Aug 30, 2014

 

Meetings/Events

FAMILY WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT -- AN EVENING WITH COMEDIAN SINBAD
Eastern Illinois University is pleased to announce actor and comedian SINBAD as part of Family Weekend entertainment -- 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking audiences’ painful trials or embarrassing tribulations of day-by-day life, throwing them back in their faces, and causing an uproar of comedic hysteria. Reserved tickets are ON SALE NOW for $20. Reserve your tickets today here, at the Union Ticket Office or by phone at 217-581-5122. Don’t miss the chance to see SINBAD in person Sept. 20 in Lantz Arena! A limited number of tickets are available.

LAUREL FUQUA, Student Programs
Posted: Aug 27, 2014


BOOTH LIBRARY TO SALUTE THE 1960S WITH EXHIBIT, PROGRAM SERIES
The campus community is encouraged to take a step back in time and experience “Revolutionary Decade: Reflections on the 1960s.” Booth Library will sponsor this exhibit and program series looking at what is arguably one of the most turbulent and eventful decades of the 20th century.

The series will kick off with an opening at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the library’s West Reading Room and will continue through Nov. 20. The opening will feature a keynote address by Edmund Wehrle, professor of history, titled “’No Problem of Human Destiny is Beyond Human Beings’: John F. Kennedy and the Spirit of the 1960s.”

The program series includes a full schedule of lectures, film screenings, musical performances and panel discussions on a variety of topics that look at the achievements, tragedies, triumphs, extraordinary personalities and everyday lives of average people in the 1960s. Many of Eastern’s faculty and students will be featured speakers and presenters.

For a complete schedule of events, visit the program website. All events are free and open to the public.

In addition to programming, Booth Library will be filled with exhibits exploring numerous aspects of this fascinating decade as Americans experienced it -- including developments in the worlds of music, literature, visual arts, science and technology, politics, and social movements.

ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services, Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 27, 2014


ANSEL ADAMS LECTURE BY SARAH ADAMS, GRANDDAUGHTER OF THE ARTIST
A lecture on the American master Ansel Adams by Sarah Adams, granddaughter of the artist, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Tarble Arts Center. The illustrated lecture on the life and work of the renowned photographer Ansel Adams is in conjunction with the exhibition "Ansel Adams: Masterworks" at the Tarble through Oct. 19. Sarah Adams is on the Board of Directors of The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park, where she has curated exhibitions and handled acquisitions and appraisals. A graduate of New York University, she interned at the Aperture Foundation.

NOTE: Admission to the Sarah Adams lecture is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available online here or at EIU’s Doudna Fine Arts Center Box Office (217-581-3110). Or, for assistance, contact the Tarble Arts Center at 217-581-ARTS (-2787). Tickets will be released on a first-come basis and seating is limited.

MICHAEL WATTS, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Aug 27, 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


STRESS AND SLEEP (FIRST SESSION IN THE FALL WORKSHOP SERIES)
As a part of the Stress Series offered by the Office of Training and Development during this fall semester, "The Relationships Between Stress and Sleep" will be led by HERC G.A. Kasey Evans. She will explain the important (and sometimes detrimental) relationships between sleep and stress and the importance of maintaining a healthy level of both. Register here to attend this session from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Rathskeller Loft.

KELLY SIMMONDS, Training & Development
Posted: Aug 26, 2014


EIU'S SEED CENTER AND LITERACY IN FINANCIAL ED (LIFE) CENTER OFFER DAVE RAMSEY'S FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is a plan that helps families and individuals get a better handle on their money and financial management. This isn't your typical "money class." This course is written and produced by Dave Ramsey, a well-known and respected financial adviser. Financial Peace University is practical, entertaining and fun!

FPU classes will meet from 7–8:30 p.m. each Wednesday for nine weeks. They begin on Sept. 17, 2014, in Lumpkin Hall, Room 1120. Class instruction will be by Jeff Oetting, EIU faculty member. Click here to see flyer. Sace is limited. To register online, please go here by Sept. 5. The cost for the classes and all workshop materials is $100. Checks should be made payable to Eastern Illinois University.

If you have questions or to make your payment, contact Jennifer Garren in the EIU SEED Center at 217-581-2913 or jegarren@eiu.edu.

JENNIFER GARREN, SEED Center
Posted: Aug 25, 2014


BOOTH LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE OFFERS FREE ACTIVITIES FOR ALL
Booth Library invites all students, faculty and staff to an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4. Members of the campus community are encouraged to stop by for free ice cream and other treats. Play a trivia game for a chance to win books, note pads, print cards, cups, pencils, bags, EIU clothing and memorabilia, and more.

