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Alumni Center

Location:
Alumni Center 1101 N. Main Street
Normal, IL
Phone:
(309) 438-4781
Website:
http://alumni.illinoisstate.edu/services/alumnicenter/

The Alumni Center is a special place for Redbirds and friends to gather and become reacquainted with their campus home. The facility contains state-of-the-art meeting rooms for alumni, as well as university and community organizations. Alumni will find the center inviting, as its design incorporates space for everything from group meetings to casual conversation around the fireplace.

The Illinois State University Alumni Center is designed to serve the over 177,000 alumni of Illinois State University, current students, faculty/staff, and the Bloomington-Normal community. Approximately 80 staff members from the University Advancement Vice President’s office, Alumni Relations, Development, Marketing and Communications, and the Illinois State University Foundation are located in the facility.

In fall 2007, during Illinois State University’s Sesquicentennial, renovations began on the University’s first on-campus home for alumni. The Illinois State University Alumni Center was dedicated in July 2008 and opened to all Redbirds and friends.

Past Events

April 2017

The Taste, a savory experience for alumni

Date:
Thursday, April 20th 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mingle with Redbirds while enjoying samples of wines, craft beers, and appetizing foods

Mornings with the Professors – 100 Years of Native American Sovereignty in Central Illinois

Date:
Friday, April 21st 2017
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Native Americans in Central Illinois did not go gently into that good night. Accustomed to trade partnerships with French and then British corporate concerns, they established successful understanding of respective rights and obligations with these Europeans. At the end the American Revolution the British signed over the lands of Illinois to the Americans. The Americans looked at Illinois as land destined for American families, land from which Indians were to be removed. Today we call this ethnic cleansing.

Golden Jubilee Celebration

Date:
Friday, April 21st 2017
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This event honors nursing alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago, and pins will be handed out to the Class of 1967.

Mennonite Nurses Alumni Organization Awards and Reunion Banquet

Date:
Saturday, April 22nd 2017
Time:
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

All alumni are invited to celebrate milestone reunion classes and award recipients.

Mornings with the Professors – Jim Crow’s Lengthy Stay in Bloomington-Normal

Date:
Friday, April 28th 2017
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Little known today, racial segregation became solidly established here in the early 20th Century and was only ended with much struggle from the 1940s into the 1960s. What happened to Jesse Fell's community? Why was it OK that blacks were kept out of restaurants, hotels, and the whites' swimming areas?

May 2017

Academy of Seniors: School Policy in Illinois – A View from the Capitol Building

Date:
Tuesday, May 2nd 2017
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

While much of Illinois’ policy making has ground to a near halt during the past two years, issues in public education, and especially the way it is funded have continued. Hear more about recent issues in education policy.

Academy of Seniors – Work Zone! Considering Structural Changes for Illinois Government

Date:
Tuesday, May 9th 2017
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Should we revise how we draw district lines for Illinois? Set term limits on any elected officials? Eliminate any constitutional offices? Toss on your hard hat and get ready to work through these issues with crew boss Sheila Simon, who will share safety tips for this hazardous job.

Academy of Seniors – Dysfunction in Illinois Politics and Government: How Did We Get Here?

Date:
Friday, May 12th 2017
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

If there is one thing that most Illinoisans can agree on, it is that our current politics and government are dysfunctional. How did this happen? We will examine a few of Illinois’s key characteristics, along with the historical and national context, to try to help answer this question.

Senior Professionals – WWI Aftermath: Flappers, Bootleggers, Rioters and Ku Kluxers – Domestic Turmoil

Date:
Monday, May 15th 2017
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

As the Great War ended in Europe, another sort of war erupted at home. Public battles over prohibition and women’s liberation, rising crime rates, race riots and a surge of nativism in the form of the Ku Klux Klan shattered Americans’ sense of peace. This session will examine the fraught aftermath of WWI, a time that gives new meaning to the idea of “the roaring twenties.”

Academy of Seniors – WWI Aftermath: We Return From Fighting and We Return Fighting

Date:
Wednesday, May 17th 2017
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for a prideful march through the history of the New Negro movement, renaissance, as it battles racial violence alongside economic and political disenfranchisement, learning how African Americans were affected by the Great War. It will capture the emergence of an eclectic Black literature in the aftermath of the war that was supposed to end all wars.

Senior Professionals – WWI Aftermath: False Dawn – The League of Nations and International Politics

Date:
Monday, May 22nd 2017
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

At the end of WWI, the League of Nations embodied the hope of millions of people for a better, more peaceful world order. In the 1920s and early 1930s; however, the League failed to do much to alter international politics. This class will examine why that failure occurred and explore the role the League played in international security in the years after the Great War.

Senior Professionals – WWI Aftermath: Those Insufferable Suffragettes – Making Sense of the Fight for Voting Rights

Date:
Tuesday, May 23rd 2017
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Activists who reinvigorated women’s suffrage in the 19th century met their share of critics who characterized them as militant, angry, disreputable and insufferable. Instead of buckling to the criticism, they challenged those who saw them as misguided women to see them as citizens deserving of full rights.

June 2017

Transfer Student Career Conference

Date:
Thursday, June 22nd 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Participate in a variety of workshops designed to help explore careers and majors, learn about resources and strategies to help prepare for future careers.

July 2017

The Suicide Crisis in America’s Military and Veterans

Date:
Friday, July 21st 2017
Time:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Brad Singer will be at the Alumni Center on June 21, 2017 for a military social work event focusing on the suicide in America's military and in the veteran community.

August 2017

CTLT Summer Showcase

Date:
Thursday, August 3rd 2017
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dozens of faculty members will explore new concepts and perspectives to introduce to their students, as part of CTLT's Summer Institute course design cohorts. Join us on Thursday, August 3, to see some of these innovative ideas and how your fellow instructors will put them into practice. Members of CTLT’s summer course design cohorts, and others, will give short presentations and display posters. Participants this year include those from: AIM Online (Online course re-design) Design Your Course ( for Early-career…

Innovative Approaches to Promoting Accountability in Partner Abuse Intervention Programs

Date:
Tuesday, August 8th 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This training event will discuss innovative ways to foster change with domestic violence perpetrators.

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Wednesday, August 9th 2017
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 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.

Summer Graduation Celebration

Date:
Friday, August 11th 2017
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us on August 11th to celebrate students who are graduating from the Accelerated B.S.N. program!

September 2017

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Tuesday, September 12th 2017
Time:
10:30 am - 11:30 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.

School of IT Scholarship Reception

Date:
Friday, September 22nd 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The School of Information Technology will honor our scholarship recipients and donors at our annual reception on Friday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Alumni Center, Room 118. Scholarship recipients, their families, and friends are invited to attend. We will be celebrating with an ice cream social. Please RSVP to Cris Embree at cechris@ilstu.edu before September 18 and include the number of guests you will bring so that we can plan accordingly.

October 2017

Cancelled: Friends of the Arts Trivia Night

Date:
Saturday, October 7th 2017
Time:
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Show off your trivia prowess, have a great time and maybe win a prize. Sign up for this great event today!

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Wednesday, October 11th 2017
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.

November 2017

McDowell Stafford Lectureship in Child and Family Health Lectureship Series in Child and Family Health

Date:
Thursday, November 9th 2017
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for “Navigating Diabetes: Traveling Through Time,” a free educational lecture on Thursday, November 9.

McDowell Stafford Lectureship in Child and Family Health Lectureship Series in Child and Family Health

Date:
Thursday, November 9th 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“Join Us as We Explore the Journey of Diabetes,” a free community lecture, will be from 7-8 p.m., November 9, at the Alumni Center. People with diabetes, or have family/friends with diabetes are encouraged to attend.

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Thursday, November 16th 2017
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.  

December 2017

MCN Holiday Celebration

Date:
Tuesday, December 5th 2017
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

MCN Holiday Celebration will be held on Tuesday, December 5 at the Alumni Center.

SOLD OUT: Alumni Holiday Murder Mystery Dinner

Date:
Friday, December 15th 2017
Time:
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Alumni and friends are invited to a night full of fun, food, and mystery at this interactive whodunit event!

January 2018

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Tuesday, January 23rd 2018
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.

February 2018

Alumni Awards Dinner

Date:
Thursday, February 15th 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alumni eat at Alumni Awards dinner

Each year the Illinois State University’s Alumni Association recognizes individuals who personify the University’s tradition as an environment for excellence.

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Wednesday, February 21st 2018
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 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.

March 2018

Cancelled: Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Wednesday, March 21st 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

What is A/P Council lunch-and-learn

Date:
Thursday, March 22nd 2018
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn about A/P Council, how to become a member and more with a free lunch provided.

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, March 22nd 2018
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

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 your attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issues.

