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    Video, canvas prints show off ISU 365 photo project

    The ISU 365 daily photo project wrapped up on December 31, posting one new image of campus life throughout 2013 on the University’s Instagram feed and Facebook page.

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    A family legacy

    Illinois State alumni Larry and Pat (Hunkler) Stagen continue to keep their family name alive through their scholarship and three high school scholarships they have created.

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    Your Gift Matters: Ag student gets to state her many passions

    Time is scarce between classes, studying, and extracurricular activities. But Kristen Faucon savors every second of her busy days, time she wouldn’t have without the support of donors who saw the impact in supporting a student like her.

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    Patron of the arts

    For generations the theatre has benefitted from those with an appreciation for the fine arts. Pat Grogg has continued this tradition of generosity through a gift to the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Grogg, professor emerita of the Department of Management and Quantitative Methods faculty, made the gift to celebrate a milestone birthday and support a festival […]

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    Thanks to you: Loyalty Circle alums show their appreciation

    The goal in giving was never to become one of the leaders in ISU’s Loyalty Circle, but rather to show appreciation for the education and memories tied to the University.

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Illinois State recognized long ago the desirability of bridging the gap between college students preparing to enter the workplace and individuals on the other end of the spectrum. [Read the rest]

Students pay it forward through Senior Campaign article thumbnail.

Before crossing the commencement stage and becoming Illinois State?s newest alumni, graduating seniors take part in one final tradition: Senior Campaign.  [Read the rest]

Illinois State sets fundraising record with $19.5 million total article thumbnail.

A pair of seven-figure individual gift commitments plus another increase in alumni donors added up to Illinois State's largest fundraising year ever, totaling $19.5 million. [Read the rest]

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