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Events Calendar


Introduction to ReggieNet
Mon, Jul 28, 2014, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Future Professors
Mon, Jul 28, 2014, 9:30am - 2:30pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Thesis Defense for: Josette Lorig; ENG
Mon, Jul 28, 2014, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Stevenson Hall (STV)
Thesis Defense for: Melinda Harrison; ENG
Mon, Jul 28, 2014, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Stevenson Hall (STV)


Fall 2014 Registration Open
Mon, May 19, 2014, 8:00am - Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 10:00pm
Fall 2014 Registration Closes
Fri, Aug 1, 2014, 7:00am - 6:00pm
Summer 2014 Session Ends
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Summer 2014 Final Grades due by noon
Tue, Aug 12, 2014, 7:00am - 12:00pm

Fine Arts

Concerts on the Quad: Singing Under the Stars
Mon, Jul 28, 2014, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Antony and Cleopatra
Tue, Jul 29, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Midwest Institute of Opera presents: Carmen Performance
Tue, Jul 29, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Much Ado About Nothing
Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Ewing Cultural Center


Ewing Manor Tour
Mon, Jul 28, 2014, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Starting Your Business in Illinois Seminar
Mon, Jul 28, 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
State Farm Hall of Business (SFHB)
Concerts on the Quad: Singing Under the Stars
Mon, Jul 28, 2014, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Future Professors
Tue, Jul 29, 2014, 9:30am - 2:30pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)

University News

Media Relations

Illinois State University move-in Aug. 4 to 17
Nearly 6,200 students are moving into Illinois State University between Aug. 4 and 17. Temporary traffic patterns and some street closures will be in effect Aug. 11 to 15.
Board of Trustees elects chair, secretary, seats student trustee
Illinois State University’s Board of Trustees elected Trustee Rocky Donahue as Board chairman, re-elected Anne Davis as Board secretary and seated a new student trustee.
The Great War marks 100 years
This summer marks the 100th anniversary of World War I. Explore new ideas on the causes of the war, and hear readings of letters from Illinois State WWI volunteers.
Much ado about Shakespeare
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s 2014 season includes Much Ado About Nothing, Elizabeth Rex and Antony and Cleopatra.


Arboretum buzz grows with curator’s new tree walks
Patrick Murphy is curator of the Fell Arboretum, which includes 490 acres, thousands of [...]
Illinois State helps teachers get smarter about electricity grid
The Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University received a $450,000 grant to [...]
Illinois State sets fundraising record with $19.5 million total
A pair of seven-figure individual gift commitments plus another increase in alumni donors [...]
Video: Alumni return to Illinois State for New Teacher Conference
Illinois State's first New Teacher Conference was a day for reunion, reflection, 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 [...]


Illinois State sets fundraising record with $19.5 million total
A pair of seven-figure individual gift commitments plus another increase in alumni donors [...]
MCN professor chosen as American Academy of Nursing Fellow
Wendy Mann Woith, an associate professor in the Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois [...]
Accelerated B.S.N. student balances school and triathlons
How does a student in an intense accelerated program still enjoy participating in [...]
PROUD hosts 2nd annual summer nurse camp for high school students
Twenty high school students arrived on Illinois State University’s campus June 23 for a [...]


Curry Named Assistant Volleyball Coach
Illinois State head volleyball coach Melissa Myers announced the hiring of Niece [...]
Women’s Hoops Participates in Two Community Service Events
The Redbirds volunteered in two separate Easter Seals events, including the annual " [...]
Stinson Selected as Valley's Woman of the Year
INDIANAPOLIS – More than 120 NCAA female student-athletes representing multiple sports [...]
Redbirds Earn USTFCCCA Honors
NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State was honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country [...]
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