Woman wearing a medical mask.

Public health during a pandemic

Last January, 20 Illinois State seniors headed into the field to serve as interns at hospitals, public health departments, clinics, and schools, just as a pandemic began spreading across the world.
Illinois State Capital Building in Springfield, Illinois

Making their voices heard: Civically engaged students head to Capitol to lobby for ISU

Almost every day a new hashtag emerges to alert society of a cause.
Illinois State University seniors Guido Calcagno and Shea Boston have been serving as contact tracers for the McLean County Health Department.

Redbirds assist McLean County Health Department with contact tracing

The Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) and the Department of Health Sciences have teamed up with the McLean County Health Department (MCHD) to facilitate contact tracing to help slow the spread of...
Felmley Hall of Science

USDA grant to fund renewable energy research

Dr. David Kopsell, professor of horticulture, and Dr. LC (Liangcheng) Yang, assistant professor of environmental health, have received a two-year, nearly $150,000 grant from the United States...

Environmental health and sustainability major selected as a 2020-2021 Bone Scholar

Trevar Moran, a senior student in the Environmental Health and Sustainability program, has been selected as a Robert G. Bone Scholar for 2020-2021.

Virtual career fairs connect Redbirds and employers remotely

As Redbirds continue to thrive during the pandemic, Career Services is offering virtual career fairs, and information on how to navigate them effectively.
Wellness ambassadors communicating via Zoom

Student Wellness Ambassador Team launches initiative to combat COVID-19

The Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT), a Health Promotion and Wellness sponsored student organization, has advocated for the health of Illinois State students for over 25 years. Typically,...
Kelsey Fiddes '12

‘We have all had to adapt in different ways’: An environmental health alumna’s work in the time of coronavirus

As environmental, health, and safety manager for Caterpillar in Mapleton, Kelsey Fiddes ’12 has played a large role in helping her company navigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Flexibility is key for an environmental health alum during the COVID-19 pandemic

Garrett Steiner ’16 is a commissioned officer in the US Public Health Service and is currently assigned to the Indian Health Service in northern Wisconsin.
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Environmental health interns work on COVID-19

Two environmental health students, Isabella Anderson and Kellsie Freeman, are currently working on their internship projects at the Will County Health Department.