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Local universities to trick or treat for change this Halloween

Local universities to trick or treat for change this Halloween

NORMAL – Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University will be teaming up on October 31 as they attempt to raise money for a charitable cause by trick or treating this Halloween. Redbird and Titan students alike, in partnership with ISU’s Habitat for

WZND Newsroom

October 18th, 2018

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“Queering the Latinx Community” to host workshop at ISU

“Queering the Latinx Community” to host workshop at ISU

NORMAL – The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) will be teaming up with ISU PRIDE on Thursday to host a workshop and talk titled “Queering the Latinx Community.” The workshop will welcome translatina organizer Juniperangelica Cordova, who is ...

WZND Newsroom

October 17th, 2018

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Burglary reported at Eastland Mall Tuesday afternoon

Burglary reported at Eastland Mall Tuesday afternoon

Tuesday afternoon’s burglary took place inside JC Sales at Bloomington’s Eastland Mall. BLOOMINGTON – Bloomington Police responded to reports of a burglary at JC Sales inside Eastland Mall on Tuesday afternoon. Personnel from JC Sales who placed the 9-1-1 ...

John Murray

October 17th, 2018

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ISU Senior Named MVC Cross Country Athlete of the Week

ISU Senior Named MVC Cross Country Athlete of the Week

NORMAL – The Redbird Men’s Cross Country team traveled to Madison, Wisconsin over the weekend for the NCAA Pre-National Invite. ISU had a strong showing as a team, led by senior-standout Kyle Mattes, who finished 29th out of 232 runners. Mattes’ strong ...

WZND Sports

October 17th, 2018

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Three ISU faculty members selected to TEDxNormal line-up

Three ISU faculty members selected to TEDxNormal line-up

NORMAL – Three faculty members of Illinois State University have been selected to give TED Talks at the 2018 TEDxNormal event, which will be held on ISU’s campus later this month. ISU has played host to TEDxNormal for the last four years, dating back to ...

John Murray

October 15th, 2018

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Redbirds use their “stache” of talent, roll past SIU

Redbirds use their “stache” of talent, roll past SIU

ISU head coach Brock Spack with a freshly-shaved postgame mustache (photo courtesy of Sarah Feltes/WZND). The Illinois State Redbirds had a dominant showing on Saturday afternoon after rolling past the Southern Illinois Salukis 51-3 in their Homecoming matchup. The offensive

Sarah Feltes

October 14th, 2018

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Watterson Towers Celebrates 50th Birthday

Watterson Towers Celebrates 50th Birthday

Watterson Towers first opened in 1968 as the tallest residence hall in the world (Photo Courtesy/Illinois State University). NORMAL – The tallest point between Chicago and St. Louis is turning 50 this fall, and with Homecoming Week underway on campus – Illinois ...

John Murray

October 11th, 2018

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ISU Students Participate in Redbird Rumble

ISU Students Participate in Redbird Rumble

ISU students participate in Redbird Rumble on Tuesday night (Photo Courtesy/Illinois State University). NORMAL – Nearly 300 Illinois State students flocked to Hancock Stadium Tuesday for a night of entertainment, camaraderie, and some friendly competition. Those ...

John Murray

October 10th, 2018

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Spack reflects after Brees sets NFL passing record

Spack reflects after Brees sets NFL passing record

NORMAL – Brock Spack was just beginning his tenure as defensive coordinator at Purdue University when quarterback Drew Brees started his freshman year there.

Isaac Missel

October 9th, 2018

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Bloomington-Normal to host new esports tournament

Bloomington-Normal to host new esports tournament

NORMAL – Grossinger Motors Arena has a new event on its calendar for the upcoming winter. The Sixty Six Games, a brand new esports tournament, will be coming to Bloomington-Normal on January 12th and 13th, 2019. This event will be hosted by the Bloomington-Normal Area ...

John Murray

October 9th, 2018

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