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A number of honors

This Redbird senior has studied five languages, and doesn’t plan to stop. Find out her plans for the future! You might just be inspired by this remarkable student.

Rise to the Challenge

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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

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Dissertation Proposal by Kelly Poirot
Thu, Sep 21, 2017, 9:00am - 11:00am
DeGarmo Hall
OneDrive: Getting Started (Online)
Thu, Sep 21, 2017, 10:00am - 11:00am
Online Workshop
SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Felmley Hall
Thu, Sep 21, 2017, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Felmley Hall of Science
Wellness Massage
Thu, Sep 21, 2017, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall
Spring course information available
Mon, Oct 2, 2017
Alumni Center
Spring registration time assignments available
Mon, Oct 2, 2017, 1:00pm - 1:00pm
Alumni Center
Midterm (APA) grades due
Sun, Oct 8, 2017, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Alumni Center
Midterm grades posted online
Mon, Oct 9, 2017, 1:00pm - 1:00pm
Alumni Center
Alice Hargrave: Panel Discussion
Fri, Sep 22, 2017, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
University Galleries
Senior Recital: Lauren Bobarsky, percussion
Sun, Sep 24, 2017, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Centennial East
Illinois State University Symphony Orchestra concert
Sun, Sep 24, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Body Project Peer Facilitator Training – ISU Women
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Alumni Center
Off-Campus Housing 101
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Linkins Dining Center
SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Center for Performing Arts
Wed, Sep 20, 2017, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Lifestyle Enhancement Program: Noon Yoga
Wed, Sep 20, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center

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Student’s biology research recognized as ‘new and notable’
Kevin Stanley's research has been featured as “new and notable” in Biophysical Journal. Stanley has been researching with School of Biological Sciences Director Craig Gatto since Stanley arrived on campus in 2013.
School of Theatre and Dance to present A Lie of the Mind
The Illinois State University School of Theatre and Dance will present Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind, opening September 27. Performances will be held in the Center for the Performing Arts Theatre and will run through October 1.
New strategic plan draft ready, open forums announced
Two public forums in October and an online survey will provide opportunities for a broad constituency to provide feedback on the University’s new strategic plan draft.
QUEERtalks: Arab futurism and queer cosmic utopias, October 6
Ronak Kapadia will present "Outer Views, or Palestine in the Sky: Arab Futurisms, [...]
The Walls Speak: Talk to explore history of campus buildings
Illinois State University Archivist April Karlene Anderson will explore the stories [...]
Uncovering battles within Nazi intelligence organizations
Katrin Paehler’s new book, The Third Reich’s Intelligence Service: The Career of [...]
Research and Honors, September 19, 2017
Honors, publications, and presentations from Illinois State faculty and staff.
Normal Theater manager promoted to oversee Uptown Normal
Adam Fox, manger of the Normal Theater, has been promoted to the Town of Normal civic [...]
Professor named honorary citizen of Japan
In 1962, the Bloomington-Normal Sister City Program was founded. Its goal was to raise [...]
Renewed, revamped IRB research
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is making new changes that will take place in [...]
Tombstones defaced at Bloomington cemetery
The strong, bold stones glistened in the afternoon sunshine as birds chirped and dew [...]
Homecoming 2017 watch parties happening across the nation
A complete list of Homecoming 2017 watch parties.
College of Education announces 2017 hall of fame inductees, young alumni awardees
The College of Education will induct three alumni into its Hall of Fame on Friday, [...]
Chicago Redbird watch parties planned for October 14
Join the Chicago Suburban or Chicago Young Alumni Network to #BackTheBirds when Illinois [...]
Chicago Suburban Alumni Network apple orchard day
What better way to celebrate fall than with apple picking, cider and Redbirds on October [...]
Latest Edition Of The Brock Spack Show Airs Live From Schooners
This Saturday, the Redbirds begin Missouri Valley Football Conference play at Missouri [...]
ISU Volleyball Begins Valley Play against Missouri State, Southern Illinois
The Illinois State volleyball team will begin the Missouri Valley Conference portion of [...]
Illinois State to Compete at WMU Vredevelt Invitational
The Illinois State men's tennis team will compete in the Western Michigan Vredevelt [...]
Redbirds Open Tournament Season at Bradley Invitational
The Illinois State women's tennis team heads to the Bradley Invitational this weekend, to [...]
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