Feb 26, 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


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


'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


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


WHAM 2013 COMING SOON!
Each year, the Women’s Studies Program hosts one of the biggest annual events on campus -- Women’s History and Awareness Month. The theme for WHAM 2013 is “Searching for Clio: Women and Public Memory,” and the month of March is teeming with WHAM events: concerts, feminist film festivals, fundraisers, faculty panel presentations, Women of Achievement Awards, Living History Project and more.

WHAM's March 5 keynote event, “Saints and Sinners: Margaret Sanger and Helen Keller in Public Memory,” will feature Esther Katz of New York University and Kim Nielsen from the University of Toledo.

For a full listing of WHAM events, click here.

JOSEPH W. McLEAN, OSS/Women's Studies
Posted: Feb 12, 2013


SPRING EDUCATORS' JOB FAIR
The Spring Educators’ Job Fair (formerly Mid-America Educators' Job Fair) will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the MLK Jr. Union Grand Ballroom.

Please share this information with your students! This is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet with recruiters from school districts throughout Illinois as well as out-of-state schools -- even overseas!

Research before you go! More information, including a list of participating schools, vacancies and tips from school administrators, can be found here.

To help prepare your students for this event, Career Services will host a series of workshops. The dates and times for these workshops can be found here.

Professional dress is REQUIRED for ALL students.

JENNIFER A. PETERSON, Career Counselor
Posted: Feb 12, 2013


HOLLEY ETHICS AWARENESS WEEK: IS IT STILL CHEATING IF I DON'T GET CAUGHT?
The School of Business welcomes Bruce Weinstein, the Ethics Guy®, as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Bertrand P. Holley Business Ethics and Social Responsibility Lecture Series. Weinstein will present "Is It Still Cheating If I Don't Get Caught?" at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in Roberson Auditorium, Lumpkin Hall 2030. All are encouraged to attend these open presentations.

Weinstein, believes that the key to success in life is having not just emotional intelligence, but ethical intelligence, too. He shows students how to improve their ethics IQ, which will strengthen the relationships they have with friends, professors, family members and other valued people in their lives. He is a contributor to the Huffington Post and Bloomberg Businessweek’s Management Blog. His latest book, "Ethical Intelligence: Five Principles for Untangling Your Toughest Problems at Work and Beyond," is a Silver winner from ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Awards. He is also the author of the book, "Is It Still Cheating If I Don’t Get Caught?"

For details, visit the School of Business website.

JAIME HENDRIX, School of Business
Posted: Feb 12, 2013


BOOTH LIBRARY TO HOST YELLOW WALLPAPER EXHIBIT: CALL FOR PRESENTERS
From Sept. 23 to Nov. 2, 2013, Booth Library will host the traveling exhibit "Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and 'The Yellow Wall-Paper.'" This exhibit is produced by the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine. More information on the exhibit is available here.

The library will host programs in conjunction with the traveling exhibit. We are seeking speakers, presenters and exhibitors. To participate, contact Stacey Knight-Davis at slknight@eiu.edu.

STACEY L. KNIGHT DAVIS, Booth Library
Posted: Feb 19, 2013


AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH (Week Four -- Feb. 23-28)
Saturday, Feb. 23 -- Miss Black EIU Pageant, 6 p.m., Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union.
Sunday, Feb. 24 -- Unity Gospel Choir's Annual AAHM Gospel Explosion, 7 p.m., Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union.
Tuesday, Feb. 26 -- "Alpha, Omega and NPHC: Do You Have to Choose Between the Two?" 7 p.m., Phipps Lecture Hall, Physical Science Building.
Wednesday, Feb. 27 -- Evolution to Revolution (Women Only), presented by Chandra Gill, 7 p.m., Lumpkin Auditorium
Wednesday, Feb. 27 -- Evolution to Revolution (Men Only), presented by Charles Alexander, 7 p.m., Lumpkin Hall, Room 2041
Thursday, Feb. 28 -- Voice of a Generation Unheard, 7 p.m., University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union.

PAM WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Feb 20, 2013


ACADEMY OF LIFELONG LEARNING COURSE OFFERINGS SPRING 2013

MULTI-MEETING COURSES

Calligraphy: Learning the Rhythmic Flourishes and Old-World Elegance of Writing
4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26
EIU Blair Hall, Room 2116
Presented by Brett Bensley
Cost: Academy Member: $50; Non-member: $100
Register by Feb. 26

Meditation: A Tool Against Stress, Depression and Guilt
5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 20, 27; April 3, 10 and 17
SBLHS Education Center -- Adams Room, March 20; Madison Room, March 27; Lincoln Room, April 3; Madison Room, April 10 and 17
Presented by Jay Shinde
Cost: Academy Member: $40; Non-member: $80
Register by March 13

WORKSHOPS

iPad 101: Come Learn Beginning Basics, Shortcuts, Special Features and More
4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21
EIU Booth Library, Room 4450
Presented by Tracy Valinevicius
Cost: Academy Member: $20; Non-member: $40
Register by March 14

If you have questions and/or would like to register for an event, please contact the School of Continuing Education at 581-5114, or the Academy of Lifelong Learning at academy@eiu.edu.

