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Can you die from a broken heart? article thumbnailCan you die from a broken heart?. Illinois State scholars took a shot (no disrespect to Cupid or his arrows) at answering the question: Can one really die from a broken heart? [Read the rest]
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]
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Calendar

Grad Forum
Location: STV 401
Start Time: 2/12/2016 4:00 PM
End Time: 2/12/2016 5:00 PM
Description: The semester's first Grad Forum will be this Friday (2/12) at 4 PM in STV 401. Thesis, Dissertation, and Comps, oh my! Do you have questions, comments, or concerns about the thesis, dissertation, or comprehensive exam processes? This forum is for you. Do you not yet have questions, comments, or concerns about the thesis, dissertation, or comprehensive exam processes but might in the future? This forum is for you. Are you in the middle of any of these processes and want to people to commiserate with or to share your experience and expertise with others? This forum is for you. Essentially, if you're a grad student, this forum is for you. We've got a great group of panelists coming to speak about a variety of experiences and (not to put too much pressure on) answer all your questions and address all your comments or concerns: Barbi Smyser-Fauble Jeff Rients Emily Johnston Kass Fleisher We hope to see all of you there!
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
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