Ostaszewski Named University Professor

February 5th, 2016 by Media Relations
Krzysztof Ostaszewski

Krzysztof Ostaszewski

Professor of Mathematics Krzysztof Ostaszewski has been named a University Professor at Illinois State University. The honor will be officially bestowed at Illinois State’s Founders Day Convocation at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 18.

The designation of University Professor honors individual faculty members or administrators who hold the rank of full professor and who have achieved national recognition for scholarly research, creative production, or leadership in creative or scholarly activities. Recipients hold the title throughout their years of service at the University. Read the rest of this entry »


Jennifer Friberg Wins Chizmar-Ostrosky Award

February 5th, 2016 by Media Relations
Jennifer Friberg

Jennifer Friberg

Jennifer Friberg, associate professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is the recipient of the Dr. John Chizmar and Dr. Anthony Ostrosky Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Award. She will be honored at the Founders Day Convocation on February 18. Read the rest of this entry »


Dean Hosts Brownbags

February 5th, 2016 by Dan Becker

TCollege of Arts and Sciences sealhis month Dean Simpson is hosting a series of Brown Bag lunches to give faculty and staff opportunities to speak directly to him about any issues that might be of concern to them. The first Brown Bag was held on February 2. Brown Bags are also scheduled for noon on Thursday, February 11 and Friday, February 19 in Room 401, Stevenson Hall. “I realize that the lack of a state budget is causing many people to wonder about how that might impact our College, and I wanted to give people the opportunity to speak directly with me about specific questions they might have,” said Dean Simpson. “However, I’m also happy to discuss any other issues that people want to explore.” Persons wishing to attend either Brown Bag should RSVP to Val Ilyukhina at vilyukh@ilstu.edu and bring their lunches to the sessions. Although invitations to each Brown Bag session were sent to specific categories of employees, everyone is welcome to attend either session.


Live Broadcast Celebrates GLT’s 50th Anniversary

February 5th, 2016 by Dan Becker
Photo of R.C. McBride, Ben Paxton, Greg Simpson, Bruce Bergethon

R.C. McBride, Ben Paxton, Greg Simpson, Bruce Bergethon

Public radio station WGLT celebrated its 50th anniversary live from the first floor of Hovey Hall on Friday, February 5. Dean Simpson, along with campus and community dignitaries, participated in the festivities. Mr. Ben Paxton, the first general manager of WGLT; Mr. Bruce Bergethon, longtime former general manager, and the current interim general manager, Mr. R. C. McBride, were all on hand. State Senator Jason Barickman and State representative Dan Brady were also present to bring official greetings. “This kind of turnout is an indication of WGLT’s value to—and impact on—our community,” said McBride. “We’re looking forward to building on that tradition in our next fifty years.” Read the rest of this entry »


Talk Will Explore What Animals Can Teach Us about our Minds

February 8th, 2016 by College of Arts & Sciences
Picture of Ellen Furlong

Ellen Furlong

The Department of Psychology and the Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences (CBS) Colloquium Series will present a talk, titled “Comparative Cognition: What Animals Can Teach Us about our Minds,” with Ellen Furlong, Ph.D., Friday, February 12, at 2 p.m. in 48 DeGarmo Hall. Furlong is an assistant professor of psychology at Illinois Wesleyan University. This event is free and open to the public. Read the rest of this entry »


Events and Deadlines

February 5th, 2016 by Dan Becker

Feb. 9 – School of Biological Sciences Integrative Biology Seminar, Rebekka Darner Gougis (ISU), “Project EDDIE: Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry and Exploration as a Means to Teach the Nature of Science,” Stein Lab, Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch provided and free and open to the public.

Feb. 9 – Department of Physics Colloquium Series, Professor Andrew Alleyne (UIUC), “Electrohydrodynamic jet printing; manufacturing at the micro -scale,” Moulton Hall, Room 214, 4 p.m. refreshments will be served 15 minutes prior in adjoining hallway or in the room and free and open to the public.

Feb. 10 – International Studies Seminar Series, Katherine Bissell Cordova, Chicago Fair Trade, and Ben Anderson, from Causegear in Chicago, “Fair Trade: A Global Movement for Economic and Environmental Justice That You Can Actively Support Every Day,” Prairie Room Center, Bone Student Center, Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch Provided. Free and open to the public.’

Feb. 10 – President’s Speaker Series, Hamou Amirouche, “The Making of an Algerian Freedom Fighter,” Schroeder Hall, Room 242, free and open to the public.

Feb. 11 – Seminar in Biological Sciences, Bill Kemp, “John Wesley Powell, Stephen Alfred Forbes, and the Illinois Natural History Society at Illinois State (Normal) University,” Moulton Hall, Room 214, 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. Hosted by Capparella Lab.


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