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Stevenson Hall

Location:
Stevenson Hall 300 S. School Street
Normal, IL

Stevenson Hall is home to the College of Arts and Sciences and many academic departments, including Economics, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, and Philosophy.

Stevenson Hall opened in 1968 and was dedicated in 1969 after Adlai E. Stevenson, one of Bloomington-Normal’s most famous local residents. Adlai ran for President of the United States twice in the 1950’s. He was the Governor of Illinois and served as an ambassador to the United Nations during the Kennedy administration. Stevenson was the great-grandson of Jesse Fell, the principal founding father of our University.

A 27-foot high bronze sculpture in gold leaf from Italy rises from the center of a fountain in the courtyard of Stevenson Hall as a memorial to Mr. Stevenson

Past Events

April 2018

Open Forum to Consider a New Graduation Requirement on U.S. Diversity

Date:
Wednesday, April 4th 2018
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The University Curriculum Committee invites you to attend a discussion of a proposed undergraduate graduation requirement for a course on diversity in the United States. Two open forums will be held with brief identical presentations on April 3 and 4 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in STV 401. Under the proposal, all undergraduates will be required to complete a course concentrating on issues related to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in U.S. Society (IDEAS). The requirement would be fulfilled…

“Delegating Morality to Others: How We Judge Intuitional Corruption” sponsored by the Institute for Corruption Studies

Date:
Thursday, April 5th 2018
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Elinor Amit, assistant professor (Research) in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University will make a presentation for the Institute for Corruption Studies.

The Cultivation, Calling, and Loss of the Self: Confucian and Daoist Perspectives on Vocation

Date:
Friday, April 6th 2018
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This talk will focus on how the two most important indigenous Chinese religious and philosophical traditions — Confucianism and Daoism — provide new ways for us to reflect on the notions of calling, work and a meaningful life.

Illinois Rural Health Career Forum

Date:
Saturday, April 7th 2018
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

College students and anyone looking for a career change, are invited to attend the Rural Health Career Forum to expose students to the many careers in high demand in the rural health arena .

Thesis Defense for: Andrea Berns; ENG

Date:
Monday, April 16th 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Andrea Berns to defend thesis.

Thesis Defense for: Santiso Basterretxea; LAN

Date:
Monday, April 16th 2018
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Santiso Basterretxea to defend thesis.

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – INSIDE McCormick Hall

Date:
Wednesday, April 18th 2018
Time:
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo travels to various locations around campus each week to provide wellness information, resources, condoms, and fun giveaways.

Economic Student Association – Elections

Date:
Wednesday, April 18th 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

If you are an Economics major or minor and want to be a part of the ESA board- come in Wednesday, April 18th in Stevenson 438 at 2pm and state your case.

MAD Contest final presentations – session 1

Date:
Wednesday, April 18th 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Illinois State student contestants in the Mobile App Development (MAD) Contest, sponsored by State Farm, will present their completed project entries to a panel of State Farm IT professionals. The professional panel will select the top entries to receive awards and prizes. Contestants will present functioning applications that will be judged on the basis of: Consistency with objectives of the pitch phase Usability of the completed application Creativity & originality - differentiation from similar apps Complexity, use of mobile device…

MAD Contest final presentations – session 2

Date:
Thursday, April 19th 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Illinois State student contestants in the Mobile App Development (MAD) Contest, sponsored by State Farm, will present their completed project entries to a panel of State Farm IT professionals. The professional panel will select the top entries to receive awards and prizes. Contestants will present functioning applications that will be judged on the basis of: Consistency with objectives of the pitch phase Usability of the completed application Creativity & originality - differentiation from similar apps Complexity, use of mobile device…

May 2018

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Stevenson Circle

Date:
Wednesday, May 2nd 2018
Time:
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo travels to various locations around campus each week to provide wellness information, resources, condoms, and fun giveaways.

September 2018

Amanda Ross to Present to Undergraduate Students

Date:
Monday, September 24th 2018
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Amanda Ross will present her research to undergraduate students and those interested in "Home Equity and the Timing of Claiming Social Security Retirement Income."  This event will take place from 5-6 p.m. September 24 in Stevenson Hall 101.  This event is sponsored by the Undergraduate Women in Economics initiative.

