Michael Carbonaro

The Carbonaro Effect

Michael Carbonaro to perform Lies on Stage during Family Weekend

four people riding in a yellow convertible

Grehan ’20 captures sister Leah Marlene’s journey to American Idol finale

Long before American Idol top-three finalist and Normal native Leah Marlene captivated a nationwide audience, her older brother, Shea Grehan ’20, had a clear picture of Marlene’s incredible potential.

A Canada goose nesting in a planter on Illinois State University's campus

Redbird Scholar explains why Canada geese have found a home at ISU

Dr. Pirmin Nietlisbach, an assistant professor in the School of Biological Sciences, explains how the once nearly extinct geese have become a common presence in populated areas like Illinois State’s campus.

Kwame Patterson

Making students’ voices heard: EAF Ph.D. candidate helps lead Multicultural Center

Kwame Patterson has yet to have a “slow day” after two years at Illinois State. He was hired as a coordinator for Diversity Advocacy on January 6, 2020. Two days later, the University greenlit the creation of its Multicultural Center.

Jill Hutchison and Linda Herman on a red podcast-themed background

Redbird Buzz podcast celebrates Title IX with Jill Hutchison and Linda Herman

Women’s athletics pioneers Linda Herman and Jill Hutchison sit down with Redbird Buzz to reflect on the impact of Title IX.

2021 youth camp participants pose on the Ewing stage following their final performance for family and friends

Registration now open for Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s 2022 summer camps and classes

The Festival has a wide variety of options, including four camps for youth and two online classes for adults.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Aondover Tarhule

What’s next? Dr. Aondover Tarhule answers key questions about Illinois State’s new College of Engineering

Dr. Aondover Tarhule, vice president for Academic Affairs and provost, spoke about his vision for the College of Engineering and what Redbirds can expect to see next.

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Redbird pitcher Trey Krause posing like he is about to throw a ball

Redbird pitcher Trey Krause focused on the mound while fighting cancer

Facing the World Series of his own life challenges, Illinois State pitcher Trey Krause needed to dream. With some of his most basic life functions suddenly taken from him, he envisioned one day gripping the ball again and letting go of a sweeping curveball coming out of his left hand.

four individuals at voting machines

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 Community Engagement.

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.

Two students playing a board game.

Choose your own adventure: Students demonstrate creations at Games Showcase

A chorus of 8-bit arcade music, rolling dice, shuffling cards—and laughter—reverberated throughout the first-ever Games Showcase, hosted by Illinois State’s Creative Technologies (CTK) program.
A Canada goose nesting in a planter on Illinois State University's campus

Redbird Scholar explains why Canada geese have found a home at ISU

Dr. Pirmin Nietlisbach, an assistant professor in the School of Biological Sciences, explains how geese that were once nearly extinct have become a common presence in populated areas like campus.
Samiat Solebo on ISU's Quad in graduation cap and gown

Graduating Redbirds: Campus involvement leads to a passion for justice

Graduating Redbird Samiat Solebo is gearing up to use her education and experiences at Illinois State as a launching pad to fight injustice.
Dr. Byron Craig

New podcast explores EDI

A new podcast, Tapis Talk, seeks to explore issues surrounding equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) at Illinois State.
Matt Sears in graduation regalia in a hallway

Graduating Redbirds: Matt Sears is leaving ISU with 2 degrees and a wealth of memories

Two bachelor’s degrees in six years have left Matt Sears ’20 well educated, well experienced, and full of memories.