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Sunday, 19 November, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Monday, 20 November, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Tuesday, 21 November, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Wednesday, 22 November, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Thursday, 23 November, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Friday, 24 November, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Saturday, 25 November, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Sunday, 26 November, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Monday, 27 November, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Tuesday, 28 November, 2017
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    This program is part of Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, “Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon.” The exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Harry Potter and the Cult of Celebrity

    Presented by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism

    “Celebrity is as celebrity does,” Gilderoy Lockhart tells Harry Potter when cautioning him about seeking too much attention. Harry, of course, is doing no such thing, but the obtuse Lockhart cannot recognize that. Whether characters in the Harry Potter series seek fame or eschew it and how they handle fame when it comes their way reveals a lot about their, well, character. What do Harry, Ron, Hermione, Viktor Krum and others have to teach us about fame? What can we learn from the infamous Gilderoy Lockhart and Rita Skeeter? This program will explore those questions and others, including what Dumbledore had to say about the perils of fame for “The Boy Who Lived.”

    Lola Burnham is a professor in Eastern’s Journalism Department, interim director of Student Publications, and editorial adviser to The Daily Eastern News. One of her research areas is media ethics, and she enjoys using the Harry Potter books to connect to her research topics. She has many fond memories of taking her children to Harry Potter book release parties. She is also still wondering why her letter from Hogwarts never arrived and suspects that nargles are to blame.

    Tags: Academic/Event Scheduling | Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Journalism Department | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Wednesday, 29 November, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Thursday, 30 November, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Friday, 01 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Saturday, 02 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Sunday, 03 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Monday, 04 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Tuesday, 05 December, 2017
Wednesday, 06 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Thursday, 07 December, 2017
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    Once again, we have been invited to visit the home of Dick & Kathy Hummel to take a self-guided annotated tour to examine their extensive collection of antiques, assorted keepsakes and over-the-top Christmas decorations. The collection may be described as diverse, educational and perhaps a bit eccentric. If you missed the spring tour, or just loved their hospitality, join us to get in the holiday spirit. Bring a friend or three and finger food to share. Directions provided to registered participants.

    Register by 12/1/17

    Tags: Academic Calendar | Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Friday, 08 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Saturday, 09 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Sunday, 10 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Monday, 11 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Tuesday, 12 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Wednesday, 13 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Thursday, 14 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Friday, 15 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Saturday, 16 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Sunday, 17 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Monday, 18 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Tuesday, 19 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Wednesday, 20 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Thursday, 21 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Friday, 22 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Saturday, 23 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Sunday, 24 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Monday, 25 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Tuesday, 26 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Wednesday, 27 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Thursday, 28 December, 2017
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    Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

    Author J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") on June 26, 1997, in Britain. The book was soon a worldwide hit, and the legacy of Rowling's world of magic had begun.

    Since then, Rowling's seven original books in the Harry Potter series have sold more than 450 million copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. Those books were translated into eight films that have made more than $2 billion.

    Rowling's world of Potter still continues, with a London stage play of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" soon headed to New York City and, most recently, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the film series produced and written by Rowling herself, based on her 2001 book. The film is part of a trilogy, with the second to be released in November 2018.

    The Harry Potter stories have inspired a line of action figures, costumes, candy, Legos, clothing lines, wands, robes and other memorabilia. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. Rowling continues to share musings and stories related to her magical world on her Pottermore website.

    Booth Library's exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs also are planned. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.

    Schedule of Events

    Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

    Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad; sign up by Sept. 5 to play - see http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20 for more information.

    Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

    Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Muggles, Magic and Abuse; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

    Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

    Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.

    All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Steve Brantley at 581-7542 or email jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Thursday, 18 January, 2018
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    This presentation contributes to our understanding of major black writers by discussing the promise and problem concerning the extraordinary literary successes of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Colson Whitehead, two of our most widely discussed contemporary African American authors. Over the last few years, in addition to appearing on The New York Times bestseller list and receiving National Book Award honors, works by Coates and Whitehead have been lauded by Toni Morrison, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and hundreds of others. Yet, the kinds of remarkable receptions that Coates and Whitehead have enjoyed rarely extended to large numbers of black writers, and thus sometimes prompted noticeable intra-racial resentment. A consideration of the responses to Coates and Whitehead reveals why the rise of major black writers is cause for celebration and frustration. 

    Howard Rambsy II is a Professor of Literature at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has taught a wide range of literature courses, and he has coordinated more than 200 public humanities projects concentrating on African American literature and cultural history. He is the author of The Black Arts Enterprise (2011), a study of a defining African American cultural movement that took place during the 1960s and 1970s, and his articles on black literature have appeared in various publications. He has been an active blogger, charting multiple recent developments in African American writing.  

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Diversity/Inclusive Excellence | English Department | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars
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