Hillary Campos in graduation regalia

In their words: Hillary Campos reflects on graduating during the pandemic

This is the first story in a series in which students set to graduate in December reflect on how their final semester at Illinois State University has been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19)...
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Commencement ceremonies available December 12

Illinois State will present the ceremonies online to celebrate the achievements of the 2020 winter graduates. The recorded ceremonies will be available on the Commencement website by December 12.
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RSO of the month: Sigma Alpha Iota members bond over musical passions

Female-identifying music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) provides a welcoming environment for women who love music at Illinois State University. President Megan McDillon said she knows Greek...

10 things every new Illinois State grad should know

Illinois State's Alumni Association wants to leave you with some quick tips on how to fully take advantage of your new status as a Redbird alum.
Members of Greek Life pose for a photo.

A Day in the Life: Students contribute through Greek life

hose who founded ISU’s sorority and fraternity community more than 50 years ago would be proud of the 2,500 affiliated students today, as they find meaningful ways to live their organization’s...
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Illinois State student Naudia Williams named America’s Best College Poet

Naudia Williams named America’s Best College Poet after competing with students from across the country.
Chris Aaron centers clay on their wheel to begin another ceramics piece.

Day in the life: Senior balances academics, work during the pandemic

In early November, University Marketing and Communications Photographer Michelle Hassel followed senior Chris Aaron through a typical day in their life as a Redbird.
Screenshot of the 2020 CRCC event

Civil rights organizer urges Redbirds to combat anti-Blackness at CRCC conference

The coronavirus pandemic didn’t stop the Redbird community from coming together for this year’s virtual Culturally Responsive Campus Community (CRCC) Conference.
Dr. René Shingles, M.S. ’86, and Mr. Stan Shingles ’82, M.S. ’88

Donors inspire a place to belong

An abiding sense of community has sustained and uplifted Stan ’82, M.S. ’88, and Dr. René Revis Shingles, M.S. ’86, throughout their lives.
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RSO of the month: College Mentors for Kids builds important relationships

Illinois State's chapter of College Mentors for Kids gives current students the opportunity to connect with local elementary school students. President Allison Isom said the registered student...