Nov 27, 2012

 

Meetings/Events

2012 ART FACULTY EXHIBITION IN TARBLE ARTS CENTER MAIN GALLERIES
The 2012 Art Faculty Exhibition is at the Tarble Arts Center through Dec. 2.

The exhibition presents recent works by practicing artists of the EIU art faculty and emeritus faculty. Participating are Patricia Belleville (printmaking), Dorothy Bennett (jewelry/metals), Jeff Boshart (sculpture), Ke-Hsin Jenny Chi (drawing and painting), Ann Coddington Rast (fibers, mixed media installation and drawing), David Griffin (jewelry/metals), Chris Kahler (painting), Dwain Naragon (ceramics), Denise Rehm-Mott (printmaking), Charles Nivens (digital graphic design), David Richardson (digital animation) and Christopher Troutman (drawing).

The emeritus faculty represented are Hannah Eads (watercolor), Bill Heyduck (ceramics) and James K. Johnson (sculpture).

Presented in cooperation with the EIU Art Department.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Sep 28, 2012


EIU HUNGER CHALLENGE: FREEZE OUT HUNGER 2-MILE RUN
Get your workout in and help the Food Pantry! The second annual Freeze Out Hunger Run will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the EIU Campus Pond. The cost is $10 to register, and the first 50 participants will receive a free T-shirt.

All proceeds go directly to the Charleston Food Pantry. Every $1 donated to the food pantry becomes $10 worth of food to our community.

To register, please call 581-3967 or click here.

RACHEL FISHER, Student Community Service
Posted: Oct 29, 2012


EIU HOLIDAY HUSTLE 5K
Students in the HON 1191 class this fall are doing a service learning project that will raise money to support the One Stop Community Christmas program in Charleston. One Stop Community Christmas helps families in need this holiday season in Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Edgar, Shelby and Douglas counties by providing toys, food, blankets, pajamas, household items, cleaning supplies, socks and underwear, puzzles, games and much, much more!

The students have decided to organize a 5K walk/run that will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1, on campus. If you would like to support these efforts, please visit this web page. If you register before Nov. 16, you will receive a T-shirt!

Please contact Andrew Donsbach (awdonsbach@eiu.edu) if you have questions.

JOHN P. STIMAC, Dean, Honors College
Posted: Nov 02, 2012


KIDS DAY OUT SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, DEC. 1
Do you need time to grade papers, prepare your finals, study or do a little holiday shopping? Here is your opportunity! The Education Scholars Program will host its annual Kids Day Out from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 1, in Buzzard Hall. Have your child(ren), grandchild(ren) or other relative (PK-Grade 4) spend the morning with teacher education candidates playing games, making crafts and tons of other fun activities. There is no cost for this event, but space is limited, so register now. To register, send your child’s name and grade as well as your name, email and phone number to Doug Bower at djbower@eiu.edu. The deadline to register is Monday, Nov. 26. If you have questions, please email me or give me a call at 217-581-2524.

DOUGLAS J. BOWER, Associate Dean, CEPS
Posted: Nov 06, 2012


HOLIDAY ART SALE
The 26th annual Holiday Art Sale will be held at the Doudna Fine Arts Center, Room 1910, with the opening from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, and continuing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Holiday shoppers can choose from hundreds of one-of-a-kind original works of art handcrafted by local artists and EIU faculty and students. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Art Department's Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact the Art Department at 581-3410.

SUE RARDIN, Office Administrator, Art Dept.
Posted: Nov 07, 2012


PAINTINGS BY BETH SHADUR ON VIEW AT TARBLE
An exhibition of works by painter Beth Shadur is on view at the Tarble Arts Center through Dec. 16. Her watercolor and mixed media paintings evoke ancient landscapes and universal symbols of spirituality.

Shadur has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and has created more than 125 large murals as public, private and community art projects in both the U.S. and Great Britain. She also serves as gallery director for Prairie State College in Chicago Heights. Her MFA is from the University of Illinois-Chicago and her AB from Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island).

KATHRYN MORICE, Curator of Education, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Nov 08, 2012


TWIN SIZE BLANKETS/BEDDING FOR LOCAL YOUTH NEEDED
One Stop Community Christmas is an organization to help families in need this holiday season in Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Edgar, Shelby and Douglas counties.

In the past, there have been many organizations with the focus of helping families at Christmas. Now, the cooperation between these entities has created the One Stop Community Christmas. Student Community Service is proud to be a partner and we need your help!

We are collecting twin size bedding and blankets. Please bring donations to the EIU Student Community Service office (3065 MLK Jr. Union) by Dec. 12. Thank you.

RACHEL FISHER, Student Community Service
Posted: Nov 16, 2012


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ON DEC. 15
One Stop Community Christmas is an organization to help families in need this holiday season in Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Edgar, Shelby and Douglas counties.

In the past, there have been many organizations with the focus of helping families at Christmas. Now, the cooperation between these entities has created the One Stop Community Christmas.

Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, to help distribute items to more than 800 families in our area. This is an incredibly rewarding day! You will be helping families fulfill their holiday needs. Please consider volunteering for a two-hour shift. To learn more, please call Rachel Fisher at 217-581-3967 or email volunteer@eiu.edu. Together, we can make a difference!

RACHEL FISHER, Student Community Service
Posted: Nov 16, 2012


PANTHER EXPRESS TOY DRIVE
Panther Express is a program allowing EIU student organizations and departments a chance to provide children in need (here in Charleston and throughout Coles County) with gifts of new interactive and creative toys. These children are identified through partner agencies in correlation with One Stop Community Christmas.

