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My campus dining favorites

Grabbing something to eat at Illinois State is almost as easy as heading to the kitchen at home. Senior Nick B. shows you his campus dining top picks.

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Events Calendar


University High School - No School - Teacher Institute
Fri, Oct 9, 2015, 7:00am - 3:00pm
University High School (UH)
Transfer Day Program
Fri, Oct 9, 2015, 7:30am - 4:00pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
Last Day to Drop a Full-Semester Course
Fri, Oct 9, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Last Day to drop pass/fail option from full-semester course
Fri, Oct 9, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)


Advanced Registration Open-Spring 2016
Mon, Oct 5, 2015, 8:00am - Thu, Nov 5, 2015, 10:00pm
Second-half courses begin
Mon, Oct 12, 2015
Moulton Hall (MLT)
Last day to drop second-half course with no withdrawal grade
Thu, Oct 15, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)
Graduate Council Meeting
Tue, Oct 20, 2015, 9:00am - 10:00am
Bone Student Center (BON)

Fine Arts

Guest artist Recital: Moises Molina, cello & Jasmin Arakawa, piano
Fri, Oct 9, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Fri, Oct 9, 2015, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Westhoff Theatre
Music For All
Sat, Oct 10, 2015, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Sat, Oct 10, 2015, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Westhoff Theatre


Guest artist Recital: Moises Molina, cello & Jasmin Arakawa, piano
Fri, Oct 9, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Volleyball: Illinois State at Loyola
Fri, Oct 9, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
ISU Planetarium presents Aurora
Fri, Oct 9, 2015, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Redbird Hockey vs. McKendree
Fri, Oct 9, 2015, 9:10pm - 11:40pm

University News

Media Relations

Dietz delivers State of the University Address
Strong and stable – those are the words Illinois State University President Larry Dietz used to describe the University during his annual State of the University address.
Book produced at Illinois State heading to United Nations
A graphic novel produced by Illinois State University’s Publications Unit will be key to a presentation by the director of Children of the Forest, a not-for-profit agency that assists children who have been trafficked along the Thailand-Myanmar border.
Ferguson civil rights activist to deliver Hibberts R. Roberts Lecture October 15
Prominent activist, author, and theologian Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou will present “A New Civil Rights Movement? Ferguson, Black Lives Matter, and the Future of Nonviolence” at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 15, in Capen Auditorium.
Homecoming 2015 celebration week of October 19
Illinois State University will be celebrating Homecoming from October 19 to October 25. Events range from a carnival and basketball exhibition to tailgating for the 2 p.m. Redbird football kickoff Saturday, October 24, in Hancock Stadium.


5 things you will discover in ISU’s new research magazine
Illinois State University has launched Redbird Scholar, a new magazine focused on the [...]
Alumni artists star in new University Galleries show
A new exhibition at Illinois State’s University Galleries is bringing together multiple [...]
Video: Mennonite College of Nursing’s new SimBaby has 200+ parents
The $50,000 high-tech patient simulator helps Mennonite College of Nursing students learn [...]
Video: Lots of Redbirds in this Legacy family tree
Alumna Carol (Kinsella) Young ’68 and her three daughters are among at least 14 members [...]

The Vidette

Top 5 things to do this weekend 10/9
Young alumni progressive dinner The Central Illinois Young Alumni Network hosts its [...]
Dietz answers budget concerns in address to University
Illinois State University President Larry Dietz reassured the campus the university would [...]
BroMenn proposes demolition of buildings
The town of Normal has filed plans to demolish two buildings on the Advocate BroMenn [...]
Tri-Valley gives up on renovation
According to a Pantagraph article the Tri-Valley school district is abandoning a home [...]


Ask an Expert: Questions answered on planet Ceres, Cubs, tickling
Have you ever had a question even the Internet couldn’t answer? Some members of the [...]
Fall Career Fair connects students from all majors with employers
Students and alumni seeking full-time job opportunities in all industries and majors are [...]
Alumni artists star in new University Galleries show
A new exhibition at Illinois State’s University Galleries is bringing together multiple [...]
Students, alumni get career help from the Career Center
Illinois State students and alumni can get help with their job search and career plans [...]


Single-Game Men’s Basketball Tickets on Sale Oct. 14
Illinois State men's basketball single-game tickets will go on sale to the general public [...]
Women’s Golf Heads to Pinehurst Challenge
The Illinois State women's golf team is heading to Pinehurst, North Carolina, to compete [...]
Redbirds Travel to Notre Dame for Dennis Stark Relays
The Illinois State swimming and diving team will travel to South Bend, Indiana, for the [...]
Volleyball Travels to Loyola, Bradley for Weekend Matches
The Illinois State volleyball team will hit the road for Missouri Valley Conference [...]
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