Student walks in room to vote with a voting sign in the foreground

All in on democracy: Illinois State makes major effort to engage students in 2020 election

Civic engagement is a core value at Illinois State, and the University has made a concerted effort to ensure students are more represented at polls, in policymaking, and in community building.
The ALAS executive board vising Rader Family Farms in Normal.

Association of Latinx American Students offers welcoming community

When Ximena Sanchez-Ramirez arrived at Illinois State, she felt homesick until coming across the Association of Latinx American Students (ALAS). Just one year later, she is thriving as the...
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Connecting the DOTS brings national expertise to help navigate online teaching

Designed to promote an equitable education, the Connecting the DOTS series will provide guidance in areas where instructors, parents, and students may be struggling.
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College of Education alum named Golden Apple Teacher Award winner

Gallentine, an elementary education alum, was distinguished among hundreds of outstanding PreK-5th grade teacher nominees representing public and non-public school districts of Winnebago and Boone...
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STEP-UP virtually prepares future teachers for urban education

Housed in the College of Education, NCUE’s Step-Up program completed its 11th summer of preparing future educators from across the University to teach in urban settings.
English scholar students on a Zoom call

Building on the legacy of the English family

It is no secret that technology has become essential in each of our daily lives. From Zoom meetings to virtual classes, we are spending the majority of our waking hours behind the screens of our...
From right to left, Judith Briggs, AJ Kepa, and Katie Barko stuff packets with art supplies for the Saturday kids' art classes.

Art education students gain experience, give back through children’s classes

The art teacher education program within the Wonsook Kim School of Art focuses on realistic experiences in the field to help their teacher candidates grow as educators and to teach them the...

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Have you recently accepted an internship, a job, or graduate school? Let your fellow Redbirds know about it!
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Division of Student Affairs announces 2020 Redbird Proud Young Alumni recipients

The Division of Student Affairs is proud to recognize Abe Lopez-Bowen, Bianca Gerardi Pietro, Bill Dwoinen, Jessica Garber Schaefer, and Quanisha Kumi-Darfour.
Latinos Progresando staff and volunteers load up residents’ cars with boxes of food.

ISU partner community organization Latinos Progesando pivots to support residents during COVID-19

ISU’s National Center for Urban Education through the Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline (CTEP) partner has demonstrated exemplary models of sustaining and shifting services in order to best...