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State Farm Hall of Business

Location:
State Farm Hall of Business 410 S. University Street
Normal, IL

Upcoming Events

October 2019

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Thursday, October 17th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

In this face-to-face workshop, you’ll practice using Zoom, the university’s online conferencing platform, to facilitate learning. Learn how to set up virtual meetings, and explore useful tools like polls, break-out rooms, and more. You’ll also learn about integration with ReggieNet and how to get your own free, “pro” account through the university. Registration is required.

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Thursday, October 17th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Discover how to build and update forms using Formstack, Illinois State’s primary, non-research form creation tool. You will learn how to download forms submissions data and set up notifications. Completing this training is a prerequisite for using Formstack. Registration is required. (Please note: Qualtrics is the recommended survey platform for research. Learn more at About.IllinoisState.edu/SurveyOptions.

VIBI Guest Speaker – Dr. Larry Sthreshley

Date:
Monday, October 21st
Time:
9:00 am - 10:45 am

VIBI Guest Speaker - Dr. Larry Sthreshley Recognized leader in global public health for his work with both Government & NGO programs in the Congo, Africa When:  Monday, October 21 Where: Varner International Business Institute - SFHB 315 When: 9:00 - 10:45 am Everyone is welcome.  Open House style.  Come and go as you please. Sponsored by the Varner International Business Institute. For more information, please contact the Varner International Business Institute at (309) 438-3283

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, October 22nd
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 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.

Photoshop: Selections

Date:
Wednesday, October 23rd
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Look at how to make harder selections using Photoshop’s more advanced selection tools. Registration is required.

Telling Your Story – Elevator Pitch

Date:
Wednesday, October 23rd
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Telling Your Story - Elevator Pitch Come learn the importance of an elevator pitch and practice with other peers. When: Wednesday, October 23 When: 5:00 - 6:00 pm Where: SFHB 131 Open to all COB Students.  Sponsored by the Association of Latino Professionals For America For more information, please contact ALPFA.ISU@gmail.com

ReggieNet: Little Tools for Teaching

Date:
Thursday, October 24th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Most instructors are familiar ReggieNet’s most popular tools like the Gradebook, Assignments, and Tests & Quizzes. But ReggieNet has much more to offer. Get a brief hands-on overview of some of the lesser used ReggieNet tools. You’ll delve into tools like Dropbox, PostEm, Attendance, Polls, Blogs, Calendar, and Roster. See if these hidden ReggieNet gems can help your teaching! Registration is required.

OUCampus

Date:
Thursday, October 24th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 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.

The Hobart & Marian Gardner Hinderliter Endowed Professorship Lecture

Date:
Friday, October 25th
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Hobart & Marian Gardner Hinderliter Endowed Professorship Lecture "Corporate Climate Change Disclosure During the Trump Administration" by Dr. Dennis Patten, Distinguished Professor of Accounting - College of Business Date - October 25 Time - 11:00 am Location - SFHB 412 Lunch will be provided to attendees after the presentation.  Please Dr. Elango know by Wednesday before the presentation if you are planning to attend at elango@ilstu.edu  

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, October 29th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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.

Photoshop: Adjustment Layers

Date:
Wednesday, October 30th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This session will give you an overview of the use of powerful Adjustment Layers in Photoshop, a relatively easy-to-learn tool used to create powerful effects. Half of this session will be spent colorizing a black-and-white photo, and the rest looking at techniques used by professional photo editors. Registration is required.

November 2019

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Monday, November 4th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Transform how you take and share notes with Microsoft OneNote. Unlike a word processor, OneNote allows you to easily include images, videos, and audio clips anywhere on the page. Organize information into virtual notebooks that can be shared across all your devices and with others. This workshop shows you the basic features of OneNote, how to navigate the interface, and how to synchronize OneNote across mobile devices. Registration is required.

OUCampus

Date:
Monday, November 4th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 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.

ReggieNet: Gradebook Overview

Date:
Monday, November 4th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get a hands-on tour of the ReggieNet Gradebook tool. Learn how to create items within the Gradebook or add them from other ReggieNet tools. You’ll tackle basic features like setting up grade categories, working with weighted categories, reordering your gradebook items, and viewing grading statistics. Registration is required.

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Tuesday, November 5th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Discover how to build and update forms using Formstack, Illinois State’s primary, non-research form creation tool. You will learn how to download forms submissions data and set up notifications. Completing this training is a prerequisite for using Formstack. Registration is required. (Please note: Qualtrics is the recommended survey platform for research. Learn more at About.IllinoisState.edu/SurveyOptions.

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Wednesday, November 6th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rubrics, a long-requested feature in ReggieNet, are finally here! This workshop will introduce you to this new tool, show you how to construct rubrics and associate them with assignments, tests and quizzes, and more. You’ll also see how students can view rubric-based feedback. Registration is required.

Excel: Level 1

Date:
Wednesday, November 6th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An introduction to Microsoft Excel: Topics include basic features such as spreadsheet arrangement (rows, columns, and cells), entering, editing, and formatting data. Also learn about formulas and graph creation. Registration is required.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Monday, November 11th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Screencast-O-Matic is an inexpensive, web-based software that allows you to record and narrate videos from your desktop. This workshop explores how to use this service to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course. Registration is required.

Illinois MBA Information Session

Date:
Tuesday, November 12th
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Illinois MBA Information Session CHOOSING THE RIGHT MBA PROGRAM can be a challenging task, but Illinois State can make the choice easier. Our MBA program is delivered by an exceptional group of dedicated faculty in a high-tech learning environment. The program's reputation, flexibility, and affordability define the Illinois State MBA as one of the best. Illinois State University's College of Business is recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the "Best Business Schools. Our fully accredited degree program offered…

Excel: Level 2

Date:
Wednesday, November 13th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This course continues the basics of creating and modifying charts that began in Excel: Level 1. Also explore useful tools like filtering, which make viewing data accessible at a glance, and pivot tables to summarize values. Registration is required.

Educational Investment Fund (EIF) – Board Meeting

Date:
Saturday, November 16th
Time:
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Educational Investment Fund (EIF) - Board Meeting Location: SFHB 412 Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm For more information please contact the Department of Finance, Insurance and Law at (309) 438-8777

December 2019

ReggieNet: Gradebook Overview

Date:
Wednesday, December 4th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Get a hands-on tour of the ReggieNet Gradebook tool. Learn how to create items within the Gradebook or add them from other ReggieNet tools. You’ll tackle basic features like setting up grade categories, working with weighted categories, reordering your gradebook items, and viewing grading statistics. Registration is required.

February 2020

Business Week Transition Seminars

Date:
Tuesday, February 25th 2020
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Business Week Transition Seminars The transition from college to corporate life can be daunting, but with well-directed guidance from experienced professionals, students can achieve it. The topics covered in each seminar were chosen to better prepare students as they enter their perspective industries. Each seminar is constructed to provide unique insights that students would not otherwise gain. To help ease the transition, distinguished College of Business alumni will be returning to campus to share their experiences. The alumni chosen are…