Back[story] of the Bird
Join Reggie Redbird and University Archivist April Anderson as they discuss the evolution of Illinois State University’s mascot as part of the Homecoming 2015 festivities at 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 23, on the Milner Library Plaza.
Reggie and Anderson will be on stage for a television-talk-show-style review of ISU’s mascot. From the earliest days as the Fighting Pedagogs, to the switch to Cardinals and then Redbirds, Anderson and Reggie’s discussion of his past is sure to entertain and educate. With Reggie’s naming in 1981, the story just gets more exciting.
There will also be an exhibit featuring the history of Reggie Redbird on display throughout October in Milner Library, with historic photos, artifacts, and vintage Reggie plumage. So be sure to join Milner Library for the real back story of the bird, as you get ready to back the birds for the game on Saturday!