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  • Dying and unnoticed.... this is now the 'norm'
    The norm
    That, which had previously been ‘tragic and devastating news,’ has become the ‘norm.’ Remembering the first school shootings that were on national news…. Thinking of the length of time we heard the stories on the...
  • The normal curve
    In relationships, abnormal is not the norm
    The Media, Hollywood, and the pundits on the Internet and social media, have contributed greatly to the notion that the "abnormal" is "normal." Our research around the world over the past three decades tells us clearly that ...
  • New Girl sneak peek: ‘Normal’ is anything but
    New Girl sneak peek: ‘Normal’ is anything but
    If you thought Fox out did themselves last Tuesday on ‘New Girl’ when Cece and Jess had a falling out over Schmidt you will undoubtedly enjoy the upcoming episode titled ‘Normal’ which in New Girl terms is anything but....
  • Frodo is Perpetually Single
    Lord of the Rings Helps Single People (Kind of)
    Being a perpetually single person can lead someone to a place of awkwardness and odd behavior. It’s not something that can be stopped, it just happens. You start off normally single and the world seems bright, you’re optimistic. Then...
  • Product Choices
    Skin types: normal
    Normal skin is skin that has medium to small pores, is not oily or dry and does not regularly have skin problems. Normal skin types may experience occasional problems due to weather, stress and hormones but this type is usually well balanced. A...
  • Illinois State educators at Natl Communications conference-good teachers are also good students!
    Do you teach, or do you educate?
    Once you are hired as a teacher, you’re an educator too, right? No way. Teaching and educating are NOT synonymous, even if the Microsoft Word synonym finder says so (don’t forget, Word can’t catch the use of the wrong &ldquo...
  • Teachers rejoice! Tech in the classroom benefits lesson planning and students, too!
    Tech Savvy Teachers at ISU
    ISU's online community just got bigger and better - Illinois State University announces its re-launched iCampus! The site now gives teachers a visual calendar option which I really like. ISU's top of the line internet link up gives...
  • It takes a certain insanity to combine Albrecht Durer's praying hands with the Misfits Fiend logo.
    A brush with fame: the airbrush art of Robbie Robertson
    Adults of Bloomington-Normal may not recognize the artwork of Robbie Robertson, but chances are their children do. Countless local school children encounter his paintings daily, considering that Robertson has airbrushed twenty murals in a dozen...
  • Fell Hall, the home of Communications at ISU
    Pomp and Circumstance: The final countdown at ISU
    While graduation is set for May, April seems to really kick the graduation awareness (or for students, excitement/sadness/anxiety) into high gear. I'm sure we all have some form of graduation awareness, stemming either from finals stress, or...
  • Education and Action!
    Earth Day arrives with a Big Bang
    Happy birthday, Earth Day! While Earth Day celebrates its 40th Birthday, the Earth itself celebrates its 4.55 billionth birthday. It seems as though humankind has waited far too long to appreciate and respect the Earth. However, with recent ground...
  • ISU's Fell Hall: Communications building
    Illinois State University, Normal Illinois
    Illinois State University North and School Streets Normal, IL 61790 United States (309) 438-2111 school website Illinois State University has something for everyone. Located in Normal Illinois, the campus brings its inspiration from the...
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    April awareness: ISU raises funds for Relay for Life in Normal, IL
    The ISU campus held its annual Relay for Life this past Friday on the Quad. In the spirit of Dr. Klatt, who started the relay by walking around a track for 24 hours to raise money for cancer, students spent 6pm-6am outside. With events ranging...
  • These are a few of the 20 GTA's who taught the anti-bullying cirriculum
    Taking action against bullying in Normal IL
    Bullying can have a life long impact on a child. The side effects are varied, including decreased self-esteem, anger, depression, and recently, death. Bullying is a serious issue in schools across the United States. The Graduate students at ISU...