Dr. David Kopsell knows his horticulture students learn best when they engage with the class content and get their hands dirty.
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
The 2020-2021 academic year will be remembered as a time when flexibility and patience were essential to fulfilling the University’s mission.
Illinois State University Marketing and Communications (UMC) received nine awards, including four golds, in the 2021 Pride of CASE V competition for work created for partners across campus.
Pumpkin. You either love it or you hate it, but you can’t avoid it this time of year.
Please join the director of the Illinois State University Horticulture Center, Jessica Chambers ’93, as she guides guests through the beautiful gardens of the Center in a two-part virtual video series.
The ability to adapt to change is integral to success in turbulent times. After years of working in the advertising industry in Las Vegas, Jackson Edwards has returned home to start a new career. The Bloomington native now studies conservation biology at Illinois State and researches soil and plant diversity under Dr. Diane Byers, associate professor of Evolutionary Ecology.
Looking at the bright yellow fist-sized blooms of marigolds, Katie Robinson said she was happy. Happy? She was in the second week of classes kneeling in the dirt, in the middle of a heat wave. But the senior horticulture major was right where she wanted to be.
This summer, 27 students received the new Undergraduate Research Support Program grant provided by the Office of Student Research. To honor the inaugural summer of the grant, we have featured five student researchers and their projects.
The Center’s vegetable garden demonstrates the wide variety of food that can be grown in Central Illinois as well as different solutions every gardener can put into practice at home.