Mar 29, 2015

 

Meetings/Events

RECEPTION TO HONOR TARBLE DIRECTOR MICHAEL WATTS
The campus community is invited to a reception in honor of Michael Watts, who is leaving his position as director of the Tarble Arts Center after more than 29 years. The reception, hosted by the Tarble Arts Center Advisory Board, will be from 4 to 6 p.m. April 21 in the Tarble’s Atrium.

Watts has served as the Tarble’s director since February 1986. He formally retired from Eastern Illinois University in May 2014 but agreed to stay on as the Tarble’s director part time until a search for his successor could be completed. Watts will step down from the position on March 31.

The public is encouraged to attend the reception and honor Watts for his exemplary service and dedication to the arts in East Central Illinois. For more information, call the Tarble Arts Center at 217-581-2787.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean
Posted: Mar 26, 2015


SOUTHWESTERN POTTERY AND WEAVINGS ON VIEW AT THE TARBLE
This exhibition features historic period and contemporary ceramics from the American Southwest, vintage and contemporary Navajo weavings, and a selection of Caddo vessels. Works from the Tarble Arts Center’s educational collection are complemented by pieces from area private and public collections, including The University Museum, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. The exhibition serves as the basis for the Tarble’s Fifth Grade Enrichment program for area schools April 1 – May 15; presented in cooperation with the EIU Art Education program and underwritten by First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust. The exhibition continues through June 7 in the Tarble's Brainard Gallery.

KATHRYN MORICE, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Mar 25, 2015


58TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS
Please join us on April 7 in the MLK Jr. Union for this year's conference titled "The Era of Focus, Coherence and Rigor." Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and an opening keynote address, "Latest PARCC News and Updates" by Heather Brown, followed by break-out sessions, then lunch with a keynote address, "Teaching Practices You Can Count On To Build Students' Proficiency in Mathematics" by Diane Briars, president, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. This year's registration fee is only $60 for professionals and non-students and $15 for undergraduate and pre-service students. Register here.

PEGGY A. BROWN, SCE Dean's Office
Posted: Mar 25, 2015


SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR 2015
Congratulations to this year's recipients of the Superior Performance Award! The recipients of this accolade are: Michael Babcock, Center for Academic Technology Support; Angie Campbell, Student Insurance; Kimberly Harris, Alumni Services; Peggy Manley, Booth Library; Carla Nelson, Office of the Registrar and Enrollment Management; Sheila Poffinbarger, Dining Services; Kelly Simmonds, Training & Development; Diane Smith, Career Services; and Emily Stuby, Planning, Budget and Institutional Research. Sue Rardin, Art Department, who was also named a recipient of the award, will be recognized during the official awards ceremony, as well. She passed away unexpectedly at her home Tuesday, March 24.

An awards ceremony will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union, to acknowledge the dedication of these individuals. For more information about the award and/or to RSVP to attend the ceremony, please go here.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training & Development
Posted: Mar 25, 2015


WEIU RADIO/TV CENTER ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
The WEIU Radio/TV Center Advisory Board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the WEIU Conference Room, located in Buzzard Hall, Room 1521.

KE'AN S. ARMSTRONG, Radio-TV Program
Posted: Mar 24, 2015


FIFTH ANNUAL EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL PLANNED APRIL 16
On April 16, Booth Library will host its fifth annual Edible Book Festival. Items will be on display for public viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. Public voting will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m., with the winners announced shortly after.

An “edible book” is something that looks like a book or is book-themed and is made out of food. The edible artwork will not be eaten; however, refreshments will be served. Prizes will be awarded.

The Edible Book Festival is one of many activities planned at Booth Library in honor of National Library Week, April 12-18.

Entries will be accepted through April 13. More information and an application form are available on the library website.

ELIZABETH M HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Mar 20, 2015


PROGRAM PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR 'LINCOLN: THE CONSTITUTION AND THE CIVIL WAR'
Booth Library is proud to host the national traveling exhibit, "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," from Sept. 2 to Oct. 16, 2015.

Using the U.S. Constitution as its cohesive thread, "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" offers a fresh and innovative perspective on the Civil War that brings into focus the constitutional crises at the heart of this great conflict. The exhibition identifies three crises — the secession of the Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties — and explores how Lincoln sought to meet these political and constitutional challenges.

Faculty are encouraged to participate in this exciting and informational program series. Possible program topics include, but are not limited to, the Civil War, the Constitution, slavery, emancipation, secession, civil liberties, a nation divided, 13th Amendment, habeas corpus, freedom of the press, and Coles County during the Civil War. Programs could include lectures, readings, panel discussions, student presentations, films or other formats.

Program proposals will be accepted through 5 p.m. Monday, April 6, and may be submitted to the program directors, Bradley Tolppanen, bptolppanen@eiu.edu or 581-6006, or Steve Brantley, jsbrantley@eiu.edu or 581-7542.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Mar 06, 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


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


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


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


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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