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Alex's Comeback

Six years ago, Illinois State student Alex Shelton was in a coma with only a 10 percent chance of survival. This fall, he’s back on campus to finish his degree. Watch video of Alex’s inspiring story on STATEside.

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Events Calendar


CANCELLED: Faculty Website Creation
Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 10:30am - 11:30am
Stevenson Hall (STV)
SWAT Wellness Gazebo! Outside by Schroeder Hall Plaza
Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Study Abroad First Steps Session
Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Fell Hall (FEL)
Hearing Safety Convocation Hour
Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)


Last Day to Drop a First-Half Semester Course
Fri, Sep 12, 2014, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)
Last Day to Drop Pass/Fail from First-Half Semester Course
Fri, Sep 12, 2014, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)
Last day to drop a full-semester course-Receive 25% tuition adjustment
Tue, Sep 16, 2014, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)

Fine Arts

Jury Recognition Recital
Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
String Project Honors Recital
Thu, Sep 11, 2014, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Vought Studio Divo Recital
Sat, Sep 13, 2014, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Band Family Dinner
Sat, Sep 13, 2014, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Horton Field House (HTN)


Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Bags League (registration deadline)
Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 4:00pm - 4:35pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)
Flag Football League (registration deadline)
Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 4:00pm - 4:35pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)
BSU Ice Cream Social
Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

University News

Media Relations

America’s Got Talent Viewing Party for Illinois State Alumnus
A viewing party to watch alumnus Christian Stoinev and his dog Scooby on America’s Got Talent will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the Brown Ballroom.
Vickerman Named Interim Vice President for Advancement
Illinois State University President Larry Dietz has appointed Pat Vickerman as interim vice president for University Advancement, effective Sept. 13. Vickerman, senior associate vice president for University Advancement, will replace Erin Minné, who has accepted a position at DePaul University.
Craig Robinson to perform at Illinois State’s Family Weekend
Comedian Craig Robinson is coming home to Illinois State University. The 1994 Illinois State alum will return to Normal for a one-night performance of stand-up, music and more during Family Weekend at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, in Braden Auditorium of the Bone Student Center.


Video: Local Foods Dinner brings fresh flavors to campus
Illinois State students sampled delectable dishes created from local ingredients at the [...]
Photos: Best campus shots from August 2014
Every month on the STATEside campus blog, we use Storify to give our readers a "best of" [...]
Video: Student groups make their pitch at Festival ISU
Festival ISU is the day when many registered students organizations (RSOs) make their [...]
7 tips for easing the transition to college life
What if you don’t meet your new best friend right away? What if you don’t get along [...]

The Vidette

Senior Facts
With spring commencement right around the corner, Chris Roberts, the procedures and [...]
Things to keep in mind as you prepare to cross the stage
DETAILS: This upcoming commencement will allow spring 2014 graduates to be recognized at [...]
Top 5 ways to stay mentally sharp this summer
Over the summer the average college student is probably working, hanging out with friends [...]
Q&A with recent alumna: Abbey Hanson
As anxious seniors count down their final days at ISU, we all begin to wonder, what are [...]


A passion for service: From the military to nursing
Matt Baxter’s dream of receiving his B.S.N. came true as he celebrated graduating from [...]
Video: Christian Stoinev returns to Illinois State
The Gamma Phi Circus star was in Normal rehearsing for his next appearance but took time [...]
Orange is the New Black actress to speak
Laverne Cox, the critically acclaimed actress who currently appears in the Netflix [...]
Sean Hayes, Jeff Perry headline new Illinois State TV spot
Redbird actors Sean Hayes and Jeff Perry are lending their talents to a new Illinois [...]


Orrick Named Defensive Player of the Week
Illinois State's Emily Orrick has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive [...]
Spack, Myers Holding Joint Press Conference Tuesday
Illinois State head football coach Brock Spack and ISU head volleyball coach Melissa [...]
Free Football Tickets to Reggie’s Kids Club Members
As a deal offer exclusively available to members of the Reggie's Kids Club, Illinois [...]
Redbirds Hang Tough, but Fall to No. 7 A&M
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - For the first 45 minutes the game had all the makings of an [...]
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