Feb 28, 2015

 

Meetings/Events

ADVANCED BIOFUELS LECTURE BY VISITING SCHOLAR
All are invited to attend the upcoming public lecture, “Acetogenic Bacteria: Microbes with an Ancient Way of Living and Their Use in Third Generation Biotechnology” by Volker Müller, Ph.D., at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, in Buzzard Auditorium, Room 1501.

Müller is a professor and head of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Bioenergetics at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He has published 170 articles, and his research spans a wide range of topics including the metabolism and biochemistry of anaerobic bacteria, the use of anaerobes in biotechnological applications, the molecular basis of salt adaptation in halotolerant and halophilic microbes, and the role of chloride in microorganisms. Müller is also active in the classroom where he teaches molecular biology and genetics, general microbiology, and molecular and applied microbiology.

Müller’s visit is being sponsored by the College of Sciences’ Visiting Scholar Program, Faculty Development Partnership Grant Program, EIU Chapter of Sigma Xi, Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association, and the Department of Biological Sciences.

STEVEN L. DANIEL, Biological Sciences
Posted: Feb 27, 2015


FREEDOM FROM SMOKING CLINICS ON CAMPUS
The Health Education Resource Center provides Freedom From Smoking® class here on campus. This group clinic, developed by the American Lung Association, includes eight sessions with a step-by-step plan to quit smoking.

The clinic is available to students and state employees (faculty and staff members). Please see the details on costs below:
Students: $30
State Employees: $75 (State employees may submit for reimbursement through Central Management Services upon completion of the program.)

Clinic sessions begin soon. Please visit this website for details and registration.

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Feb 27, 2015


EIU’S OLD MAIN LIGHTS TO SHINE ON NIGHTS IN MARCH
The walls of Eastern’s Old Main will be lit up on various nights in March, including Monday, March 2, in celebration of the naming of a new president at the institution. The month’s first scheduled illumination will be blue to commemorate the naming of Eastern’s 12th president earlier in the day.

Additional lightings scheduled for March include blue on both March 6 and 7 to welcome potential students arriving for EIU’s Admitted Student Open House on that Saturday. Later in the month, Old Main’s walls will shine green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) and for the greatly anticipated first day of spring (March 20).

Those with suggestions for future light commemorations should submit ideas to vwoodard@eiu.edu.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Feb 26, 2015


WOMEN'S HISTORY AND AWARENESS MONTH 2015 KEYNOTE EVENT
Elaine Richardson presents "PHD to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life: The One Woman Show" -- 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, Seventh Street Underground, MLK Jr. Union

Addicted to drugs, abusive controlling pimps, the streets, short stints in jail, the cycle of death that was her life, and on top of that, pregnant AGAIN. It was the end. The only way out was death or prison, but that wasn’t her fate. Instead, she went to school… and never stopped. On her journey, she became empowered with knowledge of her culture and history. Today, Elaine Richardson shares her story of sexual exploitation and other forms of bondage to promote healing and empowerment through education.

Richardson is currently the professor of literacy studies at The Ohio State University. She is also the author of "PHD (Po H# on Dope) to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life" (2013), "Hiphop Literacies" (2006), and " American Literacies" (2003).

Q & A, book signing and refreshments to follow event.

Co-sponsored by Women's Studies, Division of Student Affairs, and African-American Heritage Month Committee.

JOE W. McLEAN, Women's Studies Minor
Posted: Feb 26, 2015


FOREIGN LANGUAGE WEEK 2015 AT EIU!
Please join the Foreign Language Department Wednesday, March 4, through Wednesday, March 11, for exciting and educational events featuring French, German and Spanish activities. Discover another culture and expand your knowledge. Events are open to everyone! For a complete calendar of events, visit here. For additional information, email foreignlang@eiu.edu.

