Oct 07, 2012

 

Meetings/Events

STUDENT GOVERNMENT'S VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE
Student Government will be hosting a voter registration drive the week of Monday, Sept. 17. Volunteer registrars will sign up students, faculty, staff and members of the community to vote here in Coles County on Election Day. There will be locations in the North Quad in front of the Physical Sciences building, in the South Quad at Sidewalk X, and the Library Quad by the Commemorative Courtyard. The drive lasts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hope to see you there!

LAUREL L. FUQUA, Student Life Office
Posted: Sep 10, 2012


Mexican Folk and Popular Art, Reference Hallway, Booth Library -- On Display Through Oct. 14
A survey of Mexican popular and folk art forms, including ceramics, masks, papel picado, papier-mâché, and works inspired by el Día de los Muertos.

This exhibition is in observance of Latino Heritage Month at EIU. Organized by Kit Morice with assistance from Stacey Knight Davis and Johna Von Behrens.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Editorial Writer/Booth Library
Posted: Sep 11, 2012


EIU LGBTQA ALUMNI GROUP MEETING AT HOMECOMING:
A gathering and reception will be held to talk about the formation of an EIU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning and Allies (LGBTQA) Alumni Group during EIU Homecoming weekend. The group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Klehm Hall, Room 1418. Stop by after the Homecoming Parade and learn about the effort to form an EIU LGBTQA Alumni Group. Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to EIU alumnus Rick Ingram at Ingram1309@gmail.com. Also, feel free to contact him if you have questions or need further information.

JOHN D. SCHMITT, Director of Philanthropy
Posted: Sep 17, 2012


SYMPOSIUM ON ANCIENT GREECE
“A Futuristic Look Through Ancient Lenses: A Symposium on Ancient Greece” will take place on the EIU campus from Oct. 3 to Nov. 7. Many programs are planned, including lectures; film screenings; theater, dance and music performances. For a complete schedule of symposium activities, visit here.

All programs are free, and the public is invited. An opening reception will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the West Reading Room at Booth Library. Special guest Ioanna Efthymiadou, consul general of Greece in Chicago, is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. as part of the opening program, and will give another lecture at 10 a.m. Oct. 4 in Witters Conference Room 4440 at Booth Library.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Editorial Writer/Booth Library
Posted: Sep 24, 2012


SEATS STILL OPEN IN TARBLE CLASSES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
Seats are still available in Tarble fall classes for teens and adults (ages 15 and over) meeting in October and November. Course offerings include “Stained Glass Mosaics,” taught by Kit Morice; “Exploring 2-D Media” with Natalie Boyer; “The Art of Assemblage,” led by Dave Hunter; and “Accent Tiles with Vintage Style,” taught by Karen Reed. Registration deadlines are Oct. 9, 18 and Nov. 2 and 24, respectively. Contact the Tarble Arts Center at tarble@eiu.edu or 217-581-2787, or go here and click on Education.

KATHRYN MORICE, Curator of Education, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Sep 25, 2012


ACADEMY OF LIFETIME LEARNING FALL WORKSHOP OFFERINGS
MULTI-MEETING COURSES

Weaving Without a Loom
3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25
Heritage Woods of Charleston, Activity Room, 480 West Polk St., Charleston
Presented by Kathy Bryant
Cost: Academy Member: $120; Non-member: $240
Register by Tuesday, Oct. 2

The Art of the Found Object
5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 17, 24, 31 and Nov. 7
EIU Doudna Fine Arts Center, Room 1920
Presented by Karenlee Spencer
Cost: Academy Member: $80; Non-member: $160
Register by Wednesday, Oct. 10

WORKSHOPS

Hospice 101: Dispelling Myths
9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24
EIU Blair Hall, Room 2116
Presented by Nancy Pankonen
Cost: Academy Member: $20; Non-member: $40
Register by Wednesday, Oct. 17

Mother Mary Newcomb: Local War Volunteer Nurse
1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7
EIU Blair Hall, Room 3108
Presented by Linda Ruholl
Cost: Academy Member: $20; Non-member: $40
Register by Wednesday, Oct. 31

If you are interested in registering for an event, please contact the School of Continuing Education at 217-581-5114 or email academy@eiu.edu. All course information available here.

