Many educational and co-curricular enriching programs were hosted by Illinois State’s Themed Living-Learning Communities in February.

Here is just one example of how we continue to cultivate learning while keeping a social interest.

Oscars viewing party

Residents of the Fine Arts floor came together to watch the Academy Awards, which recognizes the many talented artists that contribute to the field of animation, cinematography, visual effects, and original music through films that premiered within the previous year.

Throughout the night 42 residents attended the program to not only eat and watch the show, but to join the many discussions based around the event. The residents and the resident assistants (Caitlin Graham and Lauretta Schaefer) of the Fine Arts floor were able to host a multitude of discussions related to their artistic interests as they examined the decisions to give awards to certain artists. Participants discussed what it would take to one day become an Academy Award-winning artist, using examples from ceremony.

The small group discussions helped residents connect with an event they feel passionate about and also made them feel their opinions were valued by others.

Below are some photos of the Oscars viewing party along with other programs in February.

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Honors Dr. Seuss Research
Honors Dr. Seuss Jeopardy
Honors, University and Presidential Scholars Fondue Me
Honors, University and Presidential Scholars MBLGTACC
International House Mirror Less Mondays
International House Acts of Kindness
International House Valentine’s Traditions
International House Brazil Carnival
International House Super BowlTraditions
Fine Arts Oscar’s Viewing Party
Music Dr. Favis Guitar Recital
Music Bulletin Board Solfege
Transfer and Continuing Mac in a Mug
Transfer and Continuing Cards Against Humanity
Mathematics Math Riddle Monday’s
Mathematics Sunday Math Brunches
Mathematics Pizza Pi Study Session
Teacher Education Craft Day
Teacher Education Floor Dinner
Business Professional Development Dinner
Business Keynote Address
Leadership and Service RSO Panel
Leadership and Service Home Sweet Home
Leadership and Service Lunch with FM
Sophomore Experience Hewett FM Meet and Greet
Sophomore Experience Selfie-with-Professor
Co-Science Floor Dinner Meet and Greet with FM
Co-Science Phi Sigma Poster Presentation
Nursing Cards for Clinical
Nursing PROUD Pot Luck
Special Education Special Olympics
Special Education FM Meet and Greet baking cookies
Special Education Mirrorless
Communication Sciences and Disorders Get S’More Loving
Information Technology

Faculty Mentor Dinner