MEGAN A. PRZYGODA, Foreign Languages
Posted: Feb 25, 2015


SESSION ON WORKING AND PARENTHOOD
On Thursday, March 12, Cheri Burcham, U of I Extension educator on family life, will join us to lead a session on how to manage and maintain a healthy balance between work and being a parent and how to offer your best to both important roles. The session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Arcola/Tuscola Room of the MLK Jr. Union. Grab some lunch and bring a friend! We welcome all in the university and surrounding community to attend. Please register here. If you have questions, please call Kelly at 581-6402 or email us at eiutraining@eiu.edu. We hope to see you there!

KELLY J. SIMMONDS, Training & Development
Posted: Feb 25, 2015


EIU BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
The EIU Board of Trustees will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, March 2, in the University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. This will be the open session of the meeting. The board has scheduled an executive session to take place earlier in the day. The agenda, table of contents and board report are available for review and/or printing here.

CHERYL L. GILBERT, VPUA Office
Posted: Feb 24, 2015


WHAM! 2015 CONCERT FEATURING ELAINE FINE AND JOHN DAVID MOORE
Elaine Fine and John David Moore will play a concert of music for violin and piano at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The concert is being presented by the EIU Women's Studies Program, and admission is free.

Moore and Fine have been playing concerts of music written by women as part of Eastern's celebration of Women's History and Awareness Month since 2009. This year's concert features music from the 19th and 20th centuries written by the German composer Emilie Mayer, the American composer Marion Bauer, and the French composer Mel Bonis.

For a complete list of WHAM events, click here.

JOE McLEAN, Women's Studies Minor
Posted: Feb 24, 2015


WORKSHOP: SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
"Speaking the Language of Diversity and Inclusion," 4 to 5 p.m. Monday March 2

We learn culture through language and communication. Without a shared language, cultural change is difficult at best. In an effort to understand what it really means to integrate diversity into EIU’s student life activities, curriculum and pedagogy, and faculty development, as well as into the Charleston community, we need to share a common language. This workshop is designed to help us understanding what is meant by “diversity,” “racism,” “white privilege,” “oppression,” “homophobia” and the list goes on, in an effort to work toward creating campus and community climates that move beyond tolerance to understanding and integration.

Presented by T. M. Linda Scholz (associate professor, communication studies) and Richard G. Jones Jr. (assistant professor, communication studies)

RICHARD G. JONES, Communication Studies
Posted: Feb 23, 2015


SAFE ZONE TRAININGS
The Safe Zone program is a way for all students, university employees, and community members to become more familiar with the LGBTQ+ community and the issues that they face. This program also helps participants learn how to become better allies to members of this vibrant community.

There are two phases in the program. The dates for the rest of the semester are as follows:
SAFE ZONE PHASE 1: Tuesday, March 10 (5-7 p.m.) and Thursday, April 16 (8-10 a.m.)
SAFE ZONE PHASE 2: Thursday, March 12 (7-9 p.m.) and Thursday, April 16 (10 a.m.-noon)

To register for these trainings, please go here.

If you are interested in setting up a separate training for your department or office, or if you have a small group of individuals interested, please contact the LGBTQA Resource Center via our email (lgbtqa@eiu.edu).

CAMERON M. CARRARA, LGBTQA Resource Center
Posted: Feb 23, 2015


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT COLLEGE STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH
The local chapter, ILLOWA, of the Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) will host Dr. David Towle, licensed psychologist, as he presents “New Information about College Student Mental Health” at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, on Friday, March 27. An afternoon roundtable discussion will be held on the topic of accommodating students with mental health conditions.

If you are interested in additional information and/or registering for the event, please visit here.

KATHRYN WAGGONER, Director, Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS)
Posted: Feb 23, 2015


HELPING FACULTY UNDERSTAND SHELDON’S SPOT: 'COUCHING' AUTISM THROUGH 'THE BIG BANG THEORY'
On Friday, April 17, ILLOWA AHEAD and OSDS will present “Helping Faculty Understand Sheldon’s Spot: ‘Couching’ Autism through the Big Bang Theory." This presentation will illustrate using the sitcom "Big Bang Theory" the DSM-V diagnosis of Autism and tools needed to best support these students. The afternoon session, "Autism and the Transition to College," will be conducted by Gail Richard, director of the Autism Center. This session will provide further support in understanding the transition to college for students on the spectrum.

