Sep 18, 2014

 

Meetings/Events

'FISHY REASONING AND THE ETHICS OF EATING'
Mylan Engel Jr. will present “Fishy Reasoning and the Ethics of Eating” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall. Engel is a full professor in the Department of Philosophy at Northern Illinois University and he has written extensively on topics concerning religion, metaphysics, hunger and animal welfare. In 2009, he was awarded the longest-standing honor at NIU, the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. An abridged version of a paper related to his talk, “Why YOU Are Committed to the Immorality of Eating Meat,” is available on the Philosophy website under Philosophy Club link. This event is supported, in part, by a Jack and Margaret Redden Fund for the Improvement of Undergraduate Instruction and is presented by the EIU Philosophy Club.

LESLIE ASHLEY, Philosophy
Posted: Sep 17, 2014


LATINO HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS (Sept. 22-27)
Monday, Sept. 22: Latino Heritage Month Reception, 1 p.m., Doudna Concourse.
Tuesday, Sept. 23: 30 for 30 Soccer Stories: "The Opposition," 5 p.m., location changed to 7th Street Underground. Presented by Vanesa Landrus and Jose Deustua.
Thursday, Sept. 25: "Cesar Chavez, MLK and Civil Rights in the 1960s," 3 p.m., Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union. Presented by Jose Deustua.
Thursday, Sept. 25: "Building Bridges -- Connecting Latino Faculty/Staff with Students (Charlando with Profesores)," 7 p.m., Paris Room, MLK Jr. Union.
Friday, Sept. 26: Alex Ortiz -- Comedian, 7 p.m., 7th Street Underground.
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27: "Cesar Chavez" (movie presentation), 7 p.m., Buzzard Hall Auditorium (Room 1501).

PAMELA WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs Office
Posted: Sep 17, 2014


STRESS SERIES -- FINANCIAL WELLNESS TO REDUCE STRESS
Join the Office of Training & Development for a discussion and tutorial about one of life's biggest stressors -- money. Nick Plunkett of EIU's L.I.F.E. (Literacy in Financial Education) Center will present on the importance of financial wellness and its contribution to overall wellness and stress reduction. Topics such as investment decisions and evaluation, retirement savings, passive vs. active investing, and preparing and sticking to a budget will be presented and discussed. Register here for this session that will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Martinsville Room of the MLK Jr. Union.

KELLY SIMMONDS, Training & Development
Posted: Sep 16, 2014


STUDENT AFFAIRS ASSESSMENT COFFEE MEETINGS
The Student Affairs Assessment Team is interested in building the assessment learning community here at EIU, and has started a series of Assessment Coffees that are open to any student affairs faculty, staff or students. We hope that as a result of these coffees, those involved in student affairs may share information concerning assessment activities being conducted within their departments; share successes, best practices and lessons learned; share obstacles and collectively brainstorm possible ways around these obstacles; and develop collaborations that could be put in place to help our division improve our culture of evidence. For information contact Maddie Owens, sa-assessmentga@eiu.edu.

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Sep 16, 2014


2014 BULLYING PREVENTION CONFERENCE
The 2014 Bullying Prevention Conference will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the MLK Jr. Union. Please join us for a great day that includes various speakers, including internationally known keynote speaker Allan Beane. Beane has been featured in national publications such as USA Today, USA Weekend, Time for Kids, Newsweek for Teens, and many other magazines and journals. He has also appeared on Fox News, ABC News, Oprah and CCN Headline News, among others.

Complete the registration for this free conference here.

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Sep 16, 2014


BUILDING BRIDGES: CONNECTING LATINO FACULTY/STAFF WITH STUDENTS
This event will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday Sept. 25, in the Paris Room of the MLK Jr. Union. The event was created so that Latino students and professors can start building relationships and start building a more united Latino community on campus. You do not have to prepare anything for the event; it will be very laid back. Please email Liz Arreola, president of the Latin American Student Organization (LASO), at larreola@eiu.edu if interested in attending. Gracias!

CARRIE KLAPHAKE, Student Life Graduate Assistant
Posted: Sep 15, 2014


FAMILY WEEKEND ART EXTRAVAGANZA AT THE TARBLE ARTS CENTER
Everyone is invited to take part in the 2014 Family Weekend Art Extravaganza from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Tarble Arts Center. The extravaganza includes an art make-and-take activity for “kids” of all ages, tours of the 2014 Art Faculty Exhibition and the nationally circulating exhibition "Ansel Adams: Masterworks," and light refreshments. Back again this year is the interactive "invisible" spaceship designed by artist Pat Oleszko. The exhibitions "William Conger: Gouache Paintings on Paper" and "Recent Collection Acquisitions" are also on view. Admission is free. This Family Weekend event is sponsored by the Tarble with assistance from EIU Art Education students. Admission is free.