Social Work Day 2018: Dimensions of Resiliency

Date:
Monday, March 26th 2018
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The 2017 Social Work Day Conference: Shaping the Narrative: Social Work Action for Engaged Citizenship hopes to be a vehicle for helping social service providers move forward.

April 2018

MCN Scholars Symposium

Date:
Thursday, April 5th 2018
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Faculty, students, alumni and community nurses are invited to attend a research poster session beginning at 4 pm. There will be a series of breakout sessions from 4:30 – 5:30 pm, where scholars will present their research. Awards and closing remarks will be presented after the breakout sessions. This event is sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau Xi Pi Chapter. Register online!

Alumni/Student Networking Event

Date:
Thursday, April 5th 2018
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A panel of MCN alumni will discuss career options after graduation with current students. All nursing students are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. Register online!  

Acafellaz alumni dinner

Date:
Saturday, April 14th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

A chance to connect with current members and fellow Acafellaz alumni at a special dinner.

Main Street College

Date:
Monday, April 16th 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the College of Arts and Sciences at the Alumni Center for the Spring Main Street College event.  Aimee Miller-Ott will present "So Close, and Yet So Far: Staying Connected When Your Cell Phone Pulls You Away."

Golden Jubilee Celebration

Date:
Friday, April 20th 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This event honors nursing alumni whose classes graduated 50 or more years ago. This year we will honor the class of 1968. The Dean and MNAO President will make brief remarks, and Golden Jubilee pins will be given to the 50th reunion class. If you attended this event last year, you are welcome to attend again, share your memories, and wear your pins! Light refreshments will be provided. Register online!

MNAO Awards and Reunion Banquet

Date:
Saturday, April 21st 2018
Time:
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

All alumni are invited to attend! Dean Neubrander will give some remarks, MNAO Awards will be presented and milestone reunion classes will be recognized. After the banquet, an optional tour of the Nursing Simulation Lab will be available. Register online! 

May 2018

Department of Criminal Justice Sciences Spring 2018 Graduation Reception

Date:
Saturday, May 12th 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences as we celebrate the Class of 2018!

June 2018

Transfer Student Career Conference

Date:
Thursday, June 14th 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

You've attended Transfer Days and registered for your classes. Now it's time to get ready, get set, and launch your career! Attend the Transfer Career Conference to find out how to jump start your career.

August 2018

CTLT Summer Showcase

Date:
Tuesday, August 7th 2018
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Discover new ways to enrich your teaching through the 2018 CTLT Summer Showcase.  Colleagues who participated in CTLT’s summer course design cohorts will share innovative ideas and how to put them into practice. Short presentations and display posters will cover general course design, civic engagement, diversity, global, and online learning. All members of the campus community are welcome to stop by the Alumni Center between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Registration is required ONLY if you plan to join us…

GLT Community Conversation: Local Journalism in the Era of Fake News

Date:
Wednesday, August 8th 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WGLT Community Conversation - Local Journalism in the age of Fake News

Join us for a GLT Community Conversation about what how we consume local news, and how reporters, editors, and producers make decisions about what to cover.

Summer Graduation Celebration

Date:
Friday, August 10th 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate students who graduate from their nursing programs in August! Light refreshments provided. Please register by Friday, August 3 to attend this event.

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Wednesday, August 29th 2018
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.

September 2018

The Unraveling of Illinois: What or Who Got Us Into this Mess?

Date:
Wednesday, September 19th 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Learn about people, policies, events and circumstances that got Illinois to this point and what is needed to set a different fiscal course for Illinois.

Fiscal Challenges Evident in the Governor’s Fiscal Year 2019 General Fund Budget

Date:
Thursday, September 20th 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am

What lies ahead in the Illinois 2019 Fiscal Year future. Learn about the budget passed for the fiscal year, its potential implications and impact.

The Balancing Act: The Illinois State Budget and the Evolving Role of the Branches of Illinois Government

Date:
Wednesday, September 26th 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am

For a closer look at the Illinois General Assembly, its scope, how appropriation and spending authority works in the state budget process.

Confronting the Illinois Budget Crisis: How One Person Can Make a Difference

Date:
Thursday, September 27th 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Learn how engaged citizens armed with facts and asking hard questions can shape public opinion and help those making difficult choices be better grounded in the lives of those they represent.

John Wesley Powell: The One-Armed Naturalist from Bloomington Who Became the Nation’s Greatest Explorer

Date:
Friday, September 28th 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Learn about John Wesley Powell, a bigger-than-life character who spent some of his early days living and working in the Twin Cities.

