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August at Illinois State

Illinois State's campus sprang back to life in August as students returned for the start of fall classes. See our favorite August photos from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

My summer in D.C.

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Events Calendar


SWAT Wellness Gazebo! (Quad by Schroeder Plaza)
Tue, Sep 1, 2015, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Civil Service Council Meeting
Tue, Sep 1, 2015, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
Weight Watchers at Work
Tue, Sep 1, 2015, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)
Introduction to ReggieNet Part 2
Tue, Sep 1, 2015, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)


Labor Day Holiday-No Classes
Mon, Sep 7, 2015, 12:00am - 11:55pm
Last Day to Drop a First-Half Semester Course
Fri, Sep 11, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)
Last Day to Drop Pass/Fail from First-Half Semester Course
Fri, Sep 11, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)
Last day to drop a full-semester course-Receive 25% tuition adjustment
Tue, Sep 15, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)

Fine Arts

Lecture by "Normal Reality" curator Jason Judd
Wed, Sep 2, 2015, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
University Galleries
Closing Reception for Current Exhibitions
Wed, Sep 2, 2015, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
University Galleries
Saturday Creative Drama Classes for Kids-Registration Ends Today
Tue, Sep 8, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Centennial West (CW)
Hearing Convocation with Dr. Sara Neumann
Tue, Sep 8, 2015, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)


SWAT Wellness Gazebo! (Quad by Schroeder Plaza)
Tue, Sep 1, 2015, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Wellness Massage
Tue, Sep 1, 2015, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Student Services Building (SSB)
Spanish Club -Costa Rica Cultural Experience Field Trip
Tue, Sep 1, 2015, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Stevenson Hall (STV)
Rec Recess
Wed, Sep 2, 2015, 10:00am - 2:00pm

University News

Media Relations

Grant to assist with behavioral health for children
Illinois State University received a grant of nearly $100,000 to continue the work of connecting rural patients with integrated behavioral health services.
The 19th amendment turns 95
August 26 marks the 95th anniversary of women's right to vote in the U.S. The Department of History’s Kyle Ciani and Monica Noraian talk about the right to vote, and looking beyond the myth of the suffragette.
Festival of India celebration September 13
The McLean County India Association and Illinois State University will present the Festival of India from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, September 13, on the University’s Quad.


Video: 3 students find their future at ISU’s Career Center
Elise Jensen, Dan Liedke, and Miles Spann are three Redbirds who all achieved early [...]
Best photos from Illinois State in August 2015
We missed you, Redbirds. The Illinois State University campus sprang back to life in [...]
Video: Students discover campus life at Festival ISU 2015
Student organizations, campus departments, and local businesses introduced themselves to [...]
Meet our newest Redbirds: Taliyah Herron from Normal
New Redbird Taliyah Herron wants to keep her options open. That’s why she’s starting [...]

The Vidette

‘Your Body, Your Canvas’ comes to Milner
Body art and piercings are taking the spotlight at an exhibit called “Your Body, Your [...]
Review: ‘We Are Your Friends’ falls short of epic cast
This forbidden-romance story about connecting the hearts of college dropouts through the [...]
Solar-powered picnic tables installed outside the SFC
After the introduction of a solar-powered picnic table inside the Bone Student Center [...]
Top 5 fitness classes to try at the Rec
Yoga Everyone, regardless of their flexibility, can take a yoga class. Yoga eases the [...]


Homecoming website live to help #BacktheBirds
The website for Homecoming 2015 is live, and Alumni Relations is inviting colleges, [...]
Illinois State breaks fundraising record for second straight year
For the second straight year Illinois State University has broken its private fundraising [...]
Alum Mike Zimmer tackles role as NFL’s Vikings coach
Mike Zimmer reached the coaching summit last year when he was named head coach of the [...]
Redbirds scattered far across the country
With an alumni base of more than 200,000, it's not surprising that graduates have settled [...]


Women’s Golf Announces 2015-16 Schedule
The Illinois State women's golf team's 2015-16 schedule has been finalized, as announced [...]
Football, Volleyball To Hold Joint Press Conference
Illinois State head football coach Brock Spack and ISU head volleyball coach Melissa [...]
Redbird Football Game At Eastern Illinois To Air Live on WMBD
The 104th playing of the Mid-America Classic between Illinois State and Eastern Illinois [...]
Illinois State Men’s Golf Announces 2015-16 Schedule
The Illinois State men's golf team released the 2015-16 schedule, as announced by head [...]
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