Physics Department to Host Colloquium

Jessie Shelton

Jessie Shelton

The Illinois State Physics Department’s Spring Colloquium Series kicks off Tuesday, Feb. 24, with a talk from Professor of Physics Jessie Shelton of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Shelton will be delivering the first of a seven-part series of colloquia at 4 p.m. in Moulton Hall, room 214. The talk is titled Looking for Structures in the Dark.

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Events and Deadlines

Feb. 23 – Department of English, HapPenInk and Festival collaboration, Steve Halle, Duriel Harris, Jeff Jarot, Eric Longfellow, Ted Morrisey, Marion Sakaluk, John Schulze, and James D Sullivan, Publications Unit in the Williams Hall Annex at 5:00 p.m.

Feb. 23- Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ethnographic film series, “Maqbool”, Room 138, Schroeder Hall, 6:00 p.m.

Feb. 24 - Department of Physics Colloquium Series, Looking for Structures in the Dark, Professor Jessie Shelton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Room 214, Moulton Hall at 4:00 p.m.

Feb. 24 – Department of Mathematics Presentation, “How To Build Your LinkedIn Profile,” Mr. Mark Fauble, ISU Career Center/Actuarial Program/Actuarial Club, Room 101, Stevenson Hall at 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 25 – Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Internship Informational Meeting, WGS Resource Center, 4:00 p.m.

Feb. 25 – Department of Philosophy, Philosophical Society Meeting, Room 401A, Stevenson Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 25 – ISU Speaker Series, Ain’t I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood, Laverne Cox, Braden Auditorium in the Bone Student Center, 7:00 p.m.

Feb. 26 – Department of English, The Grassroots Writing Research Spring Colloquium, Stephanie Behnke, Kayla Scott, Thaddeus Stoklasa and Scott Pyrz, Room 401, Stevenson Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Feb. 27 - School of Biological Sciences Seminar, “Weigel fellowship award seminar: Neuromodulation to the rescue: compensation of temperature-induced breakdown of rhythmic motor patterns via extrinsic neuromodulatory input”, Carola Städele, Room 121, Science Laboratory Building, Noon.

Feb. 27 – Department of Chemistry Seminar, Mead:  A Modern Chemist’s View on an Ancient Alcoholic Beverage, Joshua Jarodsky, Room 225, Julian Hall, 3:00 p.m.

Feb. 27 – Department of Geography-Geology Talk, “Large scale climate variability and US winds in observations and climate models”, Dr. Justin Schoof, Room 133, Felmley Hall of Science Annex, 3:00 p.m.

Feb. 27 – School of Biological Sciences Seminar, “Parasite infections, toxic milkweeds and medication behavior in monarch butterflies”, Dr. Jaap de Roode, Emory University, Room 210, Moulton Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Feb. 27 – Department of English, Annual Creative Writing Program Alumni Reading, University Galleries, 7:00 p.m.

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Lippert Wins Service Award

Lance Lippert

Lance Lippert

Associate Professor of Communication Lance Lippert has been named the winner of the Outstanding University Service Award. He was presented with the award at the annual Founders Day Convocation on February 19. Lippert has worked diligently with service toward the American Democracy Project (ADP), developing an interdisciplinary minor and two courses. He has also served as an advisor for the minor and received grants to support pedagogy in civic engagement.

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Biologists Receive Grant

Rachel Bowden and Ryan Paitz

Rachel Bowden and Ryan Paitz

Professor Rachel Bowden and Post-Doctoral Researcher Ryan Paitz, School of Biological Sciences, are recipients of a $425,000 grant from the National Institutes of  Health. The grant will be funded through 2017.  Continue reading

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Writing Program to Present Spring Colloquium

grassrThe Illinois State University Writing Program will present a colloquium on Thursday, February 26 at 7 p.m. The Grassroots Writing Research Spring Colloquium promotes student research in the study of writing practices, taking its name from the Grassroots Writing Research Journal, the core text for ISU Writing Program courses. Four speakers, Stephanie Behnke, Kayla Scott, and Thaddeus Stoklasa and Scott Pyrz have been invited to present.

