Mar 02, 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


'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


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


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


BOOTH LIBRARY TO HOST YELLOW WALLPAPER EXHIBIT: CALL FOR PRESENTERS
From Sept. 23 to Nov. 2, 2013, Booth Library will host the traveling exhibit "Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and 'The Yellow Wall-Paper.'" This exhibit is produced by the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine. More information on the exhibit is available here.

The library will host programs in conjunction with the traveling exhibit. We are seeking speakers, presenters and exhibitors. To participate, contact Stacey Knight-Davis at slknight@eiu.edu.

STACEY L. KNIGHT DAVIS, Booth Library
Posted: Feb 19, 2013


ACADEMY OF LIFELONG LEARNING COURSE OFFERINGS SPRING 2013

MULTI-MEETING COURSES

Calligraphy: Learning the Rhythmic Flourishes and Old-World Elegance of Writing
4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26
EIU Blair Hall, Room 2116
Presented by Brett Bensley
Cost: Academy Member: $50; Non-member: $100
Register by Feb. 26

Meditation: A Tool Against Stress, Depression and Guilt
5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 20, 27; April 3, 10 and 17
SBLHS Education Center -- Adams Room, March 20; Madison Room, March 27; Lincoln Room, April 3; Madison Room, April 10 and 17
Presented by Jay Shinde
Cost: Academy Member: $40; Non-member: $80
Register by March 13

WORKSHOPS

iPad 101: Come Learn Beginning Basics, Shortcuts, Special Features and More
4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21
EIU Booth Library, Room 4450
Presented by Tracy Valinevicius
Cost: Academy Member: $20; Non-member: $40
Register by March 14

If you have questions and/or would like to register for an event, please contact the School of Continuing Education at 581-5114, or the Academy of Lifelong Learning at academy@eiu.edu.

BETH CRAIG, School of Continuing Education
Posted: Feb 20, 2013


2013 UNDERGRADUATE ALL-STUDENT SHOW AWARDS RECEPTION
The 2013 Undergraduate All-Student Show Awards Reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3. The awards presentation begins at 2:30 p.m. EIU students receiving awards for the 2013 Undergraduate All-Student Show will be announced. Student honors as selected by the art department faculty will also be presented. Free admission; all are invited.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Feb 25, 2013


PHILLIP PHILLIPS (W/ CHURCHILL) CONCERT
The University Board Concert Committee is proud to present Phillip Phillips (with special guest Churchill) live in concert at 8 p.m. April 16 in Lantz Arena. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) Ticket prices are $20 for EIU students with ID and $23 to the general public. Tickets go on sale to Eastern students on Monday, March 18, and to the general public on Monday, March 25. Tickets can be purchased at the MLK Jr. Union Ticket Office or by phone at 217-581-5122 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

LAUREL L. FUQUA, Student Life Office
Posted: Feb 25, 2013


AUTHOR VISIT
Trent Reedy, author of "Words in the Dust" and "Stealing Air," will be presenting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in Buzzard Auditorium (Buzzard 1501). Join us at this free event being sponsored by East Central/EIU Reading Council, Student Reading Council, Kappa Delta Pi and Middle Level Educator's Club!

APRIL D. FLOOD, EC/ELE/MLE
Posted: Feb 26, 2013


LEARN HOW TO FIGHT HUNGER!
FIGHT POVERTY and HUNGER! Join us for an informative meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 4, in the Paris Room of the MLK Jr. Union. Come and learn about the hunger issues in our community and exciting new programs (including a program specific to EIU!) that are happening right here to help make the difference!

All attendees will leave with greater understanding of available services and a strong passion to fight poverty.

Come and help us fight hunger insecurity. Thank you for your commitment to this important issue. Also being discussed will be a formation of a Hunger Action Team on campus to continue this important work year round.

RACHEL FISHER, Student Community Service
Posted: Feb 27, 2013


LITTLE BLACK DRESS AND CONCERT: A FUNDRAISER FOR HOPE
Please mark your calendar and spread the word about this HOPE fundraiser!

HOPE of East Central Illinois is co-sponsoring the event with the EIU Women's Studies Program and Tarble Arts Center in celebration of Women's History and Awareness Month. There will be wonderful array of live music, historical women 'characters,' refreshments and domestic violence prevention exhibits.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 for domestic violence prevention education and to make improvements to the local domestic violence shelter in Charleston. This invitation is for everyone, female and male!

Tickets are $25. Please call HOPE at 217-348-5931 to purchase tickets or make a donation.

7 to 9 p.m. March 6, Tarble Arts Center

JOSEPH W. McLEAN, Women's Studies
Posted: Feb 28, 2013


EIU DANCERS: SPRING 2013 PERFORMANCE
The Eastern Illinois University Dancers will present their 32nd annual spring concert titled ‘Tribute’ at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, March 21 and 22, and at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. These performances will take place at The Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. General admission is $10; $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are being sold at the Doudna Fine Arts Center Box Office (581-3110) and online here.

‘Tribute’ is a foot-tapping, energetic production and will be enjoyable for all ages. Please plan to attend. For more information, contact Antoine Thomas at 581-8397 or by email at arthomas@eiu.edu. Additional information about the EIU Dancers is available on their website.

