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Graduating Redbirds

Veteran and family man maintained perfect GPA

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Multicultural Center opening bolsters campus community, student belonging

A campus Multicultural Center will open this summer, providing a supportive environment for students while furthering the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Located at 301 South Main Street, the center was initiated by President Larry Dietz in 2019 and is led by Dr. Christa Platt. “I envision this center having a long-standing

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Redbirds together: ISU helps vaccinate campus community against COVID-19

Illinois State University has been working to vaccinate the Redbird community against COVID-19 by hosting on-campus clinics.

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Illinois Shakespeare Festival announces updated 2021 performance calendar

Illinois Shakespeare Festival ticket sales open to the general public on Monday, May 10, 2021, at noon. Individual tickets are $25 per person, with $15 tickets available for preview performances.

George Holloway Jr. of Bloomington, who finishes his MBA this spring, was among students to cross the stage on April 22.

University enhances spring commencement celebration with Redbird Stage Crossing

In addition to online ceremonies that will be prerecorded by college, all 2021, as well as 2020 Illinois State University graduates, have the opportunity to participate in the Redbird Stage Crossing.


10 things every new Illinois State grad should know

Illinois State’s Alumni Association wants to leave you with some quick tips on how to fully take advantage of your new status as a Redbird alum.

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Board of Trustees meeting, May 7

The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University will hold its next quarterly meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 7, 2021, in the Bone Student Center Brown Ballroom I and II.



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Redbirds Rising campaign reaches record-breaking conclusion

Illinois State University concluded its largest fundraising campaign on June 30, raising $180.9 million during Redbirds Rising: The Campaign for Illinois State. The historic campaign was supported by 56,143 donors.

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Campus hero: Dr. Shamaine Bertrand

Dr. Shamaine Bertrand, an assistant professor of Elementary Education, is the campus hero for the spring issue of Redbird Impact magazine.

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ISU Biologist Matthew Dugas explores early lives of poison dart frogs

Illinois State University Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Matthew Dugas and his students are studying the early lives of poison dart frogs to better understand which survive and thrive.

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Power of perseverance: Former ISU men’s basketball player finished degree after two decades away

Kenneth Pierson, who played on ISU’s last March Madness team, is also an accomplished artist and art teacher
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ISU team at Solar Cup

Illinois State’s Solar Cup team took home third place in their division during the U.S. Department of Energy Solar District Cup competition.
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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.
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Redbird golfers and Folds of Honor recognize veteran and his family

This season the Redbird women’s golf team honored Lance Cpl. Thomas Connors of Chicago, a retired, disabled veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Photography by Toni DiPrima ‘22 (BFA Art) depicting film negatives and a letter to Julie light-sensitive photographic paper.

Exposures open at Wonsook Kim School of Art Student Art Gallery

The Wonsook Kim School of Art is excited to present Exposures, the fifth exhibition featured at the Illinois State University Student Art Gallery within the Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA).