New RSO, Brown Boots, at Festival ISU

A sense of belonging

New RSOs focus on inclusion, empowerment, and community

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Police continue investigation for missing student Jelani Day

The University continues efforts to raise awareness in the disappearance of Jelani Day. Please continue to provide information to Bloomington Police at (309) 820-8888.

Hannah Rademaker

Problems solved: Students become creative consultants

The challenge for every student is applying knowledge learned through lectures and gleaned from textbooks to the working world each will enter upon graduation.

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What mutant flies can teach us about autoimmune disorders

Dr. Nate Mortimer lead study authors of a new study that looks to fruit flies as an important piece of the autoimmune disease puzzle.

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Redbird Esports Overwatch off to hot start in year two

Since July, Redbird Esports has been on a tear, winning major tournaments against not just the top collegiate teams, but some of the best talent on the continent.

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TRIBE: Vigil for victims and survivors of Indigenous residential schools, September 30

Honoring Life: Vigil for Residential and Boarding School Victims and Survivors will be an evening of healing, solidarity, and community building.

Dr. Tina Williams

Help wanted: Dr. Tina Williams’ research seeks to change perception of underemployment

Dr. Tina Williams, interim chair and associate professor of the Department of Management and Quantitative Methods, specializes in studying this phenomenon, referred to as underemployment.



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A high note: Opera is alumna’s unique teaching tool

Oh the drama. A roomful of second graders are writing their own opera and are stuck on a script about alien cows. What do you do?

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Wellness plan: Researching how to keep kids healthy

An ISU research team has been helping Bloomington School District 87 develop a wellness plan to get students moving more, eating better, and focusing on their mental health.

Dr. David Lane

Behind the needle: Professor explores the world of tattoo artists

Dr. David Lane’s new book, The Other End of the Needle: Continuity and Change among Tattoo Workers, focuses on how tattoo artists sustain their world.

Redbird Life

Students share how Redbird Life improves their ISU experiences

Redbird Life is an online platform for Illinois State University students to explore opportunities on campus through registered student organizations and events.
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Vidette alum shares experience covering September 11 attacks

Normally, Megan Hopper ’02, M.S. ’06, would have turned on the news to get an idea of what was going on in the world before heading to a shift at The Vidette.
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Celebrating National Recovery Month

Recovery for Redbirds celebrates recovery not just this month, but every day.
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Illinois State University receives national award for civic engagement

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) has recognized Illinois State University with the organization’s 2021 Excellence and Innovation Award for Civic Learning and…
Isaac Soares '21

Former Reggie Redbird takes his talents to the big leagues

A Kansas City Royals home game is a busy day for Isaac Soares ‘21.