Oct 31, 2014

 

Meetings/Events

FACULTY/STAFF APPRECIATION GAME NOV. 8
Alumni Services and Annual Fund would like to say "Thank You" for all your support and dedication to EIU! Join us for a faculty/staff appreciation tailgate and football game on Saturday, Nov. 8, as the Panthers take on Murray State.

Tailgate starts at 10 a.m.
Game starts at noon.
Game ticket and tailgate: $15; tailgate: $7; game ticket: $10

Order tickets through Alumni Services at 581-6425 or alum@eiu.edu.

AMBER M. MAY, Alumni Services
Posted: Oct 30, 2014


BLANKET DRIVE FOR ONE STOP COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS
The Student Community Service Office is currently collecting fleece blankets for the annual “One Stop Community Christmas” event in December. Our goal this year is to have one blanket per child. This means we hope to have 2,000 blankets by Dec. 5th.

In order to accomplish this, we are asking each department and/or individual to consider participating and join us in reaching our goal. Our suggestion is that your department/group do a general new blanket drive or that you, as an individual, donate a new blanket. We would be happy to pick these blankets up from you or you may deliver them to the Student Community Service Office. However, we need them no later than Dec. 5.

Questions? Please contact 581-3967 or email volunteer@eiu.edu.

CRYSTAL M. BROWN, Student Community Service
Posted: Oct 28, 2014


EDUCATION SCHOLARS FALL KIDS DAY OUT
The Education Scholars Program will host its Fall Kids Day Out from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 15, in Buzzard Hall. This year’s theme will be “Kids Day Out 2014 – RIO STYLE”; the event will feature a rain forest theme and the movie RIO2. There will be games, crafts, a movie and tons of other activities. We are even planning a visit to the Thut Greenhouse (across from Buzzard Hall) to see the tropical plants and possibly a visit to see the snakes in the Life Science Building for those interested. There is no cost for this event, but space is limited so register now. To register, send your child’s (grandchildren or other relatives are welcome, too) name and grade, as well as your name, email address and phone number to Doug Bower at djbower@eiu.edu. The deadline to register is Tuesday, Nov. 11. If you have questions, please phone 217-581-2524.

Please feel free to share this opportunity with others from the EIU community. Also, if your child wishes to bring a friend, please feel free to register them, as well.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Oct 28, 2014


'THE HOLOCAUST AND HUMANITY'S MORAL PROGRESS: AN ARGUMENT AGAINST PESSIMISM'
"The Holocaust and Humanity's Moral Progress: An Argument Against Pessimism," the 2014 James Jones Lecture on Experience of War, will be delivered by Dan McMillan at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Doudna Lecture Hall. McMillan is the author of "How Could This Happen? Explaining the Holocaust" (Basic Books, 2014). The talk will be followed by a reception and book signing in the Doudna Concourse. The event, which is free and open to the public, is being sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities, EIU's history and English departments, and the James Jones Literary Society.

ANITA SHELTON, History
Posted: Oct 27, 2014


TEACHER EDUCATION JOB SEARCH PRESENTATION
Join us at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Buzzard Hall 1103 for a presentation titled "Your Job Search Starts Now." Jennifer Peterson from Career Services will share information on:
• How to prepare for and market yourself for today’s educational job market;
• How to conduct an educational job search both in Illinois and nationwide; and
• Final tips for the Education Job Fair (Nov. 5).

All education majors, regardless of year in school, are encouraged to attend this very important presentation.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Oct 27, 2014


NEWMAN CATHOLIC CENTER 75TH ANNIVERSARY
The second annual Newman Night will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, marking the 75th anniversary of the Newman Catholic Center on the campus of EIU. The evening will begin with 5 p.m. mass at the St. Philip Neri Chapel, 500 Roosevelt Ave., followed by a celebration in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union.

The event will include a social hour; dinner; and greetings from Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, Newman director Roy Lanham and Father John Titus (chaplain). The Dr. Julian Hamerski Student Leadership Awards will be presented. A silent auction of items donated through the generosity of local businesses and individuals will take place. Dancing to live music from the Mattoon band Stone Blue 52 will complete the evening. Newman alumni, current students, parents and community members are invited to attend.

