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February 2021

Graduate School Series: Introduction to the GRE/Test Taking Strategies

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

Learn about the Graduate Records Exam (GRE), necessary for applying to many graduate school programs.

Black History Month virtual game night

Date:
Friday, February 26th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Close out Black History Month in virtual style with this game night event!

Employee Timesheet Submittal Due

Date:
Sunday, February 28th

ISU Employee timesheet submission information.

March 2021

Virtual tour of Ewing Cultural Center

Date:
Monday, March 1st
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Take a tour of the manor and gardens from the comfort of your home.

WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE – VIRTUAL

Start:
Tuesday, March 2nd
1:30 pm
End:
Tuesday, March 23rd
3:00 pm

A series on women’s suffrage will highlight the Academy of Seniors sessions during the Spring 2021 semester.

Redbird table talk: ISU’s Multicultural Center

Date:
Tuesday, March 2nd
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Dr. Christa Platt, M.S. ’09, Ph.D. ’17, director of the Multicultural Center, as she gives a behind the scene look into the Center’s mission, vision and goals.

Illinois State Insights webinar: Gardening in small spaces

Date:
Wednesday, March 3rd
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

You’ll learn how gardening can contribute to a sustainable lifestyle and give you a sense of accomplishment, peace of mind, and overall joy.

Valuing fear of contagion: COVID Pandemic (International Seminar Series)

Date:
Wednesday, March 3rd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Spring 2021 International Seminar Series will focus on  Covid 19: International Perspectives, with online seminars each Wednesday from noon - 1:00 p.m. The Wednesday, March 3 event will feature Surachat Ngorsuraches  of the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy who will discuss the value of fear of contagion in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. The Illinois State University (ISU) International Seminar Series is a collaboration between the ISU Office of International Studies and Programs and the Mennonite College of Nursing.…

Graduate School Series: Developing a Curriculum Vitate (CV)

Date:
Wednesday, March 3rd
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Students will learn how to prepare an effective curriculum vitae for graduate school, scholarships, or academic positions.

WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE – VIRTUAL

Start:
Tuesday, March 9th
1:30 pm
End:
Tuesday, March 30th
3:00 pm

A series on women’s suffrage will highlight the Academy of Seniors sessions during the Spring 2021 semester.

Honors City as Text: Barcelona in the Time of a Pandemic (International Seminar Series)

Date:
Wednesday, March 10th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Spring 2021 International Seminar Series will focus on  Covid 19: International Perspectives, with online seminars each Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.

Administrative/Professional Council Meeting

Date:
Thursday, March 11th
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.

Employee Timesheet Submittal Due

Date:
Monday, March 15th

ISU Employee timesheet submission information.

Illinois State Insights webinar: The unspoken rules

Date:
Tuesday, March 16th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Gorick will share some key insights and practical strategies that participants will be able to apply immediately to get further, faster in their careers.

COVID 19: Impact on Mental Health and Access to Social Services (International Seminar Series)

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

The Spring 2021 International Seminar Series will focus on  Covid 19: International Perspectives, with online seminars each Wednesday from noon - 1:00 p.m. On March 17, the focus will be a European perspective on how the pandemic has affected mental health and access to social services.  The round table will include Christian Decker, psychotherapist from Dresden, Germany and two representatives from a social service agency serving immigrants in Paris, France: Fatiha Mlati and Alice Verdu. Seminars will provide experts from…

HISTORY AND COMPETITION IN THE HORN OF AFRICA – VIRTUAL

Start:
Thursday, March 18th
1:30 pm
End:
Thursday, April 8th
3:00 pm

Join the Academy of Seniors for a series on the Horn of Africa. This class steps back from current events to learn more about the history of the region, the way modern boundaries have emerged, and the growing international interest in the countries of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia.

Native American Film Series

Date:
Thursday, March 18th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This Spring 2021 semester, a film series and discussion forum has been planned that focuses on historic and contemporary issues facing indigenous peoples that often go unnoticed.

International Student Career Series: Employer Panel on Career Readiness Tips

Date:
Tuesday, March 23rd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Get the career support you need to be competitive and increase your confidence in the United States job market.

