WEIU to hold live on-air auction

CHARLESTON -- WEIU TV is hosting a LIVE on-air auction at 7 p.m. tonight. This auction is part of WEIU’s pledge campaign to support the programming services they offer to their viewers. All of the items are donated from local businesses and the public is invited to tune in to bid on the items.

This is WEIU TV’s first live on-air auction. Jana Johnson, Ke’an Armstrong, and Kelly Goodwin will serve as the on-air auctioneers. To see a complete list of the items, visit www.weiu.net/auction/ or call Ke’an Armstrong at 217-581-7193.

EIU Philosophy Department to host speaker

CHARLESTON -- On Thursday at 5 p.m. Dr. Mylan Engel Jr., a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Northern Illinois University, will present “Effective Altruism Through Omission” in Coleman Hall Auditorium.

Effective altruists, according to Engel, strive to do the most good with their time and money. Their guiding principle is that “giving well” requires “giving effectively.” But Engel says it’s important to be as concerned with preventing harm as we are with doing good. “Just as we should give in ways that do the most good, we should live in ways that do the least harm,” he says. Combining efforts to do good with efforts to refrain from making things worse will only multiply the positive impact we can have in the world.

His talk explores some of the most effective ways we can avoid making things worse. The event is funded by a Jack and Margaret Redden Fund and sponsored by EIU’s Philosophy Club.

Soup Stop to hold meeting

CHARLESTON -- The Soup Stop Board of Directors meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday on the mezzanine level of Charleston's County Market.

The meeting is open to the public.

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