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Events Calendar


Nerf Club's Humans vs Zombies Game (Fall 2014)
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 12:00am - Sat, Oct 25, 2014, 10:00pm
Blood Chemistry and Cholesterol Screening
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 7:30am - 8:30am
Student Services Building (SSB)
Samantha Petrella's Thesis Defense
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 8:00am - 10:00am
DeGarmo Hall (DEG)
Student Affairs 101
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Bone Student Center (BON)


Advanced Registration Open-Spring 2015
Mon, Oct 6, 2014, 8:00am - Thu, Nov 6, 2014, 10:00pm
Advance Registration Ends for Spring 2015
Fri, Nov 7, 2014, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Last Day to withdraw from the University
Fri, Nov 7, 2014, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)
Last day to drop a second-half semester course
Fri, Nov 7, 2014, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)

Fine Arts

'Water by the Spoonful' by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Westhoff Theatre
GOLD SERIES: ISU Symphony Orchestra and Choral Concert
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Senior Recital: Eli Denecke, trumpet
Sat, Oct 25, 2014, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Junior Recital: James Mahowald, bass trombone
Sat, Oct 25, 2014, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall


Nerf Club's Humans vs Zombies Game (Fall 2014)
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 12:00am - Sat, Oct 25, 2014, 10:00pm
CAST Hall of Fame Reception and Induction Ceremony
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
'Water by the Spoonful' by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Westhoff Theatre
Ghostly Tales Under the Stars at ISU Planetarium
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

University News

Media Relations

Redbird Athletics Receives Eight-Figure Gift Commitment
An eight-figure gift commitment from Jim and Carole Mounier is the largest individual gift in Illinois State University history.
A Night Out With Neandertals
University Professor of Anthropology Fred Smith will speak about the role of Neandertals in the emergence of modern humans at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in Room 116 of the Alumni Center.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage coming to campus
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Lynn Nottage will speak about her plays and attend performances Nov. 8 and 9.


Alums make historic 8-figure gift commitment to Athletics
Two longtime supporters of Redbird Athletics are now making the largest single-gift [...]
University Galleries opens whole new world for students
The new University Galleries space in Uptown Normal hadn't even opened yet, but it [...]
Video: Students feel poverty’s pull at ISU event
As 56 undergraduate students split into fake families for a daylong exercise about what [...]
Why November 15 is the day to remember
Let's make this easy on you: At Illinois State, our preferred filing date, November 15, [...]

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 [...]


Video: Sisters share Big Red Marching Machine legacy
Together, the three Vasel sisters are part of an Illinois State marching band tradition [...]
College of Applied Science and Technology annual Hall of Fame induction, October 24
Induction into the College of Applied Science and Technology Hall of Fame is an honor [...]
MCN professor recognized as promising nurse leader
Mennonite College of Nursing Assistant Professor Elaine Hardy has been selected to take [...]
Accelerated B.S.N. student prepares for Navy deployment
Justin Johnson found Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) to be a great fit for a second [...]


Redbird Athletics Receives Eight-Figure Gift Commitment
Donors play an essential role with the success of the Illinois State Athletic Department, [...]
Redbirds Travel East to Champaign for Illini Open
The Illinois State men's and women's cross country teams head east to Champaign for the [...]
Redbirds Carry Perfect MVC Mark into Weekend Matches
The Illinois State volleyball team will put its unblemished record in the Missouri Valley [...]
Basketball Coaches Shows Schedule Set for 2014-15
The Illinois State Basketball Coaches Shows have been set for the 2014-15 men's and [...]
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