Eastern student to present on hate crimes, more this week

Luke Taylor, Multimedia News Editor

This week will feature multiple entertaining or educational events on and around Eastern’s campus.

On Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Buzzard Hall, Eastern student Charles Clabaugh will be presenting his research on hate in Central Illinois. Clabaugh’s research specifically focuses on the KKK.

Clabaugh is a first-year nontraditional student who was fully disabled by a stroke. He has been working with John Bickford, a professor of social studies and history education, to turn his research findings into social studies curriculum.

On Monday at 4:30 p.m. in Kiwanis Park, participants can learn Tai Chi, a Chinese martial art. Practicing the art may have similar benefits to doing yoga, as the slow movements and breathing patterns can aid relaxation.

Bonnie Lauhglin-Schultz, a professor in the history department, will be presenting on the history of women fighting for equal rights and the women’s suffrage movement on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the University Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

The Women’s History and Awareness Month awards ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Coleman Auditorium. This year’s theme is feminism and health justice. Leslie Reagan, a history professor at the University of Illinois, will provide a keynote presentation on abortion and U.S. laws following the awards ceremony.

A session titled “Brain Health: Living Better As We Age” is scheduled for Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Charleston Carnegie Public Library. Attendees will learn about common changes to the brain due to age as well as things like dementia, traumatic brain injuries and depression.

On Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Doudna Fine Arts Center, standup comedians Kirk Smith and Keith Reza will present a comedy night centered around their experiences with autism. Smith will speak about raising his autistic son, and Reza will speak about his personal experiences with Asperger’s syndrome. Tickets are available on Doudna’s website.

Improv comedy group Hello Dali will perform in Buzzard Hall at 8 p.m. on Thursday. This week’s show is called “Ob-la-di, Ob-la-Dali” and will also be live-streamed on the group’s Facebook page.

On Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Room of Pemberton Hall, the Health Education Resource Center will be providing a screening of “Inside Out,” along with snacks and education on stress management.

Adventure EIU’s first event in some time will begin in the Library Quad at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Participants in the scavenger hunt will get to know Eastern’s campus as the search for clues.

On Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, students Jake Ramage and Jonathan Fong will be presenting music and an audiovisual experience which they have created.

Luke Taylor can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]