Effect of COVID-19 on Nano-composite Use of Production by Bees (International Seminar Series)

Date:
Wednesday, March 24th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Spring 2021 International Seminar Series will focus on  Covid 19: International Perspectives, with online seminars each Wednesday from noon - 1:00 p.m. Seminars will provide experts from around the world sharing their insights on the pandemic. The Wednesday, March 24 event will feature Pierre Grabolosa, Jean-Michel Martinez, and Jean Llobet of France who will share their work on the effect of COVID-19 on nano-composite use and production by bees. The presenters are part of a trans-disciplinary research project named…

Illinois State Insights webinar: A great leader is not what you think

Date:
Wednesday, March 24th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Cultivate the seven traits of the greatest leaders and apply them to your own life and organization.

Administrative/Professional Council Meeting

Date:
Thursday, March 25th
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.

HISTORY AND COMPETITION IN THE HORN OF AFRICA – VIRTUAL

Start:
Thursday, March 25th
1:30 pm
End:
Thursday, April 15th
3:00 pm

Join the Academy of Seniors for a series on the Horn of Africa. This class steps back from current events to learn more about the history of the region, the way modern boundaries have emerged, and the growing international interest in the countries of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia.

A Zoom Staged Reading of The DePriest Incident by Charles White

Date:
Thursday, March 25th
Time:
6:15 pm - 9:30 pm

The Crossroads Project will present a staged reading of the new play The DePriest Incident by Charles White, winner of the 2021 Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative.

MORNINGS WITH THE PROFESSORS – VIRTUAL

Start:
Friday, March 26th
9:30 am
End:
Friday, April 23rd
11:00 am

Mornings with the Professors classes will begin March 26, 2021 and run through April 23. Classes will be held virtually with topics ranging from the National Park System, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, the religious legacy of Martin Luther, Islam in America, and the origins and social meaning of rock-in-roll.

Employee Timesheet Submittal Due

Date:
Wednesday, March 31st

ISU Employee timesheet submission information.

Rational and safe use of botanical dietary supplements to strengthen the immune system in the time of COVID-19

Date:
Wednesday, March 31st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Spring 2021 International Seminar Series will focus on  Covid 19: International Perspectives, with online seminars each Wednesday from noon - 1:00 p.m. On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, Dr. Angela I. Calderon, Associate Professor of the Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy will discuss the rational and safe use of botanical dietary supplements to strengthen the immune system in the time of COVID-19 Events are open to the public, and include time for audience questions.  Register in advance at http://tiny.cc/InternationalSeminars…

April 2021

HISTORY AND COMPETITION IN THE HORN OF AFRICA – VIRTUAL

Start:
Thursday, April 1st
1:30 pm
End:
Thursday, April 22nd
3:00 pm

Join the Academy of Seniors for a series on the Horn of Africa. This class steps back from current events to learn more about the history of the region, the way modern boundaries have emerged, and the growing international interest in the countries of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia.

MORNINGS WITH THE PROFESSORS – VIRTUAL

Start:
Friday, April 2nd
9:30 am
End:
Friday, April 30th
11:00 am

Mornings with the Professors classes will begin March 26, 2021 and run through April 23. Classes will be held virtually with topics ranging from the National Park System, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, the religious legacy of Martin Luther, Islam in America, and the origins and social meaning of rock-in-roll.

Pharmacotherapy for the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 (International Seminar Series)

Date:
Wednesday, April 7th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Spencer Durham, Associate Clinical Professor in the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy will present Pharmacotherapy for the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 on Wednesday, April 7 from noon - 1:00 p.m. as part of the Illinois State University (ISU) International Seminar Series, a collaboration of the ISU Office of International Studies and Programs and the Mennonite College of Nursing. The seminar events are open to the public, and include time for audience questions.  Register in advance at http://tiny.cc/InternationalSeminars…

Virtual talk and tour: History of the Quad

Date:
Wednesday, April 7th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn about the history of the Quad and its surrounding buildings through this virtual Homecoming event.

Administrative/Professional Council Meeting

Date:
Thursday, April 8th
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.

HISTORY AND COMPETITION IN THE HORN OF AFRICA – VIRTUAL

Start:
Thursday, April 8th
1:30 pm
End:
Thursday, April 29th
3:00 pm

Join the Academy of Seniors for a series on the Horn of Africa. This class steps back from current events to learn more about the history of the region, the way modern boundaries have emerged, and the growing international interest in the countries of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia.

Homecoming virtual pep rally

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

Hear from some familiar faces and check out who will be our special performance!

MORNINGS WITH THE PROFESSORS – VIRTUAL

Start:
Friday, April 9th
9:30 am
End:
Friday, May 7th
11:00 am

Mornings with the Professors classes will begin March 26, 2021 and run through April 23. Classes will be held virtually with topics ranging from the National Park System, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, the religious legacy of Martin Luther, Islam in America, and the origins and social meaning of rock-in-roll.

Homecoming virtual Town and Gown 5K

Date:
Saturday, April 10th

Take part in this Homecoming tradition from wherever you are! Register by March 1 to be guaranteed a shirt.

Career Chats

Date:
Tuesday, April 13th
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Students will explore and learn about various career paths through an interactive panel session with alumni and employers.

COVID-19’s Impact on Education in India: A Case Study (International Seminar Series)

Date:
Wednesday, April 14th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Spring 2021 International Seminar Series will focus on  Covid 19: International Perspectives, with online seminars each Wednesday from noon - 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2021 features Thaddeus Herman, Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership - Global Studies in Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who will be discussing his research on education in India. Events are open to the public, and include time for audience questions.  Register in advance at http://tiny.cc/InternationalSeminars to be sent the…

Employee Timesheet Submittal Due

Date:
Thursday, April 15th

ISU Employee timesheet submission information.

MORNINGS WITH THE PROFESSORS – VIRTUAL

Start:
Friday, April 16th
9:30 am
End:
Friday, May 14th
11:00 am

Mornings with the Professors classes will begin March 26, 2021 and run through April 23. Classes will be held virtually with topics ranging from the National Park System, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, the religious legacy of Martin Luther, Islam in America, and the origins and social meaning of rock-in-roll.

Native American Film Series

Date:
Monday, April 19th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This Spring 2021 semester, a film series and discussion forum has been planned that focuses on historic and contemporary issues facing indigenous peoples that often go unnoticed.

Community Response – COVID-19 Times (International Seminar Series)

Date:
Wednesday, April 21st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Carla Pohl of the Mennonite College of Nursing will speak to the community response to COVID-19 during the April 21 session of the International Seminar Series. Seminars take place every Wednesday from noon - 1:00 p.m. and provide experts from around the world sharing their insights on the pandemic. Events are open to the public, and include time for audience questions.  Register in advance at http://tiny.cc/InternationalSeminars to be sent the event link.

Administrative/Professional Council Meeting

Date:
Thursday, April 22nd
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.

MORNINGS WITH THE PROFESSORS – VIRTUAL

Start:
Friday, April 23rd
9:30 am
End:
Friday, May 21st
11:00 am

Mornings with the Professors classes will begin March 26, 2021 and run through April 23. Classes will be held virtually with topics ranging from the National Park System, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, the religious legacy of Martin Luther, Islam in America, and the origins and social meaning of rock-in-roll.

COVID-19: Managing Locally a Global Pandemic

Date:
Wednesday, April 28th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Spring 2021 International Seminar Series will focus on  Covid 19: International Perspectives, with online seminars each Wednesday from noon - 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 28 will feature Jessica McKnight, Administrator of the McLean County Health Department, and Laurie Round, Chief Nursing Officer of Carle BroMenn and Carle Eureka Hospitals discussing local management of the global pandemic. Events are open to the public, and include time for audience questions.  Register in advance at http://tiny.cc/InternationalSeminars to be sent the event link.

THE EVOLUTION OF BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL: WHERE HAVE WE COME FROM, WHERE ARE WE GOING? – VIRTUAL

Start:
Thursday, April 29th
1:30 pm
End:
Thursday, May 20th
3:00 pm

The Evolution of Bloomington-Normal: Where Have We Come, Where are We Going? will explore Bloomington-Normal from 1730-1900, the growth of local neighborhoods, business districts and the diversity of the area.

May 2021

SPECIAL PROGRAM: Reflecting on President Biden’s First 100 Days in Office

Date:
Wednesday, May 5th
Time:
9:30 am - 11:00 am

May 5 (Wednesday), 9:30-11 am Robert Bradley, Professor Emeritus, Politics & Government, ISU   No cost to attend, but participants must register by completing the Digital Registration Form at: seniorprofessionals.illinoisstate.edu/educational-opportunities/ or calling (309) 438-2160. A Zoom link and instructions on how to join the presentation will be emailed a week prior to Bradley’s talk. A reminder email with the Zoom link will be sent the day of the program.

THE EVOLUTION OF BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL: WHERE HAVE WE COME FROM, WHERE ARE WE GOING? – VIRTUAL

Start:
Thursday, May 6th
1:30 pm
End:
Thursday, May 27th
3:00 pm

The Evolution of Bloomington-Normal: Where Have We Come, Where are We Going? will explore Bloomington-Normal from 1730-1900, the growth of local neighborhoods, business districts and the diversity of the area.

