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Digital Age Accelerates Cultural Globalization

Jul 17, 2018
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

The digital age has aided globalization of popular culture, according to Illinois State University professor Lane Crothers

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Inside the Constitution Trail tunnel under Washington Street in Bloomington, young artist Eden Warner painted a giant letter “B” with lots of green trees.

Community Health Care Clinic / Facebook

Illinois State University's Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) received a $2.8 million grant to fund a new project that will educate student nurses on preventative practice.

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A new take on an old Irish proverb: Original music is like a four-leaf clover—hard to find and lucky to have.

Mennonite College of Nursing / Facebook

Illinois State University’s Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) is launching a new program that will teach student nurses about preventative practice.

Alex Brandon / AP

For all his lengthy record as a federal judge, the new Supreme Court nominee might still be a mystery on social issues.

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A local group working to stem obesity rates said it will take many years to see progress, but they are encouraged by what they've seen so far.

Tookapic / Flickr

A recent study co-authored by an Illinois State University professor of economics shows how utility rate changes have a bigger impact on lower income households than wealthier ones.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday toured Illinois State University's aging Fine Arts complex, where nearly $6 million has been sunk into maintenance and short-term repairs.

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The public will get its first look at the Town of Normal’s proposed multifamily recycling ordinance during an information session Thursday.

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Local Special Olympics athletes traded in their running shoes and swimming caps for paint brushes on Monday to prepare for this weekend’s Summer Games.

Yong Teck Lim / AP

It will take years before we can judge the success—or failure—of Tuesday's historic summit between the U.S. and North Korea, according to an expert at Illinois State University.

Opera Season Full Of Fun ... And Pirates

Jun 6, 2018
Opera performers
Midwest Institute of Opera

The Midwest Institute of Opera is gearing up for the 2018 season with pirates on the prowl and the love lessons of a poet.

Dietz Pleased With State Budget

Jun 4, 2018
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The new state budget includes $1.3 million in additional money for Illinois State University.

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz reveals the renovations plans.
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz is welcoming passage of a new state budget that will increase higher education funding after years of cuts and uncertainty.

GLT's Grow: Finding Inspiration On The ISU Campus

Jun 1, 2018
Fell Hall on ISU campus
Illinois State University

The wonderful array of plantings on the Illinois State University campus can provide inspiration for new landscaping ideas in your yard.

After 20 Years Harry Potter Still Conjures Magic

May 29, 2018
Child reading Harry Potter.
Seth Wenig / AP

Twenty years ago, a bespeckled young boy captured the imaginations of readers young and old, becoming a cultural force that influenced the idealism of a generation.

GLT's Grow: Using Plants To Create Good Bones

May 25, 2018
Row of palm trees.
David Prasad / Flickr via Creative Commons

Careful landscape architecture uses spatial composition to help create good bones in your yard.

University Galleries Director Barry Blinderman
Laura Kennedy / WGLT

After 31 years guiding the University Galleries, the director is heading into retirement.

Rose Marshack and Rick Valentin of Poster Children
Chris Schneberger

It’s been 14 years since the now Bloomington-based punk-rock quartet Poster Children has recorded a full-length album.

GLT's Grow: Watering ... And Not Watering

May 19, 2018
Sprinkler on lawn.
Robert Couse-Baker / Flickr via Creative Commons

Water, water, everywhere. But are you getting the most out of it for your plants?

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Illinois State University men's basketball coach Dan Muller said Thursday he hopes the recent Supreme Court decision striking down a sports-betting ban won't affect how his coaching peers approach a game.

Laura Kennedy / WGLT

This season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival deftly combines the thrill of both a battle and a heart won, familiar faces revisiting cherished roles, and a chance to imagine "what if" about The Bard.

GLT's Grow: Seed Banks Invest In The Future

May 11, 2018
seed pod
Annelieke B / Flickr via Creative Commons

A great way to preserve genetic diversity of plants is with a seed bank.

Ashley Shannon with Jalon Jones at ISU's 2016 homecoming
courtesy of Illinois State University

Ashley Shannon said she didn't choose to attend Illinois State University. The school chose her.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The Illinois State University administration is recommending no increase in room and board rates for the next school year. And the proposal going to trustees on Friday includes a 3.75 percent increase in tuition.

Zombies
Chris Pizzello / Invision/AP

When George Romero brought "Night of the Living Dead" to the screen 50 years ago, he kicked off a trend for zombie narratives that viewers can't get enough of.

GLT Datebook: Gala At The Gallery

May 4, 2018
 Sarah Smelser and Jerry Antonini
Laura Kennedy / WGLT

You can celebrate art, music, theater, and dance at the annual Gala at the Gallery fundraiser.

GLT's Grow: Spring To-Do List

May 4, 2018
Spring flowers
Robbie Sproule / Flickr via Creative Commons

Now that spring has finally put in an appearance, time to get out in the garden and get some things done.

Actors Ruth Gordon (L) and Mia Farrow
AP

"Rosemary's Baby" is not your everyday monster-on-the-loose kind of horror film. Actually, it may not even be a horror film at all.

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