Zoom-unions and social wellness

For the past six months everyone across the globe has been encouraged to maintain six feet of physical separation. That separation has come with a host of impacts, good and bad. A promising new direction for alumni engagement has grown out of the new ways we connect with others.

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Impact of the Will to Succeed Award on future orchestra teacher

Nyder was born with a rare disease called Multiple Hereditary Exostosis, which causes painful tumors on her bones. The tumors and related deformities decrease Nyder’s mobility, making it difficult for her to access a complete range of sounds using traditional instruments. The Will to Succeed Scholarship Nyder received has brought her one step closer to achieving her goal.

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Doctoral alum’s monument is at the center of the movement for racial equality in NYC

As modern-day foot soldiers march in the biggest city of a nation they believe has not always delivered the same promises to certain groups of people, they often gather at the site created by an Illinois State doctoral alum.


Take the path to financial success through this webinar

Join Redbird Mark Dunaway ’84 for a virtual event that will identify practical approaches for success in managing personal finances.