Landmark announcement scheduled for September 12

Center for the Performing Arts

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, the Illinois State University Board of Trustees and President Larry H. Dietz will announce the naming of the College of Fine Arts and the School of Art in recognition of the generosity of alumna Wonsook Kim and her husband Thomas Clement.

MIOpera announces 2019 Season

actors portraying nuns on stage

This year’s season will include Puccini’s La Boheme and Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, both joined in performance by the MIOpera Festival Orchestra. All performances will take place in the Illinois State University Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall.

Paul and Sandra Harmon endow funds to support diversity and the arts

Paul and Sandra Harmon

Redbirds Rising campaign volunteers Sandra M.A. ’70, D.A. ’90 and Paul Harmon have been longtime supporters of Illinois State University through their careers and philanthropy. The couple increased their commitment to Illinois State by contributing outright and planned gifts to fund the Paul and Sandra Harmon Shakespeare Endowment and the Harmon Recruitment Scholarship in history. The couple’s over $400,000 in lifetime giving qualifies them to be recognized among Illinois State’s most distinguished donors in the 1857 and Heritage Societies.