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Graduates from our Mennonite College of Nursing achieved a 94 percent pass rate on their national licensure exam, beating the state and national average. Explore our nursing 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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SoftChalk Create
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center
Feng Ji’s Thesis Proposal
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, 9:00am - 11:00am
DeGarmo Hall
Social Issues Fair
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Circus Room, BSC
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Last day to complete 3 Finals on Same Day paperwork
Fri, May 5, 2017, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Alumni Center
Fall advance registration ends
Fri, May 5, 2017, 10:00pm - 10:00pm
Online
Last day of classes
Sat, May 6, 2017
Moulton Hall
Spring semester ends
Fri, May 12, 2017
Moulton Hall
Chamber Winds
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Centennial East
Graduate Recital: Anh Nguyen, piano
Tue, Apr 25, 2017, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Centennial East
Civic Choral Concert
Tue, Apr 25, 2017, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Lifestyle Enhancement Program – T’ai Chi: Evidenced-Based Training
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Thomas Metcalf School
Chamber Winds
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Centennial East
Secretary of State Mobile Office on campus Apr 25
Tue, Apr 25, 2017, 9:30am - 3:00pm
Bone Student Center

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Professor receives prestigious Mellon Fellowship
Illinois State University’s Professor of History Amy Wood received a prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship that will support her study of the nation’s evolving attitudes toward criminals.
Training students to be active co-teachers
Two faculty members in Illinois State University's College of Education are integrating the ideas of co-teaching into training for middle school teacher candidates.
Global climate change expert to give Rilett Lecture, April 27
One of the world’s leading authorities on global climate change, John Smol, will present “On Thin Ice: Long-term changes in polar ecosystems linked to recent warming" for this year's Rilett Lecture.
Redbird scholars March for Science
Illinois State faculty members and students from across campus attended the March for [...]
Professor receives prestigious Mellon Fellowship
Illinois State University’s Professor of History Amy Wood received a prestigious Andrew [...]
National Institutes of Health proposal submission deadlines
The next round of proposal submission deadlines for the National Institutes of Health [...]
Illinois Shakespeare Festival to celebrate 40th anniversary
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival (ISF) with the [...]
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 [...]
Don’t throw away your shot at our Hamilton alumni event
Enter the lottery drawing for a night out at Hamilton: An American Musical in Chicago. [...]
Chicago Cubs and White Sox alumni events planned
Alumni can head to the ball park on June 20 for the Chicago Cubs and July 18 for the [...]
Alumni events fund art student’s scholarship to Pilchuck Glass School
Three alumni events helped award a senior art major the chance to study at the Pilchuck [...]
COB accepting Early Career Achievement Award nominations
The College of Business is now accepting nominations for the Early Career Achievement [...]
Men’s Basketball Award Winners Announced at Postseason Banquet
The Larry Bird Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year and MVC Defensive Player of [...]
Wallace Tied for First, Men’s Golf in Second Place after First Day of MVC Championship
The Illinois State men's golf team was impressive across the board Monday over the [...]
Redbird Baseball Hosts Western Illinois in Midweek Clash
Illinois State will host in-state foe Western Illinois Tuesday in midweek action at Duffy [...]
Finck, de los Reyes Garner MVC Weekly Honors
Leading the Redbirds to their fourth sweep of the season and a 5-0 week, Illinois State's [...]
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