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Events Calendar


Nerf Club's Humans vs Zombies Game (Fall 2014)
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 12:00am - Sat, Oct 25, 2014, 10:00pm
Dissertation Defense for: Jodi Hallsten; EAF
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 10:00am - 12:00pm
DeGarmo Hall (DEG)
Kailey Perez's Thesis Proposal
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Schroeder Hall (SCH)
Thesis Defense for: Michael Tarlton; CHE
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Julian Hall (JH)


Advanced Registration Open-Spring 2015
Mon, Oct 6, 2014, 8:00am - Thu, Nov 6, 2014, 10:00pm
Graduate Council Meeting
Tue, Oct 21, 2014, 9:00am - 10:00am
Williams Hall (WIH)
Advance Registration Ends for Spring 2015
Fri, Nov 7, 2014, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Last Day to withdraw from the University
Fri, Nov 7, 2014, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)

Fine Arts

School of Art Research Colloquium Presentation by Vanessa Schulman
Tue, Oct 21, 2014, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
University Galleries
Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Faculty String Quartet
Tue, Oct 21, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Faculty Jazz
Wed, Oct 22, 2014, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Guest Artist Recital: Troy McKay, trumpet
Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall


Nerf Club's Humans vs Zombies Game (Fall 2014)
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 12:00am - Sat, Oct 25, 2014, 10:00pm
Kailey Perez's Thesis Proposal
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Schroeder Hall (SCH)
Ewing Manor Tour
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Ripken Wiffleball League (registration deadline)
Tue, Oct 21, 2014, 4:30am - 4:35am
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)

University News

Media Relations

University Galleries Opens in New Location Oct. 17
The University Galleries at Illinois State University will open to the public in its new location at 11 Uptown Circle on Friday, Oct. 17, with the exhibition Walter Robinson: Paintings and Other Indulgences, a survey of works by the New York-based artist.
Professor Roberta Trites to speak at Distinguished Professor lecture Oct. 23
Professor of English Roberta Seelinger Trites will give Illinois State University’s Distinguished Professor Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center.
Veteran, actor J.R. Martinez to headline Latino Cultural Dinner
Army veteran, speaker, actor and author J.R. Martinez will headline the Latino Cultural Dinner at Illinois State University. Martinez will present The Unique Story of Latino Veterans: How We Can Face Adversity with Optimism and Resilience at 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27.


How one freshman earned $20,000+ in scholarships
Freshman Raquel Cuevas earned more than $20,000 in scholarships and other financial aid [...]
Video: Redbird life in Uptown Normal
Did you know that Bloomington-Normal regularly ranks as one of the Top 50 college towns [...]
How to rock your college fair
Fall is a great time to make lasting high school memories. It is also a great time to [...]
School of Art hosts Pumpkinalooza carving competition
Illinois State’s Pumpkinalooza carving competition was designed to mix art students and [...]

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 [...]


Mennonite College of Nursing hosts visiting scholars from Brazil
Illinois State University’s Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) continues its [...]
College of Applied Science and Technology annual Hall of Fame induction, October 24
Induction into the College of Applied Science and Technology Hall of Fame is an honor [...]
Video: Sisters share Big Red Marching Machine legacy
Together, the three Vasel sisters are part of an Illinois State marching band tradition [...]
MCN professor recognized as promising nurse leader
Mennonite College of Nursing Assistant Professor Elaine Hardy has been selected to take [...]


Women’s Golf Finishes Fall Season at Hoosier Fall Invitational
The Illinois State women's golf team concluded the final day of match play at the Hoosier [...]
Redbirds Defeat Indiana State, Clinch MVC Title
The Illinois State women's soccer team has had one goal this season: getting back to [...]
Redbirds Rally Back from 0-2 Deficit, Top Drake in Five Sets
The Illinois State volleyball team needed career nights from key players to overcome a 0 [...]
No. 9 ISU Erases 21-Point Deficit, Defeats WIU 37-34
For the second week in a row, senior placekicker Nick Aussieker nailed a game-winning [...]
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