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December 2020

Illinois State Insights webinar: Bridging the multigenerational work gap

Date:
Tuesday, December 8th 2020
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ryan Jenkins will bring market insight into the generational gap and why it exists.

Power and politics in organizations: Is it really that bad?

Date:
Tuesday, December 8th 2020
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This session will provide participants with a much deeper and useful understanding of political activity in organizations and how to enhance their own political acumen.

Administrative/Professional Council Meeting

Date:
Thursday, December 10th 2020
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

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

Commencement – College of Business

Date:
Saturday, December 12th 2020

Spring, summer, and winter 2020 graduates will be celebrated at the winter commencement ceremonies.

Commencement – Mennonite College of Nursing

Date:
Saturday, December 12th 2020

Spring, summer, and winter 2020 graduates will be celebrated at the winter commencement ceremonies.

Commencement – College of Arts and Sciences

Date:
Saturday, December 12th 2020

Spring, summer, and winter 2020 graduates will be celebrated at the winter commencement ceremonies.

Commencement – College of Education and Interdisciplinary University Studies

Date:
Saturday, December 12th 2020

Spring, summer, and winter 2020 graduates will be celebrated at the winter commencement ceremonies.

Commencement – Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts

Date:
Saturday, December 12th 2020

Spring, summer, and winter 2020 graduates will be celebrated at the winter commencement ceremonies.

‘Tis the season for a holiday drawing event: Beginner course

Date:
Tuesday, December 15th 2020
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a spectacular holiday drawing event with Sean Thornton ’00.

‘Tis the season for a holiday drawing event: Intermediate course

Date:
Tuesday, December 15th 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a spectacular holiday drawing event with Sean Thornton ’00.

Illinois State Insights webinar: Stop pleasing people and start standing up

Date:
Wednesday, December 16th 2020
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this webinar, Dr. Aziz Gazipura will use engaging stories, humor, and disarming vulnerability to cut through the nice conditioning and liberate the boldest, expressive, authentic version of you.

January 2021

The real deal with real estate: A homebuying webinar

Date:
Monday, January 11th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn the ins and outs of homebuying from Redbird experts.

Filled: Diversity, equity and inclusion listening session

Date:
Tuesday, January 12th
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Share thoughts and questions with the newly formed Alumni Association board of directors' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Administrative/Professional Council Meeting

Date:
Thursday, January 14th
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

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

Redbird men’s basketball virtual rally

Date:
Wednesday, January 20th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hear from our new AD and get ready to #BackTheBirds. First 25 registrants will receive a Redbird cheer box!

ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN ANCIENT ITALY – VIRTUAL

Start:
Thursday, January 21st
9:30 am
End:
Thursday, February 11th
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.

Illinois State Insights webinar: The empathy edge

Date:
Thursday, January 21st
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join brand strategist Maria Ross, author of The Empathy Edge: Harnessing the Value of Compassion as an Engine for Success and host of The Empathy Edge podcast, as she shares the value of compassion as an engine for success.

Crushing it in 2021: Insights for thriving in this time of interim

Date:
Friday, January 22nd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Although 2021 promises to hold more challenges, it will also present more opportunities to build things anew. Join Amelia Franck Meyer '89, M.S. '95 to learn how to thrive in the new year.

Professional Sales Institute Sales Careers Job & Internships Fair

Date:
Monday, January 25th
Time:
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR The Professional Sales Institute is proud to host a job and internship fair focused on sales careers. STUDENTS – Meet companies that have different sales roles, such as Account Management, New Business Development, and or Indirect Sales (Manufacturing representative selling to Distributors). Do territory sales or sales in an office environment. The vast majority of these companies use a base salary, plus commission, and bonus compensation package. Industries Represented - Insurance, independent, agency, and broker; food processing commodities,…

Appreciation or appropriation? Advancing equity and inclusion webinar

Date:
Tuesday, January 26th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Illinois State University Alumni Association as we explore together how we can elevate versus appropriate cultural differences.

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.

February 2021

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.

Cook with a Redbird chef: Virtual winter edition

Date:
Tuesday, February 16th

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

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.

Homecoming driveway tailgate parties

Date:
Wednesday, February 17th

Show off #RedbirdHomecoming spirit with this new tradition.

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

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

On Wednesday, February 17 at noon, Central Standard Time learn about the prevalence of COVID-19 at Divinopolis City in Minas Gerais, Brazil with an online seminar by Dr. Thalyta Mansano and Dr. Vanessa Cortes both from the Universidade Federal de Sao Joao del Rei in Brazil. Mansano is professor and vice coordinator of primary care and family health nursing, and Cortes is PhD supervisor of Biochemistry postgraduate and nursing postgraduate program. The Spring 2021 International Seminar Series is focus on …

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.

Contracts for Artists | Presentation + Workshop with Louise Carron of the Center for Art Law

Date:
Tuesday, February 23rd
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Whether you work with a dealer or gallery to sell your art, or show in an alternative or community space, license your designs, or hire employees, contracts form an important part of an artist’s career. Join us Tuesday, February 23, and meet with Louise Carron, executive director of the Center for Art Law, whose presentation will help you to learn the basics of contract law and how to negotiate.

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.

Illinois State Insights webinar: Raising thrivers

Date:
Wednesday, February 24th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This webinar offers tools to raise successful, self-reliant, and less pressured kids who thrive in school and life.

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.

What’s it like to be a Redbird these days?

Date:
Thursday, February 25th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There is nothing “normal” about this academic year and our students are experiencing college in a unique way. Find out how at this virtual event.

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!

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.

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.

Junior Recital: Lydia Hedberg, cello – online release

Date:
Saturday, March 20th
Time:
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Student recital https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLs-gI81oy9y1xLCoLqOUKQ/videos  

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 & 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.

Redbird employee coffee hour: Engaging students during a pandemic

Date:
Wednesday, March 31st
Time:
7:45 am - 8:45 am

Join A/P Council and colleagues from the Division of Student Affairs for a panel discussion centering around student engagement during the pandemic.

Illinois State Insights webinar: Exit rich

Date:
Wednesday, March 31st
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Michelle Seiler Tucker will provide you with invaluable insight into the process of preparing a business for sale, finding the right buyers, and staging the sale itself.

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.  The series is a collaboration of the Illinois State University Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) and Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN), coordinated by MCN Dean Judy Neubrander and Dr. Susana Calderon. On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, Dr. Angela I. Calderon, Associate Professor of the Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy will discuss the rational and…

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.

2021 AsiaConnect Asian Heritage Week — Sharing Your Asian Cultural Experience

Start:
Monday, April 5th
9:00 am
End:
Sunday, April 11th
6:00 pm

Post your Asian cultural experience using #MyAsianCulturalExperience on AsiaConnect’s Facebook page as part of this year's Asian Heritage Week from April 5-April 11.

Greek Life: 2021

Date:
Tuesday, April 6th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This webinar will give Greek alumni and friends the opportunity to hear what life is like at ISU as a Greek student.

Redbird Family Night: Learn to draw Reggie Redbird

Date:
Tuesday, April 6th
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn to draw everyone's favorite Redbird!

Illinois State Insights webinar: Humanocracy

Date:
Wednesday, April 7th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to rid yourself of bureaucratic habits and beliefs in this webinar.

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. Series coordinators are MCN Dean Judy Neubrander and Dr. Susana Calderon. The seminar events are open to the public,…

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.

Virtual Conversation on Social Justice and Mathematics

Date:
Friday, April 9th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The ISU Mathematics Education Club is excited to host two exceptional speakers, Dr. Shelly Jones and Dr. Lou Matthews, for a conversation on social justice in mathematics education on Friday, April 9, at Noon CST. This free event is open to anyone who is interested, including students, professors, and current math teachers and administrators. Click here to learn more and RSVP. RSVP is not required but appreciated.   Meet the speakers:    Dr. Shelly Jones earned her Ph.D. in mathematics education at ISU in 2002 and she is currently a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Central Connecticut State…

Black Colleagues Association Virtual Homecoming Party and FUNdraiser

Date:
Friday, April 9th
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Party with a purpose alongside the dynamic DJ Vince Adams while raising FUNds to support the BCA student scholarship program.

Homecoming virtual Town and Gown 5K

Date:
Saturday, April 10th

Take part in this Homecoming tradition from wherever you are!

Homecoming: Redbirds in Flight virtual parade

Date:
Saturday, April 10th
Time:
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Homecoming: Redbirds in Flight may look different but the same traditions are being brought to alumni and friends across the world. This year's parade will be a condensed, virtual stream happening on Illinois State University's Facebook page. 

ELEVATE Leadership Week

Start:
Monday, April 12th
12:00 pm
End:
Friday, April 16th
1:00 pm

Leadership Education and Development (LEAD), a unit of the Dean of Students Office, invites you to participate in a weeklong celebration of leadership at Illinois State University. This inaugural leadership week will feature opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to build connections and community while sharing and celebrating the leadership efforts and contributions of the Illinois State University campus.     Free Speech and the Inclusive Campus Monday, April 12 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. Issues of inclusion, diversity, and freedom of speech continue to…

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.

Illinois State Insights webinar: Workparent

Date:
Wednesday, April 14th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Author Daisy Dowling will cover techniques and strategies that any working parent can use.

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…

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.

Illinois State Insights webinar: How men can be better allies for women in the workplace

Date:
Wednesday, April 21st
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Smith and Johnson explore the possible challenges of cross-gender professional relationships.

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. Seminars will provide experts from around the…