Sep 30, 2014

 

Meetings/Events

REAL PANTHERS DECORATE BLUE -- DECORATING CONTEST
Deck the Halls has expanded and is now "Real Panthers Decorate Blue." This year's competition will allow more entries and more school spirit to be on display across campus and throughout our community. We are encouraging EVERYONE to decorate their areas in blue and grey to show that their area promotes "Real Panthers Decorate Blue!" Use our theme "Bright Lights, Blue City, EIU Homecoming 2014."

Official rules and the entry form are available on the homecoming website. The deadline to enter is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15. All offices should be decorated no later than Saturday, Oct. 18. On-campus judging will take place Monday, Oct. 20, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

ANGELA R. CAMPBELL, Homecoming Committee
Posted: Sep 29, 2014


WELLNESS INITIATIVE: VIRTUAL VACATION -- ALOHA HAWAII
Brought to you by T&D Travel (Training & Development) is a new moving initiative, Virtual Vacation -- Aloha Hawaii. Get your pedometers or smartphones and begin moving with us as we take you on a virtual trip around the island of Hawaii. We will visit points of interest and relax in some of the most beautiful spots in the world.

The Virtual Vacation -- Aloha, Hawaii is a group effort and your individual steps will count toward a common goal. We will update you each week on where you have been and what to look forward to for the next week. Thanks to our intern, Dylan Greger, we will also have exciting and fun activities during the 10 weeks to keep you motivated and rewarded.

Please visit here for detailed information and to register. We will begin Oct. 6, so hurry and register!

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training & Development
Posted: Sep 29, 2014


MEDIA FEST 2014
The Agency, the student-run public relations firm at EIU, invites all Eastern students to attend Media Fest 2014 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Buzzard Hall second-floor atrium. Free Pepsi, chips and cookies will be offered. Learn about student publications at EIU, take a tour of WEIU studios and talk to students who are involved at The Daily Eastern News, The Warbler (EIU's yearbook), The Agency, the Public Relations Student Society of America, WEIU-TV and Radio Hit Mix. Journalism... it's not just for journalists!

ELIZABETH K. VIALL, Journalism
Posted: Sep 26, 2014


LATINO HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS (OCT. 1-4)
Wednesday, Oct. 1: Latin American Dance Lessons, 7 p.m., Recreation Center -- Dance Studio. Presenter: Krishna Thomas.
Thursday, Oct. 2: "Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Magic Realism and Love in the Times of Cholera," introduction and film screening, 5 p.m., 7th Street Underground. Presenter: Jose Deustua.
Saturday, Oct. 4: Ninos Fundraiser: Fun and Games, 9 a.m. to noon, Wesley Foundation.

PAM WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Sep 25, 2014


STUDENT FILMS SOUGHT FOR EMBARRAS VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
The 10th annual Embarras Valley Film Festival will be held Nov. 6-8 at various locations around campus. The planning committee seeks submissions from student filmmakers to be shown during a special Short Film Festival as part of the activities on Nov. 6. The deadline to submit a film is Oct. 10.

EVFF is a yearly event honoring a person or theme relevant to the Embarras Valley, which encompasses much of east-central Illinois. This year’s festival highlights the films of Dick Van Dyke, a native of Danville in central Illinois. All festival events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Robin Murray at rlmurray@eiu.edu or Kit Morice at kmorice@eiu.edu, call the Tarble Arts Center at 217-581-2787 or visit EIU Embarras Valley Film Festival on Facebook.

SARAH B. MILLER, English
Posted: Sep 24, 2014


38TH ANNUAL PANTHER MARCHING BAND FESTIVAL SET FOR OCT. 4
The public is invited to the 38th annual Panther Marching Band Festival, set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at O’Brien Stadium. This annual all-day event is a field competition allowing high school bands a great way in which to close their performance season. Awards in each class in the areas of music, visual, general effect, percussion, guard and drum major will be awarded. Grand Champion and Spirit trophies will be awarded for Small Class and Large Class divisions. Nearly 40 bands are scheduled to compete, with EIU’s Panther Marching Band performing in exhibition at 4:15 and 9 p.m.

Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students/seniors, while children 5 and under will be admitted free. (Cash or check accepted.)

Participating schools are scheduled to perform as follows: Robinson, 9:45 a.m.; Arthur/Lovington/Atwood/Hammond, 10; Carterville, 10:15; Johnson City, 10:30; Blue Ridge, 10:45; Oblong, 11; Arcola, 11:15; Heritage, 11:30; Charleston, 11:45; LeRoy, 12:30 p.m.; Watseka, 12:45; Ridgeview, 1; Pleasant Plains, 1:15; Mater Dei, 1:30; Paris, 1:45; Casey-Westfield, 2; Mt. Carmel, 2:15; Freeburg, 2:45; Newton, 3; Unity, 3:15; University, 3:30; Paxton-Buckley-Loda, 3:45; Monticello, 4; Triad, 5:15; East Richland, 5:30; Mt. Zion, 5:45; Danville, 6; Rantoul, 6:15; Mattoon, 6:30; Centralia, 6:45; Belleville West, 7:15; Highland, 7:30; Marion, 7:45; Champaign Centennial, 8; Granite City, 8:15; Limestone, 8:30; and Mahomet-Seymour, 8:45 p.m.

