Campus Connection

Campus Connection - Submissions - April 1, 2011

Civil Services Employees Council (CSEC) Elections

The annual election of Civil Service Council is now underway.

The objective of the council is:

    1. To work with the Director of Human Resources in the formation of polices relating to all Civil Service employees.
    2. To consider problems of Civil Service employees and to make recommendations to the director of Human Resources and member or members representing this campus on the University Civil Service Advisory Committee to the Merit Board regarding the same.
    3. To provide a medium for the passing of ideas and directives to the employee groups from the Director of Human Resources.
    4. To plan and organize social, recreational and educational activities for Civil Service employees.

There are 16 members on the council, three from each employee Group I-V, and one from the Quad Cities campus (Group VI).

Group I:  Administrative and Professional Group

Group II:  Clerical

Group III: Service and Technical

Group IV:  Union and Prevailing Wage

Group V:   Secretarial (Office Professionals)

All Civil Service employees past their initial six-month probationary period are eligible to serve on the council. To become a candidate, visit On the left-hand side, click on Public Files and then Other Documents. Print a Statement of Candidacy, fill it out and have your supervisor sign it.

Timetable and Deadlines:

Submission of Statement of Candidacy: April 15

Printing / Mailing of Ballots: April 18-22

Return / Tally of Ballots: April 29

New Members Notified and Seated on Council: May 2-6

For more information, contact any CSEC member ( ) or Jim Buffalo at or call the Physical Plant at 298-2882 and leave a message.


Faculty & Staff NewS

Grants and Contracts

  • Rori Carson, College of Education and Human Services—$149,388 from the Illinois Board of Higher Education for "West Central Grow Your Own Teachers Education Initiative - FY11."
  • Mary Margaret Harris, Beu Health Center— $15,640 from the Iowa City VA Medical Center for "Transitions in Health Care."
  • Jack Huang and Lisa Wen, chemistry— $1,000 from the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, "Travel Award to Attend the 2011 American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting."
  • Renee Polubinsky and Jennifer Plos, kinesiology—$3,981 from the Illinois Association for Health, PE, Recreation and Dance for "Wii Rehab and Fitness Initiative."  
  • Jules Woolf, kinesiology— $16,159 from the World Anti-Doping Agency for "'If Everyone is Using, Shouldn't I?': Perceived Norms of Anabolic Androgenic Steroid Use Among High School Athletes."

Professional Activities