Feb 08, 2016

 

Meetings/Events

RUBBER LOVERS
Rubber Lovers is an interactive program that educates students on condom use and other healthy sexual behaviors. Upon certification, members are eligible for a discount on safer sex items at EIU's Pharmacy. The dates for Spring 2016 are: Jan. 19 (6 to 7 p.m.), Jan. 25 (7 to 8 p.m.), Feb. 3 (7 to 8 p.m.), Feb. 11 (5 to 6 p.m.), Feb. 17 (7 to 8 p.m.), Feb. 23 (5 to 6 p.m.), March 3 (5 to 6 p.m.), March 9 (7 to 8 p.m.) and April 4 (7 to 8 p.m.).

All sessions will be held in the Martinsville Room of the MLK Jr. Union.

SHELBY E. SANDEFER, Health Education Resource Center
Posted: Jan 11, 2016


YEARS OF SERVICE GUEST TICKETS
Guest tickets to attend the Years of Service luncheon on Feb. 10 (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Grand Ballroom) are available for purchase in the Human Resource Office, 2010 Old Main. Tickets for guests can be purchased using cash or checks payable to EIU and cost $13. Tickets for Years of Service honorees are complimentary, but an RSVP is required. Questions? Please contact the Office of Training and Development at 581-8415 or email jabenedict@eiu.edu.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Human Resources
Posted: Jan 14, 2016


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR TARBLE SPRING CLASSES
Tarble Arts Center spring art classes begin Feb. 23. Classes for children are Adventures in Art (ages 4-6), taught by Ben Holt; Exploring Art (ages 7-9) and Make it 3-D! (ages 10-14), Taylor Marcel, instructor; and Friday classes for homeschooled youths ages 4-14, taught by Kate Portz and Kelsey Thrush.

For teens and adults (ages 15+), course offerings include Ceramic Wall Pockets, taught by Karen Reed; Stained Glass Mosaics, led by Kit Morice; and Introduction to Acrylics with Reagan Carey.

Contact the Tarble Arts Center at tarble@eiu.edu or 217-581-2787 for complete information. Online registration is available here.

KATHRYN MORICE, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Jan 14, 2016


PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR FALL EXHIBIT EXAMINING CIVIL RIGHTS
"For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights," a national traveling exhibit, will be on display at Booth Library beginning in September 2016.

The exhibit examines the role that visual culture played in shaping and transforming the struggle for racial equality in America from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s.

Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters and historic artifacts, "For All the World to See" 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.

Scholars from all disciplines and community members interested in participating or proposing a program related to this topic are asked to contact Ellen Corrigan at ekcorrigan@eiu.edu or 581-8456 by March 31.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Jan 29, 2016


STORY TIMES OFFERED AT BOOTH LIBRARY
A series of story times for children is planned at the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library. Story times will begin at 10 a.m. on Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5; and April 2. Programs are free and will feature stories, crafts and activities.

Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to attend and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information call 581-8442 or visit the library >a href=http://library.eiu.edu>website.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Feb 02, 2016


SPRING 2016 JOB FAIR/CAREER NETWORK DAY
Career Services will sponsor this event from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union, for students of ALL MAJORS. We highly encourage you to pass along the information to students, as well as come out to meet with the employers that are hiring our graduates and interns!

Professional dress is required of our students. Bring plenty of resumes to distribute. A list of participating employers and their recruiting areas can be found here.

JANICE A. STEVENS, Career Services
Posted: Feb 02, 2016


MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR CEPS RESEARCH FAIR ON FEB. 29!
The 19th annual Research Fair of the College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, on the second floor of the atrium area of Buzzard Hall. The CEPS Research Committee cordially invites the EIU community to attend the event, which not only showcases the professional knowledge, new discoveries and the best research efforts and creative activities of CEPS faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, but also highlights educational currents and trends and provides a platform for intelligent dialogues and idea exchange with the presenters. It promises a rewarding experience for everyone!

Call Catherine Polydore at 581-7237 (committee chair) for questions.

ROSE Z. GONG, Professor/Secondary Education and Foundations
Posted: Feb 04, 2016


AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS (Feb. 8-11)
Monday, Feb. 8 -- Jane Collins, A.C.E., presents "Teaching Without Borders" (faculty workshop), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union
Monday, Feb. 8 -- "Black Lives Matter and This Is Why" (student lecture), 6 p.m., Lumpkin Hall Auditorium
Tuesday, Feb. 9 -- "Untold Truth: Chi-Raq Monologues," 6 p.m., 7th Street Underground, MLK Jr. Union
Wednesday, Feb. 10 -- "NPHC: History of Strolling and Stepping," 7 p.m., Phipps Lecture Hall, Physical Sciences Building
Thursday, Feb. 11 -- African-American Heritage Lunch "Taste of Southern Cuisine," 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thomas Hall Dining (Please purchase meal ticket in Housing Office.)

PAM WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Feb 04, 2016


EIU TO SPONSOR 2016 DARWIN DAYS EVENTS
Charles Darwin, a man often referred to as the “Father of Evolution,” would have celebrated his 207th birthday on Feb. 12. He sparked controversy among religious circles when he introduced the idea of evolution through natural selection with his international book, “The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.”

EIU will commemorate Darwin’s birthday again this year by hosting three events during the week of his birthday aimed at educating others about Darwin and his contributions to modern society, humanities and the sciences. All events, which are free and open to the public, will take place in the Lecture Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center on EIU‘s campus.

Activities will kick off at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, when Andrew Moeller of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California Berkeley, lectures on “The Evolution of the Human Microbiome.”

The week’s events will continue with a showing of the video, “Judgement Day: Intelligent Design on Trial,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9.

The third and final event of the week – a lecture titled “What Did Humans Evolve to Eat? Human Nutritional Health in Comparative Perspective” – will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. The presenter will be William Leonard, chair of the Anthropology Department and director of Global Health Studies, Northwestern University.

These events are made possible via funding from Jane and Herbert Lasky, the EIU Department of Biological Sciences, the EIU College of Sciences, the EIU Chapter of Sigma Xi, the EIU Department of Sociology/Anthropology, the Phi Beta Kappa Association, Phi Sigma and the Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association. Organizers of the events are Gary Fritz, Ann Fritz, Zhiwei Liu, Steve Brantley, Yordan Yordanov and Mike Kory.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Feb 04, 2016


ANNUAL SPRING ELECTRICAL OUTAGE 2016
Listed below is the schedule for the annual spring break electrical outage. Notice is being given now in order to give everyone an early heads-up for scheduling/planning purposes. Please read the notice carefully as we have listed buildings WITHOUT power and buildings WITH power.

Saturday, March 12 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
These buildings will NOT have electricity: Old Main, Pemberton Hall, the Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College, the old Steam Plant and the Student Services Building (temporary power will be provided for the main data room with the utility generator).

Tuesday, March 15 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
These buildings will NOT have electricity: Physical Science Building, Physical Science chiller, MLK Jr. Union Food Court and Blair Hall.

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Sunday, March 13 (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Campus-wide electrical outage. All buildings on campus will NOT have electricity EXCEPT for the following buildings: University Court, University Apartments, all of Greek Court, Facilities Planning & Management North and South (including Grounds Shop and Central Stores), Haz Mat Building, intramural field and baseball field, University Police Department, Burl Ives Art Studio, Ninth Street Hall and Booth House.
On Sunday, Life Science Building will be on generator support.
On Sunday, Renewable Energy Center will be on generator support during the outage.
On Sunday, Student Services Building will be on generator support.
On Sunday, Buzzard Education Building will have limited generator support, which includes EIU-TV. Other buildings have LIMITED generator support for personnel egress only.
For the Sunday outage, if your building is NOT listed above, it will NOT have electricity.

CHRIS BARTLETT, Electrician Foreman
Posted: Feb 05, 2016


 


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