Dec 01, 2015



The Student Community Service Office is collecting fleece blankets for the annual One Stop Community Christmas event in December. Our goal this year is to have one blanket per child. This means we hope to have 2,000 blankets by Dec. 4.

In order to accomplish this, we are asking each department and/or individual to consider participating and join us in reaching our goal. Our suggestion is that your department/group do a general new blanket drive or that you, as an individual, donate a new blanket. We would be happy to pick these blankets up from you or you may deliver them to the Student Community Service Office. However, we need them no later than Dec. 4.

Questions? Please contact 581-3967 or email

CRYSTAL M. BROWN, Student Community Service
Posted: Oct 29, 2015

Attention Faculty/Staff: EIUnity would like to extend to you an invitation to present during our eighth annual Diversity Conference, which will be held Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Union. The conference is designed to raise diversity awareness and advocacy across EIU’s campus. 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 an online proposal by Dec. 11 by following this link to the registration form.

PAM WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Nov 15, 2015

In conjunction with the Embarras Valley Film Festival, a series of social documentaries were scheduled to screened in November and December. "The Social Documentaries of Dr. Angela Aguayo" will be shown from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 3, with Aguayo scheduled to be in attendance for a Q-and-A. The venue is the Coleman Hall Lecture Hall, 1255 Coleman.

KATHRYN MORICE, Curator of Education, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Nov 15, 2015

The university community is invited to a retirement reception to honor Andrew (Andy) McNitt, who is retiring after 39-plus years of dedicated and distinguished service to Eastern Illinois University and the Political Science Department. The open house reception will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the 1895 Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. Union.

RICHARD A. WANDLING, Political Science
Posted: Nov 17, 2015

EIU's 2015 Holiday Luncheon -- 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9

This year's menu will be spinach salad with hot bacon dressing, roasted turkey, seasoned green beans, sweet potatoes with pecans, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberry gel, dinner rolls with butter, pumpkin pie with whipped topping, pecan pie with whipped topping, no-sugar cherry pie, iced tea/iced water/coffee. (The vegetarian meal of fettucini alfredo is available upon request.)

Tickets are $10.50 per person.

Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, Dec. 1. Make checks payable to Eastern Illinois University. Return forms to Cathy Engelkes at the MLK Jr. Union, Room 2420.

To receive a ticket for the giveaways, please bring a non-perishable food item. This will benefit four local food pantries.

ANGELA M. HALLOWELL, Union General Operations
Posted: Nov 18, 2015

Eastern students, faculty and staff are invited to show their Eastern pride by creating their own EIU ornament. A variety of free materials is available near the north entrance of the library so that patrons may design their own, one-of-a-kind ornament.

“We hope everyone will help to decorate the library by placing their unique ornament on the EIU-themed tree in library’s Marvin Foyer,” said Allen Lanham, dean of library services. “At the end of the semester, they can then take their ornaments home with them, if they wish.”

For more information on Booth Library, visit the website, call 581-6072 or find the library on Facebook or Twitter.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Nov 25, 2015


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