We need your help! Our goal is to collect at least 300 new toys for children of all ages, with an emphasis on toys for children aged 11-18. Toys can be delivered to Student Community Service through 9 a.m. Dec. 12. Also, we are seeking offices/areas to hold toy drives to help! We can easily deliver a box to your area, as well as pick up the box on the morning of Dec. 12. To host a box, please call Student Community Service at 581-3967.

RACHEL FISHER, Student Community Service
Posted: Nov 16, 2012


HEALTHY LIFESTYLE: DANCE THE CALORIES AWAY WITH CHA CHA AND WALTZ
Worried about gaining weight over the holiday season? Dance away those extra calories! Come to 1140 McAfee from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, to learn some fun cha cha and waltz dance steps from Diana Lenzi in the Kinesiology and Sports Studies Department. Famous dancer/choreographer George Balanchine said, "Dance is music made visible." Come and learn steps that will make your holiday celebrations more enjoyable. Please register here. Contact Julie Benedict, 581-8415, jabenedict@eiu.edu, for further information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training and Development
Posted: Nov 16, 2012


'BUILDING A BROTHERHOOD: FREEMASONS IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS'
"Building a Brotherhood: Freemasons in Central Illinois" focuses on Freemasonry in Central Illinois after World War II. Students enrolled in HIS 4930: Public History-Meaning and Method have researched, designed and installed this exhibit with the help of several Illinois Masons, including Michael Shirley, Department of History, EIU; Noel Dicks, Arthur; Frank Lincoln, Tuscola; Todd Creason, Fithian; Marc Wilson, Springfield; and William Jones, Villa Grove. The public is invited to the opening reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 28 in the West Reading Room, Booth Library. For information, contact Debra Reid, Department of History.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Booth Library
Posted: Nov 16, 2012


NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION
The New Employee Orientation Program is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union. The program is designed to acquaint new employees with EIU and show how each plays an important role in furthering the “I am EIU” philosophy. The program identifies the various guidelines that determine how we operate and provides presentations that will help them in their daily responsibilities such as computer usage, probation and life after, and development opportunities. A campus tour and lunch are included.

The program is designed for the new employee; however, anyone interested is welcome to attend. Seats are limited. Please reserve your seat by registering here. Contact Julie Benedict, Training and Development, 581-8415, jabenedict@eiu.edu, for more information. Visit this website to view the planned agenda and additional information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training and Development
Posted: Nov 20, 2012


COOKIE DOUGH SWAP SHOP NONCREDIT COURSE
Eastern’s School of Continuing Education, in collaboration with the School of Family and Consumer Sciences, is once again offering a Cookie Dough Swap Shop workshop to get you ready for the holiday baking season. This noncredit course will allow you to make several types of cookie dough to take home, store in your freezer and bake for your upcoming holiday events.

This cooking class will be a team effort, and at the end of the evening, participants will have eight types of holiday cookies ready to go for their holiday festivities. The class will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in Klehm Hall, Room 2309. Adults ages 18 and older are invited to participate in the class and the cost is $40. To register, please contact the School of Continuing Education at 581-5114.

BETH CRAIG, Coordinator of Program Development/School of Continuing Education
Posted: Nov 26, 2012


FAREWELL RECEPTION: JANICE COLLINS, JOURNALISM
The campus community is invited to attend a farewell reception for Janice Collins, who leaving the Journalism Department at EIU. The reception will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Journalism Department conference room, Buzzard 2522.

BETH KASTL, Journalism Department
Posted: Nov 27, 2012


TARBLE ARTS CENTER GIFT SHOP OFFERS UNIQUE GIFT ITEMS
Remember the Tarble Arts Center Gift Shop for holiday shopping. The Tarble Gift Shop will be open for the holiday season up to Christmas weekend (through Dec. 21). Just received is a selection of handmade hardwood cutting boards by Dwain Naragon. Also available are many types of ceramics, blown and fused glass, a variety of turned wood pieces, jewelry from many makers, T-shirts and needlework, plus watercolors and woodcuts, all created by area artists -- many of whom are EIU alumni. All proceeds support Tarble Arts Center programs.

Open hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. For information, contact the Tarble Arts Center at 581-2787 or tarble@eiu.edu.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Nov 27, 2012


BLOOD DRIVE!
Your help is needed!

Please donate blood at the Community Blood Services of Illinois Blood Drive, Thursday, Nov. 29, from 11:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. The blood drive is sponsored by the Daniel E. Thornburgh Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America and Lambda Pi Eta in cooperation with Community Blood Services of Illinois.

If you mention PRSSA when you donate, you will support PRSSA!

Blood donated will save lives. You can help! Please come donate Thursday.

TERRI L. JOHNSON, Associate Professor, Journalism
Posted: Nov 27, 2012


ERASING THE DISTANCE
The Social Justice, Diversity and Community Engagement Committee for University Housing and Dining Services is proud to welcome the performance group "Erasing the Distance" to campus.

Join us as they use the power of performance to disarm stigma, spark dialogue, educate and promote healing surrounding issues of mental health. Performances will be approximately one hour in length at 3 p.m. in 7th St. Underground and 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union, on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

For more information about the performers, go here.

JACOB KNIGHT, University Housing and Dining Services
Posted: Nov 27, 2012


 


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