Feb 04, 2013

 

Meetings/Events

'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


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


BUSINESS SOLUTIONS CENTER: HOW TO START A BUSINESS WORKSHOP, EIU CAMPUS, FEB. 19
Entrepreneurship: How to Start a Business
6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013
EIU -- Lumpkin Hall 1120, Charleston

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 14, 2013


VISITING SPEAKER TO DISCUSS ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM IN CHINA
The Department of Communication Studies is pleased to welcome Kevin DeLuca from the University of Utah who will be delivering a public presentation titled "China and Social Media: Exploring New Forms of Activism." DeLuca is an internationally reknowned environmental scholar who specializes in the discourses of environmental movements. The talk will be delivered at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall. A reception will follow. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.

MARITA GRONNVOLL, Asst. Professor/Communication Studies
Posted: Jan 15, 2013


KIDS & FRIENDS WEEKEND (Feb. 22-24)
"Color the World of Eastern" is this year's annual Kids & Friends Weekend theme. Residence halls put on programs for participants which include giveaways and fun games. Friday night we will be playing Bingo and giving away exciting prizes. We hope to showcase how creative and exciting Eastern Illinois University is! Registration can be completed online by searching "Kids & Friends Weekend" here.

AMANDA M. KRCH, RHA
Posted: Jan 16, 2013


STORY TIMES PLANNED AT BOOTH LIBRARY
Story time at Booth Library on Jan. 26 will feature Krishna Thomas, a creative movement and pre-ballet instructor at The DanceLife Center in Charleston. Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to attend the story time at 1 p.m. at Booth Library’s Ballenger Teachers Center. Admission is free.

In celebration of the “America’s Music” program on the EIU campus, Thomas will encourage children’s imagination through music, movement and stories. Story times also are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 2. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, visit here or call 581-8442.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Booth Library
Posted: Jan 17, 2013


REGISTRATION ACCEPTED FOR TARBLE SPRING CLASSES
Registration is being accepted for Tarble Arts Center spring art classes for ages 4 through adult. After-school classes for children are More Adventures in Art (ages 4-6), Exploring Art (ages 7-9), and Introduction to Mixed Media (ages 10-14). In addition, two daytime classes for home-schooled youths are being offered for ages 4-7 and 8-12.

For teens and adults (ages 15 and over), course offerings include Accent Tiles with a Twist, Glass Bead Making and Introduction to Soft Pastels.

For more information, contact us at tarble@eiu.edu or 217-581-2787, or go here to register online.

KATHRYN MORICE, Curator of Education, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Jan 18, 2013


34TH ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE -- COUNSELING AND STUDENT DEVELOPMENT
The Department of Counseling and Student Development will sponsor its 34th annual Spring Conference on Friday, Feb. 22. Laura Strom will present "Effective Treatment Strategies for Traumatized Youth." Participants in this seminar will be introduced to a variety of ways to work with traumatized youth. Participants will leave with an understanding of how trauma and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may affect youth differently than adults and how an effective short-term treatment plan can alleviate symptoms and empower youth in their own treatment.

The registration fee is $60, which includes the conference lunch and conference materials. Participants attending this program will receive five contact hours of NBCC CEUs. An effort is being made to encourage graduate students to participate in this conference. Therefore, a special registration of $30 has been established for students enrolled in six semester hours or more of graduate coursework.

Please register early. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, Feb. 19. For a brochure or information, contact Wendy Lane at 217-581-2400, csd@eiu.edu, or visit here.

WENDY J. LANE, Office Manager, Counseling and Student Development
Posted: Jan 18, 2013


CEPS RESEARCH FAIR
The College of Education And Professional Studies (CEPS) at Eastern will conduct its 16th annual Research Fair from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the Atrium and Faculty Lounge areas of the Buzzard Building. (The Atrium and Faculty Lounge are located on the second floor of the facility, Room 2444.)

The Research Fair will showcase poster session findings/results of research projects and creative activities conducted by recipients of the 2012 CEPS Mini-Grants. CEPS faculty and graduate students will also display recent research findings. Recipients of the 2012-2013 CEPS Mini-Grants will also be announced during this event.

The CEPS Research Fair is sponsored by Diane Jackman, dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies; the CEPS Research and Grants Committee; and the CEPS Telefund Committee. This event is open to all university faculty, staff and students, as well as to the general public.

