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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.
 
Monday, October 27, 2014

 

Leanne Knobloch
 
"Relational Turbulence Among Military Families Reunited Following Deployment"
 

Monday, October 27, 2014
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
Leanne Knobloch, communication professor at the University of Illinois, will be speaking at Illinois College on “Relational Turbulence Among Military Families Reunited Following Deployment.” Her research has provided insight to the struggles that military families endure after they are reintroduced to each other following a deployment. The return process can begin on a high emotional level with a surprise welcome, a large gathering at an airport or other tributes, but Knobloch’s research looks at how military families have considerable work ahead of them to get accustomed to living with each other again.

 

Monday, October 27, 2014

 

Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer

"Politics and Justice"
 

Monday, October 27, 2014
7 p.m.- 8 p.m. | TBA
 
Representative CD Davidsmeyer will be discussing what influenced him to dive into the political realm, and he will discuss how Illinois College’s theme for the year, justice, affects his decisions as a state representative.
 

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Theatre Works: Mud, River, Stone
 

Thursday, October 30, 2014
7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. | Sibert Theatre- McGaw 
 
In this comedic drama, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage gives us the story of an idyllic vacation gone awry. Sarah and David, a high-powered African American couple, get more than they bargained for when they take an “off the beaten path” tour of Africa to rediscover their roots. Heavy rains wash out the main road, leaving them stranded at a once luxurious, now decrepit, colonial hotel. Irritation at the inconvenience of it turns to trepidation when the seemingly mild mannered bellhop snaps and takes hostage the hotel guests. His demands? Grain and a woolen blanket.
 
Sunday, November 2, 2014

 
Theatre Works: Mud, River, Stone
 

Sunday, November 2, 2014
2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. | Sibert Theatre- McGaw
 
In this comedic drama, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage gives us the story of an idyllic vacation gone awry. Sarah and David, a high-powered African American couple, get more than they bargained for when they take an “off the beaten path” tour of Africa to rediscover their roots. Heavy rains wash out the main road, leaving them stranded at a once luxurious, now decrepit, colonial hotel. Irritation at the inconvenience of it turns to trepidation when the seemingly mild mannered bellhop snaps and takes hostage the hotel guests. His demands? Grain and a woolen blanket.
 
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

 
Fine Arts Series
Echoing Air (and Chamber Singers)
 

Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
 Echoing Air is a dynamic ensemble specializing in the repertoire of the English Baroque with an emphasis on chamber works featuring countertenor voices. The ensemble is comprised of six talented instrumentalists and vocalists who have worked with leading proponents of early music including the Bach Ensemble, Ensemble Galilei, Musica Antiqua Köln, Ensemble Voltaire and Chanticleer, and have performed in venues such as the Boston Early Music Festival and the Proms in London. They will be joined on stage by the Illinois College Chamber Singers.
 
Monday, November 10, 2014

 
Bill Heitzig '70
Retired United States Air Force Officer

"Get a Grip"
 

Monday, November 10, 2014
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Kirby, Room 6
 
Bill Heitzig, a 1970 graduate of Illinois College and an accomplished officer in the U.S. Air Force, returns to campus for a motivational talk on the use of role models, mentors, and character in early career development for soon-to-be college graduates.
 

Monday, November 24, 2014

 

Lynn Harter

 

Monday, November 24, 2014
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
More details to come
 

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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