Feb 17, 2013

 

Meetings/Events

'AMERICA'S MUSIC' TO BE FEATURED
"America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway" will be presented from Jan. 11 to April 6 at Eastern. The series focuses on six genres of music that are considered uniquely American: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz and swing, bluegrass and country, rock 'n' roll, and Latino and hip hop.

"America’s Music" will begin with an opening concert and reception at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Theatre. Many film screenings and other programs will be held throughout the semester, with a closing concert planned at 7 p.m. April 6 in the Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center.

For a complete schedule of activities, visit here. All programs are free, and the public is invited.

The "America’s Music" program is being sponsored in part by the College of Arts and Humanities, Booth Library, Doudna Fine Arts Center and the Coles County Arts Council. The program is made possible in part by a grant from the Ruth and Vaughn Jaenike Access to the Arts Outreach Program of the College of Arts and Humanities.

"America's Music" is a project by the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint and the Society for American Music. It has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Booth Library
Posted: Jan 02, 2013


MARTIN SCHOELLER PHOTOGRAPHS EXHIBITED AT THE TARBLE ARTS CENTER
"Martin Schoeller: Close Up," a group of large-scale photographic portraits, is on exhibition at the Tarble Arts Center through Feb. 17. These 4 feet by 5 feet portraits, with their hyper-real detail, are unflinching close-ups. They provide the opportunity to consider the significance of the subject while the subject stares back at the viewer. The 46 portraits include the well-known -- Barack Obama, Angelina Jolie, Sarah Palin, Kanye West, Cindy Sherman, Paris Hilton -- and unknown indigenous people from Latin America and Africa. Schoeller's portraits have appeared in TIME, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and many other publications. "Martin Schoeller: Close Up" was organized and is circulated by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, Calif.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Jan 07, 2013


INSTALLATION BY VISITING ARTIST MI-KYOUNG LEE AT THE TARBLE ARTS CENTER
"Symbiosis," an installation by visiting artist Mi-Kyoung Lee, will be on view in the Tarble Arts Center eGallery Jan. 12 – Feb. 24. The artist creates large organic forms and environments using everyday objects like twist-ties and pipe-cleaners.

Lee is associate professor of crafts and the head of fibers at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. She holds a BFA from Dong-A University (Busan, Korea), and MFAs from the University of the Arts and from Cranbrook Academy of Art (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.). Lee's art has been exhibited at SOFA (New York City and Chicago), Busan Metropolitan Museum (Korea), and Espace des Tisserands (France). This is a New and Emerging Artists Series program co-sponsored with the Art Department.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Jan 08, 2013


BUSINESS SOLUTIONS CENTER: HOW TO START A BUSINESS WORKSHOP, EIU CAMPUS, FEB. 19
Entrepreneurship: How to Start a Business
6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013
EIU -- Lumpkin Hall 1120, Charleston

Materials Fee: $25/person, $35/couple

This program will cover key concepts that must be considered before beginning any business:
-- Analyzing Your Personal Financial Situation
-- Evaluating Your Business Concept
-- Establishing Operational Strategies
-- Key Points in Making Your Small Business Successful
-- Skills An Entrepreneur Must Possess
-- Understanding a Business Plan and Financial Statements
-- Obtaining Necessary Funding

Register online here. (If registering online, please mail registration fee to: Eastern Illinois University -- BSC, 3011 Lumpkin Hall, Charleston, IL 61920.)

To view flyer, click this link.

Please make check payable to: Business Solutions Center. Register by noon Tuesday, Jan. 29.

For further information, contact 217-581-2913 or jegarren@eiu.edu.

JENNIFER E. GARREN, Business Solutions Center
Posted: Jan 14, 2013


KIDS & FRIENDS WEEKEND (Feb. 22-24)
"Color the World of Eastern" is this year's annual Kids & Friends Weekend theme. Residence halls put on programs for participants which include giveaways and fun games. Friday night we will be playing Bingo and giving away exciting prizes. We hope to showcase how creative and exciting Eastern Illinois University is! Registration can be completed online by searching "Kids & Friends Weekend" here.

AMANDA M. KRCH, RHA
Posted: Jan 16, 2013


STORY TIMES PLANNED AT BOOTH LIBRARY
Story time at Booth Library on Jan. 26 will feature Krishna Thomas, a creative movement and pre-ballet instructor at The DanceLife Center in Charleston. Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to attend the story time at 1 p.m. at Booth Library’s Ballenger Teachers Center. Admission is free.

In celebration of the “America’s Music” program on the EIU campus, Thomas will encourage children’s imagination through music, movement and stories. Story times also are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 2. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, visit here or call 581-8442.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Booth Library
Posted: Jan 17, 2013


34TH ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE -- COUNSELING AND STUDENT DEVELOPMENT
The Department of Counseling and Student Development will sponsor its 34th annual Spring Conference on Friday, Feb. 22. Laura Strom will present "Effective Treatment Strategies for Traumatized Youth." Participants in this seminar will be introduced to a variety of ways to work with traumatized youth. Participants will leave with an understanding of how trauma and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may affect youth differently than adults and how an effective short-term treatment plan can alleviate symptoms and empower youth in their own treatment.

The registration fee is $60, which includes the conference lunch and conference materials. Participants attending this program will receive five contact hours of NBCC CEUs. An effort is being made to encourage graduate students to participate in this conference. Therefore, a special registration of $30 has been established for students enrolled in six semester hours or more of graduate coursework.

Please register early. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, Feb. 19. For a brochure or information, contact Wendy Lane at 217-581-2400, csd@eiu.edu, or visit here.

WENDY J. LANE, Office Manager, Counseling and Student Development
Posted: Jan 18, 2013


CEPS RESEARCH FAIR
The College of Education And Professional Studies (CEPS) at Eastern will conduct its 16th annual Research Fair from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the Atrium and Faculty Lounge areas of the Buzzard Building. (The Atrium and Faculty Lounge are located on the second floor of the facility, Room 2444.)

The Research Fair will showcase poster session findings/results of research projects and creative activities conducted by recipients of the 2012 CEPS Mini-Grants. CEPS faculty and graduate students will also display recent research findings. Recipients of the 2012-2013 CEPS Mini-Grants will also be announced during this event.

The CEPS Research Fair is sponsored by Diane Jackman, dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies; the CEPS Research and Grants Committee; and the CEPS Telefund Committee. This event is open to all university faculty, staff and students, as well as to the general public.

MISTY L. RHOADS, Assistant Professor, Health Studies
Posted: Jan 21, 2013


'AMERICA'S MUSIC' EXHIBIT AT BOOTH LIBRARY
An exhibit featuring "America's Music" is now on display at Booth Library, EIU. The exhibit is in conjunction with a series of programs, "America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway," being held on the EIU campus through April. The exhibit focuses on several genres of music, including country, bluegrass, folk, soul, disco, hip hop, Broadway, blues, gospel, jazz and rock 'n' roll, as well as looking at topics such as "The Business of Music," "Music Technology" and more. The exhibit features The Donald and Suellyn Garner Illinois Sheet Music Collection. For more information visit here. Curators: Philip Mohr, Patrick Vonesh, Amy Gilkey and Luis Alarcon.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Editorial Writer/Booth Library
Posted: Jan 23, 2013


WEIU-TV ANNOUNCES ANNUAL PBS KIDS GO! WRITERS CONTEST
WEIU is announcing its annual PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest, an initiative designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning.

Few things capture a child’s imagination like a good book. We would like to invite you to join WEIU as we encourage children here in the WEIU-TV broadcast area to build critical literacy skills by creating their own stories and taking part in the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. It encourages children in grades K-3 to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces.

Entries will be accepted until March 31, 2013, and can be submitted to the following address: WEIU-TV, c/o Ke'an Armstrong/Writers Contest, 1521 Buzzard Hall, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920.

WEIU-TV will collaborate with schools, public libraries and other community-based organizations to present the contest in local communities. WEIU-TV will select a panel of local judges to determine area winners and recognize them with awards and prizes. These local winners will then be entered into the national contest where a panel of esteemed judges will select the top 12 winners. National winners will be announced during the summer of 2013 and the winning stories will be featured here.

National winners will receive prizes, including tablets, e-readers and MP3 players. Additionally, Highlights for Children has joined the contest as a new promotional partner and all participants will have the option to receive a print or digital version of Highlights magazine.

Activity sheets are available here under the Education tab to inspire children during the brainstorming process. PBS LearningMedia is also offering a collection of online teacher resources for use in classrooms here.

Questions? Contact Ke’an Armstrong, WEIU-TV, at 217-581-7193, ksarmstrong@eiu.edu.

KE'AN S. ARMSTRONG, WEIU-TV
Posted: Jan 29, 2013


HEALTHY LIFESTYLE: ZUMBA
Tired of that same boring exercise? Then this is the class for you. Join us from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Aerobics Room, Student Recreation Center. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music -- dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. It is a mixture of body sculpting movements with easy to follow dance steps. Zumba classes typically last 40-45 minutes. Please register here. Contact Julie Benedict, 581-8415, jabenedict@eiu.edu, for more information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training and Development
Posted: Feb 05, 2013


OPEN HOUSE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
Prospective students and their families are invited to come to campus Monday, Feb. 18, for a day of informative sessions and activities all designed to showcase our excellent academic programs, support services and beautiful campus. Guests will have opportunities to meet faculty, current students and staff.

Sessions on financial aid, housing, our honors college and more will be offered. Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch in one of our dining centers will be available, as well. For more information and a schedule, click here. Please welcome our guests, and please note, too, that this is a no ticket day.

