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Tuesday, October 1st

Physics Colloquium Series: Professor Catherine O’Reilly

Date:
Tuesday, October 1st
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Climate warming has the potential to have a substantial influence on how lakes function. We have found that lakes are warming around the world, in many cases faster than air temperatures. Continued warming will lead to a range of consequences depending upon lake type and location, including decreases in water quality and fish catches.

Panel Discussion: Confluence of Botanical Interests

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

Explore stories by plants and people told through centuries’ old books, plant specimens, and works of contemporary artists through the lens of botany, history, and art, discover an engaging and reflective botanical confluence of interests.

Illinois State University Speaker Series: Bonnie S. Glaser

Date:
Tuesday, October 1st
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bonnie S. Glaser, senior adviser for Asia and director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will present “U.S.-China Relations: From Cooperative Partners to Strategic Competitors” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, in the Circus Room of the Bone Student Center.

Wednesday, October 2nd

Social Sciences Internship/Job Fair

Date:
Wednesday, October 2nd
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is a collaborative internship fair to provide Illinois State University students the opportunity to meet with agencies looking for interns or employees. Many agencies will have booths in the Bone Student Center’s Brown Ballroom III. Students will be able to meet and network with potential employers and professionals in their fields.

Friday, October 4th

Sociology and Anthropology Research Series talk: Low-income and Marriage

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

Jeremy Kanter Jeremy Kanter, professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Illinois State University, will present the talk “Understanding the Longitudinal Course of Marriage: A Re-Examination with Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Couples”. In his talk, Kanter will discuss two areas of his research: 1.) How low-income couples develop and maintain cognitive and behavioral components…

CBS Colloquium Series Speaker: Brandon J. Thomas, Ph.D.

Date:
Friday, October 4th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Department of Psychology will present a talk titled, “Learning a novel environment: Gender differences in exploratory movement relate to navigation and spatial memory", with Brandon J. Thomas, Ph.D., from 2p.m. – 3p.m. Friday, October 4th, in 48 DeGarmo Hall. Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. 

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Friday, October 4th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Friday, October 4th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

Saturday, October 5th

Sociology and Anthropology Open House

Date:
Saturday, October 5th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Sociology and Anthropology for the Future Join students and faculty in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology for an informal open house and discussion about how the Sociology and Anthropology programs are preparing students to excel in a diverse and rapidly changing world.  Meet our award winning faculty and learn how students are collaborating with…

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Distant Worlds – Alien Life?

Date:
Saturday, October 5th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Looking into the night sky we view infinity.  Could alien life exist out there somewhere?
“Distant Worlds” investigates the conditions required for life, beginning with planets and moons in our Solar System and venturing out to some of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting other stars.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Distant Worlds – Alien Life?

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

Looking into the night sky we view infinity.  Could alien life exist out there somewhere?
“Distant Worlds” investigates the conditions required for life, beginning with planets and moons in our Solar System and venturing out to some of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting other stars.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Saturday, October 5th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Saturday, October 5th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

Sunday, October 6th

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Distant Worlds – Alien Life?

Date:
Sunday, October 6th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Looking into the night sky we view infinity.  Could alien life exist out there somewhere?
“Distant Worlds” investigates the conditions required for life, beginning with planets and moons in our Solar System and venturing out to some of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting other stars.

Monday, October 7th

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, October 7th
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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

Tuesday, October 8th

Physics Colloquium Series: Professor Brian Fields

Date:
Tuesday, October 8th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(Physics Lecture Series) University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Department of Physics "When Stars Attack! Near-Earth Supernova Explosions Revealed by Deep-Ocean and Lunar Radioactivity" Supernova explosions dramatically announce the deaths of massive stars via spectacular outbursts of photons and neutrinos. Supernovae are also particle accelerators, and create many of the elements essential for life. Yet these awesome…

Wednesday, October 9th

Friday, October 11th

Dissertation Proposal: Stephanie AuBuchon; PSY

Date:
Friday, October 11th
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Stephanie AuBuchon will propose her dissertation on Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. in 31 DeGarmo Hall. The title of the dissertation is “Identities, Experiences, Perceptions and Wanted Changes in the School: LGBTQ+ Youth and Students of Color”. 

Physics Informal Seminar Series: Professor Aslihan Spaulding

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

Professor Aslihan Spaulding Illinois State University, Department of Agriculture "Primary Data Collection Using Surveys"    

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Friday, October 11th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

Saturday, October 12th

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Distant Worlds – Alien Life?

Date:
Saturday, October 12th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Looking into the night sky we view infinity.  Could alien life exist out there somewhere?
“Distant Worlds” investigates the conditions required for life, beginning with planets and moons in our Solar System and venturing out to some of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting other stars.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Saturday, October 12th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

Monday, October 14th

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, October 14th
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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

Tuesday, October 15th

Physics Colloquium Series: Professor Brian Cannon

Date:
Tuesday, October 15th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Recent projects exploring structured nucleic acids, such as multi-helical junctions and hairpins, as well as their regulatory role on protein-DNA interactions will be presented.

