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Earth Week 2021

Marine biologist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson highlights week of events

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.

Logan Chapman (far, left) and Jackie Epperson (far, right) explore the Fischer Excavating Quarry. (Photo by Rebecca Brangard)

Illinois State geology students gain field experience on course trips

This spring, students in the Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment have gained hands-on experience in the field, safely embarking on faculty-led trips across the Midwest.

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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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Flipping the page: The Vidette shifts to entirely online format

The paper will print its final pages on April 27 with a commemorative edition. It will move to an entirely online format starting in the fall semester.

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

On Wednesday, April 21, 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.   



Horton Field House in early August.

Redbird Trivia

Kierston Farley-Sepe was the 2020 Missouri Valley Conference swimmer of the year, the first Redbird student-athlete to earn the award since 2004.

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Holiday Helper program serves local children amid the pandemic

For decades, Illinois State University students, faculty, and staff have provided holiday gifts for local children through the University’s Holiday Helper program. In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and struggling economy, the program became more important than ever for families in Bloomington-Normal.

Portraits of researchers

ISU scholars show how kids of underrepresented communities have unequal access and opportunities in school

Through their research, Assistant Professors of Elementary Education Dr. Shamaine Bertrand and Dr. Erin Quast; Assistant Psychology Professor Dr. Brea Banks ’10, Ph.D. ’15; and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Sciences Dr. Charles Bell have shown that there is a chasm between the American dream and American reality.

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Sustainable and renewable energy majors work to bring Solar Cup to Illinois State

Seven Illinois State sustainable and renewable energy majors are ready to show some of the top minds in the field their creativity and ingenuity as they complete a massive undertaking.
Jeff Mavros on stage in front of a slide presentation

(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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Illinois State University 2021 graduate recognition events

The Multicultural Center, along with the Umoja Community Forum, will host cultural graduation recognition events that honor the University’s Latino/a/x, Asian, Black, and LGBTQIA+ students.
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Students make a #RedbirdImpact at Bring it Back to Normal

Bring It Back to Normal is a day that the Center for Civic Engagement holds every year where students have been able to give back to their community by helping out in the Bloomington-Normal area.
Keith Habersberger presents for COM Week via Zoom.

ISU alum and YouTube star Keith Habersberger delivers COM Week keynote

A small earthquake served as Los Angeles resident Keith Habersberger’s alarm clock on the morning of his keynote speech for the School of Communication’s COM Week 2021.