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Spring 2014

History Department and the Epsilon Mu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta annual History Department Honors Banquet | May 2, 6 pm | 7th Street Underground, Martin Luther King Jr. University Union

Refreshments will begin at 6 pm, with the meal, a poetry reading by history graduate student Emily Scarbrough, a short film on Sojourner Truth by history major Breeahnah Babers, the awards presentation, and a speaker to follow. The cost of the meal and speaker is $20.00 per person, payable to Epsilon Mu, PAT. The featured speaker will be Dr. Richard England, Dean of the Honors College at Eastern Illinois University, whose talk is entitled “Missionary and Darwinian: John Thomas Gulick and the Contingencies of History.”




Journalism Department 55th Annual Scholarship Banquet | May 2, 6:30 pm | University Ballroom, Martin Luther King Jr. University Union

Pasta buffet, followed by Year-In-Review, DEN Person of the Year award, Student Awards and Scholarship awards, honoring James Tidwell.




Communication Studies Awards and Scholarship Ceremony | May 4, 2-4 pm | Lecture Hall, Coleman 1255




Lavender Graduation | May 9, 4-6 p.m. | Atrium, Tarble Arts Center | online registration
Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted at EIU to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the university. Graduating students, including undergraduates and graduates, are invited to take part in the celebration along with their families and friends.




EIU ROTC Commissioning Ceremony | May 9, 6 pm | Lumpkin Auditorium




BGS Graduation Celebration | May 10, 9:30-11 am | Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union
A light brunch will be provided. Welcome program begins at 10 a.m. To ensure we have enough food, please RSVP the number of guests in your party (up to 8) or regrets to 217-581-5618 or pjswerdon@eiu.edu by Monday, May 5, 2014.




Department of Art Graduation Breakfast | May 10, 9:30-11 am | Gallery 1910, Doudna Fine Arts Center

Free to all art graduates and their family/guests.




English Department Commencement Celebration Breakfast | May 10, 9:30 am | Coleman Hall 3732 (English conference room)

For English graduates and their families.




Theatre Banquet | May 10, 7pm | Black Box Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center

Celebrate the year and say bye to graduates. Scholarships awards, and  awards for graduating seniors.