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Events Calendar


Engage Students through Emotion
Mon, Aug 3, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
ReggieNet: Migrating Content from Modules to Lesson Builder
Mon, Aug 3, 2015, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Tour Historic Ewing Manor
Mon, Aug 3, 2015, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Creating Articles for Stories.IllinoisState
Tue, Aug 4, 2015, 9:30am - 10:30am
Alumni Center


Fall 2015 Registration Open
Mon, May 18, 2015, 8:00am - Fri, Aug 28, 2015, 10:00pm
Summer 2015 Session Ends
Fri, Aug 7, 2015
Summer 2015 Final Grades due by noon
Tue, Aug 11, 2015, 7:00am - 12:00pm
Summer 2015 Grades available after 2pm
Wed, Aug 12, 2015, 2:00pm - 2:00pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)

Fine Arts

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Daniel Schuetz, countertenor
Sun, Aug 23, 2015, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
University Galleries
Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Adriana Ransom, cello
Sun, Aug 30, 2015, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Jury Recognition Recital
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
String Project Honors Recital
Thu, Sep 10, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall


Tour Historic Ewing Manor
Mon, Aug 3, 2015, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ewing Cultural Center
Wellness Massage
Tue, Aug 4, 2015, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Student Services Building (SSB)
Wellness Massage
Wed, Aug 5, 2015, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Student Services Building (SSB)
Emilio Lobato's Thesis Proposal
Thu, Aug 6, 2015, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
DeGarmo Hall (DEG)

University News

Media Relations

Students return to Illinois State starting August 3
Around 6,100 students will travel to Illinois State University August 3 through 16 for the fall 2015 move-in. Students will have assigned move-in dates and times depending on their housing assignment.
Illinois State University named great place to teach
Illinois State University has been named a "Great College to Work For," according to a new survey by one of the leading higher education publications in the country. Illinois State is the only public university in Illinois to be named to the list.
Vidal-Gadea discovers first receptor of Earth’s magnetic fields in animals
Illinois State University’s Andres Vidal-Gadea is leading the way to understanding the internal compass of animals by identifying the first sensor of the Earth’s magnetic field in the brain of a worm.


Chicago high schoolers tackle complex problems at ISU’s Math Camp
The weeklong academy allows high school students from the Chicago Public Schools to learn [...]
Your summer shopping list
Summer is starting to wind down and move-in week is quickly approaching. You are just [...]
Another Broadway run for Illinois State theatre grad
Ian Barford certainly picked the right place to fall into acting. Flash-forward 30 years, [...]
ISU agriculture alum scores with Blackhawks corn maze
A family farm turned agritourism destination co-owned by Illinois State alum Ryan [...]

The Vidette

ESPN and MVC announce new broadcast agreement
The Missouri Valley Conference has reached a 10-year media rights extension with the [...]
Netflix original series captures viewers
If you have yet to set aside 13 hours to finish the newest season of “Orange Is The New [...]
Women’s basketball non-conference schedule announced for 2015-16
Looking forward to next season with five new players added to its roster, the Illinois [...]
Summer fashion trends to carry into the fall
HALTER TOPS Halter-tops were on everybody’s mind this summer. Every clothing brand on [...]


Seeking nominations for 2015 Homecoming Prince and Princess
As alumni prepare for Homecoming 2015, now is the time to begin submitting nominations [...]
Ask an expert: Why can’t you tickle yourself?
Have you ever had a question even the Internet couldn't answer? Some of the Illinois [...]
Meet Robert Thurman, student leader in MCN and across campus
Meet Robert Thurman, a senior nursing student from Champaign. He is an academic senator [...]
Another Broadway run for Illinois State theatre grad
Ian Barford certainly picked the right place to fall into acting. Flash-forward 30 years, [...]


Spots Still Available for Two Remaining ISU Men’s Basketball Camps
There is still time to sign up for two remaining Illinois State Men's Basketball Camps [...]
CBS Sports Signs Multi-Year Deal to Televise MVC Basketball
CBS Sports has reached a multi-year agreement to televise Missouri Valley Conference [...]
McCloud Earns NABC Honors Court Accolade
Illinois State senior guard Justin McCloud has been named to the National Association [...]
Summer Baseball Update: Beesley Still Running at Willmar
Sean Beesley etched his name into the Willmar Stingers' record book last night, stealing [...]
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