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Learning, teaching, leading, and serving in the midst of a pandemic.

Volume 21 • Number 1 • Summer 2020

The Emergency Operations Center

Crisis response: How the campus community managed COVID-19

Collaboration is one of Illinois State’s core values. Never before has it been more apparent or vital than with the planning required to continue the University’s learning and teaching in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic….

Tristen Sharp ‘20

Setback to comeback: Message of perseverance defines Class of 2020

It would have been poetic for Tristen Sharp to go from not knowing if she’d ever be able to put one foot in front of the other again to walking across the stage at Redbird Arena….

Angel Pulido in mask and nurse scrubs

On the virus front lines: Alums caring for most vulnerable

For months, the nation has been bombarded with details of how the coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought heartache to families as loved ones perished….

A dog wears a black and red Illinois State Redbirds bandana around his neck.

Rallying Redbirds: Explore options to display your campus pride

While we’re always proud to be a Redbird, Friday is the one day each week we make sure to show off our loyalty to the world….

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