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Spring Break Service

Instead of spending their spring break at home or on the beach, 175+ Illinois State students logged over 5,000 hours of service across the U.S. See our favorite photos from Alternative Spring Break.

Gladly you’ll learn

Illinois State is rooted in teaching and learning—it’s even our motto. That’s why 92 percent of classes are taught by professors. Learn more about our academic programs.

Top 100 public university

Illinois State’s academic reputation and high graduation rate rank us No. 78 on U.S. News & World Report’s best public national universities list. See more Points of Pride.

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There's always something to see and do at Illinois State, from athletics events, concerts and performances, to guest speakers and cultural fairs. See what's happening today!

Events Calendar

  • University
  • Academic
  • Fine Arts
  • Students
Transfer Day Program
Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 7:30am - 4:00pm
Bone Student Center
Thesis Defense for: Holly Black; FCS
Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 9:00am - 11:00am
Turner Hall
Thesis Defense for: Olivia Arnos; CSD
Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 9:00am - 11:00am
Fairchild Hall
Future Professors Development Circle
Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 9:30am - 10:30am
Instructional Technology and Development Center
Last day to withdraw from the University
Fri, Apr 14, 2017, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall
Last day to drop second-half semester course
Fri, Apr 14, 2017, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall
Last day to remove pass/fail from second-half course
Fri, Apr 14, 2017, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall
Last day to complete 3 Finals on Same Day paperwork
Fri, May 5, 2017, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Alumni Center
Collaborative Piano Recital
Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Centennial East
Subdivision Performance: Thad Kellstadt
Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
University Galleries
Graduate Recital: Alex Clay, flute
Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Centennial East
Graduate Recital: Amanda Eversole, piano
Sat, Mar 25, 2017, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Centennial East
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Chemistry Seminar: Benjamin Dorsey
Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Julian Hall
Graduate Recital: Alex Clay, flute
Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Centennial East
Family Swim
Sat, Mar 25, 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall

University News

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Visit the online news hub
Illinois State University's online news hub makes it easy to find stories, photos, and videos about the University’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
What’s inside the latest Redbird Scholar
Our biannual magazine, Redbird Scholar, focuses on the research, scholarship, and creative expression of Illinois State faculty and students.
Composer Sydney Hodkinson headlines RED NOTE New Music Festival
Music by contemporary composers will be featured during the 10th annual RED NOTE New Music Festival at Illinois State University, March 26-29. This year’s festival will feature guest composer Sydney Hodkinson and guest ensembles Del Sol String Quartet and loadbang.
2017 University Research Symposium at Redbird Arena
Illinois State University will hold the annual University Research Symposium on Friday, March 31. The symposium is a university-wide showcase of research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.
2017 University Research Symposium at Redbird Arena, March 31
Illinois State University will hold the annual University Research Symposium on Friday, [...]
Ask a Redbird scholar: How do you inspire lifelong curiosity in students?
How do you inspire lifelong curiosity in your students for the topics you teach?
What’s inside and where to find latest Redbird Scholar
See what's inside our biannual magazine focused on the research, scholarship, and [...]
Carrying the torch: ISU tenor, scholar honors legacy of Benjamin Britten through song and research
One of Great Britain’s best-known and most respected composers of classical music is [...]
Illinois State falls in Moline to NIU, 68-59
The Illinois State University Women’s Basketball team dropped its sixth-consecutive [...]
Swimming and Diving finish third at Louisville, prepare for Puerto Rico
Deb Bethel/Sports Reporter After finishing third at the Louisville Invite, which took [...]
Keene and Rosch earn AVCA All-North selections
Sophomore Jaelyn Keene was named a member in the AVCA’s All-North Region selection and [...]
Hawkins leads Redbirds; ISU pulls out 63-61 home win over Murray State
After struggling late in games its past couple outings, the Illinois State men’s [...]
Video: Meet the 2017 Alumni Awards recipients
Illinois State sat down with this year's recipients to learn more about their passion [...]
Nominations sought for 2018 alumni awards
The Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its awards that recognize the [...]
Registration is open for 4th annual Neon at Night 5K
Brighten your night and join us for the Neon at Night 5K Fun Run at 8 p.m. Wednesday, [...]
Redbirds invited to The Taste, a savory experience
Mingle with Redbirds while enjoying samples of wines, craft beers, and appetizing foods [...]
Men’s Golf Set to Host I-74 Challenge with Bradley Saturday
The Illinois State men's golf team will play its only home event of the season Saturday [...]
ISU Cheerleading Team To Host Tryouts April 7-8
The Illinois State Athletics cheerleading team will host co-ed open tryouts Friday, April [...]
Redbirds Continue League Play at Wichita State
Illinois State travels to Wichita State, taking on the Shockers for a three-game MVC [...]
Redbirds Head to Xavier in Final Trip Before Home Opener
The Illinois State baseball team will make one final road trip before hosting its first [...]
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