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JUMPstart


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welcome agenda classroom codes academic calendar student employment packing list housing tuition and fees business office health services the learning center disabilities services student activities athletics career prep leadership education  the durward sandifer mentorship program  information technology commonly used urls financial aid melick library contacts


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welcome

Welcome New Students, Congratulations on your selection of Eureka as your undergraduate college. In Greek, Eureka means “I have found it” and at Eureka, you will find new friends, outstanding faculty and staff, and amazing opportunities for learning inside and outside of the classroom. Your participation in Jump Start will prepare you well for your undergraduate experience at EC. Again, I personally welcome you to campus and the best of wishes on your high school graduation. I look forward to seeing all of you on campus in the fall! Yours ‘neath the Elms at Eureka College,

J. David Arnold, Ph.D. President 3


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8:00 – 9:00am

FOREIGN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT TEST FOR FRENCH & SPANISH [SPS Conference Room]

8:15 – 9:00am

FINANCIAL AID (Master Promissory Note for the Federal Direct Stafford Loans and/or Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan) [Burgoo]

9:00 – 9:30am

CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Check-In, Financial Aid, ID Pictures, SPS Health Forms) [Moser Lobby]

9:30 – 10:00am

WELCOME — ORIENTATION LEADER SKITS [Becker Auditorium]

10:05 – 10:35am

FINANCIAL AID & BUSINESS OFFICE [Becker Auditorium]

10:40 – 11:10am ACADEMIC OVERVIEW [Becker Auditorium]

11:15am – 12:45pm

GROUP A Students ACADEMIC ADVISING & REGISTRATION [Melick Library]

NETWORKING WITH ORIENTATION LEADERS [Gammon Room]

GROUP A Parents/Family Members “HOLDING ON AND LETTING GO” & PARENT TO STUDENT Q&A [Becker Auditorium]

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GROUP B Students/Parents/Family Members CAMPUS RESOURCES 101 [East Commons Spring 2012 / Moser Lobby Summer 2012]

12:00 – 12:45pm

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Students [Spring 2011: Vennum Binkley 41 / Summer 2011: Burgess 204]

12:45pm LUNCH [Terrill Rooms]

1:30 – 3:00pm

GROUP B Students ACADEMIC ADVISING & REGISTRATION [Melick Library]

NETWORKING WITH ORIENTATION LEADERS

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11:15am – 12:00pm

[Gammon Room]

GROUP B Parents/Family Members “HOLDING ON AND LETTING GO” & PARENT TO STUDENT Q&A [Becker Auditorium]

1:30 – 2:15pm

GROUP A Students/Parents/Family Members CAMPUS RESOURCES 101 [East Commons Spring 2012 / Moser Lobby Summer 2012]

2:15 – 3:00pm

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Students [Spring 2011: Vennum Binkley 41 / Summer 2011: Burgess 204]

>> EVERYONE SHOULD MEET IN MOSER LOBBY FOR CHECK-OUT AT 3PM << Evaluations will be collected at check out.

9:00am–3:30pm: Eureka College Bookstore Open 3:00–4:00pm: Optional Campus Tour 3:00–4:00pm: Financial Aid – Available for one-on-one appointments. 3:00–4:00pm: Business Office – Available for personal student account consultations.

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decipheringcoursecodes

Your course schedule lists the location of your classes in abbreviated terms. Here is a list that can help you read the schedule correctly:

= Arranged (contact your advisor or professor) = Burgess Hall = Burrus Dickinson Hall = Becker Auditorium = Chapel Classroom = Chapel McCallister Hall = Langston Hall 2nd Floor Lounge = Langston Hall 3rd Floor Lounge = Library AV Room = Library East Seminar Room = Library Seminar Room = Learning Center (Alumni Court) = Pritchard Theatre Basement = Pritchard Theatre Seminar Room = Pritchard Theatre = Reagan Center Classroom (2nd Floor) = Tennis Courts = Reagan Center Gym = Reagan Center Mini Gym (2nd Floor) = Student Programs & Services Office Conference Room = Vennum Binkley 20s = 2nd Floor Rooms 30s = 3rd Floor Rooms 40s = 4th Floor Rooms Sem & <10 = Basement / Ground Floor

ARR B BD BECKER CHAPEL C-MAC LANG-2 LANG-3 L-AV L-ESEM L-SEM LRNCTR P-BAS P-SEM P-THA R-CL R-CT R-G R-M SPSCON VB

For a complete description of courses, please visit our website: www.eureka.edu. Scroll over Academics and click on Course Catalog.

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Check In and Orientation Classes begin Last day to add semester classes (5th Day) Labor Day (no classes; offices closed) Last day to drop semester classes (10th Day) Homecoming (no classes; offices open) Semester Midterm Last day to withdraw from semester classes Fall Break (no classes; offices open) Thanksgiving Break begins Classes Resume Last day of classes Study Day December Graduate Recognition Ceremony Final Examinations

Saturday, August 18 Wednesday, August 22 Tuesday, August 28 Monday, September 3 Wednesday, September 5 Friday, October 5 Thursday, October 11 Friday, October 19 Monday-Tuesday, October 22-23 Wednesday, November 21 Monday, November 26 Wednesday, December 5 Thursday, December 6 Saturday December 8 Friday-Saturday December 7-8 and Monday-Tuesday December 10-11

SpringSpring Semester 2011 Spring Semester Semester 2013 2011 New Student Orientation Classes begin Last day to add semester classes (5th Day) Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes; offices closed) Last day to drop semester classes (10th Day) Semester Midterm Spring Break Classes Resume Last day to withdraw from semester classes Good Friday (no classes; offices closed) Easter Monday (no classes; offices open) Honors Ceremony Last day of classes Study Day Final Examinations Baccalaureate Commencement

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Fall Semester 2012 2010 Fall Semester 2010 Fall Semester

Sunday, January 13 Monday, January 14 Tuesday, January 18 Monday, January 21 Monday, January 28 Monday, March 4 Saturday, March 9 - Sunday, March 17 Monday, March 18 Tuesday, March 19 Friday, March 29 Monday, April 1 Sunday, April 21 Wednesday, May 1 Thursday, May 2 Friday-Saturday, May 3-4 and Monday-Tuesday, May 6-7 Friday, May 10 Saturday, May 11

Summer Session 2011 Summer2013 Session 2011 Summer Session May Session begins Memorial Day (no classes; offices closed) Last day of May Session 1st 4-Weeks, 8-Weeks Sessions begins Independence Day (no classes; offices closed) Last day of 1st 4-Weeks Term 2nd 4-Weeks Term begins Last day of 2nd 4-Weeks, 8 Weeks Term

Monday, May 20 Monday, May 27 Friday, June 7 Monday, June 10 Thursday, July 4 Friday, July 5 Monday, July 8 Friday, August 2

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studentemployment

Student Employment Program Eureka College promotes the employment of students in

1. Student employment opportunities are posted on

over 20 campus departments through the Student Employ-

EC Connect under “Student Employment” and on

ment Program, which is funded by the College and in part

the Job Board located by the Cerf Center mailboxes.

by the federal government. Students receive valuable work experience and develop important interpersonal skills while earning money for their college expenses. The departments benefit not only from the assistance provided by the stu-

2. If interested in a position, first go to the Human Resources Office and pick up an Interview Authorization Slip.

dents, but also from development of closer ties with mem-

3. Contact the supervisor listed on the interview slip

bers of the student body. Any Eureka College student may

and set up a time and place to meet with them.

apply for campus employment; however, preference in hiring is given to those students who receive Federal Work Study as part of their financial aid award package. Skills, prior experience, and schedule availability also play a part in

4. Arrive at the interview promptly and dressed appropriately. 5. The interviewer is responsible to sign and return the completed interview slip to the Human Resources

the selection process.