Commencement – Mennonite College of Nursing

Date:
Friday, May 7th
Time:
12:00 am

Although gathering restrictions due to COVID-19 impact the ability to hold traditional commencement ceremonies in spring 2021, the University has planned an alternative in-person celebratory experience for graduates—a Redbird Stage Crossing. Beginning in mid-February, spring/summer 2021 graduates and all 2020 graduates will have an opportunity to register for a late April or early May personalized Redbird Stage Crossing in Redbird Arena. In addition to the Redbird Stage Crossing, Illinois State University is honoring spring and summer 2021 graduates with online…

Commencement – College of Arts and Sciences

Date:
Friday, May 7th
Time:
12:00 am

Although gathering restrictions due to COVID-19 impact the ability to hold traditional commencement ceremonies in spring 2021, the University has planned an alternative in-person celebratory experience for graduates—a Redbird Stage Crossing. Beginning in mid-February, spring/summer 2021 graduates and all 2020 graduates will have an opportunity to register for a late April or early May personalized Redbird Stage Crossing in Redbird Arena. In addition to the Redbird Stage Crossing, Illinois State University is honoring spring and summer 2021 graduates with online…

Commencement – College of Education

Date:
Friday, May 7th
Time:
12:00 am

Although gathering restrictions due to COVID-19 impact the ability to hold traditional commencement ceremonies in spring 2021, the University has planned an alternative in-person celebratory experience for graduates—a Redbird Stage Crossing. Beginning in mid-February, spring/summer 2021 graduates and all 2020 graduates will have an opportunity to register for a late April or early May personalized Redbird Stage Crossing in Redbird Arena. In addition to the Redbird Stage Crossing, Illinois State University is honoring spring and summer 2021 graduates with online…

Commencement – College of Applied Science and Technology

Date:
Friday, May 7th
Time:
12:00 am

Although gathering restrictions due to COVID-19 impact the ability to hold traditional commencement ceremonies in spring 2021, the University has planned an alternative in-person celebratory experience for graduates—a Redbird Stage Crossing. Beginning in mid-February, spring/summer 2021 graduates and all 2020 graduates will have an opportunity to register for a late April or early May personalized Redbird Stage Crossing in Redbird Arena. In addition to the Redbird Stage Crossing, Illinois State University is honoring spring and summer 2021 graduates with online…

Commencement – College of Business

Date:
Friday, May 7th
Time:
12:00 am

Although gathering restrictions due to COVID-19 impact the ability to hold traditional commencement ceremonies in spring 2021, the University has planned an alternative in-person celebratory experience for graduates—a Redbird Stage Crossing. Beginning in mid-February, spring/summer 2021 graduates and all 2020 graduates will have an opportunity to register for a late April or early May personalized Redbird Stage Crossing in Redbird Arena. In addition to the Redbird Stage Crossing, Illinois State University is honoring spring and summer 2021 graduates with online…

Commencement – Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts

Date:
Friday, May 7th
Time:
12:00 am

Although gathering restrictions due to COVID-19 impact the ability to hold traditional commencement ceremonies in spring 2021, the University has planned an alternative in-person celebratory experience for graduates—a Redbird Stage Crossing. Beginning in mid-February, spring/summer 2021 graduates and all 2020 graduates will have an opportunity to register for a late April or early May personalized Redbird Stage Crossing in Redbird Arena. In addition to the Redbird Stage Crossing, Illinois State University is honoring spring and summer 2021 graduates with online…

Administrative/Professional Council Meeting

Date:
Thursday, May 13th
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.

THE EVOLUTION OF BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL: WHERE HAVE WE COME FROM, WHERE ARE WE GOING? – VIRTUAL

Start:
Thursday, May 13th
1:30 pm
End:
Thursday, June 3rd
3:00 pm

The Evolution of Bloomington-Normal: Where Have We Come, Where are We Going? will explore Bloomington-Normal from 1730-1900, the growth of local neighborhoods, business districts and the diversity of the area.

THE EVOLUTION OF BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL: WHERE HAVE WE COME FROM, WHERE ARE WE GOING? – VIRTUAL

Start:
Thursday, May 20th
1:30 pm
End:
Thursday, June 10th
3:00 pm

The Evolution of Bloomington-Normal: Where Have We Come, Where are We Going? will explore Bloomington-Normal from 1730-1900, the growth of local neighborhoods, business districts and the diversity of the area.

Administrative/Professional Council Meeting

Date:
Thursday, May 27th
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.