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Recruiting Redbirds: Alums needed in search for studentsRecruiting the next incoming class is a never-ending job for the staff in Admissions. Read More
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KNR physical education teacher education alumni spotlightThree physical education teacher education alumni visited campus to talk to current students about their experience at Illinois State.  Read More
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Best moments from #RedbirdWelcome and #RedbirdMoveInWelcome Week (including move-in) is one of the most exciting times of year at Illinois State University. Our newest Redbirds are making themselves at home, as our returning students arrive back on campus ready to begin classes Monday, August 21. Read More
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Rent bikes across campus, town with new serviceA new, public bike-sharing program, Bike Share 309, gives students access to bikes throughout Bloomington-Normal with the touch of an app. Read More
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10 ways to meet friends at Illinois State UniversityHere are 10 ways you can make friends at Illinois State University, straight from our student experts in the Office of Admissions. Read More

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