Campus Employers: Admissions Bookstore Cerf Center Education Department Humanities Department Marketing Records Office Student Activities Alumni / Development Computer Center Financial Aid Learning Center Math / Science Department Secretarial Services Student Programs & Services Athletic Department Provost’s Office Fine and Performing Arts Library Reagan Pool Social Science Department Maintenance and Grounds Custodial

Sodexo: Food Services

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How Do I Get A Campus Job?

Office. 6. If you are hired, you must have W-4 and I-9 forms plus employment eligibility documents on file in the Human Resources Office. A complete listing of employment eligibility documents can be found on EC Connect. Students are not allowed to work until all documentation is on file. 7. You will then work the hours scheduled between you and your supervisor. 8. Turn in a signed time sheet by the due date and get paid on the scheduled payday! The current student pay schedule can be found on EC Connect.

How Do I Get An Off-Campus Job? 1. Check out EC Career Connections: www.eccareerconnection.org to search for summer and part-time employment opportunities. 2. Visit: www.eurekaillinois.net/organizations/businessdirectory. html for local business opportunities & contacts.


Social Security Number *Bring your actual SS Card, birth certificate

Medical Insurance Card Bank Info/Checks Prescription Medicine Calendar/Student Planner Notebooks/Folders Pens/Pencils/Highlighters Landline phone (for campus and local calls) *All residence halls have a phone jack, except Ivy Hall Cell Phone or Phone Card (for long distance calls) Cell Phone Charger

or passport if you plan to work on campus

Residence Hall necessities

Sheets (extra long recommended) *Most mattresses on campus are 80 inches long Blankets/Comforter Pillow(s) Pillowcase(s) Clothing *At least one dress outfit recommended Bath Towels/Washcloths Shower Bucket/Caddy Shower Shoes Toiletries First Aid Kit/Band Aids/Pain Reliever Hair Dyer Alarm Clock Laundry Basket/Bag Laundry Detergent/Supplies Hangers Trash can Cleaning Supplies Flashlight/Batteries Disposable Plates/Bowls/Cups/Containers Food/Snacks Decorations/Posters Command Strips/Sticky Tac) *To hang pictures and posters Computer Cable Cord (TV)/Ethernet Card (Computer) Surge Protector/Power Strips/Extension Cords USB Flash Drive Backpack Stapler/Tape/Paper Clips

Fridge (4.4 cubic feet or less) Microwave (800 watts or less) Television/DVD Player Message Board/Marker (for door)

Optional Items

Mattress Pad/Cover Storage Crates/Drawers Small Tool Kit Iron/Ironing Board Fan Water Bottle Coffee Pot Camera Printer/Paper Headphones Floor Lamp Umbrella Games Recreational Sports Items Bike) *Several bike racks located throughout campus

packinglist

Things to discuss with your roommate

Absolute necessities

Do not bring

Air Conditioners Foreman-style Grills Open Coiled Cooking Instruments Toasters/Toaster Ovens Halogen Lamps Pets *Except fish in a 10 gallon tank or less Weapons/BB Guns Paintball Guns/Air Guns    Hunting Knives or anything with a long blade Space Heaters

Each room comes with…                           

Bed Frame and Mattress Chest with Drawers Desk and Chair Bookcase with light Closet Mirror (most rooms) Blinds Phone Jack (except Ivy Hall) Cable Service/Internet Connection/Wi-fi

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housing

ALUMNI COURT

ALUMNI COURT Female freshmen and female upperclass residents are typically housed in Alumni Court. Alumni Court is composed of 4 wings: B, C, D, and E. Each wing has 2 small floors of 15 residents that share a community restroom. Each floor in Alumni Court has a large lounge and a flat panel TV. Alumni Court houses the campus Learning Center and the newly renovated Harrod Lounge. Washers and dryers (free of charge to residents) as well as soda, vending, and a coffee machine can also be found in Alumni Court. Alumni Court is currently closed for renovations. For the 2012-2013 academic year, female freshmen will be housed in Ivy Hall.

LANGSTON HALL

LANGSTON ROOM

Langston Hall is a coed residence hall for upperclass and transfer residents interested in suite style living. This building is comprised of 3 floors each housing between 25 and 35 residents. Although Langston is typically comprised of private rooms that share a bathroom with just one other private room, the set-up is slightly different for some of the rooms during our transition and renovation period. Some students will live in a private room and other students may double up and share a room with a roommate. Students with special needs will be given priority for single rooms available. Each floor in Langston has a large lounge with a TV. Classes, large study groups, and organizational meetings are often held in Langston. Washers and dryers (free of charge to residents) are provided on each floor in Langston. This building has an elevator! Soda and vending machines can also be found in Langston.

FOUNDERS COURT Founders Court houses male freshmen and male upperclass residents. Founders Court is comprised of Darst Hall, Deweese Hall, Ford Hall, and Myers Hall. Each wing has 2 small floors of 16 residents that share a community restroom. Darst and Deweese typically house male freshmen residents while Ford is a mix of freshmen and upperclass males, and Myers is home to upperclass males. Each floor in Founders Court has a small lounge, and most floors have a flat panel TV. Founders Court is located next to Ben Major, a small building which houses washers and dryers (free of charge to residents), as well as a computer lab, large lounge with a big flatscreen TV, and vending and soda machines. During Summer 2011, Founders Court was updated with a new fire sprinkling system, all rooms and lounges were painted, and all new room and lounge furniture was provided for the entire building. Each resident in Founders Court is provided with a bed frame, mattress, chest, desk, bookcase, chair, and closet. The new furniture in Founders Court is all moveable (except for the closets) and residents can arrange the room any way they wish. However, no furniture may be removed from the room. The FOUNDERS COURT beds can be bunked, low lofted, or high lofted (limited quantities). Air conditioning is provided in Founders Court. Each room has cable access, one phone jack, 2 Ethernet connections, and wireless internet access. Residents must bring their own landline phone in order to access free local phone service.

