From the first day of the semester up until the day you take your last final exam, there’s always plenty going on here at EIU. It can be pretty tough to keep track of what’s happening and what’s coming up, so consider this a running digest of can't-miss campus events taking place within the next month or so.
This is a new feature on EIU360, so we're still figuring out the best ways to make sure we don't miss anything. If you're hosting an upcoming event that you think would be of interest to a bulk of the campus community, send us an email with all the details so we can consider including it on this listing!
From Sept. 23 until Nov.2, Booth Library will house an exhibit titled Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins and 'The Yellow Wall-Paper. The exhibit examines a 19th-century writer's challenge to the medical profession and the relationship between science and society and includes a Sept. 24 opening with keynote speaker Kim Hunter-Perkins.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
William Yang, 11-Year-Old Pianist | 7:30 p.m. | The Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center
William Yang is a "big thing in a small box". He's 11. He's cute! He's brilliant.
With fast growing repertoires, William has been publicly giving piano performances and winning piano competition prizes since the age of 7!
Wednesday, Oct. 30
Blue Madness Basketball Kickoff | 7 p.m. | Lantz Arena
Eastern Illinois kicks off the 2013-14 basketball season with Blue Madness in Lantz Arena. The event begins at 7 p.m. with trick or treating for kids, followed by the introduction of the men's and women's teams at 7:30 p.m.
The night will include a costume contest for both kids and college students. During the night, select fans will be invited to take part in on-court competitions with the Panther basketball teams and end the night with autographs.
The event is free and all kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and get a jump start on collecting candy.
Jasmine Mans | 7 p.m. | Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union
This inspirational poet will be on hand, along with special performances by Mello, NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and other guests.
Thursday, Oct. 31
Haunted 7th Street | 7 p.m. | 7th Street Underground
Costume contest, bingo, haunted games and trivia!
Friday, Nov. 1
Panther Volleyball Costume Contest | 7 p.m. | Lantz Arena
Come out and support the EIU volleyball squad in Ohio Valley Conference action against Tennessee-Martin, and wear your best costume for a chance at some great prizes!
G.L.A.M. 7 Deadly Sins Fashion Show | Doors Open: 6 p.m. - Show Begins: 7:15 p.m. | MLK Jr. Union, Grand Ballroom
A portion of the proceeds from this show will benefit the Parkinson's Action Network to help find a cure for Parkinson's Disease. Come out, support and enjoy a great show!
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Grad Bash '13 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union
Getting ready to graduate? The EIU Alumni Association has put together this event to help you make sure you're ready for the big day!
- Register to win a free cap and gown, a diploma display, and more!
- Your last chance to apply for fall graduation.
- Order your cap and gown or claass ring from Herff-Jones.
- Set up a LinkedIn profile and get a profession photo taken.
- Purchase an EIU Alumni Association grad pack!
Not sure what's next? Representatives from Career Services and the Graduate School will be on hand, too!
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Molly Ringwald | 7:30 p.m. | Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center
Except ... Sometimes, the debut CD from actress and author Molly Ringwald, was released by Concord Records in April, and is an homage to the Great American Songbook.
The release is supported by select tour dates as well as appearances in conjunction with the release of her bestselling new novel, When It Happens to You. The Doudna Fine Arts Center is pleased to be one of the few Midwest locations on the tour!