The College of Applied Science & Technology, along with Illinois State University is proud to host Patricia Arquette on April 20, 2017, as our keynote speaker.
Science and Technology Week celebrates advancements in the field of science and technology, as well as the hardworking, dedicated students and professionals who make those advancements possible. Past keynote speakers include:
Tim Gunn - television host and Chief Creative Officer at Liz Claiborne Inc.
Charlie Trotter - chef
Bill Nye - science guy
Brian Greene - theoretical physicist
ADM Professional Development Dinner - Monday, April 17, 5:00 p.m., Prairie Room, Bone Student Center
Neon at Night 5K Fun Run - Wednesday, April 19, 8:00 p.m., Student Fitness Center
Women in Leadership Conference - Thursday, April 20, 8:30 a.m., Hancock Stadium Club Room
Keynote Speaker - Patricia Arquette - Thursday, April 20, 7:00 p.m., Center for Performing Arts
Academy of Achievement - Friday, April 21, 8:30 a.m., Hancock Stadium Club Room
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. This event is sponsored by Archer Daniels Midland.
Enjoy a 5K run through Illinois State's campus at night. This event is co-sponsored by CAST and Campus Recreation.
Did you know that 7 out of 8 CAST departments graduate female students into male-dominated fields? Join us to have conversations about career success with successful CAST alumni. Keynote speaker is Marlene Dietz, first lady of Illinois State University.
Actress, writer and activist Patricia Arquette has spent her career portraying memorable characters in film and on television. Winner of both the Academy Award and the Emmy for her roles in Medium and Boyhood, Arquette has chosen to use her considerable visibility to shine a light on issues and speak for people whose voices are rarely heard.
Her work post-Katrina and then in Haiti after the devastating hurricanes in 2012 led to to the creation of "Give Love", a skills training organization that is deeply engaged with community-led sanitation projects to treat and compost waste, improve public health, and create jobs around recycling.
When Arquette raised the issue of equality and fair wages for women at the 2015 Academy Awards, the world took notice. She has since galvanized a growing movement determined to achieve equality for women in the United States, which has culminated in launching a petition to compel Congress to finally ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which gives women a clear constitutional basis for challenging discrimination.
Arquette is also an executive produces on a new documentary addressing the pay gap, Equal Means Equal, which explores topics such as pregnancy discrimination, female poverty, reproductive health care and sexual assault.
Arquette's dedication to advocating for basic human rights has taken a front seat and is where is currently dedicating the bulk of her time, efforts, and most importantly, her voice.
Celebrate CAST alumni during their induction to the Academy of Achievement. The Academy brings together alumni that are "thought leaders" in their fields, who, through their life work, serve as an inspiration to others to pursue similar career paths.
Contact Kara Pool Snyder at kepool@IllinoisState.edu with any questions or requests for accommodations.