- Edgar Speaker Series |
Shane Burcaw Presentation |
Shane Burcaw, author, blogger, and entrepreneur, and his fiancée, Hannah Aylward, will visit EIU to talk about disability and inclusivity from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the Buzzard Auditorium.
Shane, author of “Laughing atMy Nightmare,” “Not So Different: What You ReallyWant to Ask About Having a Disability,” and “Strangers Assume My Girlfriend is My Nurse,” lives with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and is coming to share his message and experiences.
Shane grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Moravian College with an English degree. In 2011, he started his blog, Laughing at My Nightmare, and uses humor to address his struggles.
He also started a nonprofit organization with his cousin to help those living with muscular atrophy. His fiancée and he have a YouTube channel called Squirmy and Grubs, showing their lives as an interabled couple.
Burcaw’s talk is free and open to the public. The event has been organized by Michele McDaniel, coordinator of the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, and Dr. Christina Edmonds-Behrend, professor of special education.Tags: Alumni | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students
- Student Creative Writing Showcase-Topic: Race & Racism |
- Student Creative Writing Showcase-Topic: Race & Racism |
The Doudna Rock & Roll Takeover: A Free Concert & Television Taping |
“The Doudna Rock & Roll Takeover” free live music showcase and television taping that features the wild local sounds of the area's best rock and pop bands.
The Black Box at Doudna at EIU hosts the premiere showcase on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. with three original bands who will each be filmed live to tape by Cavetone Records. Each episode will then air on WEIU-TV in primetime as the lead-in to “Austin City Limits.”
The official music schedule for the evening is as follows:
7 p.m. – Jeremy T. McConaughey and the Band You're About to Hear (Charleston/Benton) - Carefully-crafted Americana indie pop.
8 p.m. – Matty Till Dawn (Olney) - Endlessly-charming scuzz rock trio.
9 p.m. – Sons of Cain (Mattoon/Efingham) – High-octane grunge machine.
Produced by Cavetone Records & Television, the concert and television taping also features the infamous host and hype man Colin St. Michael, a live Hit-Mix 88.9 remote broadcast from 6-7 p.m., and refreshments in the concourse.
The show is free to attend, and while the sounds may induce wild fits of dancing, the lyrical content is TV-PG.
###Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Communication Studies | Community | Current Students | Doudna Fine Arts Center | Faculty | Prospective Students
Fall Education Job Fair |
This is a great professional day experience for student teachers! Meet with recruiters from school districts across the state of Illinois as well as those from out of state seeking to fill mid-year openings and for the new school year. Learn more at: https://www.eiu.edu/careers/falleducationjobfair.phpTags: Career Services | Current Students
- Student Art Exhibit:Topic: Race, Racism, and Social Justice |
Quebec Speaker Presentation |
Martin Dionne, Quebec Public & Government Affairs Officer in Chicago, is coming to EIU to give a presentation, “Opportunities in Business & Technology in Quebec,” at Lumpkin Hall’s Roberson Auditorium (2030). This talk will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6. This event is free and open to the public.
He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economy and Politics and a master’s degree in International Relations. He has worked for the National Assembly of Quebec, the Ministry of Health and Social Services and the Ministry of Native Affairs.
While at EIU, Mr. Dionne will take a tour of the EIU campus and Booth Library. He will hold discussions with the Office of International Students and Scholars, World Languages faculty, and Career Services. Dionne will meet with MBA and other graduate students at Lumpkin 2121 from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. He will also talk to Blair Watson’s French 2201 and French for Business classes.
His visit to EIU was organized by Booth Library’s Bradley Tolppanen; Austin Cheney, Dean of Lumpkin College of Business & Technology; and Blair Watson, World Languages and Cultures. Last year, Booth Library received a grant from the Quebec/U.S. University Grant Program to improve library materials related to the study of Quebec and its culture.
He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economy and Politics and a master’s degree in International Relations. He has worked for the National Assembly of Quebec, the Ministry of Health and Social Services and the Ministry of Native Affairs.Tags: Alumni | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Sugar: Can't Live With It, Can't Live Without It |
Why has sugar become such a hot topic of conversation recently? Is sugar really that bad for us? What do we really know about sugar, or need to know, if we are concerned about our health or want to live a healthier lifestyle? With so much information available from so many sources, it can get confusing. This candid talk about sugar will attempt to answer these common questions, sort out some of the confusion, and investigate where sugar might be hiding in foods you think, or the industry leads you to believe, are good for you.
Offered by the Academy of Lifelong Learning; taught by Karen Reed. Free and open to the public; registration requested at 581-5114.Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students | Workshop/Webinar
The Joy of Memoir |
Before the hustle and bustle of the coming holiday season arrives, plan to
spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon with us, the Past~Forward Memoir Writers.
Our members, all local writers, will entertain you with a full line up of stories that
are funny, exciting, thought provoking, seasonal, or just quirky. Not only is memoir a joy to write and read, but also hear, especially when presented by the author. Let us entertain you.
Promoted by the Academy of Lifelong Learning; presented by the Past~Forward Memoir Writers. Free and open to the public.Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Faculty