Alum’s generosity blooms into campus legacy

Man and woman standing and smiling while surrounded by trees

When Redbird Gale (Marr) Myers ’77 returned from a trip to Japan to find that her husband had purchased 10 Japanese maple trees, she had no idea that number would increase to 4,000.

Student’s research flowers at Horticulture Center

Illinois State student Katherine Robinson designed the rainbow garden at the Horticulture Center.

Katherine Robinson’s bedroom is lined with a bunch of green houseplants. “I think green plants are cool because I feel like they’re often overlooked. Green is a symbol of life, verdancy, and growth. The human eye can perceive more hues of green than any other color, which I think is cool.” Robinson, a senior horticulture