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Sunday, 20 October, 2019
Monday, 21 October, 2019
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    Booth Library and the EIU Gamers’ Guild will host a Game Night event at 7 p.m. on both Oct. 21 and Oct. 23 in the library’s Atrium.

    A large selection of board games and card games, such as Monopoly, Catan, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Connect Four and Life, will be available to play. The Gamers Guild is also offering the classic game of Dungeons and Dragons for beginning players or those who are curious to try it out. This event is a great opportunity to talk to EIU’s best gamers and connect with them over gaming.

    This event is free and open to the public. Game Night is planned in conjunction with EIU’s Homecoming Week, Oct. 21-26, with the theme of “Game On.”

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | RSO Event
Tuesday, 22 October, 2019
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    Just in time for your holiday photos! This course introduces learners to purpose and methodologies of digital photography storage and management.  Learners will have the opportunity to engage hands-on with a digital photo storage solution and explore its features and benefits.  A Google account will be required to fully participate in the course, and it is preferred that learners arrive to the session with one created ahead of time.  Assistance in creating a Google account prior to the start of the course can be found at the Academy office by appointment.

    Offered by the Academy of Lifelong Learning, taught by Jeff Cranstoun.  Free and open to the public, however seating is limited Registration required by 10/17/19, at 217-581-5114. 

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students | Workshop/Webinar
Wednesday, 23 October, 2019
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    Booth Library and the EIU Gamers’ Guild will host a Game Night event at 7 p.m. on both Oct. 21 and Oct. 23 in the library’s Atrium.

    A large selection of board games and card games, such as Monopoly, Catan, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Connect Four and Life, will be available to play. The Gamers Guild is also offering the classic game of Dungeons and Dragons for beginning players or those who are curious to try it out. This event is a great opportunity to talk to EIU’s best gamers and connect with them over gaming.

    This event is free and open to the public. Game Night is planned in conjunction with EIU’s Homecoming Week, Oct. 21-26, with the theme of “Game On.”

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | RSO Event
Thursday, 24 October, 2019
Tuesday, 29 October, 2019
Wednesday, 30 October, 2019
Thursday, 31 October, 2019
Friday, 01 November, 2019
Saturday, 02 November, 2019
Monday, 04 November, 2019
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    Shane Burcaw, author, blogger, and entrepreneur, and his fiancée, Hannah Aylward, will visit EIU to talk about disability and inclusivity from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the Buzzard Auditorium.

     

    Shane, author of “Laughing atMy Nightmare,” “Not So Different: What You ReallyWant to Ask About Having a Disability,” and “Strangers Assume My Girlfriend is My Nurse,” lives with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and is coming to share his message and experiences.

     

    Shane grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Moravian College with an English degree. In 2011, he started his blog, Laughing at My Nightmare, and uses humor to address his struggles.

     

    He also started a nonprofit organization with his cousin to help those living with muscular atrophy. His fiancée and he have a YouTube channel called Squirmy and Grubs, showing their lives as an interabled couple.

     

    Burcaw’s talk is free and open to the public. The event has been organized by Michele McDaniel, coordinator of the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, and Dr. Christina Edmonds-Behrend, professor of special education.

    Tags: Alumni | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students
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    Creative Writing Showcase with the topic of Race and Racism

    Tags: Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students
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    Creative Writing Showcase with the topic of Race and Racism

    Tags: Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students
Wednesday, 06 November, 2019
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    Art exhibit based on topic of Race, Racism, and Social Justice

    Tags: Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students
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    Martin Dionne, Quebec Public & Government Affairs Officer in Chicago, is coming to EIU to give a presentation, “Opportunities in Business & Technology in Quebec,” at Lumpkin Hall’s Roberson Auditorium (2030). This talk will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6. This event is free and open to the public.

    He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economy and Politics and a master’s degree in International Relations. He has worked for the National Assembly of Quebec, the Ministry of Health and Social Services and the Ministry of Native Affairs.

     

    While at EIU, Mr. Dionne will take a tour of the EIU campus and Booth Library. He will hold discussions with the Office of International Students and Scholars, World Languages faculty, and Career Services. Dionne will meet with MBA and other graduate students at Lumpkin 2121 from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. He will also talk to Blair Watson’s French 2201 and French for Business classes.

     

    His visit to EIU was organized by Booth Library’s Bradley Tolppanen; Austin Cheney, Dean of Lumpkin College of Business & Technology; and Blair Watson, World Languages and Cultures. Last year, Booth Library received a grant from the Quebec/U.S. University Grant Program to improve library materials related to the study of Quebec and its culture.

     

    He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economy and Politics and a master’s degree in International Relations. He has worked for the National Assembly of Quebec, the Ministry of Health and Social Services and the Ministry of Native Affairs.

    Tags: Alumni | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
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    “The Doudna Rock & Roll Takeover” free live music showcase and television taping that features the wild local sounds of the area's best rock and pop bands.

