Philosophy to Host Undergraduate Conference

Dr. Jessica Wilson

Dr. Jessica Wilson

The Department of Philosophy will host its 2nd Annual Undergraduate Conference on March 27 and 28 in the State Farm Hall of Business. Keynote Speaker Dr. Jessica Wilson of the University of Toronto, Canada will present “Casual Composition” from 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday. Earlier in the day, there will be undergraduate student paper presentations from 1 to 3 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 1 to 3 p.m.

Anyone wishing to obtain more information may contact the Department of Philosophy by phone at 309.438.7665 or by email at http://philosophy.illinoisstate.edu/

 

 

 

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Events and Deadlines

March 24 - School of Biological Sciences Seminar, Presenter Jason Hanser, Room 121, Science Laboratory Building at 12:00 p.m.

March 24 - Department of Politics & Government, Panel on Israel Election, Panelists: Professor lane Crothers, Issam Nassar, and Emertius Professor George Gordon, Moderator: Professor Ali Riaz, Prairie Room North, Bone Student Center at 12:00 p.m.

March 24 - Department of Physics Colloquium, “Space science and engineering, Professor Philip Valek, Southwest Research Institute, Space Science and Engineering Division, Principal Scientist, Room 214, Moulton Hall at 4:00 p.m.

March 25 – School of Biological Sciences Seminar, “Incorporation of the CRISPR system in N. crassa“, Amy Boyd, Room 121, Science Laboratory Building at 12:00 p.m.

March 25 - Department of Geography-Geology Colloquium, Dr. Rebecca Saunders, Illinois State University, “Mobilizing Memory: Geographies of (De)memorialization in the Films of Patricio Guzman”, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 238 Schroeder Hall, 3:00 p.m.

March 25 - Department of Philosophy, ISU Philosophical Society Meeting, Ro0om 401, Stevenson Hall at 5:30 p.m.

March 26 – School of Biological Sciences Seminar, “Why four? The role of Drosophila melanogaster dot chromosome in female meiosis I”, Dr. William D. Gilliland, DePaul University, Room 210, Moulton Hall at 4:00 p.m.

March 27 - Department of Social Work Event, “Social Work Day 2015 – Poverty: A Private Trouble or Public Issue?”, (Robert Reich’s documentary Inequality for All, as well), Keynote Speaker Ralph Martire, free to attend, Alumni Center at 8:30 a.m., 1101 North Main Street (registration required: http://socialwork.illinoisstate.edu/alumni/SocialWorkDaymain.shtml)

March 27 - Department of Physics Seminar, “Post-medieval German dissent”, Professor Andrew Weeks, Room 309, Moulton Hall at 12:00 p.m.

March 27 - Department of Mathematics Discrete Mathematics Seminar, “The complexity of some old and some new results on decompositions of graphs into small paths”, Shailesh Tipnis, Room 325, Stevenson Hall at 2:00 p.m.

March 27 – Department of Chemistry Seminar, Dr. Bruce Littlefield, Eisai, Room 225, Julian Hall at 3:00 p.m.

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Peace Corps Alumni Return

Ashley Conrad

Ashley Conrad

Illinois State University’s Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development will participate in the spring International Studies Seminar Series “Global Learning & What It Could Mean at ISU” on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Coordinated by Associate Professor of sociology Dr. Maria Schmeeckle, the series is sponsored by the Office of International Studies and Programs. This Wednesday, a panel of Stevenson Center students and alumni who recently served with Peace Corps will address the themes of leadership, social responsibility, and global engagement. Continue reading

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Come Discuss Israeli Elections

George Gordon

George Gordon

The Department of Politics and Government will hold a panel discussion on the recent elections in Israel and the regional and global implications of its results. The panel will be held in the Prairie North Room of the Bone Student Center on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at noon. The panelists are Professors Lane Crothers of the Department of Politics and Government, Issam Nassar of the Department of History, and Emeritus Professor of Politics and Government George Gordon. Professor Ali Riaz will serve as moderator. The event is free and open to public. If you need special accommodations, please contact Disability Concerns Office, 438-5583 (voice), or 438-8620 (TDD).

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Events and Deadlines

March 16 - Department of Sociology & Anthropology Ethnographic Film Series, “Nollywood Babylon,” Room 138, Schroeder Hall at 6:00 p.m.

March 17 - School of Biological Sciences Seminar, Brian Grebliunas, Room 121, Science Laboratory Building at Noon

March 17 – Department of Physics Colloquium, “Sending Dixie to Prison,” Dr. George Gollin, Department of Physics at University of Illinois, Room 214, Moulton Hall at 4:00 p.m.

March 17 – Department of Mathematics Presentation, “How to Pass Actuarial Exams,” Justin Vogel, President of the Actuarial Club, Room 145, Center for Visual Arts at 6:30 p.m.