MICHAEL WATTS, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Sep 15, 2014


ALL CAMPUS FLU SHOT DAY
Save the date! ALL Campus Flu Shot Day, sponsored by Health Service and Human Resources, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8. Flu shots are FREE for students, faculty, staff and retirees.

Student shots are provided by Health Service and will be given in the University Ballroom of the MLK Jr. Union. Please bring your Panther Card.

Shots for faculty, staff and retirees are provided by the Coles County Health Department and will be given in the Bridge Lounge of the MLK Jr. Union. Please bring your Panther Card and valid insurance or Medicare card.

Don't miss out on this GREAT (and free) OPPORTUNITY!

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Sep 12, 2014


PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR PARKER FAMILY PROGRAM SERIES
Booth Library is planning an exhibit and program series about Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker beginning in February 2015. Cynthia Ann Parker was born in 1827 near present-day Charleston to Silas and Lucy Parker. Cynthia Ann’s grandfather, Elder John Parker, her uncle, Benjamin Parker, and other members of the family were among the first white settlers of Coles County.

In about 1833, several members of the Parker clan moved to Texas and created Fort Parker there. A few years later, a band of Indians attacked the fort, killing many and kidnapping a few of the children, including Cynthia Ann, age 9. Cynthia Ann grew up as a member of the Comanche tribe, married one of the chiefs and bore three children. The oldest, Quanah, grew to become a politically influential leader and is considered to be the last Comanche chief. Cynthia Ann was kidnapped again and returned to the Parkers in 1860, but she never forgot her Comanche family and wished to return to them.

The saga of Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker is well-known in Texas history. Join Booth Library during the spring semester of 2015 to learn more about their fascinating story through a variety of related exhibits and programs.

Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to participate in this series. Possible ways to participate include (but are not limited to) film screenings, lectures, readings, student presentations or panel discussions. Please submit program ideas by Sept. 25 to Beth Heldebrandt at emheldebrandt@eiu.edu or 581-6064.

ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Sep 12, 2014


SEED CENTER IS HOLDING A 'HOW TO START A BUSINESS WORKSHOP' IN NEOGA ON SEPT. 25
A "How to Start a Business" workshop offered by the Sustainable Entrepreneurship through Education & Development (SEED) Center will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Neoga Municipal Building board room. The address is 533 Chestnut Ave. Click here for the flyer.

Do you have a great business idea and need some advice on how to get started? If you have your business model all figured out, were you aware that a study by the U.S. Small Business Administration found that 80 percent of all small businesses fail in the first five years. Why? The top reasons indicated for small business failure are inexperienced management of day-to-day operations, insufficient capital for startup and backup costs, and inadequate business planning.

The SEED Center workshop helps those who are interested in starting or expanding a business in Illinois. Topics that will be covered will include: analyzing your personal financial situation, evaluating your business concept, finding your market, establishing operational strategies, creating financial statements, and obtaining the funding necessary to make your business idea a reality.

Costs for this event are $25/per person and $35/per couple; registration is required by noon on the date of the class. Registration available online here.

Additional upcoming workshops:
6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21, Greenup Municipal Building, 115 E. Cumberland St.; flyer

6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 19, Toledo, Health Department Offices, 132 NE Courthouse Square; flyer

For more information, please call 217-581-2913, email jegarren@eiu.edu or visit our website.

JENNIFER GARREN, SEED Center
Posted: Sep 12, 2014


EIU BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
The EIU Board of Trustees will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. There is a possibility that the board will go into executive session following roll call. If so, the open session will begin at the conclusion of the executive session. The agenda, table of contents and board report are available for review and/or printing here.

CHERYL GILBERT, VPUA Operations
Posted: Sep 12, 2014


REGISTRATION ACCEPTED FOR TARBLE FALL CLASSES
Tarble Arts Center fall art classes begin Sept. 29. Offered for children are “Adventures in Art” (ages 4-6), taught by Kit Morice; “Exploring Art” (ages 7-9), led by Taylor Marcel; “Exploring 2-D Media” (ages 10-14), Natalie Boyer, instructor; 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 “Figure Drawing and Portraiture,” taught by Reagan Carey; “Ceramic Bell Chimes” with Karen Reed, and “Glass Bead Making,” led by Dave Hunter. Contact the Tarble Arts Center at tarble@eiu.edu or 217-581-2787 for complete information. Click here to register online.

