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CAST to host 11th annual Science and Technology Week

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Science and Technology Week celebrates advancements in the field of science and technology, as well as the hardworking, dedicated students and professionals who make those advancements possible. The 11th annual Science and Technology Week will take place Monday, March 31, to Friday, April 4.

Monday, March 31: Professional Development Dinner

Attend this event to learn formal dining skills and conversational practices for interview and work settings while meeting College of Applied Science and Technology alumni.

  • Prairie Room, Bone Student Center
  • 5–6 p.m.: Mocktail and mingle hour
  • 6 p.m.: Dinner
  • $20 per student
  • Sign up by emailing by March 24.

Tuesday, April 1: Keynote speaker Melissa Stockwell

In 2004, while serving in the U.S. Army, Melissa Stockwell was on a routine convoy through central Baghdad when her Humvee was struck by a roadside bomb. The blast took her left leg, and today she stands as an above the knee amputee on her left side. After a year of rehab at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, she went on to swim in the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and was honored to represent the country she defended in Iraq. In 2009 Stockwell turned to the sport of triathlon and is a three-time Paratriathlon World Champion and a recent Ironman. She believes in a life of sport and co-founded the Chicago based Dare2Tri Paratriathlon club that gets athletes with disabilities into the sport of triathlon. She is also a certified prosthetist and fits other amputees with artificial limbs, does motivational speaking, and serves on the board of directors for the Wounded Warrior Project.

  • Prairie Room, Bone Student Center
  • 7 p.m.
  • The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 2: Neon Night Fun Run

Brighten your night. Enjoy a 5K run through Illinois State’s campus at night. This event is co-sponsored by CAST and Campus Recreation.

  • $15 per student and $20 per adult before March 19 with guaranteed long sleeve T-shirt
  • $20 per student and $25 per adult after March 19; shirts are first come, first served
  • Register before March 31
  • Runners must be at least 14 years old by the race date.
  • Start and finish at the Student Fitness Center

Thursday, April 3: Career Prep Triathlon Completion Event

Complete the three online components of the Career Center’s Triathlon and compete for prizes from your department and CAST! All competitors are invited to join CAST at a celebratory dessert party where the winners of this competition will be revealed.

  • Visit the Career Center’s website to start participating! All three components must be completed by Friday, March 7, 2014.
  • Prairie Room, Bone Student Center
  • 2 p.m.
  • The event is free.
  • Please preregister for the completion event by emailing by Thursday, March 27.

Friday, April 4: Academy of Achievement

Celebrate CAST alumni during their induction into the Academy of Achievement. The Academy brings together alumni who are “thought leaders” in their fields and who, through their life work, serve as an inspiration to others to pursue similar career paths.

  • Club Room, Hancock Stadium
  • 8:30–9:30 a.m.: coffee hour
  • 9:30 a.m.: induction ceremony,
  • 10:30 a.m.: brunch (invitation only)

Friday, April 4: 13th annual Apparel Merchandising and Design “Signature” Fashion Show

  • Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center
  • 7 p.m.
  • Tickets are $15 per student and seniors, and $20 for adults. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster and the Braden Box Office at a later date.
  • Email with any questions.