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@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]
Professor Susina discusses Harper Lee on WJBC article thumbnailProfessor Susina discusses Harper Lee on WJBC. Illinois State English Professor Jan Susina discussed Harper Lee’s newly discovered manuscript, To Set A Watchman, with WJBC’s Susan Sanders on February 4.  [Read the rest]
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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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The Grassroots Writing Research Spring Colloquium: Promoting Student Research in the Study of Writing Practices
Location: TBD
Start Time: 2/26/2015 7:00 PM
End Time: 2/26/2015 9:00 PM
Annual Creative Writing Program Alumni Reading
Location: University Galleries
Start Time: 2/27/2015 7:00 PM
End Time: 2/27/2015 9:00 PM
Please join us in honoring a wide range poets and prose artists as they continue to work and live among us, bringing a vitality to our community that has only grown as we more and more cherish the “scene” expanding in Blo/No, as folks have stayed on.
We’ll begin Fri Fed 27 at 7 in the University Galleries (now located next to the train station). We look forward to seeing Juan Angel Chavez’ new installation, as well as other art gathered by our amazing curator Barry Blinderman, and we thank him and his staff for his hospitality.
We put together a mix of folks who do different sorts of things: Holms Troelstrup, Tom McCulley, and by way of connecting past to future, Jonah Mixon-Webster.
These writers are only the tip of the spear when it comes to hearing what people are doing with their work now. Other folks in the area will have future opportunities!
We repair afterward to Stave, 111 North Street (50’ from the Galleries). Appetizers are on the program.
See you there!
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
English Department Meeting
Location: Stevenson 401
Start Time: 3/4/2015 11:00 AM
End Time: 3/4/2015 1:00 PM
English Department Meeting.  Lunch available at 11, with the meeting immediately following.
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