PHOTOS: 2017 EIU Homecoming Parade

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PHOTOS: Cotelleso Wedding

For the first time ever, I joined Rachel Hardesty of RIHardesty Photography to photograph a wedding. I had no idea what to expect but knew Rachel was a pro and would help me out. I was assigned to photograph the groom and his party while she handled the bride’s party. I have to say, it was a blast. The guys really took me in and helped me get everything I needed and more. Rachel was a pleasure to work with and a great photographer to watch and learn from. Here are the photos, let me know what you think. Actually, there are plenty more, but this is what I edited. Wedding photography is a lot of work. Shout out all you wedding photographers.

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Congratulations and thanks to EIU journalism major, Parker Valentine on his first time anchoring for WEIU TV. The PBS-member station gives many students at EIU the opportunity to grow through actual, live, on-air broadcasting. Not only do students anchor and write the news but behind the scenes, they are producing each News watch show and all of the content included in those daily broadcasts.

And extra special thanks to Parker for asking me to photograph this special step in his journey to becoming a news/sports anchor.

PHOTOS: EIU “Fight Club” presentation

Dr. Vernon Cisney, 2004 Eastern philosophy alumni and Gettysburg College assistant professor, presented his paper “Something to do with a girl named Marla: Eros and gender in Fincher’s Fight Club” Tuesday in the Doudna Lecture Hall.

Cisney, who wrote the paper, said it explores the issue of gender through the Taoist lens of Yin-Yang philosophy and argues the character Tyler is expressed energy that the narrator had suppressed for too long and emerges because the narrator had kept him from coming out. Tyler lived a life of pure passivity and the active side comes out against his will. The resolution of the film is when the narrator has to become both active and passive.

“As a teacher, I like to show students that these concepts are not confined to dead texts, that they’re alive in the world around them,” he said. “One of the ways that you can do that is to show it at work in art, and in popular art in particular.”

Following the presentation, those in attendance asked questions about both the film and Cisney’s interpretation of it.

PHOTOS: Brother Jed visits EIU

We all have a story to tell. For Brother Jed intern Myrna Bennet, this part of her story began seven years ago when Brother Jed visited her church camp.

“I kind of got interested when first meeting him and then went on camp visits with him in Jonesboro,” the Arkansas native said. “It really sparked it up. This is what God has led me to.”

Bennet, who is not married said she lives by Ephesians 5:22, adding “a women should submit herself to the man. I submit myself to my father, since I’m not married yet, and while I’m on campus I submit to Brother Jed. The women is supposed to be quiet unless spoken to or called upon.”

Brother Jed and the group visit campuses throughout the United States with the mission of, “preach(ing) God’s gospel to the students and get(ting) them saved.