Dec 18, 2014

 

Meetings/Events

EIU FALL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES SET FOR SATURDAY, DEC. 20
More than 500 graduates plan to participate in Eastern's Fall 2014 commencement ceremonies, scheduled to take place Saturday, Dec. 20, in Lantz Arena. Ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Guest tickets are required for admission.

Students from the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences and the College of Arts and Humanities will march in the morning ceremony, while students from the College of Education and Professional Studies, the College of Sciences and the School of Continuing Education (Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Degree) will march in the afternoon. Students enrolled in the Graduate School will march with their respective colleges.

President William L. Perry will both preside and present the “Charge to the Class” during both ceremonies. Music will be provided by the EIU Wind Symphony.

Additional information can be found here.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Dec 17, 2014


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ANNUAL LITERARY FESTIVAL
Registration is now open for Lions in Winter, an annual literary festival scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30 and 31, 2015, on the EIU campus. Registration is required for craft talks by featured authors Stephen Graham Jones, Natalie Diaz, Edward Kelsey Moore, Julija Šukys and Jessica Young, and the editors’ panel featuring representatives from five literary magazines on Saturday, Jan. 31.

College students, EIU faculty and high school students may register and attend for free, or pay $10 to add lunch. The cost for general admission is $40 per person prior to Jan. 30, and includes breakfast, lunch, the craft talks and editor’s panel. Registration can be completed here. Onsite general admission the day of the event is $50.

Several events are free and open to the public including a Friday afternoon roundtable discussion on the keynote speaker, evening readings with the authors, a Saturday morning children’s story hour and a book fair.

Visit here for the complete schedule of events.

SARAH B. MILLER, English
Posted: Dec 10, 2014


DRAWING/WATERCOLOR: ILLINOIS BIENNIAL EXHIBITION AT THE TARBLE ARTS CENTER
The 20th Biennial Drawing/Watercolor: Illinois exhibition will be on view at the Tarble Arts Center Oct. 25 through Jan. 11. This competitive exhibition was open to works on paper by artists living in Illinois. The majority are representational landscapes, cityscapes, figure studies and still lifes. Also included are works in a variety of other approaches, including abstract and non-objective styles. Entered was a total of 121 works by 52 artists from around the state -- from Macomb to Newton and Belle Rive to Chicago. The juror was noted Chicago-based abstract painter and educator William Conger. He selected 43 works by 30 artists for the exhibition, and designated the award winners.

(The Tarble will be closed Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 21 through Jan. 1 for the Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year’s holidays.) For information, contact the Tarble at 217-581-ARTS (-2787) or tarble@eiu.edu.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Oct 20, 2014


EXHIBITION: MACHINES THAT MAKE -- RECENT WORK BY FRANKIE FLOOD
The exhibition "Machines that Make: Recent Work by Frankie Flood" is on view through Dec. 18 in the Tarble Arts Center's eGallery. Flood’s interest in machines and tools and the influence of his working class upbringing is a source of inspiration for the functional art objects that he creates. The exhibition focuses on machines, objects and images made through the use of machines. Included are functional objects such as pizza cutters, custom made hand tools, hand-built 3D printers, and 3D-printed prosthetic hands, plus drawings made from these objects, and videos documenting some of the work. Some of the technical type drawings are also presented as woodcut prints.

An EIU alumnus, Flood is an associate professor of jewelry/metalsmithing at the Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He holds a BA and an MA from EIU, and an MFA from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. Flood exhibits his work nationally and internationally, and has received numerous awards, including being named in the 2014 Class of Outstanding Graduate Alumni. This is an EIU College of Arts and Humanities New and Emerging Artists Program, presented by the Tarble Arts Center and the Art Department.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Oct 13, 2014





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