Public radio station WGLT announces the 2015 lineup for its annual outdoor, free concert on Saturday, June 13. “CEFCU presents the GLT Summer Concert” offers an eclectic high-energy lineup with the rockabilly piano of headliner Jason D. Williams, swing jazz band The Hot Sardines, and blues guitarist/storyteller Doug MacLeod.
The Radio Television Digital News Association has recognized the WGLT News Department with its prestigious regional Edward R. Murrow award for overall journalistic excellence. GLT News also won the coveted News Series award for the group of investigative reports, “Police and Race in the Twin Cities.” That also took honors in the Investigative Reporting category. Since 2005, WGLT has won twenty-nine regional and three national Edward R. Murrow Awards. Read the rest of this entry »
Professor Bruce Burningham, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, was recently interviewed for the National Public Radio science program Radiolab. The episode aired on local station WGLT at noon on May 10 but may be viewed at http://www.radiolab.org/story/reality-check/
The first half of the full episode (“Get Real”) focuses on theatricality versus authenticity in professional wrestling; the second half (“The Real Don Quixote”) focuses on Cervantes’s exploration of “authenticity” in Don Quixote, along with his invention of so much of what we now call postmodern metanarrativity. Read the rest of this entry »
Amin Bahmanian joins the Illinois State University Department of Mathematics as an assistant professor. His areas of expertise include Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science. Dr. Bahmanian earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics and Statistics from Auburn University (Alabama). He also holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Shiraz University (Iran) and an M.S. in Pure Mathematics from Sharif University of Technology (Iran). He also was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa.
Aimee Miller-Ott joins the Illinois State University School of Communication as an assistant professor. Her areas of expertise include Interpersonal Communication and Family Communication. She earned her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also holds a B.S. in Speech Communication from Northern Arizona University and an M.A. in Speech Communication from California State University, Fullerton.
This semester CASNews was written and edited by two undergraduate students in the Department of English, Quinn Connelly and Alex Passett. They completed the work as part of the course requirements for English 398 – Professional Practice: Internship in English, taught by Dr. James Kalmbach. “I’m very grateful for the excellent work that Quinn and Alex did this semester,” said Assistant Dean Deb Fox, who supervised the students. Read the rest of this entry »
May 12 – Department of Philosophy, “Consider the Conversation,” Normal Theater, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.