Oct 24, 2014



"Eastern Illinois Panthers Football" is available in the Union Bookstore. Dan Verdun, author, will be available to sign books from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the bookstore and later in the Alumni Tent outside of O'Brein Field during tailgating.

LAURA A. SEVERSON, Union General Operations
Posted: Oct 22, 2014

Understanding the ways that the medications we or our loved ones take interact with the foods we eat and beverages we drink can be critical to maintaining our overall health. Dietetics graduate assistant Constance Herriott will join us for this session in our Caregiver Series to outline some combinations that can be negative in an effort to help us avoid making these mistakes, both for the sake of our own health and for those we care for. This informative session, coordinated by the Office of Training & Development, will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Martinsville Room of the MLK Jr. Union. To register, please go here.

KELLY J. SIMMONDS, Training & Development
Posted: Oct 22, 2014

Award winners for the 20th Biennial Drawing/Watercolor: Illinois exhibition will be announced at a public reception, set to take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Tarble Arts Center. The awards presentation begins at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited. The award winners to be announced are for the Newton E. Tarble Memorial Best-Of-Show Purchase Award, Ronchetti Art Acquisition Fund Purchase Award, Barbara Bishop Werden Memorial Best Traditional Watercolor Merit Award, and merit awards sponsored by the Coles County Arts Council, the EIU Alumni Association, Roc’s Blackfront, What’s Cookin’, Tarble Arts Center membership contributions, and the Tarble Arts Center Endowment Fund. The purchase award winners will be added to the Tarble's permanent collection. The award recipients were selected by the exhibition’s juror, noted Chicago-area artist William Conger. For more information, contact the Tarble at 217-581-ARTS (-2787) or tarble@eiu.edu.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Oct 21, 2014

Parking and traffic flow will be restricted in some streets and parking lots for part of the day Saturday, Oct. 25, to make room for the EIU Homecoming Parade.

The streets closed to traffic are as follows:
• 6 a.m.-noon: Ninth Street, from Lincoln to Roosevelt avenues;
• During parade: Grant Avenue, between First and Orchard streets; and
• 3 a.m.-noon: Johnson Avenue, between Seventh and Ninth streets.

The areas closed to parking from 3 a.m. to noon are as follows:
• Grant Avenue, between First and Orchard streets;
• Seventh Street, from the Doudna Fine Arts Center (EIU campus) to Monroe Avenue;
• Monroe and Jackson avenues, between Sixth and Seventh streets;
• Sixth Street, from Monroe to Polk avenues;
• Polk Avenue, from Sixth to Division streets;
• Division Street, from Polk to Grant avenues;
• MLK Jr. Union parking lot;
• Seventh Street parking spaces on campus;
• Student Services Building parking lot;
• Blair Hall parking lot;
• X Parking Lot, north and south; and
• Burl Ives Art Studio parking lot.

In addition, Grant Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets will have controlled traffic and no parking from 3 a.m. until the end of the parade.

Those who live in Park Place Apartments and in the parade staging area on Ninth Street may park their vehicles in the Doudna Fine Arts Center parking lot from 5 p.m. Friday until the parade is over.

Vehicles parked in violation of these parking restrictions will be towed at the owners' expense.

The parade is to begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the intersection of Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue. The route is as follows: north on Seventh Street, west on Monroe Avenue, south on Sixth Street, west on Polk Avenue, south on Division Street, and east on Grant Avenue (aka Panther Way), ending at the tailgate area at O'Brien Stadium.

The university appreciates the cooperation of the EIU and Charleston community in helping make the parade a positive experience for all.

PHIL LANG, University Police Department
Posted: Oct 21, 2014

The Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity (ICGD) is a program within the College of Arts and Humanities, and one of its goals is the promotion of diversity and understanding between various peoples and cultures. In an effort to build bridges and promote understandings and dialogue between EIU faculty, staff and students, and the wider Charleston community, ICGD will host a Community Coffee Hour from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at Jackson Avenue Coffee, located at 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston. Please come and join us for this community dialogue and interaction.

Contact: James Ochwa-Echel at 217-581-6433.

CONNIE CLARKSON, Clerk/Africana Studies/ICGD
Posted: Oct 20, 2014

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

Attention EIU Faculty/Staff:
It is that time again!!!! Our opportunity to showcase EIU’s faculty commitment to DIVERSITY! EIUnity would like to extend to you an invitation to present during our seventh annual Diversity Conference that will be held Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in the MLK Jr. Union. The conference is designed to raise diversity awareness and advocacy across EIU’s campus.

We believe that your presence would greatly improve our conference based on your unique ability to connect with students as a professor and/or staff, as well as your outstanding reputation in your field. The luncheon for this conference is complimentary for EIU registered participants. Based on your background, we would love for you to present on your area of expertise, and the 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. 7 by following this link to the registration form.

PAMELA J. WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Oct 16, 2014

Did you know Eastern hosts the only job fair in the state of Illinois for school administrators seeking to fill mid-year vacancies?

The Fall Education Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. This event is open to all candidates seeking positions in teaching, school administration and special services including speech pathologist. Network with schools throughout Illinois, as well as schools traveling to EIU from out of state! This is a great opportunity for all class levels to begin building professional connections.

To help students prepare for this event, Career Services will host workshops during TEACH WEEK (Oct. 27 through Nov. 3). Topics include insider tips on how to make the most of a job fair to preparing a resume that earns top marks.

More information and a list of participating schools can be found here.

DIANE K. SMITH, Career Services
Posted: Oct 15, 2014

Representatives from Planning, Budget and Institutional Research (PBIR) have a great responsibility here are EIU and can offer your department information that may help you in your various budget or informational reports. Please join us from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union, as they explain what Institutional Research does and where to find the data that is most helpful for planning and analysis. They will also review the budget process at EIU and provide you with the tools and resources you will need to complete your budget planning and transactions. A time for questions is planned and encouraged. Please register here to reserve a seat. Contact Julie Benedict , 581-8415, jabenedict@eiu.edu, for further information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Human Resources
Posted: Oct 15, 2014

Whether you enjoyed the sessions of the first EIU Technology and Science Symposium during the 2013 fall semester or missed any of them, please visit here, where the symposium sessions are now documented in video, image, transcript and PowerPoint formats, including the symposium booklet. Researchers and the general public can enjoy and benefit from the wealth of interesting and varied information now posted therein on a variety of science and technology topics presented by almost 50 speakers during that 28-day extended symposium (Oct. 16 – Nov. 13, 2013). A special word of appreciation is once more expressed to each and every one of the wonderful array of speakers, administrators, performing students, media, CATS, ITS and technical help personnel who made the first EIU Technology and Science Symposium -- using the words of some colleagues and participants -- one of the best symposia EIU has ever had! Enjoy!

WAFEEK WAHBY, School of Technology, and STEVEN DANIELS, Chair, Physics Department
Posted: Oct 14, 2014

Artist and EIU alumnus Frankie Flood will talk about his art and his fabrication processes, which include computer-based automation.  The talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Tarble Arts Center Atrium. It is presented in conjunction with Flood's solo exhibition, "Machines that Make," on view in the Tarble's eGallery through Dec. 18.  This is an EIU College of Arts and Humanities New and Emerging Artists Program, presented by the Tarble Arts Center and the Art Department. For more information, contact the Tarble at 217-581-ARTS (-ARTS), tarble@eiu.edu or see here. Admission is free.

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

The solo exhibition, "William Conger: Gouache Paintings on Paper," is at the Tarble Arts Center through Oct. 26. Conger is a Chicago-based abstract painter and professor emeritus of art theory and practice at Northwestern University. States Conger, “The little paintings on paper are done with gouache using small brushes to make thin lines or dabs of cross-hatched modulated colors enlivened with ink. The abstract compositions are similar to my larger oil paintings and sometimes they serve as studies or alternative, looser experiments.” All works are lent courtesy of the artist and Printworks Gallery, Chicago Ill. The essay for the exhibition's publication was written by Denise C. Noell.

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

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

During the month of October, the LGBTQA Resource Center, in conjunction with LGBTQA Advisory Committee and EIU Pride, will be hosting a variety of events in honor of LGBTQA History Month. Some featured events include: an LGBTQA History Fair, both phases of Safe Zone training, a National Coming Out Day "Gay? Fine By Me" T-shirt sale, Diva Drag Show, and an LGBTQA Resource Center Open House/Reception. To see the full list of events, please visit the LGBTQA WebCenter here.

If you would like to contact the LGBTQA Resource Center, please email them at lgbtqa@eiu.edu or give them a call at 217-581-7117. The LGBTQA Resource Center is located in the Cultural Center across from Old Main on the second floor, Room 203. Resource Center office hours are from 1-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday, by appointment.

Posted: Oct 01, 2014

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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