As Redbirds continue to thrive during the pandemic, Career Services is offering virtual career fairs, and information on how to navigate them effectively.
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, the group’s efforts promote healthy habits such as practicing safe alcohol use, living an active lifestyle, positive sexual health behaviors, and practicing mindfulness. But this school year, the team faces its biggest health promotion obstacle yet—the global pandemic.
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.
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.
Two environmental health students, Isabella Anderson and Kellsie Freeman, are currently working on their internship projects at the Will County Health Department.
Cathy Ferguson-Allen ’91 was always interested in health and wellness. Initially interested in teaching physical education, she shifted gears upon arrival at Illinois State University.
Sidney Saylor ’20 was recently activated in the Illinois Army National Guard, working as a medic in the fight against COVID-19.
Illinois State freshman Jalen Love learned early on the value of going to college and pursuing a degree. His parents, Larry and Betty Love, were both first-generation college students who found a home at the University.
Less than two years after graduating, an Illinois State Health Sciences alumna has found herself on the frontlines of the response to coronavirus (COVID-19).
In her epidemiology class, Taylor Lehman ’19 watched Contagion. The 2011 film tells the story of how a deadly virus transmitted by respiratory droplets brings society to its knees while scientists rush to create a vaccine.
Lehman wasn’t worried.