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Magazine editorial offices are located at 1101 N. Main Street, Normal, Illinois 61790-3100; telephone (309) 438-2586; facsimile (309) 438-8057; email Postmaster: Send address changes to Illinois State, Illinois State University, Campus
Box 8000, Normal, IL 61790-8000.

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Magazine staff

Susan Marquardt Blystone ’84, M.S. ’03

Alumni editor
Rachel Kobus ’09, M.S. ’11

Lead designers
Dave Jorgensen, M.S. ’03
Michael Mahle

Jeff Higgerson ’92
Lawrence Lair
Sean Thornton ’00, M.S. ’17
Evan Walles ’06

Web editor
Kevin Bersett, MBA ’17

Michelle Hassel
Lyndsie Schlink ’04, M.S. ’21

Production coordinator
Tracy Widergren ’08, M.S. ’15

Susan Marquardt Blystone ’84, M.S. ’03
Nick Erickson
Rachel Hatch
John Twork, M.S. ’12