The May issue of the alumni magazine, Illinois State, is now making it’s way to mailboxes. You don’t need to wait to read it, however, as the issue is available online at

Alumni from the 1970s are particularly going to be interested in reading a Rites of Spring article. The feature gives the history of Illinois State’s daylong music festival from its inception to the moment it was canceled.

Did you attend Rites of Spring? What memories do you have of the event? Share your stories and any photos online. Go to the Rites of Spring Facebook page and see what others are saying about the rock festival that so many alumni still consider the highlight of their collegiate years.