Feb 12, 2016



Monday, Feb. 15 -- "The New Jim Crow: Modern Day Slavery?" 6 p.m., Lumpkin Hall Auditorium
Tuesday, Feb. 16 -- "Higher Education: Was This Institution for Me?," 6 p.m., Phipps Lecture Hall, Physical Sciences Building
Wednesday, Feb. 17 -- HIV/AIDS Testing, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union
Thursday, Feb. 18 -- BSU Networking, 5 p.m., Third Floor, MLK Jr. Union
Friday, Feb. 19 -- Soul Train: 80s/90s Edition, 7 p.m., Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union
Saturday, Feb. 20 -- Black Film Festival: "Chi-Raq," 6 p.m., Coleman Hall Auditorium
Sunday, Feb. 21 -- Unity Gospel Annual AAHM Gospel Celebration, 6 p.m., University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union

PAM WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Feb 11, 2016

The 45th Annual Miss Black EIU Scholarship Pageant will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27. The Black Student Union has been the proud sponsor of the pageant for more than four decades. The pageant is the most celebrated event held in conjunction with African-American Heritage Month. Since its inception in 1971, Miss Black EIU has provided a cultural experience for various women. Throughout the years, it has allowed women to have a sense of pride, appreciation and express cultural awareness. Many women have accepted the challenge of competing for the crown and honor of representing Eastern's African-American community as the next Miss Black EIU.

The pageant will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in the MLK Jr. Union Grand Ballroom. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 per person.

LAUREL L. FUQUA, Student Life Office
Posted: Feb 11, 2016

Inge Auerbacher, a Holocaust survivor, will speak to students and the community about "The Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child Survivor" at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. A meet-and-greet/book signing will take place immediately before the talk.

Auerbacher was imprisoned at Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia from 1942 to 1945. She was born in Kippenheim, Germany, in 1934, later experiencing Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) at the age of 3. Both of Auerbacher’s parents survived the Holocaust but unfortunately, fatalities were suffered across her immediate family.

Auerbacher graduated from Queens College with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. She has been awarded numerous honors, including the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Long Island University. Auerbacher has also authored six books, which have been published in nine languages. Auerbacher is now retired and travels to speak to different countries about the Holocaust, tolerance and human rights. She has spoken at many events and schools across the world and offers an enlightening and educational experience for faculty, staff and students.

LAUREL L. FUQUA, Student Life Office
Posted: Feb 10, 2016

The HERC, in partnership with the Counseling Center, offers “What Is Consent?” to all current students. Through this program, students learn the importance of consent, relevant definitions, strategies to gain consent, as well as hold appropriate discussions about the topic.

The dates for Spring 2016 are: Feb. 16 (5 to 6 p.m.), March 2 (7 to 8 p.m.), March 8 (5 to 6 p.m.), March 28 (7 to 8 p.m.) and April 12 (5 to 6 p.m.).

All sessions will be held in the Martinsville Room of the MLK Jr. Union.

SHELBY E. SANDEFER, Health Education Resource Center
Posted: Feb 09, 2016

The Eastern Illinois Writing Project (EIWP) invites local educators from all disciplines in grades K-16 to apply for its 2016 Summer Institute to be held as a hybrid course, online and on the EIU campus. The institute meets online on June 15, 16, 20, 21 and 22. The institute will meet on campus from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 13, 14, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 and July 5, 6 and 7 in Coleman Hall.

To apply for admission to the 2016 Summer Institute, visit here and click on “Apply to the Summer Institute."

Posted: Feb 09, 2016

What’s in your closet? The Agency (RSO) is collecting gently used clothing for their annual $1 clothing sale in March. All proceeds will go to The Salvation Army. Any clothing not sold will be donated.
Feb. 8 through March 18
Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Dropoff Location: Journalism Dept., second floor of Buzzard

Contact Liz Viall at ekviall@eiu.edu with any questions.

MEGAN K. IVEY, Director of The Agency/Journalism
Posted: Feb 09, 2016

Listed below is the schedule for the annual spring break electrical outage. Notice is being given now in order to give everyone an early heads-up for scheduling/planning purposes. Please read the notice carefully as we have listed buildings WITHOUT power and buildings WITH power.