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LALS, WGS to Co-Sponsor Lecture

David Glisch Sanchez

David Glisch-Sanchez

The Latin American and Latino Studies Program and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program will co-sponsor a lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 27 in Room 313, Williams Hall. The talk, titled “Unfortunate Victims or Sex Revolutionaries? Trans* Latin@s, Sex, Work, and Complex Personhood,” will be given by David Glisch-Sanchez from the University of Texas at Austin and is free and open to the public.

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Shields Wins Rives Award

Bill Shields

William “Bill” Shields

William “Bill” Shields of the Department of Geography-Geology is the recipient of the Stan and Sandy Rives Excellence in Undergraduate Education Award. He will be honored at the Founders Day Convocation on Feb. 19. The award is given to a member of the Illinois State University community to recognize outstanding teaching or significant contributions to the undergraduate experience, with special attention given to the first-year experience.

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Mathematics Faculty Awarded Grant

mathematicsMathematics faculty members Olcay Akman and Papa Sissokho have won a grant for a mini-cluster, LittleFe, for use for teaching parallel programming, cluster computing, and Computational/Data Enabled Science and Engineering (CDESE) to students and colleagues. Continue reading

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Events and Deadlines

Feb. 16 - Department of Mathematics (Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club) Presentation, Paul Vogel, Mutual of Omaha, Room 401, Stevenson Hall, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 17 - Department of Psychology Colloquium, “The Case Against the Realistic Attitude — The Role of Art in Coping with Mortality,” Dr. Verena Graupmann, DePaul University, Room 48, DeGarmo Hall, 3:30 p.m.

Feb. 17 - Department of History and the Office of the President Speaker Series, The City That Care Forgot: New Orleans and the Future of American Urbanism, Dr. Cedric Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago, Prairie Room, Bone Student Center, 7 p.m.

Feb. 18 – School of Biological Sciences Molecular Cellular Biology Seminar, DNA structures and genome instability, Jonny Williams, the Larson Lab in Room  121, the Science Laboratory Building, Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Feb. 18 – Department of English Series, Children’s Studies Brown Bag Discussion, Dr. Kyle Ciani, ISU Department of History, Room 108, Schroeder Hall, Noon

Feb. 18 – International Studies Seminar, Ann Lutterman-Aguilar, Mexico Site Director for Augsburg College’s Center for Global Education, Study Abroad Education Possibilities: Experiential Learning, Critical Thinking, and Global Citizenship, Old Main Room, Bone Student Center, Noon – 1 p.m.

Feb. 18 – Department of Geography-Geology Talk, “High-pressure Adventures with Metastability and Subduction “, Dr. Przemyslaw Dera, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at University of Hawaii at Manoa, Room 133, Felmley Hall of Science Annex, 3 p.m.

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

Feb. 19 – Founders Day Convocation, Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center, 2 p.m.

Feb. 19 – School of Biological Sciences Seminar, Industry Research and Development: Navigating the Corporate World, Dr. Richard Pfeltz, Room 210, Moulton Hall, 4 – 5 p.m. (Pre-Seminar Coffee in the Science Laboratory Building 4th Floor Atrium, from 3:30-3:50 p.m.)

Feb. 20 - Department of Chemistry Seminar, Hexanuclear Rhenium Clusters and N-Heterocyclic Carbenes, Wade Wilson, Room 225, Julian Hall, 3 p.m.

 

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Outstanding University Teachers Announced

Outstanding University Award Winners (from left) Julie Jung, Amy Christensen, Larissa Kennedy, Karen Stipp, Eric Varney, with Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Janet Krejci

Outstanding University Award Winners (from left)
Julie Jung, Amy Christensen, Larissa Kennedy, Karen Stipp, Eric Varney,
with Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Janet Krejci

In its most recent edition of The Link, the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology announces the winners of the 2014 Outstanding University Teaching Awards. Five of the seven honorees are faculty, staff, and students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Continue reading

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