Kyle Ciani, Department of History, and Pamela Hoff of the College of Education were named joint recipients of the 2016 David A. Strand Diversity Achievement Award at the Founders Day Convocation. The award recognizes current faculty or staff members who are instrumental in extraordinary curricular or program activities that assist Illinois State University in responding to its commitment to diversity. Read the rest of this entry »
Illinois State University’s Ryan Paitz received a more than $300,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how the stress of pregnant mothers impacts their offspring.
Paitz, a post-doctoral student working in the School of Biological Sciences, will continue his studies of what long-term effects the “stress hormone” corticosterone has on quail eggs. Read the rest of this entry »
Elizabeth Chupp, director of advisement for the School of Communication, is the 2016 recipient of the Herb Sanders Award for Outstanding Academic Advisement. Chupp began her advising career in the School of Communication at Illinois State in March 2011. After earning her bachelor’s degree in public relations from Illinois State, she worked in the corporate sector before returning to ISU to earn a master’s in communication. Read the rest of this entry »
QUEERtalks returns to campus with lunchtime speakers dedicated to the scholarship of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)/queer studies. The talks, running from noon-1 p.m. at Illinois State University, will include Q&A sessions. Professor of English Christopher Breu of Illinois State will begin the series with “Identity vs. Embodiment: A Materialist Rethinking of Intersex and Queerness” on Friday, February 26, in Schroeder Hall, room 236. Read the rest of this entry »
On February 19 the Beta Lambda Chapter of Phi Sigma sponsored its annual research symposium on the Illinois State University campus. The event provided undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows in the School of Biological Sciences, as well as students from Eastern Illinois University and Western Illinois University, with an opportunity to share ideas and present their research findings in a collegial environment. Dr. Craig Gatto, Director of the School of Biological Sciences, noted, “The symposium is a very special opportunity for students to showcase their independent research and learn to succinctly explain and defend their results to fellow scientists. In many cases, these students are using our symposium as a trial run for subsequent presentations they will be giving at national scientific meetings.”
Feb. 23 – School of Biological Sciences Integrative Biology Seminar, Amanda Wilson Carter, Bowden Lab, “Let’s Talk About Sex (Determination),” Room 121, Science Laboratory Building, Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch provided and free and open to the public.
Feb. 23 – Department of Physics Colloquium Series, Professor Karen Marais, Purdue University, “Data Driven Analysis of General Aviation Safety,” Moulton Hall, Room 214, 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served 15 minutes prior in adjoining hallway or in the room and free and open to the public.
Feb. 24 – International Studies Seminar Series, Professor Joe Zompetti, ISU School of Communication, “Grassroots Democracy Promotion in Myanmar,” Old Main Room Center, Bone Student Center, Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch Provided. Free and open to the public.
Feb. 25 – President’s Speaker Series, Mr. Michael Keane, Business consultant, “The Journey to a Sustainable Future,” Illinois State Universities Center for Performing Arts, 3:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Feb. 26 – Department of Philosophy Colloquium, Professor Colleen Murphy, University of Illinois, “Justice in Transitional Contexts,” Room 401A, Stevenson Hall, 4 p.m. Free and open to the public.