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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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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...
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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...
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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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Making their voices heard: Civically engaged students head to Capitol to lobby for ISU

Almost every day a new hashtag emerges to alert society of a cause.
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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...
Illinois State University seniors Guido Calcagno and Shea Boston have been serving as contact tracers for the McLean County Health Department.

Redbirds assist McLean County Health Department with contact tracing

The Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) and the Department of Health Sciences have teamed up with the McLean County Health Department (MCHD) to facilitate contact tracing to help slow the spread of...
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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.