Scholarship recipient Max Jones

Scholarship helps creative technology major Max Jones pursue his passion

To say Max Jones is passionate about music would be an understatement. The senior creative technology major has been making a name for himself within Illinois State’s live music community since...
Art student Emily Minton poses with her artwork

Support Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts students during Birds Give Back

Dollars raised during Birds Give Back may inspire a young artist through a Friends of the Arts grant or scholarship.
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Friends of the Arts hosts Messiah sing-along, December 15

Come to sing or just to listen and enjoy 3 p.m. Sunday, December 15, in the Illinois State University Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall.
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Friends of the Arts Trivia Night ‘On TV,’ November 2

Save the date for this year’s Friends of the Arts (FOA) Trivia Night.
Pat Vickerman, President Larry Dietz, Wonsook Kim, Thomas Clement, and Jean Miller at signing of Kim's and Clement's $12 million gift agreement

Illinois State University names College of Fine Arts and School of Art in recognition of $12 million gift from alumna

Artist and alumna Wonsook Kim '75, M.A. '76, M.F.A. '78, honorary doctorate of arts '19, and her husband, Thomas Clement, have made a $12 million gift to Illinois State in support of the College...
Daija Nealy performing in Cabaret: A Night to Remember at Illinois State.

Scholarship makes all the difference to theatre major from Texas

Scholarship support made all the difference for Texas native Daija Nealy ’19. The theatre major came to ISU as a freshman after having been recruited by universities across the country.
Camila Pasquel with her work The Art is Present (from the series of 'Other'), ceramic, 2019

Immigration debate not abstract topic for award-winning art student

Ecuadorian immigrant and graduating senior Camila Pasquel has persevered to become an award-winning artist at Illinois State University.
Image of Gala attendees gathered around a grand piano singing songs from The Phantom of the Opera.

Cancelled: Friends of the Arts Gala on Broadway

Celebrate art, music, theatre, and dance with the Friends of the Arts annual Gala at the Gallery on Saturday, May 18, 2019, beginning at 6 p.m. at the University Galleries in Uptown Normal. 

December Redbirds on the rise

Your contributions make a difference in our students' lives. This month, meet four students who have benefited from your support.
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School of Music alumni soloists to join Friends of the Arts for Messiah sing-along, December 7

The Friends of the Arts (FOA) invite you to join friends, family, and community members at 7 p.m. Friday, December 7, in the Illinois State University Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall...