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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. ...
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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. ...
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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. ...
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Computer Systems Technology grad finds successIllinois State alum Elliot Worth's career is off to a quick start, thanks in large part to his experience in the Computer Systems Technology program. ...
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State Farm commits $3 million to Illinois State University cybersecurity programA gift of $3 million from State Farm will advance Illinois State University's new cybersecurity program. ...

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