Here are the minutes from our 10/22 meeting:
~Dues are still being taken. Please contact Alex about them.
~November 16th we will be having our field trip to Cantigny in Wheaton, IL. It takes about 3 hours to get there from Charleston. It would cost about $5 to park there, but it is otherwise free. We will be talking more about this event at our next meeting, ie. time, rides, etc.
~Game night is a week from today (10/29) at 6pm in our usually meeting room, Coleman 2761. Feel free to bring any games that you would like to play. We currently have Risk, Settlers of Catan, Axis v. Allies, Apples to Apples, and Catchphrase.
~We are accepting donations for the March of Dimes fund in honor of Professor Mann’s late wife. March of Dimes was an organization that was very important to Mrs. Mann. Please contact Alex if you would like to help us with our donation.
~The movie night for Argo does not have a set date yet, but I’ll be sending out an email with more details as soon as I can.
~Trivia Night is scheduled for sometime in January. We will be setting up a committee help plan for this event, so contact Amy, Emily or I if you are interested in helping with planning/promotions.
~We are looking into seeing the movie “12 Years a Slave” as a group sometime near the end of the semester, so be looking for an email about details in the coming weeks.
Hello everyone! Here are the minutes from our meeting on the 24th:
~Our Game Night with faculty from the History department will take place next Tuesday, October 8th at 6pm in place of our normal meeting. Amy and Emily are looking into reserving space in Pemberton Hall for the event, since we can all in bring our own food then. I will be sending out an update on the exact location and other details as soon as possible.
~Thursday, October 17th at 6pm we will be having our first movie night of the year. We will be watching the film Argo with commentary from Professor Mann. We will most likely be in the auditorium on the first floor of Coleman.
~If you have any recommendations for future movie night films, we are looking at titles specifically about the Middle Ages/Vikings or Asia history. Dr. Young and Dr. Lee have both shown interest in helping to present, so these are their areas of expertise. Please send any recommendations to Amy, Emily or I.
~Our Trivia Night will be taking place in January 2014. This seems really far away, but since we are looking into sponsorships this event will take a fair amount of planning. We are looking at being co-funded by the Student Government, which is great, but we would also like the community to get involved. We need help with planning this event, so if you are interested in assisting us with promotionals, obtaining food, asking local businesses about prizes and other issues with sponsorship please contact Amy, Emily or I as soon as possible.
~We will not be visiting Cantigny Park as a field trip in the immediate future, but we will discuss possible trips to this site at our next meeting.
~The dues are $10 for this semester, and just a reminder than these are due to Alex as soon as possible.
~The t-shirts for the semester are $15. The design on the back can be found on our History Club board in Coleman or on our Facebook page.
Here are the minutes from our meeting on 9/10:
~We plan on having a movie night sometime soon, so send any historical movie recommendations to either Amy, Emily or I.
~There is a volunteer opportunity open at Lincoln Log Cabin for their Fall Harvest Festival on Sept. 28-29th. Next meeting we will be seeing who is available to help out and setting up carpool information.
~Dues for this semester are $10. Please give them to Alex as soon as possible.
~Next meeting we will be working out our t-shirt information. They will be $13 and the Facebook statuses on the back of the shirt are posted on the History Club Board in Coleman.
~This Friday there is a field trip to the New Harmony State Historic Site sponsored by the Student Success Center. What we will do:
We will tour the town of New Harmony, see historic buildings, learn about recent projects and see a building that has been renovated (scheduled to be re-opened this fall). EIU Alumnus, Amanda Bryden, State Historic Sites Collection Manager (along with other staff), will speak about the various positions required to support the museum, historic town, library, etc.
What’s in it for you…
Gain insight into education needed, typical career paths, skills required, etc.
Get real-world advice from professionals in the field.
Obtain first-hand, knowledgeable answers to your specific questions.
Learn more about this exciting event and RSVP here: http://www.eiu.edu/careers/history.php
Have questions? Contact Bobbi Kingery: firstname.lastname@example.org
The SSC is offering the field trip for free to Panther Plus Recruiting members ($40 for non-members) and it is a great opportunity to see what jobs options there are for history majors!
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, September 24th at 6pm in Coleman 2761.
Dr. Ruggles will be presenting her research on Islamic Gardens this coming Wednesday (9/4). Everyone is encouraged to go!
Here are the minutes from today’s (8/27) meeting:
~T-shirts are available for purchase. They are blue and have historic Facebook statuses (some of you may have seen these from the CollegeHumor site).
~We are in the process of trying to get the Illinois State Military Museum to help sponsor a trivia night for the group.
~Possible future trips for this semester include Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL and the Midwest Open Air Museum Coordinating Council’s conference in Schaumburg, IL.
~Cantigny Park has a free Civil War symposium set up and will be having a Civil War reenactment the week of Fall Break.
~The MOAMCC conference is not free, but it usually based on American history and will be the weekend of November 7-9.
~Dues for this fall will be $10 (even if you are a returning member). Please give these to Alex at our next meeting.
~There is the possibility of a game night towards the middle or end of September. We hosted this event with the history department faculty in Spring 2012 and it was a pretty big success. We’re currently discussing with various faculty members of when they would be available.
~If there is not a games night in September, then we will be having a movie night. Feel free to send me any suggestions you have to a historical movie to watch.
~We have a good relationship with the Lincoln Log Cabin site in Lerna and have volunteered there in the past. During Family Weekend they will be having a fall harvest festival and are looking for volunteers. We’ll be discussing this more at our next weekend if anyone is interested.
Our next meeting with be Tuesday, September 10th at 6pm in Room 2761.
Date & Time: Tuesday, August 27 @ 6pm
Location: Coleman 2761
Pizza will be served!
New members always welcome!