Joie Pecoraro removes floor tiles from a second story classroom of a church that will soon become a community center.

Service over break

ISU students serve Memphis communities during Alternative Winter Break

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Coronavirus Update, January 21, 2022

Information about the return to in-person learning, KN95 mask availability, on-campus vaccination and booster clinics, entry testing, and more.

faculty and students in lab

Tiny particles with huge potential

Undergraduate physics students are making a big impact in the nanomaterials lab of Dr. Mahua Biswas.

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ISU International Engagement: Spring 2022 International Seminar Series

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Dr. Aondover Tarhule will be featured in the first event of the spring 2022 International Seminar Series: ISU International Engagement on January 26.

Six students standing in a line singing into shared microphones in front of them.

Make a joyful noise: Interdenominational Youth Choir worships through song and outreach

It’s a Thursday night in December, and members of the Interdenominational Youth Choir (IYC) are huddled together in the Circus Room of the Bone Student Center. After a quick prayer and a scripture reading, the choir begins to sing in worship.

Artist rendering of COVID-19

Redbirds in the Know: COVID-19 and the Omicron variant

Illinois State University School of Biological Sciences professors offer insights on the Omicron variant.

Boomer Grigsby '07 playing football for Redbirds

Grigsby selected as member Of 2022 College Football Hall of Fame Class

Illinois State football legend Boomer Grigsby has earned a spot among college football’s all-time greats, as the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced January 10 that he will be a member of the 2022 College Football Hall of Fame Class.



Fell Gates

Illinois State shows strong enrollment, growth in freshmen and transfers

Illinois State University welcomed 3,374 freshmen to its student body for the 2021-2022 academic year. Total enrollment stands at 20,233.

Thomas McClure, director of legal studies and professor in the Department of Politics and Government, created Illinois State's new Expungement Clinic. Kelly Larkin (left), a senior legal studies major and psychology minor, and Haley Schnapp, a criminal justice sciences major and legal studies minor, reviewed cases for the clinic last academic year.

ISU Expungement Clinic is giving people with criminal records a second chance

Last academic year, Kelly Larkin received a crash course in the moral complexities of being a lawyer through Illinois State University’s new Expungement Clinic.

Dr. George Rutherford (left) and Zach Mobille '19 working with their electronic circuit.

Students, faculty in cross-disciplinary group publish paper in prestigious physics journal

Last November, a cross-disciplinary group of undergraduate students and faculty became the first Illinois State research team in 25 years to publish a paper in the American Journal of Physics (AJP). The journal is one of the most selective physics publications in the country, with an acceptance rate for reviewed articles hovering around 35 percent.

Holly Filsinger

Graduate student’s virtual lecture series explores how we engage with photographs

Graduate student Holly Filsinger’s virtual lecture series has given her a unique opportunity to share her natural curiosity and passion for research with the Redbird community.
In summer 2020, Ashley Tauber studied the effect of antioxidants on wrens' nestling growth rate for her research funded by what was then called the Undergraduate Research Support Program grant.

Student research grants now available through Office of Student Research

Illinois State’s Office of Student Research is currently accepting applications for two grant programs dedicated to supporting student research and creative activities.
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Your burning questions about what Redbirds are studying, answered

Illinois State University is always looking ahead to prepare students for the needs of the future, especially with technological changes seemingly creating new industries overnight.
David Perkins swinging a golf club

Perkins, former standout Redbird golfer, taking his best shot

For David Perkins, the golf dream is not over. It’s just getting started as he takes his shot at joining the game’s elite ranks, with the ultimate goal of joining the PGA Tour.
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International students discover the experience, resources, challenges of life abroad

The Office of International Studies and Programs support students from 70 countries as they chase their dreams in the United States.