Nov 22, 2014

 

Meetings/Events

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


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


GET PAID TO TALK -- LEARN TO MAKE MONEY WITH YOUR VOICE
You could be the voice for audio books, training material, documentaries, animation and gaming, movie trailers, audio web content, commercials and more. Learn more by attending our session from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Doudna Fine Arts Center, Room 2340. The cost is only $40 ($25 for EIU students). Please register here or by calling 581-5114 and asking for Debbie Meadows or Peggy Brown.

PEGGY A. BROWN, School of Continuing Education, Dean's Office
Posted: Nov 01, 2014


EIU HUNGER ACTION MONTH!
November is Hunger Action Month, presented by the EIU Hunger Action Team! The month-long EIU Hunger Challenge features a different opportunity every day during November in which students, staff, faculty and community members can engage and learn about hunger and poverty in Charleston, Mattoon, Coles County and the Eastern Illinois region. Such activities include food drives, advocacy opportunities, documentary screenings and a SNAP/Food Stamp challenge.

A full calendar of events, as well as updates, are posted to the EIU Hunger Action Team's Facebook Page, located here. You can also follow and participate on social media with the tag #EIUHungerChallenge.

MICHAEL GILLESPIE, Sociology/Anthropology
Posted: Nov 04, 2014


UNIVERSITY ARCHIVIST SET TO RETIRE NOV. 30
Robert V. Hillman, university archivist and head of Special Collections at Booth Library, EIU, has announced his retirement, effective Nov. 30, 2014.

A celebration of his dedicated service to the EIU community will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Witters Conference Room 4440, Booth Library.

This gathering shall be one of immense merriment and scrumptious delights!

PEGGY A MANLEY, Library Services -- Dean"s Office
Posted: Nov 07, 2014


PAINTINGS BY SHANE RODEMS ON VIEW AT TARBLE ARTS CENTER
The exhibition “Shane Rodems: All For Sale 2000 O.B.O.” is currently on view in the Tarble Arts Center’s Brainard Gallery through Dec. 14. Rodems’ mixed media painting and photography works are inspired by the lingos, slogans and abbreviations in Midwestern want ads. He also uses common items like duct tape and house paint to “pay tribute to the ‘slightly used’ feeling of the want ads.”

Rodems has exhibited his work throughout the Midwest, including the Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, and the Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights. His work appeared in the publication New American Paintings No. 99.

The artist holds a BA and MA from EIU and an MFA from Indiana University. Rodems is the Tarble Arts Center’s 2014 artist in the school's residency artist program and will be in residence at four area schools through Dec. 11. The residency is funded by the Ruth and Vaughn Jaenike Access to the Arts Fund, the participating schools, the Coles County Arts Council, and Tarble Arts Center membership contributions.

KATHRYN MORICE, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Nov 11, 2014


BROOKS PRESENTATION ON 1960S FOOD TRENDS IS RESCHEDULED
Lisa Brooks, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, has postponed her presentation in Booth Library’s fall program series, “Revolutionary Decade: Reflections on the 1960s.” She will present “1960s Restaurant and Food Trends: Modern Day Influences” at 4 p.m. Dec. 2 in Booth Library’s Witters Conference Room 4440. Brooks’ program was originally scheduled for Nov. 18.

For an updated schedule of events in the “Revolutionary Decade” series, visit the program website here.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean
Posted: Nov 12, 2014


HOLIDAY ART SALE
The 28th annual Holiday Art Sale will be held at the Doudna Fine Arts Center, Room 1910, with the opening from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, and continuing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Holiday shoppers can choose from hundreds of one-of-a-kind original works of art handcrafted by local artists and EIU faculty, staff and students. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Art Department's Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact the Art Department at 581-3410.

SUE RARDIN, Art Department
Posted: Nov 17, 2014


2014 HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
Eastern Illinois University Holiday Luncheon
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Menu: spinach salad w/ hot bacon dressing, roasted turkey, seasoned green beans, sweet potatoes w/ pecans, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes and turkey gravy, cranberry gel, dinner rolls w/ butter, pumpkin pie w/ whipped topping, pecan pie w/ whipped topping and no-sugar cherry pie. (Vegetarian meal available upon request.)

Tickets are $10 each. Stop by or call at: MLK Jr. Union, Room 2420; 581-3616. Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.

ANGELA M. HALLOWELL, Union General Operations
Posted: Nov 18, 2014


FAN APPRECIATION DAY AT O'BRIEN FIELD
Eastern Illinois Athletics will hold a fan appreciation day this Saturday as part of the Panthers' Senior Day football game against UT Martin. Tickets for the noon kickoff are $10 per person with $5 tickets for children. As part of fan appreciation, EIU Athletics is offering group tickets for groups of 10 or more people for just $6 per person. Group tickets must be ordered in advance by calling the EIU Ticket Office at 217-581-2106. The ticket office is open daily from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Fans, don’t miss your final chance to watch NCAA Division I football in Charleston this season! Help send out this group of seniors who played a key role in the Panthers' back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference Championships in 2012 and 2013.

As a game day giveaway, EIU Athletics will provide a travel mug to 250 fans. Giveaway items will be handed out at 11:15 a.m. (45 minutes prior to kickoff). Fans must have a valid game day ticket to get an EIU travel mug.

SANDRA L. KING, Intercollegiate Athletics
Posted: Nov 18, 2014


PREFERRED TRAVEL VENDOR
As earlier announced, Corporate Travel Planners (CTP) is the new “preferred” travel vendor for EIU. CTP will be on campus Dec. 1 and 2 in the Charleston/Mattoon Room in the MLK Jr. Union. Representatives will be available to provide training and answer questions from employees who will be utilizing the online booking tool. There will be three sessions to choose from. The first session will be from 1:30-3 p.m. Dec. 1. Tuesday’s sessions will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3 p.m.

LISA J. STANDERFER, Purchasing
Posted: Nov 20, 2014


 


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