Jan 25, 2015

 

Meetings/Events

FACULTY CANDIDATE RESEARCH SEMINAR
Kerrie Sendall, instructor from EIU's Department of Biological Sciences, is a candidate for the position of molecular plant physiologist. Sendall will present a research seminar titled "Boreal Forest Warming at an Ecotone in Danger (B4WarmED): Effects on physiological and organismal processes" at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in Buzzard Auditorium (Room 1501 Buzzard Hall).

MARSCHELLE Y. McCOY, Office Manager, Department of Biological Sciences
Posted: Jan 23, 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


NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH
This month Mid-Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters is celebrating National Mentoring Month. We have several boys and girls right here in our own community who need a great mentor in their life. Let that be you starting today! You can join our on-campus Big Brothers Big Sisters RSO by contacting Kelly Pembrook at kepembrook@eiu.edu. Help make a world of difference in a child's life by just spending a couple hours of quality time with them a week.

LAUREN L. HUTTON, Big Brothers Big Sisters
Posted: Jan 14, 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


LGBTQA RESOURCE CENTER SMALL GROUPS
ALL ABOUT THE 'G' -- A group for men who like men. This bi-weekly group is open to Eastern and Lake Land students, employees and community members. This group will meet on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Cultural Center. Facilitators: Brad Green, bjgreen@eiu.edu, and Jason Haarmann, jhaarmann@eiu.edu.

LESBIHONEST-- A group for women who like women. This bi-weekly group is open to Eastern and Lake Land students, employees and community members. This group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Cultural Center. Facilitators: Jess Ward, jward@eiu.edu, and Lauren Christina, lechristina3@gmail.com.

TALKIN' TRANS -- A monthly group open to Eastern and Lake Land students, employees and community members who identify outside of the gender binary, along with their romantic partners. Meetings will be held one Wednesday every month at 8 p.m. in the Cultural Center. Facilitators: Ben Wilburn, akwilburn@eiu.edu, and Aiden Ethington, aidenethington@gmail.com.

LGBTQ ALLIES -- A group for parents, siblings, children or friends of LGBTQ folk, as well as allies in general. Open to EIU and LLC students, faculty, staff and the community at large. The group will meet one Thursday evening each month at 7 p.m. in the Cultural Center. Facilitator: Donna Hudson, donna_sacis@consolidated.net.

LGBTQA DOCUMENTARY ENTHUSIASTS -- A monthly group devoted to watching and discussing LGBTQ-themed documentaries. The facilitator will select a film for the first night, and then the group as a whole will select the films for the remainder of the year. This group will meet one Monday evening a month from 5–7:30. Participants are encouraged to bring supper or snacks to enjoy while watching the film. Facilitator: Terri Fredrick, tafredrick@eiu.edu.

COMING OUT AS LGBTQ -- A bi-weekly group for those who are questioning or exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. This group is open to Eastern and Lake Land students, employees and community members, and provides support and acceptance in a confidential environment. This group will meet on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Cultural Center. Facilitators: Brad Green, bjgreen@eiu.edu, and Jason Haarmann, jhaarmann@eiu.edu

LGBTQA OF COLOR -- A monthly group for LGBTQA individuals of color. This group is open to Eastern and Lake Land students, employees and community members. The group will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Cultural Center. Facilitator: Yolanda Williams, yvwilliams@eiu.edu.

LGBTQA AND CHRISTIAN -- A weekly LGBTQA-focused Bible study. This group will meet on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the Cultural Center. Facilitator: Paige Roberts, probers@eiu.edu.

BLOOMSBURY REBORN -- A monthly poetry workshop and forum for participants to practice their poetry-writing skills. The facilitator will provide a writing prompt in advance. Participants will then bring drafts of poems to read aloud and analyze/edit. This group will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Cultural Center one evening per month. Group is limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Facilitator: Kelly Simmonds, kjsimmonds@eiu.edu.

If you have any questions, please contact the facilitator for the small group you are interested in.

CAMERON M. CARRARA, LGBTQA Resource Center
Posted: Jan 12, 2015


CAREGIVER SERIES -- ASSISTIVE CARE AND RESOURCES
Sue Gosse of the EIU Nursing Program will provide attendees with tips and resources for efficient assistive care. From lifting techniques to tools that can be helpful and practical, the information she will share can help those in caregiving roles best equip themselves to effectively assist loved ones. To attend this session that will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Martinsville Room, MLK Jr. Union, please register here. Contact Kelly Simmonds at eiutraining@eiu.edu or by calling 581-6402 with questions.

KELLY J. SIMMONDS, Training & Development
Posted: Jan 06, 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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