The IMSA library and the Instructional Technology and Media Center are excited to be sharing the 2021 Faces of IMSA exhibit with you in recognition of Global Diversity Awareness Month highlighting IMSA’s mission for equity and excellence, diversity and inclusion.Over 150 IMSA students, faculty, and staff participated. 69 photographs are exhibited on the walls of the library, and all of the photographs are included in this album on IMSA’s Facebook page. They can also be viewed on a slideshow outside of the library’s west entrance.IMSA is a place of acceptance and inclusion for all self-identified students and staff. We are proud to display photos that are diverse in more ways than one. We have modeled the Faces of IMSA display after the National Geographic “The Changing Faces of America” article. Let us celebrate all features of diversity.Names Behind the Faces:
The Campus Art Collection has a unique place in the cultural life of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. Many of the art pieces are inspirational in nature and metaphors for the academy's young students and their potential to create positive change in the world.The initial collection, acquired in 1988 through the State of Illinois Art-in-Architecture's "Illinois for Art" program, includes 29 pieces created by emerging Illinois artists and is titled "Potential for Greatness." Through the state initiative, one-half of one percent of capital appropriations is designated to decorate state facilities with the work of Illinois artists. The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy serves as a repository for these two and three-dimensional art pieces selected by a fine arts committee appointed by the state Capital Development Board.The Campus Art digital collection contains over 80 photographs of donated art pieces, student artwork, and gifts to the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy from other countries in addition to the original "Potential for Greatness" collection.
Formalized in and evolving since 1989, the Student Inquiry and Research (SIR) Program serves as a model learning environment that provides a framework for students to conduct original investigations on compelling questions of interest, collaborate with other students and on-campus or off-campus professionals such as educators, researchers and scholars, and to share their investigation results through public presentation and publication.Abstracts for completed SIR investigations are assembled into a document that is distributed at an annual investigations showcase held on the IMSA campus. At this IMSAloquium (formerly known as Presentation Day) students share their investigations with invited guests, SIR advisors, and IMSA staff and students.
What is a Read-In you ask? Great question! An event where members of the IMSA community get together to recognize and highlight literature from underrepresented authors and artists. You can share a poem or an excerpt from a reading.Read-In project team: Amberly Carter, Adam Kotlarczyk PhD, Angela Richardson, Eric Smith PhD, Connie James-Jenkin, Jean Bigger, and Adrienne Coleman EdD
Alumni from classes ending in 1's and 6's are invited to a Virtual Gathering on November 6 and November 20 respectfully. Raise your glass with fellow classmates and toast to your honorary year. Chat rooms will be set up for each class after a brief welcome and IMSA update.