‘Be willing to take positive risks’: A chance discovery becomes a passion for therapeutic recreation alum

As a Recreation Therapist II for the New Hampshire Department of Corrections (NHDOC) for Women, Mike Bassett ‘16’s passion for the field of therapeutic recreation (TR) is evident. Seeing his...
illustration of a person riding a horse blowing a horn that is an exerpt of a circus route book

How a former student employee found her passion working with circus route books

Learn how Alanah Ruffin '19 found her passion as a student working with Milner Library circus route books.
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Redbird Table Talk: Civic Engagement part 2

When the narrative does not include you, what do you do? How do you get involved in your communities to evoke change?
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Improvements made to alumni magazine

Changes are coming to the alumni magazine beginning with the fall issue. After nearly a decade of the same look, the magazine design has been refreshed.
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$1.4 million estate gift to support Alumni Engagement

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...
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Applied economics alum named a “Fortnightly Under Forty” in public utility

Congratulations to Bill Davis '02 of Ameren for being named to the Public Utility Fortnightly's "Fortnightly Under Forty."
Parker Duwelius

Educational entrepreneur

Special education alum Parker Duwelius '19 saw an opportunity to create an environment to help others develop deeper relationships with their peers while volunteering in a special needs classroom.

Former track & field student-athletes take on teaching in a pandemic

When coronavirus (COVID-19) took the world by storm in early March, teachers everywhere were forced to quickly alter their curriculum to fit the new online mold that classes would take place in...
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Finding a future at the library

Sometimes, students find more than books and information at the library. In Maddi Loiselle's case, she found her calling.
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Stop by Reggie’s Homecoming Tailgate for free food and live music on October 26

Reggie Redbird invites students to have fun before the big game on October 26 at his Homecoming Tailgate, starting at 11:30 a.m. Students and guests can enjoy free food, live music, yard games, a...