FAQ: University excused absences

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Navigating college classes can be difficult enough on its own, but the current COVID-19 pandemic and other stressful situations can make the process even more challenging. Take a look through this quick FAQ to make absence reporting as painless as possible.

Local opportunities to enhance your Family Weekend experience

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It’s time to gear up for Illinois State University’s Family Weekend, held October 1-3 this year. Illinois State will offer many events and programs during Family Weekend 2021, but this weekend is also a perfect time to explore other opportunities around Bloomington-Normal. Check out these activities with your Redbird family to make your weekend the

2021 Student Involvement Celebration recognizes outstanding students and RSOs

Jennifer Miller, Levester Johnson, and Reggie posing at the Student Involvement Awards

The 2021 Student Involvement Celebration honored outstanding students and registered student organizations (RSOs) making a difference at Illinois State University. The event featured recorded performances by Illinois State’s all-treble a capella group, Secondary Dominance, and Illinois State’s own winner of the America’s Best College Poet competition, Naudia Williams.  Nomination and application forms for Student Involvement Awards

RSO of the month: The Association of Latinx American Students fosters an appreciation for diversity

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The Association of Latinx American Students (ALAS)  at Illinois State University provides programs and activities that foster a better understanding and appreciation for the cultural diversity of the Latinx community. ALAS President Mario Romero works with an executive board of peers to operate the RSO. The board worked with Romero to describe the registered student organization’s (RSO) main functions

How to make the most of your Redbird Stage Crossing experience

Two women wear commencement caps and gowns pose on the green Quad with Watterson in the distance behind them

The day you have been waiting for is quickly approaching! It’s time to make sure your Redbird Stage Crossing experience lives up to your expectations. Here are some quick tips to make your day the best it can be. Be planful about your day Although the Redbird Stage Crossing itself is brief, you may surround