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Redbird blood drive, November 13

The Alumni Association Board, along with the American Red Cross, will be hosting a blood drive on Illinois State University's campus....
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Illinois State alums help Redbirds in need through LGBTQ+ Student Support Fund

The support Andrew Anastasia ’06 received from LGBTQ+ advocates at Illinois State was essential to his success as a student and a professional. Now he is doing his part to give back to students who need that same help. ...
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Power and politics in organizations: Is it really that bad?

This session will provide participants with a much deeper and useful understanding of political activity in organizations and how to enhance their own political acumen....
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Virtual leadership: Is that even a thing?

By incorporating the latest research/perspectives, this session will provide participants with important insights into the skills that will be necessary to manage in today’s constantly changing world....
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Humor and leadership: How might it matter?

This session will focus on the types of humor that are beneficial to leaders and those that are not, how humor can provide interpersonal benefits to leaders and the organization....
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Sharpen your skills with these leadership sessions

Join the the Alumni Association for a series of leadership sessions to help Redbirds develop and expand their tool kits. These sessions are designed for all alumni to learn key takeaways to implement in their work spaces....
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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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Rebuild the Red and White

To ensure that the University is prepared to continue to support students facing unexpected financial obstacles, University Advancement is encouraging all Redbird alumni and friends to help Rebuild the Red and White....
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Happy and healthy: Married Redbirds share their secrets to living a long life full of love

When Don Magee ’58 met his wife Florence, M.S. ’74, he knew that his life would be changed forever. Married for 61 years, 87-year-old Don and 85-year-old Florence are more in love than when they first met and physically feel healthier than ever. Don, whose mother attended Illinois State for two years, chose to be...
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Adding color back into life: Alum yarn bombs public spaces in South Loop of Chicago

Valerie Sherman ’04 is using her lifetime hobbies of knitting and crocheting to display her artwork on public spaces in the South Loop of Chicago. And Chicagoans are loving it....