Feb. 2 – School of Biological Sciences Integrative Biology Seminar, Carola Stadele (ISU), “Flexibility in the Nervous System: Regulation of Axonal Spike Initiation in a Sensory Neuron Fine-Tunes Signal Integration,” Stein Lab, Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch provided and free and open to the public.
Feb. 2 – Department of Physics Colloquium Series, Professor Kevin Pitts (UIUC), “The Muon g-2 Experiment at Fermilab,” 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. 3 – International Studies Seminar Series, Professor Mary F. Price (IUPUI) and Professor Stephanie Leslie (IUPUI), “Global and International Service Learning: Prepare Students for a World That is Not Flat,” Prairie Room Center, Bone Student Center, Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch provided. Free and open to the public.
Feb. 5 – The Department of Psychology & CBS Colloquium Series, Professor Jean E. Pretz (Elizabethtown College), “Use of Intuition and Analysis in Clinical Decision Making in Nursing,” DeGarmo Hall, Room 48, 2 p.m – 3 p.m. Free and open to the public.
David Anderson, Department of Philosophy, is the recipient of the Stan and Sandy Rives Excellence in Undergraduate Education Award. He will be honored at the Founders Day Convocation on February 18.
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. Continue reading
A new book by Illinois State University’s Dr. Joseph Blaney is turning the repair of damaged images into a science. A professor of communication, Blaney is the editor and an author of the recently released Putting Image Repair to the Test: Quantitative Applications of Image Restoration Theory. The book shines new light on repairing tarnished images, and public perception of scandals.
“So much of what image practitioners do is based upon folk wisdom and examples,” said Blaney, who has dedicated research to public perception of image for the past 20 years. “With this book, we have data and quantifiable evidence that will empower people in the field to make predictions. This takes the field in a whole new direction.” Continue reading
Q. Charles Su
Professor of Physics Q. Charles Su has been appointed as a Distinguished Professor at Illinois State University. The honor will be awarded at the Founders Day Convocation at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.
The Distinguished Professor designation honors faculty who have achieved national recognition for scholarly research or leadership; been clearly identified by students, colleagues, or external agencies as an outstanding teacher; and have contributed significant public service within the academic discipline. Distinguished Professors are invited to deliver a public lecture or presentation, receive $1,000, and hold the title throughout their service to Illinois State. Continue reading
Celebrated author and scholar Percival Everett will give a reading of his work at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.
There will also be a Q&A session at 2 p.m. in Stevenson Hall, room 401.
Everett is a distinguished professor at the University of Southern California, and the author of more than 25 novels and collections of poetry. His works include the award-winning Erasure, and I Am Not Sidney Poitier. Continue reading
Three departments in the College of Arts and Sciences–the Department of History, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and the Department of Politics and Government will cosponsor the next speaker in the Spring 2016 President’s Speaker Series. On Wednesday, February 10, former Algerian freedom fighter, Hamou Amircouche, will speak at 7 p.m. in Room 242, Schroeder Hall. His talk is free and open to the public.
Jan. 26 – School of Biological Sciences Integrative Biology Seminar, Ms. Nicole Wilson (Cook & Perry labs), “A GIS Analysis of Land Cover Effects on Water Systems: Nutrients and Algae in Storm-water Ponds,” Room 121, Science Laboratory Building, Noon. Free and open to the public.
Jan. 27 – International Studies Seminar Series, Joseph Cleary and Richard Boser (ISU), “Fostering Student Engagement in Sustainable Design Through Competition,” Prairie Room Center, Bone Student Center, Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch provided. Free and open to the public.
Jan. 27 – School of Communication Guest Lecture, Michael Matzdorff, Writer/Director/Editor, Room 101, Stevenson Hall, 2 – 2:50 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Jan. 27 – Department of Mathematics Colloquium, Dr. Sunil Chebolu (ISU), “Mathematics and Music,” 3 – 4 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Jan. 28 – School of Communication Guest Lecture, Michael Matzdorff, Writer/Director/Editor, TV-10 Studio, Fell Hall, 9:35 – 10:50 a.m. Free and open to the public.
Dr. Sarah Boesdorfer joins the ISU faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry. Prior to coming to ISU, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Northern Iowa. Dr. Boesdorfer holds an Ed.D. from Illinois State University, an M.S. from University of Wisconsin, and a B.S. from University of Illinois. Her research interests include the impact of learning experiences on science/chemistry teachers’ practice. Continue reading
The Department of Mathematics is launching a new Colloquium series designed specifically for undergraduates. Dr. Sunil Chebolu will deliver the first talk in the series from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27 in Room 401, Stevenson Hall. His talk, “Mathematics and Music,” is free and open to the public. No specialized background in math or music will be assumed. “We’re very pleased to offer this opportunity for people to experience some of the exciting and intriguing aspects of mathematics that you don’t always see in typical coursework,” said Dr. George Seelinger, Chair of the Department of Mathematics. “We welcome any interested persons to this colloquium.” Continue reading
Gerlof Homan, Mary Campbell (2015 recipient), and Joseph Grabill
The Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies Program at Illinois State University is accepting nominations and self-nominations for the 2016 Grabill-Homan Community Peace Prize, which is named for Joseph L. Grabill and Gerlof D. Homan, Illinois State University emeritus professors of history who helped establish the interdisciplinary Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies Program. Continue reading