About Advertising

The Vidette has proudly served the Illinois State University community since 1888. We are a vital source of information to over 25,000 readers, including students, faculty and staff, along with thousands of alumni around the state, nation and world. Our trained advertising staff is fully committed to providing you with excellent customer service while meeting your marketing needs in print and through digital and social media channels.

The Vidette is distributed on Tuesdays during the fall and spring semesters with a circulation of 4,500 copies per day. Distribution is free and copies may be picked up at over 120 high-traffic areas on ISU’s campus and throughout the Bloomington-Normal community.


Student Staff

Advertising Sales Manager Brad Fekety bjfeket@ilstu.edu

Advertising Production Manager Darius Davis vidette_ddavis6@ilstu.edu

Business Manager Abbey Lantz anlantz@ilstu.edu


Professional Staff

General Manager John Plevka jpplevk@ilstu.edu

Business Adviser Madeline Smith   mksmit2@ilstu.edu


Corner of Locust St. & University St.
Normal, IL 61790-0890
P 309.438.8742
F 309.438.5211

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