Sep 14, 2013

 

Meetings/Events

COMMUNITY COLLEGE ARTICULATION CONFERENCE
The 40th annual Community College Articulation Conference will take place Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Grand Ballroom of the MLK Jr. Union. Representatives from Illinois community colleges will be attending to receive updates about Eastern and to meet EIU faculty, staff and administrators. If you have any materials you would like to include in the participants' packets, please provide 110 copies to the Office of Academic and Professional Development. If you are interested in attending, contact the Office of Academic and Professional Development at 581-5116 or go here to print out a registration form.

In addition, the evening before the conference (Tuesday, Sept. 17), there will be a special session hosted by our College of Education and Professional Studies, providing updates to community college representatives on the changes for teacher preparation in Illinois.

RITA I. PEARSON, Transfer Relations
Posted: Aug 15, 2013


KYLE HANTON: SCULPTURE
Exhibition held at the Tarble Arts Center, eGallery, 2010 Ninth St.; 217-581-2787.

This exhibition presents the figural abstract sculpture by Kyle Hanton. Hanton was a mentor to EIU art faculty member Jeff Boshart, and this exhibition is presented in conjunction with the EIU alumni sculpture exhibition Skulpcher Werkz, curated by Boshart. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Hanton also attended Harvard’s School of Design. He taught sculpture at Montana State University, but shifted his career to architecture in the late 1970s. In 1999, Hanton shifted his concentration back to fine art. His sculpture has been exhibited throughout the U.S., and in Canada, England and France.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Aug 21, 2013


MOTION -- REAL & IMPLIED: SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLECTION
Exhibition held at the Tarble Arts Center, Brainard Gallery, 2010 Ninth St.; 217-581-2787.

Motion is a quality that many artists have sought to convey in their works and have used to engage the viewer. In some cases motion is implied -- a visual illusion in a painting or the use of balance in sculpture to suggest movement. In other cases the artwork can actually move, requiring physical interaction between the viewer and the art object.

This sense and use of motion is explored through artwork selected from the Tarble’s permanent collection. Among the artworks included are the silkscreen triptych SPIN by Henry Paul Rameriz, the sculpture Mill Town Strut by Michael Dunbar, the folk carving Balancing Belinda by Ferd Metten, and the oil painting Mountain Stream by Paul T. Sargent.

This exhibition is the subject of the 2013 Junior/Senior High Art Enrichment program, presented Oct. 8-31 with the EIU Art Education students and faculty, and underwritten by First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Aug 21, 2013


SKULPCHER WERKZ: EIU ALUMNI SCULPTURE EXHIBITION AT TARBLE ARTS CENTER
Skulpcher Werkz, an invitational exhibition of sculpture by EIU art alumni, is on view through Oct. 20 in the Tarble Arts Center Main Galleries.

Presented is artwork in a variety of approaches, sizes and media by 54 alumni from nearly 30 years. And all of the outdoor sculptures from the Summer Sculpture Residency program exhibited along Seventh Street between the Tarble and the Doudna Fine Arts Center are also by EIU art alumni. Curated by sculptor and EIU art professor Jeff Boshart to mark his final year as a member of the Art Department faculty, this exhibition and related programs are co-sponsored by the EIU Art Department and the Tarble Arts Center, and funded in part by the Excellence in Fine Arts Fund.

See the Tarble's website for related programs, open hours and contact information.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Aug 21, 2013


LIBRARY ORIENTATION TOURS OFFERED
Booth Library will offer library orientation tours between Aug. 23 and Sept. 25. (The library is closed on Sept. 2, so there will be no tour that day.) Tours meet in the library's North Foyer at the following times:
Mondays -- 6 p.m.
Tuesdays -- 11 a.m.
Wednesdays -- 5 p.m.

Sessions last approximately 45 minutes. All are welcome to attend. To take a tour, simply go to the Marvin Foyer (inside the north entrance) at Booth Library at the scheduled time. Registration is not required for general tours.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Booth Library
Posted: Aug 22, 2013


FALL AUTISM CONFERENCE PLANNED AT EIU
A fall autism conference is planned for Oct. 3 and 4 on the campus of EIU.

David Finch will speak from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, on how he was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome five years after his marriage and how he has since committed himself to relentless self-improvement, sometimes to a comical extent. Finch is a humorist and author of the acclaimed New York Times best-selling memoir, “The Journal of Best Practices.”

Tickets for his presentation are $10 and can be obtained online here or call 217-581-3110.

Dr. Timothy Kowalski, a speech-language pathologist specializing in social-pragmatic communication deficits and an internationally known expert on Asperger syndrome, will present from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in the University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. He is the author of five books and was named the recipient of the 2010 Clinician of the Year Award by the Florida Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

This workshop is approved for five hours of continuing education credit from ASHA. Registration is $50 for professionals/the general public ($15 for students) and includes lunch. For registration information, go here.

