Covering a Kidnapping: Reporting on the Murder of Yingying Zhang |
In 2017, Chinese researcher Yingying Zhang disappeared from the University of Illinois campus in Urbana. Two years later, a former graduate student was convicted of kidnapping and killing her. The case drew media coverage in the United States and China, and Champaign News-Gazette reporter Ben Zigterman covered the story from its beginning.
In a conversation with EIU journalism instructor Joe Astrouski, Zigterman will discuss his experience covering this high-profile case and the lessons he learned along the way.Tags: Alumni | Communication Studies | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Journalism Department | Lectures/Seminars
- Interview Success Strategies |
Webinar: Everyone Is In: Increasing Presence in Online Courses |
Facilitator: Dr. Lu Ding
Establishing social connections is a basic human need. This need extends into online spaces. In fact, even when online, people are not only looking for information; they are also looking for affiliation, support and affirmation. Online learning involves social aspects, and social interactions are at the heart of the learning process. This webinar, we will introduce several design and instructional strategies for instructors to promote teaching presence as well as social presence among students in online learning environments.
Registration link: https://eiu.gosignmeup.com/public/Course/browse?courseid=2594Tags: Faculty | Faculty Development & Innovation Center
Geology and Geography Colloquium Series |
The Department of Geology and Geography present Jim Ursic ('75), John Canar, Sonny Divita and Matt Blaser, USEPA Scientists, discussing "Geophysical Methods for Environmental Superfund Sites" and "Using GIS, Statistics and Chemistry - a Residential Superfund Case History." This will be held in the Physical Science Building, Room 3040 from 1 - 2 pm on Thursday, Feb 20, 2020. All are welcome to attend.Tags: Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Heart Healthy: Shopping & Cooking |
We recognize that our dietary habits make a significant impact on heart health – and some of what we “know” may not be the most accurate. In celebration of National Heart Health Month, Dr. Melanie Burns, RDN will guide us in food label reading with a keen eye on sodium content and how to prepare foods at home to be lower in sodium. Attendance at both sessions is not required. Limited to 12 participants.
The first session will meet at County Market (Study Room, FL 2) and will include a brief update of heart healthy guidelines and an opportunity to put that knowledge into practice in the grocery store aisles reading food labels.
The second session will meet on Eastern’s campus in Klehm Hall 2309 where we will modify and prepare recipes to be more sodium friendly. So, be sure to bring your appetite for delicious, lower sodium foods!
Please Register by 1/31/2020.Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Workshop/Webinar