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While Gunz Hall will eventually be a coed residence hall, it is predominantly upperclass female residents during our transition and renovation period. Gunz Hall offers suite style living in which a resident shares a room with a roommate and shares a bathroom with the two residents in the adjoining room. Gunz is comprised of 3 small floors that each house between 8 and 16 residents. Each floor has a lounge with a flat panel TV. Washers and dryers (free of charge to residents) are located on the main level along with a full kitchen area (available for student use) and a soda machine. This building is handicapped accessible and offers a chair lift up to the main level. Gunz Hall is kept locked 24 hours a day and residents gain access through a secure key swipe card system.

housing

GUNZENHAUSER HALL

Each resident in Gunz Hall is provided with a bed frame, mattress, chest, desk, bookcase, chair, and closet. Rooms share a full bathroom (shower, sink, and toilet) with the adjoining room. The new furniture in Gunz is all moveable (except for the closets) and residents can arrange the room any way they wish. However, no furniture may be removed from the room. The beds can be bunked, low lofted, or high lofted (limited quantities). Air conditioning is provided in Gunz Hall. Each room has cable access, one phone jack, 2 Ethernet connections, and wireless internet access. Residents must bring their own landline phone in order to access free local phone service. GUNZ ROOM

GUNZ COMMON AREA

IVY HALL Ivy Hall is a brand new residence hall that just opened in January 2012. This new facility is currently composed of 4 wings of female freshmen and houses a sorority, Phi Omega, in the 5th wing. There are between 17 and 21 residents in each wing that collectively share a large community restroom. Each wing in Ivy Hall has a small study lounge plus a larger social lounge with a flat panel TV. Ivy Hall also has a media room on the upper level that has media:scape technology perfect for group project work. Washers and dryers (free of charge to residents) are located in the lower level along with a full kitchen (available for student use), eating area, and additional lounge space. This building has an elevator and is handicapped accessible. Ivy Hall is kept locked 24 hours a day and students gain access through a secure key swipe card system. Each resident is provided with a bed frame, mattress, chest, desk, bookcase, chair, and closet. The furniture is all moveable (except for the closets) and residents can arrange the room any way they wish. However, no furniture may be removed from the room. The beds can be bunked, low lofted, or high lofted (limited quantities). Ivy Hall is a green building and provides geothermal heating/cooling. Each room has cable access, 2 Ethernet connections, and wireless internet access. Ivy Hall does not provide phone jacks for landline phones.

IVY HALL

IVY HALL ROOM IVY HALL DINING AREA

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housing

GREEK ORGANIZATIONS Eureka College has 3 Greek organizations that are housed in separate buildings for the Fall 2012 semester, as well as 2 Greek organizations that own their own house. Students who choose to join a Greek organization are required to live with their designated Greek organization beginning the fall semester following their initiation. More information on Greek housing can be obtained from the SPS Office or on the EC website.

RESIDENCE LIFE DATES TO REMEMBER 2012-2013 June 1st – Last Day to Change Fall Housing Preferences and/or Request a Roommate July 16-20th – Fall Housing Assignments are Mailed out to all Residential Students August 18th – Move-In Day November 20th – Residence Halls Close for Thanksgiving Break @ 5pm November 25th – Residence Halls Re-Open @ 8am December 11th – Residence Halls Close for Winter Break @ 5pm January 13th – Residence Halls Re-Open for Spring Semester March 8th – Residence Halls Close for Spring Break @ 5pm March 17th – Residence Halls Re-Open @ 8am March 22nd – RA Applications Due March 27th – Fall Housing Contracts Due for Returning Residents May 3rd – Summer Housing Contracts Due May 11th – Residence Halls Close for Summer

Meal/Board Plan All full time residential students are required to be on one of Eureka College’s four meal plan offerings. Residential students must specify on their housing contract which meal plan they prefer. If a student fails to specify which one they want, they will automatically receive Meal Plan A. Students have until the end of the day on Friday during the first week of classes to change their option, if they feel they need to do so. Changes will not be made after that. Meal Plan Option A: 19 Meals/Week | No Flex $$ | $2200/semester Meal Plan Option B: 175 Block (Avg. 12 Meals/Wk) | $75 Flex $$ | $2170/semester Meal Plan Option C: 150 Block (Avg. 10 Meals/Wk) | $100 Flex $$ | $2170/semester Meal Plan Option D: 125 Block (Avg. 8 Meals/Wk) | $150 Flex $$ | $2170/semester ** The average Eureka College students consumes 12 meals/week in on campus dining locations.**

A Block Plan involves a certain number of meals to spread throughout the semester. Block Plans give you the ability to provide meals for your friends/ family without an additional cost when they visit. Block Plans also give you the ability to have multiple meals per meal period. The standard meal plan (Meal Plan Option A) cannot be used for anyone but yourself and provides one meal per meal period. Flex dollars can be used at the Commons or the Burgoo to purchase additional meals as well as retail items at the Burgoo.

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CAMPUS POLICE A Eureka city police officer serves on campus each night, even during the summer and on breaks. The officer begins their shift on campus between 5pm and 7pm, and is on campus until between 1am and 3am depending on the day. The officer does rounds of the residence halls each night with the RA’s on duty and is also available as a student escort when needed. Officers patrol campus in a marked vehicle. A college cell phone is held by the officer each night and students can reach the officer by calling (309) 339-0321. The Eureka City Police dispatch can be contacted at (309) 467-2375.


NOW ONLINE: www.eureka.edu

Book store the

of Eureka College

inside the Cerf Center

New & Used books Book Buy-Back Book Rental [eurekacollege.rentsbooks.com] Eureka College Spirit Wear & Gifts Monday - Friday 9am-3pm 467.6426

15%OFF

ALL EC APPAREL

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tuition&fees

Tuition: Full-time Student (12 - 18 hours), per Semester Classified (less than 12 hours or greater than 18 hours), per Semester Hour Unclassified, per Semester Hour

8,970.00 515.00 515.00

$

——— 285.00 190.00 120.00 ———

Certain Fees: General Campus Access Fee – FT General Campus Access Fee – PT Activity Fee Activity Fee Residence Hall and Board Charges: Double Room, per Semester Langston Resident Hall, per Semester Double Room Used as a Single, per Semester Single Room Used as a Single, per Semester Jones Hall – Single Room, per Semester Jones Hall – Corner Room, per Semester Board – 19 meals per week, per semester Board – Block 125, 150, 175 meals plans, per semester

1,865.00 2,930.00 3,150.00 2,680.00 2,500.00 2,680.00 2,135.00 2105.00

Other General Fees: Applied Music Fee Athletic Insurance Fee (Estimate): Football Basketball & Soccer All Other Sports

275.00 165.00 140.00 300.00

Non-refundable Enrollment Deposit, New Students Only (Credit Towards Tuition) Student Health Insurance (Estimate): Fall and Spring Semester (8/2011 - 8/2012) Spring Semester Only (1/2012 - 8/2012) Health Care Services, Student Co-pay Refundable Housing Deposit Summer Courses, per Semester Hour Readmission Fee Convenience Fee Returned Check Fee Senior Citizen Credit/Discount, per Semester Hour Student Teaching Fee Finger Printing Fee

Tuition, Fees, Room & Board (Semester) (Double Occupancy and Block Meal Plan) Tuition, Fees, Room & Board (Year with Block Meal Plan)

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170.00

595.00 390.00 10.00 150.00 365.00 300.00 10.00 25.00 45.00 260.00 49.50

13,345.00

$

26,690.00

$


Student Accident & Medical Insurance

• Personal checks may be cashed • The Bookstore also provides this service. However, there is a $25 limit. • Eureka College Student Employee Payroll Checks: ≈ Heartland Bank and Trust (Branches throughout Eureka) ≈ A valid ID is required (drivers license)

Student Accounts • Tuition, Fees, Room, Board and other charges are invoiced through the Business Office by the Student Account Manager. (Exception: books or supplies purchased at the Eureka College Bookstore must be paid for at the time of purchase). • Monthly statements are mailed whenever there is a balance due on the student’s account except if payment is being made to Tuition Management Systems and is current.