Economics Seminar – “Home Equity and the Timing of Claiming Social Security Retirement Income”

Date:
Tuesday, September 25th 2018
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Amanda Ross will present her work on “Home Equity and the Timing of Claiming Social Security Retirement Income" to the Economics Department on September 25, 2018 in STV 348 from 12:30-1:45 p.m.

Philosophy Colloquium: Simone Gubler

Date:
Thursday, September 27th 2018
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

A talk on the need for a robust and nonreductive account of gender, sexuality, identification, and subjectivity to (re)theorize sex.

Seminar – Dr. Jeremiah Harris – “Do the Most Prominent Firms Really Make the Worst Deals?”

Date:
Friday, September 28th 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

The Economic's Departmental Seminar Series will host Jeremiah Harris from Kent State University from 1-2:15 p.m. Friday, September 28, in Stevenson Hall, room 434. Topic to be announced.

Thesis Defense for: Karishma Verma; ENG

Date:
Friday, September 28th 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Karishma Verma to defend thesis.

October 2018

Seminar – Dr. Rody Manuelli

Date:
Friday, October 5th 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

The Economic's Departmental Seminar Series will host Rody Manuelli from Washington University from 1-2:15 p.m. Friday, October 5, in Stevenson Hall, room 434.  The topic will cover "Natural Disasters and Growth."

Seminar – Fernando Leibovici – “Trade in Commodities and Business Cycle Volatility”

Date:
Tuesday, October 16th 2018
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Fernando Leibovici will present to the Economics Department on the topic: "Trade in Commodities and Business Cycle Volatility."  This presentation is scheduled for Tuesday October 16, 2018 from 12:30-1:45 in Stevenson 348.

Economics Seminar – Gary Hoover

Date:
Friday, October 26th 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Dr. Gary Hoover from the University of Oklahoma will present his research on October 26, 2018 from 1:00PM-2:15PM in Stevenson Hall 434.

Dissertation Defense for: Michael Arthur Soares; ENG

Date:
Monday, October 29th 2018
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Michael Arthur Soares to defend dissertation.

November 2018

Applied Econometric Workshop – “Gender Gap in Tenure and Promotion: Evidence from the Economics Ph.D. Class of 2008.”

Date:
Friday, November 2nd 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

The Economics Dept. is holding an Applied Econometrics Workshop on Friday, November 2, from 2:00-3:15 pm, in Stevenson 434, presented by Susan Chen, our very own Economics Dept. faculty member, titled: "Gender Gap in Tenure and Promotion: Evidence from the Economics Ph.D. Class of 2008.”

Masters of Social Work Open House

Date:
Saturday, November 3rd 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

An opportunity to gather what you need to know and do to apply for the 2019 Fall semester. Meet with faculty, staff, and current students in our program to answer your questions on becoming  a Masters Social Work student. Please register at the link provided!

Thesis Defense for: Jade Urban; ENG

Date:
Monday, November 5th 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thesis defense by Jade Urban.

Thesis Defense for: Sarah Lyons; ENG

Date:
Tuesday, November 6th 2018
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thesis defense by Sarah Lyons.

Seminar – Dr. Guillermo Marshall

Date:
Thursday, November 8th 2018
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

The Economic's Departmental Seminar Series will host Dr. Guillermo Marshall from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign from 12:30-1:45 p.m.   Thursday, November 8, in Stevenson Hall, 228.  The topic will cover "Vertical Integration with Multi-Product Firms."

Dissertation Defense for: Deborah Riggert-Kieffer; ENG

Date:
Friday, November 9th 2018
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dissertation defense by Deborah Riggert-Kieffer.

Philosophy Colloquium: David Beisecker

Date:
Thursday, November 15th 2018
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Professor of Philosophy David Beisecker from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will speak on the topic of “Logic, Language, and the Pragmatic Maxim” at 5 p.m. Thursday, November 15, at Stevenson Hall, room 401A. The event is free and open to the public. Beisecker’s speech will focus on the theory of Pragmatic Maxim founded by C.S. Peirce in the early 1900s. The colloquium is hosted by Illinois State’s Department of Philosophy. For additional information on the talk, contact the…

Thesis Defense for: Gabrielle Litwiller; ENG

Date:
Monday, November 26th 2018
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thesis defense by Gabrielle Litwiller.

Philosophy Colloquium: Russ Hamer

Date:
Thursday, November 29th 2018
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Russ Hamer from the Illinois State University Philosophy Department will be presenting at a colloquium beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, November 29, in Stevenson Hall, room 401A .  The title of the talk is "On Improving Reflection and Reflective Writing In Philosophy Classes".  The abstract for the talk is below. This talk discusses how to enable deep, meaningful learning experiences through reflective writing exercises in introductory philosophy classes. I will present findings from a study involving reflection data. My analysis…

January 2019

Preview Guide Information Session

Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Interested students can attend the information session and learn more about the position of an University College Preview Guide. Preview Guides are student ambassadors that lead Illinois State's first year students and guests through the two-day summer orientation program. Applications open January 14th. More information can be found at UniversityCollege.IllinoisState.edu.

Dissertation Defense for: Matthew Felumlee; ENG

Date:
Friday, January 18th 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dissertation defense by Matthew Felumlee.

Preview Guide Information Session

Date:
Friday, January 18th 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Interested students can attend the information session and learn more about the position of an University College Preview Guide. Preview Guides are student ambassadors that lead Illinois State's first year students and guests through the two-day summer orientation program. Applications open January 14th. More information can be found at UniversityCollege.IllinoisState.edu.

Thesis/Dissertation Prep

Date:
Wednesday, January 30th 2019
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This workshop will help students learn how to move through the thesis and dissertation process - from establishing the thesis/dissertation committee to successfully defending its research. Students will receive an overview of the steps to complete the research and copyright process. This workshop will be beneficial to anyone at any stage of the thesis or dissertation process. This session will be live streamed for those who are not on campus. Register here.

February 2019

IT Professional Mentorship Social

Date:
Friday, February 1st 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The School of Information Technology hosts the 2019 IT Professional Mentorship Social on Friday, February 1. All volunteer IT professional mentors and student mentees participating in the 2018 – 19 IT Professional Mentorship Program are encouraged to attend. The social is an opportunity for mentors and mentees to exchange ideas and experiences, and to re-engage after the long holiday break.

Applied Econometrics Workshop – “Does Youth Training Lead to Better Job Quality? Evidence from Job Corps.”

Date:
Thursday, February 14th 2019
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

The Economics Department is holding the semester’s first Applied Econometrics Workshop, presented by German Blanco of Illinois State University, titled "Does Youth Training Lead to Better Job Quality? Evidence from Job Corps." It will be held Thursday, February 14, from 3:30-4:45 in STV 434.

MAD Contest pitch presentations – session 1

Date:
Wednesday, February 27th 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Illinois State student contestants in the Mobile App Development (MAD) Contest, sponsored by State Farm, will pitch their project entries to a panel of School of Information Technology Faculty. The faculty panel will select the top entries to continue on to the final presentation round, to be held in April. Projects will be judged on the basis of: Originality Feasibility Ability to address a need in a creative and innovative way Quality of concept and design Quality of pitch presentation…

Philosophy Colloquium – David Gunkel

Date:
Thursday, February 28th 2019
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

TITLE:  The Right(s) Question:  Can and Should Robots Have Rights ABSTRACT:  In a recent proposal issued by the European Parliament it was suggested that robots and AI might need to be considered “electronic persons” for the purposes of social and legal integration. The very idea sparked controversy, and it has been met with considerable resistance. Underlying the controversy, however, is an important philosophical question: When (if ever) would it be necessary for robots, AI, or other socially interactive, autonomous systems to have…

Philosophy Colloquium – David Gunkel

Date:
Thursday, February 28th 2019
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

TITLE:  The Right(s) Question:  Can and Should Robots Have Rights ABSTRACT:  In a recent proposal issued by the European Parliament it was suggested that robots and AI might need to be considered “electronic persons” for the purposes of social and legal integration. The very idea sparked controversy, and it has been met with considerable resistance. Underlying the controversy, however, is an important philosophical question: When (if ever) would it be necessary for robots, AI, or other socially interactive, autonomous systems to have…

MAD Contest pitch presentations – session 2

Date:
Thursday, February 28th 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Illinois State student contestants in the Mobile App Development (MAD) Contest, sponsored by State Farm, will pitch their project entries to a panel of School of Information Technology Faculty. The faculty panel will select the top entries to continue on to the final presentation round, to be held in April. Projects will be judged on the basis of: Originality Feasibility Ability to address a need in a creative and innovative way Quality of concept and design Quality of pitch presentation…

March 2019

Applied Econometric Workshop – “Bubbles and Rationality and Bitcoin”

Date:
Thursday, March 7th 2019
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

The Economics Department is holding an Applied Econometrics Workshop, presented by George Waters of Illinois State University, titled "Bubbles and Rationality and Bitcoin."  It will be held Thursday, March 7, from 3:30-4:45 in STV 434.

