Volume 18 • Number 4 • Spring 2018
Here are the story behind ISU’s love bench and the stories of many alumni who fell in love on campus.
Nearly two dozen alumni from Taiwan met in President Larry Dietz’s conference room to recount their collegiate days and also presented a check for $100,000 to fund a new scholarship.
An elderly man approached a couple of students sitting in front of a sewing machine in the Coffee Hound and asked what they were doing. Repairing clothes, they told him, and noticing a large rip in his jacket, suggested he get it fixed.
On Redbird Arena’s lower level, tucked behind the stands just paces from the hardwood so familiar to basketball fans, sits the Owen Strength and Conditioning Center.
A dedicated circus fan has donated more than 250,000 items to Illinois State University’s Circus and Allied Arts Collection at Milner Library.
Illinois State University President Emeritus Al Bowman has been named executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE).
Illinois State University announced the appointment of Kris Harding as the new executive director of Alumni Engagement.
In 1970 as a young Ph.D. graduate, Doug Lamb’s hope was to have a university faculty position in psychology that also offered the opportunity to do clinical work.
Craig Bouchard ’75, M.S. ’77, received an honorary degree at Founders Day in February.
Rachel Root ’17 and Wes Ward ’17 were recognized last fall as the top student-athletes at the Reggie’s, the annual Athletics academic excellence awards ceremony sponsored by State Farm Insurance Company.
The Missouri Valley Conference is celebrating throughout 2018 the 25th anniversary of women sports in the league and the 45th year of Title IX.
Athletics lost longtime volunteer assistant softball coach Bill Dickson ’54, M.S. ’57, last fall at the age of 85. A member of the Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame, he was an educator, softball player and coach for more than 50 years.
Head men’s basketball coach Dan Muller ’98 has agreed to a contract extension that keeps him at Illinois State at least through the 2023–2024 season.
Steve Adams received the 2017 MVC Most Courageous Award, which honors individuals who demonstrate unusual courage when faced with an illness or tragedy. Adams is battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Illinois State University’s Alumni Association honored six award recipients at Founders Day celebrations on February 15, as well as during a dinner program. Nominations are now being sought for the 2019 Alumni Awards.
From her student days to working as the executive director of alumni engagement, Doris (Liefer) Groves ’81 has personified the joy of being a Redbird.
Nominations being sought for the 2018 Homecoming alumni king and queen and prince and princess.
The publication schedule for Illinois State has changed.
Psychology alumna Dena Peterson ’84, M.S. ’88, had critical role in nominated film Loving Vincent.
It was because of siblings that Bryan Concannon ’14 and Stefani Rudd ’13 met in 2010.
Logan Simios ’84 and John Rigas ’81 are cousins. A College of Business student when Logan finished high school, John suggested to Logan that he attend Illinois State.
Longtime faculty members Carson and Iris Varner are donating $1 million to the College of Business International Business Institute.