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Living His Dream

Meet the Illinois State alum who traded the boardroom for a car lot. Read our story about Dave Magers in Illinois State magazine.

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Illinois State is rooted in teaching and learning—it’s even our motto. That’s why 92 percent of classes are taught by professors. Learn more about our academic programs.

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Illinois State’s academic reputation and high graduation rate rank us No. 78 on U.S. News & World Report’s best public national universities list. See more Points of Pride.

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Events Calendar

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Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Nursing Simulation Lab Tours for Prospective Students
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Nursing Simulation Laboratory
Lifestyle Enhancement Program – T’ai Chi: Evidenced-Based Training
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Thomas Metcalf School
Junior Recital: Sarah Williams, viola
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Centennial East
Midterm grades due
Sun, Mar 5, 2017, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Online
Midterm grades posted online
Mon, Mar 6, 2017, 1:00pm - 1:00pm
Online
Last day to drop full-semester course
Fri, Mar 10, 2017
Alumni Center
Junior Recital: Sarah Williams, viola
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Centennial East
Opening Reception: Edra Soto, Deb Sokolow, Allison Lacher & Jeff Robinson
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
University Galleries
Subdivision performance: Andy Roche and Selina Trepp
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
University Galleries
Edra Soto: Performance
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
University Galleries
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Lifestyle Enhancement Program – T’ai Chi: Evidenced-Based Training
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Thomas Metcalf School
Junior Recital: Sarah Williams, viola
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Centennial East
Winter Waterfall Hike #2 Registration Deadline
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 8:00am - 11:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall

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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.
Educating Illinois online survey open until February 24
An online survey is available from February 10-February 24 to offer input on the future of Illinois State University.
College of Business to hold Business Week, February 20-24
Illinois State University alumnus Steve Hagge, president and CEO of AptarGroup, Inc., will be the keynote speaker for Business Week 2017, February 20 to 24.
School of Theatre and Dance to present Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
The Illinois State University School of Theatre and Dance will present Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, opening February 17. Performances will be held in Westhoff Theatre and will run through February 25.
Spring 2017 Speaker Series announced
The Illinois State University Speaker Series returns this spring with topics ranging from [...]
Research and Honors, February 21, 2017
Honors, publications, and presentations from Illinois State faculty and staff members.
Graduate Council seeking nominations
The Nominating Committee of the Graduate Council is seeking nominations or self [...]
Fell Trust applications due by March 24
The Fell Trust Committee will be accepting applications for FY2018 awards through Friday, [...]
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 [...]
Springfield Alumni Network basketball watch party
Cheer on the Redbirds February 25 when they take on Northern Iowa.
Redbird basketball 2017 MVC Tournament rallies planned
Redbird fans heading to MVC Tournaments can make sure to stop by Redbird Rallies. Ticket [...]
Alumna rises to top in global speech competition
Kim (Behrens) Kaufman has mastered what most dread: public speaking. The 2008 School of [...]
Entertainment alumni part of campus promotion
A‌dd marketing efforts to the long ‌list of what’s different from ‌yes‌teryear [...]
Silvey Announces Redbird Soccer Spring Schedule
Illinois State head soccer coach Brad Silvey announced the team's spring schedule Monday.
Men’s Basketball Seniors to be Honored Wednesday Versus SIU
The Illinois State men's basketball team will honor its four senior players –  Paris [...]
Hawkins’ Free Throws Lift Redbirds to 65-63 Win Over Loyola Chicago
Deontae Hawkins sank two free throws with 3.9 seconds remaining and a desperation three [...]
Women’s Tennis Sweeps Chicago State, 7-0
The Illinois State women's tennis team ended the weekend with a 7-0 sweep over Chicago [...]
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