Awards for Small Division schools will be presented at approximately 4:30 p.m. Large Division honors will be awarded at 9:15 p.m.

More information on the 38th annual Panther Marching Band Festival can be found here.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Sep 24, 2014


CHICAGO PAINTER WILLIAM CONGER TO SPEAK ABOUT HIS ART AT THE TARBLE ARTS CENTER
Chicago-based abstract painter William Conger will present a public talk about his art at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Tarble Arts Center. The talk is in conjunction with the exhibition “William Conger: Recent Gouache Paintings,” which continues through Oct. 26. Everyone is invited and admission is free.

Conger, a professor emeritus of art theory and practice at Northwestern University, is also the juror for the Tarble’s 20th Biennial Drawing/Watercolor: Illinois competitive exhibition. Conger's career spans more than 50 years and his work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. For more information, or to schedule a class visit or group tour, contact the Tarble at 217-581-ARTS (-2787).

MICHAEL WATTS, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Sep 22, 2014


WEIU ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
The WEIU Radio/TV Center Advisory Board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the WEIU Conference Room, Buzzard Hall (Room 1521).

KE'AN ARMSTRONG, Radio-TV Program
Posted: Sep 18, 2014


ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR 1960S COSTUME CONTEST
Students, faculty and staff are invited to take a step back in time and experience the fashion and music of the 1960s during Extravaganza of 1960s Fashion, Music and Dance! The free event will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Attendees are invited to participate by dressing up as their favorite 1960s personalities -- whether that be Jimi Hendrix, JFK, the Beatles or the Brady Bunch. A costume show is planned, and prizes will be awarded. All ages are invited to participate.

Those who would like to participate in the costume contest must sign up in advance by emailing the entrant’s name and costume idea to library@eiu.edu or call 581-6061. Both individuals and groups are encouraged to participate. Entries will be accepted through Oct. 2.

WEIU Radio will provide the music for the evening, and the EIU departments of theatre arts and kinesiology and sports studies will help coordinate the activities.

This program is part of Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, “Revolutionary Decade: Reflections on the 1960s.” For a complete schedule of events, visit the program website here. All events are free and open to the public.

ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Sep 18, 2014


'FISHY REASONING AND THE ETHICS OF EATING'
Mylan Engel Jr. will present “Fishy Reasoning and the Ethics of Eating” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall. Engel is a full professor in the Department of Philosophy at Northern Illinois University and he has written extensively on topics concerning religion, metaphysics, hunger and animal welfare. In 2009, he was awarded the longest-standing honor at NIU, the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. An abridged version of a paper related to his talk, “Why YOU Are Committed to the Immorality of Eating Meat,” is available on the Philosophy website under Philosophy Club link. This event is supported, in part, by a Jack and Margaret Redden Fund for the Improvement of Undergraduate Instruction and is presented by the EIU Philosophy Club.

LESLIE ASHLEY, Philosophy
Posted: Sep 17, 2014


STRESS SERIES -- FINANCIAL WELLNESS TO REDUCE STRESS
Join the Office of Training & Development for a discussion and tutorial about one of life's biggest stressors -- money. Nick Plunkett of EIU's L.I.F.E. (Literacy in Financial Education) Center will present on the importance of financial wellness and its contribution to overall wellness and stress reduction. Topics such as investment decisions and evaluation, retirement savings, passive vs. active investing, and preparing and sticking to a budget will be presented and discussed. Register here for this session that will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Martinsville Room of the MLK Jr. Union.

KELLY SIMMONDS, Training & Development
Posted: Sep 16, 2014


STUDENT AFFAIRS ASSESSMENT COFFEE MEETINGS
The Student Affairs Assessment Team is interested in building the assessment learning community here at EIU, and has started a series of Assessment Coffees that are open to any student affairs faculty, staff or students. We hope that as a result of these coffees, those involved in student affairs may share information concerning assessment activities being conducted within their departments; share successes, best practices and lessons learned; share obstacles and collectively brainstorm possible ways around these obstacles; and develop collaborations that could be put in place to help our division improve our culture of evidence. For information contact Maddie Owens, sa-assessmentga@eiu.edu.