Payment of Student Accounts • Charges are due and payable in full 10 working days before the first day of class of the semester. Unless other arrangements have been made and approved in writing by the business office. • There are various means for payment: ≈ Cash ≈ Check ≈ Credit card (MasterCard, Visa, & Discover Card)* *A convenience fee does apply: Less than $500.00 – $10.00 Between $500.01 and $2,000.00 – $25.00 Between $2,000.01 and $5,000.00 – $75.00 Greater than $5,000.00 – $100.00

• Fall Semester 2-payment Option, one half of the balance due August 10, 2011 and the remaining half is due October 1, 2011. • Spring Semester 2-payment Option, one half of the balance due January 10, 2012 and the remaining half is due March 1, 2012. • Tuition Management Services (“TMS”)

≈ Provides 10, 9 or 8 month payment options without interest.

≈ $65 enrollment fee.

≈ If you would like further information, please contact the Business Office.

• Loans

≈ Personal loan from a financial institution, Subsidized  and Unsubsidized Stafford loan, PLUS loan, Alternative loan.

• Finance Charges ≈ Finance charges will be assessed to all accounts greater than 30 days outstanding, except for Student and Parents participating in TMS. ≈ The rate is 12% annually. ≈ $100 late fee assessed at 7 days past due. ≈ The assessment will continue until the balance is paid in full.

• All full-time students are required to show proof of insurance. This is a mandatory policy. • If your student does not already have an insurance card, please contact the appropriate person to obtain one for them. (i.e. your insurance company, agent, or your employer’s benefits representative) • If the student is not covered by a personal health and accident insurance policy the student is required to purchase the College’s Plan. Estimated annual premium cost for 2011-12 is $595.00, for the period beginning August 1, 2011 and ending August 1, 2012. If at any time a student loses coverage through a parent this insurance may be purchased and the fee added to the student’s account. There is a reduced premium for any student who adds the insurance at the beginning of the second semester in January. This insurance may also be purchased as “secondary coverage” for any student who is already covered by other insurance. (i.e. in the case of high deductibles)

businessoffice

Check Cashing

• If at any time, your employer or insurance company requires “proof or verification of student status” please contact the Eureka College Records Office and they will process any and all appropriate documentation.

Athletic Insurance • The NCAA requires students participating in inter-collegiate athletics to purchase additional insurance coverage. This coverage is mandatory. Rates are estimated at this time and are subject to change upon the renewal policy: Football $275.00, Basketball/Soccer $165.00, All other sports $140.00.

Short-term Emergency Student Loans • Short-term student loans are provided to students in emergency situations, they are required to be repaid within two months or by the end of the current semester, whichever comes first. • There is an application process and a $1.00 processing charge.

Other Items of Importance • Student ID Card, used for electronic scanning ≈ Dining Service ≈ Library ≈ Burgoo • College Catalog ≈ Printed Copy ≈ College website: www.eureka.edu • Student Handbook ≈ Located on the College website only • Financial Aid Handbook ≈ Located on the College website

www.eureka.edu

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healthservices

Eureka College Clinical Health Services provided by Eureka Community Hospital – Urgent Care Department Basic Facts: 1. Hours: 6am – 10pm: 7 days a week. The service runs the academic year. 2. Assessment of all Eureka College students — residential or commuter. 3. Treatment: Minor illnesses, injuries and emergencies — sore throat, rashes, injuries that do not require x-ray or other diagnostic tests not listed in #5. Referral will be made to the physician of choice for appropriate follow-up care when needed. 4. Medications: Starter packs will be provided after pharmacies are closed for the day. Starter packs will be billed to the student by the college. 5. Labs: CBC, urinalysis, strep cultures are provided when needed as part of the basic services. All other lab tests are billed to the student or their insurance. 6. School Sport Physical: Must be paid by student at the time of service or the college will bill the student. 7. Important Notice: When using the Health Services at Eureka Hospital, you must show your college ID. 8. There is a co-pay fee for each visit to Eureka Community Hospital under the college plan. The fee is $10 this year and will be billed to your student account in the EC Business Office. 9. All services between 10pm and 6am will be classified as Emergency Services and will not be covered by the college plan. 10. The student or student’s insurance company will be billed for all outpatient or emergency services outside of those listed above. 11. Payment for follow-up with a physician other than at the Health Services will be the responsibility of the student. 12. Students will be triaged, as are all Urgent Care patients. Those requiring the most emergent care will be treated first. You may be required to wait, but you will be cared for as quickly as possible.

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healthservices

Eureka College Behavioral Health Care provided by John R. Day & Associates, Ltd. Seeing a professional counselor as a Eureka College student is easy and free. Also, this service is provided to all EC students – residential and commuter. The service runs the academic school year. The counselors are on hand to discuss a variety of issues: depression, stress, family problems, alcohol and other drug issues, relationships, eating disorders, etc. Sometimes it just helps to talk to someone else who is removed from the situation.

Basic Facts: • The service is completely confidential. The college doesn’t know who specifically is using the service. • Upon the first appointment the counselor will do an assessment to see how many additional appointments will be needed. Additional appointments will be provided for free under the plan up to a certain point, which will be discussed as the need arises. • How to set up an appointment ° Call 309.692-7755 ° Identify yourself as a Eureka College student, and express that you would like to make an appointment. ° Be prepared with the following:

– a brief description of why you are seeking services

– your date of birth, address, and a telephone number where you can be reached

– what days and times you are available for appointments

• Monday – Thursday 9am-8pm • Friday 9am-4pm • Where you want to go for your appointment. • On-campus in a private location. • Offices in either Eureka, Peoria, Canton, Normal.

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thelearningcenter

At the Learning Center, professional and peer

The Writing Center

tutors are available to all Eureka College students. Its mission

any stage of the writing process - brainstorming, com-

is to promote student retention, while providing academic sup-

posing, revising, editing, and proofreading. Students

port services to all students. Typically, students who struggle to

can receive peer assistance for course related assign-

master particular subjects use the Learning Center equally with

ments, as well as personal writing projects. Student

successful students who are there to maximize their academic

tutors, who have an English background and are trained

success. At the Center, efforts are also focused on personally

by an English professor, guide students to writing suc-

contacting students who are at-risk based on information from

cess. It is important for students to realize that tutors

mid-term reports, semester grades, referrals from faculty, and

will guide students, not write or rewrite assignments for

documented disabilities.

them. Also, the best results occur when students don’t

The Center, located on the residential side of campus, also offers students a computer lab, a quiet student area, and easy access to the following services:

provides feedback at

make a last moment stop, but rather visit early and/ or frequently, so quality writing and revision emerges. Student tutors will be located at the Burgoo, Learning Center, and Melick Library during specified times.

