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Event Archive

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Actuarial Program Events

2014

2014 Meet the Firms

2014 Meet the Firms event will be held Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 5:00-7:30 p.m. in the Old Main Room of the Bone Student Center on campus of Illinois State University, in Normal, Illinois. Campus map can be found at: http://www.IllinoisState.edu/map/. This event was an opportunity for actuarial employers to present themselves to students and collect students' resumes for internships and jobs. Employers can always contact Ms. Susan Mitchell, tel. 309-438-7797, fax 309-438-5866, or Dr. Krzysztof Ostaszewski, with any questions. Registration for employers was available online at: https://survey.lilt.ilstu.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=9211487.

2014 High School Actuarial Career Fairs

The 2014 High School Actuarial Career Fairs will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014 in Normal, Illinois, and Monday, September 22, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. These annual fairs are primarily intended for high school students, but are open to college students, and anyone else seeking to learn about the actuarial career. These are not employment events, but rather meetings designed to provide information about the actuarial career. No resumes are accepted. The events were held:

RLI Insurance presentation for the Actuarial Club

On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, representatives of RLI Insurance will visit with our program and make a presenation for the Actuarial Club at 6 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 401. All students are welcome, pizza and soft drinks will be served.

2014 Actuarial Banquet

The 2014 Actuarial Banquet for actuarial students at Illinois State University will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Bloomington/Normal Marriott Hotel. Ms. Rebecca Weinshenker, FSA, alumna of our program and an actuary at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois will be the speaker at this event. All students are welcome. Please contact Ms. Susan Mitchell to register for this event.

2014 Research Event: Lecture by Mr. James Spiotto, Esq., on the state of Illinois financial situation, public pension crisis, and Detroit bankruptcy

The 2014 Research Event of the Actuarial Program of Illinois State University willl be a lecture by Mr. James Spiotto, Esq., an expert in the field of municipal finance, and public pension plans. The lecture will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014, in State Farm Hall of Business room 357.

Presentation on actuarial reserving methodologies by Mr. Ken Hawkins and Mr. Aaron Hillebrantd of Pinnacle Actuaries Resources

On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Stevenson Hall room 401, at 6:30 p.m., the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club will host a special presentation on actuarrial reserving methodologies by Mr. Ken Hawkins and Mr. Aaron Hillebrandt, of Pinnacle Actuarial Resources. All students are welcome. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.

Actuarial Club Officers Elections

On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Stevenson Hall room 401, at 6:30 p.m. the Actuarial Club will hold elections of officers for 2014/2015 academic year.

Presentation on stochastic reserving by Mr. Christopher Holt of Pinnacle Actuaries Resources

On Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Stevenson Hall room 121, at 6:00 p.m., the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club will host a special presentation on stochastic reserving by Mr. Christopher Holt, actuary at Pinnacle Actuarial Resources. All students are welcome. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.

Presentation on telematics by Mr. Jay Hieb, actuary at State Farm

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Stevenson Hall room 121, at 6:30 p.m., the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club will host a special presentation on telematics by Mr. Jay Hieb, actuary at State Farm. All students are welcome. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.

Lecture by Professor Isaac Baidu of the University of Ghana: Building actuarial capacity in Ghana

Professor Isaac Baidu of the University of Ghana will be visiting our univeristy, and will gve a lecture on building actuarial capacity in Ghana. The lecture will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 7, 2014, in the Caterpillar Auditorium in the State Farm Hall of Business building.

Health insurance reserves presentation by Mr. Glen Simpson and Ms. Emily Ehrstein, State Farm actuaries

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Stevenson Hall room 401, at 6:00 p.m., the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosted a special presentation by health insurance actuaries at State Farm: Glen Simpson and Emily Ehrstein.

Presentation on Workers Compensation by Mr. Aaron Hillebrandt and Mr. Patrick Newell of Pinnacle Actuarial Resources

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Stevenson Hall room 126, at 6:00 p.m., the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosted a special presentation by Mr. Aaron Hillebrandt and Mr, Patrick Newell, both alumni of our program, from Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, who spoke about Workers Compensation.

How to pass actuarial exams: Presentation by Mr. Charles Johnson, President of Actuarial Club

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Stevenson Hall room 101, at 6:00 p.m., the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosted a special presentation by Mr. Charles Johnson, President of Illinois State University Actuarial Club, who spoke on how to pass professional actuarial examinations.

Predictive modeling presentation by Mr. Andrew Laywer

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, in Stevenson Hall room 401A, at 6:30 p.m., the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosted a special presentation by Mr. Andrew Laywer, Illinois State University alumnus, who will talk about his work in predictive modeling.

General meeting of the Actuarial Club, and presentations by Dr. Krzysztof Ostaszewski and Mr. Charles Johnson

On Monday, February 3, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in Center for Visual Arts room 151, the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosted the first Spring 2014 general meeting of the Actuarial Club, with a presentation by Dr. Krzysztof Ostaszewski on the Actuarial Program and by Mr. Charles Johnson on the Actuarial Club.

Meeting with Mr. Jeffrey Cole, FCAS, MAAA, CPCU, Actuary at CNA Insurance

On Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 2 p.m. in Wiliams Hall room 308, the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosted a visit by Mr. Jeffrey Cole, FCAS, MAAA, CPCU, actuary at CNA Insurance, for an open forum with students.