Saturday, March 12 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
These buildings will NOT have electricity: Old Main, Pemberton Hall, the Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College, the old Steam Plant and the Student Services Building (temporary power will be provided for the main data room with the utility generator).

Tuesday, March 15 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
These buildings will NOT have electricity: Physical Science Building, Physical Science chiller, MLK Jr. Union Food Court and Blair Hall.


Sunday, March 13 (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Campus-wide electrical outage. All buildings on campus will NOT have electricity EXCEPT for the following buildings: University Court, University Apartments, all of Greek Court, Facilities Planning & Management North and South (including Grounds Shop and Central Stores), Haz Mat Building, intramural field and baseball field, University Police Department, Burl Ives Art Studio, Ninth Street Hall and Booth House.
On Sunday, Life Science Building will be on generator support.
On Sunday, Renewable Energy Center will be on generator support during the outage.
On Sunday, Student Services Building will be on generator support.
On Sunday, Buzzard Education Building will have limited generator support, which includes EIU-TV. Other buildings have LIMITED generator support for personnel egress only.
For the Sunday outage, if your building is NOT listed above, it will NOT have electricity.

CHRIS BARTLETT, Electrician Foreman
Posted: Feb 05, 2016

The 19th annual Research Fair of the College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, on the second floor of the atrium area of Buzzard Hall. The CEPS Research Committee cordially invites the EIU community to attend the event, which not only showcases the professional knowledge, new discoveries and the best research efforts and creative activities of CEPS faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, but also highlights educational currents and trends and provides a platform for intelligent dialogues and idea exchange with the presenters. It promises a rewarding experience for everyone!

Call Catherine Polydore at 581-7237 (committee chair) for questions.

ROSE Z. GONG, Professor/Secondary Education and Foundations
Posted: Feb 04, 2016

A series of story times for children is planned at the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library. Story times will begin at 10 a.m. on Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5; and April 2. Programs are free and 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 call 581-8442 or visit the library website.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Feb 02, 2016

Career Services will sponsor this event from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union, for students of ALL MAJORS. We highly encourage you to pass along the information to students, as well as come out to meet with the employers that are hiring our graduates and interns!

Professional dress is required of our students. Bring plenty of resumes to distribute. A list of participating employers and their recruiting areas can be found here.

JANICE A. STEVENS, Career Services
Posted: Feb 02, 2016

"For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights," a national traveling exhibit, will be on display at Booth Library beginning in September 2016.

The exhibit examines the role that visual culture played in shaping and transforming the struggle for racial equality in America from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s.

Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters and historic artifacts, "For All the World to See" traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency.

Scholars from all disciplines and community members interested in participating or proposing a program related to this topic are asked to contact Ellen Corrigan at ekcorrigan@eiu.edu or 581-8456 by March 31.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Jan 29, 2016

Tarble Arts Center spring art classes begin Feb. 23. Classes for children are Adventures in Art (ages 4-6), taught by Ben Holt; Exploring Art (ages 7-9) and Make it 3-D! (ages 10-14), Taylor Marcel, instructor; and Friday classes for homeschooled youths ages 4-14, taught by Kate Portz and Kelsey Thrush.

For teens and adults (ages 15+), course offerings include Ceramic Wall Pockets, taught by Karen Reed; Stained Glass Mosaics, led by Kit Morice; and Introduction to Acrylics with Reagan Carey.

Contact the Tarble Arts Center at tarble@eiu.edu or 217-581-2787 for complete information. Online registration is available here.

KATHRYN MORICE, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Jan 14, 2016

Rubber Lovers is an interactive program that educates students on condom use and other healthy sexual behaviors. Upon certification, members are eligible for a discount on safer sex items at EIU's Pharmacy. The dates for Spring 2016 are: Jan. 19 (6 to 7 p.m.), Jan. 25 (7 to 8 p.m.), Feb. 3 (7 to 8 p.m.), Feb. 11 (5 to 6 p.m.), Feb. 17 (7 to 8 p.m.), Feb. 23 (5 to 6 p.m.), March 3 (5 to 6 p.m.), March 9 (7 to 8 p.m.) and April 4 (7 to 8 p.m.).

All sessions will be held in the Martinsville Room of the MLK Jr. Union.

SHELBY E. SANDEFER, Health Education Resource Center
Posted: Jan 11, 2016

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