More than 70 Redbirds teamed up to make a difference in Bloomington-Normal—one scoop of cereal, one bag of pasta, and one bookbag of school supplies at a time—during Illinois State University’s fourth #RedbirdImpact Day of Service, Saturday, June 11.
What happens when you take a traditional wedding format and flip it upside down? If anyone knows about flipping upside down, it would be alumni of the Gamma Phi Circus.
Illinois State alumni, family, and friends are invited to cool off at Illinois’ largest waterpark this summer and enjoy a famous sandwich, straight from Normal.
Illinois Department of Human Rights Director Jim Bennett shared his story on the Redbird Buzz podcast.
Fireworks, all-you-can-eat baseball favorites, bobblehead giveaway, and more for our night at the Corn Crib.
When Redbird Jerry Wirth ’88 was inducted into the College of Business Hall of Fame at Illinois State’s 2004 Homecoming, he had no idea the connection he made that weekend with fellow alum Mike Richard ’75 would turn into a project that would help children around the world.
From interviewing movie stars to meeting pop culture icons on the red carpet, every day on the job is different for Redbird alum Jeff Conway ‘08. Not only is he living his dream as an entertainment journalist, but he also gets to meet and interview his favorite celebrities.
Back in his days at Illinois State University, Jackie Thompson Jr. ’93 was an active member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and even played football his freshman year, earning a letter as a fullback and member of the special teams. Everyone called him J.J., as his friends still do.
Neil Styczynski had considered funding a college scholarship someday. But meeting then 17-year-old Dr. Kate (Norcross) Newton ’10 made him think, “If not now, when?” Styczynski and his wife, Joan, decided to establish the Neil and Joan Styczynski Scholarship at Illinois State for transfer students who want to teach and demonstrate a financial need. Newton was the scholarship’s second recipient.
There was never a doubt in the Caffey brothers’ minds. After high school, they would go to college.