• Writing Center • Math Lab

The Math Lab

• Individual Tutoring

An Education/Math Professor and a student will

• Study Groups

provide one-on-one assistance for Math 098 and

• Individual Consultation

099 courses. Both are available for assistance during

• Proctoring Tests

requested times and locations. However, if tutoring is

• Documented Disabilities Assistance

needed for higher level math courses, then tutors will

• COMPASS Testing

be sought out for specific student requests. Contact the Director of the Learning Center at 467-6520 for these specific needs. Note: Tutors for specific courses are available upon request.

Director of Learning Center: Jason Zimmerman: 309.467-   6520 www.eureka.edu

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students with physical and/or learning disabilities. All services must be requested by the user, and users must provide appropriate documentation of the disability. The documentation must be from an appropriate professional capable of diagnosing a particular disability/

Offered Services Assistance with Registration Advocacy to faculty, staff, and administration

disorder. Confidentially of records is required by law, and all records

Personal PA devices in Becker Auditorium

are kept within the Learning Center and/or Records Office. Once

Sign Language Interpreters

the request has been made, the Learning Center Director will dis-

Individual Consultations with Learning Center Director

cuss the services and accommodations that are available and the most appropriate for the individual. Then the student will be acquainted with the process for securing those services. The Learning Center

disabilitiesservices

The College strives to provide a variety of support services for

Access to books on tape Testing modifications Individual tutoring

Director will establish and maintain contact with involved parties, so services are successfully implemented.

Director of Learning Center: Jason Zimmerman: 309.467-â&#x20AC;&#x160;â&#x20AC;&#x160;â&#x20AC;&#x160;6520 www.eureka.edu

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studentactivities

Student Organizations & Programs

Student Activities As a student at Eureka College, getting involved is a tremendous opportunity that will have lasting impacts on your life; short-term and long. With the turning of a new academic school year, the amount of organizations and activities are plentiful. No matter if you are a new first year, transfer student, commuter, or upperclassman; taking advantage of what we have to offer will be to your benefit. The college experience is about growing the holistic student in all areas including outside the classroom. By giving of your time and talents to an organization, you can thrive and your college experience will be even more valuable.

Mission Statement: The Student Activities Office at Eureka strives to promote co-curricular involvement in the areas of organizations and activities using various resources on and off campus including the Cerf College Center; center of campus community life. We encourage personal development socially, interpersonally, and morally through student engagement. Providing programming, campus activities, and resources we strive to cultivate holistic student growth and development and in turn support the mission of Eureka College.

Lockers Do you need extra space to keep your items? Come to the Cerf Center office and request a locker! Lockers are located in the hallway next to the SPS office. You will need to provide your own lock.

Green Room Do you need a quiet room to study or get homework done? The Green Room is available for your use! Come to the Cerf Center office to reserve the space for you.

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Admissions Ambassadors Akai Akuma Alpha Chi Alpha Psi Omega Campus Activities Board Campus Crusade for Christ Chamber Singers Cheerleading Chorale Circle K College Bowl Communications Club Con Brio Dance Team Delta Delta Pi Delta Sigma Phi Delta Zeta Disciples of Christ (DOC) EC Business Society EC Red Devil Band EC Republicans Education Association Eureka College History Organization Eureka Alliance Greek Council Habitat for Humanity IHCDP International Club Leadership Ambassadors Lambda Chi Alpha Maroon and Golden Rule Multi-Cultural Student Union Newman Foundation Orientation Leaders Phi Omega Pi Gamma Mu Pre-Med Society Prism SAAC Sigma Tau Delta Sigma Zeta S.P.R.U.C.E. Students for a Greener Environment (S.A.G.E.) Student Foundation Student Government Sociology & Psychology Tau Kappa Epsilon Up â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;til Dawn


functions as an integral part of Eureka College and the community while providing the opportunity for maximum participation in a comprehensive NCAA Division III athletic program. Special attention will be given to the student-athlete’s ability to be successful academically, athletically, and socially while maintaining the integrity of Eureka College. Furthermore, Eureka College athletics and coaches will support the overall mission of the College by being active educational practitioners and promoting lifetime wellness among student-athletes. This program will focus on the student-athlete as a whole person, helping him/her reach his/her maximum potential both on and off the field. The athletic department will provide these individuals the resources needed to realize their full potential in six areas of development: • • • • • •

Commitment to academic development Commitment to athletic development Commitment to career development Commitment to personal development Commitment to community service Commitment to leadership development

Many opportunities exist for participation in intercollegiate sports for both men and women. The College competes on the intercollegiate level as a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), affiliated with the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. Men participate in cross country, football, soccer, basketball, swimming, baseball, golf, tennis, and track; while women participate in cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming, softball, golf, tennis, and track. Students competing in intercollegiate athletics are required to purchase athletic insurance specific to their individual sport regardless of current, personal, or college-provided insurance coverage. The College Pep Band, Cheerleading Squad, and the Dance Team help generate enthusiasm for the various athletic events.

Eureka Athletics Eureka College intercollegiate athletics competes at the NCAA Division III level and sponsors 18 varsity programs: six in the fall, four in the winter and eight in the spring.

intercollegiateathletics

The Intercollegiate Athletic Program

Eureka College has a total of five on-campus facilities, including the Reagan Center (basketball, swimming, volleyball), McKinzie Field (football), Traister Field (soccer) and Henry Sand Field (baseball). Eureka College competes in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, a nine-team league chartered in 1989. The Red Devils joined the SLIAC in the fall of 2006. The football team joined the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, based out of St. Paul, Minn., as an associate member in 2009. A total of 67 Eureka College student-athletes were named to the Fall 2011 Director of Athletics Honor Roll. Eureka College placed 9 student-athletes on the Fall 2011 SLIAC All-Academic Team, and 6 student-athletes on the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Fall 2011 Academic All-Conference Team.

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careerprep

By following this basic time-line, Eureka College graduates will be equipped with the necessary tools and information to make a successful transition to the “World of Work” or graduate school. Very early in their college career, every student should take advantage of the resources and services offered through the Career Services Office to ensure they are on track to reach their full potential and career goals!

Career Preparation Timeline & Resources Freshman Year • • • • • • • •

Explore opportunities to get involved on campus which match as well as broaden career possibilities. Meet the Career Services staff member to develop a career plan. Explore interests by utilizing Career Assessment tools. Investigate possible career options through coursework, faculty and staff, research, job shadowing, etc. Take a variety of classes to broaden exposure to potential careers. Focus on good grades — graduate school admission and internships are often competitive. Take advantage of networking opportunities, such as finding an alumni mentor. Become familiar with the online resources found through the Career Services website

Sophomore Year • Utilize www.ECcareerconnection.org and www.illinois-csm.symplicity.com to explore part-time jobs, internships, and alumni mentoring opportunities. • Choose a major area of study or concentration. • Select courses which will enhance career-related skills and maintain focus on good grades. • Prepare a resume and cover letter. • Join campus organizations related to career interests. • Network with your Alumni mentor. • Conduct informational interviews. • Continue internship exploration. • Continue developing networking contacts through alumni, faculty, staff, and work & volunteer experiences. Junior Year • Make an appointment to meet with the Career Services staff member to discuss internship and career plans. • Revise your resume and be sure to post it at www.ECcareerconnection.org and www.illinois-csm.symplicity.com • Investigate graduate school programs by attending graduate school fairs, visiting www.gradschools.com and    practice for graduate school entrance exams. • Stay involved with co-curricular activities and take advantage of leadership opportunities. • Participate in an internship; seek part-time employment or volunteer in areas which complement career plans. • Maintain and continue developing networking contacts. • Attend job/internship fairs and career development workshops. Senior Year • • • • • • • • • •

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Devote time to meet specific career plan objectives - visit the Career Services Office often. Attend job fairs, revise resume and cover letter and begin contacting potential employers. Revise your resume and be sure to post it at www.ECcareerconnection.org and www.illinois-csm.symplicity.com Participate in an internship; volunteer or work part-time in field of interest. Participate in career services workshops. Continue to Network, Network, Network! Practice interviewing skills and begin interviewing with companies. Ask for letters of reference. Place your resume on several internet job boards and provide Career Services Office with a copy. Seek employment opportunities throughout senior year.


