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Events Calendar

University

Half Century Club Reunion Weekend
Fri, Apr 24, 2015, 11:00am - Sat, Apr 25, 2015, 11:45am
4-Square Marathon Fundraiser
Fri, Apr 24, 2015, 12:00pm - Sun, Apr 26, 2015, 12:00am
Centennial West (CW)
Student Alumni Council 35th Anniversary Reunion
Fri, Apr 24, 2015, 1:00pm - Sat, Apr 25, 2015, 1:00pm
Relay For Life
Fri, Apr 24, 2015, 6:00pm - Sat, Apr 25, 2015, 6:00am
Quad

Academic

Advanced Registration Open-Summer 2015
Mon, Mar 16, 2015, 8:00am - Thu, Apr 30, 2015, 10:00pm
Advance Registration-Fall 2015 ends
Fri, May 1, 2015, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Last Day to complete 3 finals on same day paperwork
Fri, May 1, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Last day of Spring 2015 classes
Sat, May 2, 2015
Moulton Hall (MLT)

Fine Arts

4-Square Marathon Fundraiser
Fri, Apr 24, 2015, 12:00pm - Sun, Apr 26, 2015, 12:00am
Centennial West (CW)
State of Illinois Invitational High School Concert Band Festival
Sat, Apr 25, 2015, 8:00am - 7:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Senior Recital: James Mahowald, trombone
Sat, Apr 25, 2015, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
University Galleries
Spring Dance Concert
Sat, Apr 25, 2015, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)

Students

4-Square Marathon Fundraiser
Fri, Apr 24, 2015, 12:00pm - Sun, Apr 26, 2015, 12:00am
Centennial West (CW)
Relay For Life
Fri, Apr 24, 2015, 6:00pm - Sat, Apr 25, 2015, 6:00am
Quad
Fishing Club Tournament
Sat, Apr 25, 2015, 6:00am - 2:30pm
State of Illinois Invitational High School Concert Band Festival
Sat, Apr 25, 2015, 8:00am - 7:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)

University News

Media Relations

African diaspora journal Obsidian arrives at Illinois State
The journal dedicated to African literature, poetry, arts and scholarship, has moved to Illinois State under the guidance of Associate Professor of English Duriel Estelle Harris.
Secretary of State mobile office on campus April 30
Students, faculty and staff will be able to renew their Illinois driver's licenses and purchase vehicle license plate stickers without leaving campus on Thursday, April 30.
Derby Days at the Manor May 2
In honor of this year’s Kentucky Derby, the Ewing Cultural Center will host Derby Days at the Manor from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2.
Town/Gown golf outing June 18
The 2015 annual Town/Gown Golf Outing will take place on Thursday, June 18, at Weibring Golf Club, Illinois State University.

STATESide

Reggie’s Declassified App Survival Guide
There are plenty of apps out there that can make your life easier. Here’s a list of [...]
9 things every new Illinois State grad should know
Before you leave campus, the Alumni Association wants to leave you with some quick tips [...]
ISU’s Ewing Cultural Center offers internship like no other
Interns expect to work in a cramped cubicle. So Amanda Elston felt pretty good when she [...]
Why I decided to be a Redbird
"The experiences I have had at Illinois State are some that I know I could not have found [...]

The Vidette

Earth Day offers Sustainability Night
Illinois State University kicked off the fourth annual Sustainability Night last night on [...]
Relay for a cure
Students, community supporters and survivors will gather on the quad to promote awareness [...]
Actress talks social change
Actress Tessa Thompson visited Illinois State University Tuesday following a showing of [...]
Bird on the Street: BloNo Food Spots
Students at Illinois State University tell us what some of their favorite food spots are [...]

Alumni

Breastfeeding expert to give McDowell Stafford Lectures, April 30
Diane L. Spatz, Ph.D., RN-BC, FAAN, will be the keynote speaker for the McDowell Stafford [...]
Letter From ISU Director of Athletics Larry Lyons
To our fans, donors, corporate partners, alumni, the Illinois State University campus [...]
Admissions calling on Redbirds to share ‘Why Illinois State’
On Thursday, April 16, the Illinois State University Office of Admissions is launching a [...]
ISU launches innovative program to bridge communication gap in health care
Several studies have shown that poor communication among health care workers has hurt [...]

Athletics

Redbirds Record Season Bests in Day Two of Drake Relays
Four of Illinois State's relay teams raced to season best times, while Chase [...]
Redbirds Fall to No. 15 Missouri State in 10 Innings, 8-3
Missouri State scored five runs in the top of the 10th inning to give the Missouri Valley [...]
Ballard Joins Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff
Jeremy Ballard knows what it takes to reach the NCAA Tournament. An assistant coach at [...]
Spring Report 14: Final Tune Up For The Redbirds
The 2015 spring football practice session is in the books for Illinois State, with [...]
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