Geography Students Complete Field-Based Course

RJ Rowley and ISU students

RJ Rowley and ISU students

Over Spring Break, five geography majors completed their first field-based course under the supervision of Assistant Professor of Geology RJ Rowley. The course was a section of GEO 306.15 Regional and Area Studies: West Texas and New Mexico.  The students traveled to many different parts of Texas and New Mexico, including: El Paso, Texas, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, White Sands National Monument, Roswell, New Mexico, and Mescalero Apache Homeland, a Native American reservation.

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Events and Deadlines

April 23 – School of Biological Sciences – Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series – Sarah Marrochello will present a seminar on maternal antibody transfer in the Red Eared Slider (Trachemysscripta). Shawn Sternisha will also present a seminar on the effects of Rose Bengal on Leishmania cells. Room 121, SBL, noon.

April 25 – Department of Chemistry – Cassie Goodman of Illinois State University will present a research seminar. Room 225, Julian Hall, 3:00 p.m.

April 25 – Department of Sociology and Anthropology- Professor Joan Brehm from Illinois State University will present this week’s colloquium. Room 133, Felmley Hall of Science, 3:00 p.m.

April 25 –  Department of Physics- Professor Gregory Simpson, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will present “Cognitive Processing of Visual Language (or Confessions of a Word nerd).” Room 309, Moulton Hall, noon.

April 25- Women’s and Gender Studies- 19th Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium- Susan J. Douglas will present ” Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message that Feminism’s Work is Done.” Old Main Room, Bone Student Center, 1-3 p.m.

 

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School of Communication Wins Award

ISU seal CAS wideThe School of Communication has been selected as the recipient of the Central States Communication Association’s (CSCA) Outstanding Undergraduate Communication Program Award.

The award was presented at the CSCA Conference in Minneapolis on April 5.

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Susan Douglas to Speak at Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium

Douglas_bookThe mass media messages women receive today demand conflicting and confusing roles. The 19th annual Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium on Friday, April 25, will explore the roles of women and how they are portrayed in the media.  

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Richardson Named Scholar for the Dream

Flourice Richardson

Flourice Richardson

Flourice Richardson, doctoral student in the English Studies program, was honored with the Conference on College Composition and Communication’s (CCCC) Scholars for the Dream Award at its annual convention last month. CCCC is a conference of the National Council of Teachers of English. This award is prestigious in the disciplines of rhetoric and composition, and this was the most competitive year in the history of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Continue reading

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Exhibit Examines Slavery and Racism

milner_exhibit_injusticeA new exhibit, Tia Blassingame: The Exact Measure of Injustice: Slavery and Racism presented in Artists’ Books, will be featured at Milner Library through May 11.

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COM Week to Feature Comcast Sports VP

Phil Bedella

Phil Bedella

Speakers from the Comcast Sports Network InStyle magazine are among those who will highlight Communication Week 2014 from Monday, April 14, through Thursday, April 17. With the theme of  Envision, Engage, Embark , COM Week will link successful alums and professionals with students. Speakers from Cisco, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Weber Shandwick, In Style, DBY Events & Invitations and Everygirl round out the keynotes.

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Hunt and Cruz to Present Readings

Poster_Web_BlackTim Hunt and Ricardo Cruz, both widely known for their fiction writing, will be giving readings on April 14 at 7 p.m. in the Founders Suite of the Bone Center. Cruz will be reading from his novels and from some new, unpublished work, while Tim Hunt will be reading primarily from more recent work such as The Tao of Twang, his new book of poetry, and other new, unpublished work.

 

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Events and Deadlines

April 16 –  School of Biological Sciences – Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series- Samantha Atkinson will present “Genetic analysis of Ton2 dependent processes in microtubule organization in Arabidopsis.” Room 121, SLB, noon.

April 16 –  Department of Sociology and Anthropology – Dr. Kevin Hunt of Indiana University will present a talk entitled. “Savanna Chimpanzee Ecology Throws Lights on the Origin of Bipedalism.” Room 208, Moulton Hall, 7:00 p.m.

April 17 –  School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series – Dr. Jim Goodson of Indiana University will present “Mechanisms of Gregariousness and Territoriality in Birds.” Room 210, Moulton Hall, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

April 18 –  Department of Chemistry – Eric Grabowski of Illinois State University will present a literature seminar. Room 225, Julian Hall, 3:00 p.m.

April 18 –  Department of Physics Informal Seminar Series – Professor Douglas Twitchell will present “Usable Security.” Room 309, Moulton Hall, noon.

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COM Week Kicks Off April 14

Homepage_BannerMark your calendars – COM WEEK 2014 will take place April 14-17, 2014 on the campus of Illinois State University.

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