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!
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 email@example.com.
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.
Wednesday, Sept. 10 - Sunday, Sept. 14
Lonely Planet | A Play by Steven Dietz | The Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center
"In a chaotic world, friendship is the most elegant, the most lasting way to be useful. We are, each of us, a living testament to our friends' compassion and tolerance, humor and wisdom, patience and grit. Friendship, not technology, is the only thing capable of showing us the enormity of the world." -- Dietz
Monday, Sept. 15
Pokey LaFarge's Central Time Tour | 7 p.m. | Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center
Pokey LaFarge is a Doudna Fine Arts Center 'Best Of' artist, voted by the audience to return for an encore performance.
This time he's bringing with him four other artists or groups -- all from the Central Time Zone -- celebrating various styles of American roots music.
Tuesday, Sept. 16
SOFF Volunteers Informational Meeting | 6 p.m. | Buzzard Hall Auditorium
Interested in helping out with the Sept. 20 Special Olympics Family Festival at Lake Land College? Make plans now to join our gang of constumed crime fighters as they save the day for hundreds of Special Olympics athletes; be a Superfriend-for-a-Day volunteer!
To volunteer, pick up a registration form in Buzzard Hall Room 1212, return it to that location by Sept. 15, and plan to attend this informational meeting!
Friday, Sept. 19
Isabell Hull | 5 p.m. | Lecture Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center
Rethinking the First World War Through the Lens of International Law
Dr. Hull is the Stambaugh Professor of History at Cornell University. Commemorating the one-hundred-year anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, Hull will provide insight into the significance of the War from the vantage of international law. Her most recent book is A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law during the Great War. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Research Fellow.
Friday, Sept. 26
2014 Autism Conference | 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | University Ballroom, MLK Jr. University Union
Eastern Illinois University's Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences will host its annual Autism Conference with special guest Luke Y. Tsai, M.D.
Dr. Tsai is currently a professor emeritus of psychiatry and pediatrics and a research scientist emeritus at the University of Michigan Medical School and Rackham Graduate School.
Wednesday, Oct. 8
Free Flu Shots | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | University Ballroom and Bridge Lounge, MLK Jr. University Union
Flu shots, sponsored by EIU Health Service and Human Resources, are FREE for students, faculty, staff and retirees.
Student shots are provided by Health Service and will be given in the University Ballroom of the MLK Jr. Union. Students should bring their Panther Card.
Shots for faculty, staff and retirees are provided by the Coles County Health Department and will be given in the Bridge Lounge of the MLK Jr. Union. Please bring your Panther Card and valid insurance or Medicare card.