Sep 05, 2015

 

Meetings/Events

BOOTH LIBRARY FALL BOOK SALE PLANNED SEPT. 16

Booth Library will host a fall book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 outside the south entrance of the library, under the alumni clock tower.

A large selection of books in all subject areas and hundreds of paperback fiction titles will be available for purchase. All items have been donated by the campus and local communities.

Library staff requests no sales in advance. The proceeds from the sale are used to enhance library programs and services.

In case of inclement weather, the sale will be postponed. For the latest information on scheduling, check the library website, www.library.eiu.edu, or find Booth Library on Facebook or Twitter.



ELIZABETH M HELDEBRANDT, Library Services - Dean
Posted: Sep 01, 2015


CONGRATULATIONS: YOU'VE BEEN FUNDED...NOW WHAT? WORKSHOP
Research & Sponsored Programs, in collaboration with Faculty Development, presents "Congratulations! You've been funded... Now What?" from 3-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 in Booth Library 4450.

This workshop is for faculty who have recently received funding or staff who will be managing grant funds, or for anyone who would like a refresher course on grant management. Learn how to check your balance on PAWS and how to keep your own electronic file of pending transactions. Important rules and regulations to keep in mind during your grant term will also be reviewed and you’ll have the opportunity to have all your grant related questions answered. Please register at here.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Assistant Director, Faculty Development
Posted: Sep 01, 2015


BOOTH LIBRARY SEEKS PROGRAM PROPOSALS FOR DUST BOWL SERIES
"Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry," a national traveling exhibition about the causes and aftermath of the historic Dust Bowl period, will be on display at Booth Library beginning in January 2016.

The exhibition recalls a tragic period in our history — the drought and dust storms that wreaked havoc on the Great Plains in the 1930s — and explores its environmental and cultural consequences. It raises several thought-provoking questions: What caused fertile farms to turn to dust? How did people survive? What lessons can we learn?

Program proposals are now being accepted. Scholars from all disciplines and community members interested in participating or proposing a program related to this topic are asked to contact Janice Derr at jmderr@eiu.edu or 581-5090 by Sept. 30.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 28, 2015


EIWP/TWPS AT EIU INSTITUTE DAY ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16
Registration is now open for the Eastern Illinois Writing Project/Teaching with Primary Sources at EIU 2015 Institute Day for Teachers Across the Curriculum. Registration is available on our website: here.

The Institute Day will be held on October 16, 2015 from 8:30-1:30 p.m. in the Doudna Fine Arts Center on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. This Institute Day is free and open to the public. Students are encouraged to attend and will receive a certificate. Lunch will be provided!

This year’s conference will focus on teaching literacy and technology across disciplines and the ELA Common Core Standards.

ROBIN L MURRAY, English
Posted: Aug 25, 2015


FACULTY READING GROUPS
The Faculty Development office encourages interdisciplinary conversations about teaching and the academic life. To facilitate this, the office has acquired books which provide rich fodder for discussion. All faculty interested in reading and discussing a particular writer or title on mentoring, teaching and/or learning are invited to join interdisciplinary faculty reading groups. Copies of the book, "Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning" (2014, Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel) will be provided for faculty reading groups. Faculty interested in these groups can call the Faculty Development office at (217) 581-7051 or email facdev@eiu.edu .

KRISHNA P THOMAS, Faculty Development
Posted: Aug 25, 2015


BOOTH LIBRARY TO HOST 'LINCOLN: THE CONSTITUTION AND THE CIVIL WAR'
Booth Library will host a national traveling exhibit titled “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” from Sept. 4 to Oct. 16.

“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” offers a fresh perspective on Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. Organized thematically, the exhibition explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War -- the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. The exhibition presents a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis.

In addition to the national exhibit, related exhibits will be on display on a variety of subjects, including Lincoln’s connection to Coles County. During the six-week period of the exhibit, the library will host several programs related to the Lincolns and the Civil War era.

The opening reception is planned at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the library's West Reading Room. The keynote speaker will be Lynne Curry, professor of history, who will speak on “Liberty, Security, History: Lessons from Lincoln in the Civil War."

For more information and the complete program schedule for “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” visit here. More information also may be obtained by contacting project directors Bradley Tolppanen (botolppanen@eiu.edu or 581-6006) or Steve Brantley (jsbrantley@eiu.edu or 581-7542).

The exhibit and all programs are free and open to the public.

"Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The exhibit has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

Local sponsors of the series are the Lincoln Lob Cabin State Historic Site in Lerna, the Lincoln Douglas Debate Museum in Charleston and Lincoln’s Trials and Tribulations in Oakland.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Public Relations Director/Booth Library
Posted: Aug 24, 2015


FACULTY/STAFF BOWLING LEAGUE BEGINS SEPT. 14
Put some FUN in your Monday! The Faculty/Staff Bowling League is forming teams now! Bowling begins at 6:30 p.m. on the Monday after Labor Day. Practice starts at 6:15 p.m. Beginners and experienced bowlers are welcome! You can come alone or bring a four-person team. The cost is $5 per night.

Bowling balls and shoes are available at the EIU Bowling Lanes located in the lower level of the MLK Jr. Union (below the Food Court). For questions, contact Doug Brandt (debrandt@eiu.edu) or Arlene Brown (aebrown@eiu.edu, 581-6062).

ARLENE E. BROWN, Office Manager, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 24, 2015


TIME FOR A TUNE-UP! SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS PRESENTED BY THE SEED CENTER
The SEED Center is excited to present a NEW series of three workshops this fall. "Time for a Tune-Up" covers critical management issues for small business owners. This fall, the initial focus is on human resources and finance. All workshops start at 7 a.m., are just one-hour long and have easy-to-apply content.

Human Resources Workshop: Discipline and Termination: Knowing How and When to End the Employment Relationship; instructor: Melody L. Wollan, Ph.D., SPHR; 7 to 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9; Carle Physician’s Building, 2515 Hurst Dr. (in front of Showplace Movie Theater), Mattoon.

Finance Workshop: What is the Value of My Small Business; instructor: David McGrady, CFP, CPA; 7 to 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14; Eastern Illinois University, 2020 Lumpkin Hall.

Human Resources Workshop: Chaos or Consistency: The Importance of Policy Documentation for Employees; instructor: Scott Stevens; 7 to 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11; Eastern Illinois University, 1040 Lumpkin Hall.

$39 per session or $99 for entire series. Flyer available here. Register here.

JENNIFER E. GARREN, SEED Center
Posted: Aug 21, 2015


EIU LAB SCHOOL EXHIBIT
The EIU Lab School exhibit is now open at 1443 Buzzard Hall. Created by students in the EIU Historical Administration program, this permanent exhibit tells the story of EIU’s Lab School for its alumni, community members, and EIU students and faculty. Please visit the CEPS Dean’s office, 1420 Buzzard Hall, or email Mary Bower at mebower@eiu.edu to arrange a visit. The Lab School exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

MARY E. BOWER, CEPS Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 20, 2015


TARBLE OFFERING FALL ART CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Tarble Arts Center fall art classes begin Sept. 25. Offered for children are “Animals in Art” (ages 4-6), taught by Kit Morice; “Exploring Art” (ages 7-9) and “Make it Pop!” (ages 10-14), Heather Siegel, instructor; and Friday classes for home-schooled youths ages 4-14, taught by Kate Portz and Kelsey Thrush. For teens and adults (ages 15 and over), course offerings include “Watercolor & More," taught by Jamie Willis; “Introduction to Monotypes” with Reagan Carey; and “Glass Bead Making,” led by Dave Hunter. Contact the Tarble Arts Center at tarble@eiu.edu or 217-581-2787 for complete information. Online registration is available here.

KATHRYN MORICE, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Aug 19, 2015


FREE TOURS OFFERED AT BOOTH LIBRARY
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 will be offered regularly during the first five 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 Monday through Thursday. Tours will be offered at 10 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m. Aug. 24-Sept. 18 (except Labor Day).

During the fall 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 this website; call 581-6072; or find the library on Facebook or Twitter.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 17, 2015


KOGNITO AT-RISK TRAINING
Kognito At-Risk Training offers three  approximately 30-minute, free, online, self-paced, interactive training simulations that prepares faculty, staff and students to provide support to peers who are exhibiting signs of psychological distress such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and suicidal ideation. Kognito has created three different training courses specifically geared for helping and identifying (1) distressed students, (2) LGBTQ students struggling with acceptance, and (3) student veterans adjusting to college life.  Through three training simulations, participants build knowledge, skills, and confidence to identify, approach and refer an at-risk student to counseling, mental health or crisis support services.  To spread acceptance, education and a more supportive community at EIU, please visit here to get started.

BRITTANY FLOYD, Health Promotion Coordinator, HERC
Posted: Aug 06, 2015





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