MISTY L. RHOADS, Assistant Professor, Health Studies
Posted: Jan 21, 2013


'AMERICA'S MUSIC' EXHIBIT AT BOOTH LIBRARY
An exhibit featuring "America's Music" is now on display at Booth Library, EIU. The exhibit is in conjunction with a series of programs, "America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway," being held on the EIU campus through April. The exhibit focuses on several genres of music, including country, bluegrass, folk, soul, disco, hip hop, Broadway, blues, gospel, jazz and rock 'n' roll, as well as looking at topics such as "The Business of Music," "Music Technology" and more. The exhibit features The Donald and Suellyn Garner Illinois Sheet Music Collection. For more information visit here. Curators: Philip Mohr, Patrick Vonesh, Amy Gilkey and Luis Alarcon.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Editorial Writer/Booth Library
Posted: Jan 23, 2013


UPDATED!!! 2013 DARWIN DAY PROGRAM
Members of the EIU and surrounding communities are invited to attend the events of the 2013 Darwin Day Program. Join us in celebrating the man responsible for one of the most profound ideas ever conceived.

Sunday, Feb. 10 -- 3:30 p.m.
Film: "What Darwin Never Knew" (NOVA series)
Life Sciences Building, Room 2080

Monday, Feb. 11 -- 7 p.m.
Lecture: "Origins of Novelty and Diversity in Development and Evolution: Case Studies on Horned Beetles"
Presented by Armin Mozcek (Indiana University -- biology and Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior)
Lumpkin Hall, Room 2030 (Lumpkin Auditorium)

Tuesday, Feb. 12 -- 5 p.m.
Lecture : "Society to Genes"
Presented by Gene Robinson (University of Illinois -- entomology)
Lumpkin Hall, Room 2030 (Lumpkin Auditorium)

Wednesday, Feb. 13
THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED. Lecture: "Tainted Love: Olfactory Detection of Tetrodotoxin in Rough-skinned Newts"
Presented by Heather Eisthen (Michigan State University -- zoology)

STEPHEN J. MULLIN, Biological Sciences
Posted: Jan 29, 2013


EIUNITY DIVERSITY CONFERENCE -- “I AM… ME”
Please join us for the fifth annual Diversity Conference which will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, in the MLK Jr. Union (third floor). The conference is FREE (and includes a luncheon!). Spread the word because we would love to have lots of faculty, staff and students in attendance. Attend the luncheon and a few workshops… We need your presence!!!!

The deadline to register online is Tuesday, Feb. 5. Please visit the Minority Affairs website here for more information.

PAMELA J. WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Jan 29, 2013


CAREGIVERS: WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR PARENTS' FINANCIAL MATTERS
Janet Grove, a local attorney, will compare trusts, joint ownership and agencies (Powers of Attorney) as ways to manage your parents' financial matters from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Martinsville Room, MLK Jr. Union. If time allows, she will briefly outline the impact on state and federal assistance with health and long-term care expenses. Please register here. Contact Julie Benedict, 581-8415, jabenedict@eiu.edu, for further information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training and Development
Posted: Jan 29, 2013


YEARS OF SERVICE AWARDS LUNCHEON: THURSDAY, FEB. 14
The annual Years of Service Awards Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14 (Valentine's Day). Honorees include active employees with continuous employment who have experienced a milestone anniversary (divisible by 5) during the 2012 calendar year.

Invitations were recently sent to honorees with a requested RSVP by Feb. 6. Guest tickets may also be purchased for $13 each by colleagues, family or friends. Contact the Human Resource Office (humanres@eiu.edu) or by calling 581-3514.

Note: Extra help service, non-continuing and/or temporary assignments are not included in the calculation of continuous service.

HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICE,
Posted: Jan 29, 2013


PANTHERMAIL UPGRADE -- FEB. 15
Administrators will be performing updates to the PantherMail system from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. During this time, ALL PantherMail services, including web email, imap, pop, smtp and tablet/mobile device access, will experience rolling outages with long periods of inaccessibility.

CAY A. KOLLING, Information Technology Services
Posted: Jan 29, 2013


DINE TO DONATE AT MONICAL'S
Respect for Youth, EIU's chapter of University Mothers Against Drunk Driving, will be supported by a Monical's Community Day, Tuesday, Feb. 5. If you eat at Monical's (eat in or carry out) with a Community Day flier, 20 percent of what you spend will go to Respect for Youth. Fliers can be downloaded from here. You can enjoy dining out and support a good cause! Tell your friends! Make it a party! Hope to see you at Monical's on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

TERRI L. JOHNSON, Associate Professor, Journalism
Posted: Jan 29, 2013


WEIU-TV ANNOUNCES ANNUAL PBS KIDS GO! WRITERS CONTEST
WEIU is announcing its annual PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest, an initiative designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning.

