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ISU gears up for virtual Thank-a-Donor Days event

This year’s Thank-a-Donor Days event will look different than in past years, but showing appreciation to donors remains an important Redbird tradition.
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Illinois State again honored on Transfer Honor Roll

Illinois State University has been honored on the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll, continuing its reputation as a top destination for transfer students.
Students smile and pose in cap and gown at Illinois State graduation

How to tell if a college will get your student where they want to go

Regardless of your particular list of priorities when deciding on the best college for your student, most agree on one goal—the outcome matters. Here are a few important pieces of information as...
A young woman makes a face while holding an ugly sweater.

Gift ideas students can actually use at college

After talking it over with current college students, we’ve come up with some ideas for things that your student will not only appreciate, but will actually improve their life on campus.
A student dance group performas at Illinois State, enriching the Redbird campus community.

Help your talented student make the most of their gifts in college

The holidays are a time of year we think about giving. But what does that mean for your student when they arrive on a college campus?
College students work on a computer filing the FAFSA.

FAFSA: Why those five letters are so important for college financial aid

Don' think the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) matters for your family? You might be missing out in a big way.
A student walks by a clock on Illinois State's Quad.

Earning financial aid starts with a timeline

A little planning goes a long way toward making the search for college financial aid simpler, more satisfying, and successful.
If you and your student are willing to put in a little time and effort to find and apply for scholarships, the return on investment can go a long way toward making college affordable.

What’s the key to finding college scholarships?

Cost matters when choosing a college, but knowing how to find scholarships can make school affordable.
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Professor Deline joins School of Communication public relations faculty

The public relations program’s faculty grew by one this fall. Professor Mary Beth Deline, a native Canadian, joined the School of Communication (SoC) with a background that includes industry...

SoC students are taking advantage of internship opportunities

Over 2,500 Illinois State University School of Communication (SoC) students have completed more than 4,000 internships since 2008.