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Marine veteran chosen as first student coach for Redbird Esports’ Overwatch team

Ashley Marku’s years of service in the armed forces gave her a unique skill set that made her a natural choice to serve as Redbird Esports Varsity Overwatch team’s first student coach.
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Healing on a high note

Brett Gillan ’02, MBA ’08 talks about his experience at Illinois State and how it formed a unique path for his future.
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ISU veterans share what being a service member means to them

Five Illinois State University students, staff members, and alums share what being a service member means to them on a day dedicated to reflecting and remembering the sacrifices so many have made.
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At home with Redbird Legacy families

Meet some of the Redbird Legacy families who live in Central Illinois and hear why they chose to attend Illinois State University.
Maske family before graduation

ISNU alum, navy veteran connects with Graduate School for 75 year anniversary

Robert Maske’s '59, '60 life was nothing short of charming. Maske tells the Graduate School about his time at Illinois State Normal University. He graduated with his master's in Industrial...
Col. Rabb speaking at the Reach, Change, and Grow event on February 21.

Col. Rabb talks about ‘moral injury’ at ISU veterans, military event

Col. David Rabb engaged a crowd of people in the Circus Room of the Bone Student Center for a speech sponsored by Veterans and Military Services and the Department of Military Science.
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Illinois State recognized as a military-friendly university

Illinois State University has received national recognition for being military friendly for 2020–2021.
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Illinois State veteran friendliness ranks in top 5 percent in nation

Illinois State University has once again been included in the list for Best College for Veterans in Illinois and among the top 5 percent of veteran-friendly institutions nationwide by College...
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Networking dinner for veterans, ROTC, military-connected students, November 19

The dinner is free for Illinois State students who are serving in the ROTC, have served in the armed forces, or are connected to the military. Reservations are required.
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Veterans Day ceremony, November 11

Illinois State University will hold its annual Veterans Day Ceremony from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, November 11, in the Bowling and Billiards Center Activity Room.