Mar 05, 2015

 

Meetings/Events

THE RESPECTFUL WORKPLACE
Please mark your calendars for The Respectful Workplace, scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 25, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union. In this workshop, we will address our responsibility to help create and maintain a work environment where people respect and value one another as individuals and professionals. Where all employees can look forward to spending their time and be free from offensive, intimidating or harassing behaviors. You will learn specific skills you can use to confront offensive, embarrassing or harassing behavior. You will also learn how to critically examine your own workplace behavior to identify those actions that may be inappropriate. Seats are limited, so please register here. Contact Julie Benedict or Kelly Simmonds, 581-8415, eiutraining@eiu.edu, for information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training & Development
Posted: Mar 05, 2015


KIDS DAY OUT SPRING 2015, MARCH 28 -- CHILDREN PK-6TH GRADE, SPACE JAM THEME
The Education Scholars Program will host its Spring Kids Day Out from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28, in Buzzard Hall. This year, we will feature a looney tunes, space and sports theme, along with the movie, "Space Jam." There will be games, crafts and other activities. If the weather is nice, we will even incorporate some outside activities.

There is no cost for this event, but space is limited so register now. To register your PK-6th grade child, send your child’s (grandchildren or other relatives are welcome, too) 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 Tuesday, March 24. If you have questions, please contact Bower via email or call him at 217-581-2524.

DOUGLAS J. BOWER, CEPS Dean's Office
Posted: Mar 05, 2015


EMERGING HUMAN PATHOGEN LECTURE BY VISITING SCHOLAR
All are invited to attend the upcoming seminar, “Acinetobacter baumannii -- An Emerging Pathogen: Adaptation to the Human Host and Clinical Environments” by Beate Averhoff, Ph.D., at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the Life Science Building, Room 2080, on the EIU campus.

Averhoff is a member of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Bioenergetics at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She has 46 publications, and her research expertise centers on DNA transport machineries of mesophilic and thermophilic bacteria; the physiology of Acinetobacter; bacterial adaptation to extreme environments; and the adhesion, biofilm formation and pilus biogenesis of Thermus thermophilus. Averhoff is currently a representative of Women’s Council of the Faculty of Biosciences and participates in SciMento, a mentoring program for female Ph.D. students and post-docs. She teaches Molecular Biology and Genetics, Molecular Microbiology, General Molecular Biology, and Molecular and Applied Microbiology.

Averhoff’s visit is being sponsored by the College of Sciences’ Visiting Scholar Program, Faculty Development Partnership Grant Program, EIU Chapter of Sigma Xi, Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association and the Department of Biological Sciences.

STEVEN L. DANIEL, Biological Sciences
Posted: Mar 05, 2015


FILM SHOWING
On Wednesday, March 11, the film "Pride" will be screened as part of Women's History & Awareness Month 2015. "Pride" is a 2014 British LGBT-related historical comedy-drama film written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus. It was screened as part of the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Queer Palm award.

Based on an extraordinary true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign.

The film will be shown from 5-7 p.m. in the Lecture Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, and is sponsored by the Making Excellence Inclusive group, Booth Library, Faculty Development, Film Studies and EIU Pride. The film will be followed by a panel discussion.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Faculty Development
Posted: Mar 05, 2015


DIVERSITY IN TEACHING AND LEARNING: CLIMATE, PRACTICES AND OUTCOMES
Sylvia Hurtado, distinguished professor at UCLA, will be speaking to faculty and staff on inclusion within the classroom. Hurtado's presentation, titled "Diversity in Teaching and Learning: Climate, Practices and Outcomes," will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 9, in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity and the Office of the President.

HEATHER DRAGOO, Civil Rights
Posted: Mar 04, 2015


ACADEMIC RESEARCH ON ISIS: DOS AND DON'TS
Prompted by the shocking news and videos, and their impact on our students and youths, Asian Studies is organizing events to clarify some of the frequently asked questions concerning ISIS/DAESH/Islamic State. The first meeting will take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in Coleman Hall 2691 with Middle East historian Brian Mann, who will share his experiences in academic research on groups like ISIS. Researching the contemporary Middle East can present one with various logistical, methodological and security issues and concerns. We will discuss how to find and evaluate online sources, and how to keep you and your computer safe and secure while you do so.

JINHEE LEE, History
Posted: Mar 04, 2015


NEW ENGLISH SUMMER CAMP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Do you know a high school student with a passion for reading and writing? If so, invite them to apply for the new English Studies Summer Camp for High School Students hosted by the EIU English Department. The camp will take place on campus July 12-17, 2015.

Campers will select courses from a range of offerings in creative writing, literature, media studies, professional/academic writing and more. Students will grow academically and socially as they prepare for college and are mentored by expert faculty who share their passion for reading and writing. They will receive individual attention through small class sizes, and gain skills in analyzing and crafting texts and expressing their ideas both verbally and through writing.

