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AmeriCorps declares Illinois State a School of National Service

Illinois State University's commitment to AmeriCorps alumni through the Stevenson Center earned the institution a new honor: the university is now a School of National Service.
Jessica Barrack presents "It's a No-Brainer: Better Snooze, Better Mood; Raeann Huffman presents "Corn and Soybean Cropping Systems: Profitability of Different Argonomic Management Techniques

CAST Three Minute Thesis competition winners selected to move on to university-wide contest

The College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) recently hosted its Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, in which seven graduate students from the Department of Agriculture, School of...
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Love of summer camp led to meaningful career

Finding a career doing both what you enjoy and what you care about can be a challenge. Dr. Tracy Mainieri feels fortunate to have cleared that hurdle through her work as a recreation and park...

‘Be willing to take positive risks’: A chance discovery becomes a passion for therapeutic recreation alum

As a Recreation Therapist II for the New Hampshire Department of Corrections (NHDOC) for Women, Mike Bassett's ‘16 passion for the field of therapeutic recreation (TR) is evident. Seeing his...
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Recreation administration graduate student shares research with peers across Illinois

Skylar Blasz found her passion and calling early on in her educational career at Illinois State. After completing her undergraduate degree in therapeutic recreation in 2019, she enrolled in the...
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CAST new faculty profile series: Dr. Bin Lizzo, School of Kinesiology and Recreation

Some of CAST’s newest faculty members took the time to answer a series of questions that share their background, research interests, hobbies, and more.
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Newly minted professors adjust to pandemic-style instruction

Starting any new job can stir up nervous jitters. Starting one as a college professor during a pandemic that requires learning a whole new way of teaching can ratchet up the nerves beyond just...
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CAST new faculty profile series: Dr. Nicky Wu, Kinesiology and Recreation

Wrapping up this week's set of profiles is Dr. Nicky Wu, an Assistant Professor in the School Kinesiology and Recreation.
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CAST new faculty profile series: Dr. Samantha McDonald, Kinesiology and Recreation

This week’s series profile features Dr. Samantha McDonald, an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation.
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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...