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Events Calendar


Tour Historic Ewing Manor
Mon, Jul 6, 2015, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Concerts on the Quad - Jodi Beach Trio
Mon, Jul 6, 2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Going Global with Your Course
Tue, Jul 7, 2015, 9:00am - 11:30am
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Excel: Level 2
Tue, Jul 7, 2015, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)


Fall 2015 Registration Open
Mon, May 18, 2015, 8:00am - Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 10:00pm
Fall 2015 Registration Closes
Fri, Jul 31, 2015, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Summer 2015 Session Ends
Fri, Aug 7, 2015

Fine Arts

Concerts on the Quad - Jodi Beach Trio
Mon, Jul 6, 2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
New Sounds Uptown concert by Crown Larks
Sat, Jul 11, 2015, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
University Galleries
Concerts on the Quad - Chappell/Rush Calypso Panorama
Mon, Jul 13, 2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Concerts on the Quad - Evening of Jazz
Mon, Jul 20, 2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm


Tour Historic Ewing Manor
Mon, Jul 6, 2015, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Concerts on the Quad - Jodi Beach Trio
Mon, Jul 6, 2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wellness Massage
Tue, Jul 7, 2015, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Student Services Building (SSB)
Wellness Massage
Wed, Jul 8, 2015, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Student Services Building (SSB)

University News

Media Relations

Budget update from President Dietz
President Larry Dietz provides a budget update as the University moves into Fiscal Year 2016, which begins Wednesday, July 1.
Illinois Shakespeare Festival
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 season offers remarkable variety, including a Shakespearean comedy and history, a hip-hop adaptation, and a contemporary sequel written in verse.
Concerts on the Quad Mondays in July
The annual Concerts on the Quad series returns on Mondays this summer with performances ranging from ballads to Broadway and klezmer to calypso.
Warhol Foundation grant supports artists, exhibitions
A grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts will fund three major exhibitions at University Galleries through the fall of 2016.


Redbird family rallies around Easter Seals for Hancock event
Easter Seals provides services to help children and adults with disabilities and/or [...]
15-year-old student racks up straight A’s at Illinois State
Now 15, Annabelle Shaffer has taken six classes and is planning to return for more in the [...]
High school students research robots, cures at ISU summer academy
Forty-seven high school students have been getting a taste of the college life this week [...]
Best ISU time-lapse videos from the 2014–2015 school year
From construction to campus events to the changing seasons, time-lapse videos are a great [...]

The Vidette

Dietz provides budget update
Illinois State University is to begin its fiscal year 2016 on July 1 without an approved [...]
U.S Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage, ISU shares PRIDE
A long fought battle for equality ended Friday when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that it [...]
Kramos named Greek National Team head coach
Kyle Jones-Jenkins Sports Reporter Entering her 16th year at Illinois State University, [...]
More Redbirds pursuing professional aspirations
Three former Illinois State baseball players are currently pursuing their dreams of [...]


Illinois State chosen to help boost women in economics
Illinois State University has been chosen to take part in a national initiative from [...]
Seeking nominations for 2015 Homecoming royalty
As alumni prepare for Homecoming 2015, now is the time to begin submitting nominations [...]
Open houses for Bachelor of Science in nursing program, July 10 and 17
Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) invites prospective undergraduate students who are [...]
Students, alumni get career help from the Career Center
Illinois State students and alumni can get help with their job search and career plans [...]


2015 ISU Athletics Hall of Fame Class Announced
The 2015 Illinois State Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame class was officially [...]
Shaver Named Assistant Coach for Track & Field and Cross Country
Illinois State Director of Track and Field/Cross Country Jeff Bovee announced the hiring [...]
Summer Update: Hill Competes at Junior Championships
Two Redbird track and field athletics are continuing to compete into the summer months. [...]
Merilatt Hired As ISU Executive Associate AD for External Operations
Illinois State Director of Athletics Larry Lyons announced the hiring of Dwight Merilatt [...]
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