For additional information and/or to register for the event, please visit here.

KATHRYN WAGGONER, Director, Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS)
Posted: Feb 23, 2015


AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS (FEB. 22 through March 3)
Sunday, Feb. 22 -- Unity Gospel Choir, Annual AAHM Gospel Celebration, Grand Ballroom, 6 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 23 -- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Black Film Festival: "Black Power Mixtape," University Ballroom, 6:11 p.m.
Tuesday., Feb. 24 -- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Black Film Festival: "The Rekap," Phipps Lecture Hall, 6:11 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 25 -- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Kwanzaa: Celebrating the First Fruits, Lumpkin Auditorium, 6:13 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 26 -- Women's History and Awareness Month (WHAM), Poets: Ladan Osman and Xanath Caraza, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Black Box Theatre, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 27 -- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Count Basie Musical Expression, Seventh Street Underground, 6:11 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 28 -- Ms. Black EIU Pageant, Grand Ballroom, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 3 -- Women's Studies Keynote Event with Elaine Richardson, "Ph.D. to Ph.D. -- How Education Saved My Life: The One Woman Show, Seventh Street Underground, 5:30 p.m. (book signing and refreshments afterward)

PAM WARPENBURG, Office Manager, Minority Affairs
Posted: Feb 18, 2015


WISM AND M3S SPRING EVENT
Women in Science and Mathematics (WiSM) and Mentoring for Minorities in Mathematics and Science (M3S) will sponsor "Mentoring for Female Ph.D.s and Postdocs at Universities in Hesse," presented by Beate Averhoff. Presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

Event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Seventh Street Underground (the Rathskeller), MLK Jr. Union. Interested individuals should RSVP to wism@eiu.edu by Feb. 28. Light dinner will be served; all are welcome to attend.

ANABELA M RESENDE DA MAIA, Biological Sciences
Posted: Feb 18, 2015


31ST ANNUAL MEDIA & METHODS IN ART EDUCATION
Eastern Illinois University art educators invite you to the 31st annual Media and Methods in Art Conference on Saturday, March 7. The conference will feature seven hands-on workshops exploring a variety of art media, art techniques, grade levels and audiences.

The cost of $85 includes conference materials, continental breakfast and lunch. EIU students can attend for only $60. For more information and/or to register, please visit here.

PEGGY A. BROWN, School of Continuing Education
Posted: Feb 18, 2015


DEVELOPING CONTENT KNOWLEDGE AND LITERACY SKILLS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES AND INTERDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENTS
TPS EIU is excited to announce that the Illinois Council for the Social Studies annual spring conference will be held at EIU on Friday, March 6. We will focus on developing literacy in K-12 social science, language arts and other disciplines through presentations on content knowledge and strategies to support learning standards for students of all ages.

The cost to attend this valuable professional development is low; only $50 for ICSS members and $25 for students. For more information and/or to register, please visit here.

PEGGY A. BROWN, School of Continuing Education Dean's Office
Posted: Feb 17, 2015


BEST-SELLING AUTHOR RICK PERLSTEIN ON CAMPUS!
Rick Perlstein, best-selling author, will deliver the 11th annual Barry D. Riccio Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in the Doudna Lecture Hall. Titled “The Invisible Bridge: From Reagan to Palin and Beyond,” Perlstein will explore the rise of conservativism as a political force during the last quarter of the 20th century. Called the “hypercaffeinated Herodotus of the American century” by The Nation magazine, Perlstein has won numerous awards including the Los Angeles Times Book Award for History. He is the author of "Before the Story: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus" (2001), "Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of American Consensus" (2009), and most recently, "Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Ronald Reagan" (2014). The talk is co-sponsored by the History Department and Honors College.

EDMUND F. WEHRLE, History
Posted: Feb 11, 2015


EIU STEPSUP! BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING
EIU StepsUP! is an interactive presentation that is designed to engage and educate students, faculty and staff on the topic of bystander intervention. Discussed are incidents in which an individual is encouraged to step up and intervene by using the five steps of bystander intervention.

Registration required for this March 3 (2:30 to 4:30 p.m.) event. (See here to register.)

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Feb 11, 2015


FUTURE PANTHER ADMITTED STUDENT DAYS
The Office of Admissions will host two FUTURE PANTHER ADMITTED STUDENT DAYS. On both Feb. 16 and March 7, admitted students and their families will visit campus and enjoy a special day of activities and sessions designed to help students make the commitment to attend EIU in the fall. All students will attend a mock class while their parents attend a Parent Panel. Families will be able to attend a Meet Your Faculty Academic Fair, a Student Involvement Fair, Housing and Dining session, Financial Aid and Scholarship session, as well as tour campus, residence halls and Greek Court. Guests will also attend a luncheon in the MLK Jr. Union. Please plan to wear blue on both days and welcome our guests.

KARENLEE SPENCER, Admissions
Posted: Feb 06, 2015


FREE STORY TIMES OFFERED ON SATURDAYS AT BOOTH LIBRARY
A series of story times for children is planned in the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library. Story times are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; and March 7. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to attend and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean
Posted: Feb 02, 2015


2015 SPRING ELECTRICAL OUTAGE
The annual Spring Electrical Outage will take place over the following days during Spring Break:

Saturday, March 14: 7 a.m.–5 p.m. (Primary #6) -- Booth Library; Gregg Computer Lab; and Ford, McKinney and Weller halls

Monday, March 16: 7 a.m.–3 p.m. (Primary #7) -- McAfee Gym; Lincoln, Stevenson and Douglas halls; Tower Dining Service; MLK Jr. Union West (includes Housing, Scheduling Office, bank facility, University Ballroom, Ticket Office, Non-traditional Student Lounge, Craft Depot and Salon).

Wednesday, March 18: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. (Primary #8) -- Lantz Arena; Field House; Student Rec Center and O’Brien Stadium

Thursday, March 19: 7 a.m.–3 p.m. (Primary #9 & #10) -- MLK Jr. Union East (includes meeting rooms, Grand Ballroom, Bookstore, Catering, Copy Express)

Tuesday, June 30 (after spring semester ends): (Feeder Circuit #4) -- Carman Complex, including Dining; Textbook Rental

CHRISTOPHER BARTLETT, Electrician Foreman/Facilities Planning and Management
Posted: Feb 02, 2015


LGBTQA SMALL GROUP MEETINGS CORRECTION
For individuals interested in joining any of the LGBTQA-related small groups that the LGBTQA Resource Center provides, please visit our webpage here. The contact information for all of these small groups is located on this webpage. In a previous post, some dates and times were mentioned incorrectly. Thus, the best way of knowing WHEN these groups will be meeting and WHERE they will be meeting is via the aforementioned points of contact. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the LGBTQA Resource Center. Our email is lgbtqa@eiu.edu, or you can reach us by calling 217-581-7117.

CAMERON M. CARRARA, LGBTQA Resource Center
Posted: Jan 29, 2015


QUANAH AND CYNTHIA PARKER TO BE SUBJECT OF EXHIBIT AND PROGRAM SERIES
Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker will be the topic of an exhibit and program series at Booth Library beginning in February. The exhibit "Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker: The History and the Legend" will be on display from Feb. 7 to April 9. In addition, a series of related programs and film screenings are planned Feb. 20-23.

The saga of Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker is well-known in Texas history, but the story really began in East Central Illinois. Cynthia Ann’s grandfather, Elder John Parker, her uncles, Benjamin and Daniel Parker, and other members of the family were among the first white settlers of what is now Coles County.

For more information about "Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker: The History and the Legend," including complete program and exhibit descriptions, visit the program Web page. More information also may be obtained by contacting Beth Heldebrandt, project director, at emheldebrandt@eiu.edu or 581-6064.

This program was made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Illinois General Assembly.

ELIZABETH M HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Jan 15, 2015





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