Dec 04, 2012

 

Meetings/Events

PAINTINGS BY BETH SHADUR ON VIEW AT TARBLE
An exhibition of works by painter Beth Shadur is on view at the Tarble Arts Center through Dec. 16. Her watercolor and mixed media paintings evoke ancient landscapes and universal symbols of spirituality.

Shadur has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and has created more than 125 large murals as public, private and community art projects in both the U.S. and Great Britain. She also serves as gallery director for Prairie State College in Chicago Heights. Her MFA is from the University of Illinois-Chicago and her AB from Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island).

KATHRYN MORICE, Curator of Education, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Nov 08, 2012


TWIN SIZE BLANKETS/BEDDING FOR LOCAL YOUTH NEEDED
One Stop Community Christmas is an organization to help families in need this holiday season in Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Edgar, Shelby and Douglas counties.

In the past, there have been many organizations with the focus of helping families at Christmas. Now, the cooperation between these entities has created the One Stop Community Christmas. Student Community Service is proud to be a partner and we need your help!

We are collecting twin size bedding and blankets. Please bring donations to the EIU Student Community Service office (3065 MLK Jr. Union) by Dec. 12. Thank you.

RACHEL FISHER, Student Community Service
Posted: Nov 16, 2012


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ON DEC. 15
One Stop Community Christmas is an organization to help families in need this holiday season in Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Edgar, Shelby and Douglas counties.

In the past, there have been many organizations with the focus of helping families at Christmas. Now, the cooperation between these entities has created the One Stop Community Christmas.

Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, to help distribute items to more than 800 families in our area. This is an incredibly rewarding day! You will be helping families fulfill their holiday needs. Please consider volunteering for a two-hour shift. To learn more, please call Rachel Fisher at 217-581-3967 or email volunteer@eiu.edu. Together, we can make a difference!

RACHEL FISHER, Student Community Service
Posted: Nov 16, 2012


PANTHER EXPRESS TOY DRIVE
Panther Express is a program allowing EIU student organizations and departments a chance to provide children in need (here in Charleston and throughout Coles County) with gifts of new interactive and creative toys. These children are identified through partner agencies in correlation with One Stop Community Christmas.

We need your help! Our goal is to collect at least 300 new toys for children of all ages, with an emphasis on toys for children aged 11-18. Toys can be delivered to Student Community Service through 9 a.m. Dec. 12. Also, we are seeking offices/areas to hold toy drives to help! We can easily deliver a box to your area, as well as pick up the box on the morning of Dec. 12. To host a box, please call Student Community Service at 581-3967.

RACHEL FISHER, Student Community Service
Posted: Nov 16, 2012


HEALTHY LIFESTYLE: DANCE THE CALORIES AWAY WITH CHA CHA AND WALTZ
Worried about gaining weight over the holiday season? Dance away those extra calories! Come to 1140 McAfee from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, to learn some fun cha cha and waltz dance steps from Diana Lenzi in the Kinesiology and Sports Studies Department. Famous dancer/choreographer George Balanchine said, "Dance is music made visible." Come and learn steps that will make your holiday celebrations more enjoyable. Please register here. Contact Julie Benedict, 581-8415, jabenedict@eiu.edu, for further information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training and Development
Posted: Nov 16, 2012


'BUILDING A BROTHERHOOD: FREEMASONS IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS'
"Building a Brotherhood: Freemasons in Central Illinois" focuses on Freemasonry in Central Illinois after World War II. Students enrolled in HIS 4930: Public History-Meaning and Method have researched, designed and installed this exhibit with the help of several Illinois Masons, including Michael Shirley, Department of History, EIU; Noel Dicks, Arthur; Frank Lincoln, Tuscola; Todd Creason, Fithian; Marc Wilson, Springfield; and William Jones, Villa Grove. The public is invited to the opening reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 28 in the West Reading Room, Booth Library. For information, contact Debra Reid, Department of History.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Booth Library
Posted: Nov 16, 2012


FAREWELL RECEPTION: JANICE COLLINS, JOURNALISM
The campus community is invited to attend a farewell reception for Janice Collins, who leaving the Journalism Department at EIU. The reception will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Journalism Department conference room, Buzzard 2522.

BETH KASTL, Journalism Department
Posted: Nov 27, 2012


TARBLE ARTS CENTER GIFT SHOP OFFERS UNIQUE GIFT ITEMS
Remember the Tarble Arts Center Gift Shop for holiday shopping. The Tarble Gift Shop will be open for the holiday season up to Christmas weekend (through Dec. 21). Just received is a selection of handmade hardwood cutting boards by Dwain Naragon. Also available are many types of ceramics, blown and fused glass, a variety of turned wood pieces, jewelry from many makers, T-shirts and needlework, plus watercolors and woodcuts, all created by area artists -- many of whom are EIU alumni. All proceeds support Tarble Arts Center programs.

Open hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. For information, contact the Tarble Arts Center at 581-2787 or tarble@eiu.edu.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Nov 27, 2012


ERASING THE DISTANCE
The Social Justice, Diversity and Community Engagement Committee for University Housing and Dining Services is proud to welcome the performance group "Erasing the Distance" to campus.

Join us as they use the power of performance to disarm stigma, spark dialogue, educate and promote healing surrounding issues of mental health. Performances will be approximately one hour in length at 3 p.m. in 7th St. Underground and 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union, on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

For more information about the performers, go here.

