Ariana DeBose headshot

Latino Cultural Dinner

Dinner to feature Tony-nominated actress Ariana DeBose, November 8

Horticulture students with Professor Kopsell

Planting seeds of civic engagement: Horticulture students gain valuable skills through service learning

Dr. David Kopsell knows his horticulture students learn best when they engage with the class content and get their hands dirty.

Dr. Gina Hunter

Edible Insects: New book looks to history, potential of insects as food

Dr. Gina Hunter’s new book, Edible Insects, delves into the historical role of insects as human food.

Illinois State University held a celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Multicultural Center.

ISU community celebrates the opening of the Multicultural Center

In a moving ceremony, the Illinois State campus community celebrated on October 15 the new Multicultural Center, a recently renovated space dedicated to providing support for students and strengthening the University’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Portrait of Aly Hearn and David Kukla in the science lab.

Sustainability in the stockroom: Chemistry Department implements eco-friendly practices

Illinois State’s Department of Chemistry has implemented several eco-friendly practices in its facilities.

Jenna McGill of Yorkville, an exercise science major finishing her undergraduate degree, attended the Redbird Stage Crossing with her parents.

Winter commencement: Degree-conferral ceremonies and Redbird Stage Crossing

Winter 2021 commencement will be celebrated with degree-conferral ceremonies and the beloved Redbird Stage Crossing for graduates.

headshot of Social psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt

MacArthur Grant recipient and Biased author Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt to speak, November 18

Social psychologist Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt will present her talk, “Biased,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, in the Prairie Rooms of the Bone Student Center on the Illinois State University campus.



Student reading a heart shaped message on a wall

Birds Give Back breaks single-day giving records for third consecutive year

Records were broken for the third consecutive year during Birds Give Back, a day where Redbirds come together to celebrate Illinois State.

Thomas McClure, director of legal studies and professor in the Department of Politics and Government, created Illinois State's new Expungement Clinic. Kelly Larkin (left), a senior legal studies major and psychology minor, and Haley Schnapp, a criminal justice sciences major and legal studies minor, reviewed cases for the clinic last academic year.

ISU Expungement Clinic is giving people with criminal records a second chance

Last academic year, Kelly Larkin received a crash course in the moral complexities of being a lawyer through Illinois State University’s new Expungement Clinic.

Dr. Jeremy Driskell holds object in lab

Detecting the means to the end: Chemistry professor’s research advances conversation in analytical science

Chemistry Professor Dr. Jeremy Driskell’s research has landed major grants and been a part of some significant work that has had an immediate positive effect on public health.

A new two-story addition to the Nursing Simulation Lab is planned built next to the current lab, expanding the shared space by 20,000 square feet.

Campus construction: What’s new and on the way?

Here is an update on four major construction projects on Illinois State’s campus from David Gill, the University’s director of Facilities, Planning, Design, and Construction.
headshot of Ashley Hicks, advisor of Beta Gamma Sigma and assistant to the Dean for Student Services - College of Business

Dr. Ashley Hicks is fulfilling her mission to increase diversity in the College of Business

Dr. Ashley Hicks, Ph.D. ’20, has been on a mission to make the College of Business’ student body more diverse, and her plan is working well so far.
Redbird Esports and Converse University on stage at Redbird Arena

Illinois State welcomes top collegiate League of Legends teams to Redbird Arena

Illinois State University welcomed some of the top collegiate League of Legends talent to Redbird Arena for the Sixty Six Games Expo.
Dr. Alejandro Enriquez stands next to a monitor as he presents his notes projected on a screen beside him.

Conversando Entre Nosotros: Discussion highlights methods for ensuring student success

Three Illinois State professors led a public discussion on the affirmation of the bilingual skills and cultural identities of first-year students.
Portrait of Alex Hafner next to his research in a lab.

Undergraduate student furthers pennycress research during summer internship experience

This summer Alex Hafner continued his participation in the Integrated Pennycress Research Enabling Farm & Energy Resilience (IPREFER) Project.