Selecting a major

Grad School Research & Applications

Resume & Cover Letter Creation & Review

Recommendation & Reference Letter Requests

Internship Search & For-Credit Paperwork

Application Materials Review

Post-Graduate Career Search Online Job Postings

Alumni Mentor Program Group Presentations

To make an appointment for Career Services Assistance, contact Emily Lee: elee@eureka.edu or call 467-6420 or stop in the SPS Office in the Cerf Center.

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Eureka College Career Services

EC CAREER CONNECTION

Career Services Online Resources

www.eureka.edu/careerservices/careerservices.htm Part-Time Local Jobs: Earn some cash while you are in school Summer Jobs: Make the most of your summer! Full-Time Jobs: Entry-level and Experienced (Alumni) postings Volunteer Opportunities: Support the community with your skills and develop your interests Post Your Resume: Available for employers to view Research Employers FOCUS Career Assessment Helpful in determining your skills, values & interests, & identifying occupations that match your personality type. Career search opportunities & goal identification. What Can I Do With this Major? Over 100 majors with detailed descriptions of Areas of Application, Potential Employers and Strategies for Success for each major, as well as beneficial professional organizations and job postings specific to the major. Illinois Small College Placement Association (ISCPA) Career and Internship job fairs and employment postings available only to students and alumni of the 25 ISCPA small, private Illinois partner schools; www.iscpa.org. Internships: Complement your in-class learning with guided, practical experience. Full-time jobs: Entry-level and Experienced (Alumni) postings.

Internships

16 Credit Hours can be earned towards graduation through internship experience Majors Requiring an Internship: Fitness Leadership, Environmental Science Majors That Strongly Encourage an Internship: English Writing & Communication 1 credit hour = 40 hours of work at your internship site. To earn credit: 295 Level Credit: After completing 6 hours completed in the major area 495 Level Credit: After completing 12 hours completed in the major area, with at least 6 hours at the 300 level Before applying for an internship for credit, plan to attend a resume workshop or meet with the Career Services Director.

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leadershipeducation

A team of student leaders, along with two staff co-coordinators lead the initiative for leadership education on campus. Reflective of leadership topics in higher education and in accordance with the mission statement of Eureka College, the team of Leadership Ambassadors provide leadership programming for all students. Programming can include events such as a fall and spring conference focusing on current leadership issues EC students are facing. The Leadership Ambassadors also coordinate regularly scheduled events such as dinner discussions or workshops to support students in their leadership development.

Community Service Did you know that Eureka College’s mission statement affirms a commitment to learning, service, and leadership? We believe that learning inside and outside the classroom, being a leader on campus and in your community, and giving back through service can significantly enrich your educational experience. We hope you will seek out ways to serve others through service-learning experiences and service opportunities in campus organizations, and projects which have a specific focus on helping a cause or making an impact on an area of need. Please contact Shari Rich, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Applied Learning with any questions you might have about how to take advantage of these leadership and learning opportunities.

Eureka College is one of 110 colleges and universities named on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for 2012. We are being recognized for our strong institutional commitment to service, developing campus-community partnerships that produce measurable impact, and engaging students in meaningful service.

Associate Dean of Students / Director of Applied Learning – Shari Rich: 309.467-6421 / srich@eureka.edu Dean of Students – Brooke Campbell: 309.467-6424 / bcampbell@eureka.edu

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Kansas? Ireland? Costa Rica?

The possibilities are unlimited. With a Sandifer Mentorship, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your horizons beyond the campus through applying your academic knowledge to a valuable practical learning experience. Full-time freshmen who begin their college careers at Eureka College are eligible to be considered for this tremendous opportunity at the end of their sophomore year. To receive a funded mentorship students need to meet these requirements: • A 3.5 Cumulative GPA at the end of the sophomore year at Eureka College •

• An established record of leadership while at Eureka College •

• An established record of service (80 or more hours) while at Eureka College •

For more information, visit the website: www.eureka.edu/admissions/sandifer.htm

thedurward sandifermentorship program

where would you like to go?

or contact the coordinator of the program: Shari Rich – Director of Applied Learning / Associate Dean of Students at srich@eureka.edu or by phone: 309.467-6421

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informationtechnolgy

Who We Are

Things to know before coming on campus

The Information Technology Department provides support services for both academic and administrative computing on campus. It maintains the campus local area network consisting of several hundred workstations and provides computer hardware and software support for all campus -owned devices. The IT Center and staff offices are located in the Vennum-Binkley Science Hall. All buildings on campus are connected by a fiber-optic backbone. Wireless access is available in most areas on campus.

You are encouraged to bring your own desktop or laptop, and maintain it in proper working order. The department of Information Technology can only provide connectivity to the campus network and the Internet. If the issue is with your computer (bad hard drive, virus/spyware, applications, or some other hardware problem) you will need to resolve that issue first. Only then we can help you with any connectivity issues. One of the new problems facing IT departments is the way viruses and spyware are being delivered today. In the past it was only in email and disk file sharing, but now if you innocently follow a link, run a search, download free software, or just visit a web page, a virus or some kind of spyware can be installed without your knowledge. Instant Messaging services can also transmit viruses, so be careful where you go or who you communicate with.

Student Information System The main student web portal is supported by the SONISWEB software package. Students may use this secure web portal to find their academic-related information including their tuition bills, class schedule, grades, course registration, and 1098T form. The same software is used by Faculty for advising as well as for their instruction related duties.

IT Help Desk If you need any assistance with IT-related issues, you may contact the IT Help Desk by email (helpdesk@eureka.edu). You may also contact us by phone (467-6831) during business hours. After hours service is also available in case of service interruptions. These procedures as well as other IT policies are included on our website (http://it.eureka.edu.) You may access the EC Connect from outside with your network login you will receive at the Jump Start.