JACOB KNIGHT, University Housing and Dining Services
Posted: Nov 27, 2012


PERSUASIVE SPEECH COMPETITION
The Communication Studies Department will host and present the annual Betty Balasi Speaking Contest on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 3 and 4. This contest is held in memory of former Communication Studies Department secretary Betty Balasi.

Any student enrolled in CMN 1310/1390 this semester can compete in the preliminary round on Monday, Dec. 3. (Contestants and audience members should check in by 6 p.m. in Coleman Hall, Room 1210.) The top finalists from this round will advance to the final round on Dec. 4 and will deliver their speeches in Lumpkin Auditorium at 6 p.m. $500 will be awarded for first place, $300 for second place, and $100 for third place.

Admission to both rounds of competition are open and free to the public.

RICHARD G. JONES, Communication Studies
Posted: Nov 28, 2012


EIU PLANS ANNUAL HOLIDAY GATHERINGS AT OLD MAIN
President Bill Perry invites students, faculty and staff to two festive gatherings -- this year titled ďCelebrating the ArtsĒ -- scheduled to take place in Old Main.

Guests are welcome to attend either of the two holiday events, the first of which is scheduled to take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, and the second from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. Both will take place in Old Mainís Cougill Foyer.

Following an annual tradition, this yearís gatherings will showcase six holiday trees, five of which feature decorations made by students of Ashmore, Carl Sandburg, Jefferson, Lake Crest (Oakland) and Mark Twain elementary schools. Refreshments and holiday music will be available at both gatherings.

Family members and others unable to attend either of the two events but who still wish to see their childís ornament on display are welcome to view the decorated trees between Monday, Dec. 3, and Thursday, Dec. 13. The building will be open between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Nov 28, 2012


DRAWING/WATERCOLOR: ILLINOIS EXHIBITION AWARDS RECEPTION AT TARBLE ARTS CENTER
The 19th Biennial Drawing/Watercolor: Illinois exhibition awards reception will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Tarble Arts Center. The awards will be announced at 2:30 p.m. This competitive exhibition was open to Illinois artists working in drawing media or water-based painting media on paper.

The awards to be presented, totaling $4,750, are: the Newton E. Tarble Memorial Best-of-Show Purchase Award, Ronchetti Art Acquisition Endowment Purchase Award, Barbara Bishop Werden Memorial Best Traditional Watercolor Merit Award, and Merit Awards sponsored by the Coles County Arts Council, Whatís Cookiní, Rocís Blackfront, EIU Alumni Association, Tarble Arts Center Membership, and Tarble Arts Center Endowment.

Admission is free, refreshments will be served, and everyone is invited. For information, contact the Tarble at 581-2787 or tarble@eiu.edu.

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


BAKE SALE TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR THE CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER
Students of the Public Relations Technique's class will host a bake sale from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in Buzzard Hall. The students will be raising money for the Children's Advocacy Center in Coles County and six surrounding counties. Please come out and support this great cause! Monetary and baked donations welcome; please include an ingredients list with baked goods. For more information, contact Megan Johnson at mgjohnson@eiu.edu.

MEGAN JOHNSON, Public Relations Class/Journalism Department
Posted: Nov 29, 2012


EIU REMEMBERS EULALEE ANDERSON
Please join us at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Neal Welcome Center (860 W. Lincoln Ave.) for a memorial reception to honor Eulalee Anderson. Eulalee served as EIU's international student adviser in the 1970s, and remained active and engaged with international education until her move to Missouri four years ago. She earned graduate degrees from EIU in Spanish and gerontology, and EIU awarded her an Honorary Doctor of Public Service in 2004. The Office of International Students and Scholars established the Eulalee Anderson International Friendship Award to recognize those who have provided outstanding service to international education at EIU, and Eulalee established a scholarship for international students named the Eulalee Anderson Fund for International Students. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, gifts be made to this scholarship fund.

ROBERT M. AUGUSTINE, Dean, The Graduate School
Posted: Nov 30, 2012


EASTERN TO HOST LIONS IN WINTER -- AN ANNUAL LITERARY FESTIVAL
Registration is now open for Easternís annual literary festival, Lions in Winter, set to take place Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, 2013. For the first time since the festivalís inception, it will be a two-day event, featuring workshops, lectures, readings, a book fair and more.

The festival will begin with a reading by Jaimy Gordon, 2010 National Book Award winner for her novel ďLord of Misrule,Ē at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in Easternís Doudna Fine Arts Centerís Lecture Hall.

Individual events planned for Saturday, Jan. 26, include intensive genre workshops led by EIU creative writing faculty; craft lectures from featured writers Eduardo C. Corral, Tina May Hall and Randa Jarrar; an editorís panel with editors from The Missouri Review, Ninth Letter, 32 Poems, PANK and Bluestem; and an evening reading by the festivalís featured writers.

All events will take place in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Detailed schedules and information, including registration details and area hotel accommodations, can be found on the festivalís website.

Participant registration includes continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday, well as entry into workshops and/or lectures. Students may register to attend the craft lecture for free, or $10 for those who wish to join the group for lunch.

Admission to the readings on both Friday and Saturday are free and open to the public.

Lions in Winter, co-sponsored by EIUís Department of English and College of Arts and Humanities, is an annual reading series for new and emerging writers. Past featured writers include Cristin OíKeefe Aptowicz, Megan Stielstra, Maureen Stanton, Peter OíLeary and Anastasia Royal.

Those with questions should contact information@lionsinwinter.org.

ROXANE GAY, English
Posted: Dec 04, 2012


 


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