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Alumni Center

Location:
Alumni Center 1101 N. Main Street
Normal, IL
Phone:
(309) 438-4781
Website:
http://alumni.illinoisstate.edu/services/alumnicenter/

The Alumni Center is a special place for Redbirds and friends to gather and become reacquainted with their campus home. The facility contains state-of-the-art meeting rooms for alumni, as well as university and community organizations. Alumni will find the center inviting, as its design incorporates space for everything from group meetings to casual conversation around the fireplace.

The Illinois State University Alumni Center is designed to serve the over 177,000 alumni of Illinois State University, current students, faculty/staff, and the Bloomington-Normal community. Approximately 80 staff members from the University Advancement Vice President’s office, Alumni Relations, Development, Marketing and Communications, and the Illinois State University Foundation are located in the facility.

In fall 2007, during Illinois State University’s Sesquicentennial, renovations began on the University’s first on-campus home for alumni. The Illinois State University Alumni Center was dedicated in July 2008 and opened to all Redbirds and friends.

Upcoming Events

October 2019

Literature: Voices in Americana

Start:
Monday, October 28th
1:30 pm
End:
Wednesday, November 6th
3:30 pm

There’s No Place Like Home: The Wizard of Oz as Political Propaganda - October 28 Although children’s lit seems like an unlikely vehicle for political propaganda, scholars have proven otherwise. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1902) carries overtones of the Populist political party’s agenda at the early part of the 20th century. Victor Fleming’s film The Wizard of Oz (1939) was released to the public seven days prior to Germany’s bombing of Poland. Roberta Seelinger Trites, Distinguished Professor of English, ISU  …

November 2019

Misconceptions About the Middle Ages

Start:
Tuesday, November 12th
9:30 am
End:
Thursday, November 21st
11:30 am

Four different topics covering medieval history, art and literature will be explored. Each addresses the public perception of a controversial subject and seeks to challenge what we think we know about the medieval world. November 12: Common stereotypes of the Virgin Mary November 14: Travels and travelers in the medieval Mediterranean November 19: Taking the Middle Ages “global” November 21: The Black Death Kathryn Jasper, Associate Professor and Director of European Studies, Department of History, ISU

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Tuesday, November 12th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to use the News.IllinoisState.edu content management system, powered by WordPress, to add news articles, tag them to feed to multiple locations (including your website), insert images, photo galleries, and more. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only. Registration is required.

January 2020

Philosophy As a Way of Life

Start:
Tuesday, January 21st 2020
9:30 am
End:
Thursday, January 30th 2020
11:30 am

PHILOSOPHY AS A WAY OF LIFE *Walk-in for Philosophy As a Way of Life, $15.00 for individual session pay at the door. January 21, 23, 28, 30 (Tuesday/Thursday)  9:30-11:30 am One might think philosophy is interesting, even fun to learn, but too highfalutin to make much of a difference in one’s everyday life. How could life change if philosophy were to be taken seriously? January 21: What is Philosophy as a Way of Life? January 23: Epictetus on What’s in our Control…