Aug 30, 2016

 

Meetings/Events

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES
American Red Cross blood drives will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Lawson Hall and Thursday, Aug. 25, at the University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. Both are being sponsored by Delta Chi and Epsilon Sigma Alpha.

A third blood drive will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Lawson Hall (sponsored by the ARC/EIU Blood Drive Committee).

Please donate and help save lives!

STEVE LANE, ARC/EIU Blood Drive Committee
Posted: Aug 16, 2016


BOOTH LIBRARY TOURS OFFERED
Eastern students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to take a tour of Booth Library and find out what the library has to offer. Twenty-minute tours will be offered regularly during the first four weeks of the semester. There's no need to sign up; just come to the north lobby of the library to join in any of the tours Monday through Thursday. Tours will be offered at 10 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m. Aug. 22-Sept. 15. Tours are also offered by appointment. Contact a reference librarian at 581-6072 to schedule a tour.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 18, 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


REGISTRATION ACCEPTED FOR TARBLE FALL CLASSES
Tarble Arts Center fall art classes begin Sept. 27. Offered for children are "Inspired by Nature" (ages 4-6), taught by Kit Morice; "Exploring Art" (ages 7-9), led by Ben Holt; "A World of Art" (ages 10-14), Emily Pawlicki, instructor; and Friday classes for home-schooled youths ages 4-14, taught by Jordyn Nettleton and Emily Pawlicki. For teens and adults (ages 15+), offerings include "Mixed Media Drawing Investigations," taught by Reagan Carey; "Ceramic Wall Pockets" with Karen Reed and "Glass Bead Making," led by Dave Hunter. Contact the Tarble at tarble@eiu.edu or 217-581-2787 for complete information. Online registration is available here.

KATHRYN MORICE, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Aug 19, 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


RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FOR JULIE WILKERSON
Aug. 31 will be the final curtain call for Julie Wilkerson at EIU. Whether you are staff or a student, your life has probably been touched in some way by Julie in her 21-year career. If you have entered the HR Employment Office, you have been greeted by Julie and enjoyed the many decorations she has displayed for every season. Both as a staff member and a student, she has participated in musical productions and sung at many graduation ceremonies. You may have even been lucky enough to receive one of her original singing telegrams for your birthday or special occasion.

You are invited to join the Human Resources Department from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, on the second floor of Old Main to celebrate Julie's long career and many contributions to the university. Please come to congratulate her, have some refreshments, receive a small memento and help us send her into the beautiful sunset of retirement.

CAROL A. GALEY, Human Resources
Posted: Aug 26, 2016


FACULTY/STAFF BOWLING LEAGUE BEGINS SEPT. 12
Put some FUN in your Monday! The Faculty/Staff Bowling League is forming teams now! Bowling begins at 6:30 p.m. on the Monday after Labor Day. Practice starts at 6:15. Beginners and experienced bowlers are welcome! You can come alone or bring a four-person team. Cost is $7 per night. Bowling ball and shoes are available at the EIU Bowling Lanes located in the lower level of the MLK Jr. Union (below the Food Court). Questions? Contact Doug Brandt (debrandt@eiu.edu) or Arlene Brown (aebrown@eiu.edu, 581-6062).

ARLENE E. BROWN, Library Services
Posted: Aug 26, 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


ASIAN STUDIES EVENTS
Join Asian studies minor students and faculty for the following exciting and informative events early this fall! All events take place at 5 p.m. in Coleman Hall 2761.

1. K-pop & K-drama in 10 Minutes -- Tuesday, Aug. 30
What is k-pop? Why is it so popular across continents? What cultural appeal does k-drama have to the people around the world? Watch the clips from the "Descendants of the Sun" or the music video of VIXX, and learn about the answers to these questions.

2. Asian Film Series -- Tuesday, Sept. 13
Learn about Asian cultures and history through films with EIU's Asian movie fans together!

3. Information Workshop: Study & Work in Asia -- Wednesday, Sept. 28
Wanna go to Asia for study or work? Interested in learning about the teaching opportunities in Asia? Learn about the amazing experiences of your EIU alums!

JINHEE J. LEE, History
Posted: Aug 30, 2016


 


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