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Events Calendar

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Intramural Sports Registration Opens
Mon, Aug 22, 2016, 8:00am - Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 8:00am
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)
Incoming Grad Exhibiion
Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 6:00pm - Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 8:00pm
Center for the Visual Arts (CVA)
Fall 2016 Registration - Closed Class Override Needed Aug 27th
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 8:00am - Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 10:00pm
ALL-AGES WORKSHOP: Create and Inflate
Sat, Aug 27, 2016, 10:00am - 11:00am
University Galleries
Fall 2016 Registration - Closed Class Override Needed Aug 27th
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 8:00am - Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 10:00pm
Study Abroad First Steps Sessions
Mon, Aug 29, 2016, 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Fell Hall (FEL)
Study Abroad First Steps Sessions
Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Fell Hall (FEL)
Study Abroad First Steps Sessions
Thu, Sep 1, 2016, 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Fell Hall (FEL)
Incoming Grad Exhibiion
Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 6:00pm - Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 8:00pm
Center for the Visual Arts (CVA)
Jury Recognition Recital
Mon, Aug 29, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Convocation Hour - Music Ed
Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Convocation Hour - Advisement with Mrs. Hansen
Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Centennial East (CE)
Intramural Sports Registration Opens
Mon, Aug 22, 2016, 8:00am - Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 8:00am
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)
Incoming Grad Exhibiion
Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 6:00pm - Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 8:00pm
Center for the Visual Arts (CVA)
Fall 2016 Registration - Closed Class Override Needed Aug 27th
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 8:00am - Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 10:00pm
Gamma Phi Circus Recruitment and Open House
Sun, Aug 28, 2016, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Horton Field House (HTN)

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Illinois State University's online news hub makes it easy to find stories, photos, and videos about the University’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Festival ISU, September 1
The annual Festival ISU will take over the Quad from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, September 1.
Gabriel Iglesias at Braden September 22
One of America’s top comedians, Gabriel Iglesias, will perform at Illinois State University’s Braden Auditorium at 8 p.m., Thursday, September 22.
MCN receives federal grant to educate nurse practitioners
Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University has been awarded a federal Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support the education of nurse practitioners.
Jefferson Chan to speak at chemistry seminar
Jefferson Chan of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will talk at a [...]
Geologist to talk gold at Illinois State
Richard Goldfarb will present “Gold Metallogeny and Earth Evolution” on September 9.
Research and Honors, August 30, 2016
Publications Anthony Joseph, CSD, co-authored “Development of a blast-related auditory [...]
Pub. Unit welcomes author of Margaret the First, September 9
New York Times-reviewed author Danielle Dutton will discuss her novel Margaret the First [...]
Illinois State falls in Moline to NIU, 68-59
The Illinois State University Women’s Basketball team dropped its sixth-consecutive [...]
Swimming and Diving finish third at Louisville, prepare for Puerto Rico
Deb Bethel/Sports Reporter After finishing third at the Louisville Invite, which took [...]
Keene and Rosch earn AVCA All-North selections
Sophomore Jaelyn Keene was named a member in the AVCA’s All-North Region selection and [...]
Hawkins leads Redbirds; ISU pulls out 63-61 home win over Murray State
After struggling late in games its past couple outings, the Illinois State men’s [...]
What’s it mean to be a Redbird legacy? Special brunch planned
Leah and Aiden Walton share what it means to be a part of a Redbird legacy family. [...]
Be a part of Homecoming traditions on October 8
Be a part of one of Illinois State's longest standing traditions, the Homecoming Parade [...]
Recruiting Redbirds: Alumni experiences encourage enrollment
Wearing red on Fridays, encouraging campus visits and communicating what it means to be a [...]
Registration open for Homecoming 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk
Start Homecoming Saturday off with a run through Uptown Normal and Illinois State's [...]
Redbirds Welcome Eastern Illinois Sunday
The Illinois State soccer team (0-3-0) stays at home Sunday in search of its first [...]
Redbird Volleyball Falls to No. 21 LMU in Season Opener
The Illinois State volleyball team was topped by tournament host Loyola Marymount, 3-1, [...]
ISU Falls to Marquette 2-1 after Late Second-Half Goal
After a late goal in the second half, Illinois State soccer team fell to Marquette, 2-1, [...]
Volleyball Opens Season at Loyola Marymount Invitational
The Illinois State volleyball team will face a pair of top-25 teams when it opens its [...]
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