Scheduled each February to mark the University’s establishment in 1857, Founders Day brings the campus together for reflection and celebration. This year’s events included a bell-ringing ceremony in the Bone Student Center Brown Ballroom, as well as on the Quad at the Old Main bell. Faculty and staff were recognized for years of service at a reception. Awards for stellar performance and alumni accomplishments were presented at the annual convocation, which featured Illinois Governor Pat Quinn as guest speaker. James Koch ’64, received an honorary degree, and Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus John Freed signed the book he authored on Illinois State’s history (see page 29).