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This year Redbirds can give their time and treasures to make a #RedbirdImpact to help their communities and Illinois State University.


Alumni are invited to the Alumni Association annual meeting to elect board members and vote to amend the Association’s constitution.

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Nominate an outstanding Redbird with the new and improved online nomination form. The deadline to nominate is May 31.

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A television production crew with experience working on Emmy award-winning reality shows was on campus for a weeklong shoot with 10 Illinois State University students who shared their experiences as Redbirds for a 30-minute episode of The College Tour, scheduled to stream on Amazon Prime Video this fall.

Illinois State anthropology students Brian Keeling and Molly McManus dig through the thick soil at the Noble-Wieting site.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology lost one of its most talented and influential members in 2021 with Professor Edward B. Jelks’ passing on the evening of December 22. In his fifteen years as a Professor of Anthropology at Illinois State University, Jelks made enormous contributions to the University and to many of the graduates of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, which Jelks started in 1968.

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Many years in the making, Illinois State University held the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Indoor Practice Facility.

The Redbird women's golf team wins the 2022 Missouri Valley Conference title, stand with the trophy.

It was a close battle down the stretch, but the Illinois State women’s golf team picked up the program’s first MVC Championship since the 2013 season with a one-stroke win over the field at the 2022 MVC Championships.