Jan 29, 2015

 

Meetings/Events

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


FACULTY CANDIDATE RESEARCH SEMINAR
Osman Radwan, Ph.D., a visiting assistant professor from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is a candidate for the position of molecular plant physiologist. Radwan will present a research seminar titled "Genomic Improvement of Soybean to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, in Buzzard Auditorium (Room 1501 Buzzard Hall).

MARSCHELLE McCOY, Office Manager, Department of Biological Sciences
Posted: Jan 29, 2015


STAFF OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN NEWSPAPER IN ST. LOUIS TO TALK ABOUT COVERING FERGUSON
A reporter, photographer and editor of the St. Louis American, the African-American newspaper in the city, will speak at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb 5, in the MLK Jr. Union on their coverage of the on-going unrest and struggles in Ferguson, Mo., that followed the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed teenager, by a police officer. They had a front-row seat to the protests and they continue to cover the national dialogue and events that transpire. A brief reception will be held prior to the event, at 3 p.m., outside the Charleston/Mattoon Room.

SALLY E. RENAUD, Journalism
Posted: Jan 28, 2015


PREPARING FOR THE EDUCATION JOB MARKET IN 2015 AND BEYOND
We are thrilled to announce that David Skocy, assistant superintendent for human resources at Mattoon Community Unit School District #2, has agreed to once again share his insights on preparing for the education job market. His presentation last year drew a full house in Buzzard Auditorium with those in attendance asking that we have him back. The combination of his straight-forward presentation style and the practical information shared makes this a presentation not to be missed.

Skocy’s presentation is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in Buzzard Hall Auditorium. Whether you are a freshman or a senior, the material he will share will be extremely useful. Proof of attendance documents will be provided.

DOUGLAS J. BOWER, CEPS Dean's Office
Posted: Jan 28, 2015


STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOP FEB. 3
What is your learning style? Find out and discover different strategies to best fit your learning style at the Reading Center Workshop. Join us from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Reading Center, Room 1320, in Buzzard Hall for more information on ways to amplify your study skills and apply them to the rest of your college career.

BRITNEY M. WHITEHEAD, EC/ELE/MLE
Posted: Jan 27, 2015


FACULTY AND STAFF APPRECIATION IN LANTZ ARENA
Panther Men's Basketball hosts Baker University at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Lantz Arena. In appreciation, EIU faculty and staff are welcome to two free tickets for the event. Faculty and staff may pick up their two free tickets at the Lantz ticket office on Monday, Feb. 2, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., and on Tuesday, Feb. 3, between 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Go Panthers!

SANDRA L. KING, Intercollegiate Athletics
Posted: Jan 27, 2015


EIU BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
The EIU Board of Trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Grand 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: Jan 27, 2015


AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS -- FEB 1-7
Sunday, Feb. 1 -- National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC): Unity Brunch, Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union, noon
Monday, Feb. 2 -- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., "Life of a Black Man," Coleman Auditorium, 7:06 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 3 -- Black Taboo: Thinking Outside the "Black" Box, Lumpkin Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 4 -- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., HIV/AIDS Testing, Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 4 -- Black on Black Rhyme: Poetry Slam, Seventh Street Underground, MLK Jr. Union, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 5 -- Journalism Department Panel Discussion on Ferguson, Charleston/Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union, 3:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 6 -- EIUnity Diversity Conference, Third Floor, MLK Jr. Union, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 6 -- The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. $20/$10, students.
Saturday, Feb. 7 -- MTEA: Children's Read-On, Booth Library (BTC), 10 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 7 -- NAACP Image Awards, Grand Ballroom, MLK J.r Union, 7 p.m. $15 (dinner included). Formal attire.

PAMELA J. WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Jan 26, 2015


CEPS 18TH ANNUAL RESEARCH FAIR
Faculty, students and distinguished guests are invited to join us for the 2014 CEPS Research Fair (Feb. 16), where you'll enjoy learning about current, innovative research taking place right here at EIU. If you are a CEPS faculty member or undergraduate/graduate student and would like to either attend or present your research at this Research Fair, please register here by Feb. 5.

KATHRYN A. HAVERCROFT, Special Education
Posted: Jan 22, 2015


SEVENTH ANNUAL DIVERSITY CONFERENCE
EIUnity would like to extend an invitation to attend our seventh annual Diversity Conference on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in the MLK Jr. Union. The conference, titled “Hear No Stereotypes. See No Oppression. Speak No Disrespect,” is designed to raise diversity awareness and advocacy across EIU’s campus. The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and all meals will be provided during the conference FREE with registration! We have some AWESOME topics and presenters, and also will be offering Safe Zone Training I and II. Registration for this is also required. To register and/or view the full itinerary, please visit the Minority Affairs website.