Wednesday, October 16th

Professional Speaker Series: University of Illinois Press, 10/16

Date:
Wednesday, October 16th
Time:
10:30 am - 11:30 am

The Publications Unit is welcoming Laurie Matheson, Director of University of Illinois Press, and Julie Laut, Outreach & Development and Acquisitions Assistant, to present on campus on October 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, October 17th

Dissertation Proposal: Heather Calkins; PSY

Date:
Thursday, October 17th
Time:
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Heather Calkins will proposer her dissertation on Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. in 404 DeGarmo Hall. The title of the dissertation is “The Development of a Measure of Parent and Teacher Perceptions of the Importance of Social-Emotional Learning in the Schools”. 

Amanda Perera Dissertation Proposal; PSY

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

Amanda Perera will propose her dissertation on Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in 140 Fell Hall,. The title of the dissertation is “The Effect of Peer-Mediation on Social Interactions for Elementary School Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”.      

Philosophy Colloquium – Paddy McShane

Date:
Thursday, October 17th
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

TITLE:  Why It's Good To Give Moral Testimony ABSTRACT:  In this paper I argue for the distinctive value that giving moral testimony has for testifiers. This value comes to light when we attend to the fact that testifiers not just potential evidential sources (as they’ve predominantly been treated in the moral testimony literature), but also moral agents.…

Friday, October 18th

Dissertation Defense for: Jordana Hall; ENG

Date:
Friday, October 18th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dissertation defense by Jordana Hall.

Physics Informal Seminar Series: Professor Aimee Miller-Ott

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

Professor Aimee Miller-Ott Illinois State University, School of Communication "Cell Phones in Personal Relationships"    

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

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

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

Saturday, October 19th

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Distant Worlds – Alien Life?

Date:
Saturday, October 19th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Looking into the night sky we view infinity.  Could alien life exist out there somewhere?
“Distant Worlds” investigates the conditions required for life, beginning with planets and moons in our Solar System and venturing out to some of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting other stars.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Saturday, October 19th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

Monday, October 21st

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, October 21st
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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

Tuesday, October 22nd

Physics Colloquium Series: Professor Rebecca Surman

Date:
Tuesday, October 22nd
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

While the origins of the light (hydrogen, helium) and intermediate mass (carbon through iron) elements found in our solar system are well understood, we still don't know where roughly half of the elements heavier than iron were made. Here we will discuss two attractive potential sites – core-collapse supernovae and neutron star mergers – and describe how progress in open issues in neutrino and nuclear physics may be the key to unlocking this longstanding mystery.

Wednesday, October 23rd

Selena Villarreal Thesis Proposal; PSY

Date:
Wednesday, October 23rd
Time:
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Selena Villarreal will propose her master’s thesis on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. in 435F DeGarmo Hall. The title of the thesis is “Procrastination vs. Precrastination: What Determines What We Do?”.          

Friday, October 25th

Dissertation Defense for: Christy Fornero; BSC

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

Dissertation title:  REGULATION OF THE MICROTUBULE CYTOSKELETON AND CELL WALL DEVELOPMENT IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA Dissertation committee:  Viktor Kirik, Martha Cook, John Sedbrook, Alysia Mortimer, Kevin Edwards

Alumni Panel Discussion- Peace Corps: Then and Now

Date:
Friday, October 25th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Alumni guests Randal Gibson ‘96 and Alana McGinty ’10 join us for a Panel Discussion of Peace Corps, Then and Now. Having each served in the Peace Corps in two very different times and places, the discussion will reflect these various experiences. Gibson served in Teheran, Iran as a Handcrafts Designer/Teacher from 1973-1974. McGinty was…

ISU Alumni Day Physics Careers Panel

Date:
Friday, October 25th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Illinois State University Physics Department will host our annual ISU Alumni Day Physics Careers Panel. Our featured speakers are Danny Piwowarczyk and Zach Temple.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Ghostly Tales Under the Stars

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

Join the storytellers of the Improv Mafia as they perform frightening tales of the supernatural live beneath the stars. Spooky stories old, new, and maybe true will stand your hair on end!

Saturday, October 26th

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Ghostly Tales Under the Stars

Date:
Saturday, October 26th
Times:
12:00 am - 1:00 am
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the storytellers of the Improv Mafia as they perform frightening tales of the supernatural live beneath the stars. Spooky stories old, new, and maybe true will stand your hair on end!

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Ghostly Tales Under the Stars

Date:
Saturday, October 26th
Times:
12:00 am - 1:00 am
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the storytellers of the Improv Mafia as they perform frightening tales of the supernatural live beneath the stars. Spooky stories old, new, and maybe true will stand your hair on end!

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Ghostly Tales Under the Stars

Date:
Saturday, October 26th
Times:
12:00 am - 1:00 am
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the storytellers of the Improv Mafia as they perform frightening tales of the supernatural live beneath the stars. Spooky stories old, new, and maybe true will stand your hair on end!

Monday, October 28th

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, October 28th
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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

Tuesday, October 29th

Physics Colloquium Series: Professor Alan Wiseman

Date:
Tuesday, October 29th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(Physics Lecture Series) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Physics Department "Gravitation & Cosmology & LIGO" More information to follow...

Wednesday, October 30th

PUB.UNIT Presents: Poet, Editor Carmen Giménez Smith

Date:
Wednesday, October 30th
Time:
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

The Publications Unit in the Department of English is welcoming poet and editor Carmen Giménez Smith to Illinois State University on October 30.