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!
From Jan. 29 until April 18, Booth Library will also host the Muslim Journeys exhibit; it's aimed at familiarizing the public with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the U.S. and around the world. You can click here for a complete schedule of events, including the Jan. 29 opening reception featuring keynote speaker Dr. Brian Mann.
Monday-Friday, April 14-18
Textbook Rental Service Sidewalk Sale | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Louis M. Grado Building
Wednesday, April 16
Booth Library Book Sale | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Library Quad
A large selection of books in all subject areas and hundreds of paperback fiction titles will be available for sale. All items have been donated by the campus and local communities. The proceeds from the sale are used to enhance library programs and services.
'S.L.U.T' (Satirically Lessening Unfair Theories) | 5-7 p.m. | Stevenson Hall Lobby
SlutWalk is a transnational movement of protest marches which began on April 3, 2011, in Toronto, Ontario, with subsequent rallies occurring globally. Participants protest against explaining or excusing rape by referring to any aspect of a woman's appearance, and call for an end to rape culture.
The EIU Women's Empowerment League is organizing our own 'Slut' Walk in order to show our support for survivors as well as educate people on victim-blaming and the put an end to rape culture. Please join us in this cause.
Thursday, April 17
ACO/Asian Studies Film Screening | 5 p.m. | Lumpkin Hall Room 2030
Asian Cinema Organization and Asian Studies are pleased to invite you to the following film and discussion event.
THE ACT OF KILLING by Joshua Oppenheimer (122 minutes, '2014 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary) is a brilliant and powerful documentary film which follows the former murderes who massacred more than one million alleged communists in Indonesia as they make a movie about themselves to reveal how they want to be remembered, and why.
Friday, April 18
LOL Comedy Cafe: Sammy Obeid | 6-10 p.m. | 7th St. Underground
Sammy Obeid, known for being the first comedian to ever perform for 1000 days (1001 nights) consecutively, will perform in this presentation of University Board.
Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19
UB Movie: Ride Along | 7 p.m. | Buzzard Hall Auditorium
Security guard Ben must prove himself to his girlfriend's brother, top cop James. He rides along James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta.
Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter
Wednesday, April 23
Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Party | 4 p.m. | 1895 Room, MLK. Jr. Union
A Faculty Panel on How to Do Things with Shakespeare, Plus Cake: Sigma Tau Delta will host a unique panel faculty panel for scheduled for Wednesday, April 23 at 4 p.m. in the 1895 Room, to commemorate Shakespeare's 450th birthday.
Thursday, April 24
EIU Spring Concert: Thompson Square | 8 p.m. | Lantz Arena
EIU University Board is proud to present your 2014 spring concert: Thompson Square! Thompson Square is an American country music duo composed of husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson. Winner of several Country Music Awards since their first debut hit in 2010, Thompson Square has been on the rise ever since!
Friday, April 25
Holi Celebration | 12-2 p.m. | Library Quad
Graham Slam! | 4 p.m. | Tarble Arts Center Atrium
The second annual Graham Slam! (Graham R. Lewis Memorial Poetry Slam and Scholarship Competition) will be held Friday, April 25 at 4 p.m. in the Tarble Arts Center Atrium. The finalists for the Graham R. Lewis Memorial Poetry Award will perform their work. Awards and reception to follow. The event is sponsored by the EIU College of Arts and Humanities, the Department of English, and the Tarble Arts Center. Download the event poster here.
Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26
UB Movie: The Legend of Hercules | 7 p.m. | Buzzard Hall Auditorium
The origin story of the the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.
Stars: Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins