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Illinois State University

Motto: Gladly we Learn and Teach
Established 1857
Type: Public
President: Dr. Al Bowman
Staff: 3,211
Undergraduates: 17,878
Postgraduates: 2,879
Location Normal, Illinois, USA
Campus: Urban
Colors: red and white
Colors:
Nickname: Redbirds
Mascot: Reggie Redbird
Website: www.IllinoisState.edu

Illinois State University is a public university in Normal, Illinois and is the oldest public institution of higher education in the state. Most commonly referred to as ISU, the school was originally named Illinois State Normal University, and was founded in 1857 by Jesse W. Fell (1808-1887); Abraham Lincoln drew up the legal documents to establish the university. Normal schools were schools specifically designated for the education of teachers. In 1964, as the institution began expanding and moving toward a full liberal arts curriculum, its name was changed to Illinois State University at Normal, and by 1968 to Illinois State University. Today, ISU remains the most productive teaching school in Illinois. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... This article is about work. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Normal is an incorporated town in McLean County, Illinois, United States. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... For other uses, see Red (disambiguation). ... This article is about the color. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... A Division I (I-AA in football) athletic program. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Reggie Redbird is the mascot for Illinois State University located in Normal, Illinois. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Normal is an incorporated town in McLean County, Illinois, United States. ... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Jesse W. Fell Jesse W. Fell (1808-1887), a Bloomington businessman, founded Illinois State University, originally Illinois State Normal University. ... Year 1808 (MDCCCVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... A normal school or teachers college is an educational institution for training teachers. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


ISU is recognized in the prestigious US News rankings as a "National University", that is, a university which grants a variety of doctoral degrees and strongly emphasizes research. US News ranks ISU in the "third tier", meaning that it is currently in the third quartile of schools within the National University category.[1] Among public universities in Illinois, only the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ranks higher. U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... This article is about the concept. ... A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ...


The ISU athletic teams compete in the Missouri Valley Conference and the Gateway Football Conference, and are known as the "Redbirds," in reference to the state bird, the cardinal. A Division I (I-AA in football) athletic program. ... Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ... The Gateway Football Conference is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern United States. ... Genera Periporphyrus Saltator Caryothraustes Parkerthraustes Rhodothraupis Cardinalis Pheucticus Cyanocompsa Guiraca Passerina Spiza The Cardinals or Cardinalidae are a family of passerine birds found in North and South America. ...


Illinois State is also home to the world's tallest residence hall, Watterson Towers, which houses 2,200 students. The building, which consists of a pair of towers, was completed in 1967. Watterson Towers Watterson Towers is a student residence hall at Illinois State University, in Normal, Illinois. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


The school's Alma Mater song is "Glory Hast Thou," written to the tune of Haydn's "Austrian Hymn," better known as the tune used for "Das Lied der Deutschen," the German national anthem. Alma mater is Latin for nourishing mother. It was used in ancient Rome as a title for the mother goddess, and in Medieval Christianity for the Virgin Mary. ... (Franz) Joseph Haydn (in German, Josef; he never used the Franz) (March 31, 1732 – May 31, 1809) was a leading composer of the classical period. ... Das Lied der Deutschen (The Song of the Germans, also known as Das Deutschlandlied, The Song of Germany) has been used wholly or partially as the national anthem of Germany since 1922. ...


The Town of Normal, originally named North Bloomington, took its name from the school. It is located in McLean County, in the central part of the state. McLean County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ...

Illinois State University quadrangle, Felmley Hall of Science
Illinois State University quadrangle, Felmley Hall of Science
College of Business Building, Watterson Towers at sunset
College of Business Building, Watterson Towers at sunset
Illinois State University, Performing Arts Center
Illinois State University, Performing Arts Center
Illinois State University, Fell Hall

Contents

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A Teaching School

ISU is recognized as one of the top ten largest producers of teachers in the US according to the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education [2].


In accordance with its mission, the school's motto was originally "and gladly wold he lerne and gladly teche," in the Middle English spelling of its author, Geoffrey Chaucer. By the 1960s, the motto was spelled in the modern style, "and gladly would he learn and gladly teach." Despite the apparently gender-specific "he" in this motto, until the 1970s there were significantly more women than men attending the university. The motto has since been updated to the gender-neutral form "Gladly we Learn and Teach." Chaucer redirects here. ...


Academics and Organizations

Though originally a teachers' college, ISU has grown into a university offering a range of programs at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels.


