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New Cybersecurity Major

Already a national leader in the field, Illinois State will soon launch a new Cybersecurity major to better prepare our students for this growing industry. Learn more and apply now.

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Illinois State’s TV-10 goes high definition article thumbnailIllinois State’s TV-10 goes high definitionIllinois State’s student-run TV station recently made the switch to high-definition technology, better preparing students for careers in the industry by giving them hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment. Read More
#RedbirdSetGo 2017: Your best tweets, photos, and posts article thumbnail#RedbirdSetGo 2017: Your best tweets, photos, and postsIllinois State has some of the most loyal alumni anywhere and nowhere is this more apparent than during #RedbirdSetGo.  Read More
Actor Gary Cole to speak at College of Fine Arts commencement article thumbnailActor Gary Cole to speak at College of Fine Arts commencementActor Gary Cole has been selected as this year's College of Fine Arts spring commencement speaker.  Read More
Graphic design alum begins a magical career at Disney article thumbnailGraphic design alum begins a magical career at DisneyNew Illinois State University graduate Nicole Cihock was hired as an art director for Disney’s in-house advertising agency, Yellow Shoes Creative Group. She creates promotional material for Disney Parks and Resorts. Read More
New bike rental service launches March 20 article thumbnailNew bike rental service launches March 20The Town of Normal is launching a new public bike sharing service on March 20 that will include four rental stations on the Illinois State University campus. Read More

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