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Saturday, 28 February, 2015
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    A series of story times for children is planned in the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library on the Eastern Illinois University campus.

    Story times at Booth Library also are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; and March 7. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to attend and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit http://www.library.eiu.edu/btc/ or call 581-8442.

    Tags: Booth Library
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    Marc Chagall, one of the most distinctive artists of the 20th century, is known for his colorful paintings, many of which are based on east European Jewish folklore. He was born in Vitebsk, Belarus, into a traditional Hasidic Jewish culture.   As a Jewish artist, Chagall broke new ground by illustrating the Hebrew Bible. Chagall’s vision of the Old Testament combines his Jewish heritage and modern art, providing a rich display of symbol and imagination. Among the pieces in this exhibition there are 10 of the 105 etchings originally intended to be illustrations for an Old Testament Bible and 24 brilliantly colored images from his 1956 and 1960 suites of Bible lithographs. This exhibition is on loan from The Bowden Collections. See online at eiu.edu/tarble.

    Tags: Tarble Arts Center
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    The recently restored portraits of Charles Morton (for whom Charleston is named) and his wife Hannah serve as the centerpieces for this exhibition. Also featured are coverlets, a quilt, and other folk art circa the 1840s from or now found in east-central Illinois. Included are works from the Tarble’s collection, and from area public and private collections. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the exhibition and symposium Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker: A Man in Two Worlds and a Woman of Two Worlds organized by EIU’s Booth Library; the Parkers were also early settlers of Coles County and Charleston Township.  See online at www.eiu.edu/tarble.

    Tags: Tarble Arts Center
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    Pianist Kurt Hansen will coach EIU piano majors on performing classical masterpieces, including works by Schubert and Debussy.

    Tags: Arts and Entertainment | College of Arts and Humanities | Community | Current Students | Doudna Fine Arts Center | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Music Department
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    Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track Championships

    Hosted Friday and Saturday at Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse

    Tags: Alumni | Athletics | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students
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    Polar Plunge is an event to raise money for Special Olympics.  On February 28 teams of EIU students and faculty will take the plunge into the ice cold waters of Lake Sara, Effingham, Illinois, to raise money and awareness. A minimum of $75.00 pledged gives you the privilege to "freeze for a reason."

    Tags: Alumni | Col. of Education & Professional Studies | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students
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    Guest pianist Kurt Hansen will present a master class and solo recital on the keyboard works of Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert. 

    The recital program includes the 8 Impromptus (D. 899 and D. 935) and 6 Moments Musicaux (D. 780).

    Please join us for this day of exquisite 19th-century music.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | College of Arts and Humanities | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Music Department | Prospective Students
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    Ms. Black EIU Pageant

    Tags: Current Students | Minority Affairs
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    As a part of Women's History and Awareness Month (WHAM), John David Moore and Elaine Fine will play their annual concert of violin and piano music composed by women.

    This event is co-sponsored by the EIU Women's Studies Program and Doudna Fine Arts Center.

    Tags: Alumni | College of Arts and Humanities | Community | Current Students | Doudna Fine Arts Center | English Department | Faculty | Music Department | Prospective Students | Women's Studies
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    Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker will be the topic of an exhibit and program series at Booth Library.

    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 became Coles County.

    In about 1833, several members of the Parker clan moved to Texas and created Fort Parker there. A few years later, a band of Indians attacked the fort, killing many and kidnapping a few of the children, including Cynthia Ann, age 9.

    Cynthia Ann grew up as a member of the Comanche tribe, married one of the chiefs and bore three children; the oldest was Quanah, who later became the last Comanche chief in America.

    Tags: Booth Library
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Sunday, 01 March, 2015
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    Marc Chagall, one of the most distinctive artists of the 20th century, is known for his colorful paintings, many of which are based on east European Jewish folklore. He was born in Vitebsk, Belarus, into a traditional Hasidic Jewish culture.   As a Jewish artist, Chagall broke new ground by illustrating the Hebrew Bible. Chagall’s vision of the Old Testament combines his Jewish heritage and modern art, providing a rich display of symbol and imagination. Among the pieces in this exhibition there are 10 of the 105 etchings originally intended to be illustrations for an Old Testament Bible and 24 brilliantly colored images from his 1956 and 1960 suites of Bible lithographs. This exhibition is on loan from The Bowden Collections. See online at eiu.edu/tarble.

    Tags: Tarble Arts Center
  • |

    The recently restored portraits of Charles Morton (for whom Charleston is named) and his wife Hannah serve as the centerpieces for this exhibition. Also featured are coverlets, a quilt, and other folk art circa the 1840s from or now found in east-central Illinois. Included are works from the Tarble’s collection, and from area public and private collections. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the exhibition and symposium Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker: A Man in Two Worlds and a Woman of Two Worlds organized by EIU’s Booth Library; the Parkers were also early settlers of Coles County and Charleston Township.  See online at www.eiu.edu/tarble.

    Tags: Tarble Arts Center
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    The Eastern Illinois University Concert Band will be performing their first concert of the Spring Semester on March 1 at 4pm. The performance will feature compositions from Johannes Brahms, Mark Camphouse, Julius Fucik, John Mackey, Michael Markowski, and Eric Whitacre. The Concert Band membership consists of talented music and non-music major students of EIU and is conducted by Dr. Corey Francis, with graduate assistants Bryan Chesi and Michael Pond-Jones.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | College of Arts and Humanities | Community | Current Students | Doudna Fine Arts Center | Faculty | Music Department | Prospective Students
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    Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker will be the topic of an exhibit and program series at Booth Library.

    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 became Coles County.

    In about 1833, several members of the Parker clan moved to Texas and created Fort Parker there. A few years later, a band of Indians attacked the fort, killing many and kidnapping a few of the children, including Cynthia Ann, age 9.

    Cynthia Ann grew up as a member of the Comanche tribe, married one of the chiefs and bore three children; the oldest was Quanah, who later became the last Comanche chief in America.

    Tags: Booth Library
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