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2015 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, February 18

11:30 a.m.
Employee Recognition Private Luncheon
Prairie Room, Bone Student Center

10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 years of service employees

Thursday, February 19

8-10 a.m.
Loyalty Circle Reception
Circus Room, Bone Student Center

Loyalty Circle donors are invited to enjoy a reception with light refreshments prior to the Bell Ringing Ceremony.

10:00 a.m.
Founders Day Bell Ringing Ceremony
Prairie Room, Bone Student Center

Nominations are being sought for this year’s bell ringers. Make your nominations today!

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
STATE Showcase
Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center

Sign up to participate in the STATE showcase.

1:30 p.m.
Processional Line-up
Faculty— Circus Room
Platform— Old Main Room
Team Excellence and Students— Spotlight Room
Distinguished Professor— Circus Room
Retirees— Circus Room

Registration is now available online to march in Convocation.

2 p.m.
Founders Day Convocation
Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center

Join us for presentations of some the highest awards bestowed from Illinois State University such as Distinguished Professor, University Professor, Outstanding Teacher and Researcher, Service Initiative, A/P and Civil Service Distinguished Service, Team Excellence, Herb Sanders, Neal Gamsky, Williams Outstanding Technology Award, Strand Diversity and many others.

3:30 p.m.
Founders Day Convocation Reception
Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center

Reception immediately following the Founders Day Convocation.

6 p.m.
Alumni Awards Dinner
Alumni Center


2014 honorary Degree Recipient

David L. Brown

David L. Brown, a Metcalf School and University High School graduate, is a preeminent trial and appellate lawyer in private practice in Des Moines, Iowa. He has served as an Iowa assistant attorney general and was a law clerk to former Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice C. Edwin Moore.

Brown has strong ties to Illinois State University. He is a son of the late Francis R. ’37 and Helen Tucker Brown. His father was a math professor and later a university administrator who worked closely with Presidents Robert G. Bone and Samuel J. Braden, among others. The Brown Ballroom is named for his family in appreciation of their support for and love of the University.

Brown currently serves on the Illinois State University Foundation board of directors and has previously received the U-High Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.