B. JAMES GRIFFIN, Principal Counselor/Adviser -- Minority Affairs
Posted: Jan 21, 2015


FIND OUT HOW BOOTH LIBRARY CAN HELP YOU -- TAKE A BUILDING TOUR
Eastern students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to take a tour of Booth Library and find out what the library has to offer. Twenty-minute tours are offered regularly during the first four weeks of the semester. There’s no need to sign up; just come to the north lobby of the library to join in any of the tours at 10 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Feb. 5. Tours also are offered by appointment. Visit the reference desk to reserve a tour.

During the spring semester, Booth Library’s regular hours will be from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 1 a.m. Sunday. For more information on the library, visit the website; call 581-6072; or find the library on Facebook or Twitter.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Jan 21, 2015


WEIU-TV FEATURES EIU FACULTY IN UPCOMING SPECIAL
Connect is a new program special, focused on telling stories of inspired ideas and creative thinking of the faculty at Eastern Illinois University. This one-hour special will include interviews with Andrew Methven, Department of Biological Sciences; Angela Yoder, Department of Counseling and Student Development; Marko Grunhagen, School of Business; and Charles R. Foy, Department of History. This program explores four unique research areas, including mycology, play therapy, franchising and 18th century black mariners.

Connect will air on WEIU at the following times: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28; 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29; 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1; 11 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4; 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9; and 11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10.

LORI A. CASEY, Radio-TV Program
Posted: Jan 20, 2015


DAVE RAMSEY'S FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY OFFERED BY THE SEED AND LIFE CENTERS -- Feb. 25
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! This isn't your typical "money class." Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

FPU classes will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. each Wednesday for nine weeks starting Feb. 25, 2015, in 1120 Lumpkin Hall.

The cost for the classes is $100, which includes shipping and handling of materials. Please register here by Feb. 11 for this workshop. Click here for the class flyer.

JENNIFER E. GARREN, SEED Center
Posted: Jan 20, 2015


REGISTRATION ACCEPTED FOR TARBLE SPRING CLASSES
Tarble spring art classes begin Feb. 24. Offered for children are “Adventures in Art” (ages 4-6), “Exploring Art” (ages 7-9), and “Exploring 3-D Media” (ages 10-14), all taught by Josh Doniek, and Friday classes for home-schooled youths ages 4-14, taught by Kelsey Thrush. For teens and adults (ages 15 and over), course offerings include “Exploring Watercolor,” led by Jamie Willis; “Figure Drawing and Portraiture II,” taught by Reagan Carey; “Creative Drawing Essentials,” Natalie Boyer, instructor; and “Glass Bead Making,” led by Dave Hunter. The class brochure may be found on the Tarble’s website on the Classes and Workshops page. Online registration is also available through the website.

KATHRYN MORICE, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Jan 16, 2015


STORY TIMES FOR CHILDREN PLANNED AT BOOTH LIBRARY
A series of story times for children is planned in the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library. Story times will begin on Jan. 31 with a special program featuring children’s book author Jessica Young of Ontario, Canada. She will read her award-winning debut picture book, "My Blue is Happy" (2013, Candlewick Press/Walker UK).

"My Blue is Happy" was included on the 2014 Bank Street College of Education Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults, the Texas Library Association’s 2014 2x2 Reading List, the Ontario Library Association’s Best Bets 2013 and the Library of Congress/Center for the Book’s 52 Great Reads list, among other accolades.

Young is one of the writers featured in the 2015 Lions in Winter literary festival, to be held Jan. 30-31 on the EIU campus. Young will give a craft talk at 1 p.m. Jan. 31 in Doudna Room 1518. She will discuss writing and publishing books for young readers, with a focus on picture books and chapter books. For more information on the Lions in Winter literary festival, see here.

Story times at Booth Library also 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's Office
Posted: Jan 16, 2015


SUSTAINABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP THROUGH EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT (SEED) CENTER GRAND OPENING -- WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11
You're invited to the SEED Center's Grand Opening!
3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
The SEED Center's Conference Room (3011 Lumpkin Hall) and Roberson Auditorium (2030 Lumpkin Hall)
Please join us for refreshments, a tour of the SEED Center and special guest speakers.

Schedule for the Grand Opening
3:30-4:30 p.m. -- Open House at the SEED Center, 3011 Lumpkin Hall.
5-6:30 p.m. -- Niche Entrepreneurs: The Publishing Business. Featuring Anne Hartnett, EIU alumna, managing partner/publisher, Agent Publishing, Chicago, and Steve Raymond, SEED Entrepreneurial Coaching success story, publisher, Effingham Teutopolis News Report, Effingham. Roberson Auditorium, 2030 Lumpkin Hall.

