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Underrepresented students like Juandah Bruce are pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math thanks to a mentorship program at Illinois State. Watch Juandah's story on STATEside.

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Events Calendar


Apply to education scholarships
Sun, Mar 1, 2015, 12:00am - Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 11:55pm
Dallas Alumni Golf Outing
Fri, Mar 27, 2015, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Social Work Day 2015-Poverty: A Private Trouble or Public Issue?
Fri, Mar 27, 2015, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Alumni Center
Thesis Defense for: Jeanne Arbuckle; FCS
Fri, Mar 27, 2015, 9:00am - 11:00am
Turner Hall (TUR)


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
Sat, Mar 28, 2015, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
GOLD SERIES: Jazz Festival Concert
Sat, Mar 28, 2015, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Senior Recital: Kevin Krivosik, horn
Sun, Mar 29, 2015, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Senior Recital: Morgan McWethy, euphonium
Sun, Mar 29, 2015, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall


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Sun, Mar 1, 2015, 12:00am - Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 11:55pm
Quidditch Tournament
Sat, Mar 28, 2015, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Gregory Street Property (GSPF)
Sister Circles: GPS to Professional Success
Sat, Mar 28, 2015, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
F.L.A.M.E. Presents the Vagina Monologues
Sat, Mar 28, 2015, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Bone Student Center (BON)

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.


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 [...]
Video: What it’s like to be part of Gamma Phi Circus
Junior math major Thomas Kawalek is one of Gamma Phi's student leaders this year. He’s [...]
Students team up for ISU’s Humans of New York spinoff
Humans of Illinois State has struck a chord on campus. Run by students Jessica Manzella [...]

The Vidette

Top 5 restaurants that deliver
1. D.P. Dough D.P. Dough is an ISU favorite, and with good reason. With reasonable prices [...]
Bird on the Street: Spring Television
Students on campus discuss what television shows they are most excited for this spring.
REVIEW: Hy-Vee Market Grille, a convenient dining experience
Hy-Vee opened its new location on Veterans Parkway in Bloomington two weeks ago. This new [...]
Women of Distinction nominations accepted
YWCA McLean County is accepting nominations for its 26th annual Women of Distinction [...]


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 [...]
Career Center announces 2015 fall career fair dates
Illinois State University's Career Center is pleased to announce the dates for its career [...]


Redbirds Fall to No. 15 Dallas Baptist in MVC Opener, 6-2
The Illinois State baseball team dropped its Missouri Valley Conference opener to No. 15 [...]
Knight Earns NABC Honor
Illinois State senior guard Daishon Knight is a National Association of Basketball [...]
Redbirds Drop First Match at MTSU Shootout, 4-0
In its first match at the MTSU Shootout, the Illinois State men's tennis team battled [...]
Redbirds Open Up Outdoor Season at Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Illinois State men's and women's track and field teams return to [...]
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