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Event Archive

For information on previous events held by the Actuarial Program, please visit our Events Archive.

In addition to these events, we also hold a regular Actuarial Research Seminar.

Actuarial Program Events: 2017

Finals Study Night

On Sunday, May 7, 2017, 5-8PM in STV 401 and 401A, the Actuarial Club hosted a study night for everyone. STV 401 will be use for study groups and 401A will be used for quiet individual study. Actuarial Clubwill provide everyone with ice cream as well as other treats and beverages. Dress will be casual. All students welcome.

Actuarial Banquet

We will hold our annual Actuarial Banquet on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Normal, Illinois. Our speaker will be Mr. T.J. Turner, FSA, actuary at CUNA Mutual and our alumnus. All students are welcome, but we ask that you RSVP  by sending an e-mail to Susan Mitchell, If you reserve, please treat this commitment seriously and show up (cancel at least a week before the even if you cannot come).

Actuarial Research Event

We will hold our annual Actuarial Research Event on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 101. Professors Ken Clements and Nerida Ellerton of the Deparment of Mathematics at Illinois State University will give a lecture entitled: “Nathaniel Bowditch: A great early U.S. mathematician and navigator, who earned his living through insurance.” This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome.

Presentation about stochastic reserving by Mr. Gary Wang of Pinnacle Actuarial Resources

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 6 p.m., in STV 401, the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club will host  a presentation by Mr. Gary Wang of Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, on stochastic reserving .Pizza and soft drinks will be provided. All students are welcome.


Time and location to be determined. Ms. Judy Cheng, President of the Actuarial Club, will speak about the recent changes in examinations and the differences between SOA and CAS now. All students are welcome. Dress will be casual.


Trivia Night with State Farm

On Monday, April 10, 2017, at 6PM in STV 401, representatives from State Farm are bringing in Twin City Trivia for the Club. Come and have fun along with becoming better connected with State Farm. Dress will be casual and pizza and soft drinks will be provided by State Farm. All students welcome!


How to Pass and Bowling

On Monday, April 3, 2017, at 6:15PM in Schroeder Hall 138, the club will hosted the Spring How to Pass Presentation. Study methods, advices and tips were shared with club in hopes of helping our students study for and pass Actuarial exams. Afterwards, the students headed over to the Bowling and Billiards Center for bowling and pizza.


Visit by Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, we hosted a visit by a delegation from Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, representing several insurance companies loatced in Northeast Indiana, currently hiring in many areas, including actaurial science. An open forum for students, with pizza and soft drinks, was held at 1:30 p.m. in STV 401.

Captives Presentation

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 6 PM in STV 401, Mr. Aaron Hillebrandt, an alumnus of our program, gave our Club a presentation on Captives.


Actuarial Club Elections

On Monday, March 20, 2017, at 6:30 PM in Room TBD, the Actuarial Club held its officers elections.

Actuarial Club Constitution is here:

Registration to run for office in the Actuarial Club is here:


Second General Meeting & Life After College

On Monday, March 6, 2017, at 6:30 PM, in STV 401, there was a brief general meeting where Ms. Judy Cheng updated the Club on the upcoming Actuarial Club elections as well as other upcoming events. Then, Mr. Charles Johnson of State Farm, and an alumnus of our program, shared his experiences on transition from college to working.

Presentation about Workers' Compensation by Mr. Erich Brandt, FCAS, Mr. Greg Fears, ACAS, and Ms. Nicole McArdle, of Pinnacle Actuarial Resources

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 6 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room  401, Mr. Erich Brandt, Mr. Greg Fears and Ms. Nicole McArdle, actuaries at Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, and alumni of our program, made a presentation about Workers' Compensation system.

Rate Indications and Rate Developments by COUNTRY Financial

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 6:30 PM in STV 401, representatives from COUNTRY Financial gave a presentation on rate indications and rate developments. This was a very informative and helpful event for all actuarial students. Dress was business casual. All students welcome.

Night in a Car

On Friday, February 3, 2017, at 6 PM, Mr. Joshua Collier,Actuarial Club Vice President of Volunteer Activities, along with a group of our actuarial students partiipated in the Night in a Car event hosted by Home Sweet Home Ministries. All money raised went towards helping the homeless.

First Spring 2017 General Meeting

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in STV 101, we held our First Spring General Meeting of the semester. During this meeting, we discussed our turnout as a club last semester as well as what we have in store for everyone this semester. Presentation by Judy Cheng, Actuarial Club President, is here.  Actuarial Club Constitution is here.

Presentation about reserving by State Farm Actuaries: Sabrina Weislak and Megan Coleman

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 6 p.m., in STV 131, the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosted a presentation by State Farm actuaries, Ms. Sabrina Weislak and Ms. Ashley Michelussi discussed actuarial practice in reserving.