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Research and Honors, December 1, 2020

Presentations and publications from Illinois State University staff and faculty.
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Commencement ceremonies available December 12

Illinois State will present the ceremonies online to celebrate the achievements of the 2020 winter graduates. The recorded ceremonies will be available on the Commencement website by December 12.
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Toys for Tots drive runs until December 14

The Civil Service Council and Illinois State are partnering with Toys for Tots of McLean County to provide toys to underprivileged children throughout the county. Drop off a new, unwrapped toy...

Nominations open for Grabill-Homan Community Peace Prize

The Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies Program at Illinois State University is accepting nominations and self-nominations for the Grabill-Homan Community Peace Prize until January 31, 2021.
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President Larry Dietz announces plans to retire

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz announced Friday he will retire as the University’s 19th president on June 30, 2021, capping a higher education career surpassing 50 years.
President Dr. Larry H. Dietz


We are entering the holiday season, which is a time for gatherings and reflection as the year ends. I am certain we can agree 2020 is a year we are grateful is near its conclusion. None of us, in...
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Weekly update, November 19

This week’s update includes guidance for Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations. 
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Diversity, equity, and inclusion update, November 13

This update includes information on the President’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, a new transcription element to Zoom, and the evolution of Safe Zone to “Safe(ish)”.

Weekly update, November 12

This week’s update includes guidance for on-campus testing and testing before Fall Break, as well as information about living on campus in Spring 2021, extended withdrawal deadlines, reminders...
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A Veterans Day message from President Dietz

Today is Veterans Day, a day on which we thank all our veterans and active-duty service members for protecting the freedoms we so deeply cherish.