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Building the future: NexSTEM program aims to diversify math, science, and technology fields

The four-year scholarship is available to students who were Pell Grant eligible. That allows them to pursue community-based research opportunities in science and mathematics with much of the...
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Central Illinois’ soon-to-be first female Eagle Scout carving out her own path

Illinois State freshman Celeste Saul will become the first female Eagle Scout in the Central Illinois region.
Dr. Diane Zosky

Dean delivers Fall 2020 Address, hosts awards ceremony

Due to the continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Interim Dean Dr. Diane Zosky has published her address on the college website and has recorded it, as well.

Powerful pennycress: Dr. Sedbrook’s research team is transforming a weed into a crop

Though farmers consider pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) nothing more than a weed, Illinois State Professor of Genetics Dr. John Sedbrook is working to change their perspective—and the plant itself.
Michael Sublett

New geography scholarship available thanks to generous gift

The Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment introduces a new scholarship geared towards academic and professional development of geography majors.
Craig Gatto and Craig C. McLauchlan

College thanks chairs and directors

The College of Arts and Sciences thanks Dr. Craig Gatto and Dr. Craig C. McLauchlan for their outstanding service.
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Laying a foundation: Bone Scholar carving out career in geology field

The summer after her freshman year, Jackie Epperson worked in a lab testing water samples. That’s when she decided she didn’t want to do that for the rest of her life.
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Initiative awards celebrate early achievement, potential 

Illinois State University celebrates research and creative activity each year with faculty awards selected by the University Research Council.
Dr. Diane Zosky

Dean delivers Spring 2020 Address

Interim Dean Dr. Diane Zosky emphasizes that the important work being conducted across the College of Arts and Sciences continues in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented effects.
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Silver lining: Earth benefits from people isolating

If you think the sky seems clearer and more blue, it's not because you haven't been getting out much. The earth is healing.