Illinois State University's School of Music will host two jazz performances from 8 to 9:30pm Friday at Concert Hall located inside the Center for Performing Arts.
With December right around the corner, it is the time of year when students start planning the school schedule for spring. This can be quite a stressful time for students, while it can be a relief for others. Illinois State University students weigh in.
As Halloween approaches, nostalgia flies with the ghosts. Students have lots of great memories from when they were children, such as favorite costumes, trick or treating and spending time with friends.
Halloween brings out gargoyles, ghouls, goblins and other fearsome fictional creatures. However, real-life situations often create the biggest scares. Illinois State University is not exempt from scary situations.Students and professors share their fears.Sophomore cybersecurity major Natalie…
As Family Weekend begins at Illinois State University, there will be numerous events on campus to attend. But if you want to take a turn in the spooky department, there will be multiple tricks as well as treats for families to enjoy. ISU Family FeudStudents from the University Program Board…
The Heartland Festival Orchestra invites Illinois State University students to submit photography work for an opportunity to be featured in a piece of unique live performance art in 2019.The performance is a concert titled “Heartland Portraits.” This is a concert that celebrates the Orchestr…
At Illinois State University, there are over 400 registered student organizations. The student body largely makes up all these organizations and has many unique stories to share. One story is junior public relations major and Spanish and theatre major Katie Helander, 20, of Chicago.Helander …
From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Alumni Center, McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis will deliver a special presentation titled “Opioid Epidemic: How Did It Start and What Can Be Done?” Admission ranges from $15 to $45.
This semester, social work professor Amy Wright voyaged from the bayou to the ’Bird’s nest, bringing her passion for LGBTQ rights into the classroom.
Illinois State University takes pride in hosting outstanding faculty and staff members. One shining example is sociology, family and consumer sciences professor Jennifer Woodruff of Decatur.
Lil Wayne, also known as Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., is known for his word play, as well as his vulgar language. Despite being an acquired taste, Lil Wayne is quite popular, with a $150 million net worth and multiple albums released. His latest album,"Tha Carter V," has 23 tracks that “speak …
Diversifying is important for Illinois State University. ISU features students from 67 countries. In fact, 1 in 5 students are from traditionally underrepresented groups, according to ISU’s diversity webpage.
Professors teaching at Illinois State University for more than four years have the opportunity to attend the Small Teaching, Big Thinking reading group from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday all at CTLT’s facility at 301 S Main St.
The journey to Illinois State University is different for all students. While some break ground as a first-generation student, others continue a family tradition of becoming Redbirds.
Everyone has bad habits that need to be broken when it comes to school. Whether it be time management skills or taking good notes, there is always room for improvement.
College can be stressful. What people do not realize is that many parts of their daily routine can be the root of that stress. Students may also not realize that there are ways to overcome these sources of stress right on campus.
With over 21,000 current students and many more alumni, some students make a very large impression on professors’ lives. Realizing that fact, ISU professors share the actions of memorable students.
Addiction is a demon that drags too many people through hell on Earth. Fortunately, those who are recovering from substance abuse at Illinois State University do not have to fight alone.
Taking care of yourself in college is a lot to handle. The thought of caring for another person can send some students running for the hills.
Recently, universities across the country have been accused of limiting and attacking the First Amendment. In 2017, a lawsuit was filed against Pierce College in California due the creation of free speech zones.
At Illinois State University, many college students have jam-packed schedules with barely any time for themselves. They have to balance going to class and getting their homework done along with any other activities they are involved in. This does not give them any time to think about staying…
Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness. The Student Fitness Center is a great campus resource to help students get the exercise they need.
Senior exercise science major Sara Morales, of Hoffman Estates, has a variety of plans for her future after graduation in May 2019.
The negative body image many people possess poses a myriad of risks to the health of those affected. According to The Minnesota Association For Children’s Mental Health, over 50 percent of Americans aren’t happy with their current weight.
Living in Illinois certainly has its pros and cons. When thinking of your ideal place to live, it may or may not be surrounded by cornfields, livestock, and farming in central Illinois. Here is what some students at ISU have to say about their favorite and least favorite aspects of living in…
At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hewett-Manchester Hall Escalante Room (VRO 103), University of Calgary research professor Shirley Steinberg will be speaking on supporting today’s youth as part of Illinois State University’s Speaker Series.
Whether students are new to the Bloomington-Normal area,or are tired of doing the same things in their limited free time there are many cool things to do in this town aside from eating at one of the many chain restaurants.
Every Illinois State University student has their favorite place on campus, whether it’s a place to hang out with friends, shop, or even just relax alone. A Ride through the Quad “The Quad is my favorite place on campus because I love biking, and it’s a good place to avoid cars. I also rea…
While many college students spend their summer cycling through the same routine, junior middle-level education major Allie Brennan’s summer altered her life.
A popular quote from musician Ceecily Morgan states, “Music is life, that is why our hearts have beats."This quote can have meaning in everyone's life, but particularly rings true to 2018 music therapy graduate Kalin Huston, 22, of Blytheville, Arkansas.Huston was involved in Belle Voix, Ci…
Black Student Union is a predominantly African-American organization that helps promote cultural and political awareness It also helps with assisting in developing skills necessary to become a professionally organized body of students that address issues pertinent to African-Americans.
Just 20 minutes northeast of Normal is a small town called Lexington. In this small town full of corn fields and livestock is a mere population of 2000 people.
Adjusting to a new school can be overwhelming. However, Illinois State University puts transfer students at ease with all they do to help you feel right at home with the rest of the Redbirds, ranging from Welcome Week socials to a Transfer Redbirds registered student organization with 478 fe…
Sophomore middle-level education major Allison Isom, of Oak Forest, sits on the floor of her Watterson dorm. She is sorting a pile of art supplies, tissues and other elementary school essentials.
Returning to school after a long, perhaps lethargic summer break is quite the adjustment. Going back to basics when preparing to return to school is a must.
Illinois State University announced that Chicago’s first-ever Youth Poet Laureate, E’Mon Lauren, 21, will headline Café’ Soul at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center. Her performance is part of Welcome Week festivities.
Whether in a gym, car or doctor's office, music permeates everyday life. Though most songs are do not resonate, some tunes become the soul's personal playlist. Illinois State University students share music that changed life forever.
Illinois State University music and entertainment can’t be mentioned without Barb Dallinger, Associate Director for Event Services and Catering, at the center of the conversation.
History professor Andrew Hartman has received his second Fulbright Scholarship, one of the highest honors in academia. The honor allows Hartman to study at the British Library in London for six months.
Imagine being surrounded by palm trees, with sand in toes. Or if enjoying that sexy city life, how about standing in front of the Eiffel Tower and tasting Paris’s exquisite cuisines?
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the seventh in a series of behind-the-scene efforts that make Illinois State University’s campus tick. The word "emergency" evokes instant panic and paranoia. Though Illinois State University hopes for the best, ISU is prepared for the worst through thorough emergency …
While many college students are focused on the big picture, one television production student is more interested in getting the details right.
Senior nutrition and dietetics major Maddie Culbertson, of St. Charles, Illinois, has immersed herself in Redbird life since arriving at Illinois State University in 2014.
This year has featured some of the strangest weather in recent memory. A prolonged winter that saw snowfall in April has delayed Illinois farmers this planting season.
With finals week approaching, many students will absorb all of the free advice they can handle. Illinois State University faculty and staff share their finest tips.
Marvel's crown jewel in a decade of box office dominance, "Avengers: Infinity War," is widely projected to be among the highest-grossing films ever. It is off to a roaring start, grossing $39 million Thursday night — the fourth-highest preview showing of all time.
While Sexual Assault Awareness Month is winding down, one group at Illinois State University makes it its goal to bring awareness to the issue every day of the year.
“A Quiet Place” combines the genres of horror, drama and science fiction to deliver an unforgettable, gripping cinematic experience from start to finish.
As students walk through the Bone Student Center, they may hear the echos of piano melodies filling up the first level. This is thanks to sophomore undeclared major Kemond Collins, of Englewood, Chicago.
Many people are unaware or unconcerned about what happens outside of their backyard. However, junior elementary education Hadia Nabulsi, of Willowbrook, views the world through globalized eyes.
One of the best things about going off to college is having the opportunity to meet students from different countries and learn about new cultures.
As the end of the spring semester approaches, students prepare to move out of their dorms, apartments or whatever living space they occupy during their time at Illinois State University.
Male nurses are a rare breed. Fortunately, sophomore nursing major Alex Way realizes that helping others transcends gender norms.
Teaching is a highly rewarding, yet sometimes highly challenging profession. Illinois State University professors share stories displaying the hardships of teaching.
Illinois State University has changed in several ways since 1929. However, one remaining constant is the Gamma Phi Circus (GPC). It is the oldest collegiate circus in the United States.
With dining hall and fast food serving as some of the only meal options on campus, traveling to the city to receive a southern-style, home-cooked meal seems to be a trip worthwhile.
The Spoon River Poetry Review (SRPR), published through the Illinois State University Publications Unit, will have its sixth annual reading event from 7 – 10 p.m. Thursday at the Ewing Manor in Bloomington.
Protective styles is known for maintaining the overall health of hair. Not only are they time saving, but they give people the opportunity to stray away from the normal look and try something new.
For many students, Illinois State University is more than an educational forum. There are 5,906 on-campus students that call ISU home.
Teaching young adults takes courage. Teaching young children takes patience. Family and consumers sciences professor Pam Morbitzer, 47, of Kankakee, possesses both qualities.
Illinois State University's competitive dance team traveled all the way to Daytona Beach last Wednesday to try and bring home the first national title in five years.
Trying to brainstorm up fun date night plans that will not break the bank can be tricky. The downside to date night is that it can get pretty expensive, especially for students.
The Steve and Sandi Adams Legacy Hall of Fame induction ceremony will at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Old Main Room of the Bone Student Center.
College parties are known to be iconic. From the way they appear in movies to how they’re talked about in songs. At one point, every teenager wants to experience the thrill.
Inspiration-- the element of life that opens eyes to possibilities, allows one to overcome an ordinary way thinking and is the ultimate first step to starting a journey of success.