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Voter engagement

Important voting information for Fall 2022

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Anthony Byrd appointed to Board of Trustees  

Governor JB Pritzker’s office announced that Anthony Byrd ’99 of Swansea, Illinois, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University.

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Dr. Dawn Beichner’s work with UN produces journal issue on violence against women 

A collaboration in conjunction with the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women is providing global leaders access to studies on combating violence against women.

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Students return to Illinois State, August 15-21 

Approximately 6,000 students will be moving into Illinois State University residence halls and on-campus apartments August 15-21.

New hiring event to help students find on-campus jobs, August 18

Identify and apply for jobs at the You Can Work at ISU: Student Hiring Event on Thursday, August 18.

Professor Shawn Hitchcock (center) works in his research laboratory with students Stephanie Waggoner and Eric Jacobsen.

EDI Year in Review: Research and Honors

Throughout the 2021-2022 academic year, Illinois State University highlighted research and teaching dedicated to promoting equity, diversity, inclusion, and access.  

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Comedy band Lewberger to perform at Braden Auditorium

Three-man comedy band Lewberger is coming to Illinois State on September 9.



Three students sit behind a table set up outside with two sewing machines. Two other students stand on the other side of the table, facing those sitting down.

A Day in the Life: Illinois State students engage to care for the environment

Sustainability is a commitment exemplified at ISU through initiatives students undertake with staff to make campus increasingly eco-friendly. The University is elevated as students gain leadership skills through civic engagement.

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Metcalf Elementary students learn about civic engagement

Metcalf Elementary students from Kim Carthans’ third grade class had the opportunity to learn about civic engagement while making cards for Carle BroMenn Medical Center.

Shariq Zaman in the laboratory where he spent the summer on a research project examining the parastic disease Leishmania.

Grant helps Redbird scholar students devote summer to research

Meet some of the Illinois State University undergraduate students who conducted research this summer through the Undergraduate Research Support Grant (URSG) program from the Office of Student Research.

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Making a difference through service, McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship recipient is a community role model

Alex Stuepfert’s jampacked high school schedule helped him develop time-management skills that he expects to utilize as an incoming freshman.
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McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship recipient Ayaan Baloch finds inspiration right at home

Ayaan Baloch doesn’t sit and wait for opportunity to knock on his door. He has made his path by being proactive. That strategy has earned him a full scholarship.
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McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship recipient Asher Nelson eager to build future

Asher Nelson is in the final countdown to launching his college journey at Illinois State this fall.
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Entrepreneur Abe Lopez-Bowen ’12 joins ‘Redbird Buzz’

Entrepreneur Abe Lopez-Bowen ’12 joins “Redbird Buzz” to discuss his human-focused, heart-forward approach to management and business.
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ISU Planetarium’s Willmitch: Webb Space Telescope ushers in ‘new era,’ begins ‘quest for the nature of the universe’

Illinois State University Planetarium Director Thomas Willmitch has been blown away by NASA’s recently released first images from the James Webb Space Telescope.