Jan 24, 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


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


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


CHEMISTRY FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR
Guoqi Zhang will present a seminar titled "Earth-Abundant Metal Complexes for Asymmetric Catalysis and Sustainable Energy" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Phipps Lecture Hall (Physical Science Building, Room 1205). Zhang is currently at Los Alamos National Labs.

RUTH N. RIEGEL, Chemistry
Posted: Jan 17, 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


HEALTHY LIFESTYLE: CITIZEN CPR AND AED INFORMATION
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death among American men and women. By learning CPR, you can help when someone falls victim to a heart attack. Please join us from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, Room TBD, for Citizen CPR, a class that will teach you how to perform hands-only CPR in the event someone needs your help. You will learn how to tell when someone needs CPR and how to perform hands-only CPR. This workshop will also discuss basic information about AEDs (automated external defibrillators), where they are located on campus, and how they work. Please register here. Contact Julie Benedict, 8415, jabenedict@eiu.edu, for more information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training and Development
Posted: Jan 18, 2013


CCT AND TARBLE ARTS CENTER PRESENT 'BUS STOP'
The Charleston Community Theatre and the Tarble Arts Center will present William Inge’s "Bus Stop" -- Saturday, Jan. 26 (7:30 p.m.), Sunday, Jan. 27 (2 p.m.), and Jan. 30 – Feb. 2 (7:30 p.m.). Information and ticket reservations may be acquired through the Tarble Arts Center (217-581-2787 [ARTS]) or purchased at the door beginning 30 minutes prior to curtain at the east door of the Tarble Arts Center, 2010 Ninth St. (at Cleveland Avenue). Ticket prices: Adults, $10; seniors, $8; students, $5.

The production features EIU faculty, students and alumni, as well as community members of all ages and from all walks of life.

TIMOTHY I. MASON, Economics
Posted: Jan 18, 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


PIERRE TOUSSAINT SCHOLARSHIP
A Monical's Community Day (Monday, Jan. 28) will help raise money in support of the journalism department’s Pierre Toussaint Scholarship. With the fundraising flier, you can eat and raise money!

Twenty percent of your bill will be donated to the scholarship fund. You must present your flier when ordering. You can download a copy of the flier from monicalspizza.com; look for the EIU Pierre Toussaint Scholarship, or click here.

The flier can be used from open to close on Monday, Jan. 28. Use the flier for eating in or carry-out orders (no delivery). Please come and enjoy Monical's good food and help raise money in support of this scholarship, as well!

ASHLEIGH ELIZABETH OWENS, Journalism
Posted: Jan 22, 2013


CHEMISTRY FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR
Chemistry faculty candidate Jier Huang of Argonne National Laboratory will give a seminar titled "Charge Separation Dynamics and Structure–Function Relationships of Solar Energy Materials" at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in Room 4157 of the Physical Science Building. All who are interested in solar energy research are invited to attend her seminar.

RUTH N. RIEGEL, Chemistry Office Manager
Posted: Jan 22, 2013


EIU BASKETBALL DOUBLE-HEADER THIS WEEKEND
Join EIU Athletics this Saturday, Jan. 26, as the women's and men's basketball teams play a double header vs. SEMO. The women tip-off is at 4 p.m., with the men tentatively slated for 6 p.m.

It will be Kids Day! All kids admitted for only $3. The north balcony will become a FUN ZONE for kids, including inflatables and games!

It is also coaches vs. cancer day. Purchase a special $5 T-shirt and JOIN THE FIGHT against cancer. ALL proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

There will be post-game autographs after both games.

ANTHONY ORLANDO, Director of Athletic Marketing and Promotions
Posted: Jan 23, 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


 


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