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Monday, January 7th

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Monday, January 7th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

The latest version of ReggieNet's Gradebook tool offers a more “spreadsheet-like” experience for instructors. Join us for this one-hour workshop, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of this updated resource through hands-on experience. You’ll leave prepared to use the new Gradebook on your first day of classes. These special Faculty Prep Week sessions do…

Tuesday, January 8th

Getting Started with ReggieNet

Date:
Tuesday, January 8th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This brief workshop shows you all the basics of ReggieNet. Learn how to upload your syllabus and other course materials, set-up emails, and create assignments. Get a quick tour of the online grade book function. These special Faculty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start…

Wednesday, January 9th

Teaching and Learning Symposium

Date:
Wednesday, January 9th
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join hundreds of colleagues for the largest conversation about teaching and student learning on campus. The 2019 University-Wide Teaching & Learning Symposium explores Contemplative Teaching: Connecting Meaning, Purpose, and Values. This unique theme encourages new forms of inquiry, reflective thinking, and experiential learning.  Bridge disciplinary boundaries and help students to connect learning to their lives,…

Thursday, January 10th

Getting Started with ReggieNet

Date:
Thursday, January 10th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This brief workshop shows you all the basics of ReggieNet. Learn how to upload your syllabus and other course materials, set-up emails, and create assignments. Get a quick tour of the online grade book function. These special Faculty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start…

Friday, January 11th

Clickers: Introduction

Date:
Friday, January 11th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Clickers are audience response devices which allow instructors to poll a face-to-face class in real time, displaying the results, and engaging students in their learning. Responses can be recorded and incorporated into grades in ReggieNet. You will explore the latest, cloud-based polling system from TurningPoint, the official vendor for campus. Discover how to integrate polls…

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Friday, January 11th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The latest version of ReggieNet's Gradebook tool offers a more “spreadsheet-like” experience for instructors. Join us for this one-hour workshop, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of this updated resource through hands-on experience. You’ll leave prepared to use the new Gradebook on your first day of classes. These special Faculty Prep Week sessions do…

Monday, January 14th

Daily Campus Visit (Morning)

Date:
Monday, January 14th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Daily Campus Visit Come experience Illinois State within a small group setting. Each Daily Campus Visit hosts up to 50 guests, making it easy to have your questions answered and to meet individually with an admissions or financial aid counselor following your tour. During a Daily Campus Visit, you will: Learn more about the University, including…

Daily Campus Visit (Afternoon)

Date:
Monday, January 14th
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Daily Campus Visit Come experience Illinois State within a small group setting. Each Daily Campus Visit hosts up to 50 guests, making it easy to have your questions answered and to meet individually with an admissions or financial aid counselor following your tour. During a Daily Campus Visit, you will: Learn more about the University, including…

Tuesday, January 15th

Daily Campus Visit (Afternoon)

Date:
Tuesday, January 15th
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Daily Campus Visit Come experience Illinois State within a small group setting. Each Daily Campus Visit hosts up to 50 guests, making it easy to have your questions answered and to meet individually with an admissions or financial aid counselor following your tour. During a Daily Campus Visit, you will: Learn more about the University, including…

Wednesday, January 16th

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, January 16th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science…

Daily Campus Visit (Afternoon)

Date:
Wednesday, January 16th
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Daily Campus Visit Come experience Illinois State within a small group setting. Each Daily Campus Visit hosts up to 50 guests, making it easy to have your questions answered and to meet individually with an admissions or financial aid counselor following your tour. During a Daily Campus Visit, you will: Learn more about the University, including…

Preview Guide Information Session

Date:
Wednesday, January 16th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Interested students can attend the information session and learn more about the position of an University College Preview Guide. Preview Guides are student ambassadors that lead Illinois State's first year students and guests through the two-day summer orientation program. Applications open January 14th. More information can be found at UniversityCollege.IllinoisState.edu.

