Tito Carillo (below) (Assistant Professor of Jazz Trumpet, U of Illinois School of Music) was our guest and speaker for this lunch. Tito is an acclaimed jazz trumpet performer and is a committed Christian and he will speak about his jazz music and his Christian faith. He is noted as a fixture in the Chicago jazz music scene, especially in the area of Latin music. He has performed with some of most recognized jazz players, bands and ensembles: the Woody Herman Orchestra, Tony Vega, Tito Puente, and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble among others. Tito is a fellow Illinois faculty member and is eager to be part of ICFS.
Listen to Tito's talk (yes, he played a few pieces).
Dr. Tracy McKenzie (below right), Professor of History at the University of Washington at Seattle.
Listen to the talk (opens in new window to listen online, or download from that link) he gave to ICFS on April 4, 2008. His talk has to do with waking up to what it means to be a Christian faculty member after sleeping until he got tenure.
Listen to his talk and Q & A for the InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship on April 5, 2008
Dr. Vernon Burton (below--and upper photo left!) former U of Illinois Professor of History, spoke to ICFS on September 20, 2007 on "Religion and Faith in the Age of Lincoln, Personal Freedom and God". This talk was based on his award-winning book, The Age of Lincoln. Listen to his talk online or download it from that link.
A recent conference ICFS supports: The InterVarsity Downstate Illinois Faculty Symposium was also in April. Check out its link for talks given there.