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CAST to host Science and Technology Week, April 16-20

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The College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) at Illinois State University is proud to host the annual Science and Technology Week, celebrating advancements in the field of science and technology, as well as the hardworking, dedicated students and professionals who make those advancements possible. Science and Technology Week 2018 will take place April 16-20. Find more information about the week’s events and registration information here.

Monday, April 16: 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.

  • When: Monday, April 16
  • Time: 5–6 p.m.: mocktail and mingle hour. 6 p.m.: dinner and presentation.
  • Where: Prairie Room, Bone Student Center
  • Cost: $20 per student
  • Registration deadline: Friday, April 6

Tuesday, April 17: Keynote Lecture by Roy Choi, New York Times bestselling author and 2016 TIME Most Influential People

Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Los Angeles, Roy Choi is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and later worked at the internationally acclaimed Le Bernardin. In 2010, Food and Wine named him Best New Chef. His cookbook/memoir L.A. Son was a New York Times Bestseller in 2013. Most recently, he was included in the 2016 TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World list. And in 2017, LocoL received the first ever Los Angeles Times Restaurant of the Year award. Roy resides in Los Angeles where he is the co-owner, co-founder, and chef of Kogi BBQ, Chego!, A-Frame, Commissary, POT and LocoL.

  • When: Tuesday, April 17
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Where: Prairie Room, Bone Student Center
  • Cost: FREE

Wednesday, April 18: Neon at Night 5K Fun Run

Brighten your night with the Neon at Night 5K Fun Run. This event is co-sponsored by CAST and Campus Recreation. Register here.

  • When: Wednesday, April 18
  • Time: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Race will start and end at the Student Fitness Center
  • Cost: $15 for students. $20 for faculty/staff and community members.
  • Registration deadline: Price will increase beginning March 27, 2018. $20 for students and $25 for faculty/staff and community members. Must register by March 27 in order to receive a t-shirt.

Thursday, April 19: Academy of Achievement

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

  • When: Thursday, April 19
  • Where: Hancock Stadium Club
  • Schedule: 8:30 a.m., coffee hour (free and open to public). 9:30 a.m., induction ceremony (free and open to the public). 10:30 a.m., brunch (invitation only).

Friday, April 20: 3rd Annual Women in Leadership Conference

Did you know that seven out of eight CAST departments graduate female students into male-dominated fields? Join us to have conversations about career success with successful CAST alumni. Keynote speaker is Danielle Miller-Schuster, Assistant Vice President for the Division of Student Affairs.

  • When: Friday, April 20
  • Time: 8:30 – 2:15 p.m.
  • Where: Hancock Stadium Club
  • Cost: $15 per student; $30 per professional
  • Registration deadline: Friday, April 6

To register for the Professional Development Dinner and/or Women in Leadership Conference, email Haley Francke by Friday, April 6. Check for more information about each event.


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