Interested in becoming a leader in helping fellow ISU students feel more satisfied with their bodies? Become a Peer Facilitator of the Body Project for women, or the Body Project: More Than Muscles for men, both peer-led positive body image programs. They’re fun, effective, and free! Sign up at https://counseling.illinoisstate.edu/outreach/body-project/muscles/ or https://counseling.illinoisstate.edu/outreach/body-project/.
We are now excited to offer Family Climbs in conjunction with Family Swims! Family Climbs are held in the Student Fitness Center at their rock wall. Please be sure that your UID is provided when you register and is accessible the day of the event. A Redbird ID or photo ID is also required in order to participate the day of the event. Please note that in order to participate, children must securely fit in Campus Recreation’s harness or bring…
Family Swims are now held in the Student Fitness Center Pool. Please be sure that your UID is provided when you register and is accessible the day of the event. A Redbird ID or photo ID is also required in order to participate the day of the event. Participant affiliated with the university MUST know the UID of the person affiliated with the university that registered and have their Redbird ID or photo idea to be able to swim the…
High School Band students are invited to this FREE event to learn from our Applied Faculty in instrumental masterclasses. Faculty will also work with students on the Illinois All-State audition music sharing performance advice for each instrument. Students and families that attend the event will be given complimentary tickets to the afternoon concert by the Illinois State University Wind Symphony. For additional information contact Band Office (309)438-2166
Illinois State University Wind Symphony Anthony C. Marinello, conductor On the Town Jaromir Weinberger (1896-1967), tr. Bainum – Polka and Fugue from “Schwanda the Bagpiper” (1928/1961) Frank Ticheli (b. 1958) – Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (2014) Davis Hale, alto saxophone Winner of the 2019 Illinois State University Band Concerto Competition --Intermission-- Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), tr. Lavender – Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town” (1944/2016) John Philip Sousa (1854-1932), arr. Fennell – Hands Across the Sea (1899/1982)…
Get ready for Illinois State's fall career fairs with a resume review.
The Division of Student Affairs' inaugural Student Affairs Week has been established to: Highlight Student Affairs as a source of leadership development for students and alumni Promote the connection to Student Affairs through students' involvement in our departments Provide additional opportunities for students and alumni to connect with Student Affairs Facilitate meaningful alumni and student interactions A full schedule of events will be available in August. Student Affairs Week will conclude with the inaugural Involvement to Industry Conference on Saturday, September…
Proposals for workshops for the Culturally Responsive Campus Community (CRCC) Conference on November 18-19 bring to light systemic oppression that has been plaguing our community, and expounding on what issues impacting our community.
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 further help as you explore ReggieNet on your own. Registration is required.
Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.
Shown to improve strength, neuromuscular force control, and balance. This series of classes will focus on seven forms of T’ai Chi. No charge for ISU participants, but registration is required.
Students majoring in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Systems, Network & Telecommunications Management, Health Information Management, Business Information Systems, and Computer Systems Technology are invited to the 2019 Information Technology Internship Fair, hosted by the School of Information Technology student chapters of AITP and ACM, and the School of Information Technology ISUsec Club. This is your opportunity to connect with employers recruiting for summer 2020 internships in Information Technology. Event Details for the 2019 IT Internship Fair are: 5.m. Round table…
Off-Campus Services will be hosting an Off-Campus 101 session for more information about living off campus. This session will teach you how to search for an apartment using the Off-Campus Housing Database, introduce you to different types of leases and what you should avoid, and how to sign a lease.
For additional information contact Dr. Anne McNamara (309)438-2388
Get ready for Illinois State's fall career fairs with a resume review.
For additional information contact Dr. Angelo Favis (309)438-7123
For additional information contact Dr. Justin Vickers (309)438-8855
Integrated STEM: More than Just the Sum of its Parts - September 24 Learn why STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) is increasingly viewed as an integrated discipline, Darner will highlight funding agencies’ priorities for research and their alignment with national goals, STEM at ISU, educational research and under-representation by women and minority groups. Rebekka Darner, Director of the Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology, ISU Teaching STEM Ideas to Kids - September 25 What are best practices for learning STEM topics?…
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.
Identify internship and full-time employment opportunities, or just network with employers.