KATHRYN MORICE, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Sep 10, 2014


SCHOOL OF BUSINESS EXECUTIVE-IN-RESIDENCE PRESENTATION
The School of Business will host Matt Palmer at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Roberson Auditorium, Lumpkin Hall, Room, 2030. The topic of his keynote presentation will be "Career Navigation."

Palmer is an award-winning senior executive with more than 25 years expertise in strategic and brand marketing, business development and new venture start-ups in both the entertainment and hospitality industries. He has demonstrated a consistent ability to generate competitive value by creating new brands while also solidifying established brands. Through his career, he has shown great vision in his ability to identify and exploit business opportunities, and establish and maintain market share while devising and implementing solutions to a wide range of business, technology, marketing and creative challenges.

Palmer is currently engaged in numerous projects and initiatives where he actively leads and consults on senior-level execution for marketing, operations, business development, sales, public relations and client services. His current scope of engagements includes live entertainment, a theme park, an ad tech platform, a digital television start-up, a transportation aggregation app and a long-form animated TV show.

PATTY WATSON, School of Business
Posted: Sep 10, 2014


WORKING WITH AND DEVELOPING STUDENT WORKERS
If you have student workers in your area, this workshop is for you. Join us from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union, when experts from various university departments will discuss student employment, internships, international students and some of the special needs of our student workers. Whether they are graduate students, interns, work-study or part time, they have a lot to offer us and we have a lot to offer them. An initiative by President Perry and Provost Lord supports integrated learning that students recognize and reflect on the interconnectedness of all their learning experiences, including their on-campus employment. See how you can be a part of that process. You are also invited to bring along any tool you might use in your area to help deal with Student Employees to share at the end of the program. Register now here. Contact Julie Benedict, jabenedict, 581-8415, for more information.

JULIE BENEDICT, Training & Development
Posted: Sep 09, 2014


BOOTH LIBRARY FALL BOOK SALE IS SEPT. 17
Booth Library will host a fall book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, outside the south entrance of the library. A large selection of books in all subject areas and hundreds of paperback fiction titles will be available for sale. 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, or find Booth Library on Facebook or Twitter.

ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Sep 05, 2014


CDS FALL AUTISM CONFERENCE
A fall autism conference is planned for Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, on the EIU campus. Dr. Luke Tsai, M.D., will speak from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and again from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the MLK Jr. Union. Tsai’s presentation will focus on reviewing current practice for medication treatments and assessment of need for medication with patients diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

Tsai is a professor emeritus of psychiatry and pediatrics and research scientist emeritus from the University of Michigan Medical School and Rackham Graduate School. He has published a book titled “Taking the Mystery Out of Medication in Autism/Asperger Syndromes.” This workshop is approved for five hours of continuing education credit from ASHA. Registration is $40 for professionals/$10 for students. For registration information, go here.

This event is part of the EIU capital campaign to raise funds for the autism center on the EIU campus. Sponsors include the EIU Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, the College of Sciences, Graduate School, and the East Central Speech-Language-Hearing Association. For more information, please contact Sandi Thiele at 217-581-2712 in the Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences.

JEAN SMITLEY, CDS
Posted: Sep 05, 2014


CCT & TARBLE ARTS CENTER PRESENT 'LEAVING IOWA'
7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27, Oct. 2, 3 and 4; 2 p.m. Sept. 28.

A middle-aged writer takes a journey across Iowa to find a resting place for his father’s ashes in this six-person, family friendly comedy that provides plenty of laughter as well as thoughtful reflection on the circle of life. Written by Tim Clue and Spike Manton, this production of "Leaving Iowa" is directed for the Charleston Community Theatre by Cathy Sheagren.

Admission: $10/general, $8/senior, $5/student. Phone the Tarble at 217-581-2787 for information and reservations.

TIMOTHY MASON, Economics
Posted: Sep 04, 2014


CAREGIVER SERIES -- TYPES OF CARE FACILITIES
Barbara Catron, executive director of Brookstone Estates, will facilitate a workshop to explain the different types of care facilities available, the needs that each type of facility can meet, some general information about the pricing differences between the types, and area facilities that offer the various types of care. Join us from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Rathskeller Loft for this informative presentation and open question-and-answer session. To register, please go here. Questions? Contact Kelly or Julie at eiutraining@eiu.edu.

KELLY SIMMONDS, Training & Development
Posted: Sep 02, 2014


FAMILY WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT -- AN EVENING WITH COMEDIAN SINBAD
Eastern Illinois University is pleased to announce actor and comedian SINBAD as part of Family Weekend entertainment -- 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking audiences’ painful trials or embarrassing tribulations of day-by-day life, throwing them back in their faces, and causing an uproar of comedic hysteria. Reserved tickets are ON SALE NOW for $21. Reserve your tickets today here, at the Union Ticket Office or by phone at 217-581-5122. Don’t miss the chance to see SINBAD in person Sept. 20 in Lantz Arena! A limited number of tickets are available.

LAUREL FUQUA, Student Programs
Posted: Aug 27, 2014


2014 ART FACULTY EXHIBITION AT THE TARBLE ARTS CENTER
The 2014 Art Faculty Exhibition is presented through Oct. 19 at the Tarble Arts Center. Works in a wide variety of styles, approaches and media by current and emeritus EIU art faculty make up this exhibition. Included are: paintings -- Chris Kahler, Bo Kim, Hannah Freeman and Hannah Eads; drawings -- Jenny Chi; sculpture -- Matthew Boonstra, Jeff Boshart and Jim Johnson; woodcuts -- Kacey Ramirez; graphic design -- Chuck Nivens; fiber sculpture -- Ann Coddington; ceramics -- Dwain Naragon and Bill Heyduck; metals -- David Griffin; electronic assemblages (archival ink prints) -- Alan Pocaro; and electronic media -- Dave Richardson. This is a joint program of Eastern's Department of Art and Tarble Arts Center. For more information or to arrange a class visit or group tour, contact the Tarble at 217-581-2787 or tarble@eiu.edu.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Aug 27, 2014


ANSEL ADAMS: MASTERWORKS EXHIBITION AT THE TARBLE ARTS CENTER
The exhibition "Ansel Adams: Masterworks" is on view through Oct. 19 at the Tarble Arts Center. Ansel Adams (1902-1984) is one of the most acclaimed American artists of the 20th century, a major pioneer in championing photography as an art form, and an outspoken conservationist for the preservation of wilderness areas. This selection of 49 photographs is from a group that Adams himself felt were among his best. This exhibition was organized by and is on loan from the collection of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, Calif., and circulated by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles. The EIU showing is made possible by the Tarble's Major Art and Artists Exhibitions Endowment, created by a generous gift from the Tarble Family Foundation.

Tours and class visits are available by appointment during and outside open hours; please make arrangements at least one week in advance. To schedule a tour or class visit, contact the Tarble at 217-581-ARTS (-2787) or tarble@eiu.edu.

MICHAEL WATTS, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Aug 27, 2014


FACILITIES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT AT EIU (Note Date Change)
Facilities Planning and Management is a vast and essential part of EIU. Just what do they do and have to offer departments at EIU? Join us from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union, to learn all this and more. Topics will include grounds, property management and special events, mail services, maintenance, design and construction, the university fleet, keys, and shipping and receiving (to include FedEx and UPS). Please register here to reserve a seat. Contact Julie Benedict (581-8415, jabenedict@eiu.edu) for further information.

JULIE BENEDICT, Human Resources
Posted: Aug 26, 2014


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 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 at 10 a.m., 1, 3 and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or 10 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. on Fridays through Sept. 26.

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 the website, call 581-6072, or find the library on Facebook or Twitter.

ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 20, 2014


2014 HEALTH FAIR EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION OPEN
Health Service and University Housing and Dining are planning the 2014 Health Fair to be even bigger this year! We are currently accepting exhibitor registrations here. Please mark your calendar for Nov. 19 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) to check out the fair in the MLK Jr. Union.

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Aug 18, 2014


EIU STEPS UP!
Will you step up? This year, the Health Education Resource Center, along with other Student Affairs offices, are encouraging students, faculty and staff to complete Bystander Intervention Training. Register here. If you have a big group and would like a presenter to come to you, just let us know by clicking on this link. We look forward to hearing from you and providing these skills to our community!

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Services
Posted: Aug 18, 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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