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Alex Shelton back at Illinois State Collage of move-in and Welcome Week at ISU Students working on the solar car leading in teaching and research

Alex's Comeback

Six years ago, Illinois State student Alex Shelton was in a coma with only a 10 percent chance of survival. This fall, he’s back on campus to finish his degree. Watch video of Alex’s inspiring story on STATEside.

#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

Illinois State's proud academic history is supported through the collections and staff at its Milner Library. Learn more about resources available to our students, faculty, and staff.

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Events Calendar

University

First Weekend Bingo
Sat, Aug 23, 2014, 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Bowling and Billiards Center (BBC)
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)
ReggieNet Gradebook Clinic
Mon, Aug 25, 2014, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)

Academic

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
Last Day to Drop a Course with no Withdrawal Grade
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 Therapy, Performance, and Composition Convocation
Tue, Aug 26, 2014, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Centennial East (CE)

Students

First Weekend Bingo
Sat, Aug 23, 2014, 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Bowling and Billiards Center (BBC)
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)
Ewing Manor Tour
Mon, Aug 25, 2014, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center

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.

STATESide

Video: Young alumni advice for new freshmen
Think back to your freshman year at Illinois State University. Knowing what you know now, [...]
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 [...]

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 [...]

Alumni

Orange is the New Black actress to speak
Laverne Cox, the critically acclaimed actress who currently appears in the Netflix [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]

Athletics

Dominant First Half Propels Redbirds Past NIU
Paige Jarsombeck certainly knows how to make her presence known. On an Illinois State [...]
ISU Begins 2014 Campaign with Northern Illinois
On Friday the games officially count and the Illinois State soccer team officially begins [...]
Blog: Redbirds Join The Ice Bucket Challenge
Redbird athletics have helped raise awareness for ALS research by taking the ice bucket [...]
Redbirds No. 3 in Preseason Poll
The Illinois State volleyball team was picked to finish third in the annual Missouri [...]
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