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Friday, 15 February, 2019
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    Feb. 15, 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. (two sessions), “Biological Effects on the Human Body During Spaceflight,” presented by James “Joel” Knapper, NASA Solar System Ambassador, sponsored by EIU Department of Biological Sciences; Room 3080 of Life Sciences Building.

    Sending astronauts to explore the solar system has been a topic of science fiction writers for over a century.  Fifty years ago, mankind took the first small step in the exploration of another world when Neil Armstrong explored the surface of the Moon.  Today, mankind is poised to venture further into deep space with the goal of exploring Mars.  There are many technological challenges to travelling the 140 million miles to Mars; however, perhaps the largest obstacles  to overcome are the biological challenges to the human body.  NASA Solar System Ambassador James Joel Knapper will be presenting an overview of these biological hurdles as well as our current human Mars exploration plans.

    A dedicated and active NASA Solar System Ambassador, James “Joel” Knapper has been hooked on NASA and space exploration since grade school.  James earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in English Education from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. James is an officer of his local amateur astronomy group, the Kankakee Area Stargazers, where he presents monthly updates on NASA programs. He also hosts many other NASA events in the Chicago area.  Joel, his wife Dawn and his three children live in Bourbonnais, IL.

    Tags: Alumni | Booth Library | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students
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    Booth Library will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, as well as examine current and future space exploration, in “On the Shoulders of Giants: The Moon and Beyond.” The exhibit will be on display from Jan. 17 through May 31, 2019.

    “On the Shoulders of Giants” will include a look at several of the Apollo missions, with a focus on Apollo 11, the lunar landing of July 20, 1969; EIU alumni connections to the space program; biographies of specific astronauts; space exploration today and in the future; female contributions to space exploration; and more.

    Schools and other groups who would like to tour the exhibit are encouraged to contact Andy Cougill, aacougill@eiu.edu, or call 217-581-7548 to schedule a visit.

    Related programming is planned. For more information visit the exhibit web site, https://library.eiu.edu/exhibits/space.

    The exhibit may be viewed any time the library is open. Booth Library’s regular hours are 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to midnight Sunday.

    Tags: Alumni | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students
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Saturday, 16 February, 2019
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    Current EIU International students! Are you interested in taking a coach bus to some of Champaign's most popular international groceries? If so, you MUST sign up before February 11 to reserve a seat on the bus. We will meet at Blair Hall at 9:30 a.m. and return to Blair by 3:00 p.m. Watch the OISS and AIS Facebook pages, and be sure to check your email, for more information!

    Tags: Current Students | Office of International Students and Sch | RSO Event
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    Booth Library will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, as well as examine current and future space exploration, in “On the Shoulders of Giants: The Moon and Beyond.” The exhibit will be on display from Jan. 17 through May 31, 2019.

    “On the Shoulders of Giants” will include a look at several of the Apollo missions, with a focus on Apollo 11, the lunar landing of July 20, 1969; EIU alumni connections to the space program; biographies of specific astronauts; space exploration today and in the future; female contributions to space exploration; and more.

    Schools and other groups who would like to tour the exhibit are encouraged to contact Andy Cougill, aacougill@eiu.edu, or call 217-581-7548 to schedule a visit.

    Related programming is planned. For more information visit the exhibit web site, https://library.eiu.edu/exhibits/space.

    The exhibit may be viewed any time the library is open. Booth Library’s regular hours are 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to midnight Sunday.

    Tags: Alumni | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students
Sunday, 17 February, 2019
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    Booth Library will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, as well as examine current and future space exploration, in “On the Shoulders of Giants: The Moon and Beyond.” The exhibit will be on display from Jan. 17 through May 31, 2019.

    “On the Shoulders of Giants” will include a look at several of the Apollo missions, with a focus on Apollo 11, the lunar landing of July 20, 1969; EIU alumni connections to the space program; biographies of specific astronauts; space exploration today and in the future; female contributions to space exploration; and more.

    Schools and other groups who would like to tour the exhibit are encouraged to contact Andy Cougill, aacougill@eiu.edu, or call 217-581-7548 to schedule a visit.

    Related programming is planned. For more information visit the exhibit web site, https://library.eiu.edu/exhibits/space.

    The exhibit may be viewed any time the library is open. Booth Library’s regular hours are 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to midnight Sunday.

    Tags: Alumni | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students
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