College of Arts and Sciences
Museum Studies Exhibit Opening

casnessThe Department of Sociology and Anthropology will host its annual Museum Studies exhibit opening on Tuesday evening, May 5, 2015 at 5 p.m. in the west wing of Schroeder Hall, 2nd floor. This event is free and open to the public. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome. In addition to the students presenting their exhibits, there will be light refreshments for all. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to share observations and ask questions.

News from the College

Alumni Publish Multivolume Textbook

Carl Wenning of the ISU Physics Department, along with his physics-teaching daughter Rebecca Vieyra, recently published a three-volume work titled Teaching High School Physics. The book’s 40 chapters focus on content important for educating physics teacher candidates and providing professional development for in-service high school physics teachers. (more…)

Students Present at POL Conference

PicMonkey CollageOn April 23, the Department of Politics and Government held the 2015 Annual Illinois State University Conference for Students of Political Science. At this event, about 40 students representing 17 colleges and universities from 6 states participated in the conference and presented their research.


Free Film Screening Looks at Health Care

consider-the-conversationA screening of the documentary Consider the Conversation will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the Normal Theater. The event will be followed by a panel discussion and is free and open to the public. The award-winning film looks at many of the issues that are faced at the end of life. (more…)

New Faculty Profile: Neil D. Christensen
Neil D. Christensen

Neil D. Christensen

Neil D. Christensen joins the Illinois State University Department of Physics as an assistant professor. His areas of expertise include theoretical and computational particle physics. He earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Stony Brook University (New York). He also holds a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Utah and an A.A. from Snow College (Utah).


New Faculty Profile: Lana Kühle
Lana Kühle

Lana Kühle

Lana Kühle joins the Illinois State University Department of Philosophy as an assistant professor. Her areas of expertise include the Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science and Phenomenology. Dr. Kühle earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto, and she holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Philosophy from York University (Canada).


More News from the College

Greetings from the Dean!

Dean Gregory SimpsonWelcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at Illinois State University. I invite you to explore on this site the many programs, majors, and minors that we have to offer you.

New way of recognizing faculty accomplishments!

The College recognizes that the receipt of individual fellowships and awards is an honor and we would like to be able to acknowledge the accomplishment of those faculty who receive this type of external funding.

Please help us recognize these accomplishments by completing the short form found here. (DOC)

Events and Deadlines

May 5 – School of Biological Sciences Seminar,”Factors constraining the reproductive output of Baptisia alba macrophylla: Pollen limitation, nutrient limitation, and pre-dispersal seed predation,” Ashley Hembrough, Room 121, Science Laboratory Building, 12 noon

May 8 – College of Arts and Sciences Spring Commencement Ceremony, Redbird Arena, 7 p.m.