NPR’s Ashbrook to Speak June 24

Alumni Center

A Life in the News Business and American Journalism Now will be the topic of a presentation by National Public Radio (NPR) host and Bloomington native Tom Ashbrook on Friday, June 24, at 9:30 a.m. at Illinois State University’s Alumni Center, 1101 N. Main in Normal.

Department’s student activities impressed German alum

Megan Braffet standing in front of a wall.

An update from Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures alum Meghan Braffet ’13, who majored in German at Illinois State University. She also received the German Alumni New Student Scholarship. She planned to study abroad at the University of Bonn in 2011.

ISU’s theatre program prepared Steppenwolf founders

Jeff Perry and Terry Kinney

What is now lauded as the nation’s premier ensemble theater had humble beginnings with two Illinois State alums. Terry Kinney ’76 and Jeff Perry ’78 partnered with Gary Sinise to create Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company in the mid-1970s. They did so out of a resolve to continue developing as actors, never anticipating they would ultimately

Aging Symposium Nov. 5

Microphone at the speech podium

A symposium on aging is set for 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, at the Illinois State University Alumni Center.