Founders Day celebrates Illinois State University’s heritage and traditions, and honors the accomplishments of faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Thursday’s Founders Day celebration will bring many Illinois State alumni back to campus for the Bell Ringing Ceremony, Alumni Awards Dinner, and other events. (For a full calendar of events and to learn about Honorary Degree Recipient David L. Brown, check out the Founders Day page.)

The STATEside crew thinks it’s also the perfect time to test your Illinois State IQ, specifically which famous figures are the namesakes for campus buildings and other landmarks.

So take our quiz below! Our top scorers by midnight Friday, February 21, 2014, will be entered into a drawing to win some new Redbird gear!

UPDATE: Congrats to Zach Hilligoss, one of 67 participants who scored 100 percent on the quiz! Thanks to everyone who participated!

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One thought on “Founders Day quiz: Test your Illinois State IQ

  1. Lyn Landon says:

    The quiz was great fun! Thanks! Go ISU!