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Presentation explains role, purpose of death doulas

Sheila Greuel (right), a geriatric services manager, listens as Michelle Matteson, a hospice manager and death doula worker, as she discusses what death doulas do and her own experiences as a death doula during “Death Doulas: End of Life Role” at Blair Hall Thursday morning. Matteson said death doulas help fill in for hospice workers since hospice may not have time for too many questions. Death doulas also help support the family and patient emotionally.

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

When Michelle Matteson first began researching death doulas, or end-of-life doulas, it was because her mother shared her own experience of being a child aware of and present around the death of a neighbor. Matteson’s mother had brought up the incident of her being a child, shunted off to a neighbor...

Registration for ‘Death Doulas’ event to wrap up on Wednesday; 4 seats left

Allison Little, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2019

The signup for the Academy of Lifelong Learning event “Death Doulas: End of Life Role” will end Wednesday. There are currently four seats left, and those interested in attending should contact the Academy of Lifelong Learning at 581-5114 to register for a seat. The event will focus on the role of...

Charleston to celebrate International Yoga Day with community session

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2019

A free community yoga session will take place in celebration of International Yoga Day at the pavilion of Kiwanis Park on Friday. The Eastern Academy of Lifelong Learning has partnered with local yoga instructor, Karen Reed, for the second year in a row for the free yoga session. Reed said the...

Drones presentation flies into Eastern

Mercury Bowen, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2018

Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs), more commonly known as drones, were the topic of a presentation given by professor Gabriel Grant Tuesday afternoon. Grant said he thought the presentation was important for people because people need to be informed about new trends. "Whenever people are doing these ...

Academy of Lifelong Learning holding non-credit classes this school year

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

August 27, 2018

The Academy of Lifelong Learning is a department in the School of Extended Learning which hosts different non-credit classes throughout the school year and summer. The classes, according to the academy’s website, are either free or of low cost and are open to any adult who is interested. According ...

DNA: Ties that Bind Set for Wednesday

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

April 17, 2018

An introduction of DNA genetic testing will be available at “DNA: Ties that Bind,” a lecture held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Charleston Carnegie Public Library. The lecture, hosted by Eastern’s Academy of Lifelong Learning and taught by Lois Dickenson, a genealogist at the library,...

Historical performance planned by Academy

Staff Report

September 12, 2017

Elizabeth Keckley, a woman born into slavery in 1818 who ended up becoming a seamstress, civil activist and author, will be portrayed in a performance hosted by the Mattoon Arts Council. Keckley will be portrayed by Kathryn Harris of Springfield, Ill. According to a press release, the performance...

Career Services to host LinkedIn tutorial

Staff Report

November 6, 2016

  To help students with social networking in the business community, Career Services and the Academy of Lifelong Learning will present a lecture on creating a LinkedIn profile. The lecture will be 5 p.m. Monday in Room 1301 of the Human Services Center. Participants are encouraged to bring...

Academy of Lifelong Learning to visit Casey to see towns world records

Abbey Whittington, Entertainment Editor

April 6, 2016

The Academy of Lifelong Learning will be traveling to Casey from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday to see the small town's world records, including the largest rocking chair, wind chimes, golf tee and knitting needles. These records are all confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records. The wind chime...

2015 Faculty Art Exhibition to start this week

Luke Willson, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2015

The “Gallery Talk” will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Main Galleries area of the Tarble Arts Center. This informational session will be about the Faculty Art Exhibition, which has been open since Nov. 6 and will be closing Jan. 10. This is a joint program between Eastern’s art...

Academy of Lifelong Learning has luncheon at Five Mile House

Liz Dowell, Copy Editor

October 14, 2015

The Five Mile House is putting on a “lunch-and-learn” where members of the Academy of Lifelong Learning at Eastern will be able to go and learn the history of the house. The Academy for Life Long Learning will be attending the luncheon on Thursday, October 15th from noon to 1:30 p.m. The house has ...

Students will sink into the truth about the Titanic

Shannon Satterlee, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2015

The Academy of Lifelong Learning will be hosting a three-session event about the Titanic, noon Tuesday at Blair Hall in room 2116. The event is called “The Truth About The Titanic” and will discuss the myths and facts about the sinking ship. Martia Metzke, the projector coordinator of the academy...

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