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Robert G. Bone Scholars announced for 2020-2021 

Illinois State University announced 14 students were selected as Robert G. Bone Scholars for the 2020-2021 school year.  
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LinkedIn provides Redbirds with valuable online career connections

The Career Center provides practical tips for how to utilize LinkedIn effectively as a digital career and networking tool.
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Redbirds provide hurricane relief during spring break

North Carolina’s Pamlico County was devastated by Hurricane Florence in September of 2018. The area is still struggling to rebuild. A group of Redbirds used their Spring Break to help with those...
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Student impact: Susan and Stephen Kern advance Illinois State

Dr. Susan Kern’s 31-year career at Illinois State—from teaching in Illinois State’s former Department of Home Economics to leading the University’s first comprehensive fundraising...
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A crazy dream to go ‘work for the Mouse’ becomes reality

As a kid, Sam Polczynski had what he described as "a crazy dream to go work for the Mouse."
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Icing on the cake: Pursuing passions through education

For many students, coming to college is about learning brand new skills, managing a budget, and maintaining a living space all on their own. For senior family and consumer science (FCS) teacher...
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Hitting the right note: Honors student excels in music, education

Illinois State and the Honors Program have provided the accompaniment this vocalist needs to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
Mikalia Mccarthy (left), Nicolas Cima, and Abigail Austill presented on overcoming addiction for Professor Dawn Beichner's Honors course project for the YWCA Labyrinth.

ISU Honors students create resource guide for YWCA Labyrinth

An Illinois State Honors class has spent the fall semester creating a resource guide for McLean County women who have recently been released from jail or prison.
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Four years later: Where are our 2015 freshmen now?

With commencement approaching, we decided to catch up with three alumni who were featured in our first "Meet our newest Redbirds" series four years ago.
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Celebrating 30 years of the Organization of Latino/a Employees, December 4

Part advocacy, part celebration, part networking—the faculty/staff affinity group Organization of Latino Employees (OLÉ) began in 1989 at Illinois State.