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Monday, 30 September, 2019
Tuesday, 01 October, 2019
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    Applying for jobs and internships should not be like going on a blind date! Learn how to research employers, what to look for and how to use this critical knowledge to your advantage. Reservations Required. Call 217-581-2412 or RSVP at: https://eiu-csm.symplicity.com/students/

    Tags: Career Services | Current Students
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    All members of the Council on Graduate Studies will meet.

    Tags: Conferences/Meetings | Faculty | Graduate School | Graduate Student Advisory Council
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    Students who need tips for conducting research are encouraged to attend free workshops at Booth Library.

    Seminar 1: Researching the Literature with Steve Brantley will be offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 and again from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 19 in Room 4450 of the library.

    Topics to be covered are: - What are your online research destinations? - How do you know when you have enough? - Identify key journals and key databases. - Understand controlled vocabularies and how they can benefit your research. - Learn about open access, open research, and alternative sources for research.

    Seminar 2: Organizing your References Using Citation Management Software with Kirstin Duffin will be offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 and again from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 26 in Room 4450 of the library.

    Topics to be covered are: - Save your sources to one convenient location and access via the cloud. - Create formatted citations and your reference section in seconds (really!). - Understand the software options and features in Mendeley and Zotero. - Export citation information using library databases.

    Seminar 3: Presenting your Thesis (to the World) with Todd Bruns will be offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 and again from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 3 in Witters Conference Room 4440.

    Topics to be covered are:

    - What happens to your thesis after you submit it? - Common pitfalls to avoid when preparing your thesis - How to optimize discovery of your thesis with metadata Register for the free seminars at https://library.eiu.edu/instruction/thesis101.html.  

    For more information contact Steve Brantley, head of Research, Engagement and Scholarship, at 581-7542 or jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Academic/Event Scheduling | Booth Library | Current Students | Graduate School | Graduate Student Advisory Council | Workshop/Webinar
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Wednesday, 02 October, 2019
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    Molly Bellamey, formerly on the National Road Association of Illinois Board of Directors, will educate on the purpose and funding of the road that began in 1811 in Cumberland, MD and ended in Vandalia, IL in 1837. She will describe pioneers who moved west, and how they managed the work and hardships of travel in the early 1800s. The National Scenic Byways Program will be examined along with things to see and do today along the Road in Illinois. Not to be missed, Molly's delightful children's book, Patch on the National Road, will be shared. Lucky attendees will go home with a copy!

    Offered by the Academy of Lifelong Learning.  Free and open to the public; registration requested at 581-5114. 

    Tags: Academic/Event Scheduling | Alumni | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students | Workshop/Webinar
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    “For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform,” an exhibit that celebrates the citizen groups that have tried to make quality health care accessible to all, will be on display at Booth Library from Sept. 23 through Nov. 2, 2019.
    The arts and humanities play important roles in political reform movements: authors, artists, musicians, performers, and critics work to raise awareness, inspire empathy, and incite action. U.S. authors from different time periods and different cultural backgrounds have represented experiences related to reproductive health and rights activism since the 1890s, often in response to health care reform. This presentation analyzes several of these works in the context of various legal and social debates. The presentation includes discussion of sexuality, pregnancy, and abortion.
    Jeannie Ludlow is a professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at EIU. She has worked as a patient advocate/peer counselor at abortion clinics and as an antiracist advocate and trainer. Recent publications include “Graphic Abortion: The Grotesque in Diane Noomin’s 1990s Abortion Comics” in Feminist Formations (Summer 2019) and “Inappropriate/d Generations: Artifactual Pregnancy and Diffracted Choice in Comics Narratives” in Monstrous Women in Comics (forthcoming from University Press of Mississippi).
    The exhibit and all programs are free and open to the public. For more information on the exhibit, visit https://library.eiu.edu/exhibits/forallthepeople/.

    Tags: Alumni | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students
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    2nd part of series "Why do we Migrate?"

    Tags: Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty
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    Learn how to make the most of a job fair: to build relationships, make employers remember you, what to say, when to come & how long to stay, and much more! Presented by Bob Berdelle, Enterprise Rent A Car. Reservations Preferred. Call 217-581-2412 or RSVP at: https://eiu-csm.symplicity.com/students/

    Tags: Career Services | Current Students
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Thursday, 03 October, 2019
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    Students who need tips for conducting research are encouraged to attend free workshops at Booth Library.

    Seminar 1: Researching the Literature with Steve Brantley will be offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 and again from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 19 in Room 4450 of the library.

    Topics to be covered are: - What are your online research destinations? - How do you know when you have enough? - Identify key journals and key databases. - Understand controlled vocabularies and how they can benefit your research. - Learn about open access, open research, and alternative sources for research.

    Seminar 2: Organizing your References Using Citation Management Software with Kirstin Duffin will be offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 and again from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 26 in Room 4450 of the library.

    Topics to be covered are: - Save your sources to one convenient location and access via the cloud. - Create formatted citations and your reference section in seconds (really!). - Understand the software options and features in Mendeley and Zotero. - Export citation information using library databases.

    Seminar 3: Presenting your Thesis (to the World) with Todd Bruns will be offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 and again from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 3 in Witters Conference Room 4440.

    Topics to be covered are:

    - What happens to your thesis after you submit it? - Common pitfalls to avoid when preparing your thesis - How to optimize discovery of your thesis with metadata Register for the free seminars at https://library.eiu.edu/instruction/thesis101.html.  

    For more information contact Steve Brantley, head of Research, Engagement and Scholarship, at 581-7542 or jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

    Tags: Academic/Event Scheduling | Booth Library | Current Students | Graduate School | Workshop/Webinar
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    Meet with recruiters from a wide variety of industries and locations. Find internships and jobs. Some employers will interview the next day! Do your research, bring your resumes and your confidence!! Learn more at: https://eiu-csm.symplicity.com/students

    Tags: Alumni | Career Services | Current Students | Faculty
Friday, 04 October, 2019
Saturday, 05 October, 2019
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    Join us for a lecture and workshop on the history and techniques of the humble String Quilt. Strips of scrap fabric, clothing, and anything cloth related were sewn together and referred to as 'strings'. Common amongst the thrifty quilter, these were useful and much loved for their warmth and artistry. We will follow the evolution of these String Quilts into the modern quilt movement today. Begin a small project wtih some basic sewing supplies as you design your own project with the basic string block. Listen, learn, and love to stitch? Bring a dish or snack to share at lunchtime and your drink, as we share stories of the quilts and quilters in our lives. Supply list will be sent to each registrant.

    Offered by the Academy of Lifelong Learning; taught by Jamie Willis.  

    Member price: $25  Non-member: $29

    Call 581-5114 to register by 9/25/19.

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | Workshop/Webinar
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    Join us for a lecture and workshop on the history and techniques of the humble String Quilt. Strips of scrap fabric, clothing, and anything cloth related were sewn together and referred to as 'strings'. Common amongst the thrifty quilter, these were useful and much loved for their warmth and artistry. We will follow the evolution of these String Quilts into the modern quilt movement today. Begin a small project wtih some basic sewing supplies as you design your own project with the basic string block. Listen, learn, and love to stitch? Bring a dish or snack to share at lunchtime and your drink, as we share stories of the quilts and quilters in our lives. Supply list will be sent to each registrant.

    Offered through the Academy of Lifelong Learning, taught by Jamie Willis. 

    Academy Member price:$25

    Non-member price: $29

    Register at 581-5114 by 9/25/19. 

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students | Workshop/Webinar
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