Sep 30, 2016
The public is invited to the 40th annual Panther Marching Band Festival, set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Eastern Illinois University’s 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 30 bands are scheduled to compete, with EIU’s Panther Marching Band performing in exhibition at 3:30 and 7 p.m.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors, while children 5 and under will be admitted free. Tickets will be available on the day of the event. (Cash or check accepted.)
Participating schools are scheduled to perform as follows: Robinson, 10 a.m.; Arcola, 10:15; St. Joseph-Ogden, 10:30; Bement, 10:45; Blue Ridge, 11; Sullivan, 11:15; Oblong, 11:30; Rantoul, 11:45; El Paso, noon; LeRoy, 12:15 p.m.; Freeburg, 1; Wesclin, 1:15; Paris, 1:30; Carterville, 1:45; Mt. Carmel, 2; Casey-Westfield, 2:15; Hoopeston, 2:30; Richland, 2:45; Unity, 3; Newton, 3:15; Centralia, 4:30; Effingham, 4:45; Charleston, 5; Belleville West, 5:30; Carbondale, 5:45; Granite City, 6; Marion, 6:15; Normal, 6:30; and Mahomet-Seymour, 6:45.
Awards for Small Division schools will be presented at approximately 3:45 p.m. Large Division honors will be awarded at 7:15 p.m.
More information on the 40th annual Panther Marching Band Festival can be found here.
VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Sep 29, 2016
FLYING HIGH WITH EIU!
EIU's Staff Senate will host an event that is open to the public. "Flying High with EIU" will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Rugby Field near the campus pond and Pond Pavilion. Senators from EIU's Staff Senate, along with students, children and community members, are invited to take part in the building, decorating and flying of kites at the Rugby Field around the campus pond. The Pond Pavilion will be available for use during the event. There will be music, food, art and fun! Anyone can come out and join the event. Bring your friends, (furry and otherwise) and your own kite, if you prefer, to the event and help us promote Eastern Illinois University as we "Fly High with EIU!"
SUZANN BENNETT, Honors College Dean's Office
Posted: Sep 29, 2016
WEIU RADIO/TV CENTER ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
The WEIU Radio/TV Center Advisory Board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the WEIU Conference Room, Room 1521 in Buzzard Hall.
KE'AN S. ARMSTRONG, WEIU
Posted: Sep 29, 2016
SBLHC MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY VAN CAMPUS VISIT
The mobile mammography van from Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center will be on campus Friday, Oct. 21. This service is available to women 35 years and over who have not had a mammogram in the past one year and one day. The screening also includes a free osteoporosis test. The mobile van provides the same services as the Mammography Department at SBLHC. The van will be located on Campus Drive between the Alumni Clock Tower and Lumpkin Hall. Walk-ins are welcome; however, appointments are preferred. Please call 800-639-5929 to schedule your appointment.
AMANDA ZUCCO, Benefits
Posted: Sep 23, 2016
EIU INVITES HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS, SENIORS TO PARTICIPATE IN FREE #FUTUREPANTHER TAILGATE
Eastern's Office of Admissions will host its fourth annual junior and senior high school student tailgate on Saturday, Oct. 8.
Check-in for the event will take place from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. in Lantz Arena. High school upperclassmen will receive free football tickets for them and a guest. (If students have additional guests, they can contact the Office of Admissions to receive discounted tickets.)
After checking in, students will be shown a quick presentation about EIU and the admissions process. Immediately after, attendees will be offered a tour of Eastern's campus. There will also be a special student-led tour of the campus geared toward fans of Pokemon Go.
Beginning at 4:30 p.m., students and families will enjoy the full tailgate experience. Registered students and their families will receive a complimentary meal provided by WB's Pub 'n Grub, who will be cooking on-site and providing refreshments before the 6 p.m. kickoff against the Tennessee State Tigers.
This event is a great opportunity for students to see what life is like as a #FuturePanther. Students can sign up here or contact Brittany Trimble at firstname.lastname@example.org; 581-2223.
Students and families are encouraged to wear blue to this event and anticipate outdoor weather conditions.
BRITTANY TRIMBLE, ADMISSIONS
Posted: Sep 23, 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
PERRY LECTURE TO FOCUS ON THEORY OF COMPUTABILITY
A two-part lecture series titled "Reflections on the Theory of Computability" will be offered on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 29-30. Both talks will take place from 4 to 4:50 p.m. in Old Main, Room 2231. Admission is free and open to the public.
Paul Schupp, professor emeritus in the Department of Mathematics of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, explained the content of his lecture: "One of the greatest accomplishments of 20th century mathematics was to give a precise definition of what it means to be 'computable,'" he said. "Since we are now surrounded by computers, it is easy to have an intuitive idea of what is being discussed and no previous technical knowledge of computability theory is assumed. I will give an historical overview of the development of computability and computational complexity and then discuss how recent new ideas are changing the subject."
