For information on previous events held by the Actuarial Program, please visit our Events Archive.
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.
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:
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.
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.
The 2014 Research Event of the Actuarial Program of Illinois State University willl be a lecture by Mr. James Spiotto, Esq., J.D., 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. This event is open to the public. You can find information about the work of Mr. Spiotto here. Any questions about this event can be sent to: actuary@IllinoisState.edu.
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.
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.
On Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Stevenson Hall room 121, at 6:00 p.m., the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosted a special presentation on stochastic reserving by Mr. Christopher Holt, actuary at Pinnacle Actuarial Resources.
On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Stevenson Hall room 121, at 6:30 p.m., the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosted a special presentation on telematics by Mr. Jay Hieb, actuary at State Farm.
Professor Isaac Baidu of the University of Ghana vizited our univeristy, and gave a lecture on building actuarial capacity in Ghana. The lecture was held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 7, 2014, in the Caterpillar Auditorium in the State Farm Hall of Business building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.