We are excited to share our vision for the center with you!

JENNIFER E. GARREN, SEED Center
Posted: Jan 16, 2015


EIU’S OLD MAIN LIGHTS TO SHINE ON NIGHTS IN JANUARY
Passers-by will see the walls of Eastern’s Old Main (the “castle”) lit up on nights to come as the institution honors individuals and commemorates events of university, local and national interest/importance.

Scheduled nightly illuminations for the month of January include a red, white and blue display in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 19. And, on the evenings of Jan. 20, 21, 22 and 27, the building will become blue as a welcome to EIU presidential candidates arriving for on-campus interviews. (See here.)

The color will turn to teal when, on Friday, Jan. 30, the Coles County-area Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service (SACIS) sponsors a Rock Out Against Rape (ROAR) event. (See here for those details.)

Eastern’s programmable lighting system was installed in response to the university’s efforts, in working with the city of Charleston, to create a “collaborative landscape/streetscape plan” from the Neal Welcome Center, located at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Douglas Street, eastward to 18th Street (Route 130). In addition to helping provide a welcoming corridor along Lincoln Avenue, the new lighting is expected to strengthen the connection between campus and the community.

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

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Jan 16, 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


CHARLESTON COMMUNITY THEATRE AND TARBLE ARTS CENTER PRESENT NEIL LABUTE'S "FAT PIG'
The Charleston Community Theatre, in partnership with the Tarble Arts Center, will present Neil LaBute’s play, “Fat Pig,” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 5-7, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 1, at the Tarble Arts Center.

Directed by Tracy Harpster and produced by Richard G. Jones Jr., “Fat Pig” tells the story of Tom, a conventional guy, who must face his own preconceived ideas of love and attraction when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy, and plus-sized librarian. Tom must face his own superficiality when forced to explain his new relationship to his friends and co-workers, Carter and Jeannie.

Admission prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. Doors always open 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Due to the limited seating that is available, reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling the Tarble Arts Center at 581-2787. Note: The play contains adult language and is recommended for audiences over age 16.

RICHARD G. JONES, Communication Studies
Posted: Jan 15, 2015


SAFE ZONE PHASE 1 AND PHASE 2 TRAININGS AVAILABLE!
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.

Safe Zone: Phase 2 training is a case study-based, application-focused session. Participants will gain the tools they need to not only provide resources, but to become an active participant in making EIU's campus a more supportive, inclusive and affirming place for LBGTQ people. Completion of Phase 2 will result in becoming an identified Safe Zone Ally.

Questions? Please contact Cameron Carrara at 581-7117 or lgbtqa@eiu.edu. Trainings for departments and specific offices are available upon request.

CAMERON M. CARRARA, LGBTQA Resource Center
Posted: Jan 13, 2015


DARWIN DAY EVENTS AT EIU
The accomplishments of Charles Darwin have contributed more to our understanding of the natural world than any other individual. The 12th annual celebration of Darwin Day at EIU includes the following events, all of which are free and open to the public:

Monday, Feb. 9 -- Lecture: “Life on the Savanna,” presented by Jill Pruetz, Iowa State University, Department of Anthropology, 7 p.m., Doudna Lecture Hall

Tuesday, Feb. 10 -- Lecture : “Hormones, Health and Life Histories,” presented by Michael Muehlenbein, Indiana University, Department of Anthropology, 5 p.m., Doudna Lecture Hall

Wednesday, Feb. 11 -- Video presentation: “Are We Still Evolving?” (BBC Horizon series), 5 p.m., Life Sciences Building, Room 2080

STEPHEN J. MULLIN, Biological Sciences
Posted: Jan 13, 2015


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ANNUAL LITERARY FESTIVAL
Registration is now open for Lions in Winter, an annual literary festival scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30 and 31, 2015, on the EIU campus. Registration is required for craft talks by featured authors Stephen Graham Jones, David Tomas Martinez, Edward Kelsey Moore, Julija Šukys and Jessica Young, and the editors’ panel featuring representatives from five literary magazines on Saturday, Jan. 31.

College students, EIU faculty and high school students may register and attend for free, or pay $10 to add lunch. The cost for general admission is $40 per person prior to Jan. 30, and includes breakfast, lunch, the craft talks and editor’s panel. Registration can be completed here. Onsite general admission the day of the event is $50.

Several events are free and open to the public including a Friday afternoon roundtable discussion on the keynote speaker, evening readings with the authors, a Saturday morning children’s story hour and a book fair.

Visit here for the complete schedule of events.

SARAH B. MILLER, English
Posted: Dec 10, 2014





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