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#RedbirdWelcome to Illinois State!

Illinois State students are back on campus after a busy Welcome Week and move-in blitz. Check out the best photos from Instagram and Twitter on our STATEside recap.

Teamwork fuels Solar Car Team

Students from many different majors spent a full year building Illinois State's latest solar car. Watch video of the team racing at the Formula Sun Grand Prix.

Leading in Teaching and Research

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Events Calendar


International Seminar Series: World Cities in the News: Kiev
Wed, Aug 20, 2014, 9:00am - 10:00am
Bone Student Center (BON)
SWAT Wellness Gazebo! Outside by Schroeder Hall Plaza
Wed, Aug 20, 2014, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Wed, Aug 20, 2014, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sport Club Expo
Wed, Aug 20, 2014, 11:00am - 2:00pm


Fall 2014 Registration Open
Wed, Aug 13, 2014, 5:00pm - Thu, Aug 28, 2014, 10:00pm
Fall 2014 Registration Ends
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Last Day to Place a Course on Pass/Fail or Audit
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 7:00am - 10:00pm

Fine Arts

Phil Shaw - A Tribute in Three Acts
Sun, Aug 24, 2014, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Daniel Schuetz, counter tenor
Sun, Aug 24, 2014, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Advisement Convocation Hour
Tue, Aug 26, 2014, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Music Ed Convocation
Tue, Aug 26, 2014, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)


SWAT Wellness Gazebo! Outside by Schroeder Hall Plaza
Wed, Aug 20, 2014, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Wed, Aug 20, 2014, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sport Club Expo
Wed, Aug 20, 2014, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Sport Club Expo
Wed, Aug 20, 2014, 11:00am - 2:00pm

University News

Media Relations

Minné to leave Illinois State for DePaul
Erin Minné, Illinois State University’s vice president for University Advancement, will resign effective Sept.12 to become the senior vice president for Advancement at DePaul University in Chicago.
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.
Iggy Azalea to perform
Iggy Azalea will perform at Illinois State University at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Braden Auditorium. Tickets go on sale for students Tuesday, Aug. 26, and for the general public Friday, Aug. 29.
Mennonite College of Nursing receives $700,000 to educate nurse practitioners
The Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) at Illinois State University is the recipient of a federal Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship grant of nearly $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support the education of nurse practitioners.


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 [...]
Ready to apply to Illinois State? It’s quick and easy
College application season is upon us, and you’re probably preparing for all of those [...]
When a college advisor’s daughter goes to college
Over the years, academic advisor Marty Greenberg has helped thousands of freshmen choose [...]
Illinois State’s top #IceBucketChallenge videos
The Illinois State University campus community is taking part in the #IceBucketChallenge [...]

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 [...]


Orange is the New Black actress to speak
Laverne Cox, the critically acclaimed actress who currently appears in the Netflix [...]
Video: 6 years after accident, ISU student goes back to school
Six years ago, Illinois State sophomore Alex Shelton was in a coma. Doctors told his [...]
Directors chosen for Alumni Association
There is new leadership within the Alumni Association following the annual meeting in [...]
Milner Library offers services to graduates
Graduates are now able to connect with Milner Library research databases at no cost [...]


Redbird Track and Field Sign Four More to NLIs
The Illinois State track and field and cross country program signed five more to National [...]
Redbird Summer Baseball Update No. 7
In the opening game of the Northwoods League's Summer Collegiate World Series, the [...]
Redbird Men Tabbed Second, Women Third in Preseason Poll
The Illinois State men's cross country team was selected to finish second in the Missouri [...]
Muller Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge
Members of the Illinois State men's basketball team doused head coach Dan Muller with [...]
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