The camp offers two levels of discounted tuition: A residency rate which includes tuition, housing, recreation and three meals per day, and a commuter rate that includes tuition, some recreational activities and daily lunches. The residential rate is $185 and the commuter rate is $105. Scholarships for full or partial funding are available.

Students who will be in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the academic year following the camp are welcome to apply for admission. A completed application and one-page essay written by the student explaining his/her interest in the program must be submitted by March 31, 2015.

Applications and more detailed information about the camp, course offerings and scholarships are available on the EIU English Department’s website or by calling 217-581-2428.

SARAH B. MILLER, English
Posted: Mar 04, 2015


ADVANCED BIOFUELS LECTURE BY VISITING SCHOLAR
All are invited to attend the upcoming public lecture, “Acetogenic Bacteria: Microbes with an Ancient Way of Living and Their Use in Third Generation Biotechnology” by Volker Müller, Ph.D., at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, in Buzzard Auditorium, Room 1501.

Müller is a professor and head of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Bioenergetics at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He has published 170 articles, and his research spans a wide range of topics including the metabolism and biochemistry of anaerobic bacteria, the use of anaerobes in biotechnological applications, the molecular basis of salt adaptation in halotolerant and halophilic microbes, and the role of chloride in microorganisms. Müller is also active in the classroom where he teaches molecular biology and genetics, general microbiology, and molecular and applied microbiology.

Müller’s visit is being sponsored by the College of Sciences’ Visiting Scholar Program, Faculty Development Partnership Grant Program, EIU Chapter of Sigma Xi, Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association, and the Department of Biological Sciences.

STEVEN L. DANIEL, Biological Sciences
Posted: Feb 27, 2015


FREEDOM FROM SMOKING CLINICS ON CAMPUS
The Health Education Resource Center provides Freedom From Smoking® class here on campus. This group clinic, developed by the American Lung Association, includes eight sessions with a step-by-step plan to quit smoking.

The clinic is available to students and state employees (faculty and staff members). Please see the details on costs below:
Students: $30
State Employees: $75 (State employees may submit for reimbursement through Central Management Services upon completion of the program.)

Clinic sessions begin soon. Please visit this website for details and registration.

AMANDA J. HARVEY, Health Service
Posted: Feb 27, 2015


EIU’S OLD MAIN LIGHTS TO SHINE ON NIGHTS IN MARCH
The walls of Eastern’s Old Main will be lit up on various nights in March, including Monday, March 2, in celebration of the naming of a new president at the institution. The month’s first scheduled illumination will be blue to commemorate the naming of Eastern’s 12th president earlier in the day.

Additional lightings scheduled for March include blue on both March 6 and 7 to welcome potential students arriving for EIU’s Admitted Student Open House on that Saturday. Later in the month, Old Main’s walls will shine green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) and for the greatly anticipated first day of spring (March 20).

Those with suggestions for future light commemorations should submit ideas to vwoodard@eiu.edu.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Feb 26, 2015


FOREIGN LANGUAGE WEEK 2015 AT EIU!
Please join the Foreign Language Department Wednesday, March 4, through Wednesday, March 11, for exciting and educational events featuring French, German and Spanish activities. Discover another culture and expand your knowledge. Events are open to everyone! For a complete calendar of events, visit here. For additional information, email foreignlang@eiu.edu.

MEGAN A. PRZYGODA, Foreign Languages
Posted: Feb 25, 2015


SESSION ON WORKING AND PARENTHOOD
On Thursday, March 12, Cheri Burcham, U of I Extension educator on family life, will join us to lead a session on how to manage and maintain a healthy balance between work and being a parent and how to offer your best to both important roles. The session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Arcola/Tuscola Room of the MLK Jr. Union. Grab some lunch and bring a friend! We welcome all in the university and surrounding community to attend. Please register here. If you have questions, please call Kelly at 581-6402 or email us at eiutraining@eiu.edu. We hope to see you there!

KELLY J. SIMMONDS, Training & Development
Posted: Feb 25, 2015


SAFE ZONE TRAININGS
The Safe Zone program is a way for all students, university employees, and community members to become more familiar with the LGBTQ+ community and the issues that they face. This program also helps participants learn how to become better allies to members of this vibrant community.

There are two phases in the program. The dates for the rest of the semester are as follows:
SAFE ZONE PHASE 1: Tuesday, March 10 (5-7 p.m.) and Thursday, April 16 (8-10 a.m.)
SAFE ZONE PHASE 2: Thursday, March 12 (7-9 p.m.) and Thursday, April 16 (10 a.m.-noon)

To register for these trainings, please go here.

If you are interested in setting up a separate training for your department or office, or if you have a small group of individuals interested, please contact the LGBTQA Resource Center via our email (lgbtqa@eiu.edu).

CAMERON M. CARRARA, LGBTQA Resource Center
Posted: Feb 23, 2015


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT COLLEGE STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH
The local chapter, ILLOWA, of the Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) will host Dr. David Towle, licensed psychologist, as he presents “New Information about College Student Mental Health” at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, on Friday, March 27. An afternoon roundtable discussion will be held on the topic of accommodating students with mental health conditions.

If you are interested in additional information and/or registering for the event, please visit here.

KATHRYN WAGGONER, Director, Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS)
Posted: Feb 23, 2015


HELPING FACULTY UNDERSTAND SHELDON’S SPOT: 'COUCHING' AUTISM THROUGH 'THE BIG BANG THEORY'
On Friday, April 17, ILLOWA AHEAD and OSDS will present “Helping Faculty Understand Sheldon’s Spot: ‘Couching’ Autism through the Big Bang Theory." This presentation will illustrate using the sitcom "Big Bang Theory" the DSM-V diagnosis of Autism and tools needed to best support these students. The afternoon session, "Autism and the Transition to College," will be conducted by Gail Richard, director of the Autism Center. This session will provide further support in understanding the transition to college for students on the spectrum.

For additional information and/or to register for the event, please visit here.

KATHRYN WAGGONER, Director, Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS)
Posted: Feb 23, 2015


WISM AND M3S SPRING EVENT
Women in Science and Mathematics (WiSM) and Mentoring for Minorities in Mathematics and Science (M3S) will sponsor "Mentoring for Female Ph.D.s and Postdocs at Universities in Hesse," presented by Beate Averhoff. Presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

Event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Seventh Street Underground (the Rathskeller), MLK Jr. Union. Interested individuals should RSVP to wism@eiu.edu by Feb. 28. Light dinner will be served; all are welcome to attend.

ANABELA M RESENDE DA MAIA, Biological Sciences
Posted: Feb 18, 2015


31ST ANNUAL MEDIA & METHODS IN ART EDUCATION
Eastern Illinois University art educators invite you to the 31st annual Media and Methods in Art Conference on Saturday, March 7. The conference will feature seven hands-on workshops exploring a variety of art media, art techniques, grade levels and audiences.

The cost of $85 includes conference materials, continental breakfast and lunch. EIU students can attend for only $60. For more information and/or to register, please visit here.

PEGGY A. BROWN, School of Continuing Education
Posted: Feb 18, 2015


DEVELOPING CONTENT KNOWLEDGE AND LITERACY SKILLS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES AND INTERDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENTS
TPS EIU is excited to announce that the Illinois Council for the Social Studies annual spring conference will be held at EIU on Friday, March 6. We will focus on developing literacy in K-12 social science, language arts and other disciplines through presentations on content knowledge and strategies to support learning standards for students of all ages.

The cost to attend this valuable professional development is low; only $50 for ICSS members and $25 for students. For more information and/or to register, please visit here.

PEGGY A. BROWN, School of Continuing Education Dean's Office
Posted: Feb 17, 2015


FUTURE PANTHER ADMITTED STUDENT DAYS
The Office of Admissions will host two FUTURE PANTHER ADMITTED STUDENT DAYS. On both Feb. 16 and March 7, admitted students and their families will visit campus and enjoy a special day of activities and sessions designed to help students make the commitment to attend EIU in the fall. All students will attend a mock class while their parents attend a Parent Panel. Families will be able to attend a Meet Your Faculty Academic Fair, a Student Involvement Fair, Housing and Dining session, Financial Aid and Scholarship session, as well as tour campus, residence halls and Greek Court. Guests will also attend a luncheon in the MLK Jr. Union. Please plan to wear blue on both days and welcome our guests.

KARENLEE SPENCER, Admissions
Posted: Feb 06, 2015


FREE STORY TIMES OFFERED ON SATURDAYS AT BOOTH LIBRARY
A series of story times for children is planned in the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library. Story times 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
Posted: Feb 02, 2015


2015 SPRING ELECTRICAL OUTAGE
The annual Spring Electrical Outage will take place over the following days during Spring Break:

Saturday, March 14: 7 a.m.–5 p.m. (Primary #6) -- Booth Library; Gregg Computer Lab; and Ford, McKinney and Weller halls

Monday, March 16: 7 a.m.–3 p.m. (Primary #7) -- McAfee Gym; Lincoln, Stevenson and Douglas halls; Tower Dining Service; MLK Jr. Union West (includes Housing, Scheduling Office, bank facility, University Ballroom, Ticket Office, Non-traditional Student Lounge, Craft Depot and Salon).

Wednesday, March 18: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. (Primary #8) -- Lantz Arena; Field House; Student Rec Center and O’Brien Stadium

Thursday, March 19: 7 a.m.–3 p.m. (Primary #9 & #10) -- MLK Jr. Union East (includes meeting rooms, Grand Ballroom, Bookstore, Catering, Copy Express)

Tuesday, June 30 (after spring semester ends): (Feeder Circuit #4) -- Carman Complex, including Dining; Textbook Rental

CHRISTOPHER BARTLETT, Electrician Foreman/Facilities Planning and Management
Posted: Feb 02, 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





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