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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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Thesis Defense for: Caitlan Peyton; KNR
Thu, Jul 20, 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Thesis Defense for Margaret Christie; PSY
Thu, Jul 20, 2017, 10:30am - 12:30pm
DeGarmo Hall
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Balanced Bellies and Backs
Thu, Jul 20, 2017, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Excel: Level 2
Thu, Jul 20, 2017, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center
Summer Session ends
Fri, Aug 11, 2017
Grades due
Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 7:00am - 12:00pm
Grades posted online
Thu, Aug 17, 2017, 2:00pm - 2:00pm
Fall Proficiency Exams taken in departments
Fri, Aug 18, 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Alumni Center
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Thu, Jul 20, 2017, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline
Fri, Jul 21, 2017, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sat, Jul 22, 2017, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
I Heart Juliet
Sun, Jul 23, 2017, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Westhoff Theatre
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Balanced Bellies and Backs
Thu, Jul 20, 2017, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
AA Meeting
Thu, Jul 20, 2017, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wittenberg Lutheran Center
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Fri, Jul 21, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Table Tennis
Sat, Jul 22, 2017, 8:00pm - 11:55pm
Thomas Metcalf School

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Solar Car Team finishes fifth in nation
Illinois State’s Solar Car Team finished fifth at the American Solar Challenge Formula Sun Grand Prix.
Prestigious international award highlights the importance of professor’s research
Roberta Trites, a distinguished professor at Illinois State University, is the recipient of the 16th International Brothers Grimm Award, an honor given biannually to one global scholar who contributes outstanding research to children’s literature.
Mennonite College of Nursing receives grant to focus on rural and underserved populations
The two-year grant will help prepare students enrolled in the family nurse practitioner sequence of the Mennonite College of Nursing graduate program to practice primary care in rural and underserved settings.
Illinois Shakespeare Festival to host 40th season celebration dinner
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival will host a 40th season celebration dinner on from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. August 18, 2017.
Prestigious international award highlights the importance of professor’s research
Roberta Trites is the recipient of the 16th International Brothers Grimm Award, an honor [...]
Uncovering the past: ISU students dig into history of 800-year-old village
Illinois State students have uncovered many artifacts during the Department of Sociology [...]
ISU Planetarium show Sunstruck! runs until July 21
The Illinois State University Planetarium will present the full-dome summer show [...]
Illinois State’s Lyndsie Schlink earns 2 awards from University Photographers’ Association of America
Illinois State University Photographer Lyndsie Schlink ’04 took home two awards from [...]
Medici Craft and Beer Jazz Fair street closures
Uptown Normal will be hosting the Medici Craft Beer and Jazz Street Fair on Saturday.
Eye on Crime: Week of July 17
At 2:09 a.m. July 17, operate motor vehicle with suspended registration was reported at [...]
Sexual assault charges dropped in 2016 Preview case
Charges against a Chicago man who attended Illinois State University's Preview [...]
Bob Miller to chair McClean County Heart and Stroke Walk
Vice President of Operations for Advocate BroMenn Medical Center and Advocate Eureka Bob [...]
Gondola party planned for Dallas-area alumni, Aug. 5
Join fellow Redbirds, family and friends for a little piece of Normal as they enjoy [...]
Sigma Nu alumni invited to chartering weekend
The Brothers of the Theta Rho Chapter of Sigma Nu at Illinois State University invite [...]
Redbird mixer with The Villages alumni, August 3
Join the network for a night of games, mingling, and Redbird spirit.
Homecoming 2017 celebrates legacies
Taking a look back at some well-known Homecoming legacies as campus prepares for [...]
Redbird Football Single-Game Tickets On Sale July 20
Another exciting season of Illinois State Redbird football is just around the corner, and [...]
Sign Up Now To Participate In The Players Golf Outing
Illinois State Athletics' annual fundraiser golf outing, The Players, has been set for [...]
Redbird Baseball Earns ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award
The Illinois State baseball team has earned the American Baseball Coaches Association [...]
Learfield Introduces Redbird Sports Properties Team
Learfield announced Wednesday its local team solely dedicated to representing one of the [...]
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