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Monday, October 1st

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, October 1st
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.

Late-night Resume Reviews

Date:
Monday, October 1st
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Get ready for the Fall Internship and Career Fair by attending Late-night Resume Reviews.

Tuesday, October 2nd

Physics Colloquium Series: Professor Peter Mueller

Date:
Tuesday, October 2nd
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(Physics Lecture Series) Argonne National Laboratory, Physics Division "Atom Trap, Krypton-81, and Million Year Old Groundwater'" More information to follow...

Friday, October 5th

Communication Sciences and Disorders Open House for Graduate Programs

Date:
Friday, October 5th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will be holding an Open House for all students who will be applying to our graduate programs in 2019.   

Thesis Proposal: Isaac Wicker

Date:
Friday, October 5th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Isaac Wicker will propose his master’s thesis. The title of the thesis is “Self-Affirmation Theory and the Change of Perception of Self and Threats.” Dr. Daniel Lannin is the Thesis Committee Chair. Dr. Jeffrey Kahn is the committee member. The reader is Dr. Kimberly Schneider. The proposal is in 435F DeGarmo Hall. You may review the thesis in the Psychology Graduate…

Seminar – Dr. Rody Manuelli

Date:
Friday, October 5th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

The Economic's Departmental Seminar Series will host Rody Manuelli from Washington University from 1-2:15 p.m. Friday, October 5, in Stevenson Hall, room 434.  The topic will cover "Natural Disasters and Growth."

CBS Colloquium: Dr. Jennifer Coane ‘01, M.S. ‘04

Date:
Friday, October 5th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Department of Psychology and the Cognitive Behavioral Sciences (CBS) Colloquium Series will present a talk titled, “What is the difference between not remembering and not knowing?” with Jennifer Coane ‘01, M.S. ‘04, at 2 p.m. Friday, October 5, in 48 DeGarmo Hall. Coane is an associate professor of psychology at Colby College.

Chemistry Seminar: Alissa Latham

Date:
Friday, October 5th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ms. Alissa Latham, of the Illinois State University Department of Chemistry, will present a chemistry literature seminar.

Saturday, October 6th

Monday, October 8th

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, October 8th
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.

Tuesday, October 9th

Interdisciplinary Initiative talk on development and maintenance of romantic relationships

Date:
Tuesday, October 9th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Illinois State University Interdisciplinary Research Group on Personal Relationships will present a research colloquium featuring Brian Ogolsky, Ph.D. from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, in 210 Moulton Hall. Ogolsky, an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present a talk titled, “The…

Physics Colloquium Series: Professor Bruce Wilking

Date:
Tuesday, October 9th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(Physics Lecture Series) University of Missouri-St. Louis, Department of Physics and Astronomy "Formation of Low Mass Stars and Substellar Objects" Stars form in filamentary clouds of cold and dense molecular gas. Recent evidence that the majority of stars in the Galaxy are born in embedded star clusters will be reviewed. Using infrared imaging to study…

Friday, October 12th

Thesis Proposal: Jennifer Gavin

Date:
Friday, October 12th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jennifer Gavin will propose her master’s thesis. The title of the thesis is “The Effects of Synthetic Speech, Facial Obstruction, and Gesture on Obedience Response in Canines..” Dr. Valeri Farmer-Dougan is the Thesis Committee Chair. Dr. Thomas Critchfield is the committee member. The reader is Dr. Julie Campbell. The proposal is in 204 DeGarmo Hall. You may review the thesis in…

Alumni Day Colloquium: Dan Fienup, Ph.D, ’08

Date:
Friday, October 12th
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Department of Psychology will present a talk titled, “Research on mastery criterion with children with disabilities: What does it mean to master a skill?” with Daniel Fienup, Ph.D. ’08 at 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 12, in 551 DeGarmo Hall. Fienup is the recipient of the Department of Psychology’s 2018 Alumnus of the Year Award.…

Chemistry Seminar: Alumni Day

Date:
Friday, October 12th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An Alumni Day chemistry seminar will be hosted by the Illinois State University Department of Chemistry.

