Special Feature: Homecoming 2002 – Catch the Redbird Spirit!

It’s here! Homecoming week — an opportunity to take time out of your busy lives to come back and catch up with your alma mater and your Illinois State friends. We look forward to seeing you sometime this week, September 30 through October 5, 2002! There’s plenty to do to make the trip well worth

You Voted – It Now Has a Name!

Thanks to the 1,161 alumni who took a moment to place their vote for the new name of this E-newsletter: the ILLINOIS STATE E-LUMNI NEWS. Every one of the top ten name suggestions received a substantial number of votes (and even “Bird Droppings” and “Bob” received their share of votes!!), but E-LUMNI NEWS was a

Homecoming 2002: Reconnect with your Old College Friends

What were those dates again? (Check your calendar. . . . you wrote them down last time, right?) That’s right: OCTOBER 4-5, 2002. This year’s theme is “Catch the Redbird Spirit.” Check out the Homecoming web page at www.IllinoisState.edu/homecoming and keep checking back … the closer we get to October, the more and more detailed

The Vidette Wants Your Alumni Stories!

Eric Bieritz, the current editor of The Daily Vidette, has asked us to pass along the following request: “The Daily Vidette, Illinois State University’s student newspaper, invites Illinois State alumni to send entries of 550 words or less describing an experience or event during their time at ISU that was important or memorable. All entries

Downtown Normal Renovation

In another year or two, alumni returning to Normal and heading from campus down to Pub II or the Coffeehouse might be really surprised at what they find along the way! Currently, the Town of Normal is working with professional consultants, businesses, citizens, and University officials to plan and implement a major renovation of the

Budget Cuts at Illinois State

(Information provided by Illinois State University Media Relations) You let us know after the first E-newsletter that you’d like to hear news of what’s happening at Illinois State in general. Unfortunately, there’s no more significant story these days than the budget woes ISU is experiencing, as are most universities around the country. After several rounds

Our Naming Suggestion Sweatshirt Winner Is…

We promised that each alum who submitted a name would be entered in a drawing for a free Illinois State sweatshirt. And you were. With a little help from our student assistant Melinda, who cut all the names into slips and then, under staff supervision, drew one out, the winner is JENNY (ZAESKE) ANDERSON ’95,

Time for a Vote: The Top Ten Name Suggestions

When we asked for name suggestions for this E-newsletter, WOW! did you come through! We’re pleased that 360 alumni submitted a total of 568 names! We had a great time reading them. Here are a few that DIDN’T make the cut (but we appreciated them nonetheless!): “Illinois State Reggister” – Clever! “Another Dose of Normal”


On August 21, 2001 the Department of Special Education at Illinois State University received permission from the Illinois Board of Higher Education to establish the Special Education Assistive Technology Center on the Illinois State University campus. This Center has a training, research, and service mission and involves faculty and students from multiple academic departments and