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Students donate to Starlight Children’s Foundation

Thanks to the generosity of Illinois State University’s Professional Sales Institute, young patients are able to enjoy video games during their stay at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. The students in Professor Jill Attaway’s Advanced Selling and Negotiation course donated $5,000 to the Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest, which was then used to purchase a Nintendo Wii for the pediatrics unit at OSF. The children have access to more than 30 games, and are enjoying them.

The 2009 Madrigal Dinners

The 2009 Madrigal Dinners at Illinois State University will begin on Wednesday, December 2, at the Alumni Center, 1101 N. Main St. in Normal. Tickets are $40 for the general public and $30 for students and senior citizens 60 years old and older, and can be purchased at (309) 438-2535 or at ticketmaster.com. Dinner performances begin at 6:30 p.m. and are scheduled on December 2–5 and December 10–12.

Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner and Evening with Soledad O’Brien

Tickets are now available for Illinois State University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner and Evening with Soledad O’Brien on Friday, January 22, 2010. The event begins at 5 p.m. and tickets are $15 for students and $35 for non-students. For ticket information phone (309) 438-8790 or visit www.UniversityEvents.ilstu.edu/mlk. Reservation deadline is January 12, 2010. O’Brien will speak on “Diversity: On TV, Behind the Scenes and In Our Lives.”

Illinois State University has received a $15,000 grant

Illinois State University has received a $15,000 grant to help curb underage drinking on campus. The grant will permit University Police to coordinate with University Housing Services for extra residence hall and campus alcohol enforcement patrols. As part of its partnership in the Bloomington Normal Community Campus Committee (BNCCC) whose mission is “to reduce high-risk drinking and its consequences among Bloomington and Normal students,” Illinois State received the grant from the Illinois Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Other Drug and Violence Prevention (IHEC) for the 2009–2010 Illinois University and College Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) program.

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