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    A twist on wine tasting with Chicago Young Alumni Network, April 16

    Do you enjoy sampling a variety of wines? How about catching up and meeting with fellow Redbirds? Pair those with the opportunity to hear from some of the human resource industry’s finest and you have yourself a spring night out!

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    Washington, D.C., area alumni reception, May 21

    Illinois State alumni are invited to an evening at Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar in beautiful Washington, D.C. Don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect with your alma mater, hear the latest news from campus, and meet fellow Redbirds from the area.

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    Half Century Club to induct Class of 1964, May 2-3

    Join us May 2-3 for the annual spring reunion recognizing those who graduated 50 or more years ago and the induction of the Class of 1964 into the Half Century Club.

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    Now available: February issue of Illinois State magazine

    Looking for something to brighten your day and break the doldrums of shoveling snow in frigid temperatures? Keep an eye on your mailbox, as you’ll soon have the February issue of Illinois State’s alumni magazine.

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    Former Redbird stars on new NBC show Chicago P.D.

    Former Redbird LaRoyce Hawkins is a series regular on NBC's Chicago P.D., a spinoff of the hit Chicago Fire that premiered Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

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News and events

For these Redbirds, service award runs in the family article thumbnail.

It took 14 years and two generations, but Illinois State alumna Debbie Lamb became the third in her family to receive the A/P Council Distinguished Service Award. [Read the rest]

Scholarship helps student after tornado destroys family home article thumbnail.

For Kristin Kouri, the two hours after a tornado struck her hometown last year felt like three weeks. That?s because the Illinois State sophomore couldn?t reach her family immediately after the twister leveled their neighborhood in Washington. [Read the rest]

Backing the ‘Birds: Couple’s steady support crosses three decades article thumbnail.

Chuck and Gwen Yurieci were surprised to learn that they have financially supported Illinois State University for 31 consecutive years, making them among the most loyal of Redbird donors. [Read the rest]

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Janet Krejci, dean of the Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN), has been named interim provost and ...

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A new effort is underway to create Illinois State University's first-ever alumni network ...

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Mennonite College of Nursing?s (MCN) PROUD Team will host its second annual Summer Nurse Camp June ...

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