Qiliang He joins the Illinois State University Department of History as an assistant professor. His area of expertise is the history of China. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in history from the University of Minnesota. He also holds a B.A. in Foreign Languages from Shanghai Jiaotong University (China). Continue reading
CAS Dean – Greg Simpson
I am pleased to welcome all of our faculty, staff, and students to an exciting academic year. I want to extend a special welcome to those who are new to the University. I hope our new colleagues will be made to feel as welcome as I have since joining ISU in 2011.
Dr. David Cleeton, Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics, has received a 3-year appointment from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) to the Economics Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright Senior Scholar Program. His previous Fulbright experience includes serving as a member (2003-06) and chair (2005-06) of the CIES-Fulbright Regional Review Committee for Benelux, France, and the European Union. During the Spring 2002 semester he held the Fulbright-Schuman Chair of US-EU Relations at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.
Associate Dean – Sally Parry
Dr. Sally Parry, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Student Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), is the 2014 recipient of the College of Education’s Outstanding Service Award to a member of the University community. Parry won the award, which was presented on August 14, for extraordinary service, which includes currently serving as vice chair of the Council for Teacher Education (CTE) and as chair of its subcommittee on curriculum. She also serves on the CTE’s Teacher Education Review Board and an edTPA working group. In addition, she is the CAS representative to the Council for General Education and co-chairs its subcommittee on Humanities. Continue reading
August 29 – Department/School Nominations for Fisher Thesis Award due to the CAS office.
September 9 - Dean’s Fall Address. Old Main Room, Bone Student Center, 3:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.
September 9 – Department/School Nominations for Outstanding University Service, Service Initiative, and Outstanding College Service Awards are due to the CAS office.
September 12 - Department/School Nominations for Outstanding College Researcher, Research Initiative, and Outstanding University Researcher due to the CAS office.
September 16 – Department/School Nominations for Outstanding University Teacher, Outstanding College Teacher, Teaching Initiative, and Graduate Teaching Awards are due to the CAS office.
Illinois State University received a $450,000 grant to train K-12 teachers through the University’s Smart Grid for Schools program, which offers schools an opportunity to learn about the smart grid technology being rolled out by investor-owned utilities throughout Illinois. Continue reading
Solar Car Team Vice President Mike Rose talks about the Mercury V during construction in the workshop at Illinois State.
Illinois State’s Solar Car Team is taking to the road for the American Solar Challenge (ASC), a multi-day, 1,700-mile cross-country road race across North America
Open to teams from around the world, the ASC is an annual competition for college students to design, build and race solar-powered cars. This year’s event will stretch from Austin, Texas, to St. Paul, Minnesota. Faculty and staff can follow the progress of the team with daily posts on their Facebook page.
Dr. Carl Wenning and Rebecca Wenning Vieyra
A father-daughter team returned recently from nearly three weeks in Indonesia where they lectured, consulted, held seminars, and conducted workshops – all related to the teaching of high school physics. The goal of their work is the improvement of teacher preparation and science teaching at the secondary level. Representing the Redbirds were Dr. Carl Wenning and Rebecca Wenning Vieyra. Continue reading
Assistant Professor of History Kathryn Jasper and Assistant Professor of Art History Lea Cline are currently leading a study abroad program this summer in Orvieto, Italy. Students from both the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Fine Arts are spending four weeks in Italy learning about Italian language, culture, art, and history. Continue reading