Conferences & Institutes



The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences hosts five or more academic or professional conferences each year. We are also happy to offer conference planning services for all LA&S departments and their graduate students.

The "New Ideas" series for middle school and high school teachers brings educators together to learn about successful teaching methods and to hear about the university's latest research in the humanities, social studies, and sciences. Attending teachers earn CPDU and network with colleagues from throughout the region.

Upcoming Conferences

New Ideas in Teaching:
"Fake News" and Critical Thinking
March 2, 2018

New Ideas in Teaching:
Gaming in the Classroom
March 7, 2018

New Ideas in Teaching:
Culturally Responsive Teaching
March 9, 2018

Midwestern Conference on Literature,
Language, and Media
April 13-14, 2018

53rd Annual English Articulation Conference 
April 18-19, 2018

New Ideas in Science:
Next Generation Science Standards
April 23, 2018

Bullying Conference
April 25, 2018

New Ideas in Education:
Race in the Classroom
April 30, 2018

New Ideas in History and Social Studies:
Local History in the Classroom
May 3, 2018