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The College of Business ranked among the nation's best in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek rankings, while the College of Education topped the national edTPA pass rate by 15 percentage points.

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Graduating seniors connect with 1857 Society donors at event article thumbnailGraduating seniors connect with 1857 Society donors at eventThirty graduating students networked with more than 50 donors from Illinois State University's 1857 Society at the inaugural Greet Our Grads event. ...
14 ways to rock your mortarboard at commencement article thumbnail14 ways to rock your mortarboard at commencementWith so many grads, there will inevitably be a few students who put a little message on top of their mortarboard (the square, ceremonial cap worn by grads). ...
Photos: Best campus shots from April 2016 article thumbnailPhotos: Best campus shots from April 2016Every month on STATEside, we share some of our favorite photos posted by Redbirds on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  ...
After losing mom to cancer, student carries on to commencement article thumbnailAfter losing mom to cancer, student carries on to commencementStacey DeLathouwer will join 3,700 graduates participating in Illinois State University’s spring commencement, an amazing milestone given all that stood in her way. ...
Tricky last name? ISU’s commencement readers are ready article thumbnailTricky last name? ISU’s commencement readers are readyAbout a week before commencement, Laura Kennedy ’86 paces up and down the hallways of WGLT going over hundreds of names. Brown and Palmer are a breeze. Czuczor, Duong and LeSueur, not so much. That’s why the commencement reader rehearses, even reading through her spreadsheet of 200 names in a corner of the women’s locker […] ...

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