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January 2021

Illinois State Insights webinar: Digital flourishing

Date:
Wednesday, January 27th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this enlightening presentation, happiness expert Amy Blankson will present a new digital flourishing model that will help you self-assess and strategize how to create a dynamic sense of balance in an otherwise unpredictable world.

Immunology and COVID-19 Vaccination (International Seminar Series)

Date:
Wednesday, January 27th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Spring 2021 International Seminar Series will kick off with "Immunology and COVID-19 Vaccination" by Dr. Heather Zwickey of the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. The seminar will be presented online, and will include time for audience questions.  In order to participate, advance registration is required to access the event link. Dr. Zwickey launched the National University of Natural Medicine Helfgott Research Institute in Portland, OR, where she applies her immunology expertise to natural medicine, with specific…

ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN ANCIENT ITALY – VIRTUAL

Start:
Thursday, January 28th
9:30 am
End:
Thursday, February 18th
11:00 am

Join the Academy of Seniors to enjoy an overview about art and architecture in ancient Italy, from the predecessors of the Romans through the birth of empire.

Administrative/Professional Council Meeting

Date:
Thursday, January 28th
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:
Sunday, January 31st

ISU Employee timesheet submission information.

February 2021

Cook with a Redbird chef: Virtual winter edition

Date:
Tuesday, February 2nd
Time:
8:00 am - 11:30 pm

Learn how to make zoodle avocado pesto from the comfort of your home.

Global Redbirds and COVID-19: International Student Experiences (International Seminar Series)

Date:
Wednesday, February 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. On February 3, 2021, ISU International Students Valen Pao, graduate student in information systems, and Nehal Shah, undergraduate in marketing and public relations will share their perspective of experiencing the pandemic in their home countries of Taiwan and India. The series is a collaboration between the ISU Office of International Studies and Programs and the Mennonite College…

ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN ANCIENT ITALY – VIRTUAL

Start:
Thursday, February 4th
9:30 am
End:
Thursday, February 25th
11:00 am

Join the Academy of Seniors to enjoy an overview about art and architecture in ancient Italy, from the predecessors of the Romans through the birth of empire.

International Student Career Series: Life after OPT (Optional Practice Training)

Date:
Tuesday, February 9th
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.

Staying healthy and active as a family virtual webinar

Date:
Tuesday, February 9th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Find ways to stay active and healthy as a family during and after a pandemic.

COVID-19 in Latin America: Panama (International Seminar Series)

Date:
Wednesday, February 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 - 1:00 p.m. On Wednesday, February 10, the featured speaker will be Dean Mayanin Rodriguez, Vice Rector of Student Affairs at the Universidad de Panamá Panama City, República de Panamá. Rodriguez will be providing a Panamanian perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic. The Spring 2021 Illinois State University (ISU) International Seminar Series is a collaboration between the ISU Office of International…

Graduate School Series: Admission Secrets

Date:
Wednesday, February 10th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Hear firsthand from graduate school coordinators (panel) about how to make your application stand out!

ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN ANCIENT ITALY – VIRTUAL

Start:
Thursday, February 11th
9:30 am
End:
Thursday, March 4th
11:00 am

Join the Academy of Seniors to enjoy an overview about art and architecture in ancient Italy, from the predecessors of the Romans through the birth of empire.

Administrative/Professional Council Meeting

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

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

Graduate School Series Overview of What You Should Know Before Graduate School

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

This session helps students considering the pursuit of a graduate degree by providing an overview of graduate school.

Employee Timesheet Submittal Due

Date:
Monday, February 15th

ISU Employee timesheet submission information.

WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE – VIRTUAL

Start:
Tuesday, February 16th
1:30 pm
End:
Tuesday, March 9th
3:00 pm

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

Native American Film Series

Date:
Tuesday, February 16th
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.

Prevalence of Covid at Divinopolis City in Minas Gerais, Brazil (International Seminar Series)

Date:
Wednesday, February 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 February 17, we will focus on Brazil with a seminar by Dr. Thalyta Mansan and Dr. Vanessa Cortes  both from the Universidade Federal de Sao Joao del Rei in Brazil. 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: How to Pay for Graduate School

Date:
Wednesday, February 17th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn the pros and cons of various methods for financing graduate school.

Illinois State Insights webinar: Unconscious bias at work

Date:
Thursday, February 18th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this insightful webinar, participants will be equipped with tools to move from a space of comfort into curiosity proactively, and ultimately to embracing being uncomfortable.

Graduate School Series: Researching Graduate Schools and Navigating the Process

Date:
Friday, February 19th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn how to select the right graduate school for you!

InstaCareer for Education Majors

Date:
Monday, February 22nd
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Gain the confidence and skills you need when meeting potential employers or professionals from actual employers.

WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE – VIRTUAL

Start:
Tuesday, February 23rd
1:30 pm
End:
Tuesday, March 16th
3:00 pm

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

A Comparative Analysis of the Clinical Management of COVID-19 in the USA and Morocco (International Seminar Series)

Date:
Wednesday, February 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. Wednesday, February 24, 2021 will feature Dr. Azedine Tebba discussing COVID-19 in Morocco, Canada, and the U.S. 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. Seminar events are open to the public and include time for audience questions.  Register…

Graduate School Series: Writing a Winning Personal Statement

Date:
Wednesday, February 24th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Get tips for writing a scholarly written personal statement and how to be strategic when obtaining letters of recommendation for graduate school admission.

Coffee Hour: What is A/P Council?

Date:
Thursday, February 25th
Time:
8:30 am - 9:30 am

Chat with current A/P members to learn about the council and the upcoming election.

Administrative/Professional Council Meeting

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.