Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Tailgate Homecoming 2009

On Saturday, October 17, the English Department revived an old tradition by hosting a tailgate at homecoming. Approximately fifty allumni and friends of the department dropped by to share memories, eat meatballs, green beans and wings, and celebarate our community on a crisp fall day.

A splendid time was had by all, and the Redbird beat Indianna State 38-21 later that afternoon.

For more information about alumni activities, please visit our alumni page.


Ours was a family-friendly tailgate.

Roberta Trites chats with past president David Strand.
Alumni chat with Sally Parry and Bob McLaughlin.

The new English department banner


Cheryl Ball, Jim Kalmbach, and Roberta Trites