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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...
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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...
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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.