Joseph Berg

In their words: Joseph Berg reflects on graduating during the pandemic

Joseph Berg is not a traditional college student, but that did not discourage him from making the most of his experience at Illinois State. After a few years of feeling unfulfilled in the...
Drew Taphorn, his wife, Erika, and their children are ready to celebrate his upcoming graduation from the College of Business. (Photo by Sarah Harvey)

In their words: Drew Taphorn perseveres as a husband, father, and soon-to-be college graduate

Drew Taphorn, an undergraduate business information systems major, spoke about his journey to graduation at Illinois State.
Mahogany West stands in front of a lake

In their words: Mahogany West reflects on student teaching during the pandemic

Mahogany West started her first day of teaching in an empty classroom.
Gerard Matthew Cunanan

In their words: Gerard Matthew Cunanan faces unexpected ending to his time at Illinois State

December graduate Gerard Matthew Cunanan reflects on his time at Illinois State University.
Hillary Campos in graduation regalia

In their words: Hillary Campos reflects on graduating during the pandemic

This is the first story in a series in which students set to graduate in December reflect on how their final semester at Illinois State University has been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19)...
Antoin' Rutledge

In their words: Antoin’ Rutledge reflects on graduating during the coronavirus pandemic

As a final year MBA student here at Illinois State, this last semester has been one full of surprises and changes.
Mark Murdoch (left) at the County Line Orchard in Indiana

In their words: Mark Murdoch reflects on graduating during the coronavirus pandemic

This is the third story in a four-part series in which students set to graduate in May reflect on how their final semester at Illinois State University has been impacted by the coronavirus...
Maria Villalobos on the Quad

In their words: Maria Villalobos reflects on graduating during the coronavirus pandemic

As a second-year graduate student at Illinois State University, I can confidently say that the end of our college career has been nothing like what we were expecting it to be.
Student on Quad posing in graduation regalia

In their words: Maggie McReynolds reflects on graduating during the coronavirus pandemic

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, was a difficult day for all Redbirds. Particularly, the graduating seniors. March 17 is the day that the University announced that classes would officially move from...
Coronavirus disease and flu outbreak or coronaviruses influenza background as dangerous viral strain case as a pandemic medical health risk concept with dangerous cells as a 3D render

12MonthsIn6words project looks to capture essence of pandemic for history

A new community project seeks to commemorate the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 invading McLean County. The #12MonthsIn6Words effort looks to record reflections from the community on the past...
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