Dr. Louis Perez will deliver the spring College of Arts and Sciences Lecture on Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. in the Old Main Room in the Bone Student Center. His is titled “In Search of the Beautiful Death: Japanese Samurai Aesthetics.” Dr. Perez currently teaches courses on East Asian history and chairs the East Asian Studies Team at Illinois State University. He is also the author of five books on Japanese and Asian history. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The daylong conference, titled State Your Independence Conference on Aging, is dedicated to professional development of those who work in social service capacities. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the Brown Ballroom in Bone Student Center of Illinois State University. Read the rest of this entry »
ISU Creative Writing Program & McLean County Arts Center announce Interdisciplinary Art Event. A free public event, @Salon features renowned local and regional artists for an afternoon of conversation, poetry, performance, music, and visual arts.
Ellen Barton, Medical Rhetorician and Chair in the Department of English at Wayne State University, will give a talk on “Ethics-in-Interaction: Clinical Trials and Medical Rhetoric” on March 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Room 401, Stevenson Hall. Read the rest of this entry »
On February 8, the fourth annual English Studies at Large Conference (ESAL) took place in Stevenson Hall on the Illinois State University campus. The conference was co-sponsored by the Lambda Delta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society and the English Department. Dr. Sally Parry, Dr. Robert McLaughlin, and Mark Vegter are the faculty sponsors for Sigma Tau Delta. ESAL is a free conference for undergraduates to share papers with other students and faculty. “We want to create an opportunity for undergrads to highlight the research they are doing,” said co-organizer Gretchen Frank, a Ph.D. candidate at ISU. Read the rest of this entry »
March 3 – Department of English – Dr. Susan Kim will present “A single candle guttering in a great medieval hall: Early Medieval Ciphers and ‘Cryptologic Darkness’,” University Galleries, College of Fine Arts, 6:30 – 8 p.m. A reception will follow the lecture.
March 3 - Department of English – Lois Lenski Children’s Literature Lecture. Dr. Michelle H. Martin, University of South Carolina, will present “Black Childhood Abroad: Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps’s Popo and Fifina,” Room 130, Schroeder Hall, 7 p.m.
March 4 – Department of Physics Colloquium – Professor Michael Ogilvie, Washington University, will present “What is a particle?” Room 214, Moulton Hall, 4 p.m.
March 5 – School of Biological Sciences – Nicholas Seitz will present “Expression of parathroild hormone by in situ hybridization in vertebrate development,” Room 121, SLB, Noon.
March 6 – School of Biological Sciences – Dr. Jeffery Lucas, Purdue University, will present “The match between signal and signal processing: it’s complicated,” Room 210, Moulton Hall, 4 p.m.
March 7 - Department of Physics Informal Seminar – Professor Julie Weber, Department of Politics and Government, “The Tone of Political Comedy in the Daily Show and Colbert Report,” Room 309 Moulton Hall, Noon – 1 p.m.
March 7 – Department of Chemistry – Nathan Kidwell, Ph.D. Candidate at Purdue University, will present “Probing Combustion Chemistry at the Molecular Scale,” Room 214, Moulton Hall, 3 p.m.