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A look at three new courses this semester article thumbnailA look at three new courses this semester. There are several new courses this semester on topics ranging from the hospitality industry to big data. Here's a closer look at three of the new courses offered for the first time this fall. [Read the rest]
ISU alums guide inner-city school with legal focus article thumbnailISU alums guide inner-city school with legal focus. The glaring lack of minority attorneys in the United States is a big, complicated problem, one that critics say has created a justice system that's not so just for clients of color. [Read the rest]
Reggie Reads: August 2014 article thumbnailReggie Reads: August 2014. Illinois State is proud to be able to acknowledge the work of graduates who are successful authors. [Read the rest]

Other News


Word's Worth Halloween Bake Sale at Stevenson Hall
Location: STV 1st floor entry
Start Time: 10/21/2014 9:00 AM
End Time: 10/21/2014 3:00 PM
Word's Worth is hosting a Halloween bake sale to raise funds for our annual graduate student conference. Come by the first floor entryway of Stevenson Hall on October 21 from 9am-3pm for some hot apple cider and cocoa or a spooky Halloween treat, including s'more cookies, no-bake cookies, pumpkin bars, and more!
For more information about this event, please contact
Euphemism Submission Deadline
Start Time: 10/23/2014 7:00 PM
End Time: 10/24/2014 6:59 PM
The submission deadline for Euphemism's fall issue will be October 24. Guidelines are available at
The staff meets on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. in the Publications office.  Not only do we put out two issues a year, we also have weekly writing exercises and workshopping.  We are a low-key group and would welcome students at any point during the semester.
Right now, students are dismembering(!) free paperbacks in order to re-purpose them as new, innovative writing-- its "Night of the Undead Books" at Euphemism meetings.
ISU Distinguished Professorship Lecture presents Dr. Roberta Seelinger Trites
Location: Prairie Room, Bone Student Center
Start Time: 10/23/2014 7:00 PM
End Time: 10/23/2014 9:00 PM
Dr. Trites will present "Twenty-First Century Feminisms in Adolescent Literature" with a reception immediately following the program.