The pandemic can’t keep the Forensics Union quiet

Members from both the speech and debate teams gather for a group photo at a tournament last November.

Dating to 1857, the Forensics Union is Illinois State’s oldest registered student organization (RSO). And this school year, the public-speaking and debate group has continued to compete and further its legacy by adapting to the restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Scholars explore racial and social justice issues

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In honor of the holidays celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 18 and National Day of Racial Healing on January 19, Illinois State University scholars share works on racial and social justice.

Update on The Vidette’s rebirth

The Vidette Building on Illinois State University's campus.

Although The Vidette has continued to be successful, in recent years the revenue and supplemental funding has declined. In response to this decline, a committee has been formed to determine how to transition from print to digital.

School of Communication faculty and students handle the pandemic

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Knowing that online teaching and learning would be the new norm for the fall semester, some faculty were excited to have their fall classes completely online, but others were a bit nervous. And the adjustment wasn’t just about online teaching and learning–they had to also complete research projects and contribute service work.