Castiblanco encourages other Bloomington-Normal residents to visit Illinois State with fresh eyes and a different perspective. “I’ve still been able to get out of Bloomington-Normal in a sense by coming to college here,” she says. “It’s all worked out, and this is a great university.”
Honors sophomore Angela Brown forged a new path when she chose Illinois State.
During the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri on November 7-9, 2018, Brandon Khoury ’17, M.S. ’18 and Manan Shah placed first in the student poster competition for their research poster, “The Future of Learning Using Virtual Reality to Teach Industrial Robotics.”
Holiday Greetings from Honors Program Director Rocío Rivadeneyra
Freshman student Cassia Weigel has been training as a circus performer since she was 3 years old. When she began looking at colleges, the San Francisco was attracted to Illinois State University and the Gamma Phi Circus, America’s oldest collegiate circus.
Harrison Collins is a first-year music composition major at Illinois State. The Little Elm, Texas native has played the bassoon for six years and has experience playing the piano and clarinet.
Tony Nicolalde, a first-year student majoring in special education, has been working his whole life to integrate American Sign Language (ASL) into school curriculums.
Every spring, the Honors Program holds an Honors Contract Contest, allowing students who have completed an Honors Contract in the past year (one of the six Honors Learning Experiences) to submit their work.
Alumni of the Honors Program are making an impact in many different ways after they leave Illinois State University.
Whatever it is called or wherever it is located, the Honors Themed Living-Learning Community (TLLC) has consistently been one of the Honors Program’s most well-loved features.