Educational files: Grant awarded, photography course, technical workshop | Education


Spencer receives a scholarship

MATTOON – Dakota Spencer has been named the 2021 recipient of the Mike James Memorial Fellowship.

He is attending Lake Land College this fall. Dakota is the son of Travis and Joy Spencer from Mattoon.

The Mike James Memorial Scholarship was established in 2002 by Mattoon resident Lorri James in honor of her late husband, and is awarded annually to a senior MHS football player. The scholarship recipients are elected each year by a selection committee.

For more information, visit or contact Amanda Lessley, President / CEO at 217-342-4988.

Mobile phone photography course

PARIS – Smartphones have replaced cameras. To help you figure out how to take the best photos possible with your phone, Tom Hebermehl will be giving two classes at the Link Art Gallery.

Classes will take place on Tuesday October 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday October 13 from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

• Powerful mobile phone camera editing tools

• “Tips and tricks” not in the books

• Composition and better lighting

• Solving problems without photo editing apps

• Things to never do – (no flash)

• The power of reframing

The fee for these courses is $ 20. Space is limited, so reserve a seat in the class of your choice by calling 217-466-8130 or emailing [email protected]

Library to host technical workshops

CHARLESTON – The Charleston Public Library has partnered with EIU’s Booth Library as part of their Office of Broadband READY Digital Literacy Grant to deliver their Adult Tech Workshop Series.

For the month of October, they will be offering workshops on the basics of computing, online security and social media.

Workshops will be held in the Rotary Hall each week on different dates and times of the week for your convenience. If the dates and times don’t fit your schedule, please call 217-345-4913 to arrange a one-on-one session with one of their instructors.

Anyone interested in the tech workshop series should register by calling 217-345-4913. Classes are limited to six participants each.

Laptops will be provided, but you can also bring your own.

• Wednesday October 6 at 11 am

• Friday October 8 at 4 p.m.

• Monday October 11 at 2 p.m.

• Wednesday October 13 at 11 am

• Thursday October 14 at 4 p.m.

• Monday October 18 at 2 p.m.

• Wednesday October 20 at 11 am

• Thursday October 21 at 4 p.m.

Masks are mandatory in the library. Registrants will be socially distanced in the Rotary room.

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