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Building up young minds

Dr. Brad Christensen—a STEM specialist with Illinois State’s Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology—has been collaborating with Rose Mabwa, a senior manager with The Community...
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Bone Scholar Profiles: Trevar Moran, Department of Health Sciences

Students from different departments within CAST (and one student involved in Gamma Phi Circus) were selected as Robert G. Bone Scholars for the 2020-2021 academic year. The recognition is the...
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“I knew I wanted to help our community in whatever way I could”: Health Sciences students and alumni serve on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic

“Contact tracing” is a term that the average person might not have been familiar with before 2020 and the beginning of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, students in the Department...
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Illinois State University recognized as 2nd best online bachelor’s degree program in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report

Illinois State University has been recognized in U.S. News & World Report's annual “Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs” as the second-best program in Illinois and the 14th-best program...
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CAST new faculty profile series: Marcie Wright, Department of Health Sciences

The College of Applied Science and Technology welcomed a fantastic group of new faculty at the start of this academic school year! Some of CAST’s newest faculty members took the time to answer a...
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Senior health sciences student completes volunteer project with a positive impact on patients during COVID-19

The senior community health promotion major says her love for helping others started in high school, where she volunteered at Northwestern Memorial Hospital delivering cards and flowers to patient...
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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.
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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...
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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...