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March at Illinois State

Illinois State students had a lot to cheer for in March, including a thrilling basketball win in St. Louis. See March's top student photos from Instagram and Twitter on STATEside.

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Events Calendar

University

Excel: Level 1
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Thesis Defense for: Caleb Malik; COM
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fell Hall (FEL)
SWAT Wellness Gazebo! Quad by Center for Performing Arts.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Quad
Thesis Defense for: Shelby Ragan; ENG
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Stevenson Hall (STV)

Academic

Advanced Registration Open-Summer 2015
Mon, Mar 16, 2015, 8:00am - Thu, Apr 30, 2015, 10:00pm
Grad Master's Project Defense
Thu, Apr 2, 2015, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Old Union Building (OU)
Last Day to withdraw from the University
Fri, Apr 10, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)
Last day to drop a second-half semester course
Fri, Apr 10, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)

Fine Arts

Pride and Prejudice
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
RED NOTE New Music Festival
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Pride and Prejudice
Thu, Apr 2, 2015, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
RED NOTE New Music Festival - Momenta Quartet
Thu, Apr 2, 2015, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall

Students

SWAT Wellness Gazebo! Quad by Center for Performing Arts.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Quad
Visiting Artist Lecture: Janelle Iglesias
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
University Galleries
International Seminar Series: World Megatrends and their Implications.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
National Walking Day Walk
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Quad

University News

Media Relations

Emergency response exercise March 31
Police, fire, medical and emergency management personnel will conduct a full-scale emergency response exercise from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the decommissioned South Campus residence hall complex.
Teacher leadership presentation April 2
Two state teachers of the year from the U.S. Department of Education will present Teacher Leadership, Learning Forward at 6 p.m.Thursday, April 2, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center.
Diplomats to address European Studies Symposium
Illinois State University will welcome diplomats from Greece and Poland at its first-ever European Studies Symposium, which will run April 2 to 3, and April 16 to 17.
RED NOTE Music Festval runs until April 3
Music by contemporary composers will be featured during Illinois State University’s 2014 RED NOTE New Music Festival, March 29 to April 3.
Authors of Picking Cotton to headline Science and Technology Week
Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton, co-authors of the New York Times best-selling book Picking Cotton, will be the keynote speakers for Illinois State University’s Science and Technology Week, April 6 to 10.

STATESide

High-speed monorail coming to Illinois State campus
A federal grant will help bring a new high-speed monorail system to Illinois State, [...]
Illinois State alum Mark Grote joins Cubs radio team
Starting April 5, Illinois State alum Mark Grote's relationship with the Cubs will come [...]
8 #ISUSciTech alums who have cooler jobs than you
Let’s all agree: Alumni from the College of Applied Science and Technology go on to [...]
Photos: Best Illinois State pics from March 2015
Every month on STATEside, we use Storify to show off your best photos from the Illinois [...]

The Vidette

Beloved Chicago restaurant, Portillo’s coming to ISU campus
After much deliberation, the town of Normal is finally getting a Portillo’s right here [...]
South Side dorms recommissioned, move-in date set for August 2015
The Illinois State University Board of Trustees and University Planning Committee [...]
Schroeder Hall changes pronunciation of name
Illinois State University announced the official change of the pronunciation of the [...]
Reggie Lynch follows through on bet, shaves afro
In a shocking turn of events, Illinois State University men’s basketball player, [...]

Alumni

Illinois State alum Mark Grote joins Cubs radio team
Starting April 5, Illinois State alum Mark Grote's relationship with the Cubs will come [...]
8 #ISUSciTech alums who have cooler jobs than you
Let’s all agree: Alumni from the College of Applied Science and Technology go on to [...]
ISU alum reports for duty when health emergency strikes
Illinois State alumna Laurie (Howard) Jones, who works at the Centers for Disease Control [...]
Prit Supasetsiri inducted into College of Fine Arts Hall of Fame
On February 24, Prit Supasetsiri, M.F.A. '88, was inducted into the College of Fine Arts [...]

Athletics

ISU Welcomes Southern Illinois for Big Three-Game Series
After falling in a midweek contest to Illinois, the Illinois State softball team will [...]
Redbirds Host Evansville for Weekend MVC Series
The Illinois State baseball team will host its first Missouri Valley Conference games of [...]
Illinois State Women’s Golf Finishes The UALR/ASU Invitational
The Illinois State women's golf team climbed the leaderboard to 12th place on the final [...]
Walk off Home Run Beats Redbirds
A back and forth battle between in-state rivals Illinois State and Illinois ended with a [...]
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