Ranging from the American Democracy Project to Alternative Breaks, Illinois State students serve in different communities to promote and further the goals of society.
Just some of the MANY students involved in last weekend's MLK Day of Service, sponsored by ISU's Leadership and Service Unit. These students volunteered at Home Sweet Home Ministries in Bloomington.
Students wrap and pack gifts for local children through the Dean of Students Leadership and Service Unit's Holiday Helper program in December 2013 at Illinois State University.
Over the last decade, Illinois State University has become a leader in civic engagement in higher education through its participation in the American Democracy Project. Read more about ADP and its role in Illinois State's latest strategic plan, Educating Illinois.
An Illinois State alumnus turned judge told students that federal sentencing laws were forcing “excessive and unwarranted” prison terms and not having the intended impact on the war on drugs. U.S. District Judge Michael P. McCuskey ’70, who is also Illinois State’s Board of Trustees chairman, was the featured speaker at the American Democracy Project’s celebration of Constitution Day.
Seniors Calvin Lynch, second from left, and Nick Streicher, kneeling at right, with a family they helped on an impromptu relief trip to Moore, Oklahoma, over the Memorial Day weekend. More about their trip on STATEside, ISU's daily campus blog.
The Vernon Avenue build is almost finished, becoming the latest successful joint project between Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan’s Habitat chapters and their affiliate, Habitat for Humanity of McLean County. Meet some of the students and professors who've put in a lot of hard work.
Student organizations across campus stepped up over the past month to collect food donations to help an important group of people in need—their peers. The food drive was organized by Student Government Association Secretary of Diversity Affairs Annie Kuan and Student Life Senator Leah Rolando. More about the food drive on STATEside.
On the last Saturday before Finals Week, when many students were cramming at Milner Library or finding creative ways to procrastinate, a special group of Holiday Helpers were taking time to make children’s wishes come true this holiday season. More on STATEside: stories.illinoiss...
The group Veterans at Illinois State aims to identify and network with many of the 500-plus student veterans now on campus, build awareness about issues facing former service members, and advocate on their behalf. More on STATEside: stories.illinoiss...
He’s not exactly Barack Obama, but just like the nation’s first African-American president, Illinois State University junior Brian Comella is trying to make political history. Comella is attempting to become the first Illinois State student to be elected mayor of the town of Normal. More on STATEside: stories.illinoiss...
Even with gloomy skies and a chill in the air, students from Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), an accounting honors fraternity, gathered at Mid Central Community Action Inc. for the third annual CPA Day of Service. More on the story here: stories.illinoiss...
The Illinois State University Theatre students hold the Freestage Festival each spring as a venue to produce experimental plays. With six shows on the poster, I wasn't sure that one single image could represent such a variety. I decided a typographic solution might work best, and the black and white saved printing costs. The headline is a custom-made typeface for display. by Jude Landry