May 24, 2015

 

Meetings/Events

EIU’S OLD MAIN CELEBRATES COLES COUNTY GRADUATIONS
Eastern is participating in the celebrations as Coles County’s high school seniors graduate in 2015.

On Friday (May 22) evening, Old Main will be illuminated in purple and orange in commemoration of Oakland High School’s graduation activities. The actual ceremony is set to begin at 7 p.m. at the high school.

On the evening of Friday, May 29, the building will be decorated in green and gold in commemoration of Mattoon High School’s commencement, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. at the high school.

Charleston High School seniors, who participated in their graduation ceremony on May 15 in EIU’s Lantz Arena, saw red and gold lights as they traveled home from campus that evening.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: May 21, 2015


TOUR DE ITALY AT EIU
Cook your way through class with lectures that explore the food, wine and culture of Tuscany! Join visiting professor Umberto Gori, from Apicius Culinary Institute, Florence, Italy, for a hands-on experience preparing and tasting the food and wine of the Mediterranean. Classes are scheduled to meet four nights weekly, July 20-23 and July 28-31, and are offered in both credit and noncredit options to meet your academic needs. For more information, contact the School of Continuing Education at 217-581-5114.

ALYSSA N. LONG, School of Continuing Education
Posted: May 21, 2015


'CHARLESTON: THIS IS OUR STORY'
COMMUNITY MEETING -- 6 p.m. Thursday, June 18, Charleston Carnegie Library, 712 Sixth St.

Attend this important meeting for information, project details and to sign up for your story and story-telling time. WEIU-TV will capture the essence of Charleston with "Charleston: This is Our Story." This television program will document “the very best” of the Charleston area. City residents will reveal the people, places and happenings that relate to the story of Charleston. These stories and interviews will be gathered together, professionally edited,and broadcast on WEIU-TV. Please visit here. We hope to see you there!!!

KE'AN S. ARMSTRONG, Radio-TV Program
Posted: May 20, 2015


SEED CENTER AT EIU OFFERS “HOW TO START A BUSINESS” WORKSHOPS
Eastern Illinois University, through its SEED Entrepreneurship Center, is offering a monthly workshop on “How to Start a Business.” EIU wants to make a contribution to the economic vitality in East Central Illinois. For individuals who are thinking about starting their own business, this should be the first stop on their journey. Use your time this summer to learn about analyzing your personal financial situation, evaluating your business concept, finding your market, establishing operational strategies, creating financial statements and obtaining funding for your venture.

The next two “How to Start a Business Workshops” will be held at the following times and locations:
• Coles County -- 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, Coles County 911 Building, 10500 State Highway 16, Mattoon (the brick building next to the airport fire station; across the highway from Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center)
• Pana -- 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, Peoples Bank & Trust, 200 S. Locust St., Pana (Peoples Bank & Trust is granting four $25 fee scholarships available to Pana residents, first-come, first-served.)

Cost to Attend: $25/per person or $35/per couple. Registration is required by noon on the date of the class. Registration available online here. For more information, please call 217-581-2913, email entrepreneurship@eiu.edu or visit our website.

JENNIFER E. GARREN, SEED Center
Posted: May 19, 2015


NOTICE OF CIVIL SERVICE ADVISORY ELECTION FOR EIU REPRESENTATIVE
Due to the resignation of the current EAC representative, EIU will hold a special election for an EIU representative to the State Universities Civil Service Advisory Committee to be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, via electronic voting. The election will be via electronic voting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for civil service employees only.

To be eligible for nomination and election to membership on this committee, a civil service employee must meet the following qualifications: (1) have a full-time certified status appointment in the system; and (2) have at least three current consecutive years of civil service employment in an institution currently served by the system at the time the candidate picks up the petition and statement of candidacy. Forms may be picked up in Human Resources, 2010 Old Main, beginning May 22.

The term will be from July 16, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2019. In a standard end-of-term election, the individual elected to this committee serves a four-year term. However, with the special election, the term will be four years and five-and-a-half months.

Please review the SUCSAC website to include the EAC member’s manual and the by-laws for further information. Please feel free to contact Julie Benedict, Training & Development, jabenedict@eiu.edu, 581-8415, for further information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Human Resources
Posted: May 17, 2015


33RD ANNUAL CHILDREN'S ART EXHIBITION ON VIEW AT TARBLE
The 33rd Children’s Art Exhibition is currently on view at the Tarble Arts Center through May 24. Held annually, the exhibition features two- and three-dimensional art by area students in grades K-12 and provides an opportunity for area art teachers to showcase their programs. Schools from throughout east-central Illinois are participating in this year’s exhibition, which includes 303 works from 48 schools.

KATHRYN MORICE, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: May 14, 2015


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR TARBLE SUMMER CLASSES FOR YOUTHS
The Tarble Arts Center is offering classes for children ages 4-14 beginning June 8. Offerings include “Summer Art Investigations I” for ages 4-6, “Summer Art Investigations II” for ages 7-9, and “Multicultural Mixed-Media Explorations” for ages 10-14. For complete information, visit here and click on Classes and Workshops, or contact the Tarble at tarble@eiu.edu, 581-2787.

KATHRYN MORICE, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: May 11, 2015


TAMI DUZAN RETIREMENT RECEPTION (UPDATED 5/13)
Please join us for a retirement open house honoring Tami Duzan, who will retire May 31 after dedicating 30 years to EIU, 25 of those years being with the School of Family and Consumer Sciences' Child Care Resource & Referral. Join us to celebrate her retirement anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, in Klehm Hall Room 1418.

DANIELLE M. PENDERGAST-WHITE, CCR&R CCAP FY15
Posted: May 07, 2015


DEAN ROBERT AUGUSTINE RETIREMENT RECEPTION
Please join us in honoring Dean Augustine for his 37 years of service to EIU and congratulate him on his new position as senior vice president for the Council of Graduate Schools. Come anytime from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 29, for doughnuts and coffee on the north quad just west of Blair Hall. (Rain location will be in the foyer of Blair Hall.)

LORI A. HENDERSON, Graduate School Dean's Office
Posted: May 05, 2015


FREEDOM FROM SMOKING CLINICS ON CAMPUS
The Health Education Resource Center provides Freedom From Smoking® classes here on campus! The program is available to students and state employees (EIU faculty and staff members). For additional information and registration, please visit here.

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Apr 26, 2015





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