ANTOINE THOMAS, EIU Dancers
Posted: Feb 28, 2013


THORNBURGH JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP TO BENEFIT FROM MONICAL'S -- MARCH 4
Monical's Community Day to benefit the Daniel and Adrianne Thornburgh Journalism Scholarship will be Monday, March 4, all day at the Charleston Monical's. Twenty percent of the diner's bill will go to the scholarship fund, when a flyer is presented. The flyers are available at monicalspizza.com and in the Journalism Department in Buzzard Hall. The donation is good on both eat-in and carry-out, as long as the flyer is mentioned when ordering and presented upon paying the bill.

The scholarship honors journalism students who have worked for student media and maintained good grades.

For more information, call 217-581-2326 or 581-6003.

TERRI L. JOHNSON, Associate Professor/Journalism
Posted: Feb 28, 2013


WHAM 2013'S LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM -- PREMIERE PRESENTATION
A WHAM tradition for more than 20 years, the Living History Program recruits EIU students to portray women in history at local elementary schools during Women's History and Awareness Month in March. This presentation at Carnegie Public Library is open to the public. Bring yourself and bring your children for entertainment, refreshments and a truly unique learning experience!

Melanie Mills and Mildred Pearson are co-coordinators of the Living History Program. Sponsored by the Women's Studies Program.

4:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, Charleston Carnegie Public Library

JOSEPH W. McLEAN, Women's Studies
Posted: Feb 28, 2013


WHAM 2013 KEYNOTE EVENT: 'SAINTS AND SINNERS: MARGARET SANGER AND HELEN KELLER IN PUBLIC MEMORY'
This year's keynote speakers are Esther Katz and Kim E. Nielsen, two wonderful scholars speaking about two amazing women. Did you know that Margaret Sanger and Helen Keller knew each other? Or that they wrote letters to each other? Come and learn more!

7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in EIU's Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union

Reception to follow event. Co-sponsored by University Board.

Katz is director/editor of the Margaret Sanger Papers Project and associate professor of history at New York University. Nielsen is a professor of disability studies at the University of Toledo. She is also the author of "A Disability History of the United States" (2012) and several books on the lives of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy.

JOSEPH W. McLEAN, Women's Studies
Posted: Feb 28, 2013


2013 CENTRAL ILLINOIS FEMINIST FILM FESTIVAL: 'PARIAH' AND 'MILK OF SORROW'
Wednesday, March 6, Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall

4 p.m. -- Showing: Pariah (2011)
Co-sponsored by the LGBTQA Advisory Committee
In Dee Rees' first feature film, Brooklyn teenager Alike juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak and family in a desperate search for sexual expression. With a flair for poetry and success in her classes, Alike is also quietly but firmly learning to embrace her identity as a lesbian. Despite resistance from her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity -- sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward. Trailer here.

6 p.m. -- Showing: "Milk of Sorrow" (2009)
In Peruvian filmmaker Claudia Llosa’s "Milk of Sorrow," main character Fausta is suffering from an illness called the Milk of Sorrow, a disease transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy, as they were during Peru’s brutal Civil War. While living in constant fear and confusion due to this disease, Fausta must face the sudden death of her mother and cope with the legacy of violence she has inherited. Trailer here.

JOSEPH W. McLEAN, Women's Studies
Posted: Feb 28, 2013


WHAM 2013 FACULTY PANEL: 'Torqued by History: Appropriating a Woman's Images'
This WHAM 2013 event is a great opportunity for faculty to gather for food and drinks as we learn about some truly amazing historical figures. The faculty panel will use a “fast chat” format (20 slides/20 seconds each/six-minute presentations per person) to demonstrate how the images of particular women have served as vehicles for different ideological positions. A diverse group of EIU faculty will gather to present on women ranging from the mythic past to the present.

Faculty Participants:
Lee Paterson (history) -- Cleopatra
Bonnie Irwin (CAH/English) -- Scherehazade
Irene Coromina (foreign languages) -- La Malinche
Roger Beck (history) -- Sarah Baartman
Chris Hanlon (English) -- Emily Dickinson
Dagni Bredesen (English) -- Queen Victoria
Jeff Ashley (political science) -- Betty Ford
Janice Collins (journalism/UIUC) -- Anita Hill
Christina Yousaf (family and consumer sciences) -- Benazir Bhutto
Linda Scholz (communications studies) -- Rigoberta Menchu
Jamila Smith (English) -- Gabrielle Douglas
Robert Peterson (art history) -- faculty panel coach

This event is co-sponsored by the Departments of English and History, and the College of Arts and Humanities.

7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 1895 Room, MLK Jr. Union

JOSEPH W. McLEAN, Women's Studies
Posted: Mar 01, 2013


2013 UNDERGRADUATE ALL-STUDENT SHOW AT THE TARBLE ARTS CENTER
The 2013 Undergraduate All-Student Show is on view in the Main Galleries. This competitive exhibition is open to all undergraduate students at EIU who have taken at least one studio art course since last June. Art in media representing the various studio and graphic design areas taught through the EIU Art Department are presented. The jurors for this year’s exhibition are: Chris Berti, sculptor and associate professor of art at Parkland College in Champaign; graphic designer John Bonadies, principal and creative director of Bonadies Creative Inc. in Champaign; and Ellen Price, art professor and head of printmaking at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Co-sponsored with the EIU Art Department. For more information and/or to schedule a class visit or tour, contact the Tarble at 217-581-ARTS (-2787) or tarble@eiu.edu.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Mar 02, 2013


 


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