KARENLEE SPENCER, Special Events Coordinator
Posted: Feb 08, 2013


SPRING 2013 JOB FAIR
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 20, Career Services will host the Spring 2013 Career Fair in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. There are currently more than 65 employers registered for the event, many of whom will also conduct on-campus interviews with our EIU candidates. Please dress professionally and be ready to provide your resume to these candidate-seeking employers. More info can be found here.

JANICE A. STEVENS, Career Services
Posted: Feb 11, 2013


NEW CLOSING DATE FOR 'CLOSE UP' EXHIBITION AT TARBLE ARTS CENTER
The exhibition "Martin Schoeller: Close Up" will close on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Tarble Arts Center. The original closing date of Feb. 24 had to be changed due to unforeseen circumstances. Contact the Tarble Arts Center at 217-581-2787 or tarble@eiu.edu if more information is needed.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Feb 11, 2013


WHAM 2013 COMING SOON!
Each year, the Women’s Studies Program hosts one of the biggest annual events on campus -- Women’s History and Awareness Month. The theme for WHAM 2013 is “Searching for Clio: Women and Public Memory,” and the month of March is teeming with WHAM events: concerts, feminist film festivals, fundraisers, faculty panel presentations, Women of Achievement Awards, Living History Project and more.

WHAM's March 5 keynote event, “Saints and Sinners: Margaret Sanger and Helen Keller in Public Memory,” will feature Esther Katz of New York University and Kim Nielsen from the University of Toledo.

For a full listing of WHAM events, click here.

JOSEPH W. McLEAN, OSS/Women's Studies
Posted: Feb 12, 2013


SPRING EDUCATORS' JOB FAIR
The Spring Educators’ Job Fair (formerly Mid-America Educators' Job Fair) will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the MLK Jr. Union Grand Ballroom.

Please share this information with your students! This is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet with recruiters from school districts throughout Illinois as well as out-of-state schools -- even overseas!

Research before you go! More information, including a list of participating schools, vacancies and tips from school administrators, can be found here.

To help prepare your students for this event, Career Services will host a series of workshops. The dates and times for these workshops can be found here.

Professional dress is REQUIRED for ALL students.

JENNIFER A. PETERSON, Career Counselor
Posted: Feb 12, 2013


HOLLEY ETHICS AWARENESS WEEK: IS IT STILL CHEATING IF I DON'T GET CAUGHT?
The School of Business welcomes Bruce Weinstein, the Ethics Guy®, as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Bertrand P. Holley Business Ethics and Social Responsibility Lecture Series. Weinstein will present "Is It Still Cheating If I Don't Get Caught?" at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in Roberson Auditorium, Lumpkin Hall 2030. All are encouraged to attend these open presentations.

Weinstein, believes that the key to success in life is having not just emotional intelligence, but ethical intelligence, too. He shows students how to improve their ethics IQ, which will strengthen the relationships they have with friends, professors, family members and other valued people in their lives. He is a contributor to the Huffington Post and Bloomberg Businessweek’s Management Blog. His latest book, "Ethical Intelligence: Five Principles for Untangling Your Toughest Problems at Work and Beyond," is a Silver winner from ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Awards. He is also the author of the book, "Is It Still Cheating If I Don’t Get Caught?"

For details, visit the School of Business website.

JAIME HENDRIX, School of Business
Posted: Feb 12, 2013


AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH (Week Three -- Feb. 16-21)
Saturday, Feb. 16 -- Revolutionary Saturdays: Movies With a Purpose, "No! Rape Documentary," 1 p.m., Lumpkin Auditorium. Free admission.
Monday, Feb. 18 -- "The SOLES of Black Folks," 7:11 p.m., Coleman Auditorium.
Tuesday, Feb. 19 -- #BlackLove, 7 p.m., Lumpkin Auditorium.
Wednesday, Feb. 20 -- Harriet A. Washington: Medical Ethicist and Author, 5 p.m., Doudna Theater
Thursday, Feb. 21 -- The Colored Museum, 7 p.m., Doudna Movement Studio

PAM WARPENBURG, Minority Affairs
Posted: Feb 13, 2013


CAMPUS-WIDE TEACHER EDUCATION VOLUNTEER FAIR AND INFORMATION SESSION
The Education Scholars program is sponsoring a Teacher Education Volunteer Fair and Information Session beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Buzzard Hall Auditorium. Representatives from numerous organizations serving area youth will be present to share information about their organization and how to get involved. In addition, Rachel Fisher from the Office of Student Community Service will share information about volunteering in general and other possible organizations working with area youth that are seeking volunteers. Organizations that will be present include Ashmore Mentoring Program, Bright Minds, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Camp New Hope, Douglas Hart Nature Center, Girls on the Run, Special Olympics, and Teen Reach.

If you have been looking for a way to get involved working with kids, but didn’t know where to start, or if you are looking to increase your volunteer service, this event is for you!

DOUGLAS J. BOWER, Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies
Posted: Feb 14, 2013


 


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