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Brent Beggs named director of the School of Kinesiology and Recreation

The School of Kinesiology and Recreation at Illinois State University recently introduced Dr. Brent Beggs as the school’s new director, a role in which he is managing the immense uncertainty and challenges that come with the academic year of 2020. Dr. Beggs studied at Southern Illinois University–Carbondale where he earned his master’s degree in Recreation...
Redbird softball player Mack Leonard is up to bat during a game.

Valley award recognizes student volunteer efforts

Softball’s Mack Leonard is one of 10 student-athletes named as a State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award recipient for the spring of 2020....
Freshman Redbird Sam Carroll

Our newest Redbirds: Exceptional esports athlete makes ISU his home

When Sam Carroll wasn’t seeking athletic scholarships, he was quietly becoming one of the best players in the world at Rocket League....

New Master of Athletic Training program continuing history of success

For nearly two decades, Illinois State University has graduated athletic trainers from the undergraduate and Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited athletic training program....
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School of Kinesiology and Recreation welcomes new faculty

The School of Kinesiology and Recreation welcomes four new faculty members this academic year....
Lindsey Kren

Incoming Stevenson Center Fellow: Lindsey Kren

“I have always had a passion for health and fitness, and I'd like to use my knowledge and experience to share that same enthusiasm with others,” said Lindsey Kren. The Stevenson Center will soon welcome Kren as a Peace Corps Fellow in kinesiology and recreation....
Kriston and Kayla Love

At home with Redbird Legacy families

Meet some of the Redbird Legacy families who live in Central Illinois and hear why they chose to attend Illinois State University....
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Redbird legacy: Like father, like son

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....
Residents at Alden Poplar Creek show their activity packets created by Illinois State therapeutic recreation students.

Therapeutic recreation students make an impact

Moving classes online for the spring semester due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation meant that many professors had to act quickly and be creative. Rachel Smith, instructional assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation, rose to the challenge....
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Initiative awards celebrate early achievement, potential 

Illinois State University celebrates research and creative activity each year with faculty awards selected by the University Research Council....