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State Farm Hall of Business

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

Past Events

March 2019

Pay It Forward (PIF) Team Applications Open

Date:
Tuesday, March 5th
Time:
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Be a part of the C.O.B. team that provides a helping hand. The Pay It Forward (PIF) Team is looking for students to BE A PART of the 2019-20 Team. The PIF Promotional Team plans, markets, and oversees the direction of “Pay It Forward” week in the fall semester and administers the scholarship applications and the approval process throughout the year. It is an important and rewarding opportunity for COB students. To apply to be on the PIF Team, please…

Financial Planning Association of Illinois State Guest Speaker Event

Date:
Tuesday, March 5th
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us on Tuesday March 5th  @ 6:30pm in SFHB 430 for pizza and to hear a presentation from Bryan Crabtree, a local financial planner (Crabtree Financial Services). Learn about career options as an independent fiduciary financial planner. Looking for an internship this summer? His firm is looking for an intern. For more information, please contact:  Taylor Stark, President - FPAIS Sponsored by Financial Planning Association of Illinois State and Crabtree Financial Services.

PSI Distinguished Speaker Series – Time Management “Business World” Style

Date:
Tuesday, March 5th
Time:
6:50 pm - 7:50 pm

Distinguished Speaker Series - Time Management “Business World” Style Tuesday, March 5th 6:50 to 7:50 pm SFHB 366 All Majors Welcome Panel Speakers: Northwestern Mutual Chicagoland –  Kevin Pabst – College Unit Director Fastenal – William Yeo - District Sales Manager TEKsystems –  Lauren Peters - University Relations Recruiter Northwestern Mutual Normal/Bloomington –  Chet Bandy - Managing Director/Wealth Management Advisor Co-sponsored by: Professional Sales Institute, Pi Sigma Epsilon, and Sales Excellence Academy

Adobe Photoshop Workshop

Date:
Wednesday, March 6th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Adobe Photoshop Workshop presented by Alpha Kappa Psi. Learn the Basics of Adobe's Most Popular Program Wednesday | March 6 7:00 pm SFHB 22C For more information contact Carrie Happel, Team Leader |Adobe at Illinois State at  cahappe@ilstu.edu

OLI Leadership Breakfast Series – Leadership and the apocalypse: lessons from the Walking Dead

Date:
Friday, March 8th
Time:
7:30 am - 10:00 am

OLI Leadership Breakfast Series - Leadership and the apocalypse: lessons from the Walking Dead Professor Nathan Hartman Friday | March 8, 2019 Breakfast 7:30 am Session 8:00 - 10:00am SFHB 430   This engaging session focuses on the leadership concepts found in The Walking Dead TV series. As we all know, AMC’s The Walking Dead band of apocalyptic survivors have generated several interesting water cooler conversations at the office. This session is a fun way to explore questions about leadership…

Business Week Team Applications – Last Day to Apply

Date:
Friday, March 8th
Time:
8:00 am - 11:30 pm

If you’re serious about building real-world skills, making valuable contacts with alumni and industry partners, and are ready to create amazing opportunities for your peers, think about applying to be on the 2019-2020 Business Week Team. The Business Week Team students are an elite group selected by an application and interviewing process in the spring. Members work in direct partnership with the College of Business Dean’s Office. Members spend the fall semester brainstorming and organizing a powerful week of interactive…

Illinois MBA Information Session

Date:
Tuesday, March 19th
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 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…

Department of Marketing Advisory Board Meeting

Date:
Thursday, March 21st
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Spring Department of Marketing Advisory Board Meeting will be held on Thursday | March 21, 2019 in State Farm Hall of Business 412 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Salesforce Trailhead Bootcamp

Date:
Friday, March 22nd
Time:
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join Us at Illinois State's First Salesforce Trailhead Bootcamp! Come learn about the Salesforce Ecosystem and network with Salesforce Professionals.  Bring your laptop.  Lunch will be provided to all who RSVP.  Salesforce Swag will be available for all attendees. Open to all Majors. Friday | March 22 11:00 am - 2:30 pm SFHB 132 RSVP to Ashley Weihe (anweihe@ilstu.edu) or create an account on trailblazercommunitygroups.com and RSVP in the ISU Bootcamp Event.

Mplus User’s Group Meeting – Introduction to Latent Growth Models

Date:
Friday, March 22nd
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Meeting of College of Business MPlus User's group.  Introduction to Latent Growth Models For more information please contact Steve Taylor at (309) 438-8772 or staylor@ilstu.edu or the Department of Marketing at (309) 438-7261  

Fall 2019 Registration Opens.

Date:
Monday, March 25th
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall 2019 Registration Opens Advisors are currently taking appointments and will have Walk-In Hours available.  Find your Advisor and schedule and appointment here: https://business.illinoisstate.edu/advising/appointments/ Please check you Student Center fro your exact date and time. Just have a quick question?  Email your Advisor! Students who have a declared College of Business major and have earned at least 24 hours are advised in the College of Business Advisement Center.General and first year students who wish to declare a business major are…

How to use LinkedIn to find a job

Date:
Monday, March 25th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

How to use LinkedIn to find a job Virgel Caval, LinkedIn Campus Editor, will speak on how to use LinkedIn to find a job. Monday | March 25 7:00 - 8:00 pm SFHB 368 Sponsored by Delta Sigma Pi – Iota Chi Chapter For more information please contact: http://www.dspix.net/contact.html

Why Insurance? – Gamma Iota Sigma

Date:
Tuesday, March 26th
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Why Insurance? - Gamma Iota Sigma INSURANCE...IT’S MORE THAN JUST HOME AND AUTO Come find out why insurance is a rewarding career, and learn about the incredible opportunities the industry and the Katie School of Insurance has to offer. This event is perfect for students who are not yet sure about their career path or those interested in getting more involved. TUESDAY, MARCH 26 5:00PM | SFHB 366 (RECEPTION TO FOLLOW) Sponsored by Gamma Iota Sigma. For more information please…

ADM Professional Event – Kris Lutt

Date:
Tuesday, March 26th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

ADM Professional Event - Ken Lutt Kris Lutt - Illinois State University Alumni, COB Hall of Fame member, and president of Sweeteners, Starches and Acidulants, an Archer Daniels Midland company. Tuesday | March 26, 2019 7:00 pm SFHB 368 Sponsored by Delta Sigma Pi    

Professional Dinner and Cocktail Etiquette Speaker

Date:
Thursday, March 28th
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Professional Dinner & Cocktail Etiquette Speaker Deborah Lindberg Associate Dean for Accreditation and Operations | Accounting Professor Thursday | March 28 6:30 pm Caterpillar Auditorium | State Farm Hall of Business Sponsored by Delta Sigma Pi - Iota Chi Chapter For more information please contact: http://www.dspix.net/contact.html

Pay It Forward (PIF) Team Applications – Last day to Apply

Date:
Friday, March 29th
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Be a part of the C.O.B. team that provides a helping hand. The Pay It Forward (PIF) Team is looking for students to BE A PART of the 2019-20 Team. The PIF Promotional Team plans, markets, and oversees the direction of “Pay It Forward” week in the fall semester and administers the scholarship applications and the approval process throughout the year. It is an important and rewarding opportunity for COB students. To apply to be on the PIF Team, please…

Beta Gamma Sigma Tour of State Farm World Headquarters

Date:
Friday, March 29th
Time:
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Beta Gamma Sigma Tour of State Farm World Headquarters Join Beta Gamma Sigma for a TOUR of STATE FARM world Headquarters. For 95 years, State Farm has been an American business success story, and its World Headquarters are right here in Bloomington, Illinois. Friday | March 29,2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm BUSINESS CASUAL ATTIRE | DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MONDAY MARCH 25 THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL COB STUDENTS AND FACULTY. FREE TRANSPORTATION AND LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.…

Spring 2019 College of Business Research Presentation Series – Dr. Bahae Samhan

Date:
Friday, March 29th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

This Spring Semester we have several Research Presentations scheduled from our faculty members. We look forward to your participation in these seminars from the outstanding scholars of our college. Lunch will be provided for attendees at the presentation. Please let Dr. Elango know (elango@ilstu.edu) two days (by Wednesday midnight) before the date of presentation if you are planning to attend. Dr. Bahae Samhan “Electronic Health Records Avoidance: An Empirical Investigation from the Technology Threats Avoidance Theory Perspective” 11.00-11.45 am SFHB…

Spring 2019 College of Business Research Presentation Series – Dr. Gary Hunter

Date:
Friday, March 29th
Time:
11:45 am - 1:00 pm

This Spring Semester we have several Research Presentations scheduled from our faculty members. We look forward to your participation in these seminars from the outstanding scholars of our college. Lunch will be provided for attendees at the presentation. Please let Dr. Elango know (elango@ilstu.edu) two days (by Wednesday midnight) before the date of presentation if you are planning to attend. Lunch 11.45 am to 12.15 pm. SFHB 430 Dr. Gary Hunter “Preference for Privacy and Social Media Usage” 12.15-1.00 pm…

April 2019

PSI Distinguished Speaker Series – The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Business Entertainment

Date:
Tuesday, April 2nd
Time:
6:50 pm - 7:50 pm

PSI Distinguished Speaker Series - The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Business Entertainment Tuesday | April 2, 2019 6:50 - 7:50 pm SFHB 139 All Majors Welcome. Featured Companies: Groupon | Shannon Duggan, College Campus Recruiter TEKsystems | Lauren Peters, University Relations Recruiter The HON Company | Leslie Eichelberger, Director - Strategic Sales Engagement & Member Development Enterprise Rent-A-Car | Monica Hood, Talent Acquisition Manager Co-sponsored by: Professional Sales Institute Pi Sigma Epsilon Sales Excellence Academy  

Financial Literacy with Carol Sears

Date:
Wednesday, April 3rd
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Financial Literacy with Carol Sears Learn about employee and internship benefit opportunities, how to ask for benefits, and what you should be asking a potential employer. Wednesday | April 3, 2019 5:00 - 6:00 pm SFHB 131 Sponsored by Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance For more information contact:  Michaela Spreier.

OLI Leadership Breakfast Series – Understanding Micro-Aggressions in the Workplace

Date:
Friday, April 5th
Time:
7:30 am - 10:00 am

OLI Leadership Breakfast Series - Understanding Micro-Aggressions in the Workplace Professor Sue Dustin and Professor Tina Thompson Friday | April 5, 2019 Breakfast 7:30 am Session 8:00 - 10:00am SFHB 430   As society and the economy (customers, clients, employees, etc.) continue to become more diverse, organizations will need to adapt to these changes. Firms that adapt to and manage this growing diversity are more likely to enjoy higher financial and market performance. One aspect of diversity that is receiving…

WIB Speaker Series – Mental Health

Date:
Monday, April 8th
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Women in Business Speaker Series - Mental Health Chance to learn about mental health illnesses, recognize warning signs, legal aspects and strategies to communicate and help. This event is April 8,9 and 11th from 5-6pm. For more information please contact: Erin Bateman (217) 918-1013 isu.womeninbusiness.membership@gmail.com

WIB Speaker Series – Mental Health

Date:
Tuesday, April 9th
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Women in Business Speaker Series - Mental Health Chance to learn about mental health illnesses, recognize warning signs, legal aspects and strategies to communicate and help. This event is April 8,9 and 11th from 5-6pm. For more information please contact: Erin Bateman (217) 918-1013 isu.womeninbusiness.membership@gmail.com

WIB Speaker Series – Mental Health

Date:
Thursday, April 11th
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Women in Business Speaker Series - Mental Health Chance to learn about mental health illnesses, recognize warning signs, legal aspects and strategies to communicate and help. This event is April 8,9 and 11th from 5-6pm. For more information please contact: Erin Bateman (217) 918-1013 isu.womeninbusiness.membership@gmail.com

ISU Innovation Consulting Community Symposium

Date:
Friday, April 12th
Time:
8:45 am - 2:30 pm

ISU Innovation Consulting Community Symposium The ISU Innovation Consulting Community provides students with a transformational learning experience guided by project mentors with the opportunity to further develop a creative mindset to propose solutions to complex problems and innovation in strategy. Solutions are provided to the for profit and not-for-profit sectors. Open to anyone. The ICC is an extracurricular, interdisciplinary, project based professional development experience for ISU students. April 12, 2019 8:45 am - 2:30 pm SFHB 139 ICC Symposium Presentation Schedule 8:45 –…

Spring 2019 College of Business Research Presentation Series – Dr. Somnath Lahiri

Date:
Friday, April 12th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

This Spring Semester we have several Research Presentations scheduled from our faculty members. We look forward to your participation in these seminars from the outstanding scholars of our college. Lunch will be provided for attendees at the presentation. Please let Dr. Elango know (elango@ilstu.edu) two days (by Wednesday midnight) before the date of presentation if you are planning to attend. Dr. Somnath Lahiri “Are All Differences in the Cultural Backgrounds of Partners Equally Important in Determining Project Success?” 11.00-11.45 am…

Spring 2019 College of Business Research Presentation Series – Dr. Tina Thompson

Date:
Friday, April 12th
Time:
11:45 am - 1:00 pm

This Spring Semester we have several Research Presentations scheduled from our faculty members. We look forward to your participation in these seminars from the outstanding scholars of our college. Lunch will be provided for attendees at the presentation. Please let Dr. Elango know (elango@ilstu.edu) two days (by Wednesday midnight) before the date of presentation if you are planning to attend. Lunch 11.45 am to 12.15 pm. SFHB 430 Dr. Tina Thompson “Is Any Job Better Than No Job At All?…

2019 Spring COB Faculty-Staff Meeting

Date:
Friday, April 12th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

2019 Spring COB Faculty-Staff Meeting The 2019 Spring COB faculty-staff meeting is Friday, April 12 at 1:00 in SFHB 357. There will be light refreshments served in SFHB 412 immediately after the meeting. For more information please contact the Dean's Office at (309) 438-2251.  

AsiaConnect Asian Heritage Week – The Overture

Date:
Friday, April 12th
Time:
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

View the 2005 film about a master musician who defends his talent and his family’s reputation against political interference and artistic challenges in this historical drama from Thailand.

Department of Finance, Insurance and Law Advisory Board Meeting

Date:
Monday, April 15th
Time:
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Department of Finance, Insurance and Law Spring Advisory Board Meeting will be held on Monday | April 15, 2019 in the State Farm Hall of Business 412 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

Illinois MBA Information Session

Date:
Tuesday, April 16th
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 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…

Redbird Career Portfolio – First Finisher Awards Ceremony

Date:
Wednesday, April 17th
Time:
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Redbird Career Portfolio - First Finisher Awards Ceremony The Redbird Career Portfolio (RCP) is a certificate program designed to allow students to participate in a variety of experiential learning activities beginning in his or her freshman year and continuing through his or her senior year. Students will have an opportunity to earn eight points per year by completing activities designed specifically to address the concerns of recruiters and employers. Please join us as we celebrate the FIRST 2 STUDENT FINISHERS…

Mplus User’s Group Meeting – Introduction to Multilevel Analysis

Date:
Friday, April 19th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Meeting of College of Business MPlus User's group.  Introduction to Multilevel Analysis For more information please contact Steve Taylor at (309) 438-8772 or staylor@ilstu.edu or the Department of Marketing at (309) 438-7261  

Making a LinkedIn – National Association of Black Accountants

Date:
Monday, April 22nd
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

MAKING A LINKED IN - NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK ACCOUNTANTS LinkedIn is the most recognized online network for business professionals. Come learn how to create a captivating headline, summary and first impression! HEADSHOTS WILL BE TAKEN! Monday  | April 22 6:00 - 7:00 pm SFHB 356

MBA Spring Social – Ready… Set… Spring!

Date:
Thursday, April 25th
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

MBA Spring Social - Ready... Set... Spring! Please join us! MBA SPRING SOCIAL  FOR CURRENT MBA STUDENTS AND COB FACULTY & STAFF THURSDAY, APRIL 25 4:00PM – 6:00PM LOWER ATRIUM Food will be provided!

