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.
We want this page to be a regular feature on EIU360, so we want to make sure we don't miss anything. If you're hosting or know of an upcoming event you think would be of interest to the campus community, send us an email with all the details or information about a contact person so we can consider including it on this listing!
LGBTQA History Month Events
During the month of October, the LGBTQA Resource Center and the LGBTQA Advisory Committee, in conjunction with EIU Pride and other various organizations, will be hosting a variety of events in honor of LGBTQA History Month. Please join us in celebrating this vibrant and colorful community as we strive to create a more supportive, open, and welcoming environment on campus.
Ansel Adams: Masterworks Exhibition at the Tarble Arts Center
The exhibition "Ansel Adams: Masterworks" is on view through Oct. 19 at the Tarble Arts Center. Ansel Adams (1902-1984) is one of the most acclaimed American artists of the 20th century, a major pioneer in championing photography as an art form, and an outspoken conservationist for the preservation of wilderness areas.
This selection of 49 photographs is from a group that Adams himself felt were among his best. This exhibition was organized by and is on loan from the collection of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA; and circulated by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. The EIU showing is made possible by the Tarble's Major Art and Artists Exhibitions Endowment, created by a generous gift from the Tarble Family Foundation.
Tours and class visits are available by appointment during and outside open hours; please make arrangements at least one week in advance. To schedule a tour or class visit, contact the Tarble at 217-581-ARTS (2787) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Booth Library Tours
From now through the end of September, Booth Library will host tours several times a day. These tours are free and don't require pre-registration; just show up in the north lobby at the designated time to find out how the library can help you out this school year. To see when tours are taking place, click here.
Revolutionary Decade: Reflections on the 1960s
Area residents are encouraged to take a step back in time and experience "Revolutionary Decade: Reflections on the 1960s." Booth Library will sponsor this exhibit and program series looking at what is arguably one of the most turbulent and eventful decades of the 20th century.
The series will kick off with an opening at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 in the library's West Reading Room and will continue through Nov. 20. The opening will feature a keynote address by Edmund Wehrle, professor of history, titled "'No Problem of Human Destiny is Beyond Human Beings': John F. Kennedy and the Spirit of the 1960s."
For a complete schedule of events, visit the program website. All events are free and open to the public.
Wednesday Dollar Days at EIU Bowling Lanes
Every Wednesday from 4-11 p.m., a game of bowling is just $1. Additionally, sodas and shoe rentals are also just $1 apiece during these hours.
Tuesday, Oct. 14
LGBTQA History Fair | 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | MLK Jr. University Union
Come learn about various aspects of the vibrant history of the LGBTQ community! Hosted by EIU Pride.
Wednesday, Oct. 15
R.A.W. Poetry Slam | 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | 7th Street Underground, MLK Jr. University Union
Showcase your poetic talent at this UB Mainstage open mic event. Refreshments and giveaways will be part of the event.
Friday, Oct. 17
BVC Bullying Prevention Conference | 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. | MLK Jr. University Union
The Bridging Voices in Our Community Bullying Prevention Project will host its Fourth Annual Bullying Conference on Oct. 17, 2014. This year's conference theme is "A Time for Prevention and Intervention: Renewing Hope in Education." Rooted in the state of Illinois' Social and Emotional Learning Standards, this conference unites living and learning communities in an effort promote bullying prevention through the sharing of scholarly research, creative resources, and strategies which go beyond simple awareness.
Dr. Alan Beane will be the keynote speaker. He is recognized nationally and internationally in the area of prevention and has been a speaker on CNN, Oprah Winfrey, Fox News and many more. He will share his story about the loss of his son to bullying.
Students will receive PDR credit for conference attendance. Educators will receive (6) professional development requirement credits.
Tuesday, Oct. 28
UB Ideas and Issues: Nev Schulman | 7 p.m. | McAfee Gym
The author and host of MTV's Catfish will be at EIU for Cyber Awareness month. Schulman will be talking about his experiences, his new book In Real Life: Love, Lies and Identity in the Digital Age, and online safety.
Rocky Horror Picture Show | 7 p.m. | Lumpkin Hall Auditorium
As part of Sigma Tau Delta's Gothtober events, the Rocky Horror Picture Show will be shown Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Lumpkin Hall Auditorium. All are welcome to attend.