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Since Jesse W. Fell founded Illinois State Normal University in 1857, tens of thousands of graduates have used the knowledge and skills acquired during their years at the University to build careers, forge reputations, and change the world.

Although commencement can be perceived as the end of a relationship, it is-in reality-just the beginning of a lifelong bond between graduates and their alma mater. Once a student, forever an alum.

Alumni Services Illinois State University is more than just buildings and grounds, books and equipment, classes and research. It is, always has been, and always will be about people, including alumni, a vital part of the extended University family.

Alumni Services and the Illinois State University Alumni Association work with an army of volunteers to serve the needs of all those who have graduated from or attended the University through the years, regardless of their fields of study, geographic locations, or lifetime pursuits.

Alumni Association

The Alumni Association at Illinois State University strives to maintain strong ties with alumni, friends and supporters. At the alumni website you will find helpful items like the following:

  • Create or update your profile
  • Forward your ISU alum email to your own email account
  • Find a Friend
  • Transcripts and Diplomas
  • New Grads Quckstart list
  • Professional Networking
  • Events, Travel, Reunions, and more

Click here to check out what the ISU Alumni Association can offer you

Alumni SpotLight

Let’s Talk Teaching: Cooperation

Group work can be the basis for encouraging student cooperation, one of the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. But designing group work is not always as easy as one might assume.

In this episode of Let’s Talk Teaching, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology Director Claire Lamonica and Jim Gee explore the differences between cooperation and collaboration in the classroom. Lamonica shares her extensive experience designing group-related learning activities, and she gives her take on whether it’s better to let students pick groups, pick groups for students, or leave it to random chance.

Let’s Talk Teaching is a free podcast for instructors at the Illinois State University, produced by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. You can listen to past episodes and subscribe using your favorite podcast app or through iTunes by going to CTLT.IllinoisState.edu/Podcast.

Got a topic you’d like to hear explored on the show? Email us with your suggestions!