With “Inspiring Innovation” as the theme, Communication Week 2015 will be April 6 to 9 at Illinois State University. Events will highlight how professionals adapt to a technology-driven world and use creativity to foster new ideas.
The four keynote speakers and 13 panels will help students explore a range of career fields from sports communication and entertainment, to public relations and visual design. Additionally, keynotes will share their experience with leading organizations such as Facebook, Ogilvy Public Relations and the Packback startup.
Illinois State University will welcome diplomats from Greece and Poland at its first-ever European Studies Symposium, which will run April 2 to 3, and April 16 to 17.
Presentations over the four-day event will take place across campus, and will welcome experts who will speak on a range of topics facing Europe – from religion and languages to economics, arts and history of the region. A full list of speakers is available on the European Studies Symposium website .
The GLT News Department has received six more Illinois Associated Press awards to a constantly growing collection. The recent announcement honors GLT with an even split of three first place and three second place awards in the Downstate Radio category, more than any other station in the category. GLT is in the running for two other awards to be announced at the Illinois News Broadcasters Association annual conference, to be held this year at the Marriott in Uptown Normal on April 25.
Vanessa Rusch, managing editor at the University of Alabama Press, will present From Trade House to University Press: Managing Editorial and the Ps of Publishing at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, at the Publications Unit in Williams Hall Annex, room 103.
As managing editor of University of Alabama Press, Vanessa Rusch applies over a decade of publishing, editorial and communications experience. She is a liaison between the acquisitions, editorial, production and marketing departments. In her role, she oversees the planning, development, scheduling and overall production of the press’s publication series, including FC2 and Poetry and Poetics, in conjunction with the press director and the press board. In her supervisory function, Vanessa hires, trains and evaluates staff editors and student workers and coordinates freelance editorial work.
The Latin American and Latino Studies Program will partner with additional sponsors to present the award-winning documentary “Speaking in Tongues” on Monday, April 6th, at 7:00 pm in the Normal Theatre. The film follows four students and their families as the students learn to become fluent in two languages. After the screening a Q&A with Assistant Professor Elizabeth Skinner of the College of Education will commence.
March 30 - Department of Sociology and Anthropology Ethnographic Film Series, “Leviathan,” Room 138, Schroeder Hall at 6:00 p.m.
March 30 - Department of English Lecture, “The Elephants in the Room: The Challenges of Diversity in Youth Literature,” Deborah Stevenson, Director of the Center for Children’s Books at UIUC and editor of trade review journal ‘Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books’, Room 101, Stevenson Hall at 7:00 p.m.
March 31 - School of Biological Sciences Seminar, Lisa Treidel, Room 121, Science Laboratory Building at 12:00 p.m.
March 31 - Department of Physics Colloquium, “X-ray astronomical instrumentation: current status and future,” Professor Ryan Allured, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Room 214, Moulton Hall at 4:00 p.m.
April 1 – Department of English Speaker Series, “Publications Unit Professional Speaker Series: Vanessa Rusch,” Vanessa Rusch, Managing Editor at the University of Alabama Press, Publications Unit, Williams Hall Annex at 11:00 a.m.
April 1 – School of Biological Sciences Seminar, “Cell wall mutants in Arabidopsis,” Christy Moore, Room 121, Science Laboratory Building at 12:00 p.m.
April 1 - Department of Philosophy, ISU Philosophical Society Meeting, Ro0om 401, Stevenson Hall at 5:30 p.m.
April 2 - Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, European Studies Symposium, Room 130, Schroeder Hall at 4:00 p.m.
April 3 - Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, European Studies Symposium, CAT Auditorium, State Farm Hall of Business at 9:15 a.m.
April 3 - Department of Physics Seminar, “Energy conversion of LED lamps,” Professor Eirin Sullivan, Department of Chemistry, Room 309, Moulton Hall at 12:00 p.m.
April 3 - Department of Psychology Speaker Series, “Place Cell Coding During Slow and Fast gamma Oscillations,” Laura Lee Colgin, Ph.D., Room 48, DeGarmo Hall at 2:00 p.m.
April 3 - Department of Chemistry Seminar, Michael Berninger, Room 225, Julian Hall at 3:00 p.m.
April 3 - Department of Geography-Geology Presentation, “Venus Active Tectonics: Evidence from Craters, Coronae and Chasmata,” Dr. Donna Jurdy, Northwestern University, Room 133, Felmley Hall of Science Annex at 3:00 p.m.