    The Black Box at Doudna at EIU hosts the premiere showcase on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. with three original bands who will each be filmed live to tape by Cavetone Records. Each episode will then air on WEIU-TV in primetime as the lead-in to “Austin City Limits.”

    The official music schedule for the evening is as follows:

    • 7 p.m. – Jeremy T. McConaughey and the Band You're About to Hear (Charleston/Benton) - Carefully-crafted Americana indie pop.

    • 8 p.m. – Matty Till Dawn (Olney) - Endlessly-charming scuzz rock trio.

    • 9 p.m. – Sons of Cain (Mattoon/Efingham) – High-octane grunge machine.

    Produced by Cavetone Records & Television, the concert and television taping also features the infamous host and hype man Colin St. Michael, a live Hit-Mix 88.9 remote broadcast from 6-7 p.m., and refreshments in the concourse.

    The show is free to attend, and while the sounds may induce wild fits of dancing, the lyrical content is TV-PG.

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    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Communication Studies | Community | Current Students | Doudna Fine Arts Center | Faculty | Prospective Students
Friday, 08 November, 2019
Monday, 11 November, 2019
Tuesday, 12 November, 2019
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    Booth Library's University Archives & Special Collections and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) housed within it are unique resources on the EIU campus. The University Archives houses the 1895 Old Main time capsule, Garner Sheet Music Collection, and an oral history interview collection. The Archives serve to preserve University history through photographs, documents, faculty manuscript collections, and other diverse ephemera. Booth Library’s Special Collections represent a broader range of resources, including postcard collections, regional history related resources, and rare bound volumes from as far back as the 17th century.

    Bill Schultz, Jr., Cataloging Librarian who also serves as the Interim Head of the University Archives & Special Collections will provide an overview of the University Archives, Special Collections and IRAD. He will show examples of the types of records and documents that can be found in each area, discuss archival practices to organize and preserve such materials, and also present an orientation to this department’s online archival resources. He will also touch on how individuals can take steps to preserve their own physical and digital collections. The session will last approximately 90 minutes and will include a tour of the University Archives.

    Offered through the Academy of Lifelong Learning; free and open to the public. Registration requested by 11/11/19 at #581-5114.

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students | Workshop/Webinar
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    Historian Christy Pichichero, George Mason University

    Tags: Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students
Thursday, 14 November, 2019
Friday, 15 November, 2019
Saturday, 16 November, 2019
Sunday, 17 November, 2019
Wednesday, 04 December, 2019
Thursday, 05 December, 2019
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    FREE ADMISSION ~ OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Please join us at the 33rd Annual Holiday Art Sale where you will find a wide selection of holiday gifts in all price ranges.  All items are handmade by local artists.

    The primary purpose of this sale is to assist the Department of Art+Design in raising funds for scholarships for our art majors.

    December 5 – December 8, 2019

    • December 5 – 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    • December 6&7 10:00am - 8:00pm
    • December 8 –   1:00pm - 6:00pm

    Doudna Fine Arts Center – Main Concourse

    Tags: Alumni | Art Department | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students
Friday, 06 December, 2019
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    FREE ADMISSION ~ OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Please join us at the 33rd Annual Holiday Art Sale where you will find a wide selection of holiday gifts in all price ranges.  All items are handmade by local artists.

    The primary purpose of this sale is to assist the Department of Art+Design in raising funds for scholarships for our art majors.

    December 5 – December 8, 2019

    • December 5 – 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    • December 6&7 10:00am - 8:00pm
    • December 8 –   1:00pm - 6:00pm

    Doudna Fine Arts Center – Main Concourse

    Tags: Alumni | Art Department | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students
Saturday, 07 December, 2019
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    FREE ADMISSION ~ OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Please join us at the 33rd Annual Holiday Art Sale where you will find a wide selection of holiday gifts in all price ranges.  All items are handmade by local artists.

    The primary purpose of this sale is to assist the Department of Art+Design in raising funds for scholarships for our art majors.

    December 5 – December 8, 2019

    • December 5 – 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    • December 6&7 10:00am - 8:00pm
    • December 8 –   1:00pm - 6:00pm

    Doudna Fine Arts Center – Main Concourse

    Tags: Alumni | Art Department | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students
Sunday, 08 December, 2019
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    FREE ADMISSION ~ OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Please join us at the 33rd Annual Holiday Art Sale where you will find a wide selection of holiday gifts in all price ranges.  All items are handmade by local artists.

    The primary purpose of this sale is to assist the Department of Art+Design in raising funds for scholarships for our art majors.

    December 5 – December 8, 2019

    • December 5 – 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    • December 6&7 10:00am - 8:00pm
    • December 8 –   1:00pm - 6:00pm

    Doudna Fine Arts Center – Main Concourse

    Tags: Alumni | Art Department | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students
Monday, 13 January, 2020
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