Eric Bieritz, the current editor of The Daily Vidette, has asked us to pass along the following request:

“The Daily Vidette, Illinois State University’s student newspaper, invites Illinois State alumni to send entries of 550 words or less describing an experience or event during their time at ISU that was important or memorable. All entries will be considered and those chosen will appear in the Viewpoint section of the Vidette. Entries can deal with any aspect of a graduate’s time in Bloomington-Normal, either academic, social, professional or otherwise. Entries should include the writer’s name, graduating class year and a daytime phone number for confirmation. Entries can be sent via E-mail to Please visit the Illinois State Phonebook or call (309) 438-2111 for contact information (as text – no attachments) or mailed to:

Erick Bieritz, Editor in Chief
The Daily Vidette
Corner of University and Locust
Campus Box 0890
Normal, IL, 61790-0890″

You can read the memories selected and keep up with The Daily Vidette online. You can even have each issue E-mailed to you if you register.

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