BETH CRAIG, School of Continuing Education
Posted: Sep 26, 2012


ANCIENT GREECE EXHIBITS
A variety of exhibits examining Ancient Greece will be on display in the North Lobby and Marvin Foyer of Booth Library from Oct. 1 through Nov. 19. The exhibits are in conjunction with "A Futuristic Look Through Ancient Lenses: A Symposium on Ancient Greece," which will be held on the Eastern campus from Oct. 3 to Nov. 7.

The exhibits were curated by library staff and EIU students. They focus on several topics: "Arts and Humanities of Ancient Greece," "Sciences of Ancient Greece," "Alexander the Great," "Greek Philosophers," "Ancient Greece Through Fiction," "Military History of Ancient Greece," "Fables, Festivals, Gods and Heroes: Religion in Ancient Greece," "Greek Mythology for Children" and "Nutrition."

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Editorial Writer/Booth Library
Posted: Sep 28, 2012


2012 ART FACULTY EXHIBITION IN TARBLE ARTS CENTER MAIN GALLERIES
The 2012 Art Faculty Exhibition is at the Tarble Arts Center through Dec. 2.

The exhibition presents recent works by practicing artists of the EIU art faculty and emeritus faculty. Participating are Patricia Belleville (printmaking), Dorothy Bennett (jewelry/metals), Jeff Boshart (sculpture), Ke-Hsin Jenny Chi (drawing and painting), Ann Coddington Rast (fibers, mixed media installation and drawing), David Griffin (jewelry/metals), Chris Kahler (painting), Dwain Naragon (ceramics), Denise Rehm-Mott (printmaking), Charles Nivens (digital graphic design), David Richardson (digital animation) and Christopher Troutman (drawing).

The emeritus faculty represented are Hannah Eads (watercolor), Bill Heyduck (ceramics) and James K. Johnson (sculpture).

Presented in cooperation with the EIU Art Department.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Sep 28, 2012


A CELEBRATION OF PUBLICATIONS, CREATIVE WORKS AND GRANTS (FORMERLY PUBLISHING SCHOLARS)
You are invited to attend the 2012 Celebration of Publications, Creative Works and Grants (formerly Publishing Scholars) reception. The reception is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, and will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. Faculty from all four academic colleges and Booth Library will have their publications and creative works on display.

DIANE M. INGLE, Assistant to the Dean, Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences
Posted: Oct 01, 2012


EIU ANNUITANTS ASSOCIATION CHAPTER MEETING
You are invited to attend the EIU Annuitants Association Chapter Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Neal Welcome Center.

Jeff Houch, State Universities Retirement System (SURS) legislative liaison, will be our featured speaker, discussing and updating the status of our pension and health care-related legislative activities, issues, possible outcomes and future concerns.

The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. with refreshments, followed with the presentation at 9 a.m.

ALAN BAHARLOU, EIU Annuitants Association Newsletter Editor/Legislative Chair
Posted: Oct 01, 2012


LATINO HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS (Oct. 4-11)
Thursday, Oct. 4 -- "Is It the End?," Physical Sciences Auditorium, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 9 -- Latin American Music: Peruvian Marinera, Effingham Room, MLK Jr. Union, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 9 -- Dance Lessons (Bachata), Rec Denter (Dance Studio), 7:30 p.m.

PAM WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Oct 02, 2012


KRISSY'S FISHYS -- A BENEFIT FUNDRAISER FOR KATHY GRANT
Kathy Grant, secretary in the School of Continuing Education, is currently undergoing medical treatments to fight an aggressive form of breast cancer. She faces months of chemotherapy and radiation therapy along with follow-up treatments and monitoring. In order to help defer healthcare expenses, a benefit for Kathy will be held on Oct. 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Mattoon VFW Post 4325, 1220 S. 19th St., Mattoon. Event highlights will include dinner and drinks; a 50/50 drawing; a silent auction; and binga with Longaberger, Pampered Chef, Scentsy and 31 as prizes. Meal tickets are $5 each, and binga tickets are $10 each for 15 games. or more information, visit www.krissysfishys.com. Please come out and show your support for Kathy and her family.

BETH CRAIG, Coordinator of Program Development, School of Continuing Education
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


DUPONT COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST TO SPEAK AT EIU
A communication specialist from DuPont Chemical Co. will speak to EIU communication studies students at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in 1255 Coleman Hall. Chris Caldwell, government affairs manager for DuPont's Southeast Region, will discuss "Where a Communication Degree Can Take You: An EIU Grad's Perspective." The presentation is open to the public free of charge. Caldwell is responsible for DuPont's public policy, advocacy and business development activities in six southeastern states. He is a 1987 graduate of Eastern.

MICHAEL G. BRADD, Communication Studies
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


HEALTHY LIFESTYLE -- BLOOD PRESSURE: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Martinsville Room, MLK Jr. Union, as Mark Kattenbraker, kinesiology and sports studies, presents information to help you gain a simple understanding of the mechanisms of blood pressure and the action of common medications used to treat high blood pressure. Please register online here. Contact Julie Benedict, (581-8415, jabenedict@eiu.edu) for further information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training & Development
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


FALL 2012 SIDEWALK SALE FOR DISCONTINUED TEXTBOOKS, OCT. 8-9
The Sidewalk Sale for discontinued textbooks will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, and Tuesday, Oct. 9. Discontinued textbooks will be priced from $0.25 to $5. This sale is for two days only.

CHRISTINA M. COFFEY, Textbook Rental Service
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


JUSTIN MILLER VISITING ARTIST’S LECTURE AT TARBLE ARTS CENTER
Visiting artist Justin Miller will talk about his work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Tarble Atrium. Miller has garnered a fair amount of recognition for his art since graduating from Eastern about a decade ago. His work is the subject of the book and a feature article in Blue Canvas Magazine, and has received favorable mention New City Art (Chicago), Chicago Art Magazine, Paul Kline’s Art Letter, and the Chicago Tribune. Says Miller, "Growing up on a horse farm [near Arcola, Ill.], I witnessed first hand the hyper manipulation of nature and natural process for human use (selective breeding, artificial insemination, and inoculations for commercial purposes). I approach my work by imaging the experiments that have gone awry and try to create a world where the byproducts resist expiration." Admission is free; co-sponsored with the EIU art department.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


RECENT PAINTINGS BY JUSTIN HENRY MILLER EXHIBITED AT TARBLE ARTS CENTER
The exhibition "Beyond The Afterglow: Recent Paintings by Justin Henry Miller" is on view through Nov. 4 at the Tarble Arts Center. Miller's paintings have been described as "meticulously rendered, finely wrought realist sci-fi fantasies of a bio-medical graveyard that take place in the (maybe not-so-distant) future, after the experiments have concluded and the labs have been abandoned.” Miller is an assistant professor of studio art at Southeast Missouri State University. He has a BA and MA from EIU and an MFA from The University of Notre Dame, and is represented by Zg Gallery in Chicago. This is a New & Emerging Artists Series program presented by the EIU art department and the Tarble. For more information, see http://justinhenrymiller.com.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


GEE'S BEND QUILTERS LECTURE & TRUNK SHOW AT TARBLE
Mary Ann Pettway, China Pettway and Revil Mosely, members of the famed Gee's Bend (Ala.) quilters, will present a lecture and trunk show from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct, 14, at the Tarble Arts Center. For more than two centuries, the women of Gee's Bend have developed a distinctively bold and sophisticated quilting style based on traditional patchwork quilts combining African, European and Native American traditions. The Gee's Bend quilters and quilts have been featured on PBS and NPR, in Smithsonian magazine, and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Mattoon Arts Council and Mattoon Tourism Office; presented in cooperation with the Tarble. Quilts will be available for purchase. Seating will be limited. For information on the Gee's Bend events, email rdwillis@consolidated.com.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


MONICAL'S COMMUNITY DAY SUPPORTS JOURNALISM HONORARY
Kappa Tau Alpha, the journalism honorary society, will benefit from a Monical's Community Day, Monday, Oct. 8, from open to close, at the Charleston Monical's, 909 18th St. Any dine-in or carry-out order will have 20 percent of it donated to KTA if a fundraiser flier is mentioned when ordering and turned in with payment. Fundraising fliers can be downloaded here. Or stop by the journalism department office to pick up a copy of the flier.

