Quad, fall 2021

Coronavirus Update

Information about testing locations, vaccinations during break, and monitoring of the Omicron variant.

Brett Werner-Powell and Emily McMahon at the Research Symposium

2022 University Research Symposium registration open

All students who are enrolled at Illinois State University in the spring and engaged in scholarly activity under the direction of a faculty mentor are eligible to register.


10 things every new Illinois State grad should know

Illinois State’s Alumni Association wants to leave you with some quick tips on how to fully take advantage of your new status as a Redbird alum.

graduate on stage with diploma

Winter 2021 Commencement

Illinois State University will award approximately 956 baccalaureate degrees and 240 graduate degrees at the Winter 2021 Commencement, December 9-11.

Vases, ornaments, glasses - examples of artwork sold at the Holiday Glass Sale

Wonsook Kim School of Art annual holiday art sales

The Wonsook Kim School of Art annual holiday art sales features the Ceramics Sale December 3, the Holiday Glass Sale December 4, and the 37th annual Printmakers Exhibition and Sale that runs through January 21, 2022.

logo of the multimedia platform Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora

#ObsidianVoices celebrates artistic excellence in the African diaspora, December 3 and 10

Drawing attendance from four continents, #ObsidianVoices provides a space to gather online in celebration of Black literature and arts.

Music for the Holidays concerts, December 4 and 5

Illinois State University’s annual Music for the Holidays is celebrating its 30th anniversary year with concerts on Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5 in the University’s Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall.



Vidette Building

Then and Now: Vidette

Illinois State’s student newspaper has been housed in multiple locations since its start in 1888.

A student poses in a commercial kitchen with packaged food

ISU Food Recovery Network receives national recognition

Redbirds in ISU’s Food Recovery Network were recognized by the national organization as “Top Food Recover-er” for 2020, logging more food recoveries than 99 percent of the FRN chapters in the country.

Innovation Hub Graphic

ISU’s new Innovation Hub looks to spark entrepreneurship, economic growth in McLean County

Momentum is building again for Illinois State’s Innovation Hub.

Dr. Tony Marinello stands next to a student. The student is wearing a VR headset and both of them are holding up a conducting baton.

ISU’s new Innovation Hub looks to spark entrepreneurship, economic growth in McLean County

While Dr. Roy Magnuson’s work on the “musical sandbox” proved to be a success, just one year later, the development of a virtual reality conducting tool began.
ICC Consulting Team Recycling Project

Civic Engagement Grants open for in-course, RSO projects

Civic Engagement Grant Awards, co-sponsored by Senior Professionals and the State Farm Foundation, are available.
Dr. Jennifer J. Parker speaking

Dr. Jennifer J. Parker ’04 takes road less traveled to success

Dr. Jennifer J. Parker ’04 has a message for Redbirds: It’s OK to take a nontraditional path to success.
John Awaitey

Student Success Spotlight: John Awaitey

Department of Technology graduate student John Awaitey shared some great news with Career Services: He landed a full-time job with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).
November 2021 GradBird Scholar Kyle Brauman

Video: GradBird Scholar Kyle Brauman

Meet November 2021 GradBird Scholar Kyle Brauman.