ISU Alumni Day Physics Careers Panel

Date:
Friday, October 12th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Illinois State University Physics Department will host our annual ISU Alumni Day Physics Careers Panel on Friday, October 12, 2018, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in Moulton Hall, Room 214. Our featured speakers are:   Steven G. Clayton (Physics Teacher Education, BS 2012) Physics and Computer Science Teacher at Jones College Prep   and   Cameron…

Saturday, October 13th

Monday, October 15th

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, October 15th
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.

Tuesday, October 16th

Seminar – Fernando Leibovici – “Trade in Commodities and Business Cycle Volatility”

Date:
Tuesday, October 16th
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Fernando Leibovici will present to the Economics Department on the topic: "Trade in Commodities and Business Cycle Volatility."  This presentation is scheduled for Tuesday October 16, 2018 from 12:30-1:45 in Stevenson 348.

Physics Colloquium Series: Professor Kater Murch

Date:
Tuesday, October 16th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(Physics Lecture Series) Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Physics "The Arrow of Time in Quantum Measurement" What can quantum measurement tell us about the arrow of time? To answer this question, we use cutting edge techniques involving superconducting circuits cooled to near absolute zero to capture “movies” of quantum behavior. When we press…

Wednesday, October 17th

Brown Bag Lecture – Dr. Leonard

Date:
Wednesday, October 17th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Meghan Leonard will kick off the 2018-2019 Brown Bag Lecture Series on Wednesday, October 17 at 12:00 p.m. in SCH 108. Her presentation will focus on gender and opinion assignment in state Supreme Courts.

Thursday, October 18th

Book Launch Reading for Härte by Sade LaNay

Date:
Thursday, October 18th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Publications Unit is hosting two events, October 18 and 19, to celebrate the book launch of Härte by Sade LaNay, published by Downstate Legacies, the Publications Unit imprint. Both events are free and open to the public

Friday, October 19th

Art+Writing Workshop Oct 19, Publications Unit Imprint Book Launch

Date:
Friday, October 19th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

To celebrate the book launch of Härte, published by Downstate Legacies, poet and artist Sade LaNay will host an art and writing workshop at the Normal Public Library at 11 a.m. Friday, October 19.

Thesis Proposal: Lydia Marvin

Date:
Friday, October 19th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lydia Marvin will propose her master’s thesis. The title of the thesis is “Multiplicative Stereotype Threat: African American Women's Math Performance.” Dr. Eros DeSouza is the Thesis Committee Chair. Dr. Brea Banks is the committee member. The reader is Dr. Thomas Critchfield. The proposal is in 435F DeGarmo Hall. You may review the thesis in the Psychology Graduate Programs Office (448…

Chemistry Seminar: Hong Jin

Date:
Friday, October 19th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hong Jin, of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will present a chemistry seminar.

Saturday, October 20th

Monday, October 22nd

Dissertation Proposal: Kristin Gallaway

Date:
Monday, October 22nd
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kristin Gallaway will propose her doctoral dissertation. The title of the dissertation is “Parent and Professional Perspectives on Professional Jargon.” Dr. Thomas Critchfield is the Dissertation Committee Chair. Dr. Karla Doepke and Dr. Valeri Farmer-Dougan (both psychology faculty), and Dr. Christy Borders (College of Education) are the committee members. The proposal is in 435F DeGarmo Hall. You may review the dissertation…

Thesis Defense for: Beth Weber; BSC

Date:
Monday, October 22nd
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Beth Weber to defend thesis.

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, October 22nd
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.

Tuesday, October 23rd

Thesis Defense for: Swathi Avula; BSC

Date:
Tuesday, October 23rd
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Swathi Avula to defend thesis.

