Shakespearience at Milner Library, July 16

Illinois State University’s Milner Library will host Shakespearience at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 16, on the sixth floor of Milner Library. The program will give viewers a rare glimpse into the world of legendary poet and playwright, William Shakespeare.

Circus collection exhibit now open

circus history exhibit

A tiny light bulb, a gold lion head ring, and a circus diorama are just a few of the interesting artifacts on display in the new exhibit in Milner Library’s Special Collections.

A love of clowning leads to endowment for Milner Library

Man in clown clothes sitting on suitcase

For Bruce “Charlie” Johnson, clowning is serious business. “The art of clowning tends to be underrepresented in academic research and circus archives,” said Johnson, a clown historian who is a member of the Circus Fan Associations and Circus Historical Society. “While clowns are frequently the most popular part of the circus with the general audience,