Jan 21, 2017

 

Meetings/Events

STORY TIMES TO BE OFFERED AT BOOTH LIBRARY
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 Jan. 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25; and on March 4. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. More specific information about the theme of each story time will be posted on the library's Facebook and Twitter pages.

For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit here.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Jan 19, 2017


AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH KICKOFF FEB. 1
Celebrate the start of African-American Heritage Month with University Board and the Black Student Union. "Black History Month Kickoff: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future" will be held on Feb. 1 in the MLK Jr. Union University Ballroom and Grand Ballroom. The kickoff event will feature performances from local musicians, artists and poetry readings celebrating African-American achievement. Art showings will begin at 5 p.m. in the University Ballroom, with performances to follow at 6 p.m. Beginning at 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, there will be a comedy show featuring Xclusive.

SARA TRIPLETT, Student Programs
Posted: Jan 19, 2017


2017 PANTHER CLUB SPRING FLING -- THE HEARTBEAT OF PANTHER ATHLETICS
Tickets are now on sale for this year's Eastern Illinois Athletic Department Spring Fling. The evening includes an incredible night of entertainment by Chicagoland's #1 event and high energy party band, Recycle the Day; fabulous food stations; live and silent auction items, and good fun with friends -- all in support of Eastern Illinois student-athletes. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in Lantz Arena. Tickets for this premiere event are $75 per person for Panther Club members and $100 for non-Panther Club members. Be sure to call 217-581-2310 to purchase tickets or go online here.

The Panther Club Spring Fling is the heartbeat of Panther Athletics fundraising. Proceeds from this event help to fund scholarship expenses and operating costs for the entire athletics program. We appreciate and rely on your generous contributions to help make this event successful. To make the evening even more exciting, get a fun group together and purchase a table. For information on how you can sponsor an individual, private group or corporate table or to donate an auction item, please contact Gary Nettles, assistant athletic director for development, at 217-581-5726.

SANDRA L. KING, Intercollegiate Athletics
Posted: Jan 19, 2017


ADVISER BROWN BAG LUNCH
The Campus Advising Network (CAN) will host a series of Brown Bag lunches during the spring semester. The first one will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Martinsville Room of the MLK Jr. Union. Bring your lunch and come together with advisers from across campus to share information, ask questions, and get to know your colleagues. If you have ideas for future topics of discussion, either share on the 25th or contact Lisa Canivez (lecanivez@eiu.edu) or Nancy Crone (njcrone@eiu.edu).

SHELLEY J. JAMES, Academic Advising Center
Posted: Jan 18, 2017


SAFE-ZONE TRAININGS HOSTED BY CENTER FOR GENDER AND SEXUAL DIVERSITY
The Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity (formerly known as the LGBTQA+ Resource Center) is hosting Safe Zone trainings for the EIU community (including staff and students) to participate in. The Safe Zone trainings are part of the Safe Zone Project, which was created to address the concerns of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, pansexual and ally community at EIU and the surrounding area. The Safe Zone Project is a way to reach out to these students and welcome them in all areas of the EIU community. Safe Zones are areas on and around campus where supportive people provide information and work toward the elimination of myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes.

This semester, the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity is offering a variety of Safe Zone trainings including Safe Zone Core, Beyond Bystander (Ally/Advocate Training), Bisexual/Pansexual, Trans 101, LGBTQA+ History, and Asexual. Click here to to sign up for a specific training you are interested in.

VANTASIA JOE, Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity (LGBTQA Resource Center)
Posted: Jan 17, 2017


REGISTRATION ACCEPTED FOR TARBLE SPRING CLASSES
Tarble Arts Center spring art classes begin Feb. 24. Offered for children are "Adventures in Art" (ages 4-6), taught by Tara Starling; "Explorations in Art" (ages 7-9) and "Exploring 2-D Media" (ages 10-14), led by Mary Magee; and Friday classes for home-schooled youths ages 4-14, taught by Kit Morice. For teens and adults (ages 15+), offerings include "Glass Bead Making" led by Dave Hunter; "Investigations in Drawing and Painting", Reagan Carey, instructor; and "Woodland Wall Pockets," taught by Karen Reed. Contact the Tarble at tarble@eiu.edu or 217-581-2787 for complete information. Online registration is available here.

KATHRYN MORICE, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Jan 13, 2017


ACADEMY OF LIFELONG LEARNING SPRING 2017 OFFERINGS
The EIU Academy of Lifelong Learning offers non-credit learning events for adults of all ages, with the purpose of keeping our brains nimble and adept. See the spring program guide here.

The Academy began at EIU in 2007 and now offers a wide variety of programs on topics that cover current events, the environment, history, wellness, culture and fine arts. The goal of the Academy is to provide educational opportunity for dialogue that helps individuals develop abilities to cope with the relentless change in our world. Single-session and multi-session classes are options, depending on the topic. A number of distinguished Eastern faculty and local area experts have taught classes over the years. Most classes are offered without charge, with a few exceptions. Discounted tickets for many Doudna performances are available to members. A gift Academy membership makes a unique present for friends or family that love to learn.

Academy of Lifelong Learning, 2201 Blair Hall; 217-581-5114

MARITA METZKE, Coordinator, Academy of Lifelong Learning
Posted: Jan 12, 2017


BOOTH LIBRARY TO OFFER TOURS
Eastern students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to take a tour of Booth Library and find out what the library has to offer. Twenty-minute tours will be offered regularly during the first four weeks of the semester. There's no need to sign up; just come to the north lobby of the library to join in any of the tours Monday through Thursday. Tours will be offered at 10 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Jan. 9-Feb. 2.

Tours are also offered by appointment. Contact a reference librarian at 581-6072 to schedule a tour.

During the fall semester, Booth Library's regular hours will be from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 1 a.m. Sunday.

For more information on the library, visit the website; call 581-6072; or find the library on Facebook or Twitter.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Jan 06, 2017


AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES
-- 1 to 6 p.m . Wednesday, Jan. 11, MLK Jr. Union University Ballroom; sponsored by Tau Beta Sigma

-- 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, Lawson Hall

-- 1 to 5 p.m. Friday. Jan 27, Andrews Hall

Please donate and help save lives!

STEVE LANE, EIUARC Blood Drive Committee
Posted: Jan 06, 2017





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