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Events Calendar

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Summer Institute: ReggieNet Tests and Quizzes
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center
Summer Institute: The Collaboration Classroom Theory and Practice
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Milner Library
Wellness Massage
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, 11:00am - 1:40pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Summer Session ends
Fri, Aug 11, 2017
Online
Grades due
Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 7:00am - 12:00pm
Online
Grades posted online
Thu, Aug 17, 2017, 2:00pm - 2:00pm
Online
Fall Proficiency Exams taken in departments
Fri, Aug 18, 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Alumni Center
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline
Thu, Jul 27, 2017, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Fri, Jul 28, 2017, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline
Sat, Jul 29, 2017, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Wellness Massage
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, 11:00am - 1:40pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
Wednesday Wellness Walks
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Quad
Wednesday Wellness Walks
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Quad

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Solar Car Team finishes fifth in nation
Illinois State’s Solar Car Team finished fifth at the American Solar Challenge Formula Sun Grand Prix.
Prestigious international award highlights the importance of professor’s research
Roberta Trites, a distinguished professor at Illinois State University, is the recipient of the 16th International Brothers Grimm Award, an honor given biannually to one global scholar who contributes outstanding research to children’s literature.
Illinois Shakespeare Festival to host 40th season celebration dinner
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival will host a 40th season celebration dinner on from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. August 18, 2017.
Prestigious international award highlights the importance of professor’s research
Roberta Trites is the recipient of the 16th International Brothers Grimm Award, an honor [...]
Research and Honors, July 18
Honors, presentations, and publications of Illinois State faculty and staff.
Professor T.Y. Wang co-authors article on Taiwanese citizens’ view of China
T.Y. Wang, professor of Politics and Government, published a co-authored paper entitled [...]
Uncovering the past: ISU students dig into history of 800-year-old village
Illinois State students have uncovered many artifacts during the Department of Sociology [...]
Former assistant attorney general enters race against Davis
A former Illinois assistant attorney general joined the group of Democrats hoping to [...]
New rec center to challenge students and community
Illinois State University is building a new recreation center on its Gregory Street [...]
Electronic parking meters to come to Alamo II
Beginning this fall at Illinois State University, The Alamo II’s multi-space parking [...]
Rauner, lawmakers to gather for school-funding special session
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has called in lawmakers for four special sessions beginning [...]
Black Colleagues Association Reception, August 31
Join President and Mrs. Larry H. Dietz at the Gallery Guichard as they honor the Black [...]
Black Colleagues Association picnic recap
The BCA picnic, held on July 9, 2017, captured fun, celebration, dancing, and lifelong [...]
Thank you 2016-2017 BCA donors
A look back on the stories of BCA scholarship recipients and special thanks to 2016-2017 [...]
Homecoming 2017 with Black Colleagues Association
Get the rundown of BCA's Homecoming activities and how to get involved.
Redbirds Selected Fifth In MVFC Preseason Poll
The Illinois State football team was picked in the top half of the ultra-competitive [...]
Watch: Men’s Basketball Summer Update
The defending Missouri Valley Conference regular-season champion Illinois State men's [...]
Illinois State Tennis Programs Earn ITA All-Academic Team Honors
The Illinois State women's and men's tennis programs both earned Intercollegiate Tennis [...]
Redbirds in the Pros: Headean Stellar in Hometown Outing
Pitching just across the Illinois River from his hometown of Morton, Illinois, Will [...]
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