"This will be a fun event to welcome students to the library,” said Janice Derr, reference librarian. “We want students to get to know the library staff. We’re here to help. As part of the fun, a green screen will be set up so that staff, students and their friends can pose to create their very own 'Read' poster. The finished poster will be sent digitally to the patron following the event.

Most activities will take place in the West Reading Room, in the northwest corner of the library’s main (third) floor. Tours will be offered beginning every half-hour from the Marvin Foyer on the north end of the building. All open house activities are free.

For more information, call the library reference desk at 581-6072, visit the library website, or find Booth Library on Facebook or Twitter.

ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 20, 2014


OUCH! THAT STEREOTYPE HURTS -- A MATTER OF RESPECT
Staying silent in the face of demeaning comments, stereotypes or bias allows these attitudes and behaviors to thrive. This undermines our ability to create an inclusive workplace where all employees are welcomed, treated with respect and able to do their best work. How do we accomplish this? Please join us from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union, to learn how to identify such behaviors and learn ways to respond with no blame, no guilt, no conflict -- just practical, specific skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace.

Please register here. Contact Julie Benedict or Kelly Simmonds, eiutraining@eiu.edu, for further information.

JULIE BENEDICT, Human Resources
Posted: Aug 20, 2014


FIND OUT HOW BOOTH LIBRARY CAN HELP YOU -- TAKE A BUILDING TOUR
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 five 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 at 10 a.m., 1, 3 and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or 10 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. on Fridays through Sept. 26.

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 HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 20, 2014


EIU FOOTBALL BOOK TO BE RELEASED; ON-CAMPUS SIGNINGS PLANNED
A history of Eastern Illinois football has been written and will be released in the coming days as Dan Verdun*, EIU alumnus and author, has documented the long, rich history of EIU Panther football. Verdun will have three campus signings at EIU during the 2014 football season; the book will be available for purchase ($39.95), along with autographs from the author and several EIU greats. "Eastern Illinois Panthers Football" is also available from NIU Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other book outlets. It will be available at the EIU Union Bookstore.

Verdun will have his first on-campus signing at the Panthers home opener on Saturday, Sept. 6, against Southern Illinois. The signing will take place in the EIU tailgate area with Verdun, former head coach Bob Spoo and 2014 EIU Hall of Fame inductee Brad Fichtel available to sign the book. The Sept. 6 book signing will take place from 5 until 5:45 p.m. and is sponsored by the EIU Athletic Department.

The second on-campus signing will be at the Sept. 20 Family Weekend game against Austin Peay. That signing will take place in the EIU tailgate area with Verdun scheduled to be joined by former EIU greats Rod Butler and Nate Anderson. The Sept. 20 book signing will take place from 12:30 until 1:15 p.m. and is sponsored by the EIU Parent’s Club.

The final on-campus signing will be during the Oct. 25 Homecoming game against Tennessee State. This signing will take place in the EIU tailgate area with Verdun, former head coach Bob Spoo and former EIU great Tim Carver available to sign the book. The Oct. 25 book signing will take place from 12:30 until 1:15 p.m. and is sponsored by the EIU Alumni Association.

Season and single game tickets are now on sale for the 2014 EIU football season and can be purchased by calling 217-581-2106 or online here. The Panthers will open the 2014 season on Thursday, Aug. 28, at Minnesota.

*Verdun graduated from Eastern in 1988 with a double major in journalism and history. A former Daily Eastern News sports editor,he won a number of awards for writing, including placing in the William Randolph Hearst Collegiate Awards (the first in EIU history).

RICH MOSER, Associate Athletic Director/Media & PR
Posted: Aug 20, 2014


2014 HEALTH FAIR EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION OPEN
Health Service and University Housing and Dining are planning the 2014 Health Fair to be even bigger this year! We are currently accepting exhibitor registrations here. Please mark your calendar for Nov. 19 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) to check out the fair in the MLK Jr. Union.

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Aug 18, 2014


EIU STEPS UP!
Will you step up? This year, the Health Education Resource Center, along with other Student Affairs offices, are encouraging students, faculty and staff to complete Bystander Intervention Training. Register here. If you have a big group and would like a presenter to come to you, just let us know by clicking on this link. We look forward to hearing from you and providing these skills to our community!

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Services
Posted: Aug 18, 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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