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Summer research

Illinois Summer Research Academy gives high school students hands-on research experience

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Concerts on the Quad 2022

Illinois State University’s Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts and School of Music, in conjunction with the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, present the 2022 Concerts on the Quad series beginning July 4.

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Coronavirus Update: July 1, 2022

The following message provides new information regarding the on-campus COVID-19 testing program.

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Listening Circle set for July 7

In light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade, Illinois State University will hold a Listening Circle under the guidance of Student Counseling Services on July 7.  

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Equitable Access: Illinois State’s low vision and blindness program empowers impactful educators

Facing a critical shortage of low vision and blindness educators, Illinois State University’s Department of Special Education is innovating to help fill the nationwide need.

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Redbird Athletics celebrates 50th anniversary of Title IX

A yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX culminated with a three-day celebratory event on Illinois State University’s campus, June 24-26.

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Volunteer to help with Move-In 2022

Move-In week at Illinois State University will be Monday, August 15-Sunday, August 21. To help Move-In run smoothly, University Housing is asking students, faculty, and staff members to help welcome the newest Redbirds by volunteering.



Dr. J Michael Durnil

Learning and leading: Student Affairs prepared Dr. J. Michael Durnil to become a national advocate

Dr. J. Michael Durnil ’83, M.S. ’84, was surprised by the response to The E.W. Scripps Company announcing he would serve as the executive director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee last spring. He was soon interviewed by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and on National Public Radio.

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Deliberative Dialogues: New program seeks to depolarize opinions and connect students

Deliberative Dialogues are guided conversations on a variety of topics often difficult to discuss. The program uses issue guides from the National Issues Forum Institute (NIFI) to direct conversations among small groups. Participants practice conversational skills as they learn to respect and appreciate the perspectives of others.

President Terri Goss Kinzy

Scholar-in-Chief: Dr. Terri Goss Kinzy created a legacy in research before becoming ISU’s 20th president

A close observer can find signs of Dr. Terri Goss Kinzy’s “former” life as a researcher in her corner office on the top floor of Hovey Hall.

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Alum shares experience organizing Juneteenth Celebration, other local cultural events

For the past 20 years, Nikita Richards ’06, M.S. ’15, has made connections in the community to drive important diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts forward.
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Redbird on the red carpet: Q&A with Forbes entertainment journalist, ISU alum Jeff Conway

From interviewing movie stars to meeting pop culture icons on the red carpet, every day on the job is different for Redbird alum Jeff Conway ‘08.
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Jim Bennett ’87 joins Redbird Buzz to share his story of service and leadership

Jim Bennett ’87, Illinois Department for Human Rights director, joins Redbird Buzz to talk about becoming an activist, a voice for civil rights, a storyteller, and a trailblazer.
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Record-setting #RedbirdImpact Day of Service connects civically engaged alumni

More than 70 Redbirds teamed up to make a difference in Bloomington-Normal during Illinois State University’s fourth #RedbirdImpact Day of Service, Saturday, June 11.
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Redbird Buzz podcast celebrates Title IX with Jill Hutchison and Linda Herman

Dr. Jill Hutchison, M.S. ’69 and Dr. Linda Herman, M.S. ’72, Ed.D. ’83 join Redbird Buzz during the 50th anniversary of Title IX.