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Professors recall David Foster Wallace’s Illinois State days article thumbnailProfessors recall David Foster Wallace’s Illinois State days. David Foster Wallace arrived as a faculty member at Illinois State in 1993. Already an accomplished author, it was here he finished Infinite Jest, often called one of the greatest novels of the late 20th century. [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]
Student’s Madam President book shows girls what they can be article thumbnailStudent’s Madam President book shows girls what they can be. Illinois State senior Jessie Garber is writing her own children’s book about a female president, so that her young readers can see all that they can become. [Read the rest]

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Events

Networking and Negotiating Techniques
Location: 307 Fairchild Hall
Start Time: 4/23/2014 5:00 PM
End Time: 4/23/2014 6:00 PM
Description:
This workshop will introduce strategies for professional networking and negotiating job offers. All interested English studies majors are welcome.
 
This event is part of the Publications Unit Professional Development Workshop Series. Spring 2014 events will be held on five Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Publications Unit, Fairchild Hall Room 307 (March 19, April 2, April 9, April 16, and April 23). Interested students may attend any or all of the workshops.
 
Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Department Meeting
Location: Stevenson 401
Start Time: 4/30/2014 11:00 AM
End Time: 4/30/2014 1:00 PM
Description:
Lunch will be available at 11am. At 11:30am, tenured and tenure-track faculty will discuss an ASPT matter. Following that discussion, Aaron Smith and Katherine Ellison will report on the graduate and undergraduate programs.
 
Student-Faculty Awards Ceremony
Location: Founders Suite, Bone Student Center
Start Time: 5/1/2014 7:00 PM
End Time: 5/1/2014 9:00 PM
Description: