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Sep 24, 2017



Story Times Planned 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 from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, and each will have a specific theme. The schedule is as follows:

Sept. 30, Latino Heritage: Dio de los Muertos, sponsored by Latino American Student Organization;

Oct. 7, Disability Awareness, sponsored by Sigma Rho Epsilon;

Oct. 28, Halloween, sponsored by the Student Reading Council;

Nov. 4, Rockin' with the Rec Club, sponsored by the EIU Rec Club;

Nov. 11, We are Thankful, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi;

Dec. 2, Winter, sponsored by the Student Education Association.

Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit or call (217) 581-8442.

Elizabeth Heldebrandt, Library Services
Posted: Sep 20, 2017


You are cordially invited to attend activities planned for the 2017 Latino Heritage Month.

Friday, September 15
12PM: Latino Heritage Month Kickoff Reception
Doudna Concourse (Doudna Fine Arts Center)

Saturday, September 16
8AM: Bilingual Mass
Newman Catholic Center

Monday, September 18
4:30PM: "From the Eyes of Latinos: Students' Experiences from Studying Abroad"
Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad, Tuscola/Arcola Room, MLK Union

Tuesday, September 19
11AM-2PM: Elote (Corn) Fundraiser
Sponsored by LASO (Latin American Student Organization), Coleman Hall

4PM: Hands-On Workshop: Making Corn Tortillas
Sponsored by Esperanza
No registration needed, space available to first 20 participants
Cultural Center

Monday, September 25
7PM: "Hear My Story" Documentary
Sponsored by Students For Peace and Justice, Lumpkin Hall Auditorium

*Tuesday, September 26
7PM: "Latin American Game Night"
Sponsored by Alpha Psi Lambda (Latino Co-Ed Fraternity,) Coleman Hall Room 1165

Wednesday, September 27
1-4PM: Paletas (Mexican Ice Cream Pops) Fundraiser
Sponsored by Esperanza, Coleman Hall, South Quad

Saturday, September 30
10AM: Latino Heritage Story Time
Sponsored by LASO, Ballenger Education Reading Room, Booth Library

Monday, October 2
7PM: Atrevete/Latino Trivia
Sponsored by Amigos and Friends, 7th Street Underground

Tuesday, October 3
10:30AM-1:30PM: Vita's Mexican Food Truck
Between Taylor and Coleman Hall

Thursday, October 5
2PM: "Stolen Education" Documentary Screening and Q and A Session
Presented by Dr. Jay Bickford, Buzzard Hall, Room 1501

*Saturday, October 7
6:30PM: "Vamos A Bailar" Dance
Sponsored by LASO, University Ballroom, MLK Union

Tuesday, October 10
5PM: "Clinica De Migrantes: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"
Lumpkin Hall, Room 2030

Friday, October 13
"Making Excellence Inclusive" Inaugural Conference"
More Details Available here.

Thank you for your support and attendance at these events!

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GEORGIA A RYAN, Minority Affairs Department
Posted: Sep 11, 2017


Tickets are now on sale for this year's Eastern Illinois Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet set to take place on Saturday, October 7. The luncheon will take place at noon in the Grand Ball Room of the MLK Union on campus.

Tickets for the luncheon are $20 per person and can be purchased by phone by calling the EIU Ticket office at (217) 581-2106 and must be purchased by Wednesday, October 4 at noon.

The Hall of Fame football game will be that evening at 6PM against Tennessee Tech. Tickets for the football game are $20 per person.

Individuals wishing to attend both the luncheon and football game may purchase a combination package at a discounted rate of $32 per person.

Discounted tickets for children (ages 4-11) for both the football game and luncheon are also available. Game tickets are $5 per child, while luncheon tickets are $10 per person.

All orders placed now through October 4 will be available for pick-up at the banquet or football game.

The 2017 EIU Athletic Hall of Fame Class includes Zye Boey (Track), Cara LeMaster Trufant (Soccer), J.R. Taylor (Football), Dave Kidwell (Administrator) and Joe Strohm (Friend of Athletics).

Posted: Sep 11, 2017


Teachers, administrators and interested students are invited to attend the Eastern Illinois Writing Project Fall Institute Day on Friday, October 13, 2017, on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Five CPDH's and lunch will be provided.

The EIWP Institute Day, titled "Argument in the Real World," will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Register here:

This year's Institute Day will focus on argument in the real world and highlight teaching authentic argument reading and writing across disciplines and the English Language Arts Common Core Standards.

Posted: Sep 06, 2017


Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon." This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

Booth Library''s exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs, including quidditch, trivia, costumes, lectures, food and more, also are planned. For more information, visit The exhibit and all events are open to the public.

Schedule of Events

Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., "The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death"; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad;

Sept. 28, 4 p.m., "Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom"; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

Oct. 3, 7 p.m., "Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World"; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

Oct. 17, 4 p.m., "Muggles, Magic and Abuse"; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

Nov. 28, 7 p.m., "Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity"; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

ELIZABETH M HELDEBRANDT, Library Services - Dean
Posted: Sep 06, 2017


Please save the date for the Making Excellence Inclusive Inaugural Conference on Friday, October 13th, 2017, on the campus of EIU.

EIU Staff, faculty, and graduate students are invited to this inaugural conference which will feature sessions about how we can work with our students to achieve excellence in academics and co-curricular activities. Please add October 13th to your calendar and plan on attending this special event.

GEORGIA A RYAN, Minority Affairs Department
Posted: Jul 21, 2017

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