The university owns public radio station WGLT ("News, Blues and All That Jazz"), which broadcasts on 89.1 in Normal, 103.5 in Peoria, and by streaming audio from http://www.wglt.org/. The call letters are from keywords of the school's motto: "Gladly-Learn-Teach". WGLT is a listener-supported radio station that plays some jazz, and some blues, and some news too. ... : See how it plays in Peoria United States Illinois Peoria 46. ...


ISU is also home of the Gamma Phi Circus, the oldest collegiate circus in the United States. The Gamma Phi Circus, founded in 1929, is one of 2 collegiate circuses in the US, the other is run by Florida State University. Gamma Phi Circus, sponsored by Illinois State University, is the oldest collegiate circus in the United States. ... For other uses, see Circus (disambiguation). ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[7] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ...


The English Department, the largest department in ISU, is unique in its interdisciplinary focus named "English Studies," which includes various literature in English, writing/composition theories, cultural studies, K-12 English education, linguistics, TESOL, and so forth. The Department is also leading the field of children's literature in the United States.[citation needed] ISU's History Education program,[3] housed in the History Department, is frequently cited as one of the leaders in that field.[2] Premised on the philosophy that future history teachers should learn their craft from historians, immersing themselves not just in content knowledge but in historical method too, the History Education program has served as a model for similar programs at other universities. ISU also has a respected nursing school, the Mennonite College Of Nursing, and its Speech Pathology and Audiology programs and Special Education programs are among the best in the United States and the Midwest.[citation needed] The current president of Illinois State University, Doctor Clarence Alvin Bowman, Ph.D., is the former chairman and head of the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department. It operates the Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic and a program that works with Metcalf Laboratory School and other area schools to train some of the future therapists in providing services to schoolchildren at the graduate and postgraduate level. English studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the U.K., U.S., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, India, South Africa, and the Middle East, among other areas), English linguistics (including English phonetics, phonology... For other uses, see Literature (disambiguation). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Write redirects here. ... The term Composition, in written language, refers to the process and study of creating written works or pieces of literature. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... K-12 (Pronounced Kay through twelve or just Kay twelve) is the North American designation for primary and secondary education. ... For the journal, see Linguistics (journal). ... Language education is the teaching and learning of a language or languages, usually as foreign languages. ... Childrens books redirects here. ... The historical method comprises the techniques and guidelines by which historians use primary sources and other evidence to research and then to write history. ...


TV-10, a part of the School of Communication, provides the only live local television newscast produced entirely in Bloomington-Normal.


The school publishes two newspapers - The Daily Vidette and the The Indy, an alternative, weekly publication. The Daily Vidette was originally founded in the year 1888. ...


The visual art education program has been a thriving presence in the related professional field. The National Art Education Association (NAEA) Student Chapter was the recipient of the national award for Outstanding Student Chapter in 2002. The chapter received the award again in 2003 and 2007--the only school to receive this award multiple times. Many students have held the national position of NAEA Student Chapter President, as well as faculty holding national board positions. The program has an extremely high job placement percentage.


Demographics

  • The fall enrollment in 2006 was 20,265. Out of the enrollment number there were 17,827 undergraduates, 2,438 graduates, 11,788 (58%) women, and 8,477 (42%) men.
  • Eleven percent of all students were from minority groups, including 1,212 African-Americans, 340 Asians or Pacific Islanders, 624 Hispanics, 53 Native Americans or Alaskans, and 438 international students from 88 countries.
  • More than 83 percent of freshmen were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
  • The average ACT score range of students at Illinois State is 22-26.
  • 92% of undergraduates were between 17 and 24 years old

The Quad

The Illinois State University campus quad is structured in a way that tries to make the campus feel smaller and more relaxed than many other large university campuses. Most of the buildings are close together, centralized around a rectangular student quad in the center. The quad itself is host to many student activities and is used as a site to get information to the students.


On campus student organizations will “chalk the quad” to let students know of events or meetings that are taking place around campus, and they tape down fliers on the sidewalks and on light poles. Student organizations also utilize this space to hand out fliers on nice days. In the beginning of the semester the Quad is host to Festival ISU, where all of the campus organizations set up tables with games, prizes, and information about themselves to network their organizations.


Many activities take place on the quad as well, such as movies on the quad, picnics with President Bowman, and concerts on the quad. Benches and shady trees serve as spots for students to relax with their friends, to get in some studying before classes, or for taking a quick nap. The open grass areas invite games of football, soccer, and capture the flag, among others.


This map of Illinois State University shows how many of the buildings are centralized around the student quad.


Milner Library

Milner Library was constructed in 1976, and named after Angeline “Ange” Vernon Milner, the first full time librarian of Illinois State Normal University. Milner is credited with systematically organizing over 40,000 books. In 2007, the library received the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award, an award given to only seven libraries nationwide. Many of the journals are not kept current due to budget difficulties.


University Residence Halls

Illinois State University currently has thirteen residence halls: Atkin, Barton, Colby, Dunn, Hamilton, Haynie, Hewett, Manchester, Walker, Watterson, Whitten, Wilkins, and Wright.


Dunn, Barton and Walker Hall are located in Central Campus. Dunn-Barton was built in 1951, and Walker was built in 1955. The three halls are contained in two large brick buildings. Dunn and Barton are connected, and Walker is its own building. Dunn-Barton is a coed building, the rooms do not have air conditioning, and it generally houses transfer students and upper classmen. Walker is an all female dorm, and also has no air-conditioning, and generally houses transfer students.


Dunn Hall was named after Richard Dunn, long time legal counsel to the Teacher’s College board; Barton Hall was named after Olive Lillian Barton, Illinois State Normal University Dean of women from 1911-1940; and Walker Hall was named after Lewis Walker, President of the Teacher’s College Board from 1946-1960.


These residence halls are scheduled for demolition in the Spring of 2008 and their footprint will be filled by a new $48 million recreation center, replacing the old facility amid complaints that it was too far from campus. The new facility will be centrally located between all residence halls. [3]


Hamilton and Whitten Hall were constructed in 1960, and are located across the street from Dunn, Barton, and Walker on South Campus. Hamilton and Whitten are connected to each other, and lifestyle floors such as Upper-class and Graduate, Student Nursing, and Speech Pathology and Audiology. They also offer nine-month housing, which allows students to move in three days before other students, and remain in the dorms during all University breaks, including Thanksgiving, semester, and spring break. Hamilton Hall was named after Alma H. Hamilton, the first recipient of an Illinois State Normal University bachelor degree; and Whitten Hall was named after Jennie Whitten, the former head of the Foreign Language Department.


Atkin and Colby Hall are also located on South Campus, and are connected to Hamilton-Whitten through the Feeney Center. They were built in 1962. Atkin-Colby has special life style floors such as Foreign Language, History, Political Science, Honors House, and International House. They also offer nine month housing.


Atkin Hall was named after Edith Irene Aitkin, Illinois State Normal University mathematics professor from 1909-1940; and Colby Hall was named after June Rose Colby, English professor from 1892-1932.


Haynie, Wilkins, and Wright Hall were constructed in 1962, and are referred to as the ‘‘’Tri towers’’’. They are located on West campus, very close to Redbird Arena and Hancock Stadium. The Tri towers offer rooms for special lifestyles such as ROTC, Service and Leadership for freshman, Business, Social Justice, Wellness, Substance-Free, and Quiet. A majority of athletes live in these dorms, because it is so close to their practice areas. It also contains three basketball courts, and a large grassy area for volleyball, softball, and soccer. The Tri towers are the farthest away from campus.


Haynie Hall was named after Martha D.L. Haynie, the first female Illinois State Normal University professor; Wilkins Hall was named after Daniel Wilkins, principal of the Female School Institute of Bloomington in the 1850’s; and Wright Hall was named after Simeon Wright, one of the University’s founding fathers.


Hewett and Manchester Hall were constructed in 1966; they are connected, and are located on East Campus. Hewett Hall is a female only dorm, and Manchester is coed with a number of different lifestyle floors including Art, Business, Communication, Co-Sciences, Curriculum and Instruction, Geo-Environmental, Information Technology, Math, Music, Service and Leadership, Substance-Free, and Quiet. Each building contains 17 floors.


Hewett Hall was named after Edwin C. Hewett, the third University president; and Manchester Hall was named after Orson L. Manchester, Illinois State Normal University dean from 1911-1928.


The last residence hall constructed is named Watterson Towers. It was built from 1968-1970, and is the tallest student residence hall in the world and its top floor is also the highest vantage point between St. Louis, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois. It is set up in a suite style, with six uni-sex rooms sharing one bathroom (two sinks, two toilets, two showers). There are two towers, North and South, and each tower contains five houses, with five floors each. The elevators stop on the third floor of each house, and then the residents take stairs to get to their floor. The lifestyles in Watterson include Wellness, Quiet, Substance-Free, and Restricted Visitation. It generally houses students that are sophomores or older, but is available for everyone.


Watterson Towers was named after Arthur W. Watterson, a geography faculty member and chair. Watterson Towers Watterson Towers is a student residence hall at Illinois State University, in Normal, Illinois. ...


Greek life at Illinois State University

The ISU Greek community was established in 1967. Over 10% of the population participates in Greek life. Greek organizations provide students with a wide range of academic, social, and leadership opportunities available on campus, as well as opportunites for public embarassment and infantile stupidity.