Thursday, January 17th

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, January 17th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science…

Daily Campus Visit (Afternoon)

Date:
Thursday, January 17th
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Daily Campus Visit Come experience Illinois State within a small group setting. Each Daily Campus Visit hosts up to 50 guests, making it easy to have your questions answered and to meet individually with an admissions or financial aid counselor following your tour. During a Daily Campus Visit, you will: Learn more about the University, including…

Friday, January 18th

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, January 18th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore pedagogical issues, effective and disruptive teaching strategies, and gain confidence in your ability to teach at the college level. This professional development circle helps graduate students to teach in the academy, whether they are currently teaching, working as a teaching assistant, or considering teaching as a career path. Share teaching tips, tricks, and get…

Transfer Visit

Date:
Friday, January 18th
Time:
11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Transfer Visit We get it. As a transfer student, you need different information than someone new to the college experience. That's why we offer our Transfer Visit, an event that presents information particularly relevant to you. You’ll leave prepared to make a smooth transition to Illinois State, and you'll understand why we have been named…

Preview Guide Information Session

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

Interested students can attend the information session and learn more about the position of an University College Preview Guide. Preview Guides are student ambassadors that lead Illinois State's first year students and guests through the two-day summer orientation program. Applications open January 14th. More information can be found at UniversityCollege.IllinoisState.edu.

Daily Campus Visit (Afternoon)

Date:
Friday, January 18th
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Daily Campus Visit Come experience Illinois State within a small group setting. Each Daily Campus Visit hosts up to 50 guests, making it easy to have your questions answered and to meet individually with an admissions or financial aid counselor following your tour. During a Daily Campus Visit, you will: Learn more about the University, including…

LSAMP Orientation for STEM students

Date:
Friday, January 18th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

STEM students interested in learning more about the LSAMP program at Illinois State can attend the orientation. Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a program in University College that helps students from underrepresented backgrounds who want to pursue science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers.

Saturday, January 19th

Saturday Campus Visit

Date:
Saturday, January 19th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Saturday Campus Visit Come experience Illinois State on a Saturday and enjoy extra time to explore our campus and surrounding community. Be sure to take a stroll through beautiful Uptown Normal, which offers several restaurants and retail shops just a few blocks from campus. During a Saturday Campus Visit, you will: Learn more about the…

Monday, January 21st

Tuesday, January 22nd

ReggieNet: The Basics

Date:
Tuesday, January 22nd
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

This workshop is your introduction to the basic tools necessary to work in ReggieNet. Become familiar with navigation in ReggieNet and how to use the site information display. Explore how to manage your Home site, organize your courses as favorites, and use the Site Info and syllabus tools. You’ll also to learn how to get…

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Tuesday, January 22nd
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn how to use the News.IllinoisState.edu content management system, powered by WordPress, to add news articles, tag them to feed to multiple locations (including your website), insert images, photo galleries, and more. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only. Registration is required.

Daily Campus Visit (Afternoon)

Date:
Tuesday, January 22nd
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Daily Campus Visit Come experience Illinois State within a small group setting. Each Daily Campus Visit hosts up to 50 guests, making it easy to have your questions answered and to meet individually with an admissions or financial aid counselor following your tour. During a Daily Campus Visit, you will: Learn more about the University, including…

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, January 22nd
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Starting the week of August 27 through November 30, the Julia N. Visor Academic Center tutors are available for 30-minute appointments on a first come/first served basis.

Wednesday, January 23rd

ReggieNet: Gradebook Overview

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

Get a hands-on tour of the ReggieNet Gradebook tool. Learn how to create items within the Gradebook or add them from other ReggieNet tools. You’ll tackle basic features like setting up grade categories, working with weighted categories, reordering your gradebook items, and viewing grading statistics. Registration is required.

International Seminar Series: “The Importance of Religious Literacy”

Date:
Wednesday, January 23rd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: The Importance of Religious Literacy Speaker: Dr. Daniel Breyer Presentation Overview: Speaker Bio: Series Overview: The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who…

Daily Campus Visit (Afternoon)

Date:
Wednesday, January 23rd
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Daily Campus Visit Come experience Illinois State within a small group setting. Each Daily Campus Visit hosts up to 50 guests, making it easy to have your questions answered and to meet individually with an admissions or financial aid counselor following your tour. During a Daily Campus Visit, you will: Learn more about the University, including…

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, January 23rd
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get an overview of the digital image editing program, including a walkthrough of basic tools and concepts. Learn to works with raster graphics, using the tools and commands available in Photoshop, as well as the various ways you can save your work for a website or for printing. This class finishes with a lesson on…

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, January 23rd
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Starting the week of August 27 through November 30, the Julia N. Visor Academic Center tutors are available for 30-minute appointments on a first come/first served basis.

ALEKS tutoring

Date:
Wednesday, January 23rd
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Spring 2019 Beginning January 23 through April 24. Floor 6, Room 614A Wednesdays: 7-9pm Drop-in assistance with the ALEKS mathematics placement assessment with a tutor from the Julia N. Visor Academic Center is available at Milner Library. For more information, visit their website. The Visor Center also offers additional tutoring options. A University College / Milner Library collaboration

Thursday, January 24th

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Thursday, January 24th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Discover how to build and update forms using Formstack, Illinois State’s primary, non-research form creation tool. You will learn how to download forms submissions data and set up notifications. Completing this training is a prerequisite for using Formstack. Registration is required. (Please note: Qualtrics has replaced Select Survey for research. Log in to IllinoisState.Qualtrics.com to…

OUCampus

Date:
Thursday, January 24th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 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.…

Small Change, Big Impact Reading Community

Date:
Thursday, January 24th
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Teaching can be an isolating experience. This reading group, intended for those who have been teaching at Illinois State for more than four years, provides an opportunity for faculty to engage in discussions to encourage peer support, networking, and mentorship. Experience new confidence in yourself and your ability to teach! During the Spring semester, we…

International Student Advisory Board Meeting

Date:
Thursday, January 24th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) provides a direct line of communication between the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) and the international student community at Illinois State University.  The ISAB is offered the opportunity to provide input on projects and services organized by OISP, and to discuss important issues impacting the international student…

Daily Campus Visit (Afternoon)

Date:
Thursday, January 24th
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Daily Campus Visit Come experience Illinois State within a small group setting. Each Daily Campus Visit hosts up to 50 guests, making it easy to have your questions answered and to meet individually with an admissions or financial aid counselor following your tour. During a Daily Campus Visit, you will: Learn more about the University, including…

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, January 24th
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:
Thursday, January 24th
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…

Friday, January 25th

Daily Campus Visit (Afternoon)

Date:
Friday, January 25th
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Daily Campus Visit Come experience Illinois State within a small group setting. Each Daily Campus Visit hosts up to 50 guests, making it easy to have your questions answered and to meet individually with an admissions or financial aid counselor following your tour. During a Daily Campus Visit, you will: Learn more about the University, including…

International Students Career Series: OPT and Career Fair Prep

Date:
Friday, January 25th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

International students seeking part-time or full-time employment, internship, or an assistantship in the United States learn how to be successful in their search.

Saturday, January 26th

Saturday Campus Visit

Date:
Saturday, January 26th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Saturday Campus Visit Come experience Illinois State on a Saturday and enjoy extra time to explore our campus and surrounding community. Be sure to take a stroll through beautiful Uptown Normal, which offers several restaurants and retail shops just a few blocks from campus. During a Saturday Campus Visit, you will: Learn more about the…

Monday, January 28th

Daily Campus Visit (Afternoon)

Date:
Monday, January 28th
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Daily Campus Visit Come experience Illinois State within a small group setting. Each Daily Campus Visit hosts up to 50 guests, making it easy to have your questions answered and to meet individually with an admissions or financial aid counselor following your tour. During a Daily Campus Visit, you will: Learn more about the University, including…

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, January 28th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Starting the week of August 27 through November 30, the Julia N. Visor Academic Center tutors are available for 30-minute appointments on a first come/first served basis.

Tuesday, January 29th

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes Basics

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

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…

Daily Campus Visit (Afternoon)

Date:
Tuesday, January 29th
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Daily Campus Visit Come experience Illinois State within a small group setting. Each Daily Campus Visit hosts up to 50 guests, making it easy to have your questions answered and to meet individually with an admissions or financial aid counselor following your tour. During a Daily Campus Visit, you will: Learn more about the University, including…

ReggieNet: Create Basic Assignments

Date:
Tuesday, January 29th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to create, post, review, and grade assignments using the Assignments tool. After this hands-on workshop, you’ll feel confident about the basics and ready to consider more advance types of assignments. Registration is required.

