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Wonsook Kim as a student.
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“Illinois State University is where I started. Why ISU? Because this is where my heart is at.”

Wonsook Kim earned three degrees at Illinois State in the 1970s and experienced her first dates, first job, and first experience with dorm life there. Her love for her alma mater is why she and her husband decided to give the school a $12 million donation last Thursday, the largest individual donation in the school’s history. For her generosity, ISU President Larry Dietz announced that the College of Fine Arts and the School of Art will both be renamed after Kim.

2019 Youth Mural Project Participants
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A new mural will be unveiled Sunday on Bloomington's west side that will tell stories of the young artists who created it.

Rex Parker

The letters in words you're reading right now were designed by someone, maybe a team of someones. In the digital age, designing fonts and typefaces has never been easier. Simply choosing a font for your document is as easy as clicking on a pull down menu, and among the choices will be typefaces designed by a Bloomington native.

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Standing in the middle of Andrew Jumonville's shop was a towering man. He was normal height, but on his pedestal he looked heroic.

Keith Knight
Keith Knight

Award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight's focus on racial profiling, police brutality, and race relations have many pegging him as a social activist.

Artist Grace Sheese
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In Grace Sheese’s artwork, rabbits, squirrels and other animals frolic around ceramic cups. Yet under the whimsy, the artist has a powerful message about connection to share.

Jeff Smudde / WGLT

From medieval weapons to farming tools to hand railings and wall hangings, blacksmithing is actually thought to have started around 1,500 B.C. in the Middle East.

Tim Hunt
Laura Kennedy / WGLT

Concerts from long, long ago are more than just memories for scholar and poet Tim Hunt. 

Photo of woman in hall
Laura Kennedy / WGLT

"I just wanted to spend time with family and friends, trying to figure out what kind of relationship could happen if I put a camera between us."

Jeff Smudde / WGLT

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