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Old school: Memories from the era of the one-room schoolhouse

Volume 13 • Number 3 • Winter 2013

Chris Chapman in his office

Disney Connection: Artist alum walks in footsteps of ‘Uncle Walt’

Chris Chapman, a 2003 alumnus, is the global creativity and innovation director for the $40 billion-a-year Walt Disney Company global empire.

President Bone at a bill signing

Bob Bone: Pivotal president shifted ISU purpose and plan

The decisions Bob Bone made during his decade as president positioned Illinois State to become the University it is today.

Students work in the Glass House

Photos: Inside Look at Glass House

A hidden gem at Illinois State, the College of Fine Arts glass program was created in 1970 by renowned glass sculptor Joel Myers.

Veteran plays wheelchair softball

Alumnus helps disabled veterans find their way back from war

Jordan Schupbach works for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, leading outreach efforts for three of the VAs six national events centered on therapeutic rehabilitation. One of them is the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

John Dossey and his wife pose

Where are they now? John Dossey

When John Dossey accepted a faculty associate position in the Mathematics Department in 1967, little did he and his wife Anne (Hodel) know it was the beginning of an Illinois State career.

Mail to the Editor: February 2013

Mail to the Illinois State magazine editor for February 2013: AGED TO PERFECTION The November Illinois State is another great issue! I particularly appreciated the article regarding elder care reform (“Aged to Perfection”). As a student who studied communication and aging while at Illinois State and someone who works in the healthcare sector, I think

Jackie Carmichael poses in the locker room

Video: Redbird forward Jackie Carmichael in national spotlight

The Redbirds basketball team started the season enthused by incoming head coach Dan Muller and the strength of returning players. Among them is senior Jackie Carmichael.

men's basketball player dunks

Be part of Arch Madness, March 7-10 and March 14-17

Join your fellow Redbird fans in the St. Louis area for the Missouri Valley Conference basketball tournaments in March.

Volleyball alumna has arena banner raised

A banner honoring volleyball player and ISU’s Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame member Julie Mueller Paska was unveiled at Redbird Arena last fall.

first graduating class

Alumni Association celebrates 150 years of pride and passion

The Alumni Association marks its sesquicentennial this year. The milestone was noted during Founders Day with a celebratory alumni luncheon. Many alums were chosen to participate in the traditional bell-ringing event.

Photo from 1963 Index

Half Century Club to welcome Class of 1963, June 14-15

Join us for the annual spring reunion recognizing those who graduated 50 or more years ago and the induction of the Class of 1963 into the Half Century Club.

One-room schoolhouse

Seeking memories of one-room schoolhouses

With the University focus solely on training teachers for decades, the earliest alumni found themselves leading students in one-room schoolhouse settings.

Deadline approaches for 2014 awards nomination

The deadline to nominate someone as a 2014 recipient is approaching, with all submissions required by the end of May.

Brian Zisook at a computer

WZND alumnus builds fast-growing Web music magazine

On his first Saturday night at college, when nervous freshmen go out and mingle or bond with their new roommates, Brian Zisook was starting his career in the music business.

Capt. Aaron F. Fisher gets Bronze Star

Alum Marine awarded Bronze Star medal

Illinois State alumnus Aaron Fisher ’01, a captain in the Marine Corps, has been awarded a Bronze Star for his work during a recent deployment in support of the war in Afghanistan. Fisher, from Bloomington, served as the company commander of Engineer Support Company, 9th ESB, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force during

Emily Bressler

Music educator hits high note

Emily (Nunemaker) Bressler was the 2012 Illinois High School Association nominee for the National Federation of High School Associations Outstanding Music Educator Award.

Jack Hartung

Love of numbers leads alum to Chipotle CFO post

The next time you drive past the Chipotle Mexican Grill on South Main Street near the southwest corner of campus, you can boast a bit of trivia: The fast-casual chain’s financial chief is a former Redbird. Jack Hartung ’79, M.B.A. ’80 is chief financial officer at Chipotle. After 18 years at McDonald’s, Hartung moved over

Jay Blunk at a podium

Alum Jay Blunk joins Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame

Illinois State alumnus Jay Blunk ’86. (Photo courtesy of the Chicago Blackhawks) Illinois State alumnus Jay Blunk ’86 was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday. The Chicago Blackhawks executive vice president was among those honored at the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame’s annual ceremonies and dinner at Hawthorne Race Course.

The Winkler family poses

How we met: Sherry and Vince Winkler

In November of 1975, Sherry Vass was eating in Feeney Dining Center when she asked a simple question of a friend.

Ruth Herold and Merle Lemon

Redbird legacy: ISU ties across generations

Neither Ruth Herold nor Merle Lemon realized their decision to attend Illinois State would result in a family legacy across generations.

Scott Kording poses at bookshelf

Loyalty Circle: Year after year, attorney alum gives back

From those who created the Presidential and Bone scholarships, to the legal legends that stoked his passion for the law, Scott Kording benefitted from Illinois State alumni who had the foresight to give back.