President Larry Dietz

Reason to celebrate

Redbirds Rising: The Campaign for Illinois State succeeded in elevating the University, transforming support for its already lofty educational standards into life-changing opportunities.
Reggie Redbird, wearing a suit coat and holding a gift box

Introducing Reggie’s Holiday Pick

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your Redbird? Reggie has you covered.
mother and child

Improving community health through breastfeeding research

For Carla Pohl, breastfeeding research comes at the intersection of midwifery and public health.
Alison Alcazar, class of 2018, wearing nursing gear at her hospital

Stories from the front lines: Alison Alcazar ‘18

The quality of education and training that MCN students receive prepares them for dealing with the unexpected—and many of our alumni have had to put that to the test.
Andrea Norton wearing a mask and visor at work

Stories from the front lines: Andrea Norton ’08

"I’m a nurse educator in a Level 1 Trauma Emergency department in Peoria, IL. Covid has changed our community, our careers, and our human interactions."
The Baker twins performing with Chicago's CircEsteem.

Our newest Redbirds: Identical twins ready for Gamma Phi Circus

Identical twins Julia and Sophie Baker have been surrounded by the hustle and bustle of Chicago for their entire lives. After having an hourlong commute to their high school, the twins are ready...
Campus shot

Redbirds Rising campaign reaches record-breaking conclusion

Illinois State University concluded its largest fundraising campaign on June 30, raising $180.9 million during Redbirds Rising: The Campaign for Illinois State. The historic campaign was supported...
Crystal Bricker, a nurse and MCN alum

Stories from the front lines: Crystal Bricker ’10

The quality of education and training that MCN students receive prepares them for dealing with the unexpected—and many of our alumni have had to put that to the test.
image of The Illinois State University Quad in summer

What can 14,429 Redbirds make possible?

In Fiscal Year 2020, 14,429 members of our Redbird community contributed to expanding the margin of excellence throughout campus.
Caitlin Sims, class of 2019, in her nursing uniform

Stories from the front lines: Caitlin Sims ‘19

The quality of education and training that MCN students receive prepares them for dealing with the unexpected—and many of our alumni have had to put that to the test.