March 18 – School of Biological Sciences Seminar, “Proteins involved in meiotic silencing by unpaired DNA,” Zack Smith, Room 121, Science Laboratory Building at 12:00 p.m.

March 18 – Department of Philosophy, ISU Philosophical Society Meeting, Room 401 A, Stevenson Hall at 5:30 p.m.

March 19 - Last Day to Drop Second-Half Course with No Withdrawal, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Office of the University Registrar, Moulton Hall

March 19 – School of Biological Sciences Seminar, “Unraveling the ecology of evolution of interspecific eavesdropping: lessons from frog-biting midges,” Dr. Ximena Bemal, Purdue University, Room 210, Moulton Hall at 4:00 p.m.

March 19 - Department of English, Oral Defense Deadline for May Graduates with Ph.D., 7:00 p.m. to March 20 at 6:59 p.m.

March 20 – Early Registration Deadline: Third Annual Critical Media Literacy Conference, Bone Student Center, 3:00 p.m.

March 20 – Department of Physics Seminar, “Art and archaeology of Roman slavery,” Lea Cline, Room 309, Moulton Hall at 12:00 p.m.

March 20 - Department of Mathematics Talk, “An algebraic approach to p-adic numbers,” Lucian Ionescu, Room 325, Stevenson Hall at 2:00 p.m.

March 20 – Department of Psychology Speaker Series, “When the “ceteris” aren’t so “paribus”: Individual differences in cognitive performance and the full-body, multiescaled imbalances that participants lay at our laboratory doorsteps,” Damian G. Kelty-Stephen, Ph.D., Room 38, DeGarmo Hall at 2:00 p.m.

March 20 - Department of Chemistry, Dr. David Tierney, Miami University of Ohio, Room 225, Julian Hall at 3:00 p.m.

March 20 – Department of Geography-Geology Presentation, “Water Leasing Markets Using Futures Contracts to Address Seasonal Uncertainty,” Dr. Craig Broadbent, Illinois Wesleyan University, Room 133, Felmley Hall of Science Annex at 3:00 p.m.

March 20 – Department of Philosophy Colloquium, “Locke on the Motivating Power of Concern,” Professor Shelley Weinberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Room 401 A, Stevenson Hall at 4:00 p.m.

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An Invitation to @Salon

Dr. Duriel E. Harris

Duriel E. Harris

On March 21, the Illinois State University Creative Writing Program and the Department of English will be presenting an event, @Salon, at the McLean County Arts Center in downtown Bloomington (601 N. East St.). This interdisciplinary arts event, which will be free and open to the public, will showcase local and regional artists for an afternoon of conversation, poetry, performance, music, and visual arts.

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Philosophy Colloqium to Feature Weinberg

Shelley Weinberg

Shelley Weinberg

On March 20, the Department of Philosophy will be host a colloquium featuring Professor Shelley Weinberg, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her presentation is titled “Locke on Motivating Power of Concern,” and her talk will explore the work of John Locke, an English philosopher and physician. The colloquium is free and open to the public. It will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 401A, Stevenson Hall.

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LALS to Host Lorena Garcia

LALS Lecture PosterThe Latin American and Latino Studies Program will host Lorena Garcia, Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois, Chicago, for its 2015 Spring Lecture. The talk, titled “Complicating the Good/Bad Girl Binary: Latina Youth and Sexual Agency,” will be held in Stevenson Hall, 101 on Wednesday, March 18th at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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McLaughlin to Deliver Spring Lecture

Robert L. McLaughlin

Robert L. McLaughlin

Dr. Robert L. McLaughlin, Professor of English, will deliver the College of Arts and Sciences Spring Lecture on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Old Main Room in the Bone Student Center. The lecture, titled  “So Many Possibilities: Stephen Sondheim and the American Musical Theater,” will draw on his soon to be published book of the same title, which combines his research with his lifelong love of the musical theater. This event is free and open to the public.

“All of us are aware of Dr. McLaughlin’s reputation as an excellent teacher and researcher,” said Dean Simpson. “However, he is also an accomplished singer and actor.  I look forward to what I feel sure will be an informative and entertaining evening.”

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The Colors of Exile

colors of exileThere are now more than 2 million Vietnamese exiles living abroad. Once considered as traitors by the Vietnamese government, those who left were largely ignored by their new countries of residence. Clément Baloup, a cartoonist of Vietnamese and French heritage, explores this mass migration in his graphic narratives. Baloup and Professor of Art History Justin Wadlow of the University of Picardie-Jules Verne (France) and the National University of Vietnam in Hanoi, will be the featured speakers for an event beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 in Room 101, Stevenson Hall.  Both Wadlow’s talk, “Clément Baloup: Shape and Colors of Exile” and Baloup’s talk, “Drawing: An Act of Resistance,”  are free and open to the public. Continue reading

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