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CAST new faculty profile series: Dr. Jay Solomonson, Department of Agriculture

The College of Applied Science and Technology welcomed a wonderful group of new faculty members this year! Some members from the group took the time to answer a series of questions designed to...
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It’s the great pumpkin—or is it?

Pumpkin. You either love it or you hate it, but you can’t avoid it this time of year.

A virtual tour of Illinois State University’s Horticulture Center

Please join the director of the Illinois State University Horticulture Center, Jessica Chambers '93, as she guides guests through the beautiful gardens of the Center in a two-part virtual video...
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USDA grant to fund renewable energy research

Dr. David Kopsell, professor of horticulture, and Dr. LC (Liangcheng) Yang, assistant professor of environmental health, have received a two-year, nearly $150,000 grant from the United States...

Powerful pennycress: Dr. Sedbrook’s research team is transforming a weed into a crop

Though farmers consider pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) nothing more than a weed, Illinois State Professor of Genetics Dr. John Sedbrook is working to change their perspective—and the plant itself.
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Input harvest: Agriculture professors reap feedback on students’ motivations to reach new generation

It wasn’t long into her teaching tenure at Illinois State University that Dr. Iuliia Tetteh, an assistant professor in the Department of Agriculture, noticed that learning tactics she found...
Austin C. Calhoun won first place and the People's Choice Award for his presentation, “What’s killing the buzz? Mechanisms of bumble bee decline.”

Gradbird Scholars: Student research spotlighted through monthly competition

The Graduate School launched the GradBird Scholar initiative in September 2019, in an effort to make scholarly research more accessible while honoring the scholarship of Illinois State students.
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Research focuses on industrial hemp growth

Rebecca Dywer is Illinois State’s first agronomy graduate student to study industrial hemp production.

Virtual career fairs connect Redbirds and employers remotely

As Redbirds continue to thrive during the pandemic, Career Services is offering virtual career fairs, and information on how to navigate them effectively.
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They rock: Students update Horticulture Center garden

Looking at the bright yellow fist-sized blooms of marigolds, Katie Robinson said she was happy. Happy? She was in the second week of classes kneeling in the dirt, in the middle of a heat wave. But...