Apr 21, 2014

 

Meetings/Events

ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS (April 23-26)
Wednesday, April 23
Reception for Baushuan Ger, director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago, Alumni Lounge, MLK Jr. Union, 6:30-7 p.m. (Lecture by Baushuan Ger to follow at 7 p.m. in the Buzzard Hall Auditorium.)

Thursday, April 24
Interdisciplinary Conference on Asia, 1895 Room, MLK Jr. Union
Asian Studies Award Ceremony -- 10:30-11 a.m.
Student Research Presentations I -- 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Lecture: "Territorial Disputes in East Asia" -- 2-3 p.m. Presented by Jongnam Choi (Western Illinois University) and Rustin Gates (Bradley University).
Student Research Presentations II -- 3-4 p.m.

Thursday, April 24
ACO Asian Film Night: Movie from Korea, Lumpkin Auditorium, 5 p.m.

Friday, April 25
Holi Celebration: Festival of Colors, Library Quad, noon to 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 26
Korean War National Museum Field Trip (Springfield), departs at 9 a.m. Museum lecture, "Cultural History of Korea Prior to 1945," at 2 p.m. For information and/or to register, contact Jinhee Lee at jlee@eiu.edu.

PAM WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Apr 18, 2014


RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR STEPHEN SHRAKE
Please join Facilities Planning and Management at a retirement reception to honor Stephen Shrake, manager of design and construction, from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, April 28, in the Facilities Planning and Management South building. We invite you to stop by and wish him well in this new chapter of his life.

CATHY JOHNSON, Facilities Planning and Management
Posted: Apr 18, 2014


FREE FABRIC COLLAGE WORKSHOP AT TARBLE ARTS CENTER FOR CELEBRATION
Noted Illinois quilter Edna Patterson-Petty will present the workshop "Fabric Delight" from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Tarble Arts Center. Participants will be guided to use their creativity to make a fabric collage. The goal is to relax, have fun and create! Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent or other adult, and adults are encouraged to participate whether they come with a youngster or not.

Seating is limited so advance registration is advised. For information and/or to sign up, go online here, or contact the Tarble at 217-581-ARTS (-2787) or tarble@eiu.edu. This is a Company of Folk "From Generation to Generation" event, presented by the Tarble and Celebration: A Festival of the Arts, with grant support from the NEA, IACA, IHC and Ruth and Vaughn Jaenike Access to the Arts.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Apr 18, 2014


EASTER EGG HUNT AT THE EIU UNION BOOKSTORE
We've discovered that the Easter Bunny plans to leave some eggs at the EIU Union Bookstore! Pick an egg when you check out Monday, April 21, and get an additional 10, 20 or 30 percent off your entire purchase. (Discounts apply to EIU novelties and EIU clothing only. No additional discounts on sale items.) Find the LUCKY EGG and get 50 percent off one selected item.

LAURA SEVERSON, EIU Union Bookstore
Posted: Apr 18, 2014


OLD-TIME STRING BANDS TO PLAY CELEBRATION
Celebration 2014, in cooperation with the Tarble Arts Center and Company of Folk, celebrates Illinois folk music with performances by two old-time string bands on Saturday, April 26. The Embarras Valley Haymakers play at 1 p.m. and White Mule at 2. Both bands have Charleston roots, and some of the players are children of members of the legendary Indian Creek Delta Boys band. The Haymakers are Jesse (guitar) and Levi (banjo) Woollen-Danner, and Cliff Harrison (fiddle). White Mule is Genevieve (Harrison) Koester (fiddle), Smith Koester (banjo) and Andy Gribble (guitar).

The programs are presented in conjunction with the exhibit From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois, created and circulated by Company of Folk. This program is supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Illinois Humanities Council, and the Ruth & Vaughn Jaenike Access to the Arts.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Apr 18, 2014


FIFTH ANNUAL STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
The School of Technology will host its fifth annual Student Research Symposium from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in Klehm Hall, Room 4431. See here for a full listing of events.

ANGELA HALLOWELL, College of Business and Applied Sciences
Posted: Apr 18, 2014


CAMPERS WANTED FOR CAMP E3
The Business Solutions Center is asking the EIU community to help introduce students ages 14-18 to our upcoming Camp e3 (energizing emerging entrepreneurs). Parents, grandparents, family members -- this is a great opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and win prize money in a fun environment.

The camp will be held on the EIU campus from June 22-25, 2014, and the cost is $150. Please check out our website and go here for the flyer.

If you have questions, call the Business Solutions Center at 217-581-2913 or contact Jennifer Garren at jegarren@eiu.edu.

