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ISU alum’s students fight back against TV’s Letterman article thumbnailISU alum’s students fight back against TV’s Letterman. Fifteen years after David Letterman playfully mocked their hometown, high school students taught by an Illinois State alum are sending a message right back to the retiring late-night host. [Read the rest]
@Salon: An afternoon of art, music, poetry  and performance article thumbnail@Salon: An afternoon of art, music, poetry and performance. The event known as @Salon will feature renowned local and regional artists, beginning at noon Saturday, March 21, at the McLean County Arts Center in downtown Bloomington.  [Read the rest]
Reactions: Veto no surprise, but ‘flashpoint’ of pipeline debate is article thumbnailReactions: Veto no surprise, but ‘flashpoint’ of pipeline debate is. Assistant Professor of Geography Matthew Himley said the veto of the Keystone Pipeline XL came as no surprise, it is notable that the project has captured so much attention.  [Read the rest]
Research awards announced article thumbnailResearch awards announced. Professor of English Karen Coats has been named the Outstanding University Researcher, and faculty who won Research Initiative Awards have been named.  [Read the rest]
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English Spotlight

Digital desserts make history article thumbnailDigital desserts make history. English class publishes The Redbird’s Word: Sweets and Tweets, a review of desserts at local eateries. The book is entirely digital and interactive with Twitter.  [Read the rest]
Ph.D. candidate honored with Scholars for the Dream Award article thumbnailPh.D. candidate honored with Scholars for the Dream Award. The Department of English at Illinois State University congratulates Ph.D. candidate Flourice Richardson on being awarded the 2014 Scholars for the Dream Award. [Read the rest]
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Calendar

Right to Defend deadline for May graduates in PhD program
Start Time: 3/2/2015 6:00 PM
End Time: 3/3/2015 5:59 PM
Description:
English Department Meeting
Location: Stevenson 401
Start Time: 3/4/2015 11:00 AM
End Time: 3/4/2015 1:00 PM
Description:
English Department Meeting.  Lunch available at 11, with the meeting immediately following.
Rhetoric Society of America's ISU student chapter March meeting
Location: Stevenson 133E
Start Time: 3/4/2015 2:00 PM
End Time: 3/4/2015 3:00 PM
Description:
Wednesday, March 4th @ 2pm in STV 133 E -Conference Workshop - a great opportunity for anyone attending the CCCCs or ATTW to workshop and prepare their conference presentations and receive valuable feedback and support.
Medieval Poetry Reading
Location: Stevenson 401
Start Time: 3/4/2015 7:00 PM
End Time: 3/4/2015 9:00 PM
Description:
This year's Medieval Poetry Reading is scheduled for Wednesday, March 4, at 7 pm.  If you'd like to read or recite in any dead language, we hope you will join us. And please come to listen too.  And we will have snacks, good desserts and even fizzy water afterwards.
We've had readings in Old English, Old Norse, Old Irish, Old French, Middle French, Middle Dutch, Middle English, Medieval Japanese, Early Turkish, Early Arabic, Old Spanish, Classical Latin, Medieval Latin, and Occitan, just to name a few, as well as readings of contemporary and original poetry inspired by literature in dead languages.
If you'd like to read, would you mind letting Aaron know
(kasmit3@ilstu.edu) so that we can be sure to have your name, text, and language on the program?
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