Dissertation Defense for: Benjamin Sutton

Date:
Friday, March 8th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dissertation defense by Benjamin Sutton.

Economics Seminar – “Grand Corruption by Public Officials: Measuring Theft and Bribery.”

Date:
Thursday, March 21st 2019
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

The Economics Department is hosting a seminar for the Institute for Corruption Studies, presented by Desiree Desierto, titled "Grand Corruption by Public Officials: Measuring Theft and Bribery." It will be held Thursday, March 21, from 3:30-4:45 in STV 434.

Dissertation Defense for: Deksiyos Demissie Desta; MAT

Date:
Friday, March 22nd 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dissertation defense by Deksiyos Demissie Desta.

April 2019

Corruption Seminar -Eric Chang of Michigan State University

Date:
Thursday, April 4th 2019
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Economics Department hosting a seminar for the Institute for Corruption Studies, presented by Eric Chang of Michigan State University, the title to be announced soon. It will be held Thursday, April 4, from 3:30-5:00 in STV 434.

Thesis Defense for: Charley Koenig; ENG

Date:
Tuesday, April 9th 2019
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Thesis defense by Charley Koenig.

Seminar – “The Economics of the Electric Transmission Industry”

Date:
Thursday, April 11th 2019
Time:
3:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Economics Department is hosting a seminar presented by Terry Harvill, Vice President, ITC Holdings Corp. and President, ITC Grid Development, titled "The Economics of the Electric Transmission Industry." It will be held Thursday, April 11, from 3:30-5:00 in STV 434. Hope you can all be there!

MAD Contest final presentations

Date:
Thursday, April 11th 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Illinois State student contestants in the Mobile App Development (MAD) Contest, sponsored by State Farm, will present their completed project entries to a panel of State Farm IT professionals. The professional panel will select the top entries to receive awards and prizes. Contestants will present functioning applications that will be judged on the basis of: Consistency with objectives of the pitch phase Usability of the completed application Creativity & originality – differentiation from similar apps Complexity, use of mobile device…

Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Clinical Practices

Date:
Monday, April 15th 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Alycia Carroll, MS-SLP will share her insights and experiences in speech-language pathology in a Q & A presentation. A light snack will be provided. This event is a follow-up to the Fall Semester grant presentation “Why Diversity Matters”.

Econometrics Workshop – Regional Distribution of College Enrollment in China under a Multiple-Principal Framework

Date:
Wednesday, April 17th 2019
Time:
12:35 pm - 1:35 pm

The final Applied Econometrics Workshop will feature Bihua (Renee) Zhou Wednesday, April 17 from 12:35 pm – 1:35 pm

Canceled – Javaeria Qureshi from the University of Illinois to present on “Using Schools to Learn about Birth Order Defects”

Date:
Friday, April 26th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Dr. Javaeria Qureshi, of the University of Illinois, will give a seminar entitled, "Using Schools to Learn about Birth Order Defects" on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 1:00-2:15pm, in STV 436

May 2019

Thesis Defense for: Bridget Langdon; ENG

Date:
Thursday, May 2nd 2019
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Thesis defense by Bridget Langdon.

Thesis Defense for: Elizabeth Calero; ENG

Date:
Monday, May 20th 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thesis defense by Elizabeth Calero.

Thesis Defense for: Nina Jang; ENG

Date:
Wednesday, May 22nd 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Thesis defense by Nina Jang.

Dissertation Defense for: Adriana Gradea

Date:
Tuesday, May 28th 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dissertation defense by Adriana Gradea.

Thesis Defense for: Abigail Palmisano; ENG

Date:
Tuesday, May 28th 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thesis defense by Abigail Palmisano.

July 2019

Dissertation Defense for: David Shane Combs; ENG

Date:
Monday, July 15th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dissertation defense by David "Shane" Combs.

Thesis Defense for: Munira Mutmainna; ENG

Date:
Friday, July 19th 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thesis defense by Munira Mutmainna.

Dissertation Defense for: Sarah Warren-Riley; ENG

Date:
Friday, July 19th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dissertation defense by Sarah Warren-Rilely.

Dissertation Defense for: Lawrence Ssebaggala; MAT

Date:
Monday, July 22nd 2019
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Dissertation defense by Lawrence Ssebaggala.

Thesis Defense for: Brittany Larsen; ENG

Date:
Monday, July 22nd 2019
Time:
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Thesis defense by Brittany Larsen.

September 2019

Thesis Defense for: Sydney Klem; ENG

Date:
Wednesday, September 4th 2019
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thesis defense by Sydney Klem.

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, September 9th 2019
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.

Thesis Defense for: Tiffany Bishop; ENG

Date:
Wednesday, September 11th 2019
Time:
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Thesis defense by Tiffany Bishop.

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, September 16th 2019
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, September 23rd 2019
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, September 30th 2019
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.

October 2019

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, October 7th 2019
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, October 14th 2019
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.

Philosophy Colloquium – Paddy McShane

Date:
Thursday, October 17th 2019
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

TITLE:  Why It's Good To Give Moral Testimony ABSTRACT:  In this paper I argue for the distinctive value that giving moral testimony has for testifiers. This value comes to light when we attend to the fact that testifiers not just potential evidential sources (as they’ve predominantly been treated in the moral testimony literature), but also moral agents. In particular, when we pay attention to the fact that testifiers are socially embedded moral agents, we position ourselves to see that giving moral testimony…

Dissertation Defense for: Jordana Hall; ENG

Date:
Friday, October 18th 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dissertation defense by Jordana Hall.

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, October 21st 2019
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, October 28th 2019
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.

November 2019

Thesis Defense for: Ann Borow; ENG

Date:
Friday, November 1st 2019
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thesis defense by Ann Borow.

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, November 4th 2019
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, November 11th 2019
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Stevenson Hall (1st floor lobby)

Date:
Thursday, November 14th 2019
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff. Condoms and quit smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT). SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health…

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, November 18th 2019
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.

Philosophy Colloquium – Megan Dean

Date:
Thursday, November 21st 2019
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

TITLE:  Food Ethics and Eating as a Self-Shaping Activity ABSTRACT:  Prominent debates in food ethics often imply disagreements about what is ethically important about eating. In this paper, I argue that an important and often overlooked aspect of eating’s ethical importance is its role as a self-shaping activity. I contend that the ways we practice and understand eating can cultivate, reinforce, or undermine aspects of the self, including affects, capacities, and agency. The ways we eat, and are encouraged, discouraged, or prevented…

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, November 25th 2019
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.

December 2019

ISU Philosophical Society Meeting

Date:
Monday, December 2nd 2019
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover more about the ISU Philosophical Society, its mission and activities for the year ahead.

January 2020

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

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

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Topics are based on chapters from Hitting Pause: 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning by Gail Taylor Rice. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive summary of each chapter. Come to either the Wednesday or…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, January 23rd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Topics are based on chapters from Hitting Pause: 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning by Gail Taylor Rice. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive summary of each chapter. Come to either the Wednesday or…

February 2020

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, February 5th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Topics are based on chapters from Hitting Pause: 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning by Gail Taylor Rice. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive summary of each chapter. Come to either the Wednesday or…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, February 6th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Topics are based on chapters from Hitting Pause: 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning by Gail Taylor Rice. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive summary of each chapter. Come to either the Wednesday or…

Children’s Studies Minor Speaker Series: Aaron T. Ebata, Ph.D.

Date:
Thursday, February 6th
Time:
7:00 pm

The Department of Psychology will present a talk titled, “From Profession to Passion: Making a Late Career Move to #Getoutside” with Aaron T. Ebata, Ph.D., at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 6th, in 401 Stevenson Hall. Ebata is an Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Studies with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This event is part of the Children’s Studies Minor Speaker Series.

IT Professional Mentorship Program Social

Date:
Friday, February 7th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The School of Information Technology hosts the 2020 IT Professional Mentorship Social on Friday, February 1. All volunteer IT professional mentors and student mentees participating in the 2019 – 20 IT Professional Mentorship Program are encouraged to attend. The social is an opportunity for mentors and mentees to exchange ideas and experiences, and to re-engage after the long holiday break. Light refreshments will be served.

Respond to Challenging Moments and Foster Meaningful Dialogue

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

Learn strategies that will help you intervene in harmful or toxic conversations in your classrooms and engage your students in dialogue that fosters an understanding of multiple perspectives. You’ll get a chance to practice with colleagues and identify campus resources to draw upon. Illinois State is committed to ensuring that all students can learn in an environment that is safe, inclusive, and includes the expectation that students act in a mutually respectful manner towards each other. This workshop falls under…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

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

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Topics are based on chapters from Hitting Pause: 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning by Gail Taylor Rice. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive summary of each chapter. Come to either the Wednesday or…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, February 20th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Topics are based on chapters from Hitting Pause: 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning by Gail Taylor Rice. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive summary of each chapter. Come to either the Wednesday or…

Fulbright Outreach Lecture: “The Dynamics of Environmental Policy Making in China”

Date:
Thursday, February 20th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Xueying Yu, Ph.D., from the People’s Republic of China will present "The Dynamics of Environmental Policy Making in China" at Illinois State University on Thursday, February 20, at 2 p.m. in room 347B of Stevenson Hall. Dr. Yu is an associate professor in the School of Economics and Management, Behang University.  Her research efforts are dedicated to finding the optimal institutional designs that help promote pro-environmental behaviors.  Yu is currently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Cornell…

MAD Contest 2020 – pitch presentations, session 1

Date:
Wednesday, February 26th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Illinois State student contestants in the Mobile App Development (MAD) Contest, sponsored by State Farm, will pitch their project entries to a panel of School of Information Technology Faculty. The faculty panel will select the top entries to continue on to the final presentation round, to be held in April. Projects will be judged on the basis of: Originality Feasibility Ability to address a need in a creative and innovative way Quality of concept and design Quality of pitch presentation…

MAD Contest 2020 – pitch presentations, session 2

Date:
Thursday, February 27th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Illinois State student contestants in the Mobile App Development (MAD) Contest, sponsored by State Farm, will pitch their project entries to a panel of School of Information Technology Faculty. The faculty panel will select the top entries to continue on to the final presentation round, to be held in April. Projects will be judged on the basis of: Originality Feasibility Ability to address a need in a creative and innovative way Quality of concept and design Quality of pitch presentation…

March 2020

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, March 4th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Topics are based on chapters from Hitting Pause: 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning by Gail Taylor Rice. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive summary of each chapter. Come to either the Wednesday or…

Dissertation Defense for: Tharini Viswanath; ENG

Date:
Thursday, March 5th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dissertation defense by Tharini Viswanath.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, March 5th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Topics are based on chapters from Hitting Pause: 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning by Gail Taylor Rice. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive summary of each chapter. Come to either the Wednesday or…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, March 18th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Topics are based on chapters from Hitting Pause: 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning by Gail Taylor Rice. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive summary of each chapter. Come to either the Wednesday or…

Philosophy Colloquium – Daniel Breyer

Date:
Wednesday, March 18th
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

TITLE:  Responsibility and Practical Stakes ABSTRACT:  In this talk, I’ll examine the relatively unexplored relationship between practical stakes and moral responsibility. In particular, I’ll argue that considerations about practical stakes affect the justification conditions for holding others responsible in important and surprising ways. To frame my discussion, I’ll sketch three different senses of “practical stakes:” practical stakes as harm; practical stakes as subjective personal interest; and practical stakes as objective personal interest. I'll argue not only that ascriptions of moral responsibility…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, March 19th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Topics are based on chapters from Hitting Pause: 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning by Gail Taylor Rice. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive summary of each chapter. Come to either the Wednesday or…

April 2020

POSTPONED: MAD Contest 2020 Final Presentations

Date:
Thursday, April 9th
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

MAD Contest 2020 Final Presentations are postponed due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Presentations will be rescheduled on a date to be announced later. Illinois State student contestants in the Mobile App Development (MAD) Contest, sponsored by State Farm, will present their completed project entries to a panel of State Farm IT professionals. The professional panel will select the top entries to receive awards and prizes. Contestants will present functioning applications that will be judged on the…

August 2020

Peace Corps Prep Application Open: Apply by September 4

Start:
Monday, August 17th
End:
Friday, September 4th

Peace Corps Prep is accepting applications through September 4. The Peace Corps Prep program can help undergraduate students prepare for Peace Corps, as well as successful careers in public service.