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Friday, 20 October, 2017
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    Speaker: Peter Andrews (EIU)

    Title: What If Your Directrix Were a Circle?


    
For more details please visit https://www.eiu.edu/math/pdf/colloquium/PeterAndrewsOct20-2017.pdf

    Time: 4:10-5:00 pm


    Location: Old Main Room 2231



    The presentation is open to the public.

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    Tags: Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Mathematics and Computer Science | 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
Saturday, 21 October, 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, 22 October, 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, 23 October, 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, 24 October, 2017
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    While every culture in the world may not have a word that means “music”, people of every culture have had musical ways to express themselves.  This class is designed to introduce you to some of those instruments, collected by the instructor.  At this session, you will learn what many of these instruments sound like, where they are from, and how they are played.  Some of them are actually easy to play and you will learn a simple method you can use to learn how to play a new instrument.  

    Register by 10/23/17

    Tags: Academic Calendar | Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars
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    Enjoy an evening of Jazz Combos under the direction of Prof. Paul Johnston.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Music Department | 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, 25 October, 2017
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    EIU's own graduate program representatives along with representatives from other institutions will be on hand to talk about opportunities for advanced study. All students welcome and encouraged to learn about options for graduate study.

    Tags: Academic/Event Scheduling | Alumni | Career Services | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Faculty | Graduate School | Graduate Student Advisory Council | Prospective Students
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    Maddison Avenue Candle Company manufactures 100% soy candles locally! They are an online business that ships their unique merchandise all over the world. They also travel the Midwest and sell candles at vendor markets. Maddison Avenue Candle Company takes pride in their soy products as they are supporting USA farmers by making a natural product for their customers. Join Stephanie Gannaway, the owner of Maddison Avenue Candle Company, as she discusses her business and shows attendees how to make these unique, soy candles.

    Register by 10/23/17

    Tags: Academic Calendar | Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | 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
Thursday, 26 October, 2017
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    Love to walk, bike and hike in nature, but don't know the paths or the "rules"?  The newly established system of sustainable trails at Lake Charleston are a regional treasure, however you may enjoy them more with preparation.  Brendan Lynch,  Bike & Hike's Manager, was instrumental in bringing the trail project together.  Brendan will describe the project, equip us with navigation help on the multiple trails, provide tips for staying safe, and suggest etiquette that is sometimes unknown to the novice.  Bring your bottle of water! 

    Register by 10/23/17

    Meet at Sister City Park Pavilion

    Tags: Academic Calendar | Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars
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    Speaker: Bruce C. Berndt (UIUC)



    Title: Ramanujan's Life and Earlier Notebooks


    For more details please visit https://www.eiu.edu/math/pdf/colloquium/PerryLecturesFA2017.pdf

    Tags: Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Mathematics and Computer Science | Prospective Students
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    Harry Potter Night will feature a trivia contest, costume contest, games, activities, food and music! Co-sponsored by Booth Library, Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club and EIU Gamers Club.

    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. More information on Harry Potter Night TBA. Follow the library on Facebook, Twitter, or visit the website above for more details.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | 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
Friday, 27 October, 2017
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    Speaker: Bruce C. Berndt (UIUC)



    
Title: Ramanujan's Lost Notebook: History and Content


    
For more details please visit https://www.eiu.edu/math/pdf/colloquium/PerryLecturesFA2017.pdf

    Tags: Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Mathematics and Computer Science | 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
Saturday, 28 October, 2017
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    Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to free story times in the Ballenger Teachers Center of Booth Library.

    Story times are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, and each will have a specific theme. The schedule is as follows:

    - Sept. 30, Latino Heritage: Dio de los Muertos, sponsored by Latino American Student Organization;

    - Oct. 7, Disability Awareness, sponsored by Sigma Rho Epsilon;

    - Oct. 28, Halloween, sponsored by the Student Reading Council;

    - Nov. 4, Rockin’ with the Rec Club, sponsored by the EIU Rec Club;

    - Nov. 11, We are Thankful, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi;

    - Dec. 2, Winter, sponsored by the Student Education Association.

    Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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

    Tags: Alumni | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty
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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, 29 October, 2017
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    Under the direction of Dr. Richard Rossi, the Eastern Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Halloween themed concert.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Music Department | 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
Monday, 30 October, 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, 31 October, 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, 01 November, 2017
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    This event is open to all candidates seeking positions in teaching, school administration, and special services.

    Bring your Panther Card ID for check-in! 

