President Flanagan will deliver his State of the University address for his first time at 2 p.m. on Thurs. Oct. 17 in the Center for the Performing Arts.
The annual State of the University address will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Center for the Performing Arts.
Daniel Holland, Chairperson of the Academic Senate, will introduce President Flanagan before the address and welcome the audience.
President Flanagan will discuss the issues at hand for the university and how the school plans to tackle them.
In addition to Flanagan’s message, each vice president will also provide remarks. Vice President Dr. Sheri Noren Everts will be in attendance, among others.
Jay Groves, chief of staff, noted that following the speakers, a question and answer portion of the address will be held for audience members, which will give them an opportunity to be heard and have their questions answered.
“People in the audience will be able to ask questions afterward,” Grove said. “Then, a reception will follow in the lobby [of the Center of Performing Arts].”
The reception will immediately follow the president’s speech in the lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts and will last for an unspecified amount of time.
The address acts as a function of the Academic Senate, or the shared central governing body on campus, Groves said.
The president is asked each year to give a State of the University speech to make students, staff and faculty aware of the plans for the year.
The Academic Senate fills an administrative role occupied by personal conferences from the founding of ISU to 1951 when the University Council was established.
The State of the University address and the reception following is free and open to the public .
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