Volume 21 • Number 3 • Spring 2021
Throughout his presidency, Dr. Larry Dietz often described Illinois State as strong and stable.
Sandy Shelton would seem to have reason to worry. The 1990 Family and Consumer Sciences graduate has built her career in retail operations, gaining expertise in marketing, profit and loss management, and operations while overseeing millions in merchandise for some of the nation’s most successful retail chains.
I learned invaluable life lessons as a youth on my family’s dairy farm in the southern Illinois community of DeSoto.
With the outcome of the game clear in hand, then Illinois State head women’s basketball coach Robin Pingeton sent star guard Kristi Cirone ’09 back to the scorer’s table.
The College of Education is excited for Teach Chicago Tomorrow, a new initiative with Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago that was announced at a recent press conference.
Mennonite College of Nursing is launching a bachelor’s in nursing (BSN) to doctor in nursing practice (DNP) program.
The American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers honored Illinois State University as one of only seven institutions in the nation to graduate five or more highly qualified physics teachers in the 2018-2019 academic year.
Real-world scenarios are being tackled by College of Business students using virtual simulation technology made available through an $840,000 grant from Simio LLC®. Management and Quantitative Methods (MQM) professor Dr. Askar Choudhury received a grant for 350 copies of Simio® Academic Edition. Choudhury uses the software when teaching undergraduate business students in an operations analytics course.
A history of mathematics course challenged students to examine how math reflected the beliefs of past civilizations and continues to reflect social and economic factors today.
Center for the Study of Education Policy receives $4.3 million grant from U.S. Department of Education
The Study of Education Policy has been awarded a two-year, $4.3 million Supporting Effective Educator Development Renewal grant by the U.S. Department of Education.
Naudia Williams named America’s Best College Poet after competing with students from across the country.
Alumni are invited to the Alumni Association annual meeting at 9:30 a.m. on June 19.
Plans are underway for Homecoming 2021: 100 Years happening October 11-17.
In an effort to be more fiscally and environmentally responsible, Illinois State is working to reduce the number of printed copies of the University’s magazine, State.
It might have been difficult to locate Dr. Jeanne Morris and Dr. Charles Morris after they retired in 1995.
As the phone rang inside the Illinois State women’s basketball offices in the early afternoon of December 9, Director of Operations Katie Bolkema, M.S. ’16, braced for a call she had both sent and received plenty of times throughout the early part of the makeshift college hoops season.
Cathy (Olson) George ’85 still has her name scattered all over school and conference record books, even though her playing days ended nearly four decades ago.
Illinois State University President Larry Dietz announced the appointment of Kyle Brennan as the Redbirds’ Director of Athletics Wednesday, December 23.
Illinois State men’s basketball legend Doug Collins ’73 was named a first-time finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, going straight to the “direct elect” part of the ballot.
The gymnastics team ranked in the top 25 academically of all collegiate gymnastics programs last school year.
Compare recreational facilities of yesteryear to today’s Student Fitness Center.
The 2020-2021 academic year will be remembered as a time when flexibility and patience were essential to fulfilling the University’s mission.
Redbirds Don and Florence Magee, age 87 and 85 respectively, have been married 61 years. They are more in love than when they first met and feel physically healthier than ever.
When Edward Hayes ’55 graduated as valedictorian, he never expected to find himself back at the school in the principal’s office. But that’s what happened, decades later when he became principal of Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School.
Keep up with what fellow alumni are doing by reading our class notes for the spring 2021 alumni magazine issue.
Charlotte Roberts ensured that the legacy of her brother, Politics and Government Professor Dr. Fred Roberts, lives on at Illinois State following his death on February 26, 2019.