(Physics Lecture Series) Illinois State University, Department of Physics "Neutron Stars, Nuclear Pasta, & Dark Matter" My name is Matt Caplan, I'm a nuclear astrophysicist and I study fun things like neutron stars, nuclear pasta, and dark matter. Do you want to do nuclear astrophysics research? If so, come to this talk and I'll tell you all about my research and how it can be your research too. I might even talk about YouTube.
This class focuses on the traditional practice of hatha yoga and is open to people of all levels of practice. Lifestyle Enhancement classes are taught by certified, experienced instructors and concentrate on functional health, relaxation, and maintenance of a healthy spine throughout life. These classes may appeal to those with low back discomfort, chronic health conditions, or those who wish to reduce stress levels. There is a fee associated with participation in most classes and activities.
Join us at the Normal Theater for a free showing of the documentary "Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook."
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 learn about different ways to grade assessments through this tool. Registration is required.
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the moment, and non-judgmentally. The Koru 1.0 Class is a free, four week course that helps you learn about and practice various mindfulness and meditation techniques that can improve sleep; reduce stress and anxiety; improve focus, academic performance, and eating behaviors; and contribute to a greater sense of well-being and overall happiness. This course meets once a week for four weeks (September 11, 18, 25 and October 2) and…
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 support from other future professors. Topic each meeting will be based on chapters in the book, Teaching What You Don’t Know (Harvard University Press, 2012); however,…
International Seminar Series: “Reflections from an American Classroom: Demystifying Chinese History”
When students begin the History of East Asia survey, their knowledge of China often does not go beyond narratives advanced by the media, popular culture, and political figures. These narratives tend to oversimplify and misunderstand the historical context that shapes the reality of China in the 21st century. Reflecting on experiences in the classroom, our presenter will explore some of the foundational, and often misunderstood, ideas that are crucial to being informed about China today. Larissa Castriotta Kennedy has been…
Join Health Promotion and Wellness for walks every Wednesday this summer! For 30 minutes we’ll focus on our wellbeing while walking various 30 minute routes on campus. Registration is appreciated so that we can inform individuals who plan to attend about cancellations for weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Shown to improve strength, neuromuscular force control, and balance. No charge for ISU participants, but registration is required.
The film follows the lives of Henry and Hiroko Brockman, who have run an organic vegetable farm in the Mackinaw Valley of central Illinois for 25 years. Following the preview, there will be a Q&A with film subject Henry Brockman and filmmaker Ines Sommer.
An indoor game based on tennis, played with small paddles and a ball bounced on a table divided by a net. Takes place in the Metcalf Small Gym and registration is required. No charge for ISU participants.
The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff. Condoms and quit smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways. The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT). SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health…
The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 - 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issue.
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 poll an audience. Registration is required.
Join students from the Alternative Breaks program for free snacks and games as we have a party on the lawn!
The Marketing Department will be hosted an Analytics Forum on Thursday, September 26. Speaker will be Adam Johnson, Senior Vice President of ActiveCampaign. Adam is a 2004 Illinois State alumnus. His career planning focused presentation will showcase how to blend sales and analytics to build world class Sales & Customer Success teams that empower small businesses with technology to help them grow and thrive! Attendance slips will be provided Location: SFHB 139 Date: Thursday | September 26 Time: 6:30 pm…
For additional information contact Dr. Tom Marko (309)438-2541
The Teaching in the 21st Century Conference (T21CON) is a free, hands-on, engaging learning opportunity designed for current and aspiring educators to gain an edge in using technology in the classroom. The effective integration of educational technologies has become increasingly important for today’s learners. T21CON connects attendees with resources, strategies, and a network of experts to support their careers in education.
THE EXTENDING EMPATHY PROJECT: ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT, REVISITED - September 27 To whom will we extend our empathy? We tend to answer this question through the interaction of unconscious assumptions and the social norms they foster. Because we generate these assumptions unconsciously, we are, in a sense, living in a dream. Moments of conscious reflection, then, are the means by which we wake up, as it were, and examine alternatives to our assumptions. J. Scott Jordan, Professor and Chair, Department…
Learn about Illinois State’s international student body and what challenges they may face as they enter U.S. higher education system. This interactive session will introduce you to INTO Illinois State, a program to increase international student enrollment by 10 percent over 10 years. You’ll learn about the types of international students you may see in your classroom and hear from a special panel of students’ about their experiences. Share your on insights on working with international students, and discover how…
Learn about the Graduate School Records Examination (GRE), and some of the best practices to follow when taking the exam.