OLI Leadership Breakfast Series – Politics in Organizations: It’s not what you think

Date:
Friday, April 26th
Time:
7:30 am - 10:00 am

OLI Leadership Breakfast Series - Politics in Organizations: It's not what you think Professor Yongmei Liu Friday | April 26, 2019 Breakfast 7:30 am Session 8:00 - 10:00am SFHB 430   Most of us think that “office politics” are bad and that political behavior is harmful to organizations. Some behavior that we consider political—backstabbing, deviousness, dishonestly, etc.—is wrong and can harm organizations. However, not all political behavior in organizations is “devious” and wrong. In fact, not only is political behavior…

Spring 2019 College of Business Research Presentation Series – Dr. Sandeep Jagani

Date:
Friday, April 26th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

This Spring Semester we have several Research Presentations scheduled from our faculty members. We look forward to your participation in these seminars from the outstanding scholars of our college. Lunch will be provided for attendees at the presentation. Please let Dr. Elango know (elango@ilstu.edu) two days (by Wednesday midnight) before the date of presentation if you are planning to attend. Dr. Sandeep Jagani “Importance of Internal and External Sustainability Orientation: An Empirical Investigation of Manufacturing Firms” 11.00-11.45 am SFHB 430…

Spring 2019 College of Business Research Presentation Series – Dr. Arash H. Zadeh

Date:
Friday, April 26th
Time:
11:45 am - 1:00 pm

This Spring Semester we have several Research Presentations scheduled from our faculty members. We look forward to your participation in these seminars from the outstanding scholars of our college. Lunch will be provided for attendees at the presentation. Please let Dr. Elango know (elango@ilstu.edu) two days (by Wednesday midnight) before the date of presentation if you are planning to attend. Lunch 11.45 am to 12.15 pm. SFHB 430 Dr. Arash H. Zadeh “The Dark Side of Value Co-creation in Healthcare…

Adobe Creative Jam

Date:
Friday, April 26th
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Adobe Creative Jam Compete for cash prizes against student teams across the nation in a weekend-long design-a-thon using Adobe XD to create a clickable prototype of an app. Coming up we have an amazing opportunity for students to participate in. Adobe is hosting a virtual Creative Jam for select universities and Illinois State students are invited to participate in the action. Creative Jam is a weekend-long design-a-thon that student teams of three can compete for prizes up to $250 in Amazon…

Adobe Creative Jam Awards

Date:
Monday, April 29th
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Adobe Creative Jam Compete for cash prizes against student teams across the nation in a weekend-long design-a-thon using Adobe XD to create a clickable prototype of an app. Coming up we have an amazing opportunity for students to participate in. Adobe is hosting a virtual Creative Jam for select universities and Illinois State students are invited to participate in the action. Creative Jam is a weekend-long design-a-thon that student teams of three can compete for prizes up to $250 in Amazon…

May 2019

Department of Management & Quantitative Methods Advisory Board Meeting

Date:
Friday, May 3rd
Time:
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Department of Management & Quantitative Methods Spring Advisory Board Meeting will be held on Friday | May 3, 2019 in State Farm Hall of Business 412 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Thesis Defense for: Mahbuba Akter, MBA

Date:
Wednesday, May 8th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Thesis defense by Mahbuba Akter.

College of Business Graduation Party

Date:
Friday, May 10th
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

College of Business Graduation Party Friday, May 10, 2019 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. State Farm Hall of Business South Parking Lot Join the College of Business for a BBQ graduation luncheon celebration for our May and August 2019 graduates!  This is a free event open to graduation students and their families, as well as College of Business faculty and staff. An RSVP is required to attend this event.  Please RSVP by Friday, May 3, 2019 at: www.business.illinoisstate.edu/studentlife/graduation For more information contact…

Mplus User’s Group Meeting – Introduction to Dynamic SEM (DSEM)

Date:
Friday, May 10th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Meeting of College of Business MPlus User's group.  Introduction to Dynamic SEM (DSEM) For more information please contact Steve Taylor at (309) 438-8772 or staylor@ilstu.edu or the Department of Marketing at (309) 438-7261  

Illinois MBA Information Session

Date:
Wednesday, May 15th
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 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…

June 2019

Illinois MBA Information Session

Date:
Tuesday, June 25th
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 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…

July 2019

CANCELLED – Illinois MBA Information Session

Date:
Tuesday, July 23rd
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 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…

August 2019

MQM 2019 Fall Semester Internship Meeting

Date:
Wednesday, August 21st
Time:
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

MQM 2019 Fall Semester Internship Meeting The MQM Department will hold its meeting for management, business administration and international business majors with a management focus interested in participating in an internship during the 2019 Fall Semester on Wednesday, August 21, 2018 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  in SFHB  131. For more information, please contact Dr. Victor Devinatz SFHB 422 (309) 438-3403 vgdevin@ilstu.edu) Dr. Tina Thompson SFHB 341 (309) 438-8564 kmthomp@ilstu.edu

Junior Year Prep Day – College of Business

Date:
Friday, August 23rd
Time:
10:00 am - 12:15 pm

JUNIOR YEAR PREP Juniors: So many choice and 2 years to go. YOU NEED TO ATTEND JUNIOR YEAR PREP AND PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO HELP YOU begin the last leg of your journey to completing a degree in business and PREPARE for future employment opportunities. Several years ago the College began a new tradition of starting the year by inviting all junior business majors to attend and participate in a series of activities designed to help them focus on…

Department of Marketing – Faculty Meeting

Date:
Friday, August 23rd
Time:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Department of Marketing - Faculty Meeting Location: SFHB 412 Time : 11:00 am - 3:00 pm For more information, please contact the Department of Marketing at (309) 438-7261

OUCampus

Date:
Tuesday, August 27th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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.

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Wednesday, August 28th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 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.

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Thursday, August 29th
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.

Department of Finance, Insurance & Law – Faculty Meeting

Date:
Friday, August 30th
Time:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Department of Finance, Insurance & Law - Faculty Meeting Location: SFHB 430 Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm For more information please contact the Department of Finance, Insurance & Law at (309) 438-8777

September 2019

Anatomy of an Accessible Document Part 1: Create Documents Accessible to All Students

Date:
Wednesday, September 4th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Take a step-by-step approach to the creation of digital documents and other accessible content. You will leave this workshop with tips and tricks for creating emails, documents, and media that are universally designed for all students. Learn about basic formatting, images, color contrast, and the best way save PDFs files using Acrobat Pro. Bring your own documents for the question and answer session. Participants should complete this workshop before taking Part 2. Registration is required.

Informational Meeting for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Date:
Friday, September 6th
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Informational Meeting for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Informational Meeting for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Time: 10:00 am or 1:00pm. Date: Friday, Sept 6th. Location: COB computer labs. Sponsored by the Accounting Department and the Student Accounting Society. WHY VOLUNTEER? Great Resume Builder. Practical accounting experience that relates to the CPA. Increase personal finance knowledge that can be used in your own life. Help the underprivileged in McLean County. TIMING: Optional Training Sessions… Sept to Nov. Become Certified with…

Means Center Accelerator Program Meeting

Date:
Friday, September 6th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Means Center Accelerator Program Meeting There will be an accelerator meeting on Fridays at 10:00 am Means Center conference room - SFHB 212. The Means Center Accelerator program provides year-round support for Illinois State University student entrepreneurs. Students admitted to this program have developed a business and have begun seeing growth. Funding provided by this program helps student business owners “Accelerate” the growth of their company by providing financial support for costs associated with taking their business to the next…

Photoshop: Getting Started

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

Get an overview of the digital image editing program, including a walkthrough of basic tools and concepts. Learn to works with raster graphics, using the tools and commands available in Photoshop, as well as the various ways you can save your work for a website or for printing. This class finishes with a lesson on how to professionally color correct an image. Registration is required.

Illinois MBA Information Session

Date:
Tuesday, September 10th
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…

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Wednesday, September 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.

Anatomy of an Accessible Document Part 2: Accessibility Beyond the Basics

Date:
Wednesday, September 11th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In this second session, explore more advanced methods to help support students with disabilities in higher education. You’ll move beyond the basics when formatting and modifying digital content, including work with simple data tables, columns, and adding navigation tags through Acrobat Pro. Bring your own documents for the question and answer session. Participants should have completed Part 1 taking this workshop. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Gradebook Overview

Date:
Thursday, September 12th
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.

Learning about Life: Helping Others as a Financial Planner

Date:
Thursday, September 12th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Learning about Life: Helping Others as a Financial Planner Financial Planning Speaker Series:  Tammy Wener, CFP and ISU alum with a degree in finance, is co-founder of RW Financial Planning in Lincolnshire, Illinois. As co-founder of RW Financial Planning, Tammy oversees the financial planning process for all clients and manages the day-to-day operations of the firm. She truly enjoys getting to know her clients and is not shy about asking questions. Tammy has 15+ years of experience in the financial…

Faculty Research Presentations – College of Business

Date:
Friday, September 13th
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Faculty Research Presentations - College of Business On September 13th, two Research Presentations will be presented in the College of Business. Dr. Tice Sirmans will be making a presentation titled, “The Relationship between Product Diversification and Underwriting Profitability in Commercial Health Insurance”. Dr. Mingfang Li will making a presentation titled, “Building Customer Loyalty for Online Retailers through Product Return Service Operations”. We look forward to your participation in these seminars from our outstanding scholars and would like to thank all…

Illustrator: Making a Flyer

Date:
Monday, September 16th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adobe’s vector graphics editor is a companion to Photoshop. In this workshop, you’ll learn basic features by creating a flyer for an event. Learn how to manipulate text and images to create stunning handouts or posters for print or digital distribution. Registration is required.

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Tuesday, September 17th
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.

InDesign: Introduction

Date:
Wednesday, September 18th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an introduction to this page layout editor, including a tour of basic tools. Learn to place and move graphics and text to create an aesthetically pleasing format for printing. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Getting Started with Lessons

Date:
Wednesday, September 18th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Create engaging online lessons in your course through the Lessons tool. It allows you to arrange different kinds of content items in one place, providing your students with rich learning possibilities. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to create a basic lesson, incorporating instructional materials, learning activities, and assessments. Registration is required.

Professional Resume Review & Elevator Pitch Workshop

Date:
Wednesday, September 18th
Time:
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Professional Resume Review & Elevator Pitch Workshop Everybody's got a resume.  What makes yours so special. Date - September 18 Time - 4:00 - 7:00 pm Location - SFHB 369 & 370 COB STUDENTS: Have your resume reviewed by COBEC members who have experience searching for jobs and internships and experience creating resumes. Attendees will get help formatting, creating, and tailoring their resume to their specific major and career interests. There will also be an elevator pitch workshop so you…

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Monday, September 30th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

October 2019

OUCampus

Date:
Tuesday, October 1st
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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:
Tuesday, October 1st
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 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.

Tech Talk | Technology & Information Systems Professional Panel

Date:
Tuesday, October 1st
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tech Talk | Technology & Information Systems Professional Panel Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance When: October 1 Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm Location: SFHB 150 Panelists: Rosie Hauck | BIS Professor, Illinois State University Vaneetha Crampton | Scrum Master, State Farm Lynne Wagner | Architecture Manager, State Farm Curtis Smith | IT Audit Manager, Rubin Brown OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL AFWA.ISU@GMAIL.COM

ReggieNet: Group and Peer Review Assignments

Date:
Wednesday, October 2nd
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Enhance students’ learning by encouraging them to interact. ReggieNet’s Assignments tool allows for group submissions. It also allows students to review each other’s assignments. In this brief workshop, you’ll discover how to set up, post, and grade both types of these assignments. Those new to ReggieNet or the Assignments tool should consider completing ReggieNet: Create Basic Assignments before this workshop. Registration is required.

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, October 2nd
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get an overview of the digital image editing program, including a walkthrough of basic tools and concepts. Learn to works with raster graphics, using the tools and commands available in Photoshop, as well as the various ways you can save your work for a website or for printing. This class finishes with a lesson on how to professionally color correct an image. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Forums

Date:
Thursday, October 3rd
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Create engaging class discussions through Forums. Learn how to automatically create discussion groups. You’ll also survey the different ways to grade discussions, including by topic or message. Registration is required.

Family Weekend | October 4-6

Date:
Friday, October 4th
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us October 4-6 for Family Weekend 2019 Family Weekend offers an opportunity for families to visit with their students in the fall and experience the College of Business and Illinois State University together. We invite you to take advantage of the myriad programs offered throughout the weekend. No registration is required to attend Family Weekend; however, some individual events require preregistration and/or an admission fee. The schedule of events and ticket information for 2019 will be available in early June.

Adobe Premiere Rush

Date:
Monday, October 7th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover the power of this easy-to-use video editing tool! Adobe Premiere Rush distills its more full-featured cousin into an agile, intuitive app for both desktop and mobile devices. Learn the basics of cutting, color correcting, and adding text to your videos, as well as how to save and upload files to share with your class. Registration is required.

Adobe Spark

Date:
Monday, October 7th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Create compelling media with Adobe Spark-- a browser-based, mobile-friendly graphic design app. Discover how students can use this free tool to craft social media, web pages, and short videos as part of a presentation or other learning project. You’ll get a chance to practice with Spark, explore its different uses, and become aware of important considerations in terms of accessibility. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Organization and Layout in Lessons

Date:
Tuesday, October 8th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Maximize your students’ online learning using a multi-step, guided experience using the Lessons tool. Find out how to manipulate the layout of content items in the Lessons tool into content areas, columns, sections, and pages. Additionally, you’ll see how to rearrange content items within specific content areas, giving you fine control over what you students see on the screen. Those new to ReggieNet or the Lessons tool should consider completing ReggieNet: Getting Started with Lessons before this workshop. Registration is…

2 Days to Make a Different – Pay it Forward

Date:
Wednesday, October 9th

2 Days to Make a Different - Pay it Forward Pay it Forward is about “students helping students.”  It is a student fund backed, in part, by the students, faculty, and staff of the College of Business and provides a unique opportunity to help individuals develop personally and professionally. Each year, the PIF student team puts on a series of fall and spring events designed to raise awareness of the financial support offered by PIF and to raise funds that…

Photoshop: 3 Ways to Change a Photo

Date:
Wednesday, October 9th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

When it comes down to it, there are only 3 ways to change a photo in Photoshop: general changes that affect the whole photo, changes via selection, and changes made using a brush-metaphor tool. We’ll be exploring all three. As far as brushes go, we’ll be spending a good amount of time learning how to use the Clone Stamp and Healing Brush tools. Registration is required.

Illinois MBA Information Session

Date:
Wednesday, October 9th
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…

Pack the Cat – Pay it Forward

Date:
Wednesday, October 9th
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Pack the Cat - Pay it Forward Wednesday, October 9 5:30 - 6:30 pm Cat Auditorium - SFHB 139 Take the opportunity to meet and visit with University President Larry Dietz and hear his thoughts on “students helping students.” Refreshments will be provided. President Dietz and Dean Samant have both taken a personal interest in this annual COB initiative, and President Dietz will be speaking in the COB at 5:30pm – 6:30pm in the CAT Auditorium on Wednesday, October 9th. …

2 Days to Make a Different – Pay it Forward

Date:
Thursday, October 10th

2 Days to Make a Different - Pay it Forward Pay it Forward is about “students helping students.”  It is a student fund backed, in part, by the students, faculty, and staff of the College of Business and provides a unique opportunity to help individuals develop personally and professionally. Each year, the PIF student team puts on a series of fall and spring events designed to raise awareness of the financial support offered by PIF and to raise funds that…

ReggieNet: Question Pools

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

Tired of re-writing that quiz semester after semester? Question pools can help. Create a bank of questions you can draw upon to assess students’ learning through the Tests & Quizzes tool. You’ll learn how to import questions and how to randomize quizzes to minimize the chances that students will take identical assessments. Those new to ReggieNet or the Tests & Quizzes tool should consider completing ReggieNet: Tests & Quizzes Basics before this workshop. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: The Basics

Date:
Monday, October 14th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Tuesday, October 15th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 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.

Photoshop: Layers

Date:
Wednesday, October 16th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop covers how to manipulate, re-order and merge layers. The session will also give you an overview of how to combine elements from different pictures to create a new composition. Registration is required.

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.