Volume 13 • Number 4 • Spring 2013
As Al Bowman prepares to depart from the Illinois State presidency, he too has a significant footnote that will forever serve as an indicator of his decade at the University’s helm: There is universal lament for his departure.
As Illinois State’s Alumni Association marks 150 years, few memories resonate quite like Avanti’s. The Italian restaurant’s 42-year history is deeply intertwined with Illinois State University.
Welcome to the wild comic world of television and Silver Screen actor Craig Phillip Robinson—the ISU music major who discovered his natural gift for comedy.
At the center of the state’s vibrant wind energy industry is Illinois State, whose students, researchers and alumni are shaping wind developments and related public policy issues around the country.
Graduation day came early for senior Kyle Waznis, who completed his degree this spring but participated in December’s commencement ceremony to ensure his father could witness the milestone.
Professor Emerita of Art Naomi Towner has faced many difficulties since her days teaching the fiber arts, but she has come out smiling.
Mail to the Illinois State magazine editor for May 2013: SMOKING RULES To the Editor, Back to the future? When I attended Illinois State, smoking was not allowed anywhere on campus, a holdover from Jesse Fell’s rules. But this did not stop dedicated smokers from going across the street to the old Pilgrim during class breaks. Everyone
Former Illinois State distance runner Aisha Praught has signed a professional contract with Nike while pursuing a post-collegiate career running for the Oregon Track Club Elite in Eugene, Oregon.
The Athletics program lost its most devoted volunteer and fundraiser earlier this year.
You can follow along online as construction continues on the Hancock Stadium renovation project.
For the first time in program history, Illinois State will host the 2013 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Championship, May 21-25, at Duffy Bass Field.
Six Illinois State University alums will receive awards for outstanding accomplishments at the Alumni Association Awards Recognition Dinner Thursday, February 21.
It has been four decades since the Bone Student Center/Braden Auditorium (BSC/BA) doors opened. The milestone will be marked on campus this year with activities for former student employees.
The annual Founders Day activities had special meaning for alumni this year, as the February event marked the start of a yearlong celebration of the Alumni Association’s 150th anniversary. Two alums recognized at the convocation as honorary degree recipients were actor Sean Hayes, above, and educator J. Michael Adams ’69, as well as other award winners.
As part of the Alumni Association’s sesquicentennial celebration, University Archivist April Anderson has created opportunities to learn more about the association’s rich history.
Alumni are invited to attend the Alumni Association annual meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 29, in the Alumni Center.
The Siemens Corporation energy engineer was part of the team making vast sustainability improvements to the campus of Heartland Community College, including the addition of a wind turbine.
Not many Illinois State alumni become professional drag racers. And not a lot of drag racers are college grads. T.J. Zizzo, a 1997 alum, is a rare breed.
The popular Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating program was launched with the help of nutrition and dietetics graduate Kathleen Corcoran Tuntland.
An internship with the Indiana Pacers resulted in a career for small business management alum Vance Catlin, a 2002 grad.
Steve R. Smith captured the national spotlight when chosen in 2012 as one of only six individuals in the country to be named a top U.S. association CEO.
Yvette Fish was a junior transfer student driving down North Street with a friend who pulled over and called to Rich Evans. Rich got in the car with Yvette and the rest, as they say, is history.
Decades later, after each had lost their partner to cancer, they married to create a blended family with deep Redbird roots.
Andy Manno and Aaron Von Qualen know what it means to pursue their dreams as Illinois State students. Will you join with the students of Illinois State and take action to STATE Your Passion today?