Mar 28, 2017

 

Meetings/Events

STUDENT RESEARCH AND CREATIVE DISCOVERY ON FRIDAY, MARCH 31
The annual Student Research and Discovery Conference takes place from 12:15 to 3:20 p.m. Friday, March 31. The event is free and all are welcome.

Posters (1 to 3 p.m., University Ballroom), oral presentations (12:50 to 3:20, third floor, MLK Jr. Union), music and art (from 1 p.m., Doudna) will be featured. There will be more than 130 presentations from across the university and from both graduate and undergraduate students.

The conference gives the community a chance to celebrate student research and to share new knowledge, creative enterprises and discoveries.

For full details, see here.

RICHARD ENGLAND, Pine Honors College
Posted: Mar 28, 2017


CREATING A HEALTHY CAMPUS COMMUNITY: HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR
The Health Education Resource Center invites you to attend our Creating a Health Campus Community: Health & Wellness Fair! The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 3, in the Grand Ballroom of the MLK Jr. Union.

Thirty-plus exhibitors from EIU and the Charleston community will be present to provide information on health resources on and off campus, encourage healthy behaviors and lifestyles for college students, and offer a great opportunity for you to network with others. We hope to see you there!

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Mar 28, 2017


'HARRY POTTER: CELEBRATING A PHENOMENON'
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library will host an exhibit and program series in the 2017 fall semester titled "Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."

As with other past exhibits, the library will host programs in conjunction with the exhibit. Speakers, presenters and exhibitors are being sought.

If you are interested in participating in programming for this exhibit, please email library@eiu.edu

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Mar 28, 2017


YEARS OF SERVICE AWARDS RECEPTION
A Years of Service Awards Reception will be held on April 18, 2017, to honor employees who met their anniversary of continuous service in 2015 and 2016. The reception will begin at 2 p.m. with entertainment and a short program to acknowledge the honorees. Invitations have been sent through campus mail to the eligible employees with instructions on how to RSVP and obtain confirmation tickets. Guest tickets are free of charge, but are required to attend the reception. They may be obtained in the HR Employment Office in Room 2020, Old Main, no later than April 5, 2017. Please direct all inquiries to eiu_employment@eiu.edu or 581-3463.

CAROL A. GALEY, Human Resources
Posted: Mar 27, 2017


BOOTH LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE PLANNED APRIL 12
Booth Library will host its Spring Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 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 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, or find Booth Library on Facebook or Twitter.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Mar 24, 2017


CAFE IN KLEHM HALL OPEN THROUGH APRIL 20
The Cafe in Klehm Hall is open through April 20. Featured menu items the remainder of the semester include lemon herb chicken salad, spicy chicken tacos, cranberry apple salad and zucchini pizza. Join us for lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday in 1414 Klehm Hall. The Café is operated by students in the hospitality and dietetics programs in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Visit our website.

RICHARD F. WILKINSON, School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Posted: Mar 20, 2017


SPRING 2017 DISCARDED TEXTBOOK SALE
The sale of discarded textbooks will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 27-31. Paperbacks will be $2 and hardbacks will be $5, plus tax. There will also be a section of textbooks for $1, plus tax. One copy per title, please. Payment options are cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover). Please bring your Panther Card.

CHRISTINA M. COFFEY, Textbook Rental Service Operations
Posted: Mar 20, 2017


SAFE ZONE SESSIONS AND BROWNBAGS
The Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity (formerly known as the LGBTQA+ Resource Center) is hosting Safe Zone trainings for EIU community, staff and students to participate in. The Safe Zone trainings are part of the Safe Zone Project, which was created to address the concerns of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, pansexual and ally (LGBTQA+) community at EIU and the surrounding area.

The Safe Zone Project is a way to reach out to these students and welcome them in all areas of the EIU community. Safe Zones are areas on and around campus where supportive people provide information and work toward the elimination of myths, misconceptions and stereotypes.

This semester, the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity is offering a variety of Safe Zone training sessions, including Safe Zone Core, Beyond Bystander (Ally/Advocate Training), Bisexual/Pansexual, Trans 101, LGBTQA+ History, and Asexual. Click here to sign up for a specific training you are interested in.

VANTASIA JOE, Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity
Posted: Mar 20, 2017


KIDS DAY OUT SPRING 2017 -- FOR CHILDREN GRADES PK-6TH GRADE -- SUNDAY, APRIL 9 -- THEME: FINDING DORY
The Education Scholars Program will host its Spring 2017 Kids Day Out: An Afternoon at Sea with Dory and Her Friends for children PK (generally 3 years old) through sixth grade on Sunday, April 9 (yes, we are trying this on a Sunday due to scheduling conflicts) -- 1:30-4:30 p.m. in Buzzard Hall. This spring, we will be feature the movie, "Finding Dory," with all of our activities centered around an ocean theme. There will be games, crafts, a movie and tons of other activities. 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) 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 Monday, April 3. Questions? Please email Bower or call him at 217-581-2524.