    Alumni and Non-EIU attendees are also welcome!

    Professional dress is required. Bring several copies of your resume.

    Quick Tips

    • Research the participating schools online BEFORE attending.
    • Plan your 30-second introduction.
    • Remember: First impressions DO count!

    A list of participating school districts is available at: http://www.eiu.edu/careers/falleducationjobfair.php

    Tags: Alumni | Career Services | Col. of Education & Professional Studies | Communication Disorders and Sciences | Current Students | Elementary Education
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    We've all heard about Essential Oils but are you aware of all the health benefits they have? Come join us to learn more about the history of oils, how to use them,  get some great DIY recipes and learn how  to use the oils around your home. If you come tired, we have an oil that will help wake you up, and if you need help falling asleep at night, there are oils to help with that as well.  Come sample, smell and learn, it will be educational and fun. 

    Register by 10/30/17

    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
Thursday, 02 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, 03 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, 04 November, 2017
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    Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to free story times in the Ballenger Teachers Center of Booth Library.

    Story times are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, and each will have a specific theme. The schedule is as follows:

    - Sept. 30, Latino Heritage: Dio de los Muertos, sponsored by Latino American Student Organization;

    - Oct. 7, Disability Awareness, sponsored by Sigma Rho Epsilon;

    - Oct. 28, Halloween, sponsored by the Student Reading Council;

    - Nov. 4, Rockin’ with the Rec Club, sponsored by the EIU Rec Club;

    - Nov. 11, We are Thankful, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi;

    - Dec. 2, Winter, sponsored by the Student Education Association.

    Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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

    Tags: Alumni | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty
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    Did you know that having professionally and properly maintained trees add significant value to your real estate, have immensely beneficial impacts to your home's energy efficiency, and research has shown that trees even prove beneficial to your health?

    Our guest presenter will be Ian Pendergast-White, a local International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist, who also holds a M.S. Forestry degree from Southern Illinois University.

    Topics will include:
    • Benefits/values of trees
    • Tree hazard evaluation and assessment common tree diseases
    • Proper pruning
    • Disease identification

    Register by 11/2/17

    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
Sunday, 05 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, 06 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, 07 November, 2017
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    Want to get more from your Apple iPhone? Our local wizard, Jeff Cranstoun, will tackle all your questions.

    The first of two sessions will cover:
    • iPhone User Guide - locate, download, install and open
    • Settings - locate and change
    • Secure device using basic, best practice protocols

    Second session to cover:
    • Send and view text messages, photos & video texts, and attachments
    • Locate, identify as safe, download, install and open apps

    Register by 11/3/17

    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
Wednesday, 08 November, 2017
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    Learn what services Hospice provide, and the benefits of Hospice care for both the patient and the family. There are a lot of misconceptions and myths related to Hospice care that will be addressed. Every Hospice experience is unique to that specific family and their dynamics. Questions are encouraged.

    Register by 11/6/17

    Tags: Academic Calendar | Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Faculty | Gerontology | 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
Thursday, 09 November, 2017
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    Want to get more from your Apple iPhone? Our local wizard, Jeff Cranstoun, will tackle all your questions.

    The first of two sessions will cover:
    • iPhone User Guide - locate, download, install and open
    • Settings - locate and change
    • Secure device using basic, best practice protocols

    Second session to cover:
    • Send and view text messages, photos & video texts, and attachments
    • Locate, identify as safe, download, install and open apps

    Register by 11/3/17

    Tags: Academic Calendar | Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars
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    John Palen’s new poetry collection, Distant Music (Mayapple Press, 2017) evokes his lifelong bond with the American Midwest. Raised in small towns in southwestern Missouri, he earned degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and Michigan State University, and worked for 45 years as a journalist and journalism educator in Missouri, Illinois and Michigan. His poetry has appeared in literary magazines since the late 1960s, in Prairie Schooner, Kansas Quarterly, Passages North, Arcadia, Midwest Prairie Review, The MacGuffin, Bluestem and elsewhere. Mayapple Press brought out his Open Communion: New and Selected Poems in 2004. His work has appeared in anthologies from Wayne State University Press and Milkweed Editions. He lives and writes in retirement in Central Illinois, where he enjoys volunteer work as a certified Master Naturalist. Other readers will include a local writer from the Charleston/Mattoon community as well as a graduate student in creative writing from the English Department.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Center for the Humanities | College of Arts and Humanities | Community | Current Students | English Department | Faculty | Prospective Students
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    Jazz Lab Band under the direction of Prof. Paul Johnston.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Music Department | 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
Friday, 10 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, 11 November, 2017
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    Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to free story times in the Ballenger Teachers Center of Booth Library.

    Story times are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, and each will have a specific theme. The schedule is as follows:

    - Sept. 30, Latino Heritage: Dio de los Muertos, sponsored by Latino American Student Organization;

    - Oct. 7, Disability Awareness, sponsored by Sigma Rho Epsilon;

    - Oct. 28, Halloween, sponsored by the Student Reading Council;

    - Nov. 4, Rockin’ with the Rec Club, sponsored by the EIU Rec Club;

    - Nov. 11, We are Thankful, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi;

    - Dec. 2, Winter, sponsored by the Student Education Association.

    Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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

    Tags: Alumni | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty
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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, 12 November, 2017
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    Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey; Music by Tom Kitt

    The Theatre

    Nov. 8-12, 2017

    Directed by Anne Thibault

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
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    Next to Normal

    Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

    Music by Tom Kitt

    Musical Direction by Andrea Pope

    Directed by Anne Thibualt

    Next to Normal is a 2008 American rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. The story centers around a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that her illness and its management have had on her family.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
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    EIU Jazz Faculty Concert in support of the Tanner/Gholson Endowment.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Music Department | 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
Monday, 13 November, 2017
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    The Symposium is a conference-style event in which the participants present their papers and field challenging questions from an interdisciplinary audience.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Current Students | Faculty | Theatre Arts Department
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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, 14 November, 2017
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    Under the direction of Prof. Jamie Ryan.

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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, 15 November, 2017
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    On the west coast of Scotland, on her most southerly border, is the district of Dumfries and Galloway, once known as Old Galloway. Adjacent to that runs the border with England running from the Solway Firth, on the west coast, to Lamberton just north of Berwick on the east coast. As the crow flies it is a distance of about 75 miles. In medieval times, it was a thriving and bustling area for commerce, architecture, education and for religious & social change. But, Old Galloway and the border lands also became notorious for the lawlessness that pervaded the area due to raiding bandits and warring armies crisscrossing the border, and for religious intolerance that sparked the demise of many border icons and peoples. This presentation tells the story of a once flourishing and dynamic area of southern Scotland and the forces that came to cause its collapse.

    Register by 11/13/17

    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
Thursday, 16 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, 17 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, 18 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, 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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    A concert of new works by EIU student composers.

    Tags: Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Music Department | 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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    Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to free story times in the Ballenger Teachers Center of Booth Library.

    Story times are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, and each will have a specific theme. The schedule is as follows:

    - Sept. 30, Latino Heritage: Dio de los Muertos, sponsored by Latino American Student Organization;

    - Oct. 7, Disability Awareness, sponsored by Sigma Rho Epsilon;

    - Oct. 28, Halloween, sponsored by the Student Reading Council;

    - Nov. 4, Rockin’ with the Rec Club, sponsored by the EIU Rec Club;

    - Nov. 11, We are Thankful, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi;

    - Dec. 2, Winter, sponsored by the Student Education Association.

    Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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

    Tags: Alumni | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty
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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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    Under the direction of Dr. Richard Rossi

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Music Department | 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
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
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    Under the direction of Prof. Paul Johnston.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Music Department | 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, 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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    Under the direction of Dr. Alicia Neal.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Music Department | 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
Friday, 08 December, 2017
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    "Lessons and Carols," adapted from the service performed at King's College in Cambridge, England, since 1918, tells the Christmas story through Bible readings interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols and hymns.

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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
  • |

    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
  • |

    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
  • |

    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, 08 February, 2018
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Tuesday, 17 April, 2018
Wednesday, 18 April, 2018
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    By Neil Simon

    The Theatre

    April 18-22, 2018

    Directed by J. Kevin Doolen

    Tags: Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
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    Brighton Beach Memoirs 

    By Neil Simon

    Directed by J. Kevin Doolen

    Brighton Beach Memoirs is part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
Thursday, 19 April, 2018
Friday, 20 April, 2018
  • |

    Brighton Beach Memoirs 

    By Neil Simon

    Directed by J. Kevin Doolen

    Brighton Beach Memoirs is part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
Saturday, 21 April, 2018
  • |

    Brighton Beach Memoirs 

    By Neil Simon

    Directed by J. Kevin Doolen

    Brighton Beach Memoirs is part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
Sunday, 22 April, 2018
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