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Cheer on the Redbirds as they face South Dakota at Hancock Stadium. Get the scoop on the game and more Homecoming events.

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Events Calendar

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Homecoming 2017 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 8:00am - 9:00am
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Homecoming Parade
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 10:00am - 11:00am
Alumni Center
Homecoming: College of Education Tailgate Tent
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Redbird Tent Zone
Reggie’s Homecoming Tailgate
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Lawn outside Turner Hall
Last day to withdraw from the University
Fri, Nov 10, 2017, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall
Last day to drop second-half semester course
Fri, Nov 10, 2017, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall
Last day to remove pass/no pass from second-half course
Fri, Nov 10, 2017, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall
Last day to register for Spring Proficiency Exam
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Alumni Center
Deb Austin Voice Studio Recital
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Centennial East
All’s Well That Ends Well
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Westhoff Theatre
Oedipus
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Westhoff Theatre
Music of the Baroque Masters
Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Centennial East
Homecoming: College of Education Tailgate Tent
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Redbird Tent Zone
Reggie’s Homecoming Tailgate
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Lawn outside Turner Hall
Deb Austin Voice Studio Recital
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Centennial East
Peer Educator and Student Wellness Ambassador Team Reunion
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Redbird Plaza (located behind Fell Hall)

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Board of Trustees to meet October 20
The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University will hold its next quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, October 20, in the Bone Student Center Old Main Room. The Discussion Hour will be at 9 a.m. in the Circus Room.
Homecoming 2017 celebration events
Illinois State University will be celebrating Homecoming from October 16-October 22. Redbird football kickoff is on Saturday, October 21, in Hancock Stadium.
School of Theatre and Dance to present Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well
Theatre and Dance will present William Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well, October 14 through October 28 in rotating repertory with an adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus.
International Education Week 2017, October 23-27
International Education Week (IEW) celebrates the internationalization and diversity of Illinois State University.
School of Theatre and Dance to present Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well
The Illinois State University School of Theatre and Dance will present William [...]
Research and Honors, October 24, 2017
Honors, publications, and presentations from Illinois State faculty and staff.
Philosophy Colloquium: “In Defense of Sex,” November 3
Professor Christopher Breu from the Department of English at Illinois State University [...]
Spencer Foundation Conference Grant Program call for proposals
The Spencer Foundation has released its Conference Grant Program application for [...]
Board approves FY 18 budget meeting
Key faculty members and administrators gathered Friday in the Old Main Room of the Bone [...]
Road closures in place for Homecoming 5k, parade
Illinois State University’s Homecoming 5k and parade will be held Saturday and several [...]
EMT Presents Yellow Bricks and Emerald Kicks
The Exalt Modeling Troupe (EMT) presented Yellow Bricks and Emerald Kicks on Monday for [...]
Indiana professor to speak on economics
Ellen Szarleta, faculty appointee in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at [...]
BCA and LAN to celebrate Homecoming Week
Some of Illinois State’s affinity alumni groups will be a part of Homecoming this year, [...]
Alumni outing to Elf: The Musical, December 3
Join the Chicago Suburban Alumni Network for this special holiday event!
Dallas/Fort Worth area Redbird reception, November 16
Join President Larry Dietz at this special Redbird Reception.
Kick off Homecoming 2017 with two events, October 16
Kick off Homecoming 2017 with two special events for students, alumni, and the community.
Keene Powers ISU Volleyball to Five-Set Win at Southern Illinois
Jaelyn Keene tallied a career-high 30 kills to help Illinois State rally from behind to [...]
Redbird Basketball Programs Perform at Hoopfest
NORMAL, Ill. – In front of 2,114 fans, the 2017-18 Illinois State men's and women's [...]
ISU Men Win Illini Open
The Illinois State men's cross country team won the 8K team title by a margin of 30 [...]
Redbird Andreas Boers Advances to Quarter Final Round of the ITA Midwest Regional Championships
Illinois State's Andreas Boers earned a spot in the quarterfinal round of the ITA Midwest [...]
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