Artist's representation of Brett Gillan in front of Nashville skyline.

Healing on a high note

Alum’s talent soothes veterans’ souls

The ALAS executive board vising Rader Family Farms in Normal.

Association of Latinx American Students offers welcoming community

When Ximena Sanchez-Ramirez arrived at Illinois State, she felt homesick until coming across the Association of Latinx American Students (ALAS). Just one year later, she is thriving as the secretary of the registered student organization.

Larry Dietz at a wood podium with banners for Illinois State University in the background.

President Larry Dietz announces plans to retire

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz announced Friday he will retire as the University’s 19th president on June 30, 2021, capping a higher education career surpassing 50 years.

ISU seal projected

Commencement ceremonies available December 12

Illinois State will present the ceremonies online to celebrate the achievements of the 2020 winter graduates. The recorded ceremonies will be available on the Commencement website by December 12.

Illinois State University clock on the Quad in the fall

Weekly update, November 19

This week’s update includes guidance for Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations. 

Nominations open for Grabill-Homan Community Peace Prize

The Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies Program at Illinois State University is accepting nominations and self-nominations for the Grabill-Homan Community Peace Prize until January 31, 2021.

Ticks in petri dish

What makes ticks tick: Dr. Städele studies their every move

Few researchers have studied how a tick’s brain works, but that’s what caught the attention of Dr. Carola Städele.



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Fulfilling a dream

When Sandra Torres ’06 was 13 and spoke no English, her family packed up their life in their native Colombia and immigrated to the Chicago area for new opportunities.

Illinois State Capital Building in Springfield, Illinois

Making their voices heard: Civically engaged students head to Capitol to lobby for ISU

Almost every day a new hashtag emerges to alert society of a cause.

Austin C. Calhoun won first place and the People's Choice Award for his presentation, “What’s killing the buzz? Mechanisms of bumble bee decline.”

Gradbird Scholars: Student research spotlighted through monthly competition

The Graduate School launched the GradBird Scholar initiative in September 2019, in an effort to make scholarly research more accessible while honoring the scholarship of Illinois State students.

Sercan Sengun

Illinois State game design course uses online tools to build community, awareness

Dr. Sercan Sengun had to get creative with his game design courses this fall in order to foster a collaborative environment during the pandemic.
Chris Aaron centers clay on their wheel to begin another ceramics piece.

Day in the life: Senior balances academics, work during the pandemic

While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced most classes online this semester, ceramics and psychology double-major Chris Aaron continued to gain hands-on experiences on campus.
Student in graduation regalia

Career assistance available for graduating Redbirds and alumni

Career Services provides the following support to assist Redbirds in their job search and careers.
Milner Library

Whatever your major, Milner Library has you covered

Here’s a list of Milner Library services to help the online student thrive.
Bone Student Center

Welcome to the renovated Bone Student Center

Take a virtual tour of the renovated Bone Student Center.