Jan 11, 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


'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


BUSINESS SOLUTIONS CENTER TO HOST A HOW TO START A BUSINESS WORKSHOP IN TUSCOLA
Entrepreneurship: How to Start a Business
6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013
Tuscola National Bank, 900 S. Progress Blvd., Tuscola

Materials Fee: $25/person, $35/couple

This program will cover key concepts that must be considered before beginning any business:
-- Analyzing Your Personal Financial Situation
-- Evaluating Your Business Concept
-- Establishing Operational Strategies
-- Key Points in Making Your Small Business Successful
-- Skills An Entrepreneur Must Possess
-- Understanding a Business Plan and Financial Statements
-- Obtaining Necessary Funding

Register online here. (If registering online, please mail registration fee to: Eastern Illinois University -- BSC, 3011 Lumpkin Hall, Charleston, IL 61920.)

To view flyer, click this link.

Please make check payable to: Business Solutions Center. Register by noon Tuesday, Jan. 29.

For further information, contact 217-581-2913 or jegarren@eiu.edu.

JENNIFER E. GARREN, Business Solutions Center
Posted: Jan 04, 2013


PROCUREMENT AT EIU
Please join us from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the Martinsville Room, MLK Jr. Union, as Susan Propst presents an overview of the Department of Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services. She will review the basics of university procurement policies and procedures for procuring goods and services. Understanding the policies and procedures will aid in efficient and timely purchases for your department. Please register here to reserve a seat. Contact Julie Benedict, jabenedict@eiu.edu, 581-8415 for further information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training and Development
Posted: Jan 07, 2013


VISITING ARTIST LECTURE BY MI-KYOUNG LEE
Visiting artist Mi-Kyoung Lee will present a lecture about her work at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, in the Tarble Arts Center Atrium. Admission is free. A reception to open her installation exhibition "Symbiosis" follows the lecture.

Lee is associate professor of crafts and the head of fibers at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. States the artist, “The consistent process of art-making is ritual ceremony. My entire body and soul purely united. I allow my intellect and body to follow the rhythmic processes of repetition, understanding the relationships between tool and material, the material and process, and image and content." Co-sponsored by the Art Department.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Jan 07, 2013


MARTIN SCHOELLER PHOTOGRAPHS EXHIBITED AT THE TARBLE ARTS CENTER
"Martin Schoeller: Close Up," a group of large-scale photographic portraits, is on exhibition at the Tarble Arts Center through Feb. 17. These 4 feet by 5 feet portraits, with their hyper-real detail, are unflinching close-ups. They provide the opportunity to consider the significance of the subject while the subject stares back at the viewer. The 46 portraits include the well-known -- Barack Obama, Angelina Jolie, Sarah Palin, Kanye West, Cindy Sherman, Paris Hilton -- and unknown indigenous people from Latin America and Africa. Schoeller's portraits have appeared in TIME, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and many other publications. "Martin Schoeller: Close Up" was organized and is circulated by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, Calif.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Jan 07, 2013


INSTALLATION BY VISITING ARTIST MI-KYOUNG LEE AT THE TARBLE ARTS CENTER
"Symbiosis," an installation by visiting artist Mi-Kyoung Lee, will be on view in the Tarble Arts Center eGallery Jan. 12 – Feb. 24. The artist creates large organic forms and environments using everyday objects like twist-ties and pipe-cleaners.

Lee is associate professor of crafts and the head of fibers at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. She holds a BFA from Dong-A University (Busan, Korea), and MFAs from the University of the Arts and from Cranbrook Academy of Art (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.). Lee's art has been exhibited at SOFA (New York City and Chicago), Busan Metropolitan Museum (Korea), and Espace des Tisserands (France). This is a New and Emerging Artists Series program co-sponsored with the Art Department.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Jan 08, 2013


DCFS ON CAMPUS TO CONDUCT INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS ON MANDATED REPORTING
If you have questions about your role as a mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect, representatives from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will be on campus Thursday, Jan. 17. They will provide two 90-minute informational sessions -- open to all faculty, staff, and student workers -- on how to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect and answer questions you may have. Join us in 1255 Coleman (auditorium) at either 9 a.m. or 2 p.m. on Jan. 17 for one of the DCFS’s open sessions. (If you have not yet printed, signed and returned an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status form, please go here to do so.)

KELLY J. SIMMONDS, Human Resources
Posted: Jan 08, 2013


CHEMISTRY FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR
Faculty candidate Hongshan He will present a seminar titled "Photovoltaic Materials for Alternative Energy," based upon his research in photovoltaic solar energy technology, at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in Room 4157, Physical Science Building.

RUTH N. RIEGEL, Chemistry
Posted: Jan 10, 2013


EIU BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
The EIU Board of Trustees will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. The board is expected to go into executive session following the roll call. The open session will begin at the conclusion of the executive session. The agenda, table of contents and board report are available for review and/or printing here.

CHERYL L GILBERT, University Advancement
Posted: Jan 10, 2013


EIU TO RECEIVE GOVERNOR'S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
Please join President Perry for an award ceremony in recognition of Eastern Illinois University’s selection as a recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education. This award recognizes Eastern’s commitment to providing excellent service to student veterans.

10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22
Cougill Foyer, Old Main
Reception to follow award presentation.

ROBYN B. CARR, University Advancement
Posted: Jan 10, 2013


ANNUAL MLK JR. CANDLELIGHT VIGIL MARCH PLANNED
The Zeta Nu chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will host its 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Vigil March and Tribute Monday, Jan. 21, on the EIU campus. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a march -- punctuated with the singing of inspirational hymns -- from the Thomas Hall lobby (2120 Seventh St.) to the Grand Ballroom, located in Eastern’s MLK Jr. Union. The program there will begin at approximately 6 p.m.

According to Leon Fields, Zeta Nu chapter president, the annual event honors “one of the most prolific men to have ever walked this planet.”

“This is one of the many ways we repay our debts for his contributions to all mankind,” Fields said, adding that since 1987, between 100 and 200 students, faculty, family and friends have come and supported the vigil and the program annually. Many join in the march; however, those who wish may participate in the Grand Ballroom activities only.

This year, Fields continued, the program will be much more interactive, displaying the talents of several EIU students, many of whom are not directly associated with the fraternity. Students have submitted essays, and singers, speakers and others with different talents have all committed to participating in the program. Students and faculty from Eastern will also be recognized by the men of the Zeta Nu chapter for individual accomplishments and be presented awards such as the humanitarian award, excellence awards and a few others, based on individual achievements. Scholarships will also be awarded.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Jan 10, 2013


 



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