Physics Colloquium Series: Professor Eric Dahl

Date:
Tuesday, October 23rd
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(Physics Lecture Series) Northwestern University, Department of Physics and Astronomy "In search of WIMP dark matters" The nature of dark matter is one of the greatest mysteries of modern physics. Nearly a century of observations leave no doubt that the vast majority of the matter in the universe is dark. Gravitational effects from dark matter…

Wednesday, October 24th

Charles Morris STEM Social for Underrepresented Students

Date:
Wednesday, October 24th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Underrepresented students interested in science, technology or mathematics are invited to attend

Thursday, October 25th

The Russian Revolution as Utopian Leap

Date:
Thursday, October 25th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A century ago, amidst the catastrophe of world war, many Russians believed they were beginning a global transformation that would realize the deepest dreams of humanity for a fully humane world.  One can hardly exaggerate the extent of these dreams, hopes, beliefs; or their disappointment as time marched on.  A surprising expression of these dreams was…

Friday, October 26th

Dissertation Defense for: Alexandria Fladhammer; PSY

Date:
Friday, October 26th
Time:
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Alexandria Fladhammer to defend dissertation.

Gary Hoover to Present to Undergraduate Students

Date:
Friday, October 26th
Time:
10:00 am - 10:50 am

Gary Hoover, Ph.D., from the University of Oklahoma will present his research from 10-10:50 a.m. on October 26 in State Farm Hall of Business, room 357.  This event is intended to demonstrate to undergraduate students how economic research is performed and display its significance.  This event is sponsored by the Undergraduate Women in Economics initiative.

Physics Informal Seminar Series: Professor Timothy Harris

Date:
Friday, October 26th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Professor Timothy Harris Illinois State University, Department of Economics "Do SNAP work requirements work?"    

Economics Seminar – Gary Hoover

Date:
Friday, October 26th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Dr. Gary Hoover from the University of Oklahoma will present his research on October 26, 2018 from 1:00PM-2:15PM in Stevenson Hall 434.

Chemistry Seminar: Yejun Park

Date:
Friday, October 26th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mr. Yejun Park, of the Illinois State University Department of Chemistry, will present a seminar titled “Catalytic Oxidation of Methane to Methanol”.

Thesis Proposal: Salman Ibrahim

Date:
Friday, October 26th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Salman Ibrahim will propose his master’s thesis. The title of the thesis is “Suicide Literacy and Laypersons' Ability to Accurately Recognize Suicide Risk.” Dr. Leandra Parris is the Thesis Committee Chair. Dr. Daniel Lannin is the committee member. The reader is Dr. Adena Meyers. The proposal is in 204 DeGarmo Hall. You may review the thesis in the Psychology Graduate Programs…

Saturday, October 27th

CSD Family Day

Date:
Saturday, October 27th
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will be holding a Family Day event for students and families in CSD as part of Family Weekend. To register for this event, complete this form prior to October 14. Email Gianna Delia, NSSLHA President with any questions.  

Monday, October 29th

Dissertation Defense for: Michael Arthur Soares; ENG

Date:
Monday, October 29th
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Michael Arthur Soares to defend dissertation.

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, October 29th
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.

Tuesday, October 30th

Dissertation Proposal: Aaron Neitzel

Date:
Tuesday, October 30th
Time:
8:30 am - 10:30 am

Aaron Neitzel will propose his doctoral dissertation. The title of the dissertation is “Right-Wing Authoritarianism and Social Dominance Orientation: Parental Attitudes toward Transgender Access to School-based Bathrooms.” Dr. Steven Landau is the Dissertation Committee Chair; Dr. Daniel Lannin is the Committee Co-Chair. Dr. Margaret Nauta (psychology faculty), and Dr. Karen Stipp (Social Work) are the committee members. The proposal is in 435F…

Dissertation Proposal: Ellen Wing

Date:
Tuesday, October 30th
Time:
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Ellen Wing will propose her doctoral dissertation. The title of the dissertation is “Defining Effective Parenting and Teaching Practices among Head Start Caregivers and Educators: A Qualitative Approach.” Dr. Gregory Braswell is the Dissertation Committee Chair. Dr. Brea Banks and Karla Doepke (both psychology faculty), and Dr. Amanda Quesenberry (School of Teaching and Learning) are the committee members. The proposal…

Physics Colloquium Series: Professor Smitha Vishveshwara

Date:
Tuesday, October 30th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(Physics Lecture Series) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Physics "Fractional statistics" More information to follow...