Computer Labs There are several computer labs on campus including one twenty four hour lab located among the residence halls. The lab computers have common productive software and some of the labs have specialized software for certain classes. More information can be found at the following address: http://www.eureka.edu/technology/technology.htm

As users, you need to be diligent as to what you view, visit, open, or otherwise interact with in this new digital age. Even with all of the protection in place, you may be the unlucky person that gets a new virus or spyware that is so new that there is no protection against it until it is diagnosed. It is required that any computer that you bring on campus have antivirus software installed on it and that the software is up to date. For computers connected to the campus network, antivirus software is provided to you free of charge. During your Jump Start, you will be assigned a network account and an e-mail account. You are expected to be familiar with the Acceptable Use Agreement and the email Policy that are available online at EC Connect, in the IT section, as well as in the Student Handbook. You are responsible for any activity associated with the accounts assigned to you. Penalties will be imposed for any misuses of your network accounts. The basic instructions on how to use the network and your account information will be given to you during the Jump Start. NOTE: Personal wireless routers and other networking equipment that can interfere with the campus network are not allowed. This type of personal networking equipment causes issues with everyone’s network experience, and when found by the IT staff, the situation will be dealt with according to our policies.

IT Helpdesk Phone: 309.467- 6831 E-mail: helpdesk@eureka.edu IT Center Main Phone: 309.467- 6451

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New computers: Any business class PC or Mac works well on the campus network. You may want to purchase a computer that meets or exceeds the minimum recommendations listed below. The Windows XP SP3 or higher or Mac OS X operating systems are supported. A network port is usually a built in feature in a new computer. If you plan to bring a used computer:

— 1.2 GHz Pentium 4 class or higher Processor (AMD or Intel)

— 1GB RAM — 80 GB Hard Disk, or higher — MS Word 2010 or higher or Open Office 3 or higher — DVD ROM Drive — Windows XP SP3 or higher — 100 Mbps network card (if not built in)

COMMONLY USED URLs Authentication is required for most websites

informationtechnolgy

PC Recommendations

EC Public Website http://www.eureka.edu

EC Email http://mail.eureka.edu

Campus Intranet (EC Connect) http://ww11.eureka.edu:2048/(external access) http://ww2.eureka.edu (internal access)

EC Storage Webportal, also called Netstorage https://ecnss0.eureka.edu/NetStorage

You can access your network drive when you log into our network in a lab.

EC Sonisweb https://ww10.eureka.edu/sonisweb/studsect.cfm

Eureka College IT Services http://it.eureka.edu

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financialaid

Institutional Scholarship Funding: If you have been awarded an academic or talentbased scholarship by the college, then your scholarship should be included on your Financial Aid Award Letter. Institutional Grant Funding: Need-based grants are awarded to students based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a combination of the other types of assistance available to you. Eligibility for need-based grant funding may vary from year to year. Federal Funding: Eligibility for each of the federal programs (PELL Grant, SEOG Grant, Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Loan, and Work Study) is determined by the results of the FAFSA. If you are eligible for participation in any of these programs, they will be included on the Financial Aid Award Letter. State of Illinois Funding: Eligibility for the State of Illinois MAP Grant is based on the results of the FAFSA application. If you are eligible, the grants are included on your Financial Aid Award Letter. After the start of each academic semester (10th class day), a reconciliation process will take place to verify the number of credits officially registered for and the corresponding amount of grant that may be collected. If adjustments are needed, they will be made at that time. Private Scholarship Funding: If you are a student who will be receiving funds from a private or external source not listed on your Financial Aid Award Letter, please send us copies of the congratulatory letter you received. With the proper documentation, we will credit your account in the amount of your scholarship and then wait for reimbursement from the donor. Funds from private organizations are most often sent in two disbursements and posted to the student accounts one half each semester. It is your responsibility to request a grade transcript from the Registrarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office be sent to the private organization that requires it for the scholarship. Please note that private scholarship may reduce your out-of-pocket,

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your loans levels, or your Work-Study authorization. They will not reduce institutional monies from Eureka College. Federal Work-Study Funding: If a student is deemed eligible for participation in the Work-Study program, then it is offered and outlined on the Financial Aid Award Letter. There are many positions on campus, but priority in hiring will go to those students with Work-Study eligibility. A full description of the program and how it works can be found on the Applying for Aid of the Eureka College website www.eureka.edu. Enrollment Status: Generally, financial assistance awards are created assuming the student will be enrolled on a full-time basis (12 credit hours or more each semester). Enrollment for less than full-time may result in the reduction or elimination of various award resources. Residency Status: Financial assistance awards are normally created assuming a student will reside on campus. If you intend to commute (you have to live within 50 miles from Eureka College), please verify that your Financial Aid Award letter indicates you will be a commuter. Financial assistance is available based on the costs you incur for tuition, room and board and fees and will be pro-rated when you choose to live off campus incurring tuition and fee cost only. This policy may also affect a student who moves home during a semester in which they student teach. Refund Policy: Students who withdraw from all classes at Eureka College within the first nine weeks of the semester will have their charges and financial aid reduced on a prorated basis. Regulations require that any refunds of federal assistance be returned to the proper federal sources. The complete refund policy is available in the on-line and printed Eureka College Academic Catalog, as well as the Financial Aid section of the Eureka College website. A partial withdraw from classes does not warrant a refund of any kind. Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant: By applying for financial assistance using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and agreeing to share that information with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) you have been considered for the State of Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant. If you were determined to meet the eligibility criteria for the MAP Grant, an award is included on your Financial Aid Award Letter. This award may be an estimate made by the Office of Financial Aid, and if so, is identified as an Estimated IL MAP Grant. MAP Grants are limited based on the number of applicants and funding levels appropriated by the Illinois General Assembly. Please be aware that in light of state funding constraints, reductions to estimated and/or actual MAP Grants are possible. Starting in 2004-2005 academic year, eligibility for the MAP Grant began being tracked by the equivalent number of semester credit hours of MAP benefits paid on your behalf. This is called MAP Paid Credit Hours and will continue in this manner for the following academic year. Payment for each term is being made according to the equivalent number of credit hours eligible for MAP payments, with a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 15 MAP Paid Credit Hours.


If the IL MAP Grant is not included in your Financial Aid Award Letter, you are not eligible for the grant at this time at Eureka College. Ways to Cover Your Out-of-Pocket Cost: 1.) Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan a. A 10 year Loan in the parent’s name for a Dependant student to cover amount on account for the full year. b. Monthly payments start after the second disbursement in January c. No penalty for early payment d. If denied, forward denial to the Financial Aid Office and Dependent student may be eligible for additional Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan 2.) Private/ Alternative Student Loan a. Commonly require a co-signer b. You may be required to make monthly payments on loan while you are in school Federal Perkins Loan: The Federal Perkins Loan is a campus-based loan program administered through the Office of Financial Aid at Eureka College and serviced by UAS (University Accounting Service, LLC). The Perkins Loan has a fixed 5% interest rate and, no interest accrues on the loan while the student is enrolled in college. Interest begins accruing once the student is no longer enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours). Eligibility for the Perkins Loan is determined based on the results of the FAFSA and the student’s calculated financial need. The amount offered will vary depending on the individual student’s file. If a student is eligible for the Federal Perkins Loan, it will be included and offered on the overall Financial Aid Award Letter. You will have to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) in the Financial Aid Office. Federal Direct Stafford Loan: Eligibility amounts on Federal Direct Stafford Loans are set by the federal government based on the student’s earned credits. We have packaged the loan amount in accordance with the transcript records we currently have on file (if any), and students must complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) with the federal Department of Education. Complete the Following Steps to Obtain the Loan: 1.) To accept loan on Financial Aid Award Letter sign bottom of the page 2.) Go online to www.studentloans.gov 3.) Click green sign-in button – log in using STUDENT’S Social Security number, first two letters of last name, birthday, and Pin Number used to sing the FAFSA form 4.) Click on Complete Master Promissory Note (MPN)

5.) Click on Subsidized/Unsubsidized 6.) Fill out Master Promissory Note (you must receive a thank you to know   you have completed the MPN) Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan: Families that need additional help in financing their children’s education have the option to borrow a Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loan. This loan is not based on financial need, but should be considered only after the student’s Stafford loan eligibility has been determined by the Financial Aid Office.

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There is a limit on the number of MAP Paid Credit Hours that can be paid while you are classified by your school as a freshman and sophomore. This limit is the equivalent of 75 MAP Paid Credit Hours If this maximum number is reached, you must attain junior status for your MAP Grant eligibility to resume. The maximum number of MAP Paid Credit Hours that can be received in total is capped at 135.

Complete the Following Steps to Obtain PLUS Loan: 1.) Go online to www.studentloans.gov 2.) Click green sign-in button – log in using PARENT’S Social Security number, first two letters of last name, birthday, and Pin Number used to sign the FAFSA form 3.) Click on Complete Master Promissory Note (MPN) 4.) Click on Parent PLUS 5.) The Parent who signed in must fill out the MPN until you either reach a Thank You or a denial page a. PLUS loan is subject to credit approval based on credit history b. An origination fee of will be deducted from you PLUS Loan prior to disbursement. c. PLUS Loans will be disbursed in two equal disbursements.

If Accepted for Parent PLUS 1.) Go online to: www.eureka.edu/financialasst/financialasst 2.) Click on Eureka College Plus Loan Application 3.) Print, fill out information (amount should be for full academic year) 4.) Fax to 309-467-6897 If Denied for Parent PLUS 1.) Forward Denied email or mail in denial letter to the Financial Aid Office 2.) Student may have the option to receive additional Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan 3.) Student must sign and return Financial Aid Award Letter

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melicklibraryfacts

Hours When school is in session: Sunday: 6:00pm – 11:00pm Mon.-Thurs.: 7:45am – 11:00pm Friday: 7:45am – 4:30pm Saturday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm Breaks and summer: Mon.-Fri.: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Library Card • Eureka College ID cards serve as library cards and must be presented to check out library materials. • The ID cards may be used at other CARLI libraries including ICC, Bradley, ISU, IWU and UIUC. • You may also register at the Eureka Public Library for  a courtesy card to check out materials.

Loan Periods • Melick Library Books: 4 weeks/students and staff: 16 weeks/faculty. • Inter-library Loans: 4 weeks, with up to 3 renewals allowed. • Videos, DVD’s and CD’s – 1 week • Reference books and periodicals do not circulate!

Fines • 10 cents per day for books • 50 cents per day for videos • Fine is cut in half if paid at the time the materials   are returned.

Reference Help • A librarian is on duty in the reference area weekdays during the day and 6pm to 9pm Sunday through Thursday.

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Online Catalogs & Databases www.eureka.edu/melick/databases.htm • Melick Library Catalog • I-Share Catalog for the 76 CARLI libraries. You may request books through this that will arrive in 2-4 days. • EBSCOhost (multiple subject databases with many full-text journals) • JSTOR (full-text back file of academic journals) • Lexis-Nexis (full-text news, business, and legal sources) • Others: Worldcat.org, Oxford English Dictionary, Saskia (art images), Harper’s Weekly, Credo Reference & more.

Computer Study Center & Information Literacy Lab • Lab of multiple computer workstations with MS Office capabilities.

Library Staff Anthony Glass, Director & Archivist (arglass@eureka.edu / 467- 6382) Technical Services Librarian 467- 6383) Kelly Fisher, Public Services Librarian (kfisher@eureka.edu / 467- 6892) James Perry, Coordinator of Multimedia Services (jperry@eureka.edu / 467- 6390) Jen Rockey, Access Services Coordinator (jrockey@eureka.edu / 467- 6381)


contacts

Athletics Paul Bryant, Athletic Director pbryant@eureka.edu 309.467-6377 Business Office Erin Bline, Student Accounts Manager ebline@eureka.edu 309.467-6309 Bookstore Jill Fehr, Bookstore Manager jfehr@eureka.edu 309.467-6427 Chaplain Bruce Fowlkes, Chaplain bfowlkes@eureka.edu 309.467-6429 Financial Aid Ellen Rigsby, Director of Financial Aid eraid@eureka.edu 309.467-6311 Human Resources Lori Guth, Human Resources Coordinator lguth@eureka.edu 309.467-6312 Information Technology Marc Sherwood, IT Help Desk Manager helpdesk@eureka.edu 309.467-6831 Eldrick Smith, Assistant Director of IT helpdesk@eureka.edu 309.467-6831 Learning Center Jason Zimmerman, Director of Learning Center jzimmerman@eureka.edu 309.467-6520 Melick Library Kelly Fisher, Public Services Librarian kfisher@eureka.edu 309.467-6892 Records Office Kendi Onnen, Associate Registrar kendionnen@eureka.edu 309.467-6303 Scott Wignall, Associate Dean swignall@eureka.edu 309.467-6302

Student Programs & Services Brooke Campbell, Dean of Students bcampbell@eureka.edu 309.467-6424 Becky Duffield, Student Programs & Services Administrative Assistant duffield@eureka.edu 309.467-6420 Lisa Fischer, Director of Residence Life lfischer@eureka.edu 309.467-6419 Sarah Jiter, Assistant Dean of First Year Program sjiter@eureka.edu 309.467-6436 Emily Lee, Director of Career Services elee@eureka.edu 309.467-6413 Shari Rich, Director of Applied Learning srich@eureka.edu 309.467-6421 Christi Ulrich, Cerf Center Administrative Assistant culrich@eureka.edu 309.467-6407

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connect Visit the campus intranet site, EC Connect, and discover how our campus communicates internally. • Join Your Eureka College Campus Community On-Line. • Learn the latest campus announcements via The Red Devil Daily. • Watch informative, and sometimes humorous, campus videos on EC Tube. • Receive the latest campus alerts and class cancellations. • Respond to campus opinion polls and post on our online billboard with Shout Out. • Experience firsthand EC community internal campus communication avenues. • Check out the The Pegasus online. Find out what’s cooking in the Commons. • Find almost any campus form and schedule that exists.

Questions? Having challenges logging in? Lost in the site? Contact Cindy Lorimor, Coordinator of Web Services 309.467-6746 • clorimor@eureka.edu

on campus - ww2.eureka.edu off campus - http://ww11.eureka.edu:2164 If the server turns up an error message the alternate address is - http://192.168.10.15. Log in as “Student”, “Faculty”, or “Staff” and use your network login and password. Some links pull up an additional password request. These are protected for staff and faculty use only.

ww2.eureka.edu or 192.168.10.15 (backup)

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