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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.

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Events Calendar

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Overview of Campus Solutions Training
Thu, Dec 8, 2016, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Julian Hall
Study Abroad First Steps Sessions
Thu, Dec 8, 2016, 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Fell Hall
School of Art Holiday Sale: Friends of the Arts Preview
Thu, Dec 8, 2016, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Center for the Visual Arts
Springfield Redbird holiday reception
Thu, Dec 8, 2016, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Arlington’s
Last Day to complete three finals on same day paperwork
Fri, Dec 9, 2016, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Alumni Center
Last day of classes
Sat, Dec 10, 2016
Alumni Center
Fall 2016 semester ends Dec 16th
Fri, Dec 16, 2016
211 N. University Street
School of Art Holiday Sale: Friends of the Arts Preview
Thu, Dec 8, 2016, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Center for the Visual Arts
It’s A Wonderful Life, A Radio Play
Thu, Dec 8, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts
32nd Annual Printmakers’ Exhibition and Sale
Fri, Dec 9, 2016, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Center for the Visual Arts
School of Art Holiday Sale
Fri, Dec 9, 2016, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Center for the Visual Arts
Study Abroad First Steps Sessions
Thu, Dec 8, 2016, 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Fell Hall
It’s A Wonderful Life, A Radio Play
Thu, Dec 8, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Last Day to complete three finals on same day paperwork
Fri, Dec 9, 2016, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Alumni Center
32nd Annual Printmakers’ Exhibition and Sale
Fri, Dec 9, 2016, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Center for the Visual Arts

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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.
New study: Gender differences in job performance may be declining
Illinois State University’s Jim Jawahar helped conduct a study that has found gender has minimal effects on job performance ratings.
Marc Lamont Hill to address Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Dinner in January
Author, activist, and television personality Marc Lamont Hill will be the speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Dinner on January 20.
Winter commencement ceremonies December 17
Illinois State University’s winter commencement will be held in two ceremonies Saturday, December 17, in Redbird Arena.
Ali Riaz publishes commentary on Bangladeshi democratic politics
Professor Ali Riaz published a commentary piece on Bangladeshi politics in the Daily Star [...]
Donate your plastic bottles for plastic cement project
Assistant Professor Pranshoo Solanki from the Department of Technology has placed special [...]
New study: Gender differences in job performance may be declining
Jim Jawahar helped conduct a study that has found gender has minimal effects on job [...]
Research and Honors, December 9, 2016
Performances, presentations, and publications of Illinois State faculty and staff.
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 [...]
Alumni party planned in Peoria as Redbirds take on Bradley
Join the Illinois State University Peoria Alumni Network for a fun pregame party at [...]
10 things every new Illinois State grad should know
Before you leave campus, Illinois State's Alumni Association wants to leave you with some [...]
Alum shares story of passion and purpose
After Robert Shorty '08 learned that Illinois State opened a Starbucks on campus, he [...]
Charleston Area Alumni Network hosting Chicago Bulls watch party
All are invited to this Redbird event on December 16.
Fourth-Quarter Run Dooms Women’s Basketball in Loss to Milwaukee
The Illinois State women's basketball team (3-5) led visiting Milwaukee (7-1), 32-31, at [...]
Tulsa Comes Back to Clip Redbirds
Illinois State led by as many as 14 points early in the second half, but Tulsa came back [...]
Redbird Men Visit Former Valley Foe Tulsa Wednesday
Winners of three-straight games and four of the past five, the Illinois State men's [...]
Redbirds Receive Votes in Final NSCAA National Poll
The Illinois State soccer team was among the best in collegiate soccer when they received [...]
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