cover of issue of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora

Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora has been approved for a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  

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Illinois State faculty and staff working with equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racist (EDI-A) efforts on campus are invited to the EDI Leaders Circle Symposium. Register by February 1.

Senior Shaniece Cole, right, and sophomore Nikki Zavondy, left, work to rake and bag leaves from the playgrounds at Hope House.

Get an inside look at Illinois State University’s 2022 Alternative Winter Break trip to Memphis, Tennessee.

Six students standing in a line singing into shared microphones in front of them.

It’s a Thursday night in December, and members of the Interdenominational Youth Choir (IYC) are huddled together in the Circus Room of the Bone Student Center. After a quick prayer and a scripture reading, the choir begins to sing in worship.

Holly Filsinger

Second-year graduate student Holly Filsinger’s virtual lecture series, “Experiencing Images: How the Visual Shapes Our World,” has given her a unique opportunity to share her natural curiosity and passion for research with the Redbird community.