October 2018

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Tuesday, October 2nd 2018
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.

Medieval Heritage and Modern Racism

Date:
Friday, October 5th 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am

How and why have the Middle Ages become politicized and even weaponized in this country, and where we go from here?

Foreign Involvement with U.S. Elections: Lessons Learned and Possible Remedies

Date:
Friday, October 12th 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Examine attempts by foreign governments to interfere in American elections and discern what can be learned from them to develop strategies for preventing future interference and preserving our democracy.

Opioid Epidemic: How Did It Start and What Can Be Done?

Date:
Tuesday, October 16th 2018
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn how this national epidemic of opioid abuse is affecting our local community, and the nation at large.

The Opioid Epidemic: A Matter of Life and Death

Date:
Thursday, October 18th 2018
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Explore the legal aspects of the Opioid crisis. How it impacts law enforcement and safety of first responders.

We Must Do Better Than This: Dr. Seuss as a Social Critic

Date:
Friday, October 19th 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Dick and Charline Watts, who have been interpreting the work of Dr. Seuss in talks and classes for decades, discuss Dr. Seuss and his works that challenge us in the realm of social injustice.

The Opioid Epidemic: A Matter of Life and Death

Date:
Tuesday, October 23rd 2018
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Discover what McLean County is doing with drug court in helping addicted offenders with long-term recovery.

Pain Management in the Era of Opioid Crisis: Facts vs. Fiction

Date:
Thursday, October 25th 2018
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

What are non-opioid, non-surgical options for pain management?

The Ashcan School: Urban Realism in Early 20th Century American Painting

Date:
Friday, October 26th 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Discover how the birth of Urban Realism in Early 20th Century American Painting came to be and the artists behind it.

November 2018

America in Crisis: 1968 and 1969

Start:
Monday, November 5th 2018
1:30 pm
End:
Wednesday, November 14th 2018
3:30 pm

Gain new understanding of the issues and events that traumatized the nation in 1968 and 1969 and why those issues still plague us today.

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Tuesday, November 6th 2018
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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.

Pain Management Essentials: Update 2018 Educational Workshop

Date:
Thursday, November 29th 2018
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Alumni Center, Room 118, 1101 North Main Street, Normal, IL Registration Deadline - Friday, November 23 Cost: $25 Professionals - $10 Nursing Students Online Registration - pay with Credit Card Online Registration - pay with Check Agenda 8:30 a.m. – Registration 9:00 a.m. – Welcome/Introductions 9:15 a.m. - Interventional Pain Management: Ricardo Vallejo MD, PhD 10:15 a.m. - Functional Medicine: Janine Maere MD 11:15 a.m. - Psychology of Pain Management:…

December 2018

Holiday Celebration

Date:
Tuesday, December 4th 2018
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us to celebrated the holiday season! Stop by anytime between 4-6 p.m., brief remarks will be made around 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 4 4-6 p.m. Alumni Center - Room 116 Registration deadline is Wednesday, November 28!

ISPIC Suicide Prevention Showcase

Date:
Friday, December 7th 2018
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium (ISPIC) and the Central Illinois Area Health Education Center will present a suicide prevention showcase Friday, December 7 at the Illinois State University Alumni Center from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. This continuing professional development opportunity will feature a keynote by Karen Stipp, Ph.D. and Kyle Miller, Ph.D. titled, “Working with trauma-affected and suicidal youth: Building personal and team resilience.” The keynote will be followed by presentations by doctoral psychology interns of six prevention programs included…

January 2019

An Archaeological Exploration of Illinois A.D. 100

Start:
Tuesday, January 8th
1:30 pm
End:
Thursday, January 17th
3:30 pm

This class with Michael Wiant of Dickson Mounds Museum will highlight archaeological field work and the discovery of extraordinary objects.

EAF Information Session – Higher Education Administration Ph.D. & P-12 Ed.D.

Date:
Thursday, January 17th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Illinois State’s Department of Educational Administration & Foundations (EAF) for information sessions on our doctoral programs in higher education administration (Ph.D.) and P-12 CPED (Ed.D.).

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.

February 2019

GLT Community Conversation: Youth Mental Health

Date:
Tuesday, February 12th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WGLT microphones

Join us for an expert panel discussion, moderated by the GLT newsroom, about youth mental health at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.

EAF Information Session – Higher Education Administration Ph.D. & P-12 Ed.D.

Date:
Wednesday, February 13th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Illinois State’s Department of Educational Administration & Foundations (EAF) for information sessions on our doctoral programs in higher education administration (Ph.D.) and P-12 CPED (Ed.D.).

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Wednesday, February 20th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

2019 Property Control Inventory Training

Date:
Tuesday, February 26th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This year, the training will focus on the new Illinois Law, Public Act 100-0193, which increased the reporting threshold from $500 to $1,000. The sessions are designed to provide information and instructions on the new law, inform how the changes will affect departmental purchasing processes as well as the verification of equipment during our annual inventories. The training is open to anyone in the campus community; however, departmental inventory stewards and fiscal agents are strongly encouraged to attend. If a…

2019 Property Control Inventory Training

Date:
Wednesday, February 27th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:30 am

This year, the training will focus on the new Illinois Law, Public Act 100-0193, which increased the reporting threshold from $500 to $1,000. The sessions are designed to provide information and instructions on the new law, inform how the changes will affect departmental purchasing processes as well as the verification of equipment during our annual inventories. The training is open to anyone in the campus community; however, departmental inventory stewards and fiscal agents are strongly encouraged to attend. If a…

March 2019

Candidate Forum: Normal Town Council

Date:
Thursday, March 7th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
WGLT microphones

GLT, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of McLean County, will host a forum featuring the candidates running for Normal Town Council in the April 2 election.

Hearing Health Seminar

Date:
Thursday, March 14th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are hosting a free seminar to learn if an implantable hearing solution is right for you.  There will be an opportunity to meet Megan Hemmer, ISU audiologist and individuals who have implantable hearing solutions. Register at HearingHealthSeminar.com or call (877) 432.7844.  

Cancelled: Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Thursday, March 21st
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 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.

MCN Research Symposium

Date:
Thursday, March 21st
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

EAF Information Session – Higher Education Administration Ph.D. and P-12 Ed.D.

Date:
Thursday, March 21st
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Illinois State’s Department of Educational Administration & Foundations (EAF) for information sessions on our doctoral programs in higher education administration (Ph.D.) and P-12 CPED (Ed.D.).

Family Caregiving: Communicating with Aging Loved Ones

Date:
Thursday, March 28th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Given advances in medicine, the need to care for our aging loved ones is an increasing priority. Our presenter, Dr. Barry Jacobs, will speak to the challenges of family caregiving, as well as emotional support strategies for the caregiver. Communication approaches within the family will be highlighted, including the role of advance directives in clarifying the wishes of aging loved ones and sensitive information about the appropriate use of hospice. Thursday, March 28 1:00-2:30 pm - Students and community members. 7:00-8:30 pm - Individual…

Family Caregiving: Communicating with Aging Loved Ones

Date:
Thursday, March 28th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Given advances in medicine, the need to care for our aging loved ones is an increasing priority. Our presenter, Dr. Barry Jacobs, will speak to the challenges of family caregiving, as well as emotional support strategies for the caregiver. Communication approaches within the family will be highlighted, including the role of advance directives in clarifying the wishes of aging loved ones and sensitive information about the appropriate use of hospice. Thursday, March 28 1:00-2:30 pm - Students and community members. 7:00-8:30 pm - Individual…

April 2019

Social Work Day 2019: The Art of Social Justice: Creating Community Change

Date:
Monday, April 1st
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The 2017 Social Work Day Conference: Shaping the Narrative: Social Work Action for Engaged Citizenship hopes to be a vehicle for helping social service providers move forward.

McDowell Stafford Community Presentation

Date:
Wednesday, April 3rd
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

McDowell Stafford Educational Workshop

Date:
Thursday, April 4th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

EAF Information Session – Higher Education Administration Ph.D. and P-12 Ed.D.

Date:
Thursday, April 4th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Illinois State’s Department of Educational Administration & Foundations (EAF) for information sessions on our doctoral programs in higher education administration (Ph.D.) and P-12 CPED (Ed.D.).

Acafellaz 20th anniversary reunion

Date:
Friday, April 12th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

We're singing from the rooftop that we are celebrating 20 years of practicing, performing, and creating lifelong friendships.

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Tuesday, April 23rd
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

May 2019

Golden Jubilee Celebration

Date:
Friday, May 3rd
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

June 2019

Community Partners Lunch and Learn

Date:
Wednesday, June 12th
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Interested in incorporating civic engagement or service learning in your courses? CTLT can help you connect with some community partners. Join us for a lunch and meet representatives from agencies in town who would like to collaborate with ISU students. At this event, community partners will give a short overview of their programs, services, and needs, and then faculty will have the opportunity to talk with community partners and discuss possibilities. No stipend is available for this workshop. Registration is required.

Transfer Student Career Conference

Date:
Wednesday, June 26th
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

You've attended Transfer Days and registered for your classes. Now it's time to get ready, get set, and launch your career! Attend the Transfer Career Conference to find out how to jump start your career.

September 2019

Training “Intimate Partner Sexual Violence” for CDVP, CPAIP

Date:
Monday, September 9th
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Melissa R McGraw, MA, LCPC, CDVP, CPAIP, CCTP, Director of Counseling Services at Safe Passage in DeKalb, Illinois, will provide an in-depth look at the issue of intimate partner sexual violence.

Populism Abroad

Start:
Wednesday, September 11th
9:30 am
End:
Friday, September 20th
11:30 am

Variants of Populism: Political Polarization in the Age of Globalization - September 11 The recent rise of populism on a global scale has called into question the quality of contemporary democracy. This phenomenon entails the rise of both right-wing and left-wing variants. Drawing on comparative examples, this presentation will explain these variants in terms of the widespread imposition of austerity policies associated with financial globalization. William Munro, Endowed Professor of Political Science and Director of Environmental Studies Program, IWU    From Democracy…

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Tuesday, September 17th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

Department of Technology Faculty Retreat

Date:
Friday, September 20th
Time:
8:15 am - 12:00 pm

The Department of Technology Faculty Retreat is scheduled for Friday, September 20, 2019.  Continental breakfast items will be available at 8:15 am.  The meeting will start promptly at 8:30 am in the Alumni Center Room 117.

Science, Technology, Engineering, (Arts), and Mathematics: Navigating STEM/STEAM

Start:
Tuesday, September 24th
1:30 pm
End:
Wednesday, October 2nd
3:30 pm

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?…

Mornings With Professors

Start:
Friday, September 27th
9:30 am
End:
Friday, November 1st
11:30 am

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…

October 2019

SPECIAL PROGRAM: Is America in a Constitutional Crisis?

Date:
Wednesday, October 16th
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 pm

Recently, the U.S. Speaker and a powerful House committee chair claimed a constitutional crisis existed. Several political pundits and legal experts agreed. However, others argued while current politics is unusual a constitutional crisis is not present. Arguments for both sides will be assessed as well as the criteria for a constitutional crisis and past crises in this nation. *$15.00 payable only at the door. (No pre-registration) Wednesday, October 16  9:30-11:30 am Robert Bradley, Professor Emeritus, Politics & Government, ISU

Literature: Voices in Americana

Start:
Monday, October 28th
1:30 pm
End:
Wednesday, November 6th
3:30 pm

There’s No Place Like Home: The Wizard of Oz as Political Propaganda - October 28 Although children’s lit seems like an unlikely vehicle for political propaganda, scholars have proven otherwise. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1902) carries overtones of the Populist political party’s agenda at the early part of the 20th century. Victor Fleming’s film The Wizard of Oz (1939) was released to the public seven days prior to Germany’s bombing of Poland. Roberta Seelinger Trites, Distinguished Professor of English, ISU  …

November 2019

Misconceptions About the Middle Ages

Start:
Tuesday, November 12th
9:30 am
End:
Thursday, November 21st
11:30 am

Four different topics covering medieval history, art and literature will be explored. Each addresses the public perception of a controversial subject and seeks to challenge what we think we know about the medieval world. November 12: Common stereotypes of the Virgin Mary November 14: Travels and travelers in the medieval Mediterranean November 19: Taking the Middle Ages “global” November 21: The Black Death Kathryn Jasper, Associate Professor and Director of European Studies, Department of History, ISU

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Tuesday, November 12th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

John Wesley Powell

Date:
Friday, November 15th
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ISU Horticulture Center presents John Wesley Powell Join us as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of John Wesley Powell’s expedition through the Grand Canyon.  Learn about Powell’s wife, Emma Dean; his harrowing adventure down the Green and Colorado rivers; and his connection to Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University. View artifacts from Powell’s excursions and celebrate with an anniversary cake! Speakers: Paul Meister- Coordinator of Academic Services for the Department of Geography, Geology, Environment at ISU Bill Kemp- Librarian…