Both of these events are part of the EIU capital campaign to raise funds for an autism center on the EIU campus. Sponsors include the EIU Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences and the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

For more information, please contact Sandi Thiele at 217-581-2712 in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Aug 23, 2013


DECK THE HALLS CONTEST: SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT!!!
It's time once again for our Deck the Halls contest. Show your school spirit by decorating your department, office and/or hall in blue and gray to show that your office will "Paint the Town Blue!" To enter the contest, complete the online form here no later than 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. All offices should be decorated no later than Friday, Oct. 11. Judging will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 15, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and winners will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Blu-B-Que. (A Homecoming 2013 [Oct. 18-20] event.)

PAMELA J. WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Aug 27, 2013


SKULPCHER WERKZ FAMILY SCULPTURE EXTRAVAGANZA
This event will be held at the Tarble Arts Center, Atrium and Classroom, 2010 Ninth St. (217-581-2787) from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.

A sculpture make-and-take for kids of all ages, fun in an artist-made “invisible” inflatable space ship, tours of the EIU alumni exhibition Skulptcher Werkz, and the outdoor sculpture on Seventh Street. Refreshments will be available. Free admission.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Aug 28, 2013


HOW TO START A BUSINESS WORKSHOP TO BE HELD IN DIETERICH, SEPT. 26; SPONSORED BY THE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS CENTER
Entrepreneurship: How to Start a Business
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26
Dieterich Community Civic Center
102 W. Virginia St., Dieterich, Ill. 62424

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 that 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 here.

Please make check payable to: EIU -- Business Solutions Center.

Register by noon Thursday, Sept. 26.

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

JENNIFER E. GARREN, Business Solutions Center
Posted: Aug 30, 2013


HEALTHY LIFESTYLE -- MAINTAINING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Maintaining your mental health is important; however, it is most often neglected. Stress can have a negative impact on your mind and body. Join us from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union, for a relaxing presentation from Haley Madlem, graduate student in the Clinical Counseling Program. The presentation will focus on ways to minimize your stress both at work and home. Madlem will also include easy changes to minimize/reduce stress, including relaxation techniques that you will get the chance to practice. The more you practice the better you get!

Please register here. Contact Julie Benedict, 581-8415, jabenedict@eiu.edu, for more information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training and Development
Posted: Sep 03, 2013


CELEBRATE THE GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY OF THE WHITESIDE GARDEN
The Whiteside Garden will be open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, with presentations on Special Collections and a self-guided tour. Please help us celebrate 50 years since Dr. Whiteside started to develop this unique and beautiful garden.

You can find the Whiteside Garden east of Charleston (1.7 miles from 18th Street), at the corner of Route 16 and County Road 1820E. Watch for signs.

JANICE COONS, Biological Sciences
Posted: Sep 03, 2013


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR TARBLE FALL CLASSES
Art classes for ages 4 and over are being offered beginning Sept. 30. Offerings for children include Adventures in Art (ages 4-6), Exploring Art (ages 7-9), and Drawing and Painting (ages 10-14). For teens and adults (ages 15 and over), class and workshop offerings include Beginning Drawing, Glass Bead Making and Pop Art Ceramic Tiles. In addition to these offerings, Friday classes for home-schooled youths ages 4-13 start Oct. 4.

Enrollment is limited and taken on a first-come basis. Contact the Tarble Arts Center at tarble@eiu.edu or 217-581-2787 for complete information. Go here to register online.

KATHRYN MORICE, Curator of Education, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Sep 03, 2013


ALLEN NEFF MEMORIAL POETRY READING TO FEATURE POET D. NURKSE
D. Nurkse will be the featured poet at this year’s Allen Neff Memorial Poetry Reading to be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Lecture Hall at the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Nurkse is the author of 10 books of poetry, including his latest works, “A Night in Brooklyn,” “The Border Kingdom,” “Burnt Island” and “The Fall,” from Alfred Knopf.

He is the recipient of a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim fellowship in poetry, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, two New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships, the Whiting Writers Award, and prizes from The Poetry Foundation and the Tanne Foundation.

From 1996 to 2001, he served as poet laureate of Brooklyn, and Bold Type Magazine has characterized Nurkse as “a poet long admired in the smoky biosphere of the New York poetry scene.”

Nurkse currently teaches courses in the Master of Fine Arts Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. He has also taught poetry at MFA programs at other institutions, worked for human rights organizations, and served on the board of directors of Amnesty International USA from 2007 to 2010.

The Allen Neff Memorial Fund was established by the Department of English in cooperation with the EIU Foundation in order to establish a continuing series of readings and lectures by major writers from across the country. This fund has brought writers to EIU's campus every year since 1984.

The Allen Neff Memorial Poetry Reading is sponsored by the EIU Department of English. The public is welcome to attend the free event.

