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More than 1,300 students earned their degrees at Illinois State's winter commencement December. See their top photos and tweets on STATEside.

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Events Calendar


Nominate an alum for an award by January 23rd
Mon, Dec 1, 2014, 5:00pm - Sat, Jan 24, 2015, 6:00pm
Leaders of Social Change Trip
Sat, Dec 13, 2014, 8:00pm - Thu, Dec 18, 2014, 8:00pm
Christmas at Ewing Manor
Thu, Dec 18, 2014, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Working Moms Chat n Chew
Fri, Dec 19, 2014, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center (BON)


Spring 2015 Registration Open
Mon, Jan 5, 2015, 8:00am - Sun, Jan 25, 2015, 4:00pm
Spring Proficiency Exams taken in departments
Fri, Jan 9, 2015, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Spring 2015 Classes Begin
Mon, Jan 12, 2015

Fine Arts

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Dr. Ransom, cello & guest Stephen Alltop
Sun, Jan 18, 2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert
Thu, Jan 22, 2015, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Sophomore Recital: Rachael Miller, violin
Fri, Jan 23, 2015, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Charles W. Bolen Recital: Justin Vickers, voice and Tuyen Tonnu, piano
Fri, Jan 23, 2015, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)


Leaders of Social Change Trip
Sat, Dec 13, 2014, 8:00pm - Thu, Dec 18, 2014, 8:00pm
Christmas at Ewing Manor
Thu, Dec 18, 2014, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Women's Basketball vs. Bowling Green
Fri, Dec 19, 2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Redbird Arena (RBA)
'Tis the Season Holiday Show at Planetarium
Fri, Dec 19, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

University News

Media Relations

Black History Month Cultural Dinner tickets for Marc Lamont Hill on sale Jan. 5
Activist, journalist and television personality Marc Lamont Hill will be the speaker for the Black History Month Cultural Dinner at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, in the Brown Ballroom at Illinois State University’s Bone Student Center.
Blue Man Group coming to Braden Auditorium
The famed Blue Man Group will perform live at Braden Auditorium in Bone Student Center on April 27, 2015.
Author of The Other Wes Moore to headline Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner
Author, combat veteran, Rhodes Scholar and PBS show host Wes Moore will present The Other Wes Moore for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center. Reservations are required.


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Photos: Redbirds give back for the holidays
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Students, alumni gear up for big Redbird playoff game
Saturday is a big day for senior Chris Roehl, and not just because he’s graduating. The [...]

The Vidette

ISU advances to FCS semifinals with 59-46 win over Eastern Washington
Illinois State University punter CJ Laros had the best seats in the house Saturday [...]
McIntosh helps ISU to 78-74 win over UAB
ISU freshman MiKyle McIntosh managed a career-best 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting on [...]
Redbirds start season 0-7 with loss to UT-Martin
Sunday may have been rock bottom for the ISU women’s basketball team, as the ‘Birds [...]
ISU prepared for state budget cuts
Illinois State University is  preparing for a possible state-funding cut of 10 percent [...]


9 things every new Illinois State grad should know
Congratulations! You’re about to join the proud ranks of Illinois State University [...]
Redbirds make 1,150+ gifts on Giving Tuesday
Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends came together for Illinois State University [...]
Milner Library opens databases to ISU alumni
Alumni can now access full-text articles from more than 4,000 journals and magazines [...]
New security protocols at Illinois State’s Chicago Office
A new turnstile security system will be installed at the Illinois State University [...]


Twenty-Nine Student-Athletes Earn Bachelor's Degrees
A total of 29 Illinois State student-athletes completed work on bachelor's degrees and [...]
Knight, Redbirds Rally For 64-54 Win Over UT Martin
Daishon Knight scored all 18 of his points in the second half as Illinois State used a [...]
Redbirds take flight for FCS semifinal Contest at new hampshire
fter Illinois State (12-1) came away unscathed at "The Inferno" following a 59-46 win at [...]
Redbird Football FCS Semifinal Watch Party Locations
For the second week in a row, the Illinois State football team will fly across the [...]
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