Set up your ProQuest account (Walk-ins)

Date:
Tuesday, January 29th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Need help setting up your ProQuest account for your thesis/dissertation? Drop by the Graduate School and get one on consultation on setting up the account, uploading drafts, and answering copyright questions. Bring your laptop if you have one. No registration required.

ReggieNet: Gradebook Overview

Date:
Tuesday, January 29th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get a hands-on tour of the ReggieNet Gradebook tool. Learn how to create items within the Gradebook or add them from other ReggieNet tools. You’ll tackle basic features like setting up grade categories, working with weighted categories, reordering your gradebook items, and viewing grading statistics. Registration is required.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, January 29th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Starting the week of August 27 through November 30, the Julia N. Visor Academic Center tutors are available for 30-minute appointments on a first come/first served basis.

Academic Peer Advisor Information Session

Date:
Tuesday, January 29th
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Interested students can attend the information session and learn more about the position of an University College Academic Peer Advisor. Academic peer advisors are upperclassmen who assist students with developing an academic plan and major exploration. Peer advisors are paired with a full-time professional advisor and gain valuable skills. Applications open January 14th. More information…

Wednesday, January 30th

Camtasia: Level 1

Date:
Wednesday, January 30th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Add your voice to a PowerPoint presentation and make it available to your students online. Learn to use Camtasia, a screen-recording program that lets you narrate PowerPoint presentations, still images, or videos. You will also learn how to upload the final product so students can access it. Registration is required.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, January 30th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science…

International Seminar Series: “How Our Students Read Other Religious Cultures”

Date:
Wednesday, January 30th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: How Our Students Read Other Religious Cultures Speaker: Dr. Jan Neulieb Presentation Overview: Speaker Bio: Series Overview: The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines…

Daily Campus Visit (Afternoon)

Date:
Wednesday, January 30th
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Daily Campus Visit Come experience Illinois State within a small group setting. Each Daily Campus Visit hosts up to 50 guests, making it easy to have your questions answered and to meet individually with an admissions or financial aid counselor following your tour. During a Daily Campus Visit, you will: Learn more about the University, including…

Set up your ProQuest account (Walk-ins)

Date:
Wednesday, January 30th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Need help setting up your ProQuest account for your thesis/dissertation? Drop by the Graduate School and get one on consultation on setting up the account, uploading drafts, and answering copyright questions. Bring your laptop, if you have one. No registration required.

Thesis/Dissertation Prep

Date:
Wednesday, January 30th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This workshop will help students learn how to move through the thesis and dissertation process - from establishing the thesis/dissertation committee to successfully defending its research. Students will receive an overview of the steps to complete the research and copyright process. This workshop will be beneficial to anyone at any stage of the thesis or…

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, January 30th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Starting the week of August 27 through November 30, the Julia N. Visor Academic Center tutors are available for 30-minute appointments on a first come/first served basis.

Thursday, January 31st

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, January 31st
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an overview of the digital image editing program, including a walkthrough of basic tools and concepts. Learn to works with raster graphics, using the tools and commands available in Photoshop, as well as the various ways you can save your work for a website or for printing. This class finishes with a lesson on…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, January 31st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science…

Daily Campus Visit (Afternoon)

Date:
Thursday, January 31st
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Daily Campus Visit Come experience Illinois State within a small group setting. Each Daily Campus Visit hosts up to 50 guests, making it easy to have your questions answered and to meet individually with an admissions or financial aid counselor following your tour. During a Daily Campus Visit, you will: Learn more about the University, including…

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Thursday, January 31st
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Transform how you take and share notes with Microsoft OneNote. Unlike a word processor, OneNote allows you to easily include images, videos, and audio clips anywhere on the page. Organize information into virtual notebooks that can be shared across all your devices and with others. This workshop shows you the basic features of OneNote, how…