The Division of Student Affairs is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Redbird Proud Young Alumni Award. The award recognizes young alumni who demonstrate great pride in Illinois State University and extend to others what they learned through their experience with Student Affairs. Recipients of this honor have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to Illinois State
A campus Multicultural Center will open this summer, providing a supportive environment for students while furthering the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Information on cultural graduation recognition events, including Nuestros Logros, Lavender, MAPS, and Umoja.
Students and alumni connect virtually to discuss how to transition from college to career.
International students gain tips for how to be competitive and successful in the United States job market.
A new programming series from the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) will encourage campus and community members to come together in conversations around community safety and justice.
Dr. Fariborz (Frank) Naeymi-Rad ’75, an international student to Illinois State from Iran, and Dr. Theresa A. Kepic ’73, a resident of Illinois State’s first International House in fall 1970, committed a $250,000 gift to support renovations and upgrades within the University’s Multicultural Center. Their gift will also support technology infrastructure at the center to connect students to alumni and other U.S. and international multicultural centers.
A third named space within Illinois State University’s Multicultural Center has been announced following action by the Board of Trustees on October 16. The Mr. Stan L. and Dr. René R. Shingles Black Student Union Office is named in recognition of gifts from Stan ’82, M.S. ’88 and René Revis Shingles M.S. ’86. Two other named spaces were approved by the governing board in July. The Multicultural Center is scheduled to open summer 2021 at 301 N. Main St., where the Instructional Technology and Development Center is currently located.
Dr. Christa Platt, M.S. ’09, Ph.D. ’17, began her new role as director of the Multicultural Center on July 1, when all operations of the Diversity Advocacy office transitioned to the center.
The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs is now actively seeking donors who may be interested in naming spaces within the new multicultural center.