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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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Uptown Circle hosts annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Uptown Circle hosts annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony was held in Uptown Circle on Monday night.  NORMAL – Illinois State University kicked off its Homecoming Week festivities Monday night, with students and faculty alike flocking to Uptown Circle for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. ...

John Murray

October 9th, 2018

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Redbirds Fall in MVC Opener

NORMAL – The Illinois State Redbirds traveled to Springfield, Missouri to take on the Bears of Missouri State in their MVC opener on Saturday. The Redbirds entered the matchup ranked 9th in the nation in stats poll and 10th in the coaches poll. After a back and forth ...

Hector Carrion

October 4th, 2018

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State Police Announce Memorial Park Dedication

State Police Announce Memorial Park Dedication

The Illinois State Police dedicated its brand new, $2 million Memorial Park on Tuesday. (Photo Courtesy/Illinois State Police).  SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police officially dedicated its Memorial Park on Tuesday afternoon, in tribute to its past fallen officers.

John Murray

October 4th, 2018

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Birds-I-View: Human Sex Trafficking

Birds-I-View: Human Sex Trafficking

In the September edition of Birds-I-View, the WZND News Team takes an in-depth look at human sex trafficking and how it could affect you. WZND’s Hector Carrion starts off the show with an introduction to the topic and a general overview of what it is (1:55-4:44). Mitch

Anthony Ferretti

September 30th, 2018

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