Dave Colee portrait on the Redbird basketball court

Man behind the mic

Alum builds legacy with Redbird Athletics

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Dual alum and staff member Mboka Mwilambwe leads as Bloomington’s first Black mayor

Assistant director at ISU’s Office of Equal Access and Opportunity aims to bring people together during his mayoral term.

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Obsidian awarded Amazon Literary Partnership Grant

Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora is the recipient of a grant awarded by the Amazon Literary Partnership Literary Magazine Fund and the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses.

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Spring study abroad applications now open

The Study Abroad team is thrilled to announce applications for participation in study abroad programming for the spring 2022 semester are now open!

Torrence Gardner

Chicago recognizes Juneteenth thanks to the efforts of Illinois State alum Torrence Gardner

Chicago made history this past fall when the city government officially recognized Juneteenth as a day of observance. The citywide acknowledgment was the result of a yearlong effort led by activists and Illinois State alum Torrence Gardner ’13.

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Inevitability and intersectionality

Rachel Sabella ’21 found inspiration through her Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor to re-examine one part of her family’s business: filing death certificates with the state.

President Larry H. Dietz

Raising up Redbirds

Throughout his presidency, Dr. Larry Dietz often described Illinois State as strong and stable.



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It’s time to talk

Change begins with a conversation. Let’s get started.

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Making STEM fun: Noyce scholars host online science workshops for children during the pandemic

Illinois State Noyce Scholars used fun activities to teach middle school-age children STEM lessons last summer as part of an online series organized by the Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology and the University of Illinois Extension Office.

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ISU Biologist Matthew Dugas explores early lives of poison dart frogs

Illinois State University Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Matthew Dugas and his students are studying the early lives of poison dart frogs to better understand which survive and thrive.

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Lessons learned at home earn community volunteer a McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship

Growing up in Zach Angles’ house, it was a family tradition to pitch in and help others. When he recently received a prestigious scholarship, it was happy news that caught him by surprise.
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LIVE career chats assist career seekers during the summer

Author and intellectual Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. placed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. within a nearly 400-year-old American tradition and pointed to his relevance in the present crisis.
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(Video) The State Show: Honors at Illinois State

The Honors Program at Illinois State isn’t what you think! It’s about academic freedom and opportunities, not rigor and acceleration.
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Share your #RedbirdsTogether vaccine story

Illinois State University wants to hear from our students, faculty, and staff about why it is important to get the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.
Mennonite College of Nursing students work.

Mennonite program will elevate nurses’ training

Mennonite College of Nursing is launching a bachelor’s in nursing (BSN) to doctor in nursing practice (DNP) program.