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Friday, 06 March, 2015
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    Illinois Higher Education Center training workshop - "Manage the Environment: Alcohol Prevention for Everyone"   Lynn Schoenberg, Ed.S., Executive Director of Holistic Wellness, Stetson University

    Tags: Conferences/Meetings | Lectures/Seminars
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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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    Volunteers will be mentoring elementary students by helping out during recess and lunch time. They will also be exposing the children to diversity.

    To learn more or to register please visit www.eiu.edu/volunteer and click on “Volunteer Now.”  You must register prior to attending this event. 

    Tags: Community | Current Students | Faculty | Student Community Service
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    A cash award & certificate will be presented at the English Department Awards Reception in April to the eligible undergraduate who submits the best CRITICAL WRITING about children’s or young adult literature OR the best CREATIVE WRITING for young readers: creative submissions may include poetry, picture book, or fiction (chapters of longer works will be accepted).

    Undergraduates with declared majors or minors in English and majors in Education are eligible for this award.

    Place submissions in the box in the English Department mailroom (CH 3155) by Friday, March 6, 2015 at noon. Include an index card with the title of the submission; your name, major, and email address; and the name of the instructor or course in which the writing was assigned, if applicable. Your name should not appear on the submission.

    OR submit an essay online at www.eiu.edu/english/essay_contests.php

    A specialist in children’s literature, Professor Murray taught in the Eastern Illinois University Laboratory School and in the English Department from 1951 until her death in 1984.

    Questions? Contact Dr. Jamila Smith at jdsmith9@eiu.edu. 

    Tags: Col. of Education & Professional Studies | Current Students | Elementary Education | English Department
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    The is the weekly JUMA prayer for Muslim faculty, students, and community members.  It is a congregational prayer.  Non-Muslim faculty, students and community who want to observe are welcome.  Prior notification is requested due to limited space. 

    Tags: Alumni | Current Students | Faculty | RSO Event
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    Volunteers are needed at a local after-school program for children aged 11-17. This is a fun way to interact with local middle/high school youth! Come and meet a new friend. Let's make a difference!

    To learn more or to register please visit www.eiu.edu/volunteer and click on “Volunteer Now.”  You must register prior to attending this event. 

    Tags: Community | Current Students | Faculty | Student Community Service
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    Take a culinary tour of Latin America featuring a discussion of foods common throughout the Hispanic world as well as those particular to certain regions (Mexico, Central America, and the Caribe). On the way we will also discuss restaurant options, eating etiquette, and foods for special occasions. 

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    Tags: College of Arts and Humanities | Current Students | Faculty | Foreign Languages
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    The EIU Department of Music presents Maureen Moeller in a Graduate Performance Recital.

    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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    THE MOUSETRAP

    Agatha Christie
    Guest Director Marnie Andrews

    Thursday, March 5 • 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, March 6 • 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, March 7 • 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, March 8 • 2 p.m.
    The Theatre, $12 / $10 / $5

    The world's longest running play, now celebrating its Diamond Anniversary in its 60th year. A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm, one of whom is a murderer. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.

    The Mousetrap is presented by special arrangements with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | College of Arts and Humanities | Community | Current Students | Doudna Fine Arts Center | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
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    Purpose: To honor the memory of Graham R. Lewis. Graham was a first-year writing professor at Eastern Illinois University. He also received his bachelor’s degree in English from EIU. He wrote both fiction and poetry, for which he received numerous awards.

    DESCRIPTION OF AWARD
    Any recipient must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student, accepted to Eastern Illinois University and be in good academic standing. Nominees will perform their work at the “Graham Slam” (public performance, poetry slam setting) and award recipients will be chosen at the slam. The works are to be reviewed by selection committee in advance. The performances at Graham Slam shall be judged by both audience response and the committee.

    First place - $3,360.00, Second place - $1,680.00, Third place - $840.00, Fourth Place - $420.00, Fifth Place - $210.00, Sixth Place - $105.00. Seventh Place - $52.50, Eighth Place - $26.25, Ninth Place - $13.13.

    Special consideration shall be given to the awarding of the Ninth Place prize, as the number thirteen (doubly represented here by the Ninth Place award), held special significance to Graham Lewis.

    Except in the case of students who are graduating, the award(s) shall be paid during the following Fall Semester and made payable to Eastern Illinois University to be first applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient(s) attending Eastern Illinois University. Any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient(s).

    See entry guidelines at http://www.eiu.edu/~english/essay_contests.php or pick up instruction in the English Department office, Coleman Hall 3135.

    The deadline for entry is March 6, 2015.

    Tags: College of Arts and Humanities | Current Students | English Department
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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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Saturday, 07 March, 2015
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    This competitive exhibition is open to EIU undergraduates and all art media: painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, graphic design, digital art, computer animation, metals, and ceramics.   The art exhibited is selected by a panel of area college and university Art faculty and art professionals. Co-sponsored by the EIU Art Department and the Tarble Arts Center. See online at eiu.edu/tarble.

    Tags: Tarble Arts Center
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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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    Closed audition/interviews for EFA applicants.

    Tags: Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
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    THE MOUSETRAP

    Agatha Christie
    Guest Director Marnie Andrews

    Thursday, March 5 • 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, March 6 • 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, March 7 • 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, March 8 • 2 p.m.
    The Theatre, $12 / $10 / $5

    The world's longest running play, now celebrating its Diamond Anniversary in its 60th year. A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm, one of whom is a murderer. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.

    The Mousetrap is presented by special arrangements with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | College of Arts and Humanities | Community | Current Students | Doudna Fine Arts Center | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
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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, 08 March, 2015
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    The GRE will be delivered through the Office of Testing and Evaluation in Ninth Street Hall. Although the test starts at 9:00 a.m., students may check in and start as early as 8 a.m.

    Tags: Academic/Event Scheduling | Current Students | Graduate School | Graduate Student Advisory Council | International Programs
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    This competitive exhibition is open to EIU undergraduates and all art media: painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, graphic design, digital art, computer animation, metals, and ceramics.   The art exhibited is selected by a panel of area college and university Art faculty and art professionals. Co-sponsored by the EIU Art Department and the Tarble Arts Center. See online at eiu.edu/tarble.

    Tags: Tarble Arts Center
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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 Athletic Training Club at Eastern Illinois University is hosting its first annual 5K awareness event. 

    Sign up to participate in this fundraising event taking place on March 8, 2015. To register, go to www.signmeup.com/106165. Register early and make sure you get a free race day shirt! 

    Cost: 

    - Early registration: $15

    - Race day registration: $20

    Tags: Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Kinesiology and Sports Studies | Prospective Students
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    The awards presentation starts at 2:30 p.m. See online at eiu.edu/tarble.

    Tags: Art Department | Arts and Entertainment | College of Arts and Humanities | Current Students | Faculty | Tarble Arts Center
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    THE MOUSETRAP

    Agatha Christie
    Guest Director Marnie Andrews

    Thursday, March 5 • 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, March 6 • 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, March 7 • 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, March 8 • 2 p.m.
    The Theatre, $12 / $10 / $5

    The world's longest running play, now celebrating its Diamond Anniversary in its 60th year. A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm, one of whom is a murderer. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.

    The Mousetrap is presented by special arrangements with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | College of Arts and Humanities | Community | Current Students | Doudna Fine Arts Center | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
  • |

    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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