Volume 16 • Number 4 • Spring 2016
Brian Hanc lives in a business world few can imagine.
The reading list looks deceptively simplistic for courses taught by Roberta Trites and Jan Susina in the Department of English.
Illinois State’s National Public Radio-affiliated station, WGLT, at 89.1 and 103.5 FM bid adieu to longtime general manager Bruce Bergethon in December and marked its 50th anniversary in February.
Jamie Schumacher has made a connection to a place and its people that runs deep like an electric current, which is no small feat in an island nation where electricity can be pretty unreliable.
Printing Services is one of numerous campus units that function behind the scenes to support the University’s daily operation.
The University’s landscape changed markedly during the spring semester with the ongoing removal of Atkin-Colby and Hamilton-Whitten residence halls, as well as the attached Feeney Dining Center.
Harold Boyd didn’t pursue art until college, as he attended a technical high school in his home state of Iowa.
Former Illinois State baseball star Dave Bergman ’78 and cross country and track standout Sue Daggett Miller ’97 are two of six inductees in the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame 2016 class. Bergman is the first Redbird baseball player and Miller the third women’s track and field honoree chosen. Their inclusion brings ISU’s inductees to 10.
Paris Lee scored a game-high 19 points and sank two free throws with 12.2 seconds remaining to ice a 58-53 victory as the Illinois State men’s basketball team defeated No. 21 Wichita State Saturday night on Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena, handing the Shockers their first Missouri Valley Conference loss of the season. Find
Women’s tennis player Valerija Gercar was ranked during the spring semester by the International Tennis Association, which placed her at No. 114.
Members of Illinois State’s women’s basketball team posted an impressive academic performance during the fall semester. Three players maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
With back-to-back conference titles and playoff appearances, Illinois State’s football team is capturing players across the country.
Over 60,000 Redbirds call the Chicago area their home! That’s why Illinois State is bringing the Illinois State campus and its traditions to the Windy City at A Normal Tradition in Chicago.
To continue the theme from the summer event in Chicago, this year’s Homecoming will be “A Normal Tradition.” Nominations are also being accepted for 2016 alumni king and queen and prince and princess.
Illinois State University alumnae Katie Gottesman ’01 and Adina Salah ’04 were at The White House in October for the #BetterMakeRoom campaign announcement by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Congratulations to these four Redbird alumni who are doing well in their chosen careers.
Redbird pride runs deep in the Lanier family. A legacy that started with three brothers now extends to the second generation of their five children, all of whom were enrolled this past academic year. Jeff Lanier ’89 was the first to attend Illinois State. The oldest brother, he paid for his own education and chose
Rick Lewis arrived on campus in the 1980s as a graduate student, never expecting to make Illinois State his professional home.