About 100 people gathered for the rededication of the Bone Student Center.

Transforming the Bone

Illinois State celebrates completion of Bone Student Center revitalization project

Dr. Rebekka Darner

Darner named 2020-2021 Chizmar and Ostrosky Award winner

Dr. Rebekka Darner recently received the University’s highest honor in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

Illinois State University campus from above

Board of Trustees action items, May 7, 2021

The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University approved a number of resolutions at its quarterly meeting on May 7, 2021. Full text of those resolutions can be found on the Board of Trustees website.

Multicultural Center

Multicultural Center opening bolsters campus community, student belonging

A campus Multicultural Center will open this summer, providing a supportive environment for students while furthering the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Located at 301 South Main Street, the center was initiated by President Larry Dietz in 2019 and is led by Dr. Christa Platt. “I envision this center having a long-standing

Inside view of the Ewing Theatre

Illinois Shakespeare Festival announces updated 2021 performance calendar

Illinois Shakespeare Festival ticket sales open to the general public on Monday, May 10, 2021, at noon. Individual tickets are $25 per person, with $15 tickets available for preview performances.

vaccination clinic shot

Redbirds together: ISU helps vaccinate campus community against COVID-19

Illinois State University has been working to vaccinate the Redbird community against COVID-19 by hosting on-campus clinics.


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.



Artist Dr. Lorenzo Pace laughing in front of his work Triumph of the Human Spirit

Pause for Applause

Please join us in applauding these Illinois State University alumni.

Diagram illustration shwoing children and instructors using a catapult to propel a marshmallow

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.

Khyati Verma and Dr. Brea Banks

Graduate student examines implicit bias and colorblind racial attitudes

As the movement for social justice and racial equity reached a critical point following the death of George Floyd last May, Khyati Verma, M.S. ’20, completed her master’s thesis on the impact of colorblind racial attitudes and implicit bias.

The Atrium features a presentation room with an impressive view of the Quad.

(Video) Bone Student Center tour

Take a minitour of Admissions at The Atrium inside the Bone Student Center.
Enrique Rocha

Where are they now? Catching up with our Class of 2016 ‘Newest Redbirds’

Catch up with our Class of 2016 “Newest Redbirds.”
Jeff Mavros on stage in front of a slide presentation

(Video) The State Show: Orientation Services

New student orientations introduce Redbirds to life on campus and help them find a home at Illinois State. And, contrary to our new laugh track, they are pretty serious.
Taylor Denby using Hire-A-Redbird to find jobs

Graduating Redbird reflects on career journey

From the anticipation of being accepted at the institution to coordinating her transition to the workplace, Taylor Denby ‘21 joins the multitude of Redbirds who reflect upon their academic journey.
The Vidette Building on Illinois State University's campus.

Vidette looks to future of journalism with learning lab revamp

The Vidette will begin the fall 2021 semester headed in a new direction after a reorganization that will better prepare students for the journalism of the future.