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Gudding, Harris, Rich to be honored for creativity at Founders Day article thumbnailGudding, Harris, Rich to be honored for creativity at Founders Day. Gabriel Gudding, Duriel Harris, and Kevin Rich will be honored for creativity at Illinois State University's Founders Day on February 18.  [Read the rest]
Poet, author Percival Everett to give reading, book singing February 3 article thumbnailPoet, author Percival Everett to give reading, book singing February 3. Celebrated author and scholar Percival Everett will give a public reading of his work at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3. [Read the rest]
Teaching Initiative Awards to be presented at Founders Day article thumbnailTeaching Initiative Awards to be presented at Founders Day. The winners of the 2015-2016 Outstanding University Teaching Initiative Award will be honored at the upcoming Founders Day celebration on Thursday, February 18. [Read the rest]
Funding K-12 writing research(ers) through the ISU Writing Program article thumbnailFunding K-12 writing research(ers) through the ISU Writing Program. The Illinois State Writing Program has recently provided research grants for three students at Washington Middle School, in Washington, Illinois, to conduct writing research projects.  [Read the rest]
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The National African-American Read-In
Location: STV 411 and STV 401A
Start Time: 2/24/2016 9:00 AM
End Time: 2/24/2016 4:30 PM
Description: The National African-American Read-In Wednesday February 24 9:00am-4:30pm English Studies Commons and 401A Hosted by the Black Caucus of NCTE and NCTE since 1990, the Read-In is part of Black History Month celebrations. BYO your favorite title or books will be provided; drop-in or stay as long as you like to read and to see what others are reading. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. More details to follow soon.
Personal Essay Society Meeting
Location: STV 401
Start Time: 2/29/2016 5:30 PM
End Time: 2/29/2016 7:00 PM
Description: Here are the dates for the meetings of the Personal Essay Society for the rest of the spring semester. All meetings will be held in STV 401 from 5:30-7:00. All are welcome to attend. February 29 March28 April 25
Right to Defend deadline for May graduates in PhD program
Start Time: 2/29/2016 6:00 PM
End Time: 3/1/2016 5:59 PM
Description:
Oral Defense deadline for May graduates with PhD
Start Time: 3/17/2016 7:00 PM
End Time: 3/18/2016 6:59 PM
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