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Wednesday, 23 September, 2020
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    There are more than 7,100 islands in the Philippines where Catholics, Christians and Muslims live peacefully. It is the only Christian nation in Asia. It has been under the rule of Spain, Americans, and Japanese making the rich culture a fusion of what is best from those who tried to conquer. Fiestas are celebrated by Filipinos to honor the patron saints. Very commonly juxtaposed on the dinner table during these occasions are such items as a dish of pancit (Chinese), a tureen of cocido (Castilian), a stew of bacalao in oil (Basque), spaghetti with meatballs (Italian),  potato salad (American), a curry of chicken (Indian), a glass of halo-halo (Japanese), cake or pie (American), or a leche flan (Spanish). Join Florentina Laribee to learn about this beautiful culture.

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Current Students | Lectures/Seminars
Thursday, 01 October, 2020
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    This four-story building was the 2nd building built on Eastern's campus after the iconic Old Main Castle and was finished in 1908.  It included parlors, fireplaces, fourth floor maid's quarters, a matron's apartment, and a dining room.  It's registered as a historic landmark, due to it being the first women's college residence hall on the campus of a State University.   You are invited to learn more in two brief videos and historic documents.  This educational session will be available 10/1/2020 via link on the Academy Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/EIU-Academy-of-Lifelong-Learning-1511517142407208/) and the EIU Academy website (https://www.eiu.edu/adulted/all.php).

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Current Students | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Monday, 09 November, 2020
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    This program is one of several events planned as part of The Big Read, a grant program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on The Big Read programs being held throughout East Central Illinois, visit https://library.eiu.edu/bigread.

    Presented by Kim McIver Sigafus
    Nov. 9, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., virtual event
    Free and open to the public

    This presentation will invite people into the world of the American Indian to discover what it once was to be Native, and what it means to be Native now. An Ojibwa, Kim will be dressed in her traditional Native regalia, and will present on Native culture through oral traditions, language, and history. She will discuss Native encampment life and will drum and sing an Ojibwa lullaby. There will be a Q&A at the end of the presentation.

    ***Information on how to access this virtual program will be posted later.

    About the Presenter:

    Kim Sigafus is an internationally published award-winning Ojibwa author and speaker. Her family is from White Earth Reservation in Minnesota. Kim’s Ojibwa name, Bekaadiziikwe, means “Quiet Woman.”

    In her Native regalia, Kim has presented Native American programs at venues across the Midwest. The genres she writes include romance, children’s picture books and plays, as well as Native American fiction and non-fiction. When she’s not working, she makes dream catchers and Talking Feathers, and drums and sings.

    She resides in Freeport, Illinois with husband Andy and their two dogs, Animosh and Miika.

     This program was funded by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Road Scholar Speakers Bureau, a program that provides organizations statewide with affordable, entertaining, and thought-provoking humanities events for their communities.

    NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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