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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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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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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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@Salon 2015
Location: McLean County Arts Center
Start Time: 3/21/2015 12:00 PM
End Time: 3/21/2015 5:00 PM
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Don’t miss this annual event.  There’s nothing quite like it!!
The Illinois State University Creative Writing Program and Department of English are excited to present @Salon—an interdisciplinary artists salon. This free, public event will feature renowned local and regional artists for an afternoon of conversation, poetry, performance, music, and visual art.
 
Set amidst the large-scale drawings of ISU alumna Kaye Buchman, the salon program will feature readings by Somali poet Ladan Osman (author of the Sillerman prize-winning Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony (U Nebraska P) and Egyptian poet, editor and American Book Award winner Matthew Shenoda (author of Tahrir Suite (TriQuarterly)). Musical selections include performances by local female-fronted indie/pop 5-piece Alex and the XO’s and Chicago-based vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Alicia Walter.  Programming will also feature sound art and works-in-progress presentations by Creative Writing Program graduate students.  Works by featured artists will also be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served.
 
This program is supported by the McLean County Arts Center.  Co-sponsors include: Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora and ISU’s Ethnic Studies, International Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies Programs and the LGBT/Queer Studies and Services Institute. Special thanks to Jonah Mixon-Webster for curating the sound art program and to the Publications Unit for their timely assistance and continuing support.

a sampling of links for participating artists and our venue
SPECIAL GUESTS
Matthew Shenoda
http://www.matthewshenoda.com/
with Live Music by
Alex and the XO's
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s0Lvt7BItA#t=16
amidst the drawings of
Kaye Buchman
http://kayebuchman.com/
at the McLean County Arts Center (MCAC)
http://www.mcac.wildapricot.org/

for more information contact   atsalonisu@gmail.com
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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