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November Recap

November was full of activity. See some of our top highlights.

Commencement Tradition

Illinois State is full of time-honored traditions. Learn more about commencement, our oldest tradition established in 1860.

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.

Events Calendar

  • University
  • Academic
  • Fine Arts
  • Students
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
PAWSitively Stress Free at Milner Library
Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Milner Library
Drop-In Writing Assistance
Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Milner Library
Fair Trade Finals!
Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Milner Library
Fall semester ends
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Moulton Hall
Winter Session Classes Begin
Sat, Dec 16, 2017
Online
Commencement – CAS, COE, MCN
Sat, Dec 16, 2017, 9:00am - 11:00am
Redbird Arena
Commencement – CAST, COB, CFA
Sat, Dec 16, 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Redbird Arena
Commencement – CAST, COB, CFA
Sat, Dec 16, 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Redbird Arena
Guest Artist Recital: Itkus Duo flute and percussion
Thu, Jan 18, 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall
String Project Honors Recital
Sun, Jan 21, 2018, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
PAWSitively Stress Free at Milner Library
Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Milner Library
Lifestyle Enhancement Program – T’ai Chi: Evidenced-Based Training
Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Thomas Metcalf School
Study Breaks at Milner Library
Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Milner Library

University News

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Illinois State to hold winter commencement ceremonies, December 16
Illinois State University will award nearly 1,050 baccalaureate degrees and more than 100 graduate degrees. Approximately 1,000 students are scheduled to participate in the ceremonies.
Lest we forget: Campus ties to WWI preserved, celebrated
Illinois State University looks back 100 years to the time when the United States entered World War I. The campus rallied to the cause as it did during the Civil War.
Season of Lights at the Planetarium
The Illinois State University Planetarium will offer its holiday show Season of Lights, running weekends, December 1-16. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturdays.
Fake news: a symptom of the post-truth era
The term “fake news” has become a rhetorical weapon of choice for American [...]
M.F.A. costume designer creates classical tutu for Fall Dance Concert
The 2017 Fall Dance Concert will showcase a ballerina tutu designed and constructed by [...]
Riaz publishes book on Islam in Bangladesh
Ali Riaz has published a new book titled Lived Islam and Islamism in Bangladesh.
Professor develops swallowing exercise program for seniors
Taeok Park, assistant professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) [...]
Adelaide Street closes Tuesday, Wednesday
Adelaide Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday from Kern [...]
Eye on Crime: Dec. 1-8
Friday, Dec. 1
Bloomington City Council discusses making city safe, welcoming for immigrants
The Bloomington City Council will meet Monday to discusses an idea of drafting a [...]
Alumni Relations to host holiday murder mystery dinner
An interactive murder mystery dinner for Illinois State alumni and students will take [...]
Learn more on Chicago job market at Let’s Talk Career Change
Chicago area Redbirds can learn about the hot jobs in Chicago and what to consider when [...]
The Villages Alumni Network reception with President Dietz
Connect with fellow Redbirds and meet President and Mrs. Larry Dietz on January 20.
Redbird holiday shopping guide: Stocking-stuffer edition
Find the perfect stocking-stuffer for your Redbird this year with these unique gifts.
See School of Rock: The Musical with fellow Redbirds
Join fellow alumni in St. Louis for a night song, rock 'n' roll, and even some Redbird [...]
Keene Named CoSIDA Academic All-American
Illinois State's Jaelyn Keene has been named a College Sports Information Directors of [...]
Beck Reaches a Career Milestone and the Redbirds Roll Past Eastern Michigan
NORMAL, Ill. – The Illinois State women's basketball team defeated the Eastern Michigan [...]
Redbirds Drop Battle against Murray State
Despite a career-high 30 points from Milik Yarbrough, the shorthanded Illinois State [...]
Redbirds Return Home to Take on Eastern Michigan
NORMAL, Ill. - The Illinois State Redbirds return home on Sunday to take on the Eastern [...]
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