TERRI L. JOHNSON, Associate Professor, Journalism
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


COMMUNICATION STUDIES TO HOST DEBATE WATCH
The Department of Communication Studies will host Debate Watch during the second presidential debate at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in 1255 Coleman Hall. Debate Watch is a voter education program that brings citizens together to watch the televised debates and talk about what they learned. The goal is not necessarily to pick a winner or loser, but to become informed citizens and voters. The discussion will be led by communication studies faculty members Marita Gronnvoll and Sara Gronstal. Representatives from the EIU College Republicans and Democrats have been invited to attend. EIU students and the public are invited to attend free of charge.

MICHAEL G. BRADD, Communication Studies
Posted: Oct 04, 2012


'HOW TO START A BUSINESS' WORKSHOP IN ALTAMONT OCT. 18
The Business Solutions Center will host an "Entrepreneurship: How to Start a Business" workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Altamont Municipal Building, 202 N. 2nd St., Altamont. The program will cover key concepts that must be considered before beginning any business, including 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; and Obtaining Necessary Funding.

The materials fee is $25 per person or $35 per couple. Register by noon Thursday, Oct. 18. If registering online, please mail registration fee to Eastern Illinois University -- BSC, 3011 Lumpkin Hall, Charleston, IL 61920. Please make check payable to "EIU -- Business Solutions Center." To view the PDF flyer, click here. For further information, contact 217-581-2913 or jezuniga@eiu.edu.

JENNIFER E. ZUNIGA, Business Solutions Center
Posted: Oct 05, 2012


FACULTY/STAFF PHOTO GROUP MEETING
Happy Autumn! Please join us for the next meeting of the Faculty/Staff Photo Group at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in 1125 Klehm Hall (east hallway, about halfway down). Bob Wiseman will be showing us how to get our monitor colors and our print colors to look the same. If you have a topic you would like us to cover, please come to the meeting and let us know! This year, we have decided to ask our members to go out each month and take a photo (at least one) that fits within our theme for the month. This month's theme is Buildings. Find an interesting building and take a picture of it, then bring the picture to our meeting and share it with us! This can be a printed picture or a digital picture. See you there!

ARLENE E. BROWN, Booth Library
Posted: Oct 05, 2012


NATIONAL NONTRADITIONAL STUDENT WEEK EVENTS -- NOV. 4-8
National Nontraditional Student Week is a nationwide week of appreciation for nontraditional students and their dedication to education. At the beginning of November each year, campuses across the country show their dedication to helping nontraditional students become more visible within the community of university and college life. Here is the schedule of events for the week of Nontraditional Student Week 2012:

Sunday, Nov. 4
-- 3-5 p.m.: Family Bowling Day. EIU University Lanes, MLK Jr. Union.

Monday, Nov. 5
-- Noon: Continuing Education Advisory Council Meeting. 1895 Room, MLK Jr.Union

Tuesday, Nov. 6
-- Noon: "Making Your Job Search More Successful" webinar, presented by Bobbi Kingery. A link will be posted here. Participation is also welcome in 2116 Blair Hall.

Wednesday, Nov. 7
-- 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: OASIS Pizza Party. Adult/Commuter Student Lounge, third floor, MLK Jr. Union.
-- 5:30-7 p.m.: EIU Pizza Party. Parkland College, Champaign.

Thursday, Nov. 8
-- 3-4 p.m.: Open House and Awards for Nontraditional Commuter Students. Winners will be announced at 3:15 p.m. Adult/Commuter Student Lounge, third floor, MLK Jr. Union.

For more information, click here or contact the School of Continuing Education.

BETH CRAIG, School of Continuing Education
Posted: Oct 05, 2012


 


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