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The Vidette shifts to entirely online format

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2021 Civic Engagement Award recipients announced

Individuals and groups across the campus and community were honored with 2021 Civic Engagement Awards on April 13, 2021, as part of Illinois State University’s virtual Civic Engagement Celebration.

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Earth Week 2021 to feature climate policy expert Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

The talk with renown marine biologist and founder of Urban Ocean Lab Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is one of several events from the Office of Sustainability.

Elisabeth Reed, Program Director of the Office of Sustainability

Elisabeth Reed receives Living Our Values Award

Elisabeth Reed, program director in the Office of Sustainability, is the most recent recipient of the Living Our Values Award, for her work that embodies the University’s value of Collaboration.

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with award-winning poet Naudia Williams

Join Milner Library on April 22 as they host ISU’s very own award winning student poet Naudia Williams.

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Summer 2021 Undergraduate Research Support Program Awards announced

The program provides up to $5,000 to support undergraduate student(s) engaged in an intensive, faculty-mentored research experience over the summer.

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ISU Nursing professor to share Community Response in COVID-19 Times

Wednesday, April 21, 12:00 p.m. CDT the Illinois State University International Seminar Series will focus on Community Response, COVID-19 Times, presented by Dr. Carla Pohl of the Mennonite College of Nursing. This free online webinar is open to the public with advance registration.   



Graduates from the Freeman family include, from left, Tracy, Danielle, Matt, Natalie, Dave, Vickie, and Greg.

Redbird Legacy: Three generations of Redbirds

hose who founded ISU’s sorority and fraternity community more than 50 years ago would be proud of the 2,500 affiliated students today, as they find meaningful ways to live their organization’s values.

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Training teachers for the real, diverse world of the classroom

As a professor of early childhood education, Dr. Miranda Lin’s specialty is teaching future teachers. Her Cross Cultural Teaching and Learning course connects students with community efforts, like the YWCA.

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#RedbirdScholar students use grants to spend summer researching

This summer, 27 students received the new Undergraduate Research Support Program grant provided by the Office of Student Research. To honor the inaugural summer of the grant, we have featured five student researchers and their projects.

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Alum Yohannes Yamassee, who launched animation studio, named to Forbes “30 Under 30” list

Yohannes Yamassee heads his own animation studio, Yohannes Studios, and earlier this year, was named to Forbes “30 Under 30” list for Art and Style.
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(Video) The State Show: Orientation Services

New student orientations introduce Redbirds to life on campus and help them find a home at Illinois State. And, contrary to our new laugh track, they are pretty serious.
Sydney Holt playing in the March 22 match against the University of Evansville.

Day in the life: Senior Sydney Holt is enjoying another successful season with Redbird volleyball

Meet senior Sydney Holt as she gets ready for the Redbirds’ postseason.
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Human connection: COM professor helps students battle pandemic with empathy, compassion, and understanding

School of Communication Professor Dr. Joseph Zompetti M.A. ’95 is a rhetoric scholar, but during the pandemic his students have discovered that he is also a man rich in empathy.
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Dr. Thomas Lane receives the Outstanding Service to the Student Affairs Profession award

Dr. Thomas Lane ’91, M.S. ’95, was presented with the Outstanding Service to the Student Affairs Profession Award at the virtual Illinois State University Alumni and Friends Reception.