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

DOUGLAS J BOWER, CEPS Dean
Posted: Mar 20, 2017


COMMENCEMENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
EIU Alumni Services is looking for volunteers to assist with the 2017 Spring Commencement ceremonies. Commencement is on Saturday, May 6, and includes four ceremonies -- 9 a.m., noon, 3 and 6 p.m.

We have two areas where we need volunteer assistance:
1. Ticket Distribution: We will distribute tickets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 4 and 5, in the Tuscola/Arcola Room (MLK Jr. Union) and need volunteers to help us disburse tickets to students. Our time slots are as followed: 8:30-11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and 2:30-5 p.m.
2. Commencement Day: We will need volunteers for several different positions, which include: collecting tickets, passing out programs, helping students in the Student Rec Center, assisting with wheelchairs, and helping answer questions in the main concourse. You can spend one ceremony or all four ceremonies volunteering with us.

If you would like to volunteer to assist with Spring Commencement, email Amber May at ammay@eiu.edu.

AMBER M. MAY, Alumni Services
Posted: Mar 14, 2017


AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES
American Red Cross Blood Drives
1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, Lawson Hall; sponsored by Sigma Nu
1 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 27, University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union; sponsored by Alpha Sigma Tau
1 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 3, University Ballroom , MLK Jr. Union; sponsored by Delta Chi

Please donate and help save lives!

STEVE LANE, EIU ARC Blood Drive Committee
Posted: Mar 14, 2017


ENTRIES ACCEPTED FOR EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL
Booth Library will sponsor its seventh annual Edible Book Festival on April 10 as part of National Library Week.

Anyone in the community may enter a work made out of edible materials that has something to do with books in either its shape or content. The artwork will not be eaten.

Entries may be installed at the library after 3:30 p.m. April 10. Public voting will take place from 4 to 5 p.m., with the winners announced shortly after. The event is free and open to the public.

Awards will be presented in the following categories: Dean's Choice, People's Choice, Children's Book Theme, Student Entry, Family Entry and Funniest Pun.

Entry forms for the Edible Book Festival are due by April 6 and can be submitted online here. For more information on the contest, call 581-8381.

ELIZABETH M HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Mar 02, 2017


KESHA & THE CREEPIES TO PERFORM AT EIU ON APRIL 1
Tickets for Eastern's Saturday, April 1, concert featuring Kesha and the Creepies are now on sale to the general public. Tickets may be purchased at the MLK Jr. Union Ticket Office (217-581-5122) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; they are also available here. The cost is $25 per ticket. (EIU students with their Panther Card ID may purchase their tickets at a cost of $20 each.) All seats are reserved.

The concert is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7.

Kesha has taken the world by storm since the release of her debut album “Animal” in 2010. That year she was declared Billboard’s Hot 100 Artist and her smash debut single "TiK ToK" was named Billboard’s No. 1 Hot 100 Song.

The singer has eight consecutive Top 10 hits, including four No. 1 singles: "TiK ToK,” "Your Love Is My Drug,” "We R Who We R” and “Timber,” a multi-platinum award-winning collaboration with Pitbull. As a song-writer, Kesha penned all of her own music, as well as songs for artists including Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, The Veronicas and Miley Cyrus.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Mar 02, 2017


RADIO/TV CENTER ADVISORY BOARD NOTIFICATION
Radio/TV Center Advisory Board Meeting (Open to Public)
WEIU Conference Room, Buzzard Hall, Room 1521
4 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017

KE'AN S ARMSTRONG, Radio-TV Program
Posted: Mar 01, 2017


2017 PANTHER CLUB SPRING FLING -- THE HEARTBEAT OF PANTHER ATHLETICS
Tickets are now on sale for this year's Eastern Illinois Athletic Department Spring Fling. The evening includes an incredible night of entertainment by Chicagoland's #1 event and high energy party band, Recycle the Day; fabulous food stations; live and silent auction items, and good fun with friends -- all in support of Eastern Illinois student-athletes. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in Lantz Arena. Tickets for this premiere event are $75 per person for Panther Club members and $100 for non-Panther Club members. Be sure to call 217-581-2310 to purchase tickets or go online here.

The Panther Club Spring Fling is the heartbeat of Panther Athletics fundraising. Proceeds from this event help to fund scholarship expenses and operating costs for the entire athletics program. We appreciate and rely on your generous contributions to help make this event successful. To make the evening even more exciting, get a fun group together and purchase a table. For information on how you can sponsor an individual, private group or corporate table or to donate an auction item, please contact Gary Nettles, assistant athletic director for development, at 217-581-5726.

SANDRA L. KING, Intercollegiate Athletics
Posted: Jan 19, 2017





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