Events and Deadlines

August 18 - Fall semester classes begin.

September 9 - Dean’s Fall Address. Old Main Room, Bone Student Center, 3:30 p.m.

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Smart Grid Education Gets $450,000 Boost

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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

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Solar Car Team Launches July 12

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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.

 

 

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Redbirds Go to the Ends of the Earth to Represent ISU

Dr. Carl Wenning and Rebecca Wenning Vieyra

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

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Students Study Abroad in Italy

new1Assistant 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

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The Great War Marks 100 Years

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Ross Kennedy

Called The Great War or “the war to end all wars” – at least until World War II some 30 years later – the first World War redrew the globe’s maps, toppled empires and ushered in new technology that would be used for good and for ill during the next century.

This summer marks the 100th anniversary of World War I. Professor of History Ross Kennedy takes a look at the tinder of Europe that led to that fatal spark of war, and the newer theories about the coming of World War I. (No, it was not all Germany’s fault.) Continue reading

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Spring Interns Complete Assignment

Janell Gardner and Emma Lipka

Janell Gardner and Emma Lipka

This semester CASNews was written and edited by two students in the College of Arts and Sciences: Janell Gardner, a student in the Department of English, and Emma Lipka, who is double-majoring in English and public relations. Lipka completed her assignment as part of the requirements for the School of Communication’s field experience program, which is coordinated by Mr. Tom Lamonica. Gardner was enrolled in an English course taught by Dr. James Kalmbach. The class, English 398—Professional Practice: Internship in English, places students in internships where they receive hands-on experience to develop their skills. Working under the direction of Assistant Dean Deb Fox, the students interviewed faculty, staff, students, and alumni and wrote many of the stories that appeared in CASNews. Together, they produced 15 issues of CASNews containing nearly 100 articles.

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Rodriguez Named Student Speaker

Yesenia Rodriguez

Yesenia Rodriguez

 

Yesenia Rodriguez, a student in the School of Social Work, has been selected to be the student speaker at the College of Arts and Sciences Commencement on May 9. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work. She has been heavily involved in the organization Colleges Against Cancer as a member and as president for two years and was a leader in organizing one of the largest philanthropic events on campus, Relay for Life.

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Attorneys Host Banquet

Carl E. Kasten and Brianne Madden

Carl E. Kasten and Brianne Madden

 

The Attorneys Advisory Board (AAB) of Illinois State University hosted its fourteenth annual pre-law awards banquet in the Old Main Room in the Bone Student Center on April 26. Keynote speaker Judge Lisa Holder White was introduced by her colleague and AAB member Justice James A. Knecht. Following her address, awards were presented on behalf of the pre-law and mock trial programs. Brianne Madden received the Carl E. Kasten Pre-Law Leadership Award, and Millie Koppean was presented with the Tom Eimermann Outstanding Pre-Law Student Award.

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Spiotto to Speak at Actuarial Event

ISU seal CAS wideJames Spiotto, an expert in the field of municipal finance and public pension plans, will speak at the 2014 Research Event of the Actuarial Program of Illinois State University at 4 p.m. Monday, May 5, at the University’s State Farm Hall of Business, room 357. This event is free and open to the public.  Continue reading

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