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Three-Minute Thesis

Could you explain years of research in less than 3 minutes? That was the challenge facing our graduate students at Illinois State's first Three-Minute Thesis competition in Uptown Normal.

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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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ReggieNet: Lessons
Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center
Education Career Fair
Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 9:30am - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Watterson Dining Commons
Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Watterson Dining Commons
Convocation Hour
Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Midterm grades due
Sun, Mar 5, 2017, 7:00am - 10:00pm
Online
Midterm grades posted online
Mon, Mar 6, 2017, 1:00pm - 1:00pm
Online
Last day to drop full-semester course
Fri, Mar 10, 2017
Alumni Center
Convocation Hour
Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Visiting Artist Lecture: Daniel Giles
Wed, Mar 1, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
University Galleries
Artist Lecture: Deb Sokolow
Thu, Mar 2, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
University Galleries
Education Career Fair
Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 9:30am - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center
SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Watterson Dining Commons
Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Watterson Dining Commons
Convocation Hour
Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Wellness Massage
Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall

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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.
Spring 2017 Speaker Series
The Illinois State University Speaker Series covers topics ranging from labor workers and union rights to self-identity and depictions of visual race.
Open forums for vice president of Division of Finance and Planning, February 27-March 1
The search for Illinois State University’s vice president for the Division of Finance and Planning has been narrowed to three candidates. The public and campus community are invited to open forums with the candidates.
College of Business accreditation extended by AACSB
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International Board of Directors has approved extension of accreditation of graduate and undergraduate programs in business and accounting.
Research and Honors, February 28, 2017
Honors, publications, and presentations of faculty and staff at Illinois State.
Faculty members can be important allies for international students
Suejung Han, an assistant professor of psychology, is studying how faculty can be an [...]
@Salon poetry, performance event to celebrate Gwendolyn Brooks, March 25
The @Salon 2017—Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial will be from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, March 25 [...]
Brooke Lober to address imperialism for QUEERtalks
To honor International Women’s Day, next in the QUEERtalks series will be “Women [...]
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 [...]
Dallas/Ft. Worth alumni can cheer on Redbird baseball
Head to the ballpark to cheer on Redbird baseball on April 1. Tailgate is also planned.
Nashville Alumni Network Redbird baseball outing
Root for Redbird baseball in Nashville on March 19.
Alumni support School of Information Technology
The School of Information Technology (IT) is very grateful for the support of our alumni.
Illinois State alumni day with Peoria Rivermen, April 2
Join the Peoria Area Alumni Network for an afternoon out with the Peoria Rivermen.
Hancock Stadium Club Open House Set for March 9
Illinois State welcomes the public to tour Hancock Stadium Club at an open house event on [...]
Women Capture MVC Runner-Up, Men Highest Finish in Two Years
The Illinois State women's track and field team took home a Missouri Valley Conference [...]
Redbirds Placed Third At Dual Meet
The Illinois State gymnastics team competed in a dual meet this weekend, where the [...]
Top-Seeded Redbird Men’s Basketball Team Set for Arch Madness
The Missouri Valley Conference regular-season champion Illinois State men's basketball [...]
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