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About the School:

Illinois State University (ISU) is a public university in Normal, Illinois, United States. Founded in 1857 as Illinois State Normal University, it is the oldest public university in Illinois. The university emphasizes teaching and 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. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".The university's athletic teams are members of the Missouri Valley Conference and the Missouri Valley Football Conference and are known as the "Redbirds," in reference to the state bird, the cardinal. Illinois State students complete their degrees on time. ISU's retention rate remains among the highest in the nation at over 84.2 percent, and the high graduation rate (68.1 percent) is well above the national average.Bloomington-Normal ranks as one of the top 40 college towns in America based on its quality of life and among the top 10 for arts and entertainment opportunities.

Laptop Programs:

Illinois State University students, faculty, and staff may borrow a laptop computer at the Circulation Desk or the vending machine on Floor 2 for use in Milner Library. A valid university identification card is required.Laptops are available on a first-come/first-served basis for up to three hours. Laptops may be used to connect to the campus wireless network. Laptops may also be used off-network. What type of laptops are available? Thirty Dell laptops running the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system are available. These laptops are configured to connect automatically to the wireless network.