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2015 Spring Speaker Series announced article thumbnail2015 Spring Speaker Series announced. The Speaker Series of Illinois State University will dedicate spring 2015 to talks that explore the politics behind the Hurricane Katrina disaster, lessons to take from World War I, the issues of being transgender, growing up in political exile and building a sustainable business culture. [Read the rest]
Reactions: Into the Woods’  fractured fairy tales right on track article thumbnailReactions: Into the Woods’ fractured fairy tales right on track. The new Disney movie Into the Woods will hit theaters over the holiday season, and is already gaining award nominations. The movie turns traditional fairy tales on their ears. And that is just the way it should be, says Professor of English Jan Susina, who teaches children’s literature and fairy tales. [Read the rest]
Reggie Reads: November 2014 article thumbnailReggie Reads: November 2014. Illinois State is proud to be able to acknowledge the work of graduates who are successful authors. [Read the rest]
Video game company wins 2014 Startup Showcase article thumbnailVideo game company wins 2014 Startup Showcase. The 2014 Startup Showcase was a smashing success. The community showed up with great excitement and support for Illinois State University’s newest crop of student entrepreneurs Student finalists representing four different colleges across Illinois State’s campus presented Friday, November 7, for nearly $90,000 in professional services and mentorship. John Luke, a graduate student from the […] [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

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
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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
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Oral Defense deadline for May graduates with PhD
Start Time: 3/19/2015 7:00 PM
End Time: 3/20/2015 6:59 PM
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Final Deposit Filling deadline for May graduates with PhD
Start Time: 3/22/2015 7:00 PM
End Time: 3/23/2015 6:59 PM
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Right to Defend deadline for May graduates with MS/MA
Start Time: 3/22/2015 7:00 PM
End Time: 3/23/2015 6:59 PM
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