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Video: What it’s like to be an education major at ISU article thumbnailVideo: What it’s like to be an education major at ISUMadison Strebel is eager to be a teacher. Right away at Illinois State, she was taking classes in her major (elementary education), covering children’s literature, children’s psychology, and other topics. Soon, Strebel began her clinical ...
Photos: Meet the Top 10 Cutest Redbird Pets article thumbnailPhotos: Meet the Top 10 Cutest Redbird PetsThe #RedbirdPet contest, which ran from February 23–March 1, generated more than 200 entries through online submission, Instagram, and Twitter. ...
It takes a village: Why ISU retains so many students article thumbnailIt takes a village: Why ISU retains so many studentsMeg Flaherty is among the 81.3 percent of new students in fall 2013 who stayed for their second year at Illinois State University. That “retention” rate is the second-highest among public schools in Illinois. ...
Video: Students reflect on Alternative Breaks Ghana trip article thumbnailVideo: Students reflect on Alternative Breaks Ghana tripAll over the country and all over the world, Illinois State University students are making a difference on Alternative Breaks. Here's a closer look at one recent service trip to Ghana, Africa.  ...
ISU alum’s students fight back against TV’s Letterman article thumbnailISU alum’s students fight back against TV’s LettermanFifteen years after David Letterman playfully mocked their hometown, high school students taught by an Illinois State alum are sending a message right back to the retiring late-night host. ...

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