For more information on the Allen Neff Memorial Poetry Reading, contact the Department of English at 217-581-2428.

SARAH MILLER, English
Posted: Sep 04, 2013


2013 FLU SHOT CLINIC
Mark your calendars for Oct. 3! The Benefits Office is pleased to bring the 2013 free flu shot clinic to EIU. This clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bridge Lounge, MLK Jr. Union. CMS requires state employees to present their state health insurance card and Panther Card at time of service.

RETIREES are required to present their health insurance card and two types of ID. If the retiree has Medicare, they need only to bring their Medicare card. Spouses of state employees are not eligible for the free vaccine. However, for a $35 charge, spouses of employees may get their flu shots at these clinics.

Remember to wear clothing that allows access to the upper arm.

LINDA C. HOLLOWAY, Benefits Office
Posted: Sep 04, 2013


CAREGIVER: CHALLENGES AND REWARDS TO CAREGIVING
There are many challenges with caregiving, as well as many rewards. Each affects the daily lives of the caregiver, loved one and supporter. Please join us from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Martinsville Room, MLK Jr. Union, as we have a general discussion on the challenges and rewards we face as caregivers and supporters and ways to deal with and support others in that role.

During our discussions, we will gather topics for the upcoming Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 workshops. Please register here. Contact Julie Benedict, 581-8415, jabenedict@eiu.edu, for further information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training and Development
Posted: Sep 04, 2013


BOOTH LIBRARY TO HOST 'LITERATURE OF PRESCRIPTION' EXHIBIT AND PROGRAMS

Booth Library will present “Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and ‘The Yellow Wall-Paper’” from Sept. 23 through Nov. 2.

This exhibit and programs will examine a 19th-century writer’s challenge to the medical profession and the relationship between science and society. Artist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman was discouraged by her doctor from pursuing a career in order to preserve her health. Gilman rejected this idea in a terrifying short story titled “The Yellow Wall-Paper.” The famous tale served as an indictment of the medical profession and the social conventions restricting women’s professional and creative opportunities.

“Literature of Prescription” will include national and local exhibits, lectures and a film screening. Faculty and staff from the EIU departments of English, art, women’s studies and the library will participate, in addition to the EIU Counseling Center.

The program will begin with an opening reception at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the West Reading Room of the library. Kim Hunter-Perkins, an instructor at Purdue University, will present the keynote presentation, “Lingering Pigment: The Place of Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wall-Paper’ in the 20th and 21st Centuries.”

The public is invited to attend all programs in this series. For more information and a complete schedule of events for “Literature of Prescription,” visit the program Web page.



ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Booth Library
Posted: Sep 05, 2013


SBLHC MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY VAN CAMPUS VISIT
The Mobile Mammography van from Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 10. This service is available to women 35 years and over who have not had a mammogram in the past year and one day.

The screening also includes a free osteoporosis test.

The mobile van provides the same services as those as the Mammography Department at SBLHC. The van will be located on Campus Drive between the Alumni Clock Tower and Lumpkin Hall. Walk-ins are welcome; however, appointments are preferred. Please call 1-800-639-5929 to schedule your appointment.

AMANDA ZUCCO, Benefits
Posted: Sep 10, 2013


LATINO HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS (Sept. 16-19)
Monday, Sept. 16: Kickoff Reception -- Taste of Latin America, Doudna Concourse, noon
Tuesday, Sept. 17: UB Cultural Arts: Latin American Experience, Grand Ballroom, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 17: Dance Lessons, Recreation Center (Dance Studio), 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 19: "Latino/Latin American Politics," Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union, 3 p.m.

PAM WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Sep 12, 2013


3RD ANNUAL BULLYING CONFERENCE: BRIDGING VOICES IN OUR COMMUNITY
The Bridging Voices in Our Community Bullying Project will host its third annual bullying conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, on Eastern's campus. This year's focus is social and emotional learning standards. Justin Patchin, director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, will be the keynote speaker. The conference theme is "Safety, Security and Support: Everyone Has a Right!"

The conference is free and open to the public. Don't wait to register, as seats will be limited. See here to register.

AMANDA J. WOOLARD, HERC
Posted: Sep 12, 2013


COMMUNITY COFFEE HOUR
The Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity (ICGD) is a program within the College of Arts and Humanities, and one of its goals is the promotion of diversity and understanding between various peoples and cultures. In an effort to build bridges and promote understandings and dialogue between EIU faculty, staff and students, as well as the wider Charleston community, ICGD will be hosting a Community Coffee hour from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Jackson Avenue Coffee, located at 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston. Please come and join us for this community dialogue and interaction.

Contact: James Ochwa-Echel -- 217-581-6433.

CONNIE CLARKSON, Africana Studies
Posted: Sep 13, 2013


 


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