BETH CRAIG, School of Continuing Education
Posted: Feb 20, 2013


EIU BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
The EIU Board of Trustees will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Grand Ballroom of the MLK Jr. Union. There is a possibility that the board will immediately go into executive session following roll call at 1 p.m. 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: Feb 25, 2013


2013 UNDERGRADUATE ALL-STUDENT SHOW AWARDS RECEPTION
The 2013 Undergraduate All-Student Show Awards Reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3. The awards presentation begins at 2:30 p.m. EIU students receiving awards for the 2013 Undergraduate All-Student Show will be announced. Student honors as selected by the art department faculty will also be presented. Free admission; all are invited.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Feb 25, 2013


2013 CENTRAL ILLINOIS FEMINIST FILM FESTIVAL
Women's History and Awareness Month kicks off on Feb. 27 with the start of the 2013 Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival. This is the first of four in CIFFF's weekly series. Showings will be held on Wednesdays in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall. Don't miss out on a rare opportunity to view great independent films right here in Charleston!

4 p.m.: Showing of "The Headless Woman" (2008); introduction by Robin Murray. NY Times Critics pic by Argentine feature film director Lucrecia Martel. Review here.

6 p.m. -- Showing of "Miss Representation" (2011); introduction by Mia Tapella. American documentary film written, directed and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. Review here.

For more information on upcoming CIFFF and WHAM events, click here.

JOSEPH W. McLEAN, Women's Studies
Posted: Feb 25, 2013


A CONCERT OF WOMEN’S MUSIC BY ELAINE FINE AND JOHN DAVID MOORE
For this 2013 WHAM event, Elaine Fine and John David Moore will play a concert of music for viola and piano by Rebecca Clarke, Helene Fleury, Ruth Gipps, Clara Schumann and Elaine Fine.

Since its "rediscovery" in the 1980s, Rebecca Clarke's 1921 "Viola Sonata" has become a staple piece of the viola and piano repertoire, and Clara Schumann has become quite well known for her music for solo piano. Many people on the EIU campus and in the area are familiar with Elaine Fine's music, but the early 20th-century French composer Helene Fleury and the British composer Ruth Gipps (1921-1999) are relative newcomers to the WHAM "canon."

The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Tarble Arts Center Atrium. Admission is free.

JOSEPH W. McLEAN, Women's Studies
Posted: Feb 25, 2013


PHILLIP PHILLIPS (W/ CHURCHILL) CONCERT
The University Board Concert Committee is proud to present Phillip Phillips (with special guest Churchill) live in concert at 8 p.m. April 16 in Lantz Arena. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) Ticket prices are $20 for EIU students with ID and $23 to the general public. Tickets go on sale to Eastern students on Monday, March 18, and to the general public on Monday, March 25. Tickets can be purchased at the MLK Jr. Union Ticket Office or by phone at 217-581-5122 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

LAUREL L. FUQUA, Student Life Office
Posted: Feb 25, 2013


CENCERE GROUNDBREAKING PLANNED -- Friday, March 1
University and community members are invited to join EIU President Bill Perry and members of the Board of Trustees during the official groundbreaking for the new home of Eastern’s Center for Clean Energy Research and Education (CENCERE).

11:15 a.m. Friday, March 1

Location: Future CENCERE site, located immediately north of the Renewable Energy Center

The new building will house a research facility in which faculty and students can conduct hands-on investigations of biomass sources that may be suitable as alternatives or additives to the wood chips being used in the Renewable Energy Center. By studying the fuel characteristics of various biomass sources, students will gain a more integrated understanding of physics, chemistry, engineering and technology.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Feb 26, 2013


AUTHOR VISIT
Trent Reedy, author of "Words in the Dust" and "Stealing Air," will be presenting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in Buzzard Auditorium (Buzzard 1501). Join us at this free event being sponsored by East Central/EIU Reading Council, Student Reading Council, Kappa Delta Pi and Middle Level Educator's Club!

APRIL D. FLOOD, EC/ELE/MLE
Posted: Feb 26, 2013


 


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