Oct 27, 2016
Heidi Keibler Stevens, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, will present a free lecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Eastern Illinois University's Lumpkin Auditorium.
Stevens’ column, called “Balancing Act,” focuses on work-life balance, relationships and parenting from a feminist perspective.
Robert Martinez, an English professor who coordinated the event, first became interested in bringing Stevens to campus in February when she wrote a column defending Eastern Illinois University as a regional comprehensive public university, which she said was exactly what she needed as a student at Eastern in the ’90s.
“She is the perfect person to talk about the value of a liberal arts education in media careers and beyond,” Martinez said. “Given her experiences and training, she is perfect to discuss the importance of humanities training for the professional world.”
Stevens was editor-in-chief of the Daily Eastern News (1995-96). She has been with the Tribune since 1998. Before covering lifestyles, she was an editor in the Tribune’s entertainment department.
Stevens will speak to classes and meet with faculty during her visit.
A meet-and-greet reception for the public will be held prior to the speech from 5-6 p.m. in 2031 Lumpkin.
VICKI WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Oct 26, 2016
VISITING TOP GERMAN POLICE EXEC TO DISCUSS REFUGEES, TERRORISTS
A top German police executive will present his take on “Refugees and Terrorists in Europe” while visiting campus Monday, Oct. 31. Wilhelm Schmidbauer, director of the Bavarian State Police since 2013, will present a talk based on recent events that captured the world’s attention. His presentation, which will be followed by a question-and-answer session, will begin at 7 p.m. in Lumpkin Auditorium on the EIU campus. Admission is free and open to the public.
Joining Schmidbauer will be Robert Heimberger, head of the Bavarian Bureau of Investigation, and Nobert Radmacher, deputy commander, Operations Division, Bavaria State Police. A social hour has been scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. Monday in the 1895 Room of EIU’s MLK Jr. Union so that community members may meet members of the German delegation.
More information available here.
VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Oct 25, 2016
TARBLE AFTER HOURS: COLLEGE NIGHT
Tarble After Hours -- College Night: 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27
Atrium and Main Galleries
The Tarble will be open late for students to hang out and make new friends, explore exhibitions and create fun art. Light refreshments will be served. Drop in and enjoy the Tarble After Hours! Music, food, games, giveaways and more!! Free and open to EIU students.
KEHINDE A. ABIODUN, Graduate Assistant, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Oct 20, 2016
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES
American Red Cross Blood Drives
1-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 -- University Ballroom; sponsored by Delta Chi
1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 -- Student Rec Center; sponsored by Tau Beta Sigma
Please donate and help save lives!
STEVE LANE, EIU American Red Cross Blood Drive Committee
Posted: Oct 19, 2016
EIU TO HOST HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES FOR AREA CHILDREN, COMMUNITY
Eastern will open its doors to area children in order to provide a fun and safe environment to celebrate Halloween.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, Greek Court Council and Fraternity and Sorority Programs will host trick-or-treaters from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in Greek Court, EIU's on-campus fraternity and sorority housing complex. Participating chapters will welcome trick-or-treaters at individual houses. A Halloween-themed children's carnival will be offered in the "egg" at the center of Greek Court, which is located on the southeast corner of campus, just off of Roosevelt Drive.
On the other side of campus, Halloween arts, crafts and games will take over the lobby of Stevenson Hall, 320 W. Grant Ave., from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Competitive pumpkin painting will be the name of the game in the Thomas Hall lobby, located at 2120 Seventh St., from 6 to 8 p.m. Not to be outdone, Andrews Hall, 2150 Seventh St., will offer Bozo Buckets and "make-your-own" Blow Pop ghosts in the lobby from 5 to 8 p.m.
Admission to all events is free, but donations will be accepted at Stevenson Hall for the Paradise Equestrian Therapy Center.
Parents are asked to escort their children at all times and wait for escorts to assist them while in the buildings. Please use separate bags for candy collected at the Stevenson Hall event, Greek Court and off-campus locations.
Other seasonal activities on the EIU campus include the annual Fright Night concert, featuring the Eastern Symphony Orchestra. This event begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, in Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Admission is $13, general public; $11, EIU employees and seniors; and $5, students.
In addition to movie and superhero themes (including Superman!), the concert will feature three pieces from "Schindler's List" with violinist Sharilyn Spicknall, honoring the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting in June.
EIU will also again welcome the Children's Chorus from Jefferson Elementary and Charleston Middle School, a Halloween costume contest, videos, candy and lots of frightening fun!
VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Oct 19, 2016
CHEMISTRY RESEARCH CELEBRATION!
The Department of Chemistry cordially invites you to attend our Research Celebration! Come and interact with student researchers to learn more about the chemistry happening at EIU. Pizza and drinks will also be provided. The celebration will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, on the third floor of the Physical Science Building.
MARY E. KONKLE, Chemistry
Posted: Oct 18, 2016
VOLUNTEERS SEEK REPEAT OF LAST YEAR’S SUCCESSFUL SOCK DRIVE
For the second consecutive year, Eastern Illinois University will ask those who attend the annual Homecoming Parade for something in return -- socks.
Volunteers with the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism will again collect new pairs of socks -- for children and adults -- as they walk and hand out candy in the parade. Donations will then go to local community agencies in need.
The campaign will continue throughout the month of October with donation boxes at Eastern's residence halls' front desks, as well as in the Student Activities Center and the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, both located in the MLK Jr. Union.
Last year's sock drive resulted in more than 900 pairs of socks being donated to the One Stop Community Christmas at the Salvation Army in Mattoon.
For additional information, please phone 217-581-3967 or email email@example.com.
VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Oct 17, 2016
ED SCHOLARS' KIDS DAY OUT SCHEDULED FOR NOV. 5
The Education Scholars Program will host its Fall 2016 Kids Day Out: A Morning in the Ice Age for children PK (generally 3 years old) through sixth grade. The event is scheduled to take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in Buzzard Hall.
This fall we will feature the movie "Ice Age: Collision Course," with all of our activities centered around an ice age theme. There will be games, crafts, a movie and tons of other activities. There is no cost for this event, but space is limited so register now. To register, send your child's (grandchildren or other relatives are welcome) name and grade, as well as your name, email address and phone number to Doug Bower at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 28. If you have questions, please email Bower or call him at 217-581-2524.
DOUGLAS J. BOWER, CEPS Dean's Office
Posted: Oct 13, 2016
EIUnity NINTH ANNUAL DIVERSITY CONFERENCE
It is that time again! Our opportunity to showcase EIU's commitment to DIVERSITY is upon us! EIUnity would like to extend to you an invitation to present during our ninth annual Diversity Conference, which will be held on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in the MLK Jr. Union. The conference is designed to raise diversity awareness and advocacy across EIU's campus. We are looking for presenters willing to present on your particular area(s) of expertise; specifics of such a presentation will be left open for you to decide. Some of the areas we are looking at targeting this year are race/culture, class and gender issues. If you believe that you have research that can benefit the Eastern community, you can submit a proposal online by Nov. 18 by following this link to the registration form.
GEORGIA RYAN, Office of Minority Affairs
Posted: Oct 13, 2016
HUNGER ACTION MONTH DEPARTMENTAL COIN WARS
We are looking for departments to participate in a Departmental Coin Wars Challenge to help support the local food pantries during Civic Engagement and Volunteerism's annual Hunger Action Month activities. Every dollar raised allows the pantry to purchase $10 worth of food to support area families. The challenge will run Nov. 1-30, with the coins being picked up and totaled every Tuesday. The department that donates the most will win a pizza party! Interested in helping impact our community? Email Kelsi at email@example.com.
KELSI L. GRUBISICH, Civic Engagement and Volunteerism
Posted: Oct 11, 2016
EIU FALL EDUCATION JOB FAIR
The Fall Education Job Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. This event is open to all candidates seeking positions in teaching, school administration and special services.
Did you know? EIU hosts the only fall event of this kind in Illinois. Let's show potential employers that EIU is the place to travel to for recruitment by encouraging a high turn-out of candidates!
Please encourage all students to attend and share this information with alumni. Verification of your students' attendance can be provided after the event. Faculty -- Feel free to stop by the event and introduce yourself to our employers and welcome them to campus!
Schools will be seeking candidates to fill mid-year and anticipated vacancies for the next school year. Students should bring plenty of RESUMES and be DRESSED PROFESSIONALLY.
TEACH Week events will also be held to help students get ready for the fair starting Oct. 26.
Attending schools/organizations and details about TEACH Week can be found here.
See you at the fair!
DIANE K. SMITH, Career Services
Posted: Oct 05, 2016
STORY TIMES 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 at 10 a.m. on Oct. 1, 8 and 29; and Nov. 5 and 12. 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 or call 581-8442.
ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Sep 22, 2016
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