An entry to the Quad after an ice and snow hit campus in early January 2021.

Weekly update

This week looks to the impact of COVID-19 mitigations, Redbird Study Spaces, and vaccine and testing info.

Kyle Walker sitting at the piano, Patrice Eaton headshot

Harlem Sings: A Tribute to the Poets of the Harlem Renaissance

The voice of poets of the Harlem Renaissance will lift into song with Harlem Sings – A Tribute to the Poets of the Harlem Renaissance. The February 1 event will feature guest artists Patrice Eaton Kyle Walker.

Members from both the speech and debate teams gather for a group photo at a tournament last November.

The pandemic can’t keep the Forensics Union quiet

Dating to 1857, the Forensics Union is Illinois State’s oldest registered student organization (RSO). And this school year, the public-speaking and debate group has continued to compete and further its legacy by adapting to the restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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The debate over refugees: New book by Dr. Noha Shawki

Advocating for Refugees in the European Union: Norm-Based Strategies by Civil Society Organizations explores the debate over asylum and refugee protection.

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Building the future: NexSTEM program aims to diversify math, science, and technology fields

The four-year scholarship is available to students who were Pell Grant eligible. That allows them to pursue community-based research opportunities in science and mathematics with much of the financial burden lifted.

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Take a virtual tour of Ewing Cultural Center

Take a tour of the manor and gardens from the comfort of your home.

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Ordinary Men: Exploring why people commit atrocities

The free, virtual program will feature Christopher Browning, author of the book Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland.



Marla Lowenthal

Thanks to you: Marla Lowenthal ’73

Marla Lowenthal ’73 has traveled the world, taught U.S. military members living abroad in Europe, and holds four advanced degrees.

Linda Foster speaks to large crowd

Still rising: Juneteenth celebration takes extra meaning in midst of civil unrest

Bloomington-Normal NAACP President and Illinois State alumna Linda Foster, M.S.W. ’16, has been at the forefront of local protests condemning police brutality that have arisen in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

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Student research: Nursing students research ways hospitals can cut back on C-sections

Three Illinois State nursing students received a rare opportunity to present their research focused on remapping the birthing process to eliminate the need for a cesarean-section (C-section).

Micor sanitizes his equipment at the conclusion of his shift.

(Video) The State Show: Exploring Colleges During a Pandemic

Your college search looks different this year, but the good news is we have a lot of ways for you to safely explore Illinois State.
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Dakesa Piña honored with the Gamsky Quality of Student Life award

Dr. Dakesa Piña, staff counselor in Student Counseling Services, was recently honored with the Neal R. Gamsky Quality of Student Life award from the Division of Student Affairs.
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Dance students, faculty partner to support each other and make memories

Keeping dance students safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic begins from the floor up.
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Spring career fair dates announced, employer registration open

Employers interested in hiring Illinois State talent are invited to register for the spring career fairs.
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(Video) 4 ways to be successful at online learning

Here is some advice from University College on how to be successful at online learning during the pandemic.