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Booth Library to examine the Cult of the Celebrity through Harry Potter

Staff Report

November 28, 2017

An exploration about how characters in the Harry Potter handle fame “Harry Potter and the Cult of Celebrity” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Booth Library’s Witters Conference Room 4440. Lola Burnham, a journalism professor, interim director of Student Publications and editorial adviser...

Tarble After Hours hosts Harry Potter pARTy

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Grace O’Brien, a Graphics Design major, eats with friends at the Tarble After Hours Harry Potter pARTy at the Tarble Arts Center Thursday night. “I’m glad about how creatively it came out,” O’Brien said. “There are wide variety of activities, and it looks like who ever showed up is having a great time.”

Travis Moody, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2017

  Students had a magical night at the Tarble Art Center while celebrating and enjoying a Harry Potter themed party. Tarble hosted their Harry Potter pARTy Thursday night in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter franchise. Mike Schuetz, the assistant director at Tarble,...

After hours trivia to be hosted

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

October 25, 2017

The Tarble Arts Center will remain open for an after-hours Harry Potter themed party 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday in the Tarble atrium. Rehema Barber, the director of the Tarble, said students who attend can see the gallery, do an art project, have some food and listen to music. The Tarble staff...

Harry Potter Trivia Contest to benefit HOPE

Staff Report

October 17, 2017

A Harry Potter Trivia Contest, planned as a part of the Harry Potter Night on Oct. 26, will benefit Housing, Outreach, Prevention, Education of East Central Illinois. The trivia contest is set for 6 p.m. in the West Reading Room of Booth Library. According to a press release, teams of between two...

Harry Potter ties into intellectual freedom

Staff Report

September 27, 2017

According to a press release, the “Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom” lecture will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday in Witters Conference Room 4440 in honor of banned books week. “Identifying certain ideas as dangerous – and therefore...

Keynote speaker talks morality in Harry Potter

English professor Suzie Asha Park  gives the keynote presentation “The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death” at the opening reception for “Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon.” Park said she first became acquainted with the Harry Potter books five years ago.

Brooke Schwartz, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2017

The opening reception of the Booth Library’s Harry Potter exhibit saw students and community members alike gathered together in their shared adoration of J. K. Rowling’s popular book series. People of all ages were in attendance, proving Harry Potter’s multi-generational appeal, which Jonelle...

Quidditch tournament sign-ups continue

Staff Report

September 12, 2017

Quidditch tournament sign-ups are ongoing this week. The tournament is set for 4 p.m. on Friday in the Library Quad. Quidditch is a fictional sport played in the “Harry Potter” book series. Chelsea Duncan, a kinesiology and sports studies professor and the one organizing the tournament, said...

Booth Library celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter

Staff Report

September 12, 2017

Along with Quidditch during Family Weekend, the Booth Library will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the first Harry Potter Book with an exhibit. The program series, “Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon,” will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31,...

‘Muggles’ to get chance to play Quidditch

Staff Report

August 23, 2017

Harry Potter fans can experience their favorite fictional sport as a part of the Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series. The exhibit, “Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon,” will include a Quidditch tournament organized by Chelsea Duncan, a kinesiology and sports study...

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