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365 things you didn't know about ISU

The Alma Mater, sung at the end of commencement each year, is a shortened version of the school hymn dating back to 1913-14. The same tune is used for the German national anthem.


Four people in a line in the libraryMilner Library is home to hundreds of thousands of books and materials, so it’s no wonder that finding the right resources can be difficult. 
headshot of Jan MurphyIllinois State University President Larry Dietz has named Jan Murphy as the permanent vice president for Academic Affairs and provost, effective March 1.  
thick journal with cover of marble bust of a man on front, and carved statue of legs on the backThe National Endowment for the Arts announced the journal Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora will receive an Art Works grant of $10,000. 
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