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Nov 18, 2017



EIU Board of Trustees meeting Friday, November 17
The EIU Board of Trustees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, November 17, in the Grand Ballroom of the MLK Jr. Union. Immediately following the Call to Order and Roll Call, the Board will go into executive session. The open session of the meeting will begin at 1 p.m. The agenda, table of contents and board report will soon be available on the university's website.

Josh Reinhart, UMAC
Posted: Nov 14, 2017

Book and Toy Donations Accepted at Booth Library

The campus community is encouraged to donate books, toys or money to help local families this Christmas. Booth Library is a donation site for the One Stop Community Christmas program.

The One Stop Community Christmas program is a collaborative effort of many different area organizations to come together and provide help and hope to families from seven counties during the holiday season. The program services Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby counties.

More than 2,000 children will be helped through the program this year, and the goal is for each child to receive a book. Donations of new books, activity books, comic books or coloring books for ages newborn to 18 years old will be accepted.

New, unwrapped toys also will be accepted. All donations may be placed in the box located in the Marvin Foyer near the north entrance of Booth Library until Dec. 4.

For more information see

Elizabeth Heldebrandt, Library Services - Dean
Posted: Nov 08, 2017

Retirement Celebration for for Pamela Naragon November 28
Please join us for a retirement celebration in honor of Pamela Naragon, Associate Director of Housing and Dining Services for Business Operations, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, from 1 to 3pm in the 1895 Room (MLK Jr. University Union). Pam has worked at EIU for over 19 years, first in the Business Office and then for the past 12 years with Housing and Dining Services. Her extensive knowledge and outstanding work ethic will be greatly missed. Please join us to wish her all the best in this next season of life.

Lindsay Partlow, Housing & Dining Administration
Posted: Nov 08, 2017

Retirement Reception for Karen Johnson November 30
Please join us to recognize the retirement of Mrs. Karen Johnson on Thursday, November 30, 2017, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Cougill Foyer, Old Main. This reception is in appreciation of her many years of service to EIU and to the office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Although she will be greatly missed, join us in wishing her the very best in the next chapter in her life.

Billie Rawlings, VPAA Operations
Posted: Nov 02, 2017

November is Hunger Action Month

During November, the office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism hosts Hunger Action Month. The goal of Hunger Action Month is to educate our campus community about local poverty and food insecurity issues, and empower them to get involved.

We are looking for departments to join us for Coin Wars. This is where departments collect pocket change to see who can raise the most money over the month of November. A one dollar donation to a food pantry allows them to purchase ten dollars worth of food. Proceeds will be donated to the Charleston Food Pantry, Standing Stone's Food Pantry, and the Newman Center Food Pantry. If you are interested in having your department participate please email DaNaya at:

Each Tuesday we will be collecting cans of meat/protein that will be donated to local pantries. Protein is a critical staple in a healthy diet and is the least donated item to food pantries. If you or your department has cans send us an email ( and we will come and collect your donation for Tuna Tuesdays!

On Thursday, November 16th we will be Stuffing the Steps of Doudna by hosting a canned food drive. Bring any items to the steps between 2-4pm, and we will donate all items to the 3 local pantries.

We will have activities happening every day, and a full schedule can be found at

Danaya Burnett, Civic Engagement and Volunteerism
Posted: Oct 25, 2017

Story Times Planned at Booth Library

Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to free story times in the Ballenger Teachers Center of Booth Library. Story times are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, and each will have a specific theme. The schedule is as follows:

Sept. 30, Latino Heritage: Dio de los Muertos, sponsored by Latino American Student Organization;

Oct. 7, Disability Awareness, sponsored by Sigma Rho Epsilon;

Oct. 28, Halloween, sponsored by the Student Reading Council;

Nov. 4, Rockin' with the Rec Club, sponsored by the EIU Rec Club;

Nov. 11, We are Thankful, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi;

Dec. 2, Winter, sponsored by the Student Education Association.

Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit or call (217) 581-8442.

Elizabeth Heldebrandt, Library Services
Posted: Sep 20, 2017


Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon." This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

Booth Library''s exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs, including quidditch, trivia, costumes, lectures, food and more, also are planned. For more information, visit The exhibit and all events are open to the public.

Schedule of Events

Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., "The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death"; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad;

Sept. 28, 4 p.m., "Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom"; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

Oct. 3, 7 p.m., "Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World"; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

Oct. 17, 4 p.m., "Muggles, Magic and Abuse"; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

Nov. 28, 7 p.m., "Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity"; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

ELIZABETH M HELDEBRANDT, Library Services - Dean
Posted: Sep 06, 2017

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