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08/11/16
 -05/04/17
Leadership Series Courses

LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Employees are our most valuable asset and must be nurtured to ensure business growth. In this series, current leaders can enhance skill sets while new or emerging leaders can create a solid foundation of leadership skills. All participants will develop individual, practical skills to become extraordinary leaders and lead your business to the next level.
COMMUNICATING FOR SUPERIOR TEAMWORK - AUGUST 11, 2016
ŒŒBased on the principle that each individual has a dominant personality style and communication must be consistent with individual preferences
ŒŒIndividually customized 23-page DiSC profile provides participants with a better understanding of communication styles and offers expanded opportunities for team building
PRINCIPLES & QUALITIES OF GENUINE LEADERSHIP - SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
ŒŒOutlines universal leadership qualities and principles that assist individuals in becoming genuine leaders who can translate intentions into reality
COMMUNICATION EXCELLENCE: MANAGING PERFORMANCE WITH DiSC - OCTOBER 13, 2016
ŒŒProvides actionable insights into conflict resolution, team building, leadership and coaching
ŒŒIndividually customized 26-page DiSC management profile provides participants the opportunity to explore the difference between their primary communication style and their leadership style
PROVIDING CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK - NOVEMBER 10, 2016
ŒŒProvides participants with the tools to provide customized feedback in a way that builds openness, mutual respect, and promotes problem solving and learning
COACHING – DEVELOPING OTHERS - DECEMBER 8, 2016
ŒŒFocus on helping participants develop others to expand capabilities, work independently and tackle new challenges
LEADING CHANGE AT EVERY LEVEL - JANUARY 12, 2017
ŒŒIdentifies five dimensions of change leadership that will help garner support for any change effort
ŒŒParticipants will be able to understand change behaviors, develop change leadership skills and behaviors, generate support for change efforts and improve their ability to lead change
RESOLVING CONFLICT WITHIN YOUR TEAM - FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Focuses on handling situations that often develop among and between team members and provides the skills and tools for team leaders to intervene directly or to support team members in addressing these situations on their own
DELEGATING FOR SHARED SUCCESS - MARCH 9, 2017
ŒŒAssists participants in developing the planning, interpersonal, and follow-up skills critical for successful delegation
TIME MASTERY - APRIL 6, 2017
ŒŒHelps individuals and teams develop customized strategies for improving productivity and increasing efficiency
ŒŒIncludes an individual Time Mastery Profile™ and Skills Gap Analysis that helps individuals focus their time management efforts for greater professional success
GIVING RECOGNITION - MAY 4, 2017
ŒŒAssists participants with recognizing and reinforcing behaviors that lead to desired results

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08/29/16
 -09/09/16
Logix 5000 PLC

This 36-hour course provides participants* with the practical skills to service and troubleshoot Allen-Bradley Control Logix Automation Controllers.
 
Instructional topics:
 
Evolution of PLCs
PLC Components and assembly
Understanding Inputs and Outputs.
The CPU
Understanding Tag Based Memory
I/O Configuration
Using RSLinx Software
Using Studio 5000 Software
Understanding the Ladder Instructions
Documentation
Control Schemes
Troubleshooting
 
 Lab Exercises:
 
Assembling and commissioning a PLC
Communicating with PLC using RSLinx software
Connecting to a PLC, uploading and downloading programs using RSLogix software
Program documentation
Using basic instructions
Using Timer and Counter instructions
Using File Move and Compare instructions
Using Math instructions
Using Sequencer instructions
Monitoring inputs and outputs
Configuring Remote I/O
Build and troubleshoot an electronic drive control process
 
*Applied Industrial Electricity training or equivalent skills required for this class
 

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09/01/16
 -10/20/16
"For All the World to See" exhibit

For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters, and historic artifacts, the exhibition traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency.  Visitors to the immersive display will explore dozens of compelling and persuasive visual images, including photographs from influential magazines such as LIFE, JET, and EBONY; CBS news footage; and TV clips from The Ed Sullivan Show. Also included are civil rights-era objects that exemplify the range of negative and positive imagery — from Aunt Jemima syrup dispensers and 1930s produce advertisements to Jackie Robinson baseball ephemera and 1960s children’s toys with African-American portraiture. For All the World to See is not a history of the civil rights movement, but rather an exploration of the vast number of potent images that influenced how Americans perceived race and the struggle for equality.

For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights was curated by Dr. Maurice Berger, research professor, The Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore. It was co-organized by the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and The Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture. For All the World to See has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). It has been adapted and is being toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA).


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09/05/16
Labor Day

Chamber Closed for the holiday
09/06/16
Excel 2010 Level 1

  • Exploring Excel 2010
  • Editing and Printing Worksheets
  • Working with Formulas and Functions
  • Formatting the Contents of Cells
  • Changing the Appearance of Worksheets
  • Charting Worksheet Data

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09/07/16
Executive Committee Meeting

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09/08/16
“Mirror, Mirror on the Wall"

This program is one of several being held in conjunction with Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 1-Oct. 20 at Booth Library.

“Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Race, Relations and Reflection”

Keynote address presented by Janice Collins, assistant professor, Department of Journalism and
Institute of Communication Research, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

During the struggle for civil and human rights, the power of visual culture through media gave voice to the voiceless, centered stories and people from the margins, and redesigned the “race” for equality. This resulted in Americans being forced to address their own beliefs and identity construction through one-way and two-way reflection. The three R’s For All the World to See: race, relations and reflection.

Collins’ presentation is part of the opening reception for the fall exhibit. The reception will begin at 7 p.m. Collins’ program will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m.


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09/11/16
Sunday Sampler at the Mattoon Y

Sunday Sampler is open to the community.  Have you ever wanted to try a fitness class but was intimidated to walk into an hour long class?  Come try out 20 minute segments of our fitness classes!  Our instructors welcome first time participants to join us for this event. This one day event will be free and classes will be scheduled to begin every 30 minutes beginning at 1pm with the last classes beginning at 3:30.  
TRX, Cycling, Zumba, BodyPump, HIIT Camp, Yoga and more!  Come see us at the Y!

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09/12/16
 -09/16/16
Electronic Drives

This 20 hour course is designed to provide participants* with the skills required to safely install, program and troubleshoot modern AC variable frequency drives , servo drives, and stepper drives. 
 
Instructional topics:
 
The evolution of drive systems and their applications.
Concepts of motion in motor drive systems.
DC Motors and Drives.
AC Motors and Drives
Drive system components, circuits and theory of operation.
Identify and learn common drive control methods.
Identify and apply common drive configuration commands.
Understand and apply drive tuning methods.
Maintenance and troubleshooting of drive systems.
 
Lab Exercises:
 
Using a digital oscilloscope to observe drive signals.
Uploading/downloading and saving drive parameters.
Programming drive parameters.
Working with various drive control methods.
Motion control and master/slave configuration.
Troubleshooting drives and controls.
 
*Employees participating in this training must have completed Applied Industrial Electricity or equivalent training.
 
 

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09/13/16
Board of Directors Meeting

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09/13/16
Excel 2010 Level 2

  • Working with Large Worksheets
  • Managing Multiple-Sheet Workbooks
  • Applying Advanced Functions and Using Auditing Features
  • Adding Graphics to Worksheets
  • Using Templates and Protecting Workbooks

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09/13/16
Lincolnland Binga

Lincolnland Binga raises fund to help support Lincolnland Hospice and its Grant-a-Wish program, Commmunity Bereavement and to provide care for people without means.

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09/14/16
“A Picture is Worth …"

This program is one of several being held in conjunction with Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 1-Oct. 20 at Booth Library.

“A Picture is Worth … Images and Politics in the Modern Civil Rights Era”
Presented by Kevin Anderson, associate professor of political science

The struggle for equal rights in the United States evolved into a modern confrontation over the meaning of individual freedom, equality and justice in the nation. How did the nation react to the protest against unequal treatment of African-Americans? Did the marches, sit-ins and rallies stir a moral reaction that provoked political change? Was the power of images (photos and television coverage) a strategic choice among African-American political activists? This presentation will discuss both the strategic and moral implications of images during a charged and politically evolutionary time.


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09/19/16
“Collecting, Preserving and Interpreting Material

This program is one of several being held in conjunction with Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 1-Oct. 20 at Booth Library.

“Collecting, Preserving and Interpreting Material Evidence of the Struggle for Civil Rights”
Presented by Debra Reid, professor of history

Evocative photographs of well-dressed civil rights activists at sit-ins and marches, of protestors beaten and of leaders assassinated convey powerful messages about competing ideals of liberty and equality. What can these visual records tell us if we look into the images more deeply, and if we expand beyond the image to the material evidence that the still images document? What material culture do we see? Why is collecting some of this material evidence so controversial?

Respecting the history includes being sensitive to the local residents and to the communities where conflict occurred. This poses challenges to the collecting effort. Should items be left in impoverished places where benign neglect may contribute to the artifact’s or site’s decay? Or should such reminders of “unpleasantness” be destroyed? Case studies of collecting and preserving well-photographed artifacts at the heart of pivotal rights struggles include the Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., collected by the Smithsonian Institution; a house in Little Rock, AR, facing an uncertain future but which housed progressive black reformers with very different approaches to attaining civil rights; and the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where Martin Luther King was assassinated, now part of the National Civil Rights Museum.


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09/20/16
 -09/22/16
Troubleshooting Techniques

 In this 12 hour training program, participants* will learn proven techniques and practices to apply their knowledge of industrial electrical controls to troubleshoot and repair complex systems.
 
Instructional topics:
 
Developing an attitude for success
Interviewing techniques to identify failures
Strategies for analyzing complex systems
Testing strategies
Strategies for solving intermittent problems
Root Cause Analysis techniques
 
Lab Exercises:
 
Block Diagram building
Process Function Matrix building
Manufacturing Cell troubleshooting
Process Control troubleshooting
 
*Applied Industrial Electricity training or equivalent skills required for this class.
 

 

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09/20/16
Excel 2010 Level 3

  • Creating Pivot Tables and Macros
  • Using Financial Functions and Data Analysis
  • Using Advanced Formatting and Analysis Tools
  • Collaborating in Excel
  • Integrating Excel with other Programs

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09/21/16
Fall Book Sale

Booth Library on the Eastern Illinois University campus will host its fall book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 outside the south entrance of the library.
 
A large selection of books in all subject areas and hundreds of paperback fiction titles will be available for purchase. All items have been donated by the campus and local communities.
 
Library staff requests no sales in advance. The proceeds from the sale are used to enhance library programs and services.
 
In case of inclement weather, the sale will be postponed. For the latest information on scheduling, check the library website, www.library.eiu.edu, or find Booth Library on Facebook or Twitter.

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09/22/16
“Racialized Context of Disaster”

This program is one of several being held in conjunction with Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 1-Oct. 20 at Booth Library.

“Racialized Context of Disaster”
Presented by Bill Lovekamp, associate professor of sociology

This presentation will look at historical and current racialized context of disasters and notions of environmental racism present in our society, with additional focus on visual representations in the media and popular culture. Lovekamp will discuss how press coverage of various disasters such as Hurricane Katrina have had an impact on emergency operations, warning communication and community response, and how this shapes “outsider” perspectives of communities that are impacted.


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09/23/16
Oh, Freedom! Music of the Civil Rights Movement

This program is one of several being held in conjunction with Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 1-Oct. 20 at Booth Library.

Oh, Freedom! Music of the Civil Rights Movement
Presented by Chris Vallillo, Illinois Humanities Road Scholar

The Civil Rights Movement has been described as one of the greatest singing movements that this country has experienced. From We Shall Overcome to This Little Light of Mine, music played a vital role in that historic struggle as both an inspirational rallying point and a means of spreading the message of equality and justice. From the Freedom Rides to the jails of Montgomery, AL, and from Parchman Prison all the way to Washington, D.C., both old and new songs spoke of the yearning for equal rights, the struggle, and the determination to win freedom. They engaged and energized the nonviolent civil disobedience movement led by Dr. King and others. Music was a huge part of the process both locally and nationally. In a presentation created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, folksinger Chris Vallillo performs pivotal selections from the music that inspired and sustained this landmark movement. Intermixed with the music, Vallillo presents first-hand accounts of the historic struggle and discusses the impact of music upon one of our nation’s most important social causes. His program is sponsored through a grant from Illinois Humanities.


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09/29/16
Branding Civil Rights

This program is one of several being held in conjunction with Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 1-Oct. 20 at Booth Library.

“Branding Civil Rights”
Presented by Stephen Eskilson, professor of art history

The civil rights movement in the United States arose at the same time that the field of graphic design was placing new emphasis on branding and corporate identity. Powerful political images from this era — such as the iconic “I am a Man” poster — can best be understood in the context of the overall visual culture of the 1960s, not as separate, compartmentalized works. Through a comparison of images from the civil rights struggle and the nascent international style of corporate communication, Eskilson will attempt to interpret these works in a new light.


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