Keep an eye on the mailbox, as the February issue of the alumni magazine will be arriving soon. In this issue of Illinois State you will find the following features:

  • Milner Library is home to priceless treasures. Take a look behind the locked doors of the Special Collections and Rare Book Room to see what precious relics exist.
  • Life changed forever for Leo Sherman ’77, M.A.’82, when he was shipwrecked in the Indian Ocean. With his two mates swept away, Sherman hung on alone for two days until rescued by an international freighter.
  • Ever wonder when chewing Wrigley’s gum where the flavor comes from? Dori Byard ’96 knows. As the global sourcing manager for the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, she finds the colors, menthol, and flavors for popular gum and candy.
  • Each February the campus community pauses to reflect on Illinois State’s rich legacy. Founders Day celebrations are a tradition that honor those who established the University and those who continue the mission of teaching, research, and public service.