PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

David Bell (Website Manager) is a reference librarian at Booth Library. He earned his M.S. in library and information science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.A. in English literature at Northern Illinois University. He has been involved with the EVFF since 2004 and has acquired several grants to enhance Booth Library’s film collection.

Dan Crews (Publicity/Promotion) is the Director of Publicity of the College of Arts and Humanities at Eastern Illinois University. Dan has provided services to the EVFF in various capacities including obtaining film rights and publicity.

Jeanne Goble (Co-Project Director, Community Activities) has been an associate at EIU’s Booth Library since 1979. She holds English, education, and library science degrees from EIU. She has been involved with the EVFF since 2006 and continues to explore her interests with film, literature, and music.

Glenn Hild is the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at EIU. He was chair of the Art Department from 1999 to 2013 and Assistant Dean 2013-2014. His creative research involves geometric abstraction of landscape forms/space in painting and drawing mediums.

Robert Hillman (Exhibits) is the head of University Archives and Special Collections at Booth Library. He holds degrees from Principia College, the University of Illinois-Springfield and Brigham Young University. He enjoys attending theatre and cinema events, and is a fan of independent films.

Josh Jones is an EIU student who is assisting the College of Arts and Humanities’ Dean’s Office with publicity for the festival.

Sarah Miller (Publicity/Promotion) is the Office Manager in the Department of English at Eastern Illinois University. Managing the publicity and promotion of English and related interdisciplinary committee events is just one of the many hats she wears in the department. An EIU Alum with a bachelor's degree in journalism, she worked in public relations and the publishing industry for over 10 years before returning to campus in 2013. This is her second year assisting with publicity for EVFF.

Kit Morice (Co-Project Director) is the Curator of Education and the Study Collection for the Tarble Arts Center at EIU. A co-founder of the EVFF since the Gregg Toland Day festival in 2004, she has been involved with various aspects of the festival annually, including planning, grant writing, publications, and community activities.

Robin L. Murray (Co-Project Director/Program Chair) teaches in the English Department at EIU, where she also serves as the coordinator for the College of Arts & Humanities’ Film Studies Minor. She is the author of On the Edge: Ecology and Popular Film, Gunfight at the Eco-Corral: Western Cinema and the Environment, That’s All Folks?: Ecocritical Readings of American Animated Features, and Film and Everyday Eco-Disasters (with Joseph K. Heumann). She has been helping to organize the EVFF since its inception in 2004.

Jamie Olson (Graphic Design) is a senior graphic design major here at Eastern. She is currently the Editor in Chief of Blue Room Magazine, a new student produced art magazine on campus, and is on the board for Art Association. She was also recently named Student Chair of the Art Department.

Dwight Vaught (Assistant Dean of Arts and Humanities, Doudna Fine Arts Center) has been at EIU since 2009. He comes to EIU from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he served as special events coordinator and director of the ArtsAlive! performance series.

Joy Wohlman Boyce earned her MA and BA in English at Eastern Illinois University and is currently working on a second master's in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois. She co-founded the EVFF, acted a co-director until 2009, and contributed to planning, fundraising, grant-writing and working as liaison between various organizations for the first five years of festival. After a four year hiatus, Wohlman Boyce has returned to continue support of the event.