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Sep 16, 2014


2014 BULLYING PREVENTION CONFERENCE
The 2014 Bullying Prevention Conference will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the MLK Jr. Union. Please join us for a great day that includes various speakers, including internationally known keynote speaker Allan Beane. Beane has been featured in national publications such as USA Today, USA Weekend, Time for Kids, Newsweek for Teens, and many other magazines and journals. He has also appeared on Fox News, ABC News, Oprah and CCN Headline News, among others.

Complete the registration for this free conference here.

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Sep 16, 2014


ALL CAMPUS FLU SHOT DAY
Save the date! ALL Campus Flu Shot Day, sponsored by Health Service and Human Resources, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8. Flu shots are FREE for students, faculty, staff and retirees.

Student shots are provided by Health Service and will be given in the University Ballroom of the MLK Jr. Union. Please bring your Panther Card.

Shots for faculty, staff and retirees are provided by the Coles County Health Department and will be given in the Bridge Lounge of the MLK Jr. Union. Please bring your Panther Card and valid insurance or Medicare card.

Don't miss out on this GREAT (and free) OPPORTUNITY!

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Sep 12, 2014


CCT & TARBLE ARTS CENTER PRESENT 'LEAVING IOWA'
7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27, Oct. 2, 3 and 4; 2 p.m. Sept. 28.

A middle-aged writer takes a journey across Iowa to find a resting place for his father’s ashes in this six-person, family friendly comedy that provides plenty of laughter as well as thoughtful reflection on the circle of life. Written by Tim Clue and Spike Manton, this production of "Leaving Iowa" is directed for the Charleston Community Theatre by Cathy Sheagren.

Admission: $10/general, $8/senior, $5/student. Phone the Tarble at 217-581-2787 for information and reservations.

TIMOTHY MASON, Economics
Posted: Sep 04, 2014


2014 ART FACULTY EXHIBITION AT THE TARBLE ARTS CENTER
The 2014 Art Faculty Exhibition is presented through Oct. 19 at the Tarble Arts Center. Works in a wide variety of styles, approaches and media by current and emeritus EIU art faculty make up this exhibition. Included are: paintings -- Chris Kahler, Bo Kim, Hannah Freeman and Hannah Eads; drawings -- Jenny Chi; sculpture -- Matthew Boonstra, Jeff Boshart and Jim Johnson; woodcuts -- Kacey Ramirez; graphic design -- Chuck Nivens; fiber sculpture -- Ann Coddington; ceramics -- Dwain Naragon and Bill Heyduck; metals -- David Griffin; electronic assemblages (archival ink prints) -- Alan Pocaro; and electronic media -- Dave Richardson. This is a joint program of Eastern's Department of Art and Tarble Arts Center. For more information or to arrange a class visit or group tour, contact the Tarble at 217-581-2787 or tarble@eiu.edu.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Aug 27, 2014


ANSEL ADAMS: MASTERWORKS EXHIBITION AT THE TARBLE ARTS CENTER
The exhibition "Ansel Adams: Masterworks" is on view through Oct. 19 at the Tarble Arts Center. Ansel Adams (1902-1984) is one of the most acclaimed American artists of the 20th century, a major pioneer in championing photography as an art form, and an outspoken conservationist for the preservation of wilderness areas. This selection of 49 photographs is from a group that Adams himself felt were among his best. This exhibition was organized by and is on loan from the collection of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, Calif., and circulated by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles. The EIU showing is made possible by the Tarble's Major Art and Artists Exhibitions Endowment, created by a generous gift from the Tarble Family Foundation.

Tours and class visits are available by appointment during and outside open hours; please make arrangements at least one week in advance. To schedule a tour or class visit, contact the Tarble at 217-581-ARTS (-2787) or tarble@eiu.edu.

MICHAEL WATTS, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Aug 27, 2014


FACILITIES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT AT EIU (Note Date Change)
Facilities Planning and Management is a vast and essential part of EIU. Just what do they do and have to offer departments at EIU? Join us from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union, to learn all this and more. Topics will include grounds, property management and special events, mail services, maintenance, design and construction, the university fleet, keys, and shipping and receiving (to include FedEx and UPS). Please register here to reserve a seat. Contact Julie Benedict (581-8415, jabenedict@eiu.edu) for further information.

JULIE BENEDICT, Human Resources
Posted: Aug 26, 2014


BOOTH LIBRARY PLANS SERIES OF STORY TIMES FOR CHILDREN
A series of free story times for children is planned in the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library. Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to attend the story times from 10 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 20 and 27, Oct. 4 and 11, and Nov. 1 and 8. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

In addition, Booth Library will participate in the WEIU Kids Day at the Castle on Aug. 23. A story time and activities will be presented by library staff. Other activities will include a bounce house, dance contest, games and prizes, free books, appearances by Daniel Tiger and much more. WEIU Kids Day at the Castle will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on the front lawn in front of EIU’s Old Main.

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



ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 14, 2014





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