Redbird Impact is a biannual publication devoted to celebrating civic engagement at Illinois State University. The magazine promotes the service activities and projects of Illinois State’s faculty, students, and staff, and highlights civic engagement opportunities available to the campus community. Redbird Impact intends to show the positive impact Illinois State is having on Bloomington-Normal and beyond.

Print editions of Redbird Impact are published in February and October (to coincide with the Founding Celebration and Homecoming, respectively), and the content is posted online at IllinoisState.edu/RedbirdImpact. Print copies are available near the entrances to Milner Library and Hovey Hall, at the front desk in the Alumni Center, and inside the Bone Student Center and the Center for Civic Engagement.

Your feedback is welcome. Send letters to the editor, comments, suggestions, story ideas, and announcements for upcoming civic engagement opportunities to Redbird Impact Editor-in-Chief Kevin Bersett at kdberse@IllinoisState.edu or by mail to Campus Box 3420, Normal, Il, 61790-3420. Bersett can also be reached by phone at (309) 438-4329.

Material may be reprinted with prior approval, provided no commercial endorsement is implied and credit is given to the author, to Illinois State University, and to the Redbird Impact.

Redbird Impact is a collaborative effort of the Center for Civic Engagement and University Marketing and Communications.

Magazine staff

Publisher
Dr. Katy Strzepek
Director of the Center for Civic Engagement

Editor-in-chief
Kevin Bersett, MBA ’17

Lead designer
Sean Thornton ’00, M.S. ’17

Designers
Jeff Higgerson ’92
Michael Mahle
Evan Walles ’06
Carol Watson ’08

Photographers
Michelle Hassel
Lyndsie Schlink ’04

Production coordinator
Tracy Widergren ’03, M.S. ’15

Writers
Kate Arthur
Nick Erickson
John Moody
Emily Nafziger ’99

Copy editor
Emily Nafziger ’99