Jan 03, 2013

 

Meetings/Events

'BUILDING A BROTHERHOOD: FREEMASONS IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS'
"Building a Brotherhood: Freemasons in Central Illinois" focuses on Freemasonry in Central Illinois after World War II. Students enrolled in HIS 4930: Public History-Meaning and Method have researched, designed and installed this exhibit with the help of several Illinois Masons, including Michael Shirley, Department of History, EIU; Noel Dicks, Arthur; Frank Lincoln, Tuscola; Todd Creason, Fithian; Marc Wilson, Springfield; and William Jones, Villa Grove. The public is invited to the opening reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 28 in the West Reading Room, Booth Library. For information, contact Debra Reid, Department of History.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Booth Library
Posted: Nov 16, 2012


EASTERN TO HOST LIONS IN WINTER -- AN ANNUAL LITERARY FESTIVAL
Registration is now open for Eastern’s annual literary festival, Lions in Winter, set to take place Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, 2013. For the first time since the festival’s inception, it will be a two-day event, featuring workshops, lectures, readings, a book fair and more.

The festival will begin with a reading by Jaimy Gordon, 2010 National Book Award winner for her novel “Lord of Misrule,” at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in Eastern’s Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Lecture Hall.

Individual events planned for Saturday, Jan. 26, include intensive genre workshops led by EIU creative writing faculty; craft lectures from featured writers Eduardo C. Corral, Tina May Hall and Randa Jarrar; an editor’s panel with editors from The Missouri Review, Ninth Letter, 32 Poems, PANK and Bluestem; and an evening reading by the festival’s featured writers.

All events will take place in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Detailed schedules and information, including registration details and area hotel accommodations, can be found on the festival’s website.

Participant registration includes continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday, well as entry into workshops and/or lectures. Students may register to attend the craft lecture for free, or $10 for those who wish to join the group for lunch.

Admission to the readings on both Friday and Saturday are free and open to the public.

Lions in Winter, co-sponsored by EIU’s Department of English and College of Arts and Humanities, is an annual reading series for new and emerging writers. Past featured writers include Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, Megan Stielstra, Maureen Stanton, Peter O’Leary and Anastasia Royal.

Those with questions should contact information@lionsinwinter.org.

ROXANE GAY, English
Posted: Dec 04, 2012


STRATEGIC ENROLLMENT PLANNING OPEN FORUM
The Strategic Enrollment Planning Steering Committee will host an open forum for members of the campus community who are interested in learning more about the strategic enrollment planning process. Please join us from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the Arcola-Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union.

In the meantime, you’ll find a wealth of information on the Strategic Enrollment Planning website, including progress updates, a repository of planning resources, and a schedule of recruitment and yield events.

BLAIR M. LORD, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Posted: Dec 14, 2012


HEALTHY LIFESTYLE: TAKING CARE OF YOUR BACK
Please join us from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union, for an informative workshop on back safety while at home or at work. Dr. Brandon Combs, D.C., will discuss how back injuries happen, why they happen, exercises to strengthen, and how to avoid them if at all possible. He will also discuss the anatomy of the spine and what happens when the spine is injured. Please register here. Contact Julie Benedict, 581-8415, jabenedict@eiu.edu, for more information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training and Development
Posted: Dec 18, 2012


EIU ANNUITANTS ASSOCIATION CHAPTER MEETING
You are invited to attend the EIU Annuitants Association Chapter Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 10, in the Neal Welcome Center. President Bill Perry; Steve Rich, assistant vice president, Alumni Services; and Cindy White, executive director, Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce, are our featured speakers.

President Perry will discuss “The State of the University.” Steve Rich and Cindy White will discuss the services and opportunities that their organizations provide for retirees and current employees.

The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. with refreshments, followed by the presentations at 9 a.m. All university employees and annuitants are invited to attend this informational meeting.

ALAN BAHARLOU, EIU Annuitants Association Newsletter Editor and Legislative Chair
Posted: Dec 19, 2012


'AMERICA'S MUSIC' TO BE FEATURED
"America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway" will be presented from Jan. 11 to April 6 at Eastern. The series focuses on six genres of music that are considered uniquely American: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz and swing, bluegrass and country, rock 'n' roll, and Latino and hip hop.

"America’s Music" will begin with an opening concert and reception at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Theatre. Many film screenings and other programs will be held throughout the semester, with a closing concert planned at 7 p.m. April 6 in the Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center.

For a complete schedule of activities, visit here. All programs are free, and the public is invited.

The "America’s Music" program is being sponsored in part by the College of Arts and Humanities, Booth Library, Doudna Fine Arts Center and the Coles County Arts Council. The program is made possible in part by a grant from the Ruth and Vaughn Jaenike Access to the Arts Outreach Program of the College of Arts and Humanities.

"America's Music" is a project by the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint and the Society for American Music. It has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Booth Library
Posted: Jan 02, 2013


 



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