Strengthening our culture of philanthropy and an update on Redbirds Rising: The Campaign for Illinois State
All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club.
Food, fun, Fam Foolery, and a late night for Redbirds is planned!
Illinois State Volleyball vs. Missouri State at 6:00pm in Redbird Arena. For more information please visit GoRedbirds.com Go Red Birds!
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.
For additional information contact Dr. Geoffrey Duce (309)438-2409
For additional information contact Christine Hansen (309)438-7050
As part of Student Affairs Week, the Division of Student Affairs is excited to host its inaugural Involvement to Industry Conference for students and alumni. Students will gain knowledge about how to apply their leadership skills and experiences from their collegiate involvement to their careers, learning directly from our alumni as guest speakers. Tracks designed specifically for alumni will aid in professional growth and transitions, while fostering their continued connection to Illinois State and to current students. The full conference…
Saturday Creative Drama celebrates 40 years! In Creative Drama, students will develop skills in theatre through imagination, creativity, and exploration while using communication and collaboration abilities. Classes are open to the following grades: K-1, 2-3, and 4-6. Registration is required: bit.ly/saturdayart
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.
Illinois State Volleyball vs. Southern Illinois at 5:00pm in Redbird Arena. For more information please visit GoRedbirds.com Go Red Birds!
The American Heart Association exists to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. We work for all to understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices, such as increased physical activity. We are the nation's leader in CPR training. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to ensure the best treatment for every patient. We educate and advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities. We save lives. Please join us at the Heart…
For additional information contact Dr. Glenn Block (309)438-2540
ISU Employee timesheet submission information.
Hourly and semi-monthly salaried employees are paid on the 15th and the end of each month. Monthly salaried employees are paid at the end of each month. In the event of pay day falling on a weekend or Holiday/Administrative Closure, pay day is the business day immediately preceding the weekend/closure.
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 to navigate the interface, and how to synchronize OneNote across mobile devices. Registration is required.
Artist Erin Hayden will have a free public conversation with Melissa Johnson (Associate Professor, Modern Art History and Visual Culture). Flower-o’-the-Moon premieres six new paintings and a video by Illinois State University alumna Erin Hayden. Influenced by fairytales and storytelling, the works address the artist’s Irish ancestry, Celtic goddesses, girlhood, and the symbolism of water. Equally versed in the creation of digital and analog images, the Chicago-based artist exploits the possibilities of online searches and photo editing software for her (often)…
Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.
Artist Erin Hayden will deliver a free public performance related to her poetic writing and typewriter-based drawing. Flower-o’-the-Moon premieres six new paintings and a video by Illinois State University alumna Erin Hayden. Influenced by fairytales and storytelling, the works address the artist’s Irish ancestry, Celtic goddesses, girlhood, and the symbolism of water. Equally versed in the creation of digital and analog images, the Chicago-based artist exploits the possibilities of online searches and photo editing software for her (often) multi-layered digital collages.…
Course offering information for the Spring 2020 semester and Winter Session will be available on My.IllinoisState.edu starting today at 8 a.m. Advanced Registration for spring/winter will begin on Monday, October 14. Please see your registration assignment for your specific registration information.
Registration day assignments for spring/winter 2020 advance registration will be available on My.IllinoisState.edu after 1 p.m. Advanced registration for spring/winter 2020 will begin on Monday, October 14. Students can register and make changes to your schedule anytime after your specific registration date and time.
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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. Registration is required.
This is a regular Civil Service Council meeting. All meetings are open to the public.
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.
(Physics Lecture Series) Illinois State University, Department of Geography-Geology "Warming of Lake Surface Waters Around the Globe" More information to follow...
The campus community is invited to a reception for Pressing Plants exhibit, to explore the exhibit and meet the contributors. Stay and attend a special Panel Discussion with exhibit contributors.
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.
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.
Approvals are due by noon in order to meet the payroll processing deadlines.