JENNIFER GARREN, Business Solutions Center
Posted: Apr 17, 2014


EIU OFFERS TWO BYSTANDER INTERVENTION LECTURES
The Counseling Center in collaboration with Dan Nadler, vice president for student affairs, and the Sexual Assault Task Force is sponsoring two bystander intervention presentations for students, faculty and staff next week during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Alan Berkowitz, a nationally renowned speaker on bystander intervention, will offer an interactive presentation for students titled "Bystander Intervention: Strategies for Responding to Unwelcome Remarks and Behaviors." This presentation will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the 1895 Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. Union.

Berkowitz also will be providing an interactive presentation for faculty and staff from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, April 23, in the Great Hall at Pemberton Hall. The presentation is titled "Fostering Health and Social Justice on Campus through Active Bystander Intervention."

Please send any questions about the presentations to Jackie Hines, counselor and associate director, sexual assault prevention, at jchines2@eiu.edu.

ELIZABETH EDWARDS, Media Relations
Posted: Apr 17, 2014


CAREGIVER SERIES: SENIOR NUTRITION
Please join us from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Martinsville Room of the MLK Jr. Union as Ashley Sorrentino, a family and consumer sciences graduate assistant and HERC nutrition education coordinator, presents “Senior Nutrition” as part of the ongoing Caregiver Series offered by the Office of Training and Development. In this workshop, we will be covering the physiological, social and psychological changes older adults face relating to nutrition as they age. We will discuss ways to overcome these challenges and other nutrition recommendations for the older adult. These recommendations range from amounts of serving sizes they need each day from each food group to calorie needs. The last component of the presentation will be some nutrition resources older adults have available, such as the Meals on Wheels program. To register for this session, please click here.

KELLY SIMMONDS, Training and Development
Posted: Apr 16, 2014


EIU CELEBRATES EARTH DAY WITH A WEEK OF EVENTS
Look to the castle on Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22), because EIU’s campus is “Bleeding Blue, but Going Green!” EIU’s "Green Team” has put together a large variety of activities to help celebrate the earth and educate folks on how they can live more sustainable lives. Events range from a tree-planting ceremony and a 5k race around the campus pond to a trash/recycling scavenger hunt. There are nearly 30 events scheduled to take place throughout the week (most on Tuesday) in the Library Quad. Flyers/posters will be up around campus or contact Ryan Siegel (rwsiegel@eiu.edu or 581-8395) for a detailed listing.

DIANE BURNS, Geology and Geography
Posted: Apr 16, 2014


'CHASING ICE'
On Thursday, April 24, EIU’s Departments of Geology/Geography and Physics will co-host a screening of the artfully done and intentionally disturbing film, “Chasing Ice.” The film follows National Geographic photographer James Balog as he pursues his vision of capturing our world’s changing climate through the destruction of our planet’s glaciers. The movie event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in Phipps Auditorium (Room 1205, Physical Science Building), beginning with light refreshments and followed by a panel discussion. The panel will answer questions from the audience as well as discuss points of the film. The event is free and open to the public.

DIANE BURNS, Geology and Geography
Posted: Apr 16, 2014


THE ART OF ARCHAEOASTRONOMY IN THE SOUTHWEST: NEW DISCOVERIES
James (Jim) Krehbiel will present an illustrated lecture, The Art of Archaeoastronomy in the Southwest: New Discoveries, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall.

In his presentation, Krehbiel will talk about his most recently discovered astronomical observatories at ancestral Pueblo sites in the American Southwest. He will analyze both common and anomalous astronomical markers and their place in our understanding of Pueblo ritual. The presentation includes four time-lapse sequences of solar alignment events as seen in the field, and an animation of a three-dimensional rendering of an ancient observatory. Some new breakthrough evidence will provide fresh insights into the ancient ancestral Pueblo culture.

JEFFREY G BOSHART, Art
Posted: Apr 15, 2014


JOIN US TO KICK OFF EIU STEPS IT UP! AND EIU SCALES IT DOWN!
The EIU Steps It Up! and EIU Scales It Down! kick-off will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in 4440 Booth Library. Mark Kattenbraker of kinesiology and sports studies will discuss basic principles of effective exercise prescription in regards to frequency, intensity, type and time. There will also be time for a question-and-answer session.

Ashley Sorrentino, a graduate assistant in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences and nutrition education coordinator for the HERC, will present Nutrition 101: Steps to a Healthier You, which will cover current dietary guidelines, food groups, proper serving sizes and ways to apply portion sizing to meals and snacks. She will also discuss healthy grocery shopping tips and ways to save money while eating healthy, and she will distribute healthy recipes to attendees.

Join us as we kick off another successful year of stepping up and scaling down for better whole-body health. To register, please go here. To learn more about Steps It Up or Scale It Down and/or to register to participate, please go here.

KELLY SIMMONDS, Training and Development
Posted: Apr 14, 2014


CELEBRATION: A FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS RETURNS TO EIU APRIL 25-27
Celebration, EIU's annual arts festival, returns to campus Friday, April 25. Food concessions will open at 11 a.m. and feature a wide assortment of fair favorites. There will be a variety of activities throughout the weekend. From live music performances on the outdoor stage, to theatre and dance performances, reading and demonstrations. Don't miss the Generation to Generation: Illinois Folk Arts program. See the reptiles at the Celebrate Herpetology exhibit, and don't forget about the Fine Arts Fair on Saturday and Sunday. For a complete schedule of activities, check out the Celebration website.

DANIEL CREWS, Celebration
Posted: Apr 14, 2014


CELEBRATION PARKING ANNOUNCEMENT
Celebration food vendors will start arriving on campus at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24. Festival organizers are requesting faculty and staff who park on Hayes Street (between Ninth Street and the Doudna Circle Drive), as well as the parking lot north of Buzzard Building, to have their vehicles removed by 5 p.m. in order to accommodate the placement of the concession trailers. This area will remain closed until Sunday evening (April 27). The Celebration Planning Committee greatly appreciates everyone's support and apologizes for this temporary inconvenience.

DANIEL CREWS, Celebration Planning Committee
Posted: Apr 14, 2014


RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR DEBBIE KIDWELL
Debbie Kidwell, adviser in the Academic Advising Center, is retiring at the end of May. We invite the campus community to come and celebrate Debbie's 18 years of service to EIU from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in Room 2100 in Ninth Street Hall.

LORA GREEN, Academic Adviser/AAC
Posted: Apr 11, 2014


MENTORING: PAVING THE ROAD TO SUCCESS
Women in Science and Mathematics (WiSM), Minority Mentoring in Mathematics and Sciences (M3S), and the College of Sciences will host “Mentoring: Paving the Road to Success,” a panel discussion with Catherine Polydore, undergraduates Lisa Ford and Terricka Christian, and graduate student Vaskar Nepal. The panel will discuss ways to succeed at EIU by offering mentoring, advice and practical tips. A Q&A will follow the panel discussion. The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Effingham Room in the MLK Jr. Union on April 25. There will be light refreshments and all are welcome. Please RSVP to wism@eiu.edu by April 16.

ANABELA RESENDE DA MAIA, Biological Sciences
Posted: Apr 10, 2014


CHINA-TAIWAN TALK AND THE CRISES IN ASIA
In recent days, two Taiwan firsts have been in the international news. Taiwan and China governments have begun official talks for the first time since 1949 with the goal of setting up “embassies” in both capitals. Secondly, the Taiwan parliament buildings have been occupied by college students for the first time in Taiwan’s history.

In keeping up with the tradition of bringing current events to our students and faculty, the Public Policy Institute has invited the top Taiwan representative in the American Midwest, Baushuan GER, to come to EIU to give a short talk covering these latest developments, followed by a panel discussion featuring Edmund Wehrle, chair (history); David Carwell (political science); Marko Grunhagen (business); and Jinhee Lee (history). The talk will start at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in Buzzard Auditorium. A reception sponsored by the College of Sciences to give students and faculty an opportunity to meet the director general will be held in the Buzzard second-floor atrium at 6:30 p.m. Members of the university community and public are cordially invited.

PING CHEN, Public Policy Institute
Posted: Apr 10, 2014


RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR CHERYL HOCHSTETLER
Please join the staff of the Student Insurance Office as we gather to honor Cheryl Hochstetler and celebrate her retirement. A retirement reception will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Financial Aid Conference Room. We invite you to stop by and wish her well as she begins this new chapter in her life!

ANGIE CAMPBELL, Student Insurance
Posted: Apr 07, 2014


SUE GROUNDS RETIREMENT CELEBRATION
Please join us as we celebrate the retirement of Sue Grounds, who has been with Eastern for more than 33 years. A reception will be held in the Office of the Registrar from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, to show our appreciation for her years of service.

JENNIFER L. PORTER, Office of the Registrar
Posted: Apr 07, 2014


LAVENDER GRADUATION CEREMONY MAY 9 IN TARBLE ATRIUM
Lavender Graduation will take place from 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 9, in the Tarble Arts Center Atrium. This is an annual ceremony to honor EIU's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally students, and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the university. All graduates are invited to take part in the cording ceremony and celebration, along with their families and friends. To join us as a graduate, please go here. For guest registration, please go here.

KELLY J. SIMMONDS, LGBTQA Advisory Committee Member
Posted: Apr 03, 2014


FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Please join us as we bid farewell to EIU Athletic Director Barbara Burke. A reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the Ike Kennard Clubroom at Lantz. Barbara has accepted a job at Tulane University and will be their new deputy athletics director/chief operating officer.

MARSHA A. FIGGINS, Intercollegiate Athletics
Posted: Apr 03, 2014


JERRY DONNA RETIREMENT CELEBRATION
No more meetings or pages to fax! Jerry Donna, director of financial aid, has decided to retire and relax. Please come celebrate the retirement of Jerry Donna and thank him for his valued service and dedication to Eastern Illinois University and the Office of Financial Aid. A reception in his honor will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Concourse.

DIANA D. PEPPERDINE, Office Of Financial Aid
Posted: Apr 02, 2014


BOOKSTORE BOOK SALE
Selected books now $1. Other discounts on New York Times best sellers and other genres, as well. Sale runs April 1-30.

LAURA A. SEVERSON, MLK Jr. Union Bookstore
Posted: Apr 01, 2014


GLOBAL THREADS ON VIEW AT TARBLE ARTS CENTER
An exhibition titled "Global Threads: International Folk Art Textiles" is currently on view in the Tarble's Brainard Gallery. Featured are textile traditions from Africa, the Americas, Haiti and India that have been drawn from the Tarble Arts Center's permanent collection and area private collections. The textiles included represent many different cultures, materials and functions, from home furnishings to religious and ceremonial objects. Antique quilts, embroidered and appliquéd cloth, beadwork, Navajo and Mexican weavings, flags, rugs, and many other forms make up the exhibition.

KATHRYN MORICE, Curator of Education, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Apr 01, 2014


2014 GRADUATE ART EXHIBITION AT TARBLE ARTS CENTER
The 2014 Graduate Art Exhibition is on view April 5 through 27 at the Tarble Arts Center. This group thesis exhibition presents artwork by current MA candidates in Eastern’s studio art program: Essex Brassel, monotypes; Christen Contario and Kirbi Eckerty, mixed media sculptures; Shawn Fairchild, ceramics; Hannah Freeman and Danielle Muzina, oil paintings; Anna Freerksen, jewelry/metals; Emma Kroop, drawings and etchings;and Kyle Singer, mixed media drawings. The approaches include representational painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture, plus functional ceramics, conceptual jewelry and abstract drawings and sculpture. Self-reflection and human interaction are common themes. Co-sponsored by the EIU Art Department and the Tarble Arts Center.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Mar 27, 2014


THOMPSON SQUARE TO PERFORM AT EIU
Thompson Square, the reigning Academy of Country Music Vocal Duo of the Year, will perform at Eastern Illinois University's Lantz Arena next month. The 2014 Spring Concert is set to begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24. Ticket sales ($23) will be open to the general public on Monday, March 31. EIU students with Panther Card ID may begin purchasing their tickets ($20) on Monday, March 18.

Tickets may be purchased at the MLK Jr. Union Ticket Office (581-5122) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. They also may be purchased at universityuniontickets.com.

See here for more on Thompson Square.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Mar 18, 2014


PRESENTERS SOUGHT FOR 'REVOLUTIONARY DECADE: REFLECTIONS ON THE 1960S'

In the fall semester of 2014, Booth Library will host a major exhibition and event series: "Revolutionary Decade: Reflections on the 1960s." We invite you to join us as we take a fresh look at the achievements, tragedies, triumphs, extraordinary personalities, and everyday lives of average people during what was arguably one of the most turbulent and eventful decades of the 20th century.

The library will present exhibits exploring aspects of this fascinating decade as Americans experienced it, including developments in the worlds of music, literature, visual arts, science and technology, politics and social movements.

We are seeking scholars from all disciplines interested in presenting perspectives on the 1960s through the eyes of their profession or field of study. Possible ways to participate include (but are by no means limited to):
-- Debate
-- Demonstration
-- Exhibit co-curator
-- Film moderator
-- Lecture
-- Panel discussion
-- Performance
-- Reading, prose or poetry
-- Student presentations

Details for this series will be finalized before the end of the spring semester; therefore, ideas are requested before April 25. If you are interested in participating or proposing a program for this series, please contact David Bell at dsbell@eiu.edu or 581-7547.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Booth Library
Posted: Mar 06, 2014


SAFE ZONE TRAINING
Safe Zone: Phase 1 training is open to any student, staff or faculty member who is interested in becoming an ally for the LGBTQ community and learning more about LGBTQ-related issues. Topics that will be addressed include: LGBTQ terminology, the coming out process, heterosexual privilege, facts and myths about the LGBTQ community, the Riddle Homophobia Scale and ways to engage in quiet activism on campus.

Currently there are three campus-wide Safe Zone training dates available during the 2014 Spring semester. Those dates are March 4 and 18, and April 16. To register for any of these sessions, please visit our LGBTQA Resource Center registration page.

For any other questions and/or to organize a departmental/group Safe Zone training, please contact Cameron Carrara at 581-7117 or lgbtqa@eiu.edu.

CAMERON M. CARRARA, LGBTQA Resource Center
Posted: Feb 24, 2014





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