DeGarmo Hall

Honoring excellence

Prolific researcher and engaged professor Dr. Jeffrey Kahn named Distinguished Professor 

Fell Hall

Dr. J. Scott Jordan, Dr. Stephen Hunt named University Professors

The Office of the Provost announced Dr. J. Scott Jordan and Dr. Stephen Hunt have been named University Professors for Illinois State University.

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Rejuvenate with Personal Well-Being Days Events March 9-10

On March 9 and 10, students will have two days with no classes, no assignments, and an opportunity to focus on their own well-being.

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March 1-5 is Open Education Week

This annual event celebrates the efforts of educators and other stakeholders who are making and sharing quality course materials that are free for students. Milner librarians are available to help faculty who want to incorporate open educational resources and more affordable course materials in their classes.

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Native American Film Series continues with Gather

The Native American Film Series for spring 2021 will include discussion forums focusing on historic, contemporary, and unheeded issues facing Indigenous peoples.

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CRCC Spring Institute: Registration open for event featuring Dr. Tyrone Howard

Education scholars and practitioners will lead Illinois State University’s CRCC Spring Institute. Registration is now open.

Weekly update, February 25, 2021 

This message includes updated information about Phase 1B Part II of Phase 1B eligibility, vaccine distribution and FAQs, sign-up for on-campus vaccination clinics, and COVID-19 testing availability.    



Pelletier and Chicago office window.

Prescribed intervention

Mark Pelletier anticipated a rewarding career helping others in health care when he left Mennonite College of Nursing as one of few male graduates in 1981.

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Campus hero: Dr. Shamaine Bertrand

Dr. Shamaine Bertrand, an assistant professor of Elementary Education, is the campus hero for the spring issue of Redbird Impact magazine.

Two Agriculture professors standing in a corn field

Input harvest: Agriculture professors reap feedback on students’ motivations to reach new generation

It wasn’t long into her teaching tenure at Illinois State University that Dr. Iuliia Tetteh, an assistant professor in the Department of Agriculture, noticed that learning tactics she found interesting and exciting as a student didn’t catch the attention of the young people she was teaching.

Torrence Gardner

Chicago recognizes Juneteenth thanks to the efforts of Illinois State alum Torrence Gardner

The citywide acknowledgment of Juneteenth was the result of a yearlong effort led by activists and Illinois State alum Torrence Gardner ’13.
To Those Who Fell in Love at ISU bench

How are college students navigating romantic relationships during the pandemic?

Two Illinois State professors share their thoughts about how college students have been adapting to dating during the pandemic and what it might mean for the future of dating.
Design, Environmental Graphics (Bronze): “The Vault”—Illinois State University Esports Gaming Space designed by Evan Walles for the Redbird Esports program.

UMC wins 4 golds and 9 awards overall at 2021 CASE competition

Illinois State University Marketing and Communications (UMC) received nine awards, including four golds, in the 2021 Pride of CASE V competition for work created for partners across campus.
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(Video) The State Show: Housing and Dining

Tune into The State Show to learn how Illinois State University becomes our students’ home away from home.
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World-renowned Holocaust historian explains how ordinary people can commit such atrocities

Christopher Browning delivered a Zoom lecture February 11 in an event sponsored by the Illinois State University’s Department of Criminal Justice Sciences and Illinois Holocaust Museum.