Recommended by the University Research Council, the Creative Activity Initiative Award and the University Outstanding Creative Activity Award will honor faculty members, from any discipline, whose scholarly activities involve creative productivity.
“These new awards are a wonderful addition,” said University Provost Janet Krejci. “Alongside the longstanding Outstanding University Researcher Award and the Research Initiative Award, the new Creative Activity awards will celebrate the considerable accomplishments of the entire Illinois State University faculty community.” Read the rest of this entry »
Known as the Undergraduate Women in Economics Challenge (UWE), the three-year project will implement strategies for women in introductory economics courses designed to encourage them to stay in the major. Spearheaded by Harvard University and funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the program is administered by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
The Department of Languages, Literature, and Cultures’ teacher education program is being recognized nationally for its work at Unity Community Center. It is one of only 11 programs recognized by the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages’ (ACTFL) Global Engagement Initiative, which seeks to highlight outstanding community-engaged learning experiences within the world languages curriculum at all levels of instruction. The program at ISU involves French, German, and Spanish teacher candidates who benefit from experiences with diverse learners, especially those in early grades of elementary school. Read the rest of this entry »
The Illinois State University Planetarium will present Aurora, running weekends August 28 through November 14. Showtimes are Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m. There will be no shows October 2, 3, 23, and 24.
The aurora borealis–or northern lights–is one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring sights to grace the night sky. Aurora takes viewers to Earth’s frigid north to explore the myths and science surrounding this spectacular marvel. Read the rest of this entry »
Rachel Cooper Gallery invites all members of the campus and Bloomington-Normal communities to “In Conversation” work by MFA student Lexie Bragg opening August 31 and continuing through October 16, 2015. An opening reception will be held on August 31 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. Bragg will offer lecture and open conversation of works at 4:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Rachel Cooper Gallery is an extension of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program Office. It offers ISU Fine Arts students the opportunity to exhibit their work. Rachel Cooper Gallery works to establish a viable art space for discussions of gender and identity and the promotion of diversity in the fine arts. Read the rest of this entry »
August 31 – Department of Sociology and Anthropology Ethnographic Film Series, “Chronique D’Un Ete,” Room 138, Schroeder Hall, 7 p.m. Due to copyright restrictions, this film is open only to members of the Illinois State University community with valid university ID.