Professor with graduate students

Weed wizard: Professor alters plant genes to create wonder crop

Dr. John Sedbrook's genetically mutated plant could create a positive force for the environment as well as provide additional income for farmers.
Kriston and Kayla Love

At home with Redbird Legacy families

Meet some of the Redbird Legacy families who live in Central Illinois and hear why they chose to attend Illinois State University.
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Alum’s gift will establish Endowed Chair in Biological Sciences

A $2.5 million gift from the estate of Dr. Fred Gletten ’71 will establish the Dr. Fred Gletten Endowed Chair in Biological Sciences.
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Coronavirus research emerging through Letters in Biomathematics

A scientific research journal published at Illinois State University is using a rapid review process to give researchers faster access to articles related to coronovirus (COVID-19).  
Dr. Diane Zosky

Dean delivers Spring 2020 Address

Interim Dean Dr. Diane Zosky emphasizes that the important work being conducted across the College of Arts and Sciences continues in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented effects.
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Student winners reflect on Image of Research competition

Winners of the inaugural Image of Research juried competition reflect on their contributions to the competition.
Professor writing on board.

Research Spotlight: Center for Collaborative Studies in Mathematical Biology

Professor of Mathematics Olcay Akman discusses how Illinois State has become an internationally renowned center for biomathematics research.
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(POSTPONED) Hartman, Sedbrook, Oresky, Schimmel to be honored with research and creativity awards

The University Research Awards have been postponed in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 
Redshirt freshman Mary Crompton

Mary Crompton’s hard work and perseverance leads to record-breaking season

Redshirt freshman Mary Crompton has turned her intelligence, work ethic, and attention to detail into a weapon for the Redbirds.
Student and Dr. Lisa Szczepura

March 19 CAS Lecture canceled, alternate date to be announced

The Spring College of Arts and Sciences Lecture, which was originally scheduled to be delivered by Dr. Lisa Szczepura on March 19, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.