Few things capture a child’s imagination like a good book. We would like to invite you to join WEIU as we encourage children here in the WEIU-TV broadcast area to build critical literacy skills by creating their own stories and taking part in the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. It encourages children in grades K-3 to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces.

Entries will be accepted until March 31, 2013, and can be submitted to the following address: WEIU-TV, c/o Ke'an Armstrong/Writers Contest, 1521 Buzzard Hall, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920.

WEIU-TV will collaborate with schools, public libraries and other community-based organizations to present the contest in local communities. WEIU-TV will select a panel of local judges to determine area winners and recognize them with awards and prizes. These local winners will then be entered into the national contest where a panel of esteemed judges will select the top 12 winners. National winners will be announced during the summer of 2013 and the winning stories will be featured here.

National winners will receive prizes, including tablets, e-readers and MP3 players. Additionally, Highlights for Children has joined the contest as a new promotional partner and all participants will have the option to receive a print or digital version of Highlights magazine.

Activity sheets are available here under the Education tab to inspire children during the brainstorming process. PBS LearningMedia is also offering a collection of online teacher resources for use in classrooms here.

Questions? Contact Ke’an Armstrong, WEIU-TV, at 217-581-7193, ksarmstrong@eiu.edu.

KE'AN S. ARMSTRONG, WEIU-TV
Posted: Jan 29, 2013


AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH (Week One -- Feb. 2-8)
Saturday, Feb. 2 -- Revolutionary Saturdays: Movies with a Purpose, "Do the Right Thing," 1 p.m., Lumpkin Auditorium. Free admission.
Monday, Feb. 4 -- "Little Did You Know," 7:14 p.m., Charleston/Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union.
Tuesday, Feb. 5 -- Rae Lewis Thornton (HIV/AIDS activist), "HIV and AIDS in the Black Community," 7 p.m., Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union.
Wednesday, Feb. 6 -- DST AIDS Testing, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union.
Wednesday, Feb. 6 -- "The Hump," 7 p.m., 7th Street Underground, MLK Jr. Union.
Thursday, Feb. 7 -- EvolutionZ of Black Art, 7 to 9 p.m., University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union.
Friday, Feb. 8 -- EIUnity Diversity Conference, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., MLK Jr. Union. (Free, but registration is required.)

PAM WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Jan 31, 2013


FACULTY CANDIDATE RESEARCH SEMINAR
Angela Horner, candidate for the position of anatomist/physiologist with the Department of Biological Sciences, will present a research seminar -- "Crouching Posture, Hidden Costs: Locomotion in Small Mammals" -- at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Buzzard Auditorium (Buzzard Hall Room 1501). Horner is currently a postdoctoral teaching and research associate at Brown University in Providence, R.I.

MARSCHELLE Y. McCOY, Biological Sciences
Posted: Feb 01, 2013


FACULTY CANDIDATE RESEARCH SEMINAR
Anabela Maia, candidate for the position of anatomist/physiologist with the Department of Biological Sciences, will present a research seminar -- "Fish Fins and Tails: Biomechanics in a Flowing World" -- at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Roberson Auditorium (Lumpkin Hall Room 2030). Maia is currently a postdoctoral associate at Tufts University in Medford, Mass.

MARSCHELLE Y. McCOY, Biological Sciences
Posted: Feb 01, 2013


AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH (Week Two -- Feb. 9-15)
Saturday, Feb. 9 -- Revolutionary Saturdays: Movies With a Purpose, "Get on the Bus," 1 p.m., Lumpkin Auditorium. Free admission.
Saturday, Feb. 9 -- "Raisin in the Sun" (Play), 8 p.m., Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. Free admission.
Sunday, Feb. 10 -- Food for the Soul (Soul Food Dinner Sale), 2 p.m., Cultural Center.
Sunday, Feb. 10 -- "Raisin In The Sun" (Play), 6 p.m., Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. Free admission.
Monday, Feb. 11 -- Life as a Blackman Board Game, 6 p.m., University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union.
Tuesday, Feb. 12 -- Sundown Towns, 7 p.m., Phipps Lecture Hall, Physical Science Building.
Friday, Feb. 15 -- Imani Winds, 7:30 p.m., Doudna Recital Hall, $15/$12, EIU/$7, students.

PAM WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Feb 04, 2013


 


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