Miles Spann talks to advisor

Video: 3 students find their future at ISU’s Career Center

Elise Jensen, Dan Liedke, and Miles Spann are three Redbirds who all achieved early career success thanks directly to the Career Center. Watch this video to see how they did it.
Nichole and Michael Stratton

8 tips to plan your perfect Illinois State wedding

Whether you are planning a grand, wedding-of-the-year or an intimate, elegant affair, what could be better than including Illinois State in your celebration?
Mortarboards in a crowd

14 ways to rock your mortarboard at commencement

With so many grads, there will inevitably be a few students who put a little message on top of their mortarboard (the square, ceremonial cap worn by grads).
Thomas Kawalek juggles

Video: What it’s like to be part of Gamma Phi Circus

Math major Thomas Kawalek is one of Gamma Phi's student leaders this year. He’s proud to live up to Gamma Phi's values: Commitment, Integrity, Respect, Courage, Unity, and Service, or CIRCUS.
Connor Joyce talks

What does Illinois State’s student trustee really do?

The Board of Trustees affects the daily lives of students in many ways. And right in thick of those decisions is the student trustee, one of the top student leadership positions on campus.
Class of 2031 Redbirds

Alum’s first-graders are now ‘Class of 2031 Redbirds’

They call themselves the Class of 2031 Redbirds. Katie Hanrahan ’14 and her 20 first-graders at Galapagos Charter School in Rockford spend every school day in a classroom decked out in Redbird...
Laurenn York helps a student

Career Choice class helps students find their passion

Career Choice (IDS 106) is a for-credit class for students who are undecided or unsure of their career path. It’s one of many services offered to undecided students to help explore their options.
Ronald and Nancy Reagan in the Homecoming parade

Photos: Illinois State Homecoming parade, then and now

Beyond commencement, the Homecoming parade is Illinois State’s longest standing tradition. Each fall, thousands of Redbirds return to Normal to reconnect with campus and friends.
Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg

When Rolling Stone covered David Foster Wallace in the classroom

David Lipsky sat in Stevenson Hall, rapidly scribbling notes. Even though Lipsky had just published a novel, there he was amongst Advanced Creative Writing: Prose students, most of whom were eight...
Jenny and Lynn look at SimBaby

Video: Mennonite College of Nursing’s new SimBaby has 200+ parents

The $50,000 high-tech patient simulator helps Mennonite College of Nursing students learn how to care for a sick infant in a safe environment while supervised by their faculty mentors.