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Illinois College Convocation Program
 

 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Math Speaker Series
Andrew Shallue
 
"Constructing Large Numbers with Cheap Computers" 

Monday, September 15, 2014
11 a.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
In 2011 an undergraduate research project resulted in the construction of a record size Carmichael number with nearly 300 billion decimal digits. A Carmichael number is a special kind of pseudoprime, i.e. a composite number that acts like a prime. We will discuss the basics of clock arithmetic, and discover how one can do a supercomputer sized calculation without having to invest $500 million in a supercomputer.

 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

 
Constitution Day Convocation
Father Roy Bourgeois
 
"Following Conscience for Justice & Equality: Rights Under the Constitution and God"
 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
7:30-8:30 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
Fr. Bourgeois was ordained a Maryknoll priest in 1972, and in 1990 founded the School of the Americas watch, a grassroots human rights group that opposes the United State’s role in training Latin American military officers. He was canonically dismissed from the Maryknolls and the priesthood in October 2012, because of his participation in the 2008 ordination of a woman in Kentucky.
 
Monday and Tuesday, September 22-23, 2014

 
IC Interns
Summer Internship Presentations
 

Monday and Tuesday, September 22-23, 2014
6 to 9 p.m. | Kirby 108 and Kirby 112
 
Through this program, past IC interns will present their research findings and final projects completed during summer internships. This convocation will allow students to discover ongoing internship opportunities that have taken students throughout Illinois, the nation, and the world. Four 15-minute presentations in the same night will be required for convocation credit.
 
*Only one convocation credit given.
 

Monday, September 29, 2014


Stewart Nestor & Hon. Paul Findley
"Paul Findley: Courage to Speak Out"
 

Monday, September 22, 2014
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Kirby 6
 

 


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

 
Matthew Pitt
 
"A Reading from Everywhere Stories:
Short Fiction from a Small Planet"
 

Monday, September 30, 2014
8 p.m. | Kirby 2
 
Matthew Pitt, the author of Attention Please Now, a short-story collection that won the Autumn House Fiction Prize and the Late Night Library’s Debut-litzer Prize, will read a new story forthcoming in Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet. He is an assistant professor of English at TCU, where he received the 2013–14 Teaching Award.
 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Patrick Bahls: Math & Writing
 

Monday, October 6, 2014
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
 
 
Monday, October 13, 2014

Jimmy Carter
 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
2-3 p.m. | T.B.A.
 
 
 
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fine Art Series
St. Louis Riverman
 
 
Saturday, October 18, 2014
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
 For over 30 years, St. Louis Rivermen has delighted audiences everywhere with their unique blend of virtuosity and unbridled energy and enthusiasm. Relying on instincts, inspirations of the moment, perfect pitch, inevitable humor and camaraderie, the St. Louis Rivermen create joyous jazz and heart-breaking blues extemporaneously out of challenging ideas flowing forth from each member of the band. They are a high energy, tightly unified, traditional jazz ensemble.
 
Monday, October 20, 2014

 
Deb Houghtaling
IC Connections Convocation
 
"Being Entrepreneurial: Advice for Employees, Volunteers, and Business Owners"
 

Monday, October 20, 2014
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
 Debra Houghtaling has led a fulfilling life of leadership and service. For over twenty years she has promoted affordable housing and economic development in the cities of Chicago, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. More recently, she has brought these skills to rural Iowa, promoting over $18 million in investment and the creation of more than 1,300 jobs. She will be discussing how entrepreneurs -- whether volunteers, business owners, or employees -- can change their communities for the better. Have you identified a problem that you want to solve? Deb will give tell us how we can all become agents of change, whether you live in the city or the country or somewhere in-between.
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

 
Deb Houghtaling
Woodrow Wilson Fellow
 
"Rural and Urban Economic Development: Similarities, Differences & Best Practices."
 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
 Debra Houghtaling has led a fulfilling life of leadership and service. For over twenty years she has promoted affordable housing and economic development in the cities of Chicago, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. More recently, she has brought these skills to rural Iowa, promoting over $18 million in investment and the creation of more than 1,300 jobs. She will be discussing how entrepreneurs -- whether volunteers, business owners, or employees -- can change their communities for the better. Have you identified a problem that you want to solve? Deb will give tell us how we can all become agents of change, whether you live in the city or the country or somewhere in-between.
 
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Theatre Works: Mud, River, Stone
 

Thursday, October 30, 2014
7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. | Sibert Theatre- McGaw 
 
 
 
Sunday, November 2, 2014

Theatre Works: Mud, River, Stone
 

Sunday, November 2, 2014
2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. | Sibert Theatre- McGaw Fine Arts Building
 
 
 
Monday, November 3, 2014

Ryan Tanner
"Go Nowhere without Ulysses: Leading a Life That Matters"

IC Connections Convocation
 

Monday, November 3, 2014
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
 
 
Saturday, November 8, 2014

FAS: Echoing Air (and Chamber Singers)
 

Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
 
 
Monday, December 8, 2014

Randall Kennedy
"Optimism & Pessimism in American Racial Thought"

IC Connections Convocation
 

Monday, December 8, 2014
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
 
 

    
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