The theme for the event is "Remembering our Past, Celebrating our Present, Ensuring our Future." The Newman Catholic Center has served the students at EIU well since its founding in 1939. Since the early years when Monsignor Daniel Moriarity and Dorothee Coleman (wife of Coleman Hall's namesake) led the group, buildings, styles and faces have changed. But faith and discipleship inspired by the gospel continue unchanged.

Tickets for the Nov. 1 celebration may be reserved by calling 217-348-0188 and leaving a message for the Newman Night Committee, or emailing committee members Zach Samples (zdsamples@eiu.edu) or Terry Coulton (ptcoulton@gmail.com). Dinner tickets are $25 per person, $15 for students. The public is cordially invited to attend this historic celebration of faith and community.

ZACHARY D. SAMPLES, Newman Catholic Center
Posted: Oct 27, 2014


ICGD COMMUNITY COFFEE HOUR
The Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity (ICGD) is a program within the College of Arts and Humanities, and one of its goals is the promotion of diversity and understanding between various peoples and cultures. In an effort to build bridges and promote understandings and dialogue between EIU faculty, staff and students, and the wider Charleston community, ICGD will host a Community Coffee Hour from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at Jackson Avenue Coffee, located at 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston. Please come and join us for this community dialogue and interaction.

Contact: James Ochwa-Echel at 217-581-6433.

CONNIE CLARKSON, Clerk/Africana Studies/ICGD
Posted: Oct 20, 2014


DRAWING/WATERCOLOR: ILLINOIS BIENNIAL EXHIBITION AT THE TARBLE ARTS CENTER
The 20th Biennial Drawing/Watercolor: Illinois exhibition will be on view at the Tarble Arts Center Oct. 25 through Jan. 11. This competitive exhibition was open to works on paper by artists living in Illinois. The majority are representational landscapes, cityscapes, figure studies and still lifes. Also included are works in a variety of other approaches, including abstract and non-objective styles. Entered was a total of 121 works by 52 artists from around the state -- from Macomb to Newton and Belle Rive to Chicago. The juror was noted Chicago-based abstract painter and educator William Conger. He selected 43 works by 30 artists for the exhibition, and designated the award winners.

(The Tarble will be closed Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 21 through Jan. 1 for the Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year’s holidays.) For information, contact the Tarble at 217-581-ARTS (-2787) or tarble@eiu.edu.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Oct 20, 2014


EIUNITY DIVERSITY CONFERENCE: CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Attention EIU Faculty/Staff:
It is that time again!!!! Our opportunity to showcase EIU’s faculty commitment to DIVERSITY! EIUnity would like to extend to you an invitation to present during our seventh annual Diversity Conference that will be held Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in the MLK Jr. Union. The conference is designed to raise diversity awareness and advocacy across EIU’s campus.

We believe that your presence would greatly improve our conference based on your unique ability to connect with students as a professor and/or staff, as well as your outstanding reputation in your field. The luncheon for this conference is complimentary for EIU registered participants. Based on your background, we would love for you to present on your area of expertise, and the specifics of such a presentation will be left open for you to decide. Some of the areas we are looking at targeting this year are race/culture, class and gender issues. If you believe that you have research that can benefit the Eastern community, you can submit a proposal online by Nov. 7 by following this link to the registration form.

PAMELA J. WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Oct 16, 2014


FALL EDUCATION JOB FAIR
Did you know Eastern hosts the only job fair in the state of Illinois for school administrators seeking to fill mid-year vacancies?

The Fall Education Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. This event is open to all candidates seeking positions in teaching, school administration and special services including speech pathologist. Network with schools throughout Illinois, as well as schools traveling to EIU from out of state! This is a great opportunity for all class levels to begin building professional connections.

To help students prepare for this event, Career Services will host workshops during TEACH WEEK (Oct. 27 through Nov. 3). Topics include insider tips on how to make the most of a job fair to preparing a resume that earns top marks.

More information and a list of participating schools can be found here.

DIANE K. SMITH, Career Services
Posted: Oct 15, 2014


FINANCIAL MANAGER SERIES -- PLANNING, BUDGET AND INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AT EIU
Representatives from Planning, Budget and Institutional Research (PBIR) have a great responsibility here are EIU and can offer your department information that may help you in your various budget or informational reports. Please join us from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union, as they explain what Institutional Research does and where to find the data that is most helpful for planning and analysis. They will also review the budget process at EIU and provide you with the tools and resources you will need to complete your budget planning and transactions. A time for questions is planned and encouraged. Please register here to reserve a seat. Contact Julie Benedict , 581-8415, jabenedict@eiu.edu, for further information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Human Resources
Posted: Oct 15, 2014


EIU SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE: REVOLUTIONS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARADIGMS
Whether you enjoyed the sessions of the first EIU Technology and Science Symposium during the 2013 fall semester or missed any of them, please visit here, where the symposium sessions are now documented in video, image, transcript and PowerPoint formats, including the symposium booklet. Researchers and the general public can enjoy and benefit from the wealth of interesting and varied information now posted therein on a variety of science and technology topics presented by almost 50 speakers during that 28-day extended symposium (Oct. 16 – Nov. 13, 2013). A special word of appreciation is once more expressed to each and every one of the wonderful array of speakers, administrators, performing students, media, CATS, ITS and technical help personnel who made the first EIU Technology and Science Symposium -- using the words of some colleagues and participants -- one of the best symposia EIU has ever had! Enjoy!

WAFEEK WAHBY, School of Technology, and STEVEN DANIELS, Chair, Physics Department
Posted: Oct 14, 2014


EXHIBITION: MACHINES THAT MAKE -- RECENT WORK BY FRANKIE FLOOD
The exhibition "Machines that Make: Recent Work by Frankie Flood" is on view through Dec. 18 in the Tarble Arts Center's eGallery. Flood’s interest in machines and tools and the influence of his working class upbringing is a source of inspiration for the functional art objects that he creates. The exhibition focuses on machines, objects and images made through the use of machines. Included are functional objects such as pizza cutters, custom made hand tools, hand-built 3D printers, and 3D-printed prosthetic hands, plus drawings made from these objects, and videos documenting some of the work. Some of the technical type drawings are also presented as woodcut prints.

An EIU alumnus, Flood is an associate professor of jewelry/metalsmithing at the Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He holds a BA and an MA from EIU, and an MFA from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. Flood exhibits his work nationally and internationally, and has received numerous awards, including being named in the 2014 Class of Outstanding Graduate Alumni. This is an EIU College of Arts and Humanities New and Emerging Artists Program, presented by the Tarble Arts Center and the Art Department.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Oct 13, 2014


LGBTQA HISTORY MONTH 2014
During the month of October, the LGBTQA Resource Center, in conjunction with LGBTQA Advisory Committee and EIU Pride, will be hosting a variety of events in honor of LGBTQA History Month. Some featured events include: an LGBTQA History Fair, both phases of Safe Zone training, a National Coming Out Day "Gay? Fine By Me" T-shirt sale, Diva Drag Show, and an LGBTQA Resource Center Open House/Reception. To see the full list of events, please visit the LGBTQA WebCenter here.

If you would like to contact the LGBTQA Resource Center, please email them at lgbtqa@eiu.edu or give them a call at 217-581-7117. The LGBTQA Resource Center is located in the Cultural Center across from Old Main on the second floor, Room 203. Resource Center office hours are from 1-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday, by appointment.

CAMERON CARRARA, LGBTQA Resource Center
Posted: Oct 01, 2014


BOOTH LIBRARY PLANS SERIES OF STORY TIMES FOR CHILDREN
A series of free story times for children is planned in the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library. Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to attend the story times from 10 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 20 and 27, Oct. 4 and 11, and Nov. 1 and 8. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

In addition, Booth Library will participate in the WEIU Kids Day at the Castle on Aug. 23. A story time and activities will be presented by library staff. Other activities will include a bounce house, dance contest, games and prizes, free books, appearances by Daniel Tiger and much more. WEIU Kids Day at the Castle will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on the front lawn in front of EIU’s Old Main.

For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit http://www.library.eiu.edu/btc/ or call 581-8442.



ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 14, 2014





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