Fire suppression system testing in June

image of Normal Fire Department truck

Facilities Management and Environmental Health and Safety staff members, along with Normal Fire Department personnel, will test fire suppression systems across the Illinois State University campus in June.

More bathrooms designated all-gender

image of a toilet and accessible bathroom

More restrooms at Illinois State University have been designated as all-gender. An updated map is available on the website for the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (OEOA).

American Pickers TV show features Redbird’s Michigan farm  

Jim Irwin (far right) with American Pickers hosts Frank Fritz (left), Robbie Wolfe, and Mike Wolfe at the Irwins' farm.

One person’s rusted old bicycle is another’s treasured antique. Illinois State Redbird Tom Irwin discovered that last summer when he and his twin brother, Jim, invited the crew from American Pickers to rummage around their family’s 183-year-old farm in Michigan. 

Making it work—Bill Koos

Bill Koos

Serving as a grounds foreman at Illinois State, Bill Koos sat down to talk about snow removal, teamwork, global landscape design, and the beauty of a first impression.