Song for the soul: Veterans often endure pain beyond the physical.

Alum Brett Gillan’s talent helps heal their wounds buried deep within.

Read the full Fall 2020 issue

News reporter microphone illustration

When Sandra Torres ’06 was 13 and spoke no English, her family packed up their life in their native Colombia and immigrated to the Chicago area for new opportunities.

Pelletier and Chicago office window.

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.

Artist's representation of Brett Gillan in front of Nashville skyline.

Brett Gillan ’02, MBA ’08 talks about his experience at Illinois State and how it formed a unique path for his future.

Former provost Jan Murphy and provost Aondover Tarhule.

The academic component of the University experience is the most essential as it leads to graduation, yet it is rarely contemplated beyond the micro level.

President Larry Dietz

Redbirds Rising: The Campaign for Illinois State succeeded in elevating the University, transforming support for its already lofty educational standards into life-changing opportunities.