Fell Hall, made of bricks, sitting on the tree-covered Quad

A message from President Dietz, October 26

Of all the words and phrases that have bullied their way into our lexicon since the coronavirus pandemic emerged last March, perhaps the most frightening new phrase for our healthcare force is this—COVID fatigue....

Weekly Update, October 22

This week’s update includes information about all classes moving online after Fall Break, clarification about required and strongly encouraged COVID-19 testing, testing locations, COVID-19 and the upcoming election, and the Election Day holiday....
Props and lighting gels awaiting pickup by actors in the School of Theatre and Dance's conference room

School of Theatre and Dance presents a Shakespeare classic virtually

Richard III will be presented in two parts: Part One runs October 29-31 with the story continuing with Part Two November 5-7. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. Performances are free and are limited to the first 300 registrants....
Department of English graduate student Heather O'Leary at her desk in her home office, where she teaches.

Graduate student succeeds in virtual classroom with new technology

When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced professors to move classes online last spring, Heather O’Leary ’10 had a smoother transition than many educators....
Women work in studio.

Campus media during a pandemic: For the TV-10 crew, perseverance and attitude deliver the news

One of the best ways to get through a hard time—even if it’s a global pandemic that interrupts your college years—is with an attitude of gratitude....
Brandon Thornton

Department of Special Education alumni recognized as ISBE Regional Teacher of the Year

Brandon Thornton ’11, M.S. ’16, was recently named as a Regional Teacher of the Year by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)....
DeGarmo Hall

Connecting the DOTS brings national expertise to help navigate online teaching

Designed to promote an equitable education, the Connecting the DOTS series will provide guidance in areas where instructors, parents, and students may be struggling....
The State Farm Hall of Business as seen from the Quad

CTLT events for the week of October 26

Refine your online teaching with workshops on course redesign and digital tools, this week at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology....
Three people work on computers in physics lab.

Building a virtual foundation: Advanced physics class creating at-home experiments with hand-held device

At Illinois State, students in Dr. George Rutherford’s Physics 370 course are paving the path for others should a need for virtual learning ever present itself again....
surface of the water

Water resources management and environmental sustainability, November 10 

Dr. Prasanta Kalita, professor of agricultural and biological engineering and director of the University of Illinois, will present a talk for the Center for a Sustainable Water Future series. ...