, MLK Union, Presented by NAACP
    • Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, 6 PM
      Black is... Knowledge (Black Jeopardy), Coleman Hall, Presented by Black Student Union
    • Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, 6 PM
      How NOT to be Young, Dumb and Broke: Keys to Financial Success!, Phipps Lecture Hall, 1205 Physical Sciences Building, Sponsored by TRIO
    • Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, 9 AM-3 PM
      Basuah HIV/AIDS Testing, Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Union, Presented by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
    • Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, 7 PM
      UB Movie: The Wiz! The Panther, The Witch and the Scarecrow, Buzzard Hall Auditorium
    • Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, 7 PM
      "I Gotta Find a PEACE of Mind: Black and Mental Health," presented by Tulie Ceriser, Lumpkin Hall
    • Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, 7 PM
      Black is...Beautiful, Poet/Artist T. Miller, Phipps Lecture Hall, 1205 Physical Sciences Building, Sponsored by UB Mainstage Committee
    • Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, 6 PM
      Powerful Influences of Omega Men, Lumpkin Hall Auditorium, Presented by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
    • Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, 6-9 PM
      Black is...Creative (Kadija's Paint and Sip), University Ballroom, MLK Union, Sponsored by UB's Special Event and Cultural Arts Committee
    • Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, 6:13 PM
      "Proud Family: Black by Popular Demand," Phipps Lecture Hall, 1205 Physical Sciences Building, Presented by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
    • Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, 7:06 PM
      Black is...Canvas, 7th Street Underground, MLK Union, Presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
    • Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, 7 PM
      Ms. Black EIU Pageant, MLK Union, Grand Ballroom
    • Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, 6 PM
      Our Black is...Victorious, Unity Gospel Annual AAHM Gospel Celebration, Wesley United Methodist Church, 2206-4th St., Charleston, IL. 61920, (diagonal from Lawson Hall)
    • Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, 6 PM
      A Seat At the Table: How Unfamiliar Situations Create Anxiety for Black Students on College Campuses, Coleman Hall Auditorium, Presented by David Groves
    • Thursday, March 1, 2018, 6 PM
      Dr. Duriel Harris (Scholar and Poet), Doudna Lecture Hall, Sponsored by AAHM Committee, Vice President of Academic Affairs Office, English Department, and the Women''s History and Awareness Month

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