Students share how Redbird Life improves their ISU experiences

Redbird Life

College is the time to truly discover one’s passions, and one of the easiest ways to destress from classes and build strong friendships is through involvement on campus. Redbird Life is an online platform for Illinois State University students to explore opportunities on campus through registered student organizations and events.

Join us for the MCN Homecoming Tailgate

We invite alumni and friends to join us for Illinois State University’s 100 Years of Homecoming! Visit for hotel blocks, tailgate, parking information, and a complete list of events.

PRESS 254 event launches five books, April 27

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Join PRESS 254 at the Publications Unit for a virtual chapbook launch and reading event at 7 p.m. CST April 27 to celebrate the work of current students and alumni authors and the work of English and publishing studies majors for producing the books.

Publications Unit Alumni Showcase featuring Ameliah Tawlks

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Ameliah Tawlks ’15 is an alumna of the Department of English’s publishing studies program who completed multiple professional experiences, including the production assistant internship for the Publications Unit. Tawlks has now built a career in project management bridging her interests in business and technical communication.

$1.4 million estate gift to support Alumni Engagement

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A $1.4 million gift from the estate of James Ronald Beales ’54, M.S. ’59, will support the programs, services, and initiatives of Illinois State University’s Alumni Engagement department. In recognition of Ron and Mary Beales’ generosity, the Alumni Engagement offices in the Alumni Center have been renamed the Ron and Mary Kathleen Beales Alumni Engagement Suite.