Schupp's presentations are being made possible by an endowment from William Perry, former president of EIU and former professor in the university's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Sep 22, 2016
ENTRY APPLICATIONS BEING SOUGHT FOR OCT. 22 HOMECOMING PARADE
Eastern is now accepting entry applications from individuals and/or groups wishing to participate in the EIU Homecoming Parade, scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
Residents of Charleston and other area communities are invited to participate as EIU celebrates "There's No Place Like EIU!" Homecoming 2016 during the week of Oct. 17-22. Borrowing from the theme of the timeless movie classic, "The Wizard of Oz," This year's EIU parade will again feature a wide range of parade entries that include marching bands, flatbed floats, walking floats, decorated cars and more. Interested applicants, including student organizations, community groups, and local and state dignitaries, are encouraged to join in on the fun.
The deadline to submit "community" Homecoming parade forms is Friday, Oct. 7. Entry forms from EIU-affiliated groups will be accepted until Tuesday, Oct. 11. No late parade entries will be accepted.
To register and/or for more information, contact the EIU Student Life Activity Center at 217-581-5522 or online here.
CECI BRINKER, Director, Student Life
Posted: Sep 22, 2016
RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR SUE YOCUM
Library Services invites you to join in the celebration of Sue Yocum's retirement from Eastern after 23 years of service. Sue has been an integral part of the Circulation Department, serving as the library operations associate for circulation, and has provided a valuable service in the Interlibrary Loan Department. In addition to her time here at Booth Library, Sue has served in the library community for more than 30 years. A reception in her honor will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in the Witters Conference Room 4440. Please stop by and wish her well in her "life after Booth Library!"
PEGGY A. MANLEY, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Sep 16, 2016
2016 FLU SHOT CLINIC
Mark your calendars for Oct. 12. The Benefits Office, in coordination with EIU Health Services and the EIU Annuitants Association, is pleased to bring the 2016 free flu shot clinic to our campus. This clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bridge Lounge, MLK Jr. Union. CMS requires state employees to present their state health insurance card and Panther Card at the time of service.
RETIREES are required to present their health insurance card and two types of ID. If the retiree has Medicare, they need only to bring their Medicare card.
SPOUSES OF STATE EMPLOYEES are not eligible for the free vaccine. However, spouses of employees may get their flu shots at these clinics.The cost is $35 for regular dose and $45 for high dose (adults 65 and over).
Please remember to wear clothing that allows access to the upper arm!
AMANDA ZUCCO, Benefits Services
Posted: Sep 15, 2016
REGISTRATION ACCEPTED FOR BOOK DISCUSSION AT LIBRARY
A book discussion is planned as part of Booth Library's fall exhibit and program series, "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights."
All are invited to participate in a discussion of "Citizen: An American Lyric," a 2014 book by American poet Claudia Rankine. "Citizen" is described as both criticism and poetry. In it, Rankine shares examples of racial aggressions -- some intentional and some seemingly slips of the tongue -- in the media and in daily life, including in the classroom, at the supermarket and on TV.
The first 15 who register in advance for the discussion will receive a complimentary copy of the book to read prior to the event (additional copies are available for checkout). Rehema Barber, director of the Tarble Arts Center, will lead discussion of the book at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the West Reading Room of the library.
'To register for the book discussion, visit here.
ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean
Posted: Sep 13, 2016
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR FREE OCT, 14 EASTERN ILLINOIS WRITING PROJECT INSTITUTE DAY
Registration is now open for the Eastern Illinois Writing Project 2016 Institute Day for Pre-Service Teachers and Current Teachers Across the Curriculum. Registration is available on our website.
The Institute Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 2016, in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Admission to this event is free and open to the public!
Students are encouraged to attend and will receive a certificate of completion.
Lunch will be provided!
This year's conference will focus on alternative approaches to teaching argument across disciplines and grade levels.
ROBIN L. MURRAY, English
Posted: Aug 30, 2016
2016 CELEBRATION OF PUBLICATIONS, CREATIVE WORKS AND GRANTS
All faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2016 Celebration of Publications, Creative Works and Grants reception from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. Faculty and staff from all four academic colleges and Booth Library will have their publications and creative works on display. A brief program will take place at 3:45 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Division of Academic Affairs.
DEBORAH D. ENDSLEY, Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences
Posted: Aug 24, 2016
BOOTH LIBRARY TO HOST EXHIBIT, 'FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE: VISUAL CULTURE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS'
"For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights," a national traveling exhibition, will be on display at Booth Library from Sept. 1-Oct. 20.
Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters and historic artifacts, the exhibition traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency.
Visitors to the immersive display will explore dozens of compelling and persuasive visual images, including photographs from influential magazines such as LIFE, JET and EBONY; CBS news footage; and TV clips from "The Ed Sullivan Show." Also included are civil rights-era objects that exemplify the range of negative and positive imagery -- from Aunt Jemima syrup dispensers and 1930s produce advertisements to Jackie Robinson baseball ephemera and 1960s children's toys with African-American portraiture.
"For All the World to See" will be accompanied by a series of programs, including lectures, book discussions and a musical performance. The series will kick off at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 with an opening program and reception in the West Reading Room at Booth Library. Keynote speaker Janice Collins, assistant professor in the Journalism Department at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, will give the keynote address, "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Race, Relations and Reflection."
The exhibit and all programs are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule, visit here.
ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services, Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 19, 2016
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