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Illinois State set to deliver soon

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.

  • The transformation that has taken place within Campus Dining Services will surprise even recent graduates. Expansive and improved dishes are served in an atmosphere that resembles a restaurant. Significant upgrades have resulted in a more environmentally friendly operation that now more than ever is a plus in recruiting students.
  • The adage that a picture is worth a thousand words has been proven by alumnus Eric Rohmann ’80, M.S. ’85. The illustrations in his children’s picture books are so mesmerizing that he captivates young and old readers alike. Rohmann’s extraordinary talent has earned him the highest national honor awarded for children’s literature.
  • Jay Blunk ’86 left his Chicago Cubs vice president position to work at rebuilding a hockey team Windy City fans had nearly forgotten. That goal was accomplished as the Blackhawks captured the Stanley Cup with a 2010 season considered “the most remarkable turnaround in the history of sports in the U.S.”
  • As a boy in his family’s circus, it was clear Christian Stoinev was born to perform. He acquired international fame before joining ISU’s Gamma Phi Circus. Now a sophomore, Stoinev wows audiences with his ability to complete complicated contortions with one hand, all while balancing his pet dog, Scooby.