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Upcoming Events

September 2019

Wellness Massage

Date:
Thursday, September 19th
Time:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Health Promotion and Wellness offers massage services conveniently right on campus with a licensed massage therapist in 153 McCormick Hall. Fees are $15 for a 15-minute massage.

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Felmley Hall (street side)

Date:
Thursday, September 19th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, September 19th
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. Topics are based on chapters from Teaching What You Don’t Know by Therese Huston. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive summary of each chapter. Come to either the Wednesday or Thursday session. This group meets on select…

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Balanced Bellies and Backs

Date:
Thursday, September 19th
Time:
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Balanced Bellies and Backs focuses on strengthening the abdominal and increasing the flexibility of the back. 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.

Constitution Day Presentation

Date:
Thursday, September 19th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Join the American Democracy Project and the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning for this presentation to commemorate Constitution Day!

OUCampus

Date:
Thursday, September 19th
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:30 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. Registration is required.

InstaCareer

Date:
Thursday, September 19th
Time:
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Attending an upcoming career fair or planning on connecting with an employer? Then participate in one of these sessions to learn the skills you need to be successful when you meet potential employers or professional contacts.

Off-Campus 101 Tri-Towers

Date:
Thursday, September 19th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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. This event will take place in the Shawnee Conference room of Tri-Towers.

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.

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Friday, September 20th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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 your smartphone or tablet with you to get the most out of this workshop. Registration is required.

Pre-Professional Information Session

Date:
Friday, September 20th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pre-professional information sessions for freshman and new transfer students interested in pursing a pre-professional career path.

Beta Gamma Sigma Fall Bash

Date:
Friday, September 20th
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Beta Gamma Sigma Fall Bash Meet the Beta Gamma Sigma Executive Board. Free doughnuts, coffee, and pumpkin painting! Date: Friday, September 20 Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Location: SFHB Courtyard For more information, please contact BetaGammaSigmaISU@gmail.com

Graduate School Series: Researching & Choosing Grad Schools and Navigating the Application Process

Date:
Friday, September 20th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn how to research graduate schools and what it takes to apply.

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga

Date:
Friday, September 20th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Take a break during the workday to experience the traditional practice of hatha yoga. This class is open to people of all levels of practice. This class is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from August 19 through December 15 with the exception of Labor Day (September 2) and Thanksgiving (November 28 & 29). The $70 fee for ISU community includes unlimited attendance. There is a $100 fee for non-ISU community. Instructor: Tona Schenck, master’s degree, MFA, certified instructor. Schenck has been teaching for wellness at Illinois State…

Breastfeeding Support Chat n Chew

Date:
Friday, September 20th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join pregnant, new, and seasoned mothers and their babies for a time of support and community. Trish Wierenga, BSN, RN, IBCLC, RLC will attend this hour long gathering to talk with mothers about how their breastfeeding is going, answer questions, and provide basic lactation consulting advice appropriate for the group setting. Mothers may weigh their babies and do weighted feedings during this hour. If further support is needed, a plan can be discussed. Join us to share tips, ask questions,…

Implicit Bias

Date:
Friday, September 20th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Implicit bias is our unconscious tendency to judge people based on past experiences. Even when we’re mindful of diversity and inclusion, it is hard for us to notice our implicit bias until we encounter the situations where it is activated. In this workshop, explore the nature of implicit bias and discover strategies to minimize bias in the classroom and in the workplace. Registration is required. CTLT’s Foundations of Diversity seminars tackle tough questions involving culture, identity, and responsive teaching in…

Support for Nursing Mothers: Breastfeeding 101

Date:
Friday, September 20th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Breastfeeding 101 introduces participants to the benefits of breastfeeding for baby, mom and the family as well as information on nursing techniques, the role of pumping, and information about Illinois breastfeeding laws and Illinois State University policy. This is a free class open to faculty, staff, and students and their spouses/partners. Facilitated by a certified lactation consultant.

Sport Management Symposium

Date:
Friday, September 20th
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

RSVP for the event here. For more information, please visit kinrec.illinoisstate.edu

CBS Colloquium Series Speaker: Shelby S. J. Putt, Ph.D.

Date:
Friday, September 20th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Department of Psychology will present a talk titled, “Brain activation related to learning prehistoric toolmaking skills," with Shelby S. J. Putt, Ph.D., from 2p.m. - 3p.m. Friday, September 20, in 48 DeGarmo Hall. Putt is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Illinois State University. 

Thesis Proposal: Samantha Ege; PSY

Date:
Friday, September 20th
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Samantha Ege will propose her master’s thesis on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in 435F DeGarmo Hall. The title of the thesis is “Identity Centrality's Influence on the Relation Between Disclosure and Mental Health Stigma”. 

Elevation of the Graduate School: New Initiatives for 2019-2020

Date:
Friday, September 20th
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club.

Illinois State University Speaker Series: Schuyler Bailar

Date:
Friday, September 20th
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

American swimmer Schuyler Bailar will be the speaker for the University Housing Services LGBTQA Cultural Dinner at 5 p.m. Friday, September 20, in Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Uptown Normal.

AsiaConnect Welcome Back Potluck Party

Date:
Friday, September 20th
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

AsiaConnect cordially invites you and your family to the annual Welcome Back Potluck Party. AsiaConnect, an affiliated group at Illinois State University strives to promote cultural diversity across campus.  The group awards scholarships to students who study and promote Asian culture in the Bloomington-Normal community. Please RSVP by September 13 to Li Zeng at lzeng@ilstu.edu.

Illinois State Football Tailgating

Date:
Saturday, September 21st

Enjoy the Illinois State tailgating as we get ready to cheer on our Redbirds Football vs Northern Arizona!

Illinois State Baseball Fall Game

Date:
Saturday, September 21st
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

For more information please visit GoRedbirds.com Go Red Birds!

The Body Project Peer Facilitator Training

Date:
Saturday, September 21st
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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/.

Body Project: More Than Muscles Peer Facilitator Training

Date:
Saturday, September 21st
Time:
9:30 am - 1:30 pm

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/.

Saturdays of Creativity

Date:
Saturday, September 21st
Time:
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

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

Exhibition tour and workshop co-presented with the Children’s Discovery Museum

Date:
Saturday, September 21st
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Exhibition tour and workshop co-presented with the Children’s Discovery Museum. Participants (ages 7-10) will meet at the CDM, come to University Galleries for an exhibition tour, and return to the CDM for an exhibition-related artmaking activity. Registration is required for this free program at childrensdiscoverymuseum.net. This program is made possible by an Illinois Prairie Community Foundation—Mirza Arts and Culture grant awarded to the CDM.

Illinois State Football vs. Northern Arizona

Date:
Saturday, September 21st
Time:
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

For more information please visit GoRedbirds.com Go Red Birds!

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Saturday, September 21st
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.

The Body Project Peer Facilitator Training

Date:
Sunday, September 22nd
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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/.

Body Project: More Than Muscles Peer Facilitator Training

Date:
Sunday, September 22nd
Time:
9:30 am - 1:30 pm

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/.

Family Climb

Date:
Sunday, September 22nd
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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 Swim

Date:
Sunday, September 22nd
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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…

All-State Band Day

Date:
Sunday, September 22nd
Time:
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Badminton

Date:
Sunday, September 22nd
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This group has been playing at Illinois State since 1967. Players are experienced and play competitively. Several seasoned players have medalled in the Senior Olympics. Coordinator: Mathew Nadakavukaren. Contact mjnadaka@ilstu.edu for further information about playing.

Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Sunday, September 22nd
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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)…

Late-night Resume Reviews

Date:
Sunday, September 22nd
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Get ready for Illinois State's fall career fairs with a resume review.

Student Affairs Week

Start:
Monday, September 23rd
End:
Saturday, September 28th

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 CRCC due

Date:
Monday, September 23rd
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Logo for the Culturally Responsive Campus Community (CRCC)

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.

ReggieNet: The Basics

Date:
Monday, September 23rd
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 further help as you explore ReggieNet on your own. Registration is required.

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga

Date:
Monday, September 23rd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Take a break during the workday to experience the traditional practice of hatha yoga. This class is open to people of all levels of practice. This class is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from August 19 through December 15 with the exception of Labor Day (September 2) and Thanksgiving (November 28 & 29). The $70 fee for ISU community includes unlimited attendance. There is a $100 fee for non-ISU community. Instructor: Tona Schenck, master’s degree, MFA, certified instructor. Schenck has been teaching for wellness at Illinois State…

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, September 23rd
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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

Lifestyle Enhancement Program – T’ai Chi: Evidenced-Based Training

Date:
Monday, September 23rd
Time:
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

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.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, September 23rd
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

School of Information Technology Internship Fair

Date:
Monday, September 23rd
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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 101 Cardinal Court

Date:
Monday, September 23rd
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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.

Guest Artist Masterclass: Marie Speziale, trumpet

Date:
Monday, September 23rd
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Anne McNamara (309)438-2388

Late-night Resume Reviews

Date:
Monday, September 23rd
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Get ready for Illinois State's fall career fairs with a resume review.

Guest Artist Recital: Laura Snowden, guitar

Date:
Monday, September 23rd
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Angelo Favis (309)438-7123

Wellness Massage

Date:
Tuesday, September 24th
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Health Promotion and Wellness offers massage services conveniently right on campus with a licensed massage therapist in 153 McCormick Hall. Fees are $15 for a 15-minute massage.

Convocation Hour: Alexander Technique for Musicians Symposium

Date:
Tuesday, September 24th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Justin Vickers (309)438-8855

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Balanced Bellies and Backs

Date:
Tuesday, September 24th
Time:
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Balanced Bellies and Backs focuses on strengthening the abdominal and increasing the flexibility of the back. 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.

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?…

ReggieNet: Create Basic Assignments

Date:
Tuesday, September 24th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 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.

Fall Internship and Career Fair

Date:
Tuesday, September 24th
Time:
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Identify internship and full-time employment opportunities, or just network with employers.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, September 24th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Physics Colloquium Series: Professor Matthew Caplan

Date:
Tuesday, September 24th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(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.

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Yoga on Tuesdays

Date:
Tuesday, September 24th
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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.

Free Film, Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook

Date:
Tuesday, September 24th
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us at the Normal Theater for a free showing of the documentary "Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook."

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Badminton

Date:
Wednesday, September 25th
Time:
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

This group has been playing at Illinois State since 1967. Players are experienced and play competitively. Several seasoned players have medalled in the Senior Olympics. Coordinator: Mathew Nadakavukaren. Contact mjnadaka@ilstu.edu for further information about playing.

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes Basics

Date:
Wednesday, September 25th
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 learn about different ways to grade assessments through this tool. Registration is required.

Wellness Massage

Date:
Wednesday, September 25th
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Health Promotion and Wellness offers massage services conveniently right on campus with a licensed massage therapist in 153 McCormick Hall. Fees are $15 for a 15-minute massage.

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga

Date:
Wednesday, September 25th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Take a break during the workday to experience the traditional practice of hatha yoga. This class is open to people of all levels of practice. This class is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from August 19 through December 15 with the exception of Labor Day (September 2) and Thanksgiving (November 28 & 29). The $70 fee for ISU community includes unlimited attendance. There is a $100 fee for non-ISU community. Instructor: Tona Schenck, master’s degree, MFA, certified instructor. Schenck has been teaching for wellness at Illinois State…

Koru 1.0 Mindfulness for Employees

Date:
Wednesday, September 25th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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…

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, September 25th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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”

Date:
Wednesday, September 25th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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…

Wednesday Wellness Walks

Date:
Wednesday, September 25th
Time:
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

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.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, September 25th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Lifestyle Enhancement Program – T’ai Chi: Traditional Chen Style

Date:
Wednesday, September 25th
Time:
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Shown to improve strength, neuromuscular force control, and balance. No charge for ISU participants, but registration is required.

Off-Campus 101 Hewett and Manchester

Date:
Wednesday, September 25th
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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.

Sneak-preview of Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm

Date:
Wednesday, September 25th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
people walking in fields

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.

Yellow Inn by Lee Kang-baek

Date:
Wednesday, September 25th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Yellow Inn by Lee Kang-baek and translated by Kee-Yoon Nahm Directed by Myeongsik Jason Jang SYNOPSIS In a battered inn in the middle of a barren field, the guests repeat a gruesome cycle of class warfare every night. Everyone ends up dead before the sun rises. Sick of the murder and madness, the kind-hearted Third Sister decides to leave the cursed place once and for all. But her malicious sisters offer a deal too good to pass up: prevent one…

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Table Tennis

Date:
Wednesday, September 25th
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:55 pm

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.

Wellness Massage

Date:
Thursday, September 26th
Time:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Health Promotion and Wellness offers massage services conveniently right on campus with a licensed massage therapist in 153 McCormick Hall. Fees are $15 for a 15-minute massage.

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Stevenson Circle

Date:
Thursday, September 26th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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…

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Balanced Bellies and Backs

Date:
Thursday, September 26th
Time:
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Balanced Bellies and Backs focuses on strengthening the abdominal and increasing the flexibility of the back. 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.

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, September 26th
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 attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issue.

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, September 26th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 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 poll an audience. Registration is required.

Alternative Breaks Block Party

Date:
Thursday, September 26th
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join students from the Alternative Breaks program for free snacks and games as we have a party on the lawn!

Analytics Forum – Marketing Department

Date:
Thursday, September 26th
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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…

Yellow Inn by Lee Kang-baek

Date:
Thursday, September 26th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Yellow Inn by Lee Kang-baek and translated by Kee-Yoon Nahm Directed by Myeongsik Jason Jang SYNOPSIS In a battered inn in the middle of a barren field, the guests repeat a gruesome cycle of class warfare every night. Everyone ends up dead before the sun rises. Sick of the murder and madness, the kind-hearted Third Sister decides to leave the cursed place once and for all. But her malicious sisters offer a deal too good to pass up: prevent one…

Jazz Ensemble I & II

Date:
Thursday, September 26th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Tom Marko (309)438-2541

Teaching in the 21st Century Conference (T21CON)

Date:
Friday, September 27th
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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.

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…

International Students at Illinois State

Date:
Friday, September 27th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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…

Graduate School Series: Introduction to the GRE

Date:
Friday, September 27th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn about the Graduate School Records Examination (GRE), and some of the best practices to follow when taking the exam.

Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga

Date:
Friday, September 27th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Take a break during the workday to experience the traditional practice of hatha yoga. This class is open to people of all levels of practice. This class is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from August 19 through December 15 with the exception of Labor Day (September 2) and Thanksgiving (November 28 & 29). The $70 fee for ISU community includes unlimited attendance. There is a $100 fee for non-ISU community. Instructor: Tona Schenck, master’s degree, MFA, certified instructor. Schenck has been teaching for wellness at Illinois State…

Strengthening our culture of philanthropy and an update on Redbirds Rising: The Campaign for Illinois State

Date:
Friday, September 27th
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club.

Black Colleagues Association “Fam Foolery” game night

Date:
Friday, September 27th
Time:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Food, fun, Fam Foolery, and a late night for Redbirds is planned!

Illinois State Volleyball vs. Missouri State

Date:
Friday, September 27th
Time:
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Illinois State Volleyball vs. Missouri State at 6:00pm in Redbird Arena. For more information please visit GoRedbirds.com Go Red Birds!

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Friday, September 27th
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.

Yellow Inn by Lee Kang-baek

Date:
Friday, September 27th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Yellow Inn by Lee Kang-baek and translated by Kee-Yoon Nahm Directed by Myeongsik Jason Jang SYNOPSIS In a battered inn in the middle of a barren field, the guests repeat a gruesome cycle of class warfare every night. Everyone ends up dead before the sun rises. Sick of the murder and madness, the kind-hearted Third Sister decides to leave the cursed place once and for all. But her malicious sisters offer a deal too good to pass up: prevent one…

Guest Artist Recital: Estampe Piano Trio

Date:
Friday, September 27th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Geoffrey Duce (309)438-2409

School of Music Transfer Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, September 28th
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact Christine Hansen (309)438-7050

Involvement to Industry Conference

Date:
Saturday, September 28th
Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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…

Saturdays of Creativity

Date:
Saturday, September 28th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

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

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Distant Worlds – Alien Life?

Date:
Saturday, September 28th
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.

Yellow Inn by Lee Kang-baek

Date:
Saturday, September 28th
Times:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Yellow Inn by Lee Kang-baek and translated by Kee-Yoon Nahm Directed by Myeongsik Jason Jang SYNOPSIS In a battered inn in the middle of a barren field, the guests repeat a gruesome cycle of class warfare every night. Everyone ends up dead before the sun rises. Sick of the murder and madness, the kind-hearted Third Sister decides to leave the cursed place once and for all. But her malicious sisters offer a deal too good to pass up: prevent one…