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Success before finals

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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
  • Academic
  • Fine Arts
  • Students
ISU WGS 21st Annual Symposium Call for Papers
Wed, Nov 11, 2015, 11:15am - Fri, Mar 18, 2016, 4:00pm
Rachel Cooper
SWAT Wellness Gazebo! Inside Milner Library (Main floor).
Tue, Dec 1, 2015, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Milner Library (MLB)
Civil Service Council Meeting
Tue, Dec 1, 2015, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
Weight Watchers at Work
Tue, Dec 1, 2015, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)
Advanced Registration Open-Spring 2016
Mon, Oct 5, 2015, 8:00am - Wed, Dec 23, 2015, 10:00pm
Last day of classes
Sat, Dec 5, 2015
Fall 2015 Finals Week
Sat, Dec 5, 2015, 12:00am - Fri, Dec 11, 2015, 12:00am
Utopian Spaces Closing Reception
Thu, Dec 3, 2015, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Milner Library (MLB)
Audition Day
Sat, Dec 5, 2015, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
GOLD SERIES: Music for the Holidays
Sat, Dec 5, 2015, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
GOLD SERIES: Music for the Holidays
Sat, Dec 5, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
ISU WGS 21st Annual Symposium Call for Papers
Wed, Nov 11, 2015, 11:15am - Fri, Mar 18, 2016, 4:00pm
Rachel Cooper
SWAT Wellness Gazebo! Inside by Watterson Dining Center.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Watterson Dining Commons
Wellness Massage
Wed, Dec 2, 2015, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Student Services Building (SSB)
Adventure Program: De-Stress Day Hike
Wed, Dec 2, 2015, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Gregory Street Property (GSPF)

University News

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Winter commencement set for December 12
Winter commencement will be held in two ceremonies on Saturday, December 12, in Redbird Arena.
‘Tis the Season at Planetarium starting December 4
The Illinois State University Planetarium will present the holiday show ‘Tis the Season, running weekends from Friday, December 4, through Saturday, December 19.
Online news hub launched
A new Illinois State University online news hub makes it easy to find stories, photos, and videos about the University’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
#GivingTuesdayISU 2015: Your best tweets, posts, photos
Redbirds all over the country are taking part in Illinois State's second Giving Tuesday [...]
8 things that wouldn’t exist at ISU without private giving
There are many Redbird experiences that simply wouldn’t exist without gifts from our [...]
Photos: Best Illinois State campus shots from November 2015
Every month on STATEside, we share some of our favorite photos of Illinois State [...]
Young alum hosts own morning show on Chicago radio
This year Illinois State alum Zach “Remy” Hoesly and his on-air partner, Mason, got [...]
Illinois State falls short of upset bid at Kentucky 75-63
There are no moral victories in sports but the Illinois State men’s basketball team [...]
Carpenter: The Rupp Arena hype is the real deal
Immediately when entering Lexington, Ken., we thought we were in the wrong place. Maybe [...]
University of Arizona makes smart move for LGBTQ
The University of Arizona (UA) is known for its great Gender and Women’s Studies [...]
Health Promotion and Wellness offers the ‘paw-fect’ fix for finals stress
Illinois State University’s Health Promotion and Wellness department knows that finals [...]
Five Watterson Towers Redbirds reunite after 40 years
Five women met in Illinois State’s Watterson Towers in 1971 and were able to celebrate [...]
10 things every new Illinois State grad should know
Before you leave campus, the Alumni Association wants to leave you with some quick tips [...]
Play for the memories
A group of students—Paul Petricca ’80, Mike Schneider ’80, David Gross ’80, [...]
Email forwarding service provided to recent grads
Are you a recent Illinois State graduate? Are you aware that your university email [...]
Reggie’s Kids Club Night Set For December 30
When the Illinois State men's basketball team hosts its Missouri Valley Conference opener [...]
WSF Completes ‘309’ Membership Drive On Giving Tuesday
To date, the WSF has gained 315 new members and seen 23 percent of existing donors [...]
ISU Swimming and Diving Signs Seven for 2016-17 Season
The Illinois State swimming and diving team added to its 2016-17 roster, as head swimming [...]
No. 1 Kentucky Pulls Away in Second Half to Top Redbirds
Illinois State forced No. 1 Kentucky to face its largest deficit of the season – six [...]
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