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Tuesday, September 1st

Mental Health First Aid

Date:
Tuesday, September 1st
Time:
8:00 am

Mental health issues are the fourth largest reason students leave Illinois State University. In fact, you are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.…

Wednesday, September 2nd

Part-time Job Fair

Date:
Wednesday, September 2nd
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Find part-time job opportunities available on or near campus during this virtual fair.

Friday, September 4th

Implicit Bias

Date:
Friday, September 4th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Implicit bias is our unconscious tendency to judge people based on past experiences. Even when we’re mindful of diversity and inclusion, it is hard for us to notice our implicit bias until we encounter the situations where it is activated. In this workshop, explore the nature of implicit bias and discover strategies to minimize bias…

Tuesday, September 8th

Showcasing Transferable Skills

Date:
Tuesday, September 8th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Students will learn the value of transferable skills and how to integrate them into resumes and interviews.

Wednesday, September 9th

Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Date:
Wednesday, September 9th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

At Illinois State University, the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) is a valued type of research defined as the “systematic reflection/study on teaching and learning made public.” This definition was created to include a wide range of research (broadly defined) on the teaching and learning of our ISU students that is presented, published, created,…

Thursday, September 10th

Friday, September 11th

Graduate School Series Overview of What You Should Know Before Graduate School

Date:
Friday, September 11th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This session helps students considering the pursuit of a graduate degree by providing an overview of graduate school.

Historical Context of Whiteness

Date:
Friday, September 11th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Explore the episodes of the podcast Seeing White that help us understand the historical context of Whiteness and how it helped to maintain the system of racial oppressions. Registration is required. In CTLT’s Seeing White workshop and study group series, we will discuss the inceptions of racist-thoughts and system and how we are all unwittingly…

Saturday, September 12th

Tuesday, September 15th

GLOBAL HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT – VIRTUAL

Date:
Tuesday, September 15th
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

September 15, 17, 22, 24 (Tuesdays/Thursdays) 1:30-3 p.m. NO VIRTUAL SINGLE-SESSION OPTION AVAILABLE   Tuesday, September 15 Reduce and Recycle: Using Photovoice With Children to Understand Sustainability As K-12 schools enhance their sustainable ‘greening efforts’ on their campuses, how much of these efforts are impacting student understanding of sustainability? Using photovoice, a project was conducted…

Fall Internship Fair

Date:
Tuesday, September 15th
Time:
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Attend this virtual fair to connect with employers with available internship opportunities.

Wednesday, September 16th

International Student Career Series: Strategies for Landing a Job in the U.S.

Date:
Wednesday, September 16th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn the various resources available to help international students find internships and full-time jobs in the U.S.

Cancelled: Respond to Challenging Moments and Foster Meaningful Dialogue

Date:
Wednesday, September 16th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn strategies that will help you intervene in harmful or toxic conversations in your classrooms and engage your students in dialogue that fosters an understanding of multiple perspectives. You’ll get a chance to practice with colleagues and identify campus resources to draw upon. Illinois State is committed to ensuring that all students can learn in…

STEM Alliance – Fall Orientation

Date:
Wednesday, September 16th
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

STEM ALLIANCE ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY STEM Alliance is a support program for underrepresented students who are majoring and/or pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or teacher education in these fields. Are you a STEM student looking for opportunities in networking and professional development? Interested in faculty mentoring, peer support, or scholarship opportunities? Join us…

Thursday, September 17th

Cancelled: OUCampus

Date:
Thursday, September 17th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to update your unit’s website using OUCampus, Illinois State’s primary content management system. You will be given access to your website(s) and trained to add, edit, and publish content, including links and PDFs. You’ll also learn how to request more complex website updates from the WEB staff, such as photo and layout changes.…

GLOBAL HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT – VIRTUAL

Date:
Thursday, September 17th
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

September 15, 17, 22, 24 (Tuesdays/Thursdays) 1:30-3 p.m. NO VIRTUAL SINGLE-SESSION OPTION AVAILABLE   Tuesday, September 15 Reduce and Recycle: Using Photovoice With Children to Understand Sustainability As K-12 schools enhance their sustainable ‘greening efforts’ on their campuses, how much of these efforts are impacting student understanding of sustainability? Using photovoice, a project was conducted…

Friday, September 18th

Accounting Career Fair

Date:
Friday, September 18th
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Attend this career for accounting majors and alums seeking an internship or full-time position in accounting.

Graduate School Series: How to Pay for Graduate School

Date:
Friday, September 18th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Students will learn about options to help them pay for graduate school.

Optimizing Chemistry Teachers: Informing and Developing their Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Date:
Friday, September 18th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, September 22nd

GLOBAL HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT – VIRTUAL

Date:
Tuesday, September 22nd
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

September 15, 17, 22, 24 (Tuesdays/Thursdays) 1:30-3 p.m. NO VIRTUAL SINGLE-SESSION OPTION AVAILABLE   Tuesday, September 15 Reduce and Recycle: Using Photovoice With Children to Understand Sustainability As K-12 schools enhance their sustainable ‘greening efforts’ on their campuses, how much of these efforts are impacting student understanding of sustainability? Using photovoice, a project was conducted…

Wednesday, September 23rd

Improve Your Website Content

Date:
Wednesday, September 23rd
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

You have a lot of important stuff to say on your website. Getting people to read your website can be a challenge. Walls of text, long sentences, and big words prevent users from finding the information you want them to know. This course teaches you simple tricks to turn your ice-cold website content into hot-fire…

Thursday, September 24th

GLOBAL HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT – VIRTUAL

Date:
Thursday, September 24th
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

September 15, 17, 22, 24 (Tuesdays/Thursdays) 1:30-3 p.m. NO VIRTUAL SINGLE-SESSION OPTION AVAILABLE   Tuesday, September 15 Reduce and Recycle: Using Photovoice With Children to Understand Sustainability As K-12 schools enhance their sustainable ‘greening efforts’ on their campuses, how much of these efforts are impacting student understanding of sustainability? Using photovoice, a project was conducted…

ReggieCon Panel: Daytripper: A Brazilian Love Letter to Mortality, Emotion, and Life

Date:
Thursday, September 24th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The first panel is in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) and will focus on the graphic novel Daytripper by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon.  Future ReggieCon panels will be held in late October and in February, April, and May 2021.  Dates and panel topics are being finalized and will be announced once…

Friday, September 25th

Graduate School Series: Researching Graduate Schools and Navigating the Process

Date:
Friday, September 25th
Time:
12:00 am - 1:00 pm

This session will help students select the right graduate school.

College of Business GROWTH workshop: Survey Says

Date:
Friday, September 25th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

COB GROWTH Team presents Survey Says: What the Data Reveals and Why We Should Care? Review survey results to unpack participants' confidence to academically and personally support students from diverse backgrounds in their classes. Faculty will create a plan for increasing their knowledge of how faculty contribute to student success and/or a list of activities/…

Saturday, September 26th

Monday, September 28th

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Monday, September 28th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Take your projects on the go using Microsoft Office apps for iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices through OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud-based storage, free for members of the campus community. Learn how to share documents through OneDrive and discuss how to use this service within the boundaries of Illinois State data security policies and FERPA. Bring…

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Monday, September 28th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Microsoft Forms is a quick, easy, mobile-friendly way to create sign-up forms, polls, and surveys. As part of Office 365, it is open to faculty, staff, and students. This one-hour workshop will get you started using forms, show you how to design questionnaires, export data, and use this powerful tool as a real-time way to…

Tuesday, September 29th

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Tuesday, September 29th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Practice using Zoom, the university’s online conferencing platform, to facilitate learning. Learn how to set up virtual meetings, and explore useful tools like polls, break-out rooms, and more. You’ll also learn about the latest security updates and recommended practices to ensure a safe and productive synchronous learning environment. We’ll also review ways to mitigate equity…

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Tuesday, September 29th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Screencast-O-Matic is an inexpensive, web-based software that allows you to record and narrate videos from your desktop. This workshop explores how to use this screen-recording software to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course. Registration is required.   

Fall Career Fair

Date:
Tuesday, September 29th
Time:
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Identify full-time employment opportunities, or just network with employers during this virtual fair.

Wednesday, September 30th

OUCampus

Date:
Wednesday, September 30th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn how to update your unit’s website using OUCampus, Illinois State’s primary content management system. You will be given access to your website(s) and trained to add, edit, and publish content, including links and PDFs. You’ll also learn how to request more complex website updates from the WEB staff, such as photo and layout changes.…

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes

Date:
Wednesday, September 30th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore how to create assessments from scratch in the Tests & Quizzes tool or import them from other sources. You’ll get an overview of the different types of available questions, and how to adjust settings such as release and close dates, and how to give individual students more time to take a quiz. You’ll also…

CRUCIAL POLICY ISSUES FACING THE U.S. – VIRTUAL

Date:
Wednesday, September 30th
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

September 30, October 1, 6, 7 (Wednesday/Thursday, Tuesday/Wednesday) 1:30-3 p.m. NO VIRTUAL SINGLE-SESSION OPTION AVAILABLE   Wednesday, September 30 The Pitfalls for Woke Neoliberalism In recent years, activists, politicians and public intellectuals have mistakenly attributed postwar liberalism’s failure to redress racial disparities to policymakers’ alleged preference for class-based rather than race-based solutions. While the persistence…