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Illinois State’s talented community of alumni artists are now showing their work at our new University Galleries space in Uptown Normal. See the Alumni Spectacular show this fall.

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Events Calendar


Friendly Faces Faculty/Staff training
Tue, Oct 13, 2015, 8:00am - 9:30am
Student Services Building (SSB)
Photoshop CS6: Part 3
Tue, Oct 13, 2015, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Academy of Seniors - Germany in WWI : Total War and Subtle Shifts
Tue, Oct 13, 2015, 9:30am - 11:30am
Alumni Center
SWAT Wellness Gazebo! (By University St. and College Ave. Intersection)
Tue, Oct 13, 2015, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Schroeder Hall (SCH)


Advanced Registration Open-Spring 2016
Mon, Oct 5, 2015, 8:00am - Thu, Nov 5, 2015, 10:00pm
Last day to drop second-half course with no withdrawal grade
Thu, Oct 15, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)
Graduate Council Meeting
Tue, Oct 20, 2015, 9:00am - 10:00am
Bone Student Center (BON)
Last Day to withdraw from the University
Fri, Nov 6, 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)

Fine Arts

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Faculty String Quartet
Wed, Oct 14, 2015, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Symphonic Winds
Thu, Oct 15, 2015, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
State of Illinois Invitation High School Marching Band Championship
Sat, Oct 17, 2015, 8:00am - 10:00pm
Horton Field House (HTN)
Junior Recital: Jordan Harvey, trombone
Sat, Oct 17, 2015, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall


Intramurals: 6-on-6 Volleyball League
Tue, Oct 13, 2015, 12:00pm - Wed, Oct 14, 2015, 12:00pm
Gregory Street Property (GSPF)
Adventure Program: Stargazing
Tue, Oct 13, 2015, 12:00pm - Wed, Oct 14, 2015, 12:00pm
Gregory Street Property (GSPF)
Fit 14 Incentive Program
Tue, Oct 13, 2015, 12:00pm - Mon, Oct 26, 2015, 12:00pm
Gregory Street Property (GSPF)

University News

Media Relations

Book produced at Illinois State heading to United Nations
A graphic novel produced by Illinois State University’s Publications Unit will be key to a presentation by the director of Children of the Forest, a not-for-profit agency that assists children who have been trafficked along the Thailand-Myanmar border.
Ferguson civil rights activist to deliver Hibberts R. Roberts Lecture October 15
Prominent activist, author, and theologian Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou will present “A New Civil Rights Movement? Ferguson, Black Lives Matter, and the Future of Nonviolence” at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 15, in Capen Auditorium.
Homecoming 2015 celebration week of October 19
Illinois State University will be celebrating Homecoming from October 19 to October 25. Events range from a carnival and basketball exhibition to tailgating for the 2 p.m. Redbird football kickoff Saturday, October 24, in Hancock Stadium.


Career Choice class helps students find their passion
Career Choice (IDS 106) is a for-credit class for students who are undecided or unsure of [...]
Alumni artists star in new University Galleries show
A new exhibition at Illinois State’s University Galleries is bringing together multiple [...]
Video: Mennonite College of Nursing’s new SimBaby has 200+ parents
The $50,000 high-tech patient simulator helps Mennonite College of Nursing students learn [...]
Video: Lots of Redbirds in this Legacy family tree
Alumna Carol (Kinsella) Young ’68 and her three daughters are among at least 14 members [...]

The Vidette

Review: ‘The Flash’ premiere sets up high hopes for the season
If you haven’t seen the television show, “The Flash,” then stop reading this [...]
Connect Transit recognized for achievements
Congressman Darin LaHood made a visit to Illinois State University’s Hancock Stadium [...]
Van Deventer Defensive POW
Illinois State University’s Abby Van Deventer has notched her second straight Defensive [...]
Men’s tennis update
Illinois State University’s men’s tennis team finished its dual meet Sunday in the [...]


Ask an Expert: Questions answered on planet Ceres, Cubs, tickling
Have you ever had a question even the Internet couldn’t answer? Some members of the [...]
Fall Career Fair connects students from all majors with employers
Students and alumni seeking full-time job opportunities in all industries and majors are [...]
Alumni artists star in new University Galleries show
A new exhibition at Illinois State’s University Galleries is bringing together multiple [...]
Students, alumni get career help from the Career Center
Illinois State students and alumni can get help with their job search and career plans [...]


Women’s Golf Wraps up Fall Season in Pinehurst
After three rounds of golf Monday and Tuesday, the Illinois State women's golf team [...]
Van Deventer Earns Third MVC Defensive Player of the Week Honor
Senior defensive back Abby Van Deventer has earned Missouri Valley Conference Defensive [...]
Football, Volleyball to Hold Joint Press Conference
Illinois State head football coach Brock Spack and ISU head volleyball coach Melissa [...]
Redbirds in 17th after Day One of Pinehurst Challenge
After two rounds of play at the Pinehurst Challenge in Pinehurst, North Carolina, at the [...]
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