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.

A second chance

Legal studies students work to clear a path with ISU Expungement Clinic

Dr. Ngozi Ezike

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Ngozi Ezike to speak on health equity, October 19

Dr. Ngoze Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, will discuss health equity in Illinois on October 19. Registration is required for this free, virtual presentation.

Illinois State University held a celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Multicultural Center.

ISU community celebrates the opening of the Multicultural Center

In a moving ceremony, the Illinois State campus community celebrated on October 15 the new Multicultural Center, a recently renovated space dedicated to providing support for students and strengthening the University’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Vaccine vials

Coronavirus Update, October 12, 2021

This COVID update speaks to COVID-19 vaccines now available at Student Health Services by appointment, and on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinics October 18-19.

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Test of ISU Emergency Alert, October 21

Illinois State University will be testing ISU Emergency Alert at 2:05 p.m. Thursday, October 21.

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Submissions open for 2022 Image of Research

Students are asked to create or capture one compelling, static image of their research with a narrative for the 2022 Image of Research competition.

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Dr. Aslihan Spaulding part of national team awarded $10 million USDA grant

Dr. Aslihan D. Spaulding is part of a national team awarded a $10 million USDA grant to promote alternative systems for agriculture.

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Birds Give Back breaks single-day giving records for third consecutive year

Records were broken for the third consecutive year during Birds Give Back, a day where Redbirds come together to celebrate Illinois State.

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. Jeremy Driskell holds object in lab

Detecting the means to the end: Chemistry professor’s research advances conversation in analytical science

Chemistry Professor Dr. Jeremy Driskell’s research has landed major grants and been a part of some significant work that has had an immediate positive effect on public health.

A new two-story addition to the Nursing Simulation Lab is planned built next to the current lab, expanding the shared space by 20,000 square feet.

Campus construction: What’s new and on the way?

Here is an update on four major construction projects on Illinois State’s campus from David Gill, the University’s director of Facilities, Planning, Design, and Construction.
headshot of Ashley Hicks, advisor of Beta Gamma Sigma and assistant to the Dean for Student Services - College of Business

Dr. Ashley Hicks is fulfilling her mission to increase diversity in the College of Business

Dr. Ashley Hicks, Ph.D. ’20, has been on a mission to make the College of Business’ student body more diverse, and her plan is working well so far.
Redbird Esports and Converse University on stage at Redbird Arena

Illinois State welcomes top collegiate League of Legends teams to Redbird Arena

Illinois State University welcomed some of the top collegiate League of Legends talent to Redbird Arena for the Sixty Six Games Expo.
Dr. Alejandro Enriquez stands next to a monitor as he presents his notes projected on a screen beside him.

Conversando Entre Nosotros: Discussion highlights methods for ensuring student success

Three Illinois State professors led a public discussion on the affirmation of the bilingual skills and cultural identities of first-year students.
Portrait of Alex Hafner next to his research in a lab.

Undergraduate student furthers pennycress research during summer internship experience

This summer Alex Hafner continued his participation in the Integrated Pennycress Research Enabling Farm & Energy Resilience (IPREFER) Project.