Volume 2 • Number 1 • Spring 2019
Illinois Art Station is a new program aiming to provide children and youth in McLean County opportunities to grow and learn through visual art experiences.
Carol Jones owes her home to her own fortitude and a group of college students.
The United States Army is known for coming to the aid of people in need all around the world. At Illinois State University, a small group of soldiers-in-training saw a need—albeit on a much smaller scale than the military is accustomed to—in a local classroom and answered the call.
Illinois State University Professor Valerie Farmer-Dougan and her students assist the animal rescue organization Pet Central Helps by transforming streetwise dogs into foster pets.
When listing the struggles facing college students, people tend to think of homesickness or studying stress—many never consider hunger.
The Lorax would have been preaching to the choir at Illinois State University. The hero of Dr. Suess’ eponymously titled children’s fable, who “speaks for the trees” and who fought in vain to stop the Once-ler’s destruction of his beloved Truffulas, may have even found a new home in the Fell Arboretum, with its thousands of trees representing 154 species. Either way, his message in support of sustainability would have definitely struck a chord with Missy Nergard.
To align with the value of civic engagement, Illinois State’s Alumni Association’s Redbird Engagement and Development (RED) Committee has been tasked with providing leadership and direction for alumni to continue the lifelong responsibility of being informed and engaged global citizens through meaningful opportunities.