Nationally ranked teams

The university's School of Communication has one of the most successful forensics individual events teams in the country. In 1995, 1999,[4] and 2000 it won the National Forensic Association team championship and in 2005 its team won the American Forensic Association team championship.[5] For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... Individual events is a type of speech competition characterized by individuals competing in a variety of different events. ... The National Forensic Association is a national intercollegiate organization designed to promote excellence in individual events and debate. ... The American Forensic Association began in 1949 in Chicago. ...


The Illinois state co-ed cheerleading team has competed at both NCA and UCA nationals in co-ed Division 1. In 2002 they placed 2nd in the nation in co-ed Division 1 at UCA nationals in Orlando, FL. In 2001 they placed 3rd in the nation in co-ed division 1 at UCA nationals in Orlando, FL. They have appeared on ESPN and in American Cheerleader Magazine. Youth Cheerleaders during a football halftime show. ...


Notable alumni

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Sports

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Entertainment

Mathew Devine (April 16, 1974) is the lead singer, pianist and guitarist in the band Kill Hannah. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... Kill Hannah is an alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, currently signed to Atlantic Records. ... Suzy Bogguss (born December 30, 1956) is an American country music singer and one of the most acclaimed female country singers of the 1980s and 90s. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Gary Cole (born September 20, 1956) is an American actor, known for numerous roles, including the television series Fatal Vision, The West Wing, Midnight Caller, American Gothic, Wanted and Crusade, and the films Office Space, In the Line of Fire, Kiss the Sky, Dodgeball, The Brady Bunch Movie, A Very... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Reggie Hayes Reggie Hayes(born July 15, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Girlfriend (disambiguation). ... Sean Patrick Hayes (born on June 26, 1970) is an Emmy award-winning American actor and comedian. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... An Emmy Award. ... Judith Ivey (born September 4, 1951 in El Paso, Texas) is an American actress. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Jane Lynch (born on 14 July 1960 in Dolton, Illinois, USA) is an American actress. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... John Gavin Malkovich (born December 9, 1953) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, producer and director. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Nomination is part of the process of selecting a candidate for either election to an office, or the bestowing of an honor or award. ... Lauren Laurie Ophelia Metcalf (born June 16, 1955) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Richard Roeper (born October 17, 1959)[1] is a columnist/film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times and, since September of 2000, has co-hosted the television series At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper with fellow film critic Roger Ebert. ... At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper is a movie review television program featuring film critic Roger Ebert and columnist Richard Roeper, both of the Chicago Sun-Times. ... Timothy Darrell Russ (born on June 22, 1956 in Washington, DC) is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, and musician. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an Emmy and Golden Globe winning, Golden Palm and Academy Award nominated American actor and film director. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Destinys Child was an American R&B group. ...

Politics

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Business

  • Diane M Irvine - President of Blue Nile Inc.
  • Timothy J. Theriault - Executive VP/President of Northern Trust Corporation
See also http://www.alumni.ilstu.edu/about_us/notable_alumni/index.shtml

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Past University Presidents

  • Charles E. Hovey (1857-1862)
  • Richard Edwards (1862-1876)
  • Edwin C. Hewett (1876-1890)
  • John W. Cook (1890-1899)
  • Arnold Tompkins (1899-1900)
  • David Felmley (1900-1930)
  • Harry A. Brown (1930-1933)
  • Raymond W. Fairchild (1933-1955)
  • Robert G. Bone (1956-1967)
  • Samuel J. Braden (1967-1970)
  • David K Berlo (1971-1973)
  • Gene Budig (1973-1977)
  • Lloyd Watkins (1977-1988)
  • Thomas Wallace (1988-1995)
  • David Strand (1995-1999)
  • Victor Boschini Jr. (1999-2003)

Gene Budig was the president of Major League Baseballs American League from 1994- 1999. ... David Strand is a professor at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. ... Dr. Victor J. Boschini, Jr. ...

Points of interest

The Fell Arboretum is an arboretum located across the campus of Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. ... Constitution Trail is a walking and bicycling path located in McLean County, Illinois, running through the Twin Cities of Bloomington and Normal. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/directory/brief/drglance_1692_brief.php
  2. ^ See, for example, William Weber, "The Growth of Collaboration in History Education: Current Practices," Perspectives (September 1999); [1].
  3. ^ http://www.calendar.ilstu.edu/detail.taf?_function=detail&event_uid2=27443&date=
  4. ^ http://cas.bethel.edu/dept/comm/nfa/teamind90.html
  5. ^ http://www.americanforensics.org/history/awards/niet_chp.html

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