May 12 – Department of Philosophy, “Consider the Conversation,” Normal Theater, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.